Patrick Robinson
Flanked by well known West Seattlites and mountaineers Lou and Jim Whittaker Jane Hastings was having great fun.

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse celebrates 100 years of memories and friendships at Centennial event

Larry Livingston peered at the photos on the wall, trying to find one he might be in. He was in the sixth grade in 1943 at the Fauntleroy School and "got good marks," he said, "but I did flunk the first grade," he continued laughing. He and several hundred others were there to celebrate the school's 100th birthday with a special celebration featuring a group hug photo and some well know alumnae as guest speakers on May 21.

There to recall their years at the school and early days in West Seattle were the Whittaker twins, Lou and Jim who recalled spending many hours in the wooded areas of the community that prepared them for lives as mountaineers. Jim went on to be the first American to climb Mt. Everest and found REI while Lou would form Rainier Mountaineering and guide thousands to the top of Mt. Rainier. Jane Hastings graduated from the school in 1939 and recalled her times the Whittaker family and others at the school. "I always say I grew up in the ideal community," she said.

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On the Go Week of 5-22-17

Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169

May 25-28. In honor of Memorial Day, all Red, White & Blue clothing is reduced 40% through Sun. May 28 and all items with Yellow tags are $1.00 May 27 until the end of the month.  Since we'll be closed Memorial Day, you may want to stop by and pick up some books for the long weekend— paperbacks are $.50 and hardbacks $1.00. The all volunteer run non-profit American Cancer Society shop is open Sun. 11 a.m.– 3 p.m. and all other days 10 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.  Follow our blog at and LIKE us on Facebook.

Taste of West Seattle 2017
The Hall at Fauntleroy
9131 California Ave. S.W.

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Mayor Murray and Seattle City Council nominate appointees for the Community Involvement Commission

information from the City of Seattle

Mayor Edward Murray and the Seattle City Council announced their appointees to the City’s new Community Involvement Commission (CIC). Created by Executive Order 2016-06 issued by Mayor Murray last year, the 16-member commission will advise the City on priorities, policies, and strategies related to equitable civic engagement and public participation in City decision-making processes. It will also provide feedback on the development of City departments’ community involvement plans.

“In order for Seattle to reach its full potential, all residents including those representing underrepresented and underserved communities must have the opportunity to participate in the City’s decision making and planning processes,” said Mayor Murray. “The commissioners will have a critical role in guiding the City toward more accessible and equitable community engagement, and I look forward to their ideas and counsel so that the City’s efforts ensure that all voices are heard.”

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