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The week ahead: Neighborhood groups, California Place Park #3

April 12, 2009 10:31 pm
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 |   Neighborhoods | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

Much happening this week. Major highlights, from the WSB Events calendar:

MONDAY Pigeon Point Neighborhood Council. 7 pm, Cooper Elementary. Agenda topics include electing a new chair and discussing public safety in the wake of recent incidents from car prowls to the incident in which police shot a dog.

TUESDAYFauntleroy Community Association, 7 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. Also: Admiral Neighborhood Association, 7 pm, Admiral Church, special guests include City Councilmember Sally Clark.

WEDNESDAYMorgan Community Association, 7 pm, The Kenney. Big agenda, including Fauntleroy restriping/repaving, RapidRide, The Kenney, Morgan Festival, Solstice Park, and a guest appearance by Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. Also that night: Southwest/Delridge District Councils‘ joint meeting, 7 pm, Youngstown Arts Center. Plus: “Gutenberg! The Musical” opens at ArtsWest (7:30 pm).

THURSDAY – Third and final “design workshop” for possible additions to California Place Park in North Admiral. 7 pm, Alki Community Center. Previous coverage archived here. Also, Sunrise Heights Neighborhood Association meets at the Southwest Precinct at 7 pm; agenda includes briefings on EC Hughes School and community awareness/education about sex offenders.

FRIDAYCoolMom Family Movie Night at Camp Long, 6:30 pm, “An Arctic Tale,” free.

SATURDAY – Huge slate of happenings, including Duwamish Alive! Earth Day events (cleanups followed by a festival @ Cooper Elementary), Healthy Kids Day at the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor), Alki Garage Sale/Car Wash at Alki Community Center, and a LOT more (full list on the calendar).

90 years old, yet so much is new: Hope Lutheran’s changes

April 12, 2009 7:45 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle religion | West Seattle schools

As Easter Sunday worshipers entered Hope Lutheran Church in The Junction through those doors this morning, they went into the recently built lobby that literally bridges what was a gap between the church — celebrating its 90th anniversary this year — and Hope Lutheran School.

Not only is that space now a welcoming place for churchgoers, it also will be usable for public meetings with some more finishing touches. It’s part of Hope’s expansion/renovation construction project, which is mostly complete, 10 months after groundbreaking (WSB coverage here), though workers went back in during spring break earlier this month for more finishing touches. During that week, we toured the church and school with Bil Hood, shortly after reporting (March 28th story here) that Hope’s school has a new joint operating agreement with nearby Seattle Lutheran High School. Read on for more of what that’s about, more photos of Hope’s expansion/renovation work, and details on three chances this week for prospective families to take tours to learn more about the new Hope/Seattle Lutheran collaboration:Read More

2 hours of help, a whole lot of hope: WestSide Baby “frenzy”

April 12, 2009 4:32 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | White Center

(WSB photo from December visit to WestSide Baby)
Can you spare two hours this Thursday night? WestSide Baby needs your help to sort donated items (like the ones above) that are needed by hundreds of local families:

WestSide Baby is opening on Thursday, April 16th from 7-9, for our monthly “After Hours” sorting frenzy. Grab a friend and join us for an evening of sorting donations, socializing and making a difference in the community.

It is very helpful for us to know if you are coming though so we can prepare with staff and projects. Please RSVP to Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult and it is especially important for us to know if minors are coming so we can prepare appropriate jobs for them.

We also have an ongoing need for larger size diapers (Sizes 4-6) and Pull-ups (Sizes 3t and 4t).

WestSide Baby HQ is at 10032 15th SW (map).

West Seattle style: 2 fashion shows of note this week

April 12, 2009 2:20 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news | West Seattle people

First: Remember Mary Griffin and Grace Puffert? Two months ago, we interviewed them about their Seattle Lutheran High School senior project — a community fashion show, showcasing “A Century of Fashion,” to raise money for Providence Mount St. Vincent, where both work as volunteers. Their show is just one week away, so we checked in with them last Thursday night, just before they gave it a trial run at The Mount. In our photo above, that’s Mary at left and Grace at right with some of the items loaned for the show. They’ve got men’s fashions, too, like this ’70s classic:

Grace and Mary hope to see you at the big show, 4 pm next Sunday (April 19th) at Seattle Lutheran (map). Just so happens – this is also Seattle Fashion Week – and while the shows aren’t in West Seattle, a few of the designers are:

That shoot outside Salty’s on Friday afternoon involved the work of Heart On My Sleeve, the Pigeon Point-based fashion/music team you met here a month ago (they also were featured in today’s Seattle Times). HOMS is part of a show at 7 pm Thursday, Fremont Studios (tickets available online). Also showing his work during Seattle Fashion Week: Blayne of Project Runway and Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) fame (he’s part of the SFW couture finale, Saturday night at 7 pm, also at Fremont Studios).

Meet another West Seattle “shop cat”: Swifty on Roxbury

So far in our series profiling “shop cats” who are fixtures at local businesses, you’ve met Seth at West Seattle Nursery (story here) and Presta and Schrader at Aaron’s Bicycle Repair (story here). Today we head to the southernmost edge of West Seattle for our next “Shop Cat”: Swifty, “the cat who purrs like an engine.”

By Keri DeTore
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

Introducing Swifty — whose name exemplifies irony.

Swifty spent 9/10ths of our interview in her big, soft bed on the counter at Roxbury Complete Auto Supply (map). When co-owner Bill Crawford finally picked her up and placed her at the other end of the store, she meandered the aisles for a bit, then went right back to her big, soft bed on the counter.

Who can blame her?

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Yes, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is open today

April 12, 2009 6:30 am
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 |   West Seattle Farmers' Market

10 am-2 pm, 44th/Alaska, as always; here’s the latest “fresh sheet.”