October 2021

Save the dates- Fauntleroy Fine Art and holiday gift show Nov. 5 - 7

The Fauntleroy Fine Art & Holiday Gift Show began in 2008, the centennial year for Fauntleroy Church United Church of Christ. The show provides a vibrant venue for artists and creative crafters from West Seattle and Vashon to display their best work and chat with potential buyers about their creative process and custom opportunities.

The show hours:

November 5 - 5:00-8:00 pm

November 6 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

November 7 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Held in the Fellowship Hall at Fauntleroy Church, UCC 9140 California Ave SW,


Northwest Maritime Center Receives Gifts of More Than $2 Million from the McCaw Family and the Bezos Family Foundation

Gifts support the Maritime High School, campus expansion of the Northwest Maritime Center, and will support Maritime youth programming opportunities

information from Northwest Maritime Center

Northwest Maritime Center announces two major gifts from notable families and foundations in Washington state in support of education: The McCaw Family (Bruce, Craig, John and Mary Kay) and the Bezos Family Foundation. Collectively, the McCaw Family gift is $2 million, and the Bezos Family Foundation gift is $750,000. 

The support and gifts provide a solid foothold towards the Northwest Maritime Center’s aggressive campaign goals to launch Maritime High School in Seattle (a $7.5 million startup campaign), provide inspirational maritime youth programs on the waters of Puget Sound (a $6.5 million program engagement campaign), and expand the footprint of Northwest Maritime campus in Port Townsend, WA ($4.6 million capital campaign). 


Online meeting set for Nov. 4 on 8 story, 87 unit apartment bldg. proposed for Avalon Way

An online meeting is set for Nov. 4 at 7pm to learn more about the 8 story, 87 apartment building proposed for 3010 Avalon Way SW. The project will have parking for four cars. It was under Administrative Review as Westside Seattle reported in August.

More details and the full design review packet can be found here.


This meeting will be held online. See Online Meeting Information section below for the meeting link. For more information, please see the last page of this notice. 


Highline High School Grand Opening postponed


information from Highline Public Schools

Highline Public Schools leaders made the difficult decision to postpone the Highline High School Community Grand Opening and Alumni Reception events planned for October 21 and 22.

Highline’s Chief of Operations Scott Logan explained the reasons behind the decision. “While we are eager to celebrate the opening of the new HHS with our community and alumni, we do not feel it is wise to host a large indoor gathering given the current rate of COVID infections.” 

“We know that community spread affects our ability to keep schools open, and we do not want to contribute to increasing the infection rate in our community. Our priority must be to stay focused on students and keep our schools open and running as smoothly and safely as possible.”

“We are also sensitive to the extra load on our school staff, from principals to teachers to custodians, at this time,” he said.


Minor walking, biking detour on Harbor Island for Spokane St Swing Bridge controls construction 

information from Seattle Department of Transportation

Starting as early as Monday, October 18, we'll begin digging holes to locate utilities in preparation for installing new pipes to hold a new communication line beneath the Duwamish Waterway. This communication line allows the Spokane St Swing Bridge (low bridge) to open and close.  


The West Seattle Water Taxi's new winter schedule begins Saturday, October 16


This year the West Seattle route of the King County Water Taxi will continue service Monday-Friday from 5:55 am to 7:05 pm, and on the weekends from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm. Please check our website for the full sailing schedule. 

During the winter schedule there will not be any departures after 7:00 pm, including on Friday and Saturday. The connecting #773 and #775 shuttles at Seacrest Park will only operate during peak commute times Monday through Friday.