West Seattle, Washington
One more reminder – Sunday morning, if you’re not participating in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Emerald City Ride, you won’t be using northbound Highway 99. From about 6 am to 11:30 am, it’ll be closed from here to Western Avenue; 6 to 9:30 am, it’ll also be closed north of that stretch, all the way north to Bridge Way. Here’s the full WSDOT alert. (The full list of road-access changes for the ride is here.)
Andrew Stuckey launched Podcast: West Seattle earlier this year, and is up to the third of his monthly installments – listen to it below:
This one bites into topics including West Seattle/White Center pizza, with a playoff of sorts. And he has an in-person event coming up, with an invitation for you – but a little bit about him first:
Andrew explains that his podcast isn’t a commercial enterprise:
I have lived in West Seattle for about 9 years (2005-2007 / 2012-Present). I taught high school English and Social Studies for 15 years, most recently at TAF Academy in Federal Way. I recently decided to change careers and go into audio production, and this podcast project is an excuse to go through the process of telling stories in the audio medium. Essentially the podcast is practice for a job I hope to have some day, and hopefully some of the segments will be portfolio-worthy. I created the format because it allows me to practice telling the types of stories I want to tell while satisfying some intellectual curiosity about the fascinating neighborhood we live in.
He adds, “You can subscribe on iTunes by searching for Podcast: West Seattle.” (You’ll find the first two on SoundCloud, too.)
Now, the in-person event (which is also on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar): 5-6 pm on Tuesday, April 17th, stop by Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW) to help decide the pizza-tournament winner. Listen to his podcast to see how the field of 16 got narrowed down!
Out of the WSB inbox, from Aiko:
My forest green 2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX was stolen from the front of my house this morning between 12:00 am-7:15 am. I live in the 9000 block of 32nd Ave SW in the Arbor Heights neighborhood. The license plate number is BGK1449. I have reported this to Seattle Police.
If you see it, call 911.
APRIL 18TH UPDATE: Aiko tells us her car was found today in SODO.
Family and friends will gather one week from tomorrow to remember Don Charles. Here’s the remembrance his family is sharing with the community:
Donald Edward Charles, 2/26/1957-4/2/2018
Beloved son, husband, father, and Papa.
Don was a Navy Veteran who worked at various shipyards around Puget Sound and spent many years coaching youth sports.
Survived by his wife Lisa of 40 years, his parents Don and Marilyn, sisters Debra and Diana, and various aunts and uncles. Don had 5 children, DJ (Tara), Michelle (Mason), Kaitlin (Justin), Brentt, and Tumua. He also had 4 beautiful grandchildren, Kaleena, Mason, Kaeson, and Kailayah.
Don had an open-door policy and welcomed everyone in his home. He lived his life his way and will be greatly missed.
His memorial service will be held at The Cove in Normandy Park on April 15th @ 2 pm.
(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org)
“We have stuff; you want stuff.” That just might be the ultimate description of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day, and it’s in the ad for one of the more than 55 sellers who have already signed up. The 14th annual WSCGSD is now five weeks away – at this time on Saturday, May 12th, we’ll be in the heart of it (with cheerier weather, we hope). As usual, sellers are already signed up for sales of all sizes, in many neighborhoods – a quick review of the registrations so far span north to south, east to west, including, alphabetically:
And many types of items, for all ages, just about all interests. One seller promises “Extraordinary treasures.” (Did we mention we have at least half a dozen businesses participating so far, too?) Registration continues for another two and a half weeks, so you have time to decide whether to participate, but don’t procrastinate … deadlines have a way of sneaking up. Just go here to register, and be sure to have your up-to-20-words ad ready to include. The map/list, in printable and clickable versions, will be available one week in advance as always. More updates to come! (File photo from a past WSCGSD)
Don’t flush it, don’t toss it – if you have expired or unneeded prescription medication to get rid of, Drug Take-Back Day is only three weeks away. Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis sends the reminder that the national event is set for 10 am-2 pm on Saturday, April 28th, and the precinct is a drop-off spot as usual, 2300 SW Webster. P.S. If that day doesn’t work for you, note that the Junction QFC pharmacy is now a year-round dropoff spot. (Photo – start of 5th bag filled by dropoffs during last October’s Drug Take-Back Day at the SW Precinct)
(Barrow’s Goldeneyes, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Lots happening this Saturday – including these highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TAI CHI AT THE BEACH BEGINS! 9 am at Alki Beach, the first scheduled session of the year! By donation. Meet by Statue of Liberty Plaza. (61st SW/Alki SW)
BENEFIT RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm at Hope Lutheran, second and final day of the mega-rummage sale to benefit missions to Mexico. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL @ SAFECO FIELD: Not only do you get into Safeco Field for free, you get to watch West Seattle High School‘s baseball team! 12:30 pm vs. Mt. Si. (1250 1st Ave. S.)
PRINCESS ANGELINE SPRING TEA: The annual benefit tea at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle, 1-3 pm. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
CAKE POP-UP: 3-6 pm, drop by BAKED Custom Cakes in Admiral for a pop-up show by Rat City Studios, showing and selling ceramic cake cups and cake stands. Bites by BAKED! Admission free. (2604 California SW)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR: 3-5 pm at High Point Library, drop in to talk about school-related issues with Leslie Harris, who is president of the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors and representative for West Seattle/High Point. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
DUWAMISH ROWING CLUB FUNDRAISER: 6-10 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, enjoy a chili dinner, silent auction, guest speaker, and more, to support this area’s only rowing club. Details in our calendar listing. (1116 SW Holden)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: ‘Time Is Money’ is this month’s movie – a documentary about timebanking, which is flourishing in West Seattle thanks to the WS Timebank. 6:30 pm social time, 7 pm movie at Neighborhood House High Point, followed by discussion. All welcome. More info in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
TOM BERGHAN & JUBA: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “music from when America was young.” 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
THE FLASHBACKS: 8 pm at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction, with classic sounds. No cover. (4752 California SW)
THAT’S NOT ALL … see our complete calendar for even more of what’s happening today, tonight, beyond.
P.S. Most events are sent to us well in advance for calendar inclusion (email@example.com) and we won’t necessarily get word if outdoor activities are changed at the last minute because of weather like today’s … so apologies in advance if you encounter anything like that!