Urgent need for blood donations | Remembering George Bakan | Embracing routine

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Seattle schools serve up a culturally diverse menu

Seattle School serves up culturally diverse lunches

Seattle Public Schools have long been crafting its school lunch menus to better reflect the district’s wide-ranging cultural diversity. When the pandemic hit, the district partnered with local organizations to send out 30,000 high-quality meals a day. The most popular meal so far? Watch to find out.

Soup's On

🏳️‍🌈 Remembering Seattle LGBTQ+ activist & mischief-maker George Bakan

George Bakan and then U.S. senate candidate Mike Lowry

Seattle Gay News is the country’s third oldest LGBTQ+ publication. Over the last four+ decades SGN chronicled the devastating early years of the AIDS epidemic, the struggle for marriage equality, and more recently, the fight to expand rights for transgender people. The paper’s endurance is in part due to its former publisher, George Bakan (at left in above photo), who passed away last summer.

Honoring George

Councilmember Mosqueda rolls up her sleeve, overcomes a fear to save lives 🩸

Councilmember Mosqueda gives blood

The need for blood donation in Seattle is severe right now. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda nearly lost a friend to blood loss, and that propelled her to overcome a lifelong fear of needles and give blood at Bloodworks Northwest. The best news? There’s no waiting period to donate after you’re vaccinated!

Give Life

Civic Cocktail guests discuss creating a more equitable community

Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter

George Floyd's murder sparked a movement, forcing this nation to acknowledge and confront systemic racism. But how much has changed in the year since Floyd was killed? Naomi Ishisaka of The Seattle Times, Kurt Streeter of The New York Times, and The Stranger's Jasmyne Keimig lead a conversation on what's been done and the work still ahead to create a more equitable community.


Look, Listen & Learn thrives on “the usual”

Making blueberry pancakes

We are all about a good routine. Whether it’s Saturday morning pancakes or  bedtime stories, there’s something about “the usual,” as Possum calls it, that’s just comforting. Check out this episode to help kids learn about the importance of routines. 🤸

Lean on Routine

Dear Georgetown Stables, thanks for the memories! 

John Bennett of Georgetown Stables

Over the last decade, The Georgetown Stables became a second home for Art Zone. The iconic event space has closed, but the memories live on. We are so grateful to owner John Bennett for letting us in the door. Hand over the tissues please. 😿


Don't procrastinate, vaccinate!

Who? Everyone who lives, works, or attends school in King County can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any of the City of Seattle-affiliated fixed vaccination sites. Drop-ins are okay.

What? City of Seattle-affiliated vaccination sites are currently administering Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is for anyone 12 and older; the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for people 18 and older. Book a first and second appointment, schedule just a second appointment, or drop in to any of the four locations highlighted below.

When & Where? Vaccinations at any of the four City of Seattle vaccination sites are available with or without an appointment. All but the SoDo site will be shutting down over the next few weeks as the city reaches vaccination goals.

  • Lumen Field Event Center 330 S Royal Brougham Way, Seattle 98134, open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. (Pfizer). Permanently closes end of the day of June 12, 2021.
  • Rainier Beach Community Vaccination Hub 8702 Seward Park Ave S, Seattle 98118, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. No appointment is necessary. (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer). Permanently closes end of the day of June 23, 2021.
  • SoDo Drive-thru Vaccination and Testing Site 3820 6th Ave S, Seattle 98108, open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer). Will remain open through the summer!
  • West Seattle Community Vaccination Hub 2801 SW Thistle St, Seattle 98126, open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. (Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer). Permanently closes end of the day of June 9, 2021

Also, Seattle Fire Department and Seattle Public Schools are partnering to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to middle and high school students. More info about clinics for Seattle Public Schools middle or high school and charter school students, private school students, or family-focused clinics.

Seattle Fire Department is also hosting pop-up vaccination clinics all around the city. Follow them on Twitter to keep up with the latest.

Consult your primary care provider or check state's vaccine locator for more locations. Vaccines are free, insurance is not required, and while presenting an ID card at the time of your appointment is recommended, it is not a requirement.

For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information visit the City’s vaccination website at www.seattle.gov/vaccine. The site contains vaccine information in seven languages, and in-language assistance is also available over the phone with the Customer Service Bureau Monday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (206) 684-2489.

Even as more residents get vaccinated, please continue to follow all public health guidance. Visit this website from Public Health – Seattle & King County for more information.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, schedule a free test at one of the city's sites. 

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