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Get creative! Nature Consortium launching ‘EcoARTs’ classes

September 6, 2015 10:26 pm
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 |   Environment | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

The photo and announcement are from West Seattle-based nonprofit Nature Consortium:

Have you ever wanted to take a painting, mosaic, or paper making class? Now you can! Unleash your creative side in classes that explore the intersection of art and nature. Nature Consortium’s affordable new EcoARTs classes for beginning-level students begin on September 14th. Classes are taught by professional artists and no prior arts experience is necessary. Register today! Take one class, a whole series, or mix and match. Art supplies included. Open to students of all ages.

Dates: September 14 – November 30
Class Sessions: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 4 pm – 5:30 pm or 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Mondays: Painting, Instructor: Aramis Hamer
Tuesdays: Mosaic, Instructor: Yeggy Michael
Wednesdays: Paper Making, Instructor: Carrie Ziegler

Cost: $25 per class. Supplies included.

Classes are at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), where Nature Consortium is headquartered. You can register online, here.

NEXT SUNDAY: 8th annual West Seattle Car Show, 1st one at SSC

September 6, 2015 7:38 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | West Seattle news

Early look at the forecast suggests sunshine will grace the eighth annual West Seattle Car Show, now just one week away, next Sunday, September 13th. The show will be at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) for the first time, as suggested by community members, and that means you’ll also get to see some of the school’s legendary programs showcased, including the Northwest Wine Academy (with wine and beer available for purchase) and Automotive Technology, both on the north side of the SSC campus at 6000 16th SW, as is the Seattle Chinese Garden, which is offering kids’ activities on show day. Food trucks will be on site, including Nibbles and Mini The Dough-Nut. The show runs 10 am-3 pm, and registration is still open – awards will be announced at 3 pm in these categories:

Hoffman Memorial – Best in Show [after show founder Michael Hoffman]
People’s Choice
Best Antique (pre-1965)
Best Classic (1965-1989)
Best Modern / Future Classic (1990 – present)
Best Muscle Car
Best Import
Best Motorcycle
Best Custom
(5 or more significant modifications)
Best Alternative Fuel – “Green Car”

Pre-registration is over but you can show up starting at 8 am on show day – print out the registration form and bring it!

West Seattle Crime Watch: Bus trouble; stolen car; scam call

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes:

TROUBLE ON THE 120: Thanks to everybody who let us know about the big police/sheriff response on the southbound side of Delridge Way just north of Orchard within this past half-hour. We went over to ask and learned that Metro Transit Police (part of the King County Sheriff’s Office) were dealing with a report of a man causing trouble on board a Route 120 bus; his aggressive behavior led them to call for “fast backup” from Seattle Police, who subsequently rushed to the area (just a block from the precinct). The man was taken off the bus – which left shortly after we arrived (which is why it’s on the move in our photo) – and taken into custody. Officers told us no one was hurt.

STOLEN CAR: From Lyndsay:

My boyfriend’s car got stolen last night off Roxbury and 34th, 2000 Honda Civic four door; it’s green with noticeable hail dents all over and a huge dent on front passenger side. American flag tree-scented freshener on mirror.

Call 911 if you see it.


I received a phone call this morning exactly like the one Cheryl wrote to you about on May 1 this year:

“Bench warrants have been issued for your arrest for failure to respond to two jury duty summons.” My response was “Oh, and you need my credit card? Screw you, you $&@!” Has anyone else received this call from 206-639-3693?

Here’s the aforementioned May 1st report by Cheryl.

Driver crashes through fence, into Highland Park apartment

September 6, 2015 3:13 pm
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 |   Highland Park | West Seattle news

Thanks to the texter who let us know about this – a driver crashing through a fence and into the edge of the apartment building on the southwest corner of 15th SW and SW Holden. When we got over there, the car was already out of the building and firefighters were covering up a basement window that had been broken out.

They told us no one was seriously hurt.

West Seattle history: Updates on two city-landmark houses

Updates on two of the three West Seattle residences that also happen to be city landmarks:

(WSB photo)

SATTERLEE HOUSE: The “Painted Lady” at 4866 Beach Drive SW has been on and off the market for years but finally has found a new owner. According to county records, it was sold in late July for $1,025,000. Some exterior work is under way, as you can see in our photo, taken last weekend; it was also an agenda item for the Landmarks Board last month, with approval sought for exterior-paint colors. The house’s history includes a tussle over a proposal to build three houses on its “front lawn,” denied by the city and taken by its former owner all the way to the State Supreme Court, as covered here 2008-2010. The lawn remains platted as separate lots, but no development proposals are pending.

HAINSWORTH/GORDON HOUSE: On the market for just under $2 million is the Hainsworth/Gordon House at 2657 37th SW.

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)
County records show it has changed hands four times in the past ten years, most recently a foreclosure sale at the end of 2013. Read some of its history here.


TOMORROW: You’re invited to a Labor Day flag ceremony & picnic

September 6, 2015 11:02 am
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

(WSB photo from 2012 flag ceremony at Masonic Center)

In case you haven’t seen it in our calendar yet – here’s an early alert for a community event you might want to attend tomorrow in honor of Labor Day. From the Alki Masonic Center:

We hope you’ll join us this Monday, September 7th, for our annual Labor Day Flag Ceremony and Potluck Picnic. We’ll be retiring our current flag; then unfolding and raising a new flag at 12:00 noon, following by a potluck picnic. All are welcome – we hope you’ll join us!

WHEN: Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015 11 am – 3:00 pm (Flag Ceremony Begins at Noon)
WHERE: Alki Masonic Center, 4736 40th Ave SW
BRING: A Lunch Dish to Share
WHO: All Are Welcome!

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!
Francis Scott Key
September 14, 1814

What’s up for your Labor Day weekend West Seattle Sunday

September 6, 2015 9:31 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Photo by David Nyro: Alki promenade seawall waves last Thursday)

Happy Sunday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm today and year-round, in the street. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LABOR DAY SALE: West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) needs to clear the racks for new merchandise, so its holiday weekend sale is on, 11 am-5 pm today. (2743 California SW)

COLMAN POOL’S SECOND-TO-LAST DAY: One of the city-run aquatic facilities that only runs through Labor Day is Colman Pool, on the shore at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW). Today’s swim sessions start at noon; here’s the schedule.

HIGHLAND PARK SPRAYPARK’S SECOND-TO-LAST DAY: Another of the city-run aquatic facilities whose season ends tomorrow is Highland Park Spraypark, open today 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)

FREE FALL GARDENING CLASS: 1-2 pm at West Seattle Nursery – details in our calendar listing. (California SW & SW Brandon)

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE’S SECOND-TO-LAST DAY: Today and tomorrow bring your last chances for free tours of historic Alki Point Lighthouse until next year, 1-4 pm with the last tour starting at 3:40 pm. (3201 Alki SW)

HIERONYMUS BOGS @ C & P: 3-5 pm, this “one-man troupe” performs – read about HB in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)