To the faithful Fremont Universe following, hello! And to any new readers, welcome! My name is Cara and I’m excited to introduce myself as the new editor of Fremont Universe.
My first visit to the Fremont neighborhood was nearly six years ago. I hopped on a bus out of U-district excited to explore this “Sunday Market” my friends had told me so much about. They directed me to the 32 bus and so my adventure began.
It was a warm-ish, sunny day, Seattle looked stunning. Walking around I saw sights I never imagined in a city; a troll with people picking his nose, an oversized communist, and dinosaurs seemingly decorated by Mother Nature herself. That day I discovered a quirky and thriving community I now call home.
I don’t often feel like a visitor these days but make no mistake, I’m still a tourist. Unexpected sights catch me off guard all the time and there are constantly new things to be discovered here!
Now I am thrilled to have the opportunity to promote and share Fremont with all of you as the new editor for Fremont Universe. My objective is to help you all, the readers and residents, bring this site to life as a resource, news outlet, and forum for the thriving and jiving Fremont community. In some neighborhoods isolation is natural, for better or worse it has become a reality of our modern world, but not here.
Fremont welcomes visitors from near and far to share in its community. The whole neighborhood throws the doors wide open with revelry and cheer during our two biggest events, the Solstice Festival and Oktoberfest. In between those two boisterous weekends there is still so much happening in this compact neighborhood. Within Fremont there is great food, social and culture events, inspiring organizations, numerous examples of entrepreneurship, business headquarters, tech offices, and so much more.
To me, this is indeed seems to be the Center of the Universe, at least our Universe. So let us make this community even more exceptional and work together to make Fremont Universe an out-of-this-world site.
Cheers!Cara Kuhlman is a transplant from California who among many things is a sailor and freelance writer. She came to Seattle to teach sailing one summer six years ago and now lives with three awesome roommates and one black cat named Mildred up a rather steep hill in Fremont.