June 2023

Ken's View: For sale. Cat carrier. No longer needed

By Ken Robinson

Managing Editor

It was somewhere between a scream and a yell. "Don't feed him!" the Redhead said when he came to the door and stared at us. He turned this way and that so we could get a good look at the tuxedo he wore. He arched his back and gave us the once-over.

For a few years, it was just the two of us in that house on the river. Once in a while, a deer walked through the yard. And sometimes an Eagle perched nearby. But we weren't pet lovers. Friends had dogs. A neighbor had a big burly cat named Orangie.  But neither of us had 'owned' a pet for years.

When that young critter in the tux came to the door, I decided the polite thing to do was feed him. I gave him a taste of tuna on a plate on the deck and he went at it like a cat on a mouse. 

We watched him through the glass door that first afternoon. With a full belly, he curled up on the deck and napped. In the morning, he was still there. 


HERBOLD: Transportation and SPU Committee briefing on Racing Zone Proposal

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

On Tuesday the Transportation and Seattle Public Utilites heard a first briefing on Council Bill 120600, which designates racing zones eligible for automated safety cameras.

In 2022, the state legislature authorized use of cameras for walk areas, public park speed zones and hospital speed zones. Use in racing zones was also authorized if designated by local ordinance. That’s what this bill would do.


HERBOLD: Supporting mental health at Chief Sealth

Information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

Yesterday I visited Chief Sealth International High School to learn how they are addressing student mental health using City funding I championed.  Denny Middle School also received funds this year.

Principal Ray Garcia Morales and Rachel Evans, Academic Intervention Specialist, shared their quick work to prioritize and deploy this funding to benefit Latinx students, who recorded the highest levels of absenteeism and school avoidance: one of the more obvious ways that mental health issues present in Chief Sealth students.


Admiral Neighborhood Association reports Kid's Parade, Summer Concerts and Junction Funktion will return

The Admiral Neighborhood Association has shared that the annual 4th of July Kids Parade will return for 2023. Starting at 44th Ave SW  and Sunset at 10 am (meaning get their early) it wends its way through the streets of North Admiral to finish at Hamilton Viewpoint. It's always a collection of wagons, strollers, kids and dogs all in their red, white and blue best.

Also coming back are the Summer Concerts though not on the Hiawatha elementary playground site this year due to planned remodeling. Instead Hiawatha Park will be used Thursday evenings in July (13th, 20th, and 27th). The musicians and more are still being finalized they said.

Finally the 2nd Annual Admiral Junction Funktion is scheduled for August 26th. This party in the street will feature live music and lots of participation from area restaurants and bars. 


Free summer meals for all children: 11 Locations provide healthy offerings

information from Highline Public Schools 

No registration! No forms! Just free meals all summer long. Highline Public Schools is offering free summer meals to every Highline student and all kids and teens 18 years and younger, thanks to a USDA program. 

The program aims to ensure kids in the community have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. The best part? Kids do not need to be Highline students to participate, and there are no registration requirements or forms to complete.

The free summer meals program will run from June 26 to August 1 at various locations across Highline. Families can find a convenient location near them to stop by for a delicious, ready-to-eat meal. Please note that the meals must be consumed on site.


Panterelli Patisserie will sweeten the whole West Seattle junction

Choux style pastry offers delicate, delicious varieties of eclairs and cream puffs

Opening on Wednesday June 28, at 4210 SW Alaska St, Panterelli Patisserie will offer something unique and delicious.

Panterelli is the first and only choux pastry patisserie in the US dedicated only to eclairs and choux a la crème (cream puffs).

The creation of well known owner of Pizzeria Credo, Chef Jacques Nawar the space is meant to be Instagram worthy, painted in rosy warm red and will provide pastry and espresso to go.

The pastry creations are seasonal and updated weekly using only the freshest local ingredients.