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Holiday Magic, Dining, Whiskey and Help For Stressed-Out Parents

Snow ShowSnowflake Lane returns for its 17th year   The heart of Bellevue once again becomes a majestic holiday destination during the 17th annual Snowflake Lane holiday extravaganza. Enjoy falling (faux) snow, a resplendent, professionally produced light show, nightly choreographed parades and festive dancers. The fun begins on Black Friday and runs through Christmas Eve. More…

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Seattle magazine’s Most Influential People of 2021

These innovators took bold actions and big risks during a trying year. From the arts to civic engagement to business, here's a look at those who made a measurable difference across the state in 2021.

Linda Derschang; Black Coffee Northwest owners Erwin and Darnesha Weary; Jon Scholes; Michael Greer; Pallavi Mehta Wahi; Seena Mortazavi; Susanna Ryan; John Tomkowiak; Vivian Hua

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Passive Gets Aggressive

Seattle is among the epicenters of the growing passive house movement.

Sloan Ritchie, right, his wife, Jennifer Karker-Ritchie, and their kids at the first passive house in Seattle, in the Madison Park neighborhood.

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Backstory: Seeing the Light

The Woodworth Apartment Building now features an art display

That huge, colorful display of art you may have noticed while passing by the intersection of 10th Avenue and East Union Street is here to stay. The new Woodworth Apartment Building now features a rotating, 60-foot-tall projected art show curated by different artists. It will light up every night at dusk year-round. New installations will…

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Sponsored | How COVID-19 Changed College Admissions

What Every High School Parent and Student Should Know

After last year’s unusual college admission season, parents of high school juniors and seniors have more questions than ever about applying to college during COVID-19. The global pandemic has created a new landscape for students currently applying for college, says college counselor Kelly Herrington.  “When people ask me how COVID-19 has changed college admissions, I…

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AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Traditional, Yet Modern

Bold colors and shapes define this Leschi remodel

Although they had recently bought a beautiful home overlooking Lake Washington, Tom and Jen Hobbs soon fixated on a sleeping beauty resting just down the hill. They had to wake it, and were prepared for the moment. “We’ve been married 20 years. We agreed early on that we would focus our money and energy in two…

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AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Thinking Big to go Small

Architect, homeowners overcome sizable challenges

Pullman residents Iris and Mark Lange purchased a century-old Green Lake farmhouse in 2014 as a possible residence for a son who was considering attending college in Seattle. At the time, they thought the lot might also be a good future fit for a small new home known locally as a detached additional dwelling unit, or…

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Book Excerpt: The Lavender Capital of North America

Summer is lavender season in Sequim. Get to know the truth about this popular herb.

Photos Courtesy of Sasquatch Books

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AIA Seattle Home of Distinction: Tucked into the Trees

Cozy Whidbey Island project is seemingly at one with nature

Acclaimed architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen, who passed away recently, once observed, “Good architecture never shouts at its neighbors.” Many human neighbors of Little House/Big Shed don’t even realize the homestead exists. Located on the southern end of Whidbey Island, it is not so much constructed as it is lovingly slipped into the silviculture like a bookmark in…

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Meet Brad Holden, Seattle’s Unofficial Historian

Virtually anything that represents the past is fair game

Historian and author Brad Holden holds an original Prohibition-era closure notification police would post on businesses caught selling alcohol.

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Top Doctors 2021: A Human Touch

Dr. Eric Chen realized he enjoyed working with patients after an initial interest in research

Name: Eric Chen, M.D., PhD. Practice and Hospital Affiliation: Hematology and medical oncology, Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center and Overlake Hospital Why did you pick your specialty? Research is what initially drew me into the field. Although I enjoyed research in the laboratory, had wonderful research mentors and considered it as a career, working directly with…

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