More than 50 local employers with full-time, part-time and temporary job opening will be represented at Highline College’s Fall Job Fair, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The event is FREE and open to the public; no advance registration is necessary.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

WHERE: Highline College’s main campus, Building 8

COST: FREE for job seekers

Employers from a wide variety of industries will attend. Job seekers should be prepared to speak with recruiters, dress professionally and bring extra copies of their résumé.

Free career workshops are also available to prepare for the fair.

Participating Employers:

  • 3Degrees Inc.
  • Accountemps/Robert Half
  • Advanced Health Care
  • All Starz Staffing
  • Allstate Insurance Co.
  • Amazon Fulfillment
  • Auburn WorkSource
  • Bright Horizons
  • Business Development Resources, Inc.
  • Central Washington University – Des Moines
  • Chick-fil-A Federal Way
  • City Year
  • Cloutera
  • College Nannies & Tutors
  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • Concrete Technology Corporation
  • Conifer Health Solutions
  • Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.
  • Evergreen Treatment Services
  • Evo
  • Family Resource Home Care
  • Fastenal
  • Federal Way Public Schools
  • FedEx Ground
  • Harris Rebar
  • Highline College Access Services/ACHIEVE
  • Highline Public Schools
  • Home Care Referral Registry
  • IBEW Local 77
  • King County Dept. of Natural Resources and Parks
  • King County Library System
  • Kolossus SoftWash
  • Korean Women’s Association
  • Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers
  • Life Care Centers of America
  • Macy’s Logistics & Operations
  • McGee Air Services
  • MultiCare Health System
  • Phoenix Protective Corporation
  • Port Jobs – Airport Jobs
  • Primerica
  • Rainier Prep
  • Rescare
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers Human Resources
  • Select Staffing
  • Silvercar
  • SKIS Painting, Inc.
  • Swissport USA
  • United Way of King County
  • UPS
  • Washington Community Action Network
  • Washington State Department of Corrections – Monroe Correctional Complex
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:

Why you should create an estate plan

You work hard for your assets and you will want to keep them protected after you have passed away. If you pass away and have no estate plan, what will happen to your estate? At DAL Law Firm, we are experienced in helping you prepare for the future and provide options so your assets and loved ones are provided for when you pass.

What are some reasons why I would need an estate plan?

  • To plan for any type of capacity. Life in unpredictable; if you should ever become incapacitated, an estate plan will outline your wishes regarding life and who will make medical decisions on your behalf.
  • To ensure your property goes to the right beneficiaries. Your estate plan will outline where your assets will go after you have passed.
  • To avoid probate and not have the stress probate often puts on the surviving family.
  • Reduce taxes that take place on your estate. By creating an estate plan, you can minimize the amount of taxes collected on your estate.
  • To provide for those who need help. Your estate can provide minor children and a child with disabilities, or for grandchildren who will be attending college in the future.

An estate plan ensures your home, finances and other assets are taken care of following your death. DAL Law Firm is committed to steering clients toward solutions that will best meet their needs. Estate planning is more than a few pieces of paper — it is peace of mind. Contact our office today at (206) 408-8158 for a consultation to discuss your estate planning options.

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

The first Open House – which includes a GREAT PUMPKIN GIVEAWAY! – is a contemporary style new home in Burien’s Blakley Manor neighborhood, with a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 16815 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1293928
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,201 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next up is a great opportunity to live in a desirable prime West Seattle location close to shopping, restaurants, parks and bus-line:

Doorstep to Downtown Seattle is less than 5 miles!

This solid home offers 2,280 sq ft of light filled living and a very functional floor plan.

No shortage of space with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a huge rec room and tons of storage.

With a little TLC you can move right in or get creative and explore your options for a remodel.

Alley access and covered carport make parking easy!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 13: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 5049 35th Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $629,000
  • MLS Number: 1373899
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1977
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,280 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,720 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.

MAP


The next Open House is a mid-century modern masterpiece located on coveted Normandy Terrace:

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and Mountains.

Ideal natural light-filled, great room concept floor plan opens to view deck.

Spacious kitchen with 6 stool eating bar and double oven.

Master suite is complete with 5 piece master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and view deck.

Over-sized family room down.

Home has 4 bedrooms, den, extra finished room and 5 bathrooms.

Efficient gas fired hot water heat.

Lot A beach rights to the Cove!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 13: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18164 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,195,000
  • MLS Number: 1370862
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,647 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Say hello to Rainier Ridge, Lot 2 – this home is 1 of 4 homes:

Well designed impressive new construction!

It has five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3-car garage.

Spacious great room floor area includes a dream kitchen and great room. Ideal covered, outdoor living space. A den or bedroom is on the first floor with full bath.

The master suite has a five piece bath and walk-in closet.

Ultra convenient location, easy commute.

Fully fenced and boat/RV parking.

$5,000 closing costs credit if using preferred lender.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 1925 S 224th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1269139
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,037 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 10,900 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Oct. 12: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 13: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 14: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1348322
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The final Open House is a contemporary style with a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

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

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $659,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • 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.

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

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released:

And because he referenced it in his comments, here’s the relevant “closing the beach” clip from Jaws:

Edmiston is responding to an FAA and Port staff briefing in Spring, 2017 that he contends was both incomplete and inadequate because it failed to convey, among other things, data on the harms being caused to humans and the environment by airplanes.

The goals of this documentary film project include using Edmiston’s collected public comments as the spine of a feature documentary film.

As a private citizen, under Port bylaws, Edmiston must provide his 43-minute briefing – the same time provided to the FAA and Port staff – in two-minute public comment segments. Edmiston estimates the project will take 9 to 12 months to complete.

For more information on this compelling ‘Citizen vs Goliath’ project, visit:

Our prior coverage is available here.

Don’t miss your chance to learn from a Master Artist while collaborating to create a work of art that will be permanently displayed along Des Moines’ beautiful waterfront:

World-renown artist and Des Moines resident George C. Scott is converting an old navigational buoy into a giant kaleidoscope.

He envisions multiple viewports cut into the buoy that will use sunlight to illuminate depictions of sea life and the marine environment created by local art students. He’s calling it a “Marinascope.”

Come share your ideas and conceptions this Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. at 22220 Seventh Ave. South in downtown Des Moines (map below).

Learn how your artistic talents can contribute to beautifying our waterfront while you experience the creative process through hands-on learning.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is being funded through support from the Port of Seattle Airport Communities Environmental Grant Fund and the Des Moines Legacy Foundation to promote the local arts scene.

Photographers and videographers are also invited to help document and immortalize the process.

The Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center will host a free Halloween festival, “Fear on the Pier,” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Help put together marine mammal skeletons and take a close look at some of the creepiest specimens (brought out only for this spooky occasion) and watch divers compete to carve the best pumpkin underwater.

Costumes are encouraged.

More info here:

Highline MAST Aquarium at Redondo is located at 28203 Redondo Beach Dr S.:

Thursday morning, Oct. 11, at 06:14 a.m. Des Moines Police responded to a drive-by shooting in the 2800 block of South 218th Street (map below).

Witnesses reported that five minutes prior, a vehicle pulled up slowly next to the location and started shooting. It is unclear what the subject(s) were shooting at. The reporting party heard approximately 4 gunshots.

Police describe the suspect vehicle as an older gray or gold sedan, which fled towards South 216th Street.

There is no suspect description.

There were no injuries or property damage.

There was evidence located at the scene, and the case is being reviewed by investigations staff.

Puget Sound Energy is warning customers that a pipeline rupture Tuesday evening (Oct. 9) in British Columbia, Canada, could affect their ability to supply natural gas to customers’ homes and businesses.

“We are asking customers to help conserve natural gas and electricity,” the company said in a statement. “Customers can set their thermostats at a lower setting and limit the use of hot water, such as dishwashing or clothes washing, and other natural gas and electric appliances this morning.”

PSE added:

“It’s important to know that our local gas system is safe and was not damaged by the pipeline failure in Canada. PSE is doing all we can to maintain our natural gas system operations, and we’ll provide updates as we learn more from our supplier.”

More info at https://www.pse.com.

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13.

This free, open event will start at 9 a.m. at the Des Moines Creek Trailhead in SeaTac.

Through his observations, Jim will link the natural and cultural history of Washington’s “Waterland City.”

Paved trail, relaxed pace with frequent stops, probably most suitable for adults. Rain or shine!

Spanish speakers are welcome: un Recorrido de Historia Natural y Cultural a través de los árboles – con la traduccíon al español ofrecida por el Interprete Certificado Ismael Landin.

WHAT: A Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees

WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 9 a.m.

WHERE: Meet at the Des Moines Creek Trailhead, 2151 S 200th Street, SeaTac (overflow parking at Angle Lake Light Rail Garage; map below).

INFO: For more information, visit https://sococulture.org/calendar/

Telling Your Story

By Andrea H. Reay
CEO/President
Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

One of the most difficult things businesses (and all of us really) must contend with in our current fast paced and sometimes frenetic world, is getting your story or your message across to a wide audience clearly and efficiently. This is important because the more people learn and understand who you are and why you do it, the broader your reach and customer base will be.

We know one of the most effective ways to tell your story, is in person. Either directly, or indirectly through social selling. However, that can also be very time extensive. Think direct marketing or door to door or business to business marketing. That is why at the Chamber we try and provide our members with more opportunities to network, build their base and do so efficiently and effectively. That is one of the main reasons we host a Business Showcase Luncheon annually.

BUSINESS SHOWCASE LUNCHEON IS THIS FRIDAY, OCT. 12
This is the one event we host every year where businesses can reserve a table, and literally “showcase” who they are and what they do. With over 100 attendees and thousands more watching through our Facebook live feed with our media partnership with South King Media, businesses are guaranteed an opportunity to tell their story themselves and reach out and grow their customer base. Spots are still available for local businesses that would like to take advantage of the opportunity to network and tell their story.

Follow this link for more information on attending the event:

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/business-showcase-luncheon-1072

Here are a few other quick ideas to help improve your marketing and communication plan and ensure your story is told the way you want:

  1. Know your Brand – your logo, fonts, colors, and content strategy should all communicate who you are and what you do.
  2. Dialogue not monologue – use authentic conversations that are engaging and informative to build brand trust.
  3. Social Media is not one size fits all – Social Media Marketing should reflect who and where your audience is.

Many of the above ideas and concepts were outlined and discussed with Emma Oglesby our Marketing and Communication Director at one of our morning networking events that we call our Morning Buzz. These casual information sharing and networking events are open to guests and free for members. Coffee and pastries are on us.

We hope to see you at the Business Showcase Luncheon, a Morning Buzz or any of our other networking or resource building opportunities.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.” Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

For more information on the Chamber, including member benefits and resources, please visit www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com.

From Advertiser Re-elect Sen. Karen Keiser:

I love the job of being your state Senator in Olympia.

As Confucius observed:

Do the job you love and you will never have to work a day of your life.

What a huge gift it is to have your trust to represent you!

One of the most rewarding parts of the job is to advocate for you. When you have a problem with a state agency, whether it’s a dispute over worker’s comp. or a complaint about your local school, we can look into the problem and try and sort out a solution. If you see a person dumping waste into Puget Sound, we can contact the right people to shut it down. If you need help for an ageing parent or to find quality child care for your three-year old daughter, we can search out and refer you to licensed local resources.

Every two years, we update and distribute a community Resource Guide that lists all the public agencies in our communities that provide services to our citizens and residents. From health care to public safety, the agencies of your local and state government open their doors every day to provide help and assistance. This year’s Resource Guide will come out in November.

Too often, all we hear about are the negative stories about government. It’s a good old American habit to criticize government, but nowadays it seems there’s hardly anyone who has a good thing to say. So let me share a few stories about how we can work together to make our communities a better place for our families.

Last summer, we got a phone call reporting that someone was dumping fish waste at Redondo into Puget Sound. We reached out to the Washington Department of Ecology and the Department of Natural Resources. They investigated the complaint and found the culprit, and enforced the law. There are no more late-night pollution dumps at Redondo now.

When employers used a box on their employment applications asking everyone to check the box if they had ever been convicted or even arrested, we heard from dozens of people who were shut out of ever getting even a job interview, much less a job. We were able to pass the Fair Chance Law this year that gives every job applicant at least a first step forward in the job application process.

The #MeToo movement exposed rampant sexual harassment, and when we found out about the toxic work environment in our own Department of Fish and Wildlife, where several sex harassment cases were ignored, and one woman was even raped, we knew we had to act. This year we took action to protect employees from retribution and from “gag” orders about sexual harassment. We still have more work to do!

When the Supreme Court ruled that the state wasn’t fully funding basic education, it was a huge challenge to come up with a way to find the money without creating big new tax burdens. It took four years but we came together to find $8 billion dollars more to provide for decent teacher salaries and better schools for our kids. The Court agreed that we did our job to fully fund public education. And this year, teachers in our local school districts finally got decent raises.

Those are just some of the stories about why I love my job. Government sometimes fails to do a good job, but I hope you can understand that dedicated, hard-working state employees, teachers, police and firefighters try to make our lives safer, healthier and happier every day. And they love their jobs too.

Be sure to vote by Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018!

https://karenkeiser.org

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – will be holding their annual Celebration of Women in Business Event on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines.

The Celebration of Women in Business event is an inspiring event that brings together successful local female leaders, male allies, executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers. Everyone is welcome as we gather together to commit ourselves and our community to mentor, encourage and celebrate women who have and will lead our local economy and community.

Congressman Adam Smith as well as Andrea Reay, President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber will help facilitate a panel discussion about working in the post #MeToo workplace and how we can all work towards building better and more inclusive work places.

“I would like to thank the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce for their work to promote, encourage and celebrate women in business,” Congressman Smith said. “Women owned businesses are an incredibly significant part of the American economy, especially in the Puget Sound Region. Women entrepreneurs run and own businesses critical to our local economy, from consulting, tourism, tech and the healthcare industry. In 2016, women-owned companies in Washington state had an economic impact of more than $30 billion. It’s vital that we continue to support and empower young female entrepreneurs and professionals because when women succeed, we all succeed.”

Celebration of Women Event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines (421 S 228th St, Des Moines, WA 98198).

“Thank you to our host, Anthony’s Homeport, and to our event sponsors, Crain Photography and South King Media.”

REGISTER ONLINE
Space is limited at the event. so don’t forget to register early to reserve your place:

http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com/events/details/celebration-of-women-in-business-2487

…or call the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633. For more information about this event contact Renatta Emerson, Membership and 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 mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien.

Hey Readers!

Today we’re going to talk about community. Community is so important not only for kids my age, but for everyone of all ages. And it’s only been recently, within the past year or so, that I’ve realized how important community actually is.

For those of y’all who don’t know me personally, I go to New Life Church. I’ve only been going to New Life for about a year and a half. But I also go to New LIfe’s youth group called Next Gen. I’ve been going to Next Gen for about three years.

This last year has been pretty difficult for me pain-wise. I haven’t been able to go to school every day, I’ve been having to miss out on a lot of things like practices, football games, etc. So I’ve been feeling kind of isolated lately. But, my church and youth group family have made sure that I have been involved in everything. They FaceTime me during group, send me pictures and videos, bring me coffee, and text and call me every day.

Because of all the recent events with so many tragedies in our community, I’ve seen our community come together and really support each other. I’ve realized that everyone needs the community and support system that I have been so fortunate to find and have by my side.

You may be asking yourself, how do I find this community? This is a tough question because I also struggled with this for a couple of years. It’s difficult to find people that understand what you’re going through. Well, my answer to your question is, look around your school. your town, your church, anywhere you go. There is community everywhere you look.

Even if you can find just one person to talk to, and who can walk by your side in life, that’s all you need. That can be a community too! It doesn’t always have to be multiple people. As long as you can find one person, or a couple of different people who can relate and understand you, that’s all that matters.

Anyways, thank you for reading today! I’m thinking of doing a podcast on this topic in the next few days!

As always, if you want to see me write on a topic, make sure to email the editor or leave a comment!

I’ll see y’all next time!

– Cass

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

The first Open House is a mid-century modern masterpiece located on coveted Normandy Terrace:

Gorgeous views of Puget Sound and Mountains.

Ideal natural light-filled, great room concept floor plan opens to view deck.

Spacious kitchen with 6 stool eating bar and double oven.

Master suite is complete with 5 piece master bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and view deck.

Over-sized family room down.

Home has 4 bedrooms, den, extra finished room and 5 bathrooms.

Efficient gas fired hot water heat.

Lot A beach rights to the Cove!

WHEN:

  • Friday, Oct. 5: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 18164 Normandy Terrace SW, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,195,000
  • MLS Number: 1370862
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,900 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,647 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Fireplace in Mstr BR
  • French Doors
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a picture-perfect cottage on a shy 1/2 acre lot near Glen Acres:

Everything you need is right here in this beautifully remodeled 540 sq ft 1 bed/1 bath house with a bright and spacious kitchen.

Why pay condo dues and special assessments when you can enjoy your own home with a fenced yard, plenty of space for gardening and 2 storage shed for toys and hobbies.

Location-Location-Location! Walk to local fruit stand and golf.

Minutes From I-5-405-509 & Seatac & only a Short Commute to Downtown Seattle.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 11403 14th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $295,000
  • MLS Number: 1367438
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1936
  • Approximate House SqFt: 540 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 19,200 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Walk-in Closet
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio

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

Click here to view full, detailed listing.


The next home is a beautifully updated 2 bedroom 1 bath craftsman style home near Top Hat:

Living room, dining room and bedrooms flow together over beautiful hardwood floors and through arched entryways.

The kitchen is light and bright with updated appliance and granite counters.

It opens to a huge fully fenced back yard with a patio, perfect for BBQs and play.

Detached garage with plenty off street parking.

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

Easy commute to downtown.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 10 a.m. – Noon

WHERE:

  • 11054 2nd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $390,000
  • MLS Number: 1369499
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 910 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,500 s.f.

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

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The next Open House is a rare find – a very charming home with a white picket fence and large front porch:

Large open concept living room, dining room, and kitchen on the main floor with 3 spacious bedrooms including roomy Master Suite upstairs with his and hers closets.

This home feels like new construction with fresh paint, flooring, remodeled kitchen, gas fireplace and more…private patio, huge off street parking for up to 6 cars, attached garage, walking distance to downtown Des Moines!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 20621 12th Ave S., SeaTac, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $365,000
  • MLS Number: 1359498
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1999
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,360 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 4,308 s.f.

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

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Next up is a contemporary style new home in Burien’s Blakley Manor neighborhood, with a spacious open floor plan:

This beautiful two story home features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, garage with extra shop/storage area, and a den/guest suite.

The main floor living space opens to a designer island kitchen, great room and dining area with access to a covered outdoor living space.

Master suite with luxurious five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Junior master with its own bath.

Upstairs laundry.

Large yard.

Ideal location with easy access to downtown and more.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 16815 3rd Ave S., Burien, WA 98148 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $799,950
  • MLS Number: 1293928
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,018 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,201 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The next home is a desirable 1954 traditional brick Rambler in outstanding Burien location:

Captivating home with slate entry and large living room with gorgeous hardwood floors.

Spacious kitchen with ample counter space and room for an island or nook table.

Dining room had real hardwood flooring.

3 well sized bedrooms.

Actual utility room with sink.

Bonus room or 4th bedrooms.

Lots of storage throughout home.

Over-sized 1 car carport.

Huge flat, usable and fully fenced lot.

Easy commute and access to services.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14223 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $459,950
  • MLS Number: 1368139
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1954
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,580 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,800 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • Shop

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

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https://callielagasca.bhhsnwrealestate.com/ListingDetails/18164-Normandy-Terrace-SW-Normandy-Park-WA-98166/1370862


Next is a captivating, immaculate new 5-bedroom home in Tukwila:

This immaculate home has it all — ideal location, high quality finishes and a contemporary great room design.

Main floor den and bathroom with shower.

This home features quartz counters, soft close cabinetry, gas range, walk-in pantry, and hardwood-look flooring.

Dream master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, five-piece bath and walk-in closet.

Covered outdoor area is perfect for year round use.

Landscaped and fenced.

Easy access to downtown, airport, light rail and buses.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Oct. 5: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 14411 45th Lane S., Tukwila, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $649,950
  • MLS Number: 1348322
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,930 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 7,475 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

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

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

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Next up is a modern design, newer construction minutes from downtown Seattle:

Dont miss this high end two story home with a daylight basement.

Main floor has dream kitchen and a great room concept floor plan.

Kitchen has over-sized breakfast bar. Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with its own deck.

Upstairs has two more bedrooms, a full bath and a leisure loft or bonus room.

Downstairs has two more bedrooms, full bath and a large rec room.

Ideal location has easy access to everything.

Must see!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 10428 2nd Place SW, Seattle, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $680,000
  • MLS Number: 1356702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,710 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 3,060 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings

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

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The final Open House is a contemporary style with a desirable location:

Home features 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a two car garage.

Ideal bedroom on the main with full bath.

The main floor also has a great room concept that accessing a perfect outdoor living space.

The second floor master has a five-piece master bath, walk-in closet, three more bedrooms, laundry and a bonus room.

This location is minutes from downtown Seattle with easy access to everything.

Walk to light rail station.

Fully fenced and RV parking.

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Oct. 6: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE:

  • 3426 S. 164th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $659,950
  • MLS Number: 1298686
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,794 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 2,794 s.f.

SITE FEATURES:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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The Des Moines City Council last week appointed Des Moines resident/activist Steve Edmiston to serve as a citizen representative on the Washington State Commerce Department Aviation Impact Study steering committee.

As many of our Readers will recall, Edmiston has been an outspoken activist who has been taking on Port of Seattle Commissioners about airport noise/pollution for his documentary film project “The Briefing Project” (read our previous coverage here).

The aviation study, first introduced by State Representative Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines), is funded by a $300,000 2017 State Budget Proviso, and matched with an additional $300,000 from Seatac, Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Tukwila, and Federal Way.

“The last study of this nature – exclusively examining the impacts of airport operations on the airport neighbor communities – was over twenty years ago,” Edmiston told The Waterland Blog. “Given the limited funds, it’s just so critical that we get it right at the start, beginning with the scope of exactly what will be included in the study. I’m very grateful that Representatives Orwall and Mike Pelliciotti, Senator Karen Keiser, and the Department of Commerce, have sought collaboration from citizen appointees to serve on the steering committee with our cities and the Port.”

Edmiston has volunteered with Quiet Skies Puget Sound over the past two years, has given many public presentations on airport expansion issues, and he serves on the Des Moines Aviation Advisory Committee. Edmiston is also a filmmaker, and his current endeavor, “The Briefing Project,” seeks to brief the Port of Seattle Commissioners about the noise and pollution impacts to airport neighbor communities resulting from increased flights at Sea-Tac Airport. The twist is that, as a citizen, Edmiston is providing his briefing during consecutive two-minute public-comment segments that will take him nearly a year to complete.

“It’s a media project that merges journalism, editorial commentary, citizen activism, the ‘it’s happening before our eyes’ elements of a reality-show, and social media, all serving a documentary about five elected officials with a choice to make about how to continue, stop, or mitigate, the harms caused to humans and the environment,” Edmiston said.

See Department of Commerce letter and legislation relating to the Aviation Impact Study here (PDF file).

See all The Briefing Project episodes here:

About Steve Edmiston
Steve is a business, intellectual property, and entertainment lawyer. He is also a screenwriter and independent film producer. He has written and produced award-winning feature-length and short films (including “Crimes of the Past,” “A Relative Thing,” “Farewell to Harry,” “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” “The Periphery Project,” and “The Maury Island Incident”). He serves on the Port Townsend Film Festival Board of Directors, and has taught producing and screenwriting and producing at Seattle University, University of Washington, and the Seattle Film Institute.

A fundraiser auction for the Des Moines Police Foundation last Saturday raised almost $32,000 to purchase a K9 for the Des Moines Police Department.

“Thank you Yvonne Nutting, Jeana Procter, Jehnee Paik Hills, Paige Wilson Hacke, Jeremy Nutting, Ellie Lewis-Hooman, Officer’s Dan, Mike and Doc, and all the wonderful volunteers who selflessly gave their time to make the event such a huge success!” said Bonnie Wilkins, Des Moines City Clerk/Communications Director. “And to Scott Wilkins for always being a part of the cleanup crew! Thank you to everyone who attended and for your support. I love my community!”

From our sister site I Love Kent:

A Candidate Forum for the 33rd District was held at the Kent Chamber of Commerce’s October Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Rep. Mia Gregerson faced off against challenger Anthony Lamb in the forum, which was moderated by Carmen Goers from Heritage Bank and held at the Golden Steer Steak n’ Rib House in Kent.

Washington’s 33rd Legislative District represents areas of Des Moines, east Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac and parts of Kent, Tukwila, and Renton:

Here’s an edited (for time) video of the forum, from our live video stream from I Love Kent’s Facebook page:

Also, here are their candidate statements from the King County Elections website:

Mia Su-Ling Gregerson
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Elected Experience: Mia served on the SeaTac City Council and as SeaTac Mayor. She has served two terms in the State House of Representatives

Other Professional Experience: Over 20 years of experience as a mid-level care provider and a business manager in the dental field.

Education: A.A., Business, Highline College; B.A., History, University of Washington.

Community Service: She spends much of her time visiting constituents, community based groups and business partners to learn about regional and local issues.

Statement: I believe my job is focusing on the basics: championing public schools, making our economy work for families, improving transportation and ensuring Olympia is accountable with your tax dollars. That’s why I helped pass “Breakfast after the Bell” so kids aren’t hungry at school, voted for new transportation investments including finishing 509, increased civic participation by sponsoring the Voting RIghts Act, passed a bill to give families more child care options, and secured funding for the new Kent YMCA, Crime Victim Compensation Program.

Endorsed: State Labor Council, Congressmember Adam Smith, Councilmember Dave Upthegrove and more…

Contact:


Anthony L. Lamb
(Prefers Republican Party)

Elected Experience: After many years of living here, I’m running for office as a first time candidate because I’m concerned about the growing problems in our district and state

Other Professional Experience: Employed Full-Time providing technical assistance in the aerospace industry. I’ve learned to work as a team and get things done. Previously, I was an independent contractor, so I understand what business owners need.

Education: Pacific Lutheran University, B.S. in Biology

Community Service: Currently, I’m the PCO for my precinct in Kent. I’m also an active member at my church, River of Life Fellowship.

Statement: Are you fed up with higher property taxes and car tab fees? I am too and will also vote against the job-killing Head Tax and state income tax.

It would be nice to add a state holiday on Good Friday. I support School Choice for parents wanting a better education for their children. This can be done at a lower cost to taxpayers. We need family friendly policies. More needs to be done about the drug addiction, homelessness, and violent crime in our communities. I’m asking for your vote, because you deserve better results.

Contact:

From Advertiser Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority:

Deals and Discounts At The Area’s Hottest Attractions
The Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) has developed a digital coupon book, redeemable at some of the area’s most popular attractions, hotels, and restaurants. Registration is free, and the Do More – Save More Passport is available to locals, visitors, groups and anyone looking for a deal! After signing up, simply pull up the Do More – Save More website on your phone at participating locations and redeem your offer.

What’s the deal?
The Do More – Save More Passport started as an idea by Product Development Manager Lisa Schwartz, as a way to simultaneously promote Seattle Southside partners and local businesses and give tourists and locals an all-in-one digital coupon book. The RTA wanted visitors to experience more of the destination’s offerings, and a program that offered discounts and coupons for most of the top tourism hot spots encouraged visitors to do just that. Lisa took the plan for a digital coupon book, and ran with it, going from door to door in SeaTac, Tukwila, Des Moines, Burien, and Seattle, signing up businesses to participate in the program.

Who’s In?
When it comes to businesses in Seattle Southside, the real question is, who isn’t offering a deal on the Do More – Save More Passport? You can find a deal or discount everywhere, from the Cedarbrook Lodge, to The Museum of Flight, to iFLY Indoor Skydiving. The passport is not limited to businesses located in Seattle Southside, as participating venues include Wild Waves Theme & Water Park, Clipper Vacations, Smith Tower, Ride the Ducks, the 5th Avenue Theatre, and more. Not to mention, registration will never close for businesses looking to attract more customers. In fact, some of the newest attractions and restaurants in the area are already participating in the program (Waterleaf Restaurant, Hotel Interurban, etc.). 

Check out a few offers available on the Do More – Save More Passport right now:

  • ACME Bowling, Billiards & Events: BOGO Game of Bowling!
  • Clipper Vacations: Save 10% on Victoria Clipper Ferry from Seattle to Victoria, B.C.
  • Duke’s Seafood & Chowder: $10 off any purchase of $50 or more
  • Hotel Interurban: 20% off best available rate and complimentary parking
  • Seattle Ballooning: 15% off a hot air balloon ride in front of Mount Rainier and champagne toast
  • The 5th Avenue Theatre: 25% off tickets for all local productions and 20% off all national touring productions

Get your FREE Do More – Save More Passport to Savings
If you want to get your FREE Do More – Save More Passport to Savings, go to deals.seattlesouthside.com and sign up today! While you’re there, you might as well check out all the latest happenings in the Seattle Southside area this season at seattlesouthside.com/autumn-adventures.

Now get out there and do more! 

Fall is upon us and it’s time for Des Moines’ October Waterland Wine & Art Walk this Saturday, Oct. 6!

This fun event will take place from Noon – 4 p.m. in the Marina District, on Marine View Drive and 7th Ave:

  • Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant – Des Moines, WA
  • Salon Michelle – Des Moines, WA
  • All Points Yarn
  • Marine View Espresso
  • Training Wheelz
  • George C. Scott Studios : Custom Art Glass and Lighting
  • PLS Pilates Fitness
  • Sukha Healing Arts Studio

Featured Artists:

  • Photo Artist Jerry Farmer
  • Sculptor George C. Scott
  • Jewelry Artist Anita Corby
  • Painter/Spray Painter Ray Fernandez
  • Multi-media Artist Davy Abeyta
  • Fiber Artist Morgan Hicks
  • Artist Andres Resendiz
  • Artist Grace Garbutt and more!

This is a quarterly event produced by the Destination Des Moines non-profit organization in association with Des Moines Arts Commission. This is a fundraiser event for all of the free events offered by Destination Des Moines including the Waterland Festival, 4th of July Fireworks, Trick or Treat path, and the Des Moines Tree Lighting ceremony.

  • Advance Tickets are $20, and are available online:

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3616362

Or also at:

  • John L Scott office in Des Moines
  • Or on the Day of the Event for $25 at Salon Michelle – Des Moines, WA
  • Or the Sukha healing center

Here’s a map of participating locations:

‘Spanish Castle Magic’ is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Spanish Castle Ballroom, and it’ll be held this coming weekend – Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7 in Des Moines.

Fred Andrews – a Woodmont resident and member of the Des Moines Arts Commission – was given a Heritage Grant by 4CULTURE to do research on the Castle, create an exhibition at the Des Moines Historical Museum, make a short film about the Castle, and host an opening party at the IOOF Hall in Des Moines.

There will be 3 free concerts celebrating the music of the Spanish Castle era:

  • Friday, Oct. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m. the ‘Kings of Swing’, a 17 piece band that started in 1944, will play Swing Music at the IOOF Hall in Des Moines.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 at the same time and same place, ‘Big Huge’ (John Born of Des Moines leads the group) will play 1950’s & 60’s rock music.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7, ‘Big Huge’ will play again from 2-4 p.m. at the Wesley Terrace in Des Moines.

All shows are FREE and open to the public.

Space is limited, so come early.

Spanish Castle Magic was made possible by 4CULTURE, Des Moines Legacy Foundation, Wesley Homes, Des Moines IOOF Hall, and Des Moines Historical Society.

Here’s more about this project:

The Spanish Castle Ballroom 1931-1968

The Spanish Castle Ballroom was the most fabled dancehall in Seattle’s history. It was located at the intersection of Pacific Highway South and Kent-Des Moines Road where the Walgreens and Shell Station are now. It was constructed in 1931 by its founders, Archie Bacon and Frank Enos. The location, midway between Seattle and Tacoma was chosen because it was outside city limits and wasn’t controlled by restrictive city codes. It was designed like a storybook caricature of an ancient Moorish fortress, a stucco structure with neon accents. Two large Moorish style paintings that hung in the Spanish Castle and a bench from the Castle can be seen in the West Room of the Des Moines Historical Museum.

With Prohibition’s repeal in 1934, they began selling beer at the Spanish Castle. In 1937 the owners sold the Castle to M. W. “Wes” Morrill (founder of Kent, Washington’s First Bank) and C. L. Knutsen (a local car dealer).

The house band, called the Spanish Castle Orchestra was led by Frankie Roth through 1942 when his trombonist, Gordon Greene, took over. During World War II the Castle would have over 2,000 people attend dances from all over the Puget Sound area. Big-band swing music continued at the Castle until 1962, but after 1959 it was only on Saturday nights. Friday nights and also Wednesdays during the Summer were for Rock & Roll teen dances and were hosted by Seattle’s dominate radio DJ and music promoter, Pat O’Day. The Golden Era of Pacific Northwest Rock had begun and bands like the Wailers, the Sonics, the Statics, the Viceroys, Tiny Tony, Merrilee Rush, Little Bill and the Bluenotes, and Dave Lewis were playing at the Spanish Castle. The Wailers made a live record-ing at the Castle with Rockin’ Robin and Gail Harris which became the most famous album of that period, ‘The Fabulous Wailers at the Castle’.

In 1959 the Spanish Castle started to host major touring stars like The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and many others. In 1961 Morrill sold the Castle to Knutsen. During this time a teenage guitarist from Seattle named Jimmy Hendrix started to show up with his guitar and amplifier at the Castle and sat in with some bands. He later changed his name to Jimi and wrote a song called ‘Spanish Castle Magic’ about his earlier experiences at the Spanish Castle in what is now Des Moines, Washington.

In 1966 three kids were attempting to cross Pacific Highway to see a show at the Castle and were hit by a truck, all three were killed. This tragic incident had a terrible effect on the Castle, Pat O’Day quit booking shows and 50 years ago, in 1968, Knutsen’s sons closed the Spanish Castle and had the historic structure destroyed. It was the end of an era.