Archive for March, 2017

New owners for McLendon Hardware chain

Friday, March 31st, 2017 Posted in Businesses, White Center news | Comments Off on New owners for McLendon Hardware chain

(King County photo) McLendon Hardware, which has stores in White Center and six other Western Washington communities, has a new out-of-state owner. After a tip, we confirmed this with McLendon's marketing ... Read more..

UPDATE: Shooting investigation in White Center

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Posted in Crime, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off on UPDATE: Shooting investigation in White Center

10:43 PM: King County Sheriff's Deputies are currently investigating a shooting, according to scanner traffic. A victim was reportedly found at 15th and 98th, but the shooting is said to ... Read more..

SATURDAY: Dick Thurnau Memorial Park needs you to help its forest become healthier

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Posted in How to Help, Parks, White Center news | Comments Off on SATURDAY: Dick Thurnau Memorial Park needs you to help its forest become healthier

Your neighbors, and the friendly folks from King County Parks, would love to see you at Dick Thurnau Memorial Park on Saturday (April 1st). Here's the invitation from volunteer coordinator ... Read more..

Gunfire, damage in White Center

Thursday, March 30th, 2017 Posted in King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | 2 Comments »

For those asking about the incident at 14th SW and SW 102nd on Wednesday evening: We went to the scene after a tip, but aside from the fact that there ... Read more..

UPDATE: White Center bank-robbery suspect arrested in Burien

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 Posted in Crime, White Center news | 3 Comments »

FIRST REPORT, 1:29 PM: Thanks to Matt from Moonshot Coffee for the first tip on this - the US Bank in the 9800 block of 15th SW in White Center ... Read more..

SATURDAY NIGHT: Jubilee Days fundraiser to ‘elect’ Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 Posted in Fun, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news | Comments Off on SATURDAY NIGHT: Jubilee Days fundraiser to ‘elect’ Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center

If you don't already have your ticket(s) for this - hurry! It's a fun(draiser) for White Center's Jubilee Days festival: Who will become the first Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center?? Join ... Read more..

VIDEO: Almost 400 at White Center 5K 2017 in Saturday sunshine

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 Posted in Sports, White Center news | Comments Off on VIDEO: Almost 400 at White Center 5K 2017 in Saturday sunshine

(WCN video and photos by Patrick Sand) Perfect setting for this year's White Center 5K, a sunny Saturday morning. Organizers told us at least 370 people were signed up, between preregistration ... Read more..

SATURDAY MORNING: White Center 5K 2017

Friday, March 24th, 2017 Posted in Fun, How to Help, White Center news | Comments Off on SATURDAY MORNING: White Center 5K 2017

Start your weekend in a big way - at the White Center 5K. It takes off from White Center Heights Park (7th SW/SW 102nd) Saturday morning, with this schedule: 7:30 Doors ... Read more..

PHOTOS: Opening day for Mary’s Place @ White Center Family Shelter

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Posted in King County, White Center news | 5 Comments »

There are signs ... and smiles. We visited the new White Center Family Shelter at midday today as they were expecting their first guests to arrive ... a family of ... Read more..

TUESDAY: Job fair at White Center Family Shelter before it officially opens

Monday, March 20th, 2017 Posted in Jobs, White Center news | Comments Off on TUESDAY: Job fair at White Center Family Shelter before it officially opens

One more thing about the White Center Family Shelter's official opening tomorrow - it will be preceded by a job fair: Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Shelter set to open Tuesday

Friday, March 17th, 2017 Posted in King County, People, White Center news | Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: Shelter set to open Tuesday

As mentioned earlier this week, there's another work party at the future White Center family shelter at 8th/108th tomorrow (Saturday). And today, King County confirms that the shelter is set ... Read more..

YOU CAN HELP: White Center shelter work party Saturday, as Mary’s Place gets ready to welcome families

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 Posted in How to Help, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Next week, Mary's Place says, they'll be welcoming families at the new White Center shelter. You're invited to one more work party there this Saturday (March 18th), 10 am-2 pm, ... Read more..

North Shorewood Park work party success!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Posted in Parks, White Center news | Comments Off on North Shorewood Park work party success!

Thanks to Gill Loring for photos from the recent work party at North Shorewood Park. He reports that the weather that Saturday morning (March 4th). "We really lucked out weather ... Read more..

Update on ‘The Bog’: Trash removed, vegetation trimmed

Monday, March 13th, 2017 Posted in Environment, White Center news | Comments Off on Update on ‘The Bog’: Trash removed, vegetation trimmed

King County senior engineer Ken Gresset shared this update on a recent cleanup at "The Bog": The group "Friends of the Trail" removed 4 truckloads of garbage (down from the last ... Read more..

CONGRATULATIONS! White Center’s Sophorn Sim honored as ‘Sustainability Hero’

Monday, March 13th, 2017 Posted in sustainability, White Center news | 2 Comments »

Congratulations to White Center resident Sophorn Sim for winning top honors in Sustainable Seattle's annual awards. The photo and announcement were shared with us by ECOSS, for whom she works: Sustainable ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: White Center Chamber of Commerce meets again to talk about graffiti-vandalism fight

Friday, March 10th, 2017 Posted in Graffiti, White Center Chamber of Commerce, White Center news | Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: White Center Chamber of Commerce meets again to talk about graffiti-vandalism fight

The White Center Chamber of Commerce's battle against graffiti/tagging vandalism is still getting off the ground. This past Monday night, about a dozen Chamber members and community advocates gathered again ... Read more..

MYERS WAY ENCAMPMENT: Updates from the city

Friday, March 10th, 2017 Posted in White Center news | 6 Comments »

(WSB photo, taken Friday morning) Last weekend on partner site West Seattle Blog, we published an update on the Myers Way Parcels encampment Camp Second Chance, now officially "sanctioned" by the ... Read more..

Village Green Nursery to reopen under new ownership

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Posted in Businesses, Gardening, White Center news | 9 Comments »

(Photos courtesy Village Green Nursery) Village Green Nursery is reopening under new ownership. One year after its longtime proprietor Vera Johnson closed it and moved, we received this announcement from its ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Assault charge filed in White Center attack; victim in coma but expected to survive

Monday, March 6th, 2017 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off on FOLLOWUP: Assault charge filed in White Center attack; victim in coma but expected to survive

The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has just charged the man arrested for attacking a woman in White Center early last Friday. 21-year-old Robert J. German is charged with first-degree ... Read more..

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: Shelter, equity, crime updates @ March meeting

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 Posted in King County, North Highline UAC, White Center news | Comments Off on North Highline Unincorporated Area Council: Shelter, equity, crime updates @ March meeting

By Linda Ball Reporting for White Center Now “Incredibly close” is how Liz McDaniel from Mary’s Place says the new White Center shelter is to opening. McDaniel didn’t offer a specific date at ... Read more..