West Seattle, Washington
SATURDAY NIGHT REPORT: Their record led the league, and now their final tournament win cements the championship. Tonight at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, the West Seattle High School baseball team beat Eastside Catholic, 3-1, for the Metro League title. Mike Jensen tweeted video of the on-field celebration:
The No. 1 ranked West Seattle High School Wildcats are metro champs!!! @_WSHSbaseball_ @WSHSAthletics1 @westseattleblog pic.twitter.com/UhqJcj5MKU
— Mike Jensen (@mjtwit) May 15, 2022
Miles Gosztola got the win for the Wildcats, striking out 10 while allowing only one run and one hit. West Seattle’s Jaxton Helmstetler was the hitting leader, going two for three, and teammate Jake Lockwood got a home run. Now WSHS moves on to the next level of postseason play; we’re awaiting word on where, when, and who they play next.
SUNDAY NIGHT UPDATE: The Wildcats will play next Saturday (May 21st), at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, time TBD, vs. the winner of a Tuesday game between Stanwood and Kelso.
It wasn’t just U.S. Postal Service trucks pulling into post offices today – trucks like this one from South Park-headquartered Food Lifeline were at post offices nationwide to pick up donations from the Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Along with the carriers who spent the day picking up donations left by mailboxes, volunteers descended on post offices to help with the transfer:
The photos are from Ian, one of today’s volunteers at the Westwood post office. This was the first Stamp Out Hunger drive since pre-pandemic, and the 30th anniversary of what’s called the nation’s “biggest one-day food drive.” No word on totals yet.
Thanks for the tip – we’re hearing the dispatch on this too: A crash is backing up traffic on the ramp/turn from southbound Admiral to eastbound Spokane Street under the bridge. No word yet if anyone’s hurt. The crash is described as involving at least three vehicles.
It’s past 3 pm, so for most sales, the curtain has fallen. Thanks to everyone who’s been selling or shopping, enabling a decade-and-a-half-plus tradition to return. A few notes:
DONATION TRUCK FULL: If you missed the mentions in our as-it-happened coverage and on the map/list page, the Lafayette PTA Goodwill truck filled within minutes, so do NOT take anything there. Two other organizations have expressed an interest in donations, as noted here.
LEFT BEHIND: We’ve received two notes about items left behind – in one case, a purchased item whose buyers did not take everything they were entitled to. John says they bought “a Ryobi 40V battery pole hedge trimmer from me but did not take the batteries and charger with them. I’d love to get the batteries to them. Especially since it won’t work without them.” If that trimmer buyer is you, let us know so we can connect you.
Also – did you buy this at one sale and accidentally leave it at another?
Marianne reports, “This was left at our garage sale: 3433 39th Ave. SW.”
2:28 PM: Another stolen car to watch out for. Reported by Peter: “Car may have been taken last night or the night before. Black 2000 Honda Civic Coupe. CBGB sticker on the back. License Plate # ARX5225, near SW Henderson and 25th Ave SW. Call 911 if you see it.” Incident # is 22-121080.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Update from Peter – “Found as of this morning a few blocks from where I live and the theft, but pretty much inoperable due to a damaged ignition.”
(FIND THE WSCGSD MAP/LIST AND UPDATES HERE … INSTAGRAM STORIES COVERAGE AT @WESTSEATTLEBLOG … LIST OF BENEFIT SALES HERE)
(From Haley at Sale #54, 4222 SW Hill)
As if on cue, the sun broke through just a few minutes before the official start of West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day at 9 am. Forecasters – and radar – say the morning showers have mostly passed. Some sellers are under cover anyway, like Elise at Sale #305, 5643 47th Ave SW:
This is meant to help Elise’s parents downsize: “Please please please, come buy their … stuff.” We’re adding more pics (email@example.com) and we also have a team visiting some sales for Instagram Stories you’ll find at @westseattleblog.
9:23 AM: First sale we tried stopping at was just getting set up – understandable since the weather took its time about drying out. (Which @WestSeaWX says is indeed what’s happening.) But most are up and running – here’s a pic Christine sent from Sale #30 at 2311 SW Myrtle:
Their sale promises a wide variety of apparel and accessories as well as an electric chainsaw.
10 AM: The annual bonanza of antiques and collectibles at California/Genesee is Sale #75 this year:
Ringleader here is local entrepreneur John Bennett:
Melissa at Sale #262, 9327 45th SW, has an eclectic array too, from original framed artwork to home décor including rugs:
10:44 AM: More sunshine! And a sale pic, this time from Colleen at Sale #65, 4403 45th SW, with items including antique furniture:
We stopped by the arts/crafts sale at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Sale #252 on the WSCGSD map – on until 2 pm. Check out the woodcrafted items:
(added) Also selling art there, multi-media artist Kristi Scocco:
11:17 AM: Sale #255 (alley corner of Juneau and 41st) is one of today’s benefits, with proceeds to the Kitsap Humane Society – go say hi to Jessica and Vern:
Another fundraising sale – the plant sale at Solstice Park P-Patch (7500 Fauntleroy Way SW) is Sale #303 on the map. Brandy sent the pic and says, “Large crowd and great variety at the sale this morning. Abundant wonderful gardener advice as well. So great to see our neighbors again.”
11:47 AM: Another of today’s business locations, Thunder Road Guitars/The Bass Shop, #253 on the map, at 6400 California (WSB sponsors), are hosting the annual Garage Sale Day sale:
One of the benefit stops on the map – Sale #221 at 7350 31st SW has tween-made DIY bamboo art kits, all proceeds going to educate girls in Honduras:
They’re created by Chava, in our photo with mom Shoshanna and brother Lev:
Chava tutors some of the girls online and is raising scholarship money for them via Esperanzas Unidas.
Further north on 31st, Regina‘s Sale #231 at 5623 31st SW has lots of “gently used” cookware, creatively displayed:
And while we’re on 31st, yet another photo that’s come in, from Lindsay at Sale #184, 7135 31st SW – kids’ stuff, bookshelves, some tools. Lindsay reports, “We have had some good traffic so far!”
12:30 PM: Yet more sun! In The Junction, you’ll find a WSCGSD sale at longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW, #108 on the map), a loft sale continuing until 6 pm:
12:45 PM: We just visited the Heartbeet Café/Youngstown Coffee site, Sale #291 at 6030 California SW – eclectic offerings, including restaurant equipment, and then this collectible item from half-a-century-plus ago:
Next pic is from Eden at Sale #287 (5212 44th SW), who notes “kids’ stilts” and a drone!
Looking for furniture? Go see Deirdre at Sale #163 (1706 California SW):
1:12 PM: From Charles at Sale #6 (5432 21st SW), books!
At Sale #261 (4300 SW Willow), the “Morgan Block Pop-Up Shop,” Megan reported “things are hoppin'”:
2 PM: Final hour (except for the sales adding an extra hour or two). Sale #92, at 4845 48th SW, just sent this photo – Julie reports, “Star Wars and Fortnite toys went first but we keep finding things to sell!”
Julie also has young assistants, as does Chris in Arbor Heights, Sale #316 at 10206 37th PL SW (video). … Lori sends this photo from Sale #242, 5627 37th Ave. SW:
Reports Lori, “American Girl 70s-style egg chair, bathtub. spa chair and bed: $2 to $10! We’ve also got Hanna, Gap and Abercrombie clothes for girls, size 10 to 13.”
Again, the clickable and printable versions of the list/map are here.
P.S. We’ll have a separate update on this, but as noted in comments as well as email we just received, the Lafayette PTA‘s Goodwill truck filled almost immediately after opening at 2 pm, so don’t take anything there.
WSB readers have found many recently stolen cars. NH hopes you might spot this one too:
My Honda Accord was stolen yesterday Friday in West Seattle near California Ave. The left-side mirror is taped & the right side mirror is black. License # BOV5726. If found, please call me at 206-330-9892 or the police with the case number 2022-120067.
Welcome to the weekend! Here’s what you should know as we get Saturday started:
ROAD-WORK NOTE: Today SDOT will “be replacing three traffic signs on SW Spokane St in the eastbound direction near 26th Ave SW. We anticipate this work to begin as early as 7 AM and conclude by 5 PM. We’ll need to reduce the two travel lanes to a single lane and there may be delays for people driving.”
WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: Today’s the day! 9 am-3 pm, ~300 sales all around the peninsula, with some starting earlier and some ending later. You can browse them all on the WSCGSD map page here, which has clickable and printable versions of the map and listings (plus last-minute updates and changes). One sale (#272) even includes a car:
Benefit sales, business sales, plant sales, block sales, unusual items – those lists are all linked on the map page. This is the first WSCGSD since 2019; we’ll be covering it as it happens here on WSB – you’re also invited to keep an eye on our Instagram feed for “Stories” from some of the sales, and we’ll be tweeting too.
STAMP OUT HUNGER: Also returning this year, the door-to-door food drive, with your USPS carrier picking up a bag of nonperishable food you leave by your mailbox today.
ARTS, CRAFTS, AND CAKE: While you’re at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) for the arts/crafts sale that’s #252 on the Garage Sale Day map, enjoy the Lovely and Dapper Desserts pop-up, with personal-size cakes, 9 am-2 pm.
SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, it’s the return of this market to the grounds of Hope Academy (9421 18th SW).
PUGET RIDGE WALKING TOUR: Meet at 10 am at the north entrance to South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) for this free, all-ages, guided 2.75-mile walk.
PUGET SOUND LOCAL YARN TOUR: Another epic day at Seattle Yarn (5633 California SW), open 10 am-6 pm today for the second-to-last day of the tour.
LIVE MORNING MUSIC AT C & P COFFEE: Arts, crafts, cake, AND music! 10:30 am-noon, Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover.
NATIVE PLANT PALOOZA: 11 am-1 pm activity for kids and families at the Log House Museum (61st/Stevens).
SEATTLE BEER WEEK AT BEVERIDGE PLACE PUB: Play “Barleywood Squares” noon-3 pm! (6413 California SW)
VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)
BIKE AND BREW RIDE: Join West Seattle Bike Connections for this ride – meet at 1 pm at Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW).
WINE TIME: Ready to relax post-garage sale(s)? The Viscon Cellars‘ (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room is open 1-6 pm, for tasting or by-the-glass/by-the-bottle wine.
FILL THE GOODWILL TRUCK: 2-5 pm at Lafayette Elementary (2645 California SW), ready for Garage Sale Day leftovers and your donations, to benefit the Lafayette PTA. (For other donation opportunities, go here.)
SEATTLE BEER WEEK AT OUNCES: Open 2-10 pm today, with beer plus … a mobile spa! (3809 Delridge Way SW)
OPEN MIC: You can perform at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 6 pm!
BASEBALL: West Seattle High School plays Eastside Catholic for the Metro League championship, 7 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd).
EVENING MUSIC @ C & P COFFEE: Roo Forrest & Friends at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 7 pm, no cover.
THREE BANDS AT THE SKYLARK: Doors at 7, rock out at 8 with Triacs, Alt Vault, Bennycamps and the Bastards at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW). 21+. $10.
INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE: No more tickets for the in-person event, but you can be part of the online program/auction tonight, 7:15 pm, benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank‘s work fighting hunger and homelessness. Go here.
‘ALMA’ AT ARTSWEST: Seattle premiere run for Benjamin Benne‘s play! 7:30 pm curtain at ArtsWest Playhouse (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor). Get your ticket(s) here.
DRAG SHOW AT ADMIRAL PUB: Saturday’s the night for Dolly Madison‘s show at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 9 pm.
Something to add, for today/tonight or beyond? Email firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
The Chief Sealth IHS and West Seattle HS softball teams played two games apiece again Friday at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex in the Metro League playoffs. The Seahawks won both their games, 23-18 over Eastside Catholic and 18-3 over Garfield; the Wildcats lost to Garfield 8-5 and then beat Eastside Catholic 11-7. If we’re reading the district-tournament bracket correctly, looks like the crosstown competitors play each other on Tuesday (May 17th), again at NCSWAC, 3;30 pm.
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