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COUNTDOWN: One week until 2023 Winter Wander scavenger hunt

November 23, 2023 7:02 pm
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 |   Fun stuff to do | Holidays | West Seattle news

While you’re hanging out with family and/or friends tonight, you might ask if anybody wants to join up with you on a team for this year’s Winter Wander scavenger hunt. It starts one week from tomorrow – 5 pm Friday, December 1st. But there are incentives to signing your team early! Here’s how “scavenger hunt architect” – Winter Wander’s inventor/coordinator – Alice Kuder describes it:

The fourth annual Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt will run from 5 pm Friday, December 1st to 7 pm Sunday, December 10th. While intended primarily as a gift to the West Seattle community, the event is free to everyone of all ages. Instructions for this year’s hunt are available for download at (full url is Clues to the locations of 15 local businesses and five private homes are provided in a Bingo-style clue sheet which will be posted at the same online location at 4 pm December 1st. Wanderers who submit selfies in front of the correct solutions will be entered into a drawing for duffle bags filled with gift cards and swag from local businesses. A $100 Grand Prize will be awarded to the team that earns the most points during the hunt. Extra points are awarded for donations to West Seattle and White Center Food Banks, as well as Toys for Tots. Register your team at Registration before noon on December 1st to earn extra points.

77 teams signed up last year – more than triple the year before; here’s Alice’s 2022 Winter Wander recap.

THANKSGIVING SCENE: West Seattle Runner’s Gobble Gobble Group Run (and food drive)

Another West Seattle Thanksgiving tradition started the day on Alki – Tim McConnell of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) sent the report and photos from this year’s Gobble Gobble Group Run:

Had a great turnout of runners and walkers for this morning’s blustery group run. They brought around 25 pounds of food to donate for the West Seattle Food Bank and then headed down Alki for a few miles.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Lori and I would like to say thank you to everyone who supports West Seattle Runner; we are so lucky to have such a great group of runners/walkers who value what small business does for the community.

Tim and Lori
West Seattle Runner

TRAFFIC ALERT: Emergency response on eastbound bridge before NB I-5

4:16 PM: If you have to head eastbound off the peninsula, wait a while or find an alternative to the West Seattle Bridge – an emergency response on the eastbound bridge just before the northbound I-5 ramp is tying things up. Exactly what happened isn’t clear, but it seems to involve a medical emergency for someone in a car.

4:58 PM: Scene is clear.

PHOTOS: The Hall at Fauntleroy’s 2023 free community dinner

(WSB photos)

At The Hall at Fauntleroy, West Seattle’s longest-running Thanksgiving tradition is happening right now – the folks from DSquared Hospitality/Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering are serving up the annual free community meal. Here’s this year’s menu:

Your hosts are the Haggerty family – Andrew, Meg, Reed, and David:

Desserts were donated by community members – check out the turkey cupcakes!

Also donated for anyone in need – warm clothing:

Dinner is open to all – whether you are having trouble affording a holiday feast this year, or just want to celebrate the holiday with neighbors and friends old and new:

This continues until 3 pm at 9131 California SW. (And if you miss it, see our Holiday Guide – the Eagles’ free-to-all feast is 2-5 pm in The Junction and Chef Gino’s serving a free drive-up dinner 4:30-7 pm in Delridge.)

Brown water in West Seattle

November 23, 2023 12:44 pm
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 |   Utilities | West Seattle news

For the second day in a row, we’re hearing of brown water in a West Seattle neighborhood … didn’t get a chance to publish the report Wednesday from Gatewood but just got a new one from Morgan Junction. They’ve reported it to Seattle Public Utilities, as you certainly should if it happens at your home or business – the 24-hour number is 206-386-1800. The discoloration is usually just rust stirred up in the lines, and the one thing you definitely don’t want to do until it clears up is laundry.

West Seattle Thanksgiving Day 2023 info: Grocery stores, restaurants, coffee, free community dinners, more …

(Fall leaves “hanging on,” photo by Janelle Otterholt)

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for being here with us, whether it’s your first visit or thousandth. Here’s information we hope will be helpful on the holiday:

GROCERY STORES OPEN TODAY: This list is in the Thanksgiving section atop our West Seattle Holiday Guide.

COFFEE SHOPS OPEN TODAY: That list – including eight local indies – is also in the Holiday Guide, right next to the grocery-store hours.

RESTAURANTS/BARS OPEN TODAY AND/OR TONIGHT: 13 on the list – see it here.

PRE-TURKEY EXERCISE : Several options in the guide, highlighted by the West Seattle Runner Gobble Gobble Group Run, 8 am from Alki – bring food donations – details here.

*The Hall at Fauntleroy‘s sit-down community dinner, noon-3 pm. (9131 California SW)
*West Seattle Eagles sitdown community dinner, 2 pm-5 pm (4426 California SW)
*‘s Chef Gino is cooking up a free drive-up meal at Delridge P-Patch (5078 25th SW), 4:30-7 pm.
*Admiral Pub, free dinner starting at 5 pm. 21+. (2306 California SW)

WANT TO HELP? You can drop off donations of desserts and/or warm clothing and blankets at The Hall at Fauntleroy, starting at 10 am, same address as above (south end of the historic schoolhouse).

WHAT TO DO AFTER (OR BEFORE) DINNER: The Admiral Theater is open this afternoon/evening – see the movies and showtimes here (2343 California SW).

*Metro buses are on the Sunday schedule
*No Water Taxi boat or shuttle service
*Sound Transit light rail and buses, Sunday schedules
*Washington State Ferries‘ Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run is on the weekday 2-boat schedule
*No charge for parking today on city streets in neighborhoods with pay stations
*Traffic cameras: West Seattle-relevant ones here; citywide views are available via this SDOT map

*No trash/recycling/etc. pickup today – Thursday pickups will happen Friday; Friday pickups on Saturday (transfer station is closed today too)
*Seattle Parks‘ holiday closure list (including the West Seattle Golf Course, which is open until 2 pm)
*No Seattle Public Library services today
*USPS holiday
*Banking holiday

Seasonal info for today and beyond is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide. We hope you will have a joyful holiday! (And if you see/hear news, please text/call 206-293-6302 – we are thankful for your tips, reader reports, photos, etc., all year long!)