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Reader report: “My e-bike was stolen from 34th and Manning last night or today. I just noticed (this afternoon) it was gone and used it last night. It’s an IZIP and has two belts.”

BIZNOTE: Phoenecia reopens Tuesday in new West Seattle Junction location

(WSB photo: Sonya, Inaam, and Nadia Khazaal)

The Khazaal family is ready to welcome you back to Phoenecia. Nine months after they lost their longtime location in Alki, they’re ready to reopen at 4717 42nd SW in The Junction. That’s the same neighborhood where Phoenecia’s late founder Hussein Khazaal first opened Phoenecia in the early ’70s. Almost two weeks ago, we reported that they hoped to open by the end of this month; today, they called to tell us they’d set the date – Tuesday (September 24th). So we stopped by tonight for a photo; the restaurant was full of diners enjoying a friends-and-family preview. Phoenecia will be open Tuesdays-Sundays, 4-10 pm, closed Mondays.

MONDAY: Welcome autumn at Alice Enevoldsen’s Solstice Park sunset watch

(WSB file photo)

This year’s autumn-equinox moment is just under seven hours away – 12:50 am our time Monday. You can celebrate the change of seasons tomorrow night at Alice Enevoldsen‘s Solstice Park sunset watch – a West Seattle tradition! Get to the park (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW, upslope from the tennis courts) around 6:30 pm; don’t let clouds daunt you – sometimes the sun will break through, and even if it doesn’t, Alice’s explanation of the equinox is always memorable. All ages welcome, as always. See you there!

INTERSECTION ALERT: New island at Fauntleroy/Alaska

Thanks to the texter who alerted us to this: Another of the “near-term improvements” announced two months ago for Fauntleroy Way SW in The Triangle has just been installed, and this one might catch some drivers by surprise (we saw that happen just as we were walking up to get photos): It’s what was described in the July announcement as a “new hardscape traffic island to tighten intersection and provide guidance to traffic turning right.” We tweeted a bit of video while there:

This and the other changes detailed by SDOT here (PDF) are meant as a stopgap until the full Fauntleroy Boulevard project’s fate is determined by light-rail-routing decisions.

WHALE ALERT: Orcas heading this wayl

(Added: Photo by Monica Zaborac)

1:03 PM: Thanks for the tip – if you haven’t seen the Southern Resident Killer Whales yet on their latest visit to central Puget Sound, today might be your day. They are reported to be off West Point on the north side of the entrance to Elliott Bay, southbound. Let us know if you see them!

3:45 PM: Thanks for the updates – in view off west-facing West Seattle at last report!

HAPPENING NOW: Recycling in the rain @ Fauntleroy Church

Fauntleroy Church‘s twice-yearly Recycle Roundup is a rain-or-shine event, so don’t let the weather stop you from bringing in your recyclables! 1 Green Planet is at the lot (9140 California SW) to accept a long list of items – see it here (PDF) – until 3 pm, but don’t wait until the last minute; the earlier you go, the faster it’ll be. It’s free but organizers always appreciate donations if you’re able:

Volunteers are also offering info on how/where to recycle items that are not accepted at the Roundup.

FOLLOWUP: Duwamish River reopened to ‘activities’ after sewage spill

September 22, 2019 10:26 am
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Announced this morning by Seattle Public Utilities: “Public Health-Seattle and King County (Public Health) reopened the Duwamish River on Sunday morning to water activities like fishing after test results confirmed acceptable levels.” This comes two days after the announcement that an estimated 320,000 gallons of sewage had spilled into the river because of a blockage blamed on a piece of plywood. The river had been posted as closed to activities from Harbor Island to the Turning Basin.

11 for your West Seattle Sunday!

(Downy Woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

It’s still technically summer, until 12:50 am Monday. Here’s what’s happening on your final day before the change of seasons:

ORCA HALF: Sold out, so this is just a reminder that it’s happening – half-marathon from Lincoln Park to Don Armeni, with runners starting in waves between 7:20 am and 9 am. No road closures but some stretches are in parking lanes. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

RECYCLE ROUNDUP: Time for pre-fall recycling! 9 am-3 pm in the lot at Fauntleroy Church. Free. Check the list of what will and won’t be accepted by going here (PDF). Go early to beat the rush! (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction, find out what’s fresh as summer ends! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

TAKE YOUR DOG SWIMMING: 11 am-1 pm at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, it’s the final day of this year’s Dog Days. Dogs only; the club offers this every year as a swim-team fundraiser after human-swimming season ends, before the annual cleaning. (11003 31st SW)

COLMAN POOL’S LAST DAY: Noon-7 pm today, last day of 2019 for you to swim at Lincoln Park‘s beachfront pool – here’s the schedule. (8603 Fauntleroy Way SW)

PUGET RIDGE EDIBLE PARK TOUR: 2-5 pm, visit and tour Puget Ridge Edible Park – find out about the work that’s being done there for a third season, and learn about permaculture gardening! (18th/Brandon)

‘TWO DEGREES’ CLOSING PERFORMANCE: 5 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, your last chance to see Blue Hour Theatre Group‘s production: “A scientist grappling with personal loss is called upon to testify in Washington D.C. for climate change legislation.” (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HOME COOKIN’: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): “Julie Jacobs and Paul Bauck promise to bring you music that makes you feel good. Home Cookin’ brings songs, familiar and new, from jazz, blues, country, and folk genres on a range of ukuleles from slide steel to bass.” No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

CHASTITY BELT: Live in-store show at Easy Street Records, 6 pm. Free, all ages. (California/Alaska_

NIGHT OF THE ARTS: 6 pm at Brace Point Pottery. “Sponsored by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, artist Lezlie Jane will present an exploration of her local public art projects that celebrate the history of West Seattle.” (4208 SW 100th)

ROCK! 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, 1st Street Saint, Professor Sweater, Theories of Flight, and Sprig. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)