Give Back & Have Fun this Weekend with HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet Bank is excited to announce that they will be once again hosting their Turkey Drive to spread Thanksgiving cheer to families in need. This year they will have the added excitement of hosting Blitz from the Seattle Seahawks at the event! Join HomeStreet Bank & West Seattle Food Bank for this fun and exciting event. Here are all the details:

Date: November 12, 2015

Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST


Event Description:

No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without some Turkey! To help spread some holiday cheer to families in need, the West Seattle Food Bank has teamed up with HomeStreet Bank and they are asking for your help. Stop by HomeStreet Bank in West Seattle on Thursday, November 12th between 4 – 7pm and drop off your frozen Turkey (or cash/check donations) to benefit local families this holiday season. You can also meet the official mascot of the Seattle Seahawks, Blitz and take your own photos (appearance between 4-5pm)!


HomeStreet is also participating this year in the 6th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner & Auction to support the West Seattle Helpline and they hope you will join them!


HomeStreet Bank

Here’s a little more about the event from Melodie VanHouten, our HomeStreet Bank branch manager and vice president:

Between the cocktail hour & silent auction, three-course meal, live auction, and mouth-watering sweets in the dessert dash challenge, this event is going to be the perfect chance to celebrate and strengthen our West Seattle Community. We are expecting the biggest crowd yet. Please click here to purchase your tickets and save your seat! Just enter my name (Melodie VanHouten) and HomeStreet Bank when it asks for “Table Captain” after you enter your meal preference for the evening. Thank you for supporting the West Seattle Helpline!


Date: November 13th, 2015

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: The Hall at Fauntleroy in West Seattle (9131 California Ave SW; Seattle, WA 98136)

Ticket Price: $90 each

For More Information: E-mail


Turkey Drive & Neighbors Helping Neighbors Dinner & Auction with HomeStreet Bank

November 12th & 13th / West Seattle



Five Ply Design Trunk Show at Click!

Peter Benarcik, the self-described “maker, shaker, and floor sweeper” behind the Seattle-based Five Ply Design, is launching his first ever lighting collection at Click! Design That Fits this Saturday, November 7th from 10am – 5pm.

Five Ply Design

Utilizing “reconstituted wood veneers,” hardwood scraps that have been up-cycled and blended into thin sheets, this Seattle design house is creating light, airy fixtures that are 100% made in America. In fact, all of Five Ply’s home goods are handcrafted in their micro-studio in Seattle’s International District with materials responsibly sourced in the USA.


Five Ply Design

Peter will be hanging out with the folks at Click! all day on November 7 – so stop by to meet him, learn more about his work, and pick up a new one-of-a-kind pendant light from his newest collection. This time of year in Seattle we can all use a little more light to to cozy up our space! Also, Click! will be doing a drawing for one of Five Ply’s coaster sets, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on this exclusive all-day event! Stop by the Click! blog for more information.


Five Ply Design Trunk Show at Click!

Saturday, November 7th / 10am – 5pm / 4540 California Ave SW

Bicycle Maintenance Classes at West Seattle Cyclery

Bicycle Maintenance

West Seattle Cyclery is offering fall and winter maintenance classes at the shop. Their classes are hands-on and they encourage all participants to bring their own bikes. Class participants will also have an option to purchase new shop tools at a discount. Here are the class offerings they will have in October and November:
Basic Repair 1: Safety Check, Fixing Flats, and Maintaining your Bike, $35+tax

Basic Repair 2: Derailleurs and Brakes, $35+tax

October dates: 
Wednesday Oct 28, Basic Repair 1; 6:30pm
Friday Oct 30, Basic Repair 2; 6:30pm

November dates:
Wednesday Nov 11, Basic Repair 1; 6:30pm
Saturday Nov 13, Basic Repair 2; 6:00 pm
Call 206.557.7267 or email to reserve your spot.

You can save $10 if you sign up for both classes at the same time! (Total cost: $60+tax). Classes are limited to 6 students. All classes are 1.5 to 2 hours long. Please note  West Seattle Cyclery requests that all participants plan to arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for setup.

Additional details:
– You may choose to split classes between October or November dates.
– There will be a waitlist available if classes fill up.
– No refunds for missed classes cancelled less than 48 hours before class. Class participants must call the shop to cancel and reschedule. Missed classes will be rescheduled for next available class. 
– West Seattle Cyclery can’t accommodate Recumbents and Tandems in the Basic Repair class due to limited shop size and the complexity of these bikes. Please contact them if you’d like to set up a personal repair class for your recumbent or tandem.


Bicycle Maintenance Classes at West Seattle Cyclery

October & November dates /

West Seattle… We Have That!

West Seattle businesses are uniting for, West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT!

We want to make sure everyone in West Seattle knows all about the great gems that make our neighborhood an amazing place to call home. You don’t have to cross the bridge to experience the best that Seattle has to offer – we have it right here. We’re reaching out to the community to spread the word in many ways:

Basic RGB
  • We’ll be TALKING about the importance of local businesses and the role they play in our community.
  • We’ll be ENGAGING our community to explore how we can strengthen our partnerships.
  • And we’ll be APPEALING to the neighborhood to shop at local businesses to help West Seattle thrive.

Our local business flavor is a big part of what we love about our ‘hood.  West Seattle is awesome because whether you’re talking about cool shops, the best ice cream, stellar parks, people who care, the walk-all-ways intersection, or the best sunsets in Seattle, we can all say, West Seattle – WE HAVE THAT!

This effort is a partnership between West Seattle Businesses, the West Seattle Junction Association and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

In the news…
(most recent first)

Buy local campaign to encourage spending with West Seattle retailers
West Seattle Herald, July 3, 2013

Life As An Independent Small Local Shopkeeper
West Seattle Blog, June 29, 2013

Grace Love &The True Loves at Easy Street

Grace Love & The True Loves

Get your Halloween on at Easy Street’s Records Monster Mash Bash, featuring the unstoppable soul train known as Grace Love & The True Loves! There will be a costume contest and they’ll be spinning a spectacularly spooky set of tunes all day and night!



Grace Love & The True Loves is Seattle’s premier soul outfit. Fresh from an electrifying Bumbershoot performance, Grace Love & The True Loves just dropped their self-titled debut full length on 10/2, which was followed by an appearance at Macefield Music Festival in Ballard and a West Coast tour. On 10/30, their stopping by our very own Easy Street Records right here in West Seattle to give us a special show. It all goes down at 7pm. The show is free and all ages!


Grace Love & The True Loves at Easy Street Records

Friday, October 30th at 7pm /

Pumpkin Junction is back at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction is excited to host their favorite event of the year, Pumpkin Junction! This celebration of all things gourd-inspired, fall flavored, and fermented began this past weekend and goes through Saturday, October 31st.
Pumpkin Junction

They will have 25 pumpkin beers and ciders to start, with at least 18 more waiting in the wings. Here’s the opening line-up:

  1. Ace Pumpkin Cider
  2. Alaskan Pumpkin Ale
  3. Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek (Bourbon Aged Pumpkin Ale)
  4. Avery Rumpkin (Rum Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
  5. BeeHaven Pumpkin Spice Mead
  6. Beer Valley Jackalope (Pumpkin Porter)
  7. Destihl Samhain Porter
  8. Doc’s Pumpkin Cider
  9. Elysian Night Owl
  10. Elysian Punkuccino
  11. Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter
  12. Ghostfish Pumpkin Ale (Gluten Free)
  13. Hi-Fi Pump Up the Volume
  14. Naked City Boo Radley
  15. New Belgium Pumpkick
  16. Ninkasi Imp Pumpkin Sleigh’r
  17. Peddler Pumpkin Spice
  18. Reuben’s & The Beer Junction Pumpkin Junction (ON NITRO)
  19. Reuben’s & The Beer Junction Pumpkin Junction (Regular version)
  20. The Above Pumpkin Junction Randalled with Hot Tamales and Nutmeg
  21. Seattle Cider Pumpkin Cider
  22. Southampton Pumpkin Ale
  23. Southern Tier Pumking
  24. Tieton Smoked Pumpkin Cider
  25. Traveler Jacko Pumpkin
  26. Wander Pumpfest

Plus be sure to check out their daily Randall Combo on Facebook & Twitter. Today’s Randall Combo is the Southern Tier Pumking: Randalled Through Oak Chips And Nutmeg!

Not into the pumpkin thing? Not to worry! They’ll still have at least 35 non pumpkin beverages on tap, including many fresh hop beers.

The Beer Junction will also be selling their 2015 Pumpkin Junction t-shirt and glassware. The t-shirts are $17.99 and come in sizes small through 3XL. You can also take home a 10oz goblet for $5.99 or Halloween pint glasses for $4.99

Pumpkin Junction3
They’ll also be bringing back the very popular Pumpkin Beer Milkshakes featuring West Seattle’s Husky Deli Ice Cream. Try one of their pre-tested employee recipes or design your own master creation. Ice cream flavors available will be pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate and rum-truffle.


Pumpkin Junction at The Beer Junction

Now through Saturday, October 31st / 4511 California Ave SW

Caravan Pacific Trunk Show at Click!

On Saturday, October 24th, Shannon Guirl – the designer / maker behind Portland-based Caravan Pacific – will be bringing her full collection of handmade lighting and home accessories for a one-day trunk show to Click! Design That Fits.

Caravan Pacific

All her work is handmade in Portland, and utilizes materials such as glazed ceramic, North American hardwoods, brass, and bronze.

Caravan Pacific

Click! is also giving away a Deca planter during the event! They’ll be collecting names throughout the day and will draw the winner at 5pm.

Caravan PacificFor more information, stop by Click! to read their blog post about the event.


Caravan Pacific Trunk Show at Click!

Saturday, October 24th / 10-5pm / 4540 California Ave SW



Rotary Club Oktoberfest Benefit

The Rotary Club of West Seattle will host its 2nd annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 24, 2015, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW (near the intersection of Fauntleroy and Alaska).  Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the hall.

The festivities will include German & local micro brew BEER, authentic German FOOD, an Oompah BAND, and a RAFFLE.


Rotary Club Oktoberfest
Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of West Seattle

Net proceeds from the event will be used to support the Club’s projects which include Pencil Me in For Kids, Students of the Month, West Seattle Rotary Kiddie Parade, West Seattle Grand Parade, the Children’s Christmas Shopping Spree and international projects including projects in East Africa and Southeast Asia.

Tickets are $45 and may be purchased (must be age 21 or older) on the Club’s website (


Rotary Club Oktoberfest
Photo courtesy of Rotary Club of West Seattle

Sponsors helping to underwrite to cost of the event are the YMCA, Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Synergy Home Services, Menashe and Sons Jewelry, Potter Construction, Southwest Plumbing, Food Lifeline, Ivy Court Apartments, deNormandie, Sidlo & Associates, Waid Law Office, Dow Constantine, the Skin Doc Shop (Dr. Susanne L Gee), Daystar Retirement Community and The Kenney.

Enjoy an evening of good food, good drink and good company while, at the same time, supporting the Club’s charitable projects locally and worldwide.


Rotary Club Oktoberfest Benefit

Saturday, October 24 / 6 – 10pm / Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave SW

Seahawk Cupcakes at Cupcake Royale

Show your fan appreciation and love of the Seahawks with Cupcake Royale’s 12s Cupcakes. You can pick these up at The Junction Cupcake Royale as well as at all Cupcake Royale cafes and Metropolitan Market stores on Blue Friday, Game Days, as well as for special order. These sweet treats are also a great choice for birthdays and celebrations – especially for the diehard Hawks fans in your life.


Seahawk Cupcakes

Cupcake Royale has also taken the guesswork out of ordering and made it simple and easy. You can go online, select pick-up or delivery, and then head over to the Seahawks tab to let Cupcake Royale make your party fun and delicious. Get the Tailgate Dozen and show your support for the home team!


Seahawk Cupcakes at Cupcake Royale

Available on Blue Friday, Game Days, and special order / 4556 California Ave SW

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

West Seattle Cyclery is having their annual Merchandise Closeout Sale. They have 2015 bikes, clothing, shoes, wheelsets, and accessories on closeout. Check out some of the great sale prices below:

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

All 2015 Garmin Edge computers are 30% off MSRP. In stock merchandise only.

  • Garmin Edge 510
  • Garmin Edge 510 Bundle
  • Garmin Edge Touring Plus

All 2015 Shoes in stock, 50% off MSRP.

  • Specialized and Northwave commuter, road, and mountain bike shoes.

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

2015 Marin Bobcat Trail Mountain Bikes

SALE PRICE: $525.99
MSRP: $749.99

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

2015 Marin Cortina CX Disc

Full carbon frame with Shimano 105 Hydraulic Disc 11 speed. A great bike for road or gravel. Sizes Small/52cm and Medium/54cm available.

SALE PRICE: $2099.99
MSRP: $2999.99
West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

Remaining 2014 SCOTT bikes are 40% off MSRP

  • SCOTT Contessa Speedster: SALE PRICE $839.99 (MSRP 1399.99)
  • SCOTT CR1: SALE PRICE $1079.99 (MSRP $1799.99)
  • Genius 720: SALE PRICE $2879.99 (MSRP $4799.99)
  • Genius 930: SALE PRICE $2459.99 (MSRP $4099.99)

West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

2015 EVO Bikes

  • EVO High Tide Fat Tire Bikes: SALE PRICE: $335 (MSRP $479.99)
  • Oak Hill Step-Thru: SALE PRICE: $335 (MSRP $479.99)


West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

2015 Mavic Wheelsets

  • 2015 MAVIC Ksyrium Elite Wheelset SALE PRICE: $599.99 (MSRP $799.99)
  • 2015 MAVIC Equipe Wheelset SALE PRICE: $384.99 (MSRP $549.99)


They also have a few USED bikes and wheel sets available.

  • 2013 Specialized Stumpjumper Marathon Carbon, 17”/MED. XX1 Drivetrain Upgrade, Stan’s Wheelset, Excellent Condition (MSRP $4900) SALE PRICE: $1899
  • 2013 Zipp 202 Tubular Wheelset, rim brake, Excellent Condition, (MSRP: $2399) SALE PRICE: $799
  • Roval Wheelsets SALE: Various prices


Stop by their West Seattle Junction location to see all the closeout deals and to check availability and pricing.


West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

Their Service Department can also get your bike running smoothly. Whether you need a quick tune-up or an overhaul, they have you covered.  See their service page for more details.


West Seattle Cyclery 2015 Closeouts

Goin on now / 4508 California Ave SW