December 2019

Free Entertainment in the Junction: Featuring Marina Christopher @ Verity Credit Union

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!

Public meeting set for Dec. 17 on 130 unit 5 story apartment bldg. proposed for Harbor Ave SW

An Early Design Review community outreach meeting has been set for Tuesday, December 17th, 6:30 pm on a 130 unit five story apartment building proposed for 3417 Harbor Ave SW. (spanning 3405, 3411 and 3417) to be held at Hiawatha Community Center. The project would include a parking garage on the main floor for roughly 25% of the units or 32 spaces. The number is subject to change.

Coffee and cookies will be provided at the meeting. 

Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

The project is being designed by Atelier Dome Architects.


New Seasons Market in Ballard will close at the end of the month after being aquired by Good Food Holdings

Portland-based New Seasons Market announced they will close their Ballard location at the end of the month. The company has been acquired by a South Korean grocer called Good Food Holdings. It opened less than two years ago.

The location is less than a mile from eight other grocery stores, including a new PCC Community Market. 

New Seasons said it will help employees  find jobs at Metropolitan Market stores around Seattle or at New Seasons stores in the Portland area, where its brand will remain on stores.



UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled for children taken from West Seattle home: Vehicle found and suspects now released

UPDATE 6:30am

The suspects in a child abduction case that prompted an Amber Alert have been released after being detained in Cheney, Wa. No weapons were found in the motor home that was part of the Alert. The suspects who were said to have denied the children needed medication were awaiting further court action. The children were unharmed and were being held by Child Protective Services overnight in Cheney. The couple live near 26th SW and Delridge in West Seattle.

UPDATE 7:30pm

According to the Washington State Patrol the vehicle associated with the AMBER alert issued on Tuesday evening has been located just west of Cheney. Everyone is safe and suspect is in custody. Troopers are on scene investigating.

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Robert Henson Merryman

Robert Henson Merryman died on November 12, 2019 at the age of 96.  At the time of his death, he was living in the Wyatt House, an assisted living facility on Bainbridge Island.  


Hendrie, Bertena H.

Tena Hendrie of the Fauntleroy area of West Seattle passed away peacefully on November 9, 2019, just days after celebrating her 92nd birthday with her family.  She was born Bertena Hendren in 1927, on her family farm near Dyersburg, Tennessee.  In 1950 she began a teaching career in the public sc