Photos: 2nd annual White Center 5K raises $ for WCCDA, WCFB, YES Foundation

March 22nd, 2014 Tracy Posted in Fun, How to Help, White Center news 3 Comments »

(UPDATED 7:11 PM with top finishers, now that results are online)

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(WCN photos by Patrick Sand)
FIRST REPORT, 10:57 AM: Hundreds of people showed themselves to be superheroes this morning – the theme of the second annual White Center 5K Run/Walk, a benefit for three local nonprofits. Our next photo features the executive directors of two – Sili Savusa from the WC Community Development Association and Rick Jump from the WC Food Bank:

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Also getting a boost from the 5K, the YES Foundation of White Center. Costumes were encouraged, and more than a few participants got into the spirit:

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Leading the pre-5K warmup, White Center’s own fitness superhero, Lonjina Verdugo of The Center Studio:

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Watch for results here, later.

UPDATED 7:11 PM: The results are now posted. Of the 283 listed finishers, the top male finisher was Steven Colmus in 19:21; top female finisher, Lydia Ngai in 21:49.

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One last reminder: White Center 5K is today!

March 22nd, 2014 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center news Comments Off

Even if you’re not already registered, you can sign up starting at 8 am to be part of the second annual White Center 5K this morning – just get yourself to White Center Heights Park (7th SW & SW 102nd). Though online registration is over, you can scroll down this page for all the 5K information; runners start at 9 am (when results are available, they’ll be online here), walkers at 9:10. Proceeds benefit the White Center Food Bank, the White Center Community Development Association, and the YES Foundation of White Center.

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Earlybird discount if you register for the 2nd annual White Center 5K now!

December 27th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center news 1 Comment »

Starting today, and running through only the first week of the New Year, you can sign up for the second annual White Center 5K - set for March 22 – and get a discount! Details and signups at the official website. The 5K benefits the White Center Community Development Association and the YES Foundation of White Center.

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Free party Saturday at Evergreen Pool – toy/food drive, too

December 16th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Evergreen Pool, Fun, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off

Just announced:

Evergreen Pool in White Center wants to throw a party for the community – while raising a little fun for area children it will also collect toys and food for the less fortunate in the area.

Just bring an unwrapped toy, or food donation for White Center Food Bank and join in fun at Evergreen Pool from 3 pm-6 pm on December 21st. Lifeguards are on hand to watch swimmers who are still learning to swim; parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the fun with their kids.

The White Center pool faces a Jan. 15 deadline to raise $15,000 to keep the facility open, and the fund drive is proceeding well, “ yet, we just felt we needed to have an event to celebrate the facility, our community and help bring holiday cheer to the area”, said WhiteWater Aquatics General Manager Joel Schweiger.

More than 3,800 children – and adults – have learned to swim at the Evergreen pool in White Center since it reopened under the new nonprofit management three years ago. It serves the greater Highline area, with 56 percent of the children who swim there coming from Burien.

Tax deductible donations can be made online via evergreenpool.org

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White Center Halloween: Holiday on wheels

October 31st, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holidays, southgate, White Center news Comments Off

White Center’s Southgate Roller Rink e-mailed to let us know they are hosting two Halloween events today/tonight – starting with FREE skating this afternoon:

FREE HALLOWEEN FAMILY SKATE: Southgate and Full Tilt Ice Cream present a FREE Halloween Family Skate from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm at the rink. Costume contest, candy giveaways, a guest DJ, more.

ZOMBIE HOMECOMING: 18+ event hosted tonight by Southgate and the Rainier Roller Girls! 9 pm-midnight, $12 @ the door. Costume contest, raffle, 21+ bar, more.

Other White Center Halloween events we’re missing? Post ‘em in the comments!

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Happening today! White Center Trick-or-Treat Festival

October 27th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Businesses, Fun, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off

Why wait until Thursday for candy? 2-5 pm, get those costumes on and get down to participating businesses for trick-or-treating! The Facebook event page includes a list of who’s participating.

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White Center Halloween: Rat City Business Association announces festival

October 7th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Businesses, Fun, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off

Just announced – the Rat City Business Association‘s Trick-or-Treat Festival, 2-5 pm Sunday, October 27th. Be there!

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Night Out party time in White Center!

August 6th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Food, Fun, White Center news 5 Comments »

(Jasiah, enjoying the downtown WC party)
Night Out is here – and two big events are under way in White Center – one at Steve Cox Memorial Park, and one in the downtown business district, featuring the $2 food walk – here’s the map:

Have a great time!

ADDED: While visiting the downtown party, we also spotted King County Sheriff’s Office Deputy BJ Myers:

KCSO also had a presence at the North Highline party attended by residents including Barbara Dobkin, who shared this photo featuring KCSO Sgt. Cindi West:

Beautiful night!

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Rat City Rollergirls bout at Southgate Roller Rink on May 25

May 16th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, southgate, Sports, White Center news 2 Comments »

Just out of the inbox:

May 25 roller derby rematch: Derby Liberation Front vs. Jet City’s Pink Pistols

Join your favorite roller derby revolutionaries for an evening of rink riots and pistol whips as Rat City’s Derby Liberation Front (DLF) battles its neighbors to the north, the Pink Pistols of Jet City Rollergirls on Saturday, May 25th. The last time this rivalry met on the track in 2012 it came down to an epic final jam with DLF chalking up a win and the Pistols pleading for more. Well, they got what they asked for – another chance to see if the revolution can hold its ground when the Pistols come to town. First whistle is at 6:20 – don’t miss a second of this bitter rematch!

Who? Rat City Rollergirls, Derby Liberation Front vs. Jet City Rollergirls, Pink Pistols
What? Roller derby
When? Satruday, May 25th @ 6 PM
Where? Southgate Roller Rink in White Center: 9646 17th AVe SW
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/364685

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Love yard/garage/rummage sales? Head over to West Seattle today

May 11th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, west seattle, White Center news Comments Off

Just north of White Center, it’s the 9th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – which your co-publishers here coordinate/present on behalf of partner site West Seattle Blog. 280 sales are on the WSCGSD map this year. You are cordially invited to check them out between 9 am and 3 pm – find the online, printable, and mobile versions of the map on this WSB page.

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White Center weekend scenes: Cambodian New Year Festival

April 28th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center news Comments Off

A little chilly today for a street festival, but the hundreds who thronged the White Center Cambodian New Year Festival didn’t seem to mind. Along with almost-continuous on-stage entertainment and contests, there was food …

… and merchandise, including T-shirts to show off Cambodian pride:

The day’s events were detailed in the program on the sponsoring Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington‘s website. It’s traditionally the first street festival of the year in White Center, filling a closed-to-traffic block of SW 98th between 15th and 16th SW.

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2013 White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival this Saturday

April 23rd, 2013 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center news Comments Off

Music, dancing, food, and more will fill a block of SW 98th (between 15th and 16th SW) in White Center this Saturday, 10:30 am-5 pm, and you’re invited. The occasion: The annual White Center Cambodian New Year Street Festival. It’s presented by the Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington; our coverage from last year is here; from 2011, here; from 2009, here.

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‘Pop-up art gallery’ today/tonight at TAF HQ in Lakewood Park

February 9th, 2013 Tracy Posted in Arts, Fun, White Center news Comments Off

Been looking for an excuse to check out one of White Center’s newest hubs of activity? Maybe this is it: A pop-up art gallery at the Technology Access Foundation‘s Bethaday Learning Space in Lakewood Park, 4-8 pm. Artists include Village Green Perennial Nursery owner Vera Johnson, Nancy Leith,, and Michael B. Maine, and ; family activities in addition to the art show/sales – full details in the calendar listing. It’s happening at 605 SW 108th.

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White Center Pumpkin-Carving Contest on Halloween: Is YOURS ready?

October 30th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off

Tomorrow night brings the second-annual White Center Pumpkin-Carving Contest – bring your pre-carved pumpkin to Mac’s Triangle Pub (Delridge Triangle, just north of Roxbury) as early as 5 pm for dropoff; the official contest hours are 6-8 pm, and you don’t have to be present to win. More info on the contest’s official Facebook page.

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Photos: Rat City Roller Prom, 2012 edition, at Southgate Rink

September 23rd, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun, southgate, White Center news 3 Comments »

Party on wheels! No doubt some are still recovering today from last night’s second annual Rat City Roller Prom at Southgate Roller Rink – a prom for grownups. WCN contributing photojournalist Nick Adams caught some of the scenes – including what you might call a class picture:

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There were quiet moments …

(Jerad and Mar talk during the Roller Prom)
… and showy moments:

Plus, awesome outfits. New meaning to the term “skating gloves”:

(T’wanda, Marilyn, and Francois)
And what would a prom be without a spotlight dance? Or … skate.

There was of course a prom queen – and Amy got flowers:

Taking off the skates at night’s end is such sweet sorrow …

This was not only a rocking-and-rolling good time, it was also a benefit for the White Center Food Bank.

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Happening now: Holy Family Street Fair until 4 pm

September 9th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off

Brightening up our first gray day in a while – cups of fresh fruit are among the treats you’ll find at the Holy Family Street Fair on 20th SW (which is closed for the occasion) south of Roxbury. Fun for kids includes the pony rides:

And a bouncy house:

And for all ages, entertainment – Gary Benson was performing while we dropped by:

It’s continuing till 4 pm today.

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P.U.S.H. Radio to host ‘Last Day of Summer Street Fair’

August 29th, 2012 katiem Posted in Fun, White Center news Comments Off

P.U.S.H. Radio (Positive Urban Sounds of Hope) will be hosting a Last Day of Summer Street Fair in White Center this Saturday (September 1st) from 5-9 pm, at Greenbridge Plaza, 9800 8th SW. All ages welcome – there will be games, face art, live DJ, food – and a free movie (and popcorn) for children ages 3 and up. Learn more about P.U.S.H. Radio on their Facebook page here.

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Tonight: Rat City Recon, Rollergirls, and Art Walk!

August 18th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun Comments Off

It’s a mega-night in White Center.

Headlining the bill: The Rat City Recon music fest we first told you about here two weeks ago. “7 killer bands, 3 great venues.” It starts at 6 pm at Company Bar (the other venues are Full Tilt Ice Cream and Mac’s Triangle Pub).

Also tonight, it’s the White Center Art Walk, 6-9 pm. Read about some of the venues and artists on the White Center for the Arts FB page.

And Southgate Roller Rink is hosting the Rat City Rollergirls’ All-Stars vs. the Puget Sound Outcast Men’s Rollerderby skaters, 7 pm – details here.

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White Center Field Day! Summer fun on Thursday afternoons

July 24th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center news Comments Off

No shortage of summer fun – check this out for each of the next four Thursdays, 1-3 pm:

Classic Sports Games this Thursday at White Center Summer Field Days – Steve Cox Memorial Park

THURS. JULY 26TH – SPORTS CLASSICS @ STEVE COX MEMORIAL PARK (Special Guests KCLS Book Mobile & Hope Heart Institute)

THURS. AUGUST 2ND – KARATE CLASS @ STEVE COX MEMORIAL PARK

THURS. AUGUST 9TH – EAT RIGHT, MOVE MORE @ GREENBRIDGE

THURS. AUGUST 16TH – BEST OF THE BEST SPORTS/GAMES + COMMUNITY BBQ @ GREENBRIDGE PLAZA

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Jubilee Days carnival, fireworks just hours away!

July 18th, 2012 Tracy Posted in Fun, White Center Jubilee Days, White Center news Comments Off

Just dropped by Steve Cox Memorial Park to check on carnival setup – the rides are in place and everyone’s getting ready to go. Armbands for the rides go on sale at 3 pm today. And at dusk, it’s another big Jubilee Days fireworks show, also from Steve Cox Park (though you will see and hear it from the streets around the park, too). The carnival continues through Sunday; the street fair is Saturday and Sunday, and the parade is Sunday – lots of info on the official website.

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