Daystar_Discover_edited-1Advertiser Daystar Retirement Village will be holding an Open House on Thursday, May 14, from Noon – 2:30 p.m. at the Parkview Building on their campus at 2615 SW Barton Street.

“Come enjoy light lunch and refreshments while you mingle with residents and learn why Daystar Retirement Village makes it easy to live life your way,” reads an announcement. “The natural beauty, active lifestyles and caring staff are just a few of the reasons many people call Daystar home.”

“Join us to tour homes and discover the joys of independent living and choices for assisted living.”

Daystar Retirement
2615 SW Barton Street
West Seattle 98126

(206) 937-6122

“Like” them on Facebook here.


WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SATURDAY, April 25 – is a gorgeous new 4-bedroom home in the desirable Seahurst neighborhood!

This home’s dream kitchen has off-white cabinetry with soft close, heated floors, Franke faucet, quartz, under mount sinks, stainless appliances (refrigerator included).

The front room has built-ins, fireplace and “Smurf tube” for hiding TV/computer/server cables.

Main floor utility with slab quartz (second W/D hook-up upstairs).

The Master suite has double door entry, safe, 5-piece bath with soaking tub and shower.

Large 4th bed or bonus room awaits your magic touch!

Finished and insulated garage, hot/cold hose bib on exterior, and a covered outdoor area w/BBQ hook-up too!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

















Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, from Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 15115 12th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166


  • List Price: $459,950
  • MLS Number: 762247
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,100
  • Lot Square Footage: 3,556

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • High Speed Internet
  • Propane
  • RV Parking

Marketing remarks:

Finished new construction in desirable Seahurst!

Dream kitchen has off white cabinetry w/soft close, heated floors, Franke faucet, quartz, under mount sinks, stainless appliances (refrig included).

Front room has built-ins, fireplace & ‘smurf tube’ to hide TV/computer/server cables.

Main floor utility with slab quartz (second w/d hook-up upstairs).

Master has double door entry, safe, 5-piece bath w/soaking tub & shower.

Large 4th bed or bonus.

Finished & insulated garage.

Hot/cold hose bib on exterior.

Covered outdoor area w/BBQ hook-up!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.


The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners.

The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the festivities.

Wah Kue is located at 13434 1st Ave South in Burien.

A traditional Line and Dragon Dance will highlight the event, said Gina Arment, who began working at Wah Kue 18 years ago.

“The dance will make its way inside and the building will be blessed,” Gina said. “We’ll have a classic ribbon cutting. We are so excited to have this iconic restaurant back in business to serve the people of Burien and our neighbors.”

According to Gina, owner Wing Wong passed away a few years ago “and the kids just didn’t want to do it anymore.”

New owners have been found and now it’s time to start “Wah Kueing” once again!

Wah Kue Restaurant
13434 1st Ave South
Burien, WA



Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs, safety standards, and the community’s growing student population.

After failing to reach the 60 percent vote needed to pass a capital construction bond, both in November 2014 and February 2015, the district must now decide how to address pressing enrollment and facility needs. Student enrollment in Highline is projected to grow by 2,500 students over the next 8-10 years.

“We will not ask the community to vote on a bond in 2015,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “Instead, we will take this year to listen to the community and learn more about what our parents, staff, and community members want to see as a solution.”

To collect feedback, Highline is launching a short online survey on April 23. The survey is easy to access and is a convenient way to share input and ideas. The survey is open until Monday, May 11. All are invited to take the survey.

Results will remain anonymous and input will help the superintendent and school board develop a plan for meeting the needs of students and staff.

To take the 10-minute survey, visit:

The survey asks questions about building new schools versus repairing aging buildings, and various alternative solutions such as adding portables, creating double-shift schedules, and increasing class sizes.

Community members are also invited to participate in a series of community meetings with Superintendent Enfield, School Board members, and district leaders.

Several conversations with the superintendent and board members are scheduled over the next several weeks. The sessions are intended to be open-ended conversations. The board and superintendent want to hear about the issues that are important to the community.

Conversations with the Superintendent:

  • Monday, April 27, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Campus library
  • Thursday, May 21, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Tyee Educational Complex library
  • Tuesday, June 2, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Highline High School library

Conversations with the School Board

  • Angelica Alvarez: Monday, May 4, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Sylvester Middle School library
  • Tyrone Curry Sr.: Tuesday, June 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Cascade Middle School library

Two community meetings about next year’s budget challenges are schedule for early May. Participants in these meetings will learn the facts about the budget impact of the November and February bond failures and how Highline’s growing enrollment will impact students and teachers next school year. Participates will also have the opportunity to share their budget priorities for next year.

Budget Community Meetings:

  • Thursday, May 7, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Hazel Valley Elementary library
  • Tuesday, May 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Midway Elementary library

Highline is also developing a plan to form a long-term facilities planning task force. The district will seek family, student, staff, and community member volunteers to from the task force, which will help develop a plan for the next capital construction bond measure.

Information about participation in the task force will be shared with the community soon.


A celebration for the Cambodian New Year will be this Saturday, April 25, from 10:30 – 5 p.m. between 15th and 16th Ave SW at SW 98th Street in White Center.

“Come, celebrate and enjoy the festivities with us!” reads an announcement.

Scheduled events include:

  • Live band
  • Traditional Khmer dances
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Gams
  • Contests
  • Prizes
  • Much more

Here’s more from the Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington (CCAW):

In honor of the Cambodian New Year, please join us, the Cambodian Cultural Alliance of Washington (CCAW) for a day full of entertainment, food, and fun! We will have tons of activities for children and parents: Banana eating contest, Cambodian hacky sack (saiee) 8 vs 8 compete against each other and a trophy will be awarded, Robam dances, guest speakers, poetry, Cambodian Apsara Band, live performances with Cambodian Classical instruments, local talents, open mic…. and many more. There will also be booths for community sponsors, and vendors selling delicious food! Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Invite all your family and friends. :) We will keep you updated!

We are still looking for volunteers to help out with set up, and activities on the day of the event. If you have props we can borrow for our community photo booth, that would be great as well!

Set up will begin at 4:30pm on Friday, and again at 6:30am on Saturday. Meet us at:

Golden House Bakery & Deli
9823 15th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

For more info on this event or CCAW, please contact us at or check out our website:

We will see you then!


Make sure to enter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest’s ‘Open House Weekend’ this weekend (April 18–19, 2015) for your chance to win $50,000 and a consultation with the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper!

To enter, just visit

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

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The fire broke out in a home in the 10800 block of 8th Ave South, just east of SR 509 in Boulevard Park.


A fire in the 10800 block of 8th Ave South Thursday afternoon (April 16) in the Boulevard Park neighborhood has been extinguished, according to Tweets from the NW Fire Blog:

No word yet on whether there were any injuries, or what caused the fire.

A Fire Investigator has been called to the scene.

If we learn any more info, we’ll update this post.

Need help with your garden questions?

Master Gardeners have answers!

Visit the Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic at McLendon’s Hardware, 10210 16th Ave SW in White Center, on Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – with the next free clinic this Saturday April 18, 2015.

King County Master Gardeners work as volunteer community educators at clinics to empower citizens to incorporate sustainable horticultural practices that help to conserve our natural resources.





The Highline School Board voted to appoint Chung (Joe) Van of SeaTac to the Director District 3 position during a special meeting on Wednesday, April 15.

He participated in his first School Board meeting as a board member directly following his oath of office and the special meeting.

“Joe has an extremely strong record of involvement in the SeaTac community, and we are excited that he will now be contributing to the entire district,” said School Board President Bernie Dorsey.

Van is a 1995 graduate of Tyee High School and holds an AA in Administration of Justice from Highline Community College. He and his wife Leslee, also a Tyee graduate, have three children attending McMicken Heights Elementary.

His children, Carter, Kyra, and Ethan, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the April 15 School Board meeting.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve,” said Van. “I consider all the kids in our schools my kids.”

Van is employed as a supervisor at Owens & Minor medical supply distribution center in Sumner. He serves on the City of SeaTac Human Services Advisory Committee and is active in a number of civic activities. He speaks fluent Vietnamese.

Van will serve in the position until the end of 2015. The position will be up for election on the November 2015 ballot.

The position became open after Board Member Susan Goding retired in February.

Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools.

From our sister site The B-Town Blog:

Highline Public Schools made an automated phone call on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, warning parents at local schools of a possible stalking case that happened Monday morning (April 13) at S. 160th and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien.

The voicemail described that a student was approached by a stranger who offered her a ride near the intersection.

To read the full story, which includes an audio recording of the warning, click here.

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