LABOR DAY 2015: What’s happening (and not) on the holiday

(Photo tweeted by Jim, who says it was taken from Duwamish Head with the help of binoculars)

For the holiday, we’re combining the what-you-need-to-know notes with what’s scheduled for today. First, the former:

No daily traffic/transit roundup, since most people are off. You can see area traffic cams and get info (including a link to the city map with travel times) on the WSB West Seattle Traffic page.

*Metro Transit is on a Sunday schedule
*West Seattle Water Taxi is on a Sunday schedule
*Sound Transit Route 560 is on a Sunday schedule
*Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route is on a Sunday schedule

‘PARKING HOLIDAY’: No pay stations on city streets in West Seattle, but if you’re outbound, no charge in the neighborhoods that do, because this is a “parking holiday.”

TRASH/RECYCLING PICKUP: If you are a Monday customer, it’s a normal pickup day.

SEATTLE PARKS: Here’s the citywide Parks lineup for what’s open/closed, including the last day of operation for outdoor aquatic facilities (wading pools are weather-dependent, keep in mind, so the one in Lincoln Park might not be open after all, but Colman Pool and Highland Park Spraypark *will be*).

LIBRARIES: All Seattle Public Library branches are closed today.

Now, a few event notes for today:

LABOR DAY PICNIC/FLAG RAISING: 11 am-3 pm at Alki Masonic Center, you’re invited to a potluck picnic (bring a dish to share) and flag-raising ceremony (noon) – details here. (40th SW & SW Edmunds)

LAST CHANCE TO TOUR THE ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-4 pm, the Coast Guard Auxiliary hosts one last day of tours at the historic lighthouse before the season ends. Last tour at 3:40 pm. (3201 Alki SW)

WEST SEATTLE HI-YU MEETING: 7 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, all members urged to attend to talk about logistics for the year ahead. (California SW & SW Hill)

Have a great holiday! And if you see/hear news … 206-293-6302 text/voice if it’s happening now, if it’s not urgent.

8 Replies to "LABOR DAY 2015: What's happening (and not) on the holiday"

  • JayDee September 7, 2015 (8:43 am)

    Vertigo so early in the AM…

    • WSB September 7, 2015 (9:50 am)

      I’m usually not much for the artsy touch but hey, it’s a holiday, and straightening it would have cut most of it out!

  • sc September 7, 2015 (10:44 am)

    I actually think the photo is cool!

  • Tim September 7, 2015 (10:49 am)

    That’s what it will look like after the big one!

  • JanS September 7, 2015 (11:19 am)

    so…everyone rush out to use the pools and spraypark…oh, wait…it’s not exactly warm out there :-\

  • KD September 7, 2015 (11:28 am)

    That is an awesome shot of two icons done (no pun intended) on the fly, as it might’ve not been able to get a second later! I appreciate the photo!!

  • West Seattle Hipster September 7, 2015 (6:52 pm)

    I dig the photo also, especially the ingenuity of using the binoculars to capture it.

    Well done.

  • RarelyEver September 8, 2015 (1:11 pm)

    What a great, great shot! Thanks for posting it!

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