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

First up is a view home in desirable North Hill:

1 owner, turn-key home ready for its next chapter.

Watch Mt. Rainier, the ships in the sound & spectacular sunsets!

2 levels of entry points/2 driveways.

Main entry with no stairs and lower entry via garage or separate entrance.

Possible future MIL in current walkout daylight basement with tons of space, FP & Bar.

Huge entertaining view deck.

Walk to N Hill Elem, Marina via DM Creek Path & Light-Rail.

Close commute DT & all freeways.

Lg corner lot!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20805 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $575,000
  • MLS Number: 1343548
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,110 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,124 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • VIEWS! Mountain, Sound, Territorial
  • Deck
  • Disabled Access
  • Patio
  • Corner Lot

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

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Next is an amazing, sought-after Rambler in desirable Gregory Heights:

Large updated 1430 s.f. 3-bdrm home.

Plus additional GreatRoom for more personal space.

Gas fireplace AND additional wood-burning fireplace for those chilly winters.

Beautifully remodeled kitchen (lots of storage).

Over-sized 1 car garage off alley & tons of convenient off-street parking.

Easy commute: minutes downtown & airport.

Large backyard for entertaining.

Too many extras to list.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 15850 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $429,000
  • MLS Number: 1343210
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1920
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,430 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,529 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

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

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

Quiet sought after street in Burien/Seahurst!

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

Huge kitchen with new SS applncs, large island & views.

Soulful sunsets from the main level & even more impressive from the large upper mstr brm.

Hickory flrs, updated windws & indoor sauna.

Newer roof, furnace & H2O.

Large lower TV/family rm w elect frplc.

Epic opportunity!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $879,950
  • MLS Number: 1346267
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,300 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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


Next – Location, Location, Location! This affordable ground floor, corner unit is 15 minutes from downtown Seattle and near Sea-Tac Airport:

Granite counter tops with an open floor plan makes for a great living space.

Enjoy the swimming pool, exercise room and sport court or walk the beautifully manicured grounds.

Low HOA dues make this property a rare find.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3425 S 176th Unit 174, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $165,000
  • MLS Number: 1333403
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Approximate House SqFt: 534 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Athletic Court
  • Exercise Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Pool-Outdoor

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

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Next up is an affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a spacious double lot:

Room to expand the home or build another?

Original home was updated in 2013, granite counters and stainless steel appliances and master bedroom with fireplace.

Light and bright interior.

Great commuter location with access to Hwy 509/I-5 within minutes, walk to park, elementary school and transportation.

Lots of parking and fully enclosed private yard for entertaining needs, backs to your property greenbelt.

Don’t miss basement!

WHEN:

  • Friday,Aug. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Saturday,Aug. 18: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 19: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12219 14th Ave S Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $349,950
  • MLS Number: 1328873
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,150 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 15,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 1930 Bungalow!
  • Huge lot
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Security System

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

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The final Open House is an FHA approved Top Floor End Unit Condo in Renton:

With Vaulted Ceilings, Hardwood Floors & Ceramic Tiling, Double Pane Windows, Covered Patio with Trees for Privacy.

1 Covered parking space & 1 Single Car Garage/Storage, close proximity to shopping, schools & a daycare.

Property is vacant and move in ready!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Aug. 19: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 11002 SE Petrovitsky Rd., Unit F304, Renton, WA 98055 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $260,000
  • MLS Number: 1329061
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,237 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Top Floor
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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.

Southwest Youth & Family Services’ 2018 ‘Night of Giving Gala’ will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at the Seattle Design Center.

For this year’s event, SWYFS is celebrating those who are Boldly Breaking Barriers in West Seattle and south King County. From creating safe spaces for youth to go after school, to advocating for accessible healthcare for all.

“SWYFS is continuously honored to partner with changemakers in our community. We are at a moment in time where it is vital to support inclusive communities regardless of citizenship or religion. Join us for what is sure to be an exciting evening!”

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://swyfs.ejoinme.org/SWYFSGALA2018

The Seattle Design Center is located at 5701 6th Ave S.:

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

First up is an affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a spacious double lot:

Room to expand the home or build another?

Original home was updated in 2013, granite counters and stainless steel appliances and master bedroom with fireplace.

Light and bright interior.

Great commuter location with access to Hwy 509/I-5 within minutes, walk to park, elementary school and transportation.

Lots of parking and fully enclosed private yard for entertaining needs, backs to your property greenbelt.

Don’t miss basement!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 12: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12219 14th Ave S Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $349,950
  • MLS Number: 1328873
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,150 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 15,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 1930 Bungalow!
  • Huge lot
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Security System

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a move-in ready, walk-out Rambler with lower level and VIEWS in Des Moines’ desirable North Hill:

Open and light-filled living/dining area expands to spacious entertaining deck.

3 bedrooms, including master bed & bath on main floor.

Relaxing lower level family room with 2nd fireplace opens to private backyard.

Large closets and lots of storage space.

Gardeners will love the mature and well-kept landscaping.

Pop down to the marina and enjoy the renowned Des Moines Farmers Market! Winter view of Mt. Rainier!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Aug. 12: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20918 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1335789
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,060 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,500 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • Fully Finished Basement
  • Deck
  • Patio

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


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

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

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

100 feet of accessible waterfront with stone bulk head.

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

Incredible property minutes to Seattle and the airport.

Lot A Beach Rights

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Aug. 12: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,600,000
  • MLS Number: 1305666
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,180 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,488 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is 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, Aug. 11: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,400,000
  • 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):

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The next Open House is a garden oasis in a spacious lot:

Warm, light filled 4 bedroom 2.75 bath home.

Generous size kitchen lots of counter space, opens to a spacious living room.

Entertain more? Open the slider to a large deck overlooking wooded backyard.

Large master has its own bath with slider that opens to deck for morning coffee.

Bonus room large enough for a pool table, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage. New exterior paint, doors & windows.

Home at the end of a quiet street close to everything!

Ready to move right in.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 11: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4004 S 181st Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $524,999
  • MLS Number: 1325985
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,260 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,183 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 11: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 12: 4 – 6 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,095,000
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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

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By Luke Olson
Sports Editor

The West Seattle Little Leaguers are headed home– and they better be prepared to soak in all the praise and achievement from quite a historic run to the Little League World Series.

Yes, they fell short to Oregon, 7-3 and were eliminated from regionals—but once a little leaguer myself, my teammates and I always desired to be part of that run to the World Series. And I can tell you these kids might be subdued now, but they will look back and cherish that journey with winning districts, then state—and making it to the semi-finals in regionals down in California.

And their head coach, Mike Fahy, said it best.

This was such a memorable and magical season,” he said. “It included high level baseball, team building, serving at a food bank in Sedro Woolley, and many fun team outings. We met so many great people along the way and we really appreciated the local community and the state of Washington cheering us on during our journey.”

“I’m so proud of what we accomplished together as a team.”

It was the first time West Seattle Little League won state and advanced to regionals.

As for the game, West Seattle took a drubbing in the second inning off of pitchers, Miles Gosztola and Caden Fahy—especially with wild pitches. Three times to be exact Oregon scored on them.

It started with a lead-off triple and followed with a free pass to first base. An error by the first baseman scored one to even the game, but two batters later—a wild pitch scored two to take a 3-1 lead. Fahy would sub in for Gosztola, and another wild pitch brought a run in and a single had Oregon with a comfortable 5-1 lead. And in the third, a wild pitch from Fahy scored one.

“It was tough to have that kind of start,” Fahy said. “The boys fought hard, but our bats just didn’t wake up.”

West Seattle started off the way they would like—getting on board first. Tristan Buehring led off the first inning with a triple and scored on an error later.

There on after, they struggled getting runners in scoring position—not having one until their last hopes at improbable comeback, when Gosztola doubled to start the inning. Matthew Henning-Dierckx followed with a homerun once again in back-to-back games to cut the lead to four—but Oregon put out the next three batters to end the game.

“We are definitely disappointed with the way we hit,” Fahy stated. “We had a handful of hits, but we felt like we could have done quite a bit of damage against that pitcher. That’s baseball.”

Here’s video of the full game:

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 7) Primary Election were released by King County Elections on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 8), and Joe Nguyen has extended his lead over Shannon Braddock to 461 votes/1.62%, up from 199 votes/.82% on Tuesday.

The top two vote-getters for each position – regardless of party affiliation – will move onto the Nov. 6 General Election ballot.

Legislative District 34 State Senator:

  • Joe Nguyen (Prefers Democratic Party): 8,035 • 28.22%
  • Shannon Braddock (Prefers Democratic Party): 7,574 • 26.6%
  • Lois Schipper (Prefers Democratic Party): 2,752 • 9.66%
  • Sofia Aragon (Prefers Democratic Party): 2,447 • 8.59%
  • Darla Green (Prefers Republican Party): 2,441 • 8.57%
  • Courtney Lyle (Prefers Republican Party): 1,879 • 6.6%
  • Debi Wagner (Prefers Independent Party): 946 • 3.32%
  • Lisa Ryan Devereau (Prefers Democratic Party): 906 • 3.18%
  • Annabel Quintero (Prefers Democratic Party): 717 • 2.52%
  • Hillary Shaw (States No Party Preference): 482 • 1.69%
  • Lemuel W. Charleston (Prefers Democrat Party): 298 • 1.05%

Total Votes (not including write-ins) 28,477


Legislative District 33 – State Senator:

  • Karen Keiser (Prefers Democratic Party): 11,720 • 68.75%
  • Kun Wang (Prefers Ind. Republican Party): 4,274 • 25.07%
  • Charles Schaefer (Prefers Libertarian Party): 1,053 • 6.18%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 17,047


Legislative District 33 – State Representative Pos. 1:

  • Tina L. Orwall (Prefers Democratic Party): 12,849

Total Votes (not including write-ins) 12,849


Legislative District 33 – State Representative Pos. 2:

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Prefers Democratic Party): 11,139 • 65.89%
  • Anthony L. Lamb (Prefers Republican Party): 5,767 • 34.11%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 16,906


Congressional District 9 – U.S. Representative:

  • Adam Smith (Prefers Democratic Party): 49,825 • 50.29%
  • Doug Basler (Prefers Republican Party): 25,926 • 26.17%
  • Sarah Smith (Prefers Democratic Party): 23,317 • 23.54%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 99,068

By Luke Olson
Sports Editor

This time around, the first inning was in favor of the West Seattle Little Leaguers.

After surrendering 11 straight runs in the first inning against Idaho two days prior, West Seattle came back with a vengeance. And unfortunately, it was Alaska who had to endure it.

West Seattle scored five runs early in the first and held on for a 11-2 win over Alaska.

Matthew Henning-Dierickx was prodigious not only at the plate for West Seattle, but on the mound.

He went 3.2 innings pitched, allowing just one earned run on one hit and five strikeouts. His lone mistake came in the second inning after yielding a lead-off walk. Two batters later, a single to center had Alaska on the board to cut West Seattle’s lead to five.

But, the rest of the pitching staff held it down. A couple walks were given up from Robert Foisy in the fifth—and an error by Miles Gosztola had Alaska tack on another—but already holding a 9-2 lead, it was not anything to sweat over.

“Matthew had a great game,” head coach Mike Fahy said. “I’m really happy with the way he threw. Robbie and Parker also did a nice job coming in to close out the game.”

As for the torrid start to the game, Dierickx got it going with his two-run bomb to straight away center. Casey Fahy followed with a double and Robert Trigg single had West Seattle pressing.

A wild-pitch brought in Fahy and Matthew Hazlegrove later scored two with a hard ground ball to right field.

“It was great to jump out early,” Fahy said. “I think our boys did a good job keeping the pressure on them offensively throughout the game.”

West Seattle added more runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Jake Daily knocked one over the fence to extend his teams lead to eight. And in the sixth, Tristan Buehring did as well with his two-run homer to cap off the crucial win.

They will now face off against Oregon in the semi-finals (the state champs from Murrayhill Little League in Beaverton, OR).

But, with backs against the wall once again, they are mentally ready for the next test.

“We know that we have to leave it all out on the field from here on out,” Fahy commented. “I believe the boys are mentally prepared and hungry. They know there’s no tomorrow if we don’t win today and I’m confident they’re going to give it everything they’ve got.”

Here’s video of today’s victory:

Please welcome new sponsor Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority:

Des Moines Beach Park

Seattle Southside: A Tourist Destination

Many locals take the natural and urban wonder of Southwest King County for granted, but the fact is, there’s a lot to do around here! There’s certainly no shortage of restaurants, hotels, and attractions for tourists to enjoy and it is the responsibility of the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority to promote the region to potential business and leisure travelers. The Seattle Southside RTA works diligently to attract visitors to stay and play in the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila, and Des Moines, thereby supporting the local economy.

In Seattle Southside, you’ll find high-end and boutique shopping, a variety of world-class restaurants and plenty of family-friendly, value-priced hotels. So, in addition to being connected to downtown Seattle via the Link light rail, Seattle Southside is an affordable and fun place to visit in its own right. What are some of the most popular tourist spots in the area, you ask? Some of the most frequently visited and talked about attractions and restaunts include The Museum of FlightBai Tong, Des Moines Beach ParkSalty’s at Redondo, Highline SeaTac Botanical GardenDin Tai Fung, Seattle Chocolate, Copperleaf Restaurant, and iFLY Indoor Skydiving, just to name a few.

The three cities work to complement one another to make a great visitor experience. SeaTac is the bustling epicenter of hospitality, home to dozens of hotels, restaurants, and some underrated parks (Angle Lake comes to mind). Des Moines is the quaint beach town, with a laid-back vibe and miles of coastline to explore. Tukwila has everything you need for family fun, from the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest, to a 10-story indoor skydiving tunnel and so much more. The variety of activities and dining options in each city work to create an enticing, complete vacation destination for thousands of day-trippers, sports eventers, and thrill-seekers each year.

Seattle Southside Visitor Center – SeaTac, WA

The Seattle Southside RTA has a physical location in the form of a visitor center, located at 3100 S. 176th Street, in SeaTac. The visitor center is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In the summer, days are extended to seven days a week.

Even if you’re not a visitor, the visitor center is a valuable community resource. Swing by and pick up some brochures, coupons, maps, and other informative materials on tourist attractions you might be interested in learning about in Seattle Southside and Western Washington. This is especially helpful if you’ve got friends or family visiting, and you’re looking to show them some of the best sights of the Greater Seattle Area.

The friendly concierge staff at the visitor center will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. They’re regional experts, and they’ll help you discover some hidden gems of the area in your own backyard. Just to pique your interest…did you know Seattle Southside is home to a free aquarium, a Taiwanese bakery, the largest extreme air sports park in the world, an Ethiopian coffee house, and the biggest annual horror convention in the Northwest? Stop by the visitor center to learn more!

For more information:

Seattle Southside RTA
3100 S. 176th Street
SeaTac, WA 98188

Phone: 206-575-2489

Website: https://www.seattlesouthside.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleSouthside/

By Luke Olson
Sports Editor

It was not the start the West Seattle Little League All-Stars were expecting in the first inning of the first round of regionals against Idaho.

After Miles Gosztola’s struck out a batter for the second out—things seemed to subside. A couple walks and wild pitches had West Seattle in a bases-loaded jam.

But, from there, Idaho amassed a rally and was able to score 11 straight runs with two-out ball and West Seattle could never recover—falling 16-6.

Gosztola surrendered nine runs (six earned)—but only giving up three hits. He walked four batters and in that inning alone, the defense committed a couple costly errors.

“We really feel like we beat ourselves that first inning,” head coach of West Seattle, Mike Fahy said. “We had a lot of opportunities for outs and we just did not take advantage.”

“Obviously, that is not the start that we were looking for.”

Caden Fahy subbed in for Gosztola, but Idaho kept on pushing. A passed ball had runners advance to second and third–and Idaho immediately followed with a single to score two. Back-to-back errors in right field by Tristan Buehring, had Idaho take a comfortable 11-0 advantage.

Idaho tacked on two more in the bottom half of the third inning, but West Seattle did not give up hopes of an improbable comeback.

“Our message was just to relax and it’s the same game we have been playing all year,” Fahy said. “We have 14 exceptional hitters and it starts with one at bat.”

Indeed, it did. West Seattle in the top of the fourth rallied for a six-run inning, cutting Idaho’s lead to seven. A couple singles had them loaded with one-out and cold off the bench was Parker Eley, pinch hitting for Joseph Sherick– came through with his double to center field to score two.

A fielder choice and followed with Gosztola’s dropped third strike to advance to first, bringing Eley in added two more. Blake Taft’s ground ball single later scored two and all of a sudden, it was a new ball game.

Fahy was pleased with how his team was able to show grit and fight despite being down 13-0.

“Really proud of how the boys were able to recompose themselves after that.”

Idaho put the game away in the fifth—scoring three runs off of Behring.

West Seattle totaled 11 hits—with Matthew Henning-Dierickx, Taft and Palmer Elijah each having two.

Next game will be played tomorrow, but the matchup is to be determined later today. West Seattle will face an elimination game.

“We know we can compete with any team in this tournament,” Fahy said. “We will be ready.”

Check out the regionals information here and more about the Little League World Series here:

https://www.littleleague.org/world-series/2018/llbws/tournaments/llb-northwest-regional/

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

First up is a move-in ready, walk-out Rambler with lower level and VIEWS in Des Moines’ desirable North Hill:

Open and light-filled living/dining area expands to spacious entertaining deck.

3 bedrooms, including master bed & bath on main floor.

Relaxing lower level family room with 2nd fireplace opens to private backyard.

Large closets and lots of storage space.

Gardeners will love the mature and well-kept landscaping.

Pop down to the marina and enjoy the renowned Des Moines Farmers Market! Winter view of Mt. Rainier!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20918 9th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $549,950
  • MLS Number: 1335789
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,060 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,500 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • Fully Finished Basement
  • Deck
  • Patio

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


Next up is a great starter home in the North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines!

A cozy 900sqft providing 2 bedrooms & 1.5 bathrooms.

Wood flooring, plenty of updates, & tons of natural light.

Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet.

A murphy bed in the 2nd bedroom allows for flexible guest or office space.

Large 6,375sqft lot with fully fenced yard & stunning landscaped gardens.

Easy commuter location near bus lines, light rail, freeways, & award winning North Hill Elementary.

Come see this one in person!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20636 8th Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $325,000
  • MLS Number: 1335087
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Approximate House SqFt: 900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,375 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • French Doors
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

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

Click here to view the full, detailed listing.


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

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

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

100 feet of accessible waterfront with stone bulk head.

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

Incredible property minutes to Seattle and the airport.

Lot A Beach Rights

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,600,000
  • MLS Number: 1305666
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1957
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,180 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,488 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is an affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a spacious double lot:

Room to expand the home or build another?

Original home was updated in 2013, granite counters and stainless steel appliances and master bedroom with fireplace.

Light and bright interior.

Great commuter location with access to Hwy 509/I-5 within minutes, walk to park, elementary school and transportation.

Lots of parking and fully enclosed private yard for entertaining needs, backs to your property greenbelt.

Don’t miss basement!

WHEN:

  • Saturday,Aug. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12219 14th Ave S Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $349,950
  • MLS Number: 1328873
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,150 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 15,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 1930 Bungalow!
  • Huge lot
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Security System

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next – Location, Location, Location! This affordable ground floor, corner unit is 15 minutes from downtown Seattle and near Sea-Tac Airport:

Granite counter tops with an open floor plan makes for a great living space.

Enjoy the swimming pool, exercise room and sport court or walk the beautifully manicured grounds.

Low HOA dues make this property a rare find.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3425 S 176th Unit 174, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $165,000
  • MLS Number: 1333403
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Approximate House SqFt: 534 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Athletic Court
  • Exercise Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Pool-Outdoor

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Aug. 4: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 5: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,095,000
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

From Advertiser Joe Nguyen:

Coming Home: Why I’m Running for Public Office

By Joe Nguyen

I’m running today because I want everyone to have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.

The day I announced that I was running for office, I doorbelled in Greenbridge, near where I grew up. On that day and every day since then, I’ve knocked on doors of a lot of old friends, classmates, and teachers. We’d catch up and reminisce about the past for a bit—the old hangout spots near Cascade Middle School, how my mom is doing, which teachers are still at Kennedy, what we’ve been up to since however long ago, and so on.

But I didn’t start campaigning to take walks down memory lane. With everyone I spoke to, we talked about the future—the future we want. From addressing the homelessness crisis to the recent rise in hate crimes to public safety concerns, people voiced their thoughts on issues they face in their community. Many were issues I still remember from years ago, neglected and left to fester.

When my family came to this country as refugees, we were able to settle in Burien (and later White Center) because of good public policy and were able to thrive because of a great community. It was still an uphill battle, but we kept in our minds the image of the American Dream and we made it to the other side.

From Olympia, I will fight for every person, every child, every community in this district and in this state.

I’ll keep our state government accountable to the people, not to corporations. Politics shouldn’t be about careers funded by corporate PAC money. Politics should be about your daughter, your son, your brother, your wife, your aunt, your cousin, your friend, your neighbor, and you.


I’ll make sure the government is efficient with your tax money. I’ll bring my experience as a project manager handling multi-million dollar projects to keep our public needs well-funded, from public education to transit to job creation.

I was born and raised right here, in the district. This is the community that raised me and gave me a voice. I’m paying forward what I’ve been given by the community that made it possible for me—a community of struggling yet hardworking families, of children growing into their potential to impact the future, of neighbors who confide to one another of their hopes for change.

This is my home, but it is also home to many who only seek a better life, the best life, for themselves and their families.

We’ll fill this home with dreams, and fight to make them a reality.

For more information, please visit http://meetjoenguyen.com.

Come watch our very own Highline Bears take on the Gresham Greywolves at Mel Olson Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 11!

The Seattle Southside Chamber and the Highline Bears invite all to join them at this family friendly event, which will directly benefit the local Matt Griffin YMCA. For every ticket purchased, $10 will go towards the funding of crucial programs and services at the YMCA that benefit more than 230,000 people in the dynamic community of Southwest King County every year. Each attendee will also receive an exclusive event T-Shirt.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Highline Bears,” said Andrea H. Reay, Board Member of the Matt Griffin YMCA and President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber. “The Matt Griffin YMCA offers health, hope, and opportunity for all in our community here in Southwest King County. At the Chamber, we believe in supporting opportunity for all, which is why we are so excited and grateful to the Highline Bears to leverage this opportunity to give back to our community.”

The Highline Bears are a summer collegiate team in the Semi-Professional Pacific International League made up of college players from all over the country. As a team, the Bears work closely with local non-profits for the betterment of their neighbors and the entire community. They fulfill that role year-round by taking part in local rotary clubs and their Chamber of Commerce, the Seattle Southside Chamber.

“We are happy to be partnering with the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and the Matt Griffin YMCA,” said Justin Moser, General Manager of the Highline Bears. “Both organizations are great for our community and embody all the values we believe in. The Bears are continuing to grow into the best place for fun, affordable, family entertainment all summer long. We’re excited to have both groups and their members out for a fun night at the ballpark!”

The Seattle Southside Chamber is looking forward to this homerun of an evening and invites all members of the community to attend and root for the home team, the Highline Bears!

Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information, click here.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

For more info, visit http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com.

FAMILY NIGHT OUT
STEVE COX MEMORIAL PARK
Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m.

The Annual King County Parks Night Out Against Crime Family event is back on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 5-7pm at Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd, 98146.)

King County Parks has participated in the National Night Out event for over a decade and is thrilled to be hosting families in the park for the annual event.

This year’s activities will feature Pineapple Fiesta themed crafts and games in honor of the Coco movie night coming up at DTMP on August 4th.

Confirmed guests of honor include Deputy Bill from the White Center Store Front, Teen Librarian Devon from the White Center Library, and King County Parks own Marta the River Otter Mascot.

Night Out at SCMP 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 1200 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. Teens and staff will be providing island themed crafts, games and hotdogs between 5-7pm on the evening of the 1st.

For additional Information, please contact Jody Addicks, Recreation Coordinator at 206.477.2095.

The FREE Cine en el Parque returns to White Center with the movie ‘Coco’ at Dick Thurnau Park this Saturday, Aug. 4.

Pre-movie seating opens at 6:30 p.m. and includes entertainment, interactive games and prizes. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so arrive early. The movie starts at dusk.

Movies are projected onto a 40-foot-tall inflatable movie screen (bigger than most indoor theatres) that turns the Park into a spectacular outdoor cinema under the stars.

The movie is FREE, so grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers, and head to our fourth-annual “Cine en el Parque.”

There will be games, music, prizes, food trucks and much more. Come down early, stake your ground and have some fun.

This event is sponsored by King County and the White Center Community Development Association. See you at the movies!

Cine en el Parque vuelve a White Center con la película “Coco”

Ven con tu familia a ver la película “Coco” el 4 de Agosto a las 6:30 p.m. en Dick Thurnau Park y disfruta de las actividades.

More info:

Le película empieza a las 8:30 p.m. y es presentado por el Condado de King y White Center Community Development Association.

Dick Thurnau Park (formerly Lakewood Park) is located at 11050 10th Ave SW:

On Monday morning (July 30) at around 8 a.m., Uncle Ike’s cannabis shop located in the 9800 block of 15th Ave SW in White Center was robbed.

Police say that the suspect – described as a black male between 20-30 years of age – brandished a handgun, then fled prior to police responding.

There were no injuries, and it is unknown what the robber stole.

This case remains open, and is being investigated by KCSO Major Crimes.

Uncle Ike’s is located at 9822 15th Ave SW:

Photo courtesy Fred Hutch Obliteride

Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through Puget Sound communities – including White Center – on Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate cancer.

The 100-mile ride will travel through our area:

Maps of all routes are on Obliteride’s website.

This year people will also be able to participate in a 5K walk during Obliteride weekend, which starts at the University of Washington. Participants will enjoy a jaunt down the Burke-Gilman trail to Gas Works Park, where they will join bike riders for a finish line celebration.

Obliteride quickly established itself as the region’s premier fundraising bike ride, and organizers expect hundreds of new participants to join the inaugural walk. “We’re excited to add this new way for people to support the innovative work we’re doing at Fred Hutch,” said Andrea Gomes Morrison, director of Fred Hutch Obliteride. “The Obliteride 5K is the only walk that gives people a ticket to the awesomeness of Obliteride weekend. Thanks to our generous sponsors, walkers and riders who raise $500 or more are treated to an amazing kickoff party at Seattle’s Gas Works Park with a delicious Tom Douglas dinner and rockin’ live entertainment.”

Thousands of people have pedaled in Obliteride and raised more than $12 million for Fred Hutch since the annual event began in 2013. Every rider-raised dollar goes directly to Fred Hutch. Obliteride has funded a variety of research projects, including immunotherapy and studies related to brain, breast, lung, ovarian and prostate cancers.

Fred Hutch’s pioneering research has saved hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide since its doors opened in 1975, and it is one of the world’s leading research organizations. Hutch scientists are working to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases.

Sign up to ride, walk or volunteer at Obliteride.org. Online registration closes Aug. 3. Onsite registration will be available until one hour before the start of each route.

“We are a community determined to cure cancer faster by raising critical funds for lifesaving research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride is fun, focused and full of energy! It’s so much more than a bike ride or walk. Participants are treated to a first-class experience with live entertainment and fantastic food from Tom Douglas Catering.”

Here’s raw footage from a Live Facebook video we broadcasted in 2017:

For more information on how to be part of this exciting event on Aug. 11, 2018, visit Obliteride.org and connect with them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.

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

First up is an affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a spacious double lot:

Room to expand the home or build another?

Original home was updated in 2013, granite counters and stainless steel appliances and master bedroom with fireplace.

Light and bright interior.

Great commuter location with access to Hwy 509/I-5 within minutes, walk to park, elementary school and transportation.

Lots of parking and fully enclosed private yard for entertaining needs, backs to your property greenbelt.

Don’t miss basement!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, July 29: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12219 14th Ave S Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $349,950
  • MLS Number: 1328873
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1930
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,150 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 15,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 1930 Bungalow!
  • Huge lot
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • Security System

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next – Location, Location, Location! This affordable ground floor, corner unit is 15 minutes from downtown Seattle and near Sea-Tac Airport:

Granite counter tops with an open floor plan makes for a great living space.

Enjoy the swimming pool, exercise room and sport court or walk the beautifully manicured grounds.

Low HOA dues make this property a rare find.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, July 28: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3425 S 176th Unit 174, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $165,000
  • MLS Number: 1333403
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Approximate House SqFt: 534 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Athletic Court
  • Exercise Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Pool-Outdoor

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


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

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

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

100 feet of accessible waterfront with stone bulk head.

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

Incredible property minutes to Seattle and the airport.

Lot A Beach Rights

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 29: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

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

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a garden oasis in a spacious lot:

Warm, light filled 4 bedroom 2.75 bath home.

Generous size kitchen lots of counter space, opens to a spacious living room.

Entertain more? Open the slider to a large deck overlooking wooded backyard.

Large master has its own bath with slider that opens to deck for morning coffee.

Bonus room large enough for a pool table, 2 fireplaces, 2 car garage. New exterior paint, doors & windows.

Home at the end of a quiet street close to everything!

Ready to move right in.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, July 28: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 4004 S 181st Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $524,999
  • MLS Number: 1325985
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,260 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,183 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is this Dream New Construction:

Completely finished and ready for move-in!

Impeccable 3,340 sq ft two story home with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Main floor has junior master suite with its own full bath and walk-in closet.

Main floor also has chefs delight kitchen with quartz counters, breakfast bar, spacious pantry and stainless appliances.

Upstairs master has 5-piece bath and large walk-in closet.

Well-sized bonus upstairs with deck.

Located on a large lot and has easy access to everything.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, July 28: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 29: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3527 S. 198th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $724,950
  • MLS Number: 1311628
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,340 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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

Marèlle Habenicht – who joined the White Center Food Bank in May 2017 as the Director of Finance and HR – has been named the organization’s new Executive Director.

Marèlle is a well-rounded professional, with a passion for entrepreneurship and creating organizational efficiencies that remove barriers for staff and unlock an organization’s potential. With a range of experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Marèlle brings a unique skillset to the new leadership team at White Center Food Bank.

Marèlle has served the greater Seattle area in a variety of positions with the YMCA and other local nonprofits.  She is passionate about serving her community and constantly seeks new and innovative ways to meet the growing needs of her neighbors.

In her free time, Marèlle enjoys cooking, gardening, travel, and exploring all that the PNW has to offer.

She and the entire team at the White Center Food Bank are excited to look for new and empowering ways to #KeepWhiteCenterFed.

For more info, visit https://www.whitecenterfoodbank.org.

From Advertiser Lois Schipper for State Senate:

Dear Neighbor:

With our current State Senator retiring, my amazing wife Lois Schipper is running for the State Senate. Our 34th District includes Burien, West Seattle, White Center, and Vashon Island. Lois is a Public Health Nurse and expert on families-in-crisis. Lois managed the White Center Public Health clinic for many years and has been an executive in community health programs world-wide.

Ballots for this election arrive this weekend.

With free postage for the first time, voting by mail will be easier than ever. Be sure to vote. As White Center Blog readers evaluate who they will vote for, I wanted to share three reasons why I think that Lois will be an excellent State Senator:

  1. Lois is an Expert at Evaluating the Effectiveness of Social Programs
    With 30 years as a front line community nurse, with a Masters Degree in Public Health, Lois has been trained to prove the economic, health and social value of social support programs. Lois helped the Gates Foundation understand that family-level social stability investment with at-risk kids from ages 0 to 3 showed that these kids would have greater educational success and spend less time in jail as adults. At the same time, Lois will be the first person to say that if data shows that a program is not having the intended positive effect, it needs to be restructured or de-funded.
  2. A Hand Up Helps Families get out of Poverty
    Some local folks have labeled Lois as a “bleeding heart” liberal. In reality, Lois is a practical, hands-on leader who will help set smarter, more effective public social investment policy. I have lost count of the times when families-in-crisis have called Lois and asked her to meet them at the hospital. Lois drops everything, zips out, and uses her decades of cross-cultural health care experience to help families understand the medical issues they face, and helps them develop a medical support plan that provides recovery and stability to their family. Since data shows that one-third of Americans are one paycheck away from homelessness, Lois has essential management experience that we need for more effective government policies.
  3. Whether at Home or Overseas, Lois Provides Leadership
    Lois has given her entire life to support families in crisis, both here and overseas. Lois spent three years as a Nurse in the Peace Corps in an isolated desert village in Africa. Lois was also on emergency medical response teams to Sudan (during the famine there) and to Indonesia (after the tsunami).

    During the Iraq war, Lois was part of a small non-government medical response team that was dropped off by a US military helicopter in a wheat field high in the mountains of northern Iraq, surrounded by 30,000 desperate Kurdish refugees who Saddam had chased into the mountains.

    For three months, Lois was the Non-Government Organization (NGO) Coordinator there, facilitating collaboration between the Iraqi government in exile, the Kurdish refugee governing body, and the U.S. military. Talk about putting yourself in harm’s way to help families. After Lois ended her assignment there, members of a replacement team were killed when their helicopter was shot down.

    Locally, in addition to being a PTSA President in both the Highline and Seattle School Districts, Lois was president of Highline Citizens for Schools, helping lead multiple successful bond/levy campaigns. Lois was also part of the “King County Child Death Review” process, where, as a Public Health Nurse, she and colleagues from the courts, police, fire, Child Protective Services (CPS), and other social service professions, would meet and review every preventable child death in the county and see how we could do a better job protecting children. She has also been a leader in her Nurse’s union.

    Trust a Nurse!

    Our two boys are now in college, and Lois is ready to take her lifetime of remarkable service to the human condition to Olympia. Think how our policies would change if we had more women, and more nurses, in government. Lois will be the only nurse in the State Senate.

Please consider donating to her campaign @ www.loisschipperforstatesenate.com and like her on Facebook at LoisSchipperforStateSenate.

Look out Olympia, Lois will not be a “status quo” Democrat.

Sincerely,
Mark L. Ufkes (Proud Husband of 27 years)

Ufkes – Schipper Family Motto: Don’t let your children grow up without you“.

By Luke Olson

After Sam Hellinger of the Seattle Studs struck out his eighth batter in the bottom of the third—the Highline Bears could sense the kind of night they were going to endure.

But, Hellinger was pulled after just three innings and replaced by Ben Ruff. And for any team, it can be viewed as a good thing—a new opportunity to see something different. It was not the case for the Bears, as they mustered a mere one hit the rest of the game and managed to get one runner in scoring position, as they fell to the Studs, 1-0.

The Studs, who have been playing nearly seven games a week—ran through all their starters and rolled with just relievers against the Bears. Even though Hellinger was sterling to start—he was to pitch his three innings and give it up to the next guy.

“I committed to all three of the guys that they were each going to get their three innings,” head coach of the Seattle Studs, Barry Aden said. “Sam knew that is what he needs to do for us.”

It was a pitching duel out—as the Studs were not the only ones to befuddle their opposing offense. Highline was led by J.J. Asinas—pitching his last game for the Bears as he recently committed to play for a West Coast League team—the Kelowna Falcons.

Asinas threw a complete six innings, surrendering six hits, no walks and three strikeouts. His lone error came in the top of the second on a two-out single up the middle from Tanner Arrington to score Landon Riker from second that proved to be the difference. From there on out, it was downright dominance from him and reliever Dylan Spain. Spain tossed three innings, allowing one hit and striking out five batters—three of them in the top of the ninth.

“J.J had an absolute great performance,” head coach Josh Evans said. “That is probably one of the only times we are going to see Spain. He has a pitch limit on him, but they did a fabulous job out there.”

The Bears finally loomed to score in the bottom of the sixth. Armond Swanson ripped a double down the left field line and Brenden Duncan would push a bunt to the pitcher to advance Swanson—but Highline failed to capitalize. Alex Bryner struck-out looking—his third of the night—and Chase Anderson would barrel up the ball to left field—but the left fielder did not have to move a step for the third out.

It was expected to be difficult for the Bears offense to get much going—as Evans had much adulation for the Studs pitching staff.

“They always have a good staff right there,” Evans commented. “They are throwing guys that throw low 90’s and we couldn’t just get the front foot down in time. But, we are still having competitive at bats though.”

Highline’s two hits came from Armond Swanson, with his soft grounder in between the shortstop and third baseman and leadoff double in the sixth. Him and Chase Anderson (walk) were the only runners on base for the Bears.

“We come into the game against the Studs expecting to see velocity,” Swanson said. “I mean, the last few times we have played them we see guys throw 90-92, so it was not much of a surprise to see velocity. It is definitely an adjustment, but we were all mentally prepared to come in and see that.”

The Studs kept Highline’s defense on their toes all night. All throughout the game, Seattle hit the ball hard, but the infield was impenetrable with diving stops and keeping the ball in front of them. This included a great play by Swanson in the top of the eight, in which he dove to his left—stopping the hard ground ball from reaching the hole–stepped up and made the throw to end the inning.

“Defense was great—hands down,” Evans stated. “That is the key to keeping the game low right there.”

The Bears take on the Everett Merchants at Mel Olsen Stadium Friday night, July 20, with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2018
SW 16th & 17th Streets @ SW Roxbury St, White Center, WA

White Center Jubilee Days, Match + Gasoline, and Monumental Undertaking present WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS 2018:

  • Carnival at White Center Heights Elementary – Wed, July 18-Sun, July 22
  • Friday Night Block Party & Unofficial Official Mayoral Election – Fri, July 20
  • Street Fair, Main Stage, Kids Area, Car Show, and more – Sat, July 21
  • Parade and Post-Parade Party – Sun, July 22

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest!

The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year.

Festival programming includes a street fair, a main stage and beer garden, a car show, a parade, kids center, and a carnival presented by Davis Shows Northwest!

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS EVOLVES:
2018’s White Center Jubilee Days brings some changes to the Jubilee Days format. This year’s Jubilee Days will kick off with a block party on Friday evening (July 20) from 7-11 p.m. While the crew works hard to get things set up for Saturday’s fun, 16th Ave SW will be closed between SW Roxbury and SW 100th Streets for the community to get out and enjoy themselves. Local bars and restaurants will have outdoor service areas, there will be live music at several local venues, and we’ll elect the Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center!

On Saturday, the Eazy Duz It Car Club will roll onto 17th Ave SW to host the Jubilee Days car show and show off some incredible works of car art, 16th Ave SW will have the Main Stage and Beer Garden, Community Stage, and Street Fair, the Wide World of Kids and Detective Cookie’s Chess Program will be ready to entertain, there will be a Scavenger Hunt with prizes, and more!

On Sunday, and annual parade will march down 16th Ave SW, culminating in parade awards and a post-parade party at Viva Mexico!

PROGRAMMING DETAILS:

  • Jubilee Days Carnival presented by Davis Shows Northwest – new location!*: Wed, July 18-Sun, July 22 | Wed-Fri, 3pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-11pm; White Center Heights Elementary School – 10015 6th Ave SW, Seattle, WA
    Free shuttle to/from carnival and the downtown White Center area will be provided Saturday and Sunday (July 21-22). *Steve Cox Park is installing a new artificial turf field with construction beginning on July 1. The carnival will not be able to use the park as a location moving forward because they can’t set up on the artificial turf. There will not be fireworks this year due to the construction, as well. Big thanks to the Highline School District for helping us find a new location for the carnival! 
  • Friday Night Block Party & Unofficial Official Mayor of White Center Election: Fri, July 20; 7-11pm | 16th Ave SW between SW 100th St & SW Roxbury;Street closes at 5pm, activities start at 7pm. The Mayoral Election will get underway at 8pm, look for nomination info on the jubileedays.org site.
  • Jubilee Days Car Show presented by Eazy Duz It Car Club: Sat, July 21; Roll In 7-10:45am, Showtime 11am-5pm | 17th Ave SW at SW 100th St; Awards at 4pm, after hop at 6:30pm
  • Street Fair, Main Stage, Beer Garden, Community Stage, Kids Area, etc.: 16th Ave SW between SW 100th St & SW Roxbury; Sat, July 21; 11am-11pm (hours for specific elements will vary, see website for more info)
  • Jubilee Days Parade: Sun July, 22; 11am | 16th Ave SW, starting at SW 116th St and ending at SW 100th St; Parade registration is free, join the fun! Post-parade party at Viva Mexico (10601 16th Ave SW) immediately following!

More details about all things Jubilee Days can be found at www.jubileedays.org, including Main Stage lineup, applications for vendors, parade participants, car show registration, and more.

“We’re looking forward to a super fun Jubilee Days with our friends, family, and community in White Center!”

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