March 2018


Clean your refrigerator drip pan - or they can be prone to mold growth.  pull it out carefully to prevent spills and dump excess liquid and clean the pan with an all purpose cleaner.
Flush the Water Heater - Check the temperature of your water heater to ensure that it's set below 120 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent scalding.  Test the safety relief valve once a year so that it operates properly and flush the system to remove sediment buildup which can cause system failure.
Reseal your grout  -  Grout needs to be resealed annually to protect your tile from wear and tear.  Most grout is made of sand and cement; this means it can absorb wter, bacteria and even stains.
Test Smoke Alarms  - Testing smoke alarms and changing the batteries is a vital maintenance task for safety reasons.  Smoke alarms should be tested twice a year.  At minimum you should have one detector on every level of your home and in each bedroom.
Change your HVAC Filters  - Have your heating system inspected, serviced and cleaned anually.  Proper maintenance can extend the life of your furnace, postponing an expensive replacement.  Change air filters seasonally to monthly depending on your homes needs.
Block Out Pests  -Prevent against pests setting up camp in your home by caulking small holes or cracks to deter bugs.  Also use hardware cloth to cover any larger areas.

  Sept 2017

From a satisfied client . . . . .

Thank you very much ! It was a plesure working with you.  You are the consummate real estate professional.

   In case you did not know, I also do Property Management.  But only in the Greater Kirkland area.   If you are interested in knowing more about this service, please give me a call.

425-827- 6676

I am so very pleased to introduce the new members of my Team . . . .
Elaine and Veronika

1320 Market St  Suite "B"
Kirkland, Wa 98033


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Kirkland Arts Center-Topophilia
March 6th - April 28th Opening Reception March 9th Kirkland Arts Center

Topophilia: A sense of Place, a Sense of feeling explores the significance of place and is based on the central concept that an individual's personal perspective of a place shapes their artistic interpretation and expression.

St Patricks Day Shamrock Run
March 17th  9 am - Marina Park- Prices Vary - 425-822-7066  Dogs Welcome !

Run or Walk your way through beautiful Kirkland in celebration of St, Patrick's Day at the Third annual Kirkland Shamrock 5K Race and Family Fun Run.  At the Kirkland Shamrock Run you'll see a diverse group of participants including many costumed participants in a sea of green.  The course runs through Kirkland with many vistas of the Olympic Mountains and Lake Washington.  Runners and walkers alike will find a pot of gold awaitng them at the finish line and receive complimentary entrance to the post race festivities at Beer Deck of The Wilde Rover Irish Retaurant.  Race is Saturday March 17th. 9 am Marina Park -  Go to

Howard Mandeville Gallery
March 3 - 31st - Howard Mandeville Gallery

" A Sense of Place" features 10 artists whose paintings reflect a personal bond to the land they call home.

The Taj Mahal Trio
March 2nd  8 pm  Kirkland Performance center

One of the most prominent and influential figures in the late 20th century blues and roots music.  Taj Mahal is a 2014 recipient of the Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Strauss and Wagner: Kirkland Divic Orchestra
March 18th  3-5 pm Free Chapel at Northwest University 5314 111th lane ne.   Kirkland

Kirkland Civic Orchestra is an all volunteer classical synphony orchestra offering free concerts in the Seattle area.  The mission of the orchestra is to offer amateur musicians a great opportunity to play interesting repertoire for our supportive audience.

Washington Wine Month

Washington Wine Month in March is an annual celebration of
Washington State's Award Winning industry.  Make sure you stop by one of Kirkland's wineries tasting rooms or restaurants in March to celebrate. Discover Kirkland's wineries, tasting rooms and restaurants at www.explorekirkland.com

Studio East Mainstage Productions
March 2nd and 3rd - Times Vary Studio East

Of all Shakespeare's plays this must be the best-loved.  It is the story of a night of confusions in a haunted wood. Four young friends stumble about in the magical moonlight, trying to resolve their passions while the powerful spirits of the wood, who have mysterious affairs of their own, play havoc with their hearts and minds.

Second Friday Downtown Art Walk
March 9th  5-8 pm  Downtown Kirkland

Join the downtown merchants and local Kirkland artists for an evening of art, music light refreshments and great conversations at the Second Friday Art Walk.

Castle and Music-Geoffrey Castle's St Patrick's Celebrations

March 17th 7 pm  $35 Kirkland Performance Center

Castle brings the party to Kirkland Performance Center for the 13th year in a row with the All Star Band and the fabulous footwork of the Seattle Irish Dance company !

Whisperings All Star Piano Concert
March 4th  3 pm  Kirkland Performance Center

Creme Tangerine returns to perform the Beatles masterpiece album 1 in a benefit concert to support Kirkland Performance Center.  For more than a decade Creme Tangerine has been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with its unique approach to performing the music of the Beattles.  Proceeds from the night benefit KPC's 2017-2018 presented season.

Parklane Gallery in Kirkland Presents Featured Artists in March
March 4th - April 2nd -  130 Parklane - Parklane Gallery

Parklane Gallery fetured Artists for March - please join up and see the artists.

Farmer's Markets Top of Page

Juanita Farmers Market
Every Friday starting June 2nd thru September  29th 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM  Juanita Beach Park  -  

Friday Market offers delicious locally grown fruits, fresh produce and beautiful flowers.  Special guests are featured in the community booth and there is live music all summer long.  FREE

Downtown Kirkland Farmers Market
Every Wednesday starting June 7th - 2017 to September 27th 2017 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM  Marina Park. 

Vibrant, Lively and Luscious, the Kirkland Wednesday Market features locally produced fruits, vegetables, cheese, meats, jams, breads and pastries along with the arts and crafts.

Kirkland Continous Events Top of Page

Kirkland Heritage Society
Meets every last Wednesday  of the month at 7:00 PM at the Heritage building on Market street.

Life Open studio
Drop in drawing, painting or sculping sessions.  Open to the community; registration not required.  $8 .00 fee.  Sundays 1-4:00pm - 3rd floor - Kirkland Arts Center

Wine Tasting, Tours,, Libations and More
Drop in to Sip and Savor ( check websites for tasting info and details)

         Bin on the lake: 
         Enjoy Fine varietals at a value locally( check websites for details)


          Brix Wine Cafe: 

         Grand Reve Winters: 
         The Grape Choice: 
         Northwest Cellars:  
         Pondera Winery:  


Cooks Delight
Local Area cooking classes ( check websites for full schedules)

          Sur La Table:           Details:


Last Friday of each month 6:30 pm/Kirkland Arts Center- come share a meal and discuss current art issues, includes short presentation and creative exercise.

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