Coat drive continues for Queen Anne Helpline

Donation bins are stationed at the Umpqua Bank branches in Queen Anne (1630 Queen Anne Ave. N.) and Magnolia (2236 32nd Ave. W.) for the rest of October, collecting new and gently used coats for the annual coat drive organized by local real estate broker Stephanie Kastner.

Last year, more than 160 coats were collected, but thus far donations have been meager at a time when the Helpline is in desperate need of coats, especially those for men.

Those with questions about the drive, or suggestions, can contact Kastner at Coldwell Banker Danforth at (206) 999-1459, or s.kastner@coldwellbanker.com.


Heron Habitat Helpers host native plant sale

A wide variety of plants from Go Natives! Nursery will be for sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Ravine Overlook (36th Avenue West & West Ohman Place), with proceeds going to benefit the restoration and public education efforts of Heron Habitat Helpers.

Native plant expert Don Norman will be on hand to offer advice and suggestions to help shoppers determine what plants will be the best fit for any given yard or purpose.

For more information, visit www.heronhelpers.org.


Seattle offers “license amnesty” for pet owners

Through the month of October, pet owners in Seattle have the opportunity to bring expired pet licenses up to date, or purchase new tags for unlicensed animals without late fees or other penalties.  

Pet owners can purchase or renew a pet license online at www.seattleanimalshelter.org, or in person at numerous locations throughout the city, including the shelter at 2061 15th Ave. W. in Interbay, and Seattle’s customer service centers. The shelter is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing.

One-year license fees are $20 for goats, $22 for altered cats ($33 unaltered), $30 for altered dogs ($51 unaltered), and $120 for pigs for the first year, $30 each subsequent year.