Music: Mucho Gusto

Mucho Gusto was originally an all improvisational trio consisting of Ethan Cudaback on drums, Matthew Norman on electric keyboard, and Seth Alexander on saxophone.  Those fierce improvisations were distilled and refined into this repertoire of happiness, hope, and freedom.

Try an Electric Bike at GreenLife July 8-10th!


Why do those old, out of shape, non racing bike riders keep passing me? Perhaps they have a secret weapon. Come hear more about electric assist bicycles from Stu Hennessey owner of Alki Bike and Board. He’ll guide you through the latest models and features to look for when considering an electric bike.

Alki Bike and Board is a featured sponsor of this year’s GreenLife area at Summer Fest. They will have a many electric bikes for you to demo all three days of the event (July 8th, 9th, and 10th) and will be giving a talk about what it’s like to Ride Clean:

Electric Bike Community Discussion: 

About Alki Bike and Board:

Located in the heart of the Admiral Junction in West Seattle, Alki Bike and Board is a staple community business. Not merely selling bikes and boards, they support sustainable business practices and advocates for carbon neutral policies and lifestyle. Along with other area non-profits, they host many community safety and awareness rides. Truly a shining example of local business in action!

GreenLife Raffle Winner!

For this year’s GreenLife E-bike raffle, our big-kid friend Nina picked a winner: Mr. Dave Huber had winning ticket number 665371. He rode away with a Raleigh Tekoa 1E donated via Alki Bike and Board. I got to call Dave personally and I can tell you HE WAS VERY THANKFUL! Thanks to everyone for entering the raffle. Because of your support we raised just over $1700 to further the efforts of the organization. Stay tuned to see the great projects to come!

Happy GreenLife,

The SWS Team

EBike Raffle Winner




GreenLife Recap! WHEW!

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Wow West Seattle! You know how to kick it! What a great time at this years’ GreenLife. Big highlights include:

The Urban Farm Animal Expo drew hundreds if not thousands of people to view the animals and ask questions of the farmer herself, Christina from Gray Sky Farm. Thanks Christina.

West Seattle Fence for the beaaaaautiful Farm Animal Pen that you guys built and donated to us… It was TRULY the centerpiece of the event and so very thoughtful. Thank you Patty, James, and Crew!

All our wonderful vendors and non-profit partners, thank you.

Performances from Sameer Ranade, Aji Piper, Action Figure, Antiquarian, The Brodcast, and DJ Pedro LeBass. You all ROCKED very nicely…wow.

GreenLife sound wouldn’t be have been possible without stage setup and audio from City Council Candidate Chas Redmond who dedicated at least 20 hours of volunteer time for GreenLife this year, thanks Chas.

GreenLife stage backdrop courtesy of our friend and neighbor, Kim and John Andes. They also allowed us to borrow their TV for stage visuals! Thank you!

West Seattle Natural Energy for solar powering the GreenLife stage. Thanks.

Dedicated volunteers: Kathy, Melissa, Sierra, Tricia, Eric, Stu, Anya, Brian, and others…. great work.

Bikram Yoga West Seattle for the Hydration Station!. That made the day much easier, Thanks.

Oliver Little with Monumental Undertaking, the larger organizer of SummerFest… Pleasure working with you, excellent crew you have and thanks so much.

Susan Melrose from the West Seattle Junction Association for helping coordinate and for filling the schedule! Thanks Susan.

Salty’s restaraunt for sending Chef Doug and Lennon to prepare those Farmers Market delicacies! Big Hit!! Thanks.

All the District 1 City Council Candidates that attended the discussion on West Seattle’s Rapid Development. We appreciate your participation and willingness to answer the tough questions. Thank you very much and best of luck.

I’m sure I’ve missed someone(s). I’ll update the list as I think of ya!


The SWS Team

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