West Seattle, Washington
The Washington State Transportation Commission – which among other things sets fares for state ferries – has a survey open about a possible addition to those fares. The WSTC says there’s been longstanding authorization for a fuel surcharge to be added to ferry fares if needed to cover a funding gap. So its survey asks what you think of that idea. The survey also asks whether WSF should focus more on moving vehicles or moving people. It’s open for another week and a half – until October 18th – and you can respond to it by going here.
With Halloween now just a little over three weeks away, we’re continuing our spotlight on West Seattle decorations. Andrew‘s home in Gatewood is offering a special seasonal show, starting tonight:
We’d love to share our Halloween decorations with everyone!
37th Ave SW/SW Austin St in Gatewood
Saturday nights, starting Saturday, 10/8
The show is 15 minutes long. Show will unfortunately only be playing if it’s not raining. Happy Halloween!
If you have Halloween decorations – with or without a show – to suggest for our ongoing spotlights, please email info (and a photo if you have one, though we can also go out and take our own) to firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
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Our Lady of Guadalupe School needs adult volunteer tutors to staff its after-school tutoring program. The program serves students in grades K-5 on Wednesdays from 2:15-3:00 pm. The aim of the program is to strengthen students’ academic skills in reading, math, and/or writing. Volunteer experience with elementary age students is helpful but not required. For further information, please contact Julia Herrmanns at AfterSchoolTutor@guadalupe-school.org
(King County Assessor photo, 6355 41st SW)
Just east of the ex-substation/future EV-charging station in Morgan Junction, a parcel’s recently been redeveloped into townhomes. Now the adjacent parcel to the north of that one has a similar plan. The comment period has just opened for the city’s Streamlined Design Review process regarding the project, which has an official address of 6355 41st SW – currently holding that 118-year-old house shown above – but has its longest side along Fauntleroy Way SW. It’s proposed for six 3-story townhouses with five offstreet vehicle-parking spaces, to be accessed from the alley on the parcel’s west side, plus eight bicycle-parking spaces. It’s in Early Design Guidance stage (here’s the draft design packet), so if you have comments, you have until October 19th to send them; the official notice explains how.
(September photo courtesy Katie Kauffman)
Last month we reported on that mural in Puget Ridge, “Lukia e Tenifa” by Toka Valu. The mural at 18th/Myrtle is one of four West Seattle installations that are part of the city’s “Art Interruptions” program; they’re now all detailed and explained here, in a newly published feature on the city’s ArtBeat website. Some are as simple as signs; all are meant to be temporary, the city says, even the mural.
Both local high-school football teams played at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex last night. Here are the results, from the Metro League scoreboard: In Friday night’s first game, West Seattle High School lost to Lakeside on homecoming night, 20-13. In the nightcap, Chief Sealth International High School defeated Cleveland, 51-14. Next week, Sealth plays Nathan Hale, 7 pm Thursday (October 13th) at Northeast Athletic Complex, while WSHS is at home (NCSWAC), 7 pm Friday (October 14th).
(Latest image from SDOT camera in the heart of The Junction)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and other previews, here are events and notes for your Saturday:
AIR QUALITY ALERT: The National Weather Service has issued one for the region through Sunday night because of wildfire smoke.
ROAD WORK: This weekend’s West Seattle/South Park project list from SDOT:
As part of the Reconnect West Seattle Program, this weekend we will be implementing six Vision Zero projects, aimed to improve intersection visibility. Work is anticipated on Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 3 PM. We will be mostly working from the parking lane and will maintain traffic in all directions through these intersections. Please anticipate minor delays while traveling through the area. We will be painting and posting curb bulbs at the following locations:
2nd Ave SW and Olson Pl SW
35th Ave SW and SW Brandon St
8th Ave SW and SW Barton St
8th Ave S and S Rose St
8th Ave S and S Southern St
7th Ave S and S Donovan St
SATURDAY MORNING ULTIMATE: Now 8 am pickup ultimate games at West Seattle Stadium (4432 35th SW) on Saturday mornings!
VACCINATION CLINIC: 9 am-3 pm, flu shots at Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW), and COVID shots are also available 10 am-2 pm – appointments not required.
WEST SEATTLE YARD/GARAGE SALES: Find today’s listings (or post yours!) in this section of the WSB Community Forums.
SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm brings your next chance to shop this twice-monthly market featuring produce and products primarily from BIPOC growers and makers. (9421 18th SW)
COMMUNITY CUP SHOWCASE: 10 am-noon artist reception for the Rat City Studios‘ annual show at Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th SW).
BLOCK DROP: Special 2-hour DIY cleanup opportunity at Delridge/Andover, 10 am-noon.
MORNING MUSIC AT C & P: 10:30 am-noon, Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).
FREE WRITING GROUP: 2nd week back from hiatus! 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.
EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL CELEBRATION: Alums and families are invited to this 11 am-1 pm event. (10015 28th SW)
WATCH THE MARINERS’ 2ND PLAYOFF GAME: After their victory over Toronto in their first playoff game since 2001, the Mariners could win the best-of-three series with a win today. Here’s our list of West Seattle places watching the game:
The Bridge (6301 California SW)
Arthur’s (2311 California SW)
Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SWO
The Benbow Room (4210 SW Admiral Way)
The Admiral Pub (2306 California SW)
The Beer Junction (4511 California SW)
The Westy (7908 35th SW)
Prost West Seattle (3407 California SW)
Circa (2605 California SW)
West Wings (2329 California SW)
Christo’s on Alki (2508 Alki SW)
Locöl (7902 35th SW – new TV!)
The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska)
Additions? Please comment below – thanks!
GREAT PUMPKIN SEARCH: The Fauntleroy Community Association‘s Great Pumpkin Search is set for 2-5 pm today – check in at the FCA table you’ll find in the heart of the Endolyne mini-business district (45th/Wildwood).
‘BIRD SIT’ AT ROXHILL PARK: 2-3:30 pm – drop by and talk with master birders, as explained in our calendar listing. (29th/Barton)
OKTOBERFEST X 2: Two places you can celebrate Oktoberfest today:
*At Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way), beer, food, and music, 2-6 pm.
*At Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), beer, food, music, games, 2-10 pm.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CLOSED: Reminder that the Southwest Seattle Historical Society museum on Alki is closed for the rest of the month because it’s getting a new roof.
POSTCARDS TO VOTERS POP-UP: Noon-1:30 pm, join in long-distance political activism at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).
VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)
WINE TIME: The Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room – selling wine by the glass or bottle – is open 1-6 pm. (5910 California SW)
HERON’S NEST BENEFIT: 4-9 pm at The Heron’s Nest, enjoy dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, and more, benefiting the restoration/repatriation project at the site (4818 Puget Way SW) – tickets available here.
WELCOME PARTY: 4-8 pm, Rainier Hair Studio (5619 California SW; WSB sponsor) invites you to a “welcome to the neighborhood” party.
SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: Performing 6-8 pm at Princess & The Bear Winery (309 S. Cloverdale).
EVENING MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: Jennie Mayer & Co. perform at 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). Free, all ages.
LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Live music with MID, Miss Prince, Laamb at The Skylark, doors at 7 pm, show at 8. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
‘SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING’: The current ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) play “Swimming While Drowning” continues the second week of its run, 7:30 pm curtain. Tickets are available online.
DRAG SHOW AT ADMIRAL PUB: Queen Andrew Scott and VJ Lacefront host a night of drag, drinks, and dancing, 9 pm. (2306 California SW)
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