Bottlehouse Seattle’s 4th Annual Cider Fete!

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Sunday September 13th from 3pm-7pm

Seattle’s Bottlehouse will be holding its 4th annual Cider Fete!

Cider fans, here’s your chance to sample new brews or old standbys poured by
the folks who make them as we salute Northwest Cider and the culmination of
Washington Cider Week in Bottlehouse’s garden and patio.

Participating cideries include: Alpenfire Cider, Dragon’s Head Cider,
Elemental Cider, Finnriver, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Snowdrift Cider
Company, Schilling Cider, Tieton Cider Works and Whitewood Cider Co.

Ticket includes admission, live music and 10 tasting tickets. Enjoy special
menu items and cheesemonger pairings, as well as our full menu.

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

Advance tickets available at sosh.com

See you there!

Featured Home: Views In Leschi

832 31st Main CroppedThis extraordinary shingled home is now available for purchase in Leschi! Set well off the street, this home enjoys panoramic views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains. Inside, dramatic beamed cathedral ceilings and an open-concept floor plan allow plentiful natural light. Lovely indoor-outdoor spaces include a sun room with glass doors opening to a large view deck, and garden access. The kitchen features granite counter tops and ample cupboards, and looks out onto spacious living and dining rooms. Upstairs laundry room and lower-level mother-in-law space. A two-car garage is accessed from the main floor – a rarity in this convenient city location. Just blocks from Frink and Leschi parks, and a short distance from the waterfront Leschi business district offering groceries, shopping, and dining. For more information about this wonderful home, contact listing agents Jane Powers and Betsy Terry.

832 31st Avenue South

Bedrooms: 3 | Bathrooms: 3.25 | Sq Ft.: 3,159

Available for $1,395,000

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Smart Snacks: A Fundraiser Benefiting Students of Madrona & Leschi

image (1)Katie Busby (Leschi Elementary parent) and Stacey Kryman have been have been working on a joint fundraiser between Leschi and Madrona so they can afford to buy into the Seattle Public Schools fresh fruit & vegetable snack program.

They are hosting a fundraiser at Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) on August 27th from 6:30-8:00pm that is open to the Madrona & Leschi Community.

Tickets are available here.

Last year, they piloted a program at both schools, offering a daily fresh fruit or vegetable snack.  They had a team of parents buying, chopping and distributing more than 2,500 fresh produce servings each week.  This snack replaced the lower nutritive value food brought in each day by parents, teachers and outside groups.  It promoted the consumption of fruits and vegetables and we saw an increase in student willingness to try new foods. Teachers also reported their students were more focused in the classroom with fewer behavioral issues.  They’re really created momentum and want to expand this program for the 2015/16 school year.

Their goal is to create a sustainable fresh produce snack program for every student at Leschi and Madrona by tapping into the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program via Seattle Public Schools. This program costs $52 per student and offers a robust menu, featuring in-season produce, for the entire school year. But, since both of the schools have more than 50% of the students qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals, a $52 price tag would be a burden for many of the families. The goal is to raise $35,000 so they can fund both schools.

Also, they created an Indiegogo page to take a shot at crowd-sourcing this initiative, too. Here is the link to the Indiegogo page.

Show up on August 27, 2015 support this fantastic event that truly supports the students of Leschi and Madrona.

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August 27th Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Smart Snacks: A Fundraiser Benefiting Students of Madrona & Leschi

image (1)Katie Busby (Leschi Elementary parent) and Stacey Kryman have been have been working on a joint fundraiser between Leschi and Madrona so they can afford to buy into the Seattle Public Schools fresh fruit & vegetable snack program.

They are hosting a fundraiser at Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) on August 27th from 6:30-8:00pm that is open to the Madrona & Leschi Community.

Tickets are available here.

Last year, they piloted a program at both schools, offering a daily fresh fruit or vegetable snack.  They had a team of parents buying, chopping and distributing more than 2,500 fresh produce servings each week.  This snack replaced the lower nutritive value food brought in each day by parents, teachers and outside groups.  It promoted the consumption of fruits and vegetables and we saw an increase in student willingness to try new foods. Teachers also reported their students were more focused in the classroom with fewer behavioral issues.  They’re really created momentum and want to expand this program for the 2015/16 school year.

Their goal is to create a sustainable fresh produce snack program for every student at Leschi and Madrona by tapping into the Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program via Seattle Public Schools. This program costs $52 per student and offers a robust menu, featuring in-season produce, for the entire school year. But, since both of the schools have more than 50% of the students qualifying for Free/Reduced Meals, a $52 price tag would be a burden for many of the families. The goal is to raise $35,000 so they can fund both schools.

Also, they created an Indiegogo page to take a shot at crowd-sourcing this initiative, too. Here is the link to the Indiegogo page.

Show up on August 27, 2015 support this fantastic event that truly supports the students of Leschi and Madrona.

SmartSnacksNEW2

August 27th Green Plate Special (2115 25th Avenue South) from 6:30-8:00pm

 

Madrona & Leschi Summer Housing Market Update

Featured home - 101 Euclid Ave. - Leschi

Featured home – 101 Euclid Ave. – Leschi

Sales volume for single-family homes in Madrona and Leschi is down from a year ago, with 26 (11 in Leschi and 15 in Madrona) sales in June and July of this year, compared to 35 sales during the same months in 2014. Prices, however, have increased, as the average sales price in June and July 2015 was $1,031,639, compared to an average of $896,045 a year ago. Of the 26 total sales, 21 sold for at or above the listing price, with the highest sales-to-list-price ratio at 112.34 percent for a Craftsman in Leschi. The lowest-priced sale was $523,000, and the highest sales price inched close to $2 million at $1,910,000 for a waterfront home in Leschi. Nine homes sold for $1,000,000 or more.

Four condos sold in the area in June at a wide range of prices, from $325,000 at the low end for a one-bedroom unit at a landmark building in Leschi; to $1,695,000 for a two-bedroom on the Leschi waterfront. Only two condos sold in July, at an average price of $590,500.

Madrona and Leschi typically do not see a high volume of sales, so with their small sample sizes, average prices tend to paint very broad picture of the neighborhoods’ housing markets, as one or two high- or low-priced sales can skew the average. Currently, there are 18 active single-family listings between the two neighborhoods, with prices ranging from $490,000 to $2,795,000; and there is one active condo listing for $209,900.

These statistics were gathered from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, but were not complied or published by that organization.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like a complimentary price estimate of your home, or for advice on buying or selling a home in Leschi or Madrona. Click here to see what’s currently available in the area!

Kristine Losh, Ewing & Clark, Inc.

Click on the photos for more information about these featured homes!

Featured Home - 3609 E Union St. - Madrona

Featured Home – 3609 E Union St. – Madrona