Seafair is returning to its roots of hosting the best in Northwest hydroplane racing, and recently announced that the e350 class hydroplanes will be returning this year, along with the H1 Unlimited Hydros.

Local hydro (and motorcycle, car, dragster, etc.) Driver Steve Huff will be racing, and he’s seeking Sponsors for these exciting, high-profile events.

Huff has been working hard recently, building this race class up and creating a buzz around the NW Pro-Lite Series within the greater hydroplane racing community.

“Getting Seafair back on the schedule is one of the great results of our team’s recent work,” Huff said, “along with record boat participation and audience exposure.”

Now Huff is reaching out to local businesses to sponsor the Steve Huff Motorsports team as they race throughout Washington over the next few months, including at the Unlimited Hydroplane races at Tri-Cities and Seafair.

The team has three levels available, but the title sponsorship level is of primary focus for the televised events and live streamed events. It was just announced that the class sponsor will be Graham Trucking for SeaFair, Graham Trucking e350 Cup.

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR: $1,000

  • Small logo on capsule
  • 4 pit passes to Seafair and Tri-Cities WaterFollies
  • 2 passes to ALL NW Pro-Lite Series events – see attached schedule
  • Listed on all Steve Huff Motorsports web and social media listings

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $5,000

  • Mid-Size logo limited space available hydroplane
  • 10 pit passes to Seafair and Tri-Cities WaterFollies
  • 4 passes to ALL NW Pro-Lite Series events – see attached schedule
  • Listed on all Steve Huff Motorsport web and social media listings

TITLE SPONSORSHIP: $35,000

  • Largest logo placement on hydroplane
  • Naming rights to team for the season
  • 50 pit passes to Seafair and Tri-Cities WaterFollies
  • 10 passes to ALL NW Pro-Lite Series events – see attached schedule
  • Top listing and logo placement on all Steve Huff Motorsports web and social media listings, headlines, etc.
  • 10 Displays with Hydroplane and Driver

More info:

For more details on sponsorships, download these informational PDFs below:

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation announced this week that they have approved an application from Youth Experimental Training Institute (Y.E.T.I.) received in April of this year for additional funding.

Y.E.T.I. is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2009, serving students ages 5 – 18 in the South King County area from diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds with meaningful, adventure-based experiences.

“We work hard to make outdoor recreation more accessible to all youth. Developing character, stewardship, and grit in ALL youth through challenging outdoor adventure,” Y.E.T.I. organizers said.

“Y.E.T.I believes that money should not stand between a child and a life changing outdoor experience. They operate on a pay-what-you-can model where you choose the price that best fits your budget. If you don’t see a price that works for you, that’s okay too. Y.E.T.I. will honor any amount you choose. Hiking, kayaking, camping, rock climbing, outdoor cooking and much more are offered through this program. Necessary equipment is provided by a partnership with the local Mountaineers Club.”

“Y.E.T.I. is a perfect match to the mission of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation,” said Legacy member Patrice Thorell. “Supporting low income youth in recreational opportunities is one of our highest priorities. We are so proud to support this local group.”

For more information or questions on the Y.E.T.I. program please visit http://www.goyeti.org, or contact Talia Hirsh, [email protected] or 413-250-2798.

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, and Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, on Tuesday (June 25) announced that $9.1 million in federal funding was awarded to support noise mitigation projects at schools in Highline Public Schools.

These funds will help support student learning by reducing classroom interruptions from excessive aircraft noise from nearby Sea-Tac Airport.

“Students in Burien and Des Moines deserve a healthy and productive learning environment, despite their close proximity to our state’s busiest airport,” said Senator Cantwell. “I’m proud to have teamed up with Congressman Smith and the Port of Seattle to ensure these critical noise mitigation projects receive the resources they need to support Highline students.”

“This is a great example of how partners at all levels of government can work together to keep the promises made to our students. Having grown up in SeaTac myself, I know firsthand the challenges faced by our communities and how important federal resources and support are to fixing them,” said Congressman Smith.

The grants announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) award the Port of Seattle with $6 million for noise mitigation measures for Highline High School in Burien and $3.1 million for the same purposes for Des Moines Elementary in Des Moines. In total, these projects will benefit more than 1,600 students. The funds will be disbursed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“The Port is committed to economic opportunity and quality of life for all local residents, and there is no more important investment in our communities than modern, clean and quiet schools for our students,” said Port of Seattle Commission President Stephanie Bowman. “Senator Cantwell’s and Representative Smith’s leadership on ensuring this funding was a major victory, and we look forward to working with both of them, the FAA and the school district on these projects.”

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located in the center of the school district, and many of the district’s schools are impacted by airport noise. A 2002 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Port of Seattle, the FAA, and Highline Public Schools outlined noise mitigation for a number of Highline schools. Since the MOA was signed, the Port and the Highline school district met their portion of the funding obligation. During that time, the noise contour map around the airport was slightly changed, leaving a number of schools in areas that then did not qualify for the previously agreed upon funding. Still, schools in these areas continue to be negatively impacted by airport noise.

Last year, Senator Cantwell and Representative Smith pushed for an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act to fix this issue by allowing the FAA to provide noise mitigation funds to schools that were excluded from the previously-committed funding due to the changes in the noise contour map. The amendment was ultimately passed by Congress and signed into law, giving Highline Public Schools access to more than $14 million in FAA Airport Improvement Grants for noise mitigation projects. These projects include replacement of doors, windows, and the installation of through-the-wall AC units, as well as funds for new construction to include noise mitigation.

The John Knox Community Preschool is seeking Lead and Assistant Teachers for the 2019-20 school year:

  • These are part-time positions, Monday-Thursday.
  • We follow the Highline School District for national holidays, Spring and Christmas breaks.
  • Strong English verbal and written skills a must
  • Early Childhood education and at least two years’ experience required for lead teachers
  • Assistant teachers should have at least one year experience working with preschool age children

John Knox Community Preschool is a ministry of the John Knox Presbyterian Church and all staff are required to be knowledgeable and able to teach and model Christian values and behaviors.

Contact our office directly at 206-241-0505 or [email protected] to learn more.

Some heroic citizens rescued two kayakers in distress off Redondo Beach Monday night, June 25, according to Evergreen Media Productions.

The incident happened just before 7 p.m., when South King Fire & Rescue received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the two boaters, who had apparently overturned about a quarter mile off the shore.

Here’s more info from NewsMaven.io:

South King Fire & Rescue deployed one rescue swimmer in assistance and their Marine Rescue Boat.

Both females were brought to shore and advised there were uninjured and not transported.

South King Fire & Rescue states that even though the weather is nice it is important to note that the temperature of the sound does not change much and it does not take long for hypothermia to set in. They stress the importance of making sure you are wearing life jackets and knowing the conditions of the water before entering.

The City of SeaTac announced that founding SeaTac Councilmember and Mayor Terry Anderson has passed away.

Current SeaTac Councilmember Pam Fernald relayed the news to the city on Saturday morning, June 21.

Terry passed away in the early evening of June 20, 2019. Her son Scott, from Alaska, and his wife, were with her.

Anderson first took office in September 1989, during the City’s pre-incorporation.

She served consecutively until December 31, 2015.

Anderson served on the City Council from September 1989 through December 2015, when she retired from the Council. She served as Mayor between January 1998 through December 1999 and January 2010 through December 2011. Anderson served as Deputy Mayor between January 1994 through December 1995 and January 2004 through December 2005.

The impacts of her dedicated service to the SeaTac community are felt today and remembered. City Council and staff send heart-felt condolences to her family.

“Terry will be missed by all who knew her,” Fernald said.

Among many memories, some councilmembers will remember Terry’s famous comment at every Executive Session:

“It’s so cold in this room you could hang meat in here!”

MEMORIAL WILL BE SATURDAY, JUNE 29
A memorial will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. at the Southminster Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park, 19834 8th Ave S, Des Moines, WA 98148.

VIDEO INTERVIEW
In 2009, the Highline Historical Society received a grant to produce a video interview series with local residents, and one such interview was with Terry Anderson (the full video, which features 11 interviews, can be seen at the new Highline Heritage Museum):

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Waterland Blog allows residents running for office one free post to announce their candidacy:

Hi,

My name is JC Harris and I’m running for Des Moines City Council, Position #2. I’d like to give you a quick take on who I am, why I’m running, and the direction I would like to help take Des Moines if I am fortunate enough to be elected.

I’ve been an active member of this community since my family moved to Puget Sound almost 25 years ago. I fish and sail from the Marina, attend St. Philomena’s and volunteer with many local groups. I liked the area so much that fifteen years ago I purchased a house here, moving over from Burien.

I’m mostly retired now, but my career has been as a professional musician and a licensed professional engineer. I’ve managed very large projects for Fortune 500 companies as well as hundreds of small businesses.

I’m running because I want to help restore and improve the city we all love. This city has changed so much since the Great Recession. Our once thriving small business community was devastated, many long-term residents had to leave, our city government ran into terrible financial straits, and to add insult to injury, it was at that moment that Sea-Tac Airport began its exponential growth–going from a tolerable 750 flights per day to the current 1300+ with no end in sight!

Now the current Council has turned our city’s finances around and that’s important. But in those other areas, the areas that probably matter more to you personally, we have not made the progress we should towards the kind of future many of you have told me you want.

We need to really focus on small businesses throughout the entire city. Despite all the recent building, the downtown still hasn’t changed much and other areas also stagnate. What is puzzling is that our neighbor cities now all have thriving small businesses communities. But after ten years we still do not. So that’s Job #1.

Increasingly, many people throughout Des Moines do not feel as safe as they once did. Let’s be clear: this is not a Des Moines problem, it is a regional issue. And to solve it, we need much better partnerships with surrounding communities to address the root causes of these problems now.

The City Of Des Moines needs to be far more transparent. The City needs to come to you! I want to make it easier to find out what’s going on, report problems, get help when you need it, and obtain permits. On a personal level, I will host regular get-togethers so we can talk things over. And I will make sure you can easily reach me with your suggestions and concerns.

We can do a lot better to reduce the increases in air traffic and mitigate the noise and pollution. Many of you know that I have worked tirelessly on this issue for several years and I will be the first council member to give this issue the attention it demands. It’s not just annoying. It impacts your health, your business, and in fact our entire future.

Last but certainly not least, our stretch of Puget Sound is our most valuable resource. I will be the first council member in memory working hard for the Marina community and Poverty Bay. As stewards of this place, we need to do more to ensure that our Waterfront remains a functioning marina and that the water quality off of Des Moines is significantly improved.

To learn more, please go to https://voteforjc.org. And look for me in your neighborhood: I am currently knocking on every registered voter’s door and if I haven’t made it to your home yet, I will certainly do so in the coming weeks. (If you haven’t registered, please do so today. Every vote does count.) I hope you will consider giving me your support and your vote on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

Sincerely,
—JC

The Maury Island Incident Historical Society this week released its list of the top songs for UFO lovers – just in time for National UFO Day (June 24) and World UFO Day (July 2) celebrations.

Steve Edmiston, Society co-founder, said:

“Celebrations are just better with music, and it’s amazing how much great music has been created that associates with flying saucers, space, and the notion that we might not be alone in the galaxy. Some of these songs are hits, multi-generational classics and obvious choices, like Elton John’s Rocket Man or David Bowie’s Space Oddity, but some are less well known, and some of the songs aren’t about UFOs, aliens, or space. Some songs – even just a few of the lyrics – connect the UFO fan with the pop culture world. It’s easy to stare into space with wonderment when It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) is speeding through your mind loud and fast.”

The Top 10 List (and the Society’s official comments):

  1. Space Oddity – David Bowie (Just perfect… in every way.)
  2. Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra (The love song that takes us to space and back.)
  3. End of the World as We Know It – REM (When they arrive and change the world, we hope we’ll feel fine too.)
  4. Rocket Man – Elton John (a straight up classic, poignant beyond possibility.)
  5. Rapture – Blondie (How you can be eaten and end up inside the man from Mars, but still want to dance, simply inspires.)
  6. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival (The perfect old-school fear of the invasion metaphor – don’t go out tonight!)
  7. Come Sail Away – Styx (The classic angel versus alien conundrum.)
  8. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (“Is this real life?” Opening lines parallel the perfect UFO sighting account.)
  9. After the Gold Rush – Neil Young (“Flying mother nature’s silver seed to a new home in the sun” – enough said.)
  10. Come Together – the Beatles (Best alien descriptive terminology of all time.)

The entire list – over 40 songs and nearly three hours of music can be heard on Spotify – “Burning Saucer’s Top Songs for UFO Lovers” here: https://spoti.fi/2WXsMTA.

REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It” was also selected as the Society’s official song. The Society made the announcement as part of its annual meeting and celebration held on June 21 – the 72nd anniversary of the sighting. Nicknamed “Burning Saucer,” the event’s highlight is a “burning of the saucer,” a giant spacecraft designed by co-founder and Firemaster Terry Donohue. This year the burn honored Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind,” the film’s classic “Mothership” was revealed to the estimated 150 revelers.

The 2019 Burning Saucer event also celebrated the City of Des Moines’ acquisition of the Maury Island Incident mural, with a reveal and dedication ceremony. The mural, commissioned by John White, was formerly displayed in Olde Burien:

Burning Saucer is self-described as “a flaming confection of flying saucers, stories, and slag.” Ripley’s Believe It or Not reported Burning Saucer has “an irreverent comic vibe”; Den of Geek named Burning Saucer the “Man in Black Birthday Party”; the Washington State Senate has passed a Resolution recognizing the Maury Island Incident’s contribution to State history and popular culture; and the event inspired the award-winning film The Maury Island Incident.

VIDEO
Here’s a clip of the start of the burn of the Close Encounters UFO replica – watch and revel in its slow-motion, fiery glory! And what alien messages can you hear within the slow, distorted audio?:

The Maury Island Incident is the tragic and forgotten true story of Harold Dahl, who on June 21, 1947, alleged he saw six flying discs over Puget Sound, Washington. This event sparked “the summer of the saucers,” the modern era of UFO obsession, the first appearance of a “Man in Black” and a governmental battle over UFO sighting jurisdiction reaching directly to FBI Executive Director J. Edgar Hoover.

More about the The Maury Island Incident Historical Society at

More about The Maury Island Incident film (directed by Scott Schaefer) – including how to watch it online – is available at http://www.mauryislandincident.com/

For the second time in 10 years, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has donated funds to the King County Meals on Wheels program for Des Moines homebound seniors in need of nutritious meals – this year, $4,000!

“When I heard from one of the Des Moines Meals on Wheels volunteers that due to agency funding cuts there was now a five week waiting period for new meals on wheels clients, I knew the Legacy Foundation needed to step up again to help keep our local seniors from having to wait five weeks for critical nutrition to keep them home and healthy,” Legacy member Sue Padden said.

“The wait list is now 8-12 weeks, giving priority to rural, low income and clients of cultural diversity,” added Adam Porter, director of the Sound Generations Meals on Wheels program for King County. “Any help from local cities and foundations supporting older adults is so appreciated.”

With this donation, Des Moines homebound clients will not have to be put on the long waiting list for meals critical to their healing and health.

For more information on Meals on Wheels, visit http://www.SoundGenerations.com/Nutrition.

For more information on the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, visit http://www.DMLegacy.org.

Calling all 69er Rams – your Mt. Rainier High School Class of ’69 will be holding its 50th Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 14!

Rainier Golf & Country Club
11133 Des Moines Memorial Drive
Seattle, WA 98168

Attire: Evening Casual

Classmate Basic: Reunion & Classmate Connection $98.00

Reunion price increases June 25, 2019

Online reservations end midnight September 10, 2019. Price increases at the door.

Here’s more info:

We are having our 50-year reunion in September and want to see all alum from the class of 1969 there. Party is at the Rainier Golf and Country Club on Saturday, September 14th.

Please contact Reunions with Class and get your name on the list.

At the very least we would like you to verify your contact information for future notifications.

More info here: https://reunionswithclass.com/ReunionInfo.asp?RID=1932

MT. RAINIER ‘69
P.O. BOX 40527,
BELLEVUE, WA 98015

PHONE: 425-644-1044

Also, check out our group page on Facebook – Mt. Rainier High School Class of 69

SEE YOU AT THE REUNION!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding seven Open Houses this weekend!

The first Open House is near the Central District of Seattle – and it was built with craftsmanship: detailed wood finishes, open stair treads, iron railings, upgraded kitchen w/gas range and more:

Vaulted ceiling & strategically placed windows offer lots of light yet plenty of privacy.

A wall of wood framed doors & windows, open to your own private patio! Innovative gas fired, radiant heated cement floors!

Gas FP!

This house is conveniently located just steps from its off-street parking, Stadiums & Parks, too.

No HOA

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1813 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98144 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $469,500
  • MLS Number: 1450686
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Approximate House SqFt: 790 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,151 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Loft
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Every once in awhile something comes along that checks off everything on the criteria list and requires absolutely no sacrifice – this IS that rare find!

Perfection perched upon an unparalleled 10,000+ sqft park-like lot ideal for backyard barbecues, play & pets!

This immaculate 3,606 sq ft home in The Desirable Puyallup Highlands Neighborhood includes: 4 beds/2.5 baths, gourmet kitchen, expansive great room living space, AC, office, media room & tons of storage.

Great schools nearby are a bonus!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3908 14th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98372 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,950
  • MLS Number: 1464366
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3.606 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,275 s.f.

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is in a coveted Normandy Park location!

Immaculate 4 bedroom, 2.75 bath home with Puget Sound and Mountain views.

Main floor has a light-filled living room with vaulted ceiling.

Ideal kitchen has eating bar and large dining area with deck access.Utility room adjoins kitchen and provides pantry space.

Three spacious bedroom on main including master with its own bath.

Over-sized rec room with bar and kitchen, bedroom and full bath downstairs.

Dream flat lot with hot tub, shed and RV parking.

Lot A Beach Rights.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1055 SW Shoremont Ave, Normandy Park, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $759,950
  • MLS Number: 1449792
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,820 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 11,226 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a home so nice you can vacation where you live!

Waterfront living at its finest!

Captivating great room concept floor plan is an entertainer’s dream complete with vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Impeccable chef’s delight kitchen with cherry wood, designer tile floors, Viking appliances, eating bar and well-sized dining area.

Main floor spacious deck has gas fireplace.

Desirable master on the main!

Lower level has another kitchen.

Studio apartment with its own kitchen, entry and parking.

Easy access to everything!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3208 S. Star Lake Rd, Auburn, WA 98001 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $974,950
  • MLS Number: 1324946
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,716 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,630 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Sprinkler System

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a the perfect home for easy single level living with ample room for all your toys!

Fabulous layout with 3 bds/1.75 bths and a spacious kitchen.

Fenced yard, covered patio and 3 sets of attached garages. YES three! One garage is over-sized and can fit your RV or boat!

If you are a car enthusiast, dreaming of workshop space or even room for a home gym, you’ve hit the jackpot! Covered patio, quiet neighborhood & easy access to amenities & freeways.

Hardwood floors are hiding under the carpet!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10136 SE 207th Street, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $430,000
  • MLS Number: 1475098
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1967
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,470 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,702 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Security System
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

PHOTOS (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a masterpiece on the East Hill of Kent Uplands:

High-quality, contemporary two story home.

Light filled floor plan with main floor great room concept.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz and stainless appliances.

Dramatic entry with designer tile accents and beautiful staircase.

Main floor bedroom and main floor 3/4 bath. Upstairs 4 more bedrooms including a junior master suite.

Master bedroom has 5-piece master bath with double headed shower and double door entry.

Ideal outdoor living area.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 2 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10221 SE 208th Place, Kent, WA 98031 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $689,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,000 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 5,767 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House has room for everyone and everything in a high end Renton Mansion:

Captivating and impeccable home by Signature GCI.

Dramatic and impressive two story entranceway.

True chef’s kitchen complete with over-sized island, quality appliances plus adjoining spice or caterers second kitchen.

Seven bedrooms,including 3 master suites with one on main floor.

State of the art features, Smart Home, including NEST.

Phillips Hue lights, Alexa Enabled, Integrated security locks and cameras and more.

Gated Entry.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 22: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 23: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16301 116th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,130,000
  • MLS Number: 1441405
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,909 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • 2nd Master BR
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

PHOTOS (click images to view larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” and follow them on Facebook.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce this week announced plans to expand its membership and work by recruiting new associates to help them meet their ambitious goals.

Here’s more from our friends at the chamber:

The Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988 and has been steadily increasing its membership since Andrea H. Reay took over the Chamber in 2016, approximately 20% annually. The Chamber hopes to reach over 600 members by 2021 and to do that they are actively recruiting new associates to help them meet these ambitious goals.

“The more individuals, businesses, partners, and non-profits that are engaged with our work, the more we can accomplish,” offered President/CEO Andrea H. Reay. “We were founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together and reaching our membership goals is part of building a better, stronger community here in the Southside.”

The Chamber is hoping to welcome a total of four new sales associates on board within the next month. If you have a strong background in business, consulting, or sales and are passionate about serving your community, then this is the opportunity for you!

Successful associates will enjoy recruiting new businesses and partners as well as sharing sponsorship opportunities to our members that align with their business needs and goals. They will be comfortable actively introducing the Chamber to new businesses and championing their needs. They will also remain informed of current membership benefits and community activities. Excellent interpersonal, professional, and written communication skills will be well utilized.

Interested parties should contact President/CEO Andrea H. Reay for more details at [email protected] or (206) 575-1633.

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

More info at https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com.

Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program.

A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools’ student to participate.

Meals will be free to children 18 years old and younger. Registration is not required. There are no forms to fill out, and no names are written down. Food cannot be taken off the premises.

Meal service is planned for the sites listed below. Meal times are subject to change. The most current information will be available on the Highline School District website (highlineschools.org/summermeals). Please note all sites will be closed July 4, 2019, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Families are encouraged to use the USDA’s Summer Meals Finder website to find a location by entering their zip code. This website will be updated throughout the summer. In addition, you can also call 1-866-348-6479, or text FOOD to 877-877 for more meal sites.

More summer meal sites are available in the Highline area through the Des Moines Food Bank.

Summer Meals Quick Facts:

  • All children and teens age 1-18 years are welcome.
  • A child does not need to be a Highline student to participate.
  • Registration is not required.
  • There are no forms to fill out and no names are written down.
  • Meals are 100% free.
  • The Summer Meal Program is a USDA program.
  • Meals are to be eaten onsite. Food cannot be taken off the premises.
  • All meals will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meal Locations
Stop by any of these locations for a free meal.  Please note that summer sites, serving times, and menus are subject to change:

Bow Lake Elementary School
18237 42nd Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98188
Lunch
11:25 a.m.-noon.
Snack
3:20-4:15 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Cedarhurst Elementary School 
611 S 132nd St
Burien, WA 98168
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 – July 26 Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Chinook Middle School
18650 42nd Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Evergreen High School
830 SW 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
9:00-9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Evergreen High School
830 SW 116th St
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
August 19 –
August 23
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Gregory Heights Elementary School
16201 16th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Breakfast
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 – August 1 Mon – Thur Packed Meal
Hilltop Elementary School
12250 24th Ave S
Burien, WA 98168
Breakfast
8:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00-11:30 a.m.
July 8 –
August 1
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Dick Thurnau Park

Picnic Shelter #1
11050 10th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Lunch
11:00 a.m. – noon
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd
Seattle, WA 98146
Lunch
noon – 1:00 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
King County Parks
Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd
Seattle, WA 98146
Snack
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Tues – Fri Packed Meal
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
15003 14th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98166
Lunch
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Snack
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Tues – Thurs Hot Meal
McMicken Elementary School
3708 S 168th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 – August 1 Mon – Thurs
Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch
11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
July 1 –
August 1
Mon – Fri Hot Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 –
July 26
Mon – Fri Hot Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
August 12 –
August 15
Mon – Thurs Packed Meal
Pacific Middle School
22705 24th Pl S
Des Moines, WA 98198
Breakfast
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
August 19 –
August 22
Mon – Thur Hot Meal
Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Ave S
Burien, WA 98148
Lunch
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
July 1 –
July 19
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Seahurst Elementary School
14603 14th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
Lunch
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Snack
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Seola Gardens
11215 5th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
July 2 –
August 16
Mon – Thur Packed Meal
SW Boys & Girls Club
9800 8th Ave SW #105
Seattle, WA 98106
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
July 1 –
August 16
Mon – Fri Packed Meal
Sylvester Middle School
16222 Sylvester Rd
Burien, WA 98166
Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
July 8 – July 26 Mon – Fri
Tyee High School
4424 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Lunch
noon – 12:30 p.m.
August 12 –
August 14
Mon – Wed Packed Meal

Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July Fireworks event will light up the skies above the Des Moines Marina and Beach Park on Independence Day, starting at around 10:30 p.m.

Please note the list of things you can not bring into the event (there will be security check points at all of the entries):

  • No personal fireworks of any kind
  • No dogs or other animals
  • No barbecues
  • No personal alcohol
  • No glass containers

The event is FREE, but Destination Des Moines always welcomes donations towards next year’s event.

Fireworks typically go offer around 10:30 p.m. or when the sky is dark enough to have the best show possible!

Sponsored by:

  • Destination Des Moines
  • John L Scott Des Moines, Washington
  • Seattle Southside
  • Des Moines, Washington
  • Recology CleanScapes
  • BECU
  • Greenside Recreational Des Moines
  • Des Moines Marina Tenants Assn.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/305885150291906/

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A brush fire burned an area on Kent Des Moines Road near Pacific Highway South on Monday afternoon, June 17.

Puget Sound Fire said the blaze burned half an acre, and that there were no injuries or damages to buildings.

Cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Des Moines Police had to close two lanes of westbound Kent Des Moines Road at 30th Ave S.