West Seattle, Washington
9:58 PM: Seattle Police say northbound 35th SW is blocked at Rose in Gatewood because of a crash. No SFD medical response so far so apparently no serious injuries, but avoid the area for a while.
10:48 PM: Police just told dispatch that northbound 35th is open again.
Before summer officially ends, another tradition will return for the first time in four years – the Fiestas Patrias parade in South Park. Sea-Mar Community Health Centers present the parade, and a weekend-long festival at Seattle Center, as a celebration of Latin American culture, and two weeks from today will bring the first parade since 2019. You can watch along 14th Avenue South (Henderson north to Cloverdale) or South Cloverdale Street (14th west to 8th, where the parade ends at the community center) starting at 11 am Saturday, September 16th.
One week from today, you can get up in the treetops at Camp Long (5200 35th SW) for a donation that helps the park’s popular ropes course thrive. Here’s the announcement we were asked to share about a fundraiser that the park’s Advisory Council is presenting:
Come join us for an opportunity to get out onto the High Ropes Course at Camp Long while supporting our programs! Funds raised will be used to purchase needed replacement gear for programs and towards purchasing equipment to improve accessibility of our challenge course.
12 slots in the morning from 9 am to 12 pm
12 slots in the afternoon from 1 pm to 4 pm
Suggested donation of $75 per slot or $200 for a family of 3
You must register at this link: form.jotform.com/camplongchallenge/camp-long-pay-to-play-fundraiser
AND you must follow up by calling in and paying for your slot – instructions are on the form. Slots are not confirmed until paid for
Participants must be:
12 years old or older
Able to fit into our harness and helmets which accommodate a range of sizes that most people 12 and older are able to fit
Wear CLOSED-TOED SHOES the day of the event and other weather-appropriate clothes
Confirm registration by calling in for payment
Submit a completed and signed waiver for each person participating
The challenge course was installed a little over a decade ago.
Thanks for the tips. Almost four years after opening Nos Nos Coffee at Upton Flats in High Point (35th/Graham), Khalid Agour has sold the shop to his longtime coffee provider, QED Coffee. Contacted by email, QED’s Matt Greenfield explained why it’s been a low-key transition and what’s ahead:
Having worked as Nos Nos’s coffee partner for years, when Khalid approached us about taking over Nos Nos we were both excited and honored. Nos Nos has a special place in the community and my partner lives only a few blocks away, so it is also part of our personal neighborhood. We took over Nos Nos on somewhat short notice because we did not want to see it sold off to some random “no longer local” group.
In the short term we will be transitioning to QED signage in the next few weeks and will slowly be expanding Nos Nos’ beverage and food options. However, it is our intent to keep most of Nos Nos unchanged. We were lucky enough to retain the same kitchen staff and our in-house food options will continue to be the same.
So Nos Nos may be transitioning to QED, but we intend to retain the things that made Nos Nos the special place that it is.
P.S. Nos Nos founder Agour continues to work on an expansion of his original West Seattle establishment, Itto’s Tapas on the north end of The Junction (California/Genesee). He says that “will be more of a wine bar with different food than Itto’s.”
It’s all about love. For a second year, a family who lost a loved one too soon is celebrating his memory with a community event, and you’re invited.
Just getting going in the gym at Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle) is the second “Long Live King Cee Day.” The namesake is Antoine D. Matthews Jr.; tomorrow would be his 34th birthday, if he hadn’t lost his life to gun violence almost two years ago. His family is working to serve and inspire youth, with the affirmation “MOBB (My Obstacles Became Blessings).”
“King Cee” is remembered by family and friends for his big heart; he was also known nearby for his sports days at Chief Sealth, just across the street from where this event will continue until 7 pm, with youth activities, performances, food, and more. The gym is on the south side, lower level, of SWTLC.
We continue keeping track of brown-water instances when we get reader reports about them – otherwise there’s no public way to track them via the Seattle Public Utilities website. Today we’ve heard from one reader who is seeing it near Fauntleroy/Trenton, which is by the south end of Lincoln Park. In many cases, it’s because of SFD hydrant testing stirring up “sediment” (rust) in the lines, but nonetheless, any time it happens at your residence or business, please report it to SPU – 206-386-1800.
“Coming soon” is about to change to “open now”! Two months after we reported that Seattle Yarn was moving to The Admiral District, the one-of-a-kind shop has announced that today is opening day in the new location. Among other things, the new location will facilitate more dedicated class space. Seattle Yarn is now at 2701 California SW; hours are on their website.
Here’s what you need to know about today, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
METRO SERVICE CHANGE: Today brings one of Metro’s two annual “service changes.” Check here to see if the route(s) you use are on the list.
FREE GROUP RUN: Get your weekend off to a running start with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run, All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.
ART ON THE CORNER: Gatewood artist Bonnie is again selling her work to benefit local food banks. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, stop by 39th/Holden.
FREE STEERING WHEEL LOCKS: If you have a Hyundai or Kia, go get your free steering-wheel lock at the Southwest Precinct (2300 SW Webster), 9:30-11:30 am, while they last.
TAE KWON DO: First class of the month for the West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club at High Point Community Center (6920 34th SW), 9:30 am, all levels welcome.
SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS’ MARKET: The weekly farmers’ market on the grounds of Hope Academy (9421 18th SW) is open for shopping 10 am-2 pm, prioritizing vendors of color, presented by African Community Housing & Development.
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).
SATURDAY COOKOUTS: Highland Park Corner Store is grilling, 11 am-2 pm on Saturdays through the end of the month. (7789 Highland Park Way SW)
SPRAYPARK OPEN: Highland Park Spraypark is open through Labor Day), 11 am-8 pm. (1100 SW Cloverdale)
COLMAN POOL OPEN: Last Saturday of this year to swim at the city-run outdoor pool on the shore at Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), open noon-7 pm (session schedule here).
WADING POOL: Also the last Saturday of this year for the Lincoln Park pool (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 12-7 pm, in the upper park near the north play area.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: See what’s new at the home of West Seattle’s history – visit the Log House Museum (61st/Stevens) 12-4 pm.
‘LONG LIVE KING CEE’ DAY: For the second. year, the family of the late Antoine D. Matthews Jr is hosting a community celebration in honor of his birthday, Performances, food, raffles, face-painting, games for kids. 1-7 pm at Southwest Teen Life Center. (2801 SW Thistle)
LIVE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Hillside ’77 with Conversation Pit, 7 pm, free, all ages. (4559 California SW)
LIVE AT C & P COFFEE: 7 pm-9 pm, Circle of Songs at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover, all ages.
LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Wyatt Silva, Pilot Seat, Oscar Warnersmith at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), doors 7 pm, music 8 pm, $10.
Planning a concert, open house, show, sale, event, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? Get it on our calendar! Please email info to firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!