West Seattle, Washington
Chief Sealth International High School lost for just the second time so far this season when Eastside Catholic visited Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex on Wednesday night. In their only home game of the week, the Seahawks fell 7-0.
Chief Sealth is now 8-2 for the season. On Friday afternoon, they’ll play at Garfield; next home game at NCSWAC is Friday, April 7th, 4 pm, vs. Sammamish.
West Seattle entrepreneurs Derek Moon and Tony Larson are putting the finishing touches on the bar they’re opening behind the new home of Moon’s Jet City Labs at 4547 California SW – Revelry Room. We stopped by this morning to talk with Moon about their plan for what was previously speakeasy-style In The Heart. He said they’ve just gotten the last pre-opening approval, so it’s full speed ahead for opening night Saturday (April 1st).
The space has many woodwork touches, against the walls, in the center, and at the bar, which has been moved back from its previous location, for more room to work the beverage magic.
Among the unique features at Revelry Room, they plan to highlight Black-owned spirits, wine, and beer providers. The cocktails will be “nice but not super-pretentious,” Moon says, prepared with a process that won’t leave you waiting long once your order’s in. “Elegant but approachable,” he says. And of course the atmosphere is meant to live up to the bar’s name – fun. That’s what the retro mural, across the south wall, still awaiting its final additions, which will depict – what else? – “revelry – the vibe we’re going for in this space”:
On the north wall, a screen can roll down – that might also bring in streams from whatever’s happening in Jet City Labs’ event/pop-up space in front, Moon explains.
There are plans for live entertainment, too – a DJ space in a corner, for example. Moon is hoping to showcase upcoming artists and entrepreneurs. Some guest-chef food pop-ups too, as they’ve had in the space during open-house previews the past few Sundays. Regular fare will include tamales and snacks like cheese curds and jerky. The event space out front has been in action for a while – you might have stopped by during the West Seattle Art Walk, for one – and now it’s time for Revelry Room to join the party. Look for the door off the alley. Hours wil be 4 pm-midnight Sundays-Thursdays, 4 pm-2 am Fridays and Saturdays.
Tonight’s sunset colors haven’t even fully faded yet, and already we have some photos in from the sky show – thank you! This one started golden, as shown in Michael Burke‘s photo above and James Bratsanos‘s photo below:
From there, the colors morphed to pink. (Photo below added 10:59 PM – by Theresa Arbow O’Connor:)
This followed a day when the high hit 61 amid a generous serving of sunshine – but by this time tomorrow, we might be seeing some rain. We’re only at two-thirds of what we should have by this time of year, so that’s not necessarily bad.
MAILBOXES RANSACKED: Reader report from Eric in Seaview:
This morning I discovered that the mailboxes at 47th SW and [cross-street omitted] had been ransacked. Mail was strewn into bushes and nearby yards. I collected it, sorted it out, put it back in the correct mailboxes, and closed them up.
CAR TARGETED AGAIN: Noah‘s white 1991 Subaru Justy was stolen and recovered last month. Today, it almost happened again:
Someone just attempted to steal it again … I have pictures of them and the vehicle they drove, which was a wxr I believe with the front bumper missing.
FOUND BULLET: We noticed a police call from Tuesday evening coded “found gun/shell casings” in the 3200 block of 63rd SW in Alki, and asked about it today. Not much info in the report, SPD tells us – an “unspent bullet” was found by “a passerby” and turned in to police, who planned to submitit into evidencr.
HomeStreet Bank-West Seattle (4022 SW Alaska; WSB sponsor) has been spotlighting local businesses and organizations on a monthly rotation, and this morning the two most recent spotlighted entrepreneurs met up for a fun reason. Papa Tony’s Hot Sauce has been featured at the branch this month, and the winner of a recent raffle for a gift box of sauces was the owner of West Seattle Bowl, HomeStreet’s previous spotlight business. So we took this photo when WS Bowl’s Mike Gubsch stopped by the branch this morning to get his prize from Papa Tony’s namesake proprietor Tony Wilson. (Shown with them are the HomeStreet branch’s assistant manager Joyce Leslie and manager Bob Livingston.) Papa Tony’s West Seattle-made sauces, by the way, are now in 32 stores – including Wildwood Market, Highland Park Corner Store, and PCC West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – as well as available on Sundays at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market! Next month, HomeStreet plans to spotlight the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and you’ll be able to enter a raffle for tickets to its upcoming gala.
Among the events on today’s WSB preview list – the weekly Fix-It Workshop at the West Seattle Tool Library. If you haven’t been to the tool library lately – or ever – this nonprofit would like to (re)introduce itself to you:
Do you have tools, small appliances, home electronics that are in need of repair? Get help from the knowledgeable tool librarians at the West Seattle Tool Library every Wednesday from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Use the tools and facilities of the shop and pick the librarians’ brains to get your damaged equipment back to work. Availability is first-come-first-served. The weekly Fix-It-Wednesday workshop is provided free of charge, though donations are appreciated!
What is a tool library?
A tool library is a type of Library of Things where you can find the tools you need for projects around your home and in your community. Tool libraries have a variety of power tools, hand tools, seasonal equipment, and more. The WSTL has over 3,000 tools! Tool libraries help to support the maker movement, sustainability, and community involvement.
What else does the West Seattle Tool Library offer?
The WSTL has librarians to help you select the right tool for the job, an on-site workshop for those projects that don’t fit in your space, and a laser engraver for cutting and engraving wood, cardboard, most plastics, leather, fabric and more!
The West Seattle Tool Library depends on donations from community members to provide this amazing resource. Check out the West Seattle Tool Library online or swing by for a visit and some inspiration.
West Seattle Tool Library
in Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
The WS Tool Library was launched in 2010 with community donations, and as noted above, is still powered by them today.
You can’t have an arcade without claw machines! That delivery to the space at 2758 Alki Avenue SW is just part of what’s been arriving at the future home of West Seattle Arcade. It’s been 2 1/2 months since we first told you about the plan for the long-vacant space formerly home to food businesses. After multiple reader requests for an update, we checked in with proprietor Elyssa Cichy. She tells WSB, “We don’t have an opening date yet, but we are making good progress on the city of Seattle permitting, so we’re still hoping for a Spring opening. We have already started to set up birthday-party space and some cool games including racing games, dance games, pinballs, and more!”
WestSide Baby, the West Seattleite-founded and White Center-headquartered nonprofit, has announced a new executive director. Michelle Hankinson will succeed Sarah Cody Roth, who left earlier this year after three years in that role. The announcement says Hankinson has spent almost 15 years working at nonprofits, most recently at Childhaven as Senior Director of Early Support Services for Infants and Toddlers and Healthy Start, with roles before that including serving as executive director of Renton Area Youth Services, which merged with Childhaven. WestSide Baby is best known for helping families deal with diaper need, but that’s just part of the work the nonprofit and its volunteers and supporters have dune on behalf of the youngest members of the community. WS Baby started out primarily serving West Seattle, White Center, and vicinity, but has expanded its reach in recent years into other parts of King County.
Here’s the lineup for the rest of today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS: 10 am-4 pm, third and final day with Easter Bunny photo opportunities at My Three Little Birds (4736 California SW).
FREE INDOOR PLAYSPACE: Toddler Gym weekday afternoons at the Salvation Army Center (9050 16th SW), ages 2-6, 3:30-5 pm.
FIX-IT WORKSHOP: 5:30-7:30 pm at West Seattle Tool Library (4408 Delridge Way SW).
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 MUSIC AT LOCOL: 6:30 pm. 21+. Rotating performer slate. (7902 35th SW)
MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.
(added) BASEBALL: Chief Sealth International High School hosts Eastside Catholic at 7 pm at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle).
SKYLARK OPEN MIC: Your chance to take the stage! 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
KARAOKE AT BENBOW ROOM: 9 pm-2 am – info in our calendar listing. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Planning an event – presentation, meeting, performance, reading, tour, fundraiser, sale, 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!
Shown above is the Chief Sealth International High School Mock Trial team, whose adviser Rebecca Neil sent the photo with this report of a successful season just concluded:
Thank you to everyone who supported the Mock Trial team this year. Our official season is now over and I’m thrilled to share that your Chief Sealth Mock Trial team finished in 3rd place in their division!
In addition to our team standings, several individuals were recognized district-wide: Gisele Newsom (10th grade) took first place for outstanding attorney and Avery Gilmore (12th grade) took second place for outstanding witness. Megan Ly (11th grade), Isabel Lyshol (11th grade), and Casmir Oliver (11th grade) all received one or more nominations for best witness as well.
We have had a busy season. In addition to countless hours of research, writing, and practice the team had the opportunity to observe official court proceedings and meet with Judge Nicole Gaines Phelps, participated in scrimmages in Shoreline and at the King County Courthouse downtown, and to travel to Vancouver, WA to compete in six rounds of competition over the course of two days at the Clark County Courthouse.
I’d like to thank our long-standing attorney coaches, Brian Beattie and Lisa Mulligan, for their ongoing support, patience, and good humor. We’ve also been thrilled to welcome Anna Newsom as an attorney coach and Elissa Ferguson as a faculty adviser this season. The number of hours that this team has dedicated to supporting our students is impossible to calculate.
While the official YMCA season is over, we will be competing in the Empire Mock Trial Sapphire League spring season, with a new case to be released on April 1st. We’ll be using this time to hone our skills and practice in anticipation of next year. If you know of any students who would like to give mock trial a try without the commitment of a full season, please feel free to reach out via email at email@example.com
We could not have accomplished any of this without the support of the West Seattle community. Thank you for the countless ways that you have supported and encouraged our team this year. If you’d like to make a donation to support our ongoing efforts, you can do so here: tinyurl.com/CSMTdonate
6:04 AM: Good morning! It’s Wednesday, March 29th.
WEATHER & SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES
The forecast for today: Mostly sunny, high near 60. Sunrise 6:54 am, sunset 7:35 pm.
Metro – Regular schedule, but trip cancellations remain possible.
Water Taxi – Regular schedule.
SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS
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 southwestward toward it:
1st Ave. S. Bridge – another route across the river:
Highway 99: – the northbound side at Lander.
BRIDGE INFO: Check the @SDOTBridges Twitter feed to see if the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.
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.