West Seattle, Washington
Yes, we do mean “light” singular – tonight we spotlight the fact that, as the photo above (taken under the Our Lady of Guadalupe tree) shows, there’s still light in the sky after 5 pm because THE DAYS ARE GETTING LONGER!!!! The OLG tree, by the way, is one of the 37 West Seattle light displays on our clickable WS-wide map, usually available on the WSB Holidays page but here now for your Christmas Eve convenience (click the “view larger map” link beneath the map to go to a page with a full list of all locations, or click any one of the blue icons in the map for a thumbnail photo):Read More
(Closest thing we’re getting to a white Christmas – The Brothers as seen from Alki at midday today.) Before we step away from the keyboard for a while this Christmas Eve, one last reminder that West Seattle Christmas Eve/Day services and Christmas Day coffee-shop hours are listed on the WSB Holidays page, where you will also find the West Seattle Christmas lights map featuring all the homes, apartments, and businesses we have featured nightly for more than a month. We’ll be posting a very special Christmas Eve story here a little later, too, and after that, you can check in with the new WSB Forums, where we have launched a West Seattle Christmas Chat ’07 section (check it out here) for tonight and tomorrow.
Just received this note from WD (thank you!):
Just FYI: West Seattle Nursery just marked all big trees $10 and small ones $5 about an hour ago – although there are only a handful left. Got myself a real nice one!
We called West Seattle Nursery to confirm and they say it’s true – but they also note that as of this moment, they have only nine trees left. They’re open till 4 pm
Thanks to Bill for e-mailing us with news this sign had gone up in the window at the future Spring Hill restaurant (the sign says “restaurant & bar”) next to Seattle Fish Company on the north edge of The Junction; we subsequently snagged this photo while Christmas shopping (very busy in The Junction, watch out for crazy drivers like the 3 who almost ran us down). We have been following the progress of Spring Hill for more than a year now, since first word of its impending arrival came in the form of a liquor-license application; most recently, we noted a building permit last month, five months after the architects’ sign went up in the corner of the window.
Five more state ferries have corrosion inside their hulls, says the P-I — but none of the ferries on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route are in that group. (Right now, per WSF Vessel Watch, the ferries running F-V-S are Issaquah, Klahowya, and Chelan.) If you’ll be sailing tomorrow, by the way, WSF says it’ll be a “regular schedule”; the ferry system’s website also is testing a new format for its online schedules, and looking for feedback.
Out of the WSB inbox, from Annie:
Just thought I’d give a shout-out for a last-minute gift idea that is a win-win for all. I just visited the Admiral Theater and contributed to their adopt-a-seat campaign. It’s the perfect gift for many folks — especially movie lovers, but also the person who has everything. For a $40 donation, my gift recipient will have a name plate on a new seat and will also receive two movie passes and a VIP invitation to a private show once the new seats are installed.
The Admiral’s open for matinees today (2 & 4 pm) and evening shows tomorrow (7 & 9 pm). Got another last-minute gift suggestion that’s unique to West Seattle? Leave a comment here.