West Seattle, Washington
Received from Joel:
Just wanted to let West Seattleites know that a disgruntled neighbor threw garbage, including glass bottles, into the Delridge skatepark this evening. He was upset about the refuse being left behind on a daily basis.
I cleaned up what glass I could, and notified the police, but I’m sure there are small shards left that could hurt someone if they were to fall.
We suggested also calling the Seattle Parks after-hours maintenance number (206-684-7250).
It’s at the very least an excuse to wear an aloha shirt here in the heart of almost-winter. Friday night, get tropical with the Rotary Club of West Seattle at their fall fundraiser, playing ParrotHeads Rainbow Bingo with legendary bingo leader Sylvia O’Stayformore, plus music paying tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett. All are welcome, not just club members. Yes, there will be margaritas (among other cocktails). It’s happening at the West Seattle Golf Course (4470 35th SW), 5:30 pm, and you can buy ticket(s) here. Proceeds support the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation‘s many community projects, including scholarships.
Thanks to “Coach Steve” Fredrickson for the report and photos:
Congratulations to the Delridge “Da Pickles,” who won 1st place in Saturday’s City Wide Volleyball Jamboree 12-13 age group, and the Delridge “Devils,” who won 2nd place in the 10-11 group … making this coach extremely proud!!
The Jamboree was held at Rainier Community Center and was a double-elimination tourney where each team played just one set – very similar to pre-pandemic Jamborees.
The 12-13 team finished first in the league with a 4-1 record – the one loss was due to a forfeit because of Club tryouts. At the Jamboree they beat Ravenna and Loyal Heights, then again played Ravenna in the championship match…losing their only set but then won the second to bring home the Gold.
The 10-11 team finished third in the league with a 3-2 record. At the Jamboree they started off with a tough loss to Green Lake but then rallied back to beat Ballard and Green Lake in the losers bracket, only to fall to High Point in the Final, bringing home the Silver.
West Seattle was definitely well represented with Delridge and High Point taking three of the four medal awards!
5:06 PM: Two and a half years after those four cranes arrived for the first berth to open at West Seattle’s modernized Terminal 5, two more are about to arrive for the second berth. Construction is finishing up on the south berth; the Northwest Seaport Alliance had previously said the cranes were expected to arrive in October, but we’re now into mid-November, so we followed up today to check on the status. They’re on the way from ZPMC in China, according to NWSA spokesperson Melanie Stambaugh, and expected to arrive sometime next week. She says we’ll have a few days advance alert about their arrival. The south berth is being leased by SSA Terminals, exercising its option to lease it in addition to the north berth, where it started accepting cargo almost two years ago.
ADDED EARLY TUESDAY: If you want to track the ship, commenter Drew identified Zhen Hua 27 as the ZPMC ship headed this way.
With Thanksgiving just a week and a half away, we’re almost ready to launch this year’s WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide. Thanks to everyone who’s already sent information on holiday-season events – bazaars/pop-up shops, donation drives, performances, open houses, holiday food specials, etc. … if you have something coming up but haven’t sent that info to us, hurry! Whatever you want the community to know, email@example.com is the best way to reach us so we can get it into the guide (and if time/date-specific, into our year-round calendar too) – thank you!
THANKSGIVING NOTE: The guide will start off with Thanksgiving-related notes, which we’ve also been spotlighting here in the news stream. One more we’ve received word of – if you need help assembling Thanksgiving dinner, Husky Deli is another venue offering to make the whole thing for you to heat at home – $150 to serve five people – roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, bread rolls, and a half-gallon of Husky ice cream (you choose the flavor). Get your order in by Monday, November 20th, for pickup the day before Thanksgiving (Wednesday, November 23rd).
Five years after Pike Place’s renowned Shug’s Soda Fountain – owned by West Seattleites – announced plans to add a “mini” location at California/Charlestown, it’s finally opening! They told us earlier this fall that they were very close, and now they’ve set the date: This Friday (November 17th), noon-9 pm. Since originally announcing the West Seattle plan, Shug’s has had plenty of community involvement, including pop-ups right outside the doors that are about to swing open, but now it’s time to finally welcome people inside. The menu board has been visible through the windows for some days, as shown in the reader photo above and others sent to us – scoops, cones, sundaes, floats, and some adult drinks (which is why a liquor-license application has been posted on the door).
11:56 AM: The impending closure of the Westwood Village Staples store – first announced last month – doesn’t just mean one less retail outlet. It means the end of other services provided there, such as TSA Precheck. We’ve received this note from Shana Anderson, who says she’s the main TSA agent at the store, and wants you to know this:
We close next Friday, the 17th, but I just found out that the Burien TSA won’t open for a month.
If people need Precheck before the holidays, they should go to tsa.gov and make an appointment. The closest Precheck places other than West Seattle are Renton and Fife.
12:57 PM: Shana just emailed again after learning that Wednesday is the last day at Westwood.
Here’s the Monday event lineup, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
FOR VETERANS: If you need help filing a disability claim, the DAV offers free drop-in assistance 9 am-1 pm. (4857 Delridge Way SW)
LIBRARY CLOSURE: Today starts the second week of the two-week closure of Southwest Library for HVAC installation.
LEARN ABOUT BACKYARD BIRDING: Free presentation at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon) focusing on seabirds, 3 pm, all welcome including non-members – RSVP requested if you can – 206-932-4044.
D&D: Open D&D starts at 6:30 pm at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), all welcome, first-time players too. $5.
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION: The Alki Dharma Community invites you to this monthly event, 6:45 pm at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds).
MONDAY NIGHT TRIVIA! Three weekly events – 7 and 8 pm Sporcle Pub Quiz at Three 9 Lounge (4505 39th SW); 7 pm at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7:30 pm with QuizFix at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW)
MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: Live music with The Westside Trio, 8 pm at The Alley (behind 4509 California SW), 21+, no cover.
Have a West Seattle/White Center event to add to our calendar ? Please send info to firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
Family and friends will gather this Saturday (November 18) to celebrate the life of Nancy Morrison. Here’s the remembrance they are sharing with her community:
A long-time resident of West Seattle, Nancy Morrison, passed away on October 30, 2023. She is survived by her daughter Alice Desgranges, grandchildren Emma, Nicolas Desgranges, and Anseland Davis Morrison.
In the 1930s, after living in Oregon and Montana, Nancy moved with her family to Seattle when her father accepted a position as pastor at the West Seattle Baptist Church. She attended Lafayette Elementary School and Madison Junior High School until World War II began. Nancy wrote in her diary, “War was declared, but they only expect it to last about two weeks.” When her predictions didn’t come true, her family moved to Hamilton Air Force Base in California, where her father served as Chaplain while her brother went to fight in Europe.
After the War, Nancy finished high school in Goldendale and then traveled throughout the United States as an intern for the American Baptist Convention. Following her internship, she attended Linfield College in Oregon. When Nancy was 24 years old and teaching in a one-room schoolhouse on the prairie in Montana, her car broke down. She trudged through the snow to call for help and help came in the form of a husband. Jack W. Morrison was sent to give her a ride home, and they married in Havre, MT, in 1955. Nancy and Jack moved back to West Seattle, where they had two children, Mark and Alice.
A sociable community leader, Nancy Morrison was president of the PTA, President of P.E.O, a church leader and Sunday School teacher for 40 years, active in scouting, women’s democratic groups, and a long-term Women’s Health Initiative member. She loved meeting people and was ready to talk to anyone from her porch swing, at the grocery store, or during telephone calls filled with wit and wisdom. Nancy recently said, “I talked early and haven’t stopped talking since.”
Nancy had the privilege of being surrounded by a caring community of friends and neighbors. They exemplify the best a community can be. We are forever thankful for their support and friendship, which allowed Nancy to live her life on her own terms. She will be missed, but we know her faith has led her to a place of peace.
Memories of Nancy will be shared at a celebration of life on November 18, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at The Junction Church, 4157 California Ave SW. For more details, please email email@example.com.
(WSB publishes West Seattle obituaries and memorial announcements by request, free of charge. Please email the text, and a photo if available, to firstname.lastname@example.org)
6:03 AM: Good morning! It’s Monday, November 13th.
WEATHER AND SUNRISE/SUNSET TIMES
Chance of showers, sun later, high in the low 50s. Sunrise today is at 7:11 am; sunset, 4:35 pm.
OTHER TRANSIT TODAY
Metro – Regular schedule today; check advisories here.
Water Taxi is on its regular schedule too.
SPOTLIGHT TRAFFIC CAMERAS
High Bridge – the main camera:
High Bridge – the view from its southwest end (when SDOT points the 35th/Avalon/Fauntleroy camera that way):
1st Ave. S. Bridge – southeastern route across the river:
Highway 99: – northbound side at Lander:
BRIDGE INFO: The @SDOTBridges feed on Twitter/X shows whether the city’s movable bridges are opening for vessel traffic.
If you see trouble on the bridges/streets/paths/bay, please text or call us (when you can do that safely, and after you’ve reported to authorities if applicable). Thank you!