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FOLLOWUP: Preview Lady Jaye, three days before grand opening

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Meet “Cletus” the one-ton smoker, out on the deck behind Lady Jaye, which (as we reported earlier this week) opens this Wednesday (September 18th). When we first reported on the plan for this new Junction venue (in the ex-Pecado Bueno space at 4523 California SW), they mentioned the intention to spotlight smoked meats and cocktails. They meant it. Co-founder Evan Carter tells the story of needing a forklift to get the smoker into place. We met Evan and the other three co-founders during a preview visit this afternoon:

Evan’s at left. L-R with him are Sara Rosales, Tyler Palagi, Charlie Garrison (all formerly of Radiator Whiskey). They have spent the last few months remaking the space into their new restaurant/bar.

The “dark, warm wood” focus is inside and out; the patio is part covered, part not, and retains the fire pit that predated Lady Jaye. Some art too, including this:

So what’s on the menu, you ask? A specialty will be the “Forever Smoked Turkey Drum,” with ancho barbecue sauce and lime crema. Smoked chicken, too. And a sandwich with smoked bologna. It’s not all for carnivores, though. Evan explains they’re smoking veggies, too. And the opening menu’s selection of salads includes shaved summer squash as well as a salad with burrata cheese, green beans, and crostini.

As for the beverages, they’re focusing on whiskey and agave. But the menu also includes beer (draft as well as bottle/can) and wine plus seltzers/spritzers.

Lady Jaye is all ages and will seat about 60 inside (including the bar, where you can have the “full dinner experience”), ~35 on the patio. They’ll be open 3-midnight for starters, adding weekend brunch soon.

BIZNOTE: Bedhead Coffee opens Monday in Highland Park

8:27 PM: Thanks to Vanessa for sending the photo and tip! BedHead Coffee opens at 6 am tomorrow (Monday, September 16th) on the southeast corner of 16th/Holden in Highland Park, according to the sign in its window. This is the same spot where DutchBoy Coffee closed in May.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Just stopped by; BedHead is indeed open and proprietor Michelle says she’ll be open 6 am-2 pm Mondays-Saturdays.

(UPDATE: That’s changed to 6:30 am-2:30 pm Tuesdays-Fridays, 8:30 am-2:30 pm Saturdays.)

About the police response in The Junction

Thanks for the tips/questions about that big police response at 44th/Edmunds in The Junction. We went over to see what it was about. Person in crisis trying to block traffic, including a Metro bus, police say. The person is in custody and an ambulance was called to take him to the hospital for evaluation.

FOLLOWUP: Holy Rosary Church’s renovation/repair project expands

September 15, 2019 6:39 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle religion

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Back in June, we published Holy Rosary Church‘s announcement of work on its bell tower and street lighting. Spotting a crew up on the tower recently, we realized it was followup time. Holy Rosary’s reply to us notes, “The new light posts have been installed along 42nd in front of the school, Parish Center, Parish office, and Church by Bridge Electric, which has greatly improved safety for all walking by.”

(Holy Rosary photo)

They also added stained-glass-window repairs to the project: “There were several stained-glass windows that were missing glass, and/or had lost their integrity and water was seeping into our church. Willet Hauser is now checking all windows and has found more to repair. With their restoration work, our stained-glass windows will be intact for years to come for all to enjoy.” Here’s the rest of the update, including the bell tower:

(You can also read it here in PDF.)

Duwamish Tribe gets city grant for part of safety project

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The Duwamish Tribe is a step closer to buying a site adjacent to its West Seattle Longhouse for parking expansion, thanks to a city grant. An announcement Friday of grants from the Equitable Development Initiative included $575,000 for the tribe “to purchase property adjacent to the existing Longhouse to support the continued viability of the cultural space (to) help visitors safely access the Longhouse.” As we reported earlier this year, including in this January report on the Longhouse’s 10-year anniversary, the tribe has been trying to get city help for a safe crossing on West Marginal Way. They’re still working toward that, Longhouse director Jolene Haas told WSB when we asked her about the new grant after last night’s candidate debate. She also says that while this city grant will enable them to buy the property to the south that currently holds an old house, it’s only part of the $800,000+ they applied for, so they will need to fundraise to cover the rest of the cost of converting the site.

PHOTOS: South Park’s 2019 Fiestas Patrias parade

West Seattle’s two international schools were among the dozens of entries in the annual Fiestas Patrias parade in South Park on Saturday.

The parade and accompanying festival are a celebration of Latin American heritage and culture. Many nations and traditions had representation:

Grand Marshal was Jorge Baron of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project:

Some entries carried the theme of immigrants’ rights:

Local issues, too:

As usual, many 2-wheeled and 4-wheeled entries – no motorcycles this year, but the Toros BMX Club was there:

So were cars with hydraulic displays that had one child near us asking “How do they DO that?”

Horseback riders concluded the parade:

The parade is presented by Sea Mar Community Health Centers, which is headquartered in South Park.

1 WEEK AWAY! Recycle Roundup’s almost-fall edition next Sunday

September 15, 2019 2:05 pm
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 |   Environment | Fauntleroy | West Seattle news

(WSB photo from September 2018 Recycle Roundup)

Get your recyclables together – we’re now one week away from the next Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church! You’ll be able to drive up/ride up/walk up and drop off recyclables for free with 1 Green Planet, 9 am-3 pm next Sunday (September 22nd). The latest list of what they will/won’t accept this time is here (PDF). The church is at 9140 California SW (map).

TRAFFIC ALERT: West Seattle Bridge trouble

1:04 PM: No SDOT alert on this yet but via the scanner we’ve heard about West Seattle Bridge trouble from/to the Fauntleroy end – jersey barriers knocked out of place, affecting both directions. There’s also a backup reported toward the east end of the bridge after a crash near the exit to southbound I-5.

1:39 PM: Now SFD and SPD are responding to a one-vehicle crash reported on the westbound bridge at the Delridge exit.

Celebration of Life next Saturday for Henry J. Haba, 1923-2019

Family and friends will gather next Saturday (September 21st) to celebrate the life of Henry J. Haba. Here’s the story of how his life unfolded:

Henry Joseph Haba passed away peacefully August 12, 2019 at Providence Mount St. Vincent, where he stayed for the past four months.

Born May 6, 1923, the ninth of 15 children to Martin and Agnes Haba in Carrington, ND. His parents were born in Poland. Survived by daughter, Charlene, West Seattle. Brother, Louis Martin (Lee) and sister, Lorraine Bell (all in California). Also survived by over 40 nieces and nephews, 55+ great and 20+ great, great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by wife Clara in 2017, son Gene in 2014, his parents, and 12 siblings.

The Haba family migrated to Grandview, WA in 1936. Farming and taking care of the animals started at 4 am. They attended a one-room school house.

Faking his age, Henry joined the US Army in 1940. Corporal Haba spend three years in the jungles of Panama. He then attended Paratrooper School and was sent to Germany. He attended trade school in Yakima to become a carpenter. Henry married Clara Fitterer of Yakima on July 3, 1948. They were five months short of 69 wonderful years of marriage. They traveled by car to Anchorage, AK to work. They moved back to Yakima, where he built a duplex and house. The family moved to Seattle in 1958, where he built a house on Gatewood Hill. In 1962 they moved to AZ. Rented in Phoenix, then built a duplex in Tempe. Moved back to Seattle a year later. Rented an apartment by Green Lake, then purchased the brick Tudor in West Seattle. He then built three more houses before downsizing to a condo.

Henry was a retired 71-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (LU 30 Renton, previously LU 131 Seattle). He attended monthly meetings and always had some tool to give away to the apprentices. He worked many construction jobs through the years. Working for the Austin Co., SCI and John Sellen Construction. Some projects included Hanford, the Floating Bridge, NW Airlines Flight Kitchen, Tacoma News Tribune, UW Hall Health, Olympic Hotel, Colman Ferry Terminal, and before retiring, the Metro Tunnel.

In 1999, Henry was one of over 200,000 people marching to protest the World Trade Organization in downtown Seattle. His leisure was spent vacationing in the US, Mexico and abroad. He tried his hand at skin diving, Weekends were spent at Vasa Park with the ski boat, ice-skating and snow skiing. He mostly enjoyed his totally equipped workshop (never was a car in the garage)! Some creations were birdhouses, writing pens and carved walking canes.

He was able to go on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC and see the war memorials. His guardian for this was Mike Musterman, who became his best friend. All the guys met each morning for coffee, talk, and laughter at the Morgan St. McDonald’s.

Henry was a very practical man who expected you to do the job right. He was very grounded with staying power. Always thought “HIS” jokes were the funniest! You could call him “a collector” of anything and everything. Traveling the alleys and neighborhood wasn’t unusual. Knew a little about a lot of subjects. Read the newspaper from front to back every day.

Thank you to all the people who visited Henry in his last days of a very full life. Also to the care given to him by staff at Mt. St. Vincent.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, September 21 st from 4-7pm at the White Center Eagles. A military funeral be held at a later date at Tahoma Cemetery (Clara’s burial included).

For more information please go to Dignity at this link

(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to

8 for your West Seattle Sunday!

September 15, 2019 6:07 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Great Blue Heron, photographed by Mark Wangerin)”’

Your Sunday highlights:

TLC FOR LINCOLN PARK: Rain or shine, Friends of Lincoln Park would love to see you at 9 am to help restore the urban forest. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Summer’s not over yet and summer produce isn’t gone yet – see for yourself at the market, 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

2ND-TIME SALE, 2ND DAY: Fauntleroy Church‘s mega-sale concludes, 11:30 am-3 pm. More photos from Monika Lidman – toys and furniture!

And more! Cash/checks only.(9140 California SW)

COLMAN POOL: Third-to-last chance to swim in Lincoln Park‘s beachfront pool this season. Noon-7 pm; here’s the session schedule. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)

JAMTIME: Sunday afternoon bluegrass and old-time music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with Jamtime, 1-4 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

SEATTLE SWING DANCE CLUB: 4 pm-9:15 pm at Alki Masonic Center, workshops, lessons, social dancing – see the schedule here. (4736 40th SW)

BLACKHOTSUNDAY: At The Skylark, 6 pm, all ages. $10 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THEATER AT THE TAVERN: Parliament Tavern features Drunken Owl Theater, 7 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PEEK AT NEXT WEEK … and beyond, by browsing our complete calendar.