The Suncadia Resort started 2013 hot with a spike in real estate sales. Suncadia Real Estate Sales Company reached more than $27 million in the first half of 2013, and sales are predicted to continue rising throughout the remainder of the year, and 2nd homes in the PNW continue to rise according to the Wall Street Journal.
Photo credit: Suncadia Resort
The growth came after an impressive 2012, when Suncadia had more than $42 million in sales, the resort’s best year since 2008. The resort has sold mroe than 1,300 homes and condos since properties went on the market in 2003, and the sales success of 2012 almost doubled that of 2011 sales. According to the Journal, 60 new homes will be developed in 2013, an increase from 40 in 2012. For more information on Suncadia Resort Real Estate, visit Suncadia’s website today.
Investigators reported earlier this week, that the Taylor Bridge wildfire erupting in Eastern Washington may have began near the Cle Elum Bridge, and Firefighters have been working to control the hazardous fire ever since. Yesterday afternoon, the Seattle Times reported that the fire had burned some 22,600 acres, and firefighters were able to contain 25% of the flames. Firefighters are probably a week or so away from fully controlling the fire, and so far there has only been one person injured, a firefighter who received treatment for minor cuts and burns.
As of this morning, reports claim that the firefighters working through the night had a successful night, and ended up evacuating 50 people from their homes near the Lauderdale and Riverview neighborhoods, bringing the total evacuated number up to 500. There are around 900 firefighters currently working to calm the fires and keep them from crossing Interstate 90, and Highway 970 where clumps of timber would likely fuel the flame. For round the clock updates on the fire’s progression, visit the Seattle Times.
The Roslyn Moosefest is the annual fan festival for the 1990’s television show Northern Exposure. For those that do not remember Northern Exposure, the show was about a newly graduated doctor who has to start a practice in a small Alaskan town. While the town in the show was in Alaska, it was actually filmed in Roslyn Washington.
The Moosefest this year (2011) is informal (every other year is informal). Thus there is no scheduled events other than a gathering of approximately 30-40 Northern Exposure fans in Roslyn. This is how it is described on the official website (see first link above):
Informal Moosefest 2011 is the off-year without an organized Northern Exposure fan festival. Keeping with the last-full-weekend in July tradition, it will be July 29-31, 2011. The only activities at an informal Moosefest are hanging out and being reminded “There is no plan”. But then, there is no registration cost either. The Moosefest Committee and whatever fans feel like joining us that weekend hang out in Roslyn. There generally are 30 to 40 fans that show up. We live “in the moment” on what to do next: eat, watch episodes, visit filming sites, drink, talk, sleep or something else. All are welcome!
If you are interested in going, I am sure you can contact the organizers through their contact page or just show up in Roslyn and track down fellow Northern Exposure fans.
The Roslyn Arts Walk’s Sunshine Series begins Saturday, May 28th. Come visit Roslyn galleries and businesses who will display art! Begin the walk at the Mountain Mermaid/Ewing & Clark building at 102 E Pennsylvania and get a map to guide you on your walk.
Saturday, May 28th, 2011, is the 20th annual Easton Memorial Day Celebration. While I do not have the details of this year’s event, I assume it will follow the general time line that is has in the past. The day includes the Easton Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at noon and and run along Railroad Street. Around the parade, there are generally events all day. In the past they have had a pancake breakfast at the Easton School Cafeteria from 8 am to 11 am. Street vendors start selling food, crafts, and even host carnival type games starting around 10 am and lasting until around 6 pm. And the Cabin Creek Cruisers Car Club will have their 8th annual car show starting around 9 am and going to about 3:30 pm.
Again, I do not have the details of this year’s event, but that is how it has gone in the past. Stop by Easton this Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend there will be plenty of fun to catch even if my timeline is a little off.
Easton is located off Exit 71 of I-90, about 9 miles west of the Roslyn exit (Exit 80) and 13 miles west of Cle Elum (Exit 84).
Sounds like something out of the Old West, but no it is 2011 and the Roslyn Riders were forced to cancel the poker tournament due to Equine Herpes Virus. Roslyn Riders pass on their apologies for cancelling the event.
Equine herpesvirus is a group of viruses of the family Herpesviridae that affect horses. According to Wikipedia Herpesviridae can affect all kinds of animals including humans, but there are several Equine herpesvirus that affect horses.
The Roslyn Arts Walk’s Winter Series (it still feels like winter doesn’t it?) continues on Friday, April 29th. Visit Roslyn galleries and businesses who will display art! Stop at the Mountain Mermaid/Ewing & Clark building at 102 E Pennsylvania and get a map of all the participating locations throughout the historic town of Roslyn.