August 10, 2018
Cooling off- that’s what’s on a lot of folks’ minds these days! Luckily, we are surrounded by a lot of cool water here in the Pacific Northwest. Our waters provide so much beauty and many recreational opportunities to our landscape, but they are also home to many species that add to the richness and uniqueness of our region. Orcas, aka: killer whales, have been in the news as of late, specifically our local J-Pod. They are particularly vulnerable right now amidst rising pollution levels and climate change. As you enjoy the waters around Seattle remember to pack out whatever trash you may have accumulated and if you are fortunate enough to spot an orca, embrace the experience and keep a safe and respectful distance. I don’t know about you, but I sure would love my kids and grandkids to be able to witness an orca in the wild- it’s a breathtaking privilege.
What’s All the Buzz About ADU’s?
With the current housing shortages in Western Washington there is a lot of hype lately around “ADU’s”, which stands for additional dwelling units. Many property owners are building independent living spaces on their properties, either detached or as an extension of their home. They can collect rent (which no doubt helps offset rising property taxes) and help alleviate the lack of affordable housing in this area. Read on…
A Taphouse for the Whole Family?!
Yes, it’s true! Broadview Taphouse and Bottle Shop in the Broadview/Greenwood neighborhood of North Seattle opened earlier this year with this goal in mind: “to provide a fun environment for folks to gather and enjoy and meet others”. The taphouse is a kid and dog friendly casual place with an extensive list of beer and cider on tap and a rotating list of local food trucks throughout the week. AND… what’s even more fun is the owners have added Trivia Night on Mondays and summer movies every weekend through Labor Day. Stop in with the family and enjoy a cold beverage and a movie!