West Seattle Tuesday: Back-to-school for some; Denny/Lafayette dedications; Viaduct updates, more

Look what we found on the city Traffic Cameras list – an actual Alaskan Way Viaduct traffic camera. It’s since been added to the WSB Traffic page (tidied that up a bit this weekend – fixed some broken links, enlarged the “live” images, added a few other new, relevant ones too). The Viaduct is actually on the preview list today, too:

SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM REOPENS: The week-plus budget-cut-plus-holiday closure is over as of today.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Many of West Seattle’s independent schools start the new year today – and one public school; full list here.

DEDICATING THE NEW DENNY: Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for new Denny International Middle School building, north side of the now-shared Denny/Sealth campus, with guests including Seattle Public Schools‘ interim superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield, 1 pm (details here).

PLAYGROUND PARTY: Lafayette Elementary playground celebration/dedication, community party with entertainment, free barbecue and more, 5-7 pm (details here)

ROTARY GETS VIADUCT UPDATE: Rotary Club of West Seattle weekly luncheon meeting features Seattle Times (WSB partner) transportation reporter Mike Lindblom discussing the Highway 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct/tunnel project, noon at Salty’s on Alki.

CITY COUNCIL GETS VIADUCT UPDATE: City Council’s Alaskan Way Viaduct committee gets briefed on where things stand, 2:30 pm (agenda here)

FIRST TUESDAY TUNE-UP: Salty’s on Alki launches the “First Tuesday Tune-Up” series — a cocktail fundraiser to benefit a local nonprofit, hosted by Victor Janusz, no cover, raffle prizes, tonight featuring ArtsWest Playhouse, on the eve of its new season, which opens with “Amy’s View.” 4:30-7:30 pm.

OPEN MIKE AT SKYLARK: Skylark CafĂ© and Club is adding a second open mike night on Tuesdays! (Wednesdays have been packed full of acts for months now.) It’s slightly different … hosted by Tekla & Brian of local band Blvd Park and will be acoustic-only. Poetry and comedy are encouraged, as well as all types of acoustic music, all ages 7-9 pm, then 21+ after 9 pm as usual.

TRY IT FOR $2: Seattle Parks and Recreation‘s “Try It for $2” Program (WSB sponsor) starts its September 2011 run today: Attend a program or class session once for $2 at one of the city’s many community centers. If you like it, register for the remainder of the class for a prorated amount. If you’re new to a water-fitness program, try one session for $2. Current participants get in FREE if they bring a new participant More info at tryitfor2.com.

8 Replies to "West Seattle Tuesday: Back-to-school for some; Denny/Lafayette dedications; Viaduct updates, more"

  • work downtown September 6, 2011 (9:37 am)

    Hey, thanks for adding the viaduct cameras! Like the northbound one at Lander too.

  • Paul September 6, 2011 (11:20 am)

    Typical of seattle..Add cameras right before tearing down the viaduct

    • WSB September 6, 2011 (11:25 am)

      The stretch shown in this picture won’t be coming down for five years – and that’s if everything goes according to the current plan. The other end (south) is what will be demolished starting with the 9-day October closure … TR

  • T September 6, 2011 (1:24 pm)

    This is not a new camera. I’ve been looking at it every day before going home from work for at least the last couple of years.

    • WSB September 6, 2011 (2:14 pm)

      T, if so, it wasn’t in the official list, because believe me, we check, and check often. The Viaduct has been a dead zone. – TR

  • Michael Stusser September 6, 2011 (4:08 pm)

    Talk about news-you-can-use! You guys really are awesome. For the few times I have to suffer and leave our peninsula, this page is truly beautiful…Thank you.

  • Recall McGinn September 6, 2011 (7:00 pm)

    Thank you to the West Seattle Blog for keeping West Seattleites informed about the traffic issues that affect us. You are way more informative than any other Seattle news outlet.

  • T September 7, 2011 (9:33 am)

    I don’t know about a list. I get there from this page: http://web5.seattle.gov/travelers/
    click the + (magnify) button a couple of time and it shows you all the cameras on a map, and you can click each camera (the one in question is SR99 and Blanchard) to get the view. As I said, I’ve been looking at this every day for years.

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