West Seattle, Washington
The obstacle course was the first of four ways to Loop the ‘Lupe and support the Walmesley Center‘s social-outreach work. It’s a unique West Seattle event, with challenges including climbing:
Here are the results. Local coach/educator Jeff Ursino designed the course.
For those who preferred something a little simpler, the obstacle course was followed by a 5K run-walk:
Loop the ‘Lupe also offers a Senior Saunter:
Serenading the event – youth musicians from the West Seattle School of Rock:
And we spotted two local elected officials – State Rep. Eileen Cody:
And City Councilmember Lisa Herbold:
Community sponsors for this year’s Loop the ‘Lupe are shown here – including us at WSB as well as three local businesses that are also WSB sponsors: Wyatt’s Jewelers, Project 968, and West Seattle Runner.
Tomorrow brings the first Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon since the Alaskan Way Viaduct was taken out of service, but there are still some traffic/transit effects you might need to know about. The full road-closure list is here (PDF) and includes part of NB 99 north of downtown, 6 am-2 pm. Also, RapidRide C Line will have some changes for the day toward the north end of the route – here are the details (PDF).
When the Seattle Public Schools citywide volleyball playoffs ended in the Chief Sealth International High School gym about an hour ago, the trophy was in the hands of the team from next door – the Denny International Middle School Dolphins. They triumphed over Whitman MS (from Ballard) in three sets, coming back to win the second and third after losing the first.
Denny finished second in the regular season, behind McClure MS, which lost to Whitman in the tournament’s opening game first thing this morning. Denny beat Eagle Staff MS in the second game, setting up the championship. Spirited fan turnout!
It was a tough match – Whitman only won the first set by two, 25-23, after fighting back from a sizable deficit to Denny. Denny took the second set by eight, 25-17. Whitman took the early lead in the third set; Denny came back quickly, but Whitman wasn’t giving up, and tied things up at 8-8. Denny took the lead after that, and never looked back, with the final tally 15-11.
Denny wins! Third set 15-11. Hard-fought match by all. pic.twitter.com/caR3fVsKoK
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) June 8, 2019
The Denny volleyball team is coached by longtime math teacher Gary Lai. Principal Jeff Clark was at courtside and told us he’s proud of the players and Coach Lai.
Thanks to West Seattle-based videographer Edgar Riebe of Captive Eye Media for sharing his video highlights from last night’s Style ’19, the annual fundraiser for West Seattleite-founded Northwest Hope and Healing. NWHH helps cancer patients meet everyday needs that are hard to handle when you’re in the fight of your life. Style ’19 is unique in its featuring of cancer survivors/patients as models. NWHH was founded by West Seattleite Christine Smith in 2000, so the nonprofit is almost two decades old! Last night’s event was held at King Street Ballroom in Pioneer Square.
We’re at the “big bridge” on Fauntleroy Creek – walk in through Fauntleroy Park, off Barton (here’s a map) – where Fauntleroy Watershed Council volunteers welcome you until 3 pm. It’s the coda to another busy Salmon in the Schools release season, and a chance for a hands-on moment – and/or close-up look at – one of the city’s few salmon-supporting creeks. Volunteer Dennis Hinton tells us they brought 102 fry, so plenty for all – beautiful day in the park!
It’s been over a year since construction began on the Lander St Bridge project, and the bridge foundation is beginning to take shape. This spring, the contractor successfully drilled 10 shafts and finished pouring columns for the bridge foundation.
Starting this weekend, crews will begin hanging girders, or beams, that will ultimately support the bridge deck, otherwise known as the roadway or walkway surface. Rebar and carpentry crews will be working during the day and night on these girders. Crews will begin pouring concrete to form the bridge deck over the summer.
The $100 million bridge is expected to open early next year.
Long list of highlights for your Saturday:
TAI CHI AT THE BEACH: 9 am at Alki, with Caylen Storm. Free; donations always welcome. (2701 Alki SW)
TREE WALK: 9:30 am in Fauntleroy’s Endolyne neighborhood – details here. Meet at the fish-ladder overlook across and upslope from the ferry terminal. (SW Director & upper Fauntleroy Way)
11:00 AM – Loop The ‘Lupe! Obstacle Course Challenge
11:45 AM – 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
12:15 PM – Senior Saunter
1:00 PM – Youth Dash
Plus an “all-day afterparty”! More info here. (34th/Myrtle)
FIRE DAY: Not in West Seattle but your local firefighters would love to see you there! 10 am-2 pm at MOHAI, lots to see and learn: “There will be tours of fire apparatus, story time with firefighters, search and rescue demonstrations by fire dog Kersee, fire prevention activities and firefighter challenges for youth.” Free. (860 Terry Ave. N.)
KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY: Multiple events at Seattle Yarn, starting at 11 am. Also noon-2 pm knitting at nearby C & P Coffee Company and, weather permitting, a 3 pm walk to Morgan Junction Park. (5633 California SW)
TWO ‘JUNGLE BOOK’ PERFORMANCES: Lafayette Elementary‘s school production concludes its run with noon and 6:30 pm performances at West Seattle High School. Admission info’s in our listing. (3000 California SW)
COLMAN POOL: Another preseason weekend begins – noon-7 pm; here’s the session schedule. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)
GEORGETOWN CARNIVAL: Not in West Seattle but not far away, and some of your West Seattle neighbors are part of it. Noon-10 pm – info’s all here. (Airport Way S. and vicinity)
COMMUNITY SALMON RELEASE: 1-3 pm at the big bridge over the creek in Fauntleroy Park, you’re invited to come set fry free the same way hundreds of local students did throughout May! First-come, first-served, and no charge. This story includes a map. (3951 SW Barton)
Celebrate White Center Pride and bring the whole family to our Youth Pride Skate fundraiser for Lambert House brought to you by Southgate Roller Rink, Girl Scout Troop #44284, and Southside Revolution Coed Jr. Roller Derby! Hosted by DJ McLovin!
$10 at the door includes skate rental. (9646 17th SW)
STACY JONES BAND: 8 pm at Drunky Two Shoes BBQ in White Center. (9655 16th SW)
JOE T. COOK BLUES BAND: 8 pm at Poggie Tavern. 21+. (4717 California SW)
AT THE SKYLARK: 8 pm doors, 9 pm music: Siggie The Vintage Man, Tripp Rezac and The Foolish Pride, and The Bad Blood Band. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
AFRO-LATIN JAZZ AND FUNK: That’s what’s on the bill at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm, with The New Triumph and Daniel Rappaport Trio. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)