In Memoriam

imogene-2Longtime Lake City business owner and community leader Imogene Inglet passed away recently after a serious illness. Imogene owned Lake City Florist on Lake City Way, Chaired Pioneer Days and was a three-time President of the Lake City Chamber of Commerce.

In 2013 she authored her first book, “Li’l Ol’ Lake City” followed by “Pioneer Days” in 2016.

Please join us to celebrate her life as a friend, author and model of community service.  November 5, 2016 at 2pm, Lake City Community Center.


Bellydancers unite! Lake City Community Center will be host to the Waking Persephone Festival October 14-16, 2016. Workshops and shows all weekend! Share this post with all your bellydancin’ friends!

What is Waking Persephone (WP)?

It is a bellydance event celebrating the dark and the unusual through workshops, performances, live music, vending, discussion, and more.

When is WP?

October 13th-16th, 2016

Where does WP take place?

In 2012 and 2013, WP took place in beautiful historic Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2014, Waking Persephone moved to the Greater Seattle, Washington area Рfrom one coast to another Рand a great time to visit beautiful Seattle!

The main event (workshops, Gala Shows, vending, etc) will take place at the historic Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Our pre-festival meet & greet, called Motif, takes place at El Norte Lounge, just north of the LCCC. Our Sunday night afterparty is the Underworld Ball – featuring live music and much more – and takes place at Hale’s Palladium Theater.

How do I get there?

Seattle is easily accessible by planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Cause, it’s Seattle.

Flying in? Choose Sea-Tac Airport (SEA). Both the LCCC and Hale’s are easily accessible by car and public transportation.

What activities will there be?

There will be an array of workshop offerings by amazing instructors, including master classes and discussion panels. There will be shows featuring the instructor staff, applied performers, special guests, and live music, and more. In addition there is an amazing bazaar featuring jewelry, costuming, artwork, henna, photography, and much more!

5 Foot Bumps that are not Bunions

berg-septWith¬†Victoria Beckham’s bunions¬†constantly in the media, it’s no wonder it’s the first thing people think about when they start to notice a bump on their foot.

But–not all bumps are bunions! Here are some other conditions that result in a bump:

Neuroma - is an overgrown bundle of nerves that most often runs between the 3rd and 4th toe. High heels or narrow shoes and high impact exercise such as running are most often the culprits.

Capsulitis- is often misdiagnosed as a Morton’s neuroma because the symptoms can be similar. But instead of the nerve being the problem the ligaments surrounding the toes becomes inflamed. Faulty foot mechanics–where the ball of the foot beneath the toe joint takes on a lot of weight-bearing pressure–is the primary cause. Other foot problems that can cause capsulitis are: having a second toe longer than the big toe, an unstable arch, and tight calf muscles.

Bursitis – is an inflamed fluid-filled sac that develops between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone as a result of repetitive movements such as those made by athletes. Initially the sac develops as a protection from micro trauma that occurs from the repetitive movements, but eventually the sac also becomes inflamed leaving the person with bursitis.

Haglund’s deformity – is often a precursor to bursitis. It’s also known as “pump bump”, because it most commonly affects women who wear rigid pump style shoes. Three factors make this deformity more likely in addition to wearing pumps: high arched feet, tight Achilles tendon, and faulty foot mechanics.

Osteoarthritis¬†- typically occurs in people over 50. It shows up as swollen joints. It’s the most common secondary diagnoses when a person comes in thinking they have bunions. Arthritis is most treatable at the beginning stages.

It’s important to get your feet checked out so that proper treatment for your condition can be started right away.

Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online.

Get our free foot book¬†“No More Foot Pain”, mailed directly to your home.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. This is not  Victoria Beckham but Heike Drechsler, a German Olympian who took home two gold medals for the long jump; I have no idea if she has or had a bump, but she easily could have from all that jumping.)

Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.

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