September 2021

Bus accident snaps power pole and knocks out electricity; no injuries

An accident  involving two busses near 35th SW and SW Roxbury took down a power pole, shut down traffic between Barton Street SW and SW Roxbury on 35th SW and took out the power for nearly 1000 people in the area on Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries.

It's not clear exactly what took place but witnesses suggested that at around 12:20pm one bus had stopped on 35th as another rounded the corner turning from westbound to northbound. That second bus swerved, left the roadway and hit the power pole. It stopped just short of the nail salon there.

Power was knocked out for 994 customers  along 35th SW, from Thistle Street SW on the north extending into White Center to nearly 107th SW on the south and from 17th SW on the west to Westcrest Park on the east.

Power was not expected to be restored until 9pm.

City Light had brought in an auger truck to drill a new hole to place a new power pole around 2:25pm.


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!