Archive for June, 2017

Evergreen Aquatic Center gets $5,000 grant to help with showers and swim lessons for people in need

Friday, June 30th, 2017 Posted in Evergreen Pool, White Center news | 9 Comments »

(White Center Now photo by Patrick Sand) That was the happy scene at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center on Thursday afternoon, as Amerigroup Washington reps formalized a $5,000 donation. The money will ... Read more..

ROAD-WORK ALERT: Roxbury sidewalk project now set to start July 10th

Friday, June 30th, 2017 Posted in Transportation, White Center news | Comments Off on ROAD-WORK ALERT: Roxbury sidewalk project now set to start July 10th

A new start date for the Roxbury sidewalk-building project between 28th and 30th SW - July 10th. That's the latest from King County Roads. The work will close a lane ... Read more..

#SeaHomeless: Following up on the Mary’s Place White Center shelter after 3 months

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 Posted in King County, White Center news | Comments Off on #SeaHomeless: Following up on the Mary’s Place White Center shelter after 3 months

(EDITOR'S NOTE: WCN and WSB are participating in the multiple-media-outlet #SeaHomeless day of special coverage. For the occasion, we revisited what is the White Center/West Seattle area's only fulltime shelter, ... Read more..

Fireworks go on sale today, but don’t use them until July 4th

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 Posted in Holidays, safety, White Center news | Comments Off on Fireworks go on sale today, but don’t use them until July 4th

Noon today brings the official start of fireworks sales in unincorporated King County. But you can't legally use them until next Tuesday - July 4th - 9 am to midnight ... Read more..

More traffic enforcement for unincorporated areas

Monday, June 26th, 2017 Posted in King County Sheriff's Office, safety, White Center news | Comments Off on More traffic enforcement for unincorporated areas

Announced today by the King County Council: Communities in unincorporated King County will see increased traffic safety patrols after today’s unanimous approval by the Metropolitan King County Council of funds for ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Popeyes, Starbucks taking shape in White Center

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 Posted in restaurants, White Center news | 10 Comments »

Passing 16th SW/SW 100th on Monday, we spotted the signs, one year after we brought you first word that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Starbucks would be opening new stores where ... Read more..

South Seattle College education advisors to visit Greenbridge Community Center

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 Posted in Education, Greenbridge, White Center news | Comments Off on South Seattle College education advisors to visit Greenbridge Community Center

From South Seattle College: With graduation season in full swing, the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at South Seattle College wants to help community members achieve their own academic and career ... Read more..

HAPPY SUMMER! Vacation time for Highline Public Schools students

Monday, June 19th, 2017 Posted in Schools, White Center news | Comments Off on HAPPY SUMMER! Vacation time for Highline Public Schools students

It's the first week of summer vacation for Highline Public Schools students - last Friday (June 16th) was the last day of the school year. The calendar on the HPS ... Read more..

POWER OUTAGE: Parts of White Center, South Park, West Seattle

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 Posted in south park, utilities, White Center news | Comments Off on POWER OUTAGE: Parts of White Center, South Park, West Seattle

Power went out for more than 2,000 homes and businesses in parts of White Center, South Park, and West Seattle at 11:19 am. Seattle City Light says a crash caused ... Read more..

END OF THE LINE: White Center father and son on epic road trip

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 Posted in People, White Center news | Comments Off on END OF THE LINE: White Center father and son on epic road trip

The photo and report arrived tonight: Today, White Center residents Mark Ufkes and his oldest son Patrick have finally reached the furthest point east on the North American continent that a ... Read more..

FOLLOWUP: Unified Brewing to take over ex-Big Al’s

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 Posted in Beverages, White Center news | 3 Comments »

(Photo courtesy Unified Brewing) Just in - the announcement that the former Big Al Brewing location at 9832 14th SW in White Center has a new brewery moving in: After nearly two ... Read more..

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2017: See the music lineup!

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 Posted in White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Jubilee Days is huge this year - on 16th AND 17th SW - and has just announced an appropriately huge music lineup: White Center Jubilee Days, Monumental Undertaking, and Match + ... Read more..

White Center Food Bank announces Dr. Angela Beard as new executive director

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 Posted in White Center Food Bank, White Center news | Comments Off on White Center Food Bank announces Dr. Angela Beard as new executive director

Just announced by the White Center Food Bank - the new WCFB executive director: On behalf of our community, our clients, and the Board, staff and volunteers at the White Center ... Read more..

VIDEO: North Highline concerns, questions, and answers @ King County Community Service Area ‘town hall’

Thursday, June 8th, 2017 Posted in King County, White Center news | Comments Off on VIDEO: North Highline concerns, questions, and answers @ King County Community Service Area ‘town hall’

1:06 AM: In case you wanted to go to Wednesday night's "town hall" for North Highline, part of the King County Community Service Area program, but couldn't - we recorded ... Read more..

North Highline Unincorporated Area Council talks land, safety

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 Posted in North Highline UAC, White Center news | 1 Comment »

Tonight, the annual King County Community Service Area town-hall meeting for North Highline is set for 7 pm at Seola Gardens (11215 5th SW). Those in attendance at last Thursday's North ... Read more..

Suspect arrested in encampment death between Myers Way and Highway 509

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 Posted in Crime, White Center news | Comments Off on Suspect arrested in encampment death between Myers Way and Highway 509

New information today on a case we reported yesterday on partner site West Seattle Blog after learning of this big police response on SB Highway 509 (shown in our video ... Read more..

Suspect arrested in early-morning shooting that killed 1 woman

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 Posted in Crime, King County Sheriff's Office, White Center news | Comments Off on Suspect arrested in early-morning shooting that killed 1 woman

One woman is dead and another in custody after an early-morning shooting. From King County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Sgt. Cindi West: The shooting happened just before 1 am in the parking ... Read more..

CAMP SECOND CHANCE: Community Advisory Committee meets Sunday

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 Posted in Neighborhoods, White Center news | Comments Off on CAMP SECOND CHANCE: Community Advisory Committee meets Sunday

For those interested in Camp Second Chance, the City of Seattle-authorized encampment on Myers Way, its Community Advisory Committee meets again tomorrow (Sunday, June 4th). Even if you already knew ... Read more..

CAN YOU HELP? White Center Mary’s Place shelter needs meals next week

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 Posted in How to Help, White Center news | 5 Comments »

From Linda at Mary's Place: The Mary's Place kitchen is being renovated and we need help with meals at our White Center Family Center next week. We need groups or individuals to ... Read more..