Mallory Kaniss

Multimedia intern

Mallory Kaniss is a student at Mount Holyoke College, but lives in Tacoma. She is spending her 2012 summer with KPLU as an online media intern.

Mallory Kaniss / KPLU

I’ve never eaten so many flowers in my life – Anise-Hyssop, Borage, Nasturtium, Day Lily …

But it turns out flowers are common fare in extreme locavore/organic dining. That’s the first thing I learned at the Herbfarm restaurant and gardens where I went to explore how chefs there make the restaurant’s strict locavore, organic dinners.

Mallory Kaniss / KPLU

During the summer, Alki Beach becomes the hub for serious beach volleyball in the Seattle region.

Leading this craze is Seattle’s Alki Volleyball Association, the top promoters of beach volleyball in the Pacific Northwest since 2005.

“It grew out of a tradition here at Alki,” says AVA co-owner Phillip van Rooyen, “We wanted to open that up to all those that play, and our tournaments are central for all the players and their results."

Mallory Kaniss / KPLU

To promote their new movie – “The Campaign” – actors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis blazed into a Seattle cafe to stump for votes in their faux election campaign.

The two are touring the country as if mired in a real political race, though they are “campaigning” to represent a district in North Carolina. Below is a video of their event in Seattle.

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A woman married a corporation in Seattle yesterday, and today King County says it was all a mistake.

“It was just an error,” a King County spokesperson said of why the woman was allowed to get a license and marry “Corporation Person." An error the county said it has fixed by voiding the license and returning the $64 fee.

Mallory Kaniss / KPLU

Summer is underway, and with it comes a long-standing Seattle tradition: the Duck Dodge. Nearly every Tuesday night, dozens of sailboats and dinghies do laps around a triangular course on Seattle's Lake Union. The Dodge has been around for 38 years, and it draws anywhere from 50 to 90 boats each week.

Captain Jiri Senkyrik, a Duck Dodge regular, says the prizes are dignity, pride, and a little gold duck sticker to display on your mast.

Mallory Kaniss / KPLU

Point Defiance Zoo’s latest outdoor theater show – “Captain Adventure vs. Dr. Do-Nothing: The Quest to Get Outside!” – is a live animal show that follows the journey of a superheroine and her trusty superdog sidekick as they defeat their nemesis, Dr. Do-Nothing.

The show features a variety of native and exotic animals and the chance for audience members to participate. KPLU’s multimedia intern Mallory Kaniss attended one of the shows and brought back the photo gallery below. (For larger images and to view captions or if your device doesn't support Flash, check out the show on our Flickr page.)