April 2021

James F. Engelhardt

James F. Engelhardt, formerly of Burien, WA, passed away gently April 7, 2021, at age 71. His longtime companion, Marion, and brother, Bill, were bedside with Jim at West Hills Hospital in California when his nearly five-year battle with ALS came to a peaceful end. 


Fireworks ban in unincorporated King County takes effect in 2022

The long run of fireworks stands and uncontrolled fireworks displays in the streets will finally be over, starting next summer for unincorporated King County. The King County Council announced today.

The press release stated:

Fireworks will be illegal in unincorporated King County starting in 2022, thanks to legislation approved Tuesday by the King County Council.


Second dose appointments now being scheduled at Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and West Seattle

If you got your first dose from another provider you can get your second dose through the City of Seattle

information from the City of Seattle

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle will start scheduling second dose only appointments at the Lumen Field Event Center, Rainier Beach, and West Seattle vaccination sites. Previously, the City was only vaccinating people who had not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. Effectively immediately, the City will begin vaccinating people who live or work in King County and received their first dose from another vaccine provider. 


Fauntleroy Children's Center 34th Annual Auction set for June 7 through 13

information from Fauntleroy Children's Center

FCC is preparing for its 34th Annual Auction and it will once again be a virtual event to ensure the safety of our community and families. With this year’s theme “I’m Still Standin’!” we are asking you to reach into your hearts and help us raise $50,000 to support the amazing work FCC does for children.


Man shot in arm; Woman assaulted in dispute inside Ballard RV

information from the Seattle Police Blotter

Police are investigating after a man was shot and a woman was assaulted in a dispute Sunday evening inside an RV in Ballard.

Around 9:45 PM, police received a report of gunfire near the 4600 block of 8th Avenue Northwest. When officers arrived, a woman stepped out of a motorhome and directed police to a wounded man inside.

The 56-year-old man had been shot in the arm, and was bleeding from his head.

Police learned the man and woman in the RV had been involved in a dispute with two men—one of whom is known to the victims—over property. During the dispute, the suspects shot the male victim in the arm, pistol-whipped him, and assaulted the woman.

The male victim was transported to an area hospital via private ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate the case.