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BIZNOTE: New owners for Admiral Pub

Meet Michael Tomber and Billy Conwell, if you don’t know them already. They are the new owners of Admiral Pub (2306 California SW) and they’re making some changes.

Last week, they closed the pub for a few days to do some renovations and bring in additions including those pool tables – now they have four, as well as three dart boards:

A member of their team tells us they plan to be “very event-driven” including trivia, and that they’re “ready to be the best damn sports bar in West Seattle.” And of course that means they’ll be showing the Sounders‘ MLS Cup match tomorrow, as well as the Seahawks‘ Monday night game.

HONORING VETERANS: Dinner tonight, flags and ferries Monday

November 9, 2019 8:01 pm
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 |   Holidays | How to help | West Seattle news

Gratitude was on the menu tonight, along with spaghetti, at the annual pre-Veterans Day dinner at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle. On the stage – an empty table and chair in honor of POWs and MIAs:

Post 160 commander Keith Hughes talked about it, after a few words about the national organization’s new membership rules:

The free dinner is an annual tradition, free to all veterans and their families. Two more notes:

JUNCTION FLAGS ON MONDAY: Post 160 will lead volunteers putting up and taking down the Stars and Stripes in The Junction on Monday. Help is appreciated – you can meet up with them on the northeast corner of California/Alaska at 9 am and/or 4 pm. All ages welcome.

FERRY FLAGS, MOMENT OF SILENCE: Also on Monday, Washington State Ferries will fly the POW-MIA flag on all operating vessels, as well as observing two minutes of silence aboard each one at 11:11 am. After that, the ferries’ whistles will blow in tribute to all who have served.

2 years after Roxhill Park peat fire, you can be part of the recovery

(WSB photo, October 2017)

One week from today, you can help Roxhill Park continue healing from the underground peat fire two years ago. Here’s how:

20 Volunteers needed for Roxhill Park: Replanting Fire-Damaged Peat Cell 3
Saturday, November 16th starting at 10 am, rain or shine

Two years after the underground peat fire in Roxhill Park, the community has successfully organized, with the Green Seattle Partnership, the delivery of 300 native grasses, ferns and perennial plants to restore the damaged area. is seeking at least 20 volunteers to assist with planting on Saturday, November 16th. Bring gardening gloves and wear warm outdoor clothing. Shovels, warm drinks and snacks will be provided.

(Roxhill Park Champions photo: Prepping Peat Cell 3 for next Saturday’s planting)

We’ll meet near the restroom and parking lot along 29th Ave SW, across the street from 9227 29th Ave SW. If you arrive a little later, the planting site can easily be found looking directly east from the playground and parking lot.

Register here for more details about the location. If you need additional information, contact:

Roxhill Park Champions meets every (corrected) second Saturday to clean litter and remove invasive plants along the park’s trails.

FOOTBALL: WSHS, Chief Sealth seasons conclude

November 9, 2019 5:44 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools | WS & Sports

Football season’s over for West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School. WSHS beat Evergreen last night at Southwest Athletic Complex, 38-12, for the Wildcats’ second consecutive win, ending the season at 3-7. CSIHS lost at Newport on Thursday, 56-27, ending with a 5-5 record.

CONGRATULATIONS! Louisa Boren STEM K-8 seventh-graders in Ultimate playoffs after undefeated season

Those are the members of the 7th-grade Ultimate Frisbee team from Louisa Boren STEM K-8, who made the playoffs after going undefeated in the regular season. The photo and report are from L’Nayim:

They have worked incredibly hard as a team over the past few months, practicing twice a week, and playing 1-2 games each weekend.

Our coach is the amazing “Mr. Des,” our illustrious History, Art, Soccer coach and UF coach. He is kind and inspires kindness in all his players. Without him, UF would not happen at STEM.

Back Row (L-R): Jack, Dominick, Bryson, Kana, Cedar, Cyrus, Cory, Manny, Coach Travis DesAutels
Front Row (L-R): Lukas, Jane, Fern, Bella, Seth, Noble

They lost their first playoff game today 8-7 but will play again next weekend and are in contention for 3rd place.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Police response in Riverview/Highland Park

1:03 PM: If you’re seeing/hearing a big police response near Riverview Playfield – police were trying to catch two suspects in a reported auto theft and it turned into an on-foot chase.

One person was caught by police, another by a bystander. (updated) A vehicle related to this was abandoned nearby on SW Austin.

1:21 PM: 2 juveniles have been arrested. This turns out to be a somewhat complicated case related to the theft of a car that has been reported ditched near 11th/Kenyon. (added) Here’s that car, a Jetta:

Two other suspects reportedly were in it so now there’s a search for them, with a K9 team involved.

2:16 PM: The other car, abandoned on SW Austin, was being sought by Tukwila Police, apparently also stolen. The two people who left the stolen Jetta on 11th SW are at last report still not in custody. We’ll request the report on Monday if no further details emerge sooner.

ADDED SUNDAY: SPD Blotter has a few additional details:

Police arrested two teens after they carjacked a woman in the High Point neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

A woman was driving through the High Point neighborhood in the 7100 block of 32 Ave Southwest at 12:50 pm Saturday when two teenage boys got into her running vehicle. The two teens then assaulted the woman before pushing her out of the car and driving away.

Officers flooded the area and spotted the car fleeing. The suspects ditched the car near Riverview Playfield. The two suspects ran across the field where a youth soccer game was taking place. Officers caught one of the suspects and the second was stopped by two parents and held until officers could take control of the situation.

Officers booked the 14 and 15-year old boys into the Youth services center for investigation of robbery.

No mention of the other car and the other 2 suspects, so we’ll still be requesting the report tomorrow.

WEEKEND SCENE: Highland Park Improvement Club’s 2019 Holiday Bazaar

November 9, 2019 11:43 am
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 |   Highland Park | Holidays | West Seattle news

It’s the only West Seattle holiday bazaar in a historic community center, and you can check it out until 3 pm today: The Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Bazaar is on!

24 vendors this year, of all ages – above are Girl Scouts Juliete, Layla, and Cora. Some items are distinctively holidayesque, some are not:

Food and beverages from the HPIC kitchen, too, if you feel like noshing while you’re there. It’s indoors at 1116 SW Holden. You’ll want to visit next Saturday (November 16th) too, for the Centennial Celebration!

GIRL SCOUTS: New troop forming, with Sunday meeting

In case you haven’t caught this in the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for tomorrow, a new Girl Scout troop is forming in West Seattle:

Girl Scout Troop #40067 is accepting 4th grade girls with a parent volunteer. This is a new troop forming in West Seattle, utilizing a co-op model, and is excited to embrace the Girl Scout mission to offer leadership opportunities and character development to empower girls of every race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, gender identity, religion, or geographic location to make the world a better place. Our first meeting will be on Sunday, Nov. 10th at 4 pm for all interested girls and parents.

The meeting will be at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds). Questions? Contact info is in our calendar listing.

WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Orcas off West Seattle

9:17 AM: Thanks for the tips! Orcas are in the area again today – headed southbound off Fauntleroy a short time ago per Kersti Muul and now in view off The Arroyos per a texter – murky so not ideal viewing, but since they’re southbound, they’ll eventually have to head back this way.

11:24 AM: Kersti reports in comments that some of the southbound whales are headed back northbound.

13 for your West Seattle Saturday!

November 9, 2019 6:07 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Seen at Don Armeni Boat Ramp. Photo by Steven Director)

Happy weekend!

HIGHLAND PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm, 24 vendors have unique offerings for you at Highland Park Improvement Club‘s annual bazaar. Shop and enjoy food/drink. (1116 SW Holden)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART & HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 10 am-4 pm, second day you can see and shop the work of 18 local artists.

Participants are listed here. Find them in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION HOLIDAY PREVIEW: As noted here, this shopping event continues today and Sunday. (Multiple merchants)

FAMILY READING TIME: 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers. (6040 California SW)

CANNA WEST CULTURE SHOP TURNS 1: First-anniversary party at Canna West Culture Shop (WSB sponsor), noon-5 pm. Free massages, music, refreshments, more! (5435 California SW)

LINE DANCE PARTY & POTLUCK: 1:30 pm at High Point Community Center. (6920 34th SW)

‘DANIEL & THE DREAMCATCHER’: 2 pm at Kenyon Hall, “a comic operetta for young audiences.” Ticket information is in our listing. (7904 35th SW)

FREE DINNER FOR VETERANS: 5:30-7 pm at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle, it’s an annual tradition – a spaghetti dinner will be served for free to veterans and their families. Just drop in! (3618 SW Alaska)

JAZZ AT THE PACIFIC ROOM: Award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer, producer Thomas Marriott performs at the Pacific Room (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. Tickets here. (2808 Alki SW)

BLUES AT C & P: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the Jump Monkeys perform. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

‘A FEW GOOD MEN’: Third night of the West Seattle High School Drama Club production, 7:30 pm curtain.

Ticket info (veterans free!) is in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

JAZZ AT KENYON HALL: Rebecca Kilgore and the Ray Skjelbred Trio perform for a second night, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

THE PORNADOS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)