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Woman prays for Seattle at Hope festival
The Skanner News
Published: 29 August 2014

PHOTO: People prayed for the City of Seattle and celebrated God at the 10th Annual Rally for Hope, Saturday, Aug. 23 at Westlake Park, in Seattle. The event was dedicated to inspiring young people and included appearances by Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Michelle Lang, the Mt. Zion Wind Ensemble and many more. Susan Fried photo

Seahawks and Boeing Give Game Tickets to Impact Local Youth

Legion of Youth, a new program launched by Boeing at the Seattle Sehawks, will award Seahawks game tickets to community organizations that serve youth throughout the Northwest. Each regular season home game, 100 game tickets will be given to a group or organization.

In addition, the program will recognize students who are committed to their school work, demonstrate leadership, and are active in the community.

During each of the eight regular season games, 25 youth will each receive four game tickets, breakfast with a special message from a Seahawks alum, concession vouchers, and a Legion of Youth Powered by Boeing sweatshirt.

The Seahawks and Boeing will select the community groups to receive the tickets each game. All community organizations will be notified by a member from the Seahawks staff. Recipients will be announced on www.seahawks.com each Wednesday prior to a home game.

For more information and to apply for the program, visit www.seahawks.com/legionofyouth.


Aug. 28 Deadline to File for Safe Deposit Contents before Auction

Did you recently receive a letter from the Washington State Department of Revenue about unclaimed safe deposit box contents that could be yours? If so, the deadline to claim the items is Thursday.

Revenue sent letters to around 700 people in late July letting them know the agency has been holding for several years safe deposit box contents in their name. The letters advise the recipients that the contents will be auctioned off this fall unless they file a claim by Aug. 28, 2014.

Revenue is working with the James G. Murphy Company on a two-day auction slated for Nov. 19 and 20, 2014 in Kenmore, Wash.

If you received this letter from Revenue, visit http://claimyourcash.org to file your claim by Aug. 28, 2014.

Seahawks Announce Route for NFL Kickoff Run on Sept. 1


The Seattle Seahawks and the NFL announced today the route for the 2014 NFL KICKOFF RUN, set for Monday, September 1. 

The course begins outside CenturyLink Field on Occidental Avenue South with runners travelling south on 1st Avenue until South Hanford Street.  The course U-turns with runners travelling north on 1st Avenue until South Massachusetts Street where the course transitions to a route on the service road behind Safeco Field,  adjacent to the railroad tracks.  The course concludes with fans entering CenturyLink Field and running through the tunnel onto the field. 

All race participants will receive a commemorative finisher medal and Seahawks race t-shirt.  Registration fees are $50 for adults and $20 for youth, ages 4-12, through August 24.

Fans can register online at www.Seahawks5k.com .

Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park Celebrates Salmon

Drop by the Olympic Sculpture Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m. for this year’s free Salmon Return Family Festival.

Celebrate the late-summer return of the salmon and learn about Native American cultures. Find out how to care for our planet with earth-friendly art making, fantastic family tours, exciting live performances, and more.

Showcasing a spectacular display of arts and crafts artisans, live music performances, Northwest Native American storytelling and more, this end-of-summer tradition includes activities that will educate and entertain the entire family! Up-to-date information about Salmon Return Family Festival can be found in the Seattle Art Museum online calendar at www.seattleartmuseum.org or by calling 206-654-3100.

HireLive Bremerton Job Fair Offers New Lyft Customers Free ride

HireLive will be working with multiple Fortune 500 companies, industry leaders and local businesses bringing candidates and companies together for a free of charge one day hiring event in  Seattle – Bellevue, Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3225 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue.

Participants should bring 10-15 resumes; dress “business professional.”

Job Opportunities include:

Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Human Resources and much more.

HireLive has also teamed up with Lyft to provide a free $25 credit ride for first time users to and/or from the event. Register for the career fair at www.hirelive.com to receive promo code.

Get Your Business Ready for Disaster at Free National Preparedness Month Webinar Series

Each year small businesses nationwide are forced to close their doors in the aftermath of severe storms, flooding, tornadoes, wildfires and hurricanes.  Business interruptions, even if they last just a few hours, are costly in terms of lost productivity and profits.

You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.   The September series is presented in collaboration with FEMA’s Ready Campaign as part of National Preparedness Month.  

The half-hour webinars will be presented at 2 p.m., Eastern time, each Wednesday in September. 

SBA has partnered with Agility Recovery to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to check out the archived webinars and for more disaster preparedness tools. 

Seattle Japanese Garden Presents Moon Viewing Sept. 6

From 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, the Seattle Japanese Garden will light up lanterns, luminaries and floating boats to welcome the full moon in keeping with Japanese tradition.

The community is invited to this enchanted event that will take place after-hours in the garden. Traditional Japanese dances will be performed by the Fujima Fujimine Dance Ensemble and music will be played on shakuhachi and koto by James Jennings, Marcia Takamura and Chigusa Kitai.

Evocative movement art will be performed by Kogut Butoh, and Haiku Northwest will host a poetry writing contest. Visitors can get a special look at the moon through telescopes provided by the Seattle Astronomical Society.

Three tea ceremonies, led by Tankokai, will be held in the Shoseian Teahouse in the garden. General admission tickets are $15. Admission with a tea ceremony is $25. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The Japanese Garden gates will open at 6 p.m. for the event. The garden is located at 1075 Lake Washington Blvd. E. For more information, please visit www.seattlejapanesegarden.org/moonviewingfestival.html.

Attend Home Retrofit Workshops at The Seattle Public Library Sept. 6 and Oct. 4

Homeowners can learn how to reduce earthquake damage to their home when The Seattle Public Library hosts retrofit experts at two Library locations on the first Saturday of the month in September and October.

The workshops, presented by the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, are free and open to the public. Registration is required. To sign up, email snap@seattle.gov or call 2062335076. Free parking is available at the branches. Times and locations are:

·  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086

·  11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the West Seattle Branch, 2306 42nd Ave. S.W., 206-684-7444

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or go to wwwspl.org.


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