Archive for March, 2011

Medical marijuana dispensary Herban Legends to open in White Center

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Posted in Businesses, Health, White Center news | 11 Comments »

WSB contributor Deanie Schwarz has been investigating reports of potential medical-marijuana dispensaries opening in White Center, and has just confirmed one. First, a little context: While the state says dispensaries ... Read more..

Another Seattle councilmember on annexation: Tom Rasmussen’s letter to NHUAC

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 Posted in Annexation, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off

Another followup to the Seattle City Council vote on North Highline annexation - delaying a final decision on Seattle's interest, or lack of it, until (no later than) the end ... Read more..

Seattle City Council’s president on North Highline Annexation, post-delay vote

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 4 Comments »

Most of the Seattle City Council members keep blog-format websites that they use to expound on various issues. Among them: Council President Richard Conlin, who has said he would like ... Read more..

Feathering the nest – or at least, the coop – at White Center Food Bank

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in White Center Food Bank, White Center news | Comments Off

Story and photos by Deanie Schwarz Reporting for White Center Now Audrey Zemke, Volunteer Coordinator for the White Center Food Bank took a peek to see if WCFB's brand new hens had ... Read more..

Postscript: Annexation ball in Burien’s court?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 Posted in Annexation, burien, White Center news | Comments Off

Following up on our Monday report, we had an e-mail exchange with Burien mayor Joan McGilton. Her quote on potential annexation of the rest of North Highline, now that Seattle ... Read more..

Update: Seattle Council votes to delay annexation-vote decision – but won’t get in Burien’s way in the meantime

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 33 Comments »

(UPDATED 8:10 PM WITH NOTES FROM BURIEN COUNCIL MEETING) (That's the archived video of this afternoon's Seattle Council meeting) ORIGINAL 2:26 PM REPORT: Live right now at seattlechannel.org - the Seattle City ... Read more..

Opening date set for renovated Southgate Roller Rink in White Center

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in southgate, Sports, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(Photo by Deanie Schwarz for WSB/WCN) One month after WCN contributor Deanie Schwarz broke the news that the former Southgate Skate Center is returning to its roots as Southgate Roller Rink, ... Read more..

Village Green Perennial Nursery participating in ‘West Seattle for Japan’

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in How to Help, White Center news | Comments Off

View West Seattle for Japan participants in a larger map Today you don't have to head far to help support West Seattle for Japan, a fundraiser for the quake/tsunami relief efforts, ... Read more..

Fundraiser for Mount View Elementary School

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 Posted in burien, Schools, White Center news | Comments Off

Week after next, two Burien venues are helping raise money for libraries at White Center's Mount View Elementary School. Here's the announcement we received: Highline School District cut all funding for ... Read more..

Read the Seattle Council’s ‘we’ll decide by February’ annexation resolution

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | Comments Off

The agenda is available for Monday's Seattle City Council meeting - see it here - including the resolution that passed out of the Regional Development and Sustainability Committee one week ... Read more..

Photos: Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue Van’s first White Center visit

Friday, March 25th, 2011 Posted in People, White Center news | 2 Comments »

(Photos by John McLellan for WCN) As previewed here earlier this week, the Union Gospel Mission's Search and Rescue Van made its first trip to White Center on Wednesday night, looking ... Read more..

Meeting announcements: Safety Coalition tonight, Business Owners’ Happy Hour next Thursday

Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Posted in Beverages, Businesses, white center community safety coalition, White Center news | Comments Off

Two meeting announcements: WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY SAFETY COALITION meets tonight - fourth Thursday as always - 6-8 pm, White Center DSHS office. WHITE CENTER BUSINESS OWNERS' HAPPY HOUR: Aileen Sison sends word ... Read more..

Union Gospel Mission hitting the streets of White Center/West Seattle tomorrow

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Churches, How to Help, White Center news | 1 Comment »

The Union Gospel Mission Search and Rescue van is about to hit the streets in White Center/West Seattle for the first time, according to UGM's Sharon Thomas. She says it's ... Read more..

Hicks Lake meeting TONIGHT at White Center Library

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 Posted in Environment, Hicks Lake, White Center Library, White Center news | Comments Off

Just a quick reminder - the meeting about potential county action to try to help with Hicks Lake's water-quality problems is at 6:30 pm tonight at White Center Library. Here's ... Read more..

Greater King County Police Activities League boxing in White Center, with Sheriff Sue Rahr on hand

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Posted in Sports, White Center news | Comments Off

Story and photos by Deanie Schwarz Reporting for White Center Now The gong of the bell and an electrified hard-rock version of the national anthem opened this afternoon's White Center Boxing Club ... Read more..

‘Keep Seattle Beautiful’ launches clean-up campaign with North Highline stops

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Posted in Environment, White Center news | Comments Off

They may have been partly within Seattle city limits at some point, but they also did some North Highline pickup today as part of the "Keep Seattle Beautiful" cleanup. We ... Read more..

White Center Art Walk tonight! Here’s the lineup

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Posted in Arts, White Center news | Comments Off

From the White Center Art Walk's organizers - tonight's lineup, 6-9 pm: Dubsea Coffee (9910 8th Ave SW): Martijn Caspar Swart - Varied Paintings. Beautiful interpretations of the human form; bold, ... Read more..

Seattle council committee votes to delay annexation-vote decision till 2012

Friday, March 18th, 2011 Posted in Annexation, White Center news | 10 Comments »

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‘Keep Seattle Beautiful’ – and ‘Keep North Highline Beautiful’ on Saturday

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 Posted in Environment, How to Help, south park, White Center news | 3 Comments »

From King County Councilmember Joe McDermott's office: King County Councilmember Joe McDermott was listening when North Highline resident Mike Merta expressed concern about increasing amounts of graffiti and litter in West ... Read more..

ReportToSheriff.org – Now you can report crimes (not emergencies!) online

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in Crime, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off

From the King County Sheriff's Office - a long-awaited program has launched: The Sheriff's Office has launched online reporting for a variety of crimes, suspicious circumstances, and traffic complaints. The ... Read more..