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WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Last Sunday of Daylight Saving Time, with sub-freezing nights on the way

(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Thanks for the photos from tonight’s sunset! One West Seattleite even sent an aerial view:

Two things worth noting:

-This was the last Sunday of Daylight Saving Time this year; 2 am next Sunday (November 3rd), we “fall back” an hour and move into Pacific Standard Time.

-If you have a vehicle parked outdoors, you might need your ice scraper. Tonight’s low is forecast in the 30s, then possibly into the 20s Monday and Tuesday nights.

(Photo by Marc Milrod)

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: More Sound Transit testing this week

October 27, 2019 7:22 pm
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(WSB photo, Pigeon Point, July 2018)

As Sound Transit‘s environmental studies for West Seattle light rail continue, it’s announced the next round of drilling for soii tests:

Starting as early as Thursday, Oct. 31, Sound Transit plans to begin drilling to collect soil samples for analysis near the 19th Ave SW and SW Charlestown St intersection … This work will inform our analysis of the alternatives along the north slope of Pigeon Point that we are studying in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Additional borings in this area will occur in the coming months; we will keep you informed as that work is scheduled.

See the full flyer here (PDF) or below:

Sound Transit has already done some testing on Pigeon Point.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Apartment-building search

ORIGINAL REPORT, SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Thanks for the texted tip about the big police response at The Huxley (4754 Fauntleroy Way SW). We went over to ask. Police told us they got a report of a possible burglary in the building, and the suspect may still be in the building, so they are searching with a K(. No other details.

ADDED MONDAY AFTERNOON: Still some details we haven’t been able to get, but we did confirm with SPD that one man was arrested. The 49-year-old suspect is in jail right now, held for investigation of drug violations as well as on a warrant related to a prior case.

PHOTOS: Fauntleroy Fall Festival 2019

2:53 PM: We’ve been talking for more than a week about Fauntleroy Creek salmon. This afternoon, you can celebrate them by making a salmon hat at the Fauntleroy Fall Festival. Or if you’re more interested in birds – don’t miss the raptors behind The Hall at Fauntleroy!

Also a petting zoo:

And pony rides:

Maybe you’d rather sit and listen to music. That’s happening indoors as well as outdoors:

(That’s the Hilltop Jazz Project.) From Seattle Fire and Police, Engine 37 and the Mobile Precinct are visiting:

They’re in the church parking lot, as are opportunities to bounce and climb:

Inside the church/Y building, other attractions – cakes!

The decorated-cake contest judging is concluding, while the cakewalk is about to begin. The West Seattle Community Orchestras “instrument petting zoo” is inside Fauntleroy Church too:

This festival’s on until 5 pm – here’s info, including a map. More photos later.

ADDED 7:52 PM: More of what made the festival educational as well as fun – you could talk with Fauntleroy Watershed Council members:

Or learn about preparedness:

We almost forgot to talk about the food – from Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering squash soup to the famous Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) sliders:

The festival is presented by a coalition of Fauntleroy organizations and businesses.


October 27, 2019 1:50 pm
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From Kate:

My friend’s 1999 Honda CRV was stolen last night in front of his house 3200 block of 44th Ave SW between midnight and 10 am. WA License BMA6382. Police report was made. These are pictures of the year/model/color of his car (but not his actual car.) Please call police if you see it. It has this decal on the driver’s side rear window.

AS-IT-HAPPENED COVERAGE: West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2019!

October 27, 2019 10:03 am
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(Festival info/map here … Bus reroute info here …)

10:03 AM: Not only is the West Seattle Farmers’ Market on in The Junction as always … so is the Harvest Festival, with a bonus block of activities on California south to Edmunds … both until 2 pm! Our as-it-happens coverage starts now.

The Chili Cookoff is on, at the KeyBank corner – $10 gets you 9 tastes and a vote, and the money goes to the West Seattle Food Bankthe contenders are right behind the booth:

The weather is clear but chilly so bundle up! The sun will be a little higher in the sky by Costume Parade time at 11:30. We’re already seeing lots of costumes:

We’re in the Info Booth at California/Alaska – right across from us at the south end of the Farmers’ Market block, you’ll find the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, who would be happy to sell you advance tickets to their December 7th pancake breakfast!

11:12 AM: Lots of people here enjoying the festival. If you are here for the parade, gather at Junction Plaza Park, where the West Seattle High School Band is warming up. Meantime, activities continue on the block south of Alaska throughout the festival:

Above, Titans Lacrosse; below, Mode Music Studios.

Above, Westside School (which is a WSB sponsor as are the Titans and Mode); below, West City Rope Ninjas. 50 businesses, schools, and organizations are here with activities:

11:54 PM: The parade, which circles the Farmers’ Market block, has just wrapped up. The band had an appropriate song:

Now it’s trick-or-treat time – businesses as well as booths! P.S. If you’re looking for something more savory, chili’s still available last time we checked the cookoff booth. Right next to it on the west side of California/Alaska is the Cider/Cocoa Garden, $2 for either.

Festival and Market both continue until 2 pm.

12:51 PM: Costume-watching continues, as does trick-or-treating – visit your Junction merchants too – they sponsor the festival through the Junction Association!

Above, Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor); below, Curious Kidstuff:

Along with the merchants, thanks to the many volunteers here today too! Events coming up: Around 1:30 pm, the chili vote winner will be announced; that’s also when the kids’ pie-eating contest (all spots filled, we’re told) will be happening here at the Info Booth (California/Alaska).

1:23 PM: Lots of costumed pets as well as people. CJ sent these photos of “Pope Leo” and “Stuart Little”:

1:34 PM: The Chili Cookoff vote results are in:
Duos #1
Easy Street #2
Elliott Bay #3

(Matt from Easy Street and Ben from Duos, with Judi from WSFB)

Almost 400 ballots cast — great support for the WS Food Bank (official tally later)!

1:54 PM: Festival’s almost over – here’s a bit of how the pie-eating contest went:

(added) Here’s Chris with winners Connor, Seth, and Arthur:

8:10 PM: A few photos added inline above, and below:

Above – name that costume! Below, from the WSHS Band leading the parade:

The littlest kids’ costumes were some of the cutest:

Thanks to everybody for coming down and being part of the festival!

2 big festivals and more for your West Seattle Sunday!

(Golden-crowned Kinglet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Again today, we start the highlight list with what’s in the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide:

HARVEST FESTIVAL: West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival, 10 am-2 pm. Held concurrently with the Farmers’ Market, adding an extra block to the usual street closure on California SW, plus SW Alaska on both sides of California. Kids’ activities (arts, crafts, games), Chili Cookoff, Cider/Cocoa Garden, 11:30 am costume parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band, noon trick-or-treating. Full preview here.

SEASONAL GLASS ART: Art Glass Pumpkin Patch at Avalon Glassworks in Luna Park: Hundreds of handmade glass pumpkins. 10 am-5 pm; watch live glass-blowing starting at 11 am! (2914 SW Avalon Way)

FAUNTLEROY FALL FESTIVAL: 2 pm-5 pm, pumpkin-painting, birdhouse-making, other kids’ activities, pony rides, raptor education, petting zoo, cakewalk, food and drink, music, more. In and around the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse/Church/Y. Full preview here. (9100 block of California SW)

WHITE CENTER TRICK-OR-TREATING: Trick-or-treat in downtown White Center, at participating businesses, 2-5 pm. (16th SW south of Roxbury, and vicinity)

Also happening today/tonight:

DROP-OFF FOOD DRIVE FOR PEOPLE & PETS: Joseph Meats‘ food drive continues today – drop off donations outside his house in Arbor Heights! (9910 34th SW)

CASPAR BABYPANTS: First show in new Sunday concert series at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, 1 pm. (9131 California SW)

OPEN BLUEGRASS JAM: 6 pm monthly jam at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

JAZZ: 8 pm at The Alley, music with The Triangular Jazztet. 21+. (4509 California SW)