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Halloween Activities in the Greater Seattle Area

9/18/2023 (Permalink)

Kerry Park in Seattle's Queen Anne Neighborhood Kerry Park is an iconic Seattle landmark.

With a beautiful fall in the Pacific Northwest well underway now in mid-September, many of us are ready for all the spooktacular festivities that come with Halloween. For those of us who enjoy a real fright, we’ve compiled a list of creepy-crawly activities, events, and places in and around Seattle. These activities may not be family friendly, or they may only be appropriate for specific age ranges. Make sure to read each website’s recommendations regarding who can participate.

  • Georgetown Morgue Haunted House: The mysterious Georgetown Morgue made the Historic Morgue Society’s “most intriguing historic urban morgues” list back in 1999, and there is no mystery behind why it made the list. The morgue has a tragic and horrifying history, and to this day the horrific 1968 Seattle Crematorium Massacre that took place there is embroiled in speculation. Each year, the haunted house portion of the morgue sees a bit of remodeling so that even returning fright seekers don’t know what to expect.
  • Stalker Farms: Located just outside of Seattle in the scenic city of Snohomish, Stalker Farms is a haunted attraction put on by Stocker Farms each year. Touting itself as “the original haunted corn trails in Washington State,” Stalker Farms creates an immersive eerie experience through unique storylines, detailed makeup, and talented actors. 
  • Maris Farms: Buckley is a beautiful small town with jutting alpine mountains surrounded by rolling hills. And in the center of it all is Maris Farms. During Spooky Season, Maris Farms hosts an event featuring haunted woods, a corn maze, pumpkins, photo-ops and good eats.
  • Northern State Recreational Area: For those who enjoy hikes, making the drive to Sedro-Wooley is a great opportunity to see the historical remains of what was once the largest facility in the entire state for the mentally ill. The grounds were designed and landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers, who famously designed Central Park in New York City, along with 37 parks and playgrounds in Seattle. Northern State Mental Hospital included a mill, quarry, greenhouse, and several other facilities. In the 1950s, the hospital housed as many as 2,700 people. The plans included a cemetary, where more than 1,500 patients were laid to rest.
  • Queen Anne True Crime Tour: For fans of chilling true crime stories, this may be the tour for you. The tour covers several famous Seattle cases, and takes you through Queen Anne Hill, Chinatown International District, and several neighborhoods in the downtown area.

Happy Labor Day!

8/31/2023 (Permalink)

Small American flag with sunset in background. Thank you to our hard working, dedicated employees!

As Labor Day approaches, we are reminded of the immense value that hardworking employees bring to our lives and our communities. This year, SERVPRO of Central Seattle takes a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to our dedicated team of professionals who consistently go above and beyond to serve our community with unwavering commitment and determination. On this special occasion, we recognize the significance of their contributions, the challenges they face, and the collective spirit that binds us together.

A Culture of Dedication

At SERVPRO of Central Seattle, our success is built on a strong foundation of teamwork, expertise, and unparalleled dedication to customer service. Our employees embody these values and make a positive impact on the lives of our customers, neighbors, and colleagues daily. Whether they are responding to an emergency call in the middle of the night or working tirelessly to restore properties affected by fire, water, or mold damage, their dedication to excellence is evident in every task they undertake.

The Unsung Heroes

Behind the scenes of every successful mitigation project, there are numerous unsung heroes who work diligently to ensure the smooth operation of SERVPRO of Central Seattle. From the administrative staff managing logistics and customer inquiries to the technicians on the frontlines, each employee plays a vital role in the company's overall success. They often work long hours and face challenging situations, but their resilience and commitment never waver.

Navigating Challenges with Grace

The nature of our work at SERVPRO of Central Seattle demands a high level of adaptability and composure, particularly during times of crisis. Our employees have shown time and again that they can navigate challenging situations with grace and professionalism. They are the epitome of calm in the midst of chaos, providing a reassuring presence to our clients when they need it the most.

A Supportive Work Environment

At SERVPRO of Central Seattle, we believe in fostering a supportive work environment that encourages growth and values employee well-being. Our team is more than just a workforce; they are family. We celebrate their successes, provide encouragement during difficult times, and prioritize work-life balance to ensure they can continue to serve with enthusiasm and dedication.

Thank You To Our Employees

As Labor Day approaches, we want to take a moment to extend our deepest gratitude to all the employees of SERVPRO of Central Seattle. Your hard work, unwavering commitment, and dedication to excellence are what make this company truly exceptional. Each one of you brings a unique set of skills and talents that enrich our team and contribute to our collective success.

As we prepare to celebrate Labor Day, let us not forget the tireless efforts of our dedicated team at SERVPRO of Central Seattle. Their hard work and commitment to service go beyond the call of duty, making a positive impact on the lives of those they serve. This Labor Day, as we honor the contributions of workers everywhere, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our employees for their passion, resilience, and unwavering dedication. Together, we look forward to a future filled with continued growth, success, and the privilege of serving our community.

2023 Committees and Organizations

8/24/2023 (Permalink)

people having a meeting We are proud to be a part of so many wonderful organizations and committees.

At SERVPRO of Central Seattle, our commitment to community engagement goes beyond our exceptional restoration services. We believe that actively participating in various committees and organizations not only enriches our understanding of the industries we serve but also allows us to contribute to the growth and development of our region. Through our involvement with a multitude of associations, chambers, and institutes, we continually expand our knowledge, nurture valuable relationships, and give back to the communities we are proud to be a part of. We are involved in the following organizations and committees:

5 Things To Do In Seattle For The 4th of July

6/28/2023 (Permalink)

gas works park There are lots of fun solo or family friendly activities to do for the 4th!

The 4th of July is just around the corner! If you find yourself in Seattle this Independence Day, get ready for a fantastic time filled with festivities, fireworks, and unforgettable memories. To help you plan an epic day, we've compiled a list of five exciting activities (both traditional and non-traditional) that will make your 4th of July in Seattle truly spectacular.

Attend Seafair Summer Fourth:
Experience the grandest celebration in Seattle at the Seafair Summer Fourth event, held annually at Gas Works Park. Get ready to be blown away by breathtaking firework displays reflecting over the iconic Seattle skyline and shimmering waters of Lake Union. The event also features live music, delicious food trucks, and fun-filled activities for all ages. Grab a blanket, secure your spot early, and immerse yourself in this extraordinary celebration of independence.

Explore the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum:
Take a break from the crowds and delve into the mesmerizing world of art at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum. Located at the Seattle Center, this captivating museum showcases the works of renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. Wander through the vibrant exhibits, marveling at the intricate glass sculptures and stunning installations. As the sun sets, witness the museum's beauty transformed by colorful lights, adding a touch of magic to your Independence Day experience.

Cruise along Elliott Bay:
Get out on the water and celebrate the 4th of July from a different perspective by embarking on a scenic cruise along Elliott Bay. Various companies offer special Independence Day cruises, allowing you to enjoy stunning views of the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle, and the majestic Mount Rainier in the distance. Savor a delicious meal on board, dance to live music, and revel in the vibrant atmosphere as you witness the fireworks from the deck of your vessel.

Visit the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI):
Immerse yourself in Seattle's rich history by visiting the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in South Lake Union. Explore engaging exhibits that showcase the city's past, present, and future, and gain a deeper understanding of the people and events that shaped Seattle. From the Klondike Gold Rush to the birth of the aviation industry, MOHAI offers a captivating journey through time. Round off your visit with a stroll along the shores of Lake Union, enjoying scenic views and tranquility.

Picnic at Golden Gardens Park:
Escape the bustling city and head to Golden Gardens Park for a relaxing and picturesque 4th of July picnic. Located in the Ballard neighborhood, this expansive waterfront park offers sandy beaches, lush green spaces, and stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Pack a delicious spread, bring along some lawn games, and bask in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Stay until dusk to witness the magnificent fireworks illuminating the night sky.

Seattle offers a plethora of exciting activities to make your 4th of July truly memorable. Whether you choose to revel in the grand firework displays at Seafair Summer Fourth, immerse yourself in art at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, or embark on a scenic cruise along Elliott Bay, the Emerald City has something to offer for everyone. Take advantage of this festive occasion to explore Seattle's rich history at the Museum of History & Industry or relax in the serene beauty of Golden Gardens Park. Whatever you decide, prepare for an unforgettable Independence Day celebration in Seattle!

Honoring the Sacrifice: Memorial Day and Our Gratitude to Fallen Heroes

5/16/2023 (Permalink)

monument at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day is a time for gratitude, remembrance, and honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States.

As Memorial Day approaches, it is important to understand the significance of this solemn holiday and the profound gratitude we owe to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States. Beyond the barbecues and festivities, Memorial Day holds deep meaning as a day of remembrance and honor. In this blog post, we will explore the essence of Memorial Day, why it is significant, and express our heartfelt appreciation on behalf of SERVPRO of Central Seattle for those who died while serving our nation.

  1. Understanding Memorial Day: Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, is a day dedicated to honoring and remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Originally known as Decoration Day, it emerged after the American Civil War to commemorate fallen soldiers. Over time, it evolved into a national holiday, encompassing all military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom and preserving our way of life.

  2. Commemorating the Sacrifice: Memorial Day holds immense significance as a time to reflect upon and pay tribute to the brave individuals who selflessly gave their lives for our country. It serves as a reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made by servicemen and women, highlighting their unwavering dedication, courage, and love for their fellow citizens. It is a day to express gratitude for their willingness to lay down their lives to protect our cherished values and liberties.

  3. Honoring Fallen Heroes: SERVPRO of Central Seattle joins the nation in expressing deep appreciation and reverence for the fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. We recognize the immense debt of gratitude owed to those who sacrificed their own lives to ensure our safety and security. Their valor and commitment inspire us to cherish the freedoms they fought to preserve and to remember the sacrifices made by military families who have lost loved ones in service.

  4. Memorial Day Traditions: Memorial Day is observed with various traditions that help commemorate the fallen. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials to honor the gravesites of fallen soldiers, adorning them with flowers and flags. Parades, patriotic ceremonies, and memorial services are held across the country to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Observing a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. local time for one minute is a common practice to reflect upon the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes.

  5. Carrying Their Legacy Forward: While Memorial Day serves as a poignant moment to remember and honor our fallen heroes, it is essential to carry their legacy forward every day. We can do this by supporting and caring for the veterans who returned from their service, ensuring they receive the respect, resources, and assistance they deserve. Moreover, by actively participating in our communities and upholding the values our fallen heroes fought to defend, we can honor their memory and honor the meaning of their sacrifice.

As Memorial Day approaches, let us pause and reflect on the true meaning of this solemn occasion. SERVPRO of Central Seattle expresses heartfelt gratitude to the brave men and women who gave their lives in service to the United States. May their sacrifice be forever etched in our hearts, and may we strive to honor their memory by embracing the freedoms they fought to protect. This Memorial Day, let us come together as a nation to remember, appreciate, and pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

Staying Connected with Central Seattle: Follow Us on Instagram @SERVPRO_Central_Seattle!

1/27/2023 (Permalink)

Our instagram content Come be a part of our community on Instagram – follow @SERVPRO_Central_Seattle today!

At SERVPRO®, our commitment to our community is at the heart of what we do. To further strengthen our ties and keep you informed, we're excited to announce that we've joined Instagram as @SERVPRO_Central_Seattle!

Whether you're an industry partner, a homeowner, a property manager, or simply curious about our services, we invite you to follow us. On our Instagram page, you'll find a treasure trove of engaging and informative content about fire damage, water damage, mold remediation, and how we can assist with all your restoration needs – and more!

But that's not all. We also use Instagram to share our presence at fun events with our industry partners, so you can catch up with us and stay in the loop about the latest developments in property restoration.

Come be a part of our community on Instagram – follow @SERVPRO_Central_Seattle today! We look forward to connecting with you and sharing valuable insights about keeping your property safe and well-maintained.