This weekend we will once again treated to an evening of Jazz with the Burien Jazz walk this Saturday, Sept. 23, and two of the venues – St Elizabeth’s Church and Classic Eats – have pianos tuned and prepared by Dale Lindeke of Dale’s Piano Service, Burien’s local Registered Piano Technician.

Dale is a graduate of the Randy Potter School of Piano Technology and recently completed the certification to become a Registered Piano Technician by completing a series of three exhaustive examinations covering all aspects of piano technology. These exams includes a written test covering general knowledge of pianos and piano technology; a technical examination, which includes action regulation and adjustment; and a standardized tuning examination. Dale continues to develop his skills through workshops and conventions sponsored by the Piano Technicians Guild. The Guild is a prestigious national organization dedicated to improving and preserving the craft of piano maintenance.

Dale’s Piano Service offers a number of service options, including standard tuning on any make or model of piano, repair of broken strings, hammers or keytops, regulating, voicing and estimates on the value of a piano you might be looking at buying or selling. Special rates are available for churches and non-profit organizations. His many clients continue to offer rave reviews and referrals, like this one:

Dale does great work, and is great to work with. As an experienced
pianist as well as a piano technician, Dale understands the instrument on
both levels. We’re very fortunate to have our church’s piano under his
 care.

– Ron Mallory
Worship Director, Resurrection Lutheran Church

So as you enjoy an evening of jazz and start planning for fall take time to take care of your piano by contacting Dale’s Piano Service to set up an appointment.

Visit our website at www.dalespianoservicenw.com or call us at 206-489-4980.

New clients can mention The B-Town Blog and get a $30 discount on their first tuning or repair service.

Exceptional sound from your piano is local and affordable. Why wait?

http://www.dalespianoservicenw.com

206-489-4980

[email protected]

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend:

The home – open on both this Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 – is a great, modern 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

Home to Franz Chocolate & Charles Smith Wine.

This fine collection of Build Urban built homes features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

A bedroom, den, and bathroom on the first floor.

2nd Floor has your master.

Arrive at your top level LDK with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 23: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 24: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 6735 Carleton Ave Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,999
  • MLS Number: 1193393
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,438 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 768 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • City, Lake, Mountain, Territorial views

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is reminding everyone that the holidays are fast approaching and you need to stock up on some “Holiday Cheer” (Farmers Market Wines). Stop by the wine tasting booth for hot sale prices on both of our Waterfront Table Wines. All the proceeds from the sales go towards sustaining the market.

Remember we offer of 2 hours free validated parking for shoppers. There have been empty parking spaces all day on both North and South lots.  Just show your purchases at the market info booth. If you are a Des Moines resident and have a vehicle registered in Des Moines, you can get a yearly pass at the Marina office.

Sponsors – Marcy DUI, Gutter Helmet

Food Tucks – Charlie’s Buns N Stuff Jemil’s

Music – None

Community Groups – MaST, Sounders

Be sure to check to see if you qualify for our healthy eating initiative for low income families called Fresh Bucks, Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride. The last ride of the season is this Saturday, Sep 23.

Upcoming Events

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and this weekly column. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page. We have discontinued the e-newsletter.

Thanks to our sponsors:

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic is looking to hire:

Veterinary Assistant

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a veterinary assistant program preferred but not required.
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients.
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining dogs and cats for blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, assisting in recovering from anesthesia, etc.
  • Dental skills preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Assist with taking radiographs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Macs is a plus since the practice management software is mac based.
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking a brief history, getting patient vitals and weight), clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions.

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturdays. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Priceless Pet Clinic is looking for a full-time licensed veterinary technician who is a team player and can bring enthusiasm to our fast paced work environment. We are a family owned veterinary clinic that formed to provide pets with high quality, progressive care while respecting their owners beliefs, values and financial capability. Our vision is that Priceless Pet Clinic is a place that both pets and people feel comfortable, informed and valued regardless of personal finances. We also like to encourage a learning environment and create opportunities for all to enhance their skills.

Successful candidate will have:

  • 2+ years experience preferred. Current WA veterinary technician license
  • Fun, easy going personality with the ability to easily converse with our clients
  • Excellent skills in handling/restraining, blood draws, urine collection, catheter placement, surgical prep of patients, anesthetic monitoring and recovery, performing dentals, taking radiographs, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency, experience with Mac’s is a plus since the practice management software is Mac based
  • Proven ability to work as a team player in order to maximize the effectiveness of the team
  • Strong multitasking skills and the initiative to get tasks completed
  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work long hours as needed
  • Relaying patient inquiries between clients and the veterinarian (includes answering phone calls), client interaction during appointments (taking brief history, obtaining patient vitals and weight), and a clear understanding and ability to effectively communicate patient home care and follow-up instructions

We offer competitive compensation, PTO, medical/dental/vision, discounted pet care, and performance based bonuses.

Must be able to work Saturday. Clinic hours are 7am-7pm most weekdays and 7am-5pm Saturdays. Pay is based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to

[email protected].

Priceless Pet Clinic
19893 1st Ave S. Suite 202
Normandy Park, Washington, 98148

http://pricelesspetclinic.com

https://www.facebook.com/pricelesspet

The Port of Seattle on Wednesday (Sept. 20) filed a “friend of the court” brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to agree with lower courts that have blocked enforcement of President Donald J. Trump’s so-called “travel ban.”

The Port said it is the first port in the nation to join the Supreme Court case in support of the parties challenging the travel ban.

“We have a moral and economic obligation to address this critical issue,” said Courtney Gregoire, a Port Commissioner. “America is great because we are a nation of immigrants. President Trump’s travel ban also causes economic harm to our airport, our region and our state.”

Here’s a video statement from Gregoire:

Port serves thousands
In its high court brief, the Port said Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the primary international airport in the region. The airport serves with more than 20 passenger airlines, serving approximately two-dozen international cities and nearly 80 domestic destinations.

For this reason the Port brief said it “has a significant interest in the uniform application of a constitutional and statutorily authorized system of immigration as the operator of the port of entry into the United States for thousands of passengers arriving from the Middle East and other regions on a weekly basis.”

The Port brief said there was direct economic harm from a decision in April 2017 by Emirates Airlines to cancel a second daily flight out of Sea-Tac Airport. The decision was taken, in part, by “a drop in demand following the issuance of President Donald J. Trump’s executive orders temporarily halting entry to the United States for citizens of six (initially seven) countries in the Middle East.”

The ongoing legal effort continues a record of action by the Port since the travel ban was announced in January 2017, a Port news release said.

Helped find lawyers
Right after the ban was announced, “the Port connected families to lawyers who could advocate for their rights and the rights of their loved ones and set aside private waiting areas for families at the airport.”

Then the Port said it “filed an emergency motion to stop the expulsion of international travelers who had every right to be here, ultimately enabling those passengers to continue on their travels very early the next day.

The Port said it had “maintained close coordination with Congressional, local and state leaders, including Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, since the beginning of this issue.”

Gregoire told involved individuals and families “we will continue to stand with you, and fight for you.”

Supports DACA
The Port said its support for immigrant and international communities does not stop with opposing the President’s travel ban, but also has said it backs Congressional efforts to provide permanent legal protections for immigrant children currently eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“The Port of Seattle is a leading global gateway that provides economic opportunity for industries and individuals,” the Port said Wednesday. “As one of the closest gateways to Asia, this region benefits rom international passengers traveling for business or pleasure, from global commercial shipping through Sea-Tac Airport and Northwest Seaport Alliance container terminals.”

According to a Facebook post by owner Mica Purcell, Des Moines’ brand new Madi’s Grill will be opening today – Wednesday, Sept. 20 – at 4 p.m.

This restaurant has taken over the location which formerly housed the Scotch & Vine, at 22341 Marine View Drive South.

It appears that this new restaurant will focus mostly on premium steaks:

As we previously reported, the Scotch & Vine closed abruptly on June 14, just days after celebrating its sixth anniversary. Previously, this location housed the Butler Bar & Grill, and rumors are that some of the floorboards inside may be from the historic old “Spanish Castle” where famous musicians like Jimi Hendrix once played in the 60s.

For more info:

The manager of a McDonalds located in Des Moines at 22644 Pacific Highway South (map below) ended up stabbing a suspect from a group of five who had beaten and threatened him on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17.

Police say that on Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. they received a 911 call from an employee at the restaurant, reporting that a stabbing had just occurred.

The manager of the restaurant approached a group of five people who were loitering near the restrooms, and asked them to leave ; they refused. A verbal argument ensued as the group moved towards the lobby area of the restaurant. One of the individuals in the group made threats to shoot and assault the manager but a firearm was not seen. This same individual was verbally abusive towards the manager, spit on him and threw a milkshake on him. The subject also punched the manager in the face.

The manager removed a pocket knife from his pants pocket and stabbed the subject once in the chest. Everyone involved remained at the scene and were cooperative with officers.

The subject that was stabbed is 28-years old, and was taken to Harborview Medical Center by Medic One. His injuries appear to be non-life threatening but he was admitted to the hospital.

The McDonald’s manager is 20-years old and he sustained minor injuries but was not treated for those injuries.

Detectives from Des Moines Police’s investigations unit will follow up with additional witnesses and attempt to acquire any surveillance video from the restaurant.

The McDonald’s manager is cooperating with the investigations and has not been arrested at this time.

Once the investigation is finished the case will be sent to the King County Prosecutor’s Office for review and a determination if any charges will be filed.

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said.

Police were first called to the Des Moines Marina for a domestic disturbance when they encountered a man on a stolen motorcycle around 12:45 a.m. Friday morning (Sept. 15).

After a high speed chase to Fife, the suspect crashed before apparently killing himself at a Jack in the Box parking lot nearly 16 miles south in the 3400 block of Pacific Highway East in Fife (map below).

Preliminary findings from an autopsy of the suspect has been ruled a suicide as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Pierce County Medical Examiner said in a statement.

The male suspect also sustained a single gunshot wound to the mid-upper chest, which was apparently fired by a Des Moines Police Officer.

“I am certifying the cause of death as gunshot wound to the head, and the manner as suicide,” Dr. Clark stated. “The gunshot wound to the head produced instantaneous brain death, rendering the gunshot wound to the chest non-contributory.”

The Fife Police Department is not releasing any identifying information about the subject at this time; that will be released by the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Advertiser TL SEA Diving says: “Summer may be ending, but your diving doesn’t have to!”

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TL Sea Diving in Des Moines is the place to find a terrific selection of DUI Drysuits and all the expert advice to select the perfect equipment to make diving in the puget sound a year round affair.

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The DUI Trade-up program offers substantial savings and value to keep you diving all year long.

Why wait, when dry and warm are just a trade up away!

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REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest this Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season!

Held at the Normandy Park Towne Center, Zombie Fest Northwest increases awareness about emergency and disaster preparedness, provides visibility for local businesses, and raises money for local on-profits including the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation (501c3) and the Highline Schools Foundation.

WHERE: Normandy Park Towne Center, 19900 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park, WA 98148

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A myriad of zombie events are planned:

  • FREE admission!
  • FREE Get Zombified booth. Don’t know how to become a zombie? Our make-up artists and zombie clothing experts will help!
  • FREE arts & crafts booth for kids – including a disaster kit scavenger hunt.
  • FREE musical performance by Seattle band Vote for Pedro. Cool tunes from a local DJ.
  • 2%0 FREE pumpkins!
  • Learn how to build a disaster preparedness kit at our FREE demonstrations.
  • Lots of treats and FREE giveaways for kids.
  • Zombie caricature artist and artwork.
  • Charity beer/wine garden.
  • Costume contest with great prizes, emceed by a KOMO TV celebrity!
  • Performances by the famous Seattle Thrillers. Dance along!
  • Vintage and current emergency vehicles on display to raise awareness about emergency preparedness including National Guard, police and fire vehicles, along with a Zombie car, Jurassic Park replica cars, and more!
  • Zombie Fest t-shirts and raffle baskets from the Sounders, Mariners and Space Needle. Plus, survival kits, Halloween decorations, gift certificates and more!
  • Local business, food and beverage vendors are also part of the fun!

Here’s the schedule:

  • 2-2:30 p.m. – Mt Rainier Marching Band
  • 2:30-2:45 p.m. – DJ Music
  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. – Vote for Pedro
  • 3:30-4 p.m.  – Seattle Thrillers perform
  • 4-5 p.m. – Vote for Pedro performs
  • 5-5:45 p.m. – KOMO anchors introduce costume contest
  • 5:45-6 p.m. – Seattle Thrillers perform
  • 6 p.m. – Event ends

Can’t find parking at Normandy Park Towne Center? Don’t worry! Additional parking is available at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148. A FREE shuttle will take you to & from the festival & CJTC.

Visit the official Zombie Fest website: http://zombiefestnorthwest.com/

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest

Follow them on our Twitter page: @ZombieFestNW

Questions? Contact: Susan West at [email protected] or 206-818-6945.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding Open Houses this weekend:

The first home – open on Saturday – is a great 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home in SeaTac for $359,950:

Great home with beautiful refinished hardwood floors on main level.

A master bedroom w/double closets & half bath en suite, another bedroom & full bath on main floor.

The kitchen, with eating area, opens to a huge private covered patio & fenced yard.

The shed has its own little porch.

Downstairs is the great rec room with fireplace, half bath plumbed for a shower & a large laundry room.

One car attached garage & off street parking.

Just south of Seattle with easy access to freeways, airport & more!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 16: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2418 S. 139th Street, SeaTac, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $359,950
  • MLS Number: 1171873
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,684 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second home – open both Saturday and Sunday – is a 2-bedroom, 2-bath modern home in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood:

Welcome to Seattle’s most vibrant & exciting neighborhood – Georgetown.

This fine collection features large Two Bedroom + Den/ Two Bath homes.

This home features living/dining and kitchen on the first floor.

2nd Floor has a bedroom, large den, and a bathroom.

3rd floor is your master suite.

Arrive at your top level with your Skyline Views of the City to enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 16: Noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 17: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: 6731 Carleton Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $639,999
  • MLS Number: 1183264
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,546 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,052 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

by Dave Markwell

Last Saturday, I dropped my son off at college. Walking the hallways of his fraternity, I remembered the timeless smells of stale beer and bad choices. I carried a mini-fridge, a TV, and several bags of miscellany up too many stairs with a smile on my face and tears in my eyes. It was a day of days.

Certain moments, in a life of moments, stand out and live close to the front of our memory. Recognizing and truly feeling the significance of this first day was impactful, because every first day is also a last day. I knew that my son was gone. Not gone from my life, nor my house, nor my care or love or concern or wallet, but gone in the symbolic, but real, ways that our kids move on with life. And this last day was a tough one to take.

I remembered his first day of school, the nights he would climb in to my bed after a bad dream, lost teeth and homework and pets, watching his little legs chase a soccer ball, reading “Go Dog Go” a thousand times and him always laughing at “It’s a paaarty!!! A DOG PARTY!!!”. I remembered all of it, every bit, and on my drive home, I stopped by my old buddy’s house for a stiff drink. He wasn’t home, so I just sat in his driveway and cried. It was a moment that will forever live close to the surface of my mind and heart.

I think these are the good ones. The ones we feel in our bones. We are reminded of the only truly important things in life: the people we love. And our kids top the list. And they leave. And they should, and indeed must. It’s what we raised them to do. But, it still kind of sucks when they do it. It’s a success that doesn’t feel like one. Certainly, pride and hope and joy accompany these experiences, but my selfish sadness carried the day.

I think this is kind of like birth. For all of our preparations, we’re never really prepared. The experience is rarely exactly as we imagine it and we often find ourselves ill-equipped and inadequate to the task of being a good parent. We do our best, but largely make it up as we go and sometimes get lucky. I got lucky.

So begins another new time in a lifetime of new times. The challenge of transition will be met and the balance between the tears and the smile is already tipping towards the bright side. Things end and we can either spend time lamenting this unavoidable fact or we can be happy that the thing existed at all. And I could not be more happy about the countless moments of love and frustration and confusion and clarity that my boy inspired and we shared. He taught me way more than I taught him. I suspect this won’t change.

So, while he will no longer be haunting the wee hours in my house each night, he will remain everywhere else. Our kids never really leave us. They stay in the important places. And this is a good reminder on the days when they feel gone.
All of life is change. This is the good part, though not always the easy part. Through it, we change. We evolve and gain perspective and learn. This trend continues from the cradle to the grave and is truly the only constant in life. This is a good reminder, too: we’re still being built and we have many more our own exciting, inspiring and fun first days ahead of us, too…we’re not done…

[EDITOR’S NOTE:”Feel Good Friday” is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, whose first book is called “A Feel Good Life” (buy it on Amazon here). He also runs the Waterland Arcade, located at 22306 Marine View Drive South. Dave extols to all neighbors: “Enjoy where we live. Put your feet on the pavement and truly feel how great it is to live here!” Also, Dave needs more friends – find him on Facebook here.

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is winding down to its last three Saturdays!

Be sure to get all your canning provisions for the fall. Remember we offer of 2 hours free validated parking for shoppers. There have been empty parking spaces all day on both North and South lots.  Just show your purchases at the market info booth. If you are a Des Moines resident and have a vehicle registered in Des Moines, you can get a yearly pass at the Marina office.

Wanolitto’s grandkids and future market shoppers enjoying Kids Day last Saturday:

Food Tucks – Charlie’s Buns & Stuff, Jemil’s

Music – Bob Sparks

Now is the time of the year to check out our sponsor Gutter Helmet’s booth. It is a patented gutter protection system designed to be installed right over your existing gutters. It keeps leaves, pine needles and other debris out of your gutters while allowing rainwater to flow freely. This revolutionary system protects your home from the harmful effects of clogged gutters, such as severe water damage and insect infestation. Ask about the current sales incentives.

Be sure to check to see if you qualify for our healthy eating initiative for low income families called Fresh Bucks, Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person.

Stop by the King Conservation District’s booth. They are a non-regulatory, special purpose district funded through a per parcel fee by King County landowners to help promote conservation of resources build a sustainable regional food system, expand our green infrastructure/tree canopy, and restore shorelines and habitat for salmon and other wildlife – all through education, grants, and technical assistance.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride. The last ride of the season is this Saturday, Sep 23.

Upcoming Events

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and this weekly column. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page. We have discontinued the e-newsletter.

Thanks to our sponsors:

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District wants to remind all that the Mount Rainier Pool is closed for maintenance until January, 2018.

Pool users are encouraged to visit other facilities for aquatic activities, which can be found here (PDF file):

https://mtrainierpool.com/wp-content/uploads/OTHER-PUBLIC-FACILITIES-MOUNT-RAINIER-POOL-CLOSURE.pdf

A Frequently Asked Questions sheet is available for pool users with questions about the project. You can access the information on our web site at www.mtrainierpool.com, or send other questions to Scott Deschenes, District General Manager at [email protected].

The pool and its offices are closed during this time. If you would like to contact a staff member, please call the District Office at (206) 429-3852. To receive regular updates on the pool, visit www.mtrainierpool.com, and sign-up for our e-news updates. You can also like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

Community members in South King County can question Port of Seattle Commission candidates at a Candidate Forum this Wednesday, Sept. 13 at Highline College.

Sponsored by the 33rd District Democrats, this forum will run from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Student Union Bldg. 8 Mt. Townsend Room.

“None of the Port Commission members or candidates live in South King County, where the Port’s impacts are felt the most,” said SeaTac resident Shaunie Wheeler. “While we’d prefer district elections to make sure our concerns are represented, this Candidate Forum will help give the communities most affected by airport policies a voice.”

Residents of the cities directly surrounding SeaTac Airport, and people who work in and around the airport, are eager for the opportunity to share their concerns with the candidates. Questions submitted to event organizers in advance have ranged from issues of carbon and microparticle emissions to workforce policies that provide more job opportunities for local high school and college graduates.

“We need Port Commissioners who understand their economic development mission is about raising up the workers and communities the Port touches. It’s not about getting more resources for powerful corporations who have a history of standing in the way of our progress. We need commissioners who push back against an economy rigged against us and invest in us, ” said Abeba Zemou, a SEIU6 member working at Sea-Tac Airport.

The event is co-sponsored by Laborers Local 242, M.L. King County Labor Council, SEIU Local 6, the Seattle/King County Building and Construction Trades Council, and Highline College.

The event is open to the public, and the audience will have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates at the event.

The City of Des Moines needs your help!

This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade:

“We do not know the exact time but it was discovered missing by one of our former Arts Commissioners on Sunday,” the City said.

According to an “Art on Poverty Bay” map, the sculpture was located in the #8 area:

Anyone having information about this stolen piece of art is encouraged to call the Des Moines Police Department at 206-878-3301, or file your tip online here:

http://www.desmoineswa.gov/363/Online-Crime-Reporting

This artwork is valued at $14,500.

“Your help is greatly appreciated!”

Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest on Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season!

Zombie Fest Northwest, formerly known as Normandy Park Zombie Fest, increases awareness about emergency and disaster preparedness, provides visibility for local businesses, and raises money for local on-profits including the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation (501c3) and the Highline Schools Foundation.

WHERE: Normandy Park Towne Center, 19900 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park, WA 98148

WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

A myriad of zombie events are planned:

  • FREE admission!
  • FREE Get Zombified booth. Don’t know how to become a zombie? Our make-up artists and zombie clothing experts will help!
  • FREE arts & crafts booth for kids – including a disaster kit scavenger hunt.
  • FREE musical performance by Seattle band Vote for Pedro. Cool tunes from a local DJ.
  • 200 FREE pumpkins!
  • Learn how to build a disaster preparedness kit at our FREE demonstrations.
  • Lots of treats and FREE giveaways for kids.
  • Zombie caricature artist and artwork.
  • Charity beer/wine garden.
  • Costume contest with great prizes, emceed by a KOMO TV celebrity!
  • Performances by the famous Seattle Thrillers. Dance along!
  • Vintage and current emergency vehicles on display to raise awareness about emergency preparedness including National Guard, police and fire vehicles, along with a Zombie car, Jurassic Park replica cars, and more!
  • Zombie Fest t-shirts and raffle baskets from the Sounders, Mariners and Space Needle. Plus, survival kits, Halloween decorations, gift certificates and more!
  • Local business, food and beverage vendors are also part of the fun!

Here’s the schedule:

  • 2pm-2:30pm – Mt Rainier Marching Band
  • 2:30pm-2:45 – DJ Music
  • 2:45pm-3:30pm – Vote for Pedro
  • 3:30pm-4pm  – Seattle Thrillers perform
  • 4pm-5pm – Vote for Pedro performs
  • 5pm-5:45pm – KOMO anchors introduce costume contest
  • 5:45pm-6pm – Seattle Thrillers perform
  • 6pm – Event ends

Can’t find parking at Normandy Park Towne Center? Don’t worry! Additional parking is available at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98148. A FREE shuttle will take you to & from the festival & CJTC.

Visit our official Zombie Fest website: http://zombiefestnorthwest.com/

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest

Follow us on our Twitter page: @ZombieFestNW

Questions? Contact: Susan West at [email protected] or 206-818-6945.

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is coming into the last month of this season and hopes that shoppers who have not yet visited will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the Saturday markets. There have been empty parking spaces all day on both North and South lots. Just show your purchases at the market info booth. If you are a Des Moines resident and have a vehicle registered in Des Moines, you can get a yearly pass at the Marina office.

This coming Saturday is our annual Kids Back to School/Safety Day. Look for lots of things to do and see. Remember there are no free lunches for the rest of the season.

  • Food Tucks – Nosh, Jemil’s, Charlie’s Buns N Stuff
  • Music – 5 Buck Band
  • Community Groups – Marcy DUI, Recology, Friends of DM Library, JOBS Daughters, MaST

Don’t forget to stop by the Edward Jones booth and chat with Mike Wilcox, longtime sponsor, about your financial needs, especially if you are approaching retirement.

Be sure to check to see if you qualify for our healthy eating initiative for low income families called Fresh Bucks, Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person.

Check out new sponsor Kristy Dunn’s booth. She is a long time Des Moines resident. She was on the Des Moines Arts Commission for several years and is currently serving on the Human Services Advisory board. She is raising her family in our great little city on the sound and loves working with her community. As a John L Scott realtor, her passion is people and finding them the right home and property is always her main goal.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride. The rides are every other week: Sep 9, 23.

Upcoming Events

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and this weekly column. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page. We have discontinued the e-newsletter.

Thanks to our sponsors:

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend:

The home – open both Saturday and Sunday – is one of the finest waterfront homes in Normandy Park:

Imagine yourself here!

Step onto the beach waterfront home on Normandy Terrace.

100 (per KCR) of no bank Puget Sound waterfront footage.

Finest waterfront home opportunity in a long while in Normandy Park.

Expansive, wide views of Puget Sound, Mountains & shipping traffic.

Ideal outdoor deck and hot tub.

All located on a large, fully fenced, gated flat lot with ample parking.

Home is move-in ready w/new carpets.

Lot A Beach Rights which includes boat launch.

Easy access to downtown and airport.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Sept. 9: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 10: Noon – 7 p.m.

WHERE: 18505 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $2,465,000
  • MLS Number: 1166940
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,210 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 28,063 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Gated Entry
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

On Thursday morning (Sept. 7), Dick’s Drive-In announced that they will be opening a new location in Kent on Pacific Highway South near Highline College.

The new location for the historic burger restaurant will be on the corner of Pacific Highway South and S. 242nd Street, near where the old Midway Drive-In was once located (map below).

“All of the south region cities have been very welcoming. It was very difficult to pick just one winner, but we can only build one restaurant at a time,” said Jasmine Donovan, Vice President of Dick’s Drive-In and granddaughter of the co-founder and namesake, Dick Spady.

“The Kent property is in a great location on Highway 99, five miles south of Sea-Tac Airport. It’s a half mile south of the intersection with the Kent-Des Moines highway and very close to Highline College in Des Moines. We look forward to bringing great food and great first-time jobs to the communities of south King County,” said Jim Spady, President of Dick’s Drive-In and son of Dick Spady.

“We are incredibly excited that Dick’s Drive-In decided to locate its seventh location in Kent,” said Kent Mayor Suzette Cooke. “I so appreciate the can-do attitude by our economic development staff in addressing Dick’s criteria to invest in Kent. It is a tremendous vote of confidence for our community. What a great example of public and private sectors working together to bring an iconic family business for the public to experience and enjoy.”

The final purchase is contingent on obtaining any necessary permits from the City of Kent. “Our meetings with Kent city officials have been very positive. If everything goes well we should be able to close the sale by early 2018, begin construction in the Spring and open the first south location before the end of 2018,” Donovan says.

The new site selection process included an online customer poll that resulted in over 170,000 votes, 100,000 of which came in the first 24 hours. On March 27th, 2017, the company announced on Facebook Live that the south region had won with 60% of the vote.

The original Dick’s Drive-In location opened in the 1954 on Northeast 45th street in Wallingford. The most recent restaurant built was the Edmonds location which opened in 2011 after a similar customer poll directed the company to find property to the north of Seattle. The new location in Kent will maintain the original restaurant’s iconic 1950’s look and architecture.