West Seattle, Washington
Holiday shopping can be a celebration all its own. While you’re out shopping local this Saturday, save sme time in the afternoon/evening to travel a bit east and visit the last-ever South Park Arts “Art Under $100” extravaganza. The announcement:
It started small in 2004 with just three artists and a garage party in South Park. Today, 15 years later, Art Under $100 has evolved into the holiday party of the season with amazing, accessible art still at its very core. And this particular Art Under $100 takes on a bittersweet significance. AU100 2019 will be the last one, so carve out Saturday, November 30th on your calendar: not to be missed.
It’s a big finale, so wear your finest and funnest outfits and spend the day with us. You’ll be blown away by paintings, sculpture, glass art, metalwork, ceramics, textiles, and so much more. You’ll see the neighbors you miss all year, buy treasures you can’t find elsewhere, support 70 local artists, reminisce, imbibe, create, and connect. You might even dance.
WHAT: Art Under $100
WHEN: Saturday, November 30th
VIP Hour – 1:00 – 2:00 pm $25 ticket includes bubbly, chocolate, stress-free shopping
Free Entry – 2:00 – 8:00 pm
WHERE: Seattle Design Center : 5701 6th Avenue S on the edge of SODO in Georgetown
• Plenty of parking
• DJ Doctor David spins the records
• Art Raffles throughout the event
• Food trucks
• Wine, Beer (from Georgetown Brewery), a signature cocktail, and non-alcoholic beverages
• Hands-on projects to take home courtesy of the Makery, an art lab that uses up-cycled materials
• Check out www.southparkarts.org
Last Saturday night, we reported on this year’s Beer Church Turkey Bowl, a beer-and-bowling event raising funds and food for the West Seattle Food Bank. Tonight, WSFB’s Judi Yazzolino shares the grand totals, as well as words of thanks?
The 21st annual Beer Church Turkey Bowl at the West Seattle Bowl last Saturday, a benefit for the West Seattle Food Bank, was another incredible success! $9,490 and 2,165 pounds of food, 1,000 pounds were directly from Old Stove Beer.
Thank you to Kendall & Kim Jones from Beer Church for their tireless work to put together this fun event and certainly to the breweries, restaurants and individuals who put teams together, bring food and buy raffle tickets and bowl their hearts out for the food bank. The 12,700 individuals that we serve in your community with nutritious food and other needed programs and services certainly appreciate your support.
A high-profile visitor but a low-key visit today, when Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner spent some time at Admiral Safeway. He wasn’t there to shop, or to sign autographs … he was there to help pack Thanksgiving meals to be delivered to three tiny-house encampments, including Camp Second Chance in West Seattle.
That’s young helper Amare with Bobby, who gave another gift while he was there – paying for the groceries of everybody who happened to be in the store at the time.
If you’re headed toward southbound Delridge, you might want to consider an alternate route for a while: Those lanes are blocked at Brandon because of a crash response. No major injuries reported so far. However, don’t detour onto Genesee east of Delridge – there’s a stuck truck on the hill.
Three weeks after the voting ended, King County Elections has certified the final results. So for the record, here’s how the local races turned out:
Countywide turnout – 48.54%
Seattle City Council District 1 (West Seattle/South Park, turnout 54.51%)
Lisa Herbold – 20,033 – 55.71 %
Phil Tavel – 15,787 – 43.90 %
King County Council District 8 (West Seattle, White Center, Vashon/Maury Is., part of Burien, turnout 49.74%)
Joe McDermott – 56,753 – 83.71 %
Michael Robert Neher – 10,729 – 15.83 %
Seattle School Board District 6 (West Seattle & most of South Park; districtwide turnout 54.42%)
Leslie S. Harris – 142,214 – 65.82 %
Molly E. Mitchell – 72,805 – 33.70 %
The full list of countywide results is here.
Before year’s end, we’re checking back with a long list of coming-soon businesses. Today – Crowfoot Café, which as we reported in September is in the works for the former mini-market at 7789 Highland Park Way SW. We asked proprietors/founders Steven Baird and Maureen Clark how things are going:
We are in that magical in-between phase where the Health Department says they like our plan but we still await permission from Labor & Industries…
We hope to open in a month so; in the meantime we are practicing and perfecting our procedures. We will let you know our soft-open date after we hear from L&I.
We are excited to share our pizza and continue to build community in our wonderful Highland Park neighborhood, and hope we have visitors from all over West Seattle!
Those are some of the trees at West Seattle Nursery (California/Brandon), one of five places where you can buy a pre-Thanksgiving Christmas tree, as listed in our Holiday Guide. With two days to go until Thanksgiving, we want to remind you the Holiday Guide is full of info for Thursday’s holiday too – restaurants and bars-with-food that’ll be open, free community Thanksgiving dinners, grocery-store hours, and more. We are continuing to add info and announcements daily, so if you are involved with something seasonal – from shopping specials (BUY LOCAL!) to shows to Santa photos to services to giving opportunities, and beyond – just send the info, firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
Thanks to Mike for the tip – the Westwood driver-licensing office (8830 25th SW) is closed today, and its website attributes the closure to a “facility issue.” We checked with the Department of Licensing and were told the office is closed for water-line repairs and that they’ll assess at day’s end whether it will reopen tomorrow. So if you were planning to go there tomorrow – check first!
Thanks to a reader tip about that sign at the northbound Metro bus stop on California/Dakota, we’ve learned that it’s one of seven stops proposed for removal – not “moving” as the sign suggests. Metro says it’s part of a plan to “rebalance” Route 50. First, here are the stops that are part of the proposal:
Metro spokesperson Torie Rynning also provided context in responding to our inquiry:
Many of the bus stops along Route 50 under consideration for removal were placed before Metro became an organization in 1973.
Over time, changes in land use, bus service, and pedestrian infrastructure prompt a re-evaluation of bus stop placement and subsequent rebalancing effort. Meanwhile, higher ridership at the bus stops along California Ave SW increases the amount of time it takes passengers to board and leave the bus. This delay increases throughout a trip the more frequently a bus stops. Bus-stop rebalancing presents a cost-effective way to optimize recent service investments.
All stops proposed for closure are within a few minutes’ walk to another nearby stop. The proposed changes allow for the same coverage of transit services by maintaining stop spacing of approximately one-quarter mile. Consolidating bus stops helps keep buses moving and on-time for Routes 50, 55, and 128 that share stops along California Ave SW between SW Admiral Way and SW Alaska St. All that said, the changes currently posted at bus stops are proposals, subject to change based on input from transit riders, and your readers are encouraged to let us know what they think.
As noted on the sign, you can comment to Metro’s Shelby Cramer – text or voice 206-263-1109, email email@example.com.
ADDED WEDNESDAY: The changes would take effect with the March “service change.”
While we don’t have a new photo of The West Seattle Turkey today – nothing since last week’s tower-crane visit – we do have that photo of the new Pigeon Point sign, sent by Pete Spalding. The neighborhood has a long tradition of whimsical, often also topical, signage. Now on to the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BOARD GAME HAPPY HOUR: 5-8 pm at Admiral Pub, presented by West Seattle Geeks. Free to play! 21+. (2306 California SW)
WOMEN’S PERSONAL-SAFETY TRAINING: Free training, 6 pm at the Southwest Precinct. Info and signup link are here. (2300 SW Webster)
DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY NETWORK: 7 pm at Duwamish Longhouse, all community-group reps and interested individuals are welcome. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
TUESDAY TRIVIA: “West Seattle’s sassiest trivia,” 8:30 pm with Devon at Admiral Pub. 21+. (2306 California SW)
SEE IT ALL AND MORE on our full calendar.
Southbound orcas are passing the Vashon ferry terminal right now, reports Kersti Muul.
6:55 AM: Good morning! Second-to-last morning commute before the four-day holiday weekend.
SCHOOL NOTE: Most Seattle Public Schools elementaries and K-8s have no classes again today – it’s a conference day.
7:36 AM; Crash on the EB bridge, reported to be blocking the right lane at the crest.
7:59 AM: All clear.