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BASEBALL: First Chief Sealth IHS-West Seattle HS game of the season

March 15, 2019 10:19 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

At Southwest Athletic Complex this afternoon, Chief Sealth International High School hosted West Seattle High School in their first of two scheduled baseball games this season. It was a close one!

On an almost-warm Friday evening, the visiting Wildcats took the win, 9-8.

Ernest Policarpio is back as head coach for Sealth, while Bryan Tupper again leads West Seattle. The two teams meet again April 19th at Hiawatha. Meantime, WSHS has a doubleheader at Liberty tomorrow, while Sealth has another home game at SWAC, 2 pm Saturday vs. Othello.

BASKETBALL: Girls’ middle-school playoffs Saturday at Denny; boys at Sealth

9:04 PM: Tomorrow at Denny International Middle School, it’s playoff time for girls’ basketball teams from middle schools around the district. Thanks to Byron for the tip! He says Madison Middle School is undefeated and the #1 seed, with Denny, 6-1, the #2 seed. The Dolphins play Eckstein at 8:30 am; the Bulldogs play McClure at 10 am, and the winners of those two games play for the district title at 4 pm. Here’s the full day’s schedule. As Byron said in his note, “Exciting times for both the girls’ teams!” Denny is at 2601 SW Kenyon.

ADDED 2:20 AM: Denny principal Jeff Clark points out the boys’ middle-school playoffs are next door at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) concurrently; here’s the schedule. Denny plays Mercer at 8:30 am, and Madison plays Jane Addams at 1 pm.

ADDED 10:33 AM: Update from the principal:

Update: Our boys played hard in a close, back-and-forth, game with Mercer, with Mercer winning in the end. Our girls’ game was also a battle, with the Dolphins prevailing! Girls are in the city-wide championship at 4:00 today here at home!

1:08 PM UPDATE: Updates in comments – the girls’ championship game is Denny vs. Madison at 4!

SATURDAY: West Seattleite to march in St. Patrick’s Day Parade as Grand Marshal

March 15, 2019 8:11 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

Tomorrow afternoon, the 48th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes over 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle, starting at 12:30 pm at 4th and James and heading north to Westlake Center. This year’s Grand Marshal is a West Seattleite, County Councilmember Joe McDermott. The parade’s running order includes one entry we know has West Seattle ties – the Comerford School of Irish Dance has long held classes at the VFW Hall in The Triangle. P.S. If you feel like being part of the parade, the sponsoring Irish Club says that “individuals are encouraged to march in the parade without any pre-registration.”

FOLLOWUP: New date for Terminal 5 lease vote

March 15, 2019 4:44 pm
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 |   Port of Seattle | West Seattle news

As reported here Thursday, the Northwest Seaport Alliance hasn’t finalized all the details of the new Terminal 5 lease package, so it postponed plans for managing members – port commissioners of Seattle and Tacoma – to vote on it next week. Now the new date is set: April 2nd, in a special 11:30 am meeting at the Sea-Tac Airport conference center.

West Seattle Crime Watch: 3 reader reports

Three reader reports and a reminder:

SUSPECTED LURING ATTEMPT: An employee in a business near Gatewood Elementary shared this via a parent who stopped in the store:

A white male of 5’5, wearing a plaid shirt and khaki pants, tried to lure two children off the bus to his car. He was showing muffins and goodies to get the kids to come with him. They did not go with him and notified their school immediately.

We haven’t found a police-report number yet. 6:28 PM UPDATE: See comments for more info – including the report #, 19-092718, if you have any info for police.

BURGLARY: From Annie, word of a burglary just after noon Thursday near 49th SW and SW Dawson. She shared security video showing two people:

They walk past the camera out front twice at exactly before the break-in happened and when they ran out of the house. They broke in around noon, knocked on the door and waited til my roommate didn’t answer to come in. They continued to try to get into her room when they found out she was locked in there before running out of the house without grabbing anything.

Police report # is 19-091345.

CAR BREAK-IN: From Shawn:

Just letting you know our car window was broken and appears car was prowled, likely last night at Holly & Fauntleroy. … Never had anything like this in 5+ years at our house!! We never leave anything important in it, so I have no idea what they were trying to get.

REMINDER: Your next chance to bring crime/safety concerns to local police is at next Tuesday’s West Seattle Crime Prevention Council meeting, 7 pm March 19th, Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster), with a guest speaker from the SPD 911 center.

BIZNOTE: Wallflower announces it’s closing this summer

IMG_4279 (1)(2016 WSB photo of Courtney at Wallflower during Junction Day of Giving)

Wallflower Custom Framing in The Junction will close when its lease ends this summer, its proprietor has announced:

With a heavy heart, I am announcing that after ten years in West Seattle, Wallflower will not renew its lease this year, and the shop will close at the end of June.

I am so grateful to every one of you who has had something (many things!) custom framed, purchased a photoframe, or collected a piece of art. This community is unbelievably supportive of its small businesses and I can’t ever thank you enough. I’ve been truly humbled by the success of this little store, and I’ve sincerely enjoyed getting to know all of you through your art, through conversation, through ArtWalk, or just walking by tossing a wave…you will all be sorely missed. I will be framing like mad right up until mid-June, and all custom framing will be 15% off as a final thank you. Photoframes, mirrors, and framed art for sale in the shop will be 50% off.

All my gratitude,
Courtney, Owner, Wallflower Custom Framing

Wallflower opened in the then-new Mural mixed-use building at 4735 42nd SW in 2009.

West Seattle scene: Youth Climate Strike participants

Thanks to Taproot School for the photo. A group from the independent K-5 school headquartered at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse held signs on the bluff over the ferry dock as part of today’s nationwide Youth Climate Strike. (added) Kersti Muul sent this video, happening onto the group after she visited nearby Fauntleroy Creek to check out the salmon fry:

We’ve heard of one other potential event later today – anyone else?

ADDED: Thanks to Christine for the photo of Plant for the Planet youth leaders at the citywide rally at Cal Anderson Park – four of the five are from West Seattle, she notes:

Music and more for your West Seattle Friday!

March 15, 2019 11:17 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Red-necked Grebe, photographed at Seacrest by David Hutchinson)

Highlights in the hours ahead on your final Friday of winter:

CROSSTOWN BASEBALL: Chief Sealth IHS hosts West Seattle HS at Southwest Athletic Complex at 4 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

THE WALLOWS: Q&A, signing, and “advance album playback” event at Easy Street Records, 6 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (California/Alaska)

MICHAEL PRYSOCK: Singer/songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)

‘JOHN’: Second night for the new play at ArtsWest in The Junction, 7:30 pm curtain. Check here for ticket availability. (4711 California SW)

THREE BANDS AT THE SKYLARK: Snowday, Sunset Club, and Leisure McCorkle play The Skylark at 8 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THE SLAGS: Local faves play Poggie Tavern at 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (4717 California SW)

THREE BANDS AT THE TAVERN: The Laughing Group, Tukwila Sunrise, and Robert Deeble play the Parliament Tavern at 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

LOTS MORE HAPPENING … go browse our complete calendar!

2 Saturday school benefits: Morning movie, evening party

The season of school fundraisers continues, and we have two Saturday events to note:

SATURDAY MORNING MOVIE FOR CO-OP PRESCHOOLS: You can start the day at the Admiral Theater, 9:30 am:

South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools will be hosting a screening of “My Neighbor Totoro” at the Admiral Theater (to whom we are incredibly grateful for hosting the
event!). “My Neighbor Totoro” (directed by Hayao Miyazaki) is a beautiful family-friendly animated film about two young sisters and their adventures with friendly forest spirits in rural Japan.

Tickets will be available at the door for a suggested donation of $7 each or $25 for a family. Children under 1 are free. We are only able to accept cash or check at the door.

All proceeds go to support the Mary E. Phillips Scholarship Fund, making SSC Cooperative preschool affordable to all. SSC Co-op Preschools have locations throughout West Seattle (Alki, North Admiral, Lincoln Park, White Center, and SSC Campus) and we will have information about our preschools available at the event.


The 32nd annual dinner auction on Saturday, March 16, to benefit the Fauntleroy Children’s Center is a three-generation affair for the Nickels family.

Sharon Nickels (left) will be there with husband and former Seattle mayor Greg as he runs the live auction. Their daughter, Carey Nickels, is chairing the auction committee and grandchildren Rowan and Ciaran O’Brien attend the center.

“Moonlight Masquerade” will get under way at 5:30 pm in the Hall @ Fauntleroy. Find details and reserve your seat at

Log House Museum closed again today

March 15, 2019 9:00 am
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 |   West Seattle history | West Seattle news

Though the Southwest Seattle Historical Society had hoped its Log House Museum would reopen today after being closed Thursday for furnace replacement, it’s not ready yet, so the museum remains closed. They’re expecting to be open regular hours this weekend – noon-4 pm Saturday and Sunday, at 61st SW/SW Stevens in Alki.


March 15, 2019 7:06 am
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

7:06 AM: Good morning. No traffic incidents or transit alerts in our area right now.

7:44 AM: SDOT reports a crash at Admiral/Lander.