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West Seattle scenes: Yoga at sunset; line in the sky

The first two views – yoga on the beach at sunset – are from WSB contributing photojournalist Nick Adams, at Lowman Beach.

Shelly Aaron leads sunset yoga there on Tuesdays, according to Nick.

After sunset, the sky yielded an unusual sight, photographed and shared by Dan E:

Tomorrow’s forecast looks good – possibly some morning fog, then more sunshine.

Memorial for West Seattleite Faye Franks set for this Saturday

September 25, 2012 8:14 pm
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 |   Obituaries | West Seattle news | West Seattle people

When the family of 94-year-old Faye Franks announced this summer that she had passed away on July 10th, the date for her memorial wasn’t set – but now it is, and they are inviting those who knew her to come to the “memorial service to celebrate her long life” this Saturday (September 29) at 2 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 3940 41st SW. Her family adds that “memorials may be sent to Tibbetts UMC or to Seabeck Conference Center, 15395 Seabeck Highway NW, Seabeck, WA 98380.”

Time to spare? Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights seeking volunteers

We spotlight volunteer opportunities now and then, and tonight, we have an announcement from Merrill Gardens at Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) – where activity director Stephany Wong is looking for people to help their residents have fun!

We are currently looking for volunteers to help us with our fun and exciting activities program. Currently we could use your help with calling bingo, current events, fireside readings, music and entertainment, art classes, walking club, going on outings with a group and so much more.

Please contact Stephany Wong at the Admiral Heights Merrill Gardens for more information on how you can be a part of our fun community. 206-938-3964 or

West Seattle traffic alert: 35th SW work starts tomorrow

Tomorrow’s scheduled to be day 1 of the 35th SW project between Roxbury and 100th in Arbor Heights, according to SDOT, which says the entire project should last about a month. It includes changes to the 35th/Roxbury signal, as well as sidewalk work between 97th and 100th, as first reported here 2 1/2 weeks ago.

West Seattle restaurants: Wing Dome closing in Junction

After two years, The Wing Dome is closing its West Seattle location after this weekend. Three WSB’ers sent tips on this last night (thank you!) and today, company spokesperson Katie Wilkinson confirms it via e-mail:

It has been our pleasure for Wing Dome to be part of the West Seattle community for the past few years. Unfortunately the performance of this location has been impacted by difficult economic conditions, and we are saddened to announce the decision to close our restaurant in the Junction. On a positive note, we have been successful in relocating most of our team members to other locations in our family of restaurants. We have enjoyed serving the West Seattle community and are grateful for the support. Sunday, September 30, will be our last day of operation.

We remain committed to growth opportunities for Wing Dome when and where they make sense. Our other Wing Dome locations continue to thrive including a recently completed remodel of our interior and patio at Greenwood and expansion that has doubled the size of our space in Kirkland.

The Junction Wing Dome opened in October 2010, in space that had previously been part of the CAPERS retail store, which continues to operate in a smaller space to the south.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Mail theft, car-prowl alert

West Seattle Crime Watch has quieted down a bit, according to both inbox in-flow and a check of the police-activity map. Danielle, however, shares a two-part alert for her neighborhood (and advice for everyone):

I wanted to give those who live near 8th & Roxbury a heads-up that in the last two weeks we have had a car prowler on our block as well as a mail thief.

Car Prowler – A car prowler was seen at approx. 10:30PM on a week night approx. two weeks ago peeking in the windows of my husband’s work vehicle that was parked on the street. The police were called but my husband, who is extra weary of prowlers after his work vehicle was stolen from our street last fall, yelled at the prowler who left the scene on foot before police arrived. He was tall, thin, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt with jeans. I urge everyone to park their vehicles in driveways and garages.

Mail thief – We discovered (Monday) that a check we placed in our mailbox on 09/06 was removed from our mailbox, washed with a new name and check amount, and cashed at a local check cashing center. We are in the process of working with the bank to file all of the necessary paperwork.

One more reminder that, as mentioned in today’s daily preview, the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network is back in action tonight, 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, and you don’t have to be a captain to come attend and talk/hear about community crime prevention/trends.

Waste Management strike aftermath: Trash-bill credit

Remember the city mentioning during the Waste Management strike that it was tallying missed collections for a possible fine against WM? The fine has just been announced – $1.24 million – and that’ll result in a $10 credit on residential bills. The Seattle Times (WSB partner) has details.

Questions about Metro’s big changes? Special WSB Q&A

September 25, 2012 8:54 am
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 |   Transportation | West Seattle news

This Saturday, bus service to/from/in West Seattle changes in a big way, with the debut of RapidRide and the restructuring of the route system. Over the weekend, we mentioned here that we had asked Metro about a Q/A opportunity for those who still have questions about the route changes and/or RapidRide – “how will Route X work?” or “why does the map show Y?” type questions. They agreed. But since nobody here voiced interest in a live chat, here’s what we’re going to do instead, with Metro’s help:

TODAY, between 10 am and 1 pm, we will open a special topic on the WSB Forums for questions. We’ll add the link to this item when it’s live. Post your question there – and we’ll forward to Metro for answers, which will be posted publicly in the next day or two. Your question may help others, so that’s why we thought a public Q/A would be good. (If you are not registered for the WSB Forums, go here first to sign up. Then check the Forum, or this page, after 10 am for the place to post your Q.)

ADDED, 10 AM: Here’s where to post your question in the forum, by 1 pm.

West Seattle Tuesday: WSHS PTSA; Community Orchestras’ 1st rehearsal; Blockwatch Captains Network; more


(PM-commute bicyclists on the low bridge; photo by Don Brubeck, shared via the WSB Flickr group. The state is counting bicyclists and pedestrians this week.)

TONIGHT’S TRAFFIC ALERT: Southbound 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct is scheduled to be closed 9 pm-5 am, as reinforcement work continues on the stretch that’s over the future deep-bore-tunnel path.

RESOURCE FAIR FOR SENIORS: 10 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon) – details here.

TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES: Starting up at Alki Community Center, 11:40 am – find out more here.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION WITH WEST SEATTLE’S SCHOOL BOARD REP: Marty McLaren‘s first discussion event of the season, 1:15-3:15 pm at Delridge Library (Brandon/Delridge).

PEPS ORIENTATION: New or expectant parent? Come find out about this support group, 1:30 pm at Bright Horizons (38th between Fauntleroy/Alaska). No pre-registration required – just show up (babies welcome too).

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: With groups for young and not-as-young, beginners and experts, the West Seattle Community Orchestras (WSB sponsor) are back in session as of tonight’s rehearsals, and welcoming new members. They rehearse at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), at the times listed on their home page.

BLOCKWATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: Fighting/preventing crime in your neighborhood? You don’t have to be a captain – or even have to have a Block Watch (yet) – to attend, as the West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network resumes its monthly meetings, 6:30-8 pm at the Southwest Precinct (Webster west of Delridge). Tonight’s focus is on what happened over the summer and is happening now in local neighborhoods, as explained in the WSBWCN preview.

TRAIN A GUIDE PUPPY! The West Seattle See Dogs meet tonight at The Kenney (WSB sponsor), 6:30 pm – details in the calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL’S FIRST PTSA MEETING OF THE YEAR: 7 pm in the WSHS Library (3000 California SW). From president Tracy Burrows:

:All parents, students, teachers and community members are welcome to attend.
Principal Ruth Medsker will report on the opening of the school year, and don’t miss our special program: “Start Talking Now” with speakers Gwen Fraser from the Attorney General’s Office and Pastor Serena Wastman, who both have years of first-hand experience on how to engage your teen on issues related to reducing underage drinking and drug abuse. High-school years can be turbulent for our youth, so come find out about warning signs, appropriate interventions, and how you can be part of a positive solution.

City Councilmember Tim Burgess will give a brief talk on how the Families and Ed Levy supports West Seattle High School. We’ll also be giving an update on planning for the November 15th Fall Harvest Auction, which promises to be an entertaining and fun event dedicated to building community and supporting our students. Make plans to attend now! You can drop off auction donations at the meeting, including donations of wine for the “Wine Frenzy.”

NIGHTLIFE: Jason Sees at Locol, 7:30 pm … Trivia That Rocks at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 8 pm … Baby Ketten Karaoke at 9 at Skylark Café and Club … Starlight singer-songwriter showcase at Shadowland, 8 pm …

More on the calendar!