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West Seattle weekend scene: Your view into Station 32, at its first open house

ORIGINAL ‘HAPPENING NOW’ REPORT, 11:30 AM: As promised, the Seattle Fire Department is welcoming visitors at Station 32 right now for the first time since the August move-in.

Until 1 pm, it’s the first open house for the newly rebuilt and expanded station in The Triangle at 3715 SW Alaska. More to come!

ADDED 2:11 PM: Since we already took you on a tour of the $18 million station, our added photos focus on who we saw there. Many potential future firefighters:

Eight more photos ahead: Read More

HAPPENING NOW: Season’s first West Seattle arts/crafts fair, at C & P Coffee Company

November 4, 2017 10:42 am
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

Inside the cozy converted Craftsman house that holds C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), you have your first chance of the season to browse a holiday arts-and-crafts fair.

Among the artists you’ll meet – Bill Reiswig, who many know as co-founder of Sustainable West Seattle, now based in Olympia:

You’ll find vendors in both main rooms at C&P, so don’t just stop at the front room! The fair is on until 2 pm today, at 5612 California SW.

P.S. This is one of 14 arts/crafts fairs and bazaars on the seasonal list we published earlier this week – if yours isn’t there yet, please send us info as soon as you can, so we can also get it in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and forthcoming West Seattle Holiday Guide.


9:45 AM: Fuchi in South Admiral moved to West Seattle a few months ago and has just become the victim of auto theft: Black 2017 Prius stolen early Friday, from SW Hanford between California and 44th. License plate BGJ4568. Fuchi found out from neighbors that someone was seen prowling cars shortly before the 3 am theft – described as a white man, late 20s to mid 30s, 5’10”, dark pants, “some kind of insulated jacket,” carrying a gym bag. If you see the car, call 911; police incident # is 2017-408542.

1:45 PM: Here’s the aforementioned prowler, as caught on a neighbor’s security camera:

TUESDAY UPDATE: Fuchi reports the car has been recovered and a suspect was arrested. We’re working to get more followup info from SPD.

West Seattle Saturday: Shop, plant, tour, talk, watch, listen … until ‘fall back’ time

(Fall colors in White Center, photographed by Gill Loring)

First Saturday of November is a busy one! Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, morning through night:

C & P COFFEE’S HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: First bazaar/arts-crafts fair of the season in West Seattle! One day only at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 8 am-2 pm. (5612 California SW)

GREEN SEATTLE DAY: 9 am-noon, tree-planting work parties in some of our area’s most precious green spaces. If you want to show up and volunteer, looks like two West Seattle areas still need more help – Westcrest Park (info and directions here) and Me-Kwa-Mooks (info and directions here).

HELP BUILD SANISLO’S LEARNING GARDEN: 9 am-noon, join your neighbors in building the new Learning Garden at Sanislo Elementary on Puget Ridge – details in our preview. (1812 SW Myrtle)

TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, independent K-5 Tilden School (WSB sponsor) welcomes prospective families to come visit this morning. (4105 California SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING: 10 am-noon at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) in University Building room 100: “We’ll discuss the status of the co-op and celebrate all we have accomplished over the last year.” Park in the north lot. Directions here. (6000 16th SW)

SOUTH PARK RESOURCE FAIR: 10 am-2 pm at South Park Community Center:

We have 16 City Departments who will be there sharing program information, funding opportunities, and discount programs. The Mobile Customer Service Center will be parked out front and there will be trainings offered all day on: Personal Safety, 911, and Tenants Rights. Come for an hour or stay the whole time! Be one of the first in the door to receive a free tote bag. Child care, light refreshments, and interpretation provided in Spanish and Vietnamese.

(8319 8th Ave. S.)

FIRE STATION 32 OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1 pm, your chance to get up close and personal with West Seattle’s new fire station in The Triangle. Also meet artist Sean Orlando, who created the unique public artwork on the station’s side! (3715 SW Alaska)

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORM HELP: 11 am-5 pm at Southwest Library, get help filling out the FAFSA/WASFA forms. (9010 35th SW)

SWSHS CHAMPAGNE GALA BRUNCH: 11 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), it’s the big annual fundraiser for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (1936 Harbor SW)

FIRST ANNIVERSARY AT OUNCES, DAY 2: 2-8 pm, Ounces continues celebrating its first anniversary, with MaxMobile pet adoptions 3-6 pm and Books & Beer, also 3-6 pm – details in our calendar listing. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

FALL FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES: Miss Sheryl’s Ballet is raising money for students’ travel by inviting you to a fun fall festival, 3:30 pm at the West Seattle VFW Hall in The Triangle. Details in our calendar listing. (3601 SW Alaska)

2ND ANNUAL CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS: Fundraising concert at The Skylark, 5 pm-1 am, with all proceeds going to help Mary’s Place help people experiencing homelessness. Details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: Doors open at Neighborhood House High Point at 6:30 pm for “An Inconvenient Sequel” – event details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: Harmonious! Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE STAR WARS VERILY, A NEW HOPE: 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School Theater, it’s the current student production – more info here.

(Photo courtesy Jennifer Parker)

(3000 California SW)

SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8 pm, West Seattle Brewing Company. Bellingham’s Dandelion opens. No cover. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

And don’t forget …

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Overnight tonight – at 2 am Sunday – we “fall back” an hour, as Daylight Saving Time departs, until its return March 11, 2018.

FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth wins final game of best season in decades

Chief Sealth International High School‘s football season ended tonight with a 7-3 record, which the school describes as its best in more than 30 years. That was thanks to a win over Cleveland High School, 27-14. Though the Seahawks’ playoff push was over after last Friday’s loss to Seattle Prep, first-year head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s team had one more game to play to round out a full 10-game season, and that’s what happened tonight. They also won back the Chris Kato Cup, a trophy at stake in each year’s game against Cleveland, honoring the late Shuzo Chris Kato, former Sealth principal and Cleveland vice principal.

Seen at West Seattle Helpline’s 2017 ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’

November 3, 2017 9:58 pm
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 |   Fauntleroy | How to help | West Seattle news

(WSB photos)

The West Seattle Helpline‘s new executive director Erin Dury Moore and her predecessor Chris Langeler were at The Hall at Fauntleroy tonight along with a big roomful of people supporting the Helpline mission: Emergency assistance for thousands of neighbors in need.

The “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” began with beverages, and then, along with dinner and live/silent auction bidding, was headed toward a dessert dash:

And if you bought at least $50 in raffle tickets, you got to light up the night with a blinking ring:

Tonight’s guest speaker was Gregg Hersholt, a longtime local radio journalist and West Seattleite who served as the Helpline’s first board president in the ’90s, a few years after wife Maureen Hersholt co-founded the nonprofit.

P.S. Didn’t get to go to tonight’s event? You can still support the Helpline any time.

CRIME WATCH: Package thieves, including a repeater; sign mystery

In West Seattle (and vicinity) Crime Watch:

WESTWOOD REPEAT PACKAGE THIEF: What you see in this security video isn’t the usual quick look at a theft. Toward the start, you see someone remove a package from the porch; then you see another delivery; then about 5:15 in, you see the same person back to remove that package. Stacey, who sent the link, explains:

Our family had the nice UPS driver come by last night around 8 pm to tell us that a thief was prowling the Westwood area stealing packages. You can see in this video clip a guy with an odd hat and puffy jacket grab a small package and later come back for our Old Navy package which was hidden in a milk box. The UPS man said he was chasing this guy down with over a dozen packages.

A very Good Samaritan brought us back our ripped open Old Navy bag. Keep an eye out for this guy. And anyone in the Westwood area, look to make sure you got your packages the last two days.

BEACH DRIVE PACKAGE THIEF: The photos and report are from Nina:

I live on the 5600 Block of Beach Drive. On 11/1 at 10:58 AM, this woman stole a package off our porch 4 minutes after it was dropped off.

She was following the delivery truck through the neighborhood. I have filed a police report but thought the neighbors in West Seattle should be warned. Police Case Number 2017-910072

SIGN MYSTERY: Do you know what happened to this sign at 4th SW and SW 108th? Vandalism? Crash?

Mark Ufkes, who led the White Center Chamber of Commerce when this and similar signs were installed, sent the photo and notes, “Wish we knew who did this, to help us make it right. The sign alone cost the Chamber over $2,000.”

CONGRATULATIONS! State competition this weekend for runner from West Seattle

Another local high-school athlete is off to championship competition. Marissa Tweedy, a West Seattle-residing Holy Rosary graduate currently in her junior year at Kennedy Catholic High School, will run the 5,000 meters in the state cross-country championships tomorrow in Pasco. It’s her third year representing the Lancers at state, and the school reports that she is “coming off of two of her best races of her career,” including the district championships. (Thanks to proud mom Christine Tweedy for the photo and info!)

SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS John C. Stennis, outbound again

November 3, 2017 6:00 pm
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 |   Seen at sea | West Seattle news

Thanks to the texter who sent that photo – the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) has just left Bremerton again. It’s been a month and a half since the Stennis returned from a training and certification mission.

SATURDAY: Can you be part of building the Sanislo Sprouts Learning Garden?

(Sanislo Elementary students, Judah Nellis and Charlie Kestler measuring an old garden bed during first Sanislo Sprouts event)

So much happening tomorrow, it’s a good thing the next round of possible snow isn’t supposed to arrive until late tomorrow night! We’ve already previewed several major events. Here’s another one that could use your help, happening tomorrow morning at Sanislo Elementary on Puget Ridge. From Rebecca Evans:

The idea was of a school garden, STEM outdoor-learning program, sparked through teacher suggestions in a survey we ran at the end of last year, and a few fellow Sanislo parents recently began seeking ways to make it a reality. Before we knew it, there was an outpouring of support for this idea. Our principal, district projects coordinator, Pathfinder’s Earth Project, and a non-profit organization, Washington Green Schools have partnered with our garden committee and the PTA to literally build us a garden in an afternoon. Washington Green Schools offers two “Days of Service” a year wherein they help make green projects, like school gardens, come to fruition with the help of sponsors like construction companies and corporate donors.

It’s going to be a beautiful space, designed to facilitate hands-on learning, science exploration and curiosity! We also want to use our garden space as an opportunity to explore gardening in a way the matches our school’s diversity by growing herbs and vegetables that resonate with our school’s families and global food culture. We hope to generate produce that can be shared at snack times and harvested by our student community. We are so excited for the endless possibilities this brings for the students of Sanislo.

Our Day of Service will be held on Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 am to 12 pm. This is a family-friendly, all-welcome, garden-building event. Children are encouraged to take part in building their school garden. There will be volunteers from local businesses, Abbott Construction, Washington Green Schools, Pathfinder, Trinity Church and Sanislo Elementary.

We are so fortunate to have support from local partners to create the space, and hope more join in over time so we can create sustainability for years to come.

Sanislo is at 1812 SW Myrtle.

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER/TRAFFIC: Friday pm updates, and a Saturday night alert

(SCROLL DOWN for Friday pm updates – traffic trouble, even though the weather’s improved!)

(Photo texted from High Point)

12:46 PM: As we’ve been tracking with your help since early morning, we’ve been seeing the season’s first snow – not really sticking, but seriously showery at times. The National Weather Service has just issued a “special weather statement” saying tomorrow night could bring a few inches of wet snow in the hillier areas around the city. More to come!

(Video tweeted by @cjbarkbark)

1:57 PM: The snow has stopped, at least where we are. But some of it definitely stuck to yards, planting strips, and cars during the noon-hour shower, as we saw when headed back south from The Junction, through Morgan, Gatewood, and Upper Fauntleroy. We’ll be adding afternoon notes here for a while. Such as:

HELPLINE GALA STILL ON: The folks at West Seattle Helpline called and wanted to be sure that everyone knows their Neighbors Helping Neighbors dinner/auction tonight at The Hall at Fauntleroy IS ON – regardless of snow, rain, whatever the weather.

2:20 PM: A few flakes are back. SDOT has in the meantime sent an afternoon update, saying it’s assessed pavement throughout the city, and:

All pavement is currently bare and wet. And while the city is experiencing light to heavy flurries, road temperatures remain above freezing between 35 and 37 degrees. SDOT has deployed large plows and spreader at high elevation areas throughout the city and will continue to evaluate and monitor.

If you see SDOT snow equipment, let us know/send a pic (206-293-6302 – thanks for the other pics and clips too).

3:16 PM: Thanks to Brian for sending that photo – taken at Fauntleroy/Edmunds around noon. Meanwhile, if you are worried about the drive/ride home – no reason to be. We have just traveled south through Westwood, Arbor Heights, and White Center – the snowiest area we saw was SW White Center but even there, nothing on the roads. We do have word of a crash just reported – 35th and Thistle, blocking northbound lanes.

3:58 PM: Heading back north on 35th, the northbound lane is still blocked by a sideways pickup truck. SFD closed out of the call fairly quickly, though, so no serious injuries. No snow or even rain right now, with the cloud layer higher and thinner, so looks like it’ll be an OK drive/ride home.

4:51 PM: Several people have reported being stuck on the westbound bridge. No alerts yet nor crash reports but one camera shows a few vehicles on the shoulder. We’re monitoring.

5:01 PM: This tweet reveals what the problem was:

5:07 PM: Here’s what the backup looks like – Catherine texted this view (thanks!):

5:28 PM: SDOT just sent another update, saying all’s well so far, but it has people and equipment on standby just in case:

•Plows and trucks on standby
•Crews on standby for rush hour throughout the evening
•Night crews staffed (in the event temperatures drop to freezing)

Swedish clinic in West Seattle closed because of flooding

(WSB photo)

Thanks to Diane for the tip. The Swedish West Seattle Primary Care clinic at 3400 California SW is closed right now because of flooding. The note on the door, shown in our photo, say it will be closed tomorrow too. No details about what happened; we have a message out to the Swedish media-relations department.

MONDAY NOTE: Open again.

West Seattle Friday: 9 highlights

November 3, 2017 11:20 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, for the rest of this somewhat-flaky Friday:

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY WALK-A-THON: Until 1 pm, the annual fundraising walk is on at the elementary school in The Admiral District. As shown in our photo above, students got a special “Star Wars”-themed visit from members of the 501st Legion. WSB is among the walk-A-Thon’s community sponsors. They’re taking online donations, too. (26xx California SW)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, OUNCES! The beer garden/taproom in North Delridge is celebrating its first anniversary, 4 pm-10 pm. See our calendar listing for details on the fun. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

MOLLY RINGLE AT WW&WS: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s monthly local-author series Words, Writers, & West Seattle features Molly Ringle tonight. Here’s her video invitation:

Meet Molly by dropping in 5-7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village. Free! (2600 SW Barton)

‘NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS’: The West Seattle Helpline‘s annual dinner/auction raises money for emergency assistance – including homelessness prevention. 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Check to see if any tickets remain! (9131 California SW)

HPIC CORNER BAR: The monthly first-Friday pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club opens at 6 pm. Tonight’s featured musical act: The Yada Yada Blues Band. (1116 SW Holden)

BETH AND FRIENDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS’: Yes, really! Or, rather, “verily.” See it yourself at the West Seattle High School Theater as the new WSHS production is onstage again tonight at 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

‘THE NANCE’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, “a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque,” directed by AW artistic director Mathew Wright. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: 8 pm-midnight, Wild Wild Mexico, Final Body, P.S., and New Felts. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar, where you also can preview the weekend, and beyond!

FOLLOWUP: Bellevue firm buys ‘development site’ at 4501 38th SW for $4.4 million

(King County Assessor’s photo)

Back in June, we reported that 4501 38th SW – long an automotive-business site – was up for sale, listed at $4.5 million, pitched on its own website as a 14,375-square-foot “development site” that could allow “78 multi-family units at an average of 650 SF per unit or a possible 110 hotel units at 420 SF.” It’s been sold for $4.4 million, as first reported by the Daily Journal of Commerce, and verified on the King County Assessor’s Office website. The buyer is an LLC formed for the transaction; names in the state corporation-information file for the LLC trace to Bellevue-based development firm Run Yong Investment. RYI’s website describes the firm as “an active real estate development group, structuring joint ventures with capital partners to conceive and create sustainable, functional, community-centric living spaces throughout Washington and Oregon.” We have a message out inquiring about plans for the 38th SW site, which is zoned NC3-65.

School-shopping? 2017 West Seattle Education Fair set for November 13

If you are considering independent schools for next school year, fall is prime time for fact-finding and decision-making. And that’s why this year’s West Seattle Education Fair is coming up a week from Monday, 7 pm November 13th at the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction (4736 40th SW). It’s one-stop shopping for information about multiple independent schools – both secular and parochial – in and around West Seattle, pre/K-8, with staff members there for one-on-one conversations. Free to attend; all welcome. The list of participants is still being finalized, but in case you hadn’t already seen this in our calendar, we’re mentioning it here – WSB is a sponsor.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT/WEATHER: Little-bit-of-snow Friday updates

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

6:56 AM: Good morning! No snow right now (some saw it earlier!) but it’s been raining all night, so you’re in for a wet commute. No incidents reported outbound in/from West Seattle right now, but there is a problem for people heading southbound on 99 – the Battery Street Tunnel’s SB side is closed because of a crash.

TIME-CHANGE REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 am Sunday, when we’ll “fall back” an hour.

7:15 AM: The Vashon Water Taxi has been canceled for the rest of the morning because of wind.

7:24 AM: John sent this photo taken about an hour ago in Upper Fauntleroy:

The National Weather Service says the snow level is rising as the morning goes by but if you see any falling, let us know via 206-293-6302, when you can safely/legally use your phone!

7:35 AM: The southbound Battery Street Tunnel has reopened. Still no outbound incidents reported.

8:16 AM: In comments, no-show buses at California/Admiral were mentioned. Here’s an after-the-fact Metro alert about two:

Meantime, now that it’s light, we’re going out to the highest-elevation parts of West Seattle to see if any trace of the early-early-morning snow remains.

8:21 AM: Also after-the-fact from Metro:

And on the south side:

8:25 AM: And one more:

9:26 AM: Didn’t see anything more serious out there than some snow spots on roofs and planting strips, and of course some on cars. A bit of snow/ice in a shower we drove through a few minutes ago en route back to HQ (which is at 330′ elevation), too.

9:46 AM: We’ll continue tracking the weather here unless things get more serious. Just got a text that 37th/Andover is seeing some snow. (206-293-6302 – text or voice – is always the best way to reach us immediately – thanks for the updates, reports, and tips!)

10:21 AM: Thanks for the texts – light snow reported in areas including The Junction and Seaview. And we’re still seeing a bit here in Upper Fauntleroy, east of Lincoln Park.

10:41 AM: Tamsen reports light snow in Morgan Junction.

AFTERNOON NOTE: PM coverage is here.

CONGRATULATIONS! Divers from West Seattle advance to district championships

November 2, 2017 9:59 pm
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Congratulations to two divers from West Seattle who are headed for district-championship competition this Saturday! From Christine Leahy:

Kate Leahy, a junior at Seattle Preparatory School (left), and Lauren Canto, a senior at Bishop Blanchet High School (right), placed 5th and 4th consecutively in the Metro League Division 3A Diving Championships (1 Meter) last Saturday at Juanita Aquatics Center in Kirkland.

Kate is a graduate of Westside School and Lauren graduated from Holy Rosary.

Both divers qualified for and will be competing in the District Diving Championships this Saturday, 11/4, at 9:30 am at Juanita Aquatic Center in Kirkland.

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Eastbound West Seattle Bridge now clear

8:19 PM: Thanks to Mark for the tip – SDOT confirms there’s a crash on the West Seattle Bridge. The SFD dispatch is to the eastbound side, parallel with Admiral. SDOT describes it as blocking the right lane, but Mark says he saw, “Multiple cars – some backwards.” So if you’re heading out, heads up. More as we get it.

8:28 PM: The SFD incident log shows the aid car originally assigned to the call was put back into service, which indicates no major injuries.

8:49 PM: SFD has now cleared the scene. Looking at the nearest SDOT camera, it appears SPD is still there. (Lindsay reports on Twitter that the crash bumped out part of the jersey barrier at the center of the bridge.)

9:38 PM: Per scanner, police are still finishing clearing the scene, so you may encounter some temporary stoppages and ramp-blocking until towing (etc.) is complete. SDOT adds via Twitter that they have two different scenes – one closer to Admiral ramp, one closer to Harbor ramp.

9:56 PM: SDOT reports both scenes are now clear.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Trespassers; bicycle found; driver pursues rider on Alki Trail

Three West Seattle Crime Watch notes:


The vacant homes on the corner of Fauntleroy and Brandon have attracted squatters. Unfortunately, we were informed that this has become a problem throughout the area.

The owners of both vacant properties (5251 Fauntleroy Way SW & 3914 SW Brandon St) have been notified and the police have been out multiple times this week. While an arrest was made on Monday evening, there does not seem to be much that be done to deter this.

As concerned neighbors, we will continue to notify the owners or both houses when we see individuals on the properties and will contact the police.

As reported in our community-meeting coverage, vacant homes are indeed a problem throughout the city. Police have to have permission from their owners to “trespass” people found squatting, so in some cases, they have been able to get that permission in advance so it doesn’t have to be sought anew every time. Meantime, we checked city files for the addresses, wondering about the sites’ future; both have redevelopment proposals on file – 5251 Fauntleroy, for three-unit rowhouse and two single-family houses, and 3914 Brandon for a six-unit rowhouse.

FOUND BICYCLE: Carmine spotted this bike at Lincoln Park:

Abandoned 17” Marin bicycle at far north end of Lincoln Park beach trail. Looks stolen, flat front tire caused abandonment.

DRIVER ON BICYCLE PATH: Yesterday on Reddit, a member reported seeing someone driving a car on the Alki Trail, pursuing a bicyclist with whom they had just had some kind of confrontation. The member reported having recorded it on video, and then posted it in a separate thread today. Caveat: It is shot from a distance, and the narration is full of profanities. We invited the witness – who was planning to take their video to police – to contact WSB, but have not heard from them, so we don’t know the status of the case, and all we can do is link to their posts. (Thanks to the people who flagged us to this – we do read the Seattle subreddits regularly but hadn’t seen this until we got the first note about it.)

HAPPENING NOW: West Seattle Thriftway’s 2017 Holiday Taste

November 2, 2017 5:15 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle businesses | West Seattle news

Three weeks until Thanksgiving but never too soon to plan – and that’s why West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is hosting its annual Holiday Taste event right now. Above, the samples include lots of cheeses … below, locally crafted ice cream from Sweet Lo’s:

And of course, main-course samples:

About 50 vendors this year, Thriftway tells us! Stop in (4201 SW Morgan) before 7 pm to taste for yourself.

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Forecast says we might see a little snow

ORIGINAL REPORT, 3:22 PM THURSDAY: The afternoon forecast is out and the National Weather Service put the “s-word” back in for late tonight and tomorrow morning – at least, on the highest hills. Possible rain/snow showers after midnight tonight, with the snow level around 500 feet (that’s the highest point in the city, just southwest of High Point, 35th/Myrtle), dropping to around 400 feet tomorrow morning. And SDOT reminds you it has winter-weather maps – both interactive (showing where salting, sanding, plowing has happened) and printable – linked here.

ADDED FRIDAY MORNING: Some snow did fall on the higher hills, as noted in our morning traffic/weather coverage.

HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN: It’s a bazaar time of year; some seeking sellers

November 2, 2017 2:17 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

bazaarstuff(WSB photo from 2016 Highland Park Improvement Club holiday bazaar)

Along with shopping at fabulous independent West Seattle bricks-and-mortar businesses this holiday season, you have beaucoup bazaars/art-and-craft sales to visit, starting as soon as this Saturday! We have already received (updated) 14 announcements for the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – and if you have something to sell, four are still accepting vendors, so we’ll start with those:

SALVATION ARMY CRAFT FAIR: 10 am-5 pm Saturday, November 11th, at the Salvation Army center in South Delridge. Booths can be purchased via this link or e-mail Capt. Lisa Barnes at (9050 16th SW)

ALKI MASONIC CENTER HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 am-4 pm Saturday, November 25th. Potential vendors can e-mail Sue at or use this form. (4736 40th SW)

FAUNTLEROY SCHOOLHOUSE HOLIDAY MARKET: 4-8 pm Friday, December 1st, and 9 am-3 pm Saturday, December 2nd. Potential vendors can e-mail (9131 California SW)

THE KENNEY HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm Saturday, December 2nd, at The Kenney. Handmade items! Potential vendors can call Danette for more information and to reserve a space, 206-937-2800. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

Other bazaars/fairs we have received notice of, so far:

C & P HOLIDAY ARTS FAIR: Just two days away! 8 am-2 pm Saturday, November 4th, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor). Unique local arts & crafts. (5612 California SW)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART & HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 5-8 pm Friday, November 10th; 10 am-4 pm Saturday, November 11th; 11 am-2 pm Sunday, November 12th, at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm Saturday, November 11th, at Highland Park Improvement Club, with more than 20 vendors signed up. (1116 SW Holden)

SHOREWOOD HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm Saturday, November 11th, at Shorewood Elementary. 60+ vendors, and more – details in our calendar listing. (2725 SW 116th)

THE MOUNT’S BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE: 9 am-4 pm, Friday-Saturday, November 17-18, at Providence Mount St. Vincent – details in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

TIBBETTS UMC HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR: 10 am-2 pm Saturday, November 18th, at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). Bake sale as well as art, crafts, gift baskets, more. (3940 41st SW)

PEACE LUTHERAN HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR: Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale at Peace Lutheran Church … 10 am-4 pm Saturday, November 18th, and noon-3 pm Sunday, November 19th. (39th SW/SW Thistle)

ARROWHEAD GARDENS HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm Saturday, November 18th – details in our calendar listing. (9200 2nd SW)

OLG FAIR TRADE SALE: 9:30 am-1 pm Sunday, November 19th, at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center – details in our calendar listing. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)

DUWAMISH NATIVE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: 10 am-6 pm Friday-Sunday, November 24-26, at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle. Details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

Having a bazaar, art/craft fair, or other holiday-related sale this season, but haven’t sent us info yet? Please do that as soon as you can! Nothing fancy needed, no graphic/poster, no attachment, just write the basics in the body of your e-mail to – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Sound Transit briefing confirmed for November 15th

As mentioned in our coverage of last night’s Southwest District Council meeting, Sound Transit reps will be in West Seattle in two weeks for a presentation and Q&A about where the light-rail project stands. We’ve just confirmed with ST that the meeting is set for 6:30 pm Wednesday, November 15th, at the Senior Center/Sisson Building (4217 SW Oregon). Though the line to West Seattle is not scheduled to start running until 2030, planning is under way, and this is the time to get your comments in. The Junction Neighborhood Organization notes, “This is a great opportunity for the community to voice their support for an underground light rail station at the West Seattle Alaska Junction.”