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Once you’ve grown a quarter-ton pumpkin, what do you do with it?

You enter it in the Elysian Brewery Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off, of course:

That’s what Trevor did, after growing the pumpkin in his Gatewood garden:

He says “sunshine, good seeds, a lot of water, and some special care – that may be unique to the pandemic” enabled the pumpkin to swell to 500 pounds.

So then there was the matter of how to get it to Georgetown for the weigh-off. Trevor says his entire block on 37th SW came together to help:

The pumpkin contest was a prelude to Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer Festival. The winning pumpkin was 1,575 pounds. But Trevor’s was no less impressive, He credits family support, too,

(Thanks to Trevor for sending the photos and report!)

UPDATE: Crash on Olson Place

October 2, 2021 8:56 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle traffic alerts

8:56 PM: Thanks for the tip! If you’re heading back toward West Seattle soon, avoid the Olson exit off 509 for a while. There’s a crash on the uphill side from 1st, and one person is being treated for injuries; the tipster says SFD is blocking multiple lanes.

9:24 PM: SFD has cleared from the scene.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Seen this stolen pickup?

From Jennifer:

2001 Chevy Silverado. Stolen from 17th Ave. SW between Trenton and Cloverdale at 2 am 10/2/21 (today). License plate B36240L. Democrat bumper stickers on the back.

Call 911 if you see it.

BIZNOTE: Closing sale Sunday at South Park Hall

October 2, 2021 4:49 pm
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 |   South Park | West Seattle businesses | West Seattle news

Keeping an event venue going during a long-running pandemic – when events have been banned or restricted – proved to be too tough a challenge for South Park Hall to keep going. So after four years, the renovated historic space at 1253 South Cloverdale is closing, One of its original proprietors, West Seattle entrepreneur Corina Luckenbach, has announced a fixtures/furniture sale for tomorrow (Sunday, October 3rd), 10 am-3 pm. Some items already have been sold but at last report they still had some tables and chairs as well as their bar. Luckenbach’s main business, Bebop Waffle Shop in The Admiral District, is still “doing great.” As for the fate of the South Park Hall space, owner John Bennett, the West Seattle-based entrepreneur/preservationist, says he’ll be seeking a new tenant,

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Playground assault

The report is from Anthony:

I’d like to make the community aware of an assault that occurred on the Lafayette Elementary playground this morning around 10:45 AM.

I was there with my kid and asked a man walking two off-leash dogs to check and make sure they didn’t poop in the bushes on the west side of the playground when they were out of his sight. He immediately asked if I wanted to fight, and came from across the playground (he was heading towards the north exit) and immediately got in my face. We argued for a few minutes, he insisted on fighting me, in front of my kid and another person, even as I tried to walk away. Ultimately he lost it and hit me in my right shoulder, promptly leaving when I got my phone out to call 911.

He left the playground heading south on 44th Ave and went west on SW Stevens. He was a white male, about 6’3″ , 220 pounds, had on a dark blue hoodie (University of California shirt, I believe), blue sweatpants, flip-flops and a hat. He had two labradoodles/poodles with short hair, golden/white in color, about 40 pounds each. Thank you to the other parent who intervened and removed my kid from the situation. Such a strong reaction in front of children on a playground is very disturbing.

If you have any information, the police report number is 21-260407.

REMINDER: Fall round of Metro bus-route changes, starting today

The 120 is just one of the West Seattle routes affected by Metro‘s fall “service change” plan, which took effect today. A major West Seattle change, the revival of Route 22, is still two days away, since it’s coming back (for now) as a weekday-only run. Also back: Route 113. NOT back yet: Route 37. Other changes include trip additions or subtractions – you can check the route-by-route list here to see if that includes yours. (We previewed West Seattle changes when the service-change details were announced last month.)

P.S. This is the last fall service change for the 120 – next fall, it’ll become the RapidRide H Line.

VIDEO: Oktoberfest weekend at Ounces

October 2, 2021 10:30 am
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 |   Delridge | West Seattle news | WS beverages

Many bars/beer gardens celebrate Oktoberfest, but Ounces in North Delridge is going the extra mile in its weekend-long celebration that started last night – with live music! In our video above, the Bonnie Birch Trio played last night; today, the Smilin’ Scandinavians are scheduled, 5-8 pm. Whenever you stop in, proprietors Laurel Trujillo and Andrew Trujillo invite you to raise a stein:

At 4 pm today, you can even participate in a stein-raising competition. The full Oktoberfest lineup is online. Ounces is open at 3809 Delridge Way SW noon-10 pm today, 11 am-8 pm tomorrow.


October 2, 2021 6:34 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

Happy Saturday! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Work continues at the Duwamish Longhouse signal site on West Marginal Way.

THE MISSING PIECE CELEBRATES: 8 am-10 pm, stop by The Missing Piece (35th SW and SW Roxbury) to help celebrate their first anniversary and grand opening.

VACCINE CLINICS: Two today – COVID shots 10 am-noon and flu shots 9 am-3 pm at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), and COVID (Pfizer) boosters for those eligible, 8 am-noon at Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SALE @ WHITE CENTER LIBRARY: 10 am-3 pm, book sale and other items too – a fundraiser by the White Center Library Guild (1409 SW 107th).

ALKI BEACH CLEANUP: Join organizer Jessica at the monthly cleanup starting at 10 am – whatever time you can spare. Details here, including how to RSVP.

SHOW OFF YOUR ART: Today’s the last day that you can drop off art for the Southwest Artist Showcase at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), which is open 10 am-6 pm.

AT C & P COFFEE: Live music with Marco de Carvalho, Hans Teuber, and Jeff Busch, 10:30 am-noon, outdoors. (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor)

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am Saturdays at 6044 48th SW – details in our calendar listing.

OKTOBERFEST AT OUNCES: Noon-10 pm, celebrate the season during a special weekend at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW).

ROBOTICS TEAM OPEN HOUSE: SkunkWorks Robotics invites all youth in eighth through twelfth grade to come check out their open house, 1 pm, 11427 3rd Ave. S., as previewed here.

OPEN MIC: At The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), starting at 6 pm.

NOT DEAD YET CD RELEASE: Local faves at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm doors, show at 8, also featuring The Memphis Radio Kings and Caveman Ego.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE BEACH: 8 pm at J&J Public House (2808 Alki SW), live music led by Grammy winner Andrew Gouché. $10 cover.

LIVE MUSIC AT DRUNKY’S: 8 pm doors, 9 pm music – tonight it’s Tripp Rezac and Caleb and Walter at Drunky Two Shoes’ BBQ (98th/16th in White Center).

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: 9 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), it’s Dolly Madison and The DJ.

Something today/tonight we’re missing? Text us – 206-293-6302 – and if you have a listing for something further into the future, just email us at – thank you!

FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth IHS hosts Franklin

(WSB photos)

We’re continuing to cover local football teams’ home games each weekend. Friday night, Chief Sealth International High School played at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex for the first time in three weeks. The Seahawks hosted the Franklin Quakers, who got the win, 10-2. The only touchdown of the game was by Franklin’s #5, junior James Scott.

Lots of pink tonight, in honor of breast-cancer awareness:

Sealth’s band made their home debut for the season:

Next Friday, head coach Daron Camacho and the Seahawks are back at NCSWAC, but earlier in the evening.

They’re scheduled to play Cleveland at 5 pm.