PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more
Here's episode #77 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 and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation: SoKing News Weekly Recap for Dec. 2-5, 2016: Armed man on Burien rooftop causes lockdowns; Normandy Park purse snatcher caught on video; Highline Public Schools receives grant to increase graduation rates; Port revises airport tree removal proposal; Jack Mayne on what SeaTac can and can’t do to help displaced mobile home residents; ‘The Final Take’ and more… (click the 'Play' button below to ...
The Elephant in the Locker Room: Do We Really Need to Talk About the O Line Again?
By Greg Wright A decidedly strange thing happened in the first quarter of Sunday's dismal loss to Tampa Bay. No, it wasn't the fact that the defense gave up two porous TDs to the opposing team. Been there, seen that. Gave the t-shirt to Value Village. No, it wasn't that the Hawks' offensive went three and out on their opening possession. That's a pretty frequent occurrence. The truly strange thing is that the Seahawks benched a player after three plays. For apparently just doing his job. Pete Carroll and Tom Cable even called it a benching after the game, and later during the week. I'm ...
REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift
[caption id="attachment_106738" align="aligncenter" width="490"] From left to right, Beth Davis, Kris “Pepper” Hambrick and Anna Richardson substitute in as Confederate Christmas Carolers when the planned acts for their annual church holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). The three intrepid congregation members perform the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.[/caption] By John Van de Ven The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed ...
The Elephant in the Locker Room: Of Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, Mike Huard, and 1978
By Greg Wright I'm not always 100% certain I'm writing about something other journalists have failed to cover. But this week, I've got it locked... because I'm not going to tell you anything new about Doug Baldwin's TD pass to Russell Wilson in the third quarter of Sunday's win over the Eagles. Nope. Instead, it's Mike Huard Story Time. If you're a Husky football fan (and who couldn't be after that Apple Cup win yesterday?), you are undoubtedly aware of the legendary impact of Mike Huard on UW football. The Puyallup High coach nurtured and turned out an amazing string of QBs that starred ...
Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Food Drive is Saturday, Dec. 3
The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be again helping the Des Moines Area Food Bank in their 'Square Meal Partner Fund Drive,' which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Normandy Park Towne Center. The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the store, located at 19805 1st Avenue South. Donors are asked to donate just $10 a month and can pledge now at www.SquareMealPartner.org. The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park, which has been a longtime financial supporter of the local Food Bank, has decided to head a fundraiser for the ...
Past the Popcorn: Moana is Disney’s Delightful Animated Ocean Getaway
by Jeff Walls The new Disney animated film Moana may just be the movie that finally proves once and for all that Dwayne Johnson can do anything. The wrestler-turned-actor has done action well, he’s done comedy well, and now he has added singing a catchy tune in a Disney movie to his resume. Johnson’s performance as the demigod Maui is one of the highlights of this fun adventure of a movie. The movie’s prologue tells that Maui used his magical powers to steal the heart of Te Fiti, an island goddess, which causes a horrible darkness to spread across the oceans. The movie ...
Rotary Club’s annual ‘Coats for Kids Coat Drive’ will be Friday, Dec. 2
The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park will be conducting its annual ‘Coats for Kids Coat Drive,’ happening at Parkside Elementary School on Dec. 2, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. Parkside is located at 2104 South 247th Street (map below). This event is sponsored by the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club, and benefits any child in the region in need of a warm coat this winter. If you have a new or gently used coat for donation, you may drop it off in advance at the Donation Print Place at 22207 7th Ave S B, Des Moines, WA 98198 or at Normandy Perk ...
Watch the Christmas Ships at Holiday Open House at MaST Center Dec. 15
As the festively-decorated Argosy Christmas Ships make their annual trip past Redondo Beach and the MaST Center, all are invited to a bonfire on the beach – or to stay warm inside and visit the aquarium – on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. There will be coffee & hot chocolate thanks to Salty's, and the Pacific Sound Chorus will perform at Redondo from 9-9:20 p.m. FREE ADMISSION as always! The MaST Center is located at 28203 Redondo Beach Drive South:
The Elephant in the Locker Room: Were You Screaming at Your TV Sunday Night, Too?
By Greg Wright Just before halftime. New England takes the lead 14-12. Seattle with the ball at their own 25-yard line and 1:05 to go. Three timeouts available. A key third-down looms with 9 yards to go. Wilson passes to for Graham for 14 yards. Big first down! Timeout! Advertisement break. WHAT?!?!?!? A TV timeout during a two-minute drill? With less than 60 seconds on the clock?!?!?! WTH???? Are you joking? Only in frigging New England. I'm up on my feet, ranting at the TV. It's been a long time since I've done this. To back up a minute. The usual drill when a team takes a timeout during ...
Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life
[caption id="attachment_60274" align="aligncenter" width="490"] David Endicott, CEO of Music4Life, accepts an oversized check for $15,000 from Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotarians Dan Johnson and Carri Litowitz.[/caption] On Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park Washington made a $15,000.00 donation to Highline Music4Life. The monies are proceeds from the annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival fundraiser, which was held in August of this year. “These funds will help Music4Life present ready-to-play musical instruments to Highline kids who need them,” Music4Life CEO David Endicott said. “Last year, we provided 71 instruments. We’re already off to a fast start in 2016-17, having delivered 12 instruments ...
Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only): Click image to see larger version. The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and... [Read more]
Small grant applications are now being accepted, to be submitted on or before Jan. 20, for small capital projects that encourage active transportation (bicycling or walking) or transit use to contribute... [Read more]
NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him: Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only): Click image to see... [Read more]
Here’s episode #77 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]
By Greg Wright A decidedly strange thing happened in the first quarter of Sunday’s dismal loss to Tampa Bay. No, it wasn’t the fact that the defense gave up two porous TDs to the opposing team.... [Read more]
In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations... [Read more]
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it will be giving away two pairs of Seahawks tickets at its Dec. 9 Holiday Luncheon. “Courtesy of the generosity of board member Mike Bulleri,... [Read more]Sponsored Post
There will be a Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Sunday, Dec 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of holiday music. Gift Baskets for silent auction... [Read more]
Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…Sponsored Post
Designed by Freepik Traveling “over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house” probably doesn’t include the fur-kids, but don’t worry…Brittany Shelton from Sit ’N... [Read more]
On Sunday, Nov. 6, Des Moines Legacy Foundation guests at the 16th annual Bayside Brunch raised over $27,000 for Des Moines and Normandy Park senior programs and services and recreation scholarships for... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Holiday Rummage Sale this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its campus, located at 22225 9th Ave. S. Lots of holiday themed items to decorate... [Read more]
Highline Public Schools is one of two Washington state school districts awarded $30,000 grants to support increasing graduation rates, the district announced Tuesday, Nov. 29. The grant will launch a... [Read more]
By Greg Wright I’m not always 100% certain I’m writing about something other journalists have failed to cover. But this week, I’ve got it locked… because I’m not going to... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to get your Christmas tree this year. Their tree sale starts today – Friday, Nov. 25 (they will be open seven days a week) – the... [Read more]
The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be again helping the Des Moines Area Food Bank in their ‘Square Meal Partner Fund Drive,’ which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the... [Read more]
On Sunday, Dec. 11, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) Brass Quintet—featuring internationally renowned... [Read more]Read More Headlines