Shop Small on Small Business Saturday


#SmallBizSat is Nov 26! The West Seattle Junction invites everyone to join the merchants and restaurants at our Shop Small celebration all day long.

Watch for announcements and savings alerts.

We hope you’ll have a great day shopping and eating at your favorite West Seattle small businesses.

Harvest Festival Activity and Craft Booths

Harvest Festival and Trick-or-Treat in the West Seattle Junction.

Sunday, October 30th

10am – 2pm

blog-postThe West Seattle merchants and community organizations have been planning another Harvest Festival event full of FREE, fun and family arts, crafts and game booths.


Family activities include:
Place mats
Veggie passport
Fly fishing/casting
Musical instruments
Gather/harvest seeds from spent plants to create seed packets
Balloon Popping
Witch Hat Toss
Pumpkin bowling with squash pins and pumpkin tic-tac-toe
Children’s activity book
Sensory pit in a fall theme
Photo booth
Spinning wheel
Trail mix
Tealight lanterns
Silly Putty Melting Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween-themed maracas
Spider web marble painting
Haunted house
Prints of different vegetables and fruits
Cotton candy
Hand turkeys and pumpkin toothpicks
Dig for treasure
Join us in the West Seattle Junction for booths, Farmers Market, chili cook off (starts at 11am) parade (starts at 11:30am) and trick or treats (starts at 12 Noon).


Chili Cook Off Contenders Announced

Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 30th 10am – 2pm

Chili Cook Off 11am at the All Walk by Key Bank


The Chili Cook-Off is happening once again during Harvest Festival! It’s your chance to vote for the 2016 Harvest Festival Best Chili.

Starting at 11am, local restaurants will go bean-to-bean in what could be one of the fiercest chili battles to date.







Come early, as this tasty battle is limited to only the chili on hand. $10.00 per 9-chili flight. All proceeds go directly to the West Seattle Food Bank with a goal to raise $3,000 this year.

Our chili competitors are:

Easy Street Café

Elliott Bay Brewery (winner 2015)

Husky Deli

The Westy

NEW to the Junction! Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery



Grilling Greek Catering Company

Brookdale Senior Living


Who will be winner in 2016? Only YOU can decide.

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog 2014 competition



Westside Neighbors Network






New Neighborhood Group in West Seattle. Here’s their vision for West Seattle seniors.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 11th 5pm – 6:30pm Senior Center of West Seattle

We are working to create a Village on the Westside.  A Village is a member-driven, intergenerational, grassroots organization bringing neighbors together to help each other stay in their community as they age.  Members have one-call access to volunteer help for in-home services, transportation and vetted service providers as well as social and educational events that support connectedness and friendships.  At its core, a Village is based on reciprocity – with Village members using their skills to help other members while receiving the support they need to remain in their community.

The Village movement began in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood in 2002 and has since spread to over 200 communities nationwide.  There are currently 3 Villages in Seattle and several other neighborhoods are in various stages of planning theirs.  Our village is called “Westside Neighbors Network.”  Our stated mission is: To nurture a lively and engaged community that celebrates and supports positive aging.  Village members connect with each other, with knowledge, and with resources to enable them to live full lives as they age in their westside neighborhood.

For more information please visit our website: or email

Do you have a West Seattle neighborhood group? Email to be highlighted. Committed to connecting West Seattle.


October Art Walk

wjs_autumn_card_front_2016Please join us for October Art Walk, (10/13) from 6 – 9pm! Spend the evening strolling and exploring West Seattle while enjoying art, music, and more. Our participating artists, businesses, and organizations are planning some great events to celebrate our vibrant art culture in West Seattle!

Open House Glow Medispa

mg_6267-768x512Open House Glow Medispa

4409 California Ave SW, Suite 100

Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Meet the staff!
Free giveaways
Special package discounts (available only at our Open House!)
Free drawing for a Glow Medical Facial
Information on all our services
Live demonstration of Vanquish ME Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

Wine and cheese will be served.

Harvest Festival

blog-postHarvest Festival and Trick-or-Treat in the West Seattle Junction.

Sunday, October 30th

10am – 2pm

The Junction’s Harvest Festival has become a favorite fall event for West Seattle. Join us for a day of community fun as we celebrate this season of change.

There will be activities for kids sponsored by our local businesses and organizations, a chili cook-off, costumes and prizes, trick-or-treating, and of course great fall bounty brought to The Junction by our local West Seattle Farmers Market.

The Harvest Festival is great time to come together as a neighborhood and celebrate our community spirit!




Harvest Festival 10am – 2pm
Farmers Market 10am – 2pm
Chili Cook Off (all proceeds benefit West Seattle Food Bank) 11am
West Seattle High School Band and Kids Parade (meet at Junction Plaza park 11:15am 44th & Alaska) 11:30am
Trick or Treat 12 Noon

Thanks to our sponsors:
Media Sponsor
West Seattle Blog
Farmers Market
Bakery Nouveau
Westside School
Curious Kidstuff
Westside Children’s Dentistry
Skin Care by Casey
Cupcake Royale
Shelby’s Bistro and Ice Creamery
Eastridge Church
West Seattle Christian Church
West Seattle
PCC Natural Markets
Menashe and Sons
Community Acupuncture Project


Business Highlight Skin Care by Casey

skin-care-by-caseyIn this article we’re highlighting a new addition to the Junction, Skin Care by Casey.


4509 44th Ave SW

Casey Rasmussen is a Master Esthetician who has been providing esthetic facial and body services in the medical/spa industry since 1996. Her experience ranges from managing small mom and pop salons to starting up, managing and practicing at award-wining, multi-million dollar spas.

Casey’s specialties are twofold. On the one hand, she focuses on results-oriented skin care, applying medical skin therapies to combat skin disorders and has advanced skin care certifications in microdermabrasion, ultrasonics, medical grade peels (Jessner, TCA, Glycolics, Lactics) UV Camera, and other skin care services. On the other, she ensures that her clients experience the highest level of care and service possible, leaving them feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and most of all, beautiful.

Ongoing promotions:

10% off three retail products or more

Package: Buy 5 get 1 free on all services Free priority shipping on orders over $50 20% off for all new guests

She offers regular Botox/filler events with a reputable Seattle physician quarterly, changes her artwork out regularly- current artist is Cheryl Zahniscer who is also showing at Capers. She has private parking (32 spaces) in the building and her new space is gorgeous, fully renovated, quiet and private. Casey is by appointment only and specialize in anti-aging, acne and problem skin- use a paraben free, fragrance free line that’s made in and organic facility.  The environment is extremely relaxing, peaceful and welcoming and all facials include what you might expect from a larger spa. Casey also curates home goods, jewelry and art from other makers for my guests interest.

Also a WSB sponsor and donate regularly to community schools and charities. You can call Casey for an appointment at 206.788.5677.

Harvest Festival Activity Invitation

HarvestFestPostcard_CMYKWest Seattle HARVEST FESTIVAL
And Trick-or-Treat in The Junction (starts at 12 Noon)
Sunday October 30th, 10am – 2pm

West Seattle schools, non-profits, and businesses are invited to provide a Harvest Activity for kids in the neighborhood. This will help make a fun and healthy event for our community! The applicant will provide the materials and their own tent.

It is free to participate and the Harvest Committee will choose the projects best suited for the event. Your Harvest Activity must be a fun kids activity and meet ALL of the guidelines…

  • Activity must be FREE and suited to children. No sales.
    Must try to have a Harvest connection and be an activity or project
    Activity should not be an advertisement or promotion of the applicant. Of course have your banner and some materials, but the emphasis is on giving kids a fun activity.
    Handing out candy 12 Noon.

NOTE: We will receive more applications than space allows, therefore acceptance into the event is not guaranteed. Applicants will be judged solely on the quality of their activity and appeal to neighborhood children. When describing your activity, please be as detailed as needed to convey the activity.


Email contact information (include business/organization name and phone number) and proposed activity to . Or, complete this form and either mail or drop off at the Junction office: harvest-activity-invite-2016

Want to go head-to-head against other merchants in the chili cook-off (all proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank)? Here’s the details for you: chili-competition

Sponsoring Harvest Festival is a great way to support your local community! You can find out more here: harvest-festival-sponsorship-2016.

Questions to Lora Swift: 206-935-0904 or

IDEAS: Make pumpkin collage on paper plate, decorate apples or little pumpkins, scarecrows with straw, a pumpkin walk (similar to cake walk), make a book mark with fall leaves, Thanksgiving decorations.