VIDEO: 2018 White Center Christmas Tree Lighting honors memory of King County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Cox

December 2nd, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news No Comments »

A weekend of tree lightings wrapped up with the White Center Christmas Tree Lighting tonight:

This was more than a tree lighting – it was also a tribute to the memory of King County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Cox, a White Center community leader killed in the line of duty exactly 12 years ago.

Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht was there to join in the tribute.

She spoke briefly:

The tree itself honors law enforcers with its blue lights and firefighters with its red lights:

Members of both groups were among those in attendance:

Among the tree sponsors, neighboring Mac’s Triangle Pub, whose namesake was of course there:

Dancers Nina and Sureya from Miss Sheryl’s Ballet – whose proprietor Sheryl Clinton leads the WC Chamber of Commerce – performed:

You can see the tree throughout the season on the north side of the Delridge/Roxbury/16th intersection.

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White Center Christmas Tree Lighting this Sunday night

November 28th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 4 Comments »

(WCN file photo)

You’re invited to the White Center Christmas Tree Lighting this Sunday (December 2nd), as announced by the White Center Chamber of Commerce:

Please join us as we celebrate the holiday season and pay our respects to Deputy Steve Cox on the anniversary of his passing. Chili, Donuts, Apple Cider & Cocoa will be on sale to benefit the White Center Food Bank. Food donations greatly appreciated.

This community event is sponsored by Meat the Live Butcher, Center Tool Rental, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Miss Sheryl’s Ballet, Tommy Sound Studios, Good Day Donuts, and the White Center Chamber of Commerce.

The event is set for 5 pm in the mini-park by Mac’s (Delridge/Roxbury). And if you’d like to help hang lights on the tree, they’re welcoming volunteers at 11:30 am Saturday.

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HOLIDAYS: A visit to the White Center Library Guild’s bazaar/book sale

November 17th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on HOLIDAYS: A visit to the White Center Library Guild’s bazaar/book sale

1:37 PM: Out and about on this sunny pre-Thanksgiving Saturday? Stop by the White Center Library before 3 pm for the Library Guild’s annual bazaar and bake sale. Some handcrafted items, and some rummage sale-y items too:

Proceeds benefit library programs. Haven’t been to the library? It’s at 1409 SW 107th.

ADDED 9:40 PM: Thanks to Gill Loring for sharing these photos:

This bazaar had raffles – above, the afghan winner; below, the Mariners Gift Pack winner:

And … it’s not a bazaar without warm fuzzies:

By the way … the library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

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SATURDAY: 2018 Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale @ White Center Library

November 12th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center Library, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: 2018 Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale @ White Center Library

(WCN photo from 2017 bazaar)

Saturday’s the day you can do holiday shopping at the library! It’s the Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale put on by the White Center Library Guild:

Books, white elephant, holiday, and gently used household treasures galore. All proceeds benefit the programs for the White Center Library.

Saturday, November 17th 10 am to 3 pm, WC Library, 1409 SW 107th

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Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Happy Halloween!

Thanks to Gill Loring for one of the area’s most abundantly decorated Halloween houses!

This is on “the west side of 26th Ave. SW just north of SW 104th,” Gill tells us.

Got your plans for tonight yet? Many White Center establishments are inviting you in for a party.

And you can trick-or-treat at participating businesses between 4 and 6 pm. Stay safe and have a happy Halloween!

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Family Halloween Carnival coming up at Steve Cox Memorial Park on October 27th

October 15th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Family Halloween Carnival coming up at Steve Cox Memorial Park on October 27th

(Photo courtesy King County Parks)

Early reminder so you can be sure this is on your calendar!

The Annual King County Parks Family Halloween Carnival is coming up on Saturday, October 27th from 2-5 pm at the White Center Community Center, in Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd).

Doors open at 2 p.m. and admission is FREE.

Local teens have planned nearly 30 different spooky town-themed crafts and games for local children ages 10 and under.

Tickets for each activity are sold for .25 each or 4/$1.

In addition to the games, the carnival will also feature a free juggling performance at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s carnival is once again sponsored by the Teens and Staff of the White Center Teen Program. The WCTP offers free recreational, educational and social enrichment programming to over 1200 culturally diverse participants ages 12-19 each year. The program operates five days a week, forty-eight weeks a year and provides structured recreational classes and programs, homework assistance, educational and computer resources, leadership training, volunteer opportunities, special events, field trips, and drop-in activities.

The Annual Halloween Carnival is traditionally one of the teens favorite volunteer events. Program staff estimate at least 50 teens will volunteer at the event. For additional Information, please contact Darlene Sellers, Recreation Coordinator at 206.477.2104

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Holiday freebie: Li’l Woody’s offering you a free burger Labor Day afternoon

August 29th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Food, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Holiday freebie: Li’l Woody’s offering you a free burger Labor Day afternoon

Li’l Woody’s in White Center says you deserve a treat on Labor Day, so it’s offering you a free burger 2-5 pm Monday. The caveats:

– No other sandwiches
– Extras cost extra
– Limit 1 burger per customer

As you probably know, Li’l Woody’s is adjacent to Beer Star, at 16th/98th.

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Almost fireworks season: County councilmembers announce 4th of July patrols

June 26th, 2018 Tracy Posted in Holidays, safety, White Center news Comments Off on Almost fireworks season: County councilmembers announce 4th of July patrols

Thursday, fireworks stands open in unincorporated King County, though it’s only legal to use them on the 4th of July. There will be extra patrols to ensure safety, two county councilmembers have announced:

King County’s unincorporated communities will get assistance in keeping the Fourth of July holiday safe, with a $25,000 boost in sheriff funding for increased patrols. Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott and Councilmember Reagan Dunn announced the funds for the King County Sheriff’s Office were prioritized in the King County Budget.

“I’ve worked to secure these extra funds for increased patrols to help ensure neighborhoods in unincorporated King County can safely celebrate the Fourth of July holiday this year,” said Dunn.

“We want everyone to have a fun, and most importantly safe, celebration for Independence Day,” said McDermott.

$25,000 was prioritized to cover 300 hours of extra emphasis which will be split between the three sheriff precincts; Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest King County. The intent of this action is to ensure deputies can better respond to 911 calls made in response to illegal fireworks.

“These funds will help our office better address and respond to 911 calls that happen around the Fourth of July,” said Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. “I appreciate the support of Councilmembers McDermott and Dunn in helping us get the financial resources needed to better serve unincorporated communities.”

In unincorporated King County fireworks may only be discharged on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight. Residents are encouraged to act responsibly when using fireworks. Examples of legal fireworks include cone fountains, smoke devices, mines/shells/cakes, wheels, parachutes, roman candles, ground spinners, cylindrical fountains, sparklers, and poppers.

There are a number of free firework shows located around King County. The cities of Bellevue, Auburn, Carnation, Des Moines, Federal Way, Kent, Kenmore, Maple Valley, Mercer Island, Newcastle, Mountlake Terrace, Renton, Sammamish, Seattle, and Tukwila are all hosting public fireworks displays on July 4th. See each city’s website or social media for more information.

For more information about how to use fireworks safely and legally go to: kingcounty.gov/depts/permitting-environmental-review/fire-marshal/fireworks.aspx.

P.S. Reminder that, as previously announced, no Jubilee Days fireworks show this year (because of Steve Cox Memorial Park construction), so if you want to see a professional display, the 4th is your best opportunity.

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HOLIDAYS: King County libraries closed Sunday and Monday

December 19th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center news Comments Off on HOLIDAYS: King County libraries closed Sunday and Monday

Looking ahead to the holiday, we’re checking around for closure info, and thought you might want advance warning that King County Library System branches (including White Center and Boulevard Park) will be closed Sunday (Christmas Eve) as well as Monday (Christmas Day).

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SATURDAY: White Center Festivus, raising money for Jubilee Days

December 3rd, 2017 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on SATURDAY: White Center Festivus, raising money for Jubilee Days

Got your tickets yet? Ready to gather around the Festivus Pole? Ready to raise money for next year’s White Center Jubilee Days? You’ll be able to do it all at White Center’s own Festivus celebration on Saturday, December 9th. Doors open at the White Center Eagles‘ hall at 5:30 pm; your ticket gets you a prime-rib dinner as well as a share of the evening’s festivities, which include a silent auction. Buy tickets here.

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WHITE CENTER HOLIDAYS: Library Guild Bazaar coming up November 17-18

November 9th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center news Comments Off on WHITE CENTER HOLIDAYS: Library Guild Bazaar coming up November 17-18

A little over a week until your chance to do holiday shopping and support a good cause – the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale is coming up Friday, November 17th, 10 am-3 pm, and Saturday, November 18th, 10 am-2 pm. The library is at 1409 SW 107th.

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

June 28th, 2017 Tracy 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 on that day only. Here are the rules.

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MLK Day of Service: You can help Monday at White Center Heights Park

January 10th, 2017 Tracy Posted in Holidays, How to Help, Parks, White Center news Comments Off on MLK Day of Service: You can help Monday at White Center Heights Park

On Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day next Monday, it’s again a Day of Service, with many volunteer opportunities around the nation. Here’s one in White Center, from Lina:

Celebrate MLK Day with King County Parks staff and neighbors as we work to improve the health of White Center Heights Park. Event is 10 am-2 pm and we will be learning about the plants and animals of the park, digging out blackberry and planting native trees and shrubs. Please contact Lina Rose for more information – lina.rose@kingcounty.gov , 206.491.5014

Here’s where to find WCH Park.

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VIDEO: White Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2016

December 18th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on VIDEO: White Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2016

Santa and friends reigned in White Center on Saturday night, at the community Christmas Tree Lighting celebration right outside Mac’s Triangle Pub.

As previewed here on Friday, local businesses and organizations joined forces to make it happen. At 6 pm, the music started, and just after 6:30, with a countdown … and the help of Santa and Ms.Claus … the tree was lit:

Warm beverages were offered to keep spirits bright despite the below-freezing temperature.

It’s been six years now since the community Christmas tree tradition was revived in 2010.

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White Center Christmas Tree Lighting set for Saturday

December 16th, 2016 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Christmas Tree Lighting set for Saturday

Just in – word of White Center’s next big holiday celebration:

This Saturday 12.17.2016 at 6 pm, celebrate the holidays at White Center’s community Christmas tree! Try out some hot beverages from new White Center shop Moonshot Coffee, dance to DJ TTop, and take photos with Santa!

Located at Roxbury and 16th Ave SW in front of Mac’s Triangle Pub .

Food donations are accepted and will be delivered to the White Center Food Bank.

Primarily sponsored by:
The Triangle Pub
Tom the Live Butcher
White Center Tools

With additional donations from:
Tommysound
Moonshot Coffee
The White Center Chamber of Commerce
White Center Community Development Association
McLendon Hardware

For questions contact Tommy of Tommysound, White Center Chamber of Commerce Vice President, 206.229.7937

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Joy to the world! White Center’s Christmas tree is up

December 20th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news 3 Comments »

With just five days until Christmas, White Center has a tree. We’d been wondering if the plaza in the South Delridge triangle would be graced with one this year, since it’s usually up in early December but none was in sight as of just the other day – and then tonight, came the note from Mac’s Triangle Pub that a tree was up and lit, courtesy of the pub and Meat The Live Butcher. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

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Next Friday and Saturday: White Center Library Guild’s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

November 8th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Libraries, White Center news Comments Off on Next Friday and Saturday: White Center Library Guild’s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale

Friday and Saturday, don’t miss the White Center Library Guild‘s Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale – which helps the guild raise money for extra programs at the library. The new library remains under construction, so this one’s at the “old” branch, 11220 16th SW – 11 am-4 pm on Friday (November 13th), 11 am-3 pm on Saturday.

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White Center Memorial Day 2015: Holiday info

May 25th, 2015 Tracy Posted in Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Memorial Day 2015: Holiday info

(WCN photo: Veterans’ Triangle Park at 16th/Roxbury/Delridge)

Some helpful information for this holiday Monday:

TRANSPORTATION: Metro is on a Sunday scheduleSound Transit Route 160 also is on a Sunday schedule.

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools are closed, as are most if not all independent schools.

LIBRARIES: King County branches are closed today.

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE HOLIDAY … according to the official USPS list.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AT FOREST LAWN: In West Seattle at 2 pm, all are welcome at Forest Lawn Cemetery for the traditional Memorial Day event with American Legion Post 160 and VFW Post 2713. (6701 30th SW)

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Taqueria La Fondita #2’s gift to you: Free food on Christmas Eve

December 23rd, 2014 Tracy Posted in Food, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Taqueria La Fondita #2’s gift to you: Free food on Christmas Eve

A holiday reminder from Oscar Brambila of Taqueria La Fondita #2 – tomorrow, Christmas Eve, is their annual gift to you – free food between 11 am and 4 pm! Tacos, burritos, and free drinks, according to the announcement he sent, something they’ve done for more than a decade. They’re at 9811 15th SW, and expecting Santa Claus at noon.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Where to get coffee today

November 27th, 2014 Tracy Posted in Beverages, Holidays, White Center news Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving! Where to get coffee today

Two White Center coffee shops have announced they’re open this morning – Caffe Delia downtown, and Dubsea Coffee in Greenbridge. 8 am-noon for both, so wherever you are, you can get local coffee to go with your Thanksgiving breakfast.

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