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Concerned but confused about climate-change action? This might help

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

“I have hope that if we work together we can fix it.”

That optimism was voiced by 6th grader Gresham Crone, speaking briefly at the start of the climate-change panel discussion last Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center.

He had gone to the previous Friday’s Global Climate Strike rally. It was one example of the event’s theme – what you can do about the climate crisis.

The venue itself was another example – a LEED-certified building, as explained in opening remarks by Vince Stricherz, a co-chair of the Green Ministry, which OLG and Holy Rosary started in response to Pope Francis‘s call to care for the planet. The event was also meant in part to look ahead to next year’s 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, and Stricherz recalled some of the flashpoints that led to it.

The panel’s moderator is in fact leading the plan for Earth Day Northwest 2020, Forterra founder Gene Duvernoy.

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NEXT WEEKEND: NB Highway 99 closure

Looking ahead to next weekend, one closure alert: WSDOT plans to close northbound Highway 99 all the way from the West Seattle Bridge to the north end of the tunnel, 11 pm Friday (October 11th) to 4 am Monday (October 14th).

TRAFFIC UPDATE: 35th/Avalon intersection now open again

As it did during last month’s closure, the 35th/Avalon intersection has reopened early again. SDOT just announced via Twitter that the work’s done and the intersection is open.

NAME TIME: Deadline approaching for 48th/Charlestown park suggestions

(WSB file photo, future park site at 48th/Charlestown)

Back in August, Seattle Parks announced the call for suggestions about what to name the future park at 48th SW/SW Charlestown. The deadline’s now less than two weeks away, so in case you missed it, or didn’t have time to send in a suggestion, we’re publishing this reminder. The city bought and “landbanked” the third-of-an-acre site five years ago and now is getting ready to turn it into a park, as explained and shown here. Our previous coverage has details on criteria for name consideration and where to send your suggestion(s) – find all that here.

THURSDAY: Coming Out Day Celebration @ Hiawatha Community Center

October 6, 2019 1:26 pm
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Again this year, Hiawatha Community Center is hosting a celebration for National Coming Out Day. Here’s the announcement for Thursday’s event:

This year on Thursday, October 10th from 5-7 p.m., the Hiawatha Community Center will be hosting its second annual National Coming Out Day Celebration. Whether it’s coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) or as an ally, we come together in celebration and advocacy of equality and living openly. In an effort to gather together resources for the community, we’re hosting this event not only as a celebration but also as a show of support for our LGBTQ neighbors and their journey. There will be community organizations with LGBTQ resources, music, art projects, and food. See you there!

Hiawatha is at 2700 California SW.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Burglar on video; bicycle stolen

Two West Seattle Crime Watch reader reports:

BURGLAR ON VIDEO: The clip is from Peter, who reports that person broke into his home at 9:19 pm last night: “Intruder was aggressive and tried to knock down my bedroom door. Thankfully, no one got hurt.” Police incident #19-372516. It happened near 35th/Fauntleroy.

STOLEN BICYCLE: The photo and report are from Vincent:

I foolishly left my garage door open, which provided a convenient opportunity for a thief to make off with the bike in the attached picture. The bike is essentially brand new and completely stock. It was taken from the 2900 block of Walnut Ave. SW in the early morning of Sun., Oct. 6.

9 for your West Seattle Sunday!

(Bald Eagle photographed Saturday on Alki Point by Gary Jones)

Here’s what’s happening as the first weekend of October wraps up:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, cheese, beverages, more sold by local farmers/makers in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

WEST SIDE ARTISTS’ TOUR: 11 am-3 pm, second and final day of this self-guided tour of local artists’ studios. Our preview includes the map and locations.

CROP WALK ON ALKI: Help raise awareness and money to fight hunger by joining in this annual walk, leaving Alki UCC at 1 pm. (6115 SW Hinds)

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Bring your furry, feathered, scaled (etc.) friend(s) to the West Seattle High School parking lot for this event presented by neighboring St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, 1 pm. (3000 California SW)

COMMUNITY ART SHOWCASE OPENING RECEPTION: 2 pm at Southwest Library, “meet your creative neighbors and see their art on display at the Library!” Coffee and dessert provided. (9010 35th SW)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm in the community room on the east side of Arrowhead Gardens, it’s the monthly meeting of the community volunteers who meet to get updates on the city-authorized tiny-house encampment in southeast West Seattle. All welcome to attend, observing and/o participating with comments/questions (9200 2nd SW)

‘SUNSET BABY’: 3 pm matinée today at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) for “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morisseau. Check ticket availability here. (4711 California SW)

MICHAEL TOMLINSON: 6 pm performance at Camp Long Lodge. Advance tickets – buy yours here – required. (5200 35th SW)

SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE: Featuring David Rodriguez, Sean Crozier, and Joey Vargas, at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by browsing our complete calendar!