Mild-mannered bus driver by day, amazing aerial acrobat by night! KOMO 4′s Denise Whittatker captures the double life of the amazing Jonathan Rose who wowed showgoers at this year’s Seattle Boat Show as part of Splash, the new nightly aerial show.
The Northwest Marine Trade Association recognizes Lisa Samuelson with the Latham Goble award. The award is given to “an individual or organization who has made a significant contribution to the marine industry but does not work directly in the industry.’ Previous award winners include Congressman Norm Dicks, Senator Jim Horn, Tod Lieweke (former Seattle Seahawks manager) and the Seattle Yacht Club. Wow!
Oh, to be a kid again! King 5′s Christie Johnson takes to the water with the campers at Sail Sand Point and learns how fun it is to sail and skipper your own boat. One of our favorite stories of the year. Watch the video here
The Wall Street Journal profiles Lee Gelb, co-founder of Zavida Gemstones, a socially conscious jewelry business. The story was a year in the making but well worth waiting for!
The spirit of Zavida is captured in this wonderful profile in the Huffington Post. Be sure to also watch the fabulous slideshow. Lee Gelb and partner Shelley Milano give 25% of the company’s profits back to the areas where the gems they sell have been mined, and where the artisans work. They’ve also established a scholarship for the children of the artists they work with.
“I’m Hooked (Line and Sinker) After The First Recipe.”
Lulu del Rosario of Clout & About says: ALL the recipes by LaDonna Gundersen are enticing, mouth watering and easy to put together…The photographs and stories within the book are captivating…The photography for the book is by LaDonna’s husband Ole Gunderson, himself a fisherman with an excellent eye behind the lens! The cookbook is a wonderful testament to their fondness of the ocean, their togetherness, love of cooking and baking and celebrating with friends….My book review? It’s like 52 love stories with dessert on top of every good dish.” Read the full review here.
What does Angry Birds have to do with the Seattle Boat Show?
Of Salmon, Desserts & Friends, Cookbook Man says: ” La Donna has put together a fantastic collection of salmon recipes. Not only are they fun and easy to make, but, her and Ole’s story is pretty unique and interesting.” Read the review here.
King 5′s Evening Magazine profiles the wonderful Girls on the Run whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Special thanks and kudos to producer Joan Kinsey for so artfully and masterfully capturing the spirit of Girls On The Run. Watch the story here.
Sea Magazine calls LaDonna Gundersen ” commercial salmon fishing’s Martha Stewart!” Read the Seaside Chat here
The Alaska Dispatch recognizes one of their own, commercial fisherwoman and cookbook author LaDonna Gundersen:
Listen to La Donna Gundersen, author of Salmon Desserts & Friends
on TableTalk Radio – Radio That Tastes Good - with hosts Jamie Peha and Chef Thierry Rautureau, “The Chef in the Hat”, a James Beard Award-winning chef and owner of Rover’s and Luc restaurants in Seattle.
From net to table no-one knows more about catching, cooking and eating salmon than La Donna Gundersen. A commercial fisherwoman in Alaska, she has just released her new cookbook, Salmon, Desserts & Friends. Learn more about LaDonna and Ole in this terrific article from Deborah Bach of Three Sheets Northwest
The Women Business Owners, a Puget Sound’s organization for women entrepreneurs, has named Janelle Bruland of Management Services Northwest of Ferndale as the 2011 Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year.
Read the full article here
Five amazing, inspiring women are finalists for this year’s Nellie Cashman Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. Read about one of them – Jessica Bishop of StudentPainters.net – in the Ballard News Tribune. The winner will be announced at a gala at The Fairmont on Oct 13. Good luck ladies!
Placed another front page story in The Seattle Times! This one is about a French couple who are sailing around the world and performing aerial acrobatic shows using their boat’s mast and rigging. Be sure to watch the video too. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016016723_acrobats26m.html
Each year, Washington State sport fishers catch more than a million pounds of Dungeness crab! The recreational crab fishing season got under way July 1 and includes an extra day per week this year. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission wants crabbers to ‘know before you go’ so they understand the rules and can fully enjoy the season. King 5′s Christie Johnson helped spread the word and learned how to tell males from females and how to measure for keepers. Click here to watch crabby Christie!
Recreational boating was on the front page of The Seattle Times, above the fold. In fact the story was most of the page. Deborah Bach from Three Sheets Northwest wrote a terrific feature story about the Downtown Sailing Series. The story was accompanied by gorgeous photos from Times photog John Lok. Be sure to check out the online photo gallery in addition to reading the article.
Peter Schrappen, Director of Government Relations for the Northwest Marine Trade Assocation, discusses boating safety and boater education with Christie Johnson from KING 5 TV.
Christie Johnson takes to the water to promote the inaugural NW Paddling Festival at Jack Block Park in West Seattle. Watch the video and check out her paddling skills.
The inaugural Northwest Paddling Festival is the cover story in the weekend section of The Seattle Times. Reporter Brian Cantwell previews the festival and tries his hand at kayaking and stand up paddleboarding: Seattle paddle fest spotlights beach cleanup and newest on-water adventure
Karolina Longoria and Elayne Wylie-Weichers from Seattle Out & Proud (SO&P) discuss the Pride Picnic on KCPQ 13 Fox with morning anchors Lily Jang and Bill Wixey.
Ballard’s Quixote Foundation announces its decision to spend its entire endowment in order to have the greatest impact as a foundation. Coverage of their spending up announcement ran the gamut from The Ballard News Tribune to The New York Times. Read the New York Times article.