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CONGRATULATIONS! Chief Sealth International High School students succeed @ State Ethics Bowl

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The photos and report are from Chief Sealth International High School teacher Noah Zeichner (and note the reference to a newfound legal celebrity toward the end):

Eight Chief Sealth International High School students participated in the Washington State High School Ethics Bowl at the University of Washington on Saturday. At the end of the day, the two Chief Sealth teams finished with 2nd- and 3rd-place trophies.

Students discussed the ethical implications of raising the smoking age to 21, banning religious garb, funding contraception under the Affordable Care Act, among other topics. The event was organized by the UW Center for Philosophy for Children and took place at the UW School of Law. From the Center for Philosophy for Children’s website: “Unlike debate, Ethics Bowls do not force teams to take adversarial positions or hold fast to assigned perspectives. Instead, students have a forum in which to engage in dialogue, and they are judged on the quality of their analysis – how well they reason through the issues, organize and present arguments, analyze a case’s morally relevant features, and respond to commentary and questions – and the degree to which they engage in a thoughtful, civil exchange.”


The two Chief Sealth teams faced off against Lakeside, Seattle Academy, the Bush School, Lake Washington High School, and King’s School. In the final round, Chief Sealth’s Team 1 lost narrowly to a team from Seattle Academy. The judges included Justice Steven González of the Washington State Supreme Court and Noah Purcell, the Solicitor General who argued the case against President Trump’s immigrant and refugee ban in federal court on Friday.

The top three teams have earned a trip to Olympia on March 16 to hear an oral argument at the Washington State Supreme Court. They will have lunch with the Supreme Court justices, visit the legislature, and take a private tour of the Governor’s Mansion. The 1st-place team will be traveling to Chapel Hill, North Carolina to compete in the National High School Ethics Bowl in April.

SPORTS: First post-regular-season basketball games set

February 4, 2017 9:25 pm
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In our coverage of last night’s Chief SealthWest Seattle high-school basketball games (girls here, boys here), we mentioned awaiting the schedule for the first post-regular-season games. Tonight, they’re set:

West Seattle hosts Cleveland, 5 pm Monday
Chief Sealth hosts Franklin, 7 pm Monday

West Seattle hosts Seattle Prep, 7 pm Monday
Chief Sealth hosts Roosevelt, 7 pm Tuesday

In the Metro League girls’ standings, WSHS finished third, CSIHS 13th; in the boys’ standings, WSHS finished fourth, CSIHS 10th.

RSVP ASAP: West Seattle Big Band & more @ Friday benefit

February 4, 2017 7:57 pm
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Next Friday night (February 10th), you can get a swinging start to your Valentine weekend. 6:30-8 pm at Brookdale West Seattle (4611 35th SW), and tomorrow’s the deadline to RSVP:

The “Sweetheart Swing” will be raising money for Alzheimer’s; both Brookdale Admiral Heights and Brookdale West Seattle have joined forces to fight Alzheimer’s! Even a drop-in on the way home will help the cause. We will be serving heavy appetizers, libations, and you can get your picture taken in our FREE photo booth. The West Seattle Big Band will be performing during the event.

Call 206-932-5480 to RSVP. It’s $15 per person, and that gets you everything – appetizers, beverages, the swing-era-themed photo booth, and the WSBB’s great music.

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge crash

5:51 PM: If you are headed for the eastbound bridge right now – don’t go via Fauntleroy/35th; a crash has backed up traffic. SDOT had said it was only blocking one lane but that’s apparently in the 2-lane section.


6:01 PM: The response also is blocking one lane westbound. We’re adding a reader photo that shows the location as roughly parallel with Nucor. So if you’re getting onto the bridge, the Delridge onramp, for example, wouldn’t be affected.

6:24 PM: SDOT now confirms that the eastbound lanes are clear. Inside westbound lane still clear – again, this is on the Fauntleroy end, so if you are leaving the bridge at Admiral or points east of there, you won’t be affected.

7:30 PM: All lanes on the bridge are open again, per SDOT.

P.S. Thank you to everyone who messaged us about this!

VALENTINE SEASON: Ounces proposal contest; My Three Little Birds mini-portraits

February 4, 2017 4:19 pm
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Two more biznotes for this Valentine season:

PLANNING TO PROPOSE? If you’ve been planning to propose to your beloved this Valentine’s Day, you might want to enter a fun contest just announced by Ounces (3803 Delridge Way SW) – they’re looking for a couple who would get Ounces all to themselves for the occasion, and get a beer named after them. Read all about it – and enter, if you choose to – by going here.

MINI PORTRAIT PHOTO SESSION: In case you haven’t already seen this in the WSB Calendar – bring your kid(s) to My Three Little Birds (6959 California SW; WSB sponsor) next Friday-Saturday (11 am-2 pm February 10th-11th) for mini-portrait shoots with photographer Rachel McGuire! $40 for three images. Visit the shop or e-mail to see what spots are left.

FOLLOWUP: The Nook opening next week in Admiral


Back in October, we brought you first word of the plan for The NOOK at 2206 California SW in The Admiral District. Today, proprietors Jimmy and Johnny send word they’re planning to open on Tuesday (February 7th). Now that they’re almost open, here’s how they’re describing what The NOOK will be:

We are a 21-and-over lounge with beer/wine/spirits; local brews, old World wines, classic and contemporary cocktails, and an open bar for pretty much anything, really!

Guests can come in and have anything from a shot n’ a can of Olympia to a classic Old Fashioned or a nice glass of local and old World wine. The NOOK is all about having a good time with great drinks of whatever your preference while enjoying a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere.

We are shooting to open this Tuesday. Our hours will start out at 4 pm-10 pm Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays, 4 pm-12 am Friday & Saturdays; closed Mondays.

We will have bar snacks but primarily our focus is on cold beverages and good times, so come thirsty!

loft, shrunk

It’s a cozy space, but there’s also a loft on the second floor (photo added above).

SUMMER CAMP SIGNUPS! Mode Music Studios adds something extra

Though it’s midwinter, it’s time for families to think about summer – as in, summer camps. First announcement we’ve received is from Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor), which has just opened registration for its Summer Rock Band Camps – with something extra:

We’re doing something new in 2017.

The new year is a time for resolutions and action. That’s why we’re donating 5% of all Summer Rock Band Camp tuitions to six organizations that we’ve chosen, all of which are doing vital work for our country.

When you sign up for a camp, you choose which organization means the most to your family and we’ll make the donation for you! Email us at to sign up, and be sure to tell us which of the six organizations you’d like to support.

Got Green
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
Planned Parenthood
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund
Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA)
Mary’s Place


June 26-30 (Performance on July 1st at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M-F 9:00-11:30
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M-F 12:00-2:30

July 10-14 (Performance on July 15th at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M-F 9:00-11:30
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M-F 12:00-2:30

July 17-28 (Performance on July 29th at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M/W/F 10:00-12:00
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M/W/F 12:30-2:30


July 31-August 4 (Performance on August 5th at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M-F 9:00-11:30
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M-F 12:00-2:30

August 7-18 (Performance on August 19th at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M/W/F 10:00-12:00
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M/W/F 12:30-2:30

August 21-25 (Performance on August 26th at Skylark 6:00)

BEGINNING ROCK BAND – ages 6-11 yrs M-F 9:00-11:30
ADVANCED ROCK BAND – ages 12 yrs and up M-F 12:00-2:30

Tuition and signup info can be found here, and there’s even more info on the Mode Music Studios website. If you have questions, you can email


In West Seattle Crime Watch this morning – a vehicle theft: Jennifer‘s 2016 dark gray Ford Edge SUV was stolen overnight from the street in front of her house at 45th SW and SW Holgate in North Admiral. “Car has Thule rocket box on top and Thule bike rack on back,” she adds. License # BBH3384. If you see it, call 911.

Possibilities for your West Seattle Saturday

(Bufflehead, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to the weekend! From the WSB West Seattle Calendar:

COFFEE SHOP FUNDRAISER: The portion-of-proceeds-to-the-ACLU fundraiser continues at hundreds of coffee shops nationwide today and tomorrow, including QED Coffee (6032 California SW) and Sound and Fog (4735 40th SW) here in West Seattle.

‘HANGOVER HAPPY HOUR’: New 9 am-11 am Saturday/Sunday “happy hour” at new WSB sponsor The Westy Sports & Spirits. (7908 35th SW)

CAMP FIRE CANDY SALE: Buy candy at two West Seattle locations today – 9 am-4 pm at Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal and 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at QFC/Westwood Village.

PUPPETS PLEASE MARIONETTES – 2 SHOWS: 10 am and 11 am shows at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), benefiting Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool. Bake sale after each show! (3940 41st SW)

CSWS OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-2 pm at Community School of West Seattle. Adults only. (9450 22nd SW)

COMETA OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm open house at Cometa Playschool. (4402 SW Walker)

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 11 am-3 pm at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center: Games and prizes in a community event presented by the High Point Events Committee, Neighborhood House, and Seattle Housing Authority. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LOCAL: Pre-Valentine pop-up shopping with local vendors at Resting Waters, 1-4 pm. (9205 35th SW)

AESOP’S FABLES: Alki Elementary‘s annual production, 2 pm at West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

WINE AND CHOCOLATES AT VISCON CELLARS: With Valentine’s Day coming up, check out the pairings of Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) wine and Intrigue Chocolate truffles:


The Viscon tasting room is open 2-7 pm for you to try and buy – more info here. (5910 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: This month’s featured film at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center is “Bringing It Home,” the story of the first house built from hemp in the U.S. Doors open 6:30, screening at 7, discussion afterward. (6400 Sylvan Way)

MOON WALK: Join West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler for his Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls, and Others, 7 pm at Lincoln Park. Contact him to RSVP – here’s how. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

THREE BANDS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, $5 cover, 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: West Seattle men win @ Chief Sealth


It’s on to the postseason for the West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School men’s varsity basketball teams after their regular-season-ending clash at CSIHS on Friday night. While Sealth kept it close much of the way, WSHS went home with the win, 57-45. The Wildcats’ top scorer was #22, senior Yusuf Mohamed, with 13 points:


Senior Nate Pryor was next with 12 points; two Wildcats had 9, sophomore Abdullahi Mohamed and #24, junior Simon Harris:


Leading Sealth scorers were senior Evan Moe (#24 in top photo) and #22, junior Elijah Jackson, both with 10:


Junior Peyton Dickerson followed with 9 for the Seahawks, who trailed by 4 at halftime, 30-26. Both teams will find out later this weekend who they’ll face in postseason games early nextweek.