West Seattle, Washington
Our daylight picture came out better than our nighttime photo … it’s the “blue bottle house” on Alki Ave, just east of Alki Point, matching blue lights and all. If you have or see a bright holiday display, send pix, or send location info and we’ll come by.
One week from Saturday, one of West Seattle’s biggest events of the holiday season will start — Hometown Holidays in The Junction. We brought you details in this report last weekend; you can also read the full Hometown Holidays press release at the end of this post. First, here’s your chance to be part of it — we received this from Erica Karlovits, president of JuNO (Junction Neighborhood Association):
For folks living in the Junction and interested in getting involved with JuNO, we have a great opportunity for involvement:
Hometown Holidays is coming . . . The Junction comes to life on the first Saturday in December. Events include the Dickens Carolers, the Annual Tree Lighting, Santa photos for you and for your pet, and great deals in local shops. Plus events at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market!
Volunteers are needed to staff the refreshment and information table during the Hometown Holidays event on December 1 and 2. JuNO has agreed to take on this responsibility and is inviting anyone that is interested in joining to contact email@example.com – This is a great opportunity to support your community, meet neighbors and take part in a great event.
Please let me know if you are interesting in meeting your JuNO neighbors and volunteering at this event.
Junction Neighborhood Organization
For even more details on Hometown Holidays plans, here’s the West Seattle Junction Association‘s full press release:Read More
As a few more folks wander, stuffed, to the computer, we are sharing a WSB Reader Recommendation Request sent in a few days ago by David:
I sure could use some recommendations for roof cleaners and those who treat for moss prevention. … I have a tall house with a steep roof and it seems
difficult to find a company that deals with moss prevention/treatment. Ideally, I need someone to spray a moss inhibitor so that the more severe power-spraying/cleaning won’t be needed every couple years.
First photo from Lowman Beach late this afternoon; second from Beach Drive at sunset.
From WSB contributing photographer Matt Durham: An Eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) packs away the berries from a hawthorn tree at Hiawatha Park in preparation for winter. Eastern gray squirrels were first introduced into Washington in 1925.
(Prints of Matt’s WSB photos and his other work are available through his site, MattDurhamPhotography.com.)
WSB reader Patrick e-mailed that photo today with this eyewitness report: “Yesterday about 6 police cars pulled up at Chief Sealth when students were let out; they questioned 2 students for about 15 minutes, looked in the bushes where they were questioned, and let them leave.” We don’t have information on what that was about — but it reminds us, you might not have heard about the survey released just before City Hall shut down for the 4-day holiday weekend: It’s the “biennial survey of attitudes toward police” in the Neighborhood Policing and Crime Survey Report. Here’s the page where you can find a link to the complete report as well as various summaries. We browsed it to look for West Seattle specifics; not many of those to be had, but we were quite interested in page 13 of the report, where traffic offenses and graffiti/vandalism — both discussed extensively, repeatedly, here at WSB — were identified as the crime problems noticed most frequently by citizens. On a related topic, WSB reader LyndaB passed along word that everyone is invited to the Police Chief’s Citywide Advisory Council meeting on December 11th (6:30 pm, West Precinct, which is actually downtown) to get details on the Neighborhood Policing Staffing Plan that the police department will start implementing in January.
If you’re looking for a little diversion – here are a few links of note from sites on our Other Blogs in West Seattle page:
–Cauliflower banana bread. Really.
-The Bird’s Eye that wasn’t.
Nothing to do with food but just plain funny:
–Thanksgiving portrait of child and … cat.
The marquee over Java Bean on Avalon (photographed by Jerry from JetCityOrange; thank you!) says it all. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We will be here with West Seattle news later in the day but for starters, here are the essential links as your holiday begins:
-West Seattle grocery store holiday hours are here
-West Seattle coffee shop holiday hours are here
-Free community Thanksgiving dinner: noon-3 pm, The Hall @ Fauntleroy (read more here)
-Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry changes (other routes too) are here
-City reminder about parking
-City reminder about trash/recycling
We are thankful for countless blessings including your support of, and participation in, WSB!
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