West Seattle, Washington
Tomorrow night (Thursday, March 9th) brings the last West Seattle Art Walk of winter, with artist receptions and exhibitions around the peninsula, as well as restaurants and bars offering food and drink specials to enhance your evening. Above is the list of participating venues, which is updated quarterly. Here are four of this month’s highlights:
REBECCA WOODHOUSE AT COMPASS: What you see above is painter Rebecca Woodhouse‘s “Subway Walls.” Woodhouse is a West Seattle artist who most often shows up in Friday Harbor, so this is a return to her “Stomping Grounds” – which is the title of her show at Compass (4531 California SW), where you can meet her 5-8 pm Thursday. She explains that the show title also reflects her style of abstract painting: “She places wood panels on the floor and steps all over them instead of hand-pressing her linocuts or using a printing press — both of which are prohibitive at the large sizes she prefers.”
IRENE REX AT AND ARLEN: Ready to start your Art Walk-ing a little early? Irene Rex‘s reception at new Junction shop And Arlen (4130 California SW) starts at 4 pm and continues until 7. She is described as an artist “who uses her sketch-style illustrations painted in watercolor, salt, and hand-drawn in layers of acrylic to design joyful home goods & accessories that encourage reusability and self-reflection.”
RHONDA PORTER AT ZELDA ZONK: Also on the early side, the reception at Zelda Zonk Consignment (2210 California SW) for West Seattle artist Rhonda Porter starts at 4 pm too. Rhonda “paints anything that makes her smile.”
DOUG EARLY AT VISCON CELLARS: Toward the south end of the Art Walk zone, Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) is hosting photographer Doug Early, 5-8 pm. Stop in for wine and photos that “can take a person on a journey either by showcasing a foreign city’s highlights that piques the individual’s curiosity, an unusual landscape that begs the observer to want to know more or through capturing a flower in bloom that brings a wonderful calmness and serenity for the viewer.”
Those are just a few of the artists whose work you can see Thursday night – many others are previewed on the Art Walk website.
Last weekend, some fans of Luna Park Café were excited to see that sight – signs illuminated, people inside. It wasn’t a quiet reopening, though – the café had a few invitation-only test runs, following six months of closure for maintenance, repairs, and upgrades. Proprietor John Bennett tells WSB the test runs went well, but now there’s one last hurdle to clear: “We’re trying to hire line cooks so we can open next week. Anyone who wants to be part of our team can contact us at email@example.com.” Luna Park Café (2918 SW Avalon Way) will celebrate its 34th anniversary this month.
Metro has published the list of which routes will be affected by its next twice-yearly “service change,” which happens on Saturday, March 18th. Three West Seattle routes will have changes this time:
*RapidRide C Line – “On weekdays, two southbound and three northbound trips will be added, on Saturday & Sunday, two southbound trips will be added.” (See the timetable here.)
*Route 50 – ” On weekdays, two eastbound trips will be added, on Saturday & Sunday, two westbound trips will be added.” (See the timetable here.)
*Route 120 – Will be replaced by the RapidRide H Line. (See the timetable here.)
The full citywide list is here. You can read more about RapidRide H Line, and see the list of stops, here.
Our usual place for lost/found listings, aside from pets (who have their own page), is this section of the WSB Community Forums. But Holy Rosary found a wallet and tells us it includes “time-sensitive” contents, so we’re amplifying this in case it will help. The items in the wallet, found on the church steps, include no contact info, but there is a name, part of which is included in the listing. If you know of someone who lost their wallet, you can check that listing here.
Today we’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor, We Sweat West Seattle in The Admiral District. New sponsors get the chance to tell you about their business and themselves, so here’s what We Sweat West Seattle would like you to know:
We’ve read the studies and we’ve invested in the technology. We truly believe that you can extend your mental wellness, physical wellness, and healthspan through the application of our cold plunge and Clearlight®️ Infrared Saunas. All of our appointments are in private suites so you can have peace of mind while relaxing in our saunas and plunge. We provide our customers with electrolyte-enhanced water, lavender cooling towels, and other amenities to provide the best experience possible. We also have an on-site shower and towel service. We have dedicated and knowledgeable staff on hand to assist with any questions and provide tips for newcomers.
Clients seek us out for a variety of reasons, a lot have read about the benefits online and want to see what the hype is all about. For the saunas, a 2015 study determined frequent sauna bathing decreased all-cause mortality rates by 40%, and that study has been making the rounds online again. As for cold plunges, they are skyrocketing in popularity thanks to Wim Hof and the ease of access to his method.
Our clients who regularly visit our saunas boast about the pain relief and incredible sleep they get the night after a session. Our cold plunge clients leave our space feeling refreshed and exhilarated, and for many, the cold plunge has become a life-changing daily routine. And our clients who utilize both? They’re the happiest people you’ll ever meet, and that’s just part of what gives us purpose. When we started we viewed saunas and plunges as a form of pain relief for athletes, but through personal experience and customer feedback, we are quickly learning how powerful and beneficial the mental health benefits of developing these types of routines are too.
Regarding community involvement, We Sweat West Seattle belongs to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Admiral Neighborhood Association. For the past 8 years, proprietor Ali Atri has been volunteering at the Seattle International Film Festival, and says, “You can expect to see me down there every May, and my wife and I just joined the most exciting group of all recently, we’re new members of the parent club! Our daughter was born in September :)”
We Sweat West Seattle is at 2705 California SW, 206-453-5602, Find out more at wesweatws.com, including information on an introductory deal (see the code in the photo above).
We thank We Sweat West Seattle for sponsoring independent, community-collaborative neighborhood news via WSB; find our current sponsor team listed in directory format here, and find info on joining the team by going here.
Car thieves continue targeting Hyundais. (If you own one, see the latest SW Precinct crime-prevention bulletin.) Just in, from Lauren:
My car was stolen at some point between 8:00 PM last night and 11:00 AM today from the alley behind 9215 35th Ave SW. Cross street is SW Barton.
2018 Hyundai Elantra – Black
License Plate: BGA1023
SPD incident # 23-064300.
MONDAY UPDATE: Found.
Everyone’s invited to an open house at the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Log House Museum – in particular, people interested in volunteering! Here’s the announcement, along with word of a new staff member:
The Log House Museum, just one block from Alki Point, is looking for community volunteers to greet visitors, lead tour groups, help with community events, and even assist with collections care and research or care for the Native Plant Garden.
The museum will host a Volunteer Open House on Saturday, March 18 from 2-4 pm. The event is open to the public – including those who are interested in volunteering and those who are just curious about the organization and its opportunities.
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society, which owns and operates the Log House Museum, was founded in 1985 by community members, many of whom are still involved with the organization today.
“The story of the Log House Museum begins with volunteers,” says Elizabeth Rudrud, the organization’s recently hired Programs and Community Outreach Director. “If it weren’t for volunteers who saw a need to both preserve and investigate the history of the peninsula, there wouldn’t be a museum today.” She continues, “Volunteers from contribute to all aspects of the museum, from interacting with visitors, to behind-the-scenes work, to leading the organization as a member of an advisory committee.”
Rudrud was hired by the Historical Society last month to develop unique programs and foster community involvement. She has worked with numerous heritage organizations and museums in the Puget Sound and Pacific Northwest over the past 15 years and holds degrees in American History (Western Washington University), Museology, and Nonprofit Management (University of Washington).
Last year, Rudrud accepted a prestigious Leadership in History award from the American Association for State and Local History, for her work with the Puget Sound Treaty War Panel Series from Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Rudrud developed and led this program, and the subsequent Indigenous Voices Podcast, in partnership with the Nisqually, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Steilacoom and Squaxin Island Tribes and HistoryLink.org.
Rudrud is a resident of West Seattle and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society from 2019 to 2023.
Learn more at loghousemuseum.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The museum is at 61st/Stevens.
11:11 AM: Police were at Roxhill Park this morning, investigating after a person was found dead in the field area on the park’s north side. We went to the scene after a tip around 8 am. Still not much information available; the police we found there were waiting for the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, which will determine how the person died and who they were, but there was no indication of an active homicide investigation, as they were already starting to take down the tape. SPD and SFD were originally dispatched just after 7 am; in archived audio, the SFD dispatcher told responders that the body had “been there a while, with nobody around.” We’ll update with anything more we find out.
1:51 PM: Police say the dead person was “a man, possibly in his 40s-50s.” If you have any information about what happened, call their tipline at 206-233-5000.
ADDED THURSDAY EVENING: As discussed in comments, SPD added a note today to their post from yesterday, saying this appears to have been an overdose death. However, the Medical Examiner’s daily list of releases did not include that, nor the victim’s IDi
(View from the low bridge – photo by Don Brubeck)
Here’s the list for your Wednesday:
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: In-person sales continue – use this lookup to find cookie booths near you, and/or check our list of local troops who have told us where they’ll be (to add yours, email us at email@example.com).
HISTORY HOUR: Special presentation 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon): Local author Elise Hooper, “who writes novels centered on trailblazing women who have been overlooked by history,” will be the guest speaker for Women’s History Month.
FREE INDOOR PLAYSPACE: Toddler Gym weekday afternoons at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW), ages 2-6, 3:30-5 pm.
TRIVIA x 6: At 6 pm, Locust Cider (2820 Alki SW) now offers trivia … at 7 pm, you can play trivia at the West Seattle Brewing Mothership (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 8 pm; there’s 7:30 and 8:30 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska); trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); at 8:30 pm, trivia at Talarico’s (4718 California SW).
LIVE AT EPHESUS: Kimball & The Fugitive Trio now plays Ephesus Greek Restaurant (5245 California SW), 6:30 pm Wednesdays.
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s biggest political group meets online at 7:30 pm (or join for pre-meeting programming at 6:30). Register for the link on the group’s website; see the agenda here.
POETRYBRIDGE: 7 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). Three featured readers, Kathryn Thurber-Smith, Alex Smith, and J. Kates.
MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.
SKYLARK OPEN MIC: Time for you to shine! 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
KARAOKE AT BENBOW ROOM: New! 9 pm-2 am – info in our calendar listing. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Planning an event – meeting, performance, reading, tour, fundraiser, or … – that could be featured on West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar? Tell us about it! Please email info to firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
West Seattle High School cheer coach Nadine Nguyen sends word that tryout time is approaching:
Are you ready to become a part of the State-Winning West Seattle High School Coed Cheer Team?
Now’s your chance. Tryouts will be held in person March 28th-March 31st from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm @ WSHS. To try out, you will need to fill out all online forms and provide a current Sports Physical.
* We will also be hosting Cheer Clinics on March 20th and March 21st.
CHEER CLINICS – Learn the cheer basics to help prep you for tryouts!
*For those interested in trying out for our State Winning Competition Team, you are invited to attend our Stunt Clinics where you will learn basic stunt skills. Though stunting is not part of our final tryouts, attendance may or may not benefit your chances on making our Comp Team! Stunt Clinics are on March 22nd and March 23rd from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
To participate in tryouts on March 28th – Match 31st, Stunt Clinics, and the Cheer clinics, please bring a printed and signed copy of the following items below to the first day of the clinics/tryouts.
-Student Athletic Registration Form
-Signed Parent Waver
-Both Covid Forms (Screening and Release)
The Tryout application and required forms are available through the following link tree:
For tips and more information regarding tryouts, follow our Instagram @westseattlecheer
Good Luck and Go Wildcats!! For Questions email: email@example.com
If you haven’t seen the team in action, check out their promotional video here.
6:03 AM: Good morning! It’s Wednesday, March 8th.
The forecast for today is similar to the past two days: Partly sunny, chance of showers, high in the 40s. Sunrise 6:36 am, sunset 6:04 pm. (We “spring forward” an hour Saturday night/Sunday morning.)
Water Taxi – Regular schedule.
Metro – Regular schedule, but trip cancellations remain possible, so check notification channels such as @kcmetroalerts.
Washington State Ferries‘ Triangle Route continues on the 2-boat schedule; check here for alerts/updates and see Vessel Watch for boats’ locations.
SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS
Delridge cameras: Besides the one below (Delridge/Henderson), cameras are also up at Delridge/Genesee, Delridge/Juneau, Delridge/Orchard, and Delridge/Oregon.
High Bridge – the camera at the top:
High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (when SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way):
Low Bridge – looking east to west (unless SDOT turns the camera):
1st Ave. S. Bridge – another route across the river:
Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.
MORE TRAFFIC CAMS: See all working traffic cams citywide here, most with video options; West Seattle and vicinity-relevant cameras are on this WSB page.
BRIDGE INFO: Are movable city bridges opening for vessels? Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed.
If you see a problem on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do it safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if needed) – 206-293-6302.
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