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Stephanie Bower holds back tears as she reads a recent letter from Claire Barnett. Barnett’s daughters, Coriander and Blake, were traveling with their dad, David Clemetson, and stepmom, Carolyn Clemetson, when Alaska Airlines 261 crashed in 2000.
Sketched Jan. 28, 2015
It’s been 15 years, but Queen Anne resident Stephanie Bower hasn’t forgotten about her neighbors, the Pearsons and the Clemetsons. The two families — four adults and six children in total — were among 88 people, most with Seattle-area ties, whose lives were cut short when Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crashed off the coast near Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2000.
Sketched June 3, 2014
Brazilian eatery Tempero do Brasil is a bright spot in the University District. Not only for the color of the converted house but also for the lively personalities of the couple who opened the restaurant 14 years ago: Graça and Antonio Ribeiro.More
Sketched July 18, 2013 It’s like a miniature Seafair air show. At speeds ranging from 30 to 50 mph, little radio-controlled floatplanes loop and twist over Lake Washington. They are piloted by about a dozen hobbyists standing on the Ferdinand Street Boat Launch near Seward Park. Boeing retiree Dick Weaver, the man squinting to see the…More
Sketched March 20, 2013 Pure. Clean. The best drinking water in the world. People are raving about the mineral spring on 164th Street in Lynnwood where fresh water flows at a rate of 10 gallons per minute. Betty Bowie, of Green Lake, has been coming here for more than 15 years. “If you make coffee with this…More
Sketched Jan. 16, 2013 Short days and cloudy skies are a sure recipe for seasonal affective disorder, aren’t they? But as I log my seventh winter here, I’ve come to be patient. Sometimes, the sun appears this time of the year, providing a much needed dose of light and some astonishing views to brighten our day. Take…More
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The savvy web folks here at the Times have given my blog a fabulous upgrade. While the design appears mostly unchanged, the sidebar includes new features to help you navigate the Sketcher archives. Here’s a look at what’s new: True blog experience: Click on “Next Page” at the bottom of the scroll and you won’t…More
Sketched Oct. 24, 2012 [Click on sketches to view larger versions] Seattle arborist Jean-Luc Bengle sports long dreadlocks that swing in the air as he chainsaws a 110-foot Douglas fir growing dangerously close to two houses. Bengle spent about three hours perched in that tree. On the way to the top, he trimmed branch after branch,…More
Sketched Oct. 14, 2012 That quick excursion around Tacoma I was telling you about last week sure turned out to be educational. Another highlight of the unplanned drive towards Point Defiance Park was coming across the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Have you been there? The grounds include two restored buildings from the original Fort…More