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SUNDAY: Sendoff sale for West Seattle celebrity couple

West Seattle’s best-known musician/visual artist couple is leaving the peninsula for Vashon Island. Tomorrow is the last day in West Seattle for Chris Ballew (aka Caspar Babypants) and Kate Endle, and they’re inviting you to join the sendoff via their art and garage sale. Here’s the announcement they sent tonight:

Super Duper Art and Garage Sale
featuring Kate Endle and Caspar Babypants

November 21, Sunday 11 am-4 pm
5414 SW Beach Dr Terrace

Come celebrate our last day in our West Seattle house with a garage and art sale! Items for sale include full-price art, deeply discounted art, Caspar CDs and merchandise (including the latest and last Caspar release, “Easy Breezy”!), books, home decor, art supplies, TONS of clothing and more.

Endle says you’ll still see them around town – “Our hearts will always be in West Seattle.”

CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Suspect in post-car-theft burglary arrested, two states away

Two weeks ago, we published two reader reports from Amy – first, that her car had been stolen on Alki, then that hours later, a burglar had broken into her home while she and her daughter were asleep.

Images from the break-in led to a WSB reader tip pointing police to a suspect, but he evaded at least two arrest attempts. Tonight, we have an update from Amy:

Our intruder has been caught!

He had taken his white GMC with his wife to Nevada and was caught in a high-speed chase with police. When they apprehended him, they found my kiddo’s phone, my wallet with most of the cards in it, along with other people’s stolen items. And a gun.

He’s in jail in Nevada … he will be charged in Nevada and then after he serves time he will then be sent up to Seattle to serve time here.

P.S. Still no sign of my stolen car.

Amy says the arrest happened Thursday in Mineral County, Nevada, and she found out via a call from a deputy there. We’ll follow up with their authorities and SPD to see if we can find out more.

WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Splashy sunset, with dry Sunday on the way

November 20, 2021 6:07 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle weather

Thanks for the photos of tonight’s splashy sunset! Above, that’s from Jan Pendergrass along Alki; below, from Kanit Cottrell in Gatewood.

This ended a dry day – and tomorrow promises to be another one. (With the rain total for the month close to twice the usual 4 inches, we can afford it.) Might be slightly frosty in the morning, so be careful if you have to head out early.

WEST SEATTLE HISTORY: Log House Museum’s Thanksgiving-weekend closure, and a change after that

November 20, 2021 4:00 pm
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 |   West Seattle history | West Seattle news

(Photo courtesy Southwest Seattle Historical Society)

If you want to just stop by the Log House Museum unannounced during its operating hours, tomorrow is your last chance for a while. Here’s the announcement from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

The Log House Museum will be CLOSED November 26th, 27th, and 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be reopening Friday, December 3rd by appointment only for the month of December.

Appointments to visit the Log House Museum are available from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Friday-Sunday starting December 3rd, 2021. To make an appointment please email by Wednesday of the weekend you would like to visit with:

-Your name
-The date of your appointment
-Your time of arrival
-The number of guests in your party

You will receive an appointment confirmation within 24 hours of your request.

Please note: SWSHS requires proof of vaccination (or a negative test within 72 hours) for all visitors to the Log House Museum who are 12 years and older. This requirement is in compliance with King County’s mandate. Face coverings are still required in the Log House Museum for all visitors age 5 and older regardless of vaccination status.

The museum is at 61st/Stevens.

WEEKEND SCENE: From bags to booties @ West Seattle holiday bazaar

November 20, 2021 1:53 pm
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 |   Holidays | West Seattle news

You still have a few hours to browse the holiday bazaar at the Alki Masonic Hall, continuing until 4 pm, with lots of gift possibilities. Some are fundraisers for community groups, such as the Southwest Seattle Business and Professional Women scholarship-fund tote bags:

Lots of handmade warm-and-fuzzies too:

We also saw booties, baskets, candles, even a creative combination of potholder/dishtowel. Or something to brighten this gray time of year:

Also baked goods and concessions. Enter the hall from the parking lot at 40th and Edmunds [map].

WHALES: Orcas back in our area

If you’re interested in some Saturday whale-watching, Kersti Muul just sent word that transient orcas are reported to be in the area, emerging from Colvos Passage (which runs along the west side of Vashon Island) and headed toward Southworth. So you can try looking, with binoculars, from west-facing West Seattle. Let us know if you see them!

VACCINATION: Today’s school clinic now open to all 5-to-11-year-olds

November 20, 2021 11:34 am
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 |   Coronavirus | West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

Update from one of today’s vaccination clinics – the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 (5950 Delridge Way SW) clinic is no longer restricted to SPS students – ALL 5-to-11-year-olds are welcome, no appointments needed. Just be there before 3 pm.

HOLIDAYS: West Seattle Food Bank at South Seattle College with turkeys and more

After an early rush, it’s also “no waiting” in the north lot of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor), where the West Seattle Food Bank is offering turkeys and other holiday staples to West Seattle families. We stopped by just before 11 and they had distributed almost 200 turkeys and food boxes so far, with another 300+ to go – just drive/ride into the lot, and volunteers will point out to the distribution stop.

WSFB’s development director Breanna Bushaw tells us the boxes include potatoes, onions, pears, carrots, celery, brussels sprouts, gravy mix, green beans, chicken broth, eggs, milk, and butter. If you can’t get there today (they’re expecting to be there until 2 but sooner’s better than later) but need holiday food, you can also visit the WSFB HQ at 35th and Morgan for a turkey before Thanksgiving – Monday: 10 am – 2 pm, Tuesday: 10 am – 2 pm, or Wednesday: 10 am -4 pm

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAYS: Eastridge Church’s drive-through distribution of turkeys

9:54 AM: Lighter turnout than years past in the early going at Eastridge Church‘s West Seattle distribution of turkeys and groceries, about to go into its second hour. Lots of volunteers on hand to help, though.

The church does this every year at its West Seattle and Issaquah campuses, and this year has more than 1,600 turkeys between the two.

All are welcome, no questions asked – the church is at 39th SW and SW Oregon, and vehicles can approach from NB 39th (off Fauntleroy Way).

10:19 AM: Just went through the area again. No line.

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Turkey giveaways, bike ride, bazaar, music, more…

November 20, 2021 6:34 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Lenticular clouds over the Olympics, photographed Thursday by Mark Dale)

Welcome to the pre-Thanksgiving weekend! Here’s what you should know about today/tonight:

TRAFFIC ALERT: SDOT Urban Forestry crews planned to be out starting early this morning, and continuing until 1 pm or so, doing tree maintenance along the 6000 block of West Marginal Way (north of SW Front), which will close the outside southbound lane of WMW.

Here’s the event lineup for today/tonight:

VACCINATIONS FOR KIDS: Three local clinics for today had appointments available for kids 5 to 11 – check if you’re looking to get yours vaccinated: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 regional clinic (for SPS students); Neighborhood House High Point city clinic; Neighborhood House pop-up this evening.

TURKEYS AND GROCERIES, #1: 9 am until they run out, Eastridge Church is handing out hundreds of free turkeys and bags of groceries – drive-up/ride-up again this year, approaching 39th/Oregon via northbound 39th. No early arrivals, they request.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Shop local and handmade! Your next chance is today’s bazaar, 9 am-4 pm, at the Alki Masonic Hall in The Junction (40th/Edmunds).

BIKE RIDE: Join West Seattle Bike Connections‘ annual Ride in the Rain social ride – details here. Meet by 9:30 am at Delridge Community Center (Delridge/Genesee).

TURKEYS AND GROCERIES, #2: 10 am-2 pm (or as long as supplies last), the West Seattle Food Bank is distributing turkeys/groceries in the north lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) – approach via northbound 16th.

WAGYU SMASH BURGERS:,,, The periodic special offering at Lady Jaye (4523 California SW), 11 am until they run out – details in our calendar listing.

WARM CLOTHING DRIVE: Continuing through Sunday, noon-3 pm each day, Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill) invites you to donate warm clothing to help the families at Mary’s Place.

CAKE POP-UP: Lovely and Dapper Desserts will be at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) 3-6 pm with some of their famous cakes.

OPEN MIC: All ages, 6-10 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way).

THE NICK MARDON TRIO: Performing at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm doors, 8 pm music.

SMASH BENEFIT: Not in West Seattle, but benefiting a fund that helps West Seattle musicians, so we were asked to list it – check out the all-star lineup, 7:30 pm at the Moore downtown (1932 2nd Ave.).

Anything else for today? Let us know – thank you!