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July 18, 2018

Get Beautiful Lashes on Lake Stevens Real Estate at Chique Lash and Brow

Get your lashes done on Lake Stevens real estate at Chique Lash and Brow.Find great lash artists for full, luscious lashes and brows at the Lake Stevens real estate location of Chique Lash and Brow. The shop is owned by Charity, who sees all the lash artists as family, as well as the customers. Having worked hard to get trained in the proper techniques of applying lash extensions, she takes great care to choose and train her team. There are many different time slots and price points available for lash appointments. Save a little money by working with a newer artist, who have finished their training but are still developing their technique. You can also opt for a more experienced artist for a shorter appointment. No matter which artist you choose, you’ll end up with full, gorgeous eyelashes.

You can also opt to get your lashes tinted, or, if you are sensitive to products around your eyes, you can opt for a keratin lift. This will open up your natural lashes, making your face appear more youthful. The artists at Chique Lash and Bow will look over work you’ve had done at other salons, to make sure it’s good work. They will also do corrective work if necessary.

To get beautiful brows, talk with one of the artists. Get a consultation that takes into account your natural brow shape and growth before shaping them. Keep up the shaping with regular sugar hair removal. Brow tinting or a brow and lash tinting is also available.

Lake Stevens real estate owners can opt for one of the many organic facials or even a full body scrub to get lovely, glowing skin. The full body scrub is done with sugar and lavender, then finishes with a massage and body mask. The facials each take around an hour and can be customized to your skin’s needs. There’s also an express option, which only takes 45 minutes.

Visit Chique Lash and Brow to see a full menu of services offered and see a gallery of their work. 


July 16, 2018

Snohomish Home Owners Celebrate Community at Kla Ha Ya Days

Snohomish home owners go to the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival.Support community organizations that benefit those who call Snohomish home while also having a great time with friends and family at the Kla Ha Ya Days Festival. This festival has been bringing people together in Snohomish for over 100 years. Come see what all the fuss is about July 18th through 22nd. The schedule is jam packed with events and it is always a fun time for everyone from a Snohomish home and those coming from the surrounding area.

Everything kicks off with the Davis Amusement Carnival that starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday the 18th at Harvey Field. The carnival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. The Vuelta La Luna Circus will also be located at Harvey Field next to the carnival. Several showtimes are offered each day, and the show will feature acrobats, aerialists, daredevils, and jugglers.

Other events to check out are the Frogtastic Kids Fair on July 20th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Snohomish Station, the Street Fair - Arts and Crafts Festival on July 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Historic Downtown Snohomish, and the Kla Ha Ha Days Parade also on July 21st at 10:30 a.m. down 1st Street. Also check out the Beer and Wine Garden on July 21st from 1 to 7 p.m. on Avenue A by the Gazebo, the River Run 5K and Kids Dash on July 22nd at 7 a.m. along the Centennial Trail, and the Car and Motorcycle Show and Shine also on July 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1st and Cedar. Find all of the details about each event and plan your fun filled extended weekend at Kla Ha Ya Days


July 11, 2018

People Living in Monroe Get Great Beer from Twin Rivers Brewery

Everyone living in Monroe drinks beer from Twin Rivers Brewery.The Seattle area is known for its amazing and diverse beer culture. However, if you live in Monroe, you don’t have to go far to find a wide array of craft brews. Beer aficionados who live in Monroe should do themselves a favor and head to Twin Rivers Brewery as soon as possible. You might have been to the next door restaurant, Adam’s Bistro. When owner Adam Hoffman bought the property for his bistro, there was also a small brewery. Adam studied with the previous owner, Tim Kovach, for several months until he was ready to start experimenting on his own.

Over the next few years, he worked diligently, trying out different recipes, working out the best hops and grains to use, and getting state of the art equipment. At first, the new little brewery turned out only four barrels a month. The beer was so good that Twin Rivers rapidly upped production to 16 barrels a month. The brewery has continued to increase production and now has a half dozen brews consistently available. Twin Rivers continues to experiment, creating a dozen seasonal brews that pair perfectly with the changing menu at Adam’s Bistro.

One of the best ways to sample Twin Rivers craft brews is to order a beer flight. This includes four different beers, with a five ounce serving of each one. Pints are also available, as are growlers. Enjoy everything Twin Rivers has to offer by joining the Mug Club. The membership fee is $35 per year. Mug Club members can get 22 oz beers for the price of 16 oz beers and earn points toward free beer. Just show your membership card to your server to receive membership benefits.

Learn more about Twin Rivers Brewery and get a current list of available beers. You can also check out Adam’s Bistro while you’re there. 


July 9, 2018

The Library is the Lake Stevens Property for Summer Fun

Kids get reading on Lake Stevens property.The Lake Stevens Library provides many opportunities for children living at Lake Stevens property to come participate in enriching activities. This is especially true over the summer months. Take a look at all that is going on just this week!

Tuesday, July 10th, children ages 3-11 are invited with their caregiver from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to attend Family Storytime: Ultimate Building. Come to hear books about engineering to get minds and imaginations going. Then have the chance to use different building materials to create some awesome structures inspired by the stories.

Thursday, July 12th, there are two events going on that are part of the Explore Summer Program. The first is for elementary early learners from 11 a.m. to noon and is called Animals and Sound. Presented by the Pacific Science Center, children will be able to explore how animals make sounds and use them to communicate and find their way around. Madagascar hissing cockroaches will be on site to dazzle the children. Registration is required. The second event this day is for middle tweens and teens ages 10 to 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and is called Hand-Bound Planners and Journals. There will be plenty of blank and pre-designed pages available for those in attendance to make their own hand-bound planners and journals. Registration is required for this event as well.

Saturday, July 14th there is an opportunity to come for Reading with Rover. This very popular event will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. Children are invited to build confidence and improve reading skills while reading aloud to a loveable canine. Be sure to grab some books, movies, and music to take back to your Lake Stevens property when attending one of these events. Watch the calendar for more fun all summer long. 


July 4, 2018

Keep Cool on Snohomish Real Estate at the Aquatic Center

Snohomish real estate owners go swimmingCool off this summer away from your Snohomish real estate at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. This facility is way more than just a swimming pool. This 52,000 square foot facility, located at 516 Maple Avenue, is owned and operated by the Snohomish School District. There is a competition sized pool, an area for diving, a recreational pool, and a wibit floating play structure that includes a swing, climbing walls, slides, and a jumping platform. Swimmers can also enjoy a lazy river, waterslide, zero entry area, surf simulation machine, and a hot tub.

Come out for recreational swim, sign up for swimming lessons, try surfing or diving, join a competitive swim team, or get a good workout by coming to a water fitness class. Swimming lessons can be found for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Choose from group, private, or semi private lessons that can fit any schedule. Feeling confident and safe in the water is such an important thing in the Pacific Northwest.

Consider hosting your event or party at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Keep the noise and the mess out of your Snohomish real estate. The staff will make sure your event is fun and a success. Enjoy space in the party room and then let your guests have a great time in the pool. The Splash Bash Party Package starts at $250 and includes 45 minutes in the party room and 1 hour and 45 minutes in the recreational pool for up to 12 guests. The Super Surfer Party Package starts at $325 and includes 45 minutes in the party room, 1 hour and 45 minutes in the recreational pool, and 1 hour of FlowRider use for up to 12 guests. Read more about party options, find details about lessons and classes, and plan your visit to the Snohomish Aquatic Center


July 2, 2018

Celebrate Great Music, Food & Beer at Music in the Park This Month

Hear live music near your Monroe home at Lake Tye park.All who call Monroe home are invited to enjoy a free concert every Friday evening in July. Music in the Park will take place at Lake Tye Park each week starting July 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 9 pm. Each week will feature a different performer, brewery, and food truck. Here is a look at what to expect:

July 6th: Pat McHenry will perform, Twin Rivers Brewing Co. will be on site with refreshing beer, and food will be available from Ezell’s Express.

July 13th: Motocross Spaceman will perform. Try a thirst-quenching brew from 20 Corners Brewing Co. Grab dinner or a snack from Jimmy Peppers.

July 20th: Stacy Jones will be performing, while local brewery Dreadnought Brewing LLC will be on site with a wide variety of beers, and food will be available from Yummy Box.

July 27th: Harvey Creek Band will be on stage. Our neighbors from Sultan, Timber Monster Brewing Company, will serve a selection of their delicious beers. Get a taste of New York from Cathouse Pizza, with its famous pizza, grinders, and pasta.

Sponsors and partners of this fun concert series include Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Sam’s Cats and Dogs Naturally, MDCC Commercial Print and Design, Natural Factors, Community Transit, Monroe Boys and Girls Club, Hill Street Cleaners, City of Monroe, Edward Jones Brian Metcalf, and Everything RV. This event is also made possible thanks to the City of Monroe Hotel-Monroe Tax Fund.

Lake Tye Park offers many amazing community events to all Monroe home owners throughout the year. It also offers a 42 acre recreational lake, boat launch, non-guarded beach, picnic shelters, sports fields, restrooms, tennis courts, plenty of parking, a 1.5 mile loop trail around Lake Tye that is connected to other community trails, and much more. Find more details about the concert series on Facebook and more information about Lake Tye Park online. 


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June 27, 2018

Monroe Real Estate Comes Alive at the Lake Tye Skateboard/Longboard Races

Go skateboarding on Monroe real estate at Lake Tye.All skateboarders from Monroe real estate are invited to participate in or come watch the Sk8 Lake Tye: Skateboard/Longboard Races. This event will take place on Sunday, July 1st, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Tye in Monroe. The address is 14964 Fryelands Blvd. This may sound unique, and it truly is because this it the first skate race of its kind. All ages are welcome to participate and there will be several events going on. Choose your signature event or give all three a whirl. The 200 meter heat dash, 1.5 mile, and 3 mile will be available. A $1000 prize purse will be up for grabs. All boarders are invited to show off their speed and skills.

This race is sanctioned by the Skate International Distance and Supercross Association (IDSA). Anyone racing is encouraged to purchase a membership to the IDSA. The cost is $15 for a one-day membership or $20 for a one-year membership. There are many benefits available to members and it can really open doors to anyone who is serious about the sport.

This will be a really fun day for all attendees. Not only will there be the races, but also gear giveaways, tasty food, music, and vendors. Anyone who would like to participate in the races can visit the Facebook page to find a link to register. The 200 meter sprint will take place at 10 a.m. The cost to participate is $8 for those 13 and under or over 60, and $10 for everyone in between. The 1.5 mile race will take place at 1 p.m. and the cost is $10 for those 13 and under or over 60 and $15 for everyone else. The 3 mile race will start at 2:30 p.m. and the cost is the same as the 1.5 mile race. The price to participate in all 3 races is $25 for those 13 and under or over 60 and $30 for general admission. All who live in Monroe real estate are invited down to the lake to participate, cheer on the racers, and be a part of this community event.


June 25, 2018

A Dog Smiles Offers Great Training for Dogs Living in Lake Stevens

Dogs living in Lake Stevens get obedience training.Dog owners living in Lake Stevens have a wonderful resource for in home training and care for their canine companions called A Dog Smiles. There a several personalized training programs available as well as care options such as dog walking and drop in visits. Get started right away with training for your new puppy. The things your puppy learns between the ages of eight and 20 weeks can shape their behavior their whole lives. Get help right in your own home in person, with handouts, and with email and phone support. Learn along with your pet about potty and crate training, basic commands, house manners, chewing, nipping, socialization skills, and vet and grooming preparation. The cost for this course is $300, which includes a consultation and five-one hour sessions.

Other options for training include private lessons and day training. Private lessons can be geared toward basic obedience or to get rid of a problem behavior. A consultation is required before lessons begin to come up with a game plan, then clients can choose from one, three, or a package of six lessons. For anyone living in Lake Stevens who does not have time to go through weeks of private lessons, consider day training. A staff member will come by when you are away to work with your dog. They will even take your dog to different locations to ensure their training is solid. Once again, a consultation is required and a variety of package options are available.

A Dog Smiles goes further and offers services to help take care of your dog while you are away. If you will be gone for long hours during the day, consider having someone come to walk your dog or just to let them out to go potty and play. Pricing for these services vary depending on your exact location. Read more about all services offered by A Dog Smiles and find contact information online. 


June 20, 2018

Experience Great Music on Snohomish Property and Support Horses

Support horses on Snohomish property at Hoofstock.All Snohomish property owners are invited to experience and support the Northwest Equine Stewardship Center (NWESC). This non-profit organization works hard with local equine rescue organizations to rehabilitate rescue horses. This center does not take in and adopt out the horses directly, but simply provides high quality care to horses in need that are part of other programs and organizations. This means that NWESC can focus on caring for the horses and also provide educational and therapeutic opportunities for people. The NWESC provides veterinary, hoof care, and training to horses. The community is also often invited to come out for clinics and special events.

Participating in programs through the NWESC allows Snohomish property owners to make a difference in the lives of neglected and abused horses. Equine professionals are invited to volunteer their time and vet and vet tech students are invited to come get hands on experience. The public is invited to attend a variety of educational series’, participate in the Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Learning Program, and attend Gelding Clinics.

There are also many ways to support the facility financially. Simply make a donation or also watch for special events that benefit this organization. The next event is Hoofstock! A Summer Solstice Benefit Music Fest. This will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cedarbrook Farms in Snohomish. This music festival is family friendly and will feature Bluegrass, Americana, Ska, and Rock ’n’ Roll music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the event and tickets are $15 for individuals, $25 for couples, and $40 for a family when bought in advance. Prices go up at the door, so purchase your tickets early. Find more information about the NWESC, view all upcoming events, and find a link to buy tickets for the music fest. 


June 18, 2018

Eat Well Near Your Monroe Home at Bistro 212

Get great food near your Monroe home at Bistro 212.Get breakfast and lunch on the go near your Monroe home at Bistro 212. And if you ride your motorcycle over, you’ll enjoy a 15% discount on your meal. Even if you’re not a biker, you can rest assured that your meal with be not only delicious but affordable. The items from the Bountiful Breakfasts section of the menu are just $9.95. Get a quesadilla, po’boy, or burrito. You can also fill up on avocado toast or real Southern-style grits. Try their baked goods, including muffins, brownies, cookies, and more. Wake up with a cup of Community Coffee, a proud family-owned company based in Louisiana. They’ve been in business since 1919, so you know you’re going to get a fantastic brew.

Breakfast is served all day at Bistro 212, and lunch items are available starting at 11 a.m. If you’re hungry, check out the sandwiches on the Hot “Fork and Knifers” list. Each on is $9.95 and is served with Heavenly Potato Salad. The Ricarte is a 12-inch long Cubano sandwich, complete with pulled pork, pickles, and Swiss cheese. Or go for a classic turkey and bacon melt. All sandwiches can be made on sourdough, wheat, marble rye, or Creme Ale Brewery buns.

The deli specials are also just $9.95 and come with Heavenly Potato Salad. Fill up with a meatloaf sandwich or try the 212 Club. Choose from sourdough, wheat, or marble rye toasted, then slathered with bacon cream cheese and topped with turkey, ham, lettuce and tomato. The soups are delicious, too, and only cost $5. Soup lovers will want to pick up a loyalty card. Buy nine bowls of soup and get the 10th free. Get Grandma K’s tomato soup or the soup of the day.

If you’re in a hurry, call 360.863.6445 to place an order that will be ready to go as soon as you arrive. Delivery to your Monroe home or business is also available on select items. However, the atmosphere at Bistro 212 is so friendly and inviting that you’ll want to make time to visit in person soon.