Category Archives: South Lake Union

This coming weekend around Lake Union June 16th & 17th 2018

Pond Boat Sailing at Center For Wooden Boats

Name: Pond Boat Sailing at Center for Wooden Boats
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
Website: Learn More
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Event Description:
Rent a Pirate Pond Boat from Center for Wooden Boats to sail in Lake Union Park’s Model Boat Pond. These 39-inch pond boats are scale models of the R-Boat Pirate which is on exhibit on their docks at South Lake Union. Sailing these miniature racing yachts is a great way to learn the basic concepts of sailing while enjoying time at the park.

Cascade Playground: Yoga on the Lawn

Name: Cascade Playground: Yoga on the Lawn
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
Join Ripple Yoga every Saturday from 11-12pm for a free relaxing and revitalizing morning yoga practice. All people and abilities welcome. Mats provided.

Saturday Wine Tasting on Lake Union

Name: Saturday Wine Tasting on Lake Union
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Website: Book Tour
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Event Description:
Sit back, sip, and savor the wine (and views) Argosy Cruises’ professionally trained wine stewards will guide you through tastings of each featured vintage as you enjoy the waters connection Lake Union and Lake Washington. This 1.5 hour cruise is highlights & sights only, no narration. Adults 21+ and minors are welcome.

Learn more about your experience!

Solstice Night Market

Name: Solstice Night Market
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:
It’s back to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Join the South Lake Union Saturday Market for their 2nd Annual Solstice Night Market showcasing the best street food, handmade and artist alike! Makers, finders, foodies welcome!
Location:
South Lake Union Saturday Market
139 9th Ave N.
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, June 16
3 – 10 PM

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary (Free Screening)

Name: Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary (Free Screening)
Date: June 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT
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Event Description:
The South Lake Union Saturday Market is bringing a classic back with a 25th anniversary screening of Jurassic Park just before the new release!

Seattle’s favorite outdoor movie series is back and totally FREE this year under the starts! Grab some street food curbside and enjoy a cold beer underneath the stars with your friends.

*****21+ ONLY FOR MOVIE SERIES ENTRY*******

Location:
Seattle Outdoor Cinema101 Westlake Ave N.
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, June 16
7 – 11:30 PM
Fees/Admission:
FREE

Cast Off! Free Public Sail @ The Center For Wooden Boats

Name: Cast Off! Free Public Sail @ The Center For Wooden Boats
Date: June 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
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Event Description:

Our Cast Off! program allows visitors the chance to sail in classic boats.
The boats we use include: Admirable, a Bristol Bay Gillnetter, Amie, a Friendship sloop, Colleen Wagner, an Egret Sharpie, our long-boat Discovery, our New Haven Sharpie Betsy D, or a visiting classic.

Before and after your sail take a walk on the docks and discover the boats. Watch the volunteer crews rigging the boats. They’ll be happy to answer any question you might have, and you may even have a chance to help with the rigging!

Rides start throughout the day and last about 45 minutes. Sign-ups begin in person at 10am; space is limited and rides fill quickly. Arrive early to ensure your first choice, especially on sunny days and holidays. One person may sign up five other people who are not present, but no phone reservations are accepted. All ages are welcome and we have life jackets for everyone.  We sail rain or shine, but wind conditions may keep us at the dock.

Location:
1010 Valley Street
Seattle, WA 98109
Date/Time Information:
Every Sunday
10am – 4pm
Sign-ups begin in person at 10am; space is limited and rides fill quickly.
Contact Information:
Fees/Admission:
Free

SS Virginia V Cruise: Planes, Trains & Steam Engines

Name: SS Virginia V Cruise: Planes, Trains & Steam Engines
Date: June 17, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
Website: Tickets
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Event Description:
Join MOHAI and hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS Virginia V, on Father’s Day to explore the inner-workings of steam engines and discover what makes these powerful machines go. Dive into the history of mail delivery on Lake Union by planes, trains, and steamships.

All tickets include complimentary scoop of Blue Bird Ice Cream.

Location:
Virginia V
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, June 17
2 – 4:30 PM
Fees/Admission:
MOHAI & Virginia V Members: $25
GA: $30
Youth ages 14 and under: $15

Laurie Way is now a Certified International Property Specialist!

cips Laurie Way is now a Certified International Property Specialist!

What can my CIPS designation do for my clients?

Global transactions are significantly different and more complex than domestic deals. From currency issues and financing to visa and tax laws, working with a REALTOR® who knows how to handle these differences can make or break a real estate transaction. Because of these nuances, it is essential to work with a knowledgeable and trusted professional, such as Laurie Way, a CIPS designee.

What is the CIPS Designation?

A Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designee has undergone specialized training to complete global transactions seamlessly and with reduced risk

The CIPS designation is the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Only REALTORS® who have completed the coursework and demonstrated considerable experience in global business can call themselves a CIPS designee, and use the name and logo.

My certification is valuable because I have training in:

  • Currency and exchange rate issues
  • Cross-cultural relationships
  • Regional market conditions
  • Investment performance
  • Tax issues

I can now help  clients do business in over 45 countries, and ensure that the client will receive the same level of service no matter where the real estate transaction is.**

**Resources: National Association of Realtors Website.

South Lake Union Repair Project

what-the-heck-is- 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.

2 South Lake Union Repair Project

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.

 

Client Appreciation Event!

Please join me for my client appreciation event on Saturday May 20th, 2017!

Who: YOU! That’s who!

What: Client Appreciation- Bring your old electronics and any documents you would like to have securely shredded! Dante’s Hot Dogs will be provided, and free parking is available! Stop by and say HI!

When: Saturday May 20th, 2017 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Where: 1200 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 Parking Validated in the lower paid lot!

Why: Because I love my clients!

 

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Noon in South Lake Union.

eat-lunch-in-south-lake-union Noon in South Lake Union.If you happen to live or work in the South lake Union area, you have no doubt experienced the hustle and bustle of the lunch crowd. Beginning at around 10 AM, the food trucks motor in, setting up in designated areas on almost every corner.The trucks offer everything from Hawaiian, Indian, Crepes, Vegan, Comfort food, Tacos, and Fried chicken. Many of the trucks boast clever names such as It’s Bao time, a truck serving up Taiwanese street food. Perhaps you enjoy a witty pun, and also Indian food-  then check out NaanSense. 

All this talk about food,  I am hungry! Now make me a sandwich, just kidding, run over to the food truck with the same name, and pick one  up! Now make me a sandwich  serves up specialty grilled sandwiches- just look for the truck with the Viking on the side. According to a recent Seattle Times article, there are more than 450 mobile food units in King County. Depending on the day of the week, there are a large variety of options, for even the pickiest, or most sensitive palettes.

For more information about where to eat lunch visit: www.seattlefoodtruck.com