Parkside Elementary School, located at 2104 South 247th Street in Des Moines, was put into lockdown mode on Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, according to police.

Children were not allowed to leave the school until about 2:45 p.m. as police searched for a robber nearby.

“There was a report of a robbery with a gun,” Kent Police Commander Jarod Kasner told The Waterland Blog. “The victim had chased the suspect into Des Moines, near the school.”

School administrators decided to initiate a lockdown as police continued their search nearby.

“We later learned that a gun was implied by the robber, but a gun was never seen,” Kasner added. “The suspect was not located. Our Detectives have the case for further investigation.”

The area around the school was deemed clear and safe, and the school resumed their normal schedule without incident.

“Parents received a robocall,” said Catherine Carbone-Rogers, Chief Communications Officer of Highline Public Schools. “There was obviously not time to send a letter since this happened right at dismissal.”

Below is raw audio of Thursday night’s (Jan. 22) Highline Public Schools’ Town Hall meeting, held from 6- 7:30 p.m. at the Highline High School Library.

Between 50-60 people were in attendance at the event, which was moderated by journalist Kristin Fraser.

Families, community members, students and staff were encouraged to participate in the open meeting, which consisted mostly of Q&A from the audience. Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board members held the meeting about district finances and the bond and levy measures coming up on the Feb. 10 ballot.

Here’s the raw audio, which runs 1-hour and 15-minutes long:

Also, here are some photos by Scott Schaefer (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Jan. 24 – is a beautiful, modern designed home with city views!

Impressive, tasteful finishes include: stainless steel appliances, 8-foot glass front door, modern base trim, upgraded interior doors, skylight and soaring ceilings.

The main floor is very open with great room and open concept kitchen complete with eating bar and pantry.

The master bedroom has its own full bath and walk-in closet.

A second master bedroom has a full bath and walk-in closet.

All located on a large lot with generously-sized patio and plenty of parking. Must see!

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 24, Noon – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 223 SW 102nd Street, Seattle, WA 98146

INFO:

  • List Price: $459,950
  • MLS Number: 729869
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,600
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,563

Site Features:

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  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing remarks:

Modern Designed Home with City Views!

Impressive, tasteful finishes including: stainless steel appliances, 8 ft glass front door, modern base trim, upgraded interior doors, skylight and soaring ceilings.

Main floor is very open with great room and open concept kitchen complete with eating bar and pantry.

Master bedroom has its own full bath & walk-in closet.

Second master bedroom with full bath & walk-in closet.

All located on a large lot with generously-sized patio & plenty of parking. Must see!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

The Highline Schools Foundation announced several new scholarship opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 22.

“The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School students,” reads an announcement. “One of the many ways the Foundation makes an impact is with its generous scholarship program. This year, HSF offers more scholarship opportunities than ever before.”

Here’s more info:

Thanks to the generosity of District Alumnus CM Garrity—The Highline Schools Foundation announces two new scholarship opportunities for students in Highline Public Schools, available starting this year to students in the Class of 2015. The CM Garrity Scholarship will award one male and one female graduating student in Highline Public Schools $5,000 per year for four years. This is the only 4-year scholarship opportunity provided by Highline Schools Foundation. Scholarship criteria include Financial Need, Academic Performance, Leadership and Community Service or Extra Curricular Activities. Deadline March 20, 2015.

The long-established Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship awards two $14,000 scholarships and one $8,000 scholarship each year. In 2014, the Foundation added two scholarships to its program—the Alaska Airlines Scholarship for $5,000, and the “Light and Love” Scholarship for $1,000:

  • The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship and is awarded annually to three graduating seniors from Highline School District who will be pursuing a college education. Students pursuing a STEM based college education or career are strongly considered, although not required. Two $14,000 awards (paid over 2 years) are made to students who will be attending four-year colleges and one $8,000 award (paid over 2 years) is made to a student attending a two-year college or vocational school. Deadline March 20, 2015.
  • The Alaska Airlines Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded annually to one graduating student attending Highline Public Schools. The Scholarship will be based on financial need, academic merit, achievement and the student’s future goals. Deadline March 20, 2015.
  • The Light and Love Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Dominick Curtis Pappas, who lost his life due to heart complications around the age of five. Dominick’s family are long-time Highline Public Schools supporters, and established this scholarship in his name this year, the year Dominick would have graduated from Highline Public Schools. One (1) $1,000 scholarship awarded to one graduating student attending a 2 or 4-year institution who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. Deadline March 20, 2015.
  • The Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Bill Maynard, a beloved figure in the Highline School District. Bill was the coordinator of the Steps to Success program, and he cared deeply for the students that he worked with. One (1) $500 scholarship will be awarded toward university/college, vocational or community college education. Deadline March 20, 2015.

All Highline Schools Foundation Scholarships are available to graduating seniors who live in the Highline Public Schools service area and will graduate with a diploma from Highline Public Schools by June 30, 2015.

More information and the online scholarship application can be found at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org/scholarships

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A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited.

“We welcome community members to enjoy a casual evening meet and greet with Mayor Dave Kaplan, Highline College President Jack Bermingham, City Officials, Police Officers, Fireman and neighbors!” reads an announcement. “Get to know your city and the people who support it.”

Organizers are also promising an update on the Redondo Boardwalk, which was severely damaged in a windstorm in late November (read our previous coverage here).

Hosted by Highline College’s Marine Science and Technology Center, which is located at 28203 Redondo Beach Dr. S. in Des Moines on Redondo Beach.

Attendees will have access to the entire MaST facility, including the aquarium and pier, as well as informational booths, and updates concerning the Redondo boardwalk, all FREE of charge.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]

Just curious! Is anyone else bothered by the man who stands on the street in front of the former QFC with the graphic photos of aborted fetuses? He seems to prefer standing on this major Des Moines street anywhere from 2-2:30 pm to 5pm to maximize the number of people who are forced to see his pictures.

On one particular day just after 2:30 pm he was standing in his usual spot; in front of me stopped for the traffic light, were two Highline School District school buses – one from Mt Rainer High School and one special needs bus with only a few riders. The students were craning their necks to see what he was showing with no opportunity for them to ask questions or understand the content or issue. This should be a subject discussed at home with parents NOT on a school bus with other kids. Is Highline School District aware of this visual being forced on many of their students?

First, I personally, find his material quite distasteful and unnecessary! I must drive through downtown Des Moines a number of times a week to pick up grandchildren from school. I eat at several restaurants in Des Moines, go to the Des Moines Pharmacy , the quilt shop, meat store and my investment firm is there as well. Should I stop going to those places until the City of Des Moines stops this graphic display? Pornography is legal too. Many people object to it. Does that give someone the right to stand on a public street with pornographic images to show their support for it? How about photographs of euthanized animals – do we need photographs from people against that too. Where does this stop?

Secondly, why should any man be dictating what women should (legally) do with their bodies? I will not force him to have an abortion or to watch one, but he is forcing others to see the results without any understanding of the particular woman’s plight in life. He should walk a mile in a woman’s shoes who needs to consider having an abortion!

Thirdly, his religious beliefs should be just that – HIS beliefs, not forced on me or other people. What does this man’s Bible say about judging others? He can’t have it both ways by picking and choosing what parts of God’s word he supports.

Thirdly, today is the anniversary of the decision on Roe vs Wade making the CHOICE of an abortion, LEGAL.

I understand “freedom of speech” fully, but there is such a thing as going to far – he should stand with a written sign but these photos are to much!

I’d like to see some discussion on this subject.

– S. Peters

[Have an opinion or concern you’d like to share with our Readers? Please send us your Letter to the Editor via email. Include your full name, please remain civil and, pending our review, we’ll most likely publish it.]

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:

On Wednesday (Jan. 21) around 1 p.m., detectives with the Major Crimes Unit, assisted by tactical deputies, arrested the male and female that police believe are responsible for at least 12 armed robberies over the past few months (read our previous coverage here).

They were arrested without incident when checking out of a hotel in SeaTac in the 19200 block of International Boulevard.

Read the full story here.

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On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual abduction attempt.

The abduction happened near the school, when a student was walking between Midway and Pacific.

“Thankfully, the student is safe,” reads the letter.

The suspect in that incident was described as a mid-teens male, medium build, 5’6″ tall and wearing a green hoodie.

The second incident involved a student being followed by a man in a car. The student was able to run home and report the incident. The suspect in that incident was described as a tall, thin adult male with a shaved head or very short hair. The vehicle resembled an older, blue Ford Crown Victoria with shiny rims.

We contacted representatives at both Highline Public Schools and the Des Moines Police Department, but neither would offer any further comment or information on these incidents.

Here’s the text of the full letter, signed by Principal Julie Hunter:

January 20, 2015

Dear Mount Rainier Families:

We want to make you aware of two situations that occurred last Thursday and Friday near school.

  • A Mount Rainier student was abducted while walking between Midway and Pacific. Thankfully, the student is safe.
    • The suspect in this situation is a mid-teens male, medium build, 5’6” wearing a green hoodie.
  • Another Mount Rainier student was followed by a man in a car. He eventually got out of his vehicle. The student ran home and reported the incident.
    • The suspect in this case is a tall, thin adult male with a shaved head or very short hair. The vehicle resembles an older, blue Ford Crown Victoria with shiny rims.

The Des Moines Police Department is investigating both incidents. Both the Des Moines Police and Highline Security will have additional staff in the area at release time.

This is an opportunity to have a discussion with your children reminding them of these precautions while walking to and from school.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk with a friend whenever possible.
  • If anyone approaches you or you feel threatened, report it immediately to a trusted adult.

We know this kind of situation can be alarming. Our students’ safety is of the utmost importance and we encourage you to talk with your children.

Time did not permit us to draft, print and distribute this letter on Friday due to early release but we did sent out a notification on the mobile App. It is encouraged that all parents download the free mobile app to ensure parents get information such as this quickly.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at 206.631.7000.

Sincerely,
Julie Hunter
Principal

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Des Moines state Rep. Tina Orwall is the state House sponsor of a measure that would make Washington the first state to raise the legal age for purchasing and possessing tobacco and vapor products to 21.

A news release issued Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson said companion bills to raise the age was introduced as House Bill 1458 by Orwall (D-Des Moines) and Senate Bill 5494 sponsored by Sen. Mark Miloscia (R-Federal Way).

“We know that tobacco is highly addictive, that most smokers begin to use nicotine in their teens and can later develop tobacco-related illnesses like cancer, emphysema and heart disease,” Orwall said. “By restricting use during youth we hope to break this cycle of addiction and, ultimately, save lives.”

Miloscia said the action “could drive a major decline in smoking addiction, help save human lives and reduce health care costs.”

Washington has long been at the forefront of the fight to protect youth from the dangers of smoking and the state is continuing that leadership role, Ferguson said.

The harmful consequences of tobacco are clear. Smoking kills 8,300 Washingtonians every year, and $2.8 billion in health care costs are directly attributed to tobacco use in the state. Washington state taxpayers pay nearly $400 million in taxes to cover state government expenditures caused by smoking. According to a recent report by the U.S. Surgeon General, over 100,000 of today’s Washington youth are projected to die prematurely due to the effects of smoking.

Ferguson said the bill would raise the legal age to purchase and possess tobacco and vapor products to 21, effectively reducing access among younger teens and providing long-term savings in health care costs.

Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah already prohibit the sale of tobacco products to persons under the age of 19, and some cities and counties have increased their smoking ages to 21.

Highline College will host its first Latino Summit from Feb. 10–11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The two-day summit will bring together students from Highline College and local high schools, as well as members of the community to participate in sessions that address the challenges that Latino students face in the education system.

“This summit will allow the Latino community to come together to celebrate, learn and connect,” said Elizabeth Rangel, co-chair of the Latino Summit. “It brings a sense of Latino culture, pride and future to the college, and the visibility that knowledge and education are important to all of us.”

The summit will include workshops, speakers and panels designed to provide Latino students with the tools they need for success in higher education and beyond. Guest speakers, which include educators and graduates from Highline College, will share both their professional and personal experiences with attendees.

“The summit shares Latino struggles and success, in our own space, to further develop our personal growth and development,” said Cesar Rangel, who is the other organizer of the summit and also serves as the Advisor and Retention Coordinator for the Latino Center for Higher Education at Highline.

The summit is an extension of Highline’s commitment to diversity, social justice and multiculturalism for which the college has earned several awards and recognition, including the 2014 Advancing Diversity Award of Excellence from the American Association of Community Colleges. Highline serves the most diverse community in the state, which is mirrored in its student population that includes approximately 70% students of color, 20% of whom are Hispanic/Latino.

Admission to the summit is free, and no reservation is required. For questions or more information, contact Elizabeth Rangel at erangel@highline.edu, or visit highline.edu.

SAVE THE DATE: The 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing!

Proceeds benefit the Des Moines Rotary and associated charities.

Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium is located at 22030 Cliff Avenue South.

The 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is proudly sponsored by:

BECOME A SPONSOR
Interested in sponsoring this event?  Your business could join the civic minded businesses above.  Your company’s brand will be exposed to thousands for very reasonable rates.  Best of all, your tax deductible investment will help the Des Moines Rotary Club assist the Highline Music4Life program put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.  For sponsorship options and more information, click the button below.  There are a limited number of sponsor opportunities left and they will be snapped up soon.  Thanks for supporting Des Moines Rotary.

Become a Sponsor!

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The Matt Griffin Y will be co-hosting the Seattle Elks Lodge #92 National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Competition this Saturday, Jan. 24, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Prizes and lunch provided for all participants.

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Ages 8-13.

No registration required.

Here’s more info:

The Elks help to sponsor contestants and their families at a levels of the competition. One boy and one girl from each age group will advance to the district competition. From there they can continue to advance through the state, regional, and national competitions.

National finals are held in Springfield, Massachusetts and one boy and one girl will win a national title. National Champions have their names permanently inscribed in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will receive the Getty Powell Award for the best score during finals. These winners and their parents receive a free trip to the Elks National Convention in July.

Read more information about the competition at: www.elks.org/hoopshoot.

For questions about this event, please contact Matt Griffin Y’s Director of Youth & Family Programs, Jessica Rojas at jrojas@seattleymca.org or 206-787-1186.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]

An invitation to all Highline Community Members:

The Highline School Board and I are hosting a Town Hall meeting this Thursday to answer questions and respond to concerns raised in the community over the past few months. All Highline community members are welcomed and encouraged to attend this Town Hall. We have invited a local journalist to moderate the discussion.

I have personally invited individuals who have publicly expressed concerns about school district leadership, finances and performance. I am hoping they will attend so that we may discuss the issues face to face in a public forum.

I welcome the opportunity to provide community members with the facts about the issues being discussed on local blogs and other venues.

Please join me Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. in the Highline High School library.

I look forward to seeing you there.

– Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Highline Public Schools
phone    206-631-3070
email   susan.enfield@highlineschools.org

[Have an opinion or concern you’d like to share with our Readers? Please send us your Letter to the Editor via email. Include your full name, please remain civil and, pending our review, we’ll most likely publish it.]

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You’re INVITED!!! Sitting in my little space at Waterland CrossFit, I watch folks drive by or curiously peek in the windows or “like” a Facebook post, I wonder…WHY AREN’T THEY IN HERE!?!?? I watch my town walking or driving or riding a bike, passing my window and living their lives and I wonder why so many people AREN’T in here. Many folks are, but many more aren’t. Why is this? I ponder. A few reasonable answers presented themselves. The first: fear. The second: money. The third: they don’t feel invited.

This note is not some thin-veiled, insincere, disingenuine attempt at luring your business into my door. This note is a blatant, hit-you-in-the-head-with-a-hammer attempt at luring your business into my door!!! But, not for the reasons you may think, at least not ONLY for the reasons you may think. Sure, I want/need your money to support my business/life. BUT…and this is a BIG BUT…I also believe that by supporting my business you support YOURSELF. Not only that, you support your community.

As small, local businesses, we rely on local folks for everything. Our hope is that we, in our own unique ways, contribute to a higher quality of life in our community. The only ways we can do this is with your help. We are partners in this. Des Moines is in a crisis of culture. Businesses have left and are leaving. Empty storefronts clutter our main street and a sense of frustration is felt by many.

As we impatiently wait for “someone else” (developers, the City, etc…) to “do something”, we overlook the simple fact that we have the power to change what we don’t like. By patronizing, supporting and being involved with our local community, we change it. We improve it. By demonstrating that the community can and does support good local businesses, we become more attractive to outside investors. We make it easier for folks to want to bring their businesses here. This is what we want/need and a good investment is what “they” want/need. We create a win/win.

While not attempting to speak for all of my local business friends, I think I can safely say that “YOU’RE INVITED!!” Check us out!! If we have something you need, buy it from us. We try to improve your community experience by offering what we have. We are partners in creating the community we want to live in.

Speaking specifically to my business, each day my folks are moving around this town. They are running, jumping, carrying something down the sidewalks and improving their lives. This inspires me. And with a lack of things to feel very good about in Des Moines, I hope this is a departure from the empty, shabby storefronts or smokers tossing their butts on the sidewalks in front of our bars. It represents that good things are possible. And this IS a good thing. And, “YOU’RE INVITED!!” to participate!! Talk to me about what we do if you’re uncertain if it is for you, but interested. I have “special deals” for those with money concerns. Ask me. And please know that you are truly invited. This is not an exclusive club. It is for everyone.

So, while I thank you for supporting our local business folks as you do, I ask that you do more. Together we can change this town in the ways we want it to change. Together, we are powerful. You’re invited…

–Dave Markwell
Waterland CrossFit- owner/coach
206-271-8100
waterlandxfit@gmail.com
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Puget Sound Weather Geek

Good Weekend everyone!

Mother nature sure must hate weekends, because we’re going to get slammed with heavy rain and blustery winds this Saturday and Sunday.

Graphic I produced for KOMO 4.

A strong system will traverse into the region with access to a large source of warm subtropical moisture from Hawaii. This all spells out some substantial rainfall for the region. The mountains will see 2-4″ of rain and the lowlands (us) will see 1-2″.

We’ll first see some light rain drops falling Saturday morning but the heavier showers will make their appearance late in the day. The heavy rain will make a march from the south and all of western Washington should be in the wet by about 8PM Saturday evening.

The next element of this storm system will be the possibility of some high winds. As the parent weather system landfalls on Canada, another surface low may develop and impact Vancouver Island. This scenario would create moderate winds for most of western Washington late Saturday night. This won’t be a particularly damaging storm, but winds may gust to 40mph in some exposed locations.

UW MM5 Weather Graphic: The bunched up lines represent higher wind speeds.

By the time the Seahawks vs. Packers playoff game rolls around (Noon Sunday), the weather should be calmed down a little, but a few scattered showers with a couple gusts of wind may still be in the picture.

Enjoy your mostly indoor weekend, and Go Hawks!

For the latest local weather, be sure to follow the Puget Sound Weather Geek:

Thanks for visiting! If you have any comments, suggestions, or feedback please email me at info@pswxgeek.com

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 16), a SeaTac deputy attempted to stop a Honda that had been reported stolen to Tukwila Police.

The stolen car didn’t stop and fled west on South 200th Street from International Boulevard. Pursuing police cruiser speeds reached 60 miles per hour.

At South 200th and 8th Ave South in Des Moines, the suspect collided with another vehicle in the intersection.

The pursuit lasted approximately 90 seconds.

Police say that the suspect – and lone occupant of the stolen car – fled on foot and escaped.

The car he hit was occupied by an adult male and two children. The children were uninjured, but the male driver had serious injuries and was transported to the hospital.

A K9 track was attempted with negative results.

Detectives from the Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) Unit are conducting the investigation.

There is no description of the suspect.

by Dave Markwell

Last week, I checked a to-do off of my list. After several months of dancing with emotions which ranged from annoyed to outraged, I spent an hour out of my day and cleaned up a crappy looking property in my town. The area outside of our closed Mexican restaurant, Lago Azul, has become a magnet for trash and blowing leaves and bad feelings regarding loss and potential and lack and disappointment and hope. It’s been ugly and represented ugly things to me. In short, it bugged me.

While doing my little clean-up and feeling a little indignant and self-righteous about my efforts, I conjured up words of service and community and difference-making. In fact, I wrote a whole different column in my head while raking some leaves.
While feeling the heat of my own hands patting myself on the back, I remembered that I had been annoyed and outraged for a long time before I took any action. I stand as a pinnacle of nothing, except maybe procrastination. Eventually, I got around to it, which is nice, but stand as a testament to civic action and community improvement, I cannot.

Personal development genius, Jim Rohn stated that in life “we must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” I largely believe this to be true. As I reflect upon my long-suffering relationship with the shabby lot in my town, I see that had I the discipline to address the issue earlier, I would have saved myself several months of bad-feelings.

This is a good lesson for many things. Jim also mentions that “discipline weighs ounces, but regret weighs tons…” I get this message. The weight of an unfinished obligation is heavy. It is way better to simply suck it up and do it, than to worry about it. Life is littered with these chores. Knocking a few of them off the list is time well spent. A mind free of this weight is a mind free to think important things. And life is way more fun thinking important things that we like to think about than beating ourselves up over unfinished business. So, as the great philosopher, Nike, says, “Just Do It.” We rarely regret this…

[EDITOR’S NOTE:”Feel Good Friday” is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, whose first book is called “A Feel Good Life” (buy it on Amazon here). Dave also extols to all neighbors: “Enjoy where we live. Put your feet on the pavement and truly feel how great it is to live here!” Also, you can “friend” Dave on Facebook here. Or work out with him at his exercise company Waterland CrossFit!]

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Jan. 17 (you won’t miss the big game!) – is an absolutely gorgeous 2002 Craftsman home with Lot A Normandy Park Beach Rights!

This home is one of JK Peterson’s Masterpieces and features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, spacious family room off kitchen with beautiful sandstone gas fireplace, and nice large dining room.

The master suite lives up to its name with a 5-pc. master bath, sitting area and lovely deck.

Outside you will see an immaculately manicured landscaped yard, and dont forget to check out the enormous 3 car garage.

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 17, Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1938 SW 170th Street, Burien, WA 98166

INFO:

  • List Price: $685,000
  • MLS Number: 709070
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,990
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,400

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Security System
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

Marketing remarks:

Absolutely gorgeous 2002 Craftsman home with Lot A Normandy Park Beach Rights.

This home is one of JK Peterson’s Masterpieces and features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, spacious family room off kitchen with beautiful sandstone gas fireplace, and nice large dining room.

The master suite lives up to its name with a 5-pc. master bath, sitting area and lovely deck.

Outside you will see an immaculately manicured landscaped yard, and dont forget to check out the enormous 3 car garage.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.