THE SEATTLE SCRABBLE CLUB’S version of Scrabble is not your grandmother’s version. Unless your grandmother is like Midori Howard. “I’m very competitive,” she tells me as...
Stories in Pacific NW magazine, written by Christy Karras, about the interests, activities and experiences that bring us together socially and create a sense of community.
NO; MEMBERS OF your local Sherlock Holmes society do not wear deerstalker caps and smoke pipes when they meet. Not usually, anyway. They’re into mysteries,...
A YEAR AGO, I ended my debut Gather column with, “We are not as alone as we might think.” Writing about how people around Seattle...
Volunteers at Guide Puppies of Seattle form a close-knit pack of their own as they train future guide dogs VIEW
Every thrice-monthly meeting is a chance for the puppies, mostly labs and golden retrievers, to practice sticking close to their humans’ sides and ignoring potential...
Skate Like a Girl welcomes everyone on deck, stressing acceptance, confidence and a couple kinds of safety VIEW
Instructors are trained in both skateboarding safety and in helping their students feel safe in the social environment.
Wheelchair basketball athletes find an outlet for intense competition, and a supportive community of teammates
The nonprofit Seattle Adaptive Sports, run entirely by volunteers, will hold an annual tournament the first week of December.
At Toastmasters meetings, the criticism is constructive, the applause is enthusiastic and the benefits speak for themselves
The Wallingford club takes a laid-back, positive approach to helping people master public speaking.
Connections take root as public-garden volunteers from different cultures and generations contribute to shared work and delicious rewards.
LIKE MANY AMERICANS, I’ve spent my life largely clueless about cricket. I set out to at least partly remedy that when I took in a...
There’s a real sense of physicality in this energy-producing company.
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