Open Houses: Saturday, September 27th & Sunday, September 28th

recite-6929--1287222095-12ldz7l_comdyThe Seahawks have their bye this weekend, so all you 12th Man fans may be a little sad. If you need a pick-me-up, how about something to tickle your funny bone? You can fit in a few laughs to keep you going until the Seahawks play again. The annual Sketchfest, the world’s original Sketch Comedy Festival, is going on in Seattle right now. There are shows scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Seattle has a active sketch comedy scene running through out the year, as well. Unexpected Productions’ improv mainstay that’s been a part of the Seattle scene for over 30 years is TheathreSports. TheatreSports performs shows at the Pike Place’s Market Theatre every Friday and Saturday evening. ComdeySportz, another team themed improv group, performs at the Atlas Theatre in Fremont on Fridays and Saturdays. Jet City Improv is located up in the U-District. This weekend they are re-dubbing WestWorld as part of their monthly Twisted Flicks show. Jet City will also have improv performances both Friday and Saturday. Click here for the line up.

Sold By Windermere While making a home purchase is a serious matter, that does not mean searching for it can’t be fun. If you are in search of your new home, brokers from Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island are hosting a bevy of open houses around Seattle and the Eastside. Spend some time this weekend previewing houses to find the perfect place to call HOME! Details about each open house are below, by city.

Have a fun, fabulous first weekend of Fall!!

$369,000 l 691336 l 17505 12 Place W l Nancy LaVallee l Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

Mercer Island
$1,168,000 l 685633 l 8545 85th Ave SE l hosted by James Laurie l Saturday September 27th, 1-4pm & Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

$1,499,999 l 681646 l 7710 Westwood Lane l Erin Ewing l Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

$1,669,500 l 698380 l 8452 N Mercer Wy l Donovan Realty Group l Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

$3,950,000 l 659577 l 8630 N Mercer Wy l Mary Lou Putman l Sunday September 28th, 1-4 pm

$728,000 l 684472 l 15617 NE 61st Ct l hosted by Seamus Pelan, Saturday September 27th, 1-4pm; Cherrie Lee, Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

$605,000 l 697865 l 804 Lincoln Ave SE l Denise Coe l Sunday September 28th, 2-4pm

$680,000 l 694629 l 22930 SE 27th Ct l Valarie Kaye l Saturday September 27th, 10am-2pm; Sunday September 28th, 1-4pm

$350,000 l 698500 l 13829 29th Ave S l Brian Rosso l Saturday September 27th, 3-5pm; Sunday September 28th, 12-2pm

Seattle (Beacon Hill)

$499,950 l 697593 l 4934 25th Ave S l Brian Rosso l Saturday September 27th, 12-2pm; Sunday September 28th, 3-5pm

The Mercer Island Open House List is ready to conveniently print from this blog post!  19 homes are available to preview Saturday, September 27th, and Sunday, September 28th. The list prices range from $254,000 to $4,625,000. The prominent features of the homes being held open over the weekend include recent price reductions, new to the market, waterfront views and large master suites.

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Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, 9/21

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Happy Weekend, Islanders! It’s starting to look like fall with all those leaves turning color, but we still have a little bit of summer sun left in store. The market this weekend will feature super foods and quick ‘n easy healthy snack tastings. Music at the market will be by Henry Mansfield on the piano, and the kids table will be all about spiders and the cool things they do in nature. Stop on by to check it all out while the sun it still shining!

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 9/14


Good Morning, Islanders! Hopefully everyone is outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine, and if not, I hope you’re watching the Husky game! This weekend at the market Caspar Babypants will be featured, playing his renowned music for the little ones. He has released over a half dozen albums with fun songs for the young and young at heart, and will start the show tomorrow at 10:30. A lot of the food trucks will be featuring kid friendly menu items, and of course there lots of ice cream to go around. Some of my personal favorites are Street Treats and Whidbey Island Ice Cream. Go check it out tomorrow, 10-3 pm!

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 9/7

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Hello!! Come check out the Farmer’s Market Today!!

Today’s topic: Nature’s on Tap -Back to School!!

Angela Carey and Yaamba Marimba band will perform today!! Come dance away!!

At the Children’s table with Judy: Little Red Hen needs help Planting her Wheat can you help???



Mark on your calendar for the next weekend at the market:

  • And on September 14, legendary local band Caspar Babypants will perform kid-friendly songs from 11:00am to Noon!!


Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 8/31

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Hello!! Happy Labor Day Weekend! Are your kids ready to go back to school after this wonderful summer???

This week’s Title at the MI Farmers Market is: Get 5 a day – Fruits and Vegetables.

Over the next few weeks the MI Farmers Market is hosting a Back To School Days, with free live music from popular bands!! All patrons are invited to bring school lunch food staples to donate to the Food Pantry operated by the City’s Youth and Family Services Department.

This week’s band is the Jazz Connection.

At the Children’s Table with Judy: Flower Prints
Painting the colors of the market and using flowers for prints.

Mark on your calendar for the next couple weekends at the market:

  • September 7, Angela Carey and Yaamba Marimba band will perform from 11:00am to 1:00pm; come dance to their lively beat!
  • And on September 14, legendary local band Caspar Babypants will perform kid-friendly songs from 11:00am to Noon!!


Weekly Real Estate Activity Report for Seattle, Eastside and Mercer Island: 8/22/14

Mercer Island Farmer’s Market, Sunday 8/24


It’s a beautiful Sunday morning on Mercer Island, so let’s take advantage of the sunny weather while it’s still here! Looking ahead, the farmer’s market season ends in mid October, and then reopens for one Sunday in November before Thanksgiving. Mark your calenders so you don’t miss out!

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This week, as the transition into fall begins, I want to feature beverages that are loved all year round. The following vendors are all at the farmer’s market, and are definitely worth the visit!

Wilridge Winery: Known for being Seattle’s original winery, it is the oldest continuously operated winery since its opening in the 1980s. They have over a dozen wines to choose from and information on tastings and events here.

Middlefork Roasters: Raise your hand if you’re a coffee lover! This coffee roasting company has 6 incredible blends. So just when the kids are gearing up for back to school, you’ll have the caffeine you need to get through all the early mornings and late nights right there with them.

Piccola Wine Company: This winery is taking a new approach to their packaging, providing reusable and sustainable solutions. They have wine on tap, and 1.5 liter totes for portable ease! Check out their website here.

Shen Zen Tea: Everything is by hand. This tea label even hand throws their own line of pots and mugs on their own pottery wheel. The amount of thought and care that the two founders have put into their business is unbelieveable, and their tea is incredible. Check them out at the market or here.