November 2021

FREE Community Thanksgiving meal

Hall at Fauntleroy from 11am to 2pm

The 24th annual FREE Community Thanksgiving at The Hall at Fauntleroy at 9131 California Ave SW.

- WHAT: Free Thanksgiving meals to-go!
- WHEN: 11am - 2pm on Thanksgiving Day 
- WHERE: The Hall at Fauntleroy

With heavy hearts, we had to cancel last year's Community Thanksgiving due to rising Covid cases in our area. This year, while not fully back to our normal sit-down community event, we are able to continue our holiday tradition by offering pre-packaged Thanksgiving meals-to-go for walk-up or curbside delivery. We will miss all of you, our Thanksgiving family, and hope you will accept our offer of a meal or simply drive by and give a honk on Thanksgiving day!

We're accepting donations of NEW SOCKS and BLANKETS which can be dropped off at the Hall at Fauntleroy (front entrance where it says "Auditorium") on Thanksgiving morning between 9:30 and noon. We are not accepting dessert donations this year, nor clothing donations. 


HERBOLD: West Seattle Bridge/Reconnect West Seattle update

information from District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold

SDOT has begun site preparations for bridge repairs, including loading work shacks and equipment for erosion control onto the high bridge to be ready for construction work.

Upcoming activities will include hydro-blasting to create access for work platforms, as well as more details about those work platforms being assembled and transported to the bridge

Watch for additional updates on the start of repair construction very soon! 

SDOT did a comparison of collision data on key District 1 arterials for the 18 months before the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, compared with the 18 months after. As everyone has personally experienced, the increase on West Marginal stands out.


Sportswatch: Sporting events worth keeping an eye on

By Tim Clinton



High schools

Boys basketball

Foster opens its season with a 2 p.m. Saturday home game against Franklin before dropping in on Cleveland at 7:15 p.m. Monday.

At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday it will be O'Dea at Chief Sealth, Ingraham at West Seattle and Ballard at Rainier Beach.


Girls basketball

Foster is at Cleveland for a 5:45 p.m. opener Monday.

Highline opens at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at home against Lincoln of Seattle.




Seattle makes a Monday Night Football appearance this week, visiting Washington D.C. for a 5:15 p.m. game on Channel 7 and ESPN television.




Holiday 'Pop-Up' Art Fair is Saturday at the Alki Bathhouse

The fine people of the Alki Art Fair are back with a new event. This time it's just in time for the holidays.

This FREE community event will feature local artists from 4pm to 8pm at the Alki Bathhouse on Nov. 27. Sip some cocoa and gaze upon the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ships adorned with lights and live choir.

They have a great line-up of 6 talented artists and 4 musical acts for you to kick off the holiday season.

  • CREO Jewelry & Design
  • Sarfraz Art
  • Jess Guatney Studio
  • Andrea Lewicki Arts
  • Tom Costantini Art
  • Tay Custom Art

Patti Cole-Tindall named as interim King County Sheriff

Executive Constantine announces plan for retention and recruitment bonuses

information from King County

King Executive Constantine has appointed Patti Cole-Tindall to serve as Interim King County Sheriff while the County conducts a nationwide recruitment process for a new Sheriff to be appointed in mid-2022. Cole-Tindall will be the first person of color to serve as Sheriff in King County’s history. Executive Constantine also announced a new retention and recruitment bonus program for Sheriff’s officers.


ArtsWest is back with live, in-person performances; 'We've Battled Monsters' starts Nov. 26

information from West Seattle Chamber of Commerce

'We've Battled Monsters Before' is a heartwarming family tale told by 2 storyteller musicians. Inspired by the 16th century Filipino epic “Ibong Adarna”. The show centers on Filipino identity, food, family, confronting the past and building the future.

When you’re the youngest sibling in a family of secret warriors who for generations have protected Seattle from monsters and demons, living up to your Lola’s expectations is, in a word, daunting. Adarna’s mistakes were cute at first, but when they begin to cost her family more than she ever imagined, she must decide what she would sacrifice to save them. Loosely adapted from the 16th century Filipino epic poem Ibong Adarna, playwright-composer-lyricist Justin Huertas returns to his Lizard Boy roots with a sweet and intimate actor-musician musical adventure.

McDermott seeks $2 million for White Center fire recovery from supplemental budget

information from King County Council

Responding to the unprecedented crisis caused by fires, break-ins and vandalism in White Center this year, King County Councilmember Joe McDermott will on Tuesday introduce legislation to help fund the area’s recovery. The legislation would add $2 million in economic recovery funds targeting White Center as an amendment to the supplemental budget that goes before full council on Tuesday.