Author Archives: Sue Romero

Help the 12′s “Build the Tip”

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  Two diehard Seahawks fans want to forever remember Richard Sherman’s tip to Malcolm Smith that gave them the win in the NFC Championship game over the 49er’s — and sent the Seahawks to the Superbowl. The two Microsoft guys are hoping to raise $250,000 to build a bronze statue of the entire play, now known to all 12′s as ... Read More »

Are 4th of July fireworks legal in my city? (info)

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When it comes to fireworks and the 4th of July, nearly every city and county has a different variation on what’s legal and what’s not. Below are the rules from the Washington State Patrol. But you’ll also want to check your local laws! See the WA State Patrol rules right HERE. Be safe and have a fun 4th of July! Read More »

Super Bowl Championship Ring for the 12′s! (fundraiser)

Our Seattle Seahawks received their Super Bowl XLVIII championship rings in Seattle last month. Several months before that, CJ Johnson -  who just knew the Seahawks would win the Super Bowl – thought the ’12th Man’ should get a ring too. So he spent months designing one and working with manufacturers to make a prototype. In his own words, he ... Read More »

Reading Rainbow: $1 million dollars in less than 24 hours!

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LeVar Burton hosted the beloved TV show “Reading Rainbow” when it aired on PBS from 1983 to 2009.  Now he wants to bring it back – in an ONLINE version. So Burton started a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter on Wednesday, March 28th, and within HOURS, he raised more than his goal , which was 1-MILLION dollars! Here’s the campaign video: ... Read More »

YOU could be in the new Star Wars movie! (enter to win)

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It’s true! Who wouldn’t want to be whisked away to the set of Episode VII (currently filming in Dubai), transformed into a real Star Wars character by movie make up artists, and show up in a scene of the new Star Wars movie? It can’t just be me! Any of us could be in the new film, thanks to director ... Read More »

Can you REALLY swim? [info]

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With our warm weather in full swing, there will be a lot of us in the water. So we need to make sure we’re all safe. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. According to a new survey by the American Red Cross, about 80% of adults SAY they can swim, but only 56% of them can actually perform 5 basic ... Read More »

It couldn’t hurt to be a little more like this man (story)

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A man gives to charity. Happens every day, right? Well, how often have you heard of a HOMELESS man giving to charity? A homeless man WORKING to make sure he CAN give to charity, every year? I read this incredibly, heart-warming story from Michael Fox at KIRO TV and just had to share. *** James French is homeless in Seattle, ... Read More »

You GaveBIG!

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Wow, Seattle-Tacoma-Everett area, when you give, you sure give BIG! The Seattle Foundation says their GiveBIG event this year was a HUGE success, raising nearly $13 million in 24 hours for many of our region’s nonprofits – and completely beating the $11 million they raised last year! You can check out the latest GiveBIG totals on The Seattle Foundation’s website. ... Read More »

GiveBIG today!

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So what is GiveBIG and why should you participate? The Seattle Foundation, which promotes the event, says: “GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event, inspiring people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.” In other words, you can give to your favorite charity or choose from 1600 ... Read More »

I can’t stop being NERDY! And now I know why (list)

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Do you enjoy watching the original Star Wars movies over and over, dressing as Princess Leia (or Luke Skywalker) every Halloween and getting your tickets to Emerald City Comicon the moment they’re available? Then you’re a NERD too! And it’s no wonder we like living here – we’re among our people! Washington is ranked SIXTH in the nation for “The Nerdiest States in America,” according ... Read More »