The Seattle Animal Shelter is participating in Pawsitive Alliance’s third-annual Shelter Open House event this Saturday, October 4th.
The event runs from noon to 6 PM, and those who attend are able to meet adoptable dogs, cats, and critters, learn about shelter volunteer opportunities, and find out how to obtain a pet license or low cost spay/neuter surgery.
Saturday’s event will offer a special “Fall in Love with a Pre-owned Pet” promotion, where pet adoptions are only $15 + two-year licensing fees through October 12th. The adoption fees include a free health exam, initial vaccinations, spay or neuter, microchip and more.
The Seattle Animal Shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. for adoptions and licensing. For more information, call (206) 386-7387, or view animals available for adoption online at www.seattleanimalshelter.org
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.
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.
Magnolia’s popular Bike the Bluff fundraiser will be held this Sunday, September 7th! Participants are asked to meet and finish the ride at Catherine Blaine Playground, located behind Pop Mounger Pool, on 32nd Ave West.
Bike the Bluff emphasizes that this is not a race. You are able to set your own pace, and walk or ride a 5 or 7 mile loop around Magnolia.
The registration fee for one adult is $20, and each additional family member after that is $10. Children under 18 are also $10. You can register online at www.bikethebluff.org or register the day of, starting at 9:30 AM. The course is open from 10 AM – 2 PM.
All proceeds benefit the Catherine Blaine 5th grade class trip to Islandwood, an environmental science camp located on Bainbridge Island.
Sunday’s weather is supposed to be wonderful, and the Seahawks play earlier in the week, so there’s no reason not to come out and participate in a great community event!
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!
Did you notice your garbage was still in the driveway when you came home from work yesterday afternoon? You weren’t the only one! The Waste Management Team in King and Snohomish counties went on strike yesterday afternoon against the largest refuse service over wage and benefits issues in the Northwest. According to the Seattle Times, the Local 117, which includes 153 recycling-route drivers walked out yesterday, and were joined by the garbage truck drivers of Local 174 shortly after.
Drivers began to pull service trucks into the South Seattle Waste Management yard, stepped out of their vehicles and picked up a picket sign. Their strike affects over 220,000 in King and Snohomish counties, and Waste Management could be issued steep fines should the strike drag out; up to $4,500 dollars a day for failing to make scheduled collections, and $250,000 if the strike drags out longer than a week. Drivers have been without a contract since May 31st, and are disputing the wage gap between recycle drivers who start at $17 an hour vs garbage drivers who’re starting at around $26 an hour. At this time there are no plans for negotiation in place, Waste Management hopes drivers will come back to work. For more information on the strike, visit the Seattle Times.