July 2019

9 to 5 What a Way to Make a Living!

Movie-turned-musical 9 to 5 is coming to West Seattle Aug. 9

What do you get when you combine friendship, revenge, Dolly Parton, and perfectly feathered 1970s hair? A musical that will keep you smiling and toe-tapping from start to finish. In early August Twelfth Night Productions is proud to present 9 to 5 The Musical , based on 1980 hit movie, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick. The show will run from August 9 – 18, 2019 at West Seattle High School.

9 to 5 features a powerful trio of women, backed up by an incredible ensemble. Violet, Judy, and Doralee are fed up with the sexist, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. Pushed to the boiling point, they concoct a plan to give him the boot. When these unlikely friends take control of the office, they learn there’s nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. This high-energy show is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.

Neighborhood Night Out is Aug. 6; There's still time to register your gathering

If you are planning a Night Out event and have yet to register, there is still time. Night Out is a national crime prevention event promoted by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.


Delridge Day will bring community together on Aug. 10

The annual community get together for the Delridge neighborhood, Delridge Day is set for Aug. 10.

The event will feature local organizations, kids games, the Southwest Seattle Police precinct picnic with mounted patrol officers on horseback, food, live music and more. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, and ice cream.

One highlight of the event is The Eighth Circle of Del Skateboard competition.

Eighth Circle of Del

It all happens at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW from 11am to 3pm.


Providence Mt. St. Vincent auxiliary carries on long tradition: Volunteer Fair set for Aug. 29

By Julie Greene

The Sisters of Providence, in 1923, had just begun building St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged in West Seattle, the precursor to the modern Providence Mount St. Vincent. To help fund St. Vincent’s Home, the nuns charged Sister Daniel with creating a volunteer and fundraising organization among Seattle’s women. Fifty women answered Sister Daniel’s call, forming the Auxiliary.

Inspired by the nuns’ mission to provide housing and care for Seattle’s elderly, the Auxiliary held its first fundraiser in December 1923. It was one of the largest fundraisers Seattle had ever seen, bringing in $14,000, which would be about $208,000 today. Throughout the years, the Auxiliary has continued to hold fundraising events, such as a Spring Party at the Olympic Hotel that donated money to help the nuns buy enough fruit for their yearly canning.


New Water Taxi facility opening on Aug. 12 after one week shutdown

Water taxi will be out of service from Aug. 5 to 11

information from King County

The new King County Passenger Only Facility (POF) serving the Water Taxi and Kitsap Fast Ferry is expected to open Monday, Aug. 12, after a temporary suspension of service for the prior week for construction. That means there will be no Water Taxi or Kitsap Fast Ferry service between Monday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 11.

During the closure, crews will transfer equipment, set up necessary hardware for ORCA readers, and move the gangway from Pier 52 to the new facility at Pier 50.

The new terminal is a part of the Colman Dock renovation project and is a significant improvement from the old facility. Environmental work included removing creosote-treated timber piles, capping contaminated sediments, and a "Platinum" certification under the King County Green Building Program. ADA improvements include a tactile path and signage for the visually impaired, an elevator to the pedestrian bridge, and an ADA assistance station.


It's raining candidates in Seattle

By Jean Godden

     More than 50 candidates are competing for the Seattle City Council's seven district seats. Meanwhile there are 10 candidates competing for two positions on the Port of Seattle Commission, another 10 are running in four King County Council districts and dozens more are seeking seats on suburban city councils and school boards.

   It's a wide-open election and ballots are out and must be returned by Tuesday, August 6.

    This year your vote matters -- perhaps more than ever. You will be choosing finalists for local government positions that will oversee the future of this city and region during angst-ridden times.