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Upcoming Events in Seattle: April

  Upcoming Events in Seattle – April: April 1: Burien UFO Festival, Olde Burien Website: http://www.seattlesouthside.com/events/2481-burien-ufo-festival April 1-2: Gem Faire, Washington State Fairgrounds Website: http://www.gemfaire.com/event/puyallup-wa-3/ April 1-16: Carnival for Kids, Seattle Armory Website: http://www.seattlecenter.com/whirligig/ April 1-30: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, Mt Vernon Website: www.tulipfestival.org April 2-6 and 9-13: Seattle Restaurant Week, Over 165 Participating Restaurants in […]

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Des Moines Doghouse Review

Let me tell you a little bit about one of my favorite local eateries, The Des Moines Doghouse. Now, you’ll come to learn through later posts that I have many favorites, but this is definitely a contender. My husband went along with me on this little adventure. He hadn’t been to the Doghouse in quite […]

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BBC on the Origins of Starbucks

Have you heard the recent interview by Claire Bowes of BBC Word Service Witness and Starbucks founders, Zev Siegl and Jerry Baldwin?  It summarized the origins of Starbucks including: The advice from mentor, Alfred Peet (of Peet’s Coffee) that led to the first Starbucks Origin of the company name and logo What running the first […]

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November 2015 Events

GO TO http://www.events12.com/seattle/november/ to find ALOT more events happening in October around the Seattle area. Dine Around Seattle November 1-24 dinearoundseattle.org Daredevil Stunts November 3     7:30pm www.goldstar.com/events/tacoma Chidren’s Musical – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang November 5 – December 27 www.goldstar.com/events/seattle Ski and Snoboard Sale November 6-8  Century Link Field skidazzle.com/seattle.htm Free National Park […]

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Great Pumpkin Farms & Festivals

Halloween on a Farm October 1-31 http://redtri.com/seattle/pumpkin-patches-seattle-area/ Seattle Haunted House (not for children) October 2- November 1 http://seattlehaunts.com/georgetown-morgue/ Tukwila Haunted House  October 2- 31 http://www.shadowshaunt.com/ Buckley Haunted Farm October 3 -31  http://marisfarms.com/haunted-woods/ Eastside Haunted House   October 16 – 31 http://marisfarms.com/haunted-woods/ Halloween Party at the EMP October 17 http://www.empmuseum.org/calendar/events/fashionably-undead-prom-90s-nightmare.aspx Tacoma Zoo Boo October 17-18 http://www.pdza.org/calendar?cid=465 Halloween […]

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Upcoming Events October 2015

GO TO http://www.events12.com/seattle/october/ to find ALOT more events happening in October around the Seattle area. Beer Tasting at the Zoo October 1   5:30pm-8:30pm http://www.zoo.org/brew#.VePEAVVVhBc Film Festival October 1-3 http://localsightings.nwfilmforum.org/ Ringling Brothers & Barnum Bailey Circus October 2-4  in Kent https://www.ringling.com/SectionLandingPage.aspx?id=48311 Leavenworth Oktoberfest October 2-3, 9-10,16-17 http://www.leavenworthoktoberfest.com/ Chocolate Festival October 3-4 http://nwchocolate.com/ LEGO Building Convention […]

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South 200th Link Extension

Construction is well under way and moving at a pace that they South 200th Link light rail stop will be ready for passengers sometime late 2016. When it’s completed riders will enjoy: 1,050 parking spaces in a covered garage Bicycle storage Connections in Seattle via Link Light rail New passenger drop off area and Rapid […]

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Cargo Expansion at Sea Tac Airport

Seattle Airport has seen a capacity of not only passengers but has had an 11% increase in Cargo mainly to the Asia markets. The new expansion increases the capacity for the type of aircraft primarily used by the international freight operators. Let’s just talk about Cherry season for July 2015.   The seasonal export peak for […]

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New Health Services Facility

Washington State will fund construction of a new health sciences facility as part of Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC).  The $19.4 million project was approved by the state legislature in the 2015-2017 biennial budget. The project is fully funded by the state and will have no impact on the school district’s capital fund. The state-of-the-art […]

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Do The Puyallup 2015

FAIR HOURS AND PRICING Hours: Monday – Thursday    10am-10pm Friday – Saturday   9am-11pm Sunday  9am-10pm Admission Pricing: Adults $12.50 Students (6-18 years) $9 Seniors (62+)  $9 Parking: Monday – Friday  $10 Saturday and Sunday $15

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Art In Hand

See Sea-Tac Airport’s Public Art Collection Via New Mobile App, Interactive Website All 65 Public Art Pieces Featured    PORT of SEATTLE – The art of discovery is now in your hands and online at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport! The Port of Seattle is introducing a mobile app for travelers to discover and explore the entire […]

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Upcoming Events September 2015

GO TO http://www.events12.com/seattle/september/ to find ALOT more events happening in September around the Seattle area. Cruise & Salmon Bake September 1-4 http://www.downtownseattle.com/Summer/otl/?by=date Bumbershoot Festival September 5-7 http://www.downtownseattle.com/Summer/otl/?by=date Cider Tasting September 11-12 http://www.cidersummitnw.com/seattleeventinfo.html Puyallup Fair 2015  September 11-27 http://www.thefair.com Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th Saturday, September 12 5:00pm-10:00pm Its free!!!!! http://burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=809 SeaTac […]

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Intern Gains New Perspective

Being an intern for about 8 months at CeSI has been a great opportunity for me. I have met so many amazing people and they have taught me about businesses, computers and just life. When I first was hired the people that worked there welcomed me with open arms and accepted me into the business. […]

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One Microbusiness that Supports Other Businesses

Some businesses hold a very specialized niche.  One such business, a microbusiness with just one family involved, is Production Packaging Supply.  Owned and operated by US veteran and cancer survivor, Bob Dewar, Production Packaging custom prints packing tape.  When a business wants packaging tape that has the business’ logo and/or tagline printed on it in […]

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Upcoming Events August 2015

GO TO http://www.events12.com/seattle/august/ to find ALOT more events happening in September around the Seattle area. Renton’s Farmers Market Renton Piazza Tuesdays 3pm-7pm, Beginning July 7th http://www.rentonfarmersmarket.com/ Burien’s Music in the Park North SeaTac Park Wednesdays, July 15 – August 13, 6:30 pm – 8 pm 206-988-3700 All-American musical Grease 5th Avenue Theatre August 1-2 https://www.5thavenue.org/show/grease Seafair Fleet […]

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August 2015 Events

August 2015 Calendar of Events   Date Event Information August 1-2 Seattle Chamber Music http://www.seattlechambermusic.org/ Dinner at the farm http://campkorey.org/farm-to-table-dinner/ Blues in Port Townsend http://centrum.org/ Seattle Art Fair http://centrum.org/ African Heritage Festival http://centrum.org/ Wine & Chocolate http://sweet-decadence.com/ August 2-9 Teatro Zin Zanni http://zinzanni.com/ August 5-6 Vinatage Aircraft Weekend http://vintageaircraftweekend.org/ August 7-28 Concerts at the Mural […]

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Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival

BUMBERSHOOT Bumbershoot is 45 years old this year and is one of Seattle’s largest cultural icons. The 3-day music, arts, theatre, dance, literary arts, film, visual arts and all around spectacle takes over the Seattle Center for the Labor Day weekend each year.   TICKETS  You can purchase at any time, or at the Festival gates. Tickets are […]

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SEAFAIR FLEET WEEK

Date: July 30 – Aug 01, 2015 Time: 09:30 AM – 03:30 PM Seafair Fleet Week and the Boeing Maritime Celebration has been a tradition in Seattle since 1950 with multiple ships annually coming into the Port of Seattle to celebrate this region’s premier summertime Festival. In partnership with Navy League Seattle Council and Port […]

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Where Does All the Styrofoam Go?

As Marilyn Lauderdale unpacked boxes of furniture parts and assembled the parts into finished furniture at Renton’s IKEA she watched how the cardboard boxes and Styrofoam pieces were processed.  The cardboard was flattened and baled then picked up by a recycling company. She understood how the cardboard could then be recycled into other paper products […]

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Seafair Activities June 2015

Seafair June 10-August 16, 2015 A Seattle tradition Seafair is a month full of local festivals, community events and the ever lasting parade. 60 years has brought pirates to Alki, Navy jets over Lake Washington and Milk Cartons at Greenlake. Here’s a sampling of events for June. June 1     7pm     Seafair […]

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Fathers Day Events 2015

Father’s Day a time to spend some time with good ‘ole dad.  Here is a list of ideas that we found across the Seattle area.   Event Date Location Location Wooden yacht and parade June 19-21 Bell St Pier Pier 66 Seattle Freemont Parade & Fair  June 19-21 Freemont Main Street Redmond Beer Festival June […]

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From High Tech to Little Movers

With an MBA in Technology Management Elaina Herber worked in IT as a software engineer for 13 years. She focused on information technology and customer service and helped provide solutions to well-known businesses such as AT&T, Qwest Communications, SAP, and Microsoft. Then as a married mother of two she found that children in the Greater […]

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2015 Easter Events around King County

This year, Easter falls on April 5 and to help plan your Holiday activities, I’d like to highlight Angle Lake Community Church’s Easter Eggstravaganza 2015 (located in Seatac) on Saturday, April 4th. This exciting annual event promises something for the entire family, such as inflatables, face painting, craft stations, balloon art, pony rides, and of course, […]

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March Upcoming Events 2015

March 1    Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel –  5th Avenue Theatre March 1    Polar Science Weekend  –  Pacific Science Center March 1    Seattle Golf & Travel Show  –  CenturyLink Field Event Center March 1    Bluegrass festival  –  Hyatt Regency, Bellevue WA March 1    Seussical  –  Tacoma Musical Playhouse Family Theater March 1    Cirque du Soleil  –  […]

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Zev Siegl’s Cleveland Visit an Eye Opener

An early October visit to speak to Cleveland’s entrepreneurship community was a revelation for Zev Siegl, Co-founder of Starbucks and serial entrepreneur. While presenting at Bizdom/Cleveland and at Blackstone Launchpad, Zev discovered a high degree of civic-mindedness in the young-entrepreneur community. “People seem to be planning and building companies not just because they want to make money…but […]

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