Edith Macefield's Ballard home back up for sale
Rachel Belle | March 31, 2015 3:11 pmThe saga continues. Edith Macefield's house goes up for sale, seven years after she passed away. She left the house to her caretaker, who sold it to a real estate entrepreneur who went bankrupt and the house was recently foreclosed upon. Meanwhile, people from all over the world are writing messages on colorful balloons outside of the house.
Spend a week as a lighthouse keeper at the tip of Dungeness Spit
Rachel Belle | March 27, 2015 3:33 pmThe Keeper Program is a working vacation.
Rainworks: Seattle sidewalk art that magically appears when it rains
Rachel Belle | March 26, 2015 5:54 pmNext 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.
35 or older? Single? Want kids? Think about freezing your eggs
Rachel Belle | March 24, 2015 5:42 pmEgg 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.
The Coffinmaker of Vashon Island
Rachel Belle | March 23, 2015 6:24 pmIn 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.
Mariners ball girl tryouts bring local softball players to the mound
Rachel Belle | March 20, 2015 5:51 pmSixty 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.
Celebrate 'Twin Peaks' new season by taking Snoqualmie's 'Twin Peaks' tour
Rachel Belle | March 17, 2015 3:29 pmDavid 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, but nobody bids
Rachel Belle | March 13, 2015 5:38 pmEdith 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, its owner filed for bankruptcy and the house was foreclosed upon. Today, an auction was held but none of the five interested parties bid.
No one wants Edith Macefield's Ballard home - at least at this price
Stephanie Klein | March 13, 2015 12:37 pmSomewhat ironically, no one bought Edith Macefield's boarded-up old Ballard home Friday at auction.
The Seattle Jewish Film Festival & 'The Accidental Activist'
Rachel Belle | March 12, 2015 6:08 pm"The Accidental Activist" will be screened at The Seattle Jewish Film Festival this Tuesday. It features Seattle's Cheryl Stumbo, one of the survivors of the 2006 Seattle Jewish Federation shooting, and how she's become an advocate for gun safety.
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