Christmas Ships cruising off the shores of Beach Drive

It was a perfect evening for the Christmas ships. The weather cooperated and we counted about 10 boats in total taking part in the cruise. What a treat to watch! We may catch another glimpse on Monday when the Argosy Christmas ships cruise to Manchester.

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PS: Scupper says you may see BDB represented in the Christmas ship cruise next year. Ho ho ho!

Wind Storm: AFTERMATH!

Well, it appears we may have gotten away with one as long as a hill doesn’t slide away in the next day or so. The timing of the tides vs wind spared many a basements on the west side of the street.

Don’t tell this to Rudolph and Santa though. They were pretty blown away at the 50 knot gusts!

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Asked Mr. Menashe about how the Christmas village faired last night, blessed at just a few knock-downs and the toppling of the ornamental arch over the walk way. Not bad at all!

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Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

No Bonfires for the Christmas Ships this Year

2014-12-01_1035UPDATE 12/2/2014: The burn ban has been lifted.  Hoorah!

Apparently the Grinch IS green and eco-friendly. This just in from the City of Seattle:

NEWS RELEASE

Ed Murray, Mayor

Christopher Williams, Acting Superintendent

                                                           

For immediate release

December 1, 2014

Contact:  David Takami 206-684-7241 david.takami@seattle.gov

 

Burn ban in effect: Beach fires prohibited at Golden Gardens Park and Alki Beach Park

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has issued a burn ban for King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

For Seattle Parks and Recreation, this means that beach fires at Alki Beach Park, 1702 Alki Ave. SW, and Golden Gardens Park, 8498 Seaview Ave. NW, are prohibited until the PSCAA lifts the ban. Bonfires lit for on-shore Christmas Ship events will also be affected.

The ban, due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, was issued on November 30, 2014, and will be in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air.

Violation of the ban can result in a $1,000 fine from the PSCAA.

For more information on burn ban please visit the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency at http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/status.aspx.

The Christmas Ships will be at Alki and cruising past Beach Drive to Lowman Beach on December 13, 2014.

The Christmas Ships

2013-11-10_1635It won’t be long before the holidays are here, which brings the Argosy Christmas Ships.  Here are some of the dates where Beach Drive neighbors may be able to enjoy the festive scenes from the comforts of your home.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13
DEPARTS: Elliott Bay Marina, 3:30pm-5:50pm
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
PERFORMANCES: 4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park*; 5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park*

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15
DEPARTS: Elliott Bay Marina, 7:00pm-9:45pm
CHOIR: Holy Names Academy Choir
PERFORMANCES: 8:05-8:25 Manchester City Park*; 9:15-9:35 Salty’s on Alki*

PS: Don’t forget to send us your holiday pics if you would like them shared with neighbors (and the wide world on the web) on Beach Drive Blog.

5th of July Hangover

This morning my husband, also known as Scupper on BDB, and I decided to grab a big garbage bag to pick up debris from fireworks that took place at Emma Schmitz last night. I was surprised to see just how much was left behind.

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One of last night’s partiers forgot an unopened can of beer in the tall grass.

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Argosy Christmas Ships Cruising by West Seattle tonight

Quick reminder: the Argosy Christmas Ships will be stopping by Manchester and Salties on Alki tonight. With our nice clear weather, we should have a nice view from our homes or you can go down to Salties to enjoy!

PS: If you have holiday photos of your Beach Drive homes or pets, please feel free to share them with us! Happy Holidays!

Argosy Christmas Ships cruising past Beach Drive

There are two dates when you may be able to see the Argosy Christmas Ships from your Beach Drive homes.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Dickens Carolers
Performances: 4:20-4:40 Lowman Beach Park*, 5:10-5:30 Alki Beach Park*
Christmas Ship Departs: Pier 55
Christmas Ship with Choir, 3:30-5:50pm Book Now
Parade Boat following the Christmas Ship, 3:30-5:50pm Book Now

Royal Argosy Departs: Pier 56
Dinner Cruise following the Christmas Ship, 3:30-6pm Book Now
Santa Brunch Cruise 11am-1pm Book Now

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16
CHOIR: Pacific Sound Chorus
Performances: 8:05-8:25 Manchester City Park*, 9:15-9:35 Salty’s on Alki*
Christmas Ship Departs: Pier 55
Christmas Ship with Choir, 7-9:45pm Book Now
Parade Boat following the Christmas Ship, 7-9:45pm Book Now

Royal Argosy Departs: Pier 56
Dinner Cruise following the Christmas Ship, 7-9:45pm Book Now

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Share your Halloween Photos

Is your Beach Drive home, pets, pumpkins or tiny goblin all tricked out for Halloween? Please share your frightening photos and we’ll post them here on Beach Drive Blog.

PS: We’re still having our quasi photo contest where your Beach Drive photos will be shared as our Facebook header…I admit, we’ve been a little slow in posting new headers. I’ve popped up a Halloween photo from last year and will unveil a new photo from one of our readers after Halloween. Please keep your photos coming!

BOO!!

 

Have a FUN and SAFE Independence Day… and SPD Safety Newsletter

From our home to yours, we wish you a fun filled and safe Independence Day!

Speaking of “safe”, you’ll want to read the latest Seattle Police Department Community Newsletter (click here) .  Apparently someone who works for Comcast on contract, driving one of their trucks, had used his position at Comcast to scope out a house for a possible burglary. If you have not made an appointment for Comcast (or any service) and they show up at your door, lock the door and call Comcast (or the company) to verify that service is needed BEFORE letting them in your home.

The SPD newsletter also has important summertime crime prevention tips… and a reminder for Seattle Night Out which is on August 6th this year.

If you have a Seattle Night Out event planned in your Beach Drive neighborhood, feel free to post in on our Facebook page or let us know – we’re happy to help promote it.

Happy 4th! :)

Beach Drive Holly Jolly Homes

A couple more homes decked out for the holidays to share with you. If we’re missing your Beach Drive home, pet dressed up as on of Santa’s helpers or you have a favorite holiday recipe you’d like to share with your Beach Drive neighbors, please let us know!

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