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4th Annual “Music in the Mini Park” Returns

Great Lineup – 2018Lake City Mini Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LCFF is thrilled to bring back our 4th Annual “Music in the Mini Park”. This series funded in part through the City’s “Put Arts in the Park” initiative continues to attract great music and performers. While the venue may be a challenge, it is always inspiring to see people come out for these free concerts and watch as thousands of commuters realize that “Something is happening in Lake City”. Our sound wizard, Monica Sweet will be back in action and a big thank you to the Lake City Arts and Culture Committee member, Debbie Palmer, for creating the line-up. Don’t miss it!

All concerts begin at 5:30pm at the Lake City Mini Park at the corner of NE125th and Lake City Way – Running every Wednesday June 13th to August 15th

2018 Schedule:

June 13: Jump Ensemble
Contemporary Jazz
June 20: Gansango Music
& Dance
West African Drum & Dance
June 27: Ana Montes
& Flamenco Danzarte
Flamenco Dance & Percussion
July 4: The Gumbo Twins
Rockin’ Cajun & Zydeco Soul
July 11: Steve & Lucette Pearson
Rock and Roll with
a Touch of Country
July 18: Orkestyr Farfeleh
Not (just) your Bubbe’s Klezmer
July 25: Honky Tonk Sweethearts
Vintage Country, Western Swing,
& Rockabilly
August 1: Snake Suspenderz
Cartoon Jazz & Novelty Songs
August 8: Correo Aereo
Latin & World Music
August 15: WB Reid
& Bonnie Zahnow
Old Time Music & Fiddle Tunes

D5 Panel Discussion

Join the D5 Community Network
for a panel discussion with Citywide Council Members Lorena González and Teresa Mosqueda and Deputy Mayor Michael Fong

When: Thursday, May 31, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Haller Lake Community Club, 12579 Densmore Ave. N.

Questions are being submitted by the District 5 community (see below) and will be accepted the night of the event. Metro Transit routes 345 and 346 serve the area; an E Line bus stop is three blocks away; there is also limited parking at the club and on nearby streets
What: Panel discussion of questions pertaining to City Council District 5 submitted to contact@d5cn.org or by attendees at the event

Q&A with Marie Spencer, Owner of Pony Express

Q&A with Marie Spencer, owner of Pony Express

All in a Day’s Work – Change, Challenges and Giant Bunnies

Marie and Rod Spencer, Owners of Pony Express, Lake City

Enjoy Lake City (ELC) recently visited Marie Spencer at Pony Express, a Lake City Shipping and Packaging store. Marie and her husband Rod have owned the store for over 22 years. Marie shared her thoughts on the changes, challenges and surprises that come with owning a business.

 

ELC: How did Pony Express get started?

It was 12 guys who got together one night in 1982 and thought it would be really cool if Grandma could send a gift to a grandson through UPS to make sure that it got there. But UPS wouldn’t work with anybody but businesses at that time, so these guys said, let’s open a business that ships for grandmas. So they all opened up around the Seattle, Everett, Lynnwood area just doing UPS and Fed Ex shipping. At that time, we co-opted together – the bookkeeper divvied out the bills so that each location paid their own bills. As we grew, we grew into our own entities and got our own account numbers, so now we’re an independent mail and parcel center.

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Amazing Lake City Youth Shares Her Story

LCFF  is honored to share Ms. Furtuna Tekle’s story as part of our goal of bringing the stories of the people who live, work and play in Lake City to Enjoylakecity.org. Furtuna is an inspiration to us all.

“Awklenan! Yakiel, Yakiel!” “ Dictator! Enough is Enough!” I was the only young woman on the
sidewalk, but my voice was strong. The few other women were my mother’s age. All the men
were old, including my father. Yet we were giving our voices to the people walking and driving
by. The American passersby responded, “We are with you!” Our confidence and pride grew,
blunting the scornful laughter and threats of my fellow Eritrean classmates passing by and
through the festival gate. This was my first protest. My first freedom of expression.
Seattle leaders had allowed Eritrean government officials to present a festival in my new city,
my new home. But the festival was not a true reflection of Eritrean society. It was a lie dressed
in the beautiful fabric of my Habesha culture. A lie masked by the delicious aromas of Injera and
steaming clay pots of Doro Wat in festival booths. A festival hiding a dictatorship that ripped my
family from our mother country.

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