November 22, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Thursday Memo: Fund for The Needy … 50 years of prep football memories … Soup Ladies
Weather and traffic: Happy Thanksgiving! It’s drier outside, at least for now, traffic is light and grocery stores are dealing with last-minute shoppers. If you’re hoping for the dry weather to hold, you’re in luck until tonight, when rain is likely. For now, it’s overcast and in the low 40s. Check out the National Weather Service forecast and the traffic map and cams.
Fund for The Needy: The Seattle Times launched a charity that, for 34 years, has remained locally focused, fueling nonprofits that tend to the needs which surround us every day, all year long. The 12 social-service agencies aided by the Fund For The Needy cover the spectrum of human need, from diapers for newborns to ferrying seniors to medical appointments. We asked the benefiting agencies to tell us about the impact that the Fund For The Needy made.
Soup Ladies are “warming the world one bowl at a time”: A 57-year-old Black Diamond grandmother has been feeding police officers, firefighters, medics and search-and-rescue workers who are called out to crime scenes, natural disasters and other emergencies. Now, she and a cadre of volunteers are heading to the East Coast to serve Thanksgiving dinner and other meals to rescue workers and residents in some areas of New York state hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy.
Fifty years of prep football memories: Seattle Times editor and writer Bill Kossen recently went on his annual pilgrimage to Memorial Stadium to catch a high-school football game, 50 years after seeing his first one. Decades later, he’s still a fan. Read his story and check out a photo from the 1966 Turkey Day championship game.
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