West Seattle, Washington
James Bratsanos‘s panorama shows the perfect end to this beautiful day. Looks like a car carrier in his photo. It was a busy day on the water – Chris Frankovich caught US Coast Cuard Cutter Midgett out in the area again:
We reported earlier this week (with more Coast Guard info added the next day) on the Midgett and two other USCG vessels seen off West Seattle, including training close to shore off Alki Beach.
Also today, Jim Borrow spotted the Zhen Hua 28 – covered here as it took those four huge cranes to Tacoma two weeks ago – headed back outbound:
MarineTraffic.com shows it just now exiting the Strait of Juan de Fuca, headed back across the Pacific to Shanghai. At midday today, we were in the Lowman Beach Park area when two more-ordinary container ships passed, southbound and northbound:
The next two days should be even better for water-watching – more sunshine, with highs expected in the 60s tomorrow, maybe even the 70s Monday.
Artist Desmond Hansen was just finishing that portrait on the signal box at the northwest corner of 35th SW and SW Morgan when we saw him and pulled over for a photo. It’s been three days since we first showed you his other creations, painted on signal boxes in Morgan Junction. In a comment on that story, he mentioned he was thinking about painting Bruce Lee, among other Seattle-linked luminaries – and now, he has.
On Friday, we published Arbor Heights-based Cub Scout Pack 799‘s announcement that next Saturday (March 17th) will be their day for pickups and dropoffs in the Scouting for Food donation drive. Tonight, troop parent Jason T. shares the photo, after they distributed about 850 doorhangers to let people know:
Here is a group photo of all the Scouts and parents who helped put out the word today. They worked hard, and covered a majority of houses in our map, meeting some friendly people and pets along their routes.
If you got a doorhanger, put out your bag of food by 9:30 am next Saturday. And if you didn’t, but want to donate, you can drop off nonperishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank that same day outside Arbor Heights Elementary School, 3701 SW 104th St, between 10 am and 11:30 am. (Other packs and troops do this too, so you might hear from one of them!)
This time last Saturday, the West Seattle High School girls basketball team was celebrating taking third place at state. They and other student athletes thrive on support of all kinds – not just coaches and parents, but also the Cheer Squad! The WSHS Cheer Squad is in fact about to hold tryouts. One of the cheer coaches, Nadine Nguyen, sent the info – note that it’s a three-step process, involving parents, too:
March 21, 2018
4 pm-6 pm West Seattle High School Gym
March 23, 2018
4 pm-5 pm West Seattle High School Commons
March 26th- March 28th
4 pm-6 pm West Seattle High School Gym
You must have a completed physical and athletic packet. You may pick these up from the West Seattle High School Main Office. Those students who show up to tryouts without their COMPLETED Athletic Packet will not be allowed to try out. There will be no exceptions to this!
Thanks to Teri Ensley (who you might know from Furry Faces Foundation) for the photo – as mentioned in our West Seattle Saturday highlights list, Jan’s Beauty Supply in The Junction (4517 California SW) is celebrating 34 years in business today, and you’re invited to stop by as the party continues until 5:30 pm. Cake, champagne, discounts – and memories!
Searching for a spinning wheel? We spotted that one a short time ago at the West Side Presbyterian Church Gigantic Garage Sale, in its second and final day until 3 pm. Or maybe you need a vase for the spring flowers that are starting to bloom?
Whatever you’re looking for, it just might await you. WSPC is at 3601 California SW.
P.S. Just nine weeks to go until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2018 (Saturday, May 12th), coordinated by us here at WSB – if you’re planning to have a sale this year, watch for registration to start in early April as usual!
Here’s a stolen car to watch for. Just received from Cella in Gatewood:
My car was stolen from out front of my house at 39th and Rose.
It’s a dark blue 2003 VW diesel Golf. License plate AXF9344 if anyone sees it!!!
My husband’s truck was also broken into. This happened sometime last night.
If you see the car, call 911.
UPDATE: It was found – in West Seattle, according to the scanner traffic we heard; Cella later confirmed they got the car back.
Last day before Daylight Saving Time arrives (2 am Sunday, we spring forward an hour to 3 am). Here’s what’s happening in the hours before we get there:
BUS SERVICE CHANGE: Today is the first day of Metro‘s next “service change,” which affects multiple routes serving West Seattle (along with others around the region). Local details are in our preview.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Use the lookup, with your zip code, to find out where and when to get them.
SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am-11 am, join the South Delridge Community Group in showing the neighborhood some love. Bring gloves, bags, buckets, picking-up tools, whatever you’re inclined to use. (Meet at 17th/Barton)
36TH/FAUNTLEROY WORK PARTY: 10 am-noon – see our calendar listing for details.
PUPPETS PLEASE – 2 SHOWS: 10 am and 11 am, benefiting Lincoln Park Cooperative Preschool, Puppets Please presents a marionette show at Fauntleroy Church – full details in our calendar listing. (9140 California SW)
HAPPY 34TH TO JAN’S: In The Junction, Jan’s Beauty Supply in The Junction is celebrating its 34th anniversary all day, 10 am-5:30 pm. Balloons, cake, champagne, and discounts! (4517 California SW)
VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at Delridge Library, Vietnamese-language story time for children. Free and fun. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
BENEFIT CHILI COOKOFF: 6-8 pm at Seattle Lutheran High School Gym, raising money for the SLHS senior class:
Students and Parents are volunteering as the contestants and working the event. We’d like to invite all ages to attend. $10 adults, $5 for students / children.
(4100 SW Genesee)
CONCERT TO HELP WEST SEATTLE HELPLINE: 7:30 pm at Alki UCC, the Lance Lu Jazz Quartet performs, with part of the proceeds benefiting West Seattle Helpline – details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: As mentioned above, tonight’s the night (technically early Sunday) – at 2 am, it will instantly become 3 am.
MORE FOR TODAY, TONIGHT, BEYOND … on our complete calendar!