The mountains of Nepal. Photo courtesy of Matthew Fioretti
The mountains of Nepal. Photo courtesy of Matthew Fioretti
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 11:08 AM

In an age where the Internet has all but eliminated the need for travel agencies and guidebooks, some local retailers are making part of their living by offering trips abroad.

  • Mandel is new PPC reporter

    Eric Mandel is the new staff reporter for Pacific Publishing Co.’s Capitol Hill Times, Queen Anne & Magnolia News, City Living Seattle and Madison Park Times.

     
  • A three-member panel of the federal body that monitors U.S. labor law issued a decision and order in favor of Space Needle workers and their union at the end January.

     
  • Exploring yonder

    In an age where the Internet has all but eliminated the need for travel agencies and guidebooks, some local retailers are making part of their living by offering trips abroad.

     
  • Magnolia’s Susie Landscape Designs (Association of Professional Landscape Designers-WA Chapter) and Queen Anne’s Pamela Richards Garden Design are showcasing their designs at this year’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show.

     
  • The Queen Anne Historical Society (QAhistory.org) was recently named a recipient of a 4Culture award through the organization’s Heritage Sustained Support program.

     
  • Beginning this week, Seattle Animal Shelter visitors can expect to see impacts due to construction activity at the shelter facility. 
  • OPERA America awarded Seattle Opera board chair John Nesholm the 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. 
  • Elliott Bay Animal Hospital (2042 15th Ave. W.) is rallying the local pet community to help it win the National Pet Pix competition by sending in pictures of their pet using the hospital’s mobile app’s photo sharing feature until Sunday, Feb. 1. 
  • Tech, entrepreneur community booms in Queen Anne
    Queen Anne’s Cederberg Tea House (1417 Queen Anne Ave. N.) is a cozy spot. Unfortunately for Chuks Onwuneme, the tea house also has a maximum occupancy of about 50 people.   
  • Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D-36th District) has retained her position as the ranking member of the Senate Higher Education Committee in the 2015 legislative session. 
  • Free Seahawks piggy banks for fans
    HomeStreet Bank’s Queen Anne branch is giving away free Seahawks piggy banks on Friday, Jan. 30. 
  • The Seattle Animal Shelter will host a cat adoptathon on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mud Bay–Uptown (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.). 
  • Jean James-Young has joined Fishermen’s Terminal (3919 18th Ave. W.) as the new harbor facilities specialist.

     
  • Rep. Gael Tarlteon (D-36th District) was elected Deputy Majority Floor Leader by her peers in the House Democratic Caucus
  • A visit with Santa
    Santa poses for a picture with Queen Anne Chamber executive director Charley Shore, president Connor Haffey and Ann Pearce, the reverend of the Church of Scientology in Queen Anne, during the chamber’s holiday luncheon on Dec. 11. 
  • All under one Umbrella Tree
    Umbrella Tree opened its first location in Queen Anne (2111 Queen Anne Ave. N.) on Friday, Dec. 5, to an audience of more than 125 people throughout the day. 
  • Julie and Rick Friar, owners of A&J Meats (2401 Queen Anne Ave N.) on upper Queen Anne, announced in early November that they are retiring. The store has been in business for 63 years, and its last day of business is Saturday, Nov. 29. 
  • Stop by Mud Bay’s new Uptown Adoption Center (522 Queen Anne Ave. N.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, to meet adoptable animals from the Seattle Animal Shelter. This adoption event is part of the grand opening celebration for the adoption center. 
  • QAFB welcomes new operations coordinator
    Emily Meade is the new operations coordinator for the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart (232 Warren Ave. N.). 
  • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus (500 Fifth Ave. N.) won the top award, the Award of Excellence in the General Design category, in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards. 
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