West Seattle, Washington
Also in high-school sports tonight: The West Seattle High School girls played Seattle Prep in the Metro League soccer tournament semifinals. Prep won 5-0; the brackets indicate WSHS will playsHoly Names for third place, 7 pm Tuesday (October 30) at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
On this rainy night in the shadow of the Space Needle, Chief Sealth International High School‘s varsity-football win streak ended at six games. Their rematch with Roosevelt High School at Memorial Stadium downtown tonight did not go the way last week’s Southwest Athletic Complex game against the Rough Riders went; final score was Roosevelt 42, Chief Sealth 25.
ADDED SUNDAY: Photos and toplines. The TDs were all by #8 Dontae McMillan:
The ball turned over three times in first three minutes of the game. But both teams settled down a bit and McMillan’s first big TD run came at 6:36 to go in the first quarter. Roosevelt answered four minutes later; McMillan’s second TD was with less than a minute to go in the first, which ended with Sealth ahead 12-7. But that was the last time Sealth held the lead.
Head coach Ted Rodriguez‘s team couldn’t stop Roosevelt from adding two TDs before halftime, but did add another of their own, so it was 21-18 Roosevelt at the half.
The Seahawks had to go without McMillan twice in the second half; both times, though, while he limped off the field, he was back in before long. Roosevelt, however, began to pull away, and had a 42-18 lead before McMillan got one last TD at 1:32 to go in the game, which concluded 42-25.
Two notes about the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry run:
ONE BOAT LATE AFTER ASSISTANCE: Thanks to M for sending that photo of crew members from the ferry Kitsap helping a boater in distress off Southworth. As a result, the Kitsap is running 20+ minutes late. You can check its status via Vessel Watch.
ONE BOAT OUT STARTING MONDAY: WSF has this alert out for the route:
Beginning on Monday, October 29 until further notice, the Fauntleroy/Vashon Island/Southworth route must operate on a two-boat schedule so that the M/V Sealth can undergo a Coast Guard-required maintenance inspection. WSF is doing everything possible to minimize the duration of this service disruption and will be sending updates as soon as more information is available. Passengers can expect delays on this route during that time, and alternate routes are advised where available. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to restore full service on this route.
You can see the two-boat schedule here.
(2013 WSB photo)
The forecast for tomorrow looks less rainy than tonight, but still probably showery. That’s no obstacle to the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival (10 am-2 pm Sunday). Just look how much fun it was in soggy 2013. Many activity providers are under canopies anyway. The list of who’s doing what is here (and you’ll find a few more by festival time). Here’s the map of the festival zone, expanded beyond the usual Farmers’ Market footprint:
Activities are free – bring $ if you’re interested in the chili cookoff ($10 donation for a flight of tastes, goes to the West Seattle Food Bank and gets you a vote – availability starts at 10 am this year) and/or Root Beer Garden. If you only show up for one thing, the Costume Parade (11:30 – start gathering at 11:15 am at Junction Plaza Park, 42nd/Alaska) would be our pick. We’re a festival sponsor and we’ll be in the Info Booth at Walk-All-Ways tomorrow – see you there!
What do you – what can you – do, if you’re there when hate happens?
Anti-Hate Alaska Junction has been offering an answer to that question via “bystander intervention” training. We first wrote about it almost a year and a half ago. Now, they’re following up. In case you don’t see this in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
Anti-Hate Alaska Junction has held 9 Bystander Intervention Workshops, attended by more than 150 people in the last year.
Answering a number of requests, we are now providing sessions to practice these new skills and understandings. Scheduled for November 4, November 11, November 18, and December 2, these four sessions are designed for people who have attended one session. But these workshops are also open to the general public who have not yet attended a session. Email email@example.com to register.
Each session is free, scheduled for 2-4 pm, at Admiral UCC (4320 SW Hill).
First big event of Hallo-weekend – more than 300 people on the paths of Lincoln Park, raising money for local co-op preschools via the West Seattle Monster Dash. It was a beautiful morning in the forest:
Spooky creatures everywhere you looked:
This set of outfits, you might call sweet:
Here’s our video as everybody left the starting line:
This was the Monster Dash’s seventh year!
From Patsy: “Keep a lookout for a stolen silver, 2009 VW Jetta SportWagen; state park license plate number is PK04605. It was stolen from our carport just off Admiral late Thursday or early Friday morning. If you see it, please report to the police: the police report incident number is 2018-400695.”
Two sets of highlights again today/tonight. First, from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide:
MONSTER DASH: 6th annual West Seattle Monster Dash in Lincoln Park to benefit South Seattle College/West Seattle Cooperative Preschools. 9:30 am 5K, 10 am raffle/awards ceremony, 10:30 am kids’ dash and costume contest. Last-minute registration 8:15-9 am. (Fauntleroy/Cloverdale)
THRIFTWAY PARTY: 11 am-1 pm, West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) annual Halloween party for kids. (4201 SW Morgan)
QFC PARTY: Noon-2 pm, Westwood Village QFC plans a Halloween party for kids. Come in costume. Prizes! (2600 SW Barton)
CARNIVAL IN WHITE CENTER: King County Parks Family Halloween Carnival, 2-5 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park. Details here. (1321 SW 102nd)
GLOW-ZONE BOWLING: West Seattle Bowl is offering Halloween Family Glow Zone, 4-6 pm – buy a lane and get more than bowling! $84.95 per lane for up to 6 people. Check ASAP for availability. Costume contest too! (39th SW/SW Oregon)
OLG CARNIVAL: 4-7 pm, Halloween Carnival at Our Lady of Guadalupe School in the Walmesley Center: “Inflatables, petting zoo, professional face painting, live DJ, Cake Walk, fortune teller, selfie station, costume contest, all your favorite games, delicious food and drink, and a bigger and better Trunk-or-Treat!” Wristbands and tickets on sale, online, in advance. (35th SW & SW Myrtle)
PET COSTUME CONTEST: A Dog’s Dream White Center, 5-7 pm, offers its “first Halloween Yappy Hour Costume Competition! Prizes awarded for the best dog costume, best human costume and grand prize for the best coordinated costumes. Join us for light refreshments for humans, and warm soup for your dogs provided by Honest Kitchen.” Prizes. (9620 14th SW)
LONGHOUSE PARTY FOR KIDS: Duwamish Longhouse Halloween Party, 5-8 pm: “FREE – Children’s Halloween Party! Please join us for a fun night of music, dancing, ghoulish treats and activities for your whole family. The Duwamish are happy to host a community party that celebrates our youth and families. Contests for best costume of all ages.” (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
LIGHT SHOW: West Seattle Yuletide‘s Halloween light show by Ken and Cora Iverson‘s light show east of The Junction is back, 6 to 9 pm tonight – “later if there’s an audience” – and 6-10 pm on Halloween. Inbetween – possible shows Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. (East side of 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)
Enjoy a fun filled night packed with entertainment: dance with DJ Jason Tokita of Injoy Entertainment, enjoy live performance painting with artist Chris Kelleher, savor live jazz music, get real with tarot reading by Angela Maria-Fava & a few surprises! Your mistress of ceremonies? Sylvia O’Stayformore along with her Voodoo Vixens. Nosh on bites, sip on top shelf cocktails and dance the night away! Costume contest with cash prizes.
Get your ticket(s) by going here. (42nd SW/SW Lander)
PARTY AT THE ALLEY: Great Gatsby-themed Halloween party at The Alley in The Junction, starting at 7 pm. Proprietor Jade Nguyen says, “We will have a costume contest judged by the crowd, and drink specials all night!” (Behind 4509 California SW)
A whisper travels through the village. People are waking up to find their loved ones mauled. Monsters lurk among us, taking Human form in the day, but by night… the WEREWOLF hunts! Spend your Halloween playing the classic guessing and bluffing game WEREWOLF, here at Meeples Games! Everyone who convenes will be part of the village, and each turn night will fall… and someone will die! The villages must discover the identity of the werewolf – or werewolves – while there are still enough of them left to fight! Reena will be our storyteller. Are you brave enough to face the werewolf… or clever enough to survive as one?
(3727 California SW)
SOUTH PARK COSTUME CRAWL: 8-11 pm, prizes! 21+. Eight venues; see the poster.
And from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING: 10 am-noon at the DAV Hall, find out where the co-op is along its journey to opening a food store. (4857 Delridge Way SW)
HOLY ROSARY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm, you’re invited to tour the school. (42nd/Genesee)
DRUG TAKEBACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, bring your unwanted/unneeded medication to the Southwest Precinct for the twice-annual dropoff event. (2300 SW Webster)
THE REAL STORY OF ALKI’S SETTLERS: 2 pm at Alki UCC, not your standard history presentation: “The Town of Alki: Great Hopes and Fountainhead of Tears – Join Alki resident and historian Phil Hoffman for an engaging and provocative presentation on Alki’s earliest days.” (6115 SW Hinds)
POSTSEASON SPORTS: 5 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), West Seattle High School girls’ soccer vs. Seattle Prep … 5:45 pm at Memorial Stadium (401 5th Ave. N.), Chief Sealth International High School football vs. Roosevelt.
SOUTHWEST YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES GALA: 5:30 pm at Seattle Design Center, a night of celebration to support the Delridge-based nonprofit. (5701 6th Ave S.)
GARY DAVIS: 7-9 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) live music. (5612 California SW)
MALLET HEAD BENEFIT FOR WSHS: 7:30 pm, West Seattle High School alum Tom Collier and friends perform at Kenyon Hall to raise money for scholarships. Check ASAP to see if reservations are still available! (7904 35th SW)
Have a spectacular Saturday!
12:24 AM: Five houses were originally on the site that will be redeveloped into a ~40-condominium project by Vibrant Cities (formerly SolTerra, which originally planned an apartment project). One was moved off the site last January; another is being moved right now; the remaining three will be demolished. We’re here to cover the move, with the renowned house rescuers of Nickel Bros set to pull this house off 1254 Alki and truck it almost half a mile southeast to a barge at Don Armeni Boat Ramp, as was done with the 1262 Alki house nine months ago. Its new owner says it’s headed for Anderson Island.
The crews prepped the site days earlier but just rolled out of Don Armeni after midnight to start setting up for the move.
12:57 AM: The house’s new owner says it’s one of two that he’s buying and moving via Nickel Bros. The other one, taken from a site in Poulsbo, is already on the barge, which he says is scheduled to dock on the island Tuesday. Also here, Vibrant Cities’ co-owners James Wong – who has West Seattle roots – and Ming Fung. They tell us the condo project will likely start construction early next year and will be called Infinity.
1:59 AM: The move is expected to start shortly. Alki Ave will be blocked for a while east of here.
2:30 AM: The house is off the lot and headed down the street, with the help of not only the Nickel Bros crews but also pilot vehicles. We’re headed back to HQ and will add video and a few more photos from there.
3:59 AM: Here are two angles of video as the house left the site:
Local videographer Mark Jaroslaw, who has been recording the operation, reports that it hit a temporary snag: “The house slowly rounded the corner onto Harbor Ave, but was forced to halt in the 1200 block because someone failed to anticipate a low-hanging utility line. The crew tried lowering the load to no avail. So, they improvised. They laid a path of plywood sheets across the park grass, allowing the truck to detour off the street into the Armeni lot. The house was secured at 3:30.” We’ll be checking its status in daylight.
12:24 PM: Thanks to Mark for sharing his video including the house being loaded onto the barge, followed by the sailaway:
Anderson Island, the house’s destination, is Puget Sound’s southernmost island.
12:23 AM: For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Jefferson Square area is without power. More than 100 customers, according to the City Light map.
2:41 AM: Though the time-stamp on the SCL map is outdated, we just visually confirmed that J-Square is still out of power. Totally dark except for some overhead lighting in Safeway. A City Light crew is busy on the outer southeast edge of the center.