West Seattle, Washington
Sunday’s festival doubleheader starts with the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, 10 am-2 pm. As we continue our countdown, here’s the map!
New this year, a Hot Cider and Cocoa Garden – your choice of beverage will cost just $2, whipped cream included if you want it! PCC Community Markets (WSB sponsor) is the cocoa/cider/whipped cream provider; The Beer Junction is donating its time to run the “garden.”
The festival also features:
–Applepalooza tasting and voting during the Farmers’ Market (10 am-2 pm)
–Activities presented by local businesses/schools/organizations (10 am-2 pm)
–Chili Cookoff benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank (10 am until sold out)
–Costume Parade at 11:30 am
–Trick or Treating at noon
–Kids’ Pie-Eating Contest at 1:30 pm
We’ll be in the Info Booth in the heart of The Junction; see you Sunday. (WSB is a Harvest Festival community co-sponsor.)
Another of the big weekend events we’re looking ahead to: The Fauntleroy Fall Festival, 2-5 pm on Sunday (October 27th), at the schoolhouse/church/Y in the 9100 block of California SW. Tonight we have the schedules – both the activity list (above) and the performance/event schedule (below).
One activity requiring advance preparation – the cake contest. More on that tomorrow.
No photo but if you look across Elliott Bay, that’s Grand Princess at Pier 66 downtown. When it leaves tonight – scheduled for 10 pm – that’s the end of this year’s Seattle cruise season, after more than six months. Grand Princess is in the middle of a weeklong round trip out of San Francisco; next stop, Vancouver, B.C.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
Karen Berge and Deb Greer told attendees at last night’s WSBWCN meeting that they’re ceasing monthly meetings. Over all these years, there have been some memorable meetings – touring a local home with an SPD officer explaining Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – and even some tumultuous moments, like the protester-disrupted 2015 forum with then-Chief Kathleen O’Toole. But there also have been lightly attended meetings with well-trod topics, such as yet another explanation of how 911 works.
And it’s not just about the meetings themselves.
We’ve taken to using the term “flipped-car crash” for many crashes dispatched as “rollovers” because the cars usually land upside down – but in this case, police tell us, the car really did roll. It landed right side up on the south side of SW Alaska, just west of 45th SW. The occupants were still being evaluated by medics but were not believed to be seriously hurt.
It wasn’t in the mayor’s plan, but – as reported here last week – City Councilmember Lisa Herbold has proposed adding the West Marginal Way SW safety project to next year’s city budget. In hopes of convincing her colleagues to support it, Duwamish Tribe leaders and West Seattle community advocates spoke at the council’s budget hearing last night at City Hall downtown. They’re the first group you’ll see in the Seattle Channel video, about 5 minutes in:
As Longhouse director Jolene Haas explained, the building’s site was chosen in part because of its proximity to the culturally significant sites across the street, but crossing is risky at best. In addition, the west side of the street, where the Longhouse has been for a decade, is without sidewalks. SDOT recently narrowed that side of the road for a short distance as a stopgap measure.
WHAT’S NEXT: The council’s budget review continues. If you have an opinion on this or anything else they’re considering, email@example.com is the email address reaching them all.
Early warning that the Washington State Ferries “Triangle Route” will be down a boat next week:
The Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route will operate on its two-boat alternate schedule for one week this Monday, October 28, through Friday, November 1. M/V Sealth will leave the route for necessary maintenance and its annual U.S. Coast Guard-mandated inspection, leaving only the M/V Kitsap and M/V Issaquah.
Customers are encouraged to plan ahead and should expect delays. We understand this service disruption will affect customers’ travel plans, and we will work to return the vessel back service as soon as possible.
Easy Street Records owner Matt Vaughan has some amazing tales to tell and you can hear for yourself at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Champagne Gala Brunch on November 2nd. Just days left to reserve your ticket – here’s what SWSHS wants you to know about this year’s brunch:
Guests at the Champagne Gala Brunch will witness West Seattle history in the making. Guest speakers Matt Vaughan (Music Historian and owner of Easy Street Records), Peder Nelson (Co-Curator of the Sound Spots exhibit at the Log House Museum) will be interviewed by John Maynard, (Robin and Maynard Show on KNXX).
They will speak to the importance of recognizing the music history of the Duwamish Peninsula. Matt will tell the stories of the great musicians who have passed through West Seattle, resulting in a unique intersection of music and culture. A limited edition Eddie Vedder poster from his first solo concert (at Kenyon Hall) will be auctioned.
After a meal at Salty’s overlooking Elliott Bay (vegetarian options available), there will be a live one-of-a-kind West Seattle-themed auction. Some of the auction items include:
Become the “Man or Woman of the Hour” with a collectable Eddie Vedder Poster: Vedder’s first solo concert took place in West Seattle’s Kenyon Hall. You could become the owner of the iconic limited-edition poster (with guitar pick) from that 2008 semi-secret show, billed as a “Into the Wild” screening. In addition, there will be a variety of collectible show posters from other bands available in this music-themed event of the year.
Becoming a Master of Mural Art in the Junction: Assist mural restoration artist Bob Henry in painting one of the beloved Junction murals. Then, learn about these amazing public art pieces with 20 of your closest friends. Historian Clay Eals will host this unique walking tour. Also includes a framed limited-edition poster of the West Seattle murals.
Ice Scream, You Scream, We All Scream Your Own Husky Deli Ice Cream: Create your very own ice cream flavor at Husky Deli. Not only will you get to create the flavor, you get to name it and be available for purchase in store! Celebrate with an ice cream launch party with 20 of your closest friends at this iconic West Seattle location.
Light Up the Night with the Menashes: The Menashe family’s Christmas lights (over 350,000 of them!) are unforgettable. Offering an exclusive party of four to attend a Menashe family Christmas party, this package includes a family photo.
Lastly, there’s a chance to win the Golden Ticket – a Holland America cruise. Purchase the Golden Ticket at the Log House Museum or at the Gala.
Admission: Gala ticket price is $95 and space is limited! If you would like to purchase tickets online: loghousemuseum.org/blog/2019-champagne-gala-brunch To purchase your tickets in person or over the phone, please contact the Log House Museum at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-350-0999.
We start this West Seattle Crime Watch report with a search happening now:
DELRIDGE BURGLARY: We’re still collecting details on this but if you’re seeing/hearing the police search in Delridge – they’re looking for a burglar. We don’t have an address yet but the search, with K9, is ranging eastward from Delridge/Juneau, uphill into Puget Ridge. We’ve heard a partial description of the burglar as male, average build, blue and white striped stocking cap, black and white flowered wrap over pants, facial hair. We’ll update when we find out more.
10:43 AM UPDATE: Talked to police in the area. The burglary happened at a house being renovated near Delridge/Findlay. A work crew saw the intruder, who subsequently bolted.
10:50 AM UPDATE: A suspect is reported, via police radio, to be in custody.
LINCOLN PARK CAR PROWL: Lindsey just moved to our area from out of state a week ago. On Monday, a rude “welcome” at Lincoln Park:
My family parked at the lot across from SW Rose Street at Lincoln Park around 4 PM and left at 5:15 PM.
Around 6:45 PM my bank started notifying me of suspicious activity. I called to inquire and discovered someone was purchasing gift cards from stores at Westwood Village: Game Stop, Big Five, Marshall’s, Starbucks, Target, etc. My brother‘s credit cards we’re also stolen and used.
We were able to deduce that we left our wallets in the car during our hike and my husband probably inadvertently left the car unlocked. This person is likely a pro, they probably intentionally target park lots as patrons likely won’t be back at their cars for some time. They took only our credit and debit cards as well as cash and change. They left IDs and such. They only tried to purchase gift cards from the stores, as far as we’re currently aware.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COFFEE WITH A COP: Happening now until 11 am at Admiral Safeway Starbucks, drop in and chat with local police. (2622 California SW)
SDOT DIRECTOR, WESTCREST DOG PARK @ HPAC: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, this month’s HPAC meeting features SDOT director Sam Zimbabwe with an update on what’s now proposed for improving safety at Highland Park Way/Holden. Also, as previewed here, Seattle Parks will talk about the plan for a temporary replacement dog park when the Westcrest Park Off-Leash Area is closed for drainage improvements. (1116 SW Holden)
NATIONAL PARKS CONCERT: West Seattleite Anthony Spain conducts the Northwest Symphony Orchestra in a unique visual/musical experience at Benaroya Hall downtown, 7:30 pm – details here. (200 University St.)
OPEN MIC NIGHT: The legendary backlined open mic at The Skylark. Signups start at 7:30 pm, performances at 8, all ages until 10. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
MORE … on our complete calendar.
Again this year, Halloween is more like Hallo-week, with some of the 36 events in our West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide happening tomorrow, continuing through a big busy weekend, and then more leading up to, and of course on, Halloween. If you haven’t sent us your event yet – from school carnivals to bar parties – it’s not too late; email@example.com is the address. To check out the updated guide – now up to 36 listings – just go here. (Photo: Jack-o-turkey, sent by Wyatt)
7:06 AM: Good morning. No incidents or alerts currently.
TONIGHT: Sounders FC home match vs. Salt Lake at 7 pm, so the West Seattle Water Taxi runs into the late evening.