Meet “Scupper’s” Sister aka Seattle’s Bird Lady at Summerfest

My Sister-in-Law, Paula, is a talented artist who creates beautiful, functional copper roofed bird houses with antiques, whimsical, and themed designs. She will be at West Seattle’s Summerfest starting this Friday, in space 3 at “Seattle’s Bird Lady“.

My hubby and intrepid Beach Drive Blog Reporter, Scupper, along with his son, KC, will also be there helping out.

Please be sure to stop by and say hello!

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Who doesn’t need a 12th man birdhouse? :) IMG_20140709_163011514_HDR

Mystery Buoy washes up off the shores of Beach Drive

Earlier this week, while we were on vacation, we received these photos from Kimberly. This research buoy washed up on the shores along 5500 Beach Drive SW.

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West Seattle Blog has reported this from King County:

King County Environmental Laboratory employees are looking into how a water-quality- data-collection buoy came loose from its mooring before washing ashore along West Seattle on June 29.

The buoy and its host of environmental sensors had been in place off Point Williams since July 2013 and automatically transmitted a wealth of important data about environmental conditions. King County employees were notified early in the morning of June 29 that the buoy was ashore along the 5400 block of Beach Drive SW, south of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park…

Exactly how the buoy came loose from its mooring remains a mystery. The buoy was secured off Point Williams by nearly 1,200 pounds of weight, including two railroad wheels and a heavy gage steel chain that was attached to the buoy by a shackle mechanism….

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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Happening now: Sidewalk Sale and Art Sale on the Corner

Be sure to tell them that you heard about it on Beach Drive Blog :)

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The art sale (Art on the Corner) is at the corner of Jacobsen and Beach Drive.

The “fun and fab” sidewalk sale is at 3600 Beach Drive.
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West Seattle 8U All Stars WIN the Pony Regional Championship

EDITORS NOTE: Thanks to Aly for submitting this story to BDB!

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Big baseball games on the West Seattle Pee Wee fields this past weekend as The WS 8U All Stars won the Pony Regional Championship. The championship on Sunday was a totally nail biter. The boys did great in a final game against the Montlake Terrace Blue Thunder. Behind for three innings they worked their way back and then took off with strong bats and defense that pulled them out two innings of bases loaded and two runs scored and shut it down in the final inning with a strike out and a throw out by the catcher. Today is the first day John took off his jersey, hopefully I will be allowed to wash it before he plays again.

There is a brief story on the WS Blog which includes a link to fundraising site that I would like to share with the Beach Drive Blog. What a start to summer.

Blog Story:

http://shar.es/M9oGT

Fundraising link:

http://www.gofundme.com/West-Seattle-8U-All-Stars

Emma Schmitz Seawall to get temporary fix

West Seattle Blog reports that the seawall that was damaged by the punks who sent a stolen vehicle into the Sound at Emma Schmitz Park will get a temporary fix. Read West Seattle Blog’s coverage here.

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FOUND: Orange Male Tabby Cat [REUNITED!]

UPDATE JULY 7, 2014 – THIS JUST IN: The cat was reunited with it’s family this weekend. We also posted flyers and I am unclear which one (posting on the blog or the flyers) brought the owners over. I was working with my neighbor Cheri to find his home and she is the one who worked with them. But anyway, thank you very much for your quick response and assistance posting his message. :) Have a great day!

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Orange male tabby cat found at 4208 Beach Drive SW. No collar. Very friendly.  He misses his peeps!

Follow up to Last Night’s Vehicle in Puget Sound off Emma Schmitz View Point

Here are a few more photos from this morning showing where the vehicle (appears to be an SUV or mini-van) to follow up from last night’s post.

The event took place this morning around 2:30 am at the southern point of the rock retaining wall of Emma Schmitz View Point where a vehicle was purposely sent into Puget Sound. No passengers were found. Inside the vehicle, on the passenger side, a concrete block was found. The vehicle landed upside down.

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While the vehicle was being removed from the Sound, it was turned back on it’s wheels. We don’t know if this photo is from when the vehicle went in or was removed from the Sound.

It appears that parts of the sea-wall have been damaged.

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A floor mat, side mirror and garbage from the vehicle remain at the scene.
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UPDATE JANUARY 23: From the West Seattle Blog - the vehicle was stolen from Queen Anne.

Vehicle in Puget Sound off Emma Schmitz View Point

Horns are sounding from a vehicle that appears to have drove off Beach Drive at Emma Shcmitz View Point right now. We have called 9-1-1 and the SPD and Harbor Patrol on their way.  The vehicle’s lights are still blinking.

We will update this post when we have more information.

2:58 am UPDATE: Scupper was first on the scene, immediately followed by the SFD. SPD and Harbor Patrol. It appears that the vehicle left Beach Drive without a driver.

A concrete block landed on the passenger side of the vehicle that may have been placed on the gas pedal.

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Currently the tide is on the way out.

There is no sign of passengers in or around the vehicle.

Micro Libraries on Beach Drive

Micro-libraries are springing up all over and on Beach Drive, we have at least two (please let us know if we’re missing any)! These private mini-libraries offer free books and often encourage the community to borrower a book and perhaps, leave or donate a book. Each micro-library has their own unique design and personality.

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This is the first micro-library that I noticed on Beach Drive. It’s located by 4171 Beach Drive.

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This micro-library is located at 4710 Beach Drive, features a mini-garden along with a couple of chairs to relax in, should you decide to start reading there.

Want to find other micro-libraries in your area? Check out http://littlefreelibrary.org  which features an interactive map.  I wasn’t able to locate our Beach Drive libraries on the map – however, you’ll notice there are several others located in West Seattle.
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I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite a while…you could say it’s over-due. :)