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With Food Fest annual meeting Tuesday and egg hunt Sunday, big week ahead for Fauntleroy Community Association

March 17, 2024 10:47 pm
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The Fauntleroy Community Association‘s board meeting this past week wasn’t the organization’s biggest event this month. Tuesday (March 19) is the annual membership meeting known as Food Fest, and next Sunday (March 24) brings the FCA’s spring egg hunt. Those are among the toplines from this past Tuesday’s board meeting:

FOOD FEST: Local eateries and nonprofits will be at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW) for FCA members and other residents who attend this big event, 6-8 pm Tuesday, with a brief business meeting at 7 pm to elect officers for the coming year.

EGG HUNT: The plan for this year’s hunt at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW) is different: Participants will sign in before it starts at 1 pm, and organizers will divide the number of eggs by the number of participants to set a limit for eggs per child. The littlest ones will go first. So don’t be late! Reminder, this is a non-candy egg hunt – we’re told the eggs will contain trinkets, stickers, and tchotchkes. (As noted in our preview, hunt planner Candace Blue could use more volunteers!)

45TH SW CULVERT PROJECT: Following up on last weekend’s informational event, Jonathan Brown from Seattle Public Utilities came to the meeting to answer questions about the Fauntleroy Creek culvert project. Most centered on the timeline length and the traffic issues that will result from having to dig up 45th SW. Brown said it’s too soon for specifics. He also said he doesn’t have info about the second phase of the plan, the culvert work under both private and public property at California SW – the 45th SW segment is the focus first. (Reminder: The project’s online community survey remains open here.)

SPEAKING OF SURVEYS: The board reviewed a draft of results from its latest community survey, to which more than 570 people responded, more than the previous one. The concerns are similar to those from the last survey two years ago – public safety, traffic, the ferry-dock expansion.

AND ABOUT THE DOCK: The FCA board’s point person on Washington State Ferries issues, Frank Immel, reported that he’s working with Vashon Island counterparts to develop a “more unified voice” when dealing with WSF, and to find more common ground. (The Fauntleroy dock project’s Community Advisory Group meets again, online, at 6 pm this Wednesday.)

WHAT’S NEXT: To recap – Food Fest on Tuesday, egg hunt on Sunday, next board meeting April 9.

FOLLOWUP: New WSHS water-polo team wins first game

Almost a year after a group of West Seattle High School students came to a meeting with former School Board rep Leslie Harris to ask for support forming a water-polo team, the team is launched, and the swimmers have played their first official full-length game, after starting the season with a jamboree. Jennifer, who sent the photo and update, tells us the team won the game against Northshore on Friday, 8-4. Their next game is on Wednesday, March 27, at 3 pm versus Shorewood at Innis Arden Pool in Shoreline. They’re playing home games at Medgar Evers Pool in the Central District. The team, coached by Truly Dorland, also expresses gratitude to everyone who donated during their recent fundraiser; you can support them via (specify “water polo”) – since theirs is a “club sport,” they have to raise their own funding,

READER REPORT: Missing a passport?

From the inbox – a possibly stolen/dumped passport was found by someone who’s hoping to get it back to its owner:

I found someone’s passport on the grass strip west of the car wash. Between 35th and 36th, SW Graham. It was by itself. I will send it to the U.S. Department of State Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP) … if I don’t hear back.

If it might be yours, email us and we’ll connect you to the finder.

Feels like spring already. Welcome it officially Tuesday at Alice’s West Seattle sunset watch

March 17, 2024 4:36 pm
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(Last year’s spring-equinox event)

After a record-for-the-date high temperature Saturday (74) and more 70-degree weather today, you might feel like spring has already arrived. But it’s not here officially until the equinox moment – 8:06 pm Tuesday (March 19) – which will be immediately preceded by an only-in-West Seattle way to celebrate: Change-of-seasons sunset watch with expert skywatcher/educator Alice Enevoldsen. Alice will be at Solstice Park (uphill from the tennis courts at 7400 Fauntleroy Way SW) starting at 6:30 pm Tuesday; the official sunset time is 7:22 pm, but the sun is likely to vanish behind the Olympics around 7 pm. Alice has been leading these gatherings for 15+ years, and it’s a fun way both to find out what exactly “equinox” (or solstice, during winter/summer) means, as well as seeing why Solstice Park has its name (being there right at sunset – providing the sun’s not obscured by clouds – is a must).

VIDEO: West Seattle Runner’s Leprechaun Leg Group Run

March 17, 2024 2:29 pm
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You might have seen that green-clad group running in the morning sun around Admiral – they were out on the Leprechaun Leg Group Run organized by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) proprietors Lori and Tim McConnell:

The costume contest winner – by a vote of everybody participating – was Colleen:

This pup joined the fun:

They headed out from Hiawatha:

And afterward, nearby Good Society Brewing and Public House opened early for the runners to stop in. Along with special events like this, West Seattle Runner hosts free weekly runs too – they’re always featured in our event calendar and daily lists.

WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Admiral’s famous, mysterious green stripe

The photo is from Meagan Loftin, who noted, “Leprechauns have been out on 41st Ave again. The green stripe is refreshed.” This is a St. Patrick’s Day tradition on 41st SW north of Admiral Way. We went by this morning for a look, too, and photographed the shamrock at the stripe’s end near SW Hill:

Who are the paint-equipped leprechauns? That remains a mystery. When we showed it 15 years ago, a commenter said this tradition dates back to the 1970s!

FOLLOWUP: Car removed from water off Duwamish Head, 34 hours after crash

Thanks to Lynn Hall for the photos! The car that went into Elliott Bay off Duwamish Head very early Saturday morning has just been pulled out, after this tow crew showed up.

They had police assistance on the water side:

And the flatbed will take it away:

The car was fully visible on the beach at low tide Saturday evening, as shown in photos added to our original coverage. We’ll be following up with police tomorrow on the status of the driver, a man in his early 20s who was not seriously hurt, and with Seattle Parks on whether any seawall/beach damage will need repairs.

ADDED MONDAY: SPD confirmed today that the driver was arrested for investigation of DUI.

UPDATE: Brown water in Upper Fauntleroy; hydrant testing continues

9:53 AM: This time it’s happening here in Upper Fauntleroy, about a mile south of the Gatewood report from Saturday; since early this morning, the water has looked like iced tea. Nothing on the Seattle Public Utilities map. We just got through to SPU’s hotline – 206-386-1800 – and they blame early-morning hydrant testing.

11:26 AM: To be specific, SPU said the hydrant testing was at a “record” pace, and apparently they weren’t exaggerating: We passed firefighters opening two hydrants in Morgan Junction and en route to a third.

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 14 things to do!

(WSB photo)

Browse our list to see what’s up today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES: Final day for cookie booths at various locations. Search here for your nearest locations.

MINI-POLAR PLUNGE: 9 am every Sunday, you’re welcome to join a group plunge into Puget Sound off Alki – meet at Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki).

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market is open as usual on California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon, offering late-winter vegetables and fruit, plus cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages (from cider to kombucha to beer/wine), nuts, candy, more! Here’s today’s vendor list.

SMALL BIZ POP-UP MARKET: While you’re in The Junction, go into Jet City Labs (4547 California SW) to browse vendors, enjoy music, more, 10 am-2 pm.

DONATION DRIVE: Men’s work clothes are especially needed in this month’s donation drive at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds), 11 am-3 pm – drop off your donation(s) at the courtyard.

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: Need to borrow something for a home project? Visit the WSTL 11 am-4 pm. (4408 Delridge Way SW, northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)

JOB FAIR: 11 am-3 pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102) in White Center, the DubSea Fish Sticks baseball team welcomes candidates for a variety of jobs.

WESTIES RUN CLUB: Meet at a later-than-usual time, 11 am at rotating locations – today it’s Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW).

‘HIGHLAND PARK PUB’: Speaking of HPCS, it’s transforming into Highland Park Pub for St. Patrick’s Day, noon-4 pm – green beer, baked-potato bar, more!

MORE ST. PATRICK’S DAY FUN: Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day party (noon-7 pm) and scavenger hunt (noon-1:30 pm) today.

ART EXHIBITION: Third weekend for Lucha Libre-themed show at South Delridge’s Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery (9414 Delridge Way SW). Open today noon-6 pm.

MAGICAL STRINGS: St. Patrick’s Day concert at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW), 3 pm – check to see if they still have tickets.

BENEFIT DINNER FOR JUSTIN CLINE’S FAMILY: As previewed here, Itto’s restaurateur Khalid Agour is hosting a dinner at the West Seattle Eagles (4426 California SW), 5-7:30 pm, to raise money for the family of Justin Cline, the Full Tilt Ice Cream co-founder who died two weeks ago at age 49. All welcome, all ages, $30 (cash only) donation for dinner; fundraising auction, too.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE ALLEY: See and hear the Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8-10 pm.

Are you planning something that should be on our community event calendar – one-time or recurring? Please email us the basics – – thank you!