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April 1, 2021


Photo by Jose Francisco Morales, Unsplash

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It’s opening day of the baseball season, and this year (unlike last year), there will be fans in the stands!  According to the Mariners’ website, this evening’s game “... is a sellout of the 9,000-fan capacity that the Mariners have received clearance for from the State of Washington and King County for the first two homestands, spanning 11 games. Those protocols could change with more health and safety developments.”

While 9,000 is a small percentage of the nearly 48,000-person capacity at T-Mobile Park, this is a welcome reminder that a return to pre-COVID activities is on the way.  As with vaccine distribution, this is going more slowly than we’d all like, but I feel it’s important to recognize we are making progress, no matter how gradual.

And speaking of vaccines... In today’s e-newsletter we talk about the expansion of vaccine eligibility and hints for getting an appointment.

As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at 

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.