WHAT'S RINGING RACHEL'S 'BELLE'?

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Owner Sophia Walker believes in fitness AND doughnuts. (Photo courtesy of Sophia Walker)...
Rachel Belle

Seattle’s No Judgement Fitness is a safe space for the LGBTQ community to workout

No Judgement Fitness is mirror free and focuses on body positivity, not weight loss. 
4 days ago
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Rachel Belle

New LinkedIn data shows more women are promoted to manager in Seattle than any other city

Women in Seattle are 80% more likely than the national average to advance to manager. 
6 days ago
Marsha and Matt Owen opened Skein & Tipple, in Clinton, last Tuesday. (Photo by Rachel Belle)...
Rachel Belle

Skein and Tipple: Whidbey Island’s newest craft cocktail bar is also a yarn store

Yarn up front, cocktails in back! When the liquor control board told the owners they must have live entertainment, they cooked up Tuesday Knit Night. 
11 days ago
Irene Crawford (left) looks at Beatles memorabilia in her little sister Barbara Horn’s scrapbook....
Rachel Belle

Seattle sisters saw the Beatles in 1964, return to the same venue tonight to see Paul McCartney

Barbara Horn and Irene Crawford reminisce about seeing Beatles at Seattle Center in 1964.
14 days ago
(Photo by Ingrid Barrentine, courtesy of Alaska Airlines)...
Rachel Belle

Alaska Airlines is the first US carrier to introduce gender neutral uniforms

Alaska Airlines' new policy gives also all employees permission to wear makeup, earrings, fingernail polish, and gender-neutral uniforms.
20 days ago
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Rachel Belle

Fewer pills, more parks: More doctors are prescribing nature to patients

Non-profit programs in the US and Canada encourage doctors to sign on and prescribe their patients time spent outside or, for some, more time at a sunny window. 
21 days ago
Sarah Lancashire plays Julia Child in the new HBO MAX show, Julia. (Seacia Pavao/HBO Max)...
Rachel Belle

Julia Child’s pop culture resurgence is feeding a new generation of pandemic-era home cooks

Julia Child is an American icon, but in the last month there are two new TV shows and a book based on her life, as well as a documentary released last November. Rachel Belle wanted to know why they're all being released now.
27 days ago
Owner Jenny Nguyen greets guests at The Sports Bra's grand opening (Photo courtesy of The Sports Br...
Rachel Belle

Portland’s The Sports Bra is the first bar in the world to exclusively air women’s sports

Owner Jenny Nguyen says only 4% of televised sports are women's sports, and she's hopeful that a place like The Sports Bra might help inspire an all-female sports TV network where content is available 24/7. 
1 month ago
Social media...
Rachel Belle

Serious government agencies use jokes, puns, and sick burns to connect on social media

In recent years, historically serious government organizations have been attempting to connect with the public through humor on social media.
1 month ago
menu...
Rachel Belle

Mariners’ new menu serves everything, from mealworm and cricket ice cream to fried chicken

T-Mobile Park announces its new menu items, and Seattle palates will be thrilled to find within it their favorite local restaurants.
2 months ago
plant based pork...
Rachel Belle

Kosher Jews and Muslims ponder: is it OK to eat plant-based pork?

Jewish and Islamic law has always strictly forbidden pork, but now, Impossible and Beyond Meat have introduced a plant-based, vegan pork product.
2 months ago
Des Moines...
Rachel Belle

To ‘s’ or not to ‘s’: Does anyone know how to pronounce Des Moines, WA?

A local challenges Rachel Belle's pronunciation of Des Moines, Washington. She went down a rabbit hole to learn the truth. 
2 months ago
Black in Seattle...
Rachel Belle

‘Traveling While Black In Seattle’ is a modern day Green Book

A Seattle couple explores museums, restaurants, and local cities and then shares their experience as part of "Traveling While Black In Seattle."
2 months ago
friends...
Rachel Belle

Making friends in midlife can be tough, but people are hungry for connection

Many friends were uprooted during the pandemic, and are now looking for connection. Rachel Belle interviews midlife folks who eventually found their person. 
2 months ago
Russell Wilson...
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Rachel Belle’s incredibly awkward interview with Russell Wilson

A look back on a 2015 interview between Rachel Belle and Russell Wilson that got awkward once a certain topic was brought up.
2 months ago
Wunderground...
Rachel Belle

Seattle’s Wunderground Coffee is infused with mood-lifting mushrooms

From the founder of Cupcake Royale and The Goodship comes the next big thing: coffee infused with medicinal mushrooms like chaga, reishi, and lion's mane. 
3 months ago
Amira, Valentine's Day...
Rachel Belle

‘We kiss quite frequently’: Seattle couple celebrates their 71st Valentine’s Day together

Seattle lovebirds Victor and Regina Amira met more than 71 years ago, in 1950. For him, it was a lightning bolt of love at first sight.
3 months ago
Yonder Bar, garage...
Rachel Belle

Temporary Seattle garage businesses allowed during pandemic are expected to stick around

Nightshade Botanicals, a plant shop in a Seattle garage, is one of a few new businesses that will stick around with help from an updated land use bill.
3 months ago
teachers...
MyNorthwest Staff

Rachel and Dave worry for the ‘future of the nation’ without teachers

Teachers are leaving the classroom -- no, they're not on strike; they're off to greener pastures because they found better jobs. 
3 months ago
single moms...
Rachel Belle

Three single moms bought a house together and saved $30,000 each last year

Holly Harper couldn't afford to buy a home of her own, so she pooled her resources with two other single moms to buy a four-unit farmhouse.
3 months ago
East of the Mountains, Tom Skerritt...
Rachel Belle

Seattle actor Tom Skerritt plays first starring role at 88 years old

"East of the Mountains," a new film starring local actor Tom Skerritt, was filmed in Eastern Washington and directed and produced by two Seattle filmmakers. 
4 months ago
the great resignation...
Rachel Belle

The Great Resignation: Seattle workers prioritizing respect and work-life balance over money

Rachel Belle interviewed a handful of Seattle workers who quit their jobs in 2021 without another one lined up, and every single one of them is happier now.
4 months ago
Teenager toxic masculinity...
Rachel Belle

This teenage boy wants to help your teen be vulnerable and fight toxic masculinity

15-year-old Zach Gottlieb started an Instagram and TikTok page for teens to submit questions on topics like anxiety, breakups, and more.
4 months ago
Lab grown salmon...
Rachel Belle

Seattle CEO prepares to bring lab-grown salmon to sushi bars, grocery stores

The next generation of sustainable, environmentally sound proteins will come from actual meat and fish. Wildtype is growing cuts of Coho salmon using salmon cells.
5 months ago
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