Ring My Belle

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Who is Rachel Belle?
Rachel Belle's "Ring My Belle" segment airs Monday-Friday on The Ron & Don Show. You can hear "Ring My Belle Weekends" Sundays at 3pm. Rachel is a northern California native who loves anything and everything culinary, playing Scrabble, petting cats and performing improv.

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A real-life Seattle 'Full House' family is the answer to the city's rent crisis

Three and a half months ago, Seattle's Julia Massey and Jared Cortese became parents to baby Carl. They wanted to move to a bigger place, but couldn't afford it on their musician salaries. So they rented a bigger house with Jared's two brothers to save money, create a stronger community for themselves and raise their son in a close knit family atmosphere.

Living with an ex: a divorced Seattle couple lives together, raises kids together

Whitney and Brian live in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood with their two kids, only they got a divorce 10 years ago. The pair, who call themselves friends and a team, decided to raise their kids together, in one house, while living in separate bedrooms.

Tuna Ramen Delight and other prison recipes made behind bars

There's a long history of inmates concocting their own MSG-laden recipes in the comfort of their units.

Prisoners at WA's Clallam Bay learn the art of French pastry making

At Clallam Bay Correctional Center, inmates spend six hours a day, five days a week, perfecting French pastry and baking breads, cookies, and brownies that are sold to fundraise for local charities.

Amidst skyrocketing rents, some Seattle landlords are keeping it real

As rents rise in Seattle, there are still real estate unicorns refusing to gouge their tenants, and keeping their rents affordable despite their neighbors.

Behind the scenes of the Seattle Wine Awards

It's the 10th year of the Seattle Wine Awards, and for two days, 20 wine experts hole up in a hotel conference room drinking and judging 1,200 wines. What sounds like a dream job is actually quite tedious.

A Tennessee elephant sanctuary would take Seattle's elephants, says Woodland Park Zoo never contacted them

Woodland Park Zoo's elephants, Chai and Bamboo, are on the road to the Oklahoma City Zoo where they will find a new home. But elephant activists say a sanctuary is better for the elephants. The zoo says the sanctuaries aren't accepting elephants and are riddled with disease. But one elephant sanctuary says this is not true, and the zoo has never even contacted them.

Uncle Manny, 80, still rides his bike to work every day

An 80-year-old Lake City man has been riding his bike to work for the past 22 years, rain or shine. On his seven mile daily commute, he gets a good look at the neighborhoods, its people, and nature.

Adult coloring books are selling by the millions, selling out on Amazon

When was the last time you colored? You know, crayons, coloring book? Perhaps you haven\'t colored since you were a kid. But right now, on Amazon, the top two best selling books are both coloring books. For adults. Adults are channeling their inner child, and achieving calmness and creativity through coloring and finger painting.

Plate of Nations showcases immigrant family run restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley

Rainier Valley has the most diverse zip code in the United States, which means there are restaurants from all around the world, many of them run by immigrant families. Twelve of these restaurants are being highlighted in a promotion called Plate of Nations. Each restaurant is offering a $15 and $25 meals that can serve 2-4 people.

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