Ring My Belle: What's the Vashon Hum? 1. Starbucks says they're ending Phase One of their Race together campaign after a week.
2. I met a man on Vashon Island who filled me in on the mysterious Vashon hum.
3. A little girl from Lakewood has completed 600 random acts of kindness.
4. When no one RSVP'd to the party invitation of a 13 year old boy with Aspergers, his mom made a public plea that attracted 4,000 birthday texts from strangers.
Ring My Belle: A 104 year old woman says Dr Pepper has kept her alive 1. Seattle's mayor wants to ban smoking in all public parks.
2. More than 400 Washington state foster parents say they’ll no longer care for babies and toddlers if they're required to get a flu shot.
3. Does food TV make you fat?
4. The 104 year old woman who says Dr Pepper has kept her alive.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Celebrate 'Twin Peaks' new season by taking Snoqualmie's 'Twin Peaks' tour David Lynch's cult TV show, 'Twin Peaks' is set to have a brand new season in 2016. To celebrate, the Salish Lodge is offering a special 'Twin Peaks' package, that includes coffee and cherry pie. Rachel Belle took the 'Twin Peaks' tour with a few mega fans, who offer up some insider tips and facts.
Edith Macefield's Ballard home goes up for auction, nobody bids Edith Macefield, and her 108 year old house, made national headlines in 2006, when she refused to sell it to developers, who offered her a million dollars for the property. They had no choice but to build their huge shopping center, The Ballard Blocks, around her. Now, the house is in disarray, it's owner filed for bankruptcy and the house was foreclosed upon. Today, an auction was held but none of the five interested parties bid.
Ring My Belle: Doughnuts > Babies, says one California mom 1. Not even a year after the Oso mudslide tragedy, a guy is advertising a river rafting trip that goes by the disaster area.
2. Powdered alcohol = palcohol! It's now legal.
3. In France, they are requiring manufactures to make products that are reparable.
4. A woman ditched her baby for doughnuts.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival & "The Accidental Activist" "The Accidental Activist" will be screened at The Seattle Jewish Film Festival this Tuesday. It features Seattle's Cheryl Stombo, one of the survivors of the 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, and how she's become an advocate for gun safety.
Ring My Belle: New study determines there are too many studies 1. If you're someone who always looks up info on your phone, instead of trying to think of an answer yourself, you are probably not an analytical thinker.
2. New study determines there are too many studies.
3. Will Ferrell played for the Mariners today. And then he played for the A's.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ring My Belle: How do you know when something is racist? 1. The WA State AG is suing SBTickets after they sold several Super Bowl tickets to people, and then resold them the day of the game.
2. The WA Senate has voted to make stricter smartphone rules for drivers. They want to make it illegal to use the Internet and maps while driving.
3. A Seattle 5K is being called racist because the participants dress up like Mexicans. And the name of a Seattle club, Chop Suey, is also raising racist flags. But are these actually racist?
Ring My Belle: Your germaphobic bathroom habits are a waste of time 1. If you're someone who flushes toilets with your feet and refuses to touch a bathroom door, scientists say your efforts to stay germ-free are fruitless.
2. WA wants to put more safety regulations on Uber and Lyft cars.
3. A pregnant model is blowing up the internet with photos of her tiny baby belly.
4. Turns out, cockroaches have personality.
The New York woman who founded the free-range kids concept It all started when "New York Sun" columnist Lenore Skenazy let her 9 year old son ride the subway by himself. When she wrote about it, parents went wild. She has since started the Free-Range Kids movement, the idea that kids can play outside by themselves, without the cops arresting their parents for it.