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BARTELL DRUGS CELEBRATES LOCAL COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE GREAT THINGS

February 8th, 2018 by sarawilly

Sponsored post written by Bartell Drugs

Can you feel the energy around the Puget Sound these days? There’s a spirit of innovation in the air, enthusiasm for the great outdoors, and an excitement for local companies and local pride.

Being a company born, raised and operating in Seattle, Bartells believes in showcasing countless local favorites from small businesses all around the Northwest – something it’s celebrating all February long with its annual Loving Local event.

You can expect great deals on local goods through Feb. 10 at all 65 Bartell locations. As an extra bonus and a way to join in on the local celebration, visit your neighborhood store on Friday the 9th for coffee and cookies from 2-5 p.m., plus enter to win a gift basket filled with local homegrown must-haves.

There’s even more to enjoy at select locations around town, including face painting for kids (and adults, too, if the mood strikes), free manicures featuring Oregon-based Pacifica Nail Polish, and sampling of some of the best snacks and sweets our region has to offer. You can visit Bartells’ events page on the website for details.

This celebration is about letting local products shine, and learning about the great businesses behind them. Joe Chocolates, one of the companies sampling during Loving Local, got its start in 2015 when two college students at the UW launched the idea as part of a class project. Now they have a chocolate factory producing delicious high-quality chocolate jam-packed with rich espresso flavor.

Moon Valley Organics is another brand Bartell Drugs brought onto its shelves in early 2017. This high-quality, organic personal care line rests on a philosophy of simple ingredients packed in environmentally friendly containers – all coming out of North Bend, WA.

There’s a lot to celebrate – stop by your Bartell Drugs, and see what your neighbors are up to!

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Lots going on at the Burke

January 6th, 2018 by sarawilly

This winter and spring, escape the cold weather at the Burke Museum! From seeing baskets get carefully packed for the move into the New Burke, to hundreds of dinosaurs and other fossils on display at their annual Dino Days, there’s something for all interests and ages.

Exhibit

T. rex Live

Through June 10, 2018

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Something BIG is happening at the Burke! Last summer, Burke paleontologists discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex—including the 15th T. rex skull discovered in the world.

Watch as Burke paleontologists carefully remove rock from the skull of this incredible, 66-million-year-old beast. More and more of the skull will be exposed each week, so come back often to watch the progress!

Special Exhibit

Testing, Testing, 1-2-3: Work in Progress

Feb 2 – June 10, 2018

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID

Construction is underway on the New Burke, a flagship museum of natural history and culture for Washington state opening in 2019. Unlike other museums, where the public is on one side of the wall and collections and research are on the other, the New Burke will invite you to see and be part of discoveries as they happen.

In Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress, see the behind-the-scenes work of getting ready for the New Burke and get a sneak peek of objects coming out of storage for display in the new museum.

Special Events

I Dig Dinos

Last Sunday of the month
January 28 / February 25 / March 25 / April 29
11 am – 2 pm

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID and children 4 & under

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun. Enjoy three prehistoric stations every month, ranging from touching real fossils, making discoveries in the dino dig pit, solving dinosaur mysteries, dino dress-up and more. Activities and themes change monthly so there’s always something new!

I Dig Dinos is open to everyone but is geared toward ages 3-7.

Special Event

Burke NiteLife: Ice Age Chillout
Friday, February 9, 2018

5:30–8:30 pm
Burke Museum

Purchase tickets now!

What’s cooler than being cool? Enjoying an “ice cold” beverage with your friends at Ice Age Chillout, the Burke’s next NiteLife event featuring creatures great and small that roamed the earth during the Ice Age.

Special Events

Fossil Fridays

Every fourth Friday of the month, Feb – May 2018

February 23 / March 23 / April 27/ May 25

12–4 pm

Burke Museum

Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID and children 4 & under

Celebrate Fossil Fridays at the Burke Museum and see live fossil preparation at the Burke! The doors will be open to our Testing, Testing 1-2-3: Work in Progress fossil prep lab so you can get up close to examine the incredible progress our paleontologists are making on the “Tufts-Love” T. rex skull and other fossils.

Special Event

Dino Days

Saturday, March 3 – Sunday, March 4, 2018

10 am – 5 pm both days

Burke Museum

Fossils take over the whole museum for this two-day prehistoric party! See hundreds of dinosaurs and fossils, meet Burke paleontologists and dig into hands-on activities.

  • See LIVE T. rex skull fossil preparation
  • Dino dress-up, crafts and face painting
  • And more!

Save your spot! Buy your tickets in advance of this popular event starting January 8 at burkemuseum.org/dinodays!

 

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UW Faculty music performance

December 28th, 2017 by sarawilly

The School of Music presents a dynamic evening of duo performances by UW piano professor Robin McCabe and her sister, Rachelle McCabe, professor of piano at Oregon State University, performing music by Bernstein, Brahms, and William Hirtz.
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
“Wizard of Oz” Fantasy (arr. William Hirtz)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 – 7:30pm
$20 ($10 students and seniors)

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Urgent plea for blood donations

December 23rd, 2017 by sarawilly

Bloodworks issued an urgent appeal for donors last week, following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community blood supply.

“Bloodworks has issued more than 150 units of blood to respond to emergency orders from hospitals receiving people injured in the tragedy, said James P. AuBuchon, MD, president and CEO. “Many of the casualties have been taken to South Sound hospitals- including St. Joseph’s Medical Center, St. Peter’s Hospital and Madigan Army Medical Center- who all depend on Bloodworks to meet their patient needs.”

AuBuchon noted that supplies for some blood types are at critical levels – just one or two day supply, compared to a normal four-day inventory. “We need to replenish our supplies to meet the needs of injured people today, and in the days ahead, as well as to meet normal needs,” he said.

There is a special need for O-type blood, AB plasma and platelets but all donors are welcome.

“Having blood already on the shelves is essential when unforeseeable emergencies or tragedies happen,” AuBuchon said. “To avoid a crisis for the local blood supply, we’re urging donors who have not donated recently to schedule an appointment as soon as they can at a donor center or mobile drive.”

Donor centers are open for extended hours this month to make it even more convenient.  Information can be found at bloodworksnw.org. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. Appointments can be made online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org or by calling 1-800-398-7888.
“Donors who can’t come in today can still help our community respond to this tragedy by scheduling a donation for tomorrow, or during the rest of this week,” he said. “This will help meet the needs of accident victims receiving ongoing care and help us replenish our supply. ”

“Meeting this emergency demand and normal patient needs is going to take strong community support this year,” AuBuchon said. “During the holidays the number of donors visiting our centers and drives goes down by 15-20 percent – with high schools and colleges on break, and people busy with social gatherings and vacations.  Since blood can be broken down into components, every donation can potentially help three people.”

“We offer our prayers and support for everyone who is impacted by today’s tragedy, and for the emergency responders, healthcare providers, blood donors and ordinary citizens coming together to respond,” he concluded.

This tragic event demonstrates that when it comes to patient needs, there’s no such thing as a holiday. Demand for blood is continuous to support local patients having surgeries, trauma care and organ transplants – as well as patients needing blood for cancer treatment.

BloodworksNW Donor Centers
Appointments and information at BloodworksNW.org or 800-398-7888

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Support tiny houses & urban rest stops on Giving Tuesday, Nov 28

November 25th, 2017 by sarawilly

Before we know it, it’s Giving Tuesday, philanthropy’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a global day dedicated to giving back, where charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday by making a donation to LIHI’s Tiny House Village and Urban Rest Stop programs.
LIHI’s Tiny House program provides warm, safe, secure shelter in a supportive village setting with case managers to help residents find jobs and permanent housing.  Seven villages in Seattle will help a thousand residents over the next year.  There is nothing like a door that you can lock and a room to call your own to help stabilize
and build a life from.
LIHI’s three Urban Rest Stops–in Ballard, the U District and Downtown–make showers, laundry, and other crucial hygiene services available to Seattle’s homeless population. Both sheltered and unsheltered homeless people need hygiene services. There is nothing like a hot shower on a cold day to make you feel human.

The hygiene services at the Urban Rest Stops make it possible for homeless men and women to get and keep jobs, stay healthy, and survive on the streets. Click here to donate and select Tiny Houses or Urban Rest Stops from the “Category”  drop-down menu.  While next Tuesday is the official Giving Tuesday  event, you can also donate now.

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Shop small in the U District today!

November 25th, 2017 by sarawilly

Saturday, November 25, 2016, is Small Business Saturday– a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the The U District Partnership, the U.S. Small Business Administration and organizations across the country in supporting our local small business by shopping at a small business!

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Metro Transit to eliminate peak and zone fares, will switch to single fare for adults

November 16th, 2017 by sarawilly

From Doree at our sister site Phinneywood.com

The King County Council unanimously approved Metro Transit’s plan to switch adult fares to a single fare, regardless of peak or non-peak hours or travel through multiple zones.

Adults will now pay a standard fare of $2.75, even if they travel through two zones and no matter what time of day. The old fare structure charged an adult between $2.50 and $3.25, depending on zone and time.

The plan does not affect Metro riders who use Metro’s low-income fare program called ORCA Lift, or youth, senior and disabled fares.

“The Council also voted for additional funding to assist low income riders who are not covered by ORCA Lift and directed Metro to increase efforts to enroll eligible adults into ORCA Lift before new fares take effect,” according to a press release.

The new fare structure takes effect next July.

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Bartell Drugs and Salvation Army team up for 15th annual “Toy ‘n’ Joy” Drive

November 13th, 2017 by sarawilly

Bartell Drugs is once again partnering with the Salvation Army to provide holiday gifts for children in need by collecting new, unwrapped toys during its 15th annual Salvation Army “Toy ‘N’ Joy” drive.

The toy drive will run November 12 through December 9 at 65 of Bartell’s locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Toys will be distributed to low-income children and youth the week before Christmas through the Salvation Army’s “toy warehouses.”

Donation options include: 

  • Donate at the cash register at any Bartell Drugs location.
  • Donate new, unwrapped gifts appropriate for children up to 14 years of age.

“This community-wide drive helps make the holiday season brighter for deserving children in the neighborhoods we serve,” says Bartell Drugs CFO Rob Jensen. “The generous response by our customers over the past 15 years has been extremely gratifying.”

The month-long drive in 2016 generated over 5,800 toys provided by Bartell customers—the equivalent of $88,710 in toys provided to the Salvation Army.

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Brown Bear Car Wash salutes vets/current service military with free car washes

November 10th, 2017 by sarawilly

Saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear Car Wash offers free washes to current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. The free “Beary Clean” washes will be offered at Brown Bear’s 24 tunnel wash locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The offer operates on an honor system and no verification or documentation is required. Upon arrival, drivers should identify themselves as a current or former member of the military to the wash attendant. Click here for a list of Brown Bear’s 24 automated tunnel wash locations.

Brown Bear will also proudly donate $1 for every car washed on Veterans Day to Puget Sound Honor Flight. For the past three years, Brown Bear has donated more than $30,000 to support Honor Flight’s mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C. For more information, click here.

“The Veterans Day event is our way of saluting those who currently serve our country and have made past sacrifices on behalf of all of us,” said Brown Bear Car Wash President Vic Odermat, who is a proud US Marine veteran.

For more information about Brown Bear Car Wash locations and programs, click here.

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MAYORAL FORUM AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY OCT. 31

October 24th, 2017 by sarawilly

The Seattle Public Library invites everyone to attend a forum with Seattle’s mayoral candidates, Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon, from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.
Library programs are free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Parking is available in the Central Library garage at the regular rates. Please note that the event may be televised.
The discussion will be moderated by Q13 FOX News’ C. R. Douglas. It will feature questions about current issues and challenges facing our city, including those related to the Library. Attendees may bring written questions to submit for the discussion.
This event is sponsored by The Friends of The Seattle Public Library and The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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