Seattle Founders Fest Is Here – Music & Entertainment Line Up

Posted on August 11, 2012

The Seattle Founders Festival stage is located at the corner of 2nd and Bell. They’ve got a pretty stellar lineup for you today and tomorrow. Not only are bands and musicians playing the stage, but a slew of performers and even Match Game will be taking the stage.

Here’s the line up:

Saturday, August 11th:

11:00a.m. – Jonny Nothings
12:00p.m. – Bigger Than Mountains
1:00p.m. – History Presentation from The Underground Tour
2:00p.m. – Highway Evangelism
3:00p.m. – Sid Law
4:00p.m. – Emily Grace
6:30p.m. – Hilltalks
8:00p.m. – Match Game
9:30p.m. – Shadow Act

Sunday, August 12th:

11:00a.m. – Soul Seville
12:00p.m. – History Performance
2:00p.m. – Back Bar Beauties Burlesque
3:00p.m. – ChoroLoco
4:00p.m. – Key of Solomon
5:00p.m. – Dark State Lines
6:30p.m. –  Gunstreet Glory
8:00p.m. – Belltown Pageant 

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Love Shoes? Dolce Vita Sample Sale This Weekend!

Posted on August 11, 2012

Get your shoe fix on this weekend as OBJECT hosts a sample sale for Dolce Vita. According to the invite, shoes will be available for as low as $10!

From their website:

Enter the sweet life at the Dolce Vita Sample Sale on August 11th and 12th. Save 60% to 80% on more than 1500 spring and summer items during what promises to be the largest sample sale in the company’s eleven year history. You’ll find a full complement of footwear and apparel. Shop heels, wedges, loafers, booties, tops, dresses, rompers and more. Don’t miss it! 

This is just one of many, many things happening in Belltown this weekend. Check out Seattle Founders Festival for more info on events, music, and of course the beer tent! 

Object is located at 2316 2nd Avenue, between Battery and Bell. The sale is August 11, 2012 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and August 12, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2nd Ave Closed This Weekend Between Battery & Blanchard

Posted on August 11, 2012

Just a quick reminder – 2nd Avenue will be closed between Battery & Bell this weekend for the Seattle Founders Festival. 

2nd Avenue will close at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11 and will remain closed until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. Additionally, Bell Street will be closed from 1st to 3rd Avenues. Street parking will not be available (so move your car before 6am!) and the closed streets will not be accessible except for emergency vehicles.

Replica of SR 99 tunnel boring machine on display now at Milepost 31 in Seattle

Posted on August 10, 2012

The world’s largest-diameter tunnel boring machine will arrive in Seattle next year, but you don’t have to wait until then to check it out. A 10-foot-long, motorized replica of the machine is on display now at Milepost 31, an award-winning information center that highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square and provides an inside look at the SR 99 Tunnel Project.

About 35 times smaller than the real thing, the model offers an up-close look at the inner workings of the five-story machine that will dig the SR 99 tunnel. The push-button display allows visitors to control some of the model’s parts, demonstrating how the real machine will work as it bores up to 200 feet beneath downtown Seattle.

Check out the model and other cool exhibits at Milepost 31, located at 211 First Ave S., between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

‪For more information about Milepost 31, visit

What Makes a Neighborhood “Good?”

Posted on August 6, 2012

The phrase “And it’s in a great neighborhood” seems to be part of every Realtor’s working vocabulary and sales pitch. The term is not usually well defined though; what makes a neighborhood so great? Here are a few things that you should look into before blindly believing what the Realtor says.

What is the crime like? Crime is a part of virtually every neighborhood, from simple vandalism to outright murder. You can find some great tools online that can help you find out what the neighborhood you’re looking is really like.  Sites such as let you view all the police reports from the area you are looking into.  It also compares the number of property crimes to violent crimes in an easy to read graph. It is highly recommended that you look at some crime statistics before moving into an area; sometimes what appears to be a very pleasant neighborhood can be plagued with villains and rogues.

What is there to do? A good area to live in is one that allows you to access a wide variety of entertainment options. Theatres, malls, parks, bowling alleys, rivers or lakes, nature reserves, access to an inter-state rail, cinemas, and local poetry or music venues are all good things to look for.  Of course what you’re looking for in a neighborhood will have some bearing on whether those things are pros or cons for you.  Drive through the neighborhood you’re considering to see if the place you are looking at is going to be a hub of culture or more of a quiet suburbia location.

How far away are the schools? Knowing the distance from the schools is important. School bus routes usually only run for children that live a certain distance from a school.  If you live closer than that distance you will need to know that and prepare yourself and your children for how they will be getting to and from school.

How nice are the neighbors? This one is not usually looked into by prospective homeowners. If you are getting serious about buying a particular home, go over and ask the neighbors about the area! Most people are more than willing to spare a moment’s time to tell you the good or bad parts of the neighborhood, and you get the added benefit of establishing yourself as a concerned and caring homeowner who will contribute to the community.

Learn more at


Seattle Founders Day Festival Volunteer Meeting!

Posted on July 30, 2012

Tomorrow we will have meeting for anyone who is interested in volunteering and would like to hear more and/or sign up for shifts. There are volunteer opportunities available in the Information Tent, Beer Garden, Security and general Set-up/Tear-down. Besides the opportunity to BE a part of the festival, each shift will receive either two tokens for the beer garden or a Bedlam Coffee card!


The Seattle Founders Day Festival VOLUNTEER Meeting will be held on

Tuesday – July 31st, 6:30pm at The Upstairs (2209 2nd Ave)

 If you are unable to make the meeting and would like to volunteer, please go to the sign-up page on the festival website or email the Volunteer Coordinator - David Anema (

Hope to see you there!!

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