West Seattle, Washington
By the end of the year, Washington State Ferries is under orders to deliver its next Long-Range Plan to the state Legislature. First, WSF will make the draft version public soon, in time for a round of open-house meetings in the communities it serves. The dates and locations are already set, including one here in West Seattle – Monday, September 17th, 5-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church (9140 California SW). The new Long-Range Plan is supposed to cover the ferry system’s future through 2040.
A little over a month after winning the state championship, the West Seattle Little League 12-year-old All-Stars have another moment in the spotlight: They will be co-throwers of the ceremonial first pitch at Wednesday’s Mariners/Orioles game at Safeco Field. According to the media highlight list for the upcoming homestand, the first pitch for the 7:10 pm game will spotlight the WSLL boys along with the girls of the Kirkland Little League Softball team who also won their state championship.
You and your friends/neighbors/family members are more than welcome at both of these:
MORGAN JUNCTION LITTER LEAGUE: Tomorrow (Sunday, September 2nd) morning, 9:30-11 am. From Jill Boone:
We meet at 9:30 at the ATM lot in front of Domino’s and by the Shell station. I’ll be parked there with litter grabbers, bags and vests. Bring your own gloves. Bring a bucket if you want one. For kiddos, I have small vests, a few small grabbers (for toddlers) and some small buckets.
We need adults or teens who can walk to C&P and back or from the start to the UU Church and back and up and down Fauntleroy from the intersection! Families with small kids do the immediate area and bus stops. Kids are amazing at grabbing cigarette butts with those small grabbers!
Bring the family! It’s fun and it’s a way for small kids and big kids to do something to benefit their community. Pups are welcome if well-behaved and leashed.
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ADOPT-A-STREET: Next Saturday (September 8th), 9 am-noon. From ANA president Larry Wymer:
Want to spend a few hours helping (and meeting) your Admiral neighbors clean the streets in the Admiral core around California Ave & Admiral Way? If so, then we look forward to seeing you at Metropolitan Market (2320 42nd Ave) the morning of Saturday, September 8 between 8:45-9:00 for our quarterly ADOPT-A-STREET clean up. Metropolitan Market is generous enough to provide coffee & pastries — and even a brown bag lunch. Supplies provided: Garbage Bags, Gloves, Grabber Tools, Safety Vests, etc.
The West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor) is closed today through September 9th. The Y website explains that this is “Facility Improvement Week,” with reopening scheduled for Monday, September 10th.
ADDED 1:12 PM: We asked West Seattle/Fauntleroy Y executive director Shalimar Gonzales for a few more details about the closure: “During this time we perform normal maintenance including deep cleaning, resurfacing and repainting the basketball court, regrouting the pool, and more!” This is just the branch in The Triangle – the Fauntleroy location remains open, regular hours.
One more score from last night: West Seattle High School opened the football season in Lacey, visiting North Thurston HS. Per the Metro League scoreboard, they won the game, 48-16 over the Wildcats, whose new head coach Jeff Scott was making his debut. The Wildcats are home at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) next Friday night, 7 pm September 7th, vs. North Creek HS (from Bothell).
Happy September! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights for your Saturday:
The forecast sounds promising, so the Lincoln Park wading pool should be open, 11 am-8 pm (MIDMORNING UPDATE: The city will NOT open wading pools today.) Also in Lincoln Park, Colman Pool was repaired earlier this week and will be open, noon-7 pm. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
BENEFIT BARBECUE: 11 am-2 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), as previewed here last night, meet Dave from ShelterBox USA and help the disaster-relief organization by buying lunch at the benefit barbecue! (4201 SW Morgan)
IN-STORE CONCERT: 7 pm, the School of Rock House Band plays Easy Street Records. Free, all ages! (California/Alaska)
THE JOE T. COOK BLUES BAND: Live at Poggie Tavern in The Junction, 8 pm. 21+. (4717 California SW)