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!

Orange Tabby found 4208 Beach Drive

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. :)

Baby Seal off shores of 4800 block Beach Drive

There’s a very young seal pup that is currently swimming around the 4700-4800 block of Beach Drive. Right now you can hear the youngster calling for (I imagine) their mother.  Earlier this morning the youngster was beached on the shores when the tide was down.  Seal Sitters did photo graph and document the pup and remind everyone to leave this cute pup alone and contact Seal Sitters should he/she wind up on the beach again.

Coast Guard hanging out off of Beach Drive

If you’re wondering what the Coast Guard has been doing hanging out off the shores of 5000 block area of Beach Drive, they were called in for a boat that was near the seawall from a buoy coming loose.  We witnessed a small boat in that area which could have been the one the caused the concern. It appears it safely made it’s way out of the area and the Coast Guard has left the area.  There is a buoy near the bulkhead that seems to have broke loose.  We’re experiencing a decent amount of chop in the water which can loosen buoys and/or boats.

Here is the current Puget Sound Marine forecast:

TONIGHT
SW WIND 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF TSTMS IN THE EVENING…THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

FRI
SW WIND 10 TO 15 KT…RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO
2 FT…BUILDING TO 2 TO 4 FT. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING…THEN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT…BECOMING S 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS.

SAT
SW WIND 10 TO 20 KT…BECOMING S 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…SUBSIDING TO 1 FT OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON.

If you have a buoy, if nothing else, this could serve as a good reminder to double check yours.  The person who installed our buoy recommends inspecting chain and shackles every two years after installation (why not check every year?).  We wound up having to replace a good portion of ours recently after five years.

Garage sale this Saturday at 4620 Beach Dr SW

This garage sale is NOT TO MISS! The owner’s are really nice folks but… really have no idea how highly valuable their loot is. Rumor has it that they’re unloading priceless paintings for only a couple of bucks. This is just one of many items that have spent years collecting dust in their daughter’s closet…

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Other items include several jewels of the Queen said to be still lingering under the cushion of this plush throne…

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Hope to see all you treasure hunters bright and early this Saturday & possibly Sunday starting at 9:00 AM…and to receive the super “whamo deal”, make sure you tell them Scupper sent you!!!

 

PS: If you have a garage or yard sale around Beach Drive that you’d like to promote – drop us a line!

 

Scupper, schlepping for Beach Drive Blog

Just doesn’t sit well…

UPDATE 8;47 PM 5/16/2014: We visited the site. The party is on… the chair is gone.

The now infamous Lazyboy of Beach Drive sits at party central in Mee-Kwa-Mooks park. This is a follow-up to yesterday’s post where a neighbor wanted someone to claim their chair that was left in front of their house.

IMG_2645A good perch for a “Mr. Rogers” type father figure to deliver a fireside chat?? Naw, more like a raging hot spot for delinquents to bust up some more PBR 40 ouncers and maybe a virgin sacrifice topped off with a chair burning ceremony!  Not that I’m against all that… just not in our parks please.

NOTE: Another neighbor to the park has called the Park’s Dept to haul it away before tonight’s festivities.

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog.