West Seattle, Washington
Thanks to Al for sending photos and a report from tonight’s Sunset Paddle for Maui, a West Seattle on-the-water fundraiser organized by Alki Kayak Tours. Al told us via text, “15 boats, 21 people, at least 6 sea lions, and one gorgeous sunset…”
If you couldn’t join the paddle, here’s one way to help Maui fire survivors – the Maui Strong Fund.
Community groups are resuming their regular meeting schedules this month, and one of the first to reconvene will be the Admiral Neighborhood Association. Tuesday (September 12th) at 7 pm, ANA invites you to its next “general gathering,” with guests including Seattle City Attorney Ann Davison. She’ll talk about what her office is focused on right now, and listen to attendees’ concerns. ANA usually has a Southwest Precinct rep in attendance, too, so if you have concerns or questions, bring them. And they’ll recap a summer of fun events including the return of Summer Concerts at Hiawatha and the second Admiral Funktion festival. You’re welcome to come talk about those, too. The ANA gathering is at 7 pm Tuesday, in person, at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill).
If you’re doing fall cleaning and finding things you no longer need, remember that the fall Recycle Roundup at Fauntleroy Church is now just two weeks away – 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, September 23. The list of what Recycle Roundup partner 1 Green Planet will and won’t accept this time is available – see it here. (More than 60 items on the “will accept” list, only 20 on the “won’t.”) It’s free to drive up, ride up, walk up, and drop off your item(s); the church is at 9140 California SW.
Thanks for the tip! Just after we got a call about a crash at 42nd/Admiral, we heard the police dispatch for it. No injuries reported but westbound Admiral Way is blocked, so avoid the area for a while.
Sent by Nick:
Hi, just reporting a basic package theft, with clear images/videos – with a silver lining at the end!
A package thief stole from our front porch, moments after the FedEx delivery. This occurred at 5:02 pm on Thursday Sept. 7 at 35th & Andover. A police report has been filed, #2023-915431.
The woman appears to be white, mid-50s, 200 lbs, black tank shirt and white capri pants. Oddly, she left a note on the front porch scrawled on a paper towel, “Trying to tell you that U had a pkg.” A neighbor commenter on Ring says that her vehicle appears to be a black 2000-2006 Hyundai Elantra GT Hatchback – not a common vehicle.
I know my kid’s soccer cleats will never be recovered, but maybe somebody recognizes the woman in the picture and can provide additional information.
After posting the photos and videos on Ring, a generous neighbor offered a pair of second-hand cleats as a replacement. My kid can play soccer this weekend after all! Thank you, West Seattle – such a great community!
1:12 PM: This morning we mentioned paving work on SW Genesee between 26th and 30th SW. Now there’s a gas leak in the area and the street will be closed until it’s handled – SFD and SPD are headed that way.
1:15 PM: Firefighters have told dispatch it’s a “4-inch main behind a piece of heavy equipment.” They’re having residents in the immediate vicinity “shelter in place” with windows closed. They say the wind “appears to be blowing away” from the residences and are awaiting Puget Sound Energy (which provides gas service in our area).
2:10 PM: SFD reports that PSE has a “temporary shutdown” on the line but is still working to secure it further.
2:18 PM: SFD is affirming that the nearby residents are now safe and they’re reducing their response.
2:38 PM: All SFD units have now cleared. We haven’t heard whether traffic is resuming through the area, though – even before this, it was down to single-lane-with-flagger because of the paving work.
The photo is from Mountain to Sound Outfitters (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle, where the West Seattle Boat Swap is happening until 4 pm. It’s all about, as M2SO describes it, “human-powered watercraft (Kayaks, SUPs, Canoes) and accessories!” With weather like this, there’s still lots of prime time to get out on the water, and it’s also never too soon to get ready for next year. The shop’s at 3602 SW Alaska (and once you’re all geared up, join tonight’s sunset paddle for Maui, presented by M2SO’s sibling business Alki Kayak Tours).
Sometimes we include this reminder in the daily preview list, but today we’re making note of it separately: The WSB Community Forums‘ Freebies/Deals/Sales board is our spot for listings of yard sales, other items for sale, and free items. In the latter category, there’s a new listing this morning for free wood, and two late-season yard-sale listings. The Community Forums are also home to our free listings for local businesses with job openings, and the Lost/Found/Non-pets board (pets have their own page here. To post in the Community Forums, you need to register – go here for that.
Welcome to a late-summer Saturday! Here’s what’s happening:
TRAFFIC ALERTS: The big one, the eastbound West Seattle Bridge ramp to southbound I-5 is closed until early tomorrow, so you’ll have to get to southbound I-5 another way … Also on the eastbound bridge, crews will be installing the bridge-lane-enforcement camera and associated signage … Twp repaving projects: Eastbound SW Alaska between 44th and California, and SW Genesee between 26th and 30th – we’re told that street will stay open, with a flagger helping.
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.
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)
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.
VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open – wine by the glass or bottle – 1-6 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).
LIVE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Noah Gundersen performs at 7 pm – buy his new album online or in-store to get in. (4559 California SW)
LIVE AT C & P COFFEE: 7 pm-9 pm, The Brews Brothers perform at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover, all ages.
LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: NiGHTofAL, Other, Fredrico Futura at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), doors 7 pm, music 8 pm, $10.
(added) OUT AT THE BOX: Drag show at Box Bar, 9:30 pm, no cover, 21+.
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 email@example.com – thank you!