Friday, March 27, 2015
- Spend a week as a lighthouse keeper at the tip of Dungeness Spit
The Keeper Program is a working vacation: for $350, per person, per week, you can stay out at the super isolated, super beautiful, Dungeness Spit Lighthouse, in the keeper's house. For a week the lighthouse belongs to you. You give yours, mow the lawn, and relish in the peace and tranquility.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
- Rainworks: Seattle sidewalk art that magically appears when it rains
Next time you're walking in the rain, you might want to look down at the sidewalk. The artists of Rainworks use stencils and a waterproofing solution to write invisible messages on the city's sidewalks that only appear when it rains.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
- Ring My Belle: Why a new TV show about Seattle can't be filmed in Seattle
1. Two Seattle movie directors got a television series greenlighted by a major network, but they can't film it in Seattle because there are no tax incentives for the industry. 2. "Black brunch" is hitting up brunch spots across the country. 3. In Seattle, and Georgia, police stations are letting people meet to safely do their craigslist interactions. 4. Ted Cruz says he started liking country music after 9/11.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
- 35 or older? Single? Want kids? Think about freezing your eggs
Egg freezing is nothing new. But it has reentered the conversation now that companies like Facebook and Apple are offering to pay up to $20,000 for their female employees to do it. But what is new is the technology. Three years ago Seattle Reproductive Medicine started using new, advanced reproductive technology that ensures that most of the eggs are still in good shape when they're thawed out. Learn how much it costs and if it works.
- Ring My Belle: Angelina Jolie removes her ovaries to lower her risk of ovarian cancer
1. An African American Seattle woman, who hadn't heard about Starbuck's "Race Together" campaign, wondered if her barista was being racist when she saw "Race Together" written on her cup. 2. A Seattle city councilman is thinking of creating Neighborhood Conservation Districts, in light of all the new construction happening in the city. 3. Two years after Angelina Jolie removed her breasts, to avoid getting breast cancer, she has removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
Monday, March 23, 2015
- The Coffinmaker of Vashon Island
In 2005, landscaper Marcus Daly watched the Pope's funeral with wonder: his body was being carried in a plain, simple, wooden coffin. This inspired Marcus to eventually open Marian Caskets, and hand build simple, honest pine coffins and carve inscriptions into the wood.
- 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.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
- Ring My Belle Weekends 3-22-15
Ring My Belle Weekends 3-22-15
Friday, March 20, 2015
- Mariners ball girl tryouts bring local softball players to the mound
Sixty local high school and college softball players showed their fielding skills at Safeco Field on Thursday, each one hoping to make it as one of the dozen ball girls the team is hiring.
- 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.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
- Ring My Belle Weekends 3-15-15
Ring My Belle Weekends 3-15-15
Friday, March 13, 2015
- 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.