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More West Seattle Halloween 2018 scenes

What we’ve seen … and received:

“Welcome to Nightfall Orphanage” is the scary display at 2130 Alki SW this year.

Tawd‘s show – a followup to last year’s “haunted pumpkin patch,” which he created after realizing Alki needed more Halloween spirit – will be open again this Friday and Saturday (November 2nd and 3rd), 7:30-10:30 pm.

Next, texted video of a decorated house in North Admiral, at 45th/Seattle:

So many elaborate displays tonight! One street in especially spooky spirit(s) was Walnut, south of West Seattle High School. Including Aaron‘s house:

Speaking of costumes – a couple reader-contributed photos from earlier – including these two seen during Admiral trick-or-treating:

Melodee at Daystar sent this photo of “Miss Butterfly”:

And earlier in the day, this texted photo wishing all “Feliz Día de los Muertos from West Seattle High School”:

Thanks as always for the photos, video, tips, calendar listings, etc. – now on to the winter holidays!

West Seattle Halloween 2018: Skeleton Theatre’s new show, continuing Thursday

October 31, 2018 9:18 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

It’s the yard that draws a crowd every Halloween, going back to 2006 – the southwest corner of 36th and Hanford becomes the stage for Skeleton Theatre. It’s a labor-intensive animatronic production, and some years have recycled all or part of previous years, but this year ST is presenting an all-new show, “The Toppers of Redbridge.” We stopped by for photos and video about midway through tonight’s continuous three-hour run.

Skeleton Theatre isn’t spooky unless you find skeletons scary in any context; it is clever and humorous. (Think bone-related jokes.)

If you missed it tonight, check it out tomorrow (Thursday, November 1st), 20-minute shows scheduled to run pretty much continuously 6-9 pm. Read more on the ST website, where you also can donate to help the creators cover the costs of this Halloween spectacular they’ve been presenting all these years.

West Seattle Halloween 2018: Meeds Manor Haunted House scaring up food donations

Judi Yazzolino from the West Seattle Food Bank sent that photo of just part of the scene outside the Meeds Manor Haunted House – before dark … just imagine the spookiness that awaits you now! Until 9:30 pm at 5415 49th SW, you’re invited to stop by for a scare – admission is by nonperishable-food donation for the WSFB, which Judi says has as a result in the past had a Halloween haul around a half-ton or so! Of course it’s part of our Halloween Etc. Guide, which you’ll want to check for spooky shows and more.

West Seattle Halloween 2018: Admiral District trick-or-treating

October 31, 2018 4:15 pm
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Not too much competition for candy so far in the Admiral District, where business trick-or-treating is on until 6 pm as this West Seattle Halloween revs up into high gear! Participating businesses are happy to see all their costumed visitors – and don’t miss the side streets – West Seattle Realty (WSB sponsor), for example, is on 42nd SW, east side of the Admiral Safeway complex, and has Tracey and Kevin standing by with candy:

Costume themes this year range all the way back into prehistoric times:

(added) Our nominee for best accessories:

For best treat pairing (A Kids Place Dentistry for Children [WSB sponsor] offered toothbrushes AND candy):

Spiciest costume, at Mission Cantina (WSB sponsor):

Still a few more photos to come. And more Halloween coverage! See what else is up tonight by checking our Halloween Etc. Guide.

West Seattle Halloween: Why you should know about the Teal Pumpkin Project before trick-or-treating

(2015 photo by Jason Enevoldsen)

By Alice Enevoldsen
Special to West Seattle Blog

It’s Halloween! Time for candy, chocolate, costumes, cultural celebrations … and allergic reactions? I’m a little late writing about the Teal Pumpkin Project this year, but you can still participate! Even if you can’t, having a little empathy tonight will go a long way with your neighbors.

As adults, we are almost always able to deal appropriately with the feeling of being left out. Good for us. Celebrating Halloween with food allergies means being left out over and over again, which is particularly difficult for children.

Enter the Teal Pumpkin Project! It’s simple:

1. (optional) Sign up at

2. Display a teal pumpkin at your door, or a picture of one, to show that you’re participating. Locally, Target is selling Teal Pumpkin Project merchandise that you can use to display your participation.

3. Give trick-or-treaters a non-food treat either instead of candy or in addition to candy. Try to keep the candy in a separate bowl from the non-candy.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is not an attempt to eliminate candy from Halloween. The Teal Pumpkin Project was started to promote the inclusion, safety and respect for people with food allergies. As a happy circumstance, this also promotes the inclusion, safety and respect for people who also cannot have candy for reasons besides food allergies such as diabetes, family rules, simple preference, etc.

I don’t have food allergies, why would I participate?

Empathy and inclusion.

Most social occasions in the United States have an emphasis on food. This is extremely stressful if you have food allergies, like me, and even more stressful if your children have food allergies. It takes a lot of willpower not to eat that tempting chocolate bar—even though I know it might have nuts. I just really wish I could have one too. Children are still learning this skill and need more supervision.

There are already over 60 households signed up on the West Seattle peninsula, including White Center. These houses will be passing out tattoos, stickers, toys, making slime, making glow worms, critters, slap bracelets, bubbles, pencils, fangs, blind bags, squeeze balls, glow sticks and more. You can find a map or list of some of them on the Teal Pumpkin Project website. I know there are more planning to participate as well.

Do kids really like non-food treats?

Yes. Not every kid likes every treat, and that’s true for candy too, but non-food treats can be even more fun, and are less likely to be subject to the “parent tax” (you know the one: the portion of kids’ candy eaten by the parents after bedtime?). I’m sure you can get even more creative, but stickers and glowsticks are usually a hit. Toothbrushes, probably not. I’ll be making slime, but I’m intense about Halloween. Are you down to the wire on time? A dollar store is going to have a variety of things that will work.

If I’m handing out candy and non-food treats, how do I determine which treat to give to each trick-or-treater?

I advocate giving out both to each kid, but the Food Allergy Research and Education organization recommends that “you can either ask trick-or-treaters if they have any food allergies, or give every visitor a choice of which treat they’d like: candy or a non-food item.”

There are answers to more of your questions on the Teal Pumpkin Project FAQ. I’m happy to answer your questions tonight at @AlicesAstroInfo on Twitter, in between making slime with my own trick-or-treaters.

I/My Child Has Food Allergies

Please stay safe on Halloween. Bring your epinephrine and allergy medications while you trick-or-treat and to Halloween parties. Wait until you get home to eat any treats. Check every label and ingredients, fun size candies can have different ingredients than full-size. If you can’t find the ingredients, swap it for something safe. Bring extra safe treats along with you to parties.


FARE: Food Allergy Research and Education

FAACT: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team

WA-FEAST: Washington Food Allergy, Eczema, and Asthma Support Team—this is our local active support group.

Sea-FAC: Seattle Food Allergy Consortium—local research being done into causes and cures for food allergies.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate in West Seattle: Returning WSB sponsor with a community-giving campaign!

Today we welcome back a returning sponsor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate, with West Seattle offices in Jefferson Square. Here’s their message for you:

With 90 Realtors serving West Seattle, no other brand offers more local experts to help our community with all of their real estate needs. If you need a Trusted Adviser to help you through buying or selling your property, you can visit their website to see how much your property is worth or to contact one of their local experts today.

BHHS is also involved in the West Seattle community. BHHS has been working with WestSide Baby‘s ongoing diaper drive. From now through December 3rd, BHHS will be gathering up diapers once again to help families during the holidays. Managing Broker Tay Krull said of this new drive, “There are so many amazing charities doing incredibly selfless work in our West Seattle community, and we were privileged to have the opportunity to work with WestSide Baby today, an organization that is truly making a difference for children in our community. There is a huge need, a need far greater than is being met today and we as a company and as individual Realtors are getting involved and we invite everyone in our community to join us in supporting WestSide Baby.”

Diapers can be dropped off at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate‘s Jefferson Square office at 4700 42nd Ave SW, Suite 600, between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm weekdays. You can also donate quickly and easily online, by going to Amazon and requesting the diapers be sent to that same address for BHHSNW in Jefferson Square. (And here’s how to support WestSide Baby directly.)

We thank Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

YOU’RE INVITED! Southwest Seattle Historical Society Champagne Gala Brunch on Saturday

October 31, 2018 2:14 pm
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 |   How to help | West Seattle history | West Seattle news

Got plans Saturday? 11 am-2 pm, you can help celebrate local history and support the organization that’s dedicated to it, just by going to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Champagne Gala Brunch! The reminder and preview:

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society is looking forward to seeing our supporters and community members this coming Saturday, November 3, at 11 am at Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW). Our special guests this year are Paul Dorpat & Jean Sherrard of the Seattle Times “Pacific NW Magazine” column, “Seattle Now & Then,” which, each week, features a historical photo of a building or place in Seattle matched with the modern photo taken by Jean Sherrard from the same vantage point, and coupled with the poetic language and wit that Paul Dorpat has been famous for for over 37 years.

Our Gala marks one of the very first public appearances by the pair with their newly-released book, “Seattle Now & Then: The Historic Hundred.” Connie Thompson of KOMO 4 will provide an insightful interview of the pair, and at the end of the event, Paul & Jean will sell and sign copies of their book.

Our own board member and 4th great-grandson of Chief Sealth, Ken Workman (who happens to be featured in the book as well – see above), will honor us at the beginning of the program by speaking about his ancestral connection to the land and to the trees within our area. We will then have an amazing set of auction items, including art, getaway experiences, and great restaurants and local services in a great segment we call “Fun in the Junction.”

We will also have a fabulous “Golden Ticket” drawing that features a “Choose Your Cruise” opportunity to win a trip to one of four destinations offered by Holland America Line.

We invite our community members to join us at our 2018 Champagne Gala Brunch, hoping to see you there! Tickets are available at — we recommend that you purchase your tickets online or contact Jeff McCord at 206-234-4357 to arrange another form of payment.

PARKING: SDOT plans to officially propose RPZ for West Seattle Junction area, two years after community request

(SDOT map of what’s been under consideration, pending January’s official proposal details)

After almost two years of community discussion and more than a year of study, SDOT has decided to officially propose a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) for some residential areas in the West Seattle Junction. That announcement was made today – but details of the RPZ proposal won’t be out until January. At that time, the announcement says, SDOT “will be asking for feedback on the RPZ proposal via survey, email, phone, and at an RPZ public hearing.” When the details go public, they’ll be sent via postal mail as well as posted here. The RPZ study stemmed from a community request going back almost two years – not the first one, either; a previous study last decade resulted in SDOT deciding not to propose one.

West Seattle currently has just one RPZ area, near the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. As explained here, RPZs are “residential areas around commuter traffic generators – like hospitals or light rail stations – where on-street parking is restricted for those except residents and short-term visitors.” Here’s how they work:

• Signs are installed on the blocks in an RPZ.

• Residents on the blocks within an RPZ can buy a limited number of permits that allow their vehicles to park on street.

• Since curbspace is public, non-permitted vehicles can still park in the area, but must obey the posted time limits.

Current cost of an RPZ permit is $65 for two years, though the city website also notes there’s a $10 hardship price too. There’s more backstory in our July report from when the city launched its most-recent quest for feedback on the RPZ idea. The results of that feedback are in this slide deck now available via the SDOT website:

As clarified in our summer coverage – in case you are wondering – RPZ signs are not installed adjacent to businesses, so this will NOT change business-district parking, and the city has already again ruled out metered parking in The Junction. According to the slide deck, after the proposal details go public in January, the hearing will be in February, and a final decision will be announced in April.

FOLLOWUP: West Seattle Junction Post Office’s drive-up/ride-up mailbox is back

(WSB photo)

Thanks for the tips! No months-long absence this time for the West Seattle Junction U.S. Post Office‘s drive-up/ride-up mailbox. Three weeks after it was taped up and marked “out of order” (reportedly damaged by a driver) and two weeks after it was taken away, the mailbox returned this morning. We just went to check after multiple tips and were told it’s been back in service for about 15 minutes.

Seen off West Seattle: Purse-seine fishing

Thanks to Jim Borrow for the photo! It’s that time of year when purse-seine vessels are seen off West Seattle, fishing commercially for salmon. According to this state Fish and Wildlife Department bulletin (PDF), this type of vessel is allowed to fish in this area of Puget Sound 7 am-6 pm today, and must release chinook and coho.

Seasonal segue: West Seattle Thriftway’s holiday tastings, tomorrow!

October 31, 2018 9:40 am
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

(WSB photo, November 2017)

Thanksgiving is just three weeks from tomorrow, so it’s an immediate segue from Halloween into the holiday season again this year, and the first big event is Thursday – West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) invites you to the annual Holiday Taste, 4-7 pm Thursday. Dozens of vendors will offer samples to inspire your holiday plans, free as always.

P.S. If your business/organization/school has a holiday event, please let us know ASAP as we’ll also be segueing into work on our annual guide (besides the year-round calendar – – thank you!

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Halloween Wednesday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:11 AM: Good morning. No incidents reported in/from West Seattle so far.

HALLOWEEN: Our guide lists what’s happening where. Be extra careful in the Admiral District, which has business trick-or-treating 3-6 pm.

7:33 AM: Potential problem at the north end of the NB Alaskan Way Viaduct, per scanner – a truck that’s reported to be too tall for the overpass at the Western Ave. exit. Police are en route to see how they can help.

7:37 AM: And another NB 99 problem reported – blocking one lane near Royal Brougham.

7:41 AM: Here’s an SDOT image of the Western problem.

8:04 AM: SDOT says the Western problem has been cleared.

SOCCER: West Seattle High School on to state after double-overtime playoff win

(WSB photos)

9:42 PM: West Seattle High School‘s girls-soccer team is going to the state tournament! Tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex, the Wildcats defeated Holy Names 2-1 in double overtime, taking third place in the Metro League. Midway through, the match was 0-0; West Seattle’s Lilli Bedell scored their first goal at 61 minutes.

Then Holy Names tied it, and it was on to two overtimes until Wildcat Juliet Anawalt‘s goal won the match.

10:35 PM: Photos added. This is head coach Todd Veenhuizen‘s second year with the WSHS girls. State tournament play starts November 5th.

West Seattle scene: Thank-you barbecue at the Southwest Precinct

TUESDAY NIGHT: During the summertime Delridge Day festival, Southwest Precinct police are at the grill cooking for community members. Today, somebody came to the precinct to grill up lunch for the officers – and he didn’t have to go far. Brendan Moran is in the loss-prevention division at The Home Depot and explained that the company periodically shows up at police stations near their stores to provide lunch in appreciation of their help. Brendan noted that you can’t get much nearer to a Home Depot store than this precinct happens to be! He was there for a few hours starting at 11 am to catch officers coming and going at first-to-second-watch shift change.

ADDED WEDNESDAY MORNING: Lt. Steve Strand sent the following photo along with “huge thanks” to the Home Depot crew:

Got your West Seattle Halloween all planned yet?

October 30, 2018 7:13 pm
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(Photo by Rose De Dan – Halloween displays on 38th SW between SW Stevens and SW Lander)>?

It’s Halloween Eve and we just wanted to remind you one more time about the array of activities in our West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide. Trick-or-treating starts early, with costumed candy-seekers welcome at businesses in Admiral (starting at 3), Westwood Village and White Center (starting at 4), and things get spookier from there … animatronic shows … even Halloween Trivia with a costume contest and prizes! See the full list here.

West Seattle restaurants: ‘Cure or vacate’ notice posted at ex-Kokoras, citing ‘deplorable conditions’

(January 2018 photo)

The long-shuttered Morgan Junction restaurant Kokoras now has a notice hanging on the door. (Thanks for the tip!) It’s a letter from an attorney for the building’s owner, to the tenants who took over the restaurant two years ago, alleging they are in violation of the lease. Not a matter of nonpayment, according to the notice, which says the violation is that the building’s been closed and empty and allowed to deteriorate into what the notice describes as “deplorable conditions.” The notice mentions “pest droppings” found recently as well as a gallon of old cooking grease that’s allegedly been left to sit in there for a year. As reported here a year ago, the restaurant abruptly closed, first posting a notice attributing the shutdown to “employee conflict,” then undergoing what a worker we found at the site told us was “remodeling.” The newly posted notice alleges that work was unauthorized. Last January, we noted that a banner appeared outside the restaurant (top photo) with word of a “grand opening” for TeriFresh, the name by which the tenant operated an eatery in Maple Valley, according to what Kokoras’s then-manager told us in 2016. But no opening ensued, and the banner eventually vanished; this week’s notice says the building’s owner also was told of a reopening plan last January that didn’t happen. The notice – dated October 25th – says it’s giving the tenant 10 days to “cure” (fix the problems) or vacate; we’ve checked court files and aren’t seeing anything there yet.

Another pre-opening milestone for the Highway 99 tunnel

October 30, 2018 3:39 pm
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 |   Alaskan Way Viaduct | Highway 99 tunnel | Transportation | West Seattle news

(This afternoon’s view from construction-site camera looking south over northbound tunnel entrance)

As the planned Alaskan Way Viaduct closure gets ever closer – we’re now 2 1/2 months from January 11th – WSDOT has announced another tunnel project milestone:

Close followers of the project know that our website is home to an archive of contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners’ monthly schedule updates. These updates don’t show all the construction that’s happening on the project, but they do give an indication of critical work activities that must be completed to achieve an important contract milestone – “substantial completion” of the tunnel.

STP reached substantial completion earlier this month. This is the first of three contract milestones in STP’s work on the tunnel. It means the tunnel is far enough along for STP to officially hand the facility over to WSDOT. It doesn’t mean STP’s work is done, but it does mean the tunnel could be technically operated as designed.

What comes next is a variety of wrap-up work elements that, once completed, will result in the tunnel reaching the second milestone, known as “physical completion.” Meanwhile, as STP works toward physical completion, WSDOT will continue to train maintenance and operations staff to ensure the tunnel and those responsible for its operation are ready to go in early 2019.

The final contract milestone, aptly named “final completion,” will be achieved when paperwork and documentation are done. The tunnel will open before this final milestone is reached. You can see the latest schedule update – along with those from previous months – on our schedule page.

P.S. Got questions about the upcoming viaduct-to-tunnel transition? Your next chance to ask them is this Thursday night, when WSDOT reps are among the guests at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting in White Center (7 pm Nov. 1st, 1243 SW 112th).

West Seattle parks: Camp Long closed Sundays for next 4 months

(City of Seattle photo)

Seattle Parks sends the reminder that West Seattle’s Camp Long is moving to winter hours and will be closed Sundays starting this weekend, continuing through November, December, January, and February. Also:

Camp Long will begin to take cabin rentals starting on January 2, 2019. Cabins are available for use beginning on March 1. More information is available here. Questions? Please contact Camp Long at 206-684-7434.

West Seattle Crime Watch: 2 more vehicle thefts – black Ford F250 work truck with tools (update: found!); red Civic hatchback

12:19 PM: Last week we reported that this area was experiencing the city’s highest percentage increase in motor-vehicle theft. The trend doesn’t seem to have slowed. Two more reported this morning:

CONTRACTOR’S TRUCK STOLEN: That’s Jackie‘s truck. She says it was stolen in Highland Park, and adds:

My work truck was stolen between Monday evening 8 pm and Tues morning 8 am. I am a general contractor and it has all my tools in it. Black Ford F250 Diesel Lariat Crew cab with gray canopy. Army sticker on back. License B39968F. This truck is my livelihood. I have been a woman owned and operated GC in West Seattle for 20 years.

We asked her if there are any particular tools people should watch out for: “Hilti Roto hammer, Dewalt impact driver set 18v, Makita 12v impact driver, Milwaukee Sawzall, but nothing distinctive just expensive tools.”

RED CIVIC HATCHBACK STOLEN: Kelly sent the photo and report on behalf of her sister:

My sister’s Red Honda Civic EX hatchback, 1994, stolen either last night or early this morning 10/29-10/30 on the corner of SW Graham and 48th Ave SW. (Seaview/Morgan Junction) As you can see in the photo there are a couple of stickers on the rear window and the license plate is #BHL5092. She is recently divorced and homeless and this is all she’s got. We would be forever indebted if someone located this car for her! Thank you in advance.

If you see either stolen vehicle, call 911 immediately. WSB readers have spotted at least two so far already this week; police say stolen cars are most often used to get from point to point and then dumped, so they could be anywhere.

1:52 PM: Jackie just e-mailed to say Seattle Police found her truck.

Southwest Artist Showcase’s final day, and a reminder for artists

October 30, 2018 11:50 am
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The photo collage provided by librarian Jane Gibson shows just some of the two-dozen-plus artists participating in this year’s Southwest Artist Showcase at Southwest Library. If you haven’t been by to see their work yet – today is the last full day of the show; the library (9010 35th SW) is open until 8 pm. If you’re a participating artist, SW Library reminds you to please stop by tomorrow, Thursday, or Friday to pick up your work!

From Pumpkinpalooza to PowerApps to playoffs, on your West Seattle Tuesday:

(Lone Snow Goose seen Monday at Constellation Park – photographed by David Hutchinson)

Your Tuesday highlights, from our Halloween Etc. Guide and Event Calendar:

TODDLER PUMPKINPALOOZA: For ages 1-5 at High Point Community Center, 10 am–noon. “Join the High Point Community Center staff and enjoy age-appropriate Halloween games, booths, face painting, arts and craft activities, and snacks.” $5. (6920 34th SW)

KIDS EAT FREE: Costumed kids eat free at Pecos Pit-West Seattle (WSB sponsor), 3 pm-close – details here. (4400 35th SW)

EARLY DESIGN REVIEW COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOR 5009 FAUNTLEROY: 5 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, an early community discussion for feedback on this proposed 6-unit project. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

FREE MEETUP TO LEARN ABOUT POWERAPPS: 6-8 pm at West Seattle Coworking (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to a free meetup to learn about building apps with the help of a Microsoft application called PowerApp. No, you do NOT need to be a code expert to work with this. Details here. (6040 California SW)

SUGAR SKULLS: Make them at White Center Library, 6-7 pm:

Learn how to decorate a pre-molded sugar skull, the making of ‘papel picado,’ and a small banner in honor of a loved one. Significance of the Altar will be discussed, where sugar skulls play an important part, among other elements such as: marigolds, candles, photos, pan de muerto. Class will be illustrated with books, photos and colorful memorabilia about Dia de los Muertos.

(1409 SW 107th)

SPOOKY STORIES: Come hear some at Southwest Library – plus a craft activity! “Miss Amanda will read classic ghost stories at the Southwest Branch. Prepare to be spooked! Intended for ages 5 and up.” 6:30-7:30 pm. (9010 35th SW)

TALES FROM THE HEARTH: West Seattle Toastmasters invite you to come listen to “tall tales, impromptu humor, and suspense,” 6:30-8 pm in the Theater Room at Brookdale West Seattle. More info in our calendar listing. (4611 35th SW)

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School girls play for Metro third place tonight at Southwest Athletic Complex, 7 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

“WELCOME TO NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE”: A spooky homemade show on Alki Avenue with a story. Read about it at Rain hampered preps to launch it last night but its creator invites you to visit tonight, 7:30-10:30 pm. Alert that it “might be too scary for younger children.” (2130 Alki SW)

THERE’S MORE … in our Halloween Etc. Guide and Event Calendar!

YOU CAN HELP: ‘Sister Schools’ donation drive this week

From Robin Graham of the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA:

Some of the classrooms at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 have chosen to participate in the Sister Schools program. Through pictures and stories, our students have learned about the overwhelming difficulties faced by children in Ugandan schools and orphanages. Following the presentation, a supply drive has been organized, and all children are encouraged to participate in ways personally meaningful to them. Both NEW and LIKE NEW items are being accepted at STEM and will be sent through Sister Schools to Uganda. Below is a list of items in order of importance that we will be collecting and we wanted to invite the community to support this drive.

Primary Needs

School Supplies: Pencils, pens, paper, pencil sharpeners, erasers, chalk, three-ring binders, spiral notebooks.

Books: Dictionaries, atlases, children’s books, beginning readers, textbook sets, reference works.

Sports Equipment: Soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball, football, playground balls.

Secondary Needs

Arts and Crafts: Crayons, colored paper, glue, scissors, rulers, coloring books, paint sets.

Health and First Aid: Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, Band-Aids, sewing supplies.

Other Needs

Clothing: Shirts, pants, dresses, skirts, hats, raincoats, socks, shoes, light sweaters and jackets.

Toys: Board games, puzzles, toy figures, cars, etc..

Please drop off donations in the school office 8-5 M-F. Louisa Boren STEM K-8 is located at 5950 Delridge Way SW. The last day to bring in donations for Sister Schools is November 1 (this Thursday).

To learn more about Sister Schools (including a link to make direct donations) visit:


(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

7:08 AM: Good morning! Just got a text about a crash blocking the left lane on NB 99 “just after the onramp from (West Seattle) Bridge.”

STATE FERRIES: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth is back to 3 boats.