West Seattle, Washington
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
As Delridge grows and changes, one thing has remained the same: Its lack of a grocery store.
What is now the Delridge Grocery Cooperative has been working on that for years. And its board members were heartened to see the latest sign of interest – a full room at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for the co-op’s “town hall” this past Wednesday.
As noted in our preview published two nights earlier, the centerpiece of the meeting was the unveiling of the Delridge Grocery Co-op “market study,” professionally conducted research that had to be done before they apply again for the loan that’s needed to get the store open in its long-reserved space at 5444 Delridge Way SW.
There to hear about it, and ask questions, was a roomful of people from longtime co-op members to former board members to current board members, even newly interested neighbors saying they “just want to help.”
And it will take all that help, and more, to make the dream of a store finish coming true. “When we cut the ribbon, I’m riding in on a white horse,” joked Delridge Grocery board president Andrea Wilmot.
Here’s what was reported, asked, and answered during the hour-plus-long meeting:
6:43 PM: Yes, we know sunspots don’t really affect Earth weather, but the photo David Hutchinson sent today still seemed a fitting image to go with news of a weather alert for the next two days. The National Weather Service has issued a “Heat Advisory“ for noon Monday through 10 pm Tuesday, saying the high temperature both days could get into the mid-90s. The forecast for both days also mentions “areas of smoke.”
P.S. Back to the sunspots – David points us to spaceweather.com for the explanation.
7:59 PM: Tonight brought a gorgeous sunset – James Bratsanos captured the color:
8:39 AM: And from the next generation of photos in James’s family, Ellie Bratsanos took this one:
First Lorraine in Arbor Heights sent that photo, reporting, “Kia car hood on lawn, just west of California SW and SW 98th, after loud scraping and crash noises early this morning.” We asked for a larger version before publishing, and that came in this afternoon with an update: “The rest of the completely stripped Kia car, sans engine, was dumped a couple blocks down the hill on 44th Ave SW, and the police have already taken action.”
Got a little spare time this holiday weekend? See if you have anything to drop off at the upcoming fall edition of Fauntleroy Church‘s legendary Recycle Roundup. Above (or here, in PDF), you can see the list of what 1 Green Planet will (and won’t) be accepting this time around. When the big day arrives (Sunday, September 24th), just walk/ride/drive into the church parking lot at 9140 California SW, 9 am-3 pm, and drop off your item(s). It’s free, though of course the church’s Green Committee will gladly accept donations to help cover their costs for this twice-a-year community event.
11:47 AM: ‘Epic!’ is how proud mom Alex describes the fresh-baked-treats-and-lemonade sale that her daughter Ysabel and friends have going right now at the northeast corner of California and Portland in Gatewood [map], raising money to help Hurricane Harvey storm survivors in Texas. The treats, baked with big help from Ysabel’s dad, include Texas-shaped cookies:
Running things when we stopped by were Ysabel, below right, with Quincy at left and Sam in front:
As mentioned in our preview, Ysabel has had benefit bake sales before; her mom’s matching proceeds and family employers will be matching too. The sale is scheduled to go until 2 pm but that of course is “while supplies last,” so stop by soon if you haven’t already!
3:37 PM: This comment has an update, and thanks, from Ysabel’s dad – including the grand total, pre-matches, of $1,249.08!
The winter holidays are not that far away, and two holiday events are already inviting you to apply:
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND GIFT SHOW CALL FOR ARTISTS: Just received:
The Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show highlights the creativity of fine artists and crafters, working in any medium. Applicants must be a resident of, or have studio space in, West Seattle (Vashon residents are also welcome to apply). Painters, glass artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, fiber artists and crafters who exhibit a high level of creativity are encouraged to apply. Apply at www.fauntleroyucc.org/events by September 17th.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR IN THE JUNCTION: Also from the inbox:
Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 25, 9 AM -4 PM, Alki Masonic Center, 4736 40th SW. Vendor tables available; early-bird vendor discount until October 1st. Application link: form.jotform.us/72178254467161
If you’re doing early planning for holiday events like these, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Good morning! As the holiday weekend continues, here are today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BENEFIT FOR HARVEY SURVIVORS: As previewed here Friday, Ysabel and her family are selling fresh-baked treats and lemonade 10 am-2 pm to raise money for Harvey survivors in Texas. Proceeds will be matched, and then some. (California SW & SW Portland, NE corner)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, year-round – go see what’s fresh, in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
EX-3.14 BAKERY EQUIPMENT SALE: 10 am-4 pm, second day of the two-day equipment/fixtures/etc. sale by the new tenants of this White Center space that will become the Brass Knuckle Bistro. (9602 16th SW)
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: Today and tomorrow are your last chances to visit the only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season, Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way), as well as Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open 11 am-8 pm.
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS, FINAL WEEKEND: Second-to-last 2017 chance today to tour the historic lighthouse, free, with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 1-4 pm, arrive by 3:40 pm to be in the last group admitted. (3201 Alki SW)
LIVE MUSIC: Counterproductive, Sam Foster, Mia Huber, Broken Toe at The Skylark, 6-9 pm. $5 cover. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)