West Seattle, Washington
By Cliff Cawthon
Reporting for West Seattle Blog
Neighborhood House’s High Point Center is a place where neighbors gather almost every day of the year.
But Saturday afternoon had something extra – a Neighbor Day gathering with an emphasis on welcoming and celebrating the neighborhood’s immigrant communities amid the Trump Administration’s attempts at what’s being called the “Muslim Ban.”
“A lot of people who we work with could be affected by the immigrant ban,” explained Megan Demeroutis, Neighborhood House’s Family Resource Center supervisor. Demeroutis said that the potluck’s international flavor and the activities were meant to bring people together in the mixed-income Seattle Housing Authority– managed community. Read More
Three reports in West Seattle Crime Watch tonight:
STREET ROBBERY: Police were searching in South Delridge this past half-hour for a man who is reported to have robbed someone at knifepoint around 16th SW and SW Cambridge [map] and gotten away with the victim’s wallet. He is described as dark-skinned, in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, medium build, clean-shaven, wearing a dark pulled-up hoodie, possibly gray pants. We have a crew in the area trying to find out more.
Also tonight, two reader reports:
MAILBOXES BROKEN INTO: The photo above was sent by Stefan, who reports, “This is what (the mailboxes) looked like this morning. We’re in the townhouses at the corner of 35th and Cambridge [map]. Pried open with a big bar from the top, all mail gone. Happened overnight, we noticed at 10:30 this morning.”
PACKAGE THEFT: Kevin reports a package was stolen off his front porch at 37th SW and SW Barton [map] on Saturday.
(Photo by Ben Ackers, from 2015 cookoff)
Do you make chili that draws raves from family and/or friends? You’re invited to enter the sixth annual Fauntleroy Chili Cook-Off. It’s coming up on Saturday, March 4th, and both vegetarian and meat recipes are welcome. Prospective entrants can contact the Fauntleroy Church office (206-932-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for all the details.
After a week that began with snow and continued into wind, rain, and mud, it’s not surprising that the Sunday sunshine seemed to bring everyone outside. Cindi shares the view from Lincoln Park, observing it looked almost like summer. We were there for a while too and can attest to that. If you haven’t been out yet, you have about an hour until sunset (you can always find the sunset/sunrise and moonrise/moonset times on the WSB West Seattle Weather page).
Fleurt, the West Seattle Junction’s flower and gift shop, has rejoined the WSB sponsor team for Valentine season 2017, and wants you to know:
*Extended hours Monday (10 am-6 pm) and Tuesday (8 am until 6 or 7)
*Pickups available today through Tuesday
*Fleurt delivers in West Seattle and throughout the metro area – same-day delivery available
*Order online, fleurtseattle.com
*Call direct for orders, 206-937-1103
*Follow Fleurt on Instagram for a special Valentine’s Day giveaway
*”Flowers are Fleurt’s specialty – but don’t forget, we are a gift shop filled with goodies. Some of our favorites are jewelry, perfume, candles, lotions, scarves, plants and terrariums.”
*Also doing a pop-up shop at Cupcake Royale in West Seattle and pop-up shops in Anthropologie Downtown and Anthro University Village, Tuesday 2/14 11 am to 5 pm. Many regular customers have placed pre-orders for convenient pickup downtown and the University village location.
(Photo credit Josiah Michael Photography)
Congratulations to Addison “Archer Addy” Nachtrieb for another achievement in her already-illustrious career! The announcement and photos are from her family and support team:
Addison Nachtrieb, 13-year-old West Seattle student, stood on the podium yesterday as the 2017 World Archery Festival “Vegas Shoot” CHAMPION, 12-15 year division, containing 95 archers. The Vegas Shoot is the largest archery event in the world attracting 3,500 of the top archers around the world.
Addy’s score after two days of shooting, 579/600 34/60X, puts her within the top 13 indoor archery women of all ages, including adults, in the world! In Addy’s own words: “I was just having fun.” A testament not only to Addy, who shot a perfect 300/300 19X in her second day of competition, and her mental perseverance – as this is a mind-control game – but the coaching staff who support her.
Addy was awarded a $1,000 USD scholarship and her target was placed on the coveted Hoyt Archery perfect 300 score wall!!! Asked her favorite moment by her father just after shooting, she commented, “Dad, I think the best was when I made a girl smile, not my score. She shot two 8’s and a 9. She was tearing up walking back to the line. I did that once. I told her it doesn’t matter, there are lots of arrows to shoot, not even here, this is just where you are practicing. She told her Mom and her mom told my mom that I made her smile in her tears. That was the best time in my shooting today.”
Addison Nachtrieb is coached by Rob Cook at Next Step Archery and the Nock Point. Addy is also a three-time NFAA National Champion, holds an NFAA National record, was the 2015 Washington State Junior Archer of the Year and has a book on Amazon, “Archer Addy.” You can follow her experiences on Facebook and on Instagram as “Archer Addy.”
We first featured Archer Addy three and a half years ago, when she won a state championship at age 9.
Advance calendar note for next Sunday – the Southwest Seattle Historical Society has invited us to be featured in the monthly series they co-sponsor with the Seattle Public Library, SouthWest Stories. SWSHS executive director Clay Eals will host a conversation with your WSB co-publishers Tracy Record and Patrick Sand in honor of WSB’s 10th year reporting news 24/7 news for West Seattle. (We started turning toward news with the December 2006 windstorm and then officially became a business in fall 2007.) We’ll see you at the newly upgraded High Point Library (35th SW/SW Raymond), 2 pm on February 19th. As always with SouthWest Stories, admission is free and seating is first-come first-served.
Thanks to West Seattle High School Mandarin teacher Su-Chun King for sharing her students’ report and photos from the school’s Lunar New Year celebration earlier this month. The report is by Greta Guess, the photos by Brielle Martin:
On February 2nd, West Seattle High School students celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the rooster. The Chinese language program hosted the activity. They did this by setting up different booths in the cafeteria based on how people in the Chinese language world celebrate the traditional New Year. Many booths were open for the students to participate in! For example, there were games, such as the chopstick contest. Students could see how many M&Ms they could take out of a bag and put into a bowl in a certain amount of time.
There were also plenty of other activities, like doing spring festival couplets, Lunar New Year painting, making bookmarks, paper sky lanterns, Chinese chess, Chinese spinning tops game, traditional Chinese wedding costume show, Chinese god of wealth visiting, and even tea tasting in traditional Chinese tea ceremonies. On top of that, there was a variety of traditional Chinese foods to be served. These included egg rolls, chow mein, edamame, dumplings, sticky rice cakes, Chinese New Year candies/fortune cookies, and more.
There was even a lion dance performed, entirely by the students, which is a big part of a traditional Chinese New Year’s celebration.
Big thanks to the CIWA (Confucius Institute of the state of Washington) for sponsoring the food cost.
Highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
LITTLE PILGRIM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1:30 pm, come visit this preschool for ages 2-5 at Fauntleroy UCC Church. (9140 California SW)
POP-UP MERCADO – CON CORAZON: Noon-5 pm, local vendors at Highland Park Improvement Club – art, apparel, crafts, food, jewelry, more. (12th SW/SW Holden)
VALENTINES FOR OLYMPIA: 2-3 pm, local advocates will be at Roxhill Park playground, collecting Valentines for legislators in Olympia, to continue pressing for full public-education funding:
Do you have Valentines for your legislators?
Volunteers from PTAs, Washington’s Paramount Duty, and others will hand deliver the cards on Tuesday in Olympia. Templates are available through Washington’s Paramount Duty, Seattle Council PTSA, and Soup for Teachers, and a few extras will be available at the park, but feel free to get creative and make your own! Please clearly identify to whom the card or cards should be delivered.
(29th SW/SW Barton)
SEATTLE GREEN SPACES COALITION: 3 pm at Southwest Library. You’re invited “to brainstorm on preservation of the Avalon substation properties according to our neighborhood’s wishes and as a welcoming entrance to West Seattle. Seattle City Light’s Lynn Best confirmed City Light does not have plans to sell the property, but we believe a plan must have a contingency plan developed to counter any future possibility of the sale of this land.” (35th SW/SW Henderson)
ITALIAN AND GERMAN OPERA: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free concert by the Ladies Musical Club. (2306 42nd SW)
FOLK MUSIC: 3-5 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) features folk musician Noah Derksen. (5612 California SW)
GO HAWAIIAN: West 5 in The Junction – which just marked its 14th anniversary – is having a special Hawaiian Happy Hour, with a specially themed menu and music by Aunty Manu Lono and Kalei Medeiros (a nominee for Hawaii’s Na Hoku music awards). 4 pm-7 pm. (4539 California SW)
MORE FOR TODAY AND BEYOND … on our complete-calendar page.
ORIGINAL REPORT, 5:06 AM SUNDAY: An “assault with weapons” response to The Junction right now. According to Seattle Fire radio, a female victim reported being stabbed in the chest by a woman in her 40s with a “pocket knife.” The victim is being taken to Harborview Medical Center; the attacker is still at large, last seen southbound in the alley between California and 44th SW. The wound was not believed to be life-threatening.
UPDATE, 10:44 AM MONDAY: As promised, we sought the report from SPD, and have obtained it. Here’s what it says: The victim, a juvenile, told police it happened in the alley behind KeyBank. The attacker’s boyfriend, she said, had hugged her, and that upset the attacker, who the victim described as “intoxicated.” The attacker subsequently took out a “pen-type knife” and started stabbing the victim. The boyfriend pulled her away and was last seen with the attacker headed southbound down the alley. The attacker is described only as a Native woman in her 40s, missing her front teeth, dressed “industrial-looking,” including a brown/tan Carhartt jacket. No arrest so far.
Close call for the Seattle Lutheran High School boys on Saturday night, but the Saints pulled out a 42-38 postseason win against La Conner, and ran their winning streak to 18.
The SeaLu boys, coached by Brett Kapels, had double-digit leads at halftime and through the end of the third quarter, but La Conner worked up a comeback in the rough-and-tumble, low-scoring game, and even took the lead. But with less than a minute to go, Seattle Lutheran #20, senior guard Roberto Duenaz was fouled, and put SeaLu ahead by converting a one-and-one into two points. Then with less than 30 seconds to go, Saints’ #1, senior Grant Ball, was fouled and also picked up the one-and-one to get back ahead of La Conner for the win.
Ball led scoring with 14 points on the night:
Duenaz was next with 12.
And #34, senior forward Josh Meyer, was the third leading scorer, with 7.
The Saints’ next game is Thursday (February 16th) in Sedro-Woolley, vs. Orcas Island, 6 pm.