Happy 100th Birthday, Alki Light House!

Today’s celebration marking the 100th birthday of the Alki Light House began at the Log Museum at noon. The museum is featuring a new exhibit with items from the light house and has free cookies and coloring for the little ones.

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The Alki Light House is set to open in a few minutes (1:00 pm) to start their celebration… stay tuned and be sure to check out Scupper’s photos taken from the Sound of the light house.

UPDATE 1:45 PM:  The Alki Light House is doing tours and, as standard procedure, they limit how many people may enter at a time.

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While you wait for turn to celebrate on the Alki Light House grounds, they have quizzes available or you can learn how to tie various knots.

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Orcas off Beach Drive

We were away from home when this pod swam by Mee Kwa Mooks towards Alki.

Just learned about this via Lisa Wallace Baker on Facebook – thanks, Lisa!

Did you see the Orcas?

Remembering 9/11 on Alki

This Sunday marks the 10th year since 9/11.  The Southwest Seattle Historical Society invites you to the Log House Museum to view a memorial on Sunday from 12:00 – 7:00 pm.  At 7:00 on Sunday, there will be a candelight vigil at the Alki Statue of Liberty to memorialize the fallen as well as survivors and families of  the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center  in New York.

God Bless America.

Not Quite Beach Drive…but…

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Also Happening Now: Salty’s Half Marathon

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This morning at 8:15 a.m. marathoners began a half marathon starting at Salty's at Alki with course going on Beach Drive into Lincoln Park.  

The sidewalks will be a little busier this morning than normal.  We may need to be extra careful when backing out of hidden driveways. 

The marathon ends at 11:15 a.m.

Enjoy breakfast this morning and support West Seattle Hi-Yu

The West Seattle Hi-Yu Community Brunch takes place this morning beginning at 9:00 am and ending at noon.   Come on out and support the Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu candidates, including Beach Drive resident, Kelsey Porter.

The coronation of 2010's Miss West Seattle HiYu takes place tomorrow night at the West Seattle High School.  You can purchase tickets at this morning's brunch for $10 or pay $15 at the door.

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The brunch takes place at the Alki UCC Church located at 6112 SW Hinds.   The suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12 supporing the Hi-Yu scholarshp program.   The menu features bacon, sausage, eggs, fresh fruit salad and pastries.

The community breakfast is hosted by Don and Sheryl Bogie.   According to the West Seattle Herald:

Don Bogie promises a great, fresh breakfast, "I cut the fruit salad that morning" and notes that "It really is community because you see the same people every year."

Side note:  Don Bogie is the 2008 Seattle Weekly's Best Bartender.

The photos are from the West Seattle Grand Parade yesterday.  You can view more of my photo's by clicking here.

 

Help Spruce Up the Log House Museum

Spring Cleanup for the Log House Museum:  Saturday, June 5, 2010, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 3003 61st Ave. S.W.
 
Help spruce up a West Seattle icon.  The Log House Museum, marking the Birthplace of Seattle, needs a spring cleaning:  fence repair and painting, gutter cleaning, window washing, brick cleaning, patio sweeping, yard raking, box moving, paper shredding.  Join us for a community work party and choose a task appropriate to your talents.

Reminder: Alki Community Council meets Thursday at a New Location

Alki_Button The Alki Community Council will meet Thursday, January 21 at 7 p.m. at the Alki UCC Church at 6115 Hinds St.  This is a new location.

Special guest will be Lyn McClelland, who will speak about the Alki Light Station.

You’re Invited to Watch the Christmas Ships at the Log House Museum

A few days ago, we posted when Argosy Christmas Ships will be sailing along Beach Drive homes.   This in from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society:

Coming to see the Christmas Ship at Alki?  Stop at the Log House Museum first for cookies, cider and free museum tours.

The Log House Museum will be open Saturday, December 12th from 12:00 noon until 9:30 p.m.   Come see live Seattle history:  The Log House was built in 1904.  And don't forget the Log House Museum when considering a holiday gift.  Family or individual Memberships are a great gift that lasts all year!

The Log House Museum is located one block south of Alki at 3003 – 61st Avenue SW, Seattle.

Tour Alki on a Bike Tour this Sunday

The Southwest Seattle Historical Society (SWSHS) invites residents to bike into history as the 2nd Annual SWSHS Bike Tour returns to West Seattle Sunday, June 7, 2009, 12:30 to 2 p.m. The Bike Tour accompanies SWSHS’ popular Walking Tour series, showcasing some of West Seattle’s most influential landmarks. Beginning at the Log House Museum on Alki Beach, the Bike Tour is a casual 5-mile bike ride around the Duwamish Peninsula via Alki and Harbor Avenues and West Marginal Way. Featured sites on the route include the Log House Museum, the newly reconstructed Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza, Alki Beach, Anchor Park (formerly Luna Park) and the new Duwamish Longhouse on West Marginal Way. Admission to the Bike Tour is $7for non-members, $5 for museum members. Donations are accepted. The Log House Museum is located at 3003 61st Avenue SW, a half-block off Alki Avenue. Participants are encouraged to register by contacting Sarah Frederick at (206) 938-5293 or shop@loghousemuseum.org. For more information about SWSHS, log on to www.loghousemuseum.org.