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Update:High winds knock out power for more than 4700; Pockets of outages remain

Update 6:30 am
Power was still out for more than 500 people in the West Seattle/ White Center area after a powerful wind storm blew through the area overnight reaching gusts of up to 60mph and knocking out the electricity for 47,000 people in Seattle. City Light crews and Seattle Fire and police were busy all night as downed trees fell across roads and brought down wires. Most of the power for West Seattle's Arbor Heights was back on by 3am but more than 5000 still had no juice at 7am. Persistent outages above Alki and along Beach Drive SW were expected to be resolved before noon.

Update 12:10 am oct 26

Power was out for more than 4700 city light customers after high winds hit the Arbor Heights neighborhood and other parts of West Seattle Oct. 25-26. Power was out for more than 47000 across the city.

In West Seattle the outage extended from 122nd to the south and north including Fauntleroy Way SW up Beach Drive to Juneau Street SW. The western reach of the outage extended nearly to 39th SW. A block on Kenyon Street SW was also out between 39th and 41st streets SW.

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On the Go - Week of 10-27-14

GriefShare hosts “Surviving the Holidays” Seminar
Grace Church
10323 28th Ave. SW
Sun., Nov. 9, 2-4pm. This one time support group event is for those that have lost loved ones by death and are dreading the holidays. Everyone is welcome. This is an arm of the GriefShare Recovery Group. Registration helps, but is not mandatory. Contact Barb at 206-932-7459.

Senior Center of West Seattle Town Hall Meeting
4217 SW Oregon St.
Tues., Nov. 11, 2 sessions: 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. “Should We Stay or Should We Go?” For more than 4 months the Senior Center of West Seattle (SCWS) has been dealing with challenges. We need your input to help us determine the direction of SCWS. Do we stay affiliated with Senior Services (SS) knowing they have proposed a different organizational model or do we become our own entity relying on our members and community alone? Please attend the Town Hall and/or email questions/comments by 11/7/14 to

Culinary Volunteers Needed
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 SW Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8

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file photo by Patrick Robinson
If they can refinance their debt by the end of 2014 The Kenney retirement community has an opportunity to reduce its debt by 50%.

The Kenney has an opportunity to reduce its debt by 50%

The Kenney announced today that the West Seattle retirement community that their current lender has offered them an opportunity to reduce its total debt by 50%, provided it is refinanced by the end of 2014. Total face value of the debt is $21 million. The Kenney is pursuing the opportunity to reduce the debt to $10.5 million by seeking a new sponsor or lender. The Kenney is meeting all of its financial obligations and is current with its loan.

Moraine Byrne, President, Ontrac Management in charge of The Kenney said, "It is our goal to be transparent with residents and staff about The Kenney's financial picture and we met with both today to share this news. As this progresses and we have information to share about potential new sponsors, we will let residents, staff and the community know.

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