West Seattle Junction Association
FREE parking, underground at Jefferson Square is being made available by the Junction Merchants and construction companies Compass and Anderson to offset the loss of 20 parking spaces on street in the West Seattle Junction. The program is on now, on trial basis.

Junction announces new FREE parking to offset spaces lost to construction

Need another reason to shop locally? The construction in the Junction has created some parking issues so The West Seattle Junction Association announced that they have teamed up with construction companies Andersen and Compass to offer FREE 2 hour parking at Jefferson Square, underground.

More than half of the 4700 block of California/42nd is under construction. As part of developing the sites and making public safety a top priority, the projects have taken upwards of 20 on-street parking spots.

That means customers who drive through on California or even adjacent streets can't find a parking space.

In a press release The Junction Association said,

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On the Go week of 9-29-14

Dakota Place Park Clean Up
Dakota Place Park
4304 S.W. Dakota St.
Saturday, Oct., 11, 9 a.m.-Noon. Join us for a morning of fun and community. Bring shovels, rakes, trowels, gloves or a wheelbarrow if possible. Label all your tools and come prepared for the weather! We work rain or shine. Hope to see you all there.

Culinary Volunteers Needed
Senior Center of West Seattle
4217 S.W. Oregon St.
206-932-4044 x8
Great volunteer positions to utilize culinary talents. Friendly people and great atmosphere. Working with seniors and members of the community. Café assistants: 8:30-12:30 p.m. or 10:30-2 p.m., M-F. Kitchen Assistant: 9:30-1:30 p.m., M-F. Call Debra: 206-932-4044 or email: debrag@seniorservices.org.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Guadalupe Church-Pastoral Care Center
7000 35th Ave. S.W.
Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. TOPS is an encouraging weight loss support group with weigh-ins every Tuesday. For info at 206-932-2621.

Seeking Host Families for International Students

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Patrick Robinson
Suzanne Rankin, said she feels like she 'won the lottery' after becoming part of a program for home repairs offered by Habitat for Humanity SKC and a grant from Lowes Hardware. The $5800 home repairs include new siding and paint to weatherize and update her White Center home.

SLIDESHOW: Habitat for Humanity teamed up with Lowes Hardware and CDA to help a White Center homeowner

When Suzanne Rankin got the flyer on the doorknob of her home saying Habitat for Humanity SKC was looking for homeowners to help in the area, she almost threw it away. But she didn't. She instead applied for help through the organization and became one of nearly two dozen White Center area homeowners to qualify for assistance in Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

The organization celebrated that effort on Sept. 26 with Senator Sharon Nelson and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, Sili Savusa and others from the White Center CDA and lots of volunteers from Loews Hardware.

They were there as a result of a grant from Lowes which is contributing nearly $1 million to 11 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation. The local affiliate was awarded a grant to assist ten White Center families with their home repair needs from July through December of 2014. That $70,000 grant, included the approximately $5800 spent on "hardy plank" siding for Rankin's home.

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