🏝️ Greetings from East Vashon Island

🏝️ Greetings from East Vashon Island

Where the wildflowers are: Tiger Mountain

What Seattle is talking about

‘A burst of creativity, wit, and charm, with a heart of empathy.’ Summer Taylor’s family is remembering them as a passionate and caring young person who was dedicated to Black Lives Matter and supporting fellow youth in the LGBTQ community. Dawit Kelete faces three felony charges for allegedly driving through an I-5 freeway closure and hitting Taylor and another protester. (KUOW, Associated Press)

President Trump’s education funding threats aren’t gaining much traction here in Washington. Many local districts, including Seattle Public Schools, say they’re sticking with plans for a hybrid instructional model that combines remote and in-person learning and lets families opt for all-online classes. (KNKX)

We’re not at the bottom yet. The weekly tally of new jobless claims in our state is slowly trickling down, but it’s still nearly double what it was at the height of the Great Recession. Meanwhile, the ongoing fallout from May’s fraud scam means some folks have yet to receive benefits — a problem the state promises to completely fix by the end of the month. (The Seattle Times)

Say hello to King County’s newest park. Executive Dow Constantine announced yesterday that the county will convert a 5-acre forested parcel just south of South Park into a park with trails, overlooks, and wetlands. (King County)

Need a new quarantine culinary project? This recipe for cured salmon sounds like a way better idea than turning on the oven and baking yet another loaf of sourdough. (Seattle Met)

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Things to do


📖 Lift up BIPOC voices by attending this poetry event (Mount Baker)

🎥 Stream the 17th-annual Seattle Black Film Festival (Online) —through Sunday


🚲 Join the next Peace Peloton ride in support of Black-owned businesses (Hillman City)

🍅 Learn more about edible gardening on this socially distanced tour (Ballard)


🎬 Join local climate scientists-turned-filmmakers for the premiere of "An Unlikely Insurgency" (Online)

🎶 Groove along at a special Royal Room Staycation performance (Online)

🏃 Fight ovarian cancer at the virtual Rivkin SummeRun & Walk (All over)


🤔 Tune in to a conversation about making fundraising less racist (Online)

One more thing...

If Friday happy hour is still part of your weekend routine these days, you’ll want to keep the Infatuation’s list of open outdoor patios handy.

Cheers to the weekend, all. See you back here on Tuesday. 🍻

—The Evergrey

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