Obliteride to race through Beach Drive

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, around one hundred cyclist will pedal the through Beach Drive as part of their 180 mile trek for Obliteride.  Obliteride Obliteride is a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help obliterate cancer.

Our neighborhood is the 2nd day of a 180 mile course with day 2 beginning at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and finishing in Magnuson Park in North Seattle.

Neighbors are encouraged to come to the end of their driveway, set up chairs, play music and cheer for the cyclists as they ride through the area. Cyclists will be wearing a rider number on their helmet, back of jersey and on the back of their seat.

Here’s the West Seattle portion of the course from Burien:

          • Right on Marine View Drive (Arbor Heights)
          • They will go downhill from there (Endolyne Joes) 
          • Continue through the intersection and head North to Fauntleroy
          • Right on Fauntleroy (South end of Lincoln Park)
          • Left on 47th Ave. SW (Union 76 station)
          • Downhill to Lowman Beach
          • Soft right onto Beach Drive to Alki 
          • Rest Stop at Coastal Surf Boutique (10am – 2pm)
          • Continue on Alki Ave. to Harbor Ave 
          • Left on Alki Trail and over lower W. Seattle Bridge

Let’s cheer these cyclist on for such an important cause!

 

Support your local Veterans

We just received this email from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2012, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 is hosting a spaghetti dinner that is free for veterans and their families. 

We are also holding a donation drive on November 11 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm to collect items that will be used to create care packages for a group of JBLM soldiers who recent deployed to Afghanistan, who have been adopted by American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160.  Donation suggestions include, but are not limited to:  toothpaste, shaving cream, soap, non-perishable snacks (beef jerky, cookies, sunflower seeds, etc.), and coffee.  Any cash donations will be used to purchase care package items and/or pay for shipping charges.

Both events will be held at American Legion Post 160, located at 3618 SW Alaska Street in West Seattle.  Please contact the Auxiliary at ALAUnit160@gmail .com with any questions.

This is a great opportunity to show our gratitude to those who have served our country.

Happy Veterans Day!

Buy some Bings TOMORROW at Emma Schmitz View Point [Corrected]

Tomorrow, June 28, 2012 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm at at Emma Schmitz Memorial View Point, you can buy Bing Cherries and help raise funds for Jessica Oldwyn who is fighting a brain tumor.  More info here.

Look for a maroon Dodge truck with a trailor.  

I can't think of a more delicious fundraiser, can you?

HAT TIP: Tracy from WSB.  I initally posted the wrong date…blaming our new puppy for (happily) wearing me out 

Don’t Forget to Stamp Out Hunger

2011-05-14_11-21-18_410 Today's the day to leave canned goods for your mail carrier to pick up in the blue plastic bags they gave out last week for their annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

Please help me! I’m going to be locked up at Angelina’s to raise funds for MDA!

MDAI'm scheduled to be "locked up" to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association on April 7, 2011 at Angelina's Trattoria in West Seattle. 

While I have no idea who the special person was who nominated me to this event, I do know that I'm tasked to raise $2,000 to help King County families.

Please help "bail me out" by making a donation (click here).  Every donation counts and I appreciate your support for this important cause.

Thank you!

Historical Halloween Haunting for the Log House Museum

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It's time for a Historical Halloween Haunting benefiting the Log House Museum.

Catch ghosts of Seattle'spast for an entertaining goulish fun-draising event! 

Brunch, program and silent auction.

Date and Time:  Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where:  Salty's on Alki

Cost:  $65 for adults; $25 for kids 13 and under; kids under 4 are free.

All proceeds benefit the Log House Museum.

Please RSVP to 206-938-5293 or at www.loghousemuseum.info/events.php

Beach Drive Gargage Sales Benefiting Great Causes Today

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At 3800 and 4100 Beach Drive, you'll find two garage sales both benefiting great causes.   Check them out and be sure to tell them that Beach Drive Blog sent you!

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If you're a Beach Drive neighbor and have a garage sale or are doing a charity fundraiser and would like to promote it, please contact me.

Alki Homestead Community Rally and Picnic on the Fourth of July

From the Log House Museum website:

"The Southwest Seattle Historical Society has organized a mass photo event to take place at 1:30 p.m. Sunday July 4, in front of Fir Lodge, the 106 year old log structure that many have known for decades as the Alki Homestead restaurant.  The building was damaged by a January 9 fire and since then has sat vacant…"

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"This event takes place after the Southwest Seattle Historical Society's annual membership picnic, which begins at noon at the Homestead's original carriage house, now the log house museum.  The public is invited to join the society and come to the picnic".

At the membership picnic, hamburgers and hot dogs with the fixings will be provided–you're encouraged to bring a dish to share.  

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.

Learn at the Log House Museum

Tuesday, June 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Log House Museum, Joan Hockaday talks on "The Olmsted Legacy in West Seattle" from her new book, Greenscapes,  Olmsted's Pacific Northwest (WSU Press 2009).  Hockaday is a gardener historian who researched the Schmitz family and West Seattle connection in the archives of the Log House Museum.  Frederick Law Olmsted traveled to Seattle to design the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition and offered his advice to the Parks Board, including Federdinand Schmitz.
 
Event is free but donations are always gratefully accepted.