LC’s Own Korochka Gets a Plug on Evening Magazine
Many of us know how great Korochka Tavern is but it was fun to see KING 5’s Evening Magazine come out and share it with the rest of Seattle. Located at 12348 Lake City Way NE. It is one of our local treasures. You can view the video segment below and don’t forget to visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/korochka/
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 email@example.com or by attendees at the event
Q&A with Marie Spencer, owner of Pony Express
All in a Day’s Work – Change, Challenges and Giant Bunnies
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.
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.