West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk, hydro, WSHS concert, Genesee-Schmitz, Design Review, more…

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West Seattle photographer/pilot Long Bach Nguyen shares that recent view of the South Park Bridge construction site – note the western approach to the new bridge, at lower right. If you’re interested in the project, there’s a presentation in SP tonight – more in our list of what’s up for the next 13 hours or so:

COUNCIL PRESIDENT AT CHAMBER LUNCH: As noted here earlier this week, it’s your chance for Q/A with City Council President Sally Clark, who’s speaking at today’s West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Lunch, doors open 11:30 am at The Kenney (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW; WSB sponsor). Do RSVP first – here’s info on that plus the lunch cost.

HYDROPLANE LAUNCH: As previewed here yesterday – the Schumacher Racing hydroplane that’s been getting refinished and painted at South Seattle Community College will be “launched” from the shop today, with owner (and ’60s-’70s driving legend) Billy Schumacher on hand. Public’s invited, 2 pm on the north side of the SSCC campus.

SENDOFF FOR KIKI WATSON: The longtime Schmitz Park Elementary teacher is retiring after more than two decades, and families past/present are invited to her sendoff, 3-4:30 pm at the school today.

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, JUNE EDITION: 37 places to visit, from Alki to Admiral to The Junction and beyond, during tonight’s monthly Art Walk, 6-9 pm. See the walking map/venue list here; the official Art Walk website with artist highlights is here. And it’s all FREE, including snacks/beverages at many stops along the way.

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF WEST SEATTLE AUCTION: 6 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral (42nd/Lander). This year, it’s raising money for the scholarship fund – the school says it provides $6,000 in scholarships every month.

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 9051 20TH SW: The Vesseliye project is now one building, not two – as explained in this WSB report last week – so it’s up for another Early Design Guidance meeting, 6:30 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon).

SOUTH PARK BRIDGE UPDATE, IN PICTURES: This is not a community-meeting type of update, but rather a presentation of photos and info about how the bridge construction is going – 6:30 pm at the South Park Community Center (map and other details in the listing on our partner site thesouthparknews.com).

GENESEE-SCHMITZ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: General meeting tonight at 7 at West Side Presbyterian Churchmap and agenda details here.

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT: Lots of great music from local schools lately, and tonight it’s West Seattle HS’s turn to show off for a crowd (details here). 7:30 pm, school theater.

P.S. Happy Flag Day!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk, hydro, WSHS concert, Genesee-Schmitz, Design Review, more..."

  • JSW June 14, 2012 (2:06 pm)

    Per the New Bridge Pic…sure seems like they could have left the old bridge in operation while the new one is being built beside it…at least just by looking at the picture…

  • cranky Westie June 14, 2012 (4:24 pm)

    Cool! WSHS gets mentioned! WSHS gets mentioned in the Chief Sealth Centric WSB!

    • WSB June 14, 2012 (4:37 pm)

      Dear Lord, Cranky, where have you been? We have mentioned WSHS every chance we could this year. Sealth sends more info, but we proactively contact WSHS to find out what’s up there too, not just settling for whatever news release crosses the inbox transom, but we also encourage them to send more, more, more. I read their newsletter, check their website, we go to the school office to ask questions if we can’t get anyone on the phone. I am very sensitive to the point because our kid happens to go to Sealth, but we certainly don’t favor them as a result (last year he was in the school play, which was a one-line calendar mention here while we shot rehearsal video and photos of the WSHS production – they invited us to, Sealth did not – WSHS drama has a great publicity machine). We publish TONS of school news from all over, north, south, east, west, public, private … I’ve gotten complaints that there’s TOO much school news, for those who don’t have school-age kids, but doesn’t matter, the kids and teachers are community members too and what they’re up to is NEWS. Anyway, if I didn’t have 10 things waiting to be written – including an announcement from yet another school – I’d pull up the links and you could count ’em. Feel free to browse the “schools” category. But if you think something got overlooked, please let us know about it next time. P.S. We shot the Madison and Sealth/Denny concerts this spring and intend to be at WSHS tonight unless breaking news gets in the way … TR
      Almost forgot .. we also have sponsored the West Seattle 5K four years running – the only media organization to sponsor it – that’s a sizable (for a microbusiness) donation of money and ad space – and it’s a benefit for the WSHS PTSA.

  • cranky Westie June 14, 2012 (7:52 pm)

    Aha! I have struck the nerve, like Laurence Olivier in “Marathon Man”: a dental drill on the bicuspid of editorial high school impartiality! I will not press my perpetually ticked off advantage and prepare a veritable fruit smoothie of shame, for I know too well the stress of this holiday season. Flag day is difficult: all the the commercialization, the endless parties , the singing of flag carols, the preparation of the flags giving meal. I, my cranky self, was up until the wee hours, carving the family flag-o-lantern, so I will forgive the shameless bias against the Northern school of shy and reclusive Indian/Wildcats and their drama heavy yoke of ennui. Please understand: members of my sad, stricken gene pool are forced through the unintentional social engineering of the Seattle School District (and anger management fitness co-op) into spending their hours every day, in the Neo-Classical pustule of WSHS. Please continue with the 24 news cycle coverage of Mr. Pimpleton’s haircut or the subtleties of “International” school glee. I, for one welcome our new Sealthian rulers!! I weep with my green belt coyotes…..

    • WSB June 14, 2012 (8:50 pm)

      Ain’t no party down here either … but our neighbors DID put up a flag. Somebody remembered, aside from my sad italicized postscript here. Anyway, hubby is back with not only selections from the WSHS concert but also the nude pinup painting at one of the West Seattle Art Walk stops, while I’m working on hydro photos, a South Park Bridge update, and the farewell party for a Schmitz Park teacher. And wishing I could recover the creative humor writing of my youth. – TR

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