Santa is Christmas! Gail Ann Photography and Fauntleroy Schoolhouse are pleased to present Photos with Santa on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 9am -4pm
We invite you to stay local and experience the magical joy of Christmas in West Seattle’s iconic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.
Children of all ages will experience the wonderment of everything Christmas as they are welcome to explore under the tree and most important, share their Christmas wish list with Santa!
Bring the kids dressed in their pj’s or better yet have the whole family come in pjs! Dress up in your holiday best or come as you are! Dogs and cats are no stranger to Santa either!
Ten Minute visits with Santa:
2-5×7 & 4 wallets $40
4-5×7 & 8 wallets $50
Digital download of entire Session (no prints) $50
*Once again 20% will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency (FCSA).
About 100 people attended the Seattle Polish Film Festival’s Yiddish celebration complete with Klezmer Music. Sasha Senderovich, assistant professor at University of Washington gave an enlightening presentation on the history of Yiddish films, followed by “Yiddle with a Fiddle” starring Mary Picon. Afterwards Peter Lippman talked about Klezmer music and we were treated to a musical performance by Klezmer Local #206.
I spent Wednesday in Olympia with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation as they met with legislatures throughout the day sharing their stories and issues that are important to families touched by IBD (including my own). Advocating for state-based legislation that ensures treatment decisions are kept between the patient and their medical professional not the insurance companies.
Next year the group hopes to present a bill addressing those concerns. With ACA possibly on it’s way out the state might well end up being the salvation for those suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in our state.
It was interesting to note that more than half of the members we visited (or their liaisons) had an indirect connection to someone suffering from the disease.
There is no question that CCFA will be a force in Washington – stay tuned!
The 13th Annual Seattle Sister Cities Reception was held at City Hall on April 23rd. Hosting cites included Gdynia, Poland, Nantes, France, Surabaya, Indonesia and Sihanoukville, Cambodia. City officials including Mayor Nickels, Richard Conlin and Tay Yoshitani were on hand to welcome members of the Indonesian Consul General plus members of local area Sister City groups. To view all images click here.
Highlights include: Robam Jun Por, Blessing Dance from Cambodia
Philippe Savre performing music from Brittany
2008 Best Single Project Award went to the Reykjavik Sister City group
Vivat Musica of Seattle performed Polish folk songs
GEMAS Dance group performed an Indonesian traditional dance