Yesterday, January 26th, Red Cup Espresso and Solar Epiphany LLC, held the drawing for a “complete solar installation” (a 350-watt expandable grid-tied installation). Congratulations to Annette G. on the big win! Thanks to Red Cup, “West Seattle’s first hybrid coffee shop” for keepin’ it green!
To celebrate their 8th Anniversary, West 5 will be holding an all-day party on Tuesday, February 8th. West 5 will be offering their award-winning Happy Hour all day and night long (11:00 to midnight), and will be offering a few giveaways and unveiling a bit of history from the establishment’s previous use.
The Senior Center of West Seattle is offering a FREE Self Defense Class for Women! Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 1-3 pm. Registration is requested by calling 206-932-4044. Drop-ins are ok. Classes are taught by martial artists from Seattle Kajukenbo and Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu. For more details about the trainers: www.7starwomenskungfu.org/selfdefense.htm
We would like to officially welcome Table 35 to the West Seattle Junction! They celebrated their Grand Opening January 9, 2010 and are now open for lunch, dinner and cocktails. Stop by for Happy Hour from 4-close during January, featuring: half-off appetizers, $2 off glass wine pours, $1 off draughts and $5 specialty drinks.
Visit The Junction this Thursday for 2010’s first Art Walk.
Participating merchants include:
8 Limbs Yoga, Bakery Nouveau, Carmilias, Coffee to a Tea with Sugar, Cupcake Royal & Verite Coffee,Edie Shoes,Elliot Bay Brewery, Funky Janes, Ginomai, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, Josh Boender Allstate Insurance, Keller Williams, Mural Apartments Gallery, Shadowland, Shoo Fly Pie, Twilight Art Collective, Wallflower Custom Framing, Wild Rose’s and Windermere Real Estate.
Featured Junction Host:
Wild Rose’s January Artist Marilyn Van Cleave
WILD ROSE’S presents “CROWS AND POEMS”
Oil paintings and poems by Marilyn Van Cleave
Marilyn is an impressionistic artist who explores the dynamism of living things as well as abstract compositions through the use of mixed medium, acrylics, and oils on canvas.
How many local businesses can you support in one holiday shopping spree?
The possibilities are endless when you buy locally made goods from local businesses in West Seattle Junction! Here are even more opportunities to buy local, by locals!
Head over to Northwest Art and Frame for switch plate covers designed by Vashon Island artist Shelly Hurd – the variety of subtle patinas and colors makes them simply gorgeous. You’ll also find a variety of Northwest-made greeting cards and yummy home fragrances from Modern Notes, plus jewelry by Magnabilities – magnets let you switch out the stones on a whim.
If you’re not into jewelry, maybe a dog collar is in order – for your dog, that is. Next to Nature is selling Cycle Dog pet collars, made in Washington from recycled bike tubes. (Local and sustainable!) You can also buy From the Field organic catnip toys made with hemp and dog biscuits from West Seattle’s own Dutch Door Bakery.
More local art can be found at Liberty Bell, where magnets, books, stationery, mugs, tiles, and more feature the work of popular Washington artist Jody Bergsma. While at JF Henry, serving pieces from Charlton Glassworks are sure to wow with Pacific Northwest flair.
Now, what about the hard-to-buy-for men in your life? How about a locally made, screen-printed T-shirt from Easy Street Records? And we’re certain they can point you to some great local music as well. (Pearl Jam still counts!) And there’s always that great stand-by of gift certificates – Easy Street has ’em, you can get some at local restaurants and bars like West 5, and also from Elliott Bay Brewery. Hey – that beer is made locally, too! Cheers!