Top o’ the mornin’: West Seattle Wednesday, St. Patrick’s edition

Sending that photo of last night’s rainbow, Edgar from Captive Eye Media wondered if leprechauns would be finding the pot o’ gold at that SW Dakota playground. No reports of that yet. But Frances at Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor, with their Daylight Saving Time sale continuing till Sunday) did find the green line down the middle of 41st SW, north of Admiral:

Now, the highlights:

JAIL AGREEMENT ON SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL AGENDA: You’ve probably heard about the “aggressive panhandling” law coming up for a public hearing at today’s meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety and Education Committee. But another item on the agenda might be of even more interest in West Seattle: The city’s planned extension of its jail-services agreement with King County – extending it till 2016 – which is part of what took a proposed new municipal jail (with a West Seattle site under consideration) off the fast track. The committee meets at 9:30 am and will be live at (cable channel 21).

BRING MORE “SEATTLE FREE SCHOOL” CLASSES OUT WEST: 6:45 tonight at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library branch, you can join a class on how to facilitate a Seattle Free School class to share your skills with the community; SFS is hoping to offer more classes here, but that means they need instructors to offer them! This class, of course, is free. Sign up here.

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm tonight at Youngstown Arts Center, reps from community groups and organizations around eastern West Seattle get together for their monthly meeting. Tonight’s agenda includes City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, an update on Camp Long Lodge renovations, and a presentation by White Center residents supporting annexation by Seattle (as Mayor McGinn proposes a vote in northern North Highline this fall).

More, with a few St. Patrick’s Day nightlife notes (including a big slate with food and drink specials at Feedback Lounge [WSB sponsor], plus the schedule at West Seattle’s only Irish pub), in the WSB Events calendar.

4 Replies to "Top o' the mornin': West Seattle Wednesday, St. Patrick's edition"

  • nmb March 17, 2010 (3:49 pm)

    I’ve noticed the green stripe down 41st for years. What’s the history on that?

  • whitestuart March 17, 2010 (8:52 pm)

    Yes- what is the deal with that green line? i was at the library yesterday and it looks like it was freshly painted? Is there a parade coming down that street sometime soon? Give us the 41 1on the green stripe WSB!

    • WSB March 17, 2010 (9:00 pm)

      Every year we’ve been doing this, it seems to be mysteriously repainted. The neighbors of 41st seem to be keeping a leprechaun amongst them … I’ve never found an inside line to the behind-the-scenes story … someone reading this might even be privy to the secret? Or maybe it’s better kept a secret? When that was asked here last year, Gina just mentioned “mysterious people of Irish extraction live/lived along 41st … has been happening since the 1970s.”

  • nmb March 18, 2010 (9:28 am)

    I rode my bike all the way down the green line last night. It does look freshly painted, but only for a block or two north of Admiral. It continues, freshly painted or badly faded, north to SW Hill St, where there is a 3 foot wide shamrock painted over the manhole cover at the center of the intersection. Very odd.

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