November 2019

Shop downtown Burien on Dec. 7 during their Miracle on 152nd event

It's going to be a Miracle on SW 152nd as merchants, volunteers and the nice people from Discover Burien hold a day long shopping and sharing event.

Shop local in Downtown Burien on #ShopSmall Saturday Dec. 7 with FREE photos with Santa from noon to 5 p.m.

Walk around and shop local all day long and visit Discover Burien in Town Square Park for hot treats, free gift wrapping at My Three Little Birds, a hot cocoa bar, and more!

There will be a coat and blanket drive during the screening of ELF at Movies in the Park later in the evening, so bundle up and leave it all behind. 

Grab some popcorn courtesy of Umpqua Bank and enjoy.


The hidden costs of eating out

By Katy G. Wilkens

Many Americans spend more money at restaurants than on groceries they cook at home. Restaurant food costs about 300 percent more than the same meal fixed at home, so dining out adds considerably to your food bills. If you use a food delivery service, cost per meal skyrockets.

Don’t forget about the subtle, hidden costs, such as a higher intake of salt, fat and calories, none of which is healthy. Many restaurant menus have more than 3,000 milligrams of salt in a single meal — twice as much salt as you need in a whole day. So your health care costs may rise along with your restaurant use.


Have a Good Gloomy Day

By Jean Godden

Well, it's about time I hopped on the gloom train along with everyone else who writes or talks about Seattle. A ton of commentary has been driven by news that Seattle has been ranked the gloomiest city in America.

Best Places Magazine revealed that, of 50 major U.S. cities, Seattle topped the gloom index with a score of 90.90. The magazine developed the index using three numbers: percent of cloud cover, average daylight hours and amount of precipitation during the months of November, December and January. Seattle's gloom numbers were followed by Portland (88.2), Buffalo (88.03), Cleveland (83) and Pittsburg (80.17).

This city's top score is being cited by most commentators as dismal news. When coupled with  stories about the so-called Seattle Freeze, the gloom-city story has been taking on momentum. The ranking has blackened (so to speak) the city's reputation as a good place to visit, relocate or even continue to inhabit.


Marina Christopher featured at West Seattle Artwalk's Art of Music

Enjoy free music in the West Seattle Junction! The Art of Music is a series of performances by musicians presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (partial funding by: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) and scheduled to take place on, and complement, Second Thursday Art Walk evenings. The final 2019 performance in the series will take place on Thursday, December 12 at Verity Credit Union (4505 California Avenue SW) from 6:00 - 7:40 pm, and features Marina Christopher — a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene! Embracing the music of pop and RnB. Enjoy music, art on display, and specials offered by participating businesses in the Junction during the same evening!

Free Entertainment in Junction:

Featuring Marina Christopher @ Verity Credit Union

Dec 12 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm



The Eagles will serve Turkey (and all the trimmings) FREE for Thanksgiving

West Seattle Eagles

Maintaining a long tradition on the Westside the West Seattle Eagles is again sponsoring their FREE annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 28th from 2pm until 5pm.

This is open to the public and free of charge. If you feel able to do so, donations are accepted but not necessary.

The menu will feature roast turkey, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce and desert.

There will be a sign-up sheet in the social room for volunteers for Thanksgiving. Prep will be needed Wednesday before, and helpers all day Thanksgiving Day. Please sign up if you are available soon so the organizers know how many volunteers they will have.