After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

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... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Garage Sale in Woodmont Beach neighborhood this Friday and Saturday!

Garage Sale in Woodmont Beach neighborhood this Friday and Saturday!

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: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

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 Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

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 Des Moines United Methodist Church hosting Kids Easter Fun Day this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church hosting Kids Easter Fun Day this Saturday

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]

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

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]

The Marine View Driver: Nightmares, or “Night Repairs” (If There is a Difference)

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,... [Read more]

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

Workshops scheduled for potential school board candidates; Burien one is May 5

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 Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Cute little $299,500 home in West Seattle!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Cute little $299,500 home in West Seattle!

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]

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

Highline Public School’s newest buildings rate higher than state standards

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]

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

Concerned about airport growth? Opportunity to comment will be March 24

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]

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

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... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

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]

The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part II

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... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Once Again Goes Live-action with <i>Cinderella</i>

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... [Read more]

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

Highline College to host Cyber Defense Competition event on March 21-22

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]

Volunteer Drivers needed for Senior Services

Volunteer Drivers needed for Senior Services

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]

Des Moines Yacht Club’s annual Marine Swap Meet will be Saturday, March 21

Des Moines Yacht Club’s annual Marine Swap Meet will be Saturday, March 21

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]

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