Mallory Kaniss en 5 lessons in extreme locavore dining <p>I’ve never eaten so many flowers in my life – Anise-Hyssop, Borage, Nasturtium, Day Lily …</p><p>But it turns out flowers are common fare in extreme locavore/organic dining. That’s the first thing I learned at the Herbfarm restaurant and gardens where I went to explore how chefs there make the restaurant’s strict locavore, organic dinners.</p><p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:09:46 +0000 Mallory Kaniss 6169 at 5 lessons in extreme locavore dining Alki Beach, the place for serious beach volleyball <p>During the summer, Alki Beach becomes the hub for serious beach volleyball in the Seattle region.</p><p>Leading this craze is Seattle&rsquo;s Alki Volleyball Association, the top promoters of beach volleyball in the Pacific Northwest since 2005.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;It grew out of a tradition here at Alki,&rdquo; says AVA co-owner Phillip van Rooyen, &ldquo;We wanted to open that up to all those that play, and our tournaments are central for all the players and their results.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 21:06:10 +0000 Mallory Kaniss 5871 at Alki Beach, the place for serious beach volleyball Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis serve coffee in Seattle; crowd overwhelms event <p>To promote their new movie &ndash; &ldquo;The Campaign&rdquo; &ndash; actors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis blazed into a Seattle cafe to stump for votes in their faux election campaign.</p><p>The two are touring the country as if mired in a real political race, though they are &ldquo;campaigning&rdquo; to represent a district in North Carolina. Below is a video of their event in Seattle.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:30:59 +0000 Jake Ellison & Mallory Kaniss 5646 at Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis serve coffee in Seattle; crowd overwhelms event Why King County nixed woman’s marriage to a corporation in Seattle <p>A woman married a corporation in Seattle yesterday, and today King County says it was all a mistake.</p><p>&ldquo;It was just an error,&rdquo; a King County spokesperson said of why the woman was allowed to get a license and marry &ldquo;Corporation Person.&quot; An error the county said it has fixed by voiding the license and returning the $64 fee.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 20:06:09 +0000 Jake Ellison, Evan Hoover & Mallory Kaniss 5630 at Why King County nixed woman’s marriage to a corporation in Seattle Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38 <p>Summer is underway, and with it comes a long-standing Seattle tradition: the <a href="">Duck Dodge.</a> Nearly every Tuesday night, dozens of sailboats and dinghies do laps around a triangular course on Seattle&#39;s Lake Union. The Dodge has been around for 38 years, and it draws anywhere from 50 to 90 boats each week.</p><p>Captain Jiri Senkyrik, a Duck Dodge regular, says the prizes are dignity, pride, and a little gold duck sticker to display on your mast.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsay Lowe & Mallory Kaniss 5585 at Seattle's Duck Dodge turns 38 Photos: Zoo's live animal drama encourages kids to get outside <p>Point Defiance Zoo&rsquo;s latest outdoor theater show &ndash; &ldquo;<a href="">Captain Adventure vs. Dr. Do-Nothing: The Quest to Get Outside!</a>&rdquo; &ndash; is a live animal show that follows the journey of a superheroine and her trusty superdog sidekick as they defeat their nemesis, Dr. Do-Nothing.</p><p>The show features a variety of native and exotic animals and the chance for audience members to participate. KPLU&rsquo;s multimedia intern Mallory Kaniss attended one of the shows and brought back the photo gallery below. <em>(For larger images and to view captions or if your device doesn&#39;t support Flash, <a href="">check out the show on our Flickr page</a>.)</em></p><p><object height="330" width="440"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157630081608644%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157630081608644%2F&amp;set_id=72157630081608644&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157630081608644%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F42677472%40N04%2Fsets%2F72157630081608644%2F&amp;set_id=72157630081608644&amp;jump_to=" height="330" src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="440"></embed></object></p><p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:12:19 +0000 Mallory Kaniss 5237 at Photos: Zoo's live animal drama encourages kids to get outside