West Seattle, Washington
Spectators lined the shore by Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) tonight as the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship returned to West Seattle for a second night, with the downtown skyline providing a bright backdrop. Tonight The Dickens Carolers were on board – here are two of their songs:
Full schedule for the season includes stops around Lakes Washington and Union as well as Puget Sound; see it here. There’s one more West Seattle visit, too – next Saturday, 3:05 pm at Don Armeni Boat Ramp, after a 2 pm stop at Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park.
The photo is from Khalid Agour of Itto’s Tapas, giving us a peek inside his close-to-opening High Point coffee shop Nos Nos. Our previous update was in September, and we’ve received many requests for an update, so we checked with him. Here’s the status of the shop at 35th/Graham:
We are very excited about Nos Nos opening in the High Point neighborhood to serve our community. Finally the buildout is done. We are now in the process of hiring and training baristas. We are shooting for mid-December. … We can’t wait to open our doors to you all!
Family and friends will gather December 9th to remember Elizabeth J. “Betty” Novotny. Here’s the remembrance her family is sharing with the community:
Elizabeth J. Novotny
Feb. 24, 1914 – Nov. 26, 2019
Betty passed away just 3 months short of her 106th birthday.
She was born in Chicago and lived in that area until she retired and moved to the Northwest. She lived in West Seattle for 43 years. She is preceded in death by her son Bob Seger and husband Joe Novotny. She is survived by her daughter Penny Mulligan, 8 grandchildren, a bunch of great-grandkids, and several great-great-grandkids.
She and Joe loved to camp and travel and she could paint a mean mountain scene. She was loved by all and will be missed by all. Special thanks go to the Daystar care givers who took such good care of her for 5+ years.
Funeral service will be December 9th, 11:00 am, at the Yarington Funeral Home.
(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries by request, free of charge. Please e-mail the text, and a photo if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The report and photo are from Peter:
Last night my 1987 Toyota 4Runner was stolen from the front of my house near the intersection of Woodside and Myrtle. It is black with a black fabric top on the rear. WA plates BBC2458. A police report has been filed.
If you see it, call 911.
UPDATE: Peter reports it was found, abandoned in White Center.
You still have a few hours to be part of Small Business Saturday – we peeked in at three WSB sponsors in The Junction:
AGAIN & AGAIN/KID FRIENDLY FOOTWEAR (4832 California SW): Need to weatherproof your little one?
We found a rack full of those colorful coveralls, among many other types of kids’ items. (And if you’re looking for work, they told us they need help! Especially if you specialize in multitasking.)
MY THREE LITTLE BIRDS (4736 California SW): First holiday season in The Junction for this just-moved shop:
The spacious new space holds a variety of kid stuff for family shopping. And they’re having a SBS sale – 40 percent to 60 percent off select items/brands.
VAIN (4513 California SW): It’s not just a hair salon – it’s a boutique!
The SBS sale at VAIN is a discount on hair products. Keep watch for other shopping events throughout th season.
P.S. Come to The Junction tomorrow to visit Santa’s House on the south end of the Farmers’ Market, 11 am-2 pm – free holiday face-painting!!
High-school basketball begins! Chief Sealth vs. Vashon as afternoon-long, 8-team jamboree at Sealth starts. pic.twitter.com/8aqkTal6x0
— West Seattle Blog (@westseattleblog) November 30, 2019
1:53 PM: Ready for basketball? Chief Sealth International High School is hosting an eight-team jamboree through about 5 pm. We were there for the opening game this past hour, Sealth vs. Vashon Island HS. The Seahawks led most of the way, but Vashon tied it up in the late going and won 17-15 on a shot at the buzzer. Here’s the schedule (PDF) for the afternoon; Sealth plays again at 4:30 pm in the closing game, vs. Sultan HS.
ADDED SATURDAY NIGHT: Photos – above, Sealth #23, senior Sean Brown; below, Sealth #22, sophomore Taien Jackson:
Returning as head coach, Colin Slingsby:
Sealth’s first full game of the season is 7 pm Tuesday (December 3rd) at Garfield; their first home game is two weeks later, 7:30 pm December 17th vs. Ballard.
In the chilly almost-winter sunshine, here’s a reason to dream about spring: Registration time for Southwest Lacrosse Club (WSB sponsor)! Teams play a March-to-June season, with preseason practices starting in February – twice weekly, with games on Saturday, except for high-school-age players, whose practices and games are on weekdays. The girls’ program has 3rd/4th-grade and 5th/6th-grade teams; the boys’ program has 3rd/4th grade, 5th/6th grade, 7th/8th grade, and high school. Also, there’s a co-ed, non-contact, K-2 program on Sundays in April and May. You can register online at swlacrosseclub.org. The registration link for all ages is here; scholarships are available.
It’s back to business as usual at Duke’s on Alki today (2516 Alki SW) after repairs to a pipe that broke in subfreezing weather Friday morning. (That’s the situation that was logged as “major water job” on the SFD log, though their crews weren’t there for long.) Duke’s management contacted us this morning to get the word out that they have fixed the problem and are back open regular hours today, 11 am-11 pm.
SHOP LOCAL! We hope you’ll shop local first EVERY day, all year long – especially today, which has become known as Small Business Saturday. Here’s the list of highlights in The Junction. … Elsewhere: Paper Boat Booksellers “will be providing free holiday gift wrapping from 10-5, treats all day and a special 10% off coupon if you spend over $50*. Larry The Librarian will be joining us for family reading time at 11:00! We will also be joining other independent bookstores with a Literary Angel Tree, providing new books to kids at Seattle Children’s Hospital.” (6040 California SW) … It’s Small Business Saturday, and Puzzle Derby at noon at Meeples Games, $20 per team of 4. (3727 California SW)
NATIVE GIFT FAIR & ART MARKET: 10 am-5 pm, day 2 at the Duwamish Longhouse, art, jewelry, apparel, drums, more.
Free admission. Overflow parking across the street, with a crossing guard. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
(added) BASKETBALL: The high-school season begins with a jamboree at Chief Sealth International High School, starting at 1 pm. Eight teams play short games in the CSIHS gym – here’s the schedule (PDF) – every half hour through 4:30 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)
SOUTH PARK ARTS’ FINAL ‘ART UNDER $100’: For the 15th and final time, the artists of South Park are putting on a show and sale of epic proportions. It’s at Seattle Design Center, 1 pm VIP entry for a fee, 2-8 pm free entry, more info here; see the artist lineup here. (5701 6th Ave. S.)
GARY BENSON’S CHRISTMAS SHOW: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), a “warm and cozy holiday performance.” No cover; all ages. (5612 California SW)
‘THE BEST YOU’VE EVER SEEN’: 8:30 pm at Parliament Tavern. $12 cover if you haven’t bought a $10 advance ticket. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)