Archive for December, 2008

Yes, fireworks are legal in White Center tonight

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in Holidays, safety | Comments Off

Just in case you were wondering. Here are the rules - unincorporated King County, 6 pm New Year's Eve to 1 am New Year's Day. Read more..

Heads up: Friday is the first King County “furlough” day

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in King County | Comments Off

Most King County offices and facilities will be closed Friday (Jan. 2), the first of 10 "furlough days" that the county is implementing because of its budget troubles. Here are ... Read more..

City Light alert about possible outages ahead

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in safety, Seattle City Light, Weather | Comments Off

Just in from Seattle City Light - a news release saying what they're doing, and what you should be doing, to be prepared - read on: Read more..

White Center/West Seattle robbers caught on camera

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off

Just posted on partner site West Seattle Blog: An update with video and photos from a series of robberies in South Seattle/White Center/West Seattle including the December 11th holdup at ... Read more..

White Center weather update: Wind arrives

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008 Posted in Weather | Comments Off

Since you'll probably sleep through it, we're just here to note that the wind kicked up in the area around 2 am. At 3 am, it's gusting to 27 mph ... Read more..

White Center weather watch: Check your batteries, flashlights …

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 Posted in Seattle City Light, Weather, White Center news | Comments Off

The afternoon forecast update is out and there's still a good chance of strong wind tonight/tomorrow morning, with the possibility of another round on Friday. Here's a link to keep ... Read more..

Got storm damage? King County wants to know

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in King County, Weather, White Center news | Comments Off

An alert from King County late today: Report storm damage ASAP. Here's how. Read more..

Holy Family School to host firefighter memorial dinner on Pang Fire anniversary

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in How to Help, White Center news | Comments Off

Just got this advisory from the Seattle Fire Department: Holy Family School in White Center will host a Firefighter Memorial and Benefit Dinner next Monday night, 7 pm (after a ... Read more..

Pictures from the Multi-Cultural Event, Beyond One Language – December 5th at White Center

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in Arts, white center | Comments Off

Beyond One Language – Más allá de una lengua A literary event celebrating the Spanish language and Latino/a culture The second in a series of popular literary readings happened on Friday, December ... Read more..

Big Storm Coming on Friday

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in White Center news | 2 Comments »

According to our favorite weather guy, Cliff Mass: Regarding the potential big storm on Friday...it is still there (see latest forecast output attached). Once features like this get within 100 hrs ... Read more..

Wind is gusting bad out there

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in Weather | Comments Off

I don't know what the weather services are using to measure wind speed, but they should try stepping out in it.  It is very gusty, I'm sure we have gusts ... Read more..

A big Thank You to all who donated to White Center Food Bank at Cafe Rozella

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

[caption id="attachment_1681" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Box of food for the White Center Food Bank"][/caption] White Center food volunteer takes in box of goods donated by patrons of Cafe Rozella.  As well patrons ... Read more..

Seattle Times: 10 best cds of 2008 – and they wonder why print media is dying

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in White Center news | 3 Comments »

For the last week I have avoided most "best of" "worst of" "most memorable" lists of any type.  I saw that for almost a week now the Seattle Times has ... Read more..

Alert for White Center bus riders: “Reduced service” this week

Sunday, December 28th, 2008 Posted in Holidays, Metro, Transportation, White Center news | 2 Comments »

And it's not because of the weather. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, Metro will run "partial holiday" reduced service; here's the list of routes affected by this. (On Thursday, New Year's Day, ... Read more..

Storm heroes: White Center Food Bank leader, volunteers, donors

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 Posted in People, Volunteering, White Center Food Bank | Comments Off

Wanted to point you to this report on our partner site West Seattle Blog - where we got e-mail from White Center Food Bank friends/volunteers mentioning the lengths WCFB boss ... Read more..

Blood supply dips to low level – but you can help, here, today

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 Posted in Health, How to Help, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Puget Sound Blood Center has put out a warning that the blood supply is at a critically low level, with many scheduled donations canceled during the snowy/icy weather woes - ... Read more..

White Center weather alert: What to beware of, while it all melts

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in King County, safety, snow, Weather | Comments Off

From King County, more important words of warning - about your roof. And be sure any storm drains around your house are cleared, too - until this all melts away ... Read more..

Slush, slush and more slush!

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in White Center news | Comments Off

I am sick of the snow.  Let's get some regular Seattle weather and be done with this stuff. Read more..

Yet another shout-out for Full Tilt Ice Cream

Friday, December 26th, 2008 Posted in Food, Fun | Comments Off

The end of the year means "best of" lists are everywhere. P-I food columnist Leslie Kelly has written her "best of the cheap eats" column and it's full of White ... Read more..

Merry Christmas Day from White Center Now

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in Holidays, white center | 2 Comments »

Tough to get around in but nonetheless, the snow has had its beauty. Congratulations to all for getting through what (knock wood) by most accounts appears to have been the ... Read more..