November 2019

Christmas ships visit the Westside multiple times this season

First stops are Nov. 29 at Lowman Beach Park and Alki Beach Park in West Seattle

The Argosy Cruises Christmas ships will make multiple stops on the Westside this holiday season bringing choir voices, Christmas music, and beautifully lit boats for the thousands of people who come to the shoreline locations.

November 29

Choir: Kirkland Choral Society
1st Performance: Lowman Beach Park @ 7:25 pm 
2nd Performance: Alki Beach Park @ 8:10 pm


City SeaTac council questions Dept. of Commerce airport study

City of SeaTac mayor Erin Sitterly and the City Council have issued a letter to the Washington State Department of Commerce questioning the methodology, timing and expenses incurred  in the current airport study by the agency. They are seeking a response to their questions by Dec. 10.


November 27, 2019

Mark Barkley

Assistant Director, Local Government Division

Washington State Department of Commerce

P.O. Box 42525

Olympia, WA 98504-2525

Re: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Study

Dear Mr. Barkley:

This letter is sent on behalf of the City of SeaTac City Council to express its concerns regarding the process by which the Sea-Tac Airport Study is being conducted under the management of your agency.


Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State on Dec. 14th

 'Words Writers & Southwest  Stories' through Humanities Washington at SW public library

information from Southwest Seattle Historical Society

 Local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel's explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.   

This free event by 'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,' a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society  is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel's event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec.12th, 2019. 


Menashe home is spectacular this Christmas

The Menashe family home is host to one of the largest Christmas light displays in the Seattle area and seems to grow in size and complexity every year.

Some 340,000 lights from incandescent to LED comprise the brilliant array that covers every surface in the front yard.

The main tree in the front yard now has candy cane stripes, a new inflatable reindeer guards the front door, and you'll find Mickey and Minnie dancing here too.

Santa himself will be on hand at the home located at 5605 Beach Drive SW, at 5pm on Dec. 14 and the lights go on nightly around 5pm so take a drive by and soak in the color.


Pat's View: Gratitude

By Patrick Robinson

I want you to think about the nature of gratitude.

Not just the simple pleasantries of Thank You and You're Welcome (or as you tend to hear a little too often.."no problem"). What I am interested in is the effect gratitude has. It's human nature to minimize what someone else does for you, and for you to over estimate what you do for others. That's just how it normally works. So.. you have to forgive those who don't see your acts of kindness or thoughtfulness in the light you do.

But with that in mind, please think about why we respect courtesy, gentility, and personal awareness.


SHOP LOCAL: Sleigh the Sales in the Junction for Black Friday

Sleigh the Sales is the West Seattle Junction's event to save you money and help you shop locally for Black Friday, Nov. 29

Fri, Nov 29th – Reign in some savings at one of the best days of the year to snag some sweet sales. Join the FB invite here.

At Bin 41 “Your Junction Wine Shop” – the bin is open from 11 AM – 3 PM with Apple Cider Mimosas and Bin Fizz sparkling cocktails, plus $1 off glass pour and sale on select items.

At Beer Junction Kicking off the 5th Annual Coffee Beer Fest during Sleigh the Sales! 20+ Coffee Beers on tap including ones from Holy Mountain, Best of Hands, and Skookum! Also on Friday, we’re also doing the annual release for Goose Island Brewing’s acclaimed Bourbon County Brand Stout (and Bourbon County Brand Stout Variants).

At CAPERS serving up hot beverages and enjoying the neighborhood.


West Seattle Junction Holiday Night Market will light the night Dec. 7

Come to the Holiday Night Market on Saturday, December 7th, from 3 PM to 7 PM on Alaska Street, where you’ll find local handmade goods from over 40 local artisans. Get your picture with Santa too! Watch for Santa 4 PM to 7 PM in the Holiday Night Market Santa House. Make an ornament to hang on the tree to show holiday spirit the entire community can enjoy! Held in Junction Plaza Park at 42nd and Alaska during the Holiday Night Market we present a full music and entertainment line-up, with the finale – the tree lighting.