West Seattle Blog... http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:07:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday, end-of-November Monday http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffictransit-today-post-holiday-end-of-november-monday/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/traffictransit-today-post-holiday-end-of-november-monday/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 14:07:53 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330612

(Six WS-relevant views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Good morning! It’s back-to-work, back-to-school day – and it’s been a foggy, sub-freezing night, so please beware of icy roads, paths, sidewalks, windshields, etc.

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PHOTOS: First night of Menashe Family Christmas Lights. See what’s new for 2015. http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-first-night-of-menashe-family-christmas-lights-see-whats-new-for-2015/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-first-night-of-menashe-family-christmas-lights-see-whats-new-for-2015/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:15:12 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330586

It’s a dark and foggy night – except in the 5600 block of Beach Drive SW, where the Menashe Family Christmas Lights are officially on, shining bright, with visitors already flocking to see them. “How many lights do you have?” one person asked Josh Menashe; no official count, he cheerily replied.

Here’s what’s new: He and the rest of the crew were working on the finishing touches of an electric train and village you’ll see on the north side of the yard:

Along the sidewalk, you’ll see these candy-cane streetlight-style fixtures:

Santa’s balloon is new:

As bright and colorful as photos can be, you’ll just have to go see it for yourself.

(Hover over video window to bring up “play” button)
You can bring a letter for Santa, too.

And Santa himself will in fact be here the night of Saturday, December 12th, 6 to 10 pm, as listed in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide – bring a donation for the West Seattle Food Bank and get a photo with Santa under the lights.

Haven’t been? Here’s a map.

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What can your Department of Neighborhoods do for/with you? Hear/ask at Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/what-can-your-department-of-neighborhoods-do-forwith-you-hearask-at-westwood-roxhill-arbor-heights-community-council/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/what-can-your-department-of-neighborhoods-do-forwith-you-hearask-at-westwood-roxhill-arbor-heights-community-council/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:40:47 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330566 As the long holiday weekend ebbs, the everyday world gets ready to rev. So, we’re looking ahead: On Tuesday night (December 1st), the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council has assembled a lineup of guests that’ll be of interest regardless of whether you live/work in those neighborhoods or not. The meeting starts at 6:15 pm, and after some regular WWRHAH committee updates, here’s the main event, as announced by co-chair Amanda Kay Helmick:

6:35-7:45: Department of Neighborhoods (DoN): At our September brainstorm meeting, several residents requested information about P-Patches, grants, and painted crosswalks. We will have a whole team of DoN folks to answer your questions!

Tim Wolfe: Community Investments Division Director
Juan Martinez: Neighborhood Matching Fund Project Manager
Rich Macdonald: P-Patch Garden Program Supervisor OR
Bunly Yun: P-Patch Garden Program Coordinator
Kathy Nyland: Director
Howard Wu: Seattle Department of Transportation
Kerry Wade: Neighborhood District Coordinator

WWRHAH meets upstairs at Southwest Library (35th SW & SW Henderson).

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Alki Community Council’s annual meeting: From police to Perch http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/alki-community-councils-annual-meeting-from-police-to-perch/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/alki-community-councils-annual-meeting-from-police-to-perch/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:22:03 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=329690 By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Updates took centerstage, rather than any major new issues, at the Alki Community Council‘s annual meeting.

And as is often the case at local neighborhood-council meetings, the first round came from police:

SEATTLE POLICE UPDATE: With no recent major area crimes to talk about, Southwest Precinct Operations Lt. Ron Smith had a reminder about the Public Safety Survey. (Taken it yet? November 30th – tomorrow! – is the deadline. 54 responses from Alki as of the ACC meeting, which was held the night of November 19th.) Survey results will help with SWP staffing.

Lt. Smith was asked if there’s a way to check on the status of crimes. Short answer, no.

He said the Anti-Crime Team had just arrested two people in connection with a Craigslist sale involving a $5,000 bicycle.

One more update: The new mobile precinct has finally arrived, though it hasn’t been outfitted with radio equipment yet. (The new mobile precinct also was mentioned at the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting one night earlier.)

VOLLEYBALL CONCERNS: With complaints continuing about how much of Alki Beach is occupied by volleyball tournaments on summer weekends, ACC president Tony Fragada urged people who are concerned about it to mention it in the aforementioned safety survey. ACC is drafting a letter with bullet points that will point out that the typical setup tends to go beyond the five courts they’ve been told are the maximum allowable. One attendee voiced hope that ACC is meeting with tournament organizers to give them the chance to comply, rather than proceeding immediately to enforcement requests. ACC leaders say they hope to find out more about how Seattle Parks and the volleyball leagues work together. So they’re going to invite guests to future meetings in hopes of learning more about what percentage of the beach is available to be rented, etc.

‘PERCH’ PROJECT: It’s been six months now since we broke the news about Perch, the 100+-unit apartment building planned for 1250 Alki Ave SW. Since then, area residents organized as the Action Alki Alliance have been studying and monitoring the plans. Speaking at the ACC meeting, Sandy Spears talked about the turnout at last month’s Southwest Design Review Board meeting, first one for the project, which – as ordered by the board – will be going back for a second Early Design Guidance meeting. She said the written report from the SWDRB meeting finally came out earlier this week (see it here). “We are stll digging our way through it to understand it.” As of the night of the meeting, Spears said, developer SolTerra had not responded to the document they sent citing neighborhood concerns. They’ve formed a nonprofit group and have neighborhood financial support with which they have hired a land-use specialist. They’re guessing the second EDG meeting wo’t be until January or February. They hope to continue mustering a big turnout for future meetings because “the way to get attention in this city is to have numbers.” They met with Councilmember Tom Rasmussen a few nights earlier and expect that he’ll be working with them, offering pointers, “to be a really good source of information.” Spears added, “Our goal is to make a difference in this project, to make a difference, not necessarily to eliminate it, but to make sure it fits in the Alki Nnighborhood. We’re not going to be not-in-my-backyard people, but we want to preserve the Alki neighborhood.”

An attendee asked if their goal is fewer units, fewer floors, or something else. Spears replied, “Our goal is to make sure they adhere to city code and we will probably down the road with inputs from residents and meeting attendees have to come up with what is exactly our goals.”

Much discussion ensued about how to make that happen. Their land-use expert is not a lawyer, they said; an attendee who had experience with Design Review and development issues advised them to get one. The group said they had walked up and down the street distributing letters about the development.

What’s next? The second Design Review Board meeting, but the date’s not set yet; watch this page on the city website. Comments about the project can be sent to assigned planner BreAnne McConkie at breanne.mcconkie@seattle.gov (be sure to cite project #3020640).

OTHER QUICK UPDATES: President Fragada and ACC member Candace Sullivan are continuing to work on West Seattle Water Taxi-related issues, following up on shuttle performance and concerns about shuttle routes. … The current ACC board was re-elected, since no new candidates came forward.

The Alki Community Council meets third Thursdays, 7 pm, in the parlor at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds).

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HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle boy’s donation drive for West Seattle Food Bank http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-west-seattle-boys-donation-drive-for-west-seattle-food-bank/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-west-seattle-boys-donation-drive-for-west-seattle-food-bank/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:23:38 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330569

Just found out about this – Joey went through his Arbor Heights neighborhood with flyers and is now awaiting (whether you got a flyer or not) donation dropoffs for the West Seattle Food Bank. His family sent the photo and explains, “Joey will be out until 5 pm loading up the truck. He delivered over 70 flyers and is anxiously awaiting for food dropoff in the cold! Stop by and say hi and drop off your donation! 9910 34th Ave SW.”

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West Seattle Junction scenes: Climate-action encouragement rally; Pathfinder wreath sales; Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast reminder http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-junction-scenes-climate-action-encouragement-rally-pathfinder-wreath-sales-kiwanis-pancake-breakfast-reminder/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-junction-scenes-climate-action-encouragement-rally-pathfinder-wreath-sales-kiwanis-pancake-breakfast-reminder/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:57:44 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330559 Just back from The Junction, where this was all happening at California/Alaska at noontime:

With the United Nations climate-change conference about to start in Paris, West Seattleites rallied in “encouragement” of climate action:

This was one of many rallies, small and large, planned for today.

Also on the southwest corner of the Walk-All-Ways intersection today: Wreath sellers from Pathfinder K-8. The school community makes and sells wreaths every year to raise money for environmental education and will be in The Junction every Sunday during the holiday season:

Just across the intersection, at the south end of the official Farmers’ Market zone, the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle was bubbling with enthusiasm about its annual Pancake Breakfast next Saturday.

Everyone’s invited to the Masonic Center (40th/Edmunds) 7 am-11 am on Saturday (December 5th) – if you don’t have tickets yet, buy yours for a discount online right now – $8 online, $10 at the door.

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@ Seattle Half-Marathon: 10-year-old Miles Trius does it again! http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/seattle-half-marathon-10-year-old-miles-trius-does-it-again/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/seattle-half-marathon-10-year-old-miles-trius-does-it-again/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:32:57 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330543

This time last year, we heard for the first time from the family of West Seattleite Miles Trius, who, with his dad, had just run the Seattle Half-Marathon for the first time. Today, they sent word (with the above photo) that the father-and-son duo did it again:

Miles Trius, age 10, runs 2nd Seattle Half Marathon with Navy Chief dad Ernesto Trius:

Miles is a 5th grader at Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle and has trained hard for today. He challenged himself to finish in under 2 hours and was able to accomplish that goal, finishing at a time of 1:56:27.

Checking our archives, that’s 21 minutes faster than last year. Congratulations to Miles, his dad, and everyone who ran/is running the Half-Marathon and Marathon today.

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West Seattle Sunday: What’s up as Thanksgiving weekend wraps up http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-whats-up-as-thanksgiving-weekend-wraps-up/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-sunday-whats-up-as-thanksgiving-weekend-wraps-up/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:30:28 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330513

(Friday photo of Mt. Rainier & Duwamish River, from the “low bridge,” by Don Brubeck)

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and regular year-round calendar:

NATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: Too busy on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday to get to this? Good news – it’s continuing today too. 10 am-4 pm, see what the participating Native artists and craftspeople are showing and selling at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse. Food and drink available for purchase too. Special extra – Chief Sealth International High School students are selling the student-program-benefiting West Seattle Wildlife Calendar featuring frequent WSB contributor Mark Wangerin‘s photos. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

NEW FOOD TRUCK AT WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The market’s happening today and every Sunday, 10 am-2 pm year-round. New today – Asian-food truck Hungry Me joins the lineup. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Pickup game at 10 today, at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW & SW Myrtle)

THUNDER ROAD GUITARS’ ANNIVERSARY SALE: While you’re in The Junction, shop the final day of the Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) anniversary sale. 15% off all guitars and amplifiers in stock, free shipping in the US, beginner acoustic guitars starting at $199, 15% off all new pedals. Store hours 11 am-4 pm today. (4736 California SW)

CLICK! POP-UP: The JOIN collective pop-up continues at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) – six independent design studios from the Northwest and beyond. Store hours 11 am-5 pm today. (4540 California SW)

CLIMATE ACTION ENCOURAGEMENT RALLY: Noon at Walk All Ways, you are invited to join the “encouragement” rally in support of climate action. More info in our listing. (California/Alaska)

SEE SANTA! Two places today – see the full season’s list in the Holiday Guide.

SID LAW: One-man band Sid Law plays live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

LIGHTS LAUNCH: Tonight the Menashe family’s famous display starts its season; we stopped by while they were working on it Wednesday. (5605 Beach Drive SW)

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VIDEO: The 2015 light show is on at West Seattle Yuletide http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/video-the-2015-light-show-is-on-at-west-seattle-yuletide/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/video-the-2015-light-show-is-on-at-west-seattle-yuletide/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:20:38 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330526

West Seattle’s newer music-synched light show has started its season too: This is the third year for West Seattle Yuletide, presented by the Iversons, midblock on the east side of 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota. We stopped by tonight for a bit of video – apropos to another clear night, we caught “Let It Go” from “Frozen.”

The hit movie’s sisters Anna and Elsa even appear alongside your host Olaf the snowman on the south side of the yard. While you can hear the songs if you’re standing in front of the house, they’re also broadcast on short-range 101.9 FM. The schedule’s here.

P.S. You’ll find WSY listed along with West Seattle Lights (featured here last night), and the Menashe Family Christmas Lights (scheduled to start Sunday night) in our WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide.

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West Seattle giving: Backpacks For HOPE, to help a hundred http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-giving-backpacks-for-hope-to-help-a-hundred/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-giving-backpacks-for-hope-to-help-a-hundred/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:35:19 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330520

Meet another of your neighbors who’s doing what she can to help people in need. Stephanie Endres created Stephanie’s Lifeline, and organized this afternoon’s Backpacks Bring HOPE event, filling 100 backpacks with basics – first-aid kits, toiletries, some food and beverages. We visited her HQ on Pigeon Point to see the results:

Next step, delivering to the recipients. The slogan on Stephanie’s website: “It’s better to do something small than do nothing at all.” Here’s how to get involved.

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West Seattle Crime Watch: Police investigate Admiral incident; car & garage break-ins; tires taken http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-crime-watch-police-investigate-admiral-incident-car-garage-break-ins/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-crime-watch-police-investigate-admiral-incident-car-garage-break-ins/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:03:46 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330514 ORIGINAL REPORT, 5:03 PM: Three West Seattle Crime Watch reports, starting with an investigation under way now:

POLICE SEARCH: Thanks for the tips about a police response in Upper Alki/West Admiral. Scanner traffic indicated they were looking for someone but no details on why; our crew went to the center of the search, Admiral Way and Lander, to try to find out more. Police there tell us someone reported being “grabbed” while walking in the area. They were talking with a possible suspect when we arrived so we don’t have further details; as far as we can calculate from the time frame that was mentioned, they didn’t get the report until at least 45 minutes after the incident, so it’s been at least an hour and a half now since the incident. We’ll add anything more we find out.

Since we’re talking Crime Watch, we’ll add two reader reports that came in earlier today:

CAR-PROWL SPREE: Ray shared this report sent to neighbors:

I’d like to thank Kathleen for letting me know my car had been broken into and I should also thank the Seattle Police Department and Officer J. Dobson for their swift and professional response. Last night my 2013 Honda Accord was broken into and a cell phone stolen on 38th Ave SW between Juneau and Raymond.

A total of four cars (and counting) were prowled last night between 9:00 pm and 7:00 AM today. If anyone has video on these cars, SPD would be really pleased to hear about it. Case #15-414043 at 206 733 9800 if you have related information. A $200 reward for apprehension and conviction of the thief is up for grabs (will be split, if there are multiple competitors for the prize).

I lost a cell phone out of my car and consider myself lucky that was the only theft. I expect to be replacing the door and the trunk lid, courtesy of our little friends. A few tips.

1) Never leave valuables in your car, even in our safe little area.
2) Particularly and especially valuables with data in or on them that can be used for identity theft.
3) If you are a firearms aficionado, please see #1 & #2. If the Seattle Chief can have his service weapon stolen out of his car, there is not a single one of us that is magically invulnerable. Leaving a gun in a car is a bad choice on many many levels – keep it on your person or under adult supervision at all times.
4) If you don’t have a car alarm system, now is a good time. If your system only triggers when a door opens, now is a good time to upgrade. My little thief caved in a window and went in through said window, cleverly not opening the door.
5) It is likely time for us all to be a little more aware as the holidays approach and thievery abounds. There has also been a uptick in packages being stolen from doorsteps throughout Seattle.

I will be installing an external camera covering our primary parking area shortly. I suggest doing the same, and I have found the AT&T alarm and surveillance system to be quite satisfactory.

GARAGE BURGLARY: Sent today by Rebecca:

I just wanted to report that our garage was broken into Thursday night, near 35th and Manning. The door was open in the morning and we thought we left it open, but then realized that all of our tools were gone. They did not take bikes or golf clubs, but a couple drills, chop saw, large tool box and several other tool sets. Not sure if any other burglaries were reported int he area, but seems like around the holidays the rate of burglaries goes up. Our garage is separate from the house but we were home and have several house guests and three dogs so a pretty brazen burglary.

ADDED 11:11 PM: One more report has come in tonight – from Lori:

Last night between the hours of 11 pm & 7 am. 3 of 4 tires/rims were taken off our 2012 Subaru. It was parked in our alley @ the 5200 block of 41st Ave.

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Fire response at Junction condo building: False alarm http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/fire-response-at-junction-condo-building-false-alarm/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/fire-response-at-junction-condo-building-false-alarm/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:12:10 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330510 Just mentioning this in case you saw/heard the big initial response: The “fire in building” call at a condo building in the 4400 block of 44th SW was basically a false alarm, triggered by a problem accidentally setting off a sprinkler in the garage. The units that haven’t already been dismissed will be wrapping up shortly, we were told at the scene.

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PHOTOS: West Seattle indie businesses invite you to ‘Shop Small’ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-west-seattle-indie-invite-you-to-shop-small/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/happening-now-west-seattle-indie-invite-you-to-shop-small/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:00:48 +0000 Patrick http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330487 We’re just back from a trip north to south for this special day of “shopping small” – with hours left for you to get out and visit independent small local businesses, if you haven’t already.

First stop, The Admiral District, where Alki Bike and Board (2606 California SW) proprietor Stu Hennessey is a major evangelist of not just this particular event but also sustainability in so many ways. At Alki B&B, which Stu has owned since 1987, it’s 10 percent off everything today.

Plus his team – Will and Lucas, above – were quick to tell us what else is up – half off tune-up certificates, and a special holiday layaway/hideaway where they’ll keep the gift for you as late as 6 pm on Christmas Eve.

From there, we headed around the corner to Atomic Boys (4311 SW Admiral Way), specializing in toys and retro candy, launched by the Sadow family almost eight years ago. The full name, Max and Quinn’s Atomic Boys Shop-O-Rama, is after Kent and Parris Sadow‘s sons, who are now young men, soon to turn 19 and 14, respectively. So what’s big at Atomic Boys? Kent was quick to say – BeanBoozled!

The game and the candy, both. (And more Jelly Bellies in general are due in soon)

A little further south in Admiral, this is the first holiday shopping season for West Seattle Runner in its big new space at 2749 California SW.

Johanna and Tyler posed for us since proprietors Lori and Tim McConnell are at the Seattle Marathon Expo today (the race is tomorrow). What’s new at WSR? Lots of new shoes, they tell us.

Next stop, Meeples Games (3727 California SW, upstairs), the game store/cafĂ© where proprietor Laura Schneider and team are celebrating their second holiday season with big fun in honor of “shopping small”:

We last stopped by Meeples during their raucous Halloween-night session of “Werewolf,” and Laura says that was such a hit, they’re making a plan for a New Year’s Eve game gathering – which game, TBA.

Ducking over to 3400 Harbor SW, we visited Claire E. Jones at The General Store Seattle, who points out she’s stocking 900 truly locally made items between her storefront and online ordering:

It’s a cozy shop but many are on display. She’s excited about the wreaths you see above – from Kitsap County – and we found some West Seattle-specific items you might consider as stocking stuffers, including these:

Through December 1st, The General Store is also offering the Causetown Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, online or in-store, where part of your purchase can go to a nonprofit – read about that here.

In The Junction, where you have many places to “Shop Small” today and every day of the year, we visited Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), brimming with activity because of the JOIN pop-up as well as fun items like Ozobot, demonstrated by proprietor John Smersh:

John and wife Frances Smersh just celebrated Click!’s 11th anniversary. One shopper heading in was heard to warn her friend that the shop is “dangerous” – in a good way.

You don’t have to be an angler to shop at Emerald Water Anglers (42nd SW & SW Oregon), our second Junction stop. While you’ll of course find all things fishing, including a sale on Patagonia waders (with new ones due to arrive soon), you’ll also find jackets to keep you warm and dry even if your only outdoors activity is walking from house to car.

Today’s deal – EWA will pay your sales tax.

In Morgan Junction, shopping small is more fun than ever this afternoon at Second Gear Sports (6529 California SW). The sports-themed donuts will make you smile even if you don’t indulge:

Second Gear is West Seattle’s only sports consignment shop, with all manner of items in great shape, from skis to bikes (10 percent off today!) and beyond.

Proprietors Mark and Ellen Bremen just celebrated SGS’s second anniversary.

Make EVERY day Shop Small Day – not just to keep your $ in your community, but also, because they’re cool people with cool stuff! Our traditional disclosure: Of the stores mentioned above, Click!, Emerald Water Anglers, Meeples, Second Gear, The General Store, and West Seattle Runner are WSB sponsors.

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YOU CAN HELP! What Chief Sealth IHS Clothing Closet needs now http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/you-can-help-what-chief-sealth-ihs-clothing-closet-needs-now/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/you-can-help-what-chief-sealth-ihs-clothing-closet-needs-now/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:11:39 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330478 Maybe you already have some of these items and can donate … or maybe you’ll consider buying something while out shopping. Nicole Sipila from the Chief Sealth International High School PTSA sends word of what the school’s Clothing Closet needs:

Chief Sealth International High School is thankful for the generosity of our community to keep our Clothing Closet stocked with clothing, school supplies and toiletries for our homeless students and other students in need.

We currently need these items:

*College-ruled composition books
*Graph paper composition books (5×5 quadrille preferred)
*Gloves & mittens
*Cold-weather scarves
*Men’s athletic and sweat pants — all sizes and gently used is great
*Men’s dress socks
*Men’s new or gently used blazers and suit jackets — all sizes but especially smaller sizes

Donations can be left at the front office. 2600 SW Thistle St

That’s during school days/hours – but if you want to find out about other ways of getting your donated items there, contact Lisalisalconley@hotmail.com.

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West Seattle Saturday: Big day to ‘Shop Small,’ and more… http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-saturday-big-day-to-shop-small-and-more/ http://westseattleblog.com/2015/11/west-seattle-saturday-big-day-to-shop-small-and-more/#comments Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:58:59 +0000 WSB http://westseattleblog.com/?p=330451

(Photo by Robert Jack)
Happy sunny/foggy Saturday!

‘SHOP SMALL’: Today’s the day many of your favorite independent local West Seattle businesses are offering special reasons for you to come get some holiday shopping done, as are their counterparts coast to coast. Some shared advance info with us and you’ll find it atop our West Seattle Holiday Guide. We’ll also be out covering “Shop Small” at local retailers, so check back here later to see what we’re finding! (You can follow our Twitter feed for highlights, too.)

NATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: 10 am-4 pm, second of three days at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle. Here’s our coverage from the first day. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

CAT ADOPTIONS: Kitty Harbor is opening its doors noon-5 pm to find homes for dozens of cats and kittens. Like Edgar:

(Photo courtesy Kitty Harbor)
“(Today) Kitty Harbor has 25 kittens and 17 adults available for adoption. Kittens – Maine Coon, Siamese, Black, Orange tabbies, Torbies … Adults – Siamese, black Manx, Norwegian Forest Cat, Maine Coon, Tuxedo, Black, Himalayan, and an all-white deaf female with one blue eye and one green eye. (3422 Harbor SW)

BACKPACKS BRING HOPE: 2-5 pm, come donate items and/or time to help fill backpacks for people in need – full details here, including how to RSVP. (3830 22nd SW)

WEST SEATTLE LIGHTS: Night 3 of the music-synched lights starts at 5 pm. Here’s our coverage from Night 2. (3908 SW Charlestown)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: Tonight is the second scheduled night of this light show. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

LIVE MUSIC! See tonight’s listings on our year-round calendar.

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