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WANT TO HELP? West Seattle Nursery plans ‘Doing Good in the Neighborhood’ volunteer fairs

March 25, 2023 8:44 pm
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We present volunteer opportunities when we hear about them, but some people have yearned for a central opportunity to connect with ways to help. A new one is coming up – West Seattle Nursery plans to present “Doing Good in the Neighborhood” volunteer fairs next month. Here’s how they announced it:

Are you bored? Lonely? New in town? Want to make a difference? Want to make new friends? Become a volunteer!

Come to West Seattle Nursery on weekends in the month of April, meet local organizations that are:

Doing Good in the Neighborhood

And find a place to share your time and talents.

WSN’s Marie McKinsey says a dozen organizations are already signed up to participate, and: “I would welcome inquiries from more local non-profits. Their work doesn’t have to be garden related. We will have a table and chairs set up in our tent on Saturdays and Sundays for them. Organizations have a choice of shifts, 10 – noon or 1 – 3 on a Saturday or Sunday.” You can reach Marie via the WSN contact info at the bottom of their home page.

HELPING: Rotary Club of West Seattle’s namesake park cleanup

47 years ago, the Rotary Club of West Seattle transformed a pocket of land at 35th/Alaska into a park. Members go back periodically to help tend it. They sent photos from their most recent work party:

The Rotary Club of West Seattle recently transformed Rotary Viewpoint Park into a beautiful green space. Led by Community Service Chair Gina Topp, the team weeded the garden beds, cleared out debris, and created an inviting space for both people and birds. Check out the stunning “before and after” photos to see their amazing transformation.

You can read about the park’s history here.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Attacker alert; prowler search; dumped-likely-stolen tools

Four items in West Seattle Crime Watch:

ATTACKER ALERT: Reader report via emailer who says this person is likely still in the Junction area right now:
I’d like to report a tip that a woman (white, late 20s, brown straight hair, with a rolling luggage and several bags) has physically attacked several people since Thursday afternoon until just a few moments ago. She has entered and been asked to leave at minimum 3 different establishments near Alaska and California.

She has been talking loudly to herself, and has been seen carrying alcoholic beverages. She is violent and will escalate quickly.

Police reports have been filed, the tipster says..

PROWLER SEARCH: We received a few questions about a police search earlier this afternoon near the 3400 block of 37th SW. The call was for a possible residential burglary; police were told that the residents of the home, while away, got an alert about someone seen at the back door, possibly entering the house, before the video feed abruptly ended. We’ve listened back to police-radio audio but don’t know so far whether this ended with anyone being found, or whether a break-in was confirmed.

DUMPED-LIKELY-STOLEN TOOLS: Are you missing tools from a burglary or car prowl? Jessica says the two containers were dumped last weekend in an alley near California/Holgate. “Both boxes contain various tools and look like they belong to a contractor. We are keeping them safe until we can find the owner.”

If they’re yours, or you know whose they might be, please email us – – and we’ll connect you.

WEEKEND SCENE: Season-opening, two-site West Seattle Little League Jamboree

(WSB photos)

This is the second year that West Seattle Little League has included softball as well as baseball, and that means this weekend’s season-opening Jamboree is happening at two sets of fields. We stopped by Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle) this morning while 7- and 8-year-olds were playing softball, joyfully celebrating their first game of the year:

Everyone’s welcome to come show their support, for the softball and/or baseball players, who are playing at Bar-S Fields (64th/Admiral) in Alki. Softball games continue today until 5:30, and baseball until 7; tomorrow, the schedule is 10 am-4:30 pm for softball, 9 am-7 pm for baseball, same locations. (Concessions too!) And on Sunday, the Mariner Moose is expected to visit Bar-S – more on that and other Jamboree details here.

WEEKEND SCENE: Helping West Seattle Food Bank keep pets fed

Did you know the West Seattle Food Bank helps pets as well as people? That’s why WSFB development director Breanna Bushaw is hoping people will fill that barrel (and more!) today, as Pet Supplies Plus in Westwood Village has a pet-food drive happening right now, until 2 pm. Bring food to donate, or buy some at the store. They’ll accept bags of kitty litter, too, for the WSFB’s Pet Pantry. P.S. You can help WSFB any time with monetary donations, too.

BIZNOTE: Kayaks arrive at Mountain to Sound Outfitters

March 25, 2023 10:28 am
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Spring’s here and get-out-on-the-water season isn’t far away. On one recent sunny day, in fact, kayaks arrived at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor), where their winter clearance sale continues through this weekend, too. Here’s the announcement and photo sent by the shop in The Triangle:

Hey there sun-seekers,

Spring is here and kayaks have landed! Mountain to Sound has just received a shipment of new kayaks, including top brands such as Eddyline, Old Town, Current Designs, Epic, and Ocean Kayaks. These kayaks are perfect for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike, and we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect kayak for your needs.

We invite you to visit our store locally or online to get the first spring picks of our kayaks as this first shipment won’t last long. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you choose the perfect kayak for your needs and answer any questions you may have.

We also offer kayaking accessories and rentals, so you can make the most of your time on the water. As always, thanks for all the support!

Don’t forget, we are still doing our winter clearance until 3/26/23!

See you out there,
Mountain to Sound Team


(Photo by Bob Burns)

We’ve arrived at the last weekend of March, and it’s time for a look at highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ROAD-WORK ALERTS: Two for today:
-7 am-1 pm, two lanes are closed on the northbound 1st Avenue South Bridge.
-7 am-3 pm, SDOT is working just east of the low bridge again.

SCOUTING FOR FOOD REMINDER: As previewed here, you might have received a doorhanger about the annual door-to-door food drive; if you can donate, set out your bag early.

WEST SEATTLE LITTLE LEAGUE JAMBOREE: The season begins! Baseball at Bar-S (64th/Admiral), 9 am-7 pm; softball at Nino Cantu SW Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), 9 am-5:30 pm.

EGG HUNT: First of the season! Community’s welcome to bring kids to the West Seattle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW) for egg hunting and cookie decorating.

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN: 10 am-5 pm, the garden’s centerpiece courtyard is open, while the rest of the garden’s grounds are accessible dawn to dusk. More info here. (5640 16th SW)

GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY GROUP: Continuing at 10:30 am today, “Grace Church will host a 13-week GriefShare recovery support group for those who have lost a loved one by death. There is a one-time charge of $20 for the GriefShare journal.” Meeting in the church basement. (10323 28th SW)

MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform. Find out about Marco’s music here.

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.

FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

GEORGETOWN BITES: Your neighbors to the east invite you to come sample the flavors of Georgetown’s food purveyors – buy tickets 11 am-4 pm at the Trailer Park Mall (5805 Airport Way S).

PLANT SWAP, REPOT, POTLUCK: Noon-3 pm at Nepenthe (9447 35th SW), stop by, bring a potluck dish, bring plants to pot/repot, seeds to swap, and celebrate spring.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2234 SW Orchard)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: You’re invited to visit the home of West Seattle’s history noon-4 pm Saturdays. (3003 61st SW)

VISCON CELLARS: 1-6 pm, visit the tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle. Learn about their wines here! (5910 California SW)

BASEBALL: 1 pm at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), Highline visits Chief Sealth International High School.

MUSIC4LIFE FUNDRAISER: 2-4 pm, go downtown and support a young West Seattleite helping other kids make music (you can also donate with a click):

My name is Dominic Caudle and I am an 8th grader at Hope Lutheran School, and I attend the West Seattle School of Rock. I am doing a service project to raise funds for Music4Life, a non profit dedicated to getting musical instruments into the hands of kids in need at various public schools throughout the greater Seattle area. I have started a GoFundMe page and the West Seattle School of Rock will offer opportunities to donate at a benefit concert that will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe [116 Pike St.] on March 25 from 2:00-4:00.

I am passionate about this because I’ve always loved music, and a lot of that was due to the people who were kind enough to donate instruments to me. Since the musical community was so kind to me, I wanted to give back. I would love it if you consider donating. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

HELP RESCUE DOGS: Visit Whisky West (6451 California SW) for a benefit today – raffle and more! – helping Bulldog Haven NW.

MUSIC AT C & P: 7 pm, see and hear acoustic duo Burgundy Pearl at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST END GIRLS’ 6TH ANNIVERSARY: Doors 7 pm, SHOW 8 pm, as West End Girls
West Seattle’s drag extravaganza – celebrates 6 years at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

SILENT DISCO: 7-9 pm at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki), headsets first-come first-served – dance to music only you can hear!

OPEN MIC AT THE SPOT: 7-10 pm, do your thing! (2920 SW Avalon Way)

‘LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS’: West Seattle High School‘s spring musical continues tonight at 7:30 pm. Our calendar listing has details and ticket info. (3000 California SW)

If you have a show, sale, event, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? for our calendar … please email info to – thank you!