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CORONAVIRUS: Friday 12/25 roundup

December 25, 2020 11:46 pm
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Yes, even on Christmas night, we have virus news. And first, a reminder that it’s now been 43 weeks since the Friday night announcement of the first King County case of COVID-19. Here’s what’s new:

NEWEST KING COUNTY NUMBERS: From the Public Health daily summary:

*59,831 people have tested positive, 525 more than yesterday’s total

*1,043 people have died, 11 more than yesterday’s total

*3,983 people have been hospitalized, 9 more than yesterday’s total

*726,744 people have been tested, 674 more than yesterday’s total

One week ago, those totals were 56.693/978/3,823/708,641.


WORLDWIDE NUMBERS: 79.8 million cases, 1,750,000+ deaths – see the nation-by-nation numbers here.

TEST SITE REOPENS: After a holiday closure, the West Seattle COVID-19 testing site at Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) reopens Saturday. Registration for a testing time starts here, depending on whether you do or don’t have symptoms.

GOT INFO OR PHOTOS? or text/voice 206-293-6302 – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: 3 homes where there’s more than twinkling

December 25, 2020 7:18 pm
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On this Christmas night, a stocking full of lights and decorations:

Brian suggested we check out that music-synched lights display between Andover and Charlestown on 36th SW [vicinity map]. The music is only audible via 99.5 FM low-powered radio, so we had to record from inside the car to pick up the music.

Next house is more a daylight display – 2748 44th SW [map]:

M sent the photo, explaining they decorated with a gingerbread theme.

And heading south to Fauntleroy, this is for everyone who loves Halloween AND Christmas:

Julie explained in her tip that this house on 46th SW between Cloverdale and Trenton [vicinity map] had a major Halloween display that was augmented with Christmas decorations, rather than being replaced by them:

Thank you to the many people who sent tips, with and without photos, this season – all the decorations we have shown remain listed in our Holiday Guide and archived here!

HOLIDAY MUSIC: West Seattle fiddler’s Alki serenade

Eight months ago, we featured fiddler Dawn Hepburn joining neighbors in “making a joyful noise” when that was happening during the evenings early in the stay-home days. Today, she brought musical joy to Alki with Christmas songs, and shared a video clip so you could enjoy the serenade even if you weren’t at the beach.

WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Merry Bridge-mas!

9 months (as of this past Wednesday) after the West Seattle Bridge closed, it’s inspired a gingerbread creation. Mike Shaughnessy sent the photos of his family’s ginger-bridge. Santa even has his choice of destinations:

By next Christmas, we might just be a few months away from restored use of the real thing.

What you need to know on Christmas Day 2020 in West Seattle

(Photo by Marc Milrod)

Welcome to Christmas Day. It’s our holiday tradition to start the day with information you might find helpful:

COFFEE SHOPS OPEN TODAY: Our (short) list of independent coffee shops that planned to be open for at least part of today is in the Christmas section atop our Holiday Guide. (Anyone missing? Let us know!)

GROCERY STORES OPEN TODAY: Also in the Christmas section atop our Holiday Guide.

RESTAURANTS OPEN TODAY AND/OR TONIGHT: You’ll find that list in the Holiday Guide too.

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

*Metro is on the Sunday schedule
*No Water Taxi service
*Sound Transit light rail and buses on the Sunday schedule
*Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run is on its regular weekday schedule
*No charge for parking today on city streets in neighborhoods with pay stations
*Traffic cameras: West Seattle-relevant ones here; citywide views are available via this SDOT map

*No trash/recycling/etc. pickup today – if you have Friday pickup, it’ll happen tomorrow instead
*Seattle Parks sites’ status for today
*Seattle Public Libraries services are suspended today

If you see/hear news, please text/call 206-293-6302 – we appreciate your tips 24/7/366!

Crash takes out hydrant along Fauntleroy Way

Thanks to Lola for the photo. That’s the second West Seattle crash in less than 12 hours to have taken out a hydrant. This one happened in the 5600 block of Fauntleroy Way SW, with a driver hitting a parked car, and the hydrant getting hit in the process. The driver was reported to have walked away from the scene, but a medical dispatch indicated he was found some blocks away shortly thereafter.