August 2018

Admiral Neighborhood Association Adopt-A-Street Clean Up


WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(NOTE: Postponed one week from original 9/1/2018 date)

Want to spend a few hours helping (and meeting) your Admiral neighbors clean the streets in the Admiral core around California Ave & Admiral Way? If so, then we look forward to seeing you at Metropolitan Market (2320 42nd Ave) the morning of Saturday, September 8 between 8:45-9:00 for our quarterly ADOPT-A-STREET clean up. Metropolitan Market is generous enough to provide coffee, pastries --- and even a brown bag lunch.

WHERE: Metropolitan Market (2320 42nd Ave) --- Meet at the outdoor awning area across from the floral department

GOODIES PROVIDED: Coffee, Pastries, Brown Bag Lunch (all provided by Metropolitan Market)

SUPPLIES PROVIDED: Garbage Bags, Gloves, Grabber Tools, Safety Vests, etc.


Nightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life & Passion of Miss Florence Nightingale

As Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial approaches in 2020, nursing and healthcare communities will be gearing up for the celebration.

HEARTS' professional theatrical troupe will perform a new musical about the founder of the nursing profession at nursing schools, conferences and organizations, healthcare institutions, and other organizations in the Puget Sound Region of Washington State.  This musical dramatization will inspire nurse leaders with the story of an amazing role model and educate the public about an important and fascinating part of healthcare history.  Organizations that host performances can use it as a springboard for a celebration of their own nursing/healthcare communities.


Sunday, September 23, 2018, 3pm

Free day of outdoor activities, rock climbing and rappelling at Camp Long Mountain Fest on Sept. 8

information from Seattle Parks

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Friends of Camp Long for the fifth annual Camp Long Mountain Fest, a celebration of Seattle’s vibrant outdoor community and Camp Long’s place in mountaineering history. This free, family friendly event will take place at the Camp Long Environmental Learning Center (5200 35th Ave. SW) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018.


West Seattle area volunteer raises money for efforts in international disaster relief

Saturday 1 September from 1100 AM until 2 PM West Seattle Thriftway will be conducting a barbecue fund raiser for ShelterBox USA. West Seattle Thriftway is located in the Morgan Street Junction at the corner of California Ave SW and Fauntleroy Way SW. and Morgan Street SW.

There are disasters around the world we never hear about; there is a special group of volunteer aid workers that drop their jobs and go there to provide Shelter, Warmth & Dignity.  


City of Seattle awards $900,000 in matching funds for 16 community-based projects

information from the City of Seattle

The City of Seattle has awarded $890,250 to support 16 community-initiated projects through Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Neighborhood Matching Fund. Its Community Partnership Fund offers matching funds of up to $100,000 to community organizations committed to fostering and building our community. These awards range from $17,000 to $100,000 with the 16 organizations pledging over $786,680 in community match involving volunteer hours, locally raised money, donated materials, and in-kind professional services.


42 unit mixed use Apt. and retail proposed for 35th and Holden; 16 parking spaces

Early Design Review meeting set for Sept. 20

A 42 unit mixed used Apartment and retail space building is the subject of an Early Design Review meeting set for Sept. 20 at the West Seattle Senior Center at 6:30pm.It would have 5500 feet of commercial space and 16 parking spaces.

Currently the building is occupied by a car repair shop. That building would be demolished.

The owner of the project is Ed Linardic. The full plan set is available here.

It is project number 3032296 and can be found online here.



Making a mark: Photo-ID of harbor porpoises in the Salish Sea

Harbor porpoise are one of the most abundant animals in the Salish Sea, yet little is known about them.  Pacific Mammal Research is dedicated to understanding more about this poorly understood population, using techniques such as photo-ID surveys and passive acoustic technology. 

Learn more about this shy and elusive species, and the research that is shedding new light on them.


Seattle teachers warn strike is imminent if agreement not reached

The Seattle Education Association, representing teachers in the Seattle Public Schools, said via its Facebook page that a strike will proceed if an agreement with the district is not reached by the beginning of the school year.

Their page states:

"Our SEA Rep Assembly unanimously recommends to our SEA General Membership to authorize a strike, if a tentative agreement is not reached by start of school on Sept 5. The membership will convene and vote on this recommendation tomorrow at Benaroya Hall. Meeting begins at 5pm."

The SEA said Seattle teachers would meet at Benaroya Hall at 5 p.m. Tuesday for a vote.


Highline reaches tentative agreement with teachers

Highline Public Schools and the Highline Education Association have reached a tentative agreement on a contract. 

“This contract reflects the high value we place on educators and their service to our students,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “Under this agreement, we continue our commitment to increasing educator pay in order to offer a competitive wage and to attract and retain the best teaching staff.”

“The HEA bargaining team is pleased to bring forward an agreement we believe our membership will ratify and be proud of,”  said Sue McCabe, Highline Education Association President.