West Seattle, Washington
Daily through June 23, you can visit The Mount to see its annual Intergenerational Art Show, with works on display (and offered for sale) in the first-floor hallway. The artists are not only the kids of The Mount’s Intergenerational Learning Center, but also some of the facility’s residents too. Meantime, students at two West Seattle schools showed off their artistic talents last night — we’ve got a few photos ahead:Read More
WSB’ers were among the first to get a chance to comment on the draft version three months ago — now, the first-ever West Seattle Walking Trails map is hot off the printing press, according to Chas Redmond, who says the free map will be available at upcoming events including the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo at South Seattle Community College tomorrow – look for it at the Sustainable West Seattle and WS Chamber booths/tables.
Out front at that Highland Park house, you see the start of a wheelchair ramp. This weekend, volunteers hope to finish renovating the house inside and out for the person who needs it, Addie Killam, a West Seattle native who is on a long road to recovery after a freak surfing injury (original WSB coverage here). They are asking for help with what they call “the big push” — in particular, anybody with hardwood-floor-refinishing experience. Full details on what’s needed, where, and when can be found on this site detailing the ongoing project.
Not our headline – that’s how the city slugged its announcement of two forums called by Councilmember Sally Clark (who toured The Junction a month ago at the invitation of resident Sue Scharff; WSB coverage here). Our only question: Why isn’t either forum happening here in West Seattle, where so much townhome construction is under way? Anyway, here’s the announcement:Read More
Thanks to Friends of Ercolini Park for that photo from last weekend’s fun in the sun at the new park – though it hasn’t had an official “grand opening” event yet (still in the works), it is now truly open (west of The Junction, 48th and Alaska). This is also the second weekend of preseason operations for Colman Pool (see our coverage from last weekend here), and lots more going on, including the big Gatewood Elementary centennial, Delridge Day, and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo events tomorrow — 45 listings in all, straight ahead:Read More
Just in from SDOT:
SDOT paving crews will repair failed concrete panels on the east side of Delridge Way Southwest at Southwest Elmgrove Street on Saturday, May 31.
The crews plan to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting with breaking out and removing the damaged concrete. One lane will remain open to traffic. Flaggers will assist drivers through the area. On-street parking will be restricted. When the new pavement has sufficiently cured, expected Saturday evening, the full street will be reopened to traffic.
Maps don’t show Elmgrove and Delridge directly intersecting; you can see the vicinity (north of Thistle) on this map.
First the city – then the Water Without Waste campaign – now, West Seattle’s County Councilmember Dow Constantine is behind a “no bottled water” county proposal that gets a final vote week after next. Here’s the news release:Read More
As you can read in our coverage of last night’s development meeting — and many other related stories — more than a few people are worried about losing what makes The Junction special. On a semi-small scale, here’s a chance to help save part of its specialness by coming to the rescue of one of its unique works of public art — another of its history-depicting murals (here’s more about all of them) — the ferry mural behind the ex-Morton’s-now-Pharmaca building. More photos and info ahead:Read More
Thanks to the person who cameraphoned us with that photo of the Denny Middle School band serenading West Seattle Elementary School about an hour ago, as the Feet First walk-to-school month of Fast Feet Fridays finished up. (Our coverage of the first one is here.)
That’s Charlie Conner, president/owner of Conner Homes, whose California/Alaska/42nd project went back to the Southwest Design Review Board last night for a second round of “Design Review Guidance.” He was clearly there to lead the team making the case for the project; this time, he directly addressed the crowd to open what is usually the architect’s presentation to the board — and that followed time he spent before the meeting introducing himself to members of the standing-room-only crowd as they arrived. Then, more than half an hour after the meeting, he was outside the Southwest Precinct, still talking with a small group of attendees in which we recognized at least one Junction merchant. Our full report on what happened, and what happens next, straight ahead — long report, for a long (more than 2 hours) meeting:Read More