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john Denver album

Whether or not you’re a fan, you have to admit John Denver was an icon of 70′s popular music. For those of us who grew up during that era, Take Me Home Country Roads, Annie’s Song, Rocky Mountain High and Thank God I’m a Country Boy made up a good portion of the sound track of our youth.

On Friday, October 24, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. PDT, the late John Denver will be honored posthumously with the 2,531st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The star will be located at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard. “We are proud to honor one of America’s singing icons who has been missed for many years. Luckily for us we have his amazing music to remember him by,” stated Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler. Helping Gubler to unveil the star in the category of Recording will be two of Denver’s three children, Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse Belle Denver, who will accept the honor on behalf of the family. The Band Trampled by Turtles will be performing an acoustic version of Denver’s song “Annie’s Song. The band is in town for their performance that evening at the Fonda Theatre the evening of the star ceremony.

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

What was your favorite John Denver song?

Downsizing Seminar

Strategies for Making Your Next Move Manageable
Wednesday, September 10th, 10:30 am – Noon
Valley Medical Center Medical Arts Center Auditorium
4033 Talbot Road S., Renton, WA  98055


Moving to a smaller home may seem daunting after years of accumulation, however, it’s do-able with proper planning and knowledge of the process. Pick up tips about organizing and scaling back your belongings from three downsizing professionals. Learn the nuts and bolts of staging, listing and successfully selling your home at this downsizing seminar.

John Meskel, C&J Estate Sales

Laurie Lamoureux, Seamless Moves
Mindy Garner, Coldwell Banker Bain and ElderMove Alliance

Resident Panel:
Following the presentation, several Chateau at Valley Center residents share their stories and answer your questions about their recent, real-life, downsizing experiences.

Space is limited! Register online today - click here.

Free Luncheon & Resident-Led Tours following the Presentation and Panel
Noon – 2:00 pm
Chateau at Valley Center (transportation provided)

Free parking in the North Garage and enter the MAC building through the sky bridge on the third level. Take the elevator from the MAC lobby to the 1st floor. The auditorium is to the right.

Seniors taking photo








Come to the Senior Health Fair Friday, September 5th, 2014
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Valley Medical Center, Medical Arts Center, 1st Floor
4033 Talbot Road S., Renton, WA 98055

  • Free Admission
  • More than 30 exhibitor booths, including ElderMove Alliance
  • Educational seminars held in the auditorium
  • Free parking and shuttle service
  • Complimentary refreshments


Any Seattle-area natives remember dragging a homemade hydroplane
behind your bicycle as kids? We do!
(although ours did not look anywhere near as good as Chip Hanauer’s!)

Have a great SeaFair Weekend, everyone!

Bins to Recycle Many ItemsThis Earth Day, show your love to Mother Earth by recycling items you’re no longer using in your home or office.

For instance, this Recycle Station in the Best Buy store in Bellevue, WA accepts: plastic bags; CDs, DVDs and their cases; rechargeable batteries; ink and toner cartridges; gift cards; wires, cords and cables; and remotes and controllers.


packing peanutsMany people wonder where to recycle foam packing material and “peanuts” in the Seattle area now that many shipping company stores are no longer accepting them. Styro Recycle recycles EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) commonly known as Styrofoam®. They are located in Renton, just west of IKEA, and are open 7 days a week.

Whether you are moving, downsizing, getting organized or just want to be a good citizen of the planet, recycling items that have become clutter will make you feel great on Earth Day and Every Day!





Gloved fingers in the shape of a heartHappy Valentine’s Day! A day to think about love and to see hearts, hearts, hearts everywhere. But what about YOUR heart? Your actual HEART? If something were to happen to you (heaven forbid, spit on the sidewalk, knock on wood!), what would happen to your heart?

Did you know it’s also National Organ Donor Day?

How about showing your LOVE for others by donating your heart and other organs to someone in need? 

Here are a couple of websites for you to get more information, sign up and REALLY show your love this Valentine’s Day:

Lifecenter Northwest (focused on Puget Sound and Seattle area): http://www.lcnw.org/

US Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.organdonor.gov

Happy Valentine’s Day from Seamless Moves!


Horse sculpture Seattle Seamless Moves

Year of the Horse

According to the cycle of the five elements in the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 is the Year of the Wooden Horse, which is regarded as a year of quick victories, un-expected adventures and surprising romances.
Chinese people believe the horse is one of the most important creatures in the world for mankind to befriend.

It is believed that those who are born in the Year of the Horse usually have superior manners and pay more attention to their appearance in terms of style and accessories. They tend to be generous and like extravagance.

Generally, they are free-spirited, liberated and always on the move, yearning for the freedom to roam. Their attitude toward everything is positive and straightforward. As independent as the horse, they don’t like to be suppressed and they don’t easily accept help from others.

What does a “Horse Year” mean for businesses in Western Washington? The time for pondering and planning was 2013′s Snake year. Horse energy is free spirited, wild, willful and independent. 2014′s Horse year is time to act fast: buy that home, launch that business, travel the world, make a big purchase, get a promotion at work, have a breakthrough – take a leap and fly. If it’s right, then there’s nothing to think about; just follow your instincts. If you miss the mark, you’ll have all of Wood Sheep Year 2015 to get cozy and enjoy life’s comforts in all their artistic forms.


Sources: Ying Wen, Epoch Times; Susan Levitt, Western and Asian astrology
Photo Credit: Laurie Lamoureux (Bellevue, WA), taken at Wild Horse Hotel and Casino (c) 2013

Laurie Lamoureux, President and Chief Box Opener of Seamless Moves, will be a guest on the live show, Success Mashup Radio on Alternative Talk KKNW 1150AM in Seattle on Monday, July 22nd at 3:00 pm.

SMR is hosted by Keith Kranc, Bruce Hudson and Josh Hudson. The premise of the Success Mashup Radio Show is to interview business owners, entrepreneurs and inspiring people who have built a successful business by standing out from the crowd.

Laurie is honored to be selected as a guest for this show and looks forward to sharing business information with Success Mashup Radio’s listeners!

Laurie with microphone at radio show tapingLaurie Lamoureux, President and Chief Box Opener of Seamless Moves, will be a guest on The Money Hour with Mitchell and Mercer on KVI570 Radio this Sunday, June 30th at 11:00 am. Laurie explained for their listeners what Move Managers do and the ways they help people who are moving to a new home. 

Tune in to find out answers to Tina and Mike’s questions, such as:

  • What is a Move Management company?
  • How are you different from a “regular” moving company like Mayflower or Allied?
  • How is a Move Manager similar to a Wedding Planner?
  • What help do you provide for empty nesters and seniors who are downsizing to move to a smaller home?

And, of course: What is the strangest thing you have ever moved?

Big thanks to Tina and Dave for the opportunity to speak to their listeners and for making it easy and fun for Laurie to share this information with them!


Do you have socks with no mates? Hats that don’t perch on heads? Purses replaced by a trendier model? Clothing your children have outgrown? Linens for beds you no longer own?

We suggest celebrating Lost Sock Memorial Day (May 9th) by donating your partner-less socks, along with other clean, usable women’s, children’s or men’s clothing and usable household items to Seamless Moves’ 3rd Annual Lost Sock Day Clothing Drive to benefit people of all abilities at Northwest Center. On Lost Sock Day, volunteers will play matchmaker and pair up as many donated socks as possible, so that they may fulfill their calling to warm chilly toes.

As you spring-clean your closets and dresser drawers over the next couple of weeks, keep a bag handy for items you no longer use. Then, take your donation to one of the donation sites listed below by May 7th, or contact Seamless Moves for pickup at 425-746-1334.

Northwest Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, has provided services to support the rights and independence of people with developmental disabilities for 45 years. From early childhood therapy and education to adult job training and placement, Northwest Center promotes the building of a community where people of all abilities can fully participate.


If you’ve never heard of Snohomish Slew you are in for a treat and good chuckle.

On February 2, 2013, Snohomish Slew challenges Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil to a battle for the most accurate weather forecast.  What will be our fate?  Will spring arrive in 6 weeks or will we be ribbitt-ed by showers and slush? While it is true that “Phil” has been forecasting the weather for decades, there is little hope of an East Coast woodchuck giving a very accurate prediction for the coming of Spring in the Great Northwest.  Only the Frog-nosticator Snohomish Slew can croak the impending meteorological fate of our region.

The GroundFrog’s full name is actually “Snohomish Slew, Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary.” Slew is named after the sloughs on the Snohomish River where his ancestor settled. Slew is reputed by townspeople to be more than 100 years old.  Truth is Slew XX is a descendant of the Great Snohomish Slew who migrated from New York to the shore of the Snohomish River.  Slew’s gift of Northwest weather prediction is a rare genetic trait.  However, some say the gift also comes from the refreshing Slew Dew that he is so fond of drinking, sometimes in large quantities.

Slew’s frog-nostication and weather prediction occur at Avenue A and First Street in Downtown Snohomish, Washington. The Ceremony is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a FREE EVENT TO THE PUBLIC. You can get all the details at GroundFrogday.org.






“Artificial Light,” Anderson Park, Redmond, WA by fiber artist Suzanne Tidwell, March 2012.
Photo by Tracy Zettner

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