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Plus: A farewell note from Caitlin. 

Hey there, it’s Thursday.

Hope you got to enjoy that sun; these sea lions sure did. A group of about 40 to 50 sea lions was seen in Ballard outside restaurant Ray’s Boathouse the other day. These fellas are visiting from California, where they’ll return for mating season in May. 

Scroll on for news: A farewell to Garfield Rick, a guide for Evergrey Extra members on how to celebrate Women’s History Month, and one last thing from Caitlin. 

What Seattle is talking about

I-5 looks better from above than sitting in traffic. 🚘 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @ashclicks09

Another homeless encampment sweep. City officials cleared out approximately 20 people living in Denny Park yesterday, along with their belongings. The Seattle Police Department was also present “on standby” during the cleanup. The CDC has recommended not moving folks in encampments during the pandemic, but the city cited concerns of safety for their decision to clear the park. (The Seattle Times)

Uber Eats took orders from this restaurant even after it closed. Cafe Racer closed back in July, but the food delivery service continued to accept orders until last month. The restaurant’s owner said he was getting at least three calls per month regarding delivery. The company has promised they’re addressing the issue. For now, Cafe Racer has turned into a radio station as they look for a new home for the business. (Eater Seattle)

A one-of-a-kind penthouse. In case you missed it, the Smith Tower penthouse is available to rent for an astonishingly low price of $17,000 a month! Sarcasm aside, this would be a pretty sweet crib to live out my teenage angst fantasies and listen to Such Great Heights on repeat. (Seattle PI)

Remembering “Garfield Rick.” Wendell Hicks passed away last week, leaving a hole for the Garfield High School community. The Garfield community “adopted” Rick in the ‘70s after he became a presence at the community center that’s attached to the high school. For many, Rick embodied GHS and what it meant to be a Bulldog. There’s a GoFundMe for Rick’s funeral; extra money will go toward a scholarship for students in his name. (Seattle Medium)

You’re missing out!

Today members are getting a guide compiled by us on how to celebrate Women’s History Month. Every Thursday, we give Evergrey Extra members specially made guides on things to do/see/read and everything in between. Want in on the info? Sign up today to become a member! 


❤️ Support survivors of sexual assault and their families at this virtual fundraiser breakfast (Online)

📈 Explore an equitable path to COVID-19 recovery with Civic Commons (Online)

🎞 Catch one of the 123 films that are a part of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival this year (Online) — through March 14th


🎶 Groove into the weekend with D'Vonne Lewis and Earshot Jazz (Online)


🍷 Learn about the wine regions of the PNW and taste along at home (Online)


🏙️ Join Puget Sound Business Journal for a conversation about the future of downtown Seattle (Online)

🌍 Test your knowledge on all things sustainability at this trivia night (Online)


🇺🇸 Join KUOW for a conversation about rebuilding democracy (Online)


🐦 Join KNKX and BirdNote for a presentation about winter migrating birds in the Skagit Valley (Online)

🌲 Learn the secrets of Seattle’s botanical past with David B. Williams (Online )

🥧 Join KCTS 9 for a discussion on all things pie — sweet AND savory (Online)

🐛 Forking Moths! Fix 'em good by embroidering their likeness over the pesky holes they leave in wool (Ballard/Online)

✈️ Satisfy your travel bug with a virtual trip around the world at this trivia night (Online)

One more thing …

A note from Caitlin, our director: 

Today is my last day with The Evergrey, so I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you to all the readers, members, and community partners who have helped make this newsletter so great over my two-and-a-half-year tenure.

What’s next for me? It’s still a work in progress, but I’m sticking around Seattle and I plan to keep writing and sharing stories about our community. You can find me on Twitter and LinkedIn if you want to follow along and keep in touch. 

Saying goodbye to The Evergrey is bittersweet, but one thing that makes stepping down easy-peasy is knowing the newsletter is in great hands. Grace has been writing most of our newsletters for several months now, and I know she’s going to do amazing things as director. I’m excited to see where she takes things next. 

That’s all from me. Hope to see you all around, IRL, when this pandemic is behind us. 👋

— Caitlin at The Evergrey

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