Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help
Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park – will return to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium (22030 Cliff Ave. S.; just north of the Marina) on Friday, March 4 from 5 – 10 p.m. and on Saturday, March 4 from Noon until 9 p.m. Twenty great wineries, great food and great unplugged entertainment by Arron Jones, Brian Butler and other fabulous blues artists is lined up and now all we need is your great support! Poverty Bay Wine Festival volunteers (21 ...
Furloughs delayed by Des Moines City Council, but chickens are promoted
by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was expected to discuss furloughing city staff this year to save nearly $286,000 and moved the issue to the Council meeting of Feb. 11, but the Council did hear a proposal to allow chickens to be raised by residents. The postponement came when Councilmember Rob Back said he wasn’t able to vote on the issue and used Councilmember privilege to remove the issue from the Council’s consent agenda. The Council also on Thursday night (Feb. 4) got a routine update on Sound Transit’s proposed work on the Kent-Des Moines and Highline College station. Budget balancing furloughs The ...
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hand Raisers…
by Dave Markwell Every day, in every room, hands are raised. These hands climb from the uncertain pockets or desk tops to do the difficult, but important things. While many secure their sweaty palms firmly in place while deliberately avoiding eye contact with the challenges we face, a special few raise their hands and say, “I’ll do it.” These people are our heroes. Many years ago when my now teenage son was in kindergarten, I stood at the end of the breezeway waiting for him to leave his classroom at the end of his school day. When the bell rang and doors ...
Past the Popcorn: Coens Miss Their Stride with Hail, Caesar!
by Jeff Walls No director(s) in Hollywood so easily transition from drama to comedy and back again as the Coen Brothers. The writing and directing duo take on old Hollywood in their latest comedy entitled Hail, Caesar! It is a fascinating concept and there are individual scenes throughout the movie that are fantastic on their own, but the whole, unfortunately, does not quite live up to the sum of its parts. Josh Brolin stars as Eddie Mannix, a studio “fixer” whose job it is to keep the studio’s cavalcade of stars out of trouble. The whole movie takes place over the period of ...
Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life
The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who couldn't otherwise afford them. Donations were generated by people who graciously attend and support great events like the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, as well as the upcoming Poverty Bay Wine Festival, to be held March 4-5 at the Des Moines Beach Auditorium. You can help support Highline Music4Life by buying early bird tickets now at www.DrinkToMusic.org #DrinkToMusic
Massive demand for release of cities’ public records dropped by Tim Clemans
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="490"] THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised "to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible..."[/caption] [caption id="attachment_95995" align="aligncenter" width="490"] NOW: Not so much...[/caption] by Jack Mayne The man who asked Des Moines, Burien and SeaTac – and most other cities in the state – for every single public record they had, dropped his request all of a sudden via email on Monday, Feb. 1. Tim Clemans told the cities of Des Moines and Burien that he was withdrawing his demand by email. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] Tim Clemans[/caption] His email to Burien was somewhat cryptic: “Decided requesting records ...
South King Fire & Rescue launches pilot program for non-emergency calls
People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly 30,000 times – and 80% of those calls were for medical issues. Not all of those 911 calls for help are what you might call a “lights and sirens” type of emergency. An example would be that a person just doesn’t have the strength in their legs to stand up and is literally stuck in a chair or has chronic pain that is flaring ...
The Marine View Driver: Rambling about Ramblings
Wherein the author encounters a tiled traveler's greeting. By Mike Smith I’ve read a lot of heartfelt messages in my time on this orb. I’m a husband a father and a grandfather. Messages from my wife my kids and my grandkids are usually meaningful and touching. Even from a three-year-old who simply scrawls her name on a hallmark card. (zoe) However, there is something about a public restroom that seems to get a person’s true feelings flowing. Public urinations of empirical reality scrawled upon the shiny wall of a shelter of lowly and private necessity never fail to get me through the day. ...
‘Landmark on the Sound’ sold for $14 million; city wants to retain its façade
by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told the Masonic ‘Landmark on the Sound’ has been sold for “in the area of $14 million” and the city will meet with representatives of the new owners to discuss how the building can remain a local icon and retain its historic façade. The Council also heard some objections of residents, but the city is moving forward with construction of an elevated crosswalk and the “traffic calming” intersection of Redondo Beach Drive and 287th. Bids for will be opened on Monday (Feb. 1). In addition, soon to retire City Manager Tony Piasecki said he ...
Past the Popcorn: True Story of The Finest Hours Worth Seeing
by Jeff Walls Less than a month into 2016 and we have already gotten two movies with the word “hours” in the title that each tell stories about men who put their own lives in danger to save the lives of others. The first was Michael Bay’s 13 Hours, which told the story of the men who defended a U.S. Diplomatic Mission when it was attacked in Benghazi. The Finest Hours goes back further in time to tell the story that to this day is considered the greatest small-boat rescue in United States Coast Guard history. Again, you will find yourself having ...
WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY, is an impressive, newly constructed, two-story, 5-bedroom home with nine-foot... [Read more]Sponsored Post
New Advertiser Salon Michelle welcomes Stylist Jamesa, and Clients save big! Just in time for Valentine’s Day romance, Salon Michelle is ready to help you turn up the style for cupid’s delight.... [Read more]
Volunteers are needed to share their love for Puget Sound as Beach Naturalists: As a Beach Naturalist, you’ll learn more about Puget Sound beaches and their inhabitants, and you’ll be trained to help... [Read more]
Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Advertiser Seattle Christian Schools invites you to discover why families in Seattle and South King County continue to choose Seattle Christian Schools! They invite you to an Open House on Thursday,... [Read more]
It’s time for mid-Winter Break at local schools, which means your Mount Rainier Pool is having another special event from Feb. 15-16: Here are the details: Mid-Winter Break for Highline and Federal... [Read more]
Coffee with a Cop brings Des Moines Police Officers to Highline College on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and provides an opportunity for students and employees to talk about issues... [Read more]
Here’s episode #37 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Robbins & Co. is looking to hire an Office Assistant at their Burien office: Compensation: Starting at $16-$18 DOE Employment type: full-time Office assistant needed for small family-owned construction... [Read more]
by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was expected to discuss furloughing city staff this year to save nearly $286,000 and moved the issue to the Council meeting of Feb. 11, but the Council did hear... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Spaghetti Dinner is this Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 8 p.m, in Fellowship Hall. Raffle tickets for beautiful baskets. Candle lights, table service,... [Read more]
by Dave Markwell Every day, in every room, hands are raised. These hands climb from the uncertain pockets or desk tops to do the difficult, but important things. While many secure their sweaty palms firmly... [Read more]
by Jeff Walls No director(s) in Hollywood so easily transition from drama to comedy and back again as the Coen Brothers. The writing and directing duo take on old Hollywood in their latest comedy entitled... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SATURDAY, Feb. 6 – is a spacious, bright and welcoming 5-bedroom home with plenty of space! Smart... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Registration for the 2016 South Highline National Little League is now underway! Please stop by Sylvester Middle School Gym (16222 Sylvester Rd SW in Burien) on Thursday nights from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.... [Read more]
The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]Sponsored Post
The City of Des Moines is looking to hire a Recreation Facility Attendant I: The pay is $9.50 to $13.00 per hour DOQ. Hourly Extra-Hire Variable-Hour Part-time. This position is not eligible for benefits... [Read more]
THEN: InsideYourGovernment.com promised “to make government transparent by default and to do as much good with that transparency as possible…” NOW: Not so much… by Jack Mayne The... [Read more]
Last week, Highline College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. The honor gives Highline the chance to compete for the 2017 Aspen... [Read more]
People call their Fire Department for help with medical emergencies every day – in fact, if you add up the calls received in the Federal Way, Auburn and Des Moines area last year people called 911 nearly... [Read more]
The White House cited Highline Public Schools as a leader in computer science education, as President Obama announced in his weekly address a $4 billion plan to give all students across the country the... [Read more]
Wherein the author encounters a tiled traveler’s greeting. By Mike Smith I’ve read a lot of heartfelt messages in my time on this orb. I’m a husband a father and a grandfather. Messages from... [Read more]Read More Headlines