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Sale #118 – Freshy’s Coffee, going till 4 pm

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

From WSB contributor Ellen Cedergreen at Freshy’s Coffee across from Hiawatha on California – they’re going till 4. “Lots of books and DVDs. Very cool vintage clothes,” Ellen reports. In the photo are Carmela and Olivia.

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Sale #223 – Rotary Club of West Seattle benefit at 5606 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Perhaps no surprise that a construction company would have construction implements on sale during West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – that’s Gary Potter from Potter Construction, which is hosting the Rotary Club of West Seattle‘s benefit sale at 5606 California SW. Hard hats too!

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Sale #58 – 4030 55th SW, benefiting Order of the Eastern Star

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

(Sale #58 photo by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
Books and more at this sale, 4030 55th Avenue SW, benefiting Amethyst Chapter #138, Order of the Eastern Star.

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Sale #251 – 10404 34th SW, benefiting Arbor Heights Co-op Preschool

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

We think this one is the sale with the largest number of participants – more than 100 families, if we recall correctly from registration, benefiting Arbor Heights Co-Op Preschool, which is part of the great network of cooperative preschools around the area. They promised some even-better deals after 1 pm, so if you see this in the last two hours of the sale, another reason to head south to Arbor Heights!

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Sale #102: Mural Apartments in The Junction

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

In The Junction, Mural Apartments (WSB sponsor) has a sale indoors – multiple residents participating, and free popcorn! Mural is on 42nd SW just north of SW Edmunds, right across from Jefferson Square. We noticed lots of clothes, among other items.

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Sale #152: Merrill Gardens-West Seattle, benefiting the Senior Center of WS

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

At Merrill Gardens-West Seattle (WSB sponsor), 4611 35th SW, they’re raising money for the Senior Center of West Seattle. It’s Christmas in – May! They did brisk business, even in the early going. Items included furniture:

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Sale #15: Chief Sealth International High School cheer squad fundraiser, 7944 20th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

At Sale #15, 7944 20th SW, you’ll find Chief Sealth Int’l High School cheerleaders – one of today’s school fundraisers. They’re also having a bake sale – lots of scrumptious-looking treats:

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Sale #154 – Camp Long South neighborhood (Brandon/34th)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Beaucoup block sales during this 7th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day – including this one for the “Camp Long South neighborhood,” near 34th and Brandon. We found computer equipment, bikes, and more.

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Sale #126 – Benefit for lung-cancer research, 3222 64th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

(Amy at sale #126, photo by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
That’s Amy May, the volunteer coordinator for Lungevity, holding information about lung cancer facts, which are available at the sale. They’re organizing the first Breathe Deep Seattle walk/run – to be held August 13th at Lincoln Park. This sale reports they did great right out of the box. By the way, Amy also makes and sells hula hoops! (Our photographer reports she got one for $3.)

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Sale #150 – we think

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

WSB contributor Jason Grotelueschen sent that photo, reporting the mannequin was “Drawing a crowd at 39th and Hinds. Unfortunately a breeze caught him about 10min later and broke his nose…he’s in the trash bin now.” We’re pretty sure that was Sale #150, 3816 SW Hinds …

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Sale #176 – Relay for Life-West Seattle teams’ benefit at Bridge Park

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Once again this year, teams for Relay for Life-West Seattle, the American Cancer Society fundraiser coming up June 10-11 at West Seattle Stadium, are raising money in a group sale at Bridge Park, 3204 SW Morgan. (You can stop by to use the restrooms there too, they tell us.)

We’re proud that R4L is one of the many community events West Seattle Blog is co-sponsoring this year.

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Sale #240: 8414 42nd SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

As best we can determine, this is the closest sale to WSB’s Upper Fauntleroy headquarters. So we stopped by to say hi to Joe, Don, and Brooklyn the dog. We don’t know what they have left, but their original sale description included: Kayak, downhill bike, electronics, DVDs, books, clothes, household items.

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Sale #142: Mountain to Sound Outfitters, 3602 SW Alaska

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Lots going on in The Triangle, like this sun-bathed outdoor sale, right across the street from the VFW Hall. It’s where you’ll find Mountain to Sound Outfitters – pictured is Greg Whittaker, with some of the items (including skis, ski boots, inline skates and wheels).

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Sale #156 – 3533 SW Elmgrove, benefiting the Drillers softball team

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

(Sale #156 photo by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
In Gatewood, the sun is still shining bright, and you’ll find folks raising money for the Drillers softball team at 3533 SW Elmgrove, just west of 35th SW.

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Sale #67 – 4200 Admiral Way, English Springer Rescue America benefit at Muttley Crew Cuts

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

(Hot dogs at sale #67, photo courtesy Kelly @ Muttley Crew Cuts)
At 4200 SW Admiral Way, you will find two sales – one of them is a benefit for English Springer Rescue America, at Muttley Crew Cuts. They’re selling $2 hot dogs as part of the fundraiser and Kelly from Muttley Crew Cuts just sent that shot of the dogs on the grill, getting ready for lunch (it’s 11:03 am as we write this).

ADDED: For WSB, Ellen Cedergreen stopped by and got people and a canine-type dog on camera:

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Sale #138 – VFW Hall, 3601 SW Alaska (group site)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

That’s the vintage cash register VFW Post Commander Ron Zuber brought for the VFW Hall’s West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day debut. It’s a group site, with multiple sellers renting tables – here’s vintage audio equipment:

Wide variety of other items too:

Sale’s on, everywhere, till 3 pm. And we are thrilled about the sunshine!

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Sale #29 – West Seattle High School Girls’ Basketball Team, at WSHS

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

WSB contributor Ellen Cedergreen reports that their booster account has $1.07 – so the money raised today goes to uniforms and jerseys. Good variety of clothes and a very cool bouncy horsey!! In the photo, players Chelle McMonigle, Gloria Alvarado, Taylor Magera, and coach’s daughter Lexi.

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Sale #35 – 3247 63rd SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

At Sale #35, 3247 63rd SW in the Alki area, WSB contributor Ellen Cedergreen found Susie, Marilyn, “Miss Alki,” and Judy. She reports they have a lovely Cuisinart coffee pot, and Old World Santa!!!!

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Sale #220 – Usborne kids’ books, to benefit WestSide Baby, 7025 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

(Photo shared by Sue Winter, who’s being helped at Sale #220 by Jordan Winter & Larisa Sulcs)
Need books for kids in your family, or relatives/friends to whom you want to give gifts? Sale #220</strong< is Sue Winter's Usborne book sale benefiting WestSide Baby, outside The Little Gym at 7025 California SW south of Morgan Junction.

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Sale #153 – BLOCK SALE in alley, 37th/38th, Edmunds/Hudson

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Mary sent the photo of deer skulls from her block sale in the Fairmount area, in their alley between 37th and 38th, Edmunds and Hudson. Also a “vintage Seinfeld cereal box” – photo to come.

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Sale #204 – 9843 42nd SW, benefit for kidney-transplant patient

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

At Sale #204, 9843 42nd SW in Arbor Heights, that’s longtime West Seattle Blog commenter/Forum member/supporter “JanS,” above left, with daughter Jessica. Jan is facing a kidney transplant – for which they are hopeful Jessica might be a “living donor” match. Once she gets the operation, she won’t be able to work for a while, so Jessica and friends are raising money today to help with Jan’s living expenses. Here’s some of what they are selling:

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First photo: Sale #28 gets ready – group site at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

We received that photo from Lora at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), Sale #28 on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map, 4410 California SW, where dozens of sellers are setting up. (Including Sale #79, a fundraiser for the breast-cancer-fighting 3-Day.) Same courtyard where you enjoy the West Seattle Outdoor Movies every summer! Other group sites: Sale #138, VFW Hall (3601 SW Alaska – indoors); Sale #200, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 5612 California SW; and the bike swap at Cycle U (4550 Fauntleroy Way), Sale #139.

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Today’s the day! West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 14, 2011

Finally here! Find the online and printable maps here. Rain or shine is our motto, though it’s of course up to a seller’s discretion, if things get wet (which isn’t supposed to happen till tonight). Sale hours are 9 am-3 pm. Benefits, block sales, and group sale sites are all identified in the sale “names” on the list – we have plenty of those, AND lots of great-sounding individual sites. We’ll have photographers out stopping by sales and will publish highlights here as well as on WSB – but we’d love to get photos from you too, whether you’re selling or shopping (if you find something interesting or an interesting sight, please send it to us with info on which sale – thanks!). Here’s hoping for a great day! – Tracy

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And now, the printable 2011 map/listings

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 10, 2011

The online map is the most thorough, easily explorable version, but we know you’d like to have something to carry out when you head out on sale day. Here it is.

Printable 2011 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day Map/Listings (12-page PDF)

We’re also adding this to the West Seattle Blog page where we’re home-basing the online map – link atop:

westseattleblog.com/garagesaledaymap

Very important to note, the actual “map” pages have some flaws given that we had to switch mapping systems at the near-last minute because of the volume. Some of the icons are overlapping because of the proximity of the sales. We’ve done our best to find them and make notations about the affected sale numbers atop the printed sector pages. And there aren’t as many street names on this map base. But your best tools will be the printable listings list and the online map for research ahead of time. Thanks for your patience! – Tracy

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Preview .. the official 2011 ONLINE map (printable version still to come)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2011

There’s a silver lining in every cloud. The map service we turned to, after Google Maps scrambled the 1st version of this year’s map, has many more features for viewing and displaying. So for starters, we’ve given it its own page on WSB.

Unless you happen to be familiar with Zeemaps, the new hosting service, scroll beneath the map to read our tips for how to use it (and maybe you’ll discover a few of your own). You’ll find it here:

westseattleblog.com/garagesaledaymap

If you would like to see the map fullscreen on Zeemaps, the link is here (be sure to choose VIEW then LIST, or click double arrows at upper right, so you get the list of numbered sales on the right side, and numbers on the markers).

If you are a seller and you can’t find yourself on the map – we have checked, doublechecked, triplechecked but you never know when a glitch might cause trouble – please let us know ASAP, as we are working on the PRINTABLE version – which takes a **different format** (same numbers, though) – TONIGHT. (garagesale@westseattleblog.com)

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2011 map status update

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 7, 2011

5 pm Saturday – we are still working – the 260-sale list blew up the Google version we had spent the past week working on (Google is how we made the last three years’ maps, no problem) so we’ve moved everything over to a more stable mapping system. Our apologies for the delay – since we’ve done everything the same way the last three years with great success and smooth sailing, there was no reason to believe a road bump would emerge, but it did. The online version will still be available first and we’ll post that link as soon as we have checked and doublechecked to make sure everyone’s there; then we use the online version as a base for the printable version.

We can’t stress enough, though – IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE FOUND THE MAP ONLINE SOMEWHERE, YOU HAVE NOT. You have found either a previous year’s map, or maybe despite our best efforts to keep it “unpublished,” some part of this year’s work in progress.

When the OFFICIAL link is ready for prime time, it will be here with big bold lettering announcing it’s ready for perusal. Thanks for your patience. – Tracy

P.S. Shoppers and sellers are talking on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Facebook page – if you want to mention something special about YOUR sale, or if you want to post that you are looking for something in particular, in hopes of finding who has it – you are welcome to post on the wall! The page’s direct address is facebook.com/westseattlegaragesaleday.

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UPDATE: 2011 West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day map status

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 6, 2011

From 200 sales last year to 260+ this year is quite a leap, especially for the mapping system, so we are chugging as fast as we can. We will have the online map available by tomorrow (Saturday) as promised – the printable map as soon as possible after that – and once that’s ready, we will be printing a limited number of copies to make available at a few locations we’ll announce then. Bottom line: The SECOND the online version is available, we’ll announce it here, on West Seattle Blog, and on FB.

If you are a seller, we will be sending your info – including how to donate leftovers to Northwest Center or WestSide Baby if you are interested – as soon as we finish the map. Meantime, be sure to “like” the WSCGSD page on Facebook, where you can read other sellers’ updates, post your own, and we’ve also invited folks looking for specific items to post there, in case some connections can be made pre-sale. Thanks!

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011 countdown … 12 days to go!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 2, 2011

We are in the throes of mapmaking, and no final count yet but it appears to be around 250 sales. In all, between the group sites, the block sales, the fundraisers, the school sales, we’re talking probably more than 1,000 people selling – and we expect tens of thousands of buyers. If you somehow missed all the registration reminders, so sorry to say that it is just too late to get a standalone sale on the map ***BUT*** the group sites still have tables – we know the VFW Hall has room (e-mail Commander Ron Zuber at rzuber@clearwire.net) and Hotwire has lots of spillover room into the adjacent Ginomai lot, e-mail info@hotwirecoffee.com – you can also check with C & P Coffee and Cycle University. Meantime, the map will be out sometime this Saturday, giving you a full week to browse the listings, look for sales near you (so many, you can probably even travel on foot!)

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West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011 updates: 51 sales! And 3 group spots…

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 7, 2011

As of early Thursday, 51 sales are already registered for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011! And there are three group spots so far – in addition to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse in The Junction (contact owner Lora for a space), the VFW Hall in The Triangle will also open its doors (contact commander Ron Zuber), and if you have a bike or other gear to sell, get a hold of the folks at Cycle U in The Triangle.

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Day and a half into registration, 33 sales already for WSCGSD 2011!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on April 5, 2011

29 hours after opening registration for West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011, 33 sales are already signed up! That’s ahead of last year’s pace. One participant told us it’s a great excuse to get going with the spring cleaning.

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And now … 3 months till West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2011!

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on February 14, 2011

Date’s the same, May 14th, 2011. But for those who have asked – we don’t usually open registration till a month or so ahead of time. Watch this site, West Seattle Blog, and Facebook for details next month (March). Thanks!

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Sale #19: Alki Bike and Board (with West Seattle Tool Library dropoff)

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Alki Bike and Board did double duty today, as a a garage-sale location and also a place to drop off tool donations for the West Seattle Tool Library. We’ll have a wrapup later on West Seattle Blog regarding how well the tool roundup went.

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Sale #34: West Seattle High School Grad Night Team, 3000 California SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

They’ve been raising money all year to help put on a safe year-ending celebration for WSHS seniors, and this is part of the campaign – the West Seattle High School Grad Night Team‘s sale, and car wash:

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Sale #154: 1116 SW Holden, Highland Park Improvement Club

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

So sunny, the cool beverages REALLY make sense, as one of the group sites – Highland Park Improvement Club – continues trucking through West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day 2010.

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Sale #96: 5202 21st SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Georgia was helping out her family by staffing the register!

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Sale #139: Relay for Life of West Seattle, at Bridge Park

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

At Bridge Park Retirement Center (WSB sponsor), the big lot sale is raising money for Relay for Life of West Seattle (a cancer-fighting fundraising event, coming up June 18-19 at West Seattle Stadium).

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Sale #128: Chief Sealth High School, 5950 Delridge SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Chief Sealth PTSA just marked everything to 2-for-1, now that it’s after noon!

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Sale #159: 7729 30th SW

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Thanks to Stephen for sending a photo from his sale, where he says there’s still “plenty left to buy.”

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At Ginomai, where you’ll find multiple sellers AND Sale #78

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Ginomai at 42nd/Genesee is hosting multiple sellers just like neighboring Hotwire, and Carla and Brian are part of that setup, with Cookies for the Cure. Also at Ginomai, you will find sale #78, with West Seattle Christian Church raising money for a well-drilling trip to Guatemala.

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Sale #161: 7717 California SW, benefiting Orca Network

Posted by westseattlegaragesale on May 8, 2010

Lots of folks on the West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day list are donating all or part of their proceeds to nonprofits – and in Gatewood, Krista has chosen one near and dear to many hearts: Orca Network.

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