Eclectic summer music festival is just the THING

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Teamwork, equity, mutual reliance guides Seattle OPCD’s new director

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Rico Quirindongo is all about collaboration. In his role as Director of the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) — particularly after his cancer diagnosis — he said he's learned to lean on coworkers and trust in communities to help him navigate the most equitable path forward in a growing Seattle. 


THING Festival brings the good vibes

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“They started a music festival in our backyard!” 🎶🥰  Folks at this summer’s THING Festival say it’s homey, it’s welcoming, and it’s fun for all ages. Art Zone headed to Port Townsend to check it out and report back on the undeniably good vibes. 


Tourism, elections, and new ordinances on Council Edition

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Citywide Councilmember Sara Nelson breaks down the recently passed public drug use and possession ordinance, shares her thoughts on a new staggered election proposal, and talks tourism on this installment of Council Edition.


“The English Experience” is reluctant, eclectic, hilarious

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Julie Schumacher’s “The English Experience” is the third novel in what was never supposed to be a trilogy. It follows a grumpy professor who reluctantly leads an eclectic group of students to a term abroad in England, and as Schumacher says, it’s the students who humanize both the story and its protagonist.