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BIZNOTES: Junction Tax-Free Day set; Tony’s Market soon; CSA at The General Store – Seattle?

Three West Seattle biznotes tonight:

JUNCTION TAX-FREE DAY: Two weeks from today, the West Seattle Junction Association confirms, the day of sales dubbed Tax-Free Day will be back. That’s Saturday, April 18th, first Saturday after the federal filing deadline. Of course it’s not really tax-free – but participating merchants (see the list here – including WSB sponsors AAA West Seattle, Click! Design That Fits, Curious Kidstuff, Emerald Water Anglers, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, VAIN, and Wallflower Custom Framing) will be offering you a discount by covering the sales-tax cost.

TONY’S MARKET: Worried fans of the seasonal produce store Tony’s Market at 35th and Barton have been messaging us with concerns that it’s already April and Tony’s hasn’t opened for the season yet. We’ve seen activity at the site off and on but hadn’t managed to catch up with anyone for formal comment yet – however, we’ve learned that he’s definitely gearing up to open for the season, possibly as soon as next week.

SPEAKING OF PRODUCE – CSA, ANYONE? Claire at The General Store – Seattle (WSB sponsor) wonders if you are interested in signing up for a CSA dropoff at her store (3400 Harbor SW). CSA stands for Community-Supported Agriculture, and Claire’s been working with Skylight Farms, which she says “showcases more than 100 varieties of produce” and has egg shares available too; the program runs for 20 weeks, June through October, with members having the option of choosing weekly or biweekly deliveries. Claire says only 10 subscriptions a week are needed for The General Store to become a dropoff spot. If you are – or might be – interested, please e-mail Claire at

Summer 2015 basketball camp @ West Seattle HS: Signup time

April 4, 2015 8:17 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS & Sports

Interested in basketball camp this summer? We have two to tell you about this weekend. First, at West Seattle High School, 4th through 9th graders are invited to camp Monday-Thursday, July 6, 7, 8, and 9 at the WSHS gym, 9 am-4 pm each day. Signups are under way – here’s what it’s all about:

Our camp focuses on positive-attitude player development, individual skill development, and team work skills. We embrace all skill levels and experience, adjusting our coaching philosophies to pretain to each individual, but encourage all to work together to be successful. WSHS staff takes pride in working with our community to build positive relationships and better basketball players.

Head coach Keffrey Fazio is camp coordinator. You can contact him with questions at Or, if you’re ready to sign up already, you can do it online here, and send camper info via this registration form.

What’s up down in the pit? Murray CSO project update

April 4, 2015 6:56 pm
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 |   Environment | Utilities | West Seattle news

A little over one year into major work at the site of the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow Control Project‘s million-gallon storage tank, another phase has begun, according to a notice from King County: The outer wall and floor of the tank are done, and crews are now building its inner walls. That’s what you see in the photo above, which we took this afternoon through the fence along Lincoln Park Way over the northeast side of the site. The inner-wall work will mean “small concrete pours every week” through June, says the county, and possibly some Saturday work. Then this summer, according to the update, “the contractor expects to begin work to connect to the tank to the existing sewer system. This work will affect traffic on Beach Drive SW. King County will provide more information to the community before work begins.”

The Morgan Community Association has had Murray project updates at its quarterly meetings for quite a while now, so you’ll probably see one on the agenda for the April 15th MoCA meeting (7 pm, The Kenney), in case you have questions, which you can also take to the 24-hour project hotline – 206-205-9186. The project is supposed to be finished by fall of next year.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Police searching for would-be burglar

April 4, 2015 5:04 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news | West Seattle police

The police search in the mid-Beach Drive area is because of a reported burglary attempt upslope in the 5900 block of Atlas Drive. Someone is reported to have tried to break into a house there by breaking a window. Only a partial description so far – white man, heavy set, in a blue and green Seahawks sweatshirt and dark shorts, who fled on foot, toward the water. Any information, call 911.

The first 50 sales are already signed up, with 5 weeks to go until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2015!

April 4, 2015 3:10 pm
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 |   Community Garage Sale Day | West Seattle news

(Scene from 2013 WSCGSD. No, the boat was NOT part of the sale!)
Five weeks from today, neighborhoods around West Seattle will be abuzz with shopping, selling, and neighbor-to-neighbor chatting, during the 11th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day on Saturday, May 9th (9 am-3 pm; check the forthcoming map for some sales starting earlier, some ending later), presented by WSB. Today is the third full day of registration, and we have 50 confirmed sales so far, from Arbor Heights to Alki to Admiral, Delridge to Gatewood, Seaview to Sunrise Heights, and beyond. You can register a sale in one of three classifications – individual, business/group/school, or block sale; the info’s all on the form, which you’ll find here.

As always, the WSCGSD map/list will be created in clickable online and printable PDF forms, and it’ll be available one week before sale day. Whether you’ll be selling or shopping, get May 9th on your calendar and invite your friends, relatives, co-workers to come for the sales and stay afterward to visit West Seattle restaurants, coffee shops, beaches … More updates to come!

West Seattle weekend scenes: Outdoor egg hunters at Hiawatha, Lincoln Park

April 4, 2015 2:11 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news

Scenes from two of this morning’s outdoor egg hunts in West Seattle – first, at Hiawatha:

(WSB photos unless otherwise credited)
This was one of four local city-run community centers with egg hunts this morning. The littlest hunters, and their grownup chaperones, got to throng the tennis courts:

The east side of the park was where eggs were scattered for one of the older groups:

(Photo courtesy Jason Grotelueschen)
Another park that drew hundreds of hunters – Lincoln Park, where Eastridge Church brought thousands of eggs for its annual community celebration:

Eastridge also set up bouncy houses and other kids’ activities, but egg-hunting was at centerstage:

Several other local churches are having egg hunts in conjunction with Easter Sunday services – you can check the schedules for more than 20 local churches, plus two outdoor services, from our WSB Easter & More page.

HAPPENING NOW: Buy books, help students @ Sanislo Elementary

April 4, 2015 12:10 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

(Photo courtesy Lisa)
Stock your bookshelves, stock your nearest Little Free Library, get someone a gift, find something new to read in your away-from-the-screen quiet time … lots of books for all ages are on sale right now at Sanislo Elementary‘s annual Book Sale, raising money for the 4th-grade camping trip. Treats too:

(WSB photo)
Head over to the forested grounds at 1812 SW Myrtle (map) before 2 pm!

VIDEO: Easter Bunny & friends host hundreds at West Seattle Thriftway’s 2015 egg hunt

April 4, 2015 11:36 am
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news

(WSB photos/video by Patrick Sand)
A big weekend of fun has begun, starting with the Easter Bunny and friends presiding at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), home of our area’s biggest indoor egg hunt:

As our one-minute video shows, families brought the littlest ones in first:

Waiting is tough – but the bunny’s helpers offered a distraction: Bacon samples!

West Seattle Thriftway has photos on its Facebook page, too.

West Seattle Crime Watch: Mail theft in 2 neighborhoods

Two reader reports involving stolen/tampered mail. From RP: “Found my neighbor’s mail on the ground around 10 o’clock (Thursday night) while I went to retrieve something from my car. About 10 pieces of mail . I live near Holy Family School on Roxbury. This is the second time this happened.” Also from Thursday night, Scott reports, “Someone opened mailboxes and scattered/took the contents on Glenridge SW in the Gatewood neighborhood.” You can report mail theft online, if it’s not happening right now (anything immediate should be called in to 911) – via SPD’s system, and via USPS’s system.

West Seattle Saturday: Egg hunts, book sale, theater, films, music, volunteering, and more…

April 4, 2015 6:12 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

Did you get up, or stay up, to see the eclipse? “Diver Laura” James shares the photo; we can confirm that it was visible on and off until the clouds completely took over the western sky, a short time before it went total. But now – on with the rest of our Saturday. First, from the WSB Easter & More page:

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY EGG HUNT: 9 am, the popular kickoff to Easter weekend fills the aisles of WS Thriftway (WSB sponsor) with fun! Always a line, so don’t be late. For ages 1-10. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

COMMUNITY CENTER EGG HUNTS: 10 am, four local community centers have egg hunts (usually broken into subgroups by age – ask when you arrive): Alki, Delridge, Hiawatha, High Point (if you need addresses, go here).

EASTRIDGE CHURCH EGG HUNT AT LINCOLN PARK: 11 am in the meadow of upper Lincoln Park. (Fauntleroy/Rose)

Non-egg-hunt highlights for today/tonight:

TAI CHI ON THE BEACH IS BACK: 9 am Saturdays, starting today, the 2015 series of free Tai Chi sessions at Alki Beach, led by Lao-Shi Caylen Storm. (60th/Alki)

‘206 BANG OUT’ BASKETBALL: 9 am-3 pm, the West Seattle High School Junior Class‘s benefit tournament is happening in the school gym. (3000 California SW)

SANISLO BOOK SALE: 10 am-2 pm, browse/buy books and support Sanislo Elementary‘s 4th-grade camping trip – treats for sale, too. (1812 SW Myrtle)

BAMBOO WORKSHOP AND GARDEN TOUR: 10 am-3 pm at the Seattle Chinese Garden – details here. North end of South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

PRINCESS ANGELINE FILM MARATHON: At the Duwamish Longhouse in West Seattle – 11 am, 12:20 pm, 2 pm showings of this hour-long film telling the story of Chief Seattle‘s daughter. Free admission/parking. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

SW SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION: 11 am at the SWSHS’s Log House Museum, come hang out to find out how you can help out – first, go here to see the big list of what’s needed! Side note: The museum’s open today, noon-4 pm, as always, but will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday. (61st/Stevens)

PINE LAKE CELLARS TASTING ROOM: Noon-5 pm, try the award-winning wines of Pine Lake Cellars (WSB sponsor) right here in West Seattle. (3400 Harbor SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: 6:30 pm, doors open at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center for WS Meaningful Movies‘ screening of “White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America.” Sunday’s Encouragement March to Terminal 5 will be discussed, too. (6400 Sylvan Way)

TEAM SURVIVOR NW BENEFIT: 7 pm, come to Kenyon Hall for music and more, celebrating Team Survivor Northwest‘s 20 years of defying cancer. (7904 35th SW)

‘PAJAMA GAME’ AT WSHS: 7:30 pm curtain time for the West Seattle High School Drama Club presentation of this Tony Award-winning musical.

(Photo courtesy Laura Martin)
Ticket info here. (3000 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC @ WEST SEATTLE EAGLES: Rhapsody Duo performs tonight, 8-11 pm. Members and guests welcome; $5 cover. (4426 California SW)

EVEN MORE … on the calendar.

3 Friday afternoon games at Southwest Athletic Complex: Sealth softball & baseball, WSHS softball

April 4, 2015 4:32 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

Three scenes and scores from Southwest Athletic Complex in Westwood, where three local varsity teams played ball in the Friday afternoon sunshine:

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