Category Archives: Around Lake Union

Recycle your Eclipse Glasses!

You saw the eclipse- Now what to do with those glasses? 
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.

My office is a registered collection center!
Send your glasses to:
Laurie Way 1200 Westlake Avenue N #406, Seattle WA, 98109
Or stop by, say hi, and recycle your glasses! 

You may also mail your glasses directly to:

AWB Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
Explore Sci

Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

 

If you don’t live in Seattle you may find a collection center near you by viewing the interactive map.

South Lake Union Repair Project

If you live or work around South Lake Union, and if you utilize the park at the North end of the lake, you have likely noticed some major renovations happening. I have been mesmerized by the big white hunks of foam visible from my office, and had to take a trip closer to investigate. I  marveled at the apparent strength of the construction workers who were able to lift a block the size of a small home with little effort. As I watched them work I did a little research on Geofoam, and found it fascinating enough to share, because certainly anyone who has seen the stuff, has surely been at least a little curious. Geofoam is a lightweight fill material often used as a soil replacement in projects where erosion and shifting become issues.

Geofoam applications include:

Transportation

  • Highways and Roads
  • Railways
  • Airport Runways
  • Ramps
  • Bridge Approaches
  • Retaining Walls
  • and so many more..

Geofoam Advantages over other Fill Materials

  • Lightweight – Minimize preloading, surcharging and staged construction
  • Weather Resistant – Withstands freeze-thaw cycles, moisture and road salts,
  • Doesn’t Settle – Less structural inconsistencies
  • Insect and Mold Resistant – Will not sustain mold or mildew growth, termite / ant repellant additive available
  • Manufactured to Meet Your Job Specifications – Multiple densities, various block sizes available
  • Ease of Installation – Lightweight, no heavy equipment needed, cuts easily with a hot wire or saw
  • Environmentally Friendly – 100% Recyclable, No HCFCs or Formaldehyde

The following is a bit about the project and it’s expected completion date.

Location

Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109

Budget

$350,000 from 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy
$690,000 from the Seattle Park District
$3.6 million from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)

Business Impact

During construction all business in the park will be open to the public: MOHAI – Museum of History & IndustryCenter for Wooden BoatsNorthwest SeaportSteamship Virginia V FoundationSeattle Fireboat Duwamish.

 

Protect your Eyes During the Eclipse!

Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.

If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.

I need your help!

Thank you so much for choosing me as your real estate agent! I am asking for reviews!

I value my clients opinions about what it was like to work with me and I think other buyers and sellers would appreciate knowing what they can expect from me. I’d like to ask you for the favor of writing a review about your experience with me. Here are some questions that you can answer as part of your write-up:

  • What made you decide to buy or sell your home?
  • Why did you choose me as your real estate agent?
  • What did you like best about your experience with me?
  • What do you think I could have done better?
  • Would you recommend me to your friends and family?

The following images are clickable links to Yelp, Zillow, and Realtor.com  You’ll be prompted to register your email on Zillow as a part of submitting a review (Zillow will never share your email with a third party). It only takes a moment and it helps ensure that reviews are from actual clients.

Please do not feel obligated to file a review on all 3 sites, I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback and I look forward to reading your remarks.

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Saturday June 24th FREE boat rides ALL Day!

Info from the: Boats Afloat Show Website 

Download the FREE get out and boat calendar!

Get Out & Boat Fest Splashes onto South Lake Union June 24th FREE Boat Rides, Hands-On Clinics, Seminars, Plus Live Music, Kids’ Zone, Info Booths and Food at

2nd Annual SLU Event

Get Out & Boat Calendar

SEATTLE – The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association is excited to host the second round of their Get Out & Boat Fest, to be held in Chandler’s Cove on

Saturday, June 24th from 11 AM  – 3 PM

This event was so popular last year the fleet has nearly doubled, offering 50 boat rides throughout the day.

Completely FREE to the public, the Fest aims to demonstrate the joy and feasibility of boating by getting people out on the water.

Attendees of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to ‘Seas the Day – Get Out & Boat!’ at this South Lake Union event. Fest-goers can experience the thrill of gliding across the water by taking a 45-minute boat ride around Lake Union.

Sailboats, power boats under 30’, cruisers and fishing trawlers will be available for rides, allowing attendees to tryout which boat best suits their lifestyle. Participants can learn new skills at hands-on docking, anchoring, technology, rigging and knot tying clinics with the guidance of industry professionals.

Boating seminars offered by marine experts will cover topics such as how to buy a boat, insider tips on boating safety, chartering a boat and salmon fishing in the San Juan Islands. Fest attendees can stroll the docks and visit booths that provide information on what it takes to get into boating, whether it be obtaining a WA State Boaters Card, learning how to finance and insure a boat, or the ins-and-outs of chartering and boat share.

This family-friendly event will also include a fun kids’ zone with toy boat building offered by the Center for Wooden Boats.

Enjoy live music provided by local musician and Jimmy Buffet-cover artist Dave Calhoun while grabbing a snack from a number of food carts. The second annual Get Out & Boat Fest aims to increase public awareness of boating by offering opportunities for people to get out on the water, experience boating firsthand, and educate and inform non-boaters so they can learn all about the boating lifestyle.

Contact: Kirsten Berg May 30, 2017 Northwest Yacht Brokers Association kirsten@nwyachtbrokers.com (206) 748-0012 www.boatsafloatshow.com