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West Seattle Crime Watch: Stolen white Tahoe

Have you seen that white Chevrolet Tahoe? It was stolen last night in West Seattle. Plate AIP0892. If you see it, call 911.

Something to tell/ask local police about? Here’s your chance

September 16, 2018 9:27 pm
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 |   Crime | Southwest Precinct Crime Prevention Council | West Seattle news | West Seattle police

Tuesday night, the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council resumes monthly meetings after summer break – and it’s all about you. WSCPC president Richard Miller tells WSB the agenda is simple: Updates from local police, followed by open time for you to ask police questions and voice crime/safety-related concerns. It’s a unique chance to talk with police face to face, 7 pm Tuesday (September 18th) at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster).

Why you’ll want to watch for whales off West Seattle tomorrow

No guarantees, but we might be lucky and get a glimpse of the Southern Resident Killer Whales tomorrow. As night falls, Kersti Muul tips us, resident orcas are southbound just north of Elliott Bay, in the Discovery Park vicinity. As she points out, this is a bit earlier than the usual SRKW fall return. And it comes the day after the second of two public meetings about their plight. If you see orcas tomorrow (or any other time!) please let us know – our 24/7 hotline, text or voice, is 206-293-6302.

PHOTOS: Clear air for smoke-delayed Cosmo 7K run on Alki

Big difference in the weather between today and the originally scheduled date – three weeks ago – for the Cosmo 7K on Alki. The long sleeves on some runners were a giveaway. Today – cool and occasionally rainy; three weeks ago, warm and smoky, and the wildfire smoke led to the postponement decision.

Even this furry onlooker had a jacket:

Some participants ran the full 7K; others ran or walked a 5K version of the course. First female finisher overall, registered for the 5K, was Carrie Vanderveer, in 26:09:

Twenty seconds behind her was the first female 7K finisher, Dawn Parlinski, in 26:29:

First male finisher, registered for the 5K, was Neel Salukhe, in 24:00:

First and second male 7K finishers are both in our photo below:

That’s Corey Elliott, finishing in 25:56, six seconds ahead of Woody Sobey, who ran the 7K in 26:02. This was the second year that the Cosmo races were run in West Seattle, replacing the Alki Beach Run previously organized by Northwest Hope and Healing, now a Cosmo beneficiary.

P.S. Next big run in West Seattle – the sold-out Orca Half next Sunday (September 23rd), from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni Boat Ramp. No road closures planned.

West Seattle schools: New student-created play space at Louisa Boren K-8 STEM

Thanks to the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 parent who sent the photo, explaining that 1st-graders in Adrienne Ollerenshaw‘s class “created a new play space in the paved area recently occupied by a half dozen portables. Parents, staff, and students worked together on the Self Help painting project that transformed the blacktop, creating a track and colorful 4-square courts and other features. The end result looks wonderful in spite of some marginal weather.”

VOLLEYBALL: West Seattle High School invites you to special home-game events

Tomorrow night is the next home game for the West Seattle High School volleyball team, and head coach Abby West sends advance word of special events in connection with four upcoming games:

West Seattle High School Volleyball is excited to announce the following events in conjunction with their home games this year! They would love to have more people from the community come to the games and are looking forward to using these events to also help their community! Admission is FREE TO ALL!

September 17th vs Bainbridge High School (JV & JVC at 4:30, Varsity at 6:00 pm) — Middle School Night: All volleyball players and enthusiasts affiliated with feeder programs in the West Seattle area (Madison, Pathfinder, Hiawatha, Westside School, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Holy Rosary, etc.) are invited to attend a night honoring the programs that function as the foundation to ours by teaching the fundamentals of the sport, creating interest, and fueling passion!

October 3rd vs Ballard High School (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) — Cans for Kills Night: A canned food drive. In hopes of giving back to the community, the West Seattle Volleyball teams are asking everyone to come out to the volleyball games and bring a few non-perishable foods to donate!

October 17th vs Cleveland High School (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) – Volley for a Cure: Breast Cancer Awareness Night. Donation boxes available to be donated to Komen for a Cure (a national Breast Cancer research program)!

October 24th vs Rainier Beach (JV & JVC at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00 pm) – Senior Night: a night honoring the graduating seniors in our program!

Again, those are all home games, so they’re all in the gym at WSHS (3000 California SW – the gym is on the south side of campus, off the parking lot).

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope Lutheran Church celebrates centennial in West Seattle Junction

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

That group-photo gathering followed this morning’s service commemorating the 100th anniversary of Hope Lutheran Church in The Junction. From the bulletin for the “festival service”:

In the beginning … A small group of West Seattle residents who worshipped across the water at Trinity Lutheran Church decided to build their own house of worship. A charter group of nine men and four women organized Hope Lutheran Church in 1918. A new church was dedicated to the glory of God in 1919 at the present site of Southwest Oregon and 42nd Avenue Southwest.

You can read more about Hope’s history here. Below, five spiritual leaders who participated in today’s service:

They are guest preacher Rev. Dr. Dean Nadasdy, former Hope pastors Rev. Keith Eilers (pastor 2001-2011) and Rev. Clemens Pera (pastor 1963-1996), current Hope Pastor Peter Mueller (since 2011) and Deacon Daniel Jackson. After today’s service (and photos!), the celebration moved to nearby Seattle Lutheran High School for a festive lunch.

COUNTDOWN: One week until fall Recycle Roundup

September 16, 2018 1:35 pm
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 |   Environment | Fauntleroy | West Seattle news

(WSB photo from April’s Recycle Roundup)

One week from today is not only the first full day of fall, it’s also one of two days each year that the Fauntleroy Church Green Committee invites you to a Recycle Roundup! We thought you might appreciate a reminder in case today’s weather is keeping you indoors. 9 am-3 pm on Sunday, September 23rd, you can ride, drive, walk, roll up to the church parking lot (9140 California SW) and drop off items for 1 Green Planet to recycle. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the list of what they are (and aren’t) accepting this time. It’s free (though of course the Green Committee appreciates donations to help it keep offering these events every fall and spring) – see you there!

EARLY REOPENING: SB Highway 99 closure is over

Though southbound Highway 99 was scheduled to be closed until late tonight, the closure has ended early. It’s now open again (as the “live” traffic-camera image above verifies)!

West Seattle Sunday: Cosmo 7K, Southwest Stories, Khmer Music Night, and more!

September 16, 2018 6:07 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Thanks to Steve Cameron for the photo of the Golden Pheasant that’s sighted locally now and then – most recently in Fauntleroy)

Here’s what you need to know for the rest of your weekend:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: The southbound Highway 99 closure, north of the West Seattle Bridge, is scheduled to continue until late tonight (we’ll publish an update when we get word it’s over). Plus – Alki Avenue is closed this morning until about 10:30 am for the first event on the rest of our list:

COSMO 7K: This wildfire-smoke-postponed 7K run/5K walk-run takes off from Alki Bathhouse at 9:30 am. If you aren’t already registered, you can do that on site starting at 8 am. There’s also a kids’ run (not in the street) for ages 10 and under, starting at 10:30. Northwest Hope and Healing is the Cosmo 7K beneficiary. (60th SW/Alki SW)

ECO-FRIENDLY WORKOUT! Join Friends of Lincoln Park at 9 am to help restore the forest:

Join the Friends of Lincoln Park as we work to bring the beautiful mature forest of our park into restoration. Lincoln Park, on the shores of Puget Sound, includes 80 acres of forest. Unfortunately, our Seattle forests are threatened by nonnative, invasive plants. We promise you a good workout AND good karma! Kids welcome!

Continues until noon. Meet near north parking lot kiosk. More info in our calendar listing. (Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Rose)

MISSION TO SEAFARERS: 9:15 am at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, hear from Ken Hawkins, executive director of “the largest and oldest international maritime ministry in the world.” (3050 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Late-summer freshness, in the street, in the heart of The Junction. 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

2ND TIME SALE, 2ND DAY: 11:30 am-2 pm, go see what hasn’t already been snapped up at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall – huge sale AND bake sale. Half-price in the final hour. (9140 California SW)

JAMTIME: 1-4 pm music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with ever-popular Jamtime! (5612 California SW)

PAWS & PAINT ‘YAPPY HOUR’ + ADOPTION: Bring your own dog to create art, and/or adopt one! 1-4 pm event with Furry Faces Foundation at West Seattle Nursery. Music by Tim Scallon. (5275 California SW)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING: 2 pm at Admiral UCC: “Learn to safely, effectively, and compassionately intervene in a hate-based interaction.” More info here. (4320 SW Hill)

SOUTHWEST STORIES – SCHURMAN ROCK: Learn about the history of Camp Long and Schurman Rock in Jeff Smoot‘s talk presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 2 pm at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)

ART SALE & FUNDRAISER: 3-7 pm, a “garden party” with handmade glass flowers for sale, plus a silent auction, with part of the proceeds going to Two at a Time. (4443 52nd SW)

KHMER MUSIC NIGHT: 7 pm, all ages, DJ Jenny and friends invite you to The Skylark:

A night of dancing featuring Cambodian contemporary pop music! $10 suggested donation. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SEE THE REST OF WHAT’S UP TODAY & BEYOND … on our complete calendar!