September 2021

King County to require proof of vaccination or negative test for many outdoor and indoor events and establishments to address COVID-19 spread

information from King County

With continued high levels of preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and increased deaths driven by the Delta variant, serious stress on our regional healthcare system, and concern for a significant outbreak resurgence this fall and winter, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and community, health care, small business, and arts and culture partners joined in support of requiring verification of full vaccination or a negative test to enter certain indoor and outdoor activities and establishments.


Virtual Open House is your chance to weigh in on the future of the Junction parking lots Oct. 21

A Virtual Open House on Thursday, October 21 6:30 PM on Zoom will give the public a chance to learn about and offer thoughts and opinions on the future of the four West Seattle Junction parking lots. 

The lots, owned by the West Seattle Trusteed Partners (WSTP) (a consortium of local land and business owners) were first established for the purpose of providing free parking for the West Seattle Junction Merchants. A covenant with the City of Seattle, established in the early 1950's that the land would serve this purpose. The junction Business Improvement Area operating as the West Seattle Junction Association paid for the lease on the land which covered the taxes. Member businesses paid a fee based on a formula including square footage. As land values increased, so did the taxes and in the last three years as the King County Assessor raised taxes the cost became too high for local businesses to continue to pay. The long time free lots became paid. 


David Michael Daly-Ritchie

A potluck memorial has been arranged for David Ritchie. Friends, family, classmates and public are invited to attend an informal gathering at the gazebo in Marvista Park to share our memories of Dave. The Park is in Normandy Park located at the corner of 4th Ave. S.W. and S.W. 200th St. We will meet in the evening of Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 


Mark your calendars for Harvest Fest! A FULL WEEK of Howling Good Fun

information from West Seattle Junction Association

Scavenger Hunt – Monday, October 25th – Sunday, 31st

Harvest Fest Tote Bags for kids and adults (on sale here and below!)

Harvest Fest Totes for Kids – The Junction is bringing the joy of Harvest and Halloween in one special tote. Each box has a seasonally themed or musically themed craft, individually wrapped Halloween treats, and a special surprise from the Junction! $35 each ($45 value).

Harvest Fest Tote for Adults – The grown-up version of the Harvest Fest Tote, this treat brings you all the local and cozy feelings of the season from the Junction to you. $55 each ($65 value) 21+ ID required.


Kenyon Hall reopens with three silent films accompanied by Dennis James at the Mighty WurliTzer! 

Classic cinema from "The Silent Clowns" – Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd; September 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM

information from Kenyon Hall

Kenyon Hall is pleased to re-open the doors to live performance with the return of Dennis James, the renowned Master of the WurliTzer theater organ! We welcome Maestro James as he and our mighty WurliTzer give voice to the three silent movie classics created by the kings of silent movie comedy: Buster Keaton (The High Sign), Harold Lloyd (Never Weaken), and Charlie Chaplin (The Kid)!  September 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM .

We truly can’t think of a better way to invite you back to our venue than to feature the WurliTzer, played in the historic but timeless style of 1921 enhancing the magic on the screen. That’s right! It’s been 100 years since these three movies were released, so join us in a celebration of their centennial at Kenyon Hall! 

Woodland Park Zoo’s tiny pudu has a name

World, meet Ande! Woodland Park Zoo’s 2-month-old Southern pudu, a male, officially has a name. While Ande may be one of the world’s smallest deer, he’s actually named after the second-highest mountain range in the world — the Andes Mountains! It’s also where pudu like Ande are native to.  

Ande is growing very quickly! At about 2 months old, he’s already half as big as his parents. But even fully grown, pudu are only about 15 inches tall. Some of his favorite snacks are romaine lettuce, banana peels and nutritional grain. The spots on his coat have already started to fade and will continue to fade as he grows and matures into his adult coat.  

Ande was named by Ellie Woodall, a budding animal lover from Richland, Wash., whose grandparents have been great zoo supporters for many years.  

If you want to catch a glimpse of Ande and his family, head to the zoo’s Temperate Forest habitat, right next to the flamingos.   




Punk Rock Flea Market returns to White Center Sept. 18-19

By Ruby Tuesday Romero

If you drive down 17th Ave SW, you’ll notice ‘Punk Rock Flea Market’ spray painted on the exterior wall of the soon-to-be Unicorn Bar. And truth is, you should be excited! 

A Facebook event confirms that White Center will house the eclectic collection of artists and merchants on Saturday, Sept 18th and Sunday, Sept 19th. The masked, outdoor event will make use of the parking lot at 9832 17th Ave SW, previously Magic Lanes.