February 2019

West Seattle Thriftway updates cases in ongoing energy savings effort

West Seattle Thriftway has been on a campaign to reduce their carbon footprint over the last few years. That effort has meant bringing in replacement refrigeration cases, made by the Hussman corporation that cut energy costs by as much as one third.

Store owner Paul Kapioski, said, "The dairy cases are all brand new, have doors and actually reduce spoilage too. They are replacing cases we originally installed in 1995."

The cases feature EcoVision glass doors that provide excellent product visibility and reduce refrigeration energy use up to 82% according to Hussman.

The new installation is part of keeping up with competition and reducing costs. 

West Seattle Thriftway is located at the corner of Morgan Street and California Ave SW.


4th annual Destination Delridge event set for March 1

Featuring local performers, interactive art and more in support of nonprofit Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association

information from DNDA

A special night of art, nature and neighborhood as over 200 community members come together March 1 to raise funds and support Delridge Neighborhood Development Association's programs in SW Seattle. Destination Delridge: Golden Routes, Friday, March is being held at Metropolist, will generate proceeds to sustain DNDA’s low-income housing facilities, youth arts and educational programs, and environmental restoration efforts in Southwest Seattle.


Special Olympics hopes to break world record with polar plunge on Feb. 23

Special Olympics of Washington is the sponsor for The Big Plunge on Alki Beach Feb. 23. There will actually be TWO plunges one to attempt a world record and the other just for fun. The event is a fundraiser in support of their mission that focuse on sports, health, and community building, empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities to be valued on and off the playing field.

There's a lot more than just jumping in the water though. Music, multiple food trucks and beer garden are part of it starting at 8 am with registration, and the big plunge at 1pm. There are family fun activities too.

There won't be a "waves" of people plunging since it will need to be everyone in the water to qualify for the world record.

They explain:


VIDEO- Northbound off ramp from SR 99 shows crews contending with weather and time

The Washington State Department of Transportation raced to complete the Northbound offramp from SR after the opening of the new tunnel but had to deal with a snowstorm in the process which not only slowed them down but brought progress to a complete halt at one point. The agency shot a time-lapse video of the work they shared online on Thursday.

This new exit ramp leads to a new intersection at South Dearborn Street where drivers can choose to head straight to Alaskan Way and the waterfront, or turn right to access First Avenue and downtown or SODO.

In addition to being an important link for travelers, engineers and researchers hope this new ramp will provide a link to something else – earthquake-resistant bridges.

This ramp is the first in the world built with flexible metals and bendable concrete designed to sway with a strong earthquake and return to its original shape. Its innovative design has won regional and national recognition.