With over 29 years in the real estate business, Chuck Porter is proud to call himself “Puget Sound’s most trusted Realtor.”

Since winning Century 21’s “N.W. Rookie of the Year” in the first year of his career, to guiding a new generation of rookies as a managing broker since 2000, Chuck has seen many changes in the industry.

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest innovations is the availability of listings on the internet. First time buyers, move-up buyers and even down-sizers can easily find numerous potential properties on the plethora of real estate websites and mobile apps. While everybody enjoys choice, it can be overwhelming, especially when you begin receiving calls, emails or texts from multiple agents about properties for which you have inquired. That’s when the beauty of working with a single experienced, dedicated agent really comes to light – and that’s when Chuck can shine.

Chuck loves to work with all kinds of buyers and sellers and believes one of the secrets of his success has been his devotion to taking the time to educate clients through every step of the process. You are not just a transaction in his eyes, but a valued new relationship to last for years to come.

“I’ve been the guy that gets calls from friends or family of clients I helped years ago,” he shares warmly. “It’s pretty neat when I hear from their kids who’ve grown up and are ready to buy.”

With seven kids of his own, family ties are dear to his heart for sure.

Also dear to his heart are Veterans, having served himself for 15 years in the U.S Air Force.

Along with his service overseas, he possesses a varied resume of experience right here in greater Kent, Puyallup, Tacoma and beyond.

He counts Interstate Relocation, Investment Properties and working as a Buyers Broker Agent as areas of his special expertise. With hundreds of properties sold to boot!

Whether you are buying or selling, Chuck can help.

Ready to take the next step?
Give Chuck a call at:

    • Cell Phone: 253.951.0082
    • Office Phone: 253.435. 1515
    • Or shoot him an email: [email protected] 

…and be sure to tell him thanks for supporting iLoveKent and the Kent Downtown Partnership!

REMINDER: The League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall is this Thursday evening (April 25) from 6-8 p.m. at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The lineup includes:

  • Software developer Chris McCann – best known for his innovative Airnoise.io service that automatically reports users’ aircraft noise complaints.
  • Rep. Mike Pellicciotti (D-Federal Way), will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion.
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), will deliver the keynote speech.

This is a FREE event, and there will be two ways to watch it:

  • IN PERSON AT THE PAC
    If you haven’t registered for your FREE ticket already, you can do so here on Eventbrite. There will also be tickets available at the door.
  • ONLINE LIVE VIDEO
    To watch it online, you can watch a live stream on The B-Town Blog’s Facebook page. NOTE: you must “Like” The B-Town Blog’s Facebook page here. You will then get a notification once our video stream goes live.

“We’ve got a great program lined up that I’m sure you’ll enjoy, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all there,” Larry Cripe said. “Let’s show the elected officials in attendance how much we care about clean and quiet skies!

On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, National Senior Health & Fitness Day® will celebrate its 26th anniversary as the nation’s annual largest older adult health and wellness event. 

Organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), National Senior Health & Fitness Day will offer fitness activities for older adults at more than 1,000 locations including hospitals, park and recreation departments, senior centers, health clubs, retirement communities, houses of worship, health departments and other community locations. 

Wesley Des Moines will celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day with an all-day event filled with fitness demonstrations, art sessions, a health & wellness fair, line dancing, outdoor games and a heart healthy happy hour with special guest appearance by Blitz the official mascot of the Seattle Seahawks. 

“Wesley Des Moines is excited to host this event” says Tina McNeilly, Wesley Des Moines Health & Fitness Coordinator. “Our goal for this day is to make exercise fun and encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered at Wesley De Moines and in their communities”.

The event runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Wesley Des Moines. Admission is free.

Wesley Des Moines is a not-for-profit senior living community committed to serving older adults since 1944.  

For more details, please call Tina McNeilly at 206-870-8741 or visit https://wesleychoice.org/event/national-senior-health-fitness-day

On Monday, April 22, Congressman Adam Smith reintroduced the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, legislation to establish a national study on the sources, characteristics, dispersion, and potential health effects of ultrafine particles (UFPs).

“A comprehensive national study is vital to understanding the health effects of ultrafine particles and to what extent airport communities are exposed,” Smith said. “Federal leadership is needed to support future mitigation efforts with local and state partners. Combatting negative health impacts from aviation emissions is key to ensuring a better quality of life for communities surrounding airports.”

In recent years, local studies conducted around major airports have indicated that UFPs may be having detrimental effects on human health. These studies also showed that aviation contributes significantly to the dispersion of UFPs. Unfortunately, the extent to which communities and residents are exposed, in addition to the health effects of UFP inhalation, are not yet fully known. Owing in part to a lack of information about UFPs, there exists a gap in regulation where federal agencies do not differentiate between UFP’s and larger particles in the atmosphere.

More must be done to understand how UFPs affect communities around airports, to what extent aviation contributes to the creation and diffusion of UFPs, and whether or not sustainable aviation fuels could help reduce the number of these particles in the atmosphere.

The Protecting Airport Communities From Particle Emissions Act will help to answer many of these questions. It directs the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to work with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a national study of UFP generation and dispersal around major hub airports, like Sea-Tac International Airport in Washington state and others around the country. The study will draw from data provided by agencies like the FAA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Health and Human Services (HHS), among others. Communities have a right to know whether the air they breathe contains high levels of UFPs and how these particles affect their health.

As a Member of the Quiet Skies Caucus, Congressman Smith continues to fight in Congress to reduce the impacts from aviation around Sea-Tac International Airport while also ensuring that the airport remains a vital economic engine for the region. This study parallels research on airport traffic and air quality currently being conducted at the University of Washington and builds upon the collaborative efforts Congressman Smith has been engaged in with local communities and the Port of Seattle.

NOTE: Rep. Smith will be the keynote Speaker at the League of Quiet Skies Voters Town Hall this THURSDAY, April 25 at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Be sure to RSVP (it’s FREE) here.

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

The first Open House is a beautiful and finished high end new construction home:

Ready to move-in, contemporary two story home.

This spacious home has 4 bedrooms, den, bonus room, 2.75 baths and a 2-car garage.

Light-filled, great room concept floor plan.

Chef’s delight kitchen with desiger cabinetry, island, slab granite, stainless appliances, freezer alcove and walk in pantry.

Dream master bedroom with 5-piece master bath.

Ideal and desirable location, minutes to downtown Seattle!

Well-sized lot is fully landscaped.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 20: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 12210 21st Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1441078
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,720 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,100 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • French Doors
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is an updated sweet starter home in Central Burien with lots of updates!

Newer Kitchen with granite counters, new flooring, updated bath with newer plumbing features.

Freshly painted inside and out in the last year.

Just down the hill from tranquil Mathison Park!

Spacious, fenced back yard.

Close to downtown Burien restaurants, shops, library and the location of Burien’s events and festivals.

Easy commute from the nearby Burien transit center to downtown Seattle!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 20: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 415 S. 146th Street, Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $389,000
  • MLS Number: 1428228
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Approximate House SqFt: 950 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 13,600 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up – style & functionality meets convenience & walkability:

These sophisticated new townhomes are located just across the street from Fairmount Park, walking distance to the Alaska Junction & minutes to the coming soon Whole Foods.

Homes offer living space on the main floor with fenced yards & off street parking.

Two bedrooms & full bath up with the master suite, 3/4 Bath + spacious balcony on third floor.

Vaulted ceilings & large windows provide great natural light.

Visit soon before they’re gone!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 20: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3910 SW Brandon Street, West Seattle, WA 98136 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,000
  • MLS Number: 1434048
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,286 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 870 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 21: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $579,950
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is an East Hill of Kent Uplands masterpiece:

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, Apr. 20: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • 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.


Next up – Welcome Home to 3400 SF + targeting four star Built Green oasis:

Featuring all today’s finest modern finishes with a possible ground floor ADU/Mother-in-law ready to be completed and or used as a bonus/ media room!

Wine and dine your guest in your grand kitchen featuring lacquer self-close cabinets with floor to ceiling windows & easy access to your over-sized 773 SF roof top deck!

Grohe water fixtures & high efficiency mini splits for cooling and heating!

Easy access to I-5 to Seattle & 405!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 20: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 523 SW 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $849,999
  • MLS Number: 1439639
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,447 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,747 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open house has a $5,000 Decor Bonus! And Location Location Land!

Spacious 4 bedroom home on a very large lot!

Main level kitchen, dining and living room w/ fireplace.

Lower level bonus room w/ fireplace, 1/2 bath and walk out to the yard.

Master has 2 closets.

Bedrooms are generous in size and plenty of light.

Main bath jetted, waterfall and body jets!

Deck access from multiple rooms, great for entertaining or relaxing.

Fruit and mature trees,so peaceful.

Easy commute to anywhere.

New roof and soffit.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 20: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 24302 111th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $679,950
  • MLS Number: 1416118
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,040 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 27,194 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dining Room
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final 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, Apr. 20: 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.

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

The League of Quiet Skies Voters has announced that 30th District Washington State Rep. Mike Pellicciotti, D-Federal Way, will address new Washington laws regarding aviation expansion at the League’s April 25, 2019, Town Hall.  

“Rep. Pellicciotti, along with 33rd District Senator Karen Keiser and 33rd District Representative Tina Orwall, has provided strong and proactive leadership on addressing aviation expansion issues faced by the South King County Airport neighbor communities,” said Quiet Skies Puget Sound founder Sheila Brush. “This legislative session has been a roller coaster of substantial progress, including new legislation to form the commission to finally site a new primary commercial airport. The timing couldn’t be better for a hot-off-the-presses update from Olympia,” said Brush.

Rep. Pellicciotti completes the League’s Town Hall program lineup, joining speaker Congressman Adam Smith (sponsor of the Aviation Impacted Communities Act), speaker Chris McCann (creator of the Airnoise.io service for registering aircraft complaints), a Special Report on the World Health Organization’s 2018 Environmental Noise Guidelines, and an “Aviation Noise and Emission 101” presented by Steve Edmiston, attorney, filmmaker, and creator of The Briefing Project. A panel discussion will follow.

WHAT: Town Hall – League of Quiet Skies Voters

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m..

WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S 152nd Street, Burien WA (map below)

COST: FREE. Learn more at www.LOQSV.org

About Rep. Mike Pellicciotti
Mike has served South King County as a prosecutor for over a decade, first as a King County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney holding accountable domestic violence and human trafficking offenders. He next prosecuted elder abuse and government waste, managing the return of over $30 million to taxpayers from corporate healthcare fraud.

Mike’s legislative record has demonstrated that he is an independent voice committed to government reform, public safety, and serving the needs of South King and North Pierce Counties. Mike fought for replacement and expansion of city cameras in Federal Way crime hot spots, co-sponsored legislation to stop repeat domestic violence offenders, and passed a new law to hold human traffickers accountable and protect children from sexual assault. While serving in Olympia, Mike has repeatedly brought forward legislation demanding transparency and accountability across government, elections and the private sector. He represents proudly represents the 30th legislative district, which includes Algona, Auburn, Des Moines, Federal Way, Milton and Pacific.

About the League of Quiet Skies Voters
As aircraft noise and emissions present increasing human health and environmental concerns, impact property values and public safety, and create social, economic, and environmental justice disparities, the League of Quiet Skies Voters seeks to empower voters living in the shadow of the 8th busiest airport in the United States with the information to fully understand the risks of this expansion, the alternatives, our rights and choices, and how to engage our policymakers for change. The League was created as an association of regional citizen-led groups including:

All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline Public Schools announced:

“You are welcome to walk the halls one last time on Saturday, June 1, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.!

“Des Moines Elementary PTSA is celebrating with a spaghetti feed, student art raffle and photo booth. Plans include a slideshow of old photos and stories, a memory lane of yearbooks and plaques in the library and pictures of the original facade for sale.

“The new, larger Des Moines Elementary School will open fall 2019 at 23801 16th Ave South, Des Moines WA 98198.

“The citizen-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee suggested in 2016 that we repurpose the old Des Moines Elementary building for community use. We have no plans to sell it. For now, it will be used for district storage, including Highline High School items that will not fit while HHS students are attending the Olympic Interim site and the new Highline High School is under construction.”

Des Moines Elementary School is located at 22001 9th Ave S.:

The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the presentation starts at 8 p.m.

This will be the finalé of a three-part series – although each works as a standalone event – presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer at the iconic, historic, prohibition-era Observatory Bar on the Smith Tower’s amazing 35th floor.

The most recent presentation – held on April 1 – sold out, so get your tickets soon:

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history, Roy Olmstead. Smith Tower and The Good Bootlegger’s Guild present an educational and engaging speaker series in three parts, combining history, mythology, rum, and good old-fashioned storytelling.

Exclusive Specialty Cocktail
In honor of our rumrunning roots, we’ll be featuring an exclusive specialty cocktail only available during Smells Like Seattle Spirits events. Make sure to ask for Runnin’ with the Devil, a delicious cocktail that includes Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum, FORO Amaro, lemon sherbet, lime, and absinthe rinse.

  • Doors open at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20 per person.
  • Seating is limited and standing room will apply if the event is sold out.
  • A full bar and menu are available for purchase throughout the evening for your enjoyment.
  • While we encourage you to attend all sessions, it’s not required to follow along with the storyline.

WHEN: Monday, May 6; doors open at 7 p.m., presentation starts at 8 p.m.

WHAT: The Hard Fall: The Feds Fight Back
Olmstead’s good guy anti-hero popularity peaks, with his remarkable popularity driven by better whiskey, lower prices, and an ethical commitment to non-violence. Olmstead is labeled in the media as “The Good Bootlegger,” but it’s too good to last. While Olmstead is beloved by many as the opposite of a Capone-style, violence-driven whiskey operation, his success attracts the country’s most innovative federal prohibition agents to Seattle who determines –using new technology – to bring the Olmstead empire crashing down.

Marvelle – the newest development in luxury 55+ active lifestyle living at Southcenter – invites all to an exciting Open House on Tuesday, April 23, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Hotel Interurban in Tukwila.

Guided tours of their Welcome Center, located just across the street from the hotel, will be available.

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the elegant surroundings of the tallest building between Seattle and Tacoma, the sleek and stylish Hotel Interurban, while they preview the modern collection of apartment homes designed to provide convenient living with ideal access to shops, restaurants, entertainment and more!

You will not want to miss this insider’s event where you will experience not just one but both of the newest luxury developments to emerge in the Southcenter skyline.

RSVP by calling 833.276.7209 or emailing [email protected]
…and act now to ensure your entry to this fun and festive gathering!

For more information:

Address: 406 Baker Blvd., Suite 160, Tukwila, WA 98188

Phone: (833) 304-4900

Website: https://www.marvellesc.com

Floor Plans: https://www.marvellesc.com/floorplans.aspx

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarvelleatSouthcenter/

Hotel Interurban is located at 223 Andover Park E., Tukwila:

The City of Des Moines Senior Services Advisory Committee will be hosting a paper shredding event this Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center.

This is a perfect event for getting rid of all those boxes, file drawers, and years of old paperwork you don’t want to simply throw in the recycling.

This event is totally secure and if you like, you can stay and watch the papers be shredded right in front of you.

  • Items accepted are: paper (staples ok) such as receipts, invoices, bills, bank statements, cancelled checks, file folders, and envelopes.
  • No cardboard, newspaper, boxes, X-Rays, or plastic.
  • Maximum amount per person is 10 file sized boxes of papers.
  • This event is open to all residents of the City of Des Moines and Normandy Park.

“If you’ve never been to the Des Moines Activity Center, stop by for a visit. If you’re a senior, there are a myriad of events and activities daily and weekly.”

For more information, please Contact the City of Des Moines Activity Center at 206-878-1642.

WHAT: Shredding Event

WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 South 216th Street, Des Moines:

One of Gathering Place’s biggest events of the year will be this Saturday, April 20!

Bring the whole family out for this annual fun event located at their Des Moines Campus (2038 S. 222nd Street; map below).

Pancake breakfast begins at 9 a.m. and the Egg Hunt begins at 10 a.m.

There will also be a bouncy house, crafts for the whole family and face painting.

You will not wan too miss this exciting morning of festivities and their legendary pancake breakfast.

This event is completely FREE and open to the community. A wonderful tradition to mark the season of renewal. They hope to see you there!

For more info, visit their Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/2013912985581044/

Or visit their website at: http://www.gpfoursquare.org.

We are the Gathering Place

We exist to create a bigger impact for our community and for the Lord. Our desire is to create a safe place where you can discover God in an environment of love, acceptance, and forgiveness.

Pastors Jeff and Traci Espeseth are two passionate individuals who truly want all people to experience the fullness of God’s love and grace.The heartbeat of this church involves coming together and serving our community. We desire for each person to find purpose and belonging.

Services take place:

  • Sundays @ 10 a.m. at our Burien campus, located at 17700 1st Ave South

Gathering Place Foursquare Church’s Des Moines campus is at 2038 S. 222nd Street:

Courtesy Highline Public Schools comes this photo tour of the new, still under construction Des Moines Elementary School located at 23801 16th Ave South.

With passage of the 2016 bond, this new, 700-student school is located on the district-owned Zenith Park site.

It’s scheduled to open in the fall.

Take a photo tour of the new Des Moines Elementary with Principal Rick Wisen. Last time he walked through, it was just steel beams. Now workers are busy painting, installing and getting the new school ready for students in September.

Check out the library with floor to ceiling windows and a fun reading nook.

The new school features territorial views to the east from its perch on the hill overlooking the intersection of 16th Avenue South and South 240th Street in Des Moines.

A play field is planned for the open soil area on the south end of the site.

The school was designed by Hutteball & Oremus Architecture. The builder is Absher Construction Company.

Construction work is ongoing at the site of the new Des Moines Elementary School.

Principal Rick Wisen is overshadowed by the tall grand entry to the new school.

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

The first Open House is a rare Burien Gem – first time on the market since 1981!

Oversized room home with a GIANT 3 bay double deep shop, also a 2 car attached garage on a quiet dead end street.

You will not find this anywhere else in Burien at this list price!

2 masters, office (potential 4th bedroom), large open kitchen/dining room, brand new gutters, fresh paint throughout, fenced back yard with large 3 tier deck perfect for your summer bbqs.

A commuters DREAM!

Hurry this house wont last long! Come see it today!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 13: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 14: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16846 Des Moines Memorial Dr S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $490,000
  • MLS Number: 1427484
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1959
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,220 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,298 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Skylights
  • Pantry

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next Open House is a Normandy Park Townhome with 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths plus den/bonus:

Main level has wood floors, gas fireplace & SS appliances.

Single car garage plus 2 carport spaces.

Private location at back of complex with patio and balcony.

Lot A Beach Rights to The Cove for beach access, tennis courts, & boat launch.

Conveniently located near Normandy Park shopping center and Buriens Five Corners with PCC & Trader Joes.

Transit options: on bus line, close to SeaTac airport & Angle Lake Light Rail Station.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 13: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 14: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 19439 1st Ave S Unit G2, Normandy Park, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $465,000
  • MLS Number: 1432263
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,687 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Alarm System
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The next Open House has spectacular sunsets, boardwalk strolls, seasonal Farmers Markets, concerts in the park, trail hikes and more, all just footsteps from your front door in this Des Moines Condo:

Boat lover’s paradise here at The Cliff House overlooking The Des Moines Marina.

This spacious end unit condo welcomes you with walls of windows offering a backdrop for every season of endless sound and mountain views.

Over 1,600 sq feet with two bedrooms, two tastefully remodeled bathrooms and a beautiful designer kitchen with custom cabinetry.

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 14: Noon – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 22211 Cliff Ave S., Unit 101, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $574,900
  • MLS Number: 1372762
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,606 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Disabled Access
  • End Unit
  • Ground Floor
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The next Open House is a condo on Alki with City & Sound Views:

Spacious 2 bedroom, 1.75 bath home on single level w/master suite & laundry in unit.

Corner location w/large windows, provides privacy & skyline view from front balcony.

Enjoy community room, shared outdoor patio, & sauna, in secure entry building.

Nestled between Saltys & Marination; you can travel Harbor Ave by foot, bike, bus or car.

Walk to water taxi for a quick ride to Downtown Seattle.

Don’t miss your chance to spend this summer living at the beach!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Apr. 12: 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Apr. 13: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 14: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 1727 Harbor Ave SW Unit N301, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $698,000
  • MLS Number: 1419201
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1973
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,380 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,360 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Club House
  • Sauna

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

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The next Open House is a brand new East Hill of Kent Uplands masterpiece:

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 full 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, Apr. 13: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Apr. 14: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:

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

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,950
  • MLS Number: 1432849
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • 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):

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Next up is a brand new 3-bedroom home with a separate entrance ground floor potential AIR BNB:

With all today’s finest modern finishes & amenities this home includes an exclusive parking spot and has no HOA dues!

Targeting Four Star Built Green this home has all the energy cost saving features you expect like blown in insulation, dual flush toilets, LOW VOC Paints/Finishes & low flow water fixtures.

To top things off, enjoy urban living at its finest with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Apr. 13: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5604-B 25th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98106 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $599,900
  • MLS Number: 1398829
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,651 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,010 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next up is a 3400 SF+ targeting four star Built Green oasis:

Featuring all today’s finest modern finishes with a possible ground floor ADU/Mother-in-law ready to be completed and or used as a bonus/ media room!.

Wine and dine your guest in your grand kitchen featuring lacquer self-close cabinets with floor to ceiling windows & easy access to your over-sized 773 SF roof top deck!

Grohe water fixtures & high efficiency mini splits for cooling and heating!

Easy access to I-5 to Seattle & 405!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, Apr. 14: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 521 SW 3rd Place, Renton, WA 98057 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $859,888
  • MLS Number: 1423362
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2019
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,447 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,747 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The final 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:

  • Sunday, Apr. 14: 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):

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The public is invited to celebrate and explore diversity and contemporary social justice issues at Highline College the week of April 22–26, 2019.

Now in its 22nd year, Unity Through Diversity Week will include free events and a wide range of guest speakers.

Another annual Highline event — GlobalFest — will also be part of the festivities, capping off Unity Week with food trucks, entertainment and a parade around campus.

The new Parade of Nations, featuring 76 flag bearers holding flags from around the world, will be an opportunity for students to show pride in their culture, countries and community. After the parade, attendees can enjoy authentic food from different cultures, dance performances, singing and even a fashion show –– all within the East parking lot of campus.

Information about the celebration and full program descriptions are available on the Unity Through Diversity Week page.

Event Schedule

All events are free and open to the public and will be held on the college’s main campus in Des Moines, located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99).

  • Monday, April 22, 2019:
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.:
    Keynote lecture presented by Dr. Debra Jenkins: “Ignited and United: Inspiring ‘Within’ to Do the Critical Work ‘Without’”
    Location: Building 7
    1:30–3 p.m.
    Workshop presented by Dr. Karen Myers: “The Ability Ally Initiative”
    Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance Room
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Lecture presented by Javier Sethness-Castro: “Struggles Across Borders: Resisting Climate Breakdown and State Violence”
    Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance Room
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Lecture presented by Dr. Alvin Logan: “A Tree Without Roots: Protecting Black Spaces in Predominantly White Environments”
    Location: Building 7
    6–8 p.m.
    Workshop presented by Sandy Restrepo: “La Cultura Cura/Culture Heals”
    Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance Room
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    9–10:30 a.m.
    Presentation by author Jeb Wyman: “What They Signed Up For: Veterans Stories of Coming Home From War”
    Location: Building 2
    11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
    Lecture presented by Victoria Benavides: “Owning Your Strengths: Understanding Your Resilience As a First-Gen Student”
    Location: Building 8, Mt. Constance Room
  • Friday, April 26, 2019
    1–2 p.m.: Parade of Nations
    2–5 p.m.: GlobalFest festival
    Location: East Parking Lot

Now in its 3rd year, Destination Des Moines – in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Commission and Yacht Club – will mark the opening of boating season with a Wine and Art Walk on Saturday, May 11.

This event will run from Noon – 4 p.m. in downtown Des Moines.

Walk between 8 venues, sampling 15 wines, and enjoying the work of 9 artists.

  • 11 a.m.: Dedication of artist George C. Scott’s MarinaScope sculpture at South Marina Park.
  • 1 p.m.: Des Moines Museum opens.
  • 3 p.m.: Des Moines Yacht Club Opening Day Ceremony.
  • 6 p.m.: Ticketed $30 per person Dinner Dance — open to the public. More information at www.DesMoinesYachtClub.com.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be presenting its ‘State of Our Cities’ Luncheon on Friday, May 10, 2019, at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle South in Des Moines.

This luncheon is presented in partnership with the five cities within the Chamber’s service area of Southwest King County. This luncheon will feature representatives from the cities of:

  • Des Moines
  • Burien
  • Normandy Park
  • Tukwila
  • SeaTac

This event will also include a panel discussion and Q&A.

“We look forward to this opportunity to bring city and regional business leaders together to interact, strengthen ties, and forge new relationships,” said President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber, Andrea Reay, “We hope that you will join us for an opportunity to learn about the progress in each of our cities and how local businesses can partner towards success.”

The luncheon will be held on Friday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Four Points by Sheraton Seattle South in Des Moines. Thank you to the Event Sponsors, Crain Photography and South King Media.

Space is limited at the luncheon so don’t forget to register early to reserve your seat – register online here:

https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/state-of-our-cities-luncheon-2769

Or call the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633.

For more information about this event, email Renatta Emerson, Membership & Programs Manager, at [email protected].

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.

For more information, visit https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com.