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FOLLOWUP: 1 more chance to comment on design concepts for new 48th/Charlestown park

May 12, 2019 9:51 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle parks

One week ago, we reported on the recent community meeting showing the three design concepts (above) proposed for the future 48th SW/SW Charlestown park. Since then, Seattle Parks has launched the promised survey with one more chance for you to comment on the options, which are described in the survey introduction as:

Dog Friendly – this concept would include a fenced off-leash area for dogs, a lawn, a loop trail, and a picnic area with tables.

Community Green – this concept would include a big central lawn, a loop trail, a nature discovery trail, a dog comfort station, and a small plaza-like area with moveable tables and chairs.

Neighborhood Play – this concept would include a play area, a lawn, a nature trail, and a small plaza-like area with movable tables and chairs.

You can take the survey here; Parks says it’ll be open until May 24th.

What’s in that red-orange water you might have seen in Puget Sound

May 12, 2019 8:20 pm
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 |   Environment | Seen at sea | West Seattle beaches | West Seattle news

(Photo by Kersti Muul)

Two reports of reddish-orange water in Puget Sound along West Seattle shores mean it’s time for the annual reminder of what this is: An algae bloom, usually Noctiluca. Though it’s nontoxic, and it’s not a new phenomenon, it’s not benign, as the state Department of Ecology noted in this post last year – “An increase in the abundance of Noctiluca is an indication of an unbalanced system, and while the plankton is not toxic itself, their presence creates a cascade of effects in the marine food web.” Excess nutrients are a big part of the imbalance; here’s more on that.

UPDATE: About the police responses near 35th/Avalon, 57th/Alki

6:59 PM: We’re getting questions about a big police response near 35th/Avalon. The initial report to which they responded was that a man was seen with a ‘sawed-off shotgun’ but they are still trying to track down the source of that report to verify it. Avoid the area in the meantime.

7:11 PM: No verification on that, ultimately, so police have moved on.

Some of them headed to 57th/Alki after an officer pulled over a vehicle that was reported to dispatch as having plates from a potentially stolen vehicle. They’re investigating. That kind of call – with a possible felony involved – requires backup, so that’s what the big response was about.

TUESDAY: Admiral Neighborhood Association’s invitation

The week ahead brings multiple opportunities for you to dive a little deeper into what’s happening in several local neighborhoods. For one – Admiral! Here’s the announcement:

Admiral Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Tuesday, May 14th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary at Admiral
(2656 42nd Ave SW)

This month at the ANA meeting, we’ll be discussing:

1. Seattle Public Libraries: learn more about the services you know and love, and find out about some that you’ve never even heard of.

2. Brookdale Admiral Heights: assisted living facility in the heart of the Admiral District.

3. Admiral outreach: ANA wants to know: how do residents and businesses in the community want Admiral to be an even better place to live and work? Find out how we’re going about it, and contribute your voice to the mix.

Come and meet your neighbors and discuss issues and events in our area!

See you there!
-Admiral Neighborhood Association

COMMUNITY GIVING: West Seattle volunteers helped Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive was a team effort – along with letter carriers picking up bags of donated food, and postal customers, who donated it, community volunteers helped out too! The photo and report are from Deb Barker:

3 food drive volunteers

Deb is at left in the photo with two other West Seattle residents, Linda Nageotte, CEO of Food Lifeline, and Nancy Kohn. She reports:

We joined six other volunteers unloading food donations from Westwood Mail Carrier trucks.

Per the Food Lifeline Truck Driver, the food collected by the Westwood Mail Carriers filled 21 totes. He estimated that the totes were 1,200 pounds each. So that means that 25,200 pounds of food were donated by West Seattle residents in the 98106, 98126, 98136 and 98146 zip codes served by the Westwood Mail Carriers.

A big thank you to the Westwood Mail Carriers and to the West Seattle residents who so generously donated to Stamp Out Hunger.

Deb was there in her capacity as president of Local 887 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees; two other IATSE locals were scheduled to contribute volunteers at the Westwood post office. Donations from 98116 went through the West Seattle Junction post office, where we found this group:

No word yet on a Junction collection estimate. Stamp Out Hunger is a nationwide donation drive led by the National Association of Letter Carriers, usually netting tens of millions of pounds of donated food!

Seen off West Seattle: Submarine, northbound

12:26 PM: Another submarine pass off Alki Point – the photo is cropped from a telescope view texted by a reader a short time ago. identifies it only as “warship.” Hard to know if it is the same one, but there also was a northbound pass last Sunday, and a southbound one yesterday. The U.S. Navy base in Kitsap County is home to some submarines, though more on the Bangor (Hood Canal side) than the Bremerton side.

2:28 PM: Another photo, this one by Jim Borrow:

FOUND BICYCLE: Distinctive sticker

From Erich in Fauntleroy:

A boy’s bike appeared in my back yard 3 nights ago, about 2 blocks from Endolyne Joe’s. It is blue and white and has a round sticker on the front saying “In Memoriam — RIP Jimmy John” with a little number 22 on the sticker. I’m thinking the owner will know the manufacturer and / or model of the bike.

Yours? Let us know and we’ll connect you.

West Seattle Sunday: Mother’s Day and more

May 12, 2019 6:03 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Saturday afternoon photo by Chris Frankovich)

Happy Sunday! If you are celebrating Mother’s Day, may it be a joyful one. Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. Fresh food and if you’re looking for flowers for Mom, local blossoms usually abound. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Take Mom to the home of West Seattle’s history, open noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

MOTHER’S DAY HIGH TEA: If you didn’t already get your ticket(s) for this 1 pm event hosted by Admiral Bird at South Park Hall, check to see if they’ll have any at the door! (1253 S. Cloverdale)

SOUL POP: That’s what Reverend Doctor will play this afternoon at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Free 3 pm classical concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, with music by Brahms, Bellini, and Rossini. (2306 42nd SW)

‘OFFICE HOUR’: Matinée performance at ArtsWest, 3 pm. Ticket info here. (4711 California SW)