WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House is a beautifully crafted 3-bedroom Rambler on a large sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community!

Designed for entertaining, this open floor plan combines a large updated kitchen with dining, living and family rooms.

The family room has french doors that open to an incredible fully fenced back yard sanctuary.

The large master suite has it own bath and walk-in closet.

Alley access and detached 1 car garage.

A short walk to the West Seattle Junction, Ercolini Park and the water!

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, July 20: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 4900 SW Dawson Street, West Seattle, WA 98136

INFO:

  • List Price: $500,000
  • MLS Number: 667457
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,440
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,334

Site Features:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially

Marketing remarks:

Beautifully Crafted 3 bedroom 2 bath Rambler on large Sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community!

Designed for entertaining, this open floor plan combines a large updated kitchen with dining, living and family rooms.

The family room has french doors that open to an incredible fully fenced back yard sanctuary.

The large master suite has it own bath and walk-in closet.

Alley access and detached 1 car garage.

A short walk to the Junction, Ercolini Park and the water!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

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White Center Jubilee Days – which started with a Carnival and Fireworks on Wednesday – will offer up live and loud music on the main stage, hilarious and amazing acts on the family stage, a kids center with enormous fun for all ages, the best car show you’ll see this summer, a Space Elevator Race and a great big parade.

Here are the event details:

CARNIVAL: Wednesday afternoon, July 16, at Steve Cox Memorial Park

FIREWORKS: Wednesday, July 16, Dusk at Steve Cox Memorial Park

CAR SHOW: Saturday, July 19, at 10 a.m.

PARADE: Saturday, July 19, at 2:30 p.m.; starting at SW 112th St, Heading North on 16th Street, to SW 100th

SPACE ELEVATOR RACE: Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20

STREET FAIR: From Saturday, July 19 from 10 a,m. – 11 p.m., and Sunday July 20, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on 17th Ave SW Between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

White Center Jubilee Days President Peter J. Mort acknowledges the sponsors:

“These Folks provide a big part off our annual budget to put on this festival for you, and I would greatly appreciate some of you stopping by to thank them for that”. Peter adds “Whether or not you spend money in their stores, use their products or services, a simple ‘Thanks for helping Jubilee Days’ will go a long way to let them know their support is appreciated.”

About White Center Jubilee Days
White Center Jubilee Days celebration has grown to become one of South King County’s most anticipated summer festivals. Held in White Center, conveniently located between Seattle, West Seattle, and Burien, an estimated 25,000 people attend this celebration each year. White Center Jubilee Days events are a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event. Visit www.jubileedays.org

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White Center Jubilee Days is coming this weekend, and with that comes the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Sunday, July 20, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Holy Family School.

All are invited to stop by for a delicious breakfast on your way to or from Jubilee Days (notice extended the time to accommodate everyone’s schedule).

Breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, sausage (chicken), orange juice, bananas and fresh fruit, strawberries, whipped cream, and all the toppings you can think of, as well as Starbucks coffee, tea, cocoa (with marshmallows) and milk for the kids.

A drawing will be held at 1:30 p.m. and includes autographed sports memorabilia from our championship Seahawks, the Sounders, along with other pro sports team items, Museum of Flight tickets, an Argosy Harbor Tour, and many, many more items donated by local businesses.

Holy Family School is located at 9615 20th Ave SW.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home!

Not only is this home in an excellent location, it boasts wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Mountains, and there is plenty of room for everyone and everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with huge bar for entertaining, along with a light, bright Dining Room that looks out to a gorgeous yard.

A Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on the main floor, plus a Master Suite with walk-in closet and full bath.

Upper level offers additional bedroom/office/den and huge family room.

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: TWO DAYS – Saturday, July 12: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 13: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 23130 Marine View Dr South, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $597,000
  • MLS Number: 664743
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,090
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 25,875

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Green House
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Pantry

Marketing remarks:

Excellent Location!

Fabulous Home!

Wonderful Views of Sound and Mountains!

Plenty of Room for Everyone and Everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with Huge Bar for Entertaining.

Light, Bright Dining Room looks out to Gorgeous Yard.

Glass Door to Sunny Deck for Relaxing.

Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on Main Floor plus Master Suite with Walk in Closet and Full Bath.

Upper Level offers Additional Bedroom/Office/Den and Huge Family Room.

MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9.

Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding with the term of the district’s strategic plan.

“We are making good progress toward the bold goals in our strategic plan, and we have the right leader to get our students to those targets,” said School Board President Michael Spear. “We are confident in the capabilities of our students, the good work of our teachers, and the outstanding leadership of Dr. Enfield.”

Dr. Enfield led the development of the strategic plan, which outlines ambitious goals for student achievement by 2017:

  • 19 out of 20 students will meet or exceed standard in all core subjects by the end of Grade 3.
  • 19 out of 20 students will pass algebra by the end of Grade 9.
  • 19 out of 20 students will graduate prepared to choose their future.

“I am grateful for the board’s support and confidence in me,” said Dr. Enfield. “I am so honored to serve the students and families of Highline, and I look forward to continuing to work alongside all of our staff to ensure that each and every student is known by name, strength and need—and that we continue to make progress toward our 2017 goals. Together, I know we will achieve great things for our students, each one of whom deserves the very best.”

Dr. Enfield began as Highline Superintendent in July 2012. Before coming to Highline, she served as Chief Academic Officer and Interim Superintendent at Seattle Public Schools. Previously, she held leadership positions in Evergreen School District (Vancouver, Washington), Portland Public Schools, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Dr. Enfield is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and earned master’s degrees in education from Stanford University and Harvard University. She holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University with a concentration in the Urban Superintendents Program.

WestSide Baby’s 14th-annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at two locations:

  • Burien Toyota and Scion, located at 15025 1st Ave South
  • HomeStreet Bank, at 4022 SW Alaska Street

We’re a Sponsor this year, and we encourage all our Readers to find a way to donate diapers to this worthy, local cause.

“Stuff the Bus is our largest outreach event of the year, and in 2014 it’s bigger than ever!” reads an announcement. “This year we’re sending a whole new bus to Ballard, and we’ll have volunteers collecting diapers at more than two-dozen participating sites.”

Here’s where you can stuff the buses from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on July 20:

  • Burien: Burien Toyota & Scion, 15025 1st Ave S.
  • West Seattle: HomeStreet Bank, 4022 SW Alaska Street
  • Ballard: AmericanWest Bank, 2237 NW 57th Street

You can also drop diapers at any other participating locations.

Plus, you can sign up to host your own diaper drive for the Stuff the Bus 50 drives in 50 days campaign! We hope to bring in 50,000 diapers through individual drives, and this support truly helps us provide for the little youngsters!

Contact Project Manager Virginia McFadin at virginia@westsidebaby.org or (206) 686-6548 for more information or to sign up to host a drive.

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Ready to get started? Click here to see the online drive toolkit!

Interested in helping leading up to or during the event? We’d love for you to join us! Contact Volunteer Manager Shana Allen at shana@westsidebaby.org or (206) 686-3110.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, July 5 – is a Woodmont Beach View Home!

You’ll find beautiful views of Puget Sound and the mountains from this mid-century modern multi-level home.

With 5 bedrooms and 2.25 bathrooms, this home has been built to maximize the views from all levels.

Over-sized view deck is ideal for entertaining, and 4 covered parking spaces (garage and attached carport), plus shop/shed give you plenty of room to work.

Buy a lifestyle – located a short walk to the Woodmont Beach Club with private beach access and picnic areas.

Don’t miss the sport court w/playground & tennis courts.

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, July 5, from Noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 27044 10th Ave South, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $474,950
  • MLS Number: 639687
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,500
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,500

Site Features:

  • Wet Bar
  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing remarks:

Woodmont Beach View Home!

Beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Mountains from this Mid Century Modern Multi-Level Home.

5 bedrooms, 2.25 bathroom home that has been built to maximize the views from all levels.

Over-sized view deck is ideal for entertaining. 4 covered parking spaces (garage and attached carport), plus shop/shed.

Buy a lifestyle — located a short walk to Woodmont Beach Club with private beach access & picnic areas.

Don’t miss the sport court w/playground & tennis courts.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

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On Wednesday (July 2), Boulevard Park Place Active Senior Living presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $13,449.00, from the Highline Relay for Life.

The seniors achieved this by walking 5,695 miles from January to June 2014, along with receiving donations from family members.

“Our active group celebrated yesterday their successes with some home made cherry cake and ice cream,” said Vicki Guerrero, Marketing and Activities Director. “This donation means a lot to us in helping to finish the fight and find a cure for cancer.”

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Fireworks sales began in the White Center area on Saturday, June 28, and will continue until 9 p.m. on July 5.

State Fire Marshal Chuck Duffy reminds residents to “know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks,” and “only purchase legal fireworks.”

This year 937 retail fireworks stand licenses were issued.

With fireworks sales on now, it’s a good time to remind everyone that personal fireworks require personal responsibility. With a little care and planning you can ensure that your family has a fun and safe Fourth of July:

  • Check with your local fire or police department
  • Be sure the fireworks you purchase are legal to possess and discharge
  • Know the dates and times fireworks are allowed in your community
  • Only purchase legal consumer fireworks
  • Children should not be able to readily access fireworks in the home
  • Store fireworks in a secure location to prohibit access
  • Purchase the day intended to use the fireworks
  • Use care in selecting the area where you will be discharging fireworks
  • Follow the directions and warning listed on the firework
  • No fireworks without adult supervision
  • Summer weather conditions make grass and other vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire
  • Do not allow children to play with fireworks under any circumstances

Remember the three B’s of fireworks safety:

  1. Be Prepared – Have water nearby and put pets indoors
  2. Be Safe – Only adults should light fireworks
  3. Be Responsible – Clean up fireworks debris

Attending a public display is a safe and fun way to enjoy fireworks.  To learn about a community fireworks display near you, visit our website at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/fireworks.htm.

For more information contact your local fire department, or the Office of the State Fire Marshal at (360) 596-3946.

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.

The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival in May, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production.

It has also been accepted to both the Port Townsend and Burbank Film Festivals, where it will screen in September.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card here – and proceeds will benefit local business non-profit organization Discover Burien.

Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 7 p.m. (then 8, 9, 10 & 11 p.m.), followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Here’s the most recent trailer:

“The Maury Island Incident” trailer for Aug. 1 Discover Burien fundraiser from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.