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Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 7:49 pm
Giant '12th Fan' flag returning to West Seattle Corporate Center
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo from January 2014) Remember the huge '12th Fan' flag raised at the West Seattle Corporate Center (Delridge/Andover) back on January 30th, days before the Seahawks‘ Super Bowl win? The 30′ x 50′ flag is going back up next Thursday, hours before the Hawks' home opener, and you're invited to the gala flag-raising celebration [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 4:54 pm
Followup: See underwater video from ROVs' morning at Seacrest
West Seattle Blog - 'Diver Laura' James promised video from her morning at Seacrest with two ROVs (and friends) – and she's delivered. The clip above includes some footage of the unfortunately not-recovering-yet local sea stars, as well as showing how an ROV gets around. Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 2:52 pm
Summer Concerts at Hiawatha 2014 wrapup: 'A big high-five'
West Seattle Blog - Thursday night was the last of this year's six Summer Concerts at Hiawatha, presented for the sixth consecutive year by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, whose president David Whiting shares this wrap-up: 'A Big High-Five to Our Sponsors!' The Admiral Neighborhood Association would like to thank all of our sponsors that contributed to make the Hiawatha [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 1:02 pm
West Seattle traffic alerts: 21st/Henderson crash; then, 6th/Roxbury and 14th/Holden; then, SB I-5 past bridge; then westbound bridge...
West Seattle Blog - 1:02 PM: Thanks to the texter (206-293-6302 any time) who reports Henderson is blocked right now at 21st because of a crash. No medic unit was called out, per the 911 log, so it's likely no one was seriously hurt, but you're advised to avoid that generally busy South Delridge intersection (map) for a while. [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 10:57 am
Duwamish River: You don't have to be an 'artist' to answer this local 'call for artists'
West Seattle Blog - (2011 photo by Danny McMillin) The project is called Duwamish Revealed, 'a large program of temporary, site-specific public art, music, performance and other creative activities and events that will bring people to the river and celebrate its unique culture, communities and history.' It will unfold along, near, and on the Duwamish River next year, thanks [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 6:16 am
10+ ways to spend your West Seattle Saturday, morning to night
West Seattle Blog - Summer's last big weekend is here. So's our list of highlights, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar: (Photo courtesy Caylen Storm) TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: Haven't done it yet? 9 am, join Caylen Storm at Alki, as detailed in our calendar listing. Free. (West of Alki Bathhouse) NEED YOUR CAR WASHED? 10 [...] Read more...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 -- 12:10 am
Update: Helicopter flybys along the shore
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to everyone who's reported a helicopter seeming to be searching for something off the west-facing West Seattle shore. Don't know yet what it's up to, but wanted to let you know we're trying to find out. 1:12 AM: No info so far. SATURDAY MORNING: Commenter FM says they were searching for overdue paddleboarders. (Here's [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:41 pm
Seal Sitters updates: 'Now in the throes of pupping season'
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by David Hutchinson) Banners are up along Alki to ensure you know that, as Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network‘s Robin Lindsey reminds us, 'We are now in the throes of harbor seal pupping season.' And with that, Robin shares four updates/reminders, including the banners' installation, but beginning with the loss of a pup [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 9:27 pm
Video: Ice Bucket Challenge at Holy Rosary, and who they're passing it on to
West Seattle Blog - That's the first 'Ice Bucket Challenge' clip called to our attention by a local school. This one features the staff of Holy Rosary School and the parish's pastor, Father John Madigan. HR principal George Hofbauer starts with challenges to other local Catholic schools, and Fr. Madigan adds a challenge to Seattle's Archbishop Peter Sartain. (In [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 3:54 pm
West Seattle schools: Building demolition begins at Arbor Heights Elementary
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Scott for the top photo and the tip that building demolition has begun at Arbor Heights Elementary, a milestone for the project to replace the dilapidated old buildings with a brand-new school. We went over and got there just in time to photograph the backhoe doing a little more work on the north [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 3:24 pm
West Seattle Water Taxi sets monthly-ridership record: 50,000+ boardings in August as of midmorning
West Seattle Blog - (Mid-August Seacrest panorama by Robert Spears) Recordsetting month for the West Seattle Water Taxi, and it's not over yet. Just shared by County Councilmember Joe McDermott, who is also chair of the Ferry District Board, which oversees West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxi operations, an announcement sent by Marine Division shoreside operations/customer-service manager Greg Lerner: [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 2:32 pm
West Seattle development: 2nd Design Review preview for 7520 35th SW clinic; five demolition sites
West Seattle Blog - West Seattle development notes to share this afternoon: (Rendering by PB Architects) ‘PACKET' FOR NEXT DESIGN REVIEW MEETING: Hasn't been much for the Southwest Design Review Board to consider these past few months, but they do have a one-project meeting coming up next week, and the 'packet' is available – see it here. The project [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 1:14 pm
Five notes for your West Seattle Friday afternoon/evening
West Seattle Blog - Busy day so far, but we don't want to wait any longer to nudge you about four possibilities for this afternoon/evening, primarily from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, plus one heads-up: FREE CANNING CLASS: West Seattle-based and nationally renowned food writer/educator Kim O'Donnel is leading a free canning demonstration with The Little Red Hen [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 11:40 am
West Seattle traffic alert: Crash at 35th SW entrance to eastbound bridge
West Seattle Blog - 11:40 AM: A vehicle has gone into the bushes off the side of the eastbound entrance to the bridge just past 35th/Fauntleroy. No serious injuries reported but one person in the vehicle was having trouble getting out; there's a sizable police/fire response there right now. 11:59 AM: The SFD response has closed, so the traffic [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 10:50 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Vandal smashes window at nonprofit Discovery Shop, which has to raise repair money
West Seattle Blog - After questions about why the front window is boarded up at the nonprofit Discovery Shop in The Junction, we contacted volunteer Suzanne Rowe (who had just e-mailed us about some new features there), and she has just responded with the photo and report: As the Discovery Shop was preparing to close at 4:30 on Wednesday [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 10:38 am
Tickets now on sale for West Seattle Rotary's first Oktoberfest
West Seattle Blog - The Rotary Club of West Seattle is now selling tickets for its first-ever Oktoberfest. Everyone (21 and up) is invited to the celebration, 6 pm Saturday, October 11th, at Alki Masonic Center in The Junction – from the announcement: 'Come enjoy a Bavarian evening complete with German and local microbrew beer, authentic German food, Oompah [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 9:04 am
West Seattle creator of 'Time Wars' debuting groundbreaking card game at PAX
West Seattle Blog - By Kezia Willingham Reporting for West Seattle Blog As the sold-out PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) gaming convention starts today downtown, West Seattleite Bijhan Valibeigi will be there, launching a new product in her multimedia 'Time Wars' franchise: A strategy card game. She e-mailed WSB about the launch, explaining that 'Time Wars: Supreme Command' is 'the [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 7:13 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Friday edition, heading into Labor Day weekend; water commuters spot yacht
West Seattle Blog - (WS bridge and Highway 99 views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) With some already beginning a long holiday weekend, traffic is quieter this morning. Unless you happen to be heading back this way, southbound on I-5 through downtown, in which case you should note that a crash is blocking all but one lane [...] Read more...
Friday, August 29, 2014 -- 7:07 am
West Seattle Crime Watch: Burglary suspect in custody
West Seattle Blog - If you heard/saw the big police response in southeast West Seattle, it was for a report of someone breaking into an occupied home (added: near 21st/Barton) … and police are reported to have a suspect in custody. More when we get it. Read more...
Thursday, August 28, 2014 -- 9:59 pm
You can help! Be a tutor in West Seattle, just 1 hour a week
West Seattle Blog - Can you spare an hour a week – a small amount of time that can make a big difference? Invest in Youth is signing up volunteers now: Your investment of one hour a week can lead to a lifetime of dividends for a child... Invest in Youth is a Seattle-based non-profit organization that provides free [...] Read more...



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