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Benefit barbecue to help historic Kenyon Hall next weekend in hopes of making its Flush Fund more flush

The latest roundup of events coming up at historic, almost-century-old Kenyon Hall in West Seattle includes more than just a lineup of performances: Next Saturday, September 6th, it’s an an all-day, drop-in Bluegrass Barbecue Fundraising Festival, benefiting the hall’s “Flush Fund.” As explained in the announcement:

kenyonhall.jpgWe’re raising money for our Flush Fund (the bathrooms do need upgrading!) with a Festival of Great Food, Drink, and Music. For high-quality comestibles, we’ve engaged the catering services of our next-door neighbors, Locöl Barley & Vine. Chef Charlie has conjured up a special menu for the grill, accompanied by Locöl’s artisan wine and beer. There’ll be plenty of food, wine and beer for purchase, and after expenses, all proceeds will benefit the Kenyon Hall Flush Fund. Four local Bluegrass bands will alternate with complementary sets at the Mighty Wurlitzer. This is a 21-and-over event. No reservations are necessary. Please come on by and help us with our upgrade

$15 is the admission charge for next Saturday’s festival, which will run noon-8 pm. Never been to Kenyon Hall? It’s at 7904 35th SW. (Photo: WSB files)

Update: Police search in 35th/Myrtle area

8:39 PM: Just in case you’ve seen the police search near Myrtle Reservoir Park – police tell us they are looking for someone they had pulled over who turned out to have a warrant out for his arrest, and took off running.

9:04 PM: No arrest yet, but we’re continuing to monitor.

MONDAY AFTERNOON: Here’s an update.

‘Awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor’: West Seattle Shambhala Meditation starting Tuesday

Sometimes, the time post-Labor Day feels like a mini-New Year of sorts … a time for new beginnings, and we don’t just mean the start of school. Here’s something that’s getting started just after Labor Day in West Seattle: Shambhala Meditation. From Susan:

West Seattle Shambhala Meditation group offers meditation sessions on Tuesday evenings at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (across from the Delridge Community Center and Skatepark). Whether you are new to meditation or are an old hand, and regardless of your religious affiliation, you are welcome to join us!

We offer meditation instruction, group meditation, and a space for discussion and exploration of topics related to our practice, and a supportive community. Through our meditation, we develop the possibility of meeting our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion, and a sense of humor.

Ongoing Series (every Tuesday evening)

6:20-6:30 PM: Meditation Instruction
6:30-7:30 PM: Meditation
7:30-8:00 PM: Guest Speaker or Group Discussion
8:00-8:30 PM: Social time and refreshments

Check their online calendar first, in case of changes. They’re in the south classroom at Youngstown, which is at 4408 Delridge Way SW.

Update: Small kitchen fire at Gatewood home

4:38 PM: Big Seattle Fire response for a possible fire at a house on SW Ida just west of 35th SW (map). First crews to arrive aren’t seeing anything. More to come.

4:54 PM: Small kitchen fire at a house on the south side of SW Ida, quickly put out. The elderly resident who was cooking when it happened is being taken to the hospital to be checked out.

West Seattle weekend scenes: In The Junction last night …

August 31, 2014 3:25 pm
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Photos are in from two events in The Junction last night (both featured in our “West Seattle Saturday” preview) …

ON THE RUNWAY: Thanks to Unified Outreach for the photo from its youth-organized “Urban Hollywood Meets Seattle” runway show last night at the West Seattle Christian Events Center. Here’s the accompanying summary:

Side note: UO points out that MAC Fashion House‘s Carlisia Minnis, third from left in the photo, was a newsmaker this past week – for helping rescue the baby left in a stolen SUV when a car thief abandoned it in the middle of a White Center street (see her in the coverage).

IN THE STORE: Standing-room-only at Easy Street Records as The Posies played a set:

That photo is courtesy of King County Councilmember Joe McDermott (who we bumped into at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market; he mentioned he’d been to the show, and agreed to share a photo). Also at the show, Brian Presser of TouchTech Systems – just up the street from Easy Street – who photographed the cool poster:

“Failure” is The Posies’ 1988 debut, just re-released.

P.S. To preview what else is ahead in West Seattle, you can check our calendar any time.

West Seattle Car Show 2014: Two weeks from today; open to cars, trucks, motorcycles from all years!

Two weeks from today, the newly expanded West Seattle Car Show will be happening in the heart of The Junction. You still have time to sign up if you’re interested in showing off your wheels; this year it’s “open class” – cars, trucks, motorcycles of all years welcome! – an expansion from past years in which registration was limited to “classic” cars only. If you’ve missed our previous previews, the new organizers are Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks (both WSB sponsors), taking over the show in tribute to its founder, the late Michael Hoffman. It’s happening 10 am-4 pm on Sunday, September 14th, and you can go here to sign up now! If you would rather not register online, get your form by e-mailing or calling 206.938.8685. (WSB is a WS Car Show sponsor again this year, as we’ve been since it launched in 2008 – see you there!)

West Seattle Sunday: Last lighthouse tours; trivia, music, more

August 31, 2014 7:15 am
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(Photo courtesy US Coast Guard Auxiliary: Summer visitors, with Auxiliarist Mike Brough)
Last day of August … and we’re spotlighting your last chance for something you can only do in the summertime:

FINAL DAY TO TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-3:45 pm today, and then that’s it until next summer. Here’s what happens when you visit (free!):

Coast Guard Auxiliary members escort you onto the site, show and tell about the history of the lighthouse and the advances in technology that have protected boaters for over a century. You can climb to the top of the tower if you are over age 6. For more information, visit

(3201 Alki SW)

Also from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round, 10 am-2 pm today and every Sunday. (44th/Alaska)

COOKIE COUNTER: Remember the West Seattleites who crowdfunded their vegan-ice-cream-sandwich van? They’ve been up and running for a while but today is, so far as we can tell, their first official West Seattle stop. They’re scheduled to be in the Greentree Animal Hospital lot in The Junction, 11 am-4 pm. (4440 California SW)

CAT/KITTEN ADOPTIONS: FAF adoption event at Next to Nature in The Junction, 11:30 am-3:30 pm. (4543 California SW)

‘NOT ONE MORE’ REMEMBRANCE/RECOVERY WALK: Noon at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, meet for a remembrance/recovery walk to raise awareness and “educate families about the hazards of heroin and other drug abuse.” Details in our calendar listing. (61st/Alki)

MID-AFTERNOON MUSIC: Nathan Grant plays live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

SUNDAY NIGHT TRIVIA: West Seattle Brewing in The Triangle partners with online radio station KJRW for Sunday Night Trivia, 7:30 pm. Free to play; prizes awarded. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

MORE NIGHTLIFE! See it on our calendar.

Update: Car goes off road, on fire, along Marine View Drive

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand, added 4:08 am)
FIRST REPORT, 3:17 AM: Big response to a fire in the 9800 block of Marine View Drive SW (map). First crews on scene say it looks like it involves a burning car.

3:29 AM UPDATE: This was originally dispatched as a house fire but so far we’ve only heard the car mentioned, with one person inside, who got out OK. They’ve already called for the SFD investigator and for a tow truck. Our crew should be there shortly for a firsthand look. Police are in the area and have Marine View Drive blocked off starting in the 9600 block.

3:47 AM UPDATE: Our crew learned at the scene that the burning car caught a tree on fire, close to a motor home, and that’s part of what prompted the big initial response (a commenter points this out too). Police are now questioning the driver, who is OK but “uncooperative,” for reasons yet unknown (added: and is apparently going to the hospital after all); the car went onto an embankment, and whether that was because of the fire or somehow caused the fire, isn’t known yet either. The car has major fire damage.

SUNDAY NOON UPDATE: We’ve updated the map link above; a nearby resident explains that Google Maps have a glitch and show this block as quite some distance south of where it actually is. (The address on SFD’s online log wasn’t the exact location anyway, which sometimes happens with fire calls, and is why we just use block numbers in stories.)

Reader report roundup: Broken window; trespasser/prowler; at the door and then on the run…

Three reader reports of note:

Another broken business window on California SW. Unlike the one at the Discovery Shop earlier this week, the circumstances here aren’t clear, but we’re sharing it as an FYI. It happened at White Crane Wellness (3435 California SW) sometime Saturday, according to massage therapist MJ, who reports “stopp(ing) by to pick up something from work at 5:45 pm (Saturday) and saw that our window had been broken. It is double paned. Luckily only the outer pane was broken but there was still broken glass at the scene. Management has been contacted. Don’t know if it is related to the Discovery Store vandalism or a separate incidence.”

Ahead – trespasser or prowler? and a door-to-door report:

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