After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring
BREAKING: We just received word that – after 20 years in public service – current city councilmember and former Mayor Bob Sheckler will announce his retirement at tonight's Des Moines City Council meeting (Thursday, March 26). Sheckler, who was Mayor for two two-year terms, will not run for re-election for Position #6, where he has served since Jan. 2012. As Mayor, Sheckler worked to protect the people of Des Moines from the negative environmental effects of the airport, including toxic runoff and noise pollution. He was also instrumental in getting the new $45 million Artemis Hotel built on Pacific Highway South, helping Chinese investors wade through ...
REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!
[youtube]https://youtu.be/CECLFvHmoOM[/youtube] REMINDER: Have you got your costume ready yet? The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival ('BUFO') will be a week from tonight – Wednesday, April 1 (April Fool's Day) – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien! This year, expect some new surprises – including a film festival – at this growing, fun and creative outdoor party in front of the Tin Room, including: The first-ever Burien Film Festival (with a $2,500 prize) with an outdoor screening Outdoor Street Party with Beer Garden Kids' face painting, inflatables and crafts Bring-your-0wn UFO contest Share your UFO stories on stage Flash Mob Photo Booth Live music Costume Fashion Show – Best Man/Woman In Black, ...
Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="489"] Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com[/caption] The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council Chambers, first floor of SeaTac City Hall, located at 4800 South 188th Street. by Ralph Nichols The population around Puget Sound is growing by leaps and bounds – something commuters, whether driving alone or taking mass transit, know all too well as they spend more time slowed in congested traffic lanes. And there’s no end in sight. The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) projects that by 2040 ...
The Marine View Driver: Nightmares, or “Night Repairs” (If There is a Difference)
In which the author sees himself dimly. by Mike Smith Have you ever had one of those times where your personal fortitude and patience finally play out? A time when you feel as though you have had enough, several days ago? A time when you were standing on the precipice and felt like you should just go ahead and jump? And that thought occurs because you had landed on that ledge after someone had already pushed you from a higher precipice already? I didn't think so… I had a precipice jump-inducing experience with my Datson B-210. This car that was a pretty good little runner. ...
Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21
Casino Night – coming this Saturday, March 21 – will be a chance for the community to double down on the development of great kids while enjoying great food and entertainment, says the president of Des Moines’ primary support for youth recreation services. “Great kids don’t just happen by chance,” said Gene Achziger, president of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. “They are the result of the opportunities we provide as parents, friends and neighbors.” Those opportunities include financing programs through the Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Department to help kids develop socially, athletically and academically. It also includes funding scholarship ...
The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part II
In which the author stumbles through efforts to gracefully conclude his good deed. by Mike Smith As I wrote last week, my car was lost... and then it was found. Oh, hurray. I had preferred it stay lost. In any event, the towing company and construction company have coordinated enough to let us actually see the vehicle. I should probably back up a bit. My friend (the non-legal owner of the vehicle) had reported the car stolen to the police. When it was found, he was given a phone number to call to pick it up. He called. They would not talk to him because he was ...
Past the Popcorn: Disney Once Again Goes Live-action with Cinderella
by Jeff Walls The latest trend in Disney movies is live-action remakes of their animated fairy tale classics. Last year, Sleeping Beauty was remade as Maleficent and next year Beauty and the Beast gets the live-action treatment. This year’s remake is Cinderella, the fairy tale that was originally animated by Disney in 1950. Whereas Maleficent was a major departure from the animated original, Cinderella remains extremely faithful to the original—maybe a little too faithful. The movie first introduces us to the young girl who would become the title character when she is just a baby. Her parents are loving and kind, traits that ...
Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival
[youtube]https://youtu.be/392ttMB2TSk[/youtube] This year, the Burien UFO Festival ('BUFO') – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying for a $2,500 cash prize. Created by John White and Shelli Park, with help from Renatta Emerson, BUFO's new category will showcase original new films made just for this competition, which will be screened on a big screen outside on SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien! Filmmakers have been tasked with shooting their productions in Burien, showing off local businesses and using a general theme involving UFOs, aliens, Men/Women in Black, conspiracies, chase scenes and more. Here's a trailer ...
Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees
And the Nominees Are … Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list of impressive and well-deserving nominees includes highly qualified staff, volunteers and administrators. The Gold Star Award WINNERS will be announced live on Thursday, March 19 at the fourth annual Gold Star Awards BASH. This red-carpet style event (21 and over) features a night of music, drinks, appetizers, dancing and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners. Tickets are still only $15! WHAT: Gold Star Awards BASH! WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Technology Access Foundation ...
Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21
The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th and 48th states had just been admitted to the Union, and automobiles were slowly becoming available for wealthier citizens. In Tukwila, something just as groundbreaking occurred: Foster High School issued its first-ever diploma to student Ava Sophia Adams (right), setting in motion 100 years of exceptional Bulldog graduates following in her footsteps. Many of those alumni—spanning almost every decade, including two from the Class of 1937—as well ...
BREAKING: We just received word that – after 20 years in public service – current city councilmember and former Mayor Bob Sheckler will announce his retirement at tonight’s Des Moines City... [Read more]Sponsored Post
A big Garage Sale will be held in the Woodmont Beach neighborhood of Des Moines this Friday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three friends are downsizing,... [Read more]
REMINDER: Have you got your costume ready yet? The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be a week from tonight – Wednesday, April 1 (April Fool’s Day) – starting at 6 p.m.... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is hosting an informative talk, titled “Put Life Back Into Your Soil” this Saturday, March 28, in Des Moines. The presentation will... [Read more]Sponsored Post
This Saturday, March 28, Des Moines United Methodist Church will again be hosting a Kids Easter Fun Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (8 days before Easter). This event is FREE for all kids ages 4-10. Games,... [Read more]
Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]
In which the author sees himself dimly. by Mike Smith Have you ever had one of those times where your personal fortitude and patience finally play out? A time when you feel as though you have had enough,... [Read more]
The Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) announced that it will hold a series of 14 free workshops throughout Washington – including Tuesday, May 5 in Burien – to encourage... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, March 21 – is a cute little home in West Seattle! With a brand new stainless fridge,... [Read more]
The results of a recently completed, state-required evaluation show all 13 Highline Public Schools funded with 2002 and 2006 bonds exceed standards for buildings of their age laid out by the Office of... [Read more]
On Tuesday, March 24, the public will be allowed to comment on the long-term plan for airport growth that will increase take-offs and landings by more than 50 percent over the next 20 years. Forecasts... [Read more]
Casino Night – coming this Saturday, March 21 – will be a chance for the community to double down on the development of great kids while enjoying great food and entertainment, says the president of... [Read more]
The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]
In which the author stumbles through efforts to gracefully conclude his good deed. by Mike Smith As I wrote last week, my car was lost… and then it was found. Oh, hurray. I had preferred it stay... [Read more]
by Jeff Walls The latest trend in Disney movies is live-action remakes of their animated fairy tale classics. Last year, Sleeping Beauty was remade as Maleficent and next year Beauty and the Beast gets... [Read more]
College students from around the Pacific Northwest will have the chance to practice thwarting hackers during the 8th Annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on March 21–22, at Highline... [Read more]
Geraldine Mensink and Linda Bauer are all smiles as they head off for a ride on a sunny day. 87-year-old Geraldine Mensink does not know what she’d do without Volunteer Transportation. When she decided... [Read more]
The Des Moines Yacht Club will be holding its 16th Annual Indoor & Outdoor Marine Swap Meet on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Here are the details: WHAT: The largest Indoor Marine Swap... [Read more]Read More Headlines