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December 13, 11:15 AM click here to comment > 5

The weekend in pictures

Every weekend I spend a lot of time in the community, talking to people and learning about their work to make Seattle a better place. I’d like to share some of what I saw last weekend with you.

Ringing the bell to open Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

A neighborhood visit to Madison Valley.

Lindy Wishard, President of the Greater Madison Valley Community Council and City People's Garden Store owner, Steve Magley

City People's is ready for the holidays.

A stop at Bailey-Boushay House, which provides hospice care to people living with AIDS, to drop off some baked goods from Essential Baking Company for the residents.

A quick &A with residents of Bailey-Boushay.

A town hall meeting at Cafe Flora.

A very gracious welcome from the Cafe Flora staff.

Fire Station 21 Open House. There was no line for free donuts, but the line to sit in the front of the fire truck stretched back nearly a block.

Fire trucks are very popular with the younger crowd.

Face painting for the kids at the fire station.

Photos by: April Thomas

Posted by: Mayor Mike McGinn

Comments

Comment from CHalasz
Time December 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

These are beautiful photos, Mayor, McGinn.

Comment from mary alice
Time December 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

noticed no interaction with the homeless only the well employed, where is the concern for the homeless, the sick with no insurance, the starving with no food. anyone can grace the rich, it takes a real man/woman to hug the homeless or provide a few nights stay in a hotell with food provided. fill up these emptybuilding with the homeless for christmas.

Comment from andree k
Time December 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

great to see you out in the community!

Comment from Kineta Chien
Time December 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Also this week:
” Yesterday evening, I was brutally beaten by my brothers on the Seattle Police force as I stood before an entrance to Pier 18 of the Seattle Port in my clergy garb bellowing, “Keep the Peace! Keep the Peace!” An officer pulled me down from behind and threw me to the asphalt. Between my cries of pain and shouts of “I’m a man of peace!” he pressed a knee to my spine and immobilized my arms behind my back, crushing me against the ground. With the right side of my face pressed to the street, he repeatedly punched the left side of my face for long enough that I had time to pray that the crunching sounds I heard were not damaging my brain. ”

http://valleyandmountain.org/what-we-do/creative-liberation/johns-response-to-police-brutality/

Comment from Nancy Wanwig
Time December 23, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Great way to be with citizens in the trenches, caring about City and doing something about it.