The Puget Sound Blood Center is currently struggling to maintain an ample blood supply for our community, due to:

  • regular donors on vacation or out of their regular routines
  • high schools (donors) not in session
  • recent I-90 closure resulted in many folks working from home last week and not attending work blood drives

Yet, despite all the reasons for the recent sharp decline in blood donations, the demand for blood is currently higher, due to an increase in traumas every summer.

Please try to spare an hour (or less) of your time to attend the drive below and help ensure blood is available for whoever will need it this summer.  Thank you.

WHEN: Monday, Aug. 4th 2014; 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm (closed 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm)

WHERE: PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN, located at19030 8th Avenue S, SeaTac WA 98148, Fellowship Hall

INFO: THIS IS A WALK-IN BLOOD DRIVE.  NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY; for more info, contact Nikki Watkinson,  PSBC representative, at (206) 304-6210 NikkiW@psbc.org

For questions on eligibility, please e-mail BCSCollectionsReview@psbc.org

Our records show, by the above drive date, 56 days will have passed since your last whole blood donation.

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Shore Club President Lonnie Goulet displays the Browning 30-caliber machine gun found in the water off Angle Lake Park. Photo Credit: Rosalyn Raumbauer

The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30-caliber machine gun!

Here’s a video of what this collectible gun looked/sounded like in its heyday, most likely sometime between 1940-1975:

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The Clean Sweep is a volunteer event focused on clearing the lake area community of litter, trash and debris.

This year, nearly 30 members and friends of the club gathered at the Angle Lake Park boat ramp with bags, trash grabbers and gloves furnished by the City of SeaTac Parks Department. The group was split up with part heading out to the main streets and thoroughfares and the rest equipped with snorkels, fins and dive tanks, who took on the job of clearing the shoreline and deeper waters of Angle Lake.

When complete, the trash recovered filled the back end of a Parks Department Flat Bed Service truck. Content were mostly litter, cans and bottles but also included a few unique finds recovered from under the water adjacent to the docks at the park:

  • half a wooden boat
  • a complete lawnmower
  • a Browning 30 caliber machine gun

The police were dispatched to investigate the find and although the gun was no longer in working order, regulations required that the officer recover the weapon with claims that it would be included in the Peace Brick Program where confiscated guns are meltdown into bricks.

Clean Sweep is an annual event occuring in July. All are welcome to participate.

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The traveling Italian theatre troupe that brought The Totally True and Almost Accurate Adventures of Pinocchio to Seattle in 2013 is back, and will be performing at North SeaTac Park this Wednesday night, July 30, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Since performing here last summer, this band of actors toured the globe performing their Pinocchio before royalty and peasantry alike on nearly every continent. Now they have returned to the northwest equipped with stories from many of the countries they visited. Be entertained by both beloved and obscure fairytales from England, Russia, India, Japan and other countries, as Teatro Minestrone serves up storytelling flavors from around the world.

WHAT: ‘Around the World in 8 Stories‘ Written by Brendan Healy and Directed by K. Brian Neel. Featuring last summer’s stars Sharon Barto, Jordi Montes, Norah Elges, Rachel Delmar, Erin Bednarz, and Andrew Murray, plus new ensemble members Shane Regan and Ben Burris.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 30th , 6:30pm

WHERE: North SeaTac Park, located at S. 128th St. & 20th Ave. S.

COST: FREE

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Due to a spirited fan demand, a Sixth Annual Free Ice Cream Social and Concert with a Silent Auction and Plant Sale will happen at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden (HSBG) on Sunday, Aug. 17th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

To ensure that the community has the best possible experience, HSBG will not only have local gardening expert, Ciscoe Morris, on-hand to speak and plant a pot for auction, but HSBG will also present for a second consecutive time the Salt Water Saints – a pop/country western oldies revival band.

Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will also provide free ice cream to the first 300 visitors. New and renewal members who join the garden will receive a clay pot courtesy of the Gardens and Washington Pottery. Recology CleanScapes has graciously sponsored Ciscoe who will be available to be stumped for any number of prizes. Also, enter to win a raffle for other prizes donated by the City of SeaTac, including a compost bin and rain barrel.

HSBG also welcomes you to present questions to Garden representatives and other Master Gardeners. Take time to meet the author of Walking Washington Gardens, Angie Narus, who will be available to autograph her book highlighting the 30 best gardens in Washington State, which features Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden. There will be free tours, a plant sale of propagated plants from the HSBG, and best of all a silent auction of garden-related items. There are real bargains to be had.

As one can tell, it will certainly be a great day to visit the Garden. Any day is an opportunity to tour the Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens often called the jewel of Southwest King County. Why not make it August 17th?

About Highline Seatac Botanical Gardens
The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) charity located just one mile north of SeaTac Airport at 13735 24th Avenue South, SeaTac. More information is available on the Garden website – www.highlinegarden.org.

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries.

This event is the prime fundraiser for the local Music4Life program, expanding music to youth in our local schools.

The festival – put on by the Rotary Club of Des Moines – will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park.

Tickets can be purchased online here, or at Airways Brewing Company, 99 Bottles, B&E Meats , as well as through members of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

Here’s a Podcast interview with The Wired Blues Band, who will be playing from 12:30 – 2 p.m.:

This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend. No pets will be allowed inside the event.

No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed.

There will be plenty of free parking in the Des Moines Marina.

While you are in town, you might also want to visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market, which runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the day.

To complement your blues and brews, they will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Meat’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment.

Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate.

Six tasting tokens included with the price of admission.

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, July 27 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home!

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

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

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

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

This is a 1940 home that had updates and an addition added in 2002.

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, July 27: 1 – 4 p.m.

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

INFO:

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

Site Features:

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

Marketing remarks:

Excellent Location! Fabulous Home! Wonderful Views of Sound and Mountains!

Plenty of Room for Everyone and Everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with Huge Bar for Entertaining, Light, Bright Dining Room looks out to Gorgeous Yard.

Glass Door to Sunny Deck for Relaxing.

Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on Main Floor plus Master Suite with Walk in Closet and Full Bath. Upper Level offers Additional Bedroom/Office/Den and Huge Family Room.

A 1940 home w/updates and addition in 2002!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

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REMINDER: Burien Parks’ ‘Music in the Parks’ concert series continues this week with two great Latin bands:

  • WEDNESDAY, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: North SeaTac Park with Grupo Son, a Latin band
  • THURSDAY, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.: Alma Y Azucar at Lake Burien Memorial Park

Here’s an excellent video of Alma Y Azucar in action:

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So grab a blanket, pack a picnic and bring the entire family to enjoy live – and FREE – entertainment outdoors at this great summer concert series.

There are two concert venues this year with concerts on both Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

In addition to concerts at Lake Burien School Park, there will also be three concerts at North Seatac Park. Starting on Wednesday, July 16, it is the soulful country sound of The Joy Mills Band, led by Seattle songwriter, Joy Mills. We think you’ll also agree that it wouldn’t be a summer concert series without some Latin music. The band Grupo Son performs the acoustic music of the Cuban countryside, considered to be one of the primary roots of modern salsa.

Summer concerts are held on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, from July 10 through Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday concerts are at North SeaTac Park, while Thursday concerts are at Lake Burien School Park. North SeaTac Park is located at S. 128th Street & Des Moines Memorial Drive. Lake Burien School Park is located at SW 148th Street and 16th Ave SW.

See you at the park!

For complete details about the bands performing at the Music in the Park concerts and the full concert schedule, visit the “Schedule Information” link below, or go to www.BurienWA.gov/concerts. You can also call the Burien Parks Department at 206-988-3700.

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

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

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

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

Alley access and detached 1 car garage.

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

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, July 20: 1 – 4 p.m.

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

INFO:

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

Site Features:

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

Marketing remarks:

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

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

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

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

Alley access and detached 1 car garage.

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

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Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre will be presenting “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” for FREE at Angle Lake Park from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, July 25.

As described by the theatre:

“Best pals Valentine and Proteus find themselves rivals for the affections of the beautiful Silvia while Julia, Proteus’ forgotten gal, hatches a plan to win back her man. As the two gents play out their foolish ideas of love, their servants Speed and Launce create a comic contest of their own in a hilarious battle of wits. This mid-century take on the impulsive nature of romance will win your heart.”

Bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Additional parking is available at Alaska Airlines (north of the park).

WHAT: Theatre in the Park ~ “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”

WHEN: Friday, July 25, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

COST: Free

WHERE: Angle Lake Park,19408 International Blvd.,SeaTac, Washington 98188

INFO: Click here for the Theatre in the Park flier (PDF)

The Highline Soccer Association will be holding a NEW Soccer Shoe Sale, with Youth, Men, and Women’s Shoes Brands including Nike, Puma, Diadora and more:

  • Saturday, July 26: 10:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 27: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The sale will be held at the Angle Lake Family Resource Center, 4040 S 188th St Suite 100, SeaTac.

Prices will range from $10 to $20 for a pair of shoes. We will also have socks for $2 a pair.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.