WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend – on both Saturday & Sunday.

This is a charming 3-bedroom Burien home with a large country kitchen and more, and it’s priced to sell at just $350,000!

Come check out this one of a kind Burien home!

Featuring a large country kitchen w/updates, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom with a bonus attic room and large unfinished basement.

Partially covered back patio for those summer gatherings.

The house sits back, off the street, with a huge cleared lot where you can park an RV or build a shop/garage for all your projects and/or toys.

New Roof, updated plumbing and electrical, vinyl windows & gas heat!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 27: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 11818 10th Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $350,000
  • MLS Number: 1131127
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,390 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

The pavement on northbound SR 509 in Burien is cracked and in need of repair. Contractor crews will grind the top layer and repave the road with asphalt.

Construction season is in full swing – including in Burien, where a project to repave northbound State Route 509 will begin on Sunday, June 4, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced.

Contractor crews working for WSDOT will repave more than 3.5 miles of the highway between South 168th and South 112th streets to create a smoother driving surface:

They will also repair and replace portions of guardrail.

The $4.6 million project begins Sunday, June 4.

“Driving this section of SR 509 is no picnic. The pavement is worn and rough,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Aleta Borschowa. “Some of the guardrail is also in need of repair, so we will actually replace it with concrete barrier, which is easier to push back into place following a collision.”

Also known as the Burien Freeway, this section of northbound SR 509 is cracked and rutted from years of vehicle traffic. Approximately 28,000 vehicles use this section of roadway each day, which was last repaved in the mid-1990s.

Plan for travel delays during construction

  • Drivers should expect single lane, ramp and shoulder closures on northbound SR 509 during daytime and nighttime hours for paving work.
  • Crews will need to close the left lane of northbound and southbound SR 509 for a total of three weekends and occasional weeknights to repair and replace the guardrail in the median.

Know before you go

  • For more information on scheduled lane reductions and detours, visit the King County construction page.
  • Check the Seattle traffic website for travel times and alerts.

WSDOT contractor, Tucci & Sons, Inc., expects work on the $4.6 million project to wrap up in fall 2017.

From Advertiser Attorney W. Tracy Codd:

Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a new, tougher statewide distracted driving law. The law was supposed to go into effect in 2019, but Governor Inslee vetoed that part of the bill, which means it will take effect in July of this year. The new law bans drivers from holding an electronic device while driving, which includes holding or using a device while stopped at a traffic light.

The law is aimed at preventing people from doing more than just talking on the phone. The law would prevent people from performing activities like checking email, texting, or playing a video game. Texting is already illegal, as is holding a cellphone at the ear. Drivers constantly flout those rules, or evade them by holding a phone between the legs, or just below the chin.

Here are some important facts about the new law to keep in mind:

  • The new bill forbids composing or reading any kind of message, picture or data on a handheld device while driving or parked at a traffic control device. Photography while driving is illegal. Drivers also cannot use handheld devices while at a stop sign or red-light signal. Drivers can, however park legally and safely off the roadway and operate these devices with impunity.
  • The law does not apply to drivers in very specific circumstances: when someone is making a 911 call; transit workers communicating with dispatch; semi drivers using radios; and emergency responders, like firefighters communicating via radio.
  • The law moves the banned activities into a new category, which means that texting or other use of an electronic device while driving will count as a moving violation, just like speeding or reckless driving.
  • A violation will now become part of the driver’s Department of Licensing records and be available to insurance companies for purposes of rate determinations. The cost of a citation on personal insurance bills will depend on what the data show, about a correlation between someone’s violations and crash history, said Nicole Ganley, public-affairs director for the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.
  • A police officer can pull someone over just for using a handheld device. It is now known as a “primary offense”. The standard traffic fine of $136 would nearly double to $235 on the second distracted-driving citation.
  • An “electronic device” as defined under the law “includes, but is not limited to, a cell phone, tablet, laptop, two-way messaging device, or electronic game.”.
  • You can still use a finger to “activate, deactivate, or initiate a function of the device,” which should be taken to mean hitting the sleep or power button.
  • Miscellaneous distractions such as grooming or eating will be a secondary offense, meaning a ticket may be issued if a law-enforcement officer pulls you over for some other offense, such as speeding or a dangerous lane change. The penalty will be an extra $30.
  • Statistics show 171 of 568 road deaths in the state in 2015 were blamed on some form of driver distraction, not necessarily electronics.
  • Enforcement of this new law should commence on or about July 23, 2017.

W. Tracy Codd is a Burien attorney with offices located in the heart of Burien at 427 SW 152nd Street, Burien, Washington 98166. He can be reached at 206-248-6152 or through his website at www.tracycodd.com.

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3.14 Bakery – located at 9602 16th Ave SW in White Center – announced on Monday (May 22) that they will be closing for good on Tuesday, May 30.

“It is with a sad heart that we will be closing our doors on Tuesday, May 30th,” they said on their Facebook page. “It has been a great ride, and we will always appreciate being a part of the White Center community. Thank you all for all of your love and support!”

3.14 opened in August, 2010.

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding THREE Open Houses this weekend.

The first Open House starts on Friday, May 19 (as well as Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21), and is a modern 2-bedroom loft-style home with vaulted ceilings in Ballard!:

Welcome to Seattle’s fishing village turned Hottest Urban Center – Ballard!

With the finest attention to detail these loft style homes with vaulted ceilings & floor to ceiling glass offer an abundance of light that fills the living, dining & kitchen!

Enjoy your top floor master bed & 2nd bedroom but dont miss your 3rd bed/den with a bath in the basement!

Premium Grohe Water Fixtures & Bertazzoni Range.

Lastly…enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck.

WHEN:

  • Friday, May 19: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 20: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 21: 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6319 17th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $734,950
  • MLS Number: 1126114
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,319 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Corner Lot
  • Drought Res Landscpe
  • Sidewalk

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House – set for Saturday – is a stunning 2-story, 4-bedroom estate on a huge lot in Gregory Heights:

Feel at home as you step into this absolutely stunning Gregory Heights estate.

Sprawling two parcels totaling 1.28 acres with peak-a-boo views of the sound.

Elegant floor plan offers perfect entertaining space spilling out onto the large back patio and nature filled, picturesque backyard.

Updated throughout, master on the main, unique office and loft space, garage with large workshop, heat pump and more.

Mother-in-Law / Airbnb returns up to $2,000 monthly making this home extremely desirable.

WHEN: Saturday, May 20: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: 16235 21st Ave SW Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1123257
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,273 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 55,928 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Loft
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Dog Run
  • Fenced-Partially
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The third Open House – set for both Saturday & Sunday – is a spacious 2-bedroom end unit in desirable Queen Anne/Interbay:

Spacious NW end unit in desirable Queen Anne/Interbay!

Enjoy sound, sunset & shipping-lane views with an open kitchen/living-room flow.

2 cozy fireplaces for chilly nights. Walk or bike to DT, Whole Foods, Expedia, Amazon & Ballard.

Extensive remodel of the building inside and out.

Massive Master Suite easily fits a King size bed.

Tons of storage here too.

Dedicated Lg garage & ample guest parking. Beautiful outdoor pool, sauna, club room and helpful on-site manager.

This beauty truly has it all & more!

WHEN: Saturday, May 20, & Sunday, May 21: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2253 Gilman Dr W., Unit 401, Seattle, WA 98119 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $499,950
  • MLS Number: 1121909
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,186 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month.

A Murder 1 warrant has been issued for Billy D. William (pictured above), 30, of Oregon, for the May 7 murder of Seattle resident James Little, 30.

Little was attending a birthday party at the Taradise bar in the 9800 block of 16 Ave SW (read our previous coverage here) when a group of women got into a fight. The fight ended up outside and the women eventually separated.

Police say that Little approached a group of people across the street when Williams, who was in the group, pulled a gun and shot him in the head, killing him.

Detectives have not released a motive for the shooting but said William’s has ties to Albany, Oregon and Seattle. Williams is described as a black male, 30, 5’8”, medium build. (see photo)

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Williams you can call 911 or you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

The local semi-professional Highline Bears baseball team announced their latest goal of attracting 10,000 fans through their gates this summer, at Mel Olson Stadium inside Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

The Bears are heading into their third season in the Pacific International League, where they have broken all attendance records two years in a row.

This year the team is hoping for the community to come out and be a part of it once again.

“This community has been very supportive of what we are trying to build.” said General Manager Justin Moser. “This season we are stepping it up and want to get as many fans through the gates as possible. If we reach our goal of 10,000 fans we will rank as one of the top 100 summer collegiate baseball teams in the country for attendance.”

The team – which opens their season on Friday, June 2nd at 7:05 p.m. – is planning to attract fans with an array of entertainment and promotions.

“We take pride in running our organization as if it were a high end minor league baseball team. This year on top of our normal between inning games, we plan on having give-a-ways as we reach milestones towards 10,000 fans. We will have surprise give-a-ways at 2,500 fans, 5,000, 7,500 and of course when we hit 10,000 fans,” Moser said. “We have quite a few promotional nights on top of that as well, including Military Appreciation Night, kicking off National Ice Cream Month with an Ice Cream Eating contest, $2 Tuesday, where tickets and hot dogs are only two bucks, and a hot dog eating contest on National Hot Dog Day, just to name a few.”

The Highline Bears will host 28 players from 18 different colleges from around the area. All players are currently in college and are looking to pursue their career in baseball as far as it will take them.

The Bears will host 17 home games at Mel Olson Stadium inside of Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. Tickets to games are affordable at only $5 for adults with kids under the age of 12, and all service men & women being admitted for FREE.

“We pride ourselves on being a place for fun, affordable, family entertainment. There really aren’t many things a family of 4 can do for under $20, we do our best to provide that.”

For more information on the Highline Bears – and to purchase tickets online – visit www.HighlineBears.com.

A ‘Bowling with Bowlies’ fundraiser for the production and programming expenses for the White Center Jubilee Days Main Stage will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at Roxbury Lanes & Casino.

‘Bowling with Bowlies’ is a group of bowlers (and others) who are trying to help Jubilee Days raise much-needed money, and this is their first fundraiser:

WHEN: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – 7-9 p.m.

WHERE: Roxbury Lanes & Casino, 2823 SW Roxbury Street, 98126

INFO: Come bowl with the David Bowlie League! The first of three Bowling with Bowlies summer fundraisers, this one is raising funds for the production and programming costs of the White Center Jubilee Days Main Stage. And, we’ll be announcing the lineup for the 2017 Main Stage at the event, so be there to hear it first!

Pre-registration is open now, and pre-registering gets you points towards awesome prizes being provided by Warner Music Group, Bartell Drugs, Roxbury Lanes, and more!

Please see matchandgasoline.com/david-bowlie for more info and to pre-regsiter, and we’ll see you at the lanes!

More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/121302798414402

Here are other upcoming fundraisers:

Registration includes two hours of unlimited bowling (non-league style), shoe rental, beer/wine and snacks (while supplies last), and entry into door prize drawing.

“We’ll have other prizes for random scores and on a point system! Best of all, we’ll have a ton of fun while raising some funds for our great community!”

Jubilee Organizers will also be announcing the 2017 lineup at this event, so make sure you’re there to hear it first!

WAYS TO HELP OTHER THAN ATTENDING
Donate prizes! So far, they have donations from Bartell Drugs, Roxbury Lanes, and a sweet pile of Bowie swag from Warner Music Group. If you have gift certificates or items that you would like to donate, please email Sara Green: [email protected].

“We’ll be doing two more Bowling with Bowlies nights coming up, one in June for Westside Baby, and one in August for Mary’s Place. We would love for you to join us!”

More information here https://www.matchandgasoline.com/david-bowlie

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com

The Burien Film Festival (BFF) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming 2017 season!

Choose your level of sponsorship and receive exclusive opportunities for exposure to a dynamic audience through a unique mixture of access, exposure, placement and recognition at this year’s event.

BFF was born out of a love for film arts, and an awareness that we need to bring positive attention to Burien. The Burien-centric Short Film Contest highlights Burien neighborhoods and businesses, and supports, through cash prizes, Burien’s top filmmakers.

Burien is home to so many gems and sometimes the best parts of Burien don’t get enough media attention. We want people to come to Burien, bringing their dollars and sense, to experience what makes Burien awesome (to borrow Discover Burien’s mantra).

This year BFF has added two short film contests to our roster for a total of three:

  • Burien-centric 5 min Short Film Contest
  • Student 10 min Short Film Contest – (we want to encourage and support our students, too)
  • Open Short Film Contest – we have attracted over 700 international filmmakers!!

BFF was founded in 2015 by Shelli Park and John White after making the circuit of film festivals in support of ‘The Maury Island Incident.’ Both Park and White support the arts and economic development in Burien and, with their festival experiences, decided Burien needed a film festival. Burien Film Festival brings regional, national, and international attention to Burien through the addition of two contests, Student and Open.

We have had an outpouring of international entries for the Open Film Contest, so we are adding a Film Crawl in Olde Burien on June 24th to expand the opportunities to view the world through short film.

Statistics: In 2016, BFF attracted 2400 people, a 600% increase in audience from 2015. The audience comes from around the region. We project attendance to be close to 3000 with this year’s enhanced marketing plan involving multi-tiered community outreach in the Greater Seattle Area and bringing more entertainment options, spreading the event over four days.

Here are the Sponsorship Levels:

  • Burien Community Partner: $100.00
 As a Burien Community Partner you will benefit by having small Logo Placement on BFF on Event Handbills and Collateral Program Material; Logo Placement on Sponsor Page of BFF website; Designated Space at Event for Specific Company Promotions; Distribution of Products or Promotional Pieces to Event Attendees in Swag Bag; BFF Supporter sticker.
  • Hollywood Agent Sponsor: $ 500.00
 As a Hollywood Agent, two company representatives will have access to the VIP seating at your chosen area (stage or screen); small Logo Placement on BFF on Event Handbills and Collateral Program Material; Logo Placement on Sponsor Page of BFF website; Logo Placement on Pre-Screening Trailer shown at The Tin Theater and Columbia City Theater (at least 20 film showings); Designated Space at Event for Specific Company Promotions; Distribution of Products or Promotional Pieces to Event Attendees in Swag Bag; Written recognition on Event Brochure and Website; Opportunity to place a 1⁄8 page black and white advertisement in BFF brochure which will be distributed to event attendees; BFF Supporter sticker.

*** All Sponsorship Levels of $750.00 and above (listed below) will be invited to a special Evening at Forest Ledge, the home of John White and Shelli Park, complete with appetizers, cocktails and entertainment. ***

  • Silver Screen Star Sponsor: $750.00 As a Silver Screen Star, four company representatives will have access to the VIP seating at your chosen area (stage or screen); medium Logo Placement on BFF on Event Handbills and Collateral Program Material; Logo Placement on Sponsor Page of BFF website; Logo Placement on Pre-Screening Trailer shown at The Tin Theater (at least 20 film showings); Designated Space at Event for Specific Company Promotions; Distribution of Products or Promotional Pieces to Event Attendees in Swag Bag; Written recognition on Event Brochure and Website; Opportunity to place a 1⁄4 page black and white advertisement in BFF brochure which will be distributed to event attendees, BFF Supporter sticker.
  • BFF Park Outdoor Theater Sponsor – June 22: $2000.00 As BFF Park Outdoor Theater Sponsor, your company’s name will grace the screen on a 15 ft. banner (The (Company Name) Stage); Six Company Representatives will have access to VIP seating at the screening area, ; plus the benefits listed in Hollywood Agent level, BFF Supporter plaque.
  • BFF Main Outdoor Theater Sponsor – June 24: $2500.00 As BFF Outdoor Theater Sponsor, your company’s name will grace the screen on a 15 ft. banner (The (Company Name) Stage); Six Company Representatives plus one guest each will have access to VIP seating at the screening area, and at the 909 beer garden near the screening area (six drinks and appetizer on us!); plus the benefits listed in Hollywood Agent level, BFF Supporter plaque.
  • BUFO Presenting Sponsor: $5000.00 As a presenting sponsor, your company name will accompany BUFO (Burien UFO Festival presented by Company Name ) on all media material and on both 20ft. banners; Six Company Representatives will have access to VIP seating at the stage and screening area, and at the Tin Room beer garden (six drinks and appetizer on us!); plus the benefits listed in Hollywood Agent level; BFF Supporter plaque.

For more information, download these PDFS:

2017 Burien Film Festival Schedule of Events:

Enjoy Old School Silent Cartoons with Live Musical Accompaniment by Three Innovative Bands – TBA

THURSDAY, June 22, 9 PM – 11 PM, Lake Burien School Park

FRIDAY, June 23, 7 PM – 11 PM, Forest Ledge: Industry Event held at Forest Ledge

SATURDAY, June 24, 11 AM – 12 PM Olde Burien, Washington: A full day of Short Films:

  • 11 AM – 6 PM: View the best of the BFF Short Film Contests at the Tin Theater
  • 4 PM – 8 PM: Join the Film Crawl for International Entries; Beer Gardens; Food Trucks; Live Bands; Fun Activities;
  • 8 PM – 9:20 PM: BFF Film Awards with Celebrity MC;
  • 9:30PM:  Watch the Best of the Best BFF Films on the 26′ Outdoor Screen.

SUNDAY, June 24, 11 AM – 1:30 PM: The Tin Theater:

Special Showing of the award-winning “Maury Island Incident” with live Commentary by Director/Producer Scott Schaefer, Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, and an Actor – with stories, humor and fun facts while enjoying this Burien Cult Classic. (Mystery Science Theatre 3000-style!)

Celebration of Washington Senate Resolution 8648, and the impetus for BFF. – Ticketed Event with Brunch

Your participation in making this community event bigger and better is deeply appreciated. You make it possible to continue to strengthen Burien’s positive visibility in the region, build community and support the arts.

Payment information: Please make your check to the “Burien Film Festival”

Direct any questions to Event Director Shelli Park:

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding an Open House this Saturday, May 13, for a 5-bedroom mid-century custom built home in Beacon Hill:

Welcome home to your Mid-Century Custom Built, 1st time on the market Beacon Hill home!

Walk up to your fully matured landscaped yard as you make your way through the front entrance to a large living, dining & remodeled kitchen with granite counters & custom cabinets.

Enjoy the space with three bedrooms off the main floor & two baths.

Don’t worry about the windows, electrical, or plumbing because its all been upgraded!

OG Hardwoods under carpet.

Lastly enjoy your Seattle summer days with A/C.

WHEN: This Saturday, May 13, 2017: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6320 28th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1116789
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,120 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,002 s.f.

Site Features:

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

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of Sunday’s fatal White Center shooting as James C. Little Jr., 30.

Little was shot in the head – by a suspect still at large – and died just across the street from the Taradise Cafe/Bar in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW early Sunday. Police say that around 1:30 a.m., a fight broke out between two groups of women inside the bar, then escalated and ended up outside, with numerous people either watching or participating in the disturbance.

After the altercation was over, Little walked across the street with a woman who had been in the altercation. He stood with a group of people for moments before a man in the group pulled a gun and shot him in the head, killing him. The suspect then ran southbound, got into a vehicle and drove off.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle is a white, circa 1999-2001 BMW station wagon. The suspect is described as a black male, and was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie.

Anyone with information or who may have taken cell phone video before, during or after the shooting is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

Additionally anyone who may have been driving in the area or picked someone up from the area is asked to call.

You may also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477).

Two of the area’s cutest kids carry food donations to their mailbox in 2008.

The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger®’ Food Drive is this Saturday, May 13, and YOU can help end hunger in our community by simply leaving non-perishable food donations at your mailbox.

Courtesy our friends at the White Center Food Bank, here are some suggested donations:

  • NOT Expired Canned Goods like meat or vegetables
  • Dried rice, pastas, granolas, and other foods
  • Rice Noodles, rice wrappers, and other cultural items
  • Packaged spices
  • Shelf-stable milk

What not to donate:

  • Self-Canned Goods
  • Frozen Foods that require freezing
  • Anything open
  • Expired items

As letter carriers are keenly aware, too many of their customers live in challenging situations, uncertain of where their next meal will come.

“We deliver to every address in America at least six days a week,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and because we’re such a consistent and familiar presence in neighborhoods, we’re all too familiar with the unfortunate reality of ongoing hunger.”

Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends.

The food is then distributed to local food banks and pantries within the same communities where it was collected.

Here’s a video with more info:

To learn more about the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, visit nalc.org/food and follow the drive on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. And be sure to use the hashtag #StampOutHunger when talking about the food drive on social media.

Looking south on 16th Ave SW, the location of the fatal shooting was on the right, across the street from the Taradise Bar (the old Marv’s Broiler), where crime scene tape can be seen. Photo taken Sunday afternoon by Scott Schaefer.

Closer view of the crime scene, which was still being investigated Sunday afternoon.

King County Sheriff’s Detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding the shooting suspect wanted in a cold blooded murder in the 9800 block of 16th Ave SW in White Center early Sunday morning.

Police said a birthday party was being held at the Taradise bar Saturday night into Sunday morning, when a fight broke out, resulting in the death of a man who was shot in the head across the street.

At around 1:30 a.m., a fight broke out between two groups of women inside the bar. The fight ended up outside and numerous people were either watching or participating in the disturbance.

After the altercation was over, the victim, a 31-year old Seattle man, walked across the street with a woman who had been in the altercation. He stood with a group of people for moments before a man in the group pulled a gun and shot him in the head, killing him. The suspect then ran southbound, got into a vehicle and drove off.

Detectives believe the suspect vehicle is a white, 99-01 BMW station wagon. The suspect is described as a black male, and was last seen wearing a dark colored hoodie.

Anyone with information or who may have taken cell phone video before, during or after the shooting is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

Additionally anyone who may have been driving in the area or picked someone up from the area is asked to call.

You may also be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 and remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS(8477).

Around 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning (May 7), police responded to a report of a shooting at the Taradise Bar – located at 9808 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below) – to find a man dead in the street from a gunshot wound to his head.

The Taradise is located in the old Marv’s Broiler building.

Police say that details are sketchy, but told us that this tragedy started out as a fight between some women in the women’s bathroom. The altercation moved to the main front area of the bar, and then outside into the street.

A man at the bar who went outside to talk to one of the women involved in the altercation was shot.

Witness said the suspect calmly shot the victim in the head as he stood out on the street.

“We don’t know if the suspect had been at the bar or not,” Sgt. Cindi West said.

“There is very little suspect info,” West added, “wearing a hoodie but no other details.”

WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend.

The first Open House is a brand new, 2-bedroom 2-bath modern home in West Seattle:

Welcome Home to designer finishes & all the amenities you are looking for in a new home!

With no detail spared you will make your way into your living, dining & Kitchen off the 1st floor.

In the kitchen you will find two tone lacquer cabinets with stainless steel appliances & Quartz counter tops.

On the 2nd floor you will find your Den/Office space by a full bath & bedroom.

As you arrive on the top master suite enjoy your Spa inspired bath with wall to wall tile! Dont miss the roof top party!

WHEN: Both Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 6313 42nd Ave SW Unit A, West Seattle, WA 98136 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $525,000
  • MLS Number: 1117346
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,309 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Cement Planked
  • Wood Products

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House is a modern 2-bedroom home in Seattle’s Most Eccentric Neighborhood – Ballard!:

Welcome Home to Seattle’s Most Eccentric Neighborhood – Ballard!

Boasting all of today’s finest modern finishes with a touch of elegance featuring hardwood floors throughout your 1st Floor LDK.

Arrive to your vaulted ceiling den off the 2nd Floor with a convenient bath & full bedroom.

Find your way to the grand top floor Master Suite fitted with your Spa-Size Rainshower.

Lastly but not to say the very least enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN: Both Saturday, May 5 & Sunday, May 6: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2431 NW 62nd St Unit C, Seattle, WA 98107 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $745,000
  • MLS Number: 1116912
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,507 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,515 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Spa-Size Rainshower
  • Vaulted ceiling den
  • Hardwood
  • Wall to Wall Carpet
  • One word: Ballard!

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

Evergreen High School’s Class of 1967 will be holding its 50th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 9:

  • Finger food, cake, coffee and water will be provided.
  • BYOB!
  • Guest and members of other EHS classes are welcome!
  • Bring your class memorabilia to share!

If you’re attending, please contact Tom Pyle via [email protected] or ‘friend’ Tom Pyle via Facebook for an invitation to the class reunion event page!

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 9: 1 to 5 pm

COST: To help defray expenses, a $10 contribution at the door will be appreciated

WHERE: Scenic Port Ludlow Beach Club, 121 Marina View Dr. Port Ludlow

The North Highline Unincorporated Area Council will meet tonight – Thursday, May 4 – at 7 p.m. at the North Highline Fire Station.

Some of what’s on the docket tonight:

  • Detective Joe Gagliardi of the King County Sheriff’s Office gang unit
  • The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth
  • Deputy Bill Kennamer of the White Center Storefront will be joined by Captain Somers and our new Precinct 4 Commander Major Mitzi Johanknecht

More info at http://northhighlineuac.org

WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7pm

WHERE: North Highline Fire Station 1243 SW 112th Street (parking and entrance in the back of the station)

The Opportunity to Be Informed, Be Involved and Be Heard!
Neighborhoods Matter: Eighth graders in the Highline School District have at higher risk of drug use than students in King County overall. The Coalition for Drug-Free Youth addresses youth drug use by educating, inspiring and empowering us to create a healthy environment in North Highline. Maddi Story and VeeVee Wang will introduce us to the Coalition’s “I Know What’s Right for Me” marijuana and vaping prevention campaign.

The Bad News: Detective Joe Gagliardi of the King County Sheriff’s Office was not able to make last month’s meeting.

The Good News: Detective Gagliardi will be joining us this month. Detective Gagliardi is an expert on gangs. Have you wondered whether the graffiti you’ve been seeing is gang related? Have you heard stories about local gang activity? Join us on Thursday and you’ll surely learn somethings about gangs.

More Good News: Deputy Bill Kennamer of the White Center Storefront will be joined by Captain Somers and our new Precinct 4 Commander Major Mitzi Johanknecht. Join us in welcoming her!

Good of the Order: Do you have a suggestion for King County’s upcoming Community Service Area meeting? Something of community import on your mind? Join us and share!

See you Thursday, May 4th at 7 PM – Because Knowledge Is Power!

find us on facebook: North Highline Unincorporated Area Council

HMSHOST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AT
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Multiple opportunities available! Interview with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include Cook, Barista, Customer Service Attendant.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Sea-Tac Int’l Airport at HMS Host Office, Room #306

Candidates encouraged to bring a resume and must have open availability.

Work with the brands you love!

  • Anthony’s as a COOK
  • Starbucks as a BARISTA
  • Dish D’lish as CSA

All positions are full-time with benefits.

VARIETY OF BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 50% off meal discounts
  • Employee parking is available
  • Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
  • And more!

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

THE COMPANY
When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

  • We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
  • We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
  • Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
  • We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability initiative:www.hmshost.com/about-us/sustainability/
  • Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
  • We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader: www.hmshost.com/newsroom/industry-awards/

#HMSHost

Feeling Good on the Move.

www.hmshost.com/careers

EOE – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity – DFWP

Background check will be required prior to beginning employment.

This week, the Coalition for Drug-Free Youth unveiled a new campaign – “I Know What’s Right For Me!” – which was made for students by students in an effort to provide youth with healthy resources and activities in the White Center/Burien area.

Here are some of their new posters (click images to see larger versions):

They will also be hosting a community celebration to celebrate the launch of their nw app and to get students involved with local organizations on Friday, May 12:

WHAT: Community celebration! Come stop by our celebration where there will snack, drinks, and tables of local organizations.

WHERE: White Center Library (1409 SW 107th St., Seattle, WA 98146)

WHEN: Friday, May 12: 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Follow them on social media to get the inside scoop on our latest projects:

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A friendly reminder that Highline Premier FC is conducting tryouts for the 2017/18 season for the birth years listed below, starting next week.

This week is for Girls and Boys born between 2005-2003:

All tryouts are being held at Walt Hundley Field – West Seattle at SW Myrtle and 34th Ave SW. Come check them out!

Visit http://www.highlinepremier.com/tryouts to register today!

We look forward to having you join the HPFC Family!

Tryouts for Birth Years 2005-2003 (Boys & Girls):

  • May 2, 3, & 5 @ Walt Hundley

Girls: 5:45-7:15p (Birth Year 2006 also invited to walk up):

  • Boys: 7:15-8:45p

Tryouts for High School Girls • Birth Year 2002 -1999:

  • May 9, 10, & 13 at Walt Hundley, 6:00-7:30p

Supplemental Tryout for High School Boys 2002:

  • May 3 & 5th at Walt Hundley, 7:15-8:45p

If you have questions or would like to schedule your player for an open session please contact: