Plus, our favorite headlines you may have missed over the break
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🎉 We’re back! Tell us your dreams for 2022

Plus, our favorite headlines you may have missed over the break

By Hannah Myrick

Hey there, it’s Tuesday.

And welcome back to our first newsletter of 2022! We hope everyone had a long holiday break full of good food and drink, long naps, and quality time with loved ones. This week will be packed with some things we hope will start your year off on a good foot, but before we get that going, we need some inspiration from you.

What headlines do you want to see in 2022? Realistic or not, here are two of mine: 

🚌 Seattle decides all public transportation will be free

☀️ Daylight Savings All-The-Time: Washington never has to change its clocks again, and we’ll get a winter with actual daylight 

You can share your 2022 dream headlines by responding to this newsletter, or sending an email with the subject line “Seattle 2022 hopeful headlines” to

Now scroll on to read the real headlines that you may have missed while we were on break.


We’re feeling fireworks for 2022. See ya 2021 👋 / Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @ashclicks09

What Seattle is Talking About

❤️It’a a Christmas Eve miracle! More than two dozen people jumped to the rescue when 12 elk were found freezing to death in Ferry County near Spokane on Dec. 24. The elks had attempted to cross a frozen-over river but had fallen through the ice in the process and got trapped. The group faced dangerous circumstances during the rescue, using kayaks to wade out to the elk, attaching rope around their heads, and pulling them out with a winch attached to a Toyota 4Runner. (Yakima Herald)

🎤Bruce Harrell is Seattle’s new Mayor, but Jenny Durkan still has a few things to say. Listen to Durkan reflect on her tenure as our city’s mayor. She talks about the ways she oversaw the city before COVID (B.C.) and after COVID and sheds light on how her ideas around homelessness, policing, running for reelection, and more changed and played out throughout her term. (KNKX)

📸 See how last year went down in picture form, with Crosscut’s 2021 year in pictures. We started the last year off with shuttered businesses and our first COVID-19 vaccination sites. Also in 2021, Washingtonians adapted, protested, celebrated, got vaccinated, graduated, created, danced, and so much more. 👉 (Crosscut)

🤝As temperatures got increasingly lower in December, the danger for unhoused individuals got higher, with limited city resources available to help our community experiencing homelessness. In response, several local mutual aid groups mobilized to provide help on the ground. Local groups and individuals rallied together to provide resources like clothing and other gear for cold weather, Narcan to treat narcotic overdoses, hot food, and more. (The Stranger)

🏫 School resumed this week for many kids, but not without major COVID testing for Seattle Public Schools students. The district offered rapid testing at more than a dozen locations over the course of Sunday and Monday, with school scheduled to resume today. Some students and parents waited for over three hours to take a test. The school district told parents in December to be ready for a possible shift to online following the holiday. (The Seattle Times)

✨ Help us reach our 2022 resolutions


In 2022, we want to cover more news, host more events — virtual or otherwise — build more community, and continue growing a business that does its best to give back to our city every day.

And you can help us do that. 💫 Become a member today to help The Evergrey continue to spread the word about what's happening in the Emerald City. We’ll pay you back in exclusive members-only content, random bouts of Seattle trivia, early access to online events, and more. 

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✍️ Join author David Sedaris for a series of “workshop” readings as he puts the finishing touches on his next book happening Jan. 5 thru Jan. 11 (Capitol Hill)

⛷ Learn how to repair your much-loved outdoors gear (SLU)

🎨 Head to Saltstone Ceramics to check out Chroma, a group show curated by Juan Barroso (Wallingford)


🎤 Try out your stand-up comedy routine at the Blue Moon Tavern's heckle night (University District)


🏛 Join Seattle CityClub as the top leadership from both sides of the aisle of the Washington State Legislature take an in-depth look at the top priorities for the 2022 session (Online) (Online)

📕 Listen to a recitation of poetry, essays, and memoirs from the “We Need Reckoning” collection, read by women and non-binary people of color from Tacoma (First Hill)

🤣 Get your laugh on at Seattle Theatresports Improv Comedy at Unexpected Productions’ Market Theater (Downtown)


🎶 Honor the musical legend David Bowie on his birthday with live tunes at the Tractor Tavern(Ballard)

🎵 Listen to original music inspired by the novel “Crying in H Mart”, composed by local musicians and artists (Online)

🎸 Meet fellow Deadheads and sing along to the Grateful Dead’s hits performed by cover band The Golden Road (Ballard)

One last thing…

Before we go we just have to ask one more time — what’s on your to-do list for 2022? 

Here are two must-dos on mine: Learn how to boulder (and fully surrender to being a Seattle stereotype) and eat a foot-long hot dog at the Bigfoot Long pop-up in Alki Beach. 

You can share your 2022 hopes and dreams by commenting on The Evergrey’s Instagram page, replying to this newsletter, or sending an email with the subject line “Seattle 2022 must-do list” to

We’ll see you tomorrow with an awesome list of ways to spend your 2022.

Hannah at The Evergrey 

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