Kayak and SUP Fly Fishing

Presented by Emerald Water Anglers and M2S Outfitters:

supkayakOn Wednesday, October 1st from 4-7pm check out this on water demo event that focuses on kayak and stand up paddleboard fly fishing at Alki Kayak Tours. This free event will demo a wide selection of fishing specific kayaks and stand up paddleboards, meet local experts, test your skills at our casting station and more!  Take super cool and super fun to another level by joining this event, fly fish on kayak or SUP! This event is good to those who are experienced or a beginner in fly fishing.

For more info and to RSVP for this free event click here.

Emerald Water Anglers is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave SW #A.

Click! 10 Anniversary Celebration

It’s Been 10 Years!
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It’s time to celebrate with Click!  Now on their 10th year, they will be celebrating their anniversary on Friday, October 3rd, with discounts and store specials all day, plus a party from 5-9pm. There will be snacks and beverages, and each guest can take 20% off of one item. Finally, because they love their customers, there will be a drawing to win a Fatboy bean bag chair!

Everything in the store will be discounted 10% for the remainder of the weekend. How cool is that?

Click! Design that Fits is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4540 California Ave SW.

CAPERS Fall Home Sale

Fall has officially arrived and it’s time to get the warm and cozies out. If you are still lacking some warm and cozy essentials, drop by CAPERS because they are having a Fall Home Sale. From throws, to furniture and dining decors, you are covered!

capers fall home sale1/2 Off Cashmere and Wool/cashmere throws
Regularly $135-$340, now $67.50-$169.95

30%-40% off
Upholstered chairs, sofas, beds, and benches by Cisco Brothers and Lee Industries
including special orders

20% off
Dining tables, side tables, benches, cabinets, and stools
12 inch taper candles in assorted colors 6 for $11.99
Scented, screen-printed candles from K.Hall Studios Regularly $34.95, Sale $26.95


CAPERS is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4525 California Avenue SW.

West Seattle Loves Free Parking!

New Free Parking Program Announced in West Seattle Junction

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Construction companies, Andersen and Compass, have teamed up with the West Seattle Junction Association to offer parking relief to customers of businesses who neighbor their construction projects.  With these two projects combined, more that half of the 4700 block of California/42nd is under construction.  As part of developing the sites and making public safety a top priority, the projects have taken upwards of 20 on-street parking spots.  Adjacent businesses are feeling the pinch since they are surrounded by construction activities and lost parking.

The City of Seattle’s Access Seattle Team, composed of members of the Department of Transportation and the Office of Economic Development, helped facilitate a solution for area businesses.  Both Andersen and Compass have agreed to help fund a new free parking program intended to aid their business neighbors.  Customers of participating businesses can now get up to two hours of free parking in Jefferson Square’s underground parking garage using Diamond Parking’s Call to Park service.

How it works:  Customers of participating businesses will park in the Jefferson Square underground garage on 42nd Street and immediately bring their license plate number to business staff who will pay for 1-2 hours of free parking.  Customers will be responsible for staying within the specified time or can add time using calltopark.com.  Easy!  Elliott Bay Brewery, Wallflower Custom Framing and Talarico’s Pizzeria are launching the program, but more on their block may join.

This program is available now; please give it a try!  Construction may be noisy and sometimes inconvenient, but Junction restaurants and retailers still need your to business to keep what’s familiar to our West Seattle neighborhood.  Though The Junction may be changing, your tried-and-true businesses will stay the course.  This program is available on a trial basis through January 2015.

SDOT has created a construction detour map that can be viewed here.

Thank you to Compass General Construction, Andersen Construction and the City’s Access Seattle Team, for their collaboration and support.

Curious Artkids

Fall is around the corner and it is the perfect time to start planning the kids’ indoor activities while it’s cold and wet outside. Curious Kidstuff is there to help you with that.


Curious Kidstuff hosts art classes for your little ones. Curious Artkids is for any age every Mondays and Friday from 10am to 11am. For only $12 per class, you can drop in or call in advance. Purchase 4 or more classes you get 10% off and first art class is free!

For more info call, 206 937-8788. Curious Kidstuff is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4740 California Ave SW.

Women’s Evening Casting at Lincoln Park

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The one good thing about cool weather is that while fishing, you won’t get a massive headache while you’re waiting to get a bite. That said, it’s the perfect time to mark your calendars for some fly fishing lessons and it’s happening on our own backyard. At Lincoln Park!

Photo by Dave McCoy

Our friends from the Emerald Water Anglers are hosting a class for women who are interested or curious about the sport. Lead by Abbie Schuster, come alone or bring a few friends, meet at the south end of the ball field parking lot (north lot) in Lincoln Park.

Bring your own rod or we will supply, afterwards maybe sneak off to Beverage Place for a quick drink and some face time with Abbie to answer more questions and get to know her better.  Below are upcoming dates:

Sept. 25, 2014 – 6:00-7:00 pm
Oct. 9, 2014 – 5:00-6:00 pm

Please RSVP to

Emerald Water Anglers are located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave. SW.

Joseph Brooks at Twilight Gallery

Art by Joseph Brooks

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Joseph Brooks, will be showing off his colorful and imaginative works at Twilight Gallery & Boutique this month of Sept.

Come meet the artist at Twilight for an Opening Reception on Thursday, September 11th from 6-9pm.

My non-representational work is an exercise in color, composition, and form. It shows how there can be beauty without being a defined object. What is a sunset if not color and composition? I do not refer to this work as abstract because it is not an abstraction of any form. I strip objects of their familiarity and allow the viewer to make their own connections to the work.

- Joseph Brooks

The artist exhibit will run through Sept 11th through Oct 2nd.

Twilight Gallery & Boutique is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4306 SW Alaska Street.



Close-Out Sale at the West Seattle Cyclery

westseattlecyclerysale_closeoutSummer is coming to a close and West Seattle Cyclery is celebrating the changing of seasons with a Closeout Sale.

Get 40% off all SWOBO commuter bikes and SCOTT helmets in stock.


Get 30% off all SCOTT Sports cycling shoes in stock. We have road, mtn and commuter shoes available.

Get 25% off all in stock SCOTT or Marin bikes. We have a great selection of road, mountain and commuter bikes in stock.

Their Service Department is starting to get busy with service for fall commuters. Come in and let them help you get your bike ready for your commute. Most service is completed in one to two days. No appointments necessary.

West Seattle Cyclery is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4508 California Ave SW.

Announcing Harvest Festival 2014

The Junction’s Harvest Festival will be Sunday, October 26 from 10am till 2pm.  You’ll find the West Seattle Farmers Market taking center stage on California Ave, community groups and businesses offering kids’ projects, costume parade at 11:30, and trick-or-treating at noon.  Super Fun!!

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Farm Fresh Produce

If your organization or business would like to offer a “Harvest Activity”, APPLICATION HERE.

If your organization or business would like to sponsor the Festival, SPONSORSHIP FORM.

If you’d like to volunteer at the event, please email Junction Director Susan Melrose at

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Baby Abominable Snowmonster with Yukon Cornelius and Mom






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Activity Projects for Kids
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West Seattle High Marching Band

Spanish-Japanese Fusion Dinner at Fresh Bistro

The Long Table Series is something we look forward to every month at Fresh Bistro. On Thursday, September 18th at 6pm, they will be doing an exciting and most delicious Spanish-Japanese Fusion Dinner. The menu below features the wonderful fusions as well as the wine pairings that will be served that night.


Dos Tapas de Desu

Albacore Tataki, Miso Reduction, Shaved Radish, Mirin Cured Sea Scallop, Serrano Ham, Satoimo Chip, Shiso Leaf

pairing: Giro Ribot Mare cava 2008, santa fe de penedes, ESP

Tocino Udon

Dashi Broth, Grilled Scallion, Piemento, Udon Noodles, Cured Pork Belly, Crispy Kale, Beni Shōga

Pairing: San Isidro blanco 2013, bullas, esp

Sunomono con Boquerones

Hothouse Cucumbers, Spanish White Anchovies, Sesame Seeds, Baby Carrots

Pairing: beira aral arvo albarino 2013, galicia, esp

Cordero Pierna Yakitori

Leg of Lamb, Wafu Marinade, Karashi Aioli, Grilled Shishito Peppers, Patata Dulce

pairing: Lopez cristobal crianza 2007, ribera del duero, esp

Whole Roasted Lechon

Whole Roasted Pig, Soy Glaze, Fuji Apple Ponzu

pairing: Parmi l’ infant 2007, priorat, esp

Mochi Helado

Salted Caramel Salsa, Shaved Spanish Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon Churro, Mochi Ice Cream, Azuki Beans


$65/PP, plus tax & gratuity.  Reservations are a must: call 206-612-5838 or email

Fresh Bistro is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4725 42nd Ave SW.