The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 to interview City Manager Candidate – current SeaTac Police Chief Carl Cole.

The Public meeting is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 4800 South 188th Street.

The community will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of Cole.

A new City Manager will be replacing current City Manager Joseph Scorcio, who is retiring in 2019 after spending nearly six years with the City of SeaTac including time as the Community and Economic Development Director.

Chief Cole joined the King County Sheriff’s Office in 1991. During his tenure, Chief Cole served in numerous operational, investigative, and administrative assignments until eventually promoting to Chief of the SeaTac Police Department. Chief Cole graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and minors in Religion and Biology. Cole continued his education with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Dan Evans School at the University of Washington. In addition, Cole, earned numerous Career Level Certifications through the agency executive level from the Criminal Justice Training Commission.

Remember the good ol’ days when you could wave goodbye at the airport gate as someone boarded a plane? Or you could welcome them with a hug at the gate of a domestic flight? Or grab a bite to eat with a traveler on a layover?

Now that opportunity is back as the Port of Seattle debuts the SEA Visitor Pass pilot program allowing the public to enter the post-security side of the terminal even if you’re not traveling at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Beginning today, you can sign up for the SEA Visitor Pass pilot program and take advantage of the events, amenities, restaurants, and boutiques at the airport — without having to a book a ticket on a flight.

“It’s been 17 years since anyone without a ticket has been able to enjoy areas of the airport beyond security. And yet some of the airport’s best features are there. Great restaurants, local musicians performing in the concourses, and some of the best views of the planes coming and going against the backdrop of Mt. Rainier and the Olympics,” said Port of Seattle Commissioner Ryan Calkins. “Airport staff continues to work to enhance the customer experience, not only for airport fans, but also for families to connect. For now this is a pilot program, but we’re excited to see if this is something the public is interested in.”

The pilot program will run through December 14 and the Port will study the feasibility of continuing the program permanently.

Here’s how it works:

  • You must apply online before 1:30 p.m. the day before you want to visit the airport.
  • Visitors must be approved by TSA and will be notified of their approval status by midnight the day before their arrival.
  • Enrollment is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Entrance to the post-security side of the terminal is allowed from Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The program is limited to 50 visitors per day.
  • Approved visitors will go through the standard security checkpoints, so all security requirements for any traveler will be in place for visitors as well. Check with TSA for security requirements and plan ahead for peak traveler periods.
  • Meeting travelers at their gate applies only to domestic arrivals.

For more information, visit the SEA Visitor Pass Program page online or check out the Frequently Asked Questions.

What can you do once inside security?

  • Spend more time at the gate or a restaurant with family or friends
  • Bring your family to watch the arrivals and departures of different types of planes
  • Surprise your arriving service member at their gate (domestic gates only)
  • Participate in Celebrations at Sea-Tac events
  • Have an amazing meal at one of the airport restaurants
  • Find the perfect gift for your arriving passenger at the many boutiques
  • Attend a live music performance
  • Try an art walk
  • Or use your imagination for a unique experience of your own!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 10 great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is brand new that has contemporary style and a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful new two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet. Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

$10,000 buyers closing cost credit with preferred lender!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Nov. 9: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16825 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1364702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a condo perched above the Sound, a spacious & bright end unit:

Loads of updates throughout including all new floor coverings.

Lg bedrooms & Master suite has a huge walk-in.

Easy flow floor-plan w/ balcony off the living room offers seasonal views & the balmy aroma of the beach below.

2 dedicated parking spots (one covered) & extra storage.

All appliances incl washer/dryer stays.

Trail to Seahurst Pk and close to Buriens vibrant downtown.

Pool & sauna as well as other amenities brings you home.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1227 SW 132nd Lane, Unit 712, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $239,888
  • MLS Number: 1381729
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1982
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,034 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Club House
  • Game/Rec Rm
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool-Outdoor
  • Sauna
  • Trails

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a cute & cozy Burien cottage that’s a perfect starter home:

New windows, floors,doors baseboard heaters, & paint.

Kitchen is all new with SS appliances & farmhouse sink.

Laundry has new W/D & water heater.

You’ll love the new bathroom with porcelain tile on floor & around tub.

LED lights & beadboard gives an added touch of warmth.

Attached one car garage has lots of storage with a shop room & attic.

Outside, theres an attached potting shed & tall trees give the fenced yard a park-like feel.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12627 Occidental Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $379,000
  • MLS Number: 1382585
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Approximate House SqFt: 590 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,250 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Fully

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Nov. 9: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 10: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,950
  • MLS Number: 1384326
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a contemporary style with a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11 Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $659,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is Lot 3 in McMicken Reserve – brand new contemporary style with a desirable location:

This new home features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

Great room concept main floor opens to ideal, covered outdoor area.

Upstairs, Master bedroom has a five-piece bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

Ultra convenient location.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and gated RV parking.

$5,000 closing cost credit for using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3422 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1364694
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a cute Burien Rambler at a great price!

This beautiful home features hardwood floors throughout, cozy fireplace & efficient radiant heat.

The fully fenced back yard is very large with RV parking, garden space, fruit trees & outbuilding/office/bonus room.

Fresh paint and window treatments to make this home truly turn key.

Very convenient location with quick commute to Seattle or Airport.

Schools, bus line & shopping very close by.

Plus…Normandy Park lot A beach rights!!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18711 Occidental Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $329,995
  • MLS Number: 1369793
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 940 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,272 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Fenced-Fully
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is in a great location – walk to the Marina, restaurants, shops and farmers market:

Just minutes from light rail and bus lines, this is perfect for commuters.

Ground floor corner unit features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a spacious living room.

Kitchen is light and bright.

Enter through the gated lobby or just step up to your deck from units own reserved parking space.

Enjoy sunsets from your deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Nov. 11: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 813 S. 227th Ave, Unit 3, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $240,000
  • MLS Number: 1374633
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,066 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is an opportunity to live in West Seattle!

Just around the corner from Alki Beach, easy access to Seattle, I-5, great restaurants, shopping and more.

A light, bright unit with kitchen that opens up to a large living room.

Sit out and enjoy the view on your private deck.

See the city lights from your bedroom window.

Freshly painted with tons of closet space.

Reserved, secured underground parking, with elevator.

Corner unit, upper floor with lots of privacy.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 10: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3022 SW Bradford Street, Unit 106, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $335,000
  • MLS Number: 1375038
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Approximate House SqFt: 622 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

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A single resident and dog escaped safely from a house fire at 2600 S. 138th Street in SeaTac early Thursday morning, Nov. 8, according to Puget Sound Fire.

KOMO News says that the dog alerted the resident to the fire.

Cause has not yet been determined.

The City of SeaTac Public Works Department will be doing construction at the intersection of S. 200th Street and 26th Avenue S. near the Angle Lake Light Rail Station starting TONIGHT at 7 p.m. (Wednesday, Nov. 7).

This two-day project will finish the repaving of the intersection, with a projected finish date of Friday, Nov. 9.

During the construction activity, drivers should use alternate routes. All northbound and southbound lanes through the intersection of S. 200th St. and 26th Avenue South will be shut down during the nighttime construction periods.

The project construction periods are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day.

Detours will be set up to take traffic around this intersection.

Eastbound and westbound traffic will be allowed, but drivers should expect significant delays.

Construction crew will work to accommodate emergency vehicles but responders should seek alternate routes when possible.

The completion of this project is weather-dependent and may be delayed or canceled due to changes in weather conditions.

WHAT: Two-Day Closure all northbound and southbound lanes

WHERE: Intersection of South 200th Street and 26th Avenue South

WHEN: Construction will run from Wed., Nov.7 through Fri., Nov. 9, from 7 p.m. – 7 a.m.

The first round of results for Tuesday’s General Election are in, and here are the early returns:

Legislative District 33 State Representative Pos. 2:

  • Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (Prefers Democratic Party): 19,909 • 66.09%
  • Anthony L. Lamb (Prefers Republican Party): 10,217 • 33.91%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 30,126

Legislative District 33 State Senator:

  • Karen Keiser (Prefers Democratic Party): 21,370 • 70.61%
  • Kun Wang (Prefers Ind. Republican Party): 8,894 • 29.39%

Total Votes (not including write-ins) 30,264

Congressional District 7 U.S. Representative (statewide results):

  • Pramila Jayapal (Prefers Democratic Party): 224,351 • 83.38%
  • Craig Keller (Prefers Republican Party): 44,732 • 16.62%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 251,441

Legislative District 47 State Senator:

  • Joe Fain (Prefers Republican Party): 20,093 • 50.34%
  • Mona Das (Prefers Democratic Party): 19,819 • 49.66%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 39,912

Congressional District 9 U.S. Representative:

  • Adam Smith (Prefers Democratic Party): 109,079 • 70.03%
  • Sarah Smith (Prefers Democratic Party): 46,675 • 29.97%

Total Votes (not including write-ins) 155,754

Legislative District 30 State Senator:

  • Mark Miloscia (Prefers Republican Party): 14,301 • 46.7%
  • Claire Wilson (Prefers Democratic Party): 16,324 • 53.3%

Total Votes (not including write-ins) 30,625

United States U.S. Senator (statewide results):

  • Maria Cantwell (Prefers Democratic Party): 985,771 • 60.49%
  • Susan Hutchison (Prefers Republican Party): 643,866 • 39.51%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 654,499

Legislative District 34 State Senator:

  • Joe Nguyen (Prefers Democratic Party): 27,440 • 57.39%
  • Shannon Braddock (Prefers Democratic Party): 20,373 • 42.61%

Total Votes (not including write-ins): 47,813


MEASURES
(statewide results)

Initiative Measure No. 1631 concerns pollution:

  • Yes: 798,824 • 44.26%
  • No: 1,005,961 • 55.74%

Total Votes: 1,804,785 • 100%

Measure No. 1634 concerns taxation of certain items intended for human consumption:

  • Yes: 972,434 • 54.09%
  • No: 825,315 • 45.91%

Total Votes: 1,797,749 • 100%

Initiative Measure No. 1639 concerns firearms:

  • Yes: 1,102,957 • 60.8%
  • No: 710,981 • 39.2%

Total Votes: 1,813,938 • 100%

Initiative Measure No. 940 concerns law enforcement:

  • Yes: 1,074,217 • 59.59%
  • No: 728,326 8 40.41%

Total Votes: 1,802,543 • 100%

The next round of returns will be released late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 7.

SeaTac City Councilmember Peter Kwon this week joined the Board of Directors of 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding and services agency supporting arts, heritage, preservation and public art.

Kwon is now a member of the 15-person Board, which serves as the governing body of 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic and ethnic diversity of King County.

4Culture is supported by Lodging Taxes and the 1% for Art ordinance.

The King County Council and Executive Dow Constantine appointed him on July 30, 2018.

Kwon works as a Systems Engineer for Napster, the pioneering digital music streaming company headquartered in Seattle. He has been a City of SeaTac Councilmember since 2016, where he launched the Arts, Culture, and Library Advisory Committee to promote community involvement and participation.  With a lifelong passion for arts and culture, Peter is a member of the Highline Historic Society, the Highline Botanical Garden, and frequently helps to organize various community events.

“Peter is an independent thinker and strong advocate for arts and culture in South King County. I am excited to have him serving on the 4Culture Board of Directors,” said Dave Upthegrove, King County Councilmember.

Kwon added:

“I’m honored and excited to represent King County’s District 5 to support and promote arts and culture for everyone.”

Friends of the Valley View Library will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Valley View Library.

This event is open to all, new members welcome!

Your donations of your time and energy, used books, and money directly support library programs here in SeaTac

Valley View Library is located at 17850 Military Road S., SeaTac, WA 98188 • 206.242.6040.

Operators in the King County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 division get all sorts of calls 24/7/365, but on Saturday, Nov. 3 they received one that was a little different, which ultimately involves deputies going above and beyond the call of duty:

Kindness matters. A kind act can change a person’s life, no matter how small it seems to the person giving it. There are so many unrecognized acts of kindness. Today we would like to share a story shared by one of our 9-1-1 call takers that happened this weekend:

“On 110318 I received a 9-1-1 phone call from a citizen staying at the Seatac Inn asking for food assistance for him and his wife. They had not eaten in two days and had no means to purchase food.

Unfortunately there were no CSOs (Communicty Service Officers) on duty at the time so I referred him to both 211 and the Crisis Line for assistance. The caller reached out to them however they were unable to help him at the time. I searched for any emergency food resources in the area however none of them were open on Saturday night.

As a last resort, I sent a message to the city of Seatac deputies as well as the SGT asking if they knew of any organizations that could help this citizen. I got a reply from Deputy Marshall and Deputy Scherck asking me to generate a call and to put them on it. I also received a phone call from SGT Kajihiro asking me about their situation and requested to be put on the call as well.

The SGT and the deputies were able to purchase food OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKETS and deliver it to the man and his wife at their motel room. They also had the Mobile Crisis Team respond to assist these folks for long term food assistance.

I was so moved by this very kind gesture that I wanted to make sure that these deputies are recognized for what they did for this citizen. This amazing act of kindness truly exemplifies what KCSO is all about.”

From Advertiser Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority:

Keep Your Visiting Guests Entertained

If you’ve got friends and family coming to visit during the fall or winter, you’ll need to come up with a game plan to keep them entertained. Fear not, for if you live in Seattle Southside, you’ve got more than a few options.

Maybe you need to start by finding somewhere other than your house for your guests to stay. If that’s the case, there are plenty of great hotel options close to the airport. The hotels in this area are typically priced 20-30% less than hotels in downtown Seattle and the prices are even better in the colder seasons. Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority has created Autumn Adventures and Winter Holidays to assist with planning inspiration. You’ll find plenty of ideas on how to keep your family and friends busy and happy on their trip while taking the pressure of entertaining off you.

Of course, your family/friends are going to ask you to see the famous Seattle sights like the Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center, and the waterfront. That’s no problem if they’re staying in Seattle Southside as it’s fairly easy to see it all when you hop on the Link light rail. Park a car at the Angle Lake or Tukwila International Boulevard station (for free) and ride the stress-free train all the way to downtown Seattle. The University street stop will get you to Pike Place and the waterfront, and if you’re looking for the Space Needle and all the museums at Seattle Center, hop off at Westlake and take the quintessential monorail.

After you’ve seen the iconic Seattle spots, you should spend some time in your own backyard! There’s a great variety of popular and underrated attractions and restaurants in Seattle Southside. Start by taking a tour of the Seattle Chocolate factory on the Experience Chocolate tour. You’ll learn about their sustainable sourcing, see the chocolate being pressed into truffle bars, and snack on plenty of delectable samples.

If your group wants to explore the natural side of the Pacific Northwest, head down to Des Moines and spend a day at Des Moines Beach Park. You can stroll along the beach and take a walk down the Des Moines Creek Trail. If it’s Saturday, the Marine Science & Technology Center (MaST) is open to the public at no cost and features tons of live, local aquatic creatures and interesting exhibits. Wrap up your day of outdoor adventures with a tranquil walk through the beautiful Seike Japanese Garden.

If your guests want their fall vacation mapped out in an itinerary, check out the new Autumn Adventures itinerary on the Seattle Southside website. It’ll guide you through a jam-packed weekend of fun, food, and excitement.

When it comes to activities, events, and dining options in Seattle Southside, the options are endless. If you want to follow an itinerary or plan your own adventure, go to seattlesouthside.com for all the information you’ll need. Otherwise, stop by the Seattle Southside Visitor Center in SeaTac for brochures, pamphlets, and other reading materials. Have fun!

P.S.

Save money and experience more of the area’s hottest attractions by signing up for the Do More – Save More Passport to Savings!

A Veteran’s Day Celebration will be held at the Sunnydale Memorial Wall on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Sunday, Nov. 11.

An outside ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by an inside Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1!

Videos, authentic WW1 items, displays & much more will be available to view.

Hosted by the Des Moines Memorial Drive Preservation Association.

The Sunnydale School Memorial Wall is located at 15631 Des Moines Memorial Drive:

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 15 great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a contemporary style new home in Burien’s Blakley Manor neighborhood, with a spacious open floor plan…AND for a limited time, $10,000 in closing costs with preferred lender:

This beautiful two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 16815 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1293928
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,201 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a mid-century modern masterpiece located on coveted Normandy Terrace:

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and Mountains.

Ideal natural light-filled, great room concept floor plan opens to view deck.

Spacious kitchen with 6 stool eating bar and double oven.

Master suite is complete with 5 piece master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and view deck.

Over-sized family room down.

Home has 4 bedrooms, den, extra finished room and 5 bathrooms.

Efficient gas fired hot water heat.

Lot A beach rights to the Cove!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Nov. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18164 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,195,000
  • MLS Number: 1370862
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,647 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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Next up is a brand new home in Rainier Ridge, Lot 3. This home is 1 of 4 homes, only 2 remaining!

Sound view, estate like feel!

The home has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space.

A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 1917 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $824,950
  • MLS Number: 1376641
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,139 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

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Next up is Lot 3 in McMicken Reserve – brand new contemporary style with a desirable location:

This new home features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

Great room concept main floor opens to ideal, covered outdoor area.

Upstairs, Master bedroom has a five-piece bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

Ultra convenient location.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and gated RV parking.

$5,000 closing cost credit for using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 3422 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1364694
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor

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

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Next up is a modern design, newer construction minutes from downtown Seattle:

Dont miss this high end two story home with a daylight basement.

Main floor has dream kitchen and a great room concept floor plan.

Kitchen has over-sized breakfast bar. Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with its own deck.

Upstairs has two more bedrooms, a full bath and a leisure loft or bonus room.

Downstairs has two more bedrooms, full bath and a large rec room.

Ideal location has easy access to everything.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10428 2nd Place SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1356702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,710 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,060 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

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Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Nov. 2: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 3: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,950
  • MLS Number: 1348322
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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The next 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, Nov. 3: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,045,000
  • 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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Next is a cute Burien Rambler at a great price!

This beautiful home features hardwood floors throughout, cozy fireplace & efficient radiant heat.

The fully fenced back yard is very large with RV parking, garden space, fruit trees & outbuilding/office/bonus room.

Fresh paint and window treatments to make this home truly turn key.

Very convenient location with quick commute to Seattle or Airport.

Schools, bus line & shopping very close by.

Plus…Normandy Park lot A beach rights!!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18711 Occidental Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $344,995
  • MLS Number: 1369793
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 940 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,272 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Fenced-Fully
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

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

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Next is an opportunity to live in West Seattle!

Just around the corner from Alki Beach, easy access to Seattle, I-5, great restaurants, shopping and more.

A light, bright unit with kitchen that opens up to a large living room.

Sit out and enjoy the view on your private deck.

See the city lights from your bedroom window.

Freshly painted with tons of closet space.

Reserved, secured underground parking, with elevator.

Corner unit, upper floor with lots of privacy.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 4: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3022 SW Bradford Street, Unit 106, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $335,000
  • MLS Number: 1375038
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Approximate House SqFt: 622 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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Next up is an excellent condition Normandy Park townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths plus den/bonus.

Main level with wood floors, gas fireplace & SS appliances.

Top floor w/ 2 master bedrooms & baths.

Single car garage & 2 covered spaces.

Relax in private w/ patio & balcony backed by trees.

Lot A Beach Rights to The Cove for beach access, tennis courts, & boat launch.

Walk to Normandy Park Towne Center for shopping & dining.

Transit options: on bus line, close to SeaTac airport & Angle Lake lightrail station.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 19439 1st Ave S., Unit H3, Normandy Park, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $465,000
  • MLS Number: 1378050
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,696 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 63,838 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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The next Open House is on a HUGE LOT – 19,995 square feet – with a great 2 bedroom, 1 bath Rambler on it:

The kitchen has been updated with new cabinets, counter tops and appliances.

The bathroom has a new tub, tiled shower enclosure and toilet.

The large laundry room has a newer W & D and hot water tank.

The lot is ready for fun and recreation with a large deck, fire pit, greenhouse and shed.

The roof is about 4 years old.

The location is convenient to I-5 and 509 and is less than a mile to the SeaTac Light Rail.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Nov. 4: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1102 S. 200th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $329,900
  • MLS Number: 1350174
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,010 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,995 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Deck,
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Green House
  • Outbuildings
  • RV Parking

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

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Next is a home with 3 bedrooms on one level, ready to move right in!

New bamboo flooring, w/w carpeting & freshly painted.

Garage + RV/boat parking, workshop shed & chicken coop.

Large fenced backyard for playing, running or gardening.

Tall trees & space around house gives you elbow room”.

Possible to add even more privacy.

Easy walk-able neighborhood; 1 blk to buses, 2 blocks to a real corner store or North Shorewood Park!

Close to Westwood Village shopping & bus hub, go downtown, Sea-Tac or Bellevue on one bus!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Nov. 3: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 2420 SW 104th Street, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $485,000
  • MLS Number: 1373889
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1974
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,330 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,200 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

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The final Open House has spectacular sunsets, boardwalk strolls, seasonal Farmers Markets, concerts in the park, trail hikes and more, all just footsteps from your front door in this Des Moines Condo:

Boat lover’s paradise here at The Cliff House overlooking The Des Moines Marina.

This spacious end unit condo welcomes you with walls of windows offering a backdrop for every season of endless sound and mountain views.

Over 1,600 sq feet with two bedrooms, two tastefully remodeled bathrooms and a beautiful designer kitchen with custom cabinetry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Nov. 3: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 22211 Cliff Ave S., Unit 101, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,000
  • MLS Number: 1372762
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,606 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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

Advertiser Wesley Homes will be holding a Job Fair this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at their Des Moines campus:

At Wesley, we affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide service.

As a service organization, our employees are the center of what we do. That’s why we take care of the people who graciously care for our residents, our home health clients and each other every day. At Wesley, you’ll have an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life every day. Other benefits include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Thrift Savings Program with employer contribution
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Day Care Flexible Spending Account

Additional benefits available:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking

Wesley is a not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults.

For more info, visit https://wesleychoice.org/careers/.

WESLEY HOMES
Retirement Communities, Home Health Services & Foundation
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 824-5000

State Route 518 is more than just a highway. As the main route to one of the busiest airports in the country, it connects Western Washington to the world. Locally, it’s a key pipeline for commuters and international commerce.

Nearly 130,000 vehicles drive on this stretch of SR 518 – between I-5 and the exit to the airport – everyday.

Stretching from SR 509 in Burien to the I-5/I-405 interchange in Tukwila, this 3.5-mile highway helps move a lot of people. In 2017, between 71,000 and 131,000 vehicles used the corridor every day. With the considerable growth happening in nearby communities and at Sea-Tac International Airport, those numbers – and the delays that go along with them – are expected to keep going up.

This map shows the SR 518 corridor – the subject of this study.

That’s why WSDOT – with the help of our local city partners, King County Metro, Port of Seattle and Sound Transit – is conducting a planning study to develop solutions that will keep traffic moving on SR 518. 

Before WSDOT can develop solutions, they want to hear from YOU – the people who use SR 518. Your input could shape the future of this highway.

Click here to provide feedback!

To make sure your feedback is heard, complete this quick online survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SR518StudySurvey then share it with friends and family who also travel on this corridor.

WSDOT wants to hear from all users of the highway. The survey should take less than five minutes.

You can also visit the study website for more information, and stay in the know by signing up for email updates at bit.ly/SR518StudyNews.

Your SeaTac Public Works Department wants to share the following message:

Leaves and debris can cause localized flooding when they cover storm drains in the street or block pipes located in open ditches.

Blowing or raking fallen leaves onto the street and into ditches creates a safety and storm water hazard to your property and surrounding neighborhood.

The storm drains and ditches catch and convey the rainwater into the nearest stream, helping to keep excess water away from your property and reduce flooding.

Check to make sure storm drains in your neighborhood are clear of debris before major storm events

Rake fallen leaves into your yard waste bin, not into the street or ditch

Use leaves as mulch on garden beds and landscaped areas

A Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at the SeaTac Community Center:

  • Get a jump start on your holiday shopping or just drop in to get in the holiday spirit!
  • Approximately 80 vendors will be selling hand crafted items and commercial products.
  • There will be raffles, gift baskets and the Candy Cane Cafe will be open where you can purchase lunch.
  • Parking is available at the SeaTac Community Center or on neighboring streets.

WHEN: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

WHERE: SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue South, SeaTac

INFO: 206.973.4680

Come Join the Fun!

  • Enjoy musical theatre?
  • Believe in supporting the arts?
  • Want to make a difference for our youth?

Then come to The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre Annual Gala Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018!

Join us for a special evening dedicated to preserving and advancing the performing arts in the lives of our students and our community.

Dinner and live entertainment by our fantastic Hi-Liners performers!

Silent and Live Auctions with amazing auctioneer Jim Dever. Jim has entertained TV viewers for more than 20 years, earning 18 Emmys along the way.

“Don’t miss it!”

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

TICKETS: Get your tickets now at https://hiliners.ejoinme.org/tickets

WHERE: The Brockey Center, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106-1499

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding 14 (!) great Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is a contemporary style new home in Burien’s Blakley Manor neighborhood, with a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 16815 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $789,950
  • MLS Number: 1293928
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,201 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next up is a brand new home in Rainier Ridge, Lot 3. This home is 1 of 4 homes, only 2 remaining!

Sound view, estate like feel!

The home has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space.

A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 1917 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $824,950
  • MLS Number: 1376641
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,139 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,000 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: Noon – 3 p.m. AND 4 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1925 S. 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS:

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The next Open House is a contemporary style with a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $659,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Oct. 26: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 1 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1348322
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next up is Lot 3 in McMicken Reserve – brand new contemporary style with a desirable location:

This new home features 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

Great room concept main floor opens to ideal, covered outdoor area.

Upstairs, Master bedroom has a five-piece bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

Ultra convenient location.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and gated RV parking.

$5,000 closing cost credit for using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 3422 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1364694
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 7,245 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor

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

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The next Open House is a mid-century modern masterpiece located on coveted Normandy Terrace:

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and Mountains.

Ideal natural light-filled, great room concept floor plan opens to view deck.

Spacious kitchen with 6 stool eating bar and double oven.

Master suite is complete with 5 piece master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and view deck.

Over-sized family room down.

Home has 4 bedrooms, den, extra finished room and 5 bathrooms.

Efficient gas fired hot water heat.

Lot A beach rights to the Cove!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Oct. 26: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18164 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,195,000
  • MLS Number: 1370862
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,647 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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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, Oct. 27: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,045,000
  • 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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Next up is a modern design, newer construction minutes from downtown Seattle:

Dont miss this high end two story home with a daylight basement.

Main floor has dream kitchen and a great room concept floor plan.

Kitchen has over-sized breakfast bar. Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with its own deck.

Upstairs has two more bedrooms, a full bath and a leisure loft or bonus room.

Downstairs has two more bedrooms, full bath and a large rec room.

Ideal location has easy access to everything.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10428 2nd Place SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $680,000
  • MLS Number: 1356702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,710 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,060 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

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Next up is an excellent condition Normandy Park townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths plus den/bonus.

Main level with wood floors, gas fireplace & SS appliances.

Top floor w/ 2 master bedrooms & baths.

Single car garage & 2 covered spaces.

Relax in private w/ patio & balcony backed by trees.

Lot A Beach Rights to The Cove for beach access, tennis courts, & boat launch.

Walk to Normandy Park Towne Center for shopping & dining.

Transit options: on bus line, close to SeaTac airport & Angle Lake lightrail station.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 19439 1st Ave S., Unit H3, Normandy Park, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $465,000
  • MLS Number: 1378050
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,696 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 63,838 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next – spectacular sunsets, boardwalk strolls, seasonal Farmers Markets, concerts in the park, trail hikes and more, all just footsteps from your front door in this Des Moines Condo:

Boat lover’s paradise here at The Cliff House overlooking The Des Moines Marina.

This spacious end unit condo welcomes you with walls of windows offering a backdrop for every season of endless sound and mountain views.

Over 1,600 sq feet with two bedrooms, two tastefully remodeled bathrooms and a beautiful designer kitchen with custom cabinetry.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 22211 Cliff Ave S., Unit 101, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,000
  • MLS Number: 1372762
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,606 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The next Open House is in a great location – walk to the Marina, restaurants, shops and farmers market:

Just minutes from light rail and bus lines, this is perfect for commuters.

Ground floor corner unit features 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a spacious living room.

Kitchen is light and bright.

Enter through the gated lobby or just step up to your deck from units own reserved parking space.

Enjoy sunsets from your deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 813 S. 227th Ave, Unit 3, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $240,000
  • MLS Number: 1374633
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1978
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,066 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor

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

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Next up…what do you get when you find a turnkey urban treasure in an up-and-coming neighborhood? A brilliant investment for your future!:

Looking to be close to downtown Seattle, new restaurants, parks, bus lines, the airport but don’t want to pay townhome dues and fight for parking?

Here you can have a quality built and beautifully updated 3bd/1.75ba home featuring an open floor plan, new paint, fixtures, flooring & appliances.

Huge yard, incredible shop/garage, outdoor living space and so much more!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10716 18th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $499,000
  • MLS Number: 1376729
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1918
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,380 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,144 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Skylights
  • Pantry
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • Shop

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

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The final Open House is a Townhome tucked away in a cul-de-sac:

This freshly painted home will be sure to catch your eye.

With its welcoming extra-large driveway to its great room concept living.

Kitchen w/entertainment island, gas range, & w/in pantry!

Family room w/fireplace, slider to your patio and large side-yard.

Upstairs Master w/vaulted ceiling, 5pc bath & walk-in, great sized bedrooms, full bath, and laundry room.

A must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 27: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 670 Vashon Place NE, Renton, WA 98059 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $560,000
  • MLS Number: 1368650
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,730 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,809 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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Come meet your candidates, hear their stances on issues and voice yours too at APACEvotes’ FIRST EVER South King County Candidate Forum, being held TONIGHT – Friday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.!

This FREE forum will be held at the Kent Memorial Park Building, and will feature candidates from Legislative Districts 30, 31, 33, and 47.

Eight candidates have confirmed:

  • Legislative District 30 State Representative Pos. 1 Candidate Mike Pellicciotti
  • Legislative District 30 State Representative Pos. 2 Candidate Kristine Reeves
  • Legislative District 30 State Senator Claire Wilson
  • Legislative District 31 State Representative Pos 1 Candidate Victoria Mena
  • Legislative District 33 State Representative Pos. 2 candidate Anthony Lamb
  • Legislative District 33 State Representative Pos. 2 candidate Mia Gregerson
  • Legislative District 47 State Representative Pos. 1 candidate Debra Entenman
  • Legislative District 47 State Senator Mona Das

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, from 5:30-8 p.m.; Doors open and food served at 5:30 p.m., and the Forum starts at 6 p.m.

COST: Open to the public, FREE!

RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/south-king-county-candidate-forum-tickets-51092396734

WHERE: Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 Central Avenue North, Kent, WA 98032:

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released:

“The message of the day is we have act on the clear and present harms from aircraft overflight noise now, now, NOW!” Edmiston said. “Inspiration (and quotes) for my segment definitely taken from this famous scene from Spielberg’s Lincoln. Key sequence begins around 1:25, but the whole thing is spectacular. Also, who knew the phrase at precisely 0:10 in would, ah, pop up?”

Edmiston is responding to an FAA and Port staff briefing in Spring, 2017 that he contends was both incomplete and inadequate because it failed to convey, among other things, data on the harms being caused to humans and the environment by airplanes.

The goals of this documentary film project include using Edmiston’s collected public comments as the spine of a feature documentary film.

As a private citizen, under Port bylaws, Edmiston must provide his 43-minute briefing – the same time provided to the FAA and Port staff – in two-minute public comment segments. Edmiston estimates the project will take 9 to 12 months to complete.

For more information on this compelling ‘Citizen vs Goliath’ project, visit:

Our prior coverage is available here.