West Seattle, Washington
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, C&P: Happy anniversary to C & P Coffee, which celebrated its 8th “birthday” today. C & P also just sent a reminder about an event recently added to the WSB Events calendar – next Friday, 6:45-9 pm, a knitting party! New addition to the evening: Raffle items that will benefit West Seattle-founded, breast-cancer-patient-helping Northwest Hope and Healing.
WESTSIDE YOGA AND DOGA: Eight days till Kelly Showalter-Page plans to open her new yoga/doga studio in Morgan Junction (6417 Fauntleroy) that she describes as “the only traditional Ashtanga and Doga studio in Seattle and the only Doga studio in the United States.” She’s been documenting the space’s transformation on the Westside Y&D Facebook page.
WIGGLE ROOM ON THE WAY: Not far from there – on the south end of Morgan Junction at 7001 California SW – West Seattle Dawg has moved out of the space, and Tracy Giles and Charlotte Bontrager have moved in to open Wiggle Room Dog Obedience Studio and Daycare. Giles tells WSB, “We expanded the rear fence so that the dogs have an awesome yard to play in (the largest outdoor space for dog daycare in West Seattle), and we remodeled the inside area. We are adding structured play and learning time in the daycare and an obedience studio for small group or individual lessons upstairs.”
RANCHO BRAVO TACOS UPDATE: Yes, one of the city’s better-known taco-truck operators says he’s still coming to West Seattle, though the timetable first mentioned last year has slid. After a WSB Forums discussion reopened the other day, we checked back with proprietor Freddy Rivas, who tells us they’re now hoping for April 1st – he’s focusing first on opening a bigger trailer in Wallingford, and then a Greenwood location on March 1st.
WING DOME NOTE: Marty e-mailed to point out that the future West Seattle Wing Dome location gets a quick mention in this Seattle Times (WSB citywide-news partner) article today. We first reported word of their Junction plans last September, with a quick update in December; we checked back a few weeks ago and the status was exactly what the Times mentioned today – still finalizing the lease.
Local branches of the Seattle Public Library have gone through some changes this past month – both management changes, and the schedule changes that have affected the entire system – and that’s put the “Story Time” schedule on hold for a while. But children’s librarian Shannon Schinagl sends word that they’re about to resume the popular regular events – “with an addition!” she points out:
– *New! Baby Story Time (for newborns – 12 months) on Mondays at 11:30am, beginning Feb. 22!
– Toddler Story Time on Thursdays at 11:00am, beginning Feb. 25!
– Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11:30am, beginning Feb. 24!
– Pajama Story Time on Tuesdays at 7:00pm, beginning Feb. 23!
High Point Library:
– Toddler Story Time on Thursdays at 11:30am, beginning Feb. 25!
West Seattle Library:
– Toddler Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30am, beginning Feb. 24!
South Park Library:
– Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 11:15am, beginning Feb. 24!
West Seattle artist Stephanie Hargrave was beaming when we stopped by her studio (3234 California SW, across from the business she co-owns, smallclothes) around 1: In the first two hours of the benefit art/jewelry sale she organized to raise money for Haiti relief, she told us, more than $7,000 already had come in: “It’s exceeded my wildest expectations!” And the number was rising even as we stood there taking photos – the work you see next to her in the picture was in the process of being sold, and it came off the wall minutes later. Several other artists contributed work, including jewelry artist Frances Smersh from Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):
The sale continues till 6 tonight; here’s a map – her studio’s in an old house, up a stairway from the sidewalk, but you’ll see the sign at street level.
The previously projected completion dates have come and gone. So what’s up with the 53rd Avenue Pump Station expansion project that King County Wastewater Treatment‘s been working on at Alki for two years now? If you have questions – here’s your chance to get firsthand answers. KCWTD’s Martha Tuttle is booked as the guest speaker, with Q/A, at this Thursday’s Alki Community Council meeting, 7 pm, Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds). (Our most recent update on the project was this story from December, when the county provided some underground photos and said they were still going through a “long punch list” with the contractor.)
WEST SEATTLEITE’S WEBBED WEDDING: One of the most interesting netizens we’ve met along the way during WSB’s four-plus years is Jerry, proprietor of the eclectic site JetCityOrange. Saturday night, he tweeted the news that he and his beloved are going to get married at noon today, and you’ll be able to watch live at JCO – www.jetcityorange.com/wedding – with the webcam going live about an hour ahead of time.
DINING GUIDE REMINDER: If you still haven’t decided where to dine, check the listings in the West Seattle Valentine’s Day Dining Guide we published earlier this week (and have since updated several times) – the fun starts early, with brunch specials at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), including the debut of the mimosa carafe, which proprietor Jessie SK told us the other day will become a regular feature.
VALENTINES AND ELVIS AT THE FARMERS’ MARKET: Special events today at West Seattle Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm at 44th/Alaska) – “Elvis” reportedly might just be out and about with a “hunka hunka burnin’ love” between 11 am and 1 pm; meantime, market managers write in e-mail, “We have a Make-Your-Own-Valentines workshop set up at both markets. Paper, lace, hearts, glitter, glue – everything you and your sweetie need to say I Love You through low-tech honest art.” Meantime, today’s full Ripe and Ready List is here.
ART WITH A HEART, FOR HAITI: Two events today – West Seattle artist/entrepreneur Stephanie Hargrave is hosting an art sale 11 am-6 pm, 3234 California SW, proceeds to Haiti relief – read the details here; Alki resident Angela Williams‘ “Collage for a Cause” event in the International District is 1-4 pm (previewed in a WSB interview here; full event details are here).
SERENADED AT THE STORE: Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral will have live harp music 1-3 pm today (and plans to chocolate-dip strawberries for the second consecutive day, noon-4 pm).
WORK OUT TO HONOR A HERO: This afternoon at 3 pm at CrossFit West Seattle, the Behind the Badge Foundation is the beneficiary of a Hero Memorial Workout paying tribute to Seattle Police Officer (and onetime West Seattleite) Tim Brenton, murdered in the line of duty last Halloween night. Full details here.