The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded several local students with scholarships to further their education.

After initial written applications, students were interviewed by committee members David Hawthorne, Chairman, Gary Sandwick, Helen Clement, Kathy Reed, and Rich Nomura.

Here are the recipients of the 2018 scholarships:

Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship – Luis Ilampa, Evergreen HS:

Dick Dahlgard Memorial Scholarship – Jennifer Rios Blas, Highline HS:

Dr. Frank Tanaka Memorial Scholarship – Erika Cubias-Fuentes, Puget Sound Skills Center:

Art Wolfe Honorary Scholarship – Jasmine Fisher, Evergreen HS, Christine Nguyen, Highline HS, and Adam Aley, Kennedy Catholic HS:

Rotary Scholarships – Tamaia Wiggs, Kennedy Catholic HS, Emmanuel Cruz Soria, Highline HS, and Natalie Broussard, Evergreen HS:



Service Above Self Awards for 2018 were presented to:

Khatami Chau, Evergreen HS, Tramy Nguyen, Highline HS, and Celia Artis, Kennedy Catholic HS:

Congratulations to these outstanding students!

For more information:

By Luke Olson

It was an offense head coach Josh Evans has been waiting for – one he knew all season long that would be able to produce.

After taking a 2-0 lead early in the bottom of the second, the Redmond Dudes would respond with five runs in the top of the third to push starter, Connor Bensen, out of the game. The way the offense has been going in games past, it looked as a comeback would be a lot more difficult. But, that was not the case on a house packed stadium on Saturday evening. The Highline Bears would have a monstrosity of an inning in the sixth —scoring nine runs.

You read that right—9 runs—on just 3 hits.

After a pitching change for the Dudes, it seemed as it was a brand-new ball game for the Bears, led off by a one out double by Ben Wadowski. It would be followed up by a single and a walk and the Bears had an opportunity to make some damage happen with the bases loaded—and they did.

Brendan Duncan and Cody Simmons made their way to first with a walk and a hit by pitch to add runs on the board to get the Bears within one. Alex Bryner would even the score with a high chopper to short and the shortstop was not able to complete the flip to second. The Bears only needed one hit the rest of the inning to notch six more runs. The Dudes were not able to find command on the mound– registering five walks and two hit-by-pitches in that inning alone.

Regardless, the Bears were able to take advantage of those miscues on the mound and take home their first win of the season, 12-5.

“Much needed, we needed that,” Evans said regarding their nine-run inning. “We have too good of a ball club to not have those situations all the time and come out our way. I am excited about that win.”

Wadowski seemed to give the Bears the momentum needed in the sixth with his double to right field after a quiet couple innings from the offense. Momentum to not only win the game, but for the rest of the year too.

“This is a turning point of the season,” Wadowski stated. “It brought out everyone’s energy and true grit and strength.

With an offense that has been struggling, getting blanked their past two games—the Bears have been patiently waiting for the stagnant bats to come alive.

“Those are all the runs we should have scored from before,” Wadowski said with a grin. “But, no better time to have it than now. It was definitely a fun time to score all those runs and step on the gas pedal—and never step off.”

Hidden behind the catastrophic inning was the performance of reliver Cameron Jenkins. After Bensen sailed through the first two innings, there was a sudden detriment with his command. He would surrender five free passes—two hit-by-pitch–and Evans had seen enough. Colton Borg would come in to get out of the bases loaded jam with no outs—but was not able to keep the Dudes off the board. All three runs would come in to cap off the implosion of an inning for Redmond to take a 5-2 advantage.

Jenkins would enter the game in the top of the fourth and was lights out. He held Redmond to just three hits in his 4.2 innings pitched, one walk and an impressive nine strikeouts. Jenkins was not even scheduled or expecting to come in to pitch at all. He was coming off four days of rest from their trip to Walla Walla against the Sweets. Nonetheless, he shutout the Dudes.

“I feel pumped up,” Jenkins said. “But, at the same time, I have to give credit to all my guys for keeping me in it—cheering me on—we just stayed within ourselves and we did what we did best—play baseball.”

In the bottom of the second, the Bears finally got on the board for the first time in three games. Bryce Beck would work a 3-2 count to take a free pass to first. Wadowski would follow with a single to left and a past ball by the Dudes would have the Bears with runners on second and third with one out. Clay Kleus would knock a single to right field to give the Bears a 2-0 lead.

Wadowkski reached base safely three times on the night with his two hits and one walk. Blaine Wagner, Kleus and Carter Wallace each had two runs batted in for the Bears.

The Bears next take on the Redmond Dudes in an away game tonight (Mon., June 18); their next home game is Thursday, June 21 against the Seattle Studs.

More info here:

Mel Olsen Stadium is located at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

By Luke Olson

It was not long ago head coach Josh Evans would make his case that reliever A.J. Palmer could possibly get some starts for the Highline Bears in the near future after an impressive performance in their second game of the year against Northwest Honkers on June 3. He came in to relieve with just one out in the first inning after starter Nick Horn could not find his command.

And on Friday night (June 15), Evans made that a reality. With so many pitchers on the disabled list for the Bears, Palmer was handed the start on Friday night against the North Sound Emeralds and provided a quality start for the Bears. It was not the most impressive stat line, but it was enough to give the offense a chance, but they weren’t able to deliver. The Emeralds blanked the Bears 3-0.

“I didn’t have my best stuff—below-average,” A.J. Palmer said. “I couldn’t find it with the curveball—got in a little trouble early and just couldn’t get out of it.”

Palmer would start the game in not the most intriguing way for the Bears, but was able to fight his way through it.

After Alex Bryner would make a marvelous catch in deep center for the first out of the game, the next batter would work a 3-2 count and take Palmer deep to right center field and both Bryner and Blaine Wagner would watch it soar over the fence for the first run of the game. Palmer would record the second out on a grounder to third but would give up back to back singles and hitting a batter to get himself in a bases-loaded jam. Trey Tiffany for the Emeralds would hit a soft grounder to Chase Anderson at short, but was not quick enough for the throw and the Bears would get out of the enduring inning just giving up the lone run.

“That was huge,” Palmer stated. “That was a turning point in the game. I feel like it would have just kept going down-hill if I didn’t get out of that inning.”

This won’t be a routine thing to have Palmer start on the mound for the Bears. With a few pitchers transitioning from injuries, the Bears are thin on the pitching staff. Palmer, being so reliable out of the pen—Evans wants to keep him in his role, but can expect a few starts here and there.

“I expect him to go back in the bullpen,” Evans said. “Get a spot start here and but he is definitely a guy coming out of the bullpen.”

“He is a solid pitcher and has a lot of good stuff. He has done well this year for us.”

North Sound would tack on runs in the fourth and the seventh for Palmer to finish his night with 6.1 innings, seven hits, three runs (all earned), two walks and five strikeouts. But, he was outdueled by the Emeralds starter, Mac Larson.

Larson pitched seven strong innings against the Bears. He would allow just three hits—all singles—two walks, four strikeouts and no runs allowed. The Bears struggled to get hits on the board—or put runners in scoring position. Lots of contact was made—but were never in the right spots.

“We are continuing to work in batting practice,” Evans said. “Maintaining the focus where we have to get better each and every day—we are not giving up.”

It was Highline’s second game in a row without scoring a single run. They were had just two runners in scoring position and in both situations, shortstop Anderson had an opportunity to put a number on the board for the Bears—but would strikeout both times to end the inning.

“It’s frustrating, he is definitely a guy that can hit,” Evans said. “Definitely a guy I want in that situation, but just didn’t execute tonight.”

The Bears had five hits on the night—two coming from Bryner.

Pitchers Colton Borg, Jarrett Hite and Mason Harris allowed just one hit in relief and one walk combined.

BUNTLY BOBBLEHEAD NIGHT IS TONIGHT!
AND…the Seafair Pirates will be there!

First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

More info here:

Mel Olsen Stadium is located at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four great Open Houses this weekend!

The first is a move-in ready Rambler in Burien’s quiet Blakley Manor neighborhood:

3BR with 1.75BA on a generous 8395 sq ft lot with a shed and covered patio for year-round use.

Kitchen features newer SS appliances and butcher block counters.

Baths were also recently updated while the roof and HWT are less than 6 years old!

Central AC just in time for summer.

Fresh exterior paint and big driveway with room for an RV or boat!

Close to the new PCC, Trader Joes and access to highways 509 and 518.

Come see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 16: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 17: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16519 4th Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $460,000
  • MLS Number: 1289176
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,220 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,395 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Garage-Attached

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next is an amazing home with 180 degree unobstructed views of the Puget Sound & Olympic Mountains with fantastic privacy:

Enjoy Views of the ferries, Three Tree Point, shipping lanes and whales from your cover patio or cantilevered deck.

3180 square foot 4 bedroom 3 bath home on a .654 Acre lot.

100 feet of accessible waterfront with stone bulk head.

Great room style, kitchen, dining and family rooms flow together over beautiful hardwood floors.

Incredible property minutes to Seattle and the airport.

Lot A Beach Rights

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 16: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 19229 Edgecliff Dr SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,690,000
  • MLS Number: 1305666
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,180 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,488 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 180-degree views!
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • French Doors
  • Cabana/Gazebo
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a picturesque 1918 Craftsman style home in West Seattle:

Original charm remains throughout including wax glass, original windows, laundry shoot and knobs.

Covered front porch. Spacious living room and dining room.

Dining room is complete with a beautiful chandelier.

Well-sized kitchen has eating nook and adjoins an entertainment sized deck.

Downstairs has one bedroom and craft room/shop area.

Upstairs has three bedrooms.

Master bedroom has city view.

Located on one of North Admiral’s best streets and locations.

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 15: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday June 16: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday June 17: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2121 41st Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $949,950
  • MLS Number: 1305242
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,750 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Pantry
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is an impeccable 1901 Craftsman in the heart of Phinney Ridge:

Charming front porch.

Picturesque main floor has spacious rooms, beautiful wood work and built-ins, den (4th bedroom), fireplace and striking dining room.

Fully finished basement has ideal over-sized utility room and large family room.

Private back yard with entertainment size deck.

True two car garage and long driveway.

Rare opportunity on this sought-after tree-lined street.

High walk-ability to shops, metro and easy access to downtown.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 16: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 7016 Sycamore Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $999,950
  • MLS Number: 1308782
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1901
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,190 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,600 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

Come ‘Stuff the Bus’ for WestSide Baby when the Highline Bears take on the North Sound Emeralds this Friday night, June 15.

For every package of diapers you bring to the game, the Highline Bears will give you a ticket to the game at 50% off at the ticket booth.

“Help us Stuff the Bus and support this great non-profit organization that is just two blocks from the stadium!”

And it’s not likely that this game will get rained out, as the National Weather Service is predicting “partly sunny, with a high near 68.”

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. at Mel Olsen Stadium, located at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

You may have heard of Abel Berhan – his reaction to his acceptance to Harvard went viral, was shared on Facebook more than 500 times and caught the attention of various local news stations:

Stanford University, Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania also sent acceptance letters.

And Berhan’s good news keeps pouring in – he’s been awarded many prestigious scholarships. In total he received $400,000 for college. He’ll use the funds to attend Harvard, where he plans to major in government and economics.

“Abel is a critical leader on our campus. From leading ASB leadership class, to facilitating assemblies, to his steadfast commitment to high academic achievement in the classroom, Abel continually gives back to his Evergreen community with his leadership,” Evergreen Principal Jacqueline Downey said.

Berhan participated in This Gen: Youth Summit to End Gender-Based Violence, ACLU Summer Advocacy Internship and Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America Scholars (a Princeton University-led program where he researched and created a proposal about mass incarceration). With YouthSpeaks Seattle Spoken Word, Berhan interned as a slam poet where he used poetry as a platform to fight oppression.

“I think it’s important to get involved in things you’re actually passionate about — especially if it involves things like art,” Berhan said. “I ended up sending colleges an art portfolio of my spoken poetry.”

Berhan led school walkouts at Evergreen High School protesting gun violence after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida.

“If you see something in your community or in this world that you don’t like or you don’t approve of, I think it’s important to stand against that,” Berhan said in an interview with Q13.

Berhan was awarded the prestigious title of Coca-Cola Scholar, which comes with a $20,000 college scholarship that not only honors academics but service and leadership. Coca-Cola says their scholars are seen as change agents, positively affecting others in their community. He was one of 140,000 applicants.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation gave Berhan a college scholarship of up to $40,000 annually for undergraduate expenses. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke College Scholars receive advising from foundation staff to guide them through the transition to college and career. The foundation provides opportunities for internships, study abroad, graduate school funding and connection to a network of Cooke Scholars and alumni.

Berhan was also recognized as a Foot Locker Scholar Athlete. The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors 20 outstanding student athletes a year with a $20,000 college scholarship for demonstrating academic excellence and exemplifying strong leadership skills both in sports and within their communities. Berhan has qualified for state cross country championships three years in a row. He raced in regional track and field championships during his junior season, and was captain for both varsity teams. Under his leadership, Berhan doubled participation in cross country.

Finally, Berhan was recognized as a Ron Brown Scholar. The program focuses on encouraging civic engagement among scholars while promoting academic excellence, community and lifelong interactions. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered academic scholarships, service opportunities and leadership experiences. Berhan will receive $40,000.

Other money has poured in from various scholarships, including the 13th year scholarship from Highline Schools Foundation.

“Abel is caring and thoughtful with all students and staff he works with. He has numerous outstanding achievements, yet is incredibly humble,” Downey said. “I have no doubt that Abel will achieve his college and career aspirations, and that we will all benefit from his future leadership.”

The fourth annual Summer Kickoff Youth Arts Showcase will be held at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, June 15.

This event will celebrate the release of the ‘Respect The Vibez Mixtape,’ a collaboration between Totem Star and Youth Speaks Seattle, featuring over 20 original songs and poems recorded in the Totem Star studio from January 2017 through May 2018.

Youth Speaks Seattle will also be releasing their Chapbook at the event.

“Join us for an evening of amazing youth performances and the opportunity to get your physical copy of the new mixtape and chapbook!”

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/370586763462629/

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center is located at 4408 Delridge Way SW:

On Friday (June 8), Highline Public Schools threw a long-bomb touchdown of a party for graduating seniors, who jammed the Museum of Flight in Tukwila to celebrate their milestone with none other than Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Flanked by aircraft, the students high-fived @DangeRussWilson as he exited a 787 and made his way to the stage.

Students heard positive, powerful messages from Wilson, as well as from Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden, retired NASA astronaut Dorothy “Dottie” Metcalf-Lindenberger and Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield.

Then 13 outstanding seniors were surprised with college scholarships presented by Alaska Airlines and its “Chief Football Officer” Russell Wilson.

CONGRATS SENIORS!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding five great Open Houses this weekend!

The first is beautiful classic Cape Cod View home in Des Moines with endless possibilities!

The elegant and inviting main house has 3 bedrooms and 2.25 baths that is truly a work of art.

The large entertainment size kitchen is a chefs dream.

The upstairs master suite has french doors to a private view deck.

The lower level has 2 full M.I.L. apartments!

1 apartment can be connects to the main house and could be used as 4th bedroom and rec room.

The garage has a loft space above.

The options are endless!

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 8: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 24037 Marine View Dr S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $900,000
  • MLS Number: 1303386
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 1986
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,090 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Loft

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is an amazing Rambler on a nearly half acre lot in Des Moines:

Nearly a half acre lot, 930 sq ft garage, 2280 sq ft rambler wrapped w/decks & a patio to enjoy the serenity of the creek and more!

The living room has vaulted wooden ceilings, beautiful Basalt fireplace and shares an entire wall of window/sliders with the dining room and kitchen to the deck overlooking the creek.

Huge master w/bath, a bedroom w/FP (or cool den), add 2 more bedrooms another bath, large rec room w/wall of sliders to deck, extra storage, RV parking & more!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 9: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: 1 – 4 p.m

WHERE:

  • 26309 13th Place S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $442,000
  • MLS Number: 1306097
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,280 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,166 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a better-than-new 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Beacon Hill/Columbia City:

Location, location, location!

This home is perfect for anyone needing extra space in the city.

Minutes to downtown & light-rail!

The territorial & mountain views create great natural lighting.

Entertain in the living room, or spacious great room & kitchen w/dining area, or maybe the covered deck!

Upper floors have generous sized bedrooms & master w/his & her closets, 5-pc bath.

Terraced backyard, 2-car garage & huge unfinished area!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 9:  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5045 31st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $889,950
  • MLS Number: 1297374
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,280 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS: Mountain, Partial, Territorial
  • Covered deck
  • Terraced backyard
  • 2-car garage
  • Huge unfinished area

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a Cape Cod Seahurst beauty with majestic Sound & Mountain views located on a serene & manicured corner lot:

Located on a quiet, sought-after street in Burien/Seahurst!

Cozy view front porch & extensive new Timberteck wrap around & backyard entertainment size deck.

Huge kitchen w/new SS appliances, large island & views.

Soulful sunsets from the main level & even more impressive from the large upper master bedroom.

Hickory floors, updated windows & indoor sauna.

Newer roof, furnace & H2O.

Large lower TV/family room w electrical fireplace.

Epic opportunity!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 9: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14331 22nd Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $949,950
  • MLS Number: 1302272
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Sauna
  • Skylights

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a competitively priced 4-Star Green home located atop of N. Beacon Hill:

This tastefully done project was built by boutique builder Green City Development.

1st Floor has a bedroom w/bathroom.

2nd floor features LDK boasts high ceilings and a capacious feel w/ lots of natural light.

The 3rd floor you have your generous size bedroom and a full bath.

Expansive roof deck for sunsets and bbqs.

Only 5 homes left!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 9: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 10: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1740 12th Ave S., Unit C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,999
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 577 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

UPDATE: Unfortunately, tonight’s Highline Bears game against the North Sound Emeralds has been CANCELLED due to rain.

“Although our infield is artificial turf, our outfield has a hard time handling water. For the longevity of our field, and the safety of our players, staff, and fans we have decided that we will not be playing this evening.

Any tickets pre-purchased may be exchanged for a ticket to a game at a later date.”

By Payton Dineen

It was a weekend full of fun and entertainment at Mel Olson Stadium, where hundreds of fans came through the gates to watch some Highline Bears baseball and take part in the activities and promotions that were being offered.

Opening day saw over 400 fans, 250 of whom were able to snag a magnet of the season schedule. Director of King County Parks and Recreation Kevin Brown was present to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, kicking off the 2018 season. Later, as older fans watched from the Bear Den, several kids got the chance to compete on the field for a coveted candy prize in games such as the dizzy bat race and musical chairs, both of which had some tough competition.

The Bears were also able to present a check to West Seattle Baseball on Friday night, having raised over $1,200 for the little leaguers.

The concession stand and all new root beer garden also saw no down time, having a line wrapped around the stand for nearly the entire game. Fans who came out both Friday and Saturday saw two very close games, with the Bears just falling short of their first win in both. If opening weekend is any reflection on what the rest of the season is going to look like for the Bears and fans alike, then there is an exciting summer ahead for everyone.

One thing in particular to look forward to is Buntly’s birthday, which is coming up quick on June 16.  Buntly will turn four years old, and 200 fans will be able to take home a celebratory bobblehead of the beloved bear. Not only that, but the Seafair Pirates will also be in the house to meet and greet fans, as well as celebrate Buntly’s birthday with the Bears community. There is a lot to look forward to from here on out, so if you haven’t already, make your way down to a game that is sure to be entertaining for fans of all ages.

Their next home game will be against the North Sound Emeralds this Friday, June 8, with the first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

More info here:

A student at Cascade Middle School was arrested and booked to the Youth Service Center for bringing a realistic looking BB gun to school on Wednesday, June 6, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

“We received a report of a future threat to the school,” the district said in a statement. “Security investigated and found a BB gun in the student’s possession. Police responded in coordination with school security.”

Cascade Middle School is located at 11212 10th Ave SW:

By Luke Olson

Head coach of the Highline Bears, Josh Evans, would walk out of the mound on a cool Saturday evening and pull starting pitcher Nick Horn after just 0.1 innings pitched. Horn could not seem to find his command against the Northwest Honkers allowing four walks, one strikeout and one earned run in the first inning that proved to be the difference.

The Honkers defeated the Bears 2-1 at Mel Olson Stadium on Saturday night, June 2.

It took Horn ten pitches to finally record his first strike. He would fan down his third batter after letting the first two with free passes, but for the second time, would surrender back to back walks.

“I felt like I had my stuff, I just couldn’t locate it.” Horn said.

Being pulled so early does not often fare well with pitchers, but Evans did not want to allow any more damage to happen in the first inning.

“He was struggling with command right off the bat,” Evans said. “He has been working on things the last couple of weeks and he is going to have to continue to work. Disappointing to have his first outing like that, but he is determined to get back out there. “

Right hander A.J. Palmer would be called in being left with the bases loaded with just one out. He would record the next two outs without allowing a runner to score and flummoxed the Honkers in his final six innings pitched —allowing just one earned run, no walks and seven strikeouts on the night.

“Palmer’s performance was awesome,” Evans said. “Could not ask for much more from a relief guy coming in the first inning.”

Not very often is a relief pitcher expecting to come in the first inning — especially Palmer, who was likely expecting to make his appearance not until the seventh or eighth inning. But, he came into the game with just a few minutes to warm up and his command and stuff would result in the Honkers bats to go stagnant.

“I went out to the bullpen and asked him how long it was going to take him to get loose and I said, ‘you got to hurry up’,” Evans said. “He told me he needed five minutes and I think I brought him in with about three minutes. But, he got warmed up and ready to go, gave me the ‘OK’ and went out and dominated for us.”

Palmers’ lone mistake came in the second inning, giving up a lead-off single to Jordan Padilla. Padilla would steal on the first pitch to the next batter to advance to second. Palmer would put out his next two batters, but Jesse Bechtold would knock a hard line- drive to center to score Padilla.

The Bears would threaten to score often but were never able to drive in runners. They were 1/8 with runners in scoring position on the night. You could say their ‘timely hitting’ was not on.

“We are getting guys on base, but we can’t get them across,” Evans said. “The hits will come, they are just not falling for us the last two games.”

In the ninth, they made things interesting. Kevin Nakamura would take a free pass to first with one out. One batter later, Cody Simmons would come in to pinch hit for Clay Kleus and on the second pitch, would get beamed. Shortstop Chase Anderson would work the count for a walk and Carter Wallace would have a chance to tie the game—or potentially win the game. He would hit a high chopper to third but would be thrown out after a head-slide to first to end the game.

The Bears’ lone run came in the sixth inning. Bryce Beck would advance on a fielder’s choice with two outs and Kelan Martin singled on a soft grounder to third— beating out the throw to first to give Alexander Bryner the chance to put the Bears on board. He would hit a single to center sending Beck to home from second base.

Pitchers Colton Borg and Connor Bensen would provide solid outings for the Bears in the eighth and ninth innings. Both allowing a combined no hits and just one walk.

Next, the Bears will once again face the Honkers on Sunday, June 3 at Fall City Community Park starting at 1 p.m.

Their next home game will be against the North Sound Emeralds on Friday, June 8, with the first pitch set for 7:05 p.m.

More info here:

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding four great Open Houses this weekend!

The first is a Cape Cod Seahurst beauty with majestic Sound & Mountain views located on a serene & manicured corner lot:

Located on a quiet, sought-after street in Burien/Seahurst!

Cozy view front porch & extensive new Timberteck wrap around & backyard entertainment size deck.

Huge kitchen w/new SS appliances, large island & views.

Soulful sunsets from the main level & even more impressive from the large upper master bedroom.

Hickory floors, updated windows & indoor sauna.

Newer roof, furnace & H2O.

Large lower TV/family room w electrical fireplace.

Epic opportunity!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 2: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14331 22nd Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $949,950
  • MLS Number: 1302272
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Sauna
  • Skylights

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a better-than-new 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Beacon Hill/Columbia City:

Location, location, location!

This home is perfect for anyone needing extra space in the city.

Minutes to downtown & light-rail!

The territorial & mountain views create great natural lighting.

Entertain in the living room, or spacious great room & kitchen w/dining area, or maybe the covered deck!

Upper floors have generous sized bedrooms & master w/his & her closets, 5-pc bath.

Terraced backyard, 2-car garage & huge unfinished area!

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 1: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2:  1:30 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5045 31st Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $889,950
  • MLS Number: 1297374
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,280 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS: Mountain, Partial, Territorial
  • Covered deck
  • Terraced backyard
  • 2-car garage
  • Huge unfinished area

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a cute-as-a-button Lovell Home in the wonderful North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines:

Walk to award winning North Hill Primary, Light-Rail & parks.

Open flow floor plan with kitchen and a huge family room below.

Gleaming hardwoods.

New bathroom remodel, newer roof, newer furnace/hot water heater and septic system updates w/ new water line.

Port package windows and so many upgrades!

Private backyard with 2 sheds and tons of storage.

A well loved and meticulously maintained property on a quiet street in a great neighborhood.

This is home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 2: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20211 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $374,999
  • MLS Number: 1289943
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,670 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,955 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Skylights

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a move-in ready, one-level Burien home featuring a partial view of the sparkling Puget Sound & Mountains, park-like backyard & outbuilding/shop, and a fully fenced yard:

This home has hardwood floors, fresh interior & exterior paint.

Remodeled Chef’s kitchen w/Frigidaire Fridge & Freezer, BlueStar Gas Range/Hood, Farmhouse sink w/Delta Faucet Trinsic Touch 20, New Gas line, New Gas furnace, 30-yr roof.

New interior/exterior Doors w/Rejuvenation hardware.

Double pane windows w/New Bay window.

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 1: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 3: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16655 Marine View Dr SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,999
  • MLS Number: 1284396
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,270 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,100 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Security System
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • Shop

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

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

REMINDER: The second annual Burien Pride celebration will take place this weekend, with the main event at Town Square Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with FREE admission to the public.

All ages are welcome.

More than 2,000 attendees celebrated Burien Pride in its first year alone. The non-profit aims to meet and surpass that excitement in 2018 with new and returning musical acts, artisan crafts, all-ages activities, food vendors, special guests, family programming, and a 21+ Burien Pride Beer Garden sponsored by local brewpub Elliott Bay Brewhouse.

DRAG QUEEN BINGO FRIDAY NIGHT
The fun will kick off with Drag Queen Bingo on Friday night, June 1, from 5 – 10 p.m.

DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR SATURDAY
Join special guest Sparkle Leigh for a fun-filled hour of stories, songs, crafts and photos. This is a family program and all ages are welcome. 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Burien Library. More info here.

Here’s what to expect on Saturday:

  • 10 a.m.–6 p.m.: Vendor Booths
  • Beer & Wine Garden
  • Main Stage Entertainment:
    • MCs DonnaTella Howe & Tru St. James
    • 10 a.m.: Belly Dancing
    • 11 a.m.: Zumba
    • Noon: Carlarans
    • 1 p.m.: The Sunset Grooves
    • 2 p.m.: Carrie Akre
    • 3 p.m.: Jamie Nova Sky
    • 4 p.m.: Purple Mane
    • 5 p.m.: The Aqua Nets
  • 6 p.m.: Drag Show
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Kids Area
  • Raffle Items/Quilt all day at Info Booth
  • Noon–6 p.m. ‘The Dating Game’ (on second stage)

New this year: a portion of all proceeds from Burien Pride will benefit the local community by way of the organization’s newly-formed Burien Pride Scholarship Fund.

Don’t miss out on the fun this year as Burien Pride returns – open to all, no matter your persuasion!

And be sure to “Like” Burien Pride on Facebook

ABOUT BURIEN PRIDE
Burien Pride is an annual celebration produced by Discover Burien, a 501c3 non-profit corporation. Discover Burien exists for economic development, education and promotion of the Burien Business Community. To learn more about Burien Pride or Discover Burien, please visit www.BurienPride.com or www.discoverburien.org.

Robbins and Co is looking to hire:

Payroll Accountant / Accounts Receivables

Come join our fast-paced dynamic team!

Robbins and Company is a strong company located in Burien, WA that began operations in 1952, and is a leader in Foundation Repair, Drainage Solutions, Concrete Repair and Moving/Rigging. We have a great workplace for our team members who have a strong desire to support each other as a team.

Robbins and Company’s workplace emphasizes serving others, team work, dedication to customer service and integrity in everything we do.

We are in an exciting growth period and seeking a Payroll Clerk / Accounts Receivables professional to join us as we grow.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Process weekly payrolls for 30+ employees.
  • Responsible for all aspects of processing, accounting, recording, reporting, and coordinating payroll, for 30+ employees.
  • Collect and accurately compile and enter payroll data from all employees, costing to the appropriate projects and following up on un-submitted hours.
  • Meet weekly payroll deadlines and ensure all required payroll tax payments and quarterly reports are accurate, timely filed and compliant with federal, state and local regulations.
  • General office work including but not limited to: answering and directing incoming phone calls, opening mail, receiving payments, and assisting in customer inquiries and transactions.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Hands on experience with Accounts Receivables and Payroll
  • Some knowledge of ACT (database management program)
  • Expert level Excel experience, as well as strong knowledge of Word and Outlook
  • Strong logical and critical thinking skills
  • Some knowledge of ComputerEase (accounting software)
  • Highly meticulous, well organized, detail oriented and accurate
  • This position requires the ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, set priorities, solve problems, and make decisions and follow-through
  • Ability to remain flexible, positive, and enthusiastic to changes and new assignments

Education/Equivalent Experience:

  • 5 – 10 years of experience required (construction preferred) or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Associates degree preferred

Robbins and Company offers a competitive salary based on experience, comprehensive benefits which include medical, dental, voluntary vision, SIMPLE IRA with company match, paid holidays, and a paid-time off program.

Robbins and Company is a drug and alcohol-free employer.

This Full Time position will need to be available to work 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with a one hour lunch. All interested parties who meet the requirements listed above, please submit a cover letter and resume and include the job title and your name in the subject line.

Send to: [email protected]

Cover letters that explain why you are the ideal candidate for this position, and specifically reference the qualifications listed above, will receive top priority.

REMINDER: The Highline Bears will open their 2018 schedule this Friday, June 1 – and will be having fun giveaways and promotions all season!

The opening night giveaway is a magnet schedule for the first 250 fans.

The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday, when they will take on the Everett Emeralds at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center, located at 1321 SW 102nd Street (map below).

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE

BUNTLY’S BIRTHDAY BOBBLEHEAD
On June 16, the Bears will celebrate their beloved mascot Buntly’s birthday by giving the first 200 fans to arrive a Buntly bobblehead, and there will also be a special appearance by the Seafair Pirates. Don’t fret if you miss the 200 mark, however, as there will be another shot to get your hands on a Buntly bobblehead in July, when Bobblehead night rolls around on the 30th.

In addition to Bobblehead Night and Buntly’s birthday, the Bears will also celebrate two Military Appreciation Nights, Ice Cream Sunday Night, Kids Night, Taco Tuesday, and Bacon Night. Food Truck Night will also share a game with 12’s Night on July 21st, where Seahawk fans can come and enjoy options from five different food trucks while watching the Bears go head to head with the Seattle Studs.

The final game of the Bears 2018 season will host Fan Appreciation Night, where the team will show thanks to all of the fans who showed up and supported them throughout the summer months.

A complete schedule of promotions and giveaways can be found on highlinebears.com.

PARTNERING TO HELP THE COMMUNITY
In addition to providing amusement to the whole community, the Bears do what they can to give back by partnering with local groups and non-profit organizations. These groups gain the opportunity to raise funds by selling tickets, where they then receive 60% of the proceeds.

“We want to help groups raise as much as $10,000 this year. It’s a fun way to get people in our community involved and give groups and non-profits some great exposure” said Chief Operating Officer and Assistant General Manager Steven Finch.

Some of the benefiting groups include West Seattle Baseball, Austen Everett Foundation, Our Sisters House, Avery Strong Foundation, The Matt Griffin YMCA and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

“We feel we do a great job entertaining fans at all of our games. This year we wanted to put something fun in their hands as many times as we could. We aren’t just having a baseball game here, we’re putting on an event and show for the entire community.” said President Russ Pritchard.

With so many games and promotions throughout the season, it is sure to be a summer full of amusement for the entire family.

2018 Promotional Schedule
Date Promotional Night Give-a-way
6/1/18 Opening Night Magnet Schedule Give-a-way (First 250)
6/8/18 Jelly Donut Night
6/16/18 Buntly’s Birthday/Seafair Pirates Buntly Bobbleheads (First 200 Fans)
6/21/18 Military Appreciation Night Mini Flags
7/13/18 Kids-Night Kids T-shirt Night (First 100)
7/14/18 Bacon Night
7/20/18 Ice Cream Night Full Tilt Ice Cream Bars (First 200)
7/21/18 Food Truck Night
7/27/18 Military Appreciation Night
7/30/18 Bobblehead Night Buntly Bobbleheads (First 200 Fans)
7/31/18 Taco Tuesday
8/10/18 Mascot Night
8/11/18 Fan Appreciation Night Lots of exciting give-a-ways

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend!

The first is a move-in ready, one-level Burien home featuring a partial view of the sparkling Puget Sound & Mountains, park-like backyard & outbuilding/shop, and a fully fenced yard:

This home has hardwood floors, fresh interior & exterior paint.

Remodeled Chef’s kitchen w/Frigidaire Fridge & Freezer, BlueStar Gas Range/Hood, Farmhouse sink w/Delta Faucet Trinsic Touch 20, New Gas line, New Gas furnace, 30-yr roof.

New interior/exterior Doors w/Rejuvenation hardware.

Double pane windows w/New Bay window.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 25: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16655 Marine View Dr SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,999
  • MLS Number: 1284396
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1950
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,270 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,100 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Security System
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • Shop

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next is a cute-as-a-button Lovell Home in the wonderful North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines:

Walk to award winning North Hill Primary, Light-Rail & parks.

Open flow floor plan with kitchen and a huge family room below.

Gleaming hardwoods.

New bathroom remodel, newer roof, newer furnace/hot water heater and septic system updates w/ new water line.

Port package windows and so many upgrades!

Private backyard with 2 sheds and tons of storage.

A well loved and meticulously maintained property on a quiet street in a great neighborhood.

This is home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 26: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20211 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $374,999
  • MLS Number: 1289943
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1955
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,670 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,955 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Skylights

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next up is a move-in ready Rambler in Burien’s quiet Blakley Manor neighborhood:

3BR with 1.75BA on a generous 8395 sq ft lot with a shed and covered patio for year-round use.

Kitchen features newer SS appliances and butcher block counters.

Baths were also recently updated while the roof and HWT are less than 6 years old!

Central AC just in time for summer.

Fresh exterior paint and big driveway with room for an RV or boat!

Close to the new PCC, Trader Joes and access to highways 509 and 518.

Come see!

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 25: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16519 4th Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $460,000
  • MLS Number: 1289176
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,220 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,395 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Garage-Attached

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next is a charming 2-bedroom West Seattle home located on a quiet street in the desirable Gatewood Community:

Many NEW Updates including plumbing, electrical, roof, bathroom, and kitchen.

Peek-a-boo view of the Sound and natural light compliment the Living Room and Dining Room with Hardwood Floors and Sliding Door that opens to a beautiful new deck with Southern Exposure.

Ample storage in basement with bedroom and separate entrance!

The secluded back yard offers privacy and single car garage.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 26: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3731 SW Austin Street, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $519,000
  • MLS Number: 1294525
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1919
  • Approximate House SqFt: 910 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,080 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Deck
  • Patio

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


How about a luxury home in Regal Heights with a sweeping view of Mount Rainier?!

This modern home features hardwood laminate flooring and extensive quartz and tile work throughout.

An entertainers dream come true!

This home boasts a huge kitchen with quartz countertops, tile black splash and island.

Master bedroom suite has 5-piece master bath, soaking tub and over-sized shower.

Junior master with bath.

Patio and fenced back yard.Over-sized roof top deck.

Garage.

Walk to everything and minutes to downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 26: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10005 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $679,950
  • MLS Number: 1293251
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,500 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The last Open House is located in the desirable Genesee Neighborhood (Alaskan Junction) in West Seattle:

Circa 1946, good looking and inviting traditional well-kept home.

Interior has two bedrooms and one full bath.

Spacious front room has bay window.

Kitchen with eating area.

Dream backyard is perfect for barbeques or summer time gatherings.

Large lot is ideal for pets.

Front yard is fully fenced.

Over-sized one car detached garage.

Driveway offers additional off street parking. Ideal location!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, May 27: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4732 50th Ave SW West Seattle, WA 98116 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1278938
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Approximate House SqFt: 720 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,095 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Patio

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

Peace N The Hood is coming BACK to White Center on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Steve Cox Memorial Park.

This free event will include:

  • A 3-on-3 basketball tournament for teens ages 12-19
  • A job fair targeting 16-24 year olds (anyone who wants a job can come)
  • BBQ
  • Prizes
  • Music and fun…

Any teens that want to preregister for the tournament can do so here, or at the log cabin…bring your A game!!

For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/whitecentercda/posts/2129841967032896

“Feel free to share this… it will be greatly appreciated.”

“Have you mowed your lawn yet?” asks Doug Stevens, proprietor of Advertiser Center Tool Rentals.

Spring is two months along now. Mowing knee-high grass with your standard mower may not be a great idea.

“Mowing tough, tall grass could result in, well, a broken mower.”

So Doug recommends a “walk behind weed eater.”

He has five brand new weed eaters to rent from.

Spring is also a great time for a pressure washing pick-me-up.

There are eight brand new pressure washers to choose from at Center Tool Rentals, all ready to wash most anything…except that smile off your spouse’s face over how great the yard looks.

Center Tool Rentals is open seven days a week:

Center Tool Rentals
9444 Delridge Way SW (just north of Roxbury)
Seattle, WA 98106

Phone: 206-762-5057

Website: http://centertoolrental.com

By Payton Dineen
Highline Bears Broadcaster

The 2018 Highline Bears season is nearly underway – first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. on Friday, June 1 – which also means a summer full of fun events and giveaways for the whole family. Fans will have various opportunities throughout the season to bring home promo items while showing their support for the team.

“We pride ourselves on being a fun and exciting place you can bring the entire family without breaking the bank. Taking a family of four or five to the movies costs at least $60 once you count in popcorn and drinks. You can bring the entire family down to a Bears game and have dinner for under $40.” said General Manager Justin Moser.

The Bears will kick off their season on Friday, June 1, when they will take on the Everett Emeralds at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center. The first 250 fans to show up to the 7:05 p.m. game will also receive a magnet of the team’s summer schedule.

On June 16, the Bears will celebrate their beloved mascot Buntly’s birthday by giving the first 200 fans to arrive a Buntly bobblehead, and there will also be a special appearance by the Seafair Pirates. Don’t fret if you miss the 200 mark, however, as there will be another shot to get your hands on a Buntly bobblehead in July, when Bobblehead night rolls around on the 30th.

In addition to Bobblehead Night and Buntly’s birthday, the Bears will also celebrate two Military Appreciation Nights, Ice Cream Sunday Night, Kids Night, Taco Tuesday, and Bacon Night. Food Truck Night will also share a game with 12’s Night on July 21st, where Seahawk fans can come and enjoy options from five different food trucks while watching the Bears go head to head with the Seattle Studs.

The final game of the Bears 2018 season will host Fan Appreciation Night, where the team will show thanks to all of the fans that showed up and supported them throughout the summer months.

A complete schedule of promotions and giveaways can be found on highlinebears.com.

In addition to providing amusement to the whole community, the Bears do what they can to give back by partnering with local groups and non-profit organizations. These groups gain the opportunity to raise funds by selling tickets, where they then receive 60% of the proceeds.

“We want to help groups raise as much as $10,000 this year. It’s a fun way to get people in our community involved and give groups and non-profits some great exposure” said Chief Operating Officer and Assistant General Manager Steven Finch.

Some of the benefiting groups include West Seattle Baseball, Austen Everett Foundation, Our Sisters House, Avery Strong Foundation, The Matt Griffin YMCA and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

“We feel we do a great job entertaining fans at all of our games. This year we wanted to put something fun in their hands as many times as we could. We aren’t just having a baseball game here, we’re putting on an event and show for the entire community.” said President Russ Pritchard.

With so many games and promotions throughout the season, it is sure to be a summer full of amusement for the entire family.