Just Around the Corner: Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve

Here’s a video and commentary from David Carlos, who often submits photos profiling interesting places nearby. The Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve near Olympia is 445 acres containing hundreds of these bumps on the ground. There’s no conclusive explanation for how they got here. Theories range from the plausible–glacial ice melted, leaving deposits of soil…

Just Around the Corner; Custer — former home of Loretta Lynn

As of the year 2000, there were 299 residents in Custer, a small town just south of the Canadian border. Back in the 1950s-early ’60s, there was one special resident: Loretta Lynn, before she became a country star. Loretta, then 14, and her 21-year-old husband, Oliver “Doolittle” Lynn, moved to Custer from Kentucky in search…

Just Around the Corner: Celebrating the Year of the Rat

The Seattle International District celebrated the Lunar New Year Saturday, Feb. 7, at Hing Hay Park. Events included lion and dragon dance performances, a hula dance, costume parade, martial arts demonstrations, children’s book reading, Korean and Hmong cultural performances, and Japanese Taiko drums. You are a “Rat” in Chinese Zodiac terms if you were born…

Just Around the Corner: The end of another Seattle landmark

First & Pike News at Pike Place Market closed Dec. 31 after 40 years in business. The corner news stand has been a local landmark at Pike Street and First Avenue, once offering over 2,500 types of magazines and newspapers from all over the world. Owner Lee Lauckhart, 78, plans to retire and work on…

Just Around the Corner: Reckless Video

  Publisher’s note: David Carlos often takes photos in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, but he occasionally submits photo essays capturing interesting places and events nearby. So we’ve given these essays a name: Just Around the Corner. Here’s his latest, on Seattle’s Reckless Video. I wandered into the Reckless Video store for the first time…