West Seattle, Washington
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
Seattle Parks has a long list of West Seattle projects in various stages.
That was the takeaway from a Parks deputy director’s appearance at the Southwest District Council‘s first post-summer-hiatus meeting Wednesday night.
Kim Baldwin from Parks’ planning staff spoke to SWDC with a variety of updates, many from the list of current projects that’s on the department’s website.
We’ve linked each project mention to our most recent coverage of that project or the facility’s webssite:
Carmen is hoping you can help find her friend Eric‘s motorcycle, stolen from 47th/Alaska this morning:
This bike holds deep sentimental value; he’s spent over a decade building it.
Features California VIN on left down tube. If removed there will be two small holes for pop rivets. Norton motor and the pipes are upswept, one on each side. The gas tank says TRIUMPH, Joe Hunt magneto.
If found or seen please call or text the owner or myself ASAP, 206-923-2234 or 206-617-1682
And, call 911.
The Vietnamese Cultural Center welcomed visitors of all ages this afternoon for the Chlldren’s Moonlight Festival, a traditional end-of-summer celebration. The lantern parade (above) was part of the fun:
So was a lion dance:
In addition to community events like this, the center (2234 SW Orchard) is open to visitors most Saturdays, noon-3 pm.
6:28 PM: An hour ago, we checked on the 35th/Avalon intersection and were told they hoped to reopen it tonight rather than tomorrow morning as projected. Now, multiple texters (thank you!) have just reported it’s open again.
6:57 PM: Went over to check. Photo added. SDOT has said two more intersection closures are expected as the repaving-and-more project continues, dates TBA.
3:45 PM: 18 hours after that incredible thunderstorm moved through (WSB as-it-happened coverage here), some damage has yet to be repaired. The Seattle City Light map shows the biggest outage in Fauntleroy is finally over, but other pockets east of The Junction and in the Beach Drive area. Some have also noted cable/internet outages too; Dustin emailed to say he’s been out of Comcast service most of the day and their outage map shows stretches of the Fauntleroy and Roxhill areas are out. And at least one traffic signal was still affected – 35th and Henderson – when we went through around 1:30 pm:
Please remember that a malfunctioning traffic signal means the intersection is an all-way stop. Meantime, be aware that the forecast says there’s a chance of thunderstorms again tonight and/or tomorrow. For now, though, some sunshine, and a rainbow just photographed by Melissa Kegler:
And if you’re interested in a little more scientific detail about what happened last night, weather analyst Cliff Mass updated his storm post.
9:28 PM: Thanks for the updates in comments. Surveying the pockets still on the City Light map, looks like 150 or so customers are still out in West Seattle, after 24 hours; the biggest pocket is near 35th/Alaska. SCL tweeted earlier, “Due to the large number of scattered outages throughout our service territory and the amount of equipment that needs to be replaced, restoration time may take longer than usual.” Though fewer than 1,000 customers remain out in their service area, that’s distributed among 134 separate outages.
It’s a collaboration between the community volunteers of Roxhill Park Champions and Seattle Parks, which brought some activity tables:
You can learn more about the park’s famous Roxhill Bog and enjoy free food/beverages. Looks like a chance to make some music, too:
The rest of the schedule, as the festival continues until 5 pm:
2:10 PM Tabla Seattle with Chaz Hastings: spoken word to traditional tabla drums
2:50 PM Joyas Mestizas traditional dance troupe
3:20 PM Vocal performance artists Moia Bri & Sarey Savy –
4:00 PM Global Heat
You’ll find the festival right next to the playground at 29th/Barton.
We’ve told you before about Queen City Futsal, which plays in South Delridge. Now with fall registration concluding, they’re sending out a last call for women – with the last call to register today:
Soccer women of West Seattle! We need you! We’re so close to making this epic dream of having the first ALL WOMEN’S FUTSAL LEAGUE in Seattle a reality, but we still need a few more players!
If you want to register an entire team, we’d LOVE THAT. If not, then we’ll happily place you on a team. For more information and to register, go HERE! We also still have some room for more women in the coed division as well.
If you have any questions at all, we’re just a quick email away at email@example.com.
We’re also looking to partner/include other West Seattle businesses in our growing community, so if you’re a business owner in West Seattle, or know a business that might be interested, hit us up!
Queen City Futsal plays at the Salvation Army gym (9050 16th SW).
The photo and update are from David Hutchinson for Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network:
Seal Sitters is now entering what has historically been our busiest months. Harbor seal pups, born June-September in our area, and weaned after only 4-6 weeks, are now showing up on local beaches. Our Hotline received 2 calls late Thursday evening about pups hauling out at different West Seattle beaches. Thanks to Kelly and Amy for taking the time to call when they came upon these vulnerable, young seals. Unfortunately, back on August 29th, we also received a report from a Seattle Parks’ security officer at Alki Beach of a small pup that was frightened back into the water by a group of people. The majority of these pups are on their own and struggling to survive, with only 50% making it through their first year.
Please remember that all marine mammals are protected by federal law. If you see one on a beach, please keep back, keep other people and pets away and call your local NOAA-affiliated stranding network. In West Seattle, that would be Seal Sitters MMSN at 206-905-7325. If you are not in West Seattle, our Hotline operators can refer you to the appropriate group.
Just a reminder that dogs are not allowed on Seattle Parks’ beaches, off or on a leash.
Here are highlights for your Sunday:
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)
SAN GENNARO FESTIVAL: Venture off-peninsula to Georgetown, where this Italian street fair – founded by a West Seattle family – continues for its third and final day, 11 am-4 pm. Music, food, and more. (S. Angelo/Ellis S.)
CHILDREN’S MOONLIGHT FESTIVAL: 3-6 pm at the Vietnamese Cultural Center. Food, beverages, kids’ entertainment, lantern parade! Bring the whole family. Free. (2236 SW Orchard)
LANTERN FESTIVAL/COMPETITION: 3-6:30 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center, cultural performances, arts & crafts, more for all ages. Lantern competition with prizes! (2801 SW Thistle)
‘TWO DEGREES’: Third performance of Blue Hour Theater Group‘s production at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 5 pm curtain: “A scientist grappling with personal loss is called upon to testify in Washington D.C. for climate change legislation.” (4408 Delridge Way SW)
‘ON THE BRINK’: An exploration of changing Seattle, through the prism of one rapidly changing neighborhood, “On the Brink,” screens at 7 pm at the Admiral Theater. Discussion afterward. Tickets are $13, available on the Admiral Theater’s website. All ticket sales donated to Southwest Youth and Family Services. (2343 California SW)
MONTY BANKS VARIETY SHOW: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, “New Orleans jazz provocateur … with a wild cast of characters.” 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)