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Community Storytelling Project Engages Youth to Help Influence Light Rail Extension Project

The word home is meant to evoke feelings of comfort, safety, and familiarity. While the city as a whole is considered home to Seattleites on a larger scale, most residents apply the term more granularly to the uniqueness of their neighborhood. As the City plans for the West Seattle Ballard… [ Keep reading ]

Latinx Heritage Month: Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant

When sisters Aminta Elgin and Ana Castro came to Seattle, they dreamt of opening an eatery that would provide a taste of home to Salvadoreans in the area and share the traditional meals and customs of El Salvador with the broader community. The sisters can track their passion for baking… [ Keep reading ]

Rediscover Seattle encourages people to support local small businesses in their neighborhood

As the city begins to reopen and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to encourage the people of Seattle to venture out and support small businesses. To jumpstart this process, we’ve launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating Pride: Queer-owned Bebop Waffle Shop

Bebop Waffle Shop is a queer and woman-owned café on the corner of California and Admiral in West Seattle. Corina Luckenbach opened the shop (originally called Admiral Bird Café) with her business partner, Heidi Herr, in 2014. Now in sole ownership of Luckenbach, and named after her beloved wiener dog, Bebop, the café has grown into a hub known for its exceptional breakfast sandwiches and coffee, and welcoming atmosphere for all neighbors, especially LGBTQ+ folks… [ Keep reading ]

Landmarks Preservation Board to consider nomination of the SW Spokane Street Pump Station in West Seattle for landmark status

Seattle’s Landmarks Preservation Board will consider the nomination of the SW Spokane Street Pump Station at 3214 SW Spokane Street in Admiral on Wednesday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Seattle City Hall (600 4th Avenue, Floor L2) in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80…. [ Keep reading ]

West Seattle Blog reports on Neighborhood Matching Fund supported fruit harvest

The West Seattle Blog reported on City Fruit’s efforts to glean unwanted fruit from West Seattle neighborhood trees for donation to area food banks.  The Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple program supported this effort with an award of $6,295.  City Fruit is looking for trees and pickers city-wide.  Click… [ Keep reading ]

Join Mayor Mike McGinn for an open question and answer session with local residents

Join the Mayor and West Seattle residents for a town hall at the Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon St,  this Thursday evening, May 3 at 5 p.m.  Bring your questions, bring a neighbor!  Neighborhood visits and Town Halls are part of the Mayor’s ongoing efforts to reach out to and meet… [ Keep reading ]

HP3, Seattle’s First Environmental Adventure Race

The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation have teamed up with HP3 for Seattle’s first environmental adventure race in West Seattle April 16.  The project is funded in part with a $20,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award. The 16-mile Adventure Race crisscrosses the Delridge community and features… [ Keep reading ]

Gathering of Neighbors Event November 6

This Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Fund supported event will be held at Chief Sealth High School on Saturday, November 6.  Connect with dozens of local businesses, neighborhood collectives and leaders across West Seattle.  Norm Rice will be the keynote speaker.  Click here  and here for more information.

Neighborhood Matching Fund projects win Seattle Weekly “Best of Seattle” awards

These two Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Neighborhood Matching Fund supported projects were recognized in Seattle Weekly’s recent “Best of Seattle” issue.  Click on the links to read the articles. Best Pee-Wee Park – 2010 Oxbow Park / Hat ‘n’ Boots: Best Community Resource for the Handy – 2010 West… [ Keep reading ]