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Sept. 17, 2012

An Afternoon of Dining and Shopping in Lakewood's Koreatown on South Tacoma Way

Korean Tofu Soup, Bibimbap, and side dishes

Dining and Shopping at Lakewood's Koreatown

My wife and I enjoyed a recent afternoon at what has become known as Lakewood's Koreatown (officially: the International Business District).  Koreatown is a collection of 200+ business along South Tacoma Way between approximately 84th and 96th Streets.  Two grocery stores, Pal-Do ...

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Sept. 15, 2012

Chihuly's Garden and Glass

  Chihuly's Garden and Glass-A magnificent way to spend an evening!

One of the most interesting places to go in Seattle is the Chihuly Garden and Glass at the Seattle Center.  The glass artwork that is contained in several rooms and and outside garden is amazing.   The ...

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Sept. 10, 2012

Affordable Houses Brought within Reach of Seattle by Ferry

 

The Wenatchee Departing Seattle

The Wenatchee Departing Seattle

Washington State Ferries

The Washington State Ferry System connects Seattle and the nearby mainland to the many islands and peninsulas around Puget Sound.  Residents rely on the system to connect them to centers of employment and commerce.  Seattleites ride the ferries to reach recreational opportunities ...

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Aug. 27, 2012

The Little Free Library Movement

Little Free Library

The first Little Free Library has come to Bellevue (see map).  If you hurry, you can grab the copy of Sense and Sensibility I left there.  The Little Free Library movement seeks to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading
  • Build a sense of community
  • Build more ...
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Aug. 12, 2012

New Feature: Lifestyle Home Search (Best Schools, Low Crime, and More)

Lifestyle Home Search

Lifestyle Home Search

A great new feature on SeattlePowerSearch.com is its collection of Lifestyle search options.  Try it here: SeattlePowerSearch.com Advanced Search.  The data is scrubbed down to the block/group level - much finer than the zip code level.

The Lifestyle options are:

  • Highly Rated Schools - Select "Very ...
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Aug. 4, 2012

Dunn Gardens Is One of the Best Kept Secrets In The Seattle Area

 

In 1915 the Olmsted Brothers, a landscape architectural firm, designed a summer “Country Place” for the Arthur Dunn family on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound. At the time, there were few year-round residences nearby. Views to the water and the Olympic Mountains were open due to logging which occurred ...

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July 2, 2012

Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seattle Center

 

chihuly 

Dale Chihuly is one of the world's preeminent glass artists based right here, so it was exciting to find out that the Seattle Center had approved the building the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit.  As a native Pacific North-westerner and world-renown glass artist, he deserved to have ...

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May 23, 2012

Lower Post Alley of Pike Place Market

Gum Wall of Pike Place Market 

It was a few years after I came to Seattle that I first became aware of the gum wall!  Probably because I was busy moving, getting the kids' school and my work life organized, and trying to beat out my GPS for the fastest routes around town, getting ...

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May 17, 2012

Farmers Market Guide For The Greater Seattle Area

 

It’s mid-May and our region’s Farmer’s Markets are opening for business.

Even though the region is home to a number of fabulous year-round markets, most locations are seasonal. Do you enjoy eating fresh and local? Our farmers markets support many local farmers as well as provide a great place ...

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May 8, 2012

Beautifully Remodeled and Move in Ready North Seattle Home!

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North Seattle Home

It is not every day that you will find a home that has everything you wanted on your homebuying list!  This is it!  Modern amenities, original charm and character, spacious floor plan, and location all wrapped in this fabulous remodeled rambler.  Located in the ...

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