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Friday, August 07, 2020


Kent Farmers Market season may not happen

The Kent farmers market season, which typically runs from June to September, may not happen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tentative opening date has changed due to the pandemic. Instead of opening in June, the market will open July 11.

Highline literary magazine Arcturus launches on Zoom

For the past 40 years, Highline has published a literary magazine, Arcturus, with art from Highline students, staff, faculty, and alumni. But this year is different. With COVID-19, the editors face new challenges.

“Producing a physical object without ever touching the different options for cover stock or paper texture presents certain challenges,” Arcturus faculty adviser Susan Rich said. “Normally, the editors would visit with Dave Weber at the print shop. We'd also sit down with sales representatives on campus. Not this year.”

Author discusses Japanese American novel at virtual Big Read Event

Students who are taught about the history of World War II during high school or college rarely get to learn about how non-white citizens were affected by living in the U.S. during that era, an author told a Highline audience this week.

Author Julie Otsuka said that Japanese concentration camps were subjects that were not covered during school or any history class.

The Burien Farmers Market is back in business with numerous precautions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The market re-opened May 7.

At the market, only essential business, such as vendors selling produce, are present.

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Burien Farmers Market has put health screenings in place for all of the market staff, vendors, and customers.

Opening of the Kent East Hill Farmers Market has been delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Kent East Hill Farmers Market is waiting for clearance from the City of Kent before it opens for the 2020 season.

“The city of Kent has canceled or suspended all park activities and programs through the end of May, and could be extending that deadline through June,” said Xavier Wurttele-Brissolesi, the food access coordinator and farm manager for Living Well Kent as well as the manager of the Kent East Hill Farmers Market.

Grow some love with gardening during quarantine

Local gardening experts say anyone can have a garden, and it’s just the kind of thing that might help you get through the coronavirus quarantine.

Auburn Symphony goes online to help and be helped

After cancellations of the rest of the concert season and the largest fundraiser of the year, the Auburn Symphony Orchestra has come up with a plan to stay connected with audience members.

Poetry month contest celebration moves online

Winners of this year’s National Poetry Month contest will read their work via Zoom, today, Thursday, April 30 at 3:15 p.m.

Burien Actors Theatre begins Shelter-in-Place season

The show must and will go on in Burien this weekend.

Burien Actors Theatre will be performing a live reading of The Letters by John W. Lowell to kick off its new Shelter-in-Place season.

Basketball poet takes top honors in contest

From lightning up teams on the basketball court these last two seasons for the Highline Thunderbirds to committing to Aurora University in Illinois to continue his basketball career about a week ago, Nathan Yockey is more than just a student-athlete.

If you’re planted at home, why not grow a garden?

As the weather gets nicer, and with more people staying home because of COVID-19, some may want to pick up gardening and grow their own food.

Before starting a project, such as making and maintaining a garden, there are things to know and steps to follow.