July 2017

Budinich gift deeds Riverside Memorial to Southwest Seattle Historical Society 

Triangle dedicated to residents of Croatian fishing community
becomes local heritage organization’s second piece of property

information from Southwest Seattle Historical Society

Thanks to a generous gift by the family of Mike Budinich, the Riverside Memorial triangle that was dedicated in 2012 is now the property of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

Initial documents for the property transfer were signed May 31, 2017, and final documents were signed July 19, 2017. The Riverside Memorial is located at 3810 17th Ave. S.W., just off West Marginal Way and almost directly beneath the West Seattle Bridge.

The innovative triangle – a total of 1,010 square feet appraised at $21,200 – features bricks denoting the resident families, largely Croatian, of this historic neighborhood, with the bricks arranged in the configuration of the community’s hillside street grid.


Health Innovation: Impact your personal health

By Tamara Gillest, MS

Good health and great healthcare is a collaborative effort.  It’s like a team sport.  Each person has their job to do their “role” to play and enjoy the game.  The meaning of health needs to be much greater than what our current understanding of how healthcare is defined.  Sure, you can rely on practitioners, researchers, insurers, policy makers, and educators for healthcare, but without your participation and action, your health might be in the wrong hands .  Are you the captain of your health team?  What is your game strategy?

Measurement of good health should include a healthy body, mind, social structure, spiritual connection, and ecological harmony.  Innovative health management should include and encourage self-management treatment, prevention, and promotion of wellness for all the above using a wide array of mind-body practices.  And it should place you in charge.


Multi agency marine training drill will keep Puget Sound busy July 26

The King County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Section is hosting a multi-agency training drill Wednesday afternoon in Puget Sound between Harbor Island and Discovery Park. Drill participants will include the Seattle Police Department, Washington State patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, King County Medic One and the F.B.I.

This drill will test and solidify the capabilities of the Regional Maritime Tactical Action Group in response to an active shooter or hostage type event aboard a vessel in the Puget Sound. As the only agency in the Puget Sound with both air and water assets capable of delivering law enforcement to an underway ferry, cruise ship or pleasure craft, this training is critical for the King County Sheriffs Office to be prepared to protect our citizens.


West Seattle Wine Walk will stroll through 14 wineries Sept. 28


West Seattle Wine Walk
                     Coming up Sept 28 

The West Seattle Wine Walk celebrates wine with this vibrant and fun event. Located in the heart of West Seattle, the Wine Walk provides you with the opportunity to meet the boutique wineries around the Pacific Northwest.

Housed in some of West Seattle’s favorite merchants, you’ll enjoy tastings from 14 different wineries, each showcasing a unique variety of wines.

Bottles of wine and additional individual wine tasting tickets will available to ticket holders.

Complete with a West Seattle Junction Wine Walk glass.


Twelfth Night Productions will present 30 seconds of "Shrek the Musical" during All Ways Walk to publicize play

Musical will be presented at West Seattle High School during August

Twelfth Night Productions will be flying the “Freak Flag” in the Alaska Junction on August 5th between 10am and 10:30 am. Join us as the cast performs a short snippet from one of the most popular songs in our upcoming production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. The cast will perform 30 seconds of “Freak Flag” in the middle of the intersection during a few “all walk” cycles at the corner of Alaska and California on August 5th.