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CRIME WATCH: Roxbury mini-mart robbed

King County Sheriff’s Deputies are reported to be searching with a K-9 after an armed robbery at the 30th/Roxbury 76 station/mini-mart. Two robbers were reported to have left on foot, westbound on Roxbury, after acquiring an additional gun by stealing it from an employee, according to the dispatcher. A “gray sedan” might also be associated with the robbers, as was the case in what was reportedly a similar robbery earlier this evening in South King County. Seattle Police are helping KCSO look for the robbers.

BIZNOTE: Suddenly empty Junction storefront

If you’re going to the West Seattle Farmers’ Market in The Junction tomorrow, you might notice a suddenly empty storefront on the east side of the block. While at last week’s Farmers’ Market, we noticed a small whiteboard sign in the window of Seattle E-Bike at 4540 California SW, hand-lettered, announcing a “MOVING SALE.” The shop wasn’t open at the time so we couldn’t follow up, and didn’t get around to it this week. Then we got a text today from someone saying the shop is “gone.” We went down this evening to verify, and indeed, the space was empty, as our photo above shows, with no explanatory signage, nor do any of their online channels say anything about a move or closure. Looking into court records, we found documents saying the shop’s landlord had filed an “unlawful detainer” (the allegation that can lead to eviction) case in December, alleging the shop’s owner was behind in rent. Records show the case was settled this week, including an agreement for the shop to “vacate the premises” by month’s end. Seattle E-Bike had been in that space for a little more than a year, moving from 4517 California SW across the street (where Rush Hour is now) after 2 1/2 years; the shop had been in Pioneer Square before that. Before Seattle E-Bike, the 4540 California SW space had been home to Click! Design That Fits for 18 years.

COUNTDOWN: 4 weeks until you can be one of West Seattle Food Bank’s ‘Instruments of Change’

Four weeks from tonight, people will gather to be “Instruments of Change” for the West Seattle Food Bank, furthering its mission to prevent hunger and homelessness. The WSFB’s annual fundraising dinner/auction is set for Saturday, April 27, in The Hall at Fauntleroy, and it’s not sold out – yet. This is the 17th year that WSFB will bring together supporters for a “night of food, drinks, games, auctions, raffles, and more, all to help our neighbors and build a strong community.” It all starts at 6 pm, with beverages and appetizers before dinner served by The Hall’s own Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering (see the menu on the same page where you can buy your ticket). The auction items always feature a variety of amazing one-of-a-kind experiences, from gourmet meals to dream getaways. The money raised will help the WSFB continue so many programs for which the need continues to grow, including rent and utility assistance to help people get through a crisis and stay in their homes. The Food Bank welcomes community co-sponsors for the event (we’re the media sponsor) – here’s how your business/organization can become one!

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: High Point Community Center hosts hundreds of egg hunters

(WSB photos/video)

You can’t have an egg hunt without the Easter Bunny’s helpers. At High Point Community Center this morning, the egg-hunt team included Debbie, Thomas, and Jeremy (above). Thanks to a lot of hard work, hundreds of kids had serious fun, from the littlest ones let loose in the gym …

… to the older ones, whose hunt was held outdoors:

High Point was one of two Seattle Parks community centers in West Seattle where egg hunts were held this morning, along with Delridge CC. All the egg hunts set for tomorrow are happening in conjunction with Easter services at local churches.

LAST CALL: Two more days to apply for two scholarships offered by West Seattle Rotary

If someone in your household could use college-scholarship money, the Rotary Club of West Seattle wants to remind you today that two more days remain to get applications in for two scholarships they’re offering:

APRIL 1 is the deadline for the Gambriell (up to $7400) and the Past Presidents ($6,000) scholarship applications. Go to westseattlerotary.org, click on scholarships, and follow the directions. Graduating seniors who live in the West Seattle area or go to school in West Seattle may apply for both, and for the Past Presidents Scholarship, you can actually be a graduating senior or someone who needs to get back to finish their degree!. If you have any questions, please contact seillusions@gmail.com HURRY!

UPDATE: Hazmat response at Arrowhead Gardens

2:58 PM: For the second time in less than four months, SFD hazardous-materials responders are at Arrowhead Gardens in southeast West Seattle because of a report of sprinkled “powder,” this time on “front steps” somewhere in the senior-living complex. Last time in December, powder was reported in a hallway, and it was found to be a non-hazardous substance. Updates to come.

3:22 PM: Firefighters on scene just told dispatch they’re now ready to go into a third-floor area where this “orange powder” was reported.

4:10 PM: The incident commander has just told dispatch that what they found was a “non-threatening product.”

9:07 PM: So what WAS it? SFD tells us they couldn’t figure that out: “Our Hazmat crews performed a series of tests and determined the substance was not hazardous, but were unable to identify what it was. The scene transferred back to building management for them to clean up. No injuries were reported.”

WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Hunting eggs at Lincoln Park

(Photos by Jason Grotelueschen)

As we’ve been previewing, this is the biggest day on the calendar for egg hunts – and perhaps the biggest every year is the one sponsored by Eastridge Church in Lincoln Park‘s south meadow. It drew a crowd as usual:

Along with the eggs, the church brought inflatables, for post-hunt bouncing:

Pics to come later from the High Point Community Center egg hunt. And there’s still one hunt to go on today’s calendar – at Ounces, 3 pm, 3809 Delridge Way SW. Tomorrow, as featured on our list, several local churches offer egg hunts adjacent to their Easter Sunday services, too.

READER REPORT: Missing a red Chevy pickup truck?

From Robert:

There’s a red Chevy Extended Cab 4×4 2500 LS pickup that appears to have been abandoned at the 4800 block of 46 Ave SW in West Seattle.

Condition of truck is pretty good; driver’s-side window down and tail light assembly has fallen off. Inside cab is in pretty good shape; however, the entire steering column and ignition is trashed. Police have been notified.

SPORTS: 2 updates on new WSHS water-polo team

Thanks to Jennifer for two updates on West Seattle High School‘s new water-polo team!

The previously undefeated West Seattle Water Polo girls lost a nail-biter in the last minute of play against Shorewood on Wednesday, March 27th, with a final score of 3-5. Marlo Pietsch [above] scored all 3 goals. With no subs due to illness and injury, the Wildcats played strong defense to the end. Their next game will be after spring break against Shorecrest on April 19th at Medgar Evers Pool at 8 pm.

The team has set up an ongoing online auction with the goal of making next year’s team more affordable. Supporters can join the auction to bid on gift cards donated by local businesses at: paybee.io/@wswaterpolo@3

As previously reported, the water-polo team is a “club sport” – not supported by district funding – launched this year after students campaigned to get approval to start a team.

Egg hunts and much more for your West Seattle Saturday!

(Seen at Solstice Park – photo by Yma)

Welcome to the second weekend of spring! Here are highlights for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

METRO SERVICE CHANGE: Today’s the day Metro makes its twice-yearly bus-service adjustments. Here’s our breakdown of how West Seattle routes are affected; first change to take effect is trip additions to RapidRide H Line on weekend mornings.

M’S GAME AND SPECIAL WATER-TAXI SERVICE: The Mariners‘ opening homestand continues with a 6:40 pm game vs. Boston, and tonight is the last night (for now) of special late-night West Seattle Water Taxi service.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Some Saturday services and Easter vigils are on our list of schedules sent by 15 West Seattle churches.

FREE! GROUP RUN: Start your Saturday with this weekly West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW) group run! All levels welcome. Meet at the shop by 8 am.

FREE! HEAVILY MEDITATED: Arrive by 8:50 am for community meditation at Move2Center (3618 SW Alaska). Free event every Saturday but please register.

MORNING EGG HUNTS: This is the biggest day of egg-hunt season. From our full list, here’s what’s scheduled this morning:
Delridge Community Center (4501 Delridge Way SW), 10 am
High Point Community Center (6920 34th SW), 10 am
Eastridge Church at Lincoln Park south meadow (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW), 10 am
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (4001 44th SW), 10 am

(Added: Photo courtesy Three Little Birds)

THREE LITTLE BIRDS ANNIVERSARY SALE: The Junction kids-apparel-and-more shop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a 30%-off sale (and more fun!). Open 10 am-5 pm. (4736 California SW)

SSC GARDEN CENTER: Scheduled to be open 10 am-2 pm today: “The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers.” (6000 16th Ave SW, north lot)

MORNING MUSIC: 10:30 am-noon at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform. Info about Marco’s music is here.

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in West Seattle, registration required – see full details in our calendar listing.

ALKI KAYAK TOURS: Open this weekend to get you out on the water!

Hop on Over to Alki Kayak Tours for an Egg-citing Easter Weekend! Join us this Easter weekend from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM for a unique and unforgettable experience. Bring your friends and family to Alki Kayak Tours and enjoy our popular Sunset or Elliott Bay tours. We will also have hourly rentals available.

(1660 Harbor SW)

FAMILY READING TIME: Every Saturday at 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW).

ALSO AT PAPER BOAT: 11 am-5 pm vendors’ fair. See who’ll be there.

GEORGETOWN BITES: 11 am-4 pm, it’s a food-and-drink fest in nearby Georgetown – full details (and list of participants) here.

ROXHILL PARK EGG HUNT: Noon-4 pm, egg hunt presented by Rec N The Streets. (29th/Barton)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM OPEN: The home of West Seattle history is open for your visit, noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: The center is open to visitors noon-3 pm, as explained here. (2236 SW Orchard)

VISCON CELLARS: Tasting room open – wine by the glass or bottle – 1-6 pm at Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room/wine bar open 1-6 pm, north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus.

BEER GARDEN EGG HUNT: Happening at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW) – be there by 3 pm for the free kids’ egg hunt. NOTE: Per Ounces’ website, the Dick’s truck had to cancel – so they’ll have a hot-dog truck at 4 pm instead.

NEPENTHE’S WALK-IN MASSAGE CLINIC: 3-5 pm, show up at Nepenthe (9447 35th SW) with a specific problem to be addressed by massage, and you’ll get a free (gratuities appreciated) trial of their work.

‘MEAN GIRLS: THE MUSICAL’: Third night for the new production at West Seattle High School (3000 California SW), 7 pm – get your tickets here before they sell out!

WEST END GIRLS AT THE SKYLARK: 7th anniversary show for West Seattle drag extravaganza West End Girls at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), hosted by Cookie Couture – doors at 7 pm, show at 8.

LIVE AT KENYON HALL: 7 pm doors for songwriter showcase hosted by ‘The El,’ featuring Zan Fiskum with guest Gina Belliveau . (7904 35th SW)

ALL-AGES OPEN MIC: 7-10 pm at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way)

BEATS: Saturday night DJs at Revelry Room – 9 pm. Tonight, DJ Rizoma debuts at the Room. (4547 California SW, alley side)

KARAOKE: Saturday night, sing at Talarico’s Pizzeria (4718 California SW), starting at 10 pm.

Planning a pop-up, concert, open house, show, sale, event, walk, run, meeting, seminar, reading, field trip, fundraiser, class, game, or ? If the community’s welcome, your event belongs on our calendar! Please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!