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Monday, April 27, 2015 -- 9:31 am
West Seattle Monday: Bike-commuting workshop; baseball; more...
West Seattle Blog - Need some Monday inspiration? West Seattle wildlife photographer extraordinaire Mark Wangerin says it took two hours of hiding in the bushes to get that image, and the one below, of a male Rufous Hummingbird. So with that dedication in mind … we present five Monday highlights (no hiding required) from the WSB West Seattle Event [...] Read more...
Monday, April 27, 2015 -- 8:59 am
'Am I doing enough?' West Seattle Co-op Preschools presenting free expert talk Wednesday to reassure, enlighten parents
West Seattle Blog - Young child(ren) in the house? Another big event this week presented by West Seattle Co-op Preschools is for you, and it's free. 'Building the Foundation for Lifelong Learning: Starting in the Early Years, Birth through Preschool' is set for 7 pm Wednesday (April 29th) at Olympic Hall on the campus of South Seattle College (WSB [...] Read more...
Monday, April 27, 2015 -- 6:16 am
TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Last Monday in April
West Seattle Blog - (Four WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page) Good morning! A new month will start before the week ends. But first, let's get through Monday. Transportation-related notes: ROAD-WORK UPDATES: Newest 47th/Admiral project info here; newest Delridge/Orchard project info here. WHITTAKER CRANE: The first of two tower cranes for The Whittaker at Fauntleroy/Edmunds/Alaska is [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 10:05 pm
UPDATE: Air, sea search off Alki after life ring spotted off Bainbridge-bound state ferry
West Seattle Blog - 10:05 PM: Thanks to the texter who asked about a stopped ferry off Alki. According to a tweet from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, there was a report of a possible person overboard from the Bainbridge-bound M/V Puyallup. We note via MarineTraffic.com that Seattle fireboat Leschi is in the area too, and the Bremerton ferry [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 8:39 pm
FOLLOWUP: Date changes, comment responses for Delridge/Orchard CSO project
West Seattle Blog - New information for traffic effects related to the ongoing Delridge/Orchard Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) 2 facility project. Seattle Public Utilities says the SW Myrtle daytime westbound lane closure at 24th SW announced for this week have moved up a day and will be happening on Tuesday/Wednesday (April 28-29) instead. (Flow-monitoring equipment is being installed.) SPU [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 5:45 pm
Congrats! International olive-oil award for West Seattle's 11 Olives
West Seattle Blog - You probably know West Seattle has a thriving wine and beer scene. Beverages are not all you'll find bottled here. West Seattle also is home to olive-oil-maker Rick Martin‘s company 11 Olives – whose extra-virgin-olive-oil blend 'Longevity' was a gold-medal honoree at the recent New York International Olive Oil Competition, which had more than 600 [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 3:22 pm
West Seattle Hi-Yu Tea & Silent Auction: Five weeks from today
West Seattle Blog - Five weeks from today, you are invited to join West Seattle Hi-Yu in celebrating its Spring Tea and Silent Auction, featuring this year's Senior Court coronation. Hi-Yu volunteer Danette Carufel shares the photo and invitation: Please join us at the West Seattle Hi-Yu Spring Tea and Silent Auction. It will be held on Sunday, May [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 11:43 am
HAPPENING NOW: Got recyclables? 'Roundup' on until 3 pm
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo: Some of the early dropoffs) You can't put them out at the curb … you can't put them in the trash … but chances are, those old items you have in the basement or back yard CAN be dropped off at today's Recycle Roundup, happening right now in the Fauntleroy Church parking lot. [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 11:24 am
FOLLOWUP: Shell's Polar Pioneer floated off heavy-lift ship, but not West Seattle-bound yet
West Seattle Blog - At left in that image from a few minutes ago is the heavy-lift ship Blue Marlin, anchored in Port Angeles, notably no longer carrying the eventually-West-Seattle-bound drill rig Polar Pioneer, which it carried across the Pacific for Shell. Nine days after arriving in PA, the two were separated early this morning. We had been watching [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 6:21 am
West Seattle Sunday: Recycling; rocks; pancakes; peonies; 'Cinderella' & 'Picasso' finales; first 'Angry Housewives' matinee...
West Seattle Blog - (Bald eagles on the lookout in East Alki, photographed by Lynn Hall) Happy Sunday! We start with a transportation note: YES, THE WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI IS RUNNING LATE TONIGHT … if you're interested in taking it to and/or from the 6:30 pm Sounders-Portland match – details here. Now, options for what you might do [...] Read more...
Sunday, April 26, 2015 -- 12:56 am
VIDEO: Suspect arrested after South Delridge/White Center search with police, deputies, helicopter
West Seattle Blog - (Aerial/infrared video of last 7 minutes of the search, ending with arrest) 12:56 AM: Thanks for the texts – a search that's under way seems to be spanning both Seattle Police and King County Sheriff's Office jurisdictions, with locations including the 26th/Roxbury vicinity. Working to find out what/who they're looking for. 1:05 AM: Per scanner, [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 10:23 pm
Deadly Nepal quake brings preparedness reminder, two weeks before already-scheduled Emergency Communications Hubs drill
West Seattle Blog - The magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal is now reported to have killed almost 2,000 people. And a difficult, dangerous time is ahead for the survivors who now must figure out how to get through its aftermath and aftershocks. So tonight, a reminder about local preparedness: You need to know where your nearest Emergency Communication Hub is [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 10:10 pm
After volunteer work today, Morgan Junction Park pronounced 'in great shape, ready for summer'
West Seattle Blog - Thanks to Barry for the report and photo: Friends of Morgan Junction Parks held their first event of the year on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Morgan Junction Park. A nice turnout of volunteers performed pruning and transplanting projects, and weeding and mulching of all the plant beds. The park's in great shape and ready [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 8:05 pm
West Seattle Baseball benefit breakfast in The Junction tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - Let somebody else do the cooking tomorrow morning: West Seattle Baseball‘s first-ever Pancake Breakfast benefit is happening 9 am-noon Sunday at the West Seattle Eagles‘ HQ in The Junction (4426 California SW): 'Everyone is welcome to join in the fun as we raffle items, eat pancakes, and raise funds to help maintain our fields. … [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 7:27 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Drive-by statue theft in Fauntleroy
West Seattle Blog - 7:27 PM: Quick West Seattle Crime Watch reader report – somebody just stole a statue of Buddha out of a front yard in Upper Fauntleroy, put it in a car and drove away. The statue's owner has already called police and says it was a blonde-haired man in his 20s, driving a blue Subaru Legacy [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 6:13 pm
Highland Park Uncorked: 3 weeks away; sign up ASAP to join in and/or be a sponsor
West Seattle Blog - Love wine? Love sidewalks? Love solar power? Support all of the above – and then some – by attending and/or sponsoring Highland Park Uncorked. It's happening three weeks from tonight (Saturday, May 16th) at Highland Park Improvement Club. Here's how it works: Each person brings a bottle of their favorite wine, priced at $15 or [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 4:55 pm
West Seattle Women's Golf Club tees up an invitation
West Seattle Blog - Interested in golf? The West Seattle Women's Golf Club is getting the word out that they 'welcome women of all abilities for fun, camaraderie, and friendly competition.' The photo above is from earlier this month, when a team from the club traveled (with club pro Colin Gants) to Bellevue Golf Course for a competition, described [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 2:11 pm
HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Rock and Gem Show
West Seattle Blog - We can just about guarantee that the West Seattle Rock and Gem Show is the only place in town you'll find working clothespins made from rocks. Another unique feature: If you've already checked out some of the earlier events and are looking for something continuing into the late afternoon, here you go, free and fun [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 12:42 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Bee Garden mosaic vandalized; suspected stolen car; break-in attempt
West Seattle Blog - Three reader reports in West Seattle Crime Watch today: BEE GARDEN VANDALISM: When volunteers arrived for today's work party at the West Seattle Bee Garden, they discovered that mosaic sign made by students at West Seattle Elementary had been vandalized overnight. Christine sent the photo and says someone threw a brick into the sign; it's [...] Read more...
Saturday, April 25, 2015 -- 12:15 pm
HAPPENING NOW: Big turnout @ West Seattle Co-op Preschools' big benefit sale
West Seattle Blog - The place to go if you're looking for kid stuff today – the West Seattle Co-op Preschools‘ benefit consignment sale, raising money for the schools' scholarship fund. If you haven't already been, you have until 1 pm, at the VFW Hall (3601 SW Alaska), to find clothes, toys, and more, big and small: Find out [...] Read more...



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