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Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 10:22 pm
West Seattle sunsets: Photos from tonight; equinox viewing tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - (Photo by Greg) Thanks to everyone who shared photos from tonight's sunset. In addition to publishing a few for starters (and we'll likely add to them later), here's one more reminder that you are invited to watch TOMORROW's sunset, minutes before the fall equinox arrives, with 'Skies Over West Seattle' correspondent Alice Enevoldsen at Solstice [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 9:17 pm
If you wondered what was going on in Schmitz Park tonight ...
West Seattle Blog - After several texts and e-mails asking what was going on in Schmitz Park – crowd sounds and music, carrying for a distance – we went over just in time to see everybody leaving, with someone explaining it was a 'one-time theater performance' for which the producers had a permit until 9 pm. Just got back [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 8:32 pm
One more 'first day of school': South Seattle College, tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photo, taken this afternoon) Fall quarter starts tomorrow at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). According to the official announcement, changes for fall include a new Bachelor's Degree program, Sustainable Building Science Technology, a '90-credit degree program (that) offers industry professionals a pathway to becoming a skilled Building Science Professional. The program emphasizes upper-division coursework [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 6:07 pm
Followup: Discovery Shop in The Junction gets its new window
West Seattle Blog - Almost four weeks after someone smashed the big front window of the nonprofit Discovery Shop in The Junction, the plywood's down and a new window's up. The shop's chair Winni Field says, 'We'd like to extend a giant thank you to the West Seattle community for their support, both emotional and financial, while our store [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 4:44 pm
West Seattle Crime Watch: Seaview burglary loot to look out for; also, where else burglars have struck this week
West Seattle Blog - The latest West Seattle Crime Watch reader report is from Gabrielle, whose Seaview home was broken into sometime in the past few days. When she sent a brief note, mentioning items of sentimental significance were missing, we asked if any additional details were available so people could keep an eye out – in the shrubbery, [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 3:33 pm
THIS IS ONLY A DRILL: Boeing Field emergency drills all week, starting tomorrow
West Seattle Blog - King County International Airport – better known to most as Boeing Field – will be the scene of two 'mass-casualty-incident drills' each of the next five weekdays, and since you might notice all the emergency vehicles in the area, this is a heads-up. As the official announcement put it, 'Because officials are trying to create [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 1:08 pm
West Seattle demolition watch: Next 'microhousing'; school rebuilds
West Seattle Blog - Three updates from West Seattle's current demolition/redevelopment/rebuilding boom: PERMIT APPLICATION FOR NEXT ‘MICROHOUSING' SITE: On Friday, the demolition-permit application turned up in the city's online files for 3268 Avalon Way, the microhousing building set to go up between the 35th/Avalon 7-11 and its sibling Footprint Avalon I building. A temporary-power pole has already been up [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 11:11 am
Happening now: Take it away! Busy 'Recycle Roundup' in Fauntleroy
West Seattle Blog - That's the most unusual item we saw during a brief stop at the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee‘s 'Recycle Roundup,' under way until 3 pm – someone's recycling a watercooler. Tons of items (literally) are dropped off during these six-hour, twice-yearly, FREE events – and one-third of the way into today's roundup, it's busy: 1 Green [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 10:47 am
Looking for someone to sing with? Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club might be looking for you.
West Seattle Blog - Next Tuesday is just the second week of the season, so this citywide group rehearsing in West Seattle is still recruiting: Ladies, are you interested in singing with an amazing group of women, but don't know where to go? The Seattle Metropolitan Glee Club, a non-profit women's singing group, is looking for new members this [...] Read more...
Sunday, September 21, 2014 -- 6:21 am
West Seattle Sunday: Options for your final day of summer
West Seattle Blog - (Sunrise glow photographed by John Westrock, shared via the WSB Flickr group) With the fall equinox on Monday night (you'll be at Alice‘s sunset watch, right?), today is the final full day of summer, and the weather is cooperating with the concept. As for what's on the calendar: FERRY SCHEDULE CHANGE: Washington State Ferries switches [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 10:27 pm
Update: Suspected DUI driver hits taxi, parked car in north Morgan Junction
West Seattle Blog - (Ford at right is the suspect's car; at left, parked car that was hit) ORIGINAL REPORT, 10:27 PM: A driver is in custody, under investigation for DUI, after a multiple-scene crash north of Morgan Junction. (Taxicab that was hit, ending up on southbound California) First scene was on the southbound side of California just south [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 9:15 pm
Ferry update: WSF down one boat, trying to catch up, on Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route
West Seattle Blog - M/V Tillikum remains out of service on Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route, explained only as 'due to operational constraints.' In the newest update, WSF says it's adding more sailings on M/V Evergreen State to try to catch up. This all comes on the eve of WSF's fall schedule taking effect tomorrow; no word yet on [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 7:59 pm
One more nudge: Recycle Roundup tomorrow at Fauntleroy Church
West Seattle Blog - Twice a year, the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee brings in 1 Green Planet to collect dozens of types of items that are recyclable but not routinely picked up in your curbside service. Tomorrow is this year's second Recycle Roundup, 9 am-3 pm at the church parking lot (9140 California SW; map). Here's the list of [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 7:46 pm
More West Seattle volunteering: Tilden 5th graders @ Dakota Place
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy Karin Beck) Meet some of the youngest volunteers helping keep local parks from being strangled by overgrowth. These are fifth-graders from Tilden School (WSB sponsor), and their teacher Karin Beck shares the update: In 2010, Tilden School officially adopted Dakota Place Park. Since then, the students and faculty have been removing invasive species, [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 4:14 pm
West Seattle schools: K-5 STEM, Arbor Heights volunteers work to make things 'a lot' safer
West Seattle Blog - (WSB photos) Way back in January, when the Seattle Schools Traffic Safety Committee convened at the Boren Building, they heard K-5 STEM parents and staffers warn that existing safety challenges in and around the parking lot would only intensify when Arbor Heights Elementary moved in starting this fall. And it's indeed been busy, to say [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 1:22 pm
Happening now: Open house at Seattle Police Mounted Patrol HQ in West Seattle
West Seattle Blog - The first arrivals at the Seattle Police Mounted Patrol Unit‘s second annual Open House found it pretty exciting to meet the horses face to face. Above, Officer Laura Wollberg and Chance impressed a young visitor. You'll find the horses and officers in and around their barn on the west side of Westcrest Park in Highland [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 12:55 pm
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Group from The Kenney raises $1,600
West Seattle Blog - (Photo courtesy The Kenney) Among the hundreds of people who joined in the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzheimer's today were four residents of The Kenney (WSB sponsor), along with staffers and family members. They raised $1,600 and walked the full two-mile route along Lake Union. Proceeds from the walk – more than $270,000, in [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 11:48 am
Happening now: 'Carnival of Community' @ Holy Rosary School WestFest
West Seattle Blog - The big day of fun is well under way at Holy Rosary School on the north side of The Junction – as noted again in today's West Seattle Saturday preview, the WestFest 'Carnival of Community' is on until 10 pm. Rides, games, a food court with tables that we're sure have filled since our photo [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 6:25 am
West Seattle Saturday: Parking-lot party for school safety; Mounted Patrol open house; WestFest; Lincoln Park mega-meet; more!
West Seattle Blog - (Flowers outside the White Center Food Bank, photographed on Friday) Sunny, warm forecast for the first day of the last weekend of summer! Good thing, considering everything that's on our calendar for West Seattle today/tonight, including these highlights: MEGA-MEET AT LINCOLN PARK: The annual Sundodger Invitational cross-country meet for high-school and college runners is happening [...] Read more...
Saturday, September 20, 2014 -- 3:19 am
Friday night football: Sealth hosts Hale; WSHS vs. Garfield; Lutheran vs. Lummi
West Seattle Blog - All three local high-school football teams played Friday night, but only one was at home: SEALTH VS. HALE: The night's lone home game left Chief Sealth International High School cheerleaders and fans with reason to cheer – a hard-fought win, first of the season, 28 to 26 over visiting Nathan Hale. Huge night for #11 [...] Read more...



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