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🤖 Jeff says Amazon employees are definitely not treated like robots

Plus: Booze news to drink to. 

We’ve made it to Friday, folks. 

Thanks for delivering on my ask for places that have opened this past year in an attempt to further prove that Seattle businesses (big and small) are indeed alive and well.

Here are a few of the names you sent in: Rey Amargo, Alexandra’s Macarons, Tyger Tyger, Communion, and while not new, Frelard Tamales has continuously supported the community by working with other small businesses like Alexandra’s Macarons. Plus, one reader's wife opened her own small businesses doing landscape design. Thanks to Valerie C., Rachel C., Katy N., Ryan P., and Heather D. for sharing!

Read on for the news — and for Evergrey Extra members, another weekend guide. 

What Seattle is talking about

Free wheelin' on 1st Ave. 🚲 | Tag @the_evergrey or use #theevergrey to be featured in our Instagram of the Day. (📸: @dannyngan

Did you get vaxxed yet? Or at least have a plan to? Yesterday marked the first day in Washington state that anyone over the age of 16 was eligible to be vaccinated. Check out photos of the celebratory occasion for a number of people. (The Seattle Times)

  • Related: The Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause has left thousands of King County residents not knowing when they’ll be able to get vaccinated. 9,000 doses of the vaccine were scheduled to be administered by Public Health — Seattle & King County, but only 400 were able to be rescheduled with Moderna vaccines. (South Seattle Emerald)

The encampment at Miller Park is being swept, possibly as you’re reading this. Notices from the city went up around the Capitol Hill playfield on Wednesday asking folks to clear out by 9 a.m. today. This comes as students at Meany Middle School — which is located by the park — return to school next Monday. The school’s PTSA joined advocates in asking for the mayor to hold off on a sweep of the park so that campers have time to relocate. (Capitol Hill Seattle Blog)

Takeout booze for the win. The state officially extended the allowance for to-go alcohol sales until July 1, 2023. The measure was originally passed in an effort to help restaurants and bars stay afloat during the pandemic. We’ll cheers to that. (Eater Seattle)

Jeff gave a heartfelt final shareholders letter...just kidding. Jeff took the time to address the recent effort to unionize in Alabama and clarify that Amazon employees were not being treated like robots. He is set to step down as CEO at the end of the third quarter this year and instead act as executive chairman. (GeekWire

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🎞 Watch the 18th edition of the Seattle Black Film Festival put on by Langston Seattle (Online) — Through April 26

🎭 The latest show in Macha Theatre's series of solo performances by female writers, watch "The Transcendence" (Online)


📖 Meet the Norwegian author Ruth Lillegraven as she discusses her book "Everything is Mine" with the Nordic Museum (Online)


⭕ Try out a crafting-meditation as you make your own mobius strip (Online)


💨 Celebrate 420 with the SPLIFF Film Festival: short films made by stoners for stoners! (Online)

♀ Hear about the humanitarian crisis the women of Syria are facing in this virtual talk put on by the Holocaust Center and Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees (Online)


🌲 Support Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks by participating in the 2021 Auction for the Parks! (Online)


📖 Hear from the author of the bestseller "The Vanishing Half" (Online)

Promotion from Washington Global Health Alliance

🗻 Calling all climbers & outdoors enthusiasts!

Join WGHA on 4/21 to hear from Chris Bombardier, the 1st person with hemophilia to summit Everest & the man behind the Bombardier Blood doc.

Register today + stream the doc for FREE
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🌱 Circular Innovation Challenge: A Pitch Competition

Do you have an innovative idea for a manufactured product from ‘waste’ or recycled materials? Apply to win $10,000, mentorship, and more!

Apply today! Deadline: Friday, April 23rd @11:59pm

One more thing …

It’s supposed to get OVER 70 degrees this weekend. This brings me both great joy and anxiety over how to dress appropriately for this weather. Anyway, here’s a funny meme that sums up Seattle’s inner feelings when the temperature gets beyond our comfort level of a solid mid-60-degrees. 

Go bask in the sun and we’ll see you back here Tuesday.

— Grace at The Evergrey

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