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Archive for May, 2012

Another sale day ahead! Shorewood on the Sound ‘Street of Sales’ on June 2nd

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 30, 2012

Just heard from Heather in Shorewood – which is just south of West Seattle – and their annual garage-sale day, Street of Sales, has finally gone online – here (and above) you’ll find the Google Map for their sales, this Saturday, June 2nd, 9 am-4 pm.

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Thank you!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 13, 2012

13 hours past closing time and we’re not sure we’ve recovered yet from West Seattle Community Garage Sale 2012. We decided to cover it as more of a travelogue (see the story and photos here), weaving a few contributed photos in with pictures we took while stopping at a dozen-plus sites … may not sound like much out of 245 but we were on the road continuously for five hours, with WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand driving, and hopping out to take photos and say hi, while your editor here (Tracy Record) kept downloading photos, writing, and updating the story from the passenger seat. By 2 pm, even our backup power was out, and we needed a little sustenance too, so it was back to the barn. The post-sale reports have been fun to read, and it was fun to see that people were really were out and about browsing, buying, and best of all, mingling … while reading news on the Web (our main business) is generally a solitary pursuit, we do seek to support the community by promoting events and activities that get people out and about, interacting, and this certainly counts. Next year’s date – May 11th!

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Sale 41: Seattle Lutheran High School

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

Inside the Menashe Family Gymnasium at Seattle Lutheran High School, big sale with great stuff including furniture – Tyler, who had helped do some of the heavy lifting, is checking out one of the recliners. Free tote bags, too.

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Sale #36: West Seattle High School girls’ basketball team

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

West Seattle High School girls’ basketball coach Sonya Elliott sent that photo from their sale site, #36, at the school (3000 California Avenue SW) – one of today’s benefit sales!

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The 8th annual WS Community Garage Sale Day has arrived!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 12, 2012

It’s sunny, it’s perfect, and we wish you a terrific day. Especially if you are a seller, please send a photo of your sale if you can – we won’t get to anywhere near all of them during our photo runs – garagesale@westseattleblog.com – we like posting individual items here for posterity! (And include your sale #, please!)

One more time for people who just happen onto this site – the maps are here (note the link there to the PRINTABLE map and listings, as well as the online map you can use to pan, zoom, and click your way around – clicking any individual line on the right-side list OR any individual sale marker will bring up the “bubble” with its address and their short description). And sellers have been invited to post on the WSCGSD Facebook page – buyers looking for specific items too.

Have a great day!

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A few updates for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 11, 2012

It’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day Eve! Tomorrow’s our day of shopping and selling all over the peninsula … A few logistical notes right now:

LATE CANCELLATIONS: If you have already printed a map, please scratch off sales #71, #72, #149, #201, #247. (While their numbers remain on the online map, you’ll see in the list on the right side of that map that they are now marked as CANCELED, in addition to a couple others that already were marked that way on the map.)

TWO HIGH POINT SALES ON SW BATAAN NOW PROPERLY LOCATED ON ONLINE MAP: Our map provider uses data from Google and Mapquest, and yet it still couldn’t place SW Bataan in High Point in the right place. Sale #159 pointed this out, and sale #147 is affected too. Bataan is between Graham and Morgan, and both sales are within 2 blocks of each other, 2800 and 3000 blocks.

OVERLAPPING MARKERS NOTE: On the printable map, we have topped the map-section pages with information about overlapping markers. We have one error in this information – on page 3, it is correct that sale #57’s marker is under #125, but that is NOT because they’re both at Hotwire – #125 is the group sale at Hotwire but #57 is another big sale a couple doors down at the West Seattle Eagles’ aerie. The listing information for #57 in the text pages (it’s on page 7, second column) is correct, and on the online map too. (Note that they’re grilling burgers and hot dogs!) … Also, please note that marker #190 is behind #232.

Sorry for the glitches – a few are unavoidable, and we try to keep it to a few – get ready for a great day tomorrow!

ADDED LATE FRIDAY NIGHT: Sale 71 just canceled.

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Two days!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2012

Now that it’s Thursday, West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012 is just two days away. Ready to sell and/or shop? Forecast hasn’t changed. This year, the bridges are all open (last year on sale weekend, there was a Viaduct closure, but no problems this time around). All factors are coming together for a great time. Check back here a little later for a few updates to your maps.

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Update: The printable map is available now too! Plus, Seattle Times showcases WSCGSD

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2012

PRINTABLE MAP: It’s ready! Just finished the 12-page PDF – you can get it here, and it’s also linked from the WSCGSD page on our main site.

SEATTLE TIMES SHOWCASE: West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day is the lead story on the “Around the Sound” page in today’s Times, distributed around the region, just one of many ways we’re getting the word out beyond West Seattle – since we’d love to see LOTS of visitors come shop our sales, and (later) visit our restaurants, bars, and shops:

And best of all, the forecast calls for sun on Saturday. Here’s hoping!

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The 2012 online map is … online!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2012

The printable version will be added when it’s ready – still working on the last few pages – but as promised, the online map is up now that it’s Saturday afternoon. Be sure to scroll down this page on our partner site West Seattle Blog, beneath the map itself, to read tips on how to use it – you can print individual listings (or at least more easily cut-paste text if you’re making your own list), get directions, and more. Just go here!

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One week to go, till West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2012!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 5, 2012

garagesaledaysmalllog5.jpgNow that it’s Saturday … we are one week away from the 8th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – 9 am-3 pm next Saturday, May 12th! As promised, the maps showing all 245+ sales – clickable online version and printable/downloadable PDF version – will be available today, and as usual, it’s down to the wire for us completing them, doublechecking them, etc. Just wanted to get a mention here in case you are a seller or shopper eagerly anticipating next Saturday – a few sellers have stumbled into PREVIOUS YEARS’ maps out there in the archives and mistakenly thought they had been left off the map – no, the 2012 maps are NOT online as of this early-early-am writing. We’ll announce it in our 5 official channels (here, West Seattle Blog, the WSCGSD Facebook page, the WSB Facebook page, and the WSB Twitter feed) when they are. Thank you!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day’s ‘leftovers’ partner is part of GiveBIG today

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2012

Today (Wednesday, May 2nd) is the annual GiveBIG donate-a-thon – and while we have published a list of local participants on our main site, West Seattle Blog, we did want to give a special shoutout to Northwest Center, which is the official “leftovers partner” for Garage Sale Day, and is based in southwest South Park, along West Marginal Way South. (Garage Sale Day participants will get info in the next few days about how to work with NW Center after WSCCGSD if you choose.) Before 11:59 pm tonight, your donation will stretch further, thanks to a “stretch pool” from sponsors of GiveBIG’s coordinating organization The Seattle Foundation, as long as you donate through the specific links on TSF’s site – here’s the one for NW Center.

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