West Seattle, Washington
Craig Rankin from the Highland Park Action Committee sent this report on, and photos from, today’s community cleanup:
Thanks to everyone who participated in this morning’s cleanup along the south side of Highland Park Way.
The group managed to pick up roughly 20 bags of garbage, and a large assortment of debris including tires, furniture, and a chopped-up Lime bike.
If you haven’t planned YOUR neighborhood cleanup yet, there’s still time to get city support – here’s how.
For the second consecutive day, a local high-school baseball team’s Metro League postseason run ended with a shutout loss at Steve Cox Memorial Park. Today, it was West Seattle High School, which faced Eastside Catholic.
The Wildcats were down 7-0 after the first inning and held the Crusaders reasonably in check for the rest of the game, but the damage was done, and the final score was 10-0.
One update today from SDOT since the end-of-week update on the Avalon/35th project:
As you plan for your Monday morning commute, we wanted to send a brief update to let you know that the east side of the intersection of SW Avalon Way and SW Genesee St will remain closed through Monday evening, May 6.
Extending the closure allows us to complete base paving of the intersection and SPU crews to complete the remaining emergency repairs on the water main before reopening the intersection to traffic.
The update we published last night, which includes SDOT responses to questions we asked after various problems were reported this past week, is here.
Same turkey (at least, that’s the majority vote on ID so far) as last Sunday in Seola? Charles sent the top photo today after the big bird showed up in his backyard near Lincoln Park; Jon sent the photo below after a backyard visit in Fauntleroy on Friday:
As noted last weekend, the previous wave of turkey sightings was right about this time three years ago.
Tamsen Spengler from the Timebank adds that there’s ice cream at Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way) at 4 pm!
One week from today, it’s the 15th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day (coordinated/presented by WSB), on Saturday, May 11th! If you’ve been watching for the map and listings, you might already have seen the online (interactive) version, which went live very early this morning. We now also have published the downloadable/printable guide – with all the sale listings plus map-section screenshots for reference – ready too. Here it is, 16 pages in PDF. While official sale hours are 9 am to 3 pm, note that some start earlier, some end later, and some even are running additional days – read the listings for all those details, as well as sale highlights. We’ll have updates and highlights in the week ahead, but for now – it’s map-browsing time!
WESTSIDE SCHOOL GARAGE SALE: You can also shop a big sale at Westside School (WSB sponsor), too – the Parent Association’s 2nd annual multifamily sale, 9 am-2 pm. Not at the school – it’s at the former Apostolic Church just to the south. (3210 SW 106th)
BASEBALL: West Seattle High School‘s next game in the Metro League playoffs is at 10 am at Steve Cox Memorial Field in White Center, vs Eastside Catholic. (1321 SW 102nd)
STUDENT-GROWN PLANTS: The South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center is open, 10 am-3 pm. North end of campus. (6000 16th SW)
NEIGHBOR DAY: Celebrate your neighbors today – one opportunity is by dropping in at the High Point Library for this free event with the West Seattle Timebank, 1-4 pm.(3411 SW Raymond)
DENNY-SEALTH MUSIC NIGHT OUT: Enjoy a night out and support the music programs at Denny International Middle School and Chief Sealth International High School. 5:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC. Ticket info and other details here. (9140 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: “A Concerned Citizen” is this month’s movie. 6:30 pm doors open, 7 pm screening at Neighborhood House High Point. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
CABIN FEVER NORTHWEST: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:
We’re delighted to welcome back this wonderful ensemble, featuring vibrant original songs performed with rich vocals and masterful instrumentation, guaranteed to appeal to fans of folk, bluegrass, Americana, country, pop, and gospel. What began as an adventure by two best friends, Cabin Fever NW has grown into a powerful performing quintet including Dianne Bochsler (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Tara Caldwell (vocals, claw hammer banjo) of Bellingham; Ed Johnson (vocals, lead guitar) of Menlo Park, CA; Cary Black (vocals, bass fiddle) of Sebastopol, CA; and Paul Elliott (fiddle) of Seattle.
For a reservation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. (7904 35th SW)
GARAGE ROCK: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern: “Garage-rock superstars” The Hard Rocks, The Tom Price Desert Classic, Insect Man, 25-Cent Ride. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MUCH MORE … on our calendar!
It was a must-win game, but Bainbridge shut out Sealth, 4-0, and that was a season-ender for head coach Ernest Policarpio‘s Seahawks.