West Seattle, Washington
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
On the way to today’s Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee, we were in an Arrowhead Gardens elevator with former camp resident Zsa Zsa, who remarked that she’d just visited C2C and noticed a lot of new faces – because others had exited to housing, as had she.
How many? At the meeting, the city-sanctioned camp’s manager/co-founder Eric Davis announced the latest numbers:
Monica Zaborac caught that view from West Seattle today, the Blue Angels plus a bird. We believe it’s a Caspian Tern – those seabirds whose eerily prehistoric cry is often heard as they fly over the peninsula, to and from the Duwamish.
P.S. Also by Monica, a birdless view:
In our coverage of last month’s Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting, we mentioned ANA was working on a survey meant to help ensure the group can better serve the community, and to find out what people would like to see in Admiral that’s not available/happening now. The survey’s ready for your replies – go here to answer it!
Family and friends have said goodbye to Mary V. Andersen. Here’s the remembrance that is being shared with her community:
Mary Virginia Andersen
May 3, 1942- August 1, 2019
Mary Virginia Andersen was born May 3rd, 1942, to Muriel and Donald Powell in Aberdeen, WA. She is survived by one sister, Anne Reed, son Tyler Worley, daughter Kim [Mike] Bartlett and three grandsons, Brian Bartlett, Christopher Worley and Roscoe Worley. She was preceded in death by her son Adam Worley.
Mary attended Beauty School at an early age in Hoquiam, WA. She loved living and working in West Seattle during her entire life. She had many good friends aiding her needs through her long battle with cancer. We will all miss her, but as she phrased, “I will see you on the other side.”
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Emerald City Kitty Harbor, 3422 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
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(July 2018 video courtesy Kim Barnes)
Last summer, that community duo played music from Burkina Faso at a Roxhill Park community barbecue. Now – as you might have seen in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – a World Music Festival is planned for the park next month, and Seattle Parks just announced how you can help shape it:
Seattle Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a free community music festival on Sunday, Sept. 8 at Roxhill Park (2850 SW Roxbury St.) and we invite participation by the community in planning the event.
What activities would you like to see at the festival? What music or musicians can you recommend? What organizations would you like to have represented? Please come to one of the planning meetings listed below, or contact Randy Wiger with your ideas: Randy.Wiger@seattle.gov or 206-684-0775.
Planning meetings’ dates – everyone is welcome to attend! The meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Roxhill Park at the picnic tables by 29th Ave. SW.
Thursday, August 8
Monday, August 12
Thursday, August 22
Two reminders about the Water Taxi: First, it’s running on an extended schedule tonight because of the Sounders FC game at CenturyLink Field. Second, remember that right after that, both the West Seattle and Vashon Water Taxi routes are scheduled to be suspended ALL WEEK for the downtown dock move. The 773 and 775 shuttles will continue running, though, according to the county’s shutdown-week transit-rundown here.
The Blue Angels‘ final Seattle show of 2019 is part of our list for August’s first Sunday:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, in the street, in the heart of The Junction. (California between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
WADING POOLS & SPRAYPARK: Open today are Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 11 am-8 pm; Delridge wading pool (4501 Delridge Way SW), noon-6:30 pm; Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), 11 am-8 pm.
CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Want to find out what’s going on at the only city-sanctioned encampment in West Seattle? Or, have a question/concern? This meeting is where you want to be. 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens, (9200 2nd SW)
SWING DANCING: 2:30 pm-9 pm at Alki Masonic Center, multiple sessions/events with the Seattle Swing Dance Club. (4736 40th SW)
MUSICIANS FOR THE WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
MIA DAY: 6 pm at The Skylark, $5 cover, all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … via our full calendar.