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Pike Place Market celebrates 115 years

The entrance to the Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market opened on Aug. 17, 1907, with just a few farmers’ carts. It quickly became a hit, and in just two years, grew to about 64 farmers per day and 300,000 visitors per month. Today, it attracts about ten million visitors annually, making it Seattle’s most popular tourist attraction and one of its most historic. From buskers to florists to fishmongers, come along with us for a stroll through Seattle’s iconic market.


Woodland Park Lawn Bowling, Bocce & Croquet Club rolls out the green carpet

A player taps a croquet ball

Did you know bocce is the third most popular sport in the world? No surprise to the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling, Bocce & Croquet Club. Their free lessons, open houses, and team competitions attract Seattleites of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels for chilled out fun in the sun.


Delayed grad-ification & one family’s perseverance

2020 UW Grads at commencement

As University of Washington's classes of 2020 and 2021 waited to receive their diplomas at a ceremony this year, Nicole Stankovic - capped, robed, and ready to walk - stared at her phone. She was waiting to see if her family would make it in time to see her cross the stage after two years of pandemic cancellations, delays, and disappointments. Linda Byron documents their journey.


The healing power of art

Panelists discuss art and its relationship to loss and resiliency

How does art shape community resilience in the face of gun violence? What role do artists play in bringing people together? Speakers from Seattle’s art scene and local leadership discuss these questions and more. 


What a difference 43 years can make

Archival photo of a woman traffic enforcement officer

A 1971 letter from the Seattle Chief of Police to the Civil Service Commission details his views on women in policing, providing a glimpse at past attitudes on equality and civil rights. 43 years after he wrote the letter proclaiming that women were unsuited for command positions, the city swore in its first woman chief of police, Kathleen O’Toole.


COVID-19 resources

Anyone 6 months of age and older is eligible to get vaccinated. Learn more about free vaccines, testing, and the best way to help manage the spread of coronavirus at kingcounty.gov/covid.

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks.

Free at-home tests. Each household is eligible to receive free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. And, while supplies last, Washingtonians can order up to two COVID-19 test kits per month from the website sayyescovidhometest.org (ordering available in English and Spanish).

Self-test expiration dates extended. Some COVID-19 rapid self-tests now have an extended expiration date. Review your at-home tests at on the FDA's website.

Free N95 masks. Visit the federal government's one-stop COVID website to find locations to get free masks.

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