John’s Summer Concert Picks

John’s Summer Concert Picks

Snoop Dog, Wiz Khalifa & Too Short
When: Sunday, July 9, 2023 | 6pm
Where: White River Amphitheatre

Bite of Seattle (Free)
Who to see: Polyrhythmics, The Paperboys, Grace Love, and DJ Baby Van Beesly
When: July 21-23, 2023
Where: Seattle Center
Event Info 

Trombone Shorty with Ziggy Marley
When: Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 5:45pm
Where: Chateau Ste Michelle Winery

Day In Day Out Fest (Saturday Lineup)
Who to see: Leon Bridges and Yaeji
When: August 12, 2023
Where: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center

Thing Festival
Who to see: Fleet Foxes, Digable Plants, Lil Yachty, The Budos Band, Kassa Overall
When: August 25-27, 2023
Where: Fort Worden, Port Townsend

Bumbershoot (Sunday Lineup)
Who to see: Bomba Estereo, Phantogram, Rebirth Brass Band, True Loves
When: September 3, 2023
Where: Seattle Center




Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Accepting: Gently used clothing, bedding, textiles, and small household items. 
How to donate: Visit their website to find a nearby donation bin or drop-off with their partner – Value Village. 

Elizabeth Gregory Home

Accepting: Gently used clothes, toiletries, art supplies, suitcases & blankets.
How to donate:
Bring donations to 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle.
Hours: Sunday – Friday 9AM – 4PM

Facing Homelessness

Accepting: Gently used tents, tarps, sleeping bags, men’s clothing, & backpacks.
How to donate:
Bring donations to 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle.
Email [email protected] to schedule a drop-off

Humble Designs

Accepting: Gently used furniture and household items.
How to donate:
 Taking a brief pause to hire additional staff. Visit their website for updates on when they will reopen. 

Mary’s Place

Accepting: Gently used clothing (all genders & ages), bedding, maternity clothes, baby items, and small appliances.
How to donate:
 Belltown: 720 Blanchard St, Seattle, Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PM | Sat – Sun 9AM – 1PM
South Seattle: 4521 6th Ave S, Mon – Sat 8:30AM – 4PM

Threadcycle (King County Solid Waste)

Accepting: Damaged & dirty items. Recycle your clothes, shoes, textiles and even stuffed animals that are too damaged to donate.
How to donate:
Bring donations to Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Value Village

Wellspring Family Services

Accepting: Gently used baby and kids clothing gear, diapers, formula, car-seats, furniture, books, & school supplies.
How to donate:
Bring donations to 1900 Rainier Ave S. Seattle.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM – 4:30PM

Westside Baby

Accepting: Gently used baby and kids gear, toys, books, and working car seats.
How to donate:
Bring donations to 10002 14th Ave SW, 98146
Hours: Wednesdays 10am – 12PM

Emergency Preparedness: Tips for building your emergency supplies kit

After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days.

Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. An emergency supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

We’ve compiled a list of the most important items to help you get started on building your own kit!

Basic Needs

  • Water: one gallon per person, per day
  • Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare
  • Manual can opener
  • Mess kit
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Flashlight (one per person is best)
  • Hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Toilet paper and tissues
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above)
  • Soap and hand sanitizer
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectants
  • First aid kit
  • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers
  • Extra cash
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Garbage bags
  • Extra clothes and sturdy shoes
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Cell phone with chargers and backup battery
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Copies of personal documents (i.e. ID/passport)
  • Map(s) of the area

Items Based on Your Needs:

  • Prescription medications
  • Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Extra set of car and house keys
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Two-way radios
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, or other activities

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days should my kit last?
Three days is a good starting point. Once you have a three days’ supply, try to build up to a full week.

How should I store my kit?
Store items in airtight plastic bags and place in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins. Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.

Where should I store my kit?
Since you don’t know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars. Kits designed for sudden events, like earthquakes, should be placed in the area you’d go in case of such an emergency. If your home is at risk of flooding, store your kit on a high shelf. For other emergencies, just keep it in an easily accessible spot. If possible, store your kit in a climate-controlled environment.



2023 Moon Phases Calendar

2023 Moon Phases Calendar

Happy New Year!

Our annual lunar calendar has become a favorite Anchor tradition, and a nice reminder to look up into the night sky every once in a while. We hope that 2023 brings you many beautiful moments gazing up at the moon.

Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving

As the holidays approach we look forward to spending time with our families and thinking of ways that we can support our local communities. There are many wonderful organizations to give to this time of year, here are a few:


Phinney Neighborhood Association:
Phinney Neighborhood Association has partnered with organizations in NW Seattle for a virtual gift tag program. Sign up on their website to purchase a specific gift or gift card for a NW Seattle neighbor.

Treehouse in Rainier Valley:
Treehouse in Rainier Valley supports youth experiencing foster care. You can donate clothing using its Amazon Holiday Wish List. You can also host an online drive to collect gifts for teens, new clothes, toys, shoes and accessories.

Wellspring Family Services:
Wellspring Family Services in Rainier Valley supports families facing homelessness. You can donate items to families from their online wish lists by visiting their Giving Together 2022 Campaign website.

YouthCare in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood accepts monetary donations for homeless teens. The organization has an urgent need for survival items for teens experiencing homelessness, and you can order them directly from YouthCare’s Amazon Wish List.

Mary’s Place:
Mary’s Place is an organization serving families experiencing homelessness across Seattle. Mary’s Place operates a holiday giving program and is requesting gift cards for teens and parents or a specific gift for a child from their kids’ holiday gift list.

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