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WEST SEATTLE WEATHER: Subtle sunset tonight, warmer days ahead

February 5, 2022 8:53 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle weather

Tonight’s sunset didn’t splash the entire sky with color – mostly a bright band of vivid pink over the horizon, as shown in Kersti Muul‘s photo above and Marc Milrod‘s photo below. Marc also shows us the view to the south from Constellation Park, with Mount Rainier’s pink-tinged cap:

Today’s high was 47, a few degrees below the seasonal norm, but the forecast says we’re in for a warming trend.

The next few days should approach 50, and then the high is expected to reach the low 50s starting at midweek.

Big response, small fire southwest of The Junction

February 5, 2022 7:27 pm
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 |   West Seattle fires | West Seattle news

A Seattle Fire “full response” was sent to a “fire in building” call in the 4800 block of 48th SW, but it’s quickly being downsized – pronounced “a microwave fire,” and it’s out.

Future college student in your family? Seattle Promise deadline approaching

February 5, 2022 7:01 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | West Seattle schools

It’s college-application season. If you have a future college student in the family who’s considering West Seattle’s own South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) or one of its sibling colleges, they have just three weeks left until the deadline for the Seattle Promise scholarship. That’s the program that covers the costs of two years (whatever’s left to cover after other financial aid) for Seattle Public Schools (and certain charter high schools) graduates, as explained here. March 1st is the deadline for Class of 2022 students to apply. P.S. Prospective applicants might also be interested in upcoming online workshops about some of the accompanying paperwork.

WEST SEATTLE MUSIC: Muse Fest at nine venues Thursday night

February 5, 2022 4:39 pm
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 |   West Seattle Art Walk | West Seattle news | WS culture/arts

(Video by Mark Jaroslaw)
That’s Cami Voss, one of the musicians slated to perform at a West Seattle-wide event during this Thursday’s WS Art Walk – called Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices. Nine businesses will host performers, in the three Junctions, most 6-7:45 pm. The Art of Music, which has presented live music during several Art Walks, is co-presenting this musical celebration along with local musician Sue Quigley (who’s also performing during Muse Fest). Here’s the list of who and where:

All are 6 pm-7:45 pm Thursday (February 10th) except Intisaar, who performs 7 pm-8:30 pm, and all are free. You can find out more about all the performers and venues by going here.

BIZNOTE: Fleurt Collective reopens after refresh

(WSB photos)

Sam and Keonii, the mother-daughter team who run Fleurt Collective (4536 California SW), welcome you back to their Junction shop starting today! As mentioned in our daily preview, today is grand-reopening day after weeks of remodel/refresh work:

Right now, as you might expect, Fleurt is in full-on Valentine mode. But you’ll find year-round faves too:

They’re reopening with new hours.

You can visit Fleurt – which has been in The Junction for almost 12 years – 11 am-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, noon-5 pm Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. They’re closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

BIZNOTE: Ezell’s Famous Chicken West Seattle ‘soft opens’ Monday (and, intermittently, sooner)

Thanks to Troy for the photo. The new West Seattle location of Ezell’s Famous Chicken is on track for the “early-to-mid-February” opening they told us about two weeks ago. The note on the door describes Monday (February 7th) as the “official” opening; a company spokesperson tells WSB they’re considering it a “soft open,” so hours etc. may vary. Whatever you call it, they’ll be selling chicken in two days, 13 months after we first told you about the plan to take over the space on the southeast corner of California/Fauntleroy (official address = 4205 SW Morgan), and a month-plus after the New Year’s Eve “sneak peek.” It’ll be the first fried-chicken-chain restaurant to open in West Seattle since KFC closed at 35th/Avalon in 2018.

ADDED 2:14 PM: They’re apparently having unannounced soft-open bursts before then, too. Kersti reports in comments that the next one is at 4 pm today.

4:05 PM: Big line, report Kersti and others. (photo added)

4:40 PM: Regular hours, once they’re officially open, will be 10:30 am-9 pm weekdays, 10:30 am-10 pm weekends. (Sunday update: What’s now posted online since then is slightly different.)

Dates set for next step in Fauntleroy ferry-dock replacement planning

(WSB file photo)

Washington State Ferries continues planning for the Fauntleroy dock/terminal replacement, which could start construction as soon as 2025. WSF hasn’t convened the Community Advisory Group for the project since early December (WSB coverage here), but now two dates are set for presentations and discussions – March 2nd and 16th. The announcement sent to advisory-group members says these meetings will focus on “screening criteria and draft alternatives.” The dock/terminal replacement is intended to address challenges including earthquake safety and sea-level rise. The meetings are online and open to everyone – you can RSVP here to get the attendance links.


(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed Friday by Jerry Simmons)

Saturday has arrived! Here’s what’s happening (mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar):

TRAFFIC ALERT: One today – repaving until about 1 pm (and again 1 am-1 pm Sunday) on West Marginal Way SW between 2nd SW and Highland Park Way SW. SDOT said in its announcement that southbound traffic will be allowed through but northbound will be detoured.

COMMUNITY CLEANUP: 10 am, meet at 2452 Alki Ave. SW to join Jessica‘s monthly beach cleanup, as previewed here – all ages welcome, no RSVP required.

FREE WEEKLY WRITERS’ GROUP: New participants welcome. 10:30 am – go here to register and to get the meeting address. More details are in our calendar listing.

GRAND REOPENING: Fleurt Collective (4536 California SW) in The Junction reopens at 11 am after weeks of remodeling and maintenance. Come see what’s new and enjoy snacks while you visit and shop.

WINE & CHOCOLATE: Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room is open 1-6 pm. Chocolate – local creations from Intrigue Chocolate Co. – is in the spotlight along with wine this Valentine season.

BOOK SIGNING: 1-2 pm at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW), West Seattle author Rachel Van’t Land will sign copies of her book “Talk Back to Me: A Radical Guide to Growing Up.”

OPEN MIC: Go perform at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 6 pm!

‘MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA’: The world-premiere play at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) continues its second weekend at 7:30 tonight. Read about it here; buy your tickets here.

THE SHIFT: This folk/rock/reggae band is on tonight’s bill at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: At Admiral Pub (2306 California SW) with Dolly Madison, 9 pm.

Are we missing anything? Email – thank you!