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Changing Seattle in the spotlight of ‘On the Brink,’ to be screened at The Admiral

That’s a preview of “On the Brink,” a documentary that’ll be screened at West Seattle’s Admiral Theater, three weeks from tonight. Though it focuses on dramatic change in another Seattle neighborhood, the team behind it says it’s relevant to others including ours:

We have partnered with the Admiral Theater to screen the documentary “On the Brink” for the first time in our West Seattle community. The event will also feature a Q&A with the Filmmaker, Professor Jeff Shulman of University of Washington, and cast members.

The movie explores the hyperbolic growth of Seattle and its ramifications to local communities and neighborhoods. The Seattle Times hailed it as “a cautionary tale and a call to action in the face of Seattle’s rapid growth.” Crosscut wrote, “The history lesson here is one all Seattleites would benefit from learning.”

While the documentary takes place in Seattle’s Central District, it evokes the human impact of a transformation that is occurring in neighborhoods throughout Seattle. West Seattle is experiencing rapid changes and the Historic Admiral Theater is hosting the screening as a community event to start a constructive dialogue about our neighborhood’s growth.

Please join us and help spread the word about this event on Sunday, September 8th at 7PM at Admiral Theater.

Tickets are $13 and are available on the Admiral Theater’s website. All ticket sales will be donated to Southwest Youth and Family Services. Southwest Youth and Family Services partners with youth and families to transform their futures through its counseling, education, family support and youth development programs.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Start dates for West Seattle schools (and a few others)

August 18, 2019 8:01 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

Still a month-plus left in summer – but some students are going back to school this week. As we do each year, we looked up the start dates for West Seattle (and vicinity) schools. The school names link to their calendar pages:

Summit Atlas

Kennedy Catholic High School

Seattle Lutheran High School

Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School

Holy Rosary Catholic School
Hope Lutheran School
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School
Vashon Island School District

Explorer West Middle School
(WSB sponsor)
Highline Public Schools
Seattle Public Schools
Tilden School
(WSB sponsor)
West Seattle Montessori School & Academy
Westside School
(WSB sponsor)

South Seattle College
(WSB sponsor) starts fall quarter

Some schools have different start dates for kindergarteners and/or other pre-start-of-school events such as meet-and-greets; these are just the main start dates. We welcome school news, announcements, event-calendar listings (etc.) from any and all schools throughout the year – best way to get us information is via email, (unless it’s an urgent message, in which case please text or call our hotline, 206-293-6302) – thank you!

METRO’S FUTURE: Questions for you

August 18, 2019 6:19 pm
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 |   Transportation | West Seattle news

Another government agency is asking for your opinion about its future direction. This time, it’s Metro, and while the title is a little wonky – a “mobility framework” survey – some of the questions are big ones, from equity to emphasis. If you’re interested, the survey starts here. (Thanks to Mike for the tip!)

PHOTOS: Festival CentroAmericano returns to West Seattle

(WSB photos)

After moving to South Park last year, Festival CentroAmericano is back in West Seattle, and the celebration’s happening at Westcrest Park until 7 pm.

You can enjoy treats …

… vendors …

… and entertainment:

The Coffee Band – a group with Honduras roots – was onstage while we were there. Other music and dance groups are scheduled to perform all afternoon. The festival’s free – lots of room to roam on the sprawling green at Westcrest!

THINK FALL! West Seattle Harvest Festival returning; here’s how to be part of it

(October 2018 photo by Leda Costa for WSB)

The West Seattle Junction’s fall celebration, the Harvest Festival, will return for its eighth year on Sunday, October 27th, 10 am-2 pm. Even though that’s more than two months away, The Junction is signing up sponsors/activity providers now, if you’d like to be part of the festival. If you’re new, here’s how it works: The West Seattle Farmers’ Market is on California SW between Oregon and Alaska that day as usual, but the block to the south is closed too as well as part of SW Alaska (just like Summer Fest!) for free kids’ activities and other highlights – a costume parade, chili cookoff, and root-beer garden are usually part of the celebration. If you’re interested in sponsorship, go here!

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen white pickup

August 18, 2019 10:21 am
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 |   Crime | West Seattle news

From a reader on Puget Ridge:

Our white 1999 F250 was stolen from our driveway sometime between 9:45pm and 9:15am this morning. License plate is C73348J.

Call 911 if you see it.

Festival CentroAmericano and more for your West Seattle Sunday!

(American Goldfinch, photographed in West Seattle by Mark Wangerin)

Happy Sunday!

START YOUR DAY RESTORATIVELY with Friends of Lincoln Park, 9 am-noon. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

STAPLES BLOCK PARTY: Second day of the Westwood Village store’s “block party” with discounts on school supplies, a donation drive so you can buy them for students in need, vendors, and food trucks, 10 am-6 pm. (2501 SW Trenton)

WADING POOLS & SPRAYPARK: Looks like a sunny, warm afternoon, so that’s wading-pool weather. Lincoln Park wading pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) is open 11 am-8 pm; Delridge wading pool (4501 Delridge Way SW) is open noon-6:30 pm – last day! Meantime, Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale) is open 11 am-8 pm.

FESTIVAL CENTROAMERICANO: The celebration of Central American cultures is back at Westcrest Park this year! Live performances (listed here). Noon-7 pm; free. (9000 8th SW)

‘BETWEEN THE LINES’ OPENS: First day to see the new Log House Museum exhibit – as previewed here. Noon-4 pm. (61st SW & SW Stevens)

FREE GRILLED-CHEESE SANDWICHES: Courtesy of Seattle Baking Company, at Ounces, noon-6 pm. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

TOUR ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Third-to-last chance for tours this year! 1-4 pm tours of the historic lighthouse on Alki Point – get there by 3:45 pm. No admission charge. (3201 Alki SW)

‘9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL’: Final performance of the Twelfth Night Productions show at the West Seattle High School Theater, 3 pm. Ticket info and more here. (3000 California SW)

ALL-AGES SHOW: Garden Party, B’Boys, Castoffs, doors at 5, music at 6, at The Skylark. $5 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

DRUNKEN OWL THEATER: 7 pm, Parliament Tavern‘s “monthly theater event featuring a real live acting troupe reading works from local playwrights.” 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by browsing our full calendar.