THE SEATTLE TIMES MAGAZINE / OCTOBER 7, 2001

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On the Cover: At this summer's International Kite Festival in Long Beach, Wash., Akiko Nakamura flies 150 small kites on one line. She and her husband, Siekoo Nakamura, a well-known kite maker, are from Nagasaki, Japan.
Now & Then: Help This House Hunter
  WRITTEN BY PAUL DORPAT
Cover Story: Aiming High
  WRITTEN BY RICHARD SEVEN
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER

It may seem like the ultimate lightweight pastime, but kite-flying is a fascinating blend of art, science, history and invention.
Plant Life: Taking Leave
  WRITTEN BY VALERIE EASTON
PHOTOGRAPHED BY RICHARD HARTLAGE

Autumn is time for the second act in the annual show of many favorite trees.
Taste: Gotta Have Gatto
  WRITTEN BY MATTHEW AMSTER-BURTON
PHOTOGRAPHED BY STEVE RINGMAN

Never outdone in the kitchen, the Italians have taken the pedestrian potato to another level.
Northwest Living: In Its Own Time
  WRITTEN BY DEAN STAHL
PHOTOGRAPHED BY BARRY WONG

A Seward Park family took this thoughtful and loving restoration slowly and made sure to do it right.
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