month : 03/2019 307 results

CONGRATULATIONS! Local students compete in Global Reading Challenge semifinals

Strategy time! Thanks to Shannon McDonald for the photos from the Central Library downtown, as Pathfinder K-8 fourth and fifth graders competed in the Global Reading Challenge semifinals today.

Shannon reports that students from Alki Elementary and Genesee Hill Elementary also made it to today’s round, which was won by North Seattle’s McDonald International Elementary. This year’s final is March 19th; here are the books used in this year’s GRC.

VIDEO: Ticket time for 2019 Taste of West Seattle!

March 1, 2019 4:00 pm
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West Seattle Helpline shares that video invitation as tickets go on sale for the most delicious fundraiser of the year.

(WSB photo from 2018 Taste of West Seattle)

Here’s the announcement:

We are excited to announce tickets to the 14th annual Taste of West Seattle are now on sale!

This local, community-based food fair 6-9 pm May 23rd at The Hall at Fauntleroy is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We will feature food and drink from over 40 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores, and more!

The Taste of West Seattle has drawn a sell-out crowd of more than 500 people from West Seattle and throughout King County for the past five years in a row. All proceeds from the event support the West Seattle Helpline’s homelessness-prevention emergency assistance programs for low-income individuals and families in West Seattle and White Center who are recovering from an unexpected hardship.

You can find out more information, and buy tickets at

Here’s our coverage of last year’s Taste of West Seattle.

West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2019: One month until registration opens!

Now that it’s March, we are just a month away from the start of registration for the 15th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day! This year’s WSCGSD is Saturday, May 11, 2019. If you’re new: Garage Sale Day is one day with hundreds of sales around West Seattle. It’s the one event WSB presents each year; a community-connection nonprofit called Megawatt launched it in 2005, then sought someone to take it over after 2007, and that turned out to be WSB, so we’ve presented it on the second Saturday in May each year since 2008. Registration starts in early April; we publish the map and listings one week before The Big Day. Here’s our as-it-happened coverage from last year’s WSCGSD – here and here. Watch here for the announcement when registration opens the first week of April!

BASKETBALL: West Seattle HS girls win third game @ state tournament

March 1, 2019 12:14 pm
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Thanks to @WSHSAthletics1 for the photo! We couldn’t be at the Tacoma Dome this morning but we’ll be there tomorrow at 8 am as the West Seattle High School girls take on Snohomish HS for fourth place at the state 3A basketball tournament. The Wildcats earned the ticket to that game by defeating Roosevelt this morning, 50-42.

West Seattle Junction merchants have a few questions for you

(Heart of The Junction, as seen via ‘live’ SDOT cam)

The West Seattle Junction Association – the organization that is made up of, and represents, area businesses – hopes you can spare a few minutes for a survey. They’re looking at the year ahead, with issues including – but not limited to – the future of the parking they offer “free” to shoppers. According to WSJA executive director Lora Radford, a big goal of the survey is to “help us understand why people are visiting the Junction.” No end date for the survey, but as always, the sooner the better – it’s short! Just go here.

7 for your West Seattle Friday

March 1, 2019 9:40 am
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(WSB photo: Doc Maynard and Spirit of Kingston on West Seattle Water Taxi run earlier this week)

Highlights on this first day of March:

BASKETBALL: 10:30 am at the Tacoma Dome, the West Seattle High School girls continue play at the state 3A basketball tournament, vs. Roosevelt – winner advances to Saturday’s 4th-place game. (2727 East D St.)

BINGO! 11 am-2:30 pm, it’s Friday Bingo at the Senior Center of West Seattle. Info’s in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

FREE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Principia College musicians on tour, performing at Daystar Retirement Village (WSB sponsor), 2:30 pm, all welcome. (2615 SW Barton)

WSHS BIG BAND DINNER DANCE: As previewed here earlier this week, tonight’s the night to enjoy, and support, great music! 5:45-9 pm at West Seattle High School – ticket info here. (3000 California SW)

CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s centennial celebration continues at the monthly pop-up bar starting at 6 pm – get the newest details on the HPIC website. (1116 SW Holden)

DESTINATION DELRIDGE – GOLDEN ROUTES: Benefit for Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, 6 pm at Metropolist in SODO – more info here. (2931 1st Ave. S.)

ACOUSTIC ALT-FOLK: That’s what Darren Senn will perform at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) tonight, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … via our complete calendar!

YOU CAN HELP! Celebrate spring with a ‘Tropical Night’

Now that it’s March, spring is in sight. On one of the first nights of the new season, you’re invited to a tropical-themed celebration on behalf of Concord International Elementary – here’s the announcement:

Join us March 22nd for our annual dinner party and auction—an evening of great food, drinks, live music, and live and silent auctions supporting the Concord International Elementary PTA in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Seattle — South Park!

All proceeds go toward the support of educational programs for children at Concord Elementary, a high-poverty school in our neighborhood.

Treat yourself to an evening of fun while helping to provide high-quality educational opportunities to children in South Park. See you there!

The event starts at 7 pm at South Park Hall (1253 S. Cloverdale). Your ticket is available here.


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

6:58 AM: Good morning! Welcome to a new month and happy Friday. We’ve checked around and so far, no incidents or alerts.

7:15 AM: Metro sent an after-the-fact alert announcing that the 7:05 am Route 55 did not run.