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

The first is a charming, immaculate and pristine 2-bedroom in Des Moines:

Just what you’ve been waiting for, and move-in ready!

Immaculate, modernized and pristine home offers one level living in desirable Huntington Park.

Captivating interior has been recently updated with new flooring, carpet, paint and more.

Desirable open concept living.

Ideal private patio adjoins greenbelt.

One car, detached garage.

Community features a club house and swimming pool. Huntington Park is a retirement community, please review web-site.

Estate sale, no Form 17 or disclosures. Must see!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 24828 12th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $319,900
  • MLS Number: 1273316
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1976
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,010 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,944 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1262895
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next home is an absolutely wonderful 4-bedroom home which sits nestled next to Seahurst Park, giving amazing backyard privacy and serenity:

Welcome to Seahurst!

There are 3,600 total square feet of sprawling home to enjoy.

You will absolutely love the large updated kitchen with both formal and non formal living and dining rooms on the main floor.

There is plenty of RV Parking, one car garage, gas heat, and the unfinished basement with ample ceiling height will accommodate all kinds of uses.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2030 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1268469
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,600 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 17,353 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Nestled next to Seahurst Park!
  • Deck
  • Gas Available
  • RV Parking

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next home is an expansive Rambler deep in Seahurst, all new in 2005:

Level entry, no steps up or down.

Open living area floor plan great for entertaining or keeping an eye on everybody.

Living room windows face west with dappled light filtered through birch trees.

Private Master suite with walk-in closet.

Media room and office as well.

2 car garage. Wired for generator and generator is included.

If you are looking for a one level home, this is it!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14604 20th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $675,000
  • MLS Number: 1255726
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.77
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,300 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Disabled Access
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Skylights
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a 4-bedroom home in a perfect location:

Fireplace for cozy cool weather or a nice backyard for grilling and gathering, this home is ready to occupy or update as you choose.

Refinish the current hardwood floors or install your own.

4th bedroom access to upper floor.

New roof 2017.

Detached garage is also a nice wood shop/studio for your creations.

Just steps to elementary school, transportation and short distance to shopping and dining options.

Pick fruit and flowers in your own yard. Ready to move!

WHEN:

  • Friday, April 13: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 13050 7th Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $379,900
  • MLS Number: 1266382
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1944
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,110 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,128 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Carport-Attached
  • Garage-Detached

Click here to view detailed listing.

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

The YWCA’s ‘Stand Against Racism’ event will be held at its Greenbridge Learning Center on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 2 – 4 p.m.

This is an annual signature campaign by YWCA USA to “increase awareness within local neighborhoods about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in housing, employment, financial empowerment, and healthcare access; among many others.”

This year’s event at YWCA Greenbridge will offer a glimpse on how institutional and structural racism impacts clients when they try to access services. Come and listen to actual customers describe their individual experiences. Knowing their stories may help nurture greater awareness and recognition of your power, mission and future goal of building a community without racism.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE: YWCA Greenbridge Learning Center, 9720 8th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98106

INFO: Come and learn what challenges people of color face when trying to access various services. Listen to client stories and experiences; and what we can all do to build and sustain vibrant and thriving communi es by taking a stand against racism.

“We invite you to join us!”

Please RSVP.

For more information, call 206.336.7000

Free parking / King County Metro lines 60, 128, 131

From our sister site The B-Town Blog:

The public is invited to comment on proposed changes for Metro’s H Line – replacing Route 120 in the year 2020 – in the White Center/Burien area to improve safety, bus speed and reliability.

The RapidRide H Line – which travels through White Center – proposes changes to help buses move faster and stay on time.

“Changes to the road, sidewalks, etc. can help buses spend less time stuck in traffic—so they arrive on time and get where they’re going quickly,” Metro said in a statement.

As The B-Town Blog previously reported, the county is proposing major changes to Ambaum Blvd. SW to suit the H Line, and they’re seeking public input. A public meeting was held on Saturday, April 7 (we received notice too late), and Metro is also accepting feedback online.

“Changes to Ambaum Boulevard SW can improve travel times now and keep buses from slowing down as the region grows,” they said.

Metro’s online feedback opportunity will be open until April 16, 2018:

www.kingcounty.gov/metro/hlinefeedback

The H Line project team is reviewing community feedback and working to identify priority access to transit improvement projects, and H Line speed and reliability improvements.”

Here’s more info from Metro’s website:

Click image to view larger version.

Today, we’re working with the City of Seattle to transform Route 120—one of our 10 busiest routes—into the new H Line. We want to keep what’s great about Route 120 while also improving service. We’re asking neighboring communities and other stakeholders to help us decide on the route’s path and stops and tell us what improvements would make it easier and safer for riders to get to the bus.

Expanding RapidRide will give riders better connections, buses that come more often, and faster, easy-to-use service. The H Line will come more often, travel faster, and be more reliable (on-time) than Route 120. It will connect riders to several key destinations, other buses, and light rail.

Together, our 6 existing RapidRide lines provide about 67,000 rides every weekday – about 70 percent more than the bus routes they replaced. As each new line goes into service, we’ll streamline other bus routes in the area to create a more efficient network.

The H Line project team is reviewing community feedback and working to identify priority improvement projects, speed and reliability improvements, and ways to keep the bus moving more and stopping less.

Speed and reliability changes proposed for Burien

The H Line route through White Center will remain on the the current path; however, the H Line will move from SW 148th Street to SW 150th Street in Burien.

Subscribe to H Line alerts and project updates to be notified once the outreach summary is published.

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

The first home is an absolutely wonderful 4-bedroom home which sits nestled next to Seahurst Park, giving amazing backyard privacy and serenity:

Welcome to Seahurst!

There are 3,600 total square feet of sprawling home to enjoy.

You will absolutely love the large updated kitchen with both formal and non formal living and dining rooms on the main floor.

There is plenty of RV Parking, one car garage, gas heat, and the unfinished basement with ample ceiling height will accommodate all kinds of uses.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 7: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2030 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1268469
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,600 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 17,353 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Nestled next to Seahurst Park!
  • Deck
  • Gas Available
  • RV Parking

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 7: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1262895
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a tastefully built boutique view home on Beacon Hill:

Just steps from the epicenter of N Beacon Hill you’ll find this tastefully done Townhouse 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 bbq’s. 5 homes left.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 7: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1740 12th Ave S #C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.

Site Features:

VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a 5-bedroom brand new four star built green beauty by Hunny Homes:

Tucked into the hillside on a quiet street sits this brand new targeting four star built green beauty by Hunny Homes.

Steps from Kubota Gardens and close to the Lake, meticulous parks and all amenities.

This is the home youve been hoping for. Spacious and elegant 2 story, 2 car garage with a roof top deck.

1st floor, 2 bedrooms & plumbed for 2nd kitchen/ADU and separate entrance make the possibilities limitless.

2nd floor open concept L/D/K with 3 beds 2 Bath.

Must see home!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, April 8: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5545 S Norfolk Street, Seattle, WA 98118 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $849,999
  • MLS Number: 1261160
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,815 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, April 7: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 8: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are 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.

Khatami Chau, second from left, serves samples of student-created recipes in the cafeteria at Evergreen High School.

Students prepare squash for a meal at FEEST’s after-school program.

In a step toward better school nutrition, students at Evergreen High School are getting a say in what goes on the lunch menu.

Youth leaders of FEEST – which stands for Food Empowerment Education and Sustainability Team – won an unprecedented student advisory committee with Highline Public Schools to ensure more culturally relevant and fresh food items in the cafeteria.

Khatami Chau, senior at Evergreen High School and second-year organizer with FEEST, relies on school food to get through classes and through sports after school.

“I wish we had more variety, more fresh foods instead of pizza,” he said. “And I’d love to see my culture reflected in the school menu.” Chau is a first-generation immigrant whose family comes from the Cham people of Southeast Asia.

In the Highline district, 77 percent of students are people of color and 63 percent qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Student organizers like Chau have been advocating to the district for a menu that better reflects the diversity of the student body and offers healthier meal options.

As Highline Public Schools works to improve nutrition across the district, student organizers have developed a strong partnership with decision makers. The committee of teenagers meets monthly with the district’s Dietician Kris Marsh and Nutrition Services Director Lisa Johnson to give feedback in menu planning, marketing, and nutrition policies.

“This kind of partnership is truly unprecedented,” said Lisa Chen, executive director of FEEST. “We’re really thankful to Highline Public Schools for welcoming youth to the table. Kris and Lisa have been really responsive to students’ ideas. It’s been a great opportunity to enhance the work that they’re doing by including the voices of young people.”

FEEST is a nonprofit organization based in White Center that works alongside young people to tackle issues of food injustice. After-school programs in low-income communities of color serve as an incubator for youth leadership, where students learn about and share healthy meals and develop the skills to address challenges to health access in their communities.

Every month, FEEST youth create an item for students to sample at lunch with hopes of landing it on the menu. Each dish is required to meet the district’s nutrition standards related to fat, sodium, and sugar content, as well as essential food groups and nutrients. Earlier this school year, Evergreen High School students developed a recipe for butternut squash curry that hit the mark of being healthy, delicious, and culturally relevant.

“It tasted like my grandma’s cooking,” one student remarked.

The butternut squash curry recipe was so popular at Evergreen that administrators agreed to try it out at the district level. On March 29, for the first time ever, a student-developed recipe will be on the menu at every elementary, middle, and high school in Highline Public Schools.

As part of National Public Schools Week, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) commended FEEST in her speech to the U.S. House of Representatives on March 15. She highlighted the group’s recent successful organizing work at Evergreen High School as an example of how students and teachers in her congressional district are building healthy, supportive, and more inclusive schools.

Khatami Chau wants other students to know that their voices matter – that no matter their age, they can have the power to create change.

About FEEST
Food Empowerment Education & Sustainability Team (FEEST) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to set the table for young people to transform the health and equity of their community by gathering around food & working towards systems change. In addition to the practical skills youth gain through cooking, food is our vehicle for community building, cultural sharing, risk taking, and leadership development. We empower high school youth in Delridge, White Center, and South King County to educate their peers and families about healthy eating, food justice, and racial equity.

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

The first home is a completely remodeled Mid-Century 3-bedroom home in West Seattle:

This Completely remodeled Mid-Cen has all the charm of its era plus all the benefits of modern living.

Vaulted ceilings and a fireplace in the main living room.

The kitchen has been wrapped with granite counter tops, high efficiency stainless steel appliances, and LED lights throughout.

Heat pump and mini splits that provide heating and cooling throughout the year.

Both baths have been fitted with full tile, heated floors, and towel warmers to finish off just a few of the modern amenities.

WHEN:

  • Friday, March 30, 2018: 3 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: 7142 31st Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,999
  • MLS Number: 1264733
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1964
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,270 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,140 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a newly constructed 5-bedroom home in Des Moines:

Welcome home! Des Moines New Construction Home.

Great looking home with desirable 5 bedroom floor plan.

Dramatic entry with living room and dining room.

Main floor has bedroom with its own full bath.

Upstairs is 4 more bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Master bath complete with jetted tub.

High end features throughout.

Gorgeous surfaces and details.

Large lot with dream back yard.

Home has covered outdoor area.

This location offers easy access to buslines, downtown, airport and major roadways.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 31: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1216 S. 211th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1262749
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,147 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,824 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 31: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 1: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are 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.

The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center is the sponsor and recipient of a large Rotary International matching grant for a project in the remote Ballia region of India.

Residents there have suffered lifelong health issues due to the presence of arsenic in the water, which is naturally occurring from its source in the Himalayas. The grant funds a “safe water” sustainable water filtration system using local suppliers and tradesmen.

The grant process began over a year ago. Fundraising partners include 6 Rotary Clubs, 2 Rotary Districts, Rotary International and 43 private outside donations. Advising partners in this endeavor include Ballia Rotary, World Vision, Ballia Women’s College and Leaders in Making Change. Rotarians traveled to India in the fall of 2017 to connect with the Rotary Club of Ballia and create a manageable plan that involves local villagers which will create a sense of ownership and the capability of maintaining the water filtration system – this is a crucial aspect in sustainability.

Partnership between The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center and Ballia Rotary in India began because inquisitive and caring people saw a need and looked for solutions. Seven other Rotary Clubs from the Pacific NW Region have joined this effort to reduce arsenic in the drinking and cooking water of local villages and ultimately provide “safe water” for over 7000 residents in the remote Uttar Pradesh Province of India. It is a sustainable project that can be maintained and enhanced through local efforts. The plan developed by the Burien and Ballia Clubs includes:

  • Mitigation: A replicable village-based water system which will be sold at 25% of the cost of commercially available bottled water. Funds will be used to pay filter operators, maintain equipment and create additional jobs;
  • Testing: Systematic testing of tubewells and filters to ensure quality control. Families most in need will be identified and the Field Office employees will continue to document the problem and the success of the solution being implemented.
  • Continued education and outreach to raise awareness of the consequences of contaminated water will be on-going. A network of individuals and residents of the villages have dedicated themselves to resolving the problem. The Host Rotarians have pledged to participate in on-going visitations to the sites, provide a monthly accounting to Burien/White Center and other project partners. These include, village governing councils, local businesses and government leaders. Over the three year timeline of the project a key component will be to gather evaluation and monitoring data, support the field office that provides the daily operation and encouraging the hiring and training of locals to sustain the on-going operation of the project.

The budget for this project has come from donations of partnering Rotary Clubs in the Puget Sound Region, individuals from around the world who share a passion for clean/safe water, a healthy environment for the rural people of India and the opportunity to demonstrate to others across the globe that safe water and better health and hygiene is an attainable objective.

The budget for this project is $142,595. All of these funds have been raised from interested individuals, matching funds from Rotarians and local clubs and the generosity of matching funds from Rotary International.

The final outcome is a sustainable project maintained and run by local community workers and leaders. The training of locals to operate the equipment and rise as leaders in their community enhances the economy of the area. The reality of a sustainable water project is that it provides economic growth and better health for all residents of a community. This world wide vision is the impetus that brought the Ballia and Burien White Center Rotarians and their partnering clubs to invest in a three-year project that will change lives in a remote village of India.

For more info, visit http://bwcrotary.org

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

The first home is a rare combination – an affordable and beautiful new 4-bedroom home:

Welcome Home!

Ideal floor plan boasts four bedrooms plus bonus and three bathrooms and two car garage. Dream kitchen complete with island, quartz counters and stainless appliances.

Master bedroom suite has vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan. 5 piece bath with over-sized shower.

Home is complete with all the high end features. Ideal location is close to major roadways, airport and services.

All located on a private dead end lane. Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 24: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2408 S. 146th Place, SeaTac, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1261685
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,450 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,383 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 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 the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a tastefully built boutique view home on Beacon Hill:

Just steps from the epicenter of N Beacon Hill you’ll find this tastefully done Townhouse 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 bbq’s. 5 homes left.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 24: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1740 12th Ave S #C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.

Site Features:

VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a brand new, roof top, deck view, 2-bedroom home on Beacon Hill:

Welcome To Beacon Hills exclusive double roof top deck view units that offer a premium Seattle Skyline View.

Enjoy a four minute drive to downtown or walk to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

Enter on the lower floor to a Den, Bedroom, and Bathroom, as you make your way to the middle floor that features your LDK and enjoy the luxuries of urban living with a top floor master suite.

7 homes are available.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 24: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1742 12th Ave S., Unit B, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $729,988
  • MLS Number: 1236423
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,477 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Brand new modern amenities
  • VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a 5-bedroom modern built Green Oasis home::

This 5 Bed/3.5 Bath Modern Built Green Oasis features a bonus/media room & full bath off the lower floor to entertain your guests.

As you make your way to the main floor your enchanted with high ceilings centered on a full kitchen & formal living/dining room areas.

The master suite features a floor to ceiling window view crowned around the preserved old growth tree in the back yard.

Enjoy the luxuries of urban living with your own spacious roof top deck.

Minutes to Burke G. trail & PCC!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 24: 11 – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 25: 12 – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 6246 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,995,000
  • MLS Number: 1236910
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,611 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Mountain/Territorial View
  • Covered Parking for 2
  • Radiant, Wall, Ductless HP MiniSplit Heating

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

Click here to see the full listing.

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

Photos courtesy Aaron Wells

A suspect in the robbery of a Key Bank in White Center barricaded himself inside an apartment in North Burien Thursday afternoon (March 22), according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Police say that the suspect barricaded himself in an apartment near S. 118th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive South (map below), and that SWAT/TAC-30 was on the scene.

The bank robbery occurred earlier at the Key Bank in the 9600 block of 17th Ave SW in White Center.

UPDATE: Police took the suspect into custody around 3:30 p.m.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater.

This fun annual event begins with its first guest speaker at 4:30 p.m., and will run until 11:30 p.m. on SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, with the Tin Room Bar & Theater serving as headquarters.

SW 152nd Street will be closed again for a true (and FREE) Tin Hat Block Party, with free live entertainment, a beer garden at Classic Eats, costume contest, dog costume contest, pop-up museum, chances to tell your UFO story to the Highline Historical Society, get a custom alien drawing, face painting, UFO bouncy house, food trucks, UFO’s and more…

SPEAKERS ARE NEW THIS YEAR
And new this year – the 2018 event will feature guest speakers and authors giving presentations in the Tin Theater, starting at 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $10 per speaker, or $25 for an all-access pass to all four:

  • 4:30 p.m. – Vince Ynzunza – UFO POP: The Northwest’s Influence on UFO Popular Culture
  • 5:30 p.m. – The Maury Island Incident film screening – The Truth Revealed, with Scott Schaefer & Steve Edmiston
  • 6:45 p.m. – UFOiTeam – “Tell Us Your Story”
  • 8:30 p.m. – Burien Film Festival presents Best of UFO Films 2018

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

BUFO invites all UFO enthusiasts, skeptics and aliens to join in this fun, local celebration of all things otherworldly, inspired by The Maury Island Incident UFO event which predates Roswell by 10 days.

The evening will be hosted by Burien’s favorite DJ – DJ Lucky Strike – who will take us all on an extraterrestrial musical voyage.

Here’s the lineup:

Food Trucks:

For more info:

Sponsored by John White and Shelli Park, in partnership with The Tin Room, B-Town Blog, Burien Arts Association, and B-Town DOG.

A student was arrested after being found in possession of a loaded gun at New Start High School on Thursday, Feb. 15.

A social media post surfaced that led to suspicion of the student possessing a weapon. The student was isolated, searched and a weapon was found, and the student was taken into police custody.

The King County Sheriff’s Office confirmed with The B-Town Blog that the suspect was 15-years old, and was arrested with a loaded gun.

The district said there was no threat to the school or students.

“Possession of any weapon at school, real or fake, is taken very seriously,” Principal Michael Sita said in a statement. “Please remind your student of the seriousness of bringing any weapon or ‘look-a-like’ to school.”

As we previously reported, in early January shots were fired at the school. Police said then that a round entered an office window and ended up lodged in a 3-ring binder in the administrative offices.

And on March 12, a student at Sylvester Middle School was arrested after also bringing a gun to school.

“The safety of our students and staff is always our first priority, and we take immediate action on any report of a threat. Please encourage your student to report any safety concern they may have,” Sita added.

New Start High School is located at 614 SW 120th Street:

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

The first home is a expansive, 4-bedroom Rambler located in Seahurst, updated with all new amenities in 2005:

Expansive Rambler deep in Seahurst, all new in 2005!

Level entry, no steps up or down.

Open living area floor plan great for entertaining or keeping an eye on everybody.

Living room windows face west with dappled light filtered through birch trees.

Private Master suite with walk-in closet. Media room and office as well.

2 car garage. Wired for generator and generator is included.

If you are looking for a one level home, this is it!

WHEN:

  • Friday, March 16: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 14604 20th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $635,000
  • MLS Number: 1255726
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,300 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Disabled Access
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Skylights
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a tastefully built boutique view home on Beacon Hill:

Just steps from the epicenter of N Beacon Hill you’ll find this tastefully done Townhouse 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 bbq’s. 5 homes left.

WHEN:

  • Friday, March 16: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1740 12th Ave S #C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.

Site Features:

VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a brand new, roof top, deck view, 2-bedroom home on Beacon Hill:

Welcome To Beacon Hills exclusive double roof top deck view units that offer a premium Seattle Skyline View.

Enjoy a four minute drive to downtown or walk to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

Enter on the lower floor to a Den, Bedroom, and Bathroom, as you make your way to the middle floor that features your LDK and enjoy the luxuries of urban living with a top floor master suite.

7 homes are available.

APPOINTMENT ONLY, active construction site.

WHEN:

  • Friday, March 16: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 17: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 1742 12th Ave S., Unit B, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $749,999
  • MLS Number: 1236423
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,477 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Brand new modern amenities
  • VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 18: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a 5-bedroom modern built Green Oasis home::

This 5 Bed/3.5 Bath Modern Built Green Oasis features a bonus/media room & full bath off the lower floor to entertain your guests.

As you make your way to the main floor your enchanted with high ceilings centered on a full kitchen & formal living/dining room areas.

The master suite features a floor to ceiling window view crowned around the preserved old growth tree in the back yard.

Enjoy the luxuries of urban living with your own spacious roof top deck.

Minutes to Burke G. trail & PCC!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 17: 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 18: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6246 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,095,000
  • MLS Number: 1236910
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,611 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Mountain/Territorial View
  • Covered Parking for 2
  • Radiant, Wall, Ductless HP MiniSplit Heating

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

Click here to see the full listing.

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

Below are photos taken by Efrain Moreno, a student at Evergreen High School, of the walkout protest against gun violence on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Efrain said:

“The walkout at Evergreen High school was definitely different than the rest of the schools. We started with chants such as ‘What do we want? Gun control! When do we want it? Now!’

We proceeded to have 17 seconds of silence to respect those who passed away at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school.

Then Abel Berhan (a senior) give a small speech, then introduced Andrew Galan (another senior) who spoke about gun control and how the government should act.

The final speaker a junior Efrain Moreno (me) gave another speech about how we shouldn’t fear coming to school.

Abel then took back the megaphone and talked about how Highline Public Schools need to expand emotional and mental support, and finally ended the walkout with a final chant, ‘Choose our lives, over guns!”’

Click images to view larger versions/slideshow:

The second annual King County Parks Teen Talent Show is coming up on Friday, March 30, from 5-7 p.m. at the White Center Community Center, located in Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd Street).

Teens (ages 12 – 19) interested in performing can sign up with staff at the front desk of the White Center Teen Program or give a call to 206.477.2095.

Community members interested in attending are invited to the show on Friday, March 30th. Doors open at 4pm and Admission is FREE.

This year’s Talent Show is once again sponsored by the Teens and Staff of the White Center Teen Program. The WCTP offers free recreational, educational and social enrichment programming to over 1400 culturally diverse participants ages 12-19 each year. The program operates five days a week, forty-eight weeks a year and provides structured recreational classes and programs, homework assistance, educational and computer resources, leadership training, volunteer opportunities, special events, field trips, and drop-in activities.

For additional Information, please contact Darlene Sellers, Recreation Coordinator at 206.477.2104.

In a span of four days a new scam has surfaced, and the King County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents not to fall for it.

Scammers are calling parents and telling them their children have been kidnapped, and are demanding ransom paid in cash.

Here’s more info from police:

On March 8, 2018 in the Ravensdale area, a Mom had dropped her two kids off at the school bus in the morning. A short time after the bus left, the mom got a call from a blocked number. The male caller, described as having an accent, stated that he had her daughter and used her real name, although he had her last name slightly wrong. He told the mom that if she didn’t meet him with money in exchange for her daughter’s release he would “kill the child”. In a panic, the mom called the school and confirmed both her daughters were in school and safe.

Four days later, on March 12 in unincorporated King County near White Center, a father received a phone call from a blocked number. A younger sounding female came on the line pretending to be the daughter of that father. The female stated she was kidnapped and the suspect needed money to release her. The male suspect, again described as having an accent, then got on the phone and demanded money from the father or he “would hurt her”. The suspect then hung up on the father and the number was blocked so he had no way to call back. The father called his daughter’s school and, once again, was assured the child was safe at school with no issues.

Please keep in mind these type of phone calls are *SCAMS* – never provide money to anyone over the phone.

The parents did the right thing in these instances, confirmed with the school their kids were ok and called 911 to report it.

A FREE ‘Repair Time’ event will be held on Saturday, March 24, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the White Center Community Center gym Steve Cox Memorial Park.

Bring in your small household items and clothing, and experienced “fixers” will try to repair and mend them.

This event will be held at the White Center Community Center gym in Steve Cox Memorial Park.

You can sign up or ask questions by contacting Tom Watson at [email protected] or call 206-477-4481.

You must be present during the repair. There is no assurance an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more.

It’s “first-come, first-served,” and the Fixers try, if possible, to work on at least one item from everyone who comes in. If you bring more than one item, they will try to work on your other items as time allows.

For specialized repairs (which many are), they may not be able to work on your item unless you bring the specific parts or materials needed for your repair.

Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline, or have a strong odor. Clothing and other textiles that you bring in for mending should be washed first.

Although they do take walk-ins, please sign up in advance if possible to let us know what you plan to bring, so our fixers can be prepared.

This repair event is brought to you by the King County Solid Waste Division’s EcoConsumer program, and King County Parks Division. Thanks – see you there!

Steve Cox Community Center Gym is located at 1321 SW 102nd Street:

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

The first is a gorgeous, 2015 custom built home in the desirable North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines:

Fantastic floorplan offers open concept kitchen that flows seamlessly to the oversized, sun-filled family room.

Space for everyone with 5 bedrooms (1 on main floor), 3 full baths, and an enormous bonus room.

Enjoy the detailed finish work, 3 car garage, fenced yard and deck for barbecuing.

Prime location with easy access to shopping, parks, beaches, freeways, airport and downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Friday, March 9: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 10: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 20605 3rd Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,000
  • MLS Number: 1253122
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,766 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,500 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a tastefully built boutique view home on Beacon Hill:

Just steps from the epicenter of N Beacon Hill you’ll find this tastefully done Townhouse 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 bbq’s. 5 homes left.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, March 10: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 11: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1740 12th Ave S #C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,500
  • MLS Number: 1255354
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,113 s.f.

Site Features:

VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a brand new, roof top, deck view, 2-bedroom home on Beacon Hill:

Welcome To Beacon Hills exclusive double roof top deck view units that offer a premium Seattle Skyline View.

Enjoy a four minute drive to downtown or walk to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

Enter on the lower floor to a Den, Bedroom, and Bathroom, as you make your way to the middle floor that features your LDK and enjoy the luxuries of urban living with a top floor master suite.

7 homes are available.

APPOINTMENT ONLY, active construction site.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 10: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 11: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1742 12th Ave S., Unit B, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $749,999
  • MLS Number: 1236423
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,477 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Brand new modern amenities
  • VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Mar. 11: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.

 


The final Open House is a 5-bedroom modern built Green Oasis home::

This 5 Bed/3.5 Bath Modern Built Green Oasis features a bonus/media room & full bath off the lower floor to entertain your guests.

As you make your way to the main floor your enchanted with high ceilings centered on a full kitchen & formal living/dining room areas.

The master suite features a floor to ceiling window view crowned around the preserved old growth tree in the back yard.

Enjoy the luxuries of urban living with your own spacious roof top deck.

Minutes to Burke G. trail & PCC!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, March 10: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 6246 33rd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,095,000
  • MLS Number: 1236910
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,611 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Mountain/Territorial View
  • Covered Parking for 2
  • Radiant, Wall, Ductless HP MiniSplit Heating

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

Click here to see the full listing.

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

Vishavjit Singh – aka ‘Sikh Captain America’ – an artist, speaker and activist based in Harlem, New York, will be visiting four Highline Public Schools to host diversity talks for 4th graders.

Vishavjit’s talks will focus on issues of identity, stereotypes, adversity, the power of our life narratives, What it means to be American and using art as a tool for social change.

Vishavjit has been featured in Teaching Tolerance magazine published by Southern Poverty Law Center (Behind the Shield: Teaching Tolerance Magazine) among many other news outlets. He was the subject of an acclaimed short documentary released online in 2015, Red, White & Beard.

Vishavjit is in the area to plan out an upcoming exhibit (Wham Bam Pow: Cartoons, Turbans & Confronting Hate) of his illustrated and performance art work at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, which opens in early May.

In order to challenge what it means to be ‘American,’ he has donned the uniform of quintessential American superhero, Captain America, on the streets of many American cities including Cleveland for RNC convention, Washington DC for 45thPresidential inauguration and Women’s March. He has been featured in Facebook and AdCouncil campaigns.

His cartoons, writings and performance art work can be seen on his website at Sikhtoons.com.

His talk schedule details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 6:

  • 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.: North Hill
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Cedarhurst

Friday, March 8:

  • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.: Midway
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Seahurst

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

The first is a brand new, modern 3-bedroom view home on Beacon Hill:

Just steps from the epicenter of N Beacon Hill you’ll find this tastefully done project by boutique builder Green City Development.

The property showcases spectacular views of the City, Sound and the majesty of the Olympic Mtns.

1st Floor LDK boasts high ceilings and a capacious feel w/ lots of natural light.

The middle floor you have 2 generous size bedrooms and a full bath.

The top floor is your master suite.

Expansive double roof deck for sunsets and bbqs.

7 homes with different floorplans!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 4: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1742 12th Ave S., Unit C, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $765,000
  • MLS Number: 1251536
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,420 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Brand new modern amenities
  • VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial! (see photos above)

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is another brand new, roof top, deck view, 2-bedroom home on Beacon Hill:

Welcome To Beacon Hills exclusive double roof top deck view units that offer a premium Seattle Skyline View.

Enjoy a four minute drive to downtown or walk to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station.

Enter on the lower floor to a Den, Bedroom, and Bathroom, as you make your way to the middle floor that features your LDK and enjoy the luxuries of urban living with a top floor master suite.

7 homes are available.

APPOINTMENT ONLY, active construction site.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 3: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 4: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1742 12th Ave S., Unit B, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $749,999
  • MLS Number: 1236423
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,477 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Brand new modern amenities
  • VIEWS: Bay, City, Lake, Mountain, Sound, Territorial

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The final Open House is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Mar. 3: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Mar. 4: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,250,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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A lockdown at Cascade Middle School on Wednesday morning (Feb. 28) was due to a false alarm.

Highline Public Schools says that a student got ahold of a staff member’s radio, then radioed out a false report that there was a student with a gun on campus.

The school went into lockdown, per the district’s safety protocol, and within 30 seconds, the district security officer and SRO were in the building where the radio call was made.

Within two minutes, multiple police officers were on the scene.

However, one person wasn’t happy with the school’s response.

“This sent the school into lockdown with no apparent readiness or protocols in place,” Brian Provo told The White Center Blog. “A kid was also found in possession of a knife…and he was sent back to class.”

Provo added that he called the head of security for the district, who told him that protocols are coming.

“…but he pretty much blew me off,” Provo said. “The administration doesn’t seem to care about safety or discipline…?”

Provo also told The White Center Blog that some doors were unlocked, and that some keys didn’t work.

“Slow alert system…and after that crapshow the principal didn’t stick around to address the staff concerns. That place is a powder keg.”

The district responded:

We issued new safety manuals in November, which replaced old manuals. The manuals are downloadable by any staff member to their computer and their phone. Each school also has two hard copies of the manual. What is “coming” is that our Safety and Security Director is going out to each school to go over the new manual and answer their questions.

When staff debriefed the incident at the end of the day, the principal could not be there but the assistant principal and security officer led the debrief. They talked about some things that could be improved. One of the things was that one of the exterior doors did not lock. That is being repaired. Master keys were issued to staff who did not have them.

An incident on Tuesday at the school involved a student giving another student a knife on the bus. The student who received the knife and his parent turned the knife into the office. Following an investigation, discipline was issued according to district policy.

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