West Seattle, Washington
At Southwest Athletic Complex tonight, victory for West Seattle High School in their homecoming game:
41-0 Victory over Franklin #wafbscores
— West Seattle Wildcats FB (@wswildcatsfb) October 5, 2019
Head coach Jeff Scott and the Wildcats (1-4) are on the road next week, playing Cleveland at Southeast Athletic Complex at 7 pm Friday (October 11th).
The photo is from a reader, who explains: “This bike has been in the bushes where 35th meets Marine View Drive, just north of Seola Park.” Recognize it? Let us know.
One more pre-weekend heads-up – you have the chance both days this weekend, 10 am-5 pm Saturday and 11 am-3 pm Sunday, to check out the West Side Artists’ Tour.
The West Side Artists Annual Studio Tour showcases the artwork of 30+ artists at 8 welcoming stops in the West Seattle Area. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public. Each stop is at a working artists studio and will have three or more people showing in many media – From Ceramics to weaving, encaustic painting to forged jewelry, and from colored pencil to tin collage – We have it all! Explore these neighborhood, hidden gems, and make a day of discovering local talent.
It’s a free self-guided tour, so visit the stops at your leisure during the tour hours.
Be part of the parties tomorrow as two independent local West Seattle businesses celebrate:
15TH ANNIVERSARY FOR CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS: Major milestone for Click! (WSB sponsor) at 4540 California SW, and you are invited to the party 4-7 pm Saturday. Food, drink, deals, all detailed here, including the annual Employee Art Pop-Up.
Down the street in Morgan Junction:
GRAND OPENING AT PAPER BOAT BOOKSELLERS: After a few well-received weeks in something of a soft-open mode, the new bookstore at 6040 California SW is having an official grand-opening celebration, also including food and drink, plus prizes, a story time, and more, 10 am-5 pm Saturday, all detailed here.
The photo is from Pam, one of a half-dozen-plus people who have messaged us wondering about the yellow tape at the former Fire Station 37 (privately owned since the city sold the landmarked property seven years ago). The tape’s been there a few days, as we told a texter last night, but then when police cars were spotted there as well at midday today, sparking a rush of other inquiries, we asked SPD. Today’s response was to check out possible trespassing, we’re told. No one located. (That doesn’t explain the tape, but it has many possible uses, more often “hazard” than “crime.”)
ORIGINAL REPORT, 12:28 PM FRIDAY: Thanks to Eddie for the photos. As previewed here earlier this week, the tower crane for the two-building, ~300-unit Legacy Partners project at 4721 Fauntleroy Way SW and 4721 38th SW is going up today. Work started early this morning.
This breaks a four-month spell of tower-crane-lessness in West Seattle, since the one at 2749 California SW came down in May; that’s the mixed-use project where the new PCC Community Markets (WSB sponsor) store opened two days ago.
ADDED SATURDAY: Another photo from Eddie – the finished installation:
Thanks to @macjustice for tweeting the photo – that’s the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, headed home to Bremerton. It’s been gone for almost three weeks, including a stop in San Diego, where a 21-year-old sailor was killed in a fall onboard. MarineTraffic.com shows the Nimitz currently rounding the south end of Bainbridge Island, heading into Rich Passage.
Highlights for October’s first Friday:
BINGO! Every Friday, you are invited to play at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 11 am-2:30 pm, as long as you’re at least 18 years old. (4217 SW Oregon)
FALL FASHION SHOW: Three Junction businesses are presenting this night of fun – Lika Love (4547 California SW), Virago Gallery (4537 California SW), Carmilia’s (4528 California SW). 5-6:30, shopping; 6:30 pm show; 7:30 pm cocktail hour and raffle benefiting WestSide Baby. More info in our calendar listing.
CORNER BAR: The monthly pop-up bar and neighborhood hangout starts at 6 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, continuing HPIC’s centennial countdown by celebrating the ’00s. (1116 SW Holden)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 6:30 pm at Resting Waters, as part of Deathsploration Month. (9205 35th SW)
NADINE WALDMANN: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)
FOOTBALL: This week’s local home game is homecoming for West Seattle HS, vs. Franklin, 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) … Also tonight at 7, Seattle Prep vs. O’Dea at West Seattle Stadium. (4432 35th SW)
LISA PRANK: Live in-store at Easy Street Records, 7 pm. Free, all ages. (California/Alaska)
CASEY MACGILL: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:
Hall favorite Casey MacGill has performed on Broadway, in film, and at international festivals — crooning, strumming, and trumpeting his way into the hearts of all who have experienced the joy with which he makes music come alive. Earlier this year he appeared to great acclaim at the hall with his new trio, including pianist Tony Foster, and bassist Nate Parker, and we’re delighted to have him back to ease us into autumn.
In this concert, Casey steps out from behind the keyboard as a stand-up singer, cornetist, and ukulelist, and his show features songs from the Great American Songbook, as well as Casey’s original compositions.
Front reserved table seats are $14. Row seating is $12 general and $10 seniors. With a reservation, row seating is $10 general and $8 seniors. Elementary, middle, and high school students are $5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. (7904 35th SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: “Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with Shpilkis (klezmer horns) and The m9 (Balkan Romani brass).” 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
MORE! See our complete calendar for the full list, and browse beyond.
The photo and announcement are from Sound Physical Therapy, one of a half-dozen local clinics that would love to team up with you this month to fight hunter:
October is National Physical Therapy Month, and Physical Therapy clinics in West Seattle are holding their 8th annual food drive to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank!!
Last year, more than 2,900 pounds of food and supplies were collected by the participating clinics and we are hoping to far surpass this total in 2019!
Donations are welcome thru October at the following clinics:
Sound Physical Therapy – 3823 Delridge Way SW
Highline Physical Therapy – 4700 42nd Ave. SW #510
Kinetic Physical Therapy – 4828 California Ave. SW
Life in Balance – 5410 California Ave. SW #101
West Seattle Physical Therapy – 4545 41 st Ave. SW
Biojunction Sports Therapy – 3727 California Ave. SW #1A
You do not need to be a patient to participate! Feel free to drop off non-perishable food or
items at your convenience. A list of suggested items is available at westseattlefoodbank.org.
All but one of the clinic links above will take you to pages with the hours they are open, so you can plan when to drop off your donation!
6:52 AM: Good morning.
AVALON/35TH INTERSECTION CLOSURE: Starts at 9 am today, could last until early Monday (the first one, however, ended early, so we’ll be checking progress by Sunday pm). Find Metro changes here – for routes 21, 50 and 55, the RapidRide C Line, and the West Seattle Water Taxi Shuttle Route 773.
TOWER CRANE INSTALLATION: This was scheduled to have started early today – tower-crane installation for the 4722 Fauntleroy/4721 38th SW project; developers says staging is planned on the east side of the site, NOT on Fauntleroy.