April 2024

West Seattle Senior Center will reveal its new name at May 14 fundraiser

Information from the West Seattle Senior Center

We’ve been working behind the scenes to bring you an exciting surprise that celebrates everything we love about the Senior Center of West Seattle and our community.

Join us for the BIG reveal of our new name and brand on Tuesday, May 14, at our annual fundraising event. 

We'll be serving up a delicious breakfast, mimosas and coffee to enjoy with live music, stories and highlights from the Senior Center's programs.

DETAILS:

Tuesday, May 14
Doors open: 7:30 a.m. | Program: 8-9 a.m.

Alki Masonic Hall
4736 40th Ave SW, West Seattle

RSVP today and get ready to be among the very first to experience our exciting news! 

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West Seattle Wine Walk for May is offering tastes from 30 wineries

Junction merchants also taking part; Tickets on sale now

The West Seattle Junciton Spring Wine Walk is coming up on May 17th from 5-9PM 

30 wineries are participating this Spring, the most ever for this event. 

You can also enjoy special deals being offered by the 26 merchants participating.

Tickets cost $36 and include 14 tastes, a logo’d glass, tote and event map.

Get Tickets Here

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Morgan Junction Community Festival set for June 15

The 2024 Morgan Junction Festival is set for Saturday, June 15, 2024 10am-2pm at Morgan Junction Park on California Ave SW

Dedicated volunteers are hard at work scheduling performers, arranging activities, and securing the best local vendors.

They are now taking applications for all vendors-for profit, non-profit, government, etc.

Timeline and Process:

Applications are due by April 26 and successful applicants will be notified by May 6th.

Accepted applicants will receive payment instructions with their acceptance and must pay booth fees in a timely manner. After the payment deadline, we will invite waitlisted vendors to fill unpaid spaces. Accepted, paid applicants will be notified of their booth space number one week prior to the festival.

Please complete the online application to get started!

2024 Vendor Application

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Sports Roundup 4-16-24

 

By Tim Clinton

SPORTS EDITOR

 

Baseball

Evergreen 25, Foster 2

Evergreen pounded the Bulldogs in Monday action.

 

Highline 3, Tyee 1

The Pirates prevailed in Monday's low scoring game.

 

Ballard 13, Cleveland 0

Ballard blasted the Eagles Monday.

 

Blanchet 2, West Seattle 1

West Seattle was edged Monday by the Braves.

 

Ingraham 6, Chief Sealth 0

The Seahawks were shut out by the Rams in a Monday game.

 

Ballard 7, Garfield 0

The Beavers blanked the Bulldogs this past Friday.

 

West Seattle 5, Nathan Hale 1

West Seattle was a winner Friday.

 

Seattle Prep 7, Chief Sealth 2

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Easy Street Records offering their famous stage for sale; It's a benefit sale too

It may be small, but it's mighty. The stage at Easy Street Records upon which thousands of brilliant musicians have performed is up for sale. It's only 8 feet by 10 feet and foot high but everyone from Pearl Jam to Duff McKagan to The Church have played on it.

Now they are selling it as a benefit to help local music educators Mode Music whose building is set to be acquired by Sound Transit as they expand light rail into West Seattle in the next few years.

Owner Matt Vaughan shared the news via social media:

 

"There have been so many iconic moments on our stage, guessing about 2,000 performances. Have a favorite? Discover an artist? Meet a new friend?

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Musefest: The power of women's voices will be highlighted in May 9 Artwalk

This year’s Muse Fest: The Power of Women’s Voices music festival will be presented during the May 9 Second Thursday West Seattle Art Walk. It features female musicians exclusively who will perform at 11 different West Seattle venues from 6 to 7:45 pm (with a 15-minute break at the midpoint). Muse Fest is co-presented by The Art of Music and local musician Sue Quigley. You can view the Muse Fest overview page with details about the performers and venue information HERE.

 

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Drug Take Back Day plus Shred-a-thon slated for Apr. 27

The Seattle Police Department will be hosting DEA Drug Take Back Day on April 27th 10:00AM to 2:00PM paired with a Shredathon to aid our communities in properly disposing of unwanted or expired medications and unwanted documents ALL IN ONE PLACE!

They have partnered with Iron Mountain Shredding, who have donated their shredding services to benefit the communities of Seattle. This will be a free event, but they will be accepting canned and dry goods to benefit food banks in each drop-off location’s precinct.

 

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UPDATE: Escape from Gaza: West Seattle family seeking to help former exchange student and family leave war zone

Karam will leave Gaza tomorrow; His family should be able to follow shortly thereafter; More funds are still needed

Update 4/14/24

Karam Saidam is getting out of Gaza tomorrow. The young man who spent time in West Seattle as an exchange student at Sealth High School has been approved to leave the war torn nation. It's been a lengthy and costly process but it now appears that his family may be able to leave and seek safety in Egypt too. Karam has expressed that his dream is to be able to return to West Seattle but his family is still seeking financial assistance to make that posslble. His West Seattle sponsor here Joslin Jane writes:

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Mode Music Studios seeking help from the public; Sound Transit light rail plan would remove the business

The current plan by Sound Transit to extend light rail into West Seattle would remove many homes and businesses on it's path. Westside Seattle covered the issue here. But as the release of the final Environmental Impact Statement nears this summer, Businesses in north Delridge are seeking financial help. First it was the Skylark Cafe/Club who estimate $250,000 is needed. Now their neighbor Mode Music Studios is asking for help too. Owner Erin Rubin estimates that $300,000 would be needed for a move and build out.

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URBANIST: Mosqueda urging Sound Transit board to alter link light rail route in Delridge

In a story on The Urbanist.org on April 12 writer Ryan Packer wrote that King County Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is asking Sound Transit to make modifications for the planned Delridge route and station.

While the route decisions won't be fully known until Sound Transit releases the final Environmental Impact Statement this summer, the plan in the Draft will force some notable businesses to move or just close.

Sound Transit began the property acquisition process last month and on their list are the Skylark Cafe/Club, Mode Music Studios (and perfomance space), Alki Beach Academy, Ounces Taproom and the swimming pool section of the West Seattle Health Club. 

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