West Seattle, Washington
Over the little park at Delridge/Roxbury/16th, the official White Center Pride flag is flying after a celebration and ceremony tonight, launching five days of first-ever festivities. The small plaza outside Mac’s Triangle Pub filled with more than 100 people:
Among them, two elected officials from West Seattle – King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht and County Councilmember Joe McDermott:
Though they both spoke briefly, the program was heavier on entertainment, with drag performers and and dancers:
For video clips from the performances as well as the flag-raising countdown and cheering, see our coverage on partner site White Center Now.
The West Seattle Soccer Club – an all-volunteer-led organization serving more than 2,000 kids and families – wants to be sure you know that they’re now signing up players for the fall season. Here are details on the programs they offer. A few reasons to not procrastinate:
*Returning 2018 Fall players registering by June 30, 2019 will be given priority placement on their former teams.
*Players registering after June 30, 2019 will be placed in the general pool and assigned to a team on a space-available basis only
*Our program may reach capacity before the scheduled close of registration. If you plan to participate with us this fall, we urge you to register early!
Full registration info is on the WSSC website.
This Friday, the centennial celebration at Highland Park Improvement Club continues with this month’s Corner Bar. The announcement is from Dina Lydia, who also created the groovy poster art above:
Time Travel to “CounterCulture” Corner Bar at H.P.I.C.
In this Centennial Year, Highland Park Improvement Club honors each decade of its history at our free monthly Friday Corner Bar.
Friday June 7th, we celebrate the years 1959-1968 in music, art, fashion, decor, games, and happenings.
PRIZES will be sprinkled for retro fashion savvy and trivia knowledge.
Photo Ops galore! Groovy wardrobe and props are free to borrow.
Neighbors are invited to bring mementos for Show and Tell.
1962 Seattle World’s Fair? Rock concerts? Campaign buttons? Lava lamps?
Doors of the EnGroovement Club open at 6pm
Kids welcome until 9
HPIC is at 1116 SW Holden.
Thanks to Mike for the tip – he saw West Seattle artist Desmond Hansen painting that signal box on the northwest corner of 15th/Roxbury on Tuesday; we went by to see the finished work today. This one’s another Seattle rock ‘n’ roll tribute – Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone. Hansen’s signal-box tributes started with Jimi Hendrix in Morgan Junction in March 2018.
On Monday, we noted we were checking on an “open house” plan briefly mentioned in the slide deck for the Northwest Seaport Alliance managing members’ Tuesday briefing on the Terminal 5 project. We’ve since confirmed with spokesperson Peter McGraw that the June 22nd open house is a public event, 9:30-11:30 am at Jack Block Park (2130 Harbor SW; map). The event annoucement says, “Members of the Terminal 5 project team will be on hand to discuss the project, including the scope and environmental mitigation measures for noise, traffic, and air emissions.” Work is expected to start by midsummer.
(“Live” WSDOT camera view of Fauntleroy dock)
12:46 PM: Work planned at the Fauntleroy ferry terminal will lead to some late-night sailing cancellations, but should result in noise reduction. The announcement is from Washington State Ferries spokesperson Hadley Rodero:
Next week, crews will begin nighttime maintenance work at the Fauntleroy terminal to improve safety and reduce noise caused by vehicles traveling across the transfer span. We’ve heard a number of complaints from neighbors that loading/unloading ferries can be noisy and this work should help address the problem.
Work will take place on Wednesday, June 12th, Thursday, June 13th, Wednesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 20th, and will require the cancellation of the following late-night sailings:
· Fauntleroy to Vashon and Southworth: 11:45 p.m., 1 a.m. and 2:20 a.m.
· Vashon to Fauntleroy: 10:50 p.m., 12:10 a.m. and 1:25 a.m.
· Southworth to Fauntleroy: 11:10 p.m., 12:30 a.m. and 1:45 a.m.
Service will continue between Vashon and Southworth as scheduled. Fauntleroy neighbors may hear some construction noise and see more activity than usual at the dock during the maintenance work.
We have a follow-up question out seeking specifics about the work.
ADDED 3:10 PM: Here’s Rodero’s reply: “Crews will be replacing parts of the apron, which is the flap that connects the transfer span to the ferry when the ramp lowers for cars to drive on and off. They will be welding the new parts on and fixing parts that are currently loose, which is what’s causing the noise that’s been bothering neighbors.”
West Seattle’s three standalone high schools all have graduation ceremonies in the next eight days:
*Seattle Lutheran High School, 7:30 pm tomorrow (Thursday, June 6th) at the school gym, 4100 SW Genesee
*Chief Sealth International High School, 5 pm Thursday, June 13th, at Southwest Athletic Complex, 2600 SW Thistle
*West Seattle High School, 8 pm June 13th, Southwest Athletic Complex
Bet you’ve never seen a Great Blue Heron from that angle before. Unless, as photographer David Hutchinson observes, you’re a fish. You might see one out on the shore today during the week’s lowest low tide, which is part of our highlights list:
RAINBOW STORY TIME: A special Pride Month storytime at Southwest Library, 10:30 am. (9010 35th SW)
TIMBER CITY GINGER BEER ANNIVERSARY: 4:30-9 pm at Timber City‘s HQ in South Park, 5th-anniversary party “with a limited-release launch, whole hog roast, oysters from friends” … more details here. (8103 8th Ave. S.)
SW YANCY PROJECT OPEN HOUSE: 6-7:30 pm at Transitional Resources‘ Avalon Place, you are invited to drop in and talk/learn about its next supportive-housing project, nearby 2821 SW Yancy. (2988 SW Avalon Way)
WHITE CENTER ART WALK: 6-9 pm – details on our partner site White Center Now.
LEARN ABOUT CUB SCOUTING: 6:30 pm, Pack 793 invites you:
Please join us Wednesday, June 5th at Holy Rosary School to learn more about Cub Scouting. You do not need to be a member of the church or the school to join. All attending will be designing, constructing and launching Stomp Rockets in the Holy Rosary hall while the parents learn a bit about the scouting program.
All boys & girls in K-5th grade from the surrounding schools are welcome. (4142 42nd SW)]
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, reps from organizations around western West Seattle meet to discuss issues and hear from guests. Tonight’s agenda is in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)
WHITE CENTER PRIDE FLAG-RAISING: First night of the first-ever WC Pride celebration includes the flag-raising at 7 pm outside Mac’s Triangle Pub in South Delridge. (Delridge/Roxbury)
THE LOOSE HEELS: “Danceable country classics” at 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SEE MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT/BEYOND … on our full calendar.