Patti Payne's Cool Pads: Stein and Linda Kruse list elegant Clyde Hill manse for $5.5 million (Photos)

Stein and Linda Kruse are selling the classic Mediterranean manse in Clyde Hill where they have lived with their children for the past ten years.

Windermere Brokers Steven Erickson and Mallory Harwood Hanley have the $5.48 million listing of this majestic and elegant residence.

The house has been an ideal setting as a family home where their pre-teens grew up and where the Kruses hosted fundraisers for various causes.

“This is a wonderful house for entertaining,” says Stein. “We had graduations,…

See the Valley's restaurant openings and closings from August

August seems to be a healthy time for restaurant growth in the Valley.

This August, at least 24 restaurants opened and only two closed. Last August, 23 restaurants opened and three closed.

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Reston cyber and analytics company to be acquired by Jacobs Engineering

Reston-based IT services provider Blue Canopy has agreed to be purchased by technical professional services juggernaut Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Terms of the deal, announced Thursday, were not disclosed.

Blue Canopy CEO Brad Schwartz said in a statement his workforce — some 450 strong — will bring new solutions to Jacobs’ customers. The company was a 2016 GovCon Contractor of the Year honoree. It specializes in customized digital platforms in the fields of cybersecurity and data analytics…

Willamette wineries group, Oregon Pinot Camp merge

Two organizations that work to grow Oregon’s wine industry — Oregon Pinot Camp and Willamette Valley Wineries Association — have announced a merger.

Wine lovers know the high-profile International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville as a pinnacle Pinot event, but Oregon Pinot Camp has quietly provided an intensive education on the state’s flagship varietal to thousands of retailers, restaurant buyers and sommeliers, from Oregon and throughout the nation, since 2000.

Willamette Valley…