West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:29:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Park expansion, festival, development, and more @ Morgan Community Association https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/park-expansion-festival-development-and-more-morgan-community-association/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/park-expansion-festival-development-and-more-morgan-community-association/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 04:27:53 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946909

Zack Thomas from Board & Vellum presents new concepts for the Morgan park expansion.

Story and photos by Jason Grotelueschen
Reporting for West Seattle Blog

Morgan Junction leaders and neighbors gathered Wednesday night at The Kenney (WSB sponsor).to discuss a wide variety of topics at the quarterly meeting of the Morgan Community Association.

Highlights included presentations about Morgan Junction Park expansion and the proposed development at 5917 California Ave, as well as updates about upcoming Morgan events, affordable housing, and light rail.

Vice president Phillip Tavel ran the first half of the meeting, then president Deb Barker (rushing from the Sound Transit Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting downtown) took over for the second half.

OFFICERS: The slate of Morgan Community Association officers was presented, voted on and approved:

  • President – Deb Barker
  • Vice President – Phillip Tavel
  • Treasurer – Michael Brunner
  • Secretary – Natalie Williams
  • SW District Council Representative – Tamsen Spengler
  • Community Information – VACANT (previous officer Marianne Holsman withdrew because of other time commitments)

“MORGAN MINUTE” QUICK UPDATES:

  • June 1 emergency drill: From 9 am-noon on Saturday, June 1, West Seattle will participate in a city-wide emergency preparedness drill focused on a “Seattle Fault earthquake.” Morgan Junction has a participating hub (next to Whisky West), along with hubs in Hiawatha and either Delridge or Pigeon Point. Cindi Barker is leading the effort, as part of West Seattle Be Prepared.
  • June 22 Morgan Junction Community Festival: MoCA treasurer Michael Brunner gave an update on behalf of the festival committee, which has been meeting monthly to prepare for the popular annual event. They recently received grant to fund an arts and crafts activity for middle-school-age kids. The festival will feature vendors, art, magicians, police horses and fire trucks, the “Bark of Morgan,” Endolyne Children’s Choir, the Bubbleman, and entertainers including Soyaya, and Gary Benson.
  • SW District Council: Tamsen Spengler, who serves as SWDC co-chair, provided an update on the group’s recent meeting (full WSB coverage here). The agenda focused on a presentation from Sound Transit. Representatives from the new East Alaska Junction Neighborhood Coalition group were in attendance. Next meeting is Wednesday, May 1 at 630 pm at the Senior Center, featuring representatives from Port of Seattle and  Northwest Seaport Alliance, and director Andrés Mantilla from the city Department of Neighborhoods to talk about budget. Spengler then asked Yun Pitre from DoN to provide a quick update on matching funds, Neighborhood Street fund projects (vote by May 5), and Your Voice Your Choice.
  • SW Precinct Advisory Committee: Quick update from the recent meeting — the precinct reports that crime has been decreasing (snowy winter conditions are a factor). Also, police want to encourage residents to always call 911 if you see anything suspicious – not only is it the most effective channel to get help, but it’s also crucial in helping police accurately track crime statistics.
  • District 1 Community Network:  Jim Guenther gave an update on the D1CN “supergroup” of community associations in District 1. Of particular interest is the group’s soon-to-be-launched online survey to get community feedback about priorities and areas of focus to help the group expand beyond “the typical topics of land use and community grants,” as Guenther and Tavel put it, to hear from “people from every corner of the district” about what matters to them. The next D1CN meeting is April 23 at the Duwamish Longhouse, with Cindi Barker as facilitator.

MORGAN JUNCTION PARK EXPANSION: Next up was an update from Ed Pottharst from Seattle Parks (pictured below) along with Zack Thomas and Taylor McNeill from Seattle-based architectural firm Board & Vellum, regarding the status of the addition to Morgan Junction Park. As discussed at MoCA’s meeting last fall, the city bought and “landbanked” the area north of Morgan Junction Park in 2014 with the intent of expanding that park.

Pottharst said the expansion is a complex project for two reasons: 1) the Parks Department doesn’t own the whole property (SDOT owns the street portion, which means there is a legislative process that won’t be completed until later this year), and 2) there is soil contamination on the site (WSB note: there was a dry cleaner on the site in past years), which will be evaluated along with groundwater sampling. Pottharst said there is money budgeted to clean up contamination; if not needed, it will go toward other site improvements)  Pottharst said there was a community open house last year, and more events coming up with the goal of having 3 site concept options for the expanded park to show to the public and get feedback (at the Morgan festival last June, about 200 people commented). They will do an online survey, too. The plan is to complete the design/feedback process by the end of 2019, and to start/finish construction in 2020.

Thomas then joined Pottharst to show some new design concepts for the park (above, and here in PDF). He echoed Pottharst’s comments about the challenge of incorporating the street into the plans, but noted that their goal is to do a “simplified process” in which “no money changes hands” to make it work, and that they’re optimistic that things will proceed without issue. Thomas also went through the results of community surveys regarding the desired intent of the park (top responses were “community event space” at 27% and “play area” at 22%) and noted that their designs take into account things that have worked well at other parks with similar size and layout.  

Question from the audience: What about the existing park? Answer: We want to incorporate it, it’s certainly usable and funding is limited, so our preference is to make use of it.

Question: What about restrooms? We’ve heard lots of requests for that. Answer: These aren’t currently in the plan, for such a small site we typically don’t look at restrooms because of costs and maintenance. If local businesses want to support and potentially fund it, that could be an option. Neighborhood grants likely wouldn’t be an option. The site does have access to utilities and is “futureproofed” in that restrooms could be added later.

Question: What’s the size of the site? Answer: The whole area is just over a half-acre.

Question: If the street is taken away, how would food trucks get in for festivals and events? Answer: There is some space and curb cuts and areas to park, options to explore, typically a food truck will pay fees for parking in a city park. Some follow-up discussion about the park’s proximity to Rapid Ride, and the new Thunder Road Guitars location across the street.

In summary, Pottharst offered an apology that the process has taken a long time, with “lots of stops and starts,” but reiterated their plan to have 3 options available for public comment this summer.  Several attendees commented and agreed that “we are so ready” for the park to be complete in 2020, because the current site is “a bit of an eyesore.”

LOWMAN BEACH PARK SEAWALL: As reported last month by WSB (click the link for video and slides), there was a meeting led by David Graves from Seattle Parks regarding Lowman Beach Park, including possible plans to “daylight” Pelly Creek (currently underground) and allow it to run to Puget Sound. No new details at the Wednesday meeting, but much of the discussion about the plans has involved questions about the coastal area, tennis courts on the site and the availability of restrooms.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND MoCA: Quick update on how Morgan Junction was affected by HALA MHA – particularly the concept of Permanently Affordable Housing; see the briefing one-sheet here (PDF). Question from the audience: Is MoCA’s proposal unique, in terms of other Seattle neighborhoods? Answer from Tavel: Yes, many aspects of it are.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 RACE: Besides MoCA vice president Phil Tavel (whose campaign launch we covered here), one other candidate for City Council District 1 was present on Wednesday night and given the opportunity to speak: Brendan Kolding (whose campaign launch we covered here).

Brendan Kolding (standing) and Phil Tavel

Kolding lives with his wife and 3 kids in Delridge,  and worked as a police officer for 10 years. Big issues he wants to tackle include homelessness and improving the relationship between the council and the police department. He opposes the idea of “safe injection sites” for drug users (likening them to “a ‘safe’ car crash site; it doesn’t exist), supports putting parking in new housing developments, supports the “purple line” light-rail option (“the community wants a tunnel, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity”). He also stressed the importance of transparency, saying “I know the government wastes money,” and using resources wisely. He also noted that he and Tavel hold a “similar vision” and that he’s confident that the council will “see significant change” in the next election (already guaranteed since four of the seven incumbents whose terms are expiring have chosen not to run for re-election).

WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: MoCA president Deb Barker spent several hours at the Sound Transit Stakeholder Advisory Group meeting earlier that evening, and provided an update (see our full WSB coverage here). Barker said it was a productive meeting, and the group was asked to come up with two preferred alternatives: one option if 3rd-party funding is not approved, and one “open checkbook” option if 3rd-party funding is secured.  For the former, the group supported a “modified red line” that crosses the Duwamish River on the south side of the West Seattle bridge, goes down Fauntleroy to the Fauntleroy/Alaska intersection, and then probably down Alaska and proceeding to Jefferson Square.  For the latter, they had two options, similar to the “purple line” that was previously rejected by the Elected Leadership Group.  The overall idea of a station on 44th Ave SW did not make either cut.  Question: What about park-and-rides? A: Generally, Sound Transit will not fund parking garages or park and ride (other funding sources could potentially support that). Q: Wouldn’t some of these proposals mean the end of Jefferson Square? A: Yes, or would at least mean a significant redevelopment. Barker said that she thinks of Jefferson Square as “the first mixed-use building in our area” in many ways, and has served the community well.

5917 CALIFORNIA SW EARLY OUTREACH: As we reported last month, there was a meeting as part of the Early Design Outreach process regarding the proposed 5917 California project, which consists of 9 townhouses with 4 offstreet-parking spaces that replace the now-demolished Charmann Apartments. Slides of the full design proposal are here, and were presented at Wednesday’s meeting by Akasha Woolery, who works for the developer (who has a history of development in Hawaii but this is his first Seattle project).

The demolished apartments were “a 12-plex build in the 1950s” and had a significant rodent problem. The area is zoned LR3-RC (residential commercial), on California Ave between Raymond and Juneau, and is one of two new projects on the 5900 block. Woolery showed 3 design options they are currently looking at: “long skinny, staggered, and the preferred option of triplexes” inspired by what’s already in the neighborhood. Each unit is approximately 1200 square feet.  In response to some audience questions about parking , Woolery noted that because the area is an urban village, new developments aren’t required to have any parking, but the 5917 project does have 4 off-street spots on the alley. Attendees discussed the larger issue of new developments going up without parking and putting stress on residential streets, and the consensus was to continue commenting on that and to make sure elected representatives (particularly D1 city council) are aware.

The next MoCA meeting is Wednesday, July 17, at 7 pm at The Kenney.

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Registration reminder! Just a few more days to sign up for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2019 https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/registration-reminder-just-a-few-more-days-to-sign-up-for-west-seattle-community-garage-sale-day-2019/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/registration-reminder-just-a-few-more-days-to-sign-up-for-west-seattle-community-garage-sale-day-2019/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 03:38:11 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947074 Less than three weeks now until West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 15th year! It’s coming up on Saturday, May 11th. And since we’ll be publishing the map and listings a week in advance as usual, the end of registration is getting close – this Thursday (April 25th) is the deadline. As of tonight, almost 200 sales are registered for the peninsula’s big day of person-to-person recycling, treasure-hunting, and neighbor-meeting, from North Admiral to South Delridge, Lincoln Park to Highland Park, Alki Point to Pigeon Point …to name a few. Official sale hours are 9 am-3 pm on May 11th but some sellers choose to start early and/or end late – if you plan to do that, be sure the “ad” you send us when you sign up includes that info.

Ready to register? Just go here!

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‘Help us bring the joy of learning to our children’: 1 simple way to do that for Sanislo Elementary https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/help-us-bring-the-joy-of-learning-to-our-children-1-simple-way-to-do-that-for-sanislo-elementary/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/help-us-bring-the-joy-of-learning-to-our-children-1-simple-way-to-do-that-for-sanislo-elementary/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 02:11:46 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947070 Set your calendar for June 1 – when you can enjoy a night out knowing you’re doing something important in addition to having fun! From Amanda Kirk on behalf of the Sanislo Elementary PTA:

We are a small local school located in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. This year the auction is going to be at The Brockey Center at South Seattle College on June 1st, 2019 at 6 pm. Admission to the auction is $40 per person and we hope you consider joining us.

Sanislo Elementary School is building a network of dedicated individuals from throughout our community whose support and passion helps increase the chances of success for our children. Last year at Sanislo, while we had a goal of raising just $20,000, we ended up exceeding this goal by 50%. We raised $30,000 thanks to all of your donations to Sanislo! The school used this money to support: mindfulness/social emotional learning, a learning garden, and scholarships for after-school enrichment programs.

This year our need is even greater. I interviewed key stakeholders including the Principal in order to determine what aspect of the school was in greatest need of support. One of the largest challenges the school is facing is the increasing age of the books and other instruction materials. Our children are struggling to experience the joy of learning and self discovery partially because the average age of their books is more than 10 years old! Our library has become out of touch with reality and the children are not as motivated to participate in self-guided learning as children at other schools. Help us bring the joy of learning to our children.

Our annual auction is coming up soon! We hope you can join us once again in supporting educational equity. Come enjoy an evening of fun with us: dinner, dancing, drinks, silent auction, and dancing

The ’80s Are Back
Saturday, June 1st, 6-10 pm
The Brockey Center at South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue SW

Direct link for buying tickets is here!

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West Seattle High School Cheer Team: Almost tryout time! https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-high-school-cheer-team-almost-tryout-time/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-high-school-cheer-team-almost-tryout-time/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:50:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947059 It’s been a big year for the West Seattle High School Cheer Team, going to state competition for the first time ever. Now it’s time to look ahead to next year – coach Nadine Nguyen sent the announcement:

Are you ready to become a part of the West Seattle Cheer Team?

Now’s your chance. Tryouts are May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 4 pm- 6 pm @ WSHS.

If you are looking to get a little extra help before Tryouts come to our open clinics where we will be teaching basic cheer skills such as jumps, dance, and cheers to help you get ready for Tryouts. Clinics are on April 30th from 4 pm-6 pm in the WSHS commons. Parent meeting immediately following the clinic.

You will need to have a COMPLETED physical and Athletic Packet in order to participate in Tryouts and the clinic. These packets are available in the West Seattle High School Main Office.

For questions, please email: westseattlecheer@outlook.com

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EARTH DAY: West Seattle Troop 41169’s project, from research to cleanup! https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/earth-day-west-seattle-troop-41169s-project-from-research-to-cleanup/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/earth-day-west-seattle-troop-41169s-project-from-research-to-cleanup/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:23:18 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947051

Thanks to Noirin Lynch of Brownie Girl Scout Troop 41169 for sharing the report and photos of their Earth Day project:

Our Brownie GS troop has been learning all about our watershed and the issues we face in terms of stormwater pollution over the past several months.

Their interest began in the fall with a field trip to see Chum salmon spawn, where they learned about salmon’s need for clean, cool water and the link between declining salmon and declining orca populations from the Mountaineers.

They were then lucky to have local West Seattle fish biologist and stormwater expert Jen McIntyre come teach them about green infrastructure and bio retention methods to help keep toxic stormwater out of our streams and sound. They conducted their own experiments to see what materials work best to naturally filter stormwater.

After all this learning they decided to help the area around their meeting place, Alki Elementary. We met yesterday to help clean the streets and label storm drains in an effort to raise public awareness.

We had a lot of people stop to ask what we were doing and even had a resident come out of their house to thank us and ask how he could join the effort.

By the way, you can get a drain-stenciling kit from the city – here’s how.

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West Seattle Easter scene: 80th annual Forest Lawn sunrise service https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-scene-80th-annual-forest-lawn-sunrise-service/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-scene-80th-annual-forest-lawn-sunrise-service/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 19:41:32 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947046

Thanks to the reader who sent the photo from this morning’s 80th annual Easter Sunday sunrise service at Forest Lawn (WSB sponsor). The West Seattle Ministerial Association presents the service, with volunteer support by the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle. The reader reports, “Incredible testimony of recovery and now in school by Erin LaBreche. Service was well attended. Looking forward to next year.” In 2020, Easter will be on April 12th.

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ROUNDUP COUNTDOWN: Recycling event just 1 week away https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/roundup-countdown-recycling-event-just-1-week-away/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/roundup-countdown-recycling-event-just-1-week-away/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2019 17:39:04 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947041 Don’t toss it – recycle it!

Twice a year, Fauntleroy Church invites you to bring no-longer-wanted/neeed items to its parking lot (9140 California SW) 9 am-3 pm, and next Sunday (April 28th) sis the day you can drive/ride/walk up to drop recyclables off for free. 1 Green Planet will be there, and the newest list of what they’re accepting this time is here.

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Easter 2019, and what else is happening on your West Seattle Sunday https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/easter-2019-and-what-else-is-happening-on-your-west-seattle-sunday/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/easter-2019-and-what-else-is-happening-on-your-west-seattle-sunday/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2019 12:31:12 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947023 (A Rufous Hummingbird again today, but a very different view – this one, photographed by Kersti Muul)

First, from our West Seattle Easter/Passover/Etc. page:

SUNRISE SERVICE AT FOREST LAWN: As announced by the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle, 6 am at Forest Lawn (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor).

SUNRISE SERVICE ON ALKI BEACH: 6 am, West Seattle’s three UCC churches join for an early service on the beach, all welcome. (57th SW & Alki SW)

OTHER EASTER SERVICES:: See the listings on our page!

EGG HUNTS: Several churches are having them today – that info’s also in our listings.

And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, holiday or not! 10 am-2 pm, in the street, in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

JAMTIME: 1-4 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), bluegrass and old-time music. No cover. All ages. (5612 California SW)

HOMINY HASH: Acoustic music at Parliament Tavern, 7 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

ULTIMATE FAMILY VARIETY SHOW: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall – big fun! Details and ticket info are in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our complete calendar!

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CONGRATULATIONS! Essay contest win, City Hall spotlight for West Seattle High School junior Keaton Dickinson https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/congratulations-essay-contest-win-city-hall-spotlight-for-west-seattle-high-school-junior-keaton-dickinson/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/congratulations-essay-contest-win-city-hall-spotlight-for-west-seattle-high-school-junior-keaton-dickinson/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2019 05:39:07 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=947013

The photos and report are from proud parents Corey Dickinson and Anne Dickinson:

Lifetime West Seattle resident and West Seattle High School junior Keaton Dickinson just won first place in the Youth Against Gun Violence Essay Contest on the date of the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting. The essay contest was sponsored by Washington Ceasefire, an organization dedicated to reducing gun violence.

Keaton arrived at City Hall this morning thinking she would listen to and support common-sense ideas on preventing gun violence in schools and society. She soon learned that she won first place in the essay contest and a $750 scholarship.

She then read her essay to a crowd of 200, which included Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Attorney Pete Holmes, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Seattle City Councilmembers.

Keaton is passionate about preventing gun violence. She has volunteered for Washington Initiative 1639, gathering petitions for the measure to help get it on the 2018 ballot, and she also worked the phone banks to help the initiative get passed. She is President of the West Seattle High School Gun Violence Prevention Club. Earlier this year, Keaton organized a voter registration drive at West Seattle High School where she registered over 500 voters, most of whom will be first-time voters.

You can read Keaton’s essay here (PDF).

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UPDATE: ~99-year-old man extricated from car, taken to hospital after 35th SW collision https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/rescue-extrication-response-for-35th-sw-crash/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/rescue-extrication-response-for-35th-sw-crash/#comments Sun, 21 Apr 2019 02:22:19 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946993 (Added: Reader photo, texted)

7:22 PM: SFD and SPD are at the scene of what’s described as a 2-vehicle crash at 35th/Hudson, 1 person trapped. Avoid the area. Updates to come.

7:33 PM: We are just arriving. On the north side of the scene, 35th is closed at Edmunds.

7:43 PM: The extrication from this car, a Subaru, is over and the person’s being taken to the hospital.

(WSB photos from here down)

Police are talking to the person we believe is the driver of the other vehicle, a Jeep.

7:53 PM: SPD tells us the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad has been called out, so the closure will likely last a few hours.

8:29 PM: According to SFD spokesperson Kristin Tinsley, the injured driver is “approximately 99 years old.” He was in stable condition as SFD transported him to Harborview. Police told us the early indication was that he was headed eastbound on Hudson, to turn onto 35th, when he collided with the Jeep driver, who was headed southbound.

11:39 PM: Still closed.

12:17 AM: SDOT just tweeted that the road has reopened.

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VIDEO: West Seattle Thriftway’s 2019 egg hunters find fun https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/video-west-seattle-thriftway-egg-hunters-find-fun/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/video-west-seattle-thriftway-egg-hunters-find-fun/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 01:39:35 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946985

The first egg hunt of the weekend was off and almost-running at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) this morning – and yet there’s always a moment amid the rush for a bunny-meets-bunny moment:

Once eggs have been procured among the produce (or kitchenware, or …) it’s time to stop and check what’s inside:

For the smallest participants, that requires assistance:

And the search went on:

Thriftway just celebrated its 31st birthday and will have other special events as the spring and summer roll on – next Saturday, for example, weather permitting, they’ll try again for the first benefit barbecue of the season – buy an outdoor-grilled lunch starting around 11 am, and the proceeds will be donated to the West Seattle Food Bank.

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West Seattle Easter weekend scenes: Egg hunters’ Hiawatha happiness https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-weekend-scenes-egg-hunters-hiawatha-happiness/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-weekend-scenes-egg-hunters-hiawatha-happiness/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 00:52:14 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946971 (WSB photos)

Well-dressed egg hunters were in view at Hiawatha Community Center this morning, one of many Seattle Parks-run centers around the city that welcomed local kids on this semi-sunny Saturday. Bunny ears were a popular accessory:

The littlest egg hunters got a bit of grown-up help:

This annual tradition involves a lot of planning and preparation by center volunteers and staffers – then suddenly it’s time to gather by age group, and the biggest final task is to get the excited attendees to wait for “go”!

(Added) Minutes after we published this, we received two photos from the Austins:

They write, “It was crazy! The high school helpers work awesome, as well as everyone else who volunteered to make this day a success. My kindergartner was very happy.”

Kids ready for a second round of egg hunting have their choice of several local churches having them tomorrow before or after holiday services – check our list for locations!

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420 CELEBRATION: Carnival at Canna https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/happening-now-carnival-at-canna/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/happening-now-carnival-at-canna/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:20:22 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946965

On the calendar date that’s become an unofficial holiday for cannabis aficionados, an adults-only carnival is happening until 6 pm outside Canna West Culture Shop, sibling store to Canna West Seattle (WSB sponsor). Performances and games are happening outside the store.

Treats too – free Husky Deli ice cream, cookie dough and chocolate when we stopped by. Even some magic, with Canna West Seattle’s own Erik Backes:

No admission but you do have to be at least 21. Canna West Culture Shop is at 5435 California SW, right across the street from Canna (which is having sales for the occasion, too).

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CRIME WATCH: Gunfire investigations in White Center, West Seattle https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/crime-watch-gunfire-investigations-in-white-center-west-seattle/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/crime-watch-gunfire-investigations-in-white-center-west-seattle/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:47:35 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946961 Two gunfire investigations in the past 12 hours:

WHITE CENTER: Thanks for all the tips on this afternoon’s 16th SW gunfire. Deputies say people in two vehicles exchanged gunfire, both missing but hitting a third, the minivan in our photo above. No injuries. We’re updating the story on our partner site White Center Now.

WEST SEATTLE: Though we were on the desk until 4:30 am, we didn’t hear anything about this until an email question at midday about gunfire heard around 3 am. Checking the SPD automated Tweets by Beats, we found a call categorized as “drive-by shooting/no injuries” in the Fauntleroy/Edmunds vicinity about that time. No further details.

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West Seattle Easter weekend scenes: Eastridge egg hunt @ Lincoln Park https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-weekend-scenes-eastridge-egg-hunt-lincoln-park/ https://westseattleblog.com/2019/04/west-seattle-easter-weekend-scenes-eastridge-egg-hunt-lincoln-park/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2019 21:23:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=946953

The Easter … stormtrooper? That was among the sightings at Lincoln Park this morning during one of three egg hunts we covered. This one is presented every year by Eastridge Church and draws hundreds of kids.

Thousands of eggs were in the meadow for the “hunters.”

More egg hunting this afternoon and tomorrow – see our list! And we’re working on more coverage of this morning’s big fun elsewhere, too.

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