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SPORTS: Chief Sealth International High School seeking new golf coach

July 7, 2019 10:11 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

Cbief Sealth International High School is seeking a new golf coach. From Debbie Taylor with the CSIHS Athletic Department:

Longtime Golf Coach Davie Hendrix retired at the end of the 2019 school year.

This is a golden opportunity for our community area golfers to lend their talents mentoring the Chief Sealth Golf Team.

(Application information here)

Hendrix coached golf at Sealth for more than 20 years.

Updates on Camp Second Chance & vicinity @ Community Advisory Committee:

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The east side of Myers Way is being resettled by unauthorized campers, for the first time since last fall’s major sweep, the Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee heard today.

While that side of Myers Way is not part of the camp, nor is it an official part of the CAC’s scope, it’s a frequent topic at the committee meetings.

Chair Willow Fulton, who lives near C2C, was first to mention it during the Sunday afternoon meeting.

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SUMMER FEST: 2 things you need to know about next Sunday

July 7, 2019 6:51 pm
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 |   West Seattle Farmers' Market | West Seattle festivals | West Seattle news

That sign represents one of two things you need to know about next Sunday, which will be the third day of West Seattle Summer Fest 2019: The West Seattle Farmers’ Market will be back in its original location, the lot behind KeyBank/Bin 41/Pharmaca, since festival booths will be occupying its usual space. Same time, 10 am-2 pm.

Speaking of time, the official Summer Fest start time will be 10 am on Sunday, not 11 am as in past years – people start showing up at 10 am anyway, because of the Farmers’ Market, so the festival-presenting West Seattle Junction Association decided to go ahead and make that the official Sunday start time (as it is for Friday and Saturday, both with 10 am-8 pm festival hours and music running later, though on Sunday everything wraps up at 5). WSB is a Summer Fest co-sponsor again this year and we look forward to seeing you again in the heart of The Junction, starting Thursday night for Summer Fest Eve once the streets close!

SWIMMING: Next Bremerton-to-Alki attempt later this month

(WSB photo, August 2018)

That was the scene off Alki Point last August as Rose Filer became the latest swimmer to complete the Amy Hiland Swim between Bremerton and Alki Point, named for the woman who was first to do it, 60 years ago. Northwest Open Water Swimming Association president Andrew Malinak sends word the next attempt is planned for later this month:

Our first Amy Hiland Swim (Bremerton-Alki) swim of the summer is set for Saturday, 20 July 2019, and the whole crew is local.

Stephanie Zimmerman has been training at Alki for the past two years. She will be supported from the boat by Rose Filer (31 Aug 2018) and Amanda Winans (date set for September). The swim will be officiated by Lauren Boilini (26 Aug 2017).

Splash time at the Turner Joy in Bremerton is 8:30 am; anticipated finish is 2 pm at Alki Light. Tracking will be (here).

Zimmerman and Filer were among the panelists at an event we covered back in March featuring female open-water swimmers telling their stories. If successful, Zimmerman will be the sixth to complete this swim since Hiland herself (the others are listed on the NOWSA website).

West Seattle weekend scene: Mystery rock face

Don’t know how long ago this appeared on the southwest side of Myrtle Reservoir Park, but Giles – who sent the photos – is the first person who mentioned it to us. It’s near similar-sized boulders lining the edge of the buried reservoir, and on its side:

Looking up that word brings us here – ” shapeshifting water spirits in Germanic mythology and folklore.” (Certainly appropriate for one to “appear” over an underground reservoir.)

NEXT SUNDAY: Special Alki Point Lighthouse tour to spotlight women’s history

July 7, 2019 12:23 pm
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(2013 photo – the lighthouse’s centennial year – by Dustin T. Smith)

Toured the historic Alki Point Lighthouse yet this year? It’s something you can only do once a week, in the summer, courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers. Next week, they’re offering a special tour after the day’s regular tours end! From Debra Alderman:

Special women’s-history-themed tour at the Alki Point Lighthouse

Sunday, July 14th, 3:45-4:30 p.m. led by US Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteer docents. Come learn about women’s role in running lighthouses here in the Northwest and beyond, plus visit our 106-year-old active lighthouse and view artifacts and displays about Alki Point Lighthouse’s history.

Entrance to site is located at: 3201 Alki Avenue SW. There is a small public parking lot right outside gate. Street parking may be found south of the lighthouse along the beach. Give yourself extra time to find parking. Please arrive by 3:45 so the tour can begin promptly at 4 p.m.

Tour and site info at: or contact the lighthouse tour team:

World Cup watching, and more, for your West Seattle Sunday!

(Wilson’s Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Your Sunday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WATCHING THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP FINAL: USA vs. Netherlands, 8 am. We’ve been asked who’s open early for viewing. We’ve looked around – not enough time to survey 100+ possible venues but here are some we’ve found:

The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska)
Whisky West (6451 California SW)
Great American Diner & Bar (4752 California SW)
West Seattle Brewing (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)
The Westy (7908 35th SW)
The Bridge (6301 California SW)

Anywhere else? Comment or text us (206-293-6302) so we can add – thanks!

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: First, a reminder – NEXT week, it’ll be in the parking lot behind KeyBank/etc. because of West Seattle Summer Fest. TODAY, regular location in the street, 10 am-2 pm. Blueberries and peaches are expected to appear today along with all the other freshness. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

LITTLE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT: West Seattle Little League is hosting the 10-11-12 All-Stars District 7 Tournament, continuing today, with the WSLL team scheduled to play at 11. At the Bar-S fields.(64th SW & SW Admiral Way)

TOUR THE ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: 1-4 pm, the historic lighthouse on Alki Point is open for tours with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. Be there by 3:45 pm. (3201 Alki SW)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Got a question or concern about, or interest in, West Seattle’s city-sanctioned encampment? All are welcome at this meeting. 2 pm in the community room on the east side of Arrowhead Gardens. (9200 2nd SW)

DARRYN RAY: Spinning 78’s at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. No cover, all ages. (5612 California SW)

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB: Dance and/or learn! 4-9:30 pm at Alki Masonic Center. (4736 40th SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: Long Distance Operator, Dravus, and Lights Out, doors at 5, music at 6. $5 cover. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

AT C & P: Evening music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), too – 7-8 pm, singer/songwriters Nelson Wright, Steve Beck, and bassist Brian Cutler. No cover; all ages. (5612 California SW)