New singers are welcome to join. Rehearsals take place at St. John’s Church in West Seattle. For information visit www.endolynechoir.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Debut Choir rehearsal grades K-2 is Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Encore Choir rehearsal grades 3-5 is Thursdays, 6:30-7:30. Advanced Ensemble rehearsal grades 6-8 (gr. 5 by invitation) is Thursdays, 7:30-9 p.m.
Music Northwest Presents Chopin Nocturnes
So. Seattle Community College
Olympic Recital Hall
6000 16th Ave. S.W.
Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Intimate and passionate night music to celebrate the composer’s 200th birthday with pianists Ivona Kaminska, Robert Krupnick, and Jane Harty. $18 Gen; $16 Sr; Free for students under 25, but must be reserved in advance. Tickets & Directions: 206-937-2899 or www.musicnorthwest.org. Free Parking.
Fall Puppet Shows at Alki Bathhouse
2701 Alki Ave. SW
Bring your kids to fun and exciting fall puppet shows on the beach in West Seattle. All shows start at 1 p.m. Pre-register on line at www.seatle.gov/parks or call 206-684-7430. $5 with pre-registration or $8 at the door.
Inspired by the tale of Goldilocks, a young woman was arrested last week after a family found her sleeping in their daughter’s bed. Mama and Papa Bear returned from doing laundry and Papa Bear headed back to one of his daughter’s rooms to drop off her clothes. He opened the door and noticed that someone other than his daughter was lying in the bed. When he asked her what she was doing, she “exhibited confusion.” Police came and transported the intruder to King County Jail. The boyfriend of an older daughter (it was the younger daughter’s room) mentioned that he had seen the suspect at the house earlier, but assumed she was a friend of the family.
Todd Ainsworth and Chris Christensen partnered up to open the newest car repair shop in West Seattle called West Seattle Autoworks, now open in the former Swedish Automotive building at 7501 35th s.w.
The shop held an open house Oct. 1 to introduce themselves to the public. Between them they have more than 50 years of combined automotive repair experience and will offer a "Wide range of service from emission diagnosis to most everything on most everything," said Ainsworth.
The only exceptions in a courtesy nod to their Swedish Automotive neighbor down the street (and landlord), are no work on Volvos, Saabs, Subarus or Mini's.
The shop has partially retained the previous paint job but will add some green to reflect the colors of their new logo and will be getting new signage (and their website) up within the next couple of weeks.
Once the site is up, customers will be able to reserve their own appointment online to come and see a mechanic and get their car examined.
Every mechanic at the shop is ASE Certified and they plan on doing a lot of emissions work. They are also hybrid specialists.
Shakai is a combination dog and shows it. Her mother was a pure chocolate lab and her father was the neighborhood "Newfie that snuck into the garage," explained Shakai's owner Diane Robertson,"It was an unplanned child." Her most interesting physical distinction is her fur.
On her back, running down it like a stripe is long fur, like you might find on a Newfoundland and elsewhere she has short fur like a labrador retriever.
Now 10 years old, Shakai loves people,"She's a regular social butterfly," explained Robertson.
"She's a double water dog but she's such a social dog she won't go in the water because when we take her to the park, like Magnuson, she has to go around to meet and greet all the people and dogs."
Shakai will go swimming but only if there are no others around. "Otherwise she's too distracted by wanting to say hello to everybody," said Robertson.
Even though she has retriever blood in her, "she's not a fetcher," claimed Robertson, Shakai prefers tug of war.
West Seattle diners now have another dinner option, with the opening of the Highsstrike Grill at West Seattle Bowl at 4505 39th Ave. s.w. It replaces the long time chinese restaurant Terrace West as you'd expect the entire section has been remodeled and upgraded. Comfortable booths line the windows and the former counter has been replaced with a stylish wall.
The head Chef is Ian Joyce who hails from eastern Washington. His experience includes his original training at The Art Institute of Seattle’s Culinary school and his work for four of the Anthony's Homeport restaurants. Eastern Washington is" where I get all my wine influences from," Joyce said.
They will have a daily fresh sheet, are working to bring in as many local suppliers as possible and the highest priced item on the menu is their $17.99 Ribeye steak.
"The most a couple would likely spend for dinner here is around $40," Joyce said.
On the menu for appetizers are such items as homemade potato chips, a hummus platter, and a "Wine Lovers Plate" with cheeses, red grapes, greek olives and fresh pita bread.
At the southern end of the South Seattle Community College campus a group of volunteers was working Wednesday Sep. 29 to save the earth with charcoal.
If that seems like a far fetched goal, the threads of the story behind what they were working on lead to a very rich and detailed set of ideas now being put into practice.
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Art Donnelly is the President and Co-Founder with Don Hennick of SeaChar.org an organization whose mission is to promote a form of charcoal called "Biochar" made from green waste which has applications for sequestering or removing and trapping carbon dioxide from the air, and acts as a remarkably effective soil amendment for crops.
Cpt. Steve Paulsen knows West Seattle well.
He grew up here as a youngster and eventually returned as Operations Lieutenant for the Southwest Precinct for four and a half years before leaving in January of this year to take over as day watch lieutenant for the West Precinct.
“When I heard I was taking over the precinct, and this one specifically, I felt like I got two presents; I got promoted and I got to go back to West Seattle,” Paulsen said.
Cpt. Paulsen and Cpt. Kessler (who is leaving the Southwest Precinct to take over as commander for the West Precinct) are in the midst of transition and Paulsen expects to be fully settled in West Seattle by Oct. 1.
The two have worked together and been friends for many years, Paulsen said, making the transition an easy one.
“You are not going to see much change as far as the programs with the exception of continually taking the programs we have and looking at how we do more outreach within our neighborhoods and community,” Paulsen said.
Paulsen brings his own philosophy to the commander post, and said he likes to, “keep it simple.”
Over 20 captains of West Seattle blockwatches gathered at the Seattle Police Department Southwest precinct to discuss outreach efforts to revitalize and create new watches and welcome new precinct commander Cpt. Steve Paulsen back to the area.
“I think it’s wonderful that you are doing this. This is how you get the bad guys and take care of each other,” Cpt. Paulsen said to the watch captains in attendance, their experience as captain ranging from 19 years to just a month.
“You as citizens know your neighborhood better than anyone else, even better than the police,” he added.
Discussed first was the outreach that captains have done over the summer to encourage new block watches to organize and encourage people who live in neighborhoods where they already exist to get involved.
Karen Berge, co-chair of the captains’ network, talked about how their presence at nearly every West Seattle festival over the summer expanded their Facebook membership to 164.
The real story here is the grand hulabaloo made by neighbors who interfered in a private property owners decision to change his landscape. As the author himself states that the tree in question was " on the border of the exceptional tree size ". In other words, it didn't quite qualify. Perhaps another year or two of life and it might have. But why should it be allowed to? The interference with power lines is reason enough for removal, consider also the sunlight reaching the residence, the constant debris on structure and yard, root interference in the landscape, the view of residence AND neighbors. All are valid reasons for removing this out of place tree. This tree was by no means a landmark.
Seattle has a terrific urban forest and under Mayor Greg Nickels hundreds of trees have been added and protected as a City policy.
My point to Mark Schletty is this: lighten up. Let's save the effort for bigger enviromental battles. As he pointed out himself, the only crime being committed was his trespassing!
The hugely popular annual Rummage Sale at Tibbetts United Methodist Church 3940 41st Ave s.w. , now in its 50th year is gathering steam and boatload of goods set to be available Oct. 8 and 9.
Church members are busy sorting, boxing, and organizing all the things that will be in the sale right now including one member who joined the church in 1933. Mary Margaret Kolze was actually born in West Seattle.
Her birth was at home, which was located where the Metropolitan Market is today.
Howard Bogie said, "Before we open the doors there's a line that goes down the block every year because they know it's good stuff at a fair price."
The sale features clothing, toys, books, and many other gently used but still useful items. You can still donate items if you have something (