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Thanks for the.photos and videos from two local musical performances on Labor Day:
UNDER THE BRIDGE: Every so often, you might notice someone playing under the bridge, west of the 5-way. If it’s an entire band – it’s probably :
Rose Feliciano吉林快三大小群 sent the pic and video after spotting them playing last night:
As the short clip shows, the band even drew a bit of an audience, despite the location.
ON PUGET RIDGE: Thanks to Lisa Kauffman for photos and video from a performance at Puget Ridge Edible Park on Labor Day afternoon:
Thaddeus Spae and Richard Dean were the featured musicians, with a guest turn by Stu Hennessey:
吉林快三大小群Here’s video of Spae:
If you haven’t been to PREP – check out our August story!
吉林快三大小群Good morning. Holiday notes:
–Water Taxis are
–Sound Transit buses and light rail are
-If you’re going to an area of the city with pay-station street parking, note that
-Delridge RapidRide H project:
-Check traffic cams here
-Citywide caravan urging City Council to override mayor’s budget-cuts veto at
. Might get into the 80s.
In our coverage last night, we asked for photos of fireworks debris readers found today. First, from Phil at Westcrest Park:
2:07 PM: From Christie at Highland Park Elementary:
From a texter at Alki Beach:
Next one is from Therese in The Junction:
She notes, “Partial debris pile from ONE household’s “celebration” in the alley directly behind Courtesy Tire, which went on until after 2:30 a.m. The smell is terrible, and of course it is impossible to pick up all the little bits.” , too. Photos from other areas? Send them吉林快三大小群 and we will add – thank you.
ADDED 5:20 PM: From Jackie吉林快三大小群, near White Center:
Jackie says, “t was 3 am before the bombing stopped. I’ve never before seen residential fireworks the size of a case of beer.” Next, from Kayoko吉林快三大小群, at North Shorewood Park’s parking lot:
And from Laura at EC Hughes Playground:
Good morning and happy Independence Day! Because of the pandemic, all the usual local events are taking this year off. So we have a few notes (interspersed with local photos of our n, the Bald Eagle):
TRANSIT: is on the usual Saturday schedule.
PARKS: Here’s of what’s closed/open.
ALKI CLEANUP: As previewed here, you’re invited to join in, 10 am-2 pm.
LOW-LOW TIDE: Way out at 10:56 am.
FIREWORKS: Not here (illegal, and city/port parks are trying to dissuade them吉林快三大小群), no shows visible from here (Lake Union show is canceled, Three Tree Point show is canceled, Bainbridge show is canceled, Vashon show is canceled).
LUNAR ECLIPSE, SORT OF:吉林快三大小群 One will be happening tonight after 8 pm but even if the sky’s clear, you won’t see anything but the full moon, .
We’re working as always, so if you have a photo, tip, lost/found pet, email@example.com or text 206-293-6302吉林快三大小群 – thank you and stay safe!
It’s not even dark, and people are illegally setting off fireworks, scaring those you can’t calm with an explanation – particularly pets. The ‘s advice for helping your pets this time of year (published last year, but unfortunately perennially relevant) , with advice such as “Leave pets at 吉林快三大小群 and inside,” “Create a 吉林快三大小群 sanctuary,” and “Identification is essential.” No matter what you do, your pet might still bolt if s/he gets the chance; if you lose or find a pet, remember that we have had a Lost/Found Pets page on WSB for 12 years – send us info (firstname.lastname@example.org or text 206-293-6302) and a photo, if available. But no matter how much care you take with pets, there are still animals affected because their “吉林快三大小群 sanctuaries” are those same outdoor spaces where people are setting off explosives – our beautiful birds, for example. Thanks in advance for your consideration. (WSB shop cat Miles, 20 and declining, thanks you too.)
Since the Fourth of July is on Saturday, today is the “observed” holiday, so it’s a three-day weekend for many. First, the transit/transportation notes:
TRANSIT: ‘s on a Sunday schedule; the 吉林快三大小群‘s not running.
TRAFFIC CAMERAS: See them here.
BRIDGES OPEN? Check .
Now – what’s happening (or not) today/tonight:
MOST GOVERNMENT OFFICES CLOSED: 吉林快三大小群Though many offices/facilities are still closed anyway because of the pandemic, take note that services generally won’t be available today.
YES, THERE’S MAIL:吉林快三大小群 y on Saturday.
LOW-LOW TIDE吉林快三大小群: Way out, to -2.6 feet, . Tread lightly!
#SAYTHEIRNAMES VIGIL: Announced by North Delridge neighbor Nancy:
Please join us to show support for our Black friends, family, and neighbors, and to #SayTheirNames
When: Friday, July 3rd, 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Pedestrian overpass on Delridge at the Delridge Community Center/Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.
Please remember to wear your masks!
CORNER BAR: ‘s doing it virtually, 7 pm, with a livestreamed performance by KO Electric吉林快三大小群 – you’ll be able to watch/listen .
PARK LIGHTS: On until 11 pm at four local Seattle Parks fields, to dissuade fireworks use.
11:16 AM:吉林快三大小群 The – we’re just mentioning the local fields on the list:
吉林快三大小群Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on ballfields throughout the city on the evening of Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 to protect the surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at approximately 8:30 p.m. and most will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the field.
吉林快三大小群The lights will be turned on to discourage the use of fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the city of Seattle and will destroy the artificial turf on the fields or surrounding facilities. The approximate replacement cost for the synthetic surface based on per average full-size field (110,000 square feet) is $1.2 million. All the fields have been renovated in the past several years and benefit field users including players of soccer, football, baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, and lacrosse.
吉林快三大小群The fields will be monitored by security from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Lights at the following fields will be turned off at 11 p.m.:
Delridge Playfield, 4458 Delridge Way SW
Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave. SW
Walt Hundley Playfield, 6920 34th Avenue SW
West Seattle Stadium, 4432 35th Ave. SW
4:11 PM: The has a plan too – received from spokesperson Peter McGraw: “Port police will be closing T105, T107, and Jack Block Parks around 3 p.m. this Saturday to prevent possible property damage related to firework use. The parks will reopen on Sunday morning.”
Shop/drink/dine local for Father’s Day! We’ve been asked about local food/beverage opportunities for the big day this Sunday (June 21st). So far, we have three from the WSB inbox:
(3809 Delridge Way SW): Barbecue & Beer noon-5 pm on Father’s Day – “local 吉林快三大小群 will be at Ounces smoking up some tasty central-Texas-style bbq, featuring their specialty mesquite dry-rub smoked brisket and other goodies!” .
Also, all weekend (Friday-Sunday) at Ounces, you can support the via any purchase made at the taproom (mention Lafayette) or online (click the Lafayette checkbpx when purchasing at .)
ROOT-BEER FLOAT KITS: As previously mentioned, the is “supporting , , and Safeway on Admiral as we sell pre-orders of DIY ROOT BEER FLOAT KITS for drive-thru pick-up at Husky Deli (4721 California SW) on Father’s Day, June 21st. Info and ordering at .
: “In addition to our regular Sunday pop-up on 6/21, we’ll be offering some fabulous and delicious Father’s Day beignet gift boxes that will include a maple bourbon sauce made by Green City Kitchens and add-on options of ice cream or sorbet from Seattle Sorbets and roca by Renee’s Roca. All of the items we are offering are made by small WS businesses. You can .”
Any other Father’s Day food/beverage specials? email@example.com or text 206-293-6302 so we can add to the list – thank you!
Thanks to director Lee Bui吉林快三大小群 for the photo: “Flowers and fruits to honor the heroes at Fallen Soldiers Memorial at Vietnamese Cultural Center today. Special for heroes of the Vietnam War.” (The center at 2234 SW Orchard is open to the public weekly during non-pandemic times.)
Last night, we mentioned after a few readers told us about it. Here are some videos sent by participants:
The sender tells us that’s “Chris Svehaug playing Taps on Tillicum. He’s standing in front of his Norwegian immigrant grandfather’s 48-star flag. Ole was a proud American who served in the Navy in WWII.” … Below, juniors Henry Parker on baritone sax and Jonah Elbaum on trumpet
吉林快三大小群A clip from Fauntleroy:
(added) One more West Seattleite – Kevin Freitas:
And through the quirks of the internet, our preview from last night led to a few people from other areas of the U.S. sending us their clips. This one from North Carolina has special merit – 95-year-old World War II veteran Henry W. Hoell Sr., his wife of 79 years Rosa, grandson William Gore playing the trumpet and his children, Lydia and Naomi.
The original announcement noted that CBS will share some of the videos on its national newscast tomorrow night.
Usually right about now on Memorial Day, local veterans and other community members would be gathering at (WSB sponsor) for the annual remembrance ceremony. It’s not happening this year, so instead, you’ll find commander Keith Hughes吉林快三大小群, an Army veteran, at the post (3618 SW Alaska) with the traditional . If you’re in the area, he’ll be there until about 5 pm.
Good morning. Notes for the holiday:
Our page highlighting local cameras is here
吉林快三大小群SDOT’s map with cameras and alerts from around the city
Stop by (3618 SW Alaska) if you are out – details in our preview, including BBQ food – with a discount for veterans – next door!
TAPS ACROSS AMERICA
3 pm – play if you can!
Though Memorial Day will happen without the traditional ceremonies this year, here’s a way to pay tribute, if you play brass – “Taps Across America.’ We hadn’t heard about this until mentions in email and tonight. Steve Hartman of CBS News – inviting people to play “Taps” at 3 pm local time tomorrow, wherever they are. If you can record it, you’re invited to send it to him (see ) – and we’d be happy to feature you here too (firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-293-6302)!
This Memorial Day will be without most of the traditional West Seattle observances. No flags in The Junction; no service at (WSB sponsor). But we do have this announcement from commander Keith Hughes:
吉林快三大小群As you are all aware, we are still under the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, so there will not be any of the usual Memorial Day activities/services. However, on Monday I will be at the Legion Hall with Memorial Day Poppies (9 am-5 pm), and there will be a Texas BBQ Food Cart (Veteran owned and operated) next door at Mountain to Sound Outfitters that will be giving 25% discounts to Veterans & Families from 1 PM to 5 PM. In addition to the Vets Discount, he also donates a percentage of his net to the DAV Emergency Fund. If you happen to be out that day (for an essential trip), please ware your face mask and stop by for a poppy.
Post 160 is at 3618 SW Alaska.
12:05 PM: Procrastinating on those Mother’s Day flowers? An update from the Lafayette Elementary PTA benefit-bouquet sale:
吉林快三大小群We have 20 bouquets left to sell! Call or text Jenny King at (206) 637-1004 to place your order – $30 each, . For every bouquet sold, $5 will be donated back to school.
吉林快三大小群Your flower bouquets will be ready for pickup Today (May 9, 5-7pm) or Sunday morning (May 10, 8:30-9:30am). Pick-up location: 4224 Beach Drive SW, Seattle. NO CONTACT PICKUP.
2:05 PM: All gone!
吉林快三大小群Announced tonight by organizers:
It is with heavy hearts we announce that the 2020 West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade is CANCELLED due to COVID-19.
吉林快三大小群We have been honored to carry on this 25-year-long tradition these past few years and look forward to 2021, when we can all celebrate together again.
In support of all the small businesses in West Seattle that normally sponsor this parade and ensure the tradition continues, we will be donating $250, the amount we would normally be spending on our permit application fee right now, to the West Seattle Small Business Relief fund. If you are able, please considering making a donation here rather than the parade this year.
If you’re new to the area – the parade fills several streets in North Admiral wth walking, riding, and rolling kids and their families on Independence Day morning, and is followed by sack races and other activities at Hamilton Viewpoint Park – here’s our coverage from last year.
Haven’t lined up your Mother’s Day flowers yet? From the , another opportunity to buy them and help both the growers and students:
Treat the special someone in your life to a beautiful Mother’s Day flower bouquet from local farmer Chao Chang Gardens in Snohomish. In addition to helping a local flower grower, a portion of your purchase will support Lafeyette Elementary PTA. For every bouquet sold, $5 will be donated back to school.
吉林快三大小群Your flower bouquets will be ready for pickup Saturday evening (May 9, 5-7 pm) thru Sunday morning (May 10, 8:30-9:30 am). Pick up location: 4224 Beach Drive SW, Seattle.
NO-CONTACT PICKUP. PLACE YOUR ORDER BY THURSDAY, MAY 7, 4:30 PM.
The next phase of in-person retail won’t be open in time for this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10th) but the has a shopping solution for you: A 吉林快三大小群 this Thursday (May 7th). Every half hour, starting at 4 pm and continuing through 7:30 pm, The Junction will take you live to another local shop – eight in all. Plus, every shopper gets a chance to win a $150 gift card to each store – they’ll pick a random winner for each “spree” visit, from among those who comment either with an order or by saying “Pick me!” (You’ll be able to shop via Facebook or through the store’s Instagram Live page; the business will then contact you for delivery and payment.) See the schedule/lineup, and find the link to participate, .
Readers have asked about special take-out meals for Mother’s Day this Sunday (May 10th). We in turn issued an open invitation to restaurants to tell us what they’re offering. (updated) Here’s what we have so far:
: “We’re offering a Mother’s Day meal for 2 at $90. Lamb shank with seasonal roasted veggies, 3 jumbo prawns, Arugula salad with manchego, Flan for dessert, and a bottle of Spanish cava. Preorder via email. email@example.com”
: Offering “a special ‘Mama’s Day Brunch Kit’ for families of four and up, ready-to-reheat at 吉林快三大小群 for Mother’s Day brunch … choose from Three Little Pigs Strata with ham, sausage, bacon and cheddar cheese or Spring Vegetable Strata with asparagus, bell pepper, cauliflower, and brie cheese, plus Cherry Crumble Coffee-Cake, Fruit Cocktail with melons, pineapple, and berries and cream cheese yogurt dip and a Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette … add a ‘Mom-osa’ Kit featuring a Bottle of Bubbles and Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice for an additional $25.” Order by phone, 206.937.5637, by Friday at 3 pm. “Each Brunch Kit is $60 plus tax and will include reheating instructions. Pickup is on Saturday, May 9.”
(added 11 am) : Thanks to commenter Erica for mentioning this; we’ve since heard directly from the restaurant, which sent this image of the special 4-course Mother’s Day dinner menu吉林快三大小群 and how to order.
(added Thursday) : “We’ve got several meal kits as well as 3-course pre made meals that are finished at 吉林快三大小群. Kits are a 12 oz ribeye steak, lamb with cherry glaze, or salmon. Our 3-course meal includes a choice of appetizer with a salad, assorted fresh baked croissants and house-made jam with whipped butter, or our smoked trout crostini. The main course options are crab benedict, pulled pork benedict, baked french toast, steak and eggs, or crab cakes. With each benedict we have the components and recipe for making hollandaise at 吉林快三大小群 so that it doesn’t get salmonella in transit. We’ve been hearing from everyone how much they love our benedicts so this will be the standard for weekend brunch during the closure and beyond! Lastly, we have kids meals of a classic brekkie, baked french toast, or mac & cheese. Kits and coursed-out meals are $32 and kids’ meals are $8. We ask that orders be placed by Saturday morning at noon so we can get everything prepared and scheduled for pickup by Sunday.” 206-829-8235
(added Thursday) 吉林快三大小群: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Chef Michael Poole of West Seattle’s Hot Chocolat to offer you these unique, locally-crafted gift boxes mom will adore! Just , select your desired beignet box and add the artisan chocolate option of your choice. You can also add a bag of JCB custom small-batch coffee blend by Middle Fork Roasters – specially priced for Mother’s Day! Gift Boxes will be available for pick-up on Sunday, May 10th @ 4611 36th Ave SW. In order to limit crowds, there will be designated pick-up times (ranging from 9am – noon) according to the first letter of the purchaser’s last name.”
Anybody else? firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you! (And we’re still welcoming updates for our restaurant/beverage-biz list, too.) Photo by Dan Ciske.
We’re continuing to feature fundraisers for a variety of causes – including local PTA/PTSAs whose annual fundraising events were canceled by COVID-19. Today, an opportunity to support the and flower farmers, by ordering a Mother’s Day bouquet! (The big day is just a week from today.) They’re available for pickup or West Seattle delivery – !
(P.S. Any other Mother’s Day offers, whether nonprofit or business? Let us know!)
吉林快三大小群Before Easter ends, bunny sightings from the inbox:
Along Alki Avenue this morning, Stewart L. saw that skateboarding “bunny.” Later in the day in Gatewood, Troy Sterk saw the more-common kind:
Also caught on video, more running than hopping:
Thanks again for all the photo contributions!
吉林快三大小群Good morning! Notes for the day ahead:
ONLINE EASTER SERVICES: Two dozen West Seattle churches are on our list – with services as early as 6:30 am.
DONATION DRIVE: (6115 SW Hinds) invites you to be a helper on this holiday:
The COVID19 pandemic is disproportionally hurting our most vulnerable neighbors. Here’s how you can help!
This Easter Sunday, there will be donations barrels outside Alki UCC, for your donations of clothing and non-perishable foods. Social distancing observed! The bins will be available from 10 am to 5 pm.
Food donations will be distributed by the White Center Food Bank. Top requests include Canned Meat/Soup/Fruit (pop-top cans, if possible); Rice, Noodles, Peanut Butter, Oats, Toilet Paper; Diapers, Similac Formula, Baby Wipes, Cleaning Supplies and Hand Sanitizer.
吉林快三大小群Clothing Donations will be distributed via the West Seattle Clothesline and the King Country Drug Court, which serves our neighbors receiving treatment for minor drug offenses. Many men have been moved into supportive housing during the current crisis; they need shirts, jackets, pants, shoes, underwear, socks, etc. for a smooth transition back into our community. Alki UCC’s Easter Service will be streaming live beginning at 10:00 am. If you’re in the neighborhood before 11:30 am or so, you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of the service music as you walk or drive by.
GROCERY SHOPPING TODAY? Some different hours for the holiday – see our Saturday story.
EASTER TAKEOUT: We’re continuing to update our West Seattle (etc.) restaurant list吉林快三大小群 – some are even offering Easter dinners.
FREE TO-GO DINNERS: High Point Community Dinner Church will serve to-go meals at 5 pm, outside, near . (6920 34th SW)
(added) MORE FREE MEALS: This offer is from the (4426 California SW):
吉林快三大小群 2 FREE MEALS at your West Seattle Eagles !!!
First up, Gabby and her Mom Debbie will step into the Kitchen from 12 – 2 pm. Our delicious Easter Brunch menu offers up Eggs Benedict, Potatoes and Fresh Fruit.
吉林快三大小群Round 2 begins at 5.30 pm, when John hits the kitchen to prepare his WORLD FAMOUS SMASH BURGERS !!! You can’t just eat one…
吉林快三大小群As always, all meals are FREE and open to the PUBLIC !!!
吉林快三大小群Please enter through the blue door located at the SE corner of the building. We adhere to all CDC Social Distancing Guidelines, so please follow the 6 feet rule. Donations gladly accepted.
吉林快三大小群And two reminders:
THREE PARKS CLOSED: Stay out of Alki, Lincoln Park, and West Seattle Stadium, which .
NO FARMERS’ MARKET … though it apparently almost happened.
吉林快三大小群If not for COVID-19, today would have been full of Easter egg hunts, since it’s the day before Easter. While those had to be canceled, for those who celebrate Easter, worship goes on … online. Here’s our list of West Seattle churches with Easter Sunday services (and a few tonight):
ADMIRAL UCC吉林快三大小群: The video service will be . Also – coffee hour .
ALKI UCC: 6:30 am online sunrise service; . 10 am online service, via Zoom – .
ALL SOULS SEATTLE吉林快三大小群 (WSB sponsor): Daily online worship
ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CHURCH: Livestreaming at 10 am.
BETHANY COMMUNITY CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming , 8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am, 7 pm.
CALVARY CHAPEL吉林快三大小群: Service will be available .
EASTRIDGE CHURCH: Livestreaming at 9 am and 11 am.
FAUNTLEROY UCC: Livestreaming at 10 am.
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WEST SEATTLE: The online Easter liturgy .
GRACE CHURCH: Livestreaming , 10:30 am.
HALLOWS CHURCH: Streaming at 10 am .
HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming bilingual Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm tonight, then Easter Sunday in English at 8:30 am, en Español at 10 am, all .
HOLY ROSARY CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming Easter Vigil tonight at 8:30 pm, Easter Sunday at 9:30 am, both
HOPE LUTHERAN: The service at 8 am.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Livestreaming Easter Vigil at 8:30 pm tonight, Easter Sunday at 10 am, both .
PEACE LUTHERAN: Livestreaming at 10:30 am .
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Livestreaming at 10:15 am, or view later . The bulletin to accompany the service is .
TIBBETTS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH吉林快三大小群 (WSB sponsor): The video service will be .
TRINITY CHURCH吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming , 10 am.
WEST SEATTLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: The video service will be .
WEST SEATTLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE吉林快三大小群: Livestreaming , 11 am.
WEST SIDE PRESBYTERIAN Livestreaming at 10 am .
WESTSIDE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION: Livestreaming , 10:30 am.
WESTWOOD CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY: Online worship at 11 am; info .
Any other churches to add? Please email us – email@example.com – thank you!