West Seattle Blog... » Fauntleroy http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:47:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 As-it-happened coverage: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2014 – fun in the sun (and indoors too) http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/happening-now-fauntleroy-fall-festival-2014-fun-in-the-sun/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/happening-now-fauntleroy-fall-festival-2014-fun-in-the-sun/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:24:00 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289223 (CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE)

FIRST REPORT, 2:24 PM: In, and out, of the sun – the Fauntleroy Fall Festival is on!

Above, our quick Instagram clip showing some of the decorated cakes awaiting the Cake Walk – you are encouraged to admire them and vote:

Then join in the 3:15 pm walk (for which some not-as-ornate-but-yummy-looking-too cakes are available as well). The cakes are in the Emerald Room (downstairs) at The Hall at Fauntleroy in the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Other festival activities are in and around the schoolhouse (including a petting zoo on the west side):

… and Fauntleroy Church / YMCA across the street – look for the tent with pumpkin painting, birdhouse making, and more. Address here is 9131 and 9140 California SW, and the festival’s on until 5 – get here!

2:47 PM UPDATE: Lots of music at the festival – the Epitones Jazz Quartet at the schoolhouse right now:

Elsewhere on the festival grounds, Toni Reineke was in brass mode; you probably know her best for her leadership of what’s now the West Seattle Community Orchestras:

And a festival fave – the Endolyne Children’s Choir:

The official festival schedule shows you the full lineup – including the West Seattle Big Band at 3:45 in The Hall at Fauntleroy’s Emerald Room, inviting you to indulge in a little (or a lot of) swing dancing.

3:42 PM UPDATE: SFD’s Engine 37 is a hit:

It’s parked by the church. That’s also where you might meet royalty:

That’s West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Court Queen Bianca Carufel.

4:23 PM UPDATE: The festival’s three-hour span goes by so fast – but many have come to enjoy the afternoon:

That includes the indoor crowd for the cakewalk we mentioned earlier:

In the cake-decorating contest, the winning entry was a double-entry by Carolyn Tucker:

In the first-timers’ category, Lindsay Morgan Tracy‘s Frankencake scared up the win:

Still more to show you … as the all-volunteer-produced festival goes into its final half-hour.

5:22 PM: Festival’s over, cleanup’s on. We’ll be adding more photos and video – caught the WS Big Band’s final number …

Some classic rock on the church-parking-lot stage with B Sharp Studio & the 5 Buck Band

and also some earnest last-minute birdhouse-making:

The festival was free for visitors, supported by community donations and sponsors like the Fauntleroy Community Association, which is now set up to accept online membership payments (if you’re a local resident/business/organization interested in joining) and festival donations – see the donation button here! (And see many more photos on the festival Facebook page, whose editor Irene Stewart was making the rounds of the festival grounds all afternoon long.)

P.S. Next Sunday afternoon, you’re invited back to Fauntleroy to help drum, sing, and chant to call the salmon home – 5 pm (October 26th) by the Fauntleroy Creek overlook, across from the ferry dock.

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Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday! See what’s happening, when http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-fall-festival-tomorrow-see-whats-happening-when/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-fall-festival-tomorrow-see-whats-happening-when/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:02:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=289112

The tent is up in the Fauntleroy Church/YMCA parking lot, one of the venues for Sunday afternoon’s Fauntleroy Fall Festival, but if the forecast holds, it might only be needed for sunburn prevention! Festival events will also be happening across the street in and around historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, where you can admire the new salmon art by Shawn Bennett in the raingarden out front:

Finding out about home raingardens and cisterns is one thing you can do at the festival – look for the folks from RainWise (WSB sponsor). And here’s the full lineup, as posted on the Fauntleroy Fall Festival website:

Also – it’s not too late to bake a cake to donate to the Cake Walk (details in our previous preview – you have to drop it off tomorrow right BEFORE the festival). See you at 9131 and 9140 California SW (map) 2-5 pm Sunday afternoon for the Fauntleroy Fall Festival!

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Fauntleroy Community Association invites neighbors to talk with city leaders about transportation challenges http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-community-association-invites-neighbors-to-talk-with-city-leaders-about-transportation-challenges/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-community-association-invites-neighbors-to-talk-with-city-leaders-about-transportation-challenges/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:48:26 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288979 Ongoing transportation/traffic concerns in Fauntleroy will get an airing in front of city reps including SDOT’s new director in three weeks: Thursday, November 6th, is the time/date just announced by the Fauntleroy Community Association for its long-in-the-works community conversation about issues from speeding to sidewalks to parking, and beyond. FCA president Mike Dey says SDOT director Scott Kubly, DPD director Diane Sugimura, Mayor Murray’s transportation adviser Andrew Glass Hastings, and City Council reps have all confirmed they’ll be there, 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy.

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Use the Fauntleroy ferry dock? Two alerts, from WSF and KCWTD http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/use-the-fauntleroy-ferry-dock-two-alerts/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/use-the-fauntleroy-ferry-dock-two-alerts/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 03:14:27 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288900 These two advisories are from different agencies but both are potentially of interest to Fauntleroy ferry-dock users.

POSSIBLE TEMPORARY SERVICE REDUCTION: From Washington State Ferries:

Starting Saturday, Oct. 18 through Tuesday, Oct. 21, customers travelling on the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route are advised to prepare for longer than usual wait times due to a possible vessel downsizing and a two-boat schedule. The temporary downsizing and 2-boat schedule may be needed in order to maintain a full, system-wide sailing schedule while the Wenatchee is out of service for its annual mandatory U.S. Coast Guard safety inspection. Updates will occur as more information is known.

ONE-DAY REDUCTION IN BOOTH/LANE AVAILABILITY: This is from King County Wastewater Treatment, as its Barton Pump Station project continues north of the dock:

North ferry lane entrance and toll booth closed for electrical work
October 21, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, October 21, a quiet generator will be brought on site to allow for Seattle City Light crews to perform electrical work at the Barton Pump Station. Work will begin around 7:00 a.m. and is expected to be complete by 3:30 p.m. During this time, the north ferry lane entrance and toll booth will be closed.

King County has been working closely with Washington State Ferries throughout the project to ensure minimal disruption to traffic along Fauntleroy Way SW and to keep ferry traffic moving.

While the north ferry lane is closed, commuters and neighbors can expect extra flaggers to assist pedestrian, bike, and vehicular traffic.

The upgraded pump station is expected to be in operation by year’s end, the county says, with restoration work, including Cove Park on the beach, planned early next year.

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West Seattle Crime Watch followup: Fauntleroy search, explained http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-followup-fauntleroy-search-explained/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-followup-fauntleroy-search-explained/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:31:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288785 From the “sometimes followups take a few days” file:

(WSB photo from last Saturday)
Back on Saturday, police had a visible presence near the Fauntleroy ferry dock and Lincoln Park for a few hours. All they would say at the time was that they were “looking for a felony warrant suspect.” Finally we have tracked down the case number and report with details: A fare-enforcement officer at a bus stop by the ferry dock called police around 4 pm Saturday to say he had someone who he thought had a warrant out for his arrest (didn’t say why the enforcer thought that) but couldn’t hold the suspect.

Police arrived and found the man did indeed have a warrant out for a drug charge. They arrested him and handcuffed him; he had an empty syringe in his possession and told them he had used heroin that day. As they were putting him in a patrol car, he asked them to adjust his handcuffs, which were somewhat obstructed, the report says, by rubber bracelets and a watch. While officers were using a handcuff key to adjust the cuffs, the suspect bolted with such force “he broke the handcuff key in half.” They ran after him into the neighborhoods to the east, but lost him as he ran through yards. Containment was set up – the cars you might have seen blocking streets – and a K-9 officer was called; the dog sniffed the backpack left behind at the bus stop and followed a trail into Lincoln Park, but the suspect wasn’t found. Whenever he is found, along with the drug warrant, he is now wanted for escape.

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Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2014 countdown! One week from today http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-fall-festival-2014-countdown-one-week-from-today/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/fauntleroy-fall-festival-2014-countdown-one-week-from-today/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:46:30 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288527

(WSB photo from 2013 Fauntleroy Fall Festival)
The first half of October tends to be quieter, as if we are all recovering from summer, bracing for fall and winter. But now, as we arrive in mid-month, big events are on the way, including the Fauntleroy Fall Festival on Sunday, October 19th, one week from today. It’s just three hours long, 2-5 pm, but those are three full-of-fun hours, so you might even want to plan to stay for the duration. Highlights announced so far include:

*CAKE WALK: A festival favorite. You can even donate a cake to be judged and then claimed. From the festival page, here are the basics:

All ages may participate. Contest categories include Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Cakes can be any shape or size. They should have either a Fall, Halloween, or West Seattle theme.

Bring your entry (or entries) on festival day, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. Voting begins at 1:30 p.m. and continues until about 3 p.m. Who votes? We all do! Once votes have been tallied, prizes will be awarded for each category.

The Cake Walk begins after the prizes have been awarded and continues until all the cakes have been given away. Even if you do not want to enter the Cake Decorating Contest, you can still bake and donate a cake for the Cake Walk. Cakes can be very simple or very elaborate. This is a wonderful parent/child, family, or group project! Questions? E-mail Carolyn Tucker at tucker_family @ me.com.

Also: Pumpkin decorating for kids, other arts/crafts activities, climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, musical performances, dancing to the West Seattle Big Band (3:30-5 pm) … The festival happens in the heart of Fauntleroy, both sides of the 9100 block of California SW (map) – with crossing assistance! – on the grounds of Fauntleroy Church/YMCA, The Hall at Fauntleroy, and historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse.

P.S. Food will be available for purchase, but otherwise, the festival is free (supported by donations as well as fundraisers over the course of each year). And the Seahawks game (10 am, at St. Louis) should be over in time for fans to make it to the festival, too.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Fauntleroy search; Arbor Heights theft http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-fauntleroy-search-arbor-heights-theft/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/10/west-seattle-crime-watch-fauntleroy-search-arbor-heights-theft/#comments Sun, 12 Oct 2014 03:12:21 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=288479 Two West Seattle Crime Watch notes tonight:

FAUNTLEROY SEARCH: Many were wondering about the police presence in Fauntleroy, near Lincoln Park and the ferry dock, since late afternoon. Officers told us they were looking for a “felony warrant suspect” who had been seen in the area, near the bus stop by the dock. No new incident/crime, apparently, but this was someone they were looking for. We don’t know whether they’ve found that suspect yet, and we don’t have details of the warrant.

PACKAGE THEFT: Fumiko in Arbor Heights (near 35th/100th) says she’s been hit by package thieves for the third and final time, and she’s just not going to get home deliveries any more. Her iPhone 6, delivered by UPS at 3:55 pm, was gone when she got home Thursday night and: “This is the third time an UPS or USPS delivered package went missing from my property (front porch and side door).”

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Followup: Farewell to 8 tons of recyclables at Fauntleroy roundup http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/followup-farewell-to-8-tons-of-recyclables-at-fauntleroy-roundup/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/followup-farewell-to-8-tons-of-recyclables-at-fauntleroy-roundup/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:49:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286652

(WSB photo of 1 Green Planet crew at Recycle Roundup last Sunday)
From the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee, via Judy Pickens:

Despite the sunny weather and afternoon Seahawks game, Sunday’s Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church netted 7.8 tons of recyclables from West Seattle. An estimated 325 vehicles brought everything from water heaters to wire fencing and keyboards. We’ll do it again on April 26.

If you missed the roundup and can’t wait that long – the county website has a directory of who takes what, starting with the search box here. And for items that weren’t accepted on Sunday, the Green Committee has suggestions on this flyer they were offering to participants.

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Happening now: Take it away! Busy ‘Recycle Roundup’ in Fauntleroy http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-take-it-away-busy-recycle-roundup-in-fauntleroy/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/happening-now-take-it-away-busy-recycle-roundup-in-fauntleroy/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:11:29 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286460

That’s the most unusual item we saw during a brief stop at the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee‘s “Recycle Roundup,” under way until 3 pm – someone’s recycling a watercooler. Tons of items (literally) are dropped off during these six-hour, twice-yearly, FREE events – and one-third of the way into today’s roundup, it’s busy:

1 Green Planet‘s team will unload your stuff and get it into their containers. Just make sure what you’re taking is on this list. If you want to recycle something that isn’t, the committee’s Green Ideas” handout (with other sustainable-living advice) has suggestions.

P.S. The church lot is at 9140 California SW, but don’t try to drive south on the California straightaway to get there – it’s a short section that is best reached by heading west on SW Barton from 35th and following the curves (and name change), or by heading southbound past the ferry dock, and following the eastward curve up toward and just beyond the Endolyne business district.

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One more nudge: Recycle Roundup tomorrow at Fauntleroy Church http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/one-more-nudge-recycle-roundup-tomorrow-in-fauntleroy-church-lot/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/one-more-nudge-recycle-roundup-tomorrow-in-fauntleroy-church-lot/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:59:25 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=286393 Twice a year, the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee brings in 1 Green Planet to collect dozens of types of items that are recyclable but not routinely picked up in your curbside service. Tomorrow is this year’s second Recycle Roundup, 9 am-3 pm at the church parking lot (9140 California SW; map). Here’s the list of what you can drop off, with a few notes about what you can’t. As usual, no charge for your dropoff (the Green Committee does accept donations to help cover the cost, if you are so moved; they’ll also be offering a flyer with some green-living tips).

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Get ready! Next Recycle Roundup in Fauntleroy, six days away http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/get-ready-next-recycle-roundup-in-fauntleroy-six-days-away/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/get-ready-next-recycle-roundup-in-fauntleroy-six-days-away/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:28:46 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285745 Feels like endless summer at the moment. But fall’s a week away. And on the eve of its arrival, it’s your next chance to clear out no-longer-needed items, without just throwing them away. Sunday (September 21st) is the fall edition of the twice-annual Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church. Here’s the list of 1 Green Planet will accept at the event, free (and a few specific mentions of what they will NOT take). Just bring the recyclables to the church parking lot at 9140 California SW that day, 9 am-3 pm.

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Ready to rummage? Second-Time Sale in Fauntleroy this weekend http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/ready-to-rummage-second-time-sale-in-fauntleroy-this-weekend/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/09/ready-to-rummage-second-time-sale-in-fauntleroy-this-weekend/#comments Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:33:05 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=285480

Among the events on our calendar for Saturday that are so big, preparation had to start today – the Second-Time Sale at Fauntleroy Church. We stopped by while volunteers were getting everything in place today, including all those pillows (and more). The sale runs 9 am-3 pm Saturday (with a bake sale!), 11 am-1 pm Sunday, “in and around Fellowship Hall” at the church, 9140 California SW.

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Followup: Fauntleroy Schoolhouse crowdlending goal reached! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/followup-fauntleroy-schoolhouse-crowdlending-goal-reached/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/followup-fauntleroy-schoolhouse-crowdlending-goal-reached/#comments Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:54:17 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=283910 Update from the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency: The crowdlending campaign to raise money for remaining work at the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse has just passed its $500,000 goal! This is for the second phase of repair work, involving roof, painting, gutter/downspouts, and earthquake-resistance retrofitting. As reported here last month, the campaign launched in connection with Semble hit the halfway mark within its first week; by the start of this week, it was three-quarters of the way to goal; and today, it passed the half-million mark. FCSA hopes to get the work done before fall rainy season arrives.

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Ferry alert: Boat breakdown on Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/ferry-alert-boat-breakdown-on-fauntleroy-vashon-southworth-route/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/ferry-alert-boat-breakdown-on-fauntleroy-vashon-southworth-route/#comments Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:55:31 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282762

(WSB PHOTO: M/V Evergreen State idled at Vashon)
1:55 PM: Traffic was already expected to be heavy on the Washington State Ferries Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth runs today, because of a big event on Vashon Island, and now there’s word of a complication – a boat breakdown (the un-mothballed M/V Evergreen State) has put it on a two-boat schedule. Check here for the latest alerts.

10:54 PM: Late night now, and it’s still a two-boat schedule. We’ve seen some of the results firsthand, having to go to Vashon for a family-related event this afternoon, and finally on the boat back home right now (the Issaquah departed Vashon for Fauntleroy via Southworth about 10 minutes ago). No word if there’s any chance this will be fixed tomorrow, so if you’re planning a trip on the “triangle” route Sunday, add extra time to your plan.

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Never too soon to plan! Next ‘Recycle Roundup’: September 21 http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/never-too-soon-to-plan-next-recycle-roundup-september-21/ http://westseattleblog.com/2014/08/never-too-soon-to-plan-next-recycle-roundup-september-21/#comments Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:44:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=282308 For so many people with so many recyclables that can’t be put out for curbside pickup, the twice-annual Fauntleroy Church “Recycle Roundup” dropoff events are highly popular. That’s why we’re sharing mega-early news of the date for the next one: 9 am-3 pm Sunday, September 21st, church parking lot @ 9140 California SW. See the newly updated “what they’ll accept” list here.

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