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Pioneer Square in the News
November 20, 2012  |  News, PI

Digital marketing firm Ascentium rebrands as Smith, relocates HQ to Seattle’s Pioneer Square (GeekWire)
The 300-person company also announced that it is moving its headquarters from Bellevue to the Palmer Court Building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Chef Matt Dillon’s homemade yogurt: You can make it, too! (Seattle Times)
Today the two restaurants turn out big batches of yogurt (from six gallons of milk) twice a week. It also will be a featured item at Dillon’s new venture, Bar Sajor, which is expected to open soon in Pioneer Square.

Seattle Police promise more officers on streets for holiday shopping (MyNorthwest)
Seattle Police Captain James Dermody said they’ll focus on areas between 3rd and 7th Avenues and Union to Olive Streets as well, as select locations within Pioneer Square.

Veterans walk from Kennewick to Seattle in six days (Seattle Times)
Army veterans Stuart McKenzie, 31, of Kennewick and Todd M. Hamilton, 35, now living in Chandler, Arizona walked 45-55 miles each day for six days with 80-pound rucksacks on their backs to raise money and awareness for the Shadow 6 Foundation, an advocacy organization for returning veterans.

The totem pole as art: How they came to be (newsminer)
The first totem pole Jonaitis visits in her book is the famous one situated in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The one found today is actually a replica of the original, which was taken without permission from the village of Tongass by a group of businessmen touring the Inside Passage in 1899. Treated as a trophy of their travels, the men hauled it back to Seattle and had it erected as a symbol of their city. In keeping with the times no thought was given to the pole’s original owners, who were enraged by its theft.


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