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Last year, the goats … next weekend, you!

October 14, 2017 8:57 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle news | Westwood

One year ago, goats took on the 22nd SW/SW Henderson slope – “before” photo above, “after” photo below:

Next Saturday (October 21st), volunteers of all ages – with community-service credit available for students – are invited to a followup cleanup. The photos and announcement are from Sara Dominguez:


Last year, through a neighborhood grant from the city, about 50 goats from Vashon came over to clear out blackberry and ivy from an overgrown area by the stairs at 22nd and SW Henderson St. Then community members worked to clear out the trash, lay down geotextile, and spread mulch to deter future overgrowth and negative activity that seems to increase with it. It is time to finish the laying of the textile on part two and mulching with donated mulch from the city.

WE NEED YOU (and your toes protected in sturdy shoes and hands protected by gloves if possible) to help lay the textile and spread the mulch. We’re hoping to get most of it done in one day and have a tool trailer with shovels and wheel barrows for the day. Please come on by from 10-4 to make it happen.

A certified Seattle Public School Teacher will be on hand to help students earn their community service hours and sign forms if they are in need of fulfilling their 60 hours. Come one, Come all.

When: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 10 am-4 pm

Location: Stairs leading up from 22nd and Henderson

Clothing required: Closed toed shoes, heavy pants (jeans better than leggings), raincoat/pants for the weather, and gloves would be helpful

For students – “six possible service Hours to be earned (and followup dates if you would like to continue with the project and earn more.” Contact for more info.

Last year’s goat-enhanced cleanup was a followup to the Westwood/Roxhill Find It, Fix It Walk (WSB coverage here) two months earlier.

DUMPED BICYCLES: Recognize any of these?

October 14, 2017 6:35 pm
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news

Three bicycles found around West Seattle:

IN MORGAN JUNCTION: This one turned up on the patio at Peel and Press (6503 California SW; WSB sponsor), reports Chris:

IN ARBOR HEIGHTS: This was spotted at 42nd SW/SW 98th:

IN THE JUNCTION: Guy, who reported another found bicycle recently, also discovered the one below, with flat tires, in the alley between 44th/45th and Edmunds/Alaska.

If any of these might be yours, let us know. (And if you’re missing a bicycle you don’t see here or in a previous Crime Watch “found bicycle” report, check the WSB Lost and Found [non-pets] forum section – we’ve noticed a few recent “found bike” posts there.)

Put a ‘V’ into B-I-N-G-O … by volunteering!

Of all the ways to volunteer … ever done it as a bingo caller? That’s just one of the roles the Senior Center of West Seattle is looking to fill, after some recent turnover, and really, it can be good for you, even if you THINK you don’t have the time:

The power of volunteering has been documented for the last 2,500+ years; however, a slew of recent research is shedding even more light onto its surprising benefits. Science now proves what great leaders and philosophers have known for years. Here are five benefits of volunteering:

-Volunteering time makes you feel like you have more time

-Volunteering builds bonds and creates friends

-Experience improved health and well-being

-Learn new skills

-Know that you can make a powerful difference

The Senior Center of West Seattle has several exciting volunteer openings:

– Receptionist, Thursday afternoons 1-5 pm

– BINGO Caller! Fridays 10:30-2:30 pm

– Stop N’ Shop Thrift Shop, Saturdays 10-1 pm

– Café & Kitchen, various openings!

If you are interested in making a difference in your community, and working to enhance the lives of our local senior community, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Sara, at 206-932-4044 x8, or email her at

Been to the Arboretum lately? New interpretive signs installed

October 14, 2017 1:18 pm
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 |   Gardening | Puget Ridge | West Seattle news

Something new to see at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Arboretum! The photos and announcement were sent by Arboretum volunteer Marie McKinsey:

Until last month, only a few aged markers identified the gardens and habitat of The Arboretum at South Seattle College. But with a generous grant from the West Seattle Garden Tour, five new interpretive signs are now installed. 

The colorful new signage illustrates some of the Arboretum’s top features, with information on its history and decades of student-designed plantings. They mark the garden’s redwoods, the movement of the Arboretum’s wildlife, and the outstanding Coenosium Rock Garden, the Arboretum’s collection of rare and dwarf conifers.

David Olszyk, president of the American Conifer Society Western Region, said, “This is a beautiful melding of the obsessive collector and the artist. This place is truly a work of art.”

Terrie Shattuck, a former Arboretum intern and graduate of South’s Landscape Horticulture program, created graphics and text for the signage, which SeaReach Ltd of Oregon fabricated.

Members of the Arboretum’s advisory committee prepared the signage for installation by Brett Cureton. And the West Seattle Garden Tour’s gift made it all possible.

 The Arboretum at South is a public botanical garden destination, and people enjoy it all year — bringing the kids, walking the dog or just taking time out. Find the Arboretum at South Seattle College at the north edge of campus, 6000 16th Ave SW. It is open every day.

UPDATE: Hundreds drop off recyclables @ West Seattle Junction event

10:25 AM: Until 1 pm, you can drive up, ride up, walk up to drop off your recyclables in the 42nd SW (south of SW Oregon) lot in The Junction! It’s off to a fast start, Lora Swift of the West Seattle Junction Association tells us – more than 100 vehicles went through in just the first hour. But they’re using the entire lot, lots of room, no line. Go here to see what they’re taking and not taking before you go.

1:30 PM: Unofficial count of vehicles dropping off recyclables at today’s event, which is now over – 362, per Lora, who was there along with others volunteering from the partner organizations that presented it, also including the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. She’s expecting to find out the turned-in tonnage next week – so stand by for another followup.

West Seattle Saturday: Recycle in The Junction; Latino Film Festival finale; Ski Swap day 1; Fresh Hop party; more!

(Sunny October afternoon at Constellation Park, photographed by Laura Goodrich, shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Happy Saturday! Before we get to the highlights, traffic reminders:

PAVING TO CLOSE EDMUNDS AT 40TH ALL WEEKEND: As announced Thursday by SDOT, 40th/Edmunds will be repaved this weekend and next, and they expect to close Edmunds at that spot all weekend long, 9 am today until 5 pm Sunday.

WHILE WE’RE MENTIONING TRAFFIC ALERTS: If you’re leaving the peninsula, remember that eastbound Highway 520 east of I-5 is closed all weekend, which means extra pressure on I-90 crossing the lake.

Now, on to what’s happening, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

RECYCLING/REUSE EVENT IN THE JUNCTION: 9 am to 1 pm, you can drop off your recyclables for free at this event presented by the West Seattle Junction Association and partners. Go here to see what they will and won’t accept. It’s in the WSJA parking lot off 42nd SW south of SW Oregon.

WEST SEATTLE LINUX USERS GROUP: 9 am meeting at Fauntleroy YMCA. (9140 California SW)

(added) FREE COMPOST: Thanks to Becca for adding this in a comment:

Free bulk compost giveaway at South Seattle College TODAY from 10 to 3!

Sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities, Lens Enterprises, and Tilth Alliance to say thanks for composting your food and yard waste!

6000 16th Avenue SW in the North Parking lot, by the arboretum.

WEST SEATTLE SKI SWAP: Winter-sports weather is arriving just as you get the chance to shop for winter gear at this year’s swap, presented by Mountain to Sound Outfitters next door at American Legion Post 160. 10 am-5 pm are the hours for day 1. (3618 SW Alaska)

WORK PARTY, PLANT SALE, WINE TASTING: Fun Saturday for plant fans, starting at 10 am, all explained here. On the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

MAKE MINIATURE BASKETS: This month’s celebration of art continues at Southwest Library with a drop-in session with Lene Sangster, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, ideal for all ages 7+. (9010 35th SW)

FRESH HOP FESTIVAL: Celebration of the hop harvest at Beveridge Place Pub, which is closing off the parking lot for this party: “30+ fresh hop beers from the Northwest, outdoor games, and Cocina Buena food truck.” Part of the proceeds will go to hurricane relief. Noon-6 pm. 21+. (6413 California SW)

FOOTBALL: 1 pm at West Seattle Stadium, it’s Homecoming/Senior (Day) for the Seattle Lutheran High School football team, playing Evergreen Lutheran. (4432 35th SW)

MURDER MYSTERY MASQUERADE BALL: Drinks at 6:30 pm, show/dinner at 7 pm, costumes encouraged – details here. It’s all happening at The Lounge @ Duos in Luna Park. (2940 SW Avalon Way)

SEATTLE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: As previewed here earlier this month, the closing-night screening of “The Duel of Wine” and afterparty are happening at West Seattle’s Admiral Theater, 7 pm. (2343 California SW)

FOLK MUSIC … at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with Gary Benson. 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

’80S MUSIC … is what Hot Lava and Ready Steady Go will bring tonight to The Skylark. 8 pm. $10 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth IHS now 5-2 after home victory over Sammamish

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand. Above, #73 Nic Anderson)

Friday night at Southwest Athletic Complex, Chief Sealth International High School took the lead over visiting Sammamish with 4:40 left in the first quarter, and, with rampaging offense and determined defense, kept it the rest of the game.

Diego Jackson got that first TD, and with a successful point-after kick, Sealth led 7-6, which is where things stood at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was just a little over a minute old when Chief Sealth #8 Dontae McMillan notched the Seahawks’ next TD. The Totems blocked the kick so that took the score to 13-6.

Sealth expanded the lead to 20-6 just before halftime. The third quarter – on a clear, chilly night in Westwood – went scoreless until Sammamish ran in a TD with 8:44 to go. No extra points, so that brought the score to Sealth 20, Sammamish 12. The Seahawks needed only a minute to answer with their next TD, run in by #11, Bishop Jackson.

Fourth quarter started with Sealth up 27-12. The game provided lots of opportunities to hear the Sealth band strike up the fight song, and the next one came less than one minute into the fourth, #11 again with the TD, widening the lead to 33-12.

Two more touchdowns before the game ended, last one with 4:02 to go, by #16 Chase Gaither, and with a two-point conversion, the final score was Chief Sealth 47, Sammamish 12.

The cheerleaders were not only rooting for a win, they were also rooting for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with special pink tops and a sidelines decoration in the shape of an awareness ribbon – a symbol spotted elsewhere, too:

Head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s team is now 5-2.

The Seahawks have one more regular-season game, homecoming next Friday (October 20th), 5 pm at SWAC vs. Bainbridge.

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