Fisherman’s Fall Festival this Saturday, October 4th

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The 26th Annual Fisherman’s Fall Festival is taking place this Saturday, October 4th from 11 am – 6 pm.

“The Festival celebrates the return of the North Pacific fishing fleet to the terminal, works to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of the fishing industry as well as Fishermen’s Terminal to Seattle while raising money for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial Foundation.”

The Festival is free to attend, and has tons of activities for the entire family to take part in, like art projects, wooden boat building, trout pond, live music, ship canal tours, The Reptile Man, beer and wine garden, salmon barbecue, and much more!

The proceeds from activities within the festival are donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial to assist families of fishers lost at sea.

For more information about this event, please check out: http://www.fishermensfallfestival.org/

 

Magnolia Real Estate Report for the Month of August

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The month of August has come and gone, but the Seattle real estate market continuesto show no signs of slowing down, particularly Magnolia, which has been thriving for months now.

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, August brought about the sale of 33 single-family homes at a median sales price of $639,000. There were 55 active homes for sale in August. Of the 33 single family homes that did sell, they averaged being on the open market for only 19 days. Real estate transactions are obviously moving pretty rapidly in Magnolia these days!

Condominiums were also a hot commodity in August.  11 condos were sold in Magnolia at an average sales price of roughly $293,000 for the month.

As you can tell from the statistics reported above, the Magnolia real estate market has continued to stay hot, and shows no signs of slowing down at this point. That is great news if you’re looking to buy or sell a condo or single-family home. For more information on Magnolia (and Seattle) real estate, contact your local real estate agent today.

1st Annual Memorial Football Classic this Weekend!

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To celebrate all of the Seattle Public High Schools playing in the same sports league for the first time in over 12 years, the 1st annual Memorial Football Classic is taking place this weekend at Memorial Stadium!

This awesome two-day event will raise money for Seattle Public high school athletics, as well as celebrate the reunification of the Metro League, and build support for the new Metro League going forward!

The Classic will feature five great high school football games, including the three schools that are rejoining the Metro League — Ballard, Roosevelt, and Garfield.

Friday, September 12th:

5:00 PM : Seattle Prep vs. Kennedy Lancers

7:45 PM : O’Dea Fighting Irish vs. Mariner Marauders

Saturday, September 13th:

12:00 PM : Bainbridge Spartans vs. Cleveland Eagles

3:00  PM : Roosevelt Rough Riders vs. Ballard Beavers

6:00  PM : Garfield Bulldogs vs. Franklin Quakers

Student ticket prices are $5 per day and adults are $10 per day or $15 for both days.

 

 

 

2014 Putt Cancer in the Hole

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The fourth annual Putt Cancer in the Hole event is taking place on Saturday, September 13th at Interbay Golf Center.

Putt Cancer in the Hole is a charity putt putt golf tournament established by Francie Warnekros in 2011 as a way to honor her late mother Audrey, who passed away from a brain tumor in 1991.

Teams of up to 6 people are eligible to compete, and participants can sign up as a group or individual. Following the tournament, there will be a raffle with some awesome prizes!

The theme this year is Superheroes, and everyone is encouraged to dress up, but it is not a requirement!

Where: Interbay Golf Center (2501 15th Ave. W, Seattle, WA 98119)

Check In Time: 11:00 AM                 Start Time: 12:00 PM

Cost: $25 for Adults, $20 for ages 12 and under, team of six $150.

Please register and/or donate to this great cause here

Proceeds benefit the American Brain Tumor Association.

 

 

Donate a Bike at the Interbay Whole Foods for a Great Cause

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On Saturday, August 23rd, Whole Foods Market at Interbay (located at 2001 15th Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119) is asking for donated adult-sized bikes and bike parts to be given to students in Togo, West Africa.

The donated bicycles play a significant role in helping bridge the education gap. Togo is located in a rural part of Africa. Studies show that the dropout rate is 3 times higher in rural areas than in cities. Rural families cannot afford private transportation for their children to get to school, and public transportation is not available.

Students who have received bikes in the past have 98% retention rates of staying in school, and 95% passing rates on annual exams, because they finally have reliable transportation to and from school.

So, if you have any old bikes around the house or garage, swing by Whole Foods next Saturday the 23rd between 10am and 2pm and donate to a great cause!

For more information about the Bicycles for Education program visit the Alaffia website: http://www.alaffia.com/store/pc/Bicycles-for-Education-d20.htm

Nordstrom’s Designer Preview Coming to Magnolia!

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Seattle’s favorite fashion retailer, Nordstrom, will be holding its annual Designer Preview next month!

The Designer Preview is meant to duplicate the feeling of an international runway event, and it will be taking place on Thursday, July 24th, at the Smith Cove Event Center on Pier 91, in Magnolia.

Nordstrom will be showing off collections from some of their top designers, such as Prada, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten and many others, worn by both male and female models.

The proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Seattle Art Museum, where they will fund a show titled ‘Pop Departures,’ which will debut in October.

The Design Preview will also include food trucks, a live DJ, and a Vogue fashion editor talking current trends.

 

 

$5 Pet Adoptions at the Seattle Animal Shelter this week!

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This week only, the Seattle Animal Shelter is offering cat and other pet adoptions for just $5.

At this time, the shelter simply has too many pets on hand, and they are hoping this promotion will encourage people who have been considering adopting a pet, to take action and adopt.

Pets that will be available to take home are cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, birds, turtles, snakes, and more.

Regular adoption prices can range from $15 – $145, so for potential pet owners, now is a fantastic time to adopt!

This special promotion is available from Saturday, June 21, through Sunday, June 29. The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing.

 

Farmers Market Returning to Magnolia this Summer!

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market-basket-for-home-pageThe Farmers Market will be returning to Magnolia starting on June 7th! The Market will be open every Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm, lasting from June 7th until October 11th.

This is a great opportunity to support local farmers and small businesses, and pick up some delicious fresh farm fruits and vegetables!

Besides fruit and veggies, the farmers market will have items such as pickles, crepes, natural honey, tamales, seasonal soups, fresh-cut flowers, pork, cheese, local wines, and so much more!

 

SDOT Encourages Neighborhoods to Apply for Mural Projects to Slow Traffic

There are several well known outdoor works of art like the Olympic Sculpture Park, and other murals around the Seattle area that are pleasant for the surround community members and those passing through. But now the SDOT is suggesting that these murals can hold a whole new purpose, and informing Seattle communities that painting murals near intersections can slow traffic when there are no stop signs, or yield signs in sight.

The SDOT is encouraging community members to apply for mural funding and submit designs for approval, with at least 60% of members in the community in agreeance with the mural. First, members must submit an area for approval that has no nearby traffic control devices and the area will be reviewed to determine if a project is feasible. Once the area is approved, residents in the community can work out a design, and approval may take up to two weeks. For more information on how to get a mural submitted in your neighborhood, click here.

Seattle Funding Precinct-Liaison Attorneys

When there is a public safety issue or a chronic neighbor nuisance, it’s not always most efficient or effective to call 911. Sometimes, it’s best to go through a precinct-liaison program. Up until now, Seattle budget cutbacks have prevented funding to such programs.  According to a Seattle Times article, the Seattle City Council has restored funding to allow four attorney liaisons in  Seattle’s five police precincts.

For the Magnolia area, your precinct liaison attorney is Sumeer Singla. Starting in mid-February, you can contact him as a resource to solve neighborhood issues, like nuisance properties, feuding neighbors, and gang activity. Additionally, he lives in the West  precinct, so he has a vested interest in the public safety issues of Magnolia and the surrounding Queen Anne neighborhood. With a precinct liaison attorney, it increases the police capabilities, using legal means to solve community issues. You can contact him at 206-386-4084 for your community needs, starting mid-February. To view the precinct-liaison attorneys in the other precincts of Seattle or for more information, please visit the Seattle Times article.