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If you too were wondering about the status of these two …

THE GOOD SOCIETY: Five months have passed since we first reported on this brewery/pub opening just south of Lafayette Elementary. We checked in with co-proprietor Nick Berger, who tells WSB: “We were almost going to make our goal of opening this year, but it looks like probably mid-January. Construction is wrapping up and we are beginning to brew beer.” Turns out West Seattle-headquartered Washington Beer Blog reported last week on that milestone.

And in The Junction:

DARBY WINERY: Many have noticed the signage that went up recently on the space just west of Easy Street Records. Darby Winery‘s long had a tasting room in Woodinville but winemaker Darby English is a West Seattleite and opening this tasting room to add to the peninsula’s growing wine scene. He told WSB today, “We should be opening within the next few weeks. We are excited to open in West Seattle.”

Scenes from West Seattle Art Walk, holiday edition

Caroling, Santa, shopping, and art! It’s all happening in the West Seattle Junction right now during the West Seattle Art Walk‘s holiday edition.

That’s Vanessa Ly-Nguyen, one of tonight’s featured artists – find her at Flying Apron (4709 California SW) until 8 pm. See tonight’s map, venue list, and artist spotlights here.

(added) At CAPERS (4525 California SW), the annual Abstract Invitational features artists including Linda Wallace. Also … tasting and gaming! Meantime, a sample of the caroling:

The Silver Belles have been making the rounds. Go shop late – until 9 at many merchants!

TONIGHT’S LIGHTS: Corner house on a ‘festive’ block

December 12, 2019 5:38 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle Christmas lights | West Seattle news

Though West Seattle Lights is no more, the neighborhood near that show’s former site is still full of holiday spirit – including Wyatt‘s house at 40th and Charlestown. Wyatt notes, “Our whole block is also very festive again this year.” Thanks for sending the photo! More tips – with or without photos – appreciate at; you can scroll through our archive of Christmas-lights coverage by going here.

West Seattle Wonder Dogs: Welcoming a new WSB sponsor!

Today we welcome West Seattle Wonder Dogs as a new WSB sponsor. Here’s what they would like you to know about what they do:

(Photo courtesy West Seattle Wonder Dogs)

West Seattle Wonder Dogs offers puppy socialization using the close supervision of two certified dog trainers in a small-class setting. Puppies can gain confidence with other dogs and humans while learning play skills and developing potty training. Time is set aside for questions about how to raise a puppy.

Doggy day care is also provided. Dogs can interact in a small setting, and training is available both as a class and part of the day-care program We use only force-free training methods, which keeps training fun and positive. Our training classes are smaller than average, allowing for individualized attention. Our day-care program is limited to 15 medium-to-small dogs, so every dog feels safe and has direct human supervision. We offer in-home individual training, group classes, and pull-out training sessions for dogs during day care, so there is something for everyone!

West Seattle Wonder Dogs clients consistently say that their relationship with their dog has improved by coming to us. Life with a new puppy has become easier and more enjoyable; the bond people have with their dogs becomes stronger and more positive than ever; and many frustrating behavior problems have been solved. Many of our clients continue with classes after their dog has learned basic manners, because whether it’s learning new tricks, participating in agility, or taking the first steps
toward service-dog certification, working together and learning new things is equally fun and rewarding for the humans and canines involved!

West Seattle Wonder Dogs is located at 2414 SW Andover, Suite E115. For more info or appointments, call 206-472-2946 or email

We thank West Seattle Wonder Dogs for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.

DEVELOPMENT: 1 project canceled; appeal time for 2 others

Development notes this afternoon:

PROJECT CANCELED: Last month, we mentioned early-stage plans for four new single-family houses to be added to a site that already has one at 9441 26th SW, south of Westwood Village. We noticed an “early outreach” meeting for it on the city calendar – and then the listing disappeared before we could even write a story. Now a note sent to area community advocates by the project architect explains it: “The title report for the project turned up to have covenants restricting development. Unfortunately, this application and meeting is being canceled.”

(corrected) APPEAL TIME: Applications have just been approved for two projects elsewhere in West Seattle, and that opens two-week appeal periods for both: One is 4807 41st SW, “a 4-story apartment building with 22 small efficiency dwelling units. No parking proposed” (in the works almost three years); the other is 9251 35th SW, “two 3-story, townhouse buildings (8 units total). Parking for 6 vehicles proposed.” Follow each address’s link for the official notice, including how to appeal.

TONIGHT: West Seattle Art Walk’s holiday edition, Shop Late Thursday, Chief Sealth IHS Prospective Student Night, more…

December 12, 2019 11:58 am
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Before we get too much further into your Thursday, a quick look at some big things happening tonight:

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, HOLIDAY EDITION: That’s the map/venue list for tonight’s Art Walk – which also features carolers and Santa Claus! The Art Walk officially starts at 5 pm. Looking for ideas on which venues to visit? Here’s the official preview spotlighting some of the artists and venues! And there’s music – not only The Art of Music featuring Marina Christopher, but also the Silver Belles caroling! Santa Claus will be wandering too. Look for those extra holiday guests after 6 pm in the heart of The Junction – California SW between Oregon and Edmunds – but the Art Walk has stops all over The Junction.

SHOP LATE THURSDAY: In The Junction, this is happening tonight too. Many shops will be open until 9 pm.

Other highlights tonight:

CHIEF SEALTH IHS PROSPECTIVE STUDENT NIGHT: 6-7 pm tonight, Chief Sealth International High School invites prospective students and their families to visit. Here’s the flyer with details:

(2600 SW Thistle)

SHERI ROBERTS GREIMES: Award winning blues singer-songwriter performs at Pacific Room on Alki (WSB sponsor). No cover. All ages. 6-9 pm. (2808 Alki SW)

AVIATION PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE: 6 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – details here. (6000 16th SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: 6 pm at Southwest Library, Feliks Banel talks about local weather as explored in his book “Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State.” (9010 35th SW)

STUDENT JAZZ: 7 pm concert at Madison Middle School. (3429 45th SW)

LOTS MORE … see the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide.

UPDATE: Orcas off Alki!

(Added: Photo posted in comments by James Riley)

10:27 AM: During The Whale Trail‘s event Tuesday night (our report is still in progress), local researcher Mark Sears predicted orcas would be back in this area “any day now.” Alki Point resident Gary Jones, who has shared photos here many times over the years, reports a sudden sighting this past hour – and after a period of activity including breaches, they vanished again. They were “moving slowly southbound” and close to this side at the time. If you see them pop up anywhere, let us know!

10:46 AM: Just got a text that they are in view off Alki Beach, in the Starbucks vicinity (Alki/61st).

11:02 AM: Jeff Hogan from Killer Whale Tales confirms orcas off Alki – he has them in view off 63rd/Alki. They’re transient orcas, not southern residents, adds Kersti Muul.

‘BRINGING WARMTH’: Chief Sealth student collecting coats, blankets Sunday

That’s Chief Sealth International High SchooL senior Emily Un, and Good Day Donuts in White Center is where she’ll be 10 am-1 pm Sunday (December 15th) awaiting your donation of coat(s) and/or blanket(s).

During the month of November when I was busy with college apps, I needed a break from just constantly focusing on school work. Ever since I was a young kid, I always wanted to help them homeless in any type of way.

I thought about the things I could do. My friend told me that he saw a homeless man and felt bad for him because it is freezing in Seattle, especially at night. So, this led me to wanting to do a clothing drive. I am in contact with homeless shelters like YWCA and DESC. All of the clothes/blankets will be going back to them, and maybe a few other shelters, depending on how much gets donated.

She chose White Center as the site for the drive because that’s where she lives, but lots of West Seattleites visit there too, so we’re sharing the word here as well as on our WC site. Good Day Donuts is at 9823 15th SW.


December 12, 2019 6:59 am
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 |   West Seattle news

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:59 AM: Good morning. No incidents or alert so far.

WEEKEND CLOSURE REMINDER: The 35th/Alaska intersection is scheduled to close this weekend for work, starting at 7 pm Friday.

RIDE2 SERVICE ENDING: As Metro announced Tuesday, the on-demand shuttle will end service Dec. 20.

8:20 AM: Stalled vehicle on the EB low bridge.