king’s fair, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

Seward folks from the history committee, who were educating us about the history of our fine neighborhood at the King’s Fair festival. (Used to be a large state fair held in this part of the neighborhood many years ago.)

dessert, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

no lifeguard, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

March 27.

snowy walk, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

Lovely snowy day!

soup, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

Another tasty meal at Faith Mennonite Church’s Wednesday night dinner.

spokes, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

Welna II door, originally uploaded by jenniferlarson.

Back door at the friendly Welna II Hardware in Seward.

Hey there! So it’s been awhile, but I’m back with more photos of Seward businesses and I plan to keep on it. This week I visited SPOKES, a new nonprofit in Seward promoting biking and walking. They offer (free and low cost) bike maintenance classes, access to bikes, adult learn-to-ride classes, and more. I was inspired watching folks learning to ride a bike in Matthews Park. Made me want to go home and try something new. And I visited the shop on volunteer night and watched some bike fixing in action. Thanks to SPOKES for the visit. I’m glad you’re in the neighborhood!

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learning to ride

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learning

SPOKES

SPOKES shop

tools

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wheels

This week I photographed at my cozy neighborhood donut shop, The Donut Cooperative. We’re lucky to have them at the end of our block. so we feel like they are “ours.” Sometimes when I wake up and have trouble falling back asleep and it’s after 3 a.m., I think about how they’re already making donuts just down the street. One interesting note about the Donut Cooperative is they used Kickstarter to raise the funds to start their business.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing at Fun City Dogs, a Seward-based doggie daycare. So many gorgeous dogs! What a fun place. I was heartily greeted by much barking and licking. One challenge was whenever I tried to get down to photograph on my knee, to get a lower angle, I’d get a big wet kiss or a nose in my lens.

The Fun City Dogs owner RyAnne gave me a tour. They provide daycare for a whole bunch of dogs–some daily and some more infrequently. And right now they have a few foster dogs, so they have overnight care for those pups. They’re located over near the light rail trail between 24th and 22nd Streets. All of the staff were really friendly, and they seemed to enjoy their jobs.