June 2011

Found 10 blog entries for June 2011.

If you have a crafty child then check this out! Sheep's Clothing, in Kennewick Washington, is offering various Summer Make and Take Classes for kids over the summer. Through the various classes your child will learn the basics of knitting and crocheting, learn how to make jewelry, create knitting or weaving crafts that could make great gifts, as well as a variety of other creative shapes and toys. Most of the classes are taught by Kris Sperling, a few classes will be taught by either Johnabeth Sealy or Marcia MacDonald, owner of Sheep's Clothing.

God's Eye Memory Keeper
These crafts are made using two sticks and basic weaving techniques. This would make a great gift from your child to a special family member with a picture of himself or herself tucked

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July 4th weekend stuff to do in the Tri Cities Washington areas

Allied Arts Summer Celebration Allied Arts Gallery at the Park, Richland Thursday - Saturday June 30 - July 2 10AM- 5 PM Artwork selected from the current members of the Allied Arts Association will be on display. This is a multi-media show that showcases two and three-dimensional art, mixed media, and non-traditional materials. Admission is free.

Southridge Farmers' Market Southridge Village, Kennewick Thursday, June 30 4 PM - 8 PM Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, quality beef and chicken, eggs, baked breads and cupcakes, nuts, plants and flowers, local artisans and crafts.Live Music: Crashworx Live @ 5 Summer Concert Series John Dam Plaza, Richland Thursday, June 30 5 PM - 9 PM…
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The Allied Arts Association is pleased to present to you the 61st Annual Art in the Park on July 29-30. Art in the Park is an annual event held each summer in Richland Washington's Howard Amon Park. This annual event is a place where the experienced and novice artists and art lovers can come together for one coming theme, ART. The show features a wide variety of art, you are guaranteed to find photos, jewelry, metal art, furniture, pottery, paintings, glass art, and much more at the Annual Arts in the Park event. Throughout the two days of Art in the Park there will be artists giving demonstrations, delicious food, music, and a shuttle service. There is no fee to attend the event. The hours for the 61st Annual Art in the Park are as follows: Friday, July…
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Tri Cities Ranked "Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2011"
Recently Inman News compiled a report of the "Top 10 Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2011". Among the areas listed on the report is our very own Tri Cities Washington Real Estate Market. In order for a city to make it onto the Top 10 list those compiling the report looked at unemployment rates, 1-year forecasted job growth, median household income, home sales, building permits issued, population, foreclosures as well as other statistics.

The unemployment rate in Tri Cities Washington compared to other areas is fairly low, as of December 2010 the unemployment rate was at 7.8%, almost 2% below the national average. Over the next year the Tri Cities is expected to see 1.1% employment growth, a

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Movies in the Park by Smoovies in Richland Washington
If you are looking for some fun, free things to do with the kids this Summer check out Smoovies’ Free Outdoor Movie in the Park. On selected Fridays and Saturdays at John Dam Plaza and Columbia Park, there will be free family friendly movies. The evening begins at about 7:00 with a performance by a local, pre selected, family friendly entertainer and kids can enjoy a bounce house and a sing and dance time with TJ the Tiger; the movie will begin at sundown. There will be a concession stand with hot dogs, nachos, pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, and more. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun and entertainment!

This coming weekend the performances will be:
June 1: Shrek Forever After

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Tri Cities Washington The Next 2020 "Boom Town" According To Inman Real Estate News
Recently, Tri Cities Washington Real Estate is among the top 10 places in United States to experience growth in the next decade. Among the 10 metro areas in the United States, Tri Cities Washington's Kennewick, Richland, (West) and Pasco were number two (#2) on the list of "Top 2020 Real Estate Boom Towns" among potentially thousands of other candidates. Here is the top 10 list from Inman News:

Rank Metro Area Pop. 2010 Pop. 2020 (projected) % change
1 Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 1,140,057 1,546,556 35.7%
2 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington 255,485 345,779 35.3%
3 Austin-Round Rock, Texas 1,729,845
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The West Richland Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Tri Cities Fever team for a Hogs & Dogs night during game 1 of the playoffs. You don't want to miss out on this chance to go to one of the Tri Cities Fever games, tickets are being sold at a discounted rate only if purchased before Friday, June 17. The Tri Cities Fever team will be facing off with the West Texas Ruffnecks in game 1 of the playoffs at 7:05pm at the Toyota Center in Kennewick Washington. You're your Hogs & Dogs shirt if you have one, if you don't then get ahold of the West Richland Chamber of Commerce to order yours today! During half time get a preview of the Victory Hammer 8 Ball motorcycle being auctioned off at the Hogs & Dogs event this year.

Tickets can be purchased

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Most often we post articles that promote the best of Tri Cities Washington, but today I want to promote an Olympia Green Builder I patrol with on the White Pass Ski Patrol. When seeking advice or a contractor in green building, Cory Eckert is the guy! Whether a Tri Cities resident looking for the best green building advice, or a state-wide Washington resident, specifically the West Coast variety, Lupine Homes, Cory's company is the first place to start your green building inquiries. Cory's experience includes the award winning Hobbit House. Among the many nods, here is a quote from one of them:

"The builder, Cory Eckert of Laupen Homes in Olympia, is happy with the results that have netted him and the entire team several awards. Not bad for a home that…
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Last weekend Colleen and I sat in an open house. Something we rarely do, but the seller asked and since last weekend was "National Open House Weekend" we thought, "What the heck, why not!" Well, we promoted the heck out of it, posted all sorts of open house signs in all the busy intersections leading to the house, and of course hoped the National Open House Weekend would be the finishing touch to our open house marketing efforts. Well, we had 2 folks walk through. Yup, just 2! The first we have not heard from since, the second one worries me. I followed the second visitor from room to room maintaining idle chat hoping the visitor didn't realize I was thinking his motive for being in my seller's home was not a good one. What follows below is an article…
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Are you looking for something to do this weekend in the Tri Cities Washington or in the surrounding area? Then check this out! I have put together a list of 25 things to do in the Tri Cities Washington.

  1. Enjoy walking/running/biking an the Sacajawea Heritage Trail in Kennewick Washington.
  2. Check out the Largest open air Farmer's Market in Washington for your fresh produce purchase.
  3. History buffs will enjoy all the information presented at the Franklin County Historical Museum.
  4. Wrap up summer by enjoying the Benton Franklin County Fair and Rodeo towards the end of August.
  5. Take a tour of the Columbia River on a Jet boat ride, Columbia River Journey offers several different tours up and down the Columbia River.
  6. Test out some fine Mexican
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