West Seattle Blog... » Fauntleroy http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:44:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 NEXT SUNDAY: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2015! See the schedule now http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/next-sunday-fauntleroy-fall-festival-2015-see-the-schedule-now/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/next-sunday-fauntleroy-fall-festival-2015-see-the-schedule-now/#comments Sun, 04 Oct 2015 20:30:01 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324898

(WSB photo from 2014 Fauntleroy Fall Festival)

One week from today, you’re invited to spend Sunday afternoon, October 11th, at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival, three hours full of fun for all ages. As usual, the venues are in and around the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, Hall at Fauntleroy, and Fauntleroy Church/YMCA, 9131 and 9140 California SW. Here’s the official schedule, forwarded by Judy Pickens:

See it here as a PDF.

P.S. If you’re interested in contributing a cake to the Cake Walk – go here to see how that works. And if you haven’t been to the FFF before – check out WSB coverage from last year.

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FOLLOWUP: Fauntleroy’s fall Recycle Roundup nets nine tons http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/followup-fauntleroys-fall-recycle-roundup-nets-nine-tons/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/10/followup-fauntleroys-fall-recycle-roundup-nets-nine-tons/#comments Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:30:32 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324750

Were you part of last Sunday’s Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church? Another big turnout – someone new every minute! – and big haul, reports Judy Pickens:

The Sept. 27 Recycle Roundup relieved 360 West Seattle households of 9 tons of appliances, electronics, and all manner of other stuff for responsible recycling. The 12 roundups sponsored by Fauntleroy Church since 2010 have returned at least 142 tons to the resource stream. We’ll do it again in April.

The date will be in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar as soon as it’s announced. If you absolutely have to get something recycled before then, check here to see what you can do with it.

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HAPPENING NOW: ‘Recycle Roundup’ kicks off fall cleaning season, until 3 http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-recycle-roundup-kicks-off-fall-cleaning-season-until-3/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/happening-now-recycle-roundup-kicks-off-fall-cleaning-season-until-3/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 19:58:23 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324218

Two more hours to get your recycle on – the stuff you can’t just put out in the bin – at the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee‘s fall “Recycle Roundup.” Check this “what they will and won’t take” list and then head to the parking lot at 9140 California SW for easy dropoff, with help from the 1 Green Planet crew, who were filling up two trucks when we stopped by at midmorning.

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West Seattle whale watching: Sighting near Fauntleroy ferry dock; northbound at sunset http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-whale-watching-sighting-near-fauntleroy-ferry-dock/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-whale-watching-sighting-near-fauntleroy-ferry-dock/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00:08:13 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324167 5:08 PM: Via Orca Network on Twitter and Facebook, “Washington State Ferries reports a large whale, probably a humpback, off the Fauntleroy dock in West Seattle.” Please let us know if you see it (and which way it seems to be heading)!

6:50 PM: Sheri reports, via Twitter, that she just saw it dive off Lincoln Park, and that it’s heading north.

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RECYCLING TOMORROW? Here’s the best time to take your stuff to Fauntleroy ‘Roundup’ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/recycling-tomorrow-best-time-to-take-your-stuff-to-fauntleroy-roundup/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/recycling-tomorrow-best-time-to-take-your-stuff-to-fauntleroy-roundup/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 18:25:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=324143 9 am-3 pm tomorrow, it’s the twice-a-year event that gives you the chance to recycle, for free, what you can’t just put out at the curb – the annual Fauntleroy Church Green Committee-presented “Recycle Roundup.” If you haven’t already checked the list and sorted your stuff, take a look:

Every Recycle Roundup brings in tons of recyclables. That means hundreds of people. Organizers have one BIG word of advice to get your dropoff done in the least amount of time – GO EARLY. There tends to be a rush toward the end, so if you can get there in the first few hours instead, you’ll save time and be able to get going with the rest of your Sunday. The church is at 9140 California SW; here’s a map.

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West Seattle churches: Fauntleroy UCC announces Rev. Leah Atkinson Bilinski as new senior minister http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-churches-fauntleroy-ucc-announces-rev-leah-atkinson-bilinski-as-new-senior-minister/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-churches-fauntleroy-ucc-announces-rev-leah-atkinson-bilinski-as-new-senior-minister/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:34:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=323662 Another West Seattle church has just announced new leadership. Here’s the announcement from Fauntleroy Church:

A quorum of members voted unanimously Sept. 20 to select Rev. Leah Atkinson Bilinski as senior minister of Fauntleroy Church UCC. The 335-member congregation has been engaged in a nationwide search for new pastoral leadership since Rev. Dr. David Kratz retired in January 2013.

“Rev. Bilinski comes to us with a wealth of experience in preaching, youth programs, service and outreach, pastoral care, and administration,” said Sarah Finney, moderator of the congregation. “We know Leah will be a wonderful addition to our church and to the wider community.”

When asked why she had applied, Rev. Bilinski said she has longed to serve what she found at Fauntleroy Church – “a well-engaged, thoughtful, and very aware congregation.”

An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ, Rev. Bilinski received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology alongside an elementary teaching certificate from Grinnell College in 1999, then a masters of divinity from Eden Theological Seminary in 2007. Her experience includes six years as copastor at St. Peter’s UCC in Washington, MO, and four months as acting pastor of Ebenezer “Stone Church” UCC in Gerald, MO. She has also had leadership and administrative roles in UCC youth programs and chaplaincy experience in hospital and elder settings.

She currently lives with her husband and two-year-old daughter in Washington, MO, southwest of St. Louis, and will move to West Seattle to start her new pastorate on Nov. 29, the first Sunday of Advent.

SIDE NOTE: One of the church’s most popular community events, the twice-yearly Recycle Roundup, is coming up this Sunday (September 27th), 9 am-3 pm, in the lot outside the church at 9140 California SW; our recent preview includes information on what can and can’t be dropped off for recycling, for free.

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DEADLINE: Want to show/sell at the Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show? Apply by tomorrow! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/deadline-want-to-showsell-at-the-fauntleroy-fine-art-holiday-gift-show-apply-by-tomorrow/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/deadline-want-to-showsell-at-the-fauntleroy-fine-art-holiday-gift-show-apply-by-tomorrow/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 19:14:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322866

(Silkscreener Shino Mikami, right, was one of 15 West Seattle artists at last year’s Fauntleroy show)

The photo and final reminder are from Judy Pickens – please note, if you’re interested, that the deadline is TOMORROW:

September 15 is the deadline for West Seattle artists and creative crafters to apply for the eighth annual Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show Nov. 6-8. Details and application form are at www.fauntleroyucc.org.

Any other shows/bazaars/etc. accepting vendor applications, please let us know so we can share your announcements too. We’re also already adding holiday-season events to the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – follow that link to see not only listings but also guidelines for sending information about announcements year-round … bottom line is always, the sooner the better!

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Possible church burglary/theft; Roxhill Park robbery report; Fauntleroy assault http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-possible-church-burglarytheft/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/west-seattle-crime-watch-possible-church-burglarytheft/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:13:49 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=322617 Incidents we’ve been tracking tonight:

11:13 PM: Police are responding to the Westside Unitarian Universalists Congregation church in Gatewood (7141 California SW) right now after a report of a possible burglary/theft. The Guardian One helicopter is in the area and offered to help search for a possible suspect, so you might hear it shortly. No description at this point beyond “unknown race male” in a hoodie.

11:20 PM: The helicopter’s in the area now.

11:29 PM: And it’s moved on, while police continue investigating on the ground.


11:50 PM: **Separate incident** but while we have this Crime Watch report open, we’re adding it. Police are investigating a report of someone being robbed at Roxhill Park. No aerial search in this case – the trail was quite cold, as the victim did not report it until getting home about half an hour later. (We have no further info on this one but more often than not, street robberies have a reporting lag because the robber[s] take the victim’s phone.)


12:44 AM: **Separate incident** Police rushed to Fauntleroy after multiple calls about someone screaming for help. After trying to figure out where exactly it happened, they found a victim in the 8600 block of 46th SW, a 21-year-old woman who is reported to have been assaulted. SFD is en route to evaluate her injuries. Police are trying to sort out what happened.

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Fall cleaning this weekend? What to save for Fauntleroy UCC’s upcoming ‘Recycle Roundup’ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/fall-cleaning-this-weekend-what-to-save-for-fauntleroy-uccs-upcoming-recycle-roundup/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/fall-cleaning-this-weekend-what-to-save-for-fauntleroy-uccs-upcoming-recycle-roundup/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 18:18:56 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321919

(WSB photo from 2014)

Staying home this holiday weekend and doing a little (pre-)fall cleaning? Reminder: Next edition of the popular twice-yearly Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy UCC Church is only three weeks away: Sunday, September 27th, 9 am-3 pm (9140 California SW). Each spring and fall, 1 Green Planet takes away tons of recyclables via this free-to-all dropoff event. You can plan ahead because, thanks to Judy Pickens, we have the list of what will be accepted (free dropoffs!) this time around – see it here.

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SAFETY: FCA installs mirror at Marine View/45th/Roxbury http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/safety-fca-installs-mirror-at-marine-view45throxbury/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/09/safety-fca-installs-mirror-at-marine-view45throxbury/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:16:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=321798

Traffic-safety issues are high on the priority list for the Fauntleroy Community Association, and FCA shares the photo with word of one more safety feature in place. From Gordon Wiehler: “The FCA installed a convex mirror at Roxbury, Marine View SW and 45th Ave SW to better see what’s coming down the hill, typically at high speed.”

P.S. The FCA is another of the community councils that’s getting back to regular meeting schedules now that summer’s ending. Its board meets at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW) next Tuesday, September 8th, at 7 pm.

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UPDATE: Car/motorcycle collision at Fauntleroy/Cloverdale, rider hurt http://westseattleblog.com/2015/08/traffic-alert-carmotorcycle-collision-at-fauntleroycloverdale/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/08/traffic-alert-carmotorcycle-collision-at-fauntleroycloverdale/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 22:31:43 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=318777

3:31 PM: Seattle Fire and Police are at the scene of a collision at Fauntleroy and Cloverdale, toward the south end of Lincoln Park. According to @smokeycretin9, it involves a car and motorcycle. Our crew is en route; we’ve heard a call for a private ambulance to the scene, suggesting injuries are not life-threatening.

(WSB photo)
3:43 PM UPDATE: Our crew at the scene has learned that the man riding the motorcycle was taken to the hospital via that ambulance, with what are described as minor injuries. The driver was not hurt. The car and motorcycle are both off to the side and Fauntleroy is reopening to traffic.

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ALERT: ‘Noisy overnight work’ next week at Fauntleroy ferry dock http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/alert-noisy-overnight-work-next-week-at-fauntleroy-ferry-dock/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/alert-noisy-overnight-work-next-week-at-fauntleroy-ferry-dock/#comments Sun, 26 Jul 2015 06:06:36 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=318008 Thanks to the Fauntleroy ferry dock neighbor who shared a notice that’s just been circulated in the area: “Noisy overnight work” is planned four nights next week, Monday through Thursday, 7:30 pm to 5:30 am, to fix pavement problems on the dock. (If you live nearby, you are probably aware of some work this past week – we don’t know yet if that was related.) See the notice here; it says in part, “Existing asphalt pavement around deck drains is failing, exposing underlying timber deck to rain water and potential rotting.” No WSF website alert about this yet.

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Kids helping kids: ‘Stuff the Bus’ drive stops at Fauntleroy Children’s Center http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/kids-helping-kids-stuff-the-bus-drive-stops-at-fauntleroy-childrens-center/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/kids-helping-kids-stuff-the-bus-drive-stops-at-fauntleroy-childrens-center/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:41:46 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=317731

That’s Pablo and he’s one of the Fauntleroy Children’s Center students who helped Stuff the Bus when WestSide Baby‘s diaper drive made a stop at historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse today.

These might just be the youngest bus-stuffers to participate in this year’s drive.

We’re told that the FCC community gathered 4,000 diapers to contribute! The young donors got a chance to hang out in the bus a bit, too.

The heart of this year’s drive started with last Sunday’s donation event at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction and – since WestSide Baby serves families outside this area too – continues on Capitol Hill this weekend (9 am-2 pm Sunday at St. Joseph’s, 732 18th Ave. E.). If you haven’t donated yet, go here to find out how to help.

P.S. Congratulations to Fauntleroy Children’s Center for recently getting re-accredited for five more years by the National Association for the Education of Young Children! Director Kim Sheridan says, “We have been accredited since 1987 and are currently the only center in West Seattle with NAEYC accreditation.”

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Open again! Fauntleroy celebrates Cove Park restoration, Barton Pump Station upgrade http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/open-again-fauntleroy-celebrates-cove-park-restoration-barton-pump-station-upgrade/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/open-again-fauntleroy-celebrates-cove-park-restoration-barton-pump-station-upgrade/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 04:56:06 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=317087

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)
What a beautiful day to celebrate the return of a West Seattle beach to the public domain. This is Cove Park, adjacent to the north side of the Fauntleroy ferry dock, closed for three years because of King County’s expansion/upgrade of the Barton Pump Station – now open again, with a ribbon-cutting celebration today:

Cutting the ribbon were King County Wastewater Treatment Division director Pam Elardo and our area’s King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. But the celebration was even bigger for the Fauntleroy community, which stewards the Cove Park area and has been working closely with the county (some backstory in this 2011 WSB report) to ensure that the beach and its treasured public art would make a comeback – with additions!

That’s the path from Fauntleroy Way to the small beach, where you will find works by artist Thomas Jay – some familiar, some new. A brochure provided by the Fauntleroy Community Association shows nine things to look for, including these:

As this warm weekend continues, come to Cove Park and see for yourself.

This afternoon’s celebration at the park also included tours of the pump station. You can find out more about the project here.

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SATURDAY: Come celebrate Cove Park & Barton Pump Station http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/saturday-come-celebrate-cove-park-barton-pump-station/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/07/saturday-come-celebrate-cove-park-barton-pump-station/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 20:12:15 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=316952

More reminders about all the cool stuff happening in West Seattle this weekend – this one’s at the top of our list tomorrow afternoon between the West Seattle Grand Parade and West Seattle Outdoor Movies: Ribbon-cutting celebration for the restored pocket-beach Cove Park and upgraded Barton Pump Station, just north of the Fauntleroy ferry dock. 2-4 pm, including tours of the pump station (wear closed-toe shoes if you’re interested in taking the tour). Thanks to Phil Sweetland for the photo of posters made by local kids to remind everyone about tomorrow’s celebration!

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