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PANDEMIC UPDATES: Weekly check-in #17, 10/31/2021

Sunday night brings our weekly update on local pandemic stats and news.

KING COUNTY CUMULATIVE NUMBERS (through Friday – they’re not updated on weekends):

*164,219 cases – 2,813 more than a week ago (5,862 total in West Seattle, up 93)
*8,427 hospitalizations – 83 more than a week ago (248 total from West Seattle, up 3)
*2,007 people have died – 37 more than a week ago (74 total in West Seattle, up 1)


82.9% of King County residents 12+ have completed their vaccine series (up .5% in the past week)

By West Seattle zip code:
98106 – 84.5%
98116 – 88.4%
98126 – 80.2%
98136 – 89.9%
98146 – 80.3%

(Find more COVID-related King County stats here)


New vaccination location – Friday and Saturday were the first days of operation for the city’s new West Seattle vaccination site, at Neighborhood House High Point. We had first word of the location on Monday and covered the briefing there on Tuesday. They’re accepting walk-ins as well as offering appointments.

Vaccine for kids under 12 – Vaccinations for ages 5-11 might be authorized as soon as this week. The new West Seattle hub’s operators say they’ll be ready to offer them as soon as they’re approved.

Outbreaks in schools – The state issued a new report this week. State health official Lacy Fehrenbach is quoted in the announcement as saying, ““While we never want to see an outbreak occur in a school setting, the relatively small size of outbreaks is an indication that schools are working very hard to respond when there are cases among students, teachers, and staff.”

Vaccination verification – Tomorrow marks 1 week since King County’s vaccination-verification rule took effect for.a variety of venues, as explained here. No


The UW Medicine testing service in the Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex parking lot (2801 SW Thistle) continues to operate; you can make an appointment here, though readers report walk-ups have been accepted. Meantime, the Curative testing kiosk at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW) is also still operating, as is a Curative location at Summit Atlas (35th/Roxbury). In addition, both West Seattle Walgreens stores are offering drive-up testing (35th/Morgan and 16th/Roxbury) – more info here.

WEST SEATTLE HALLOWEEN SCENES: Haunted car; ‘Ghosts of Belvidere’

In addition to all the Halloween displays featured here (thanks again to everyone who’s sent tips and photos!), we’ve received more photos of sightings tonight:

That’s the nighttime view of what a texter called “Cadzilla” – a “haunted 1965 Cadillac DeVille.” Daylight view:

It was found haunting the 3000 block of 59th SW in Alki. Also in via text, the “Ghosts of Belvidere”:

The texter saw them on SW Hanford, near this spooky house:

How’s your Halloween going?

WEEK AHEAD: Fauntleroy ferry-terminal project’s Community Advisory Group meets again

(File photo)

A new month starts tomorrow and a new round of community meetings is ahead. On Wednesday, Washington State Ferries reconvenes the Community Advisory Group for the project that will replace the Fauntleroy ferry terminal/dock. This will be the third meeting since the group launched in June. It’s online, 6 pm Wednesday (November 3rd), and all are welcome to attend via Zoom – register here to get the link. This group’s meetings do not have public-comment periods – nor do they include votes/decisions, just briefings/discussion – but if you have a comment on the project, emqil (Our coverage of the group’s most-recent meeting, in July, is here.)

BIZNOTE: West Seattle’s official Kraken bar

Seattle’s newest pro-sports team, the Kraken, play again at 6 pm tonight. If you’re not going to Climate Pledge Arena for the game, perhaps you’d be interested to know West Seattle has an official Kraken-watching bar. The Admiral Pub tells WSB that the pub is the first West Seattle venue in the Kraken Anchor Alliance: “We will have all games on the big screen with sound.” Tonight the new NHL team (3-4-1) is hosting the New York Rangers (5-2-1). Admiral Pub is at 2306 California SW.

HALLOWEEN 2021: West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest trick-or-treating

(First trick-or-treater!)

10:00 AM: Two big events are happening in The Junction in the next four hours – the West Seattle Farmers’ Market in its usual place, California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska, and West Seattle Junction Harvest Fest trick-or-treating along the sidewalks throughout the business district. See the map of “treat stations’ here – and look for merchants giving out treats, too. This all goes until 2 pm – we’re on scene at the plaza on the southwest corner of California/Alaska, and we’ll be adding photos and updates.

10:40 AM: Steady stream of trick-or-treaters. Our 150 granola bars are almost gone and it’s on to the candy. Take a look at eveeybody participating all around The Junction – there are photo booths and other fun features here and there And lots of costume-watching.

11:20 AM: Lots of polite kids as well as tiny ones being taught by their parents to say “thank you.” Good job, everybody!

12:10 PM: Candy hasn’t run out yet. We have some non-candy treats too, courtesy of the Junction Association:

Spider rings and neighborhood pins, while they last.

12:49 PM We have seen hundreds of costumes – dinosaurs are popular, Star Wars is still going strong, lots of other space/sci-fi/fantasy characters, even the Time Variance Authority from “Loki”:

Another hour left to get here!

1:27 PM: Crisis – we might run out of candy before 2 pm arrives. Will bring more last year. Still a steady flow of families through The Junction.

1:33 PM: Saved by the bag:

Looks like we’re good until 2 pm after all. Will add more photos later. For other Halloween happenings today/tonight, see today’s preview, plus the list (and the decoration locations) in our Halloween Guide!

ADDED 9:04 PM: More photos, as promised, from the first Junction trick-or-treat event in two years.Many local businesses joined in – including some (like us) who aren’t located in The Junction but got a chance to set up and take part – like North Delridge’s Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor):

Sound Painting Solutions had a dinosaur offering mini-pumpkins:

The Junction merchants themselves were amply represented – like Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor):

Outside Menashe and Sons Jewelers, we found many members of the family:

Pegasus Book Exchange was in:

In the costume-creativity category, another sighting:

And a few more cute pups:

Now on to the holidays!

West Seattle Junction trick-or-treating, other Halloween happenings, and what else is up for your Sunday

October 31, 2021 6:25 am
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(Photo by Jerry Simmons)

First, here’s the Halloween lineup for today/tonight, followed by what else is up;

HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS: Our West Seattle Halloween Guide has dozens of display locations, most with pics, sent to us in recent weeks.

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT YOUNGSTOWN: Trick-or-treating at Youngstown Coffee in Morgan Junction (6032 California SW) – candy and stickers – open 8 am-4 pm.

TRICK-OR-TREAT IN THE JUNCTION: West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival business trick-or-treating, 10 am-2 pm. The Farmers’ Market is on as usual; trick-or-treating is in front of businesses along the sidewalks, plus a few bonus locations such as the KeyBank plaza on the southwest corner of California/Alaska. See you there – we’ll be there updating as it goes!

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT PAPER BOAT: Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW) will give out candy bags (open 11 am-5 pm).

HALLOWEEN AT TAILS TO ASTONISH: Tails to Astonish Halloween Spooktacular! 12-7 pm. “Join us for our 1st annual Halloween Spooktacular! Free candy & comics for anyone in a costume! Costume contest at 6 pm. Winner gets $20 in store credit! 10% off all Back Issues, Toys and Statues! Make sure we are part of your trick or treat plans!” (4850 California SW)

CANDY CRAWL: Trick-or-treat at Daystar (2615 SW Barton; WSB sponsor), 2-5 pm – details in our calendar listing.

DOWNTOWN WHITE CENTER TRICK-OR-TREATING: White Center business trick-or-treating, starting at 3 pm – 16th SW and beyond.

GRACE CHURCH TRUNK-OR-TREAT: “Excited to see you at our Trunk or Treat on October 31st from 4-6 pm! We are located at 10323 28th Ave SW, between White Center and West Seattle. It is an easy, fun, safe way to Trick or Treat without any scary tricks. Can’t wait to see you here! More information on our website.”

SKELETON THEATRE: Animatronic Skeleton Theatre returns, in person and online! In-person 6-minute show “Get Silly” every 10 minutes or so 6-9 pm both nights, 36th/Hanford. Online version will be published here sometimd today/tonight.

HAUNTED ALLEY: Special trick-or-treat location in Arbor Heights, 6-8 pm – details here.

NIGHTFALL ORPHANAGE, spooky experience at 2130 Alki SW – extended hours tonight, 6:30-11 pm. Details in our calendar listing.

SING IT: Halloween karaoke at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 9:30 pm.

Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, the non-Halloween lineup:

(Saturday sunrise, photographed by Marc Milrod)

CHURCHES: Most are still streaming, along with offering in-person services. Here are this week’s links for 20+ West Seattle churches’ services.

CLUB VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS: West Seattle Reign (WSB sponsor) has tryouts 10 am-12:30 pm today for club volleyball, U10, U12, U13 & U14 Girls & Boys, at Seattle Lutheran High School (4100 SW Genesee) – register at

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Still lots of fresh produce even as we get deeper into fall. Shop 10 am-2 pm on California between Oregon and Alaska. Scroll down the page at this link to find the vendor list and map for this week. (The market is a WSB sponsor.)

TOYS FOR TOTS: During the market, you can drop off new unwrapped toys at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle booth (west side, near the north end).

CARDHALLA AT MEEPLES: All weekend, people have been building a huge house of cards at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), continuing today (open at noon) until it all gets knocked down at 5 pm (throwing coins that’ll be collected as a charity fundraiser)! Stop in and be part of it.

COMMUNITY ART SHOWCASE: Last day to see what your neighbors are showing at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), which is open noon-5 pm today.

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW).

Got an event for listing in our calendar and previews? Email – thank you!