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Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 2:07 pm
West Seattle 4th of July: King County Water Taxi schedule plan
West Seattle Blog - Another quick lookahead to the holiday weekend: The King County Department of Transportation has just announced the Water Taxi schedule: For the West Seattle route, Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, will both be on the Saturday schedule; for the Vashon route, no service on Friday (Saturday's already an off-day). Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 12:54 pm
Red 27 Engraving: Welcoming a new West Seattle Blog sponsor
West Seattle Blog - We're welcoming a new WSB sponsor today, Red 27 Engraving. As a new local sponsor, they have the opportunity to share some information about what they do: (Red 27 Engraving owner Dana Perreault) Your local WEST SEATTLE source for trophies, unique gifts and corporate awards, Red 27 Engraving owner Dana Perreault is happy to help [...] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 11:11 am
West Seattle 4th of July: What you need to know before you travel by state ferry
West Seattle Blog - (Live camera for Fauntleroy ferry dock; find it any time on the WSB West Seattle Traffic page) If state-ferry travel is part of your plan for the 4th of July weekend – Washington State Ferries has just put out a quick guide with reminders and changes. One of the latter affects the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route: On [...] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 10:03 am
Four possibilities for the rest of your West Seattle Monday
West Seattle Blog - (Young downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin) Quick look at today's highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: WADING POOLS OPEN: This is the third day of daily operation for the Lincoln Park wading pool, 11 am-8 pm (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), and the first for the Delridge wading pool, noon-6:30 pm (Delridge/Genesee) – [...] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 9:05 am
West Seattle development: 2nd tower crane for The Whittaker
West Seattle Blog - 9:05 AM: As reported here earlier this month, today is installation day for the second tower crane on the biggest construction project under way in West Seattle, mixed-use The Whittaker at Alaska/Fauntleroy/Edmunds. This one's going up on the north end of the project, two months after installation of the first one at the site's south [...] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 6:21 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Pre-holiday Monday updates
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) 6:21 AM: Good morning! Quiet in the early going as we start the week leading up to the three-day 4th of July holiday weekend. We'll take a closer look at holiday changes as the week proceeds, but, for example, if you're working Friday (July 3rd), [...] Read more...
Monday, June 29, 2015 -- 12:06 am
FOLLOWUP: Who parks where and why? West Seattle Transportation Coalition's survey results
West Seattle Blog - Three months ago, we published a link to the West Seattle Transportation Coalition‘s survey about parking – whether you use it, where you use it, do you park on the street even if you have offstreet parking available where you live, and a variety of other questions. WSTC has finally crunched the numbers and published [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 7:42 pm
The WSBeat: Theft by tow truck? Plus, pullover rage; mic drop; more
West Seattle Blog - By Megan Sheppard On the WSBeat, for West Seattle Blog This edition of our periodic feature The WSBeat contains summaries written from reports on cases handled recently by Southwest Precinct officers – generally cases that (usually) have not already appeared here in breaking-news coverage or West Seattle Crime Watch reports, but that might at least [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 4:40 pm
You can help! Be part of GreenLife at West Seattle Summer Fest
West Seattle Blog - Less than two weeks now until the biggest event of the year in West Seattle – Summer Fest, happening in The Junction Friday-Sunday, July 10-12. If you're not already part of it as a vendor or volunteer, here's a chance to help make it happen: Tamsen Spengler from West Seattle Timebank says not only can [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 2:20 pm
Sneak peek inside today's 'If These Walls Could Talk' tour home
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos) 3-5 pm today, as noted in our West Seattle Sunday preview, the doors swing open at a West Seattle home with history – the North Admiral house built by J.E. 'Daddy' Standley, founder of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop on the downtown waterfront. It's this year's 'If These Walls Could Talk' tour presented by [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 1:27 pm
West Seattle parade season too! What's ahead 2 of the next 3 Saturdays
West Seattle Blog - With the Pride Parade happening downtown today, it's a good time for a reminder that the heart of West Seattle parade season is almost here – the two biggest parades of the year are happening on two of the next three Saturdays: *4TH OF JULY KIDS' PARADE: Bring the kids, bring the parents, bring the [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 10:03 am
Care about the Duwamish River and its watershed? Be at Camp Long on Tuesday
West Seattle Blog - This Tuesday in West Seattle, you're invited to an open house about the Duwamish River watershed – the next step in an umbrella strategy announced by the county and city last year. Here's the invitation: People with an interest in enhancing and revitalizing the Green/Duwamish Watershed are invited to share their ideas at a series [...] Read more...
Sunday, June 28, 2015 -- 6:39 am
West Seattle Sunday: Ye Olde Curiosity Shop founder home tour; Farmers' Market cooking; staying cool in the (wading) pool; more...
West Seattle Blog - (Alki Point Lighthouse, by Long Bach Nguyen) The beautiful lighthouse is just one place you can go today for summer Sunday fun. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: FARMERS' MARKET IN THE STREET, WITH COOKING DEMO: 10 am-2 pm, it's the third week of the West Seattle Farmers' Market‘s new location in the street, [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 11:54 pm
West Seattle scene: 'Educational sleepout' by Seacrest
West Seattle Blog - Carolyn shared that photo via the WSB Facebook page and wondered what was happening; we just went over to find out. A dozen or so people are camped out on the sidewalk east of Seacrest for the second-to-last in a series of 'educational sleepouts' organized by the homelessness advocacy/shelter-operating organization SHARE/WHEEL. According to the flyer [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 9:13 pm
REPORT #2: Mayor hands over key to the city as Seafair Pirates land on Alki Beach
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos by Patrick Sand unless otherwise credited) So how do pirates wind up with the key to the city? Particularly pirates who storm ashore with a roar – and a trident? (Photo by David Hutchinson) All in a day's work – make that, a day's plunder – as the Seafair Pirates sailed through an [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 7:20 pm
VIDEO: West Seattle teen and dad heading out on another big bicycle ride to help Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
West Seattle Blog - That quick video is a pitch from Cal Prinster, who you've probably seen here before – dating back to 2011, when he and dad Gordon Prinster finished a 1,732-mile West Coast bicycle ride, raising money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation along the way. The year after that, they rode cross-country. And today, we learned [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 4:18 pm
Alki parking: New plan for lot next to the Homestead
West Seattle Blog - (SWSHS photo: Matt Schilling, son of Alki Homestead owner Dennis Schilling, finishing the sign) Walking toward Alki Beach along 61st SW this afternoon, past the early-stage-renovation-under-way Alki Homestead/Fir Lodge, we noticed that sign, and maybe you did too. Clay Eals of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society shared the photo and this explanation/announcement: Now that restoration [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 1:32 pm
REPORT #1: Seafair Pirates Landing 2015 on Alki Beach
West Seattle Blog - 1:32 PM: In case you're not already at the beach but were wondering – no, the Seafair Pirates have *not* yet landed. Today's schedule suggested we'll see them around 2:15 pm; already a big crowd, and of course, the Pirates' landlubbing getaway vessel vehicle, the Moby Duck, currently in use (top photo) as a photo-op [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 11:56 am
'We're ecstatic': Thunder Road Guitars' first day in big new Junction home
West Seattle Blog - (1st four photos by WSB's Patrick Sand) It's opening day for the newest shop in The Junction, Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) at 4736 California SW. And proprietor Frank Gross tells us he's 'ecstatic.' As first reported here in May, Thunder Road is making the move from a storefront about a mile north, where it [...] Read more...
Saturday, June 27, 2015 -- 6:34 am
West Seattle Saturday: Seafair Pirates Landing on Alki; wading-pool season starts; Field Day; more...
West Seattle Blog - (Cabbage butterfly, photographed by Danny McMillin, shared via the WSB Flickr group) First full weekend of summer begins – highlighted today by the Seafair Pirates – and hot weather – keep cool, stay hydrated, and have fun! TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am free class, all levels welcome, including beginners – details in our [...] Read more...



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