Today/tonight: Blue Angels leave; Night Out; High Point garden

August 4, 2009 at 6:30 am | In Blue Angels, High Point, Neighborhoods, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

(iPhone photo taken during final Blue Angels flyby Sunday, north of Boeing Field control tower)
BLUE ANGELS’ DEPARTURE: Finally found some ballpark time info, for anyone else interested in seeing them leave: Len Anderson IV — aka @lead_solo on Twitter, a former Blue Angels pilot traveling with the group and providing behind-the-scenes info, came through again: He says Blues 1-7 are scheduled to leave Boeing Field around noon today; check his Twitter page for the latest. Their next stop: The California International Airshow in Salinas (near Monterey/Carmel).

NIGHT OUT: Neighborhoods all around West Seattle will close their streets and get together for block parties during tonight’s annual Night Out celebration, in the name of building bonds and fighting crime. We’ll be reporting “live” as it happens, thanks to the dozens of WSB’ers who answered our second annual call for locations we can visit. If you’re not participating – since arterials aren’t eligible for block-party shutdowns, you shouldn’t find any major traffic effects, though your favorite side-street route might be off-limits for a few hours.

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN: Lots of rave reviews since this once-a-week produce stand opened last month. 4:30-7 pm today, 32nd/Juneau (map), fresh and reasonably priced produce grown in the gorgeous “market garden” right by the stand.

7 Comments

  1. GOODBYE, BLUE ANGELS!! You gave my dog a heart attack this year (seriously).

    Comment by AD — 12:14 pm August 4, 2009 #

  2. See you next year!

    Comment by 37Ray — 12:54 pm August 4, 2009 #

  3. Did they leave yet? I didn’t see or hear them today.

    Comment by Big Fan — 12:55 pm August 4, 2009 #

  4. Yup. I “covered” via Twitter …
    http://twitter.com/westseattleblog
    .
    Watched from the lot south of Boeing Field tower. They took off at 12:15 pm, heading south (toward their next stop), so that’s why no flybys. Very fun to watch, they all waved as they taxied past the fence where we and some other diehards were standing, and #7 – the two-seater – let out a little puff of smoke. Fat Albert took off two minutes after the 7 jets … TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:00 pm August 4, 2009 #

  5. Can we please stop the “its so tough on my pet” comments? Sheesh! What does your dog do when a thunderstorm passes over? Whom did you blame when the last earthquake occured??

    Comment by Don54 — 3:04 pm August 4, 2009 #

  6. Good riddance. Regarding the pet torture: thunderstorms and earthquakes (which don’t bother my dog nearly as much as the roaring engines of warplanes) are acts of god. Flying military warplanes over a major city full of pets (and people) who are tortured by them – is not.

    Comment by Meghan — 4:29 pm August 4, 2009 #

  7. Don54, did I say any such thing? No, I simply said my dog had a heart attack. It’s a fact. And yes, I won’t miss ‘em, but I’m not saying the whole show should be canceled because it nearly killed my dog. For everything there is a consequence. The shows are tough on animals, young children and some adults. I’m so thankful my dog is alive today. From now on we will be heavily drugging him when the Blue Angel’s are in town (and also for thunderstorms and fireworks).

    Thanks to WSBloggers for their advice in old posts about Emergency Care at 4 Corners Vet in Burien. I was pleased with my service there.

    Comment by AD — 4:57 pm August 4, 2009 #

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