From Advertiser Puget Sound Moving:

Planning for your move makes for an exciting time. Especially when it comes to long distance residential moves, the idea of starting a new life in a faraway place is an attractive one. However, in order to start that new life off on the right foot, you want to carefully choose a Kent moving company that can take care of the move in a trustworthy, professional manner.

When you’re shopping for long distance movers, you want to take some time to compare the businesses that offer this service and decide which one represents the best value for your needs. Not all movers are made equally, as anyone who has ever lost a valuable possession or heirloom when moving can tell you.

When choosing a mover for a long-haul trip, pay attention to the following factors:

  • Do They Share Trucks? Truck sharing saves money for moving companies. However, it also introduces the potential for misplacing customers’ possessions into the process. The longer the distance is to your destination, the more stops and starts there will be on the way and the greater the chance is that at some point one of your belongings will accidentally be left at someone else’s new home.
  • Does Each Move Have One Moving Team? When one moving team takes care of loading, transporting and unloading your belongings, the risk of damage or item misplacement is very low. When multiple teams coordinate to make the move happen, there is a much greater chance that one of the hand-off team members accidentally damages an item or forgets about it because none of them actually packed or loaded anything.
  • Is Transport Direct or With En Route Drop-offs and Pick-ups? A highly professional moving company will insist on direct, non-stop transport. Just like truck sharing saves money without offering any value to the customer, so does route-sharing.
  • Is A Specific Delivery Date Guaranteed? Many van line services offer a range of dates for delivery, generally within a 5-day period. When planning a move into a new city, it really helps to know that your belongings are going to show up exactly when you expect them.
  • Who Do You Call When Things Go Wrong? Delivery date missed? Item damaged? Simply wondering where your items are and want someone to tell you? Choose a moving company that delegates a single office for your entire move so that you always have one point of contact for your concerns—don’t get caught up in a bureaucratic turnaround calling three or four different offices all around the country to get a single question answered.

These are just some of the concerns you should bring up when choosing a reliable moving company in Kent, WA. You can learn more about the subject by clicking here and seeing how Puget Sound Moving compares to your typical van line service.


Puget Sound Moving has provided the Seattle area with top-quality residential and commercial moving services since 2009 and maintains a stellar reputation as a leader in the industry.

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov. 8 bond.

“Now is the time, we must join together to support our students and schools here in the Highline School District,” said Chuck Tuman, campaign co-chair. “We have a strong plan, developed by a citizen committee, to meet the immediate needs of our district, and also plan for the future.”

Speakers at the kick-off – which was hosted by Tuman – included Sen. Karen Keiser, Highline High alum Maya Mendoza-Exstrom, and Benji Box, a current student:

Here’s a video of the kick-off event:

More than 40 parents, community members and staff spent nearly a year studying the issues to make a recommendation to the Highline Public Schools to help alleviate the problems with capacity, security and modernization. The Capital Facilities Advisory Committee’s (CFAC) presented its recommendations to the School Board for a November 2016 bond, as well as a long-term facility plan for the future of our district.

“It was an amazing experience to dig deep into enrollment projections, facility needs and long-term plans and work together to come up with solutions,” said Susan West, Normandy Park citizen and member of the citizens’ committee. “I am proud of our recommendations to help meet the needs of our growing district and ensure our students are safe.”

Highline Public Schools is a fast-growing district with several school buildings in severe need of replacement or modernization.

CFAC’s plan outlines three phases of improvements over 15-18 years. Each phase would require a voter-approved bond to fund construction.

The committee identified four top-priority problems to be solved in Phase 1:

  • Elementary capacity – With growing enrollment and state funding for smaller class sizes, more elementary classrooms are needed.
  • Middle school capacity – Current middle schools do not have room to accommodate growing enrollment and the addition of sixth grade.
  • Des Moines Elementary – This 90-year-old school is ranked as the Highline school in worst condition in an independent survey by architects.
  • Highline High School – HHS is ranked in second worst condition in the same survey.

“We are looking for volunteers to help us ensure people are registered to vote, have the information they need to understand our bond and then vote YES in November,” Chuck said. “Please check out our website and join us in supporting our students and our schools.”

To register to vote, visit:

For more information:

Here’s episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

SoKing News Weekly Recap for July 22-25, 2016: Port of Seattle asks Burien to vacate land in NERA; Burien City Council extends CARES; Highline Public Schools bond will be on Nov. ballot; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on local election issues; ‘The Final Take’ & more…

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WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SUNDAY – is a great, hard-to-find Rambler located next to a Renton Park!

Much attention has been paid to both the front and back yards, with raised garden beds that produce both fruit and flowers.

The amenities of the home include a 50-year roof, heat pump providing A/C, bay windows in both the living room and master bedroom, hardwood and laminate floors, a wood stove and gas furnace and a ramp in the garage providing handicap access.

See it this Sunday!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions):

















Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House.

WHEN: Sunday, July 24: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 17226 130th Ave SE, Renton, 98058 (MAP, also see below)


  • List Price: $339,900
  • MLS Number: 1002192
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,470 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,010 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Fruit Trees
  • Garden Space

Marketing Remarks:

Great hard-to-find rambler located on a dead end street and backing to Renton Park providing a very private setting.

Much attention has been paid to both the front and back yards with raised garden beds producing both fruit and flowers.

The amenities of the home include a 50 year roof, heat pump providing a/c, bay windows in both the living room and master bedroom, hardwood and laminate floors, a wood stove and gas furnace and a ramp in the garage providing handicap access.

See it this Sunday!

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.

Here’s the #SouthKingSlowdown schedule for this weekend – July 22-25:

Southbound I-5 weekend-long lane reductions from I-405/SR 518 to SR 516/Kent Des Moines Road will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 22.

By 10 p.m. Friday, traffic will be reduced to two lanes through 5 a.m. Monday, July 25. This work is weather dependent.

The following ramps will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday with signed detours in place:

  • The southbound I-405 ramp to southbound I-5.
  • The South 188th Street/Orillia Road on-ramp to southbound I-5.
  • The southbound I-5 off- and on-ramps at South 200th Street /Military Road South.

An additional lane may be closed during the overnight hours from 11 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, 11:59 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday and 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers are advised to use alternate routes.

This image displays a map that shows the closure area where WSDOT will be doing construction work and reducing southbound I-5 to two lanes. All closure information is listed above the image on the webpage.

Special events:

Friday, July 22:

  • The String Cheese Incident concert, 6 p.m., Marymoor Park

Saturday, July 23:

  • Kenny Chesney concert, 5 p.m., CenturyLink Field
  • Willie Nelson & Family concert, 7:30 p.m., Marymoor Park

Sunday, July 24:

  • Seafair Triathlon, 6 a.m., Seward Park to Mercer Island via I-90


The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington has named North Hill Elementary Principal Nancy Melius as the South King Region Elementary Principal of the Year for 2016.

Melius just completed her ninth year as principal of North Hill Elementary, located at 19835 8th Ave S. in Des Moines.

Melius was recognized as a regional distinguished principal on June 27 at the summer conference of the Association of Washington School Principals and the Washington Association of School Administrators.

“Congratulations on this well-deserved honor,” said Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield. “Nancy is an effective leader who maintains high expectations and enables staff and students to achieve their potential. Her genuine care for our students, staff, and families is inspiring.”

She was nominated by staff and selected by her peers as one of 24 principals recognized statewide as distinguished principals for their regions. A resident of her community for more than 30 years, Melius is beloved by staff and families for her calm demeanor and sense of humor, according to her nomination.

She was also applauded for capitalizing on her personal leadership characteristics to empower teachers to take charge of their professional development and to implement standards-based instruction. She guided North Hill to a 2015 School of Distinction Award for five consecutive years of outstanding improvement in reading and math. North Hill is one of only 51 elementary schools in Washington that met the Schools of Distinction performance criteria for the 2014-15 school year.

Melius was named a finalist for 2016 Outstanding Administrator in the Gold Star Awards presented by the Highline Schools Foundation. Previously, North Hill won a 2014 Washington Achievement Award for English Language Acquisition.

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual ‘Waterland Festival’ is this weekend, with a carnival, parade(s), car/boat/motorcycle show and more; here’s the schedule:

Children’s Carnival – Featuring Clowns Unlimited Inflatables – 3 Days at the Field House – 1000 S. 220th St, Des Moines:

  • Friday, July 22: 5 – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 23: 12 Noon –  9 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 24: 12 Noon to 4 p.m.

Children’s and Grand Parade:

  • Saturday July 23: 5:45 p.m.

Wheels and Keels Show – Classic Cars, Wooden Boats and Motorcycle Show in the Des Moines Marina parking lot:

  • Saturday, July 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: “Keels” – wooden boats!
  • Sunday July 24, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: “Wheels” – classic cars & motorcycles!

The Wheels and Keels event will have live Music, Food Vendors and a Beer and Wine Garden. Join in the festivities!

For additional information please visit


Multiple opportunities available!

Interview directly with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include 1 Sous Chef, 2 Shift Managers, Baristas, Cooks, CSA/Cashier, Food Preps.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158. Room # – MT 272 2F (head towards pre-security Starbucks and you should see the signs) Interviews on site. Immediate hires.

Onsite Contact:  Allison Newsham, – 206.433.5644

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide.

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CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School.

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School.

A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning, July 21.

The proposed bond would fund repair or replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding, and make safety improvements at all Highline schools.

The School Board passed the resolution at its Wednesday night (July 20) meeting to place the bond measure on the ballot.

The proposed $299 million bond measure contains all the projects recommended in Phase 1 of the plan developed by the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC), a 39-member, community-led committee.

CFAC is composed of Highline residents, staff, and students. CFAC committee members spent the past year intensely studying the district’s facility needs and creating a long-range facilities plan and bond proposal.

The committee was chaired by former Burien City Councilmember Rose Clark, SeaTac resident Danielle Houle, and Health Sciences & Human Services High School student Larissa Hueta-Merlo.

“This was truly a community-driven process. It was important to us to recommend a plan that the community can pay for and support,” said Clark.

Committee members studied enrollment projections, building capacity, building conditions, financial constraints, related legislation, additional funding available, construction costs and other factors. The committee then developed a priority list of problems to be solved and defined a solution for each.

“The committee dug into the data and developed a plan that will meet the capital facilities needs across our district, based on all the data,” said Houle.

If approved, the bond would:

  • Fund security improvements at all schools in the district.
  • Rebuild Highline High School, preserving as much of the façade as structurally and financially feasible.
  • Begin design of new Evergreen and Tyee campuses.
  • Build new school on the district-owned Zenith site to house Des Moines Elementary students, with room for growing enrollment.
  • Build a new middle school on the district-owned Glacier site.
  • Replenish the capital fund, which will be depleted in 2017-18. This fund covers critical needs and emergency repairs.
    Make required improvements to the Olympic site, so it can be used to house students during the HHS construction and future school construction projects.

“We have deteriorating buildings that must be replaced or repaired in order to provide safe, modern facilities for students that meet today’s learning standards. We also need to build new schools to make room for a growing student population, and voter-approved bonds are our only method to do that,” said School Board President Michael Spear. “The Board truly appreciates the work and the recommendation by the Committee and the time it took to develop.”

Why run the bond in November? The district listed three reasons:

  1. Higher than average voter turnout is expected, due to the presidential election, so more community members will participate in the decision.
  2. Sharing the ballot with other measures reduces the costs the district must pay the county for the election.
  3. With construction costs rising, the sooner construction begins the less expensive it will be.

To learn more about CFAC, please visit

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market saw a lot of shoppers last Saturday, it being the height of the season for all the fruits and vegetables…and we are expecting another record day for the Waterland Festival weekend beginning Friday and running thru Sunday.

Bargain hunters break open your piggy banks, as this coming Saturday is another Clutter 2 Cash event where you can find great values, especially those of you hunting for tools and almost new first run books. Look for the sale in the horseshoe parking lot in front of the Marina office. There still are a few spaces left. If you feel the urge to raise some extra cash, call this number 206-824-1066 to reserve your space. The cost is $20. The next and last sale of the season will be August 13th.

CupcakeThe Des Moines Police Foundation is holding a bake sale to raise funds for it’s annual Shop with A Cop Christmas program. The program lets under previladged kids shop for xmas presents for their families. Youngsters, accompanied by an offier, get to roam thru the Fred Meyer store in Midway and shop. Please stop by their booth and contribute to this very worth while program.

New Vendors this season:

Gainer'sGainer’s Gourmet Seasonings is an all-purpose seasoning that’s straight from the Pacific Northwest and makes good food taste even better! Improve flavor by sprinkling on Chops, Steaks, Chicken, Fish, Other Meats, Vegetables, Salads, and Soups. You can use Gainer’s Gourmet Seasoning as a base for other spices. If you want to make Gainer’s spicy, you can add cayenne or red chilli flakes. To make a rub, add brown sugar to it. For a garlic flair, just add garlic.

DeeKennyDesgnsIt’s all about the Seahawks, and what better time to show your loyalty, as the season is getting ready to start. DeeKennyDesigns strives to create standout unique pieces that a 12 can wear with great pride. Lady 12’s can show their Seahawk pride in style! Make a beautifully bold statement in this brilliantly handcrafted beaded jewelry in Seattle Seahawk colors! Each piece is made by hand with the attention to detail and dedication that only a TRUE Seahawks fan would do!

Music – Boomerang

Food Trucks – Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, A Fire Inside, Mini the Dough-Nut, Nibbles, Sweet Bumpas

Community Groups – Friends of the Woodmont library, WIC, Sounders Street team, Rose Children’s Theater

DMFM_sunsetlogo whiteThe Wednesday night Sunset Markets are under way. They are every Wednesday in July and August from 4 to 8pm. There will be food trucks, farms and lots of goodies. Then you can stroll over to the Beach Park for the free music in the park series brought to you by the Des Moines Art Commission

Attention seniors (55 and older), when you shop at the market, check in at the information both to see if you qualify for our Healthy Eating Initiative. Once you sign up you can receive a $10 voucher to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers for every market day (Sat & Wed) throughout the season.

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 11.53.34 AMThe other healthy eating initiative is 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. Both of these programs are good for Saturday and Wednesday markets.

Don’t forget The Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” free summer lunch program for all school age kids. Look for them from noon to 1pm in the grassy area next to the marina office. And if you can’t wait until noon, they will serve free snacks from 10 to 10:30am. A child does not need to be a Highline Public School student to participate. They will be here every Saturday until school starts. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank 206-878-2660.

Seniors don’t forget 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.

Upcoming Events

Waste Zero is again our slogan for this season.

Pitch It In to do your part.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s youth will be accepting donations for great parking spots close to this Saturday’s (July 23, 2016) Waterland Parade, from 4 to 6 pm.

Des Moines United Methodist Church is located at 22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines 98198; phone: 206-878-8301.

More info at

15 off body wax

Don’t miss this month’s special at Advertiser Salon Michelle – save $15.00 on body waxing!

Get summer time smooth at Salon Michelle, your premium choice for salon and spa services in Des Moines, WA.

Call today for convenient appointments or visit to request an appointment online.

Feel refreshed, renewed, and relaxed whenever you visit Salon Michelle, a style-savvy beauty salon based in Des Moines, Washington. We offer an array of hair, face, body, and nail care products, and services for men and women. Our salon is within walking distance from the picturesque Puget Sound, and offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere that allows you to completely relax.

With more than 50 years combined experience in the industry, we have established a reputation of providing first-rate customer service. We strive hard to stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in hair, fashion, and beauty. Furthermore, our stylists go through a six-month training process with a master stylist to learn the best way to perform each service we offer.

Salon Michelle is a proud member of Destination Des Moines. Get in touch with us today to experience the difference that only we can make. As our team values your personal preferences, expect us to listen to you and work hand-in-hand to create the ideal look that suits your personality and lifestyle.

Salon Michelle is located at:

21923 Marine View Drive S.
Des Moines, WA 98198 (map below)

Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday – Thursday10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday10 a.m. – 5 p.m.




(206) 824-3431


From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:

For many clients, they have a difficult time discussing their estate plan with their loved ones. But it is very important that your loved ones are aware that you have an estate plan, as well as where your estate planning documents are located. Attorney Darcel Lobo can work with you to create an estate plan which tailored to your specific needs. Following the steps listed below will help to alleviate any stress for your loved ones after your passing.

  1. Meet with an attorney to create your estate plan.
    Having an experienced estate planning attorney is essential when creating your estate plan. You want to ensure that the attorney is familiar with the different types of estate planning options available and understands what would be best for you and your family.
  1. Ensure your estate plan reflects your wishes and that you’ve considered any complicated family dynamics.
    In our consultations, it is important for the attorney to understand any unique or difficult family dynamics, as it may affect your estate plan. There are numerous situations where a client may wish to leave an inheritance to a loved one, but may want to take additional measures to ensure that the inheritance is protected. It is very important that you discuss this with your attorney at the initial consultation.
  1. Keep your estate plan in a safe location that your loved ones can locate.
    This can be a big one. Too many times, a client will complete their estate plan, but then keep it somewhere and their loved ones are unsure of where they are, or don’t have access to the documents, such as a safe deposit box at a bank. Your attorney can help you plan for the safe keeping of your documents.
  1. Ensure your loved ones are aware of your estate plan.
    In addition to letting your loved ones know about the location of your estate plan, you also want to ensure that any one you appoint in your estate plan is aware and willing to act in such capacity. For example, who you appoint as your power of attorney, guardian of your minor children, and as executor of your will, all need to know that they have been appointed and you want to be assured that they are willing and able to take on such roles.

If you do not have an estate plan, or are in need of revising your current estate plan, call DAL Law Firm today at (206) 408-8158 to set up an initial consultation with Attorney Darcel Lobo. Our office would be happy to be able to assist you.

“Darcel Lobo helped us get our estate plan in order, which we had been avoiding for years. Working with her made the process very easy and we feel much better knowing that our children are taken care of.”

DAL Law Firm is conveniently located in Normandy Park, Washington. We serve clients in Washington cities such as Normandy Park, Des Moines, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila, Federal Way, Renton, Kent, Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland and others throughout King County.


Darcel Lobo

Contact us:

19803 1st Avenue S.
Suite 200
Normandy Park, WA 98148

T (206) 408-8158
(206) 374-2810
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Volunteers are needed to help during the Waterland Festival – coming up this weekend from July 22 – 24.

The most urgent need is for the Kids Carnival and the Waterland Parade, organizers said.

If you can help, please email [email protected] and let them know your availability and location of interest.

“We just need a few hours of support from ages 16+ to help monitor driveways during the parade, watch the rides & sell tickets during Kids Carnival,” they said.

Here’s more info from Destination Des Moines:

Full weekend of events celebrating our Waterland Community: Des Moines, WA

Brought to you by Destination Des Moines as a Seafair Sanctioned Community Event.

July 22 – 24th: Kids Carnival at the Field House – 1000 S. 220th St, Des Moines
Clowns Unlimited are bringing their bounce houses and slides for the kids to enjoy all day.
$20 all access wrist band per child for the whole day.
$10 for Toddlers 3 and under to access the special Toddler bounce house.
Pony Rides will be available during select hours for an added fee.
Friday: 5 – 9PM, Saturday: Noon – 9PM, Sunday: Noon – 4PM

July 23rd @ 5:45PM: Waterland Parades – Kids Parade and Grand Parade
Welcome our 2016 Grand Marshal Jesse Jones from KIRO TV
Click HERE for your Waterland Parade registration
Parade route starts on Marine View Drive at the Landmark and flows north to 216th.

July 24th – 10a,m – 4pm: Wheels & Keels~Car, Motorcycle, and Wooden Boat Show
Live Music, Food Trucks, and a Beer/Wine Garden all in the Des Moines Marina parking lot.
Click HERE for your Wheels & Keels registration.


REMINDER: “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle this Thursday night, July 21.

Steve Young, author/collector/historian and former “Letterman” writer, hosts this hilarious evening of startling entertainment featuring lost gems like GE’s “Silicones, Silicones” and American-Standard’s “My Bathroom.”

The one-night-only show takes place this Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th Street, Seattle).

Tickets are just $12, and can be ordered online here.

The show is an outgrowth of “Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals,” the book co-authored by Steve Young.  From roughly the 1950’s to the 1980’s, corporate America commissioned tremendous numbers of lavish Broadway-style shows for conventions and sales meetings, not open to the public.  This mutant showbiz genre was all but unknown until Steve began collecting the rare souvenir albums while gathering material for the “Dave’s Record Collection” segment on the Letterman show.  Twenty years and one book later, he owns hundreds of scarce records and has met and interviewed many veterans of the industrial musical scene.  And now, the next frontier: industrial musicals on film.

Among the excruciatingly rare films Steve Young will present, which can be seen nowhere else:122_img

  • A 1965 Citgo convention musical medley with a celebrity host
  • A 1967 Purina dog food song and dance stage show
  • A 1973 General Electric film using songs to promote the industrial uses of silicones
  • A 1970 Hamm’s beer sales meeting film animated by Hanna-Barbera
  • And the crown jewel: the film version of the legendary 1969 American-Standard distributor musical, “The Bathrooms Are Coming”!

Here’s a clip from Steve on Letterman:

And a wonderful music sample that will raise your temperature:

Steve Young has presented this unique show in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and other cities. He’s appeared several times as a guest on the Letterman show, NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross (, and at theater festivals and business conventions introducing audiences to a slice of Americana that’s unexpected, weird, funny, and ultimately even inspiring.

More info here:

About the Host
Steve Young is a 25 year veteran of the “Late Night” and “Late Show with David Letterman” writing staff.  He has also written for “The Simpsons” and has most recently been writing for NBC’s “Maya & Marty.”  With Sport Murphy, he co-authored “Everything’s Coming Up Profits: The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals” (, published in 2013 by Blast Books.  He is part of an industrial musicals documentary now in production, with David Letterman as an executive producer.

About the Venue
The Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle’s oldest continuously running movie theater, has become a landmark of the film community and proudly presents classics, rarities, and truly independent cinema from around the world.  For more information about the Grand Illusion, visit  Tickets to “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” are $12 and can be purchased at the door or through the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA is conducting its annual Blood Drive on Friday July 22 and they need 25 donors.

Will you help?

If so, click below to reserve a time:

WHAT: BLOOD DRIVE by Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park

WHERE: The bloodmobile will be parked at:

Des Moines City Hall
Front Parking Lot
21630 11th Ave South
July 22nd

INFO: Our hope is to get 25 people to give selflessly of their time and blood.

Free cookies, juice and chips!

After any Holiday we see an inventory dip for several reasons.

People are busy and don’t donate as regularly planned as well as an increase in accidents needing blood products.
You are able to help out by giving your blood and increase the low supply.

We need to ask for additional help with this blood drive in order to start rebuilding the blood supply for the local hospitals.

Click here to sign up!

16 years and older can give.

“We need you!”

Here’s more from Bloodworks Northwest:

Bloodworks Northwest issued a “code-red” appeal for donors last week after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly — to just a one-day supply. Normal operating inventory is a four day supply.

Some of our shelves are empty (media invited to Renton to tape). Blood donations this summer are down by about 25%. Summer is always a challenging time for blood collection. We expect donations to fall by about 15% during summer — with schools and colleges on break, and donors on vacation. This year the drop off has been much higher.

The situation in the Northwest is part of a nationwide blood shortage. In normal circumstances we can ask for (and receive) help from centers in other regions who might have extra inventory. That’s not possible this year – everyone is struggling to maintain inventory.

Responding to emergencies requires blood that is already collected, tested, on the shelves and ready for immediate use. With the supply of red cells is at alarming levels, it would be impossible to respond to an unforeseeable emergency. The result could be cancelled or delayed surgeries. Only a four-day inventory allows us to respond immediately to emergencies, or to a dramatic increase in needs from local patients.

Daily collections this summer are averaging less than 700. But it takes about 900 donors a day to maintain a sufficient blood supply for the 90 hospitals served by Bloodworks. The need for blood is continuous through the summer to support the normal needs of the regional healthcare system. Patients continue to undergo surgeries and organ transplants. ERs treat traumatic injuries and people receive blood components for cancer treatment.

Here’s episode #60 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

SoKing News Weekly Recap for July 15-18, 2016: Boat capsizes, two rescued; business owners warned of scam; $18 million lawsuit hits SeaTac; City of Burien pays $1.75 million for fatal SR 509 crash; Puget Sound Weather Geek forecast; Jack Mayne on the August election; ‘The Final Take’ & more…

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WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a completely remodeled 1912 Craftsman Home with sweeping views of the Sound & Mountains!

This lovely home includes a gourmet kitchen with solid slab granite counters, custom cabinetry, along with Viking and Bosch appliances.

Romantic top floor master retreat has a gas fireplace, 2 view decks, office/library, incredible glass block shower, custom cabinetry and lighting.

Solid old oak floors, thermal leaded glass windows, covered portch, glass knobs and much more.

This West Seattle Home blends the highest quality materials & workmanship with Classic Craftsman Charm!

Here are some pics (click images to see larger versions):

















Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House.

WHEN: Both SATURDAY, July 16, & SUNDAY, July 17 from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 3707 SW Webster St, Seattle 98126 (MAP; also, see below)


  • List Price: $800,000
  • MLS Number: 964339
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1912
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,690 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,142 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Deck
  • Dog Run
  • Shop
  • Sprinkler System

Marketing Remarks:

Completely remodeled 1912 Craftsman Home with sweeping views of the Sound & Mountians.

Gourmet kitchen with solid slab granite counters, custom cabinetry, Viking and Bosch appliances.

Romantic top floor master retreat with gas fireplace, 2 view decks, office/library, incredible glass block shower, custom cabinetry and lighting.

Solid old oak floors, thermal leaded glass windows, covered portch, glass knobs…

This Home blends highest quality materials & workmanship with Classic Craftsman Charm!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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