West Seattle, Washington
Seattle Police are asking for the public’s help in finding Jackie Dupras.
Though their tweet – the only announcement of the search – says the 74-year-old woman was last seen near Seattle Center, she is a West Seattle resident.
If you see her, please call 911.
SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE: She has been found safe.
8:03 PM: Thanks for the tips. On our way to check out what’s reported to be a flipped-car crash at Highland Park Way and W. Marginal. Avoid the area.
8:17 PM: Photo added. A second car is already being towed. Flipped car is in outside west/southbound lane of W Marginal.
8:29 PM: No serious injuries. We talked to the driver of the flipped car; she’s fine. The other driver was being given a field sobriety test.
Walking along the Lincoln Park shore this afternoon, we stopped for a few photos between the second and third swim sessions of Colman Pool‘s first 2018 day. The pool is open again tomorrow and Monday, starting at noon each day, the first of four “pre-season weekends” before its short 7-day-a-week season starts on June 18th. The full schedule brochure is here (PDF); the brochure includes the list of fees, including the extra-but-optional slide charge that this poolside sign notes:
You’ll want to remember that Colman Pool closes on five days in July for swim meets – this year those dates are July 12, 13, 14, 20, and 21. Never been? Easiest access is to walk/run/bike on the waterside trail, via the Lowman Beach end of Beach Drive, or the Lincoln Park south parking lot access.
P.S. The historic pool celebrated its 75th anniversary just two years ago.
A new documentary that has its Northwest premiere next weekend has multiple West Seattle ties. You’ll recognize the local names involved with “Return to Mount Kennedy.” Here’s the announcement:
The locally produced documentary chronicles the expedition of the sons of Senator Robert F. Kennedy and mountaineering icon Jim Whittaker, and features original music by Eddie Vedder.
Director Eric Becker and other special guests will attend the hometown screening.
In 1965, Robert Kennedy was the first man to summit Mount Kennedy in the Yukon Territory, named in honor of his late brother. Leading that expedition was Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest and original fulltime employee of REI.
50 years later, Jim’s sons Bob and Leif, along with Christopher Kennedy, decide to climb the mountain again in honor of their fathers’ joint accomplishment and unique friendship. Seattle-based filmmaker Eric Becker’s touching documentary combines archival footage —including several Kennedy home movies — with interviews from Jim himself and those who know them best as we follow three sons and the journey literally in their fathers’ footsteps.
The documentary features original music by Eddie Vedder, never-before-seen archival footage, and includes interviews with Sub Pop records co-founder Bruce Pavitt, mountain guide Dave Hahn, and members of the original climbing team.
The film was scheduled to have its world premiere last night as the opening night film of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. Its scheduled local screenings are Saturday, June 2 at 3:30 pm at Kirkland Performance Center (tickets here), and two at SIFF Uptown on Queen Anne – Saturday, June 9 at 6:30 pm, and Sunday, June 10, at 3 pm (tickets here).
It’s a Memorial Day tradition that’s almost a century old – American Legion red-crepe-paper poppies, made by, and benefiting, veterans. You can get yours today until ~5 pm and again tomorrow, 8 am-5 pm, at West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor). This morning’s poppy distributors were American Legion Post 160’s Walt DeLong, a U.S. Navy veteran, and Keith Hughes, a U.S. Army veteran:
Post 160 also welcomes your help taking down and/or putting up the West Seattle Junction flags on Monday – meet at the northeast corner of California/Alaska at 9 am and/or 5 pm. And inbetween those times, you’re invited to the 2 pm Memorial Day service at Forest Lawn (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor) and 3:15 pm community cookout at Post 160 HQ (3618 SW Alaska).
When you launch a new event, you never know who will turn out. The first-ever ZwingRally for “supercars” promoted room for up to 120; we counted 15 as participating drivers swung through Alki this morning.
We first heard about this from Southwest Precinct police at the West Seattle Block Watch Captains Network meeting last Tuesday. They had a few officers out this morning just in case.
And there they go. pic.twitter.com/DEw0mWoO3U
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) May 26, 2018
After a stop on Duwamish Head, the drivers headed up to the Alki business district, then turned around and headed back toward the bridge.
Drivers in the rally, organized by local filmmaker Zach Wingfield (who is of course chronicling the whole thing), were scheduled to head to another beach – Seaside in northwestern Oregon – after their West Seattle stop.
(Photo by Jim Borrow – cargo ship Mount Rainier headed north past West Seattle, with a pilot boat, this morning)
The holiday weekend is here! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
AMERICAN LEGION POPPIES: 8 am-5 pm, American Legion Post 160 is distributing Memorial Day poppies at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) – backstory in our calendar listing. (4201 SW Morgan)
TAI CHI ON ALKI: 9 am, meet by Statue of Liberty Plaza for the weekly class, all welcome, by donation. (61st SW/Alki SW)
‘SUPERCAR’ RALLY’S ALKI LAP: 9:15-10 am, as previewed here earlier this week, “supercars” on a Seattle-to-Seaside rally plan a “lap” through the Alki area. If we get any early word on the route, we’ll update here. (9:40 AM UPDATE: Small group; we caught them passing Don Armeni; they stopped a bit further west and are about to take off again.)
GARDEN CENTER: Looking for plants? The South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center will be open 10 am-3 pm today on the north end of campus. (6000 16th SW)
MAHONIA WORK PARTY: Also at SSC, join Team Mahonia for a 10 am-noon work party, explained here! (6000 16th SW)
SPRAYPARK SEASON BEGINS: Opening day for Highland Park Spraypark, 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
ART SHOW & SALE: 11 am-5 pm at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene, more than half a dozen local artists are showing and selling their work; we stopped by last night. (4201 SW Juneau)
COLMAN POOL OPENS: First day of the first pre-season weekend at West Seattle’s city-run outdoor pool on the shore at Lincoln Park. Noon-7 pm, including three sessions today – here’s the schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
TREASURE TRUCK PET PARTY: Noon to 5 pm at Ounces in North Delridge, “Amazon Treasure Truck is bringing their deal truck to Ounces for a special Pop-Up Event with Purina Dog Chow! Purina and Treasure Truck will be taking over the Ounces upper parking lot for an afternoon of doggie games, treats, a photo booth … AND a pop-up dog park! FREE! Kids & Pups welcome! Deal on truck will be announced on Saturday.” (3809 Delridge Way SW)
INTERGENERATIONAL THEATER: Free performance by Silverkite Community Arts, presented by Quail Park Memory Care of West Seattle (WSB sponsor), 2 pm at Senior Center, all welcome, free. (4217 SW Oregon)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: 3-5 pm, you can drop by Delridge Library and talk with Leslie Harris, president of the Seattle Public Schools board and elected representative for West Seattle/South Park. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST END GIRLS, A DRAG EXTRAVAGANZA: At The Skylark – doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, hosted by Cookie Couture. Tickets and lineup here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
GARY BENSON: Performing at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
PEEK INTO THE FUTURE … our complete calendar is here.
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