Bin 41 Wine Tastings Aug 3 & 4

Bin 41 will be hosting a Special Tasting Night, Tuesday, August 3rd, with renowned female winemaker from Italy, Dr. Rosalba Vitanza (from Tenuta Vitanza) from 5:30 – 7 pm! This is a one of a kind opportunity and we hope you’ll come out for this special night!

On Wednesday, August 4th, Bin 41 showcases the sought after Louis/Dressner portfolio from 5:30 – 7 pm. Join them for their weekly Wednesday night tasting as they host Shawn Mead from Louis/Dressner Selections. Shawn will walk through a sampling of some of their top wines at everyday affordable prices.


Fantastic Mr Fox this Saturday at WSOM!

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Fantastic Mr. Fox this Saturday, July 31st starting at dusk (we recommend showing up around 6:30-7 to get a spot). The movie plays in the courtyard between Hotwire Coffee & Dr. Wolff’s Office, 4410 California Ave SW. Bring your chair or blanket to stretch out on and a non-perishable food item for the food banks. There will be live music and lots of fun!

Sponsored by: White Center Food Bank, West Seattle Food Bank & Dream Dinners


Girlfriends Night Out at Capers Tonight!

It’s time for another Girlfriends Night Out at Capers! Gather the gals and come by for a snack and a beverage, shopping, chatting and fun. That’s tonight, Wednesday, July 28th, from 6pm to 8pm! Get a free bar of shea butter soap from Sweet Petula (a $9 value). There’s always other fun and surprises.  Hope to see you there!


Meet The Merchant – Westside Natural Medicine

Correction:  In a May posting, Westside Natural Medicine’s name was incorrectly listed.  If you didn’t get a chance to read it, here is an interview with Dr. Catherine Orsi…

What do you like about doing business in The Junction?

It is convenient for my clients and it is nice to see familiar faces every day when I take walks.  I really like being located here where there are so many things happening.  It is possible to walk and take care of my business tasks and then there are also fun events to walk to like the Art Walk and several nice restaurants.

How many years have you been in business?

I am now in my sixth year of business, all of it right here in The Junction.

Who are you customers?

Many of them live right here in West Seattle.  I help people who are looking for natural alternatives to get well and stay well.  My clients are people who value having good health and want to know how to prevent disease and stay healthy.  I work with people who have a variety of symptoms such as, but not limited to, hormonal imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, pain, fatigue, frequent colds, food allergies, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure and muscular tension.

What do you like about owning your own business?

I get to help other people.  I work on things that I am passionate about and value.  Everyday I create something new.

Tell me something about your business that I might not have known?

Along with naturopathic care, I also do Massage, CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Manipulation.  My clients find these manual therapies to be very helpful in reducing pain, relieving stress and restoring healthy function to the musculoskeletal body, the nervous system and the organs.

Who is your role model?

I have several but the late Dr. Bill Mitchell, ND who was a founder of Bastyr University is one that I admire greatly.  He was an amazing Naturopathic Doctor, teacher and a very compassionate person.

What do you enjoy in your free time?

I love to dance!  Right here in West Seattle there are great opportunities to learn west coast swing, east coast swing, waltz and fox trot.   I like taking lessons at Highland park Improvement Club taught by Dance for Joy, lessons through the Seattle Swing Dance Club (SSDC) that meet at Alki Masonic Temple and there are dances at the SSDC and also at Hiawatha Community Center every second Saturday night..

If you live in West Seattle, how long?

I have been in West Seattle for over 23 years.  I moved here from Oregon and realized right away this was the best place to be in Seattle!

Learn more:  www.westsidenaturalmedicine.com


Earn “Market Bucks” Shopping with Junction Merchants

The Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA) has just launched a new “buy local” incentive program, “Market Bucks!” Market Bucks are worth $2 each and are usable currency for any product at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market (redeemable at all 7 local Farmer’s Markets)!

How does this work? Shop local merchants in The Junction to earn the $2 Market Bucks. Then use your Market Bucks to do your weekly shopping for produce, treats or whatever you like at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market on Sundays.

Earn Market Bucks weekdays with the following Junction Merchants:

Why Market Bucks? It’s a perfect “buy local” loop: Farmers Markets drive consumers to business corridors, businesses reward consumers with Market Bucks, and shoppers get free money to spend at the markets.  After visiting the markets, shoppers patronize nearby local businesses and the cycle starts all over again. Live local, shop local.

More information – In addition to offering the greatest variety and easiest access to local food, farmer-focused markets like those operated by the NFMA are one of the only ways for consumers to support farmers and make truly informed food choices. In order to sell at an NFMA market, farmers must grow their products within Washington State and only sell what they grow or raise themselves. Farmers markets aren’t just about produce either. Shoppers can expect to find cheeses from local sheep, goats and cows; eggs, meat, poultry, baked goods, preserves, wine, cider, nuts, honey, flowers, prepared foods, and more.


War Games this Saturday at WSOM

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents War Games, Saturday, July 24th at dusk  in The Courtyard between Hotwire Coffee & Dr. Wolff’s Office (4410 California Ave SW). It’s FREE and this Saturday is Pocket Protector Night and 80’s Trivia! Show up around 6:30 to get settled in with your chairs and blankets and join in the fun and festivities!

Sponsored by: West Seattle Blog, Nicholson Kovalchick Architects, Pagliacci Pizza and Skylark Café & Club


Side Show opens July 21st at ArtsWest!

ArtsWest’s Summer Musical Theatre Apprenticeship Program presents Side Show, opening Wednesday, July 21st!

Side Show by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music), “is a beloved cult musical inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.”

The performance features actors ages 16-21 and runs through August 1st. Tickets are only $15 and only $10 for folks under age 25. Be sure to check it out!


Cooking Demo at West Seattle Farmers Market This Sunday

Chef Demo: Chef Jeremy McLachlan, of Salty’s Restaurant (West Seattle-Alki) will be our special guest chef this coming Sunday, July 18th at the West

WS Farmers Market

Seattle Farmers Market. Chef Jeremy plans to pump up the energy at his demo by incorporating audience participation and impromptu ingredient selections.  Focusing on Washington’s delicious summer berries, Jeremy will bring his enthusiasm for the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of delicious local ingredients to West Seattle in what is sure to be a fun-filled market event! The cooking demo is free and open to the public and begins at 11:00 am under the market’s special events tent.

Recipes will be provided at the demo and posted online.

More info is available at: www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org


What Now?

West Seattle Summer Fest was a fantastically wonderful, hot, fun-filled weekend…so what now? West Seattle Outdoor Movies of course!!! We are kicking it off this weekend, Saturday July 17th, featuring Mamma Mia, starting at 6:30 pm in the courtyard between Hotwire Coffee and Dr. Wolff’s office. The best part is it’s FREE! Don’t forget to bring your chair, blanket or pillow to sit on and get cozy. Come sing along to all your favorites!

Thanks to the following sponsors: Dr. Jerry Wolff, Dr. Heidi Horwitz, Krieger Dental, Seattle Lutheran High School, Prudential Real Estate Don Pennell, and The Body Bar.