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Thanks to reader Ian S. King for sending us this pic from a recent visit to one of his favorite hangouts, Hellbent Brewing in Lake City. "That's the brewer's dog snuggling with me," Ian writes, "and a Hellbent Citra IPA in my hand." Cheers.

SHOW US HOW YOU’VE STAYED COZY ☺️

All this month, you’ve been sharing pics of the books you’ve been curling up with, your giant scarves, bundled up pets, and festive fireplaces. We’ve loved seeing them and we want to see more.

Haven’t snapped a pic for the Cozy Challenge yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time. You have until 5 p.m. today to submit photos taken this month in Washington state using the #EvergreyChallenge hashtag.

We’ll share our five favorite pictures and repost them with credit on Instagram tomorrow. Once those are up, you can vote for your favorite by clicking the “like” ❤️  button. Whoever gets the most likes by Monday at noon will be our winner.

NOW HERE’S WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR CITY 🚌

‘I had always wanted to move to Seattle.’ Settling down in America’s hottest housing market is easier said than done. Artist Gabriel Campanario’s been profiling new homeowners for The Seattle Times, and the stories run the gamut. His latest is about Caroline Collins, a full-time nanny who’s settling in to her $196,000 one-bedroom in Shoreline. It may not be in Seattle proper, but it’s quite the upgrade from the 150-square foot University District apodment she used to live in. 🙌 (The Seattle Times)

What’s it like to work in tech when you’re not a guy? A group of your neighbors wants to know. They’re putting together an event to talk about what men can do to fight gender-based discrimination and harassment in the workplace. Want to help? Share your experiences — anonymously — here. Thanks to reader and organizer Sol Villarreal for the tip! (#MeTooSeaTech)

A fun fact about our buses: If they’re less than five and a half minutes late, they’re considered “on time.” By that measure, our buses are punctual 77 percent of the time, though it doesn’t always feel that way. “Like almost all transit agencies,” writes transportation reporter David Gutman, “King County Metro approaches punctuality more like a dinner party than a job interview.” (The Seattle Times)

The holiday tune that got big here. The Dreidel song is a worldwide Hanukkah hit — and Seattle sang it before it was cool. Composer Samuel Goldfarb taught it to his community at Temple de Hirsch Sinai in the ‘50s, and the rest is history. Happy Hanukkah! 🎶 (KNKX)


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OUT AND ABOUT 🌵

Reader Priya took us up on our suggestion to warm up at the Volunteer Park Conservatory with all the summery cactuses yesterday. And she brought her baby boy, too. “We strolled some, learned some, and started hump day off right,” she wrote on Instagram. Awesome.

Doing something interesting around town? Tell us about it! Hit reply, email us at [email protected], or tag your pics with #theevergrey.

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HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 📅

TONIGHT

🤓  Make new friends in an ugly sweater (Queen Anne)
🎼  Hear the Amazon Symphony Orchestra (Downtown)
😚  Watch some caroling in drag (Capitol Hill)
🕯  See a giant Menorah lighting (Downtown)

TOMORROW

🎶  Catch a tribute to Mary J. Blige (Columbia City neighborhood corrected)
🏙  Look back at the year in Seattle (Downtown)

SATURDAY

🎨  Buy local art for under $100 (SoDo)
🛍  Shop at this pop-up mercado (Beacon Hill)
😆  Dance it off with KEXP (Fremont)
🇺🇸  Bond over our civic purpose (Pioneer Square)
🍻  Meet singles who are new in town (Bellevue)

SUNDAY

🌳  Gaze at bonsai trees by candlelight (Federal Way)
⛄️  Check out some ice sculptures (Queen Anne)

Going to one of these?

Send us a pic! See more upcoming events (and submit your own) on our events page.

THAT’S ALL FOR NOW 👍

Take it easy. — The Evergrey


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