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We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive.

Spalding is planning on turning the building into “a mixed use complex consisting of retail and residential space with other possibilities for the theater space.”

He bought the building – built in 1947 and containing 10,572 square feet of space – for $430,000.

He’s an Artist/Musician/Developer who went to Gonzaga University, and he’s known as a bit of a renaissance man. He grew up  working in his family’s auto wrecking yard, and now he’s an accomplished painter and musician.

Spalding is also a successful real estate developer who helped revive an entire old block on Main Avenue in Spokane. He owns six buildings, and recently acquired two historic ones that served as hotels some 100 years ago.

Here’s a video interview with Spalding about how he restored the Longbotham Building in Spokane, and built a funky bar in it called “Zola,” which is made from cool, mostly salvaged stuff like old signs and Tilt-A-Whirl seats:

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The Waterland Blog tracked him down and we managed to do a quick interview:

Q: You live/work in Spokane – how did you discover the Des Moines Theater? Do you have any local ties to this area?
A: Des Moines caught my eye over 20 years ago when I lived in Tacoma and later in Federal Way. I recall driving through and finding the area charming and intriguing.

Q: What interested you about it, and what is your vision?
A: The Des Moines theatre was brought to my attention through a dear friend named Jefferson Angell. He and fellow musician Ben Anderson will be the driving force behind this project. We have already brainstormed a great deal on this project with the initial vision being that of a mixed use complex consisting of retail and residential space with other possibilities for the theatre space.

Q: What are your plans for the building? Will you restore it, or tear it down and rebuild?
A: The notion of demolition has never come up in our discussions.

We will share more on future use as our plans solidify.

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SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien.

This year, expect some new surprises – including a film festival – at this growing, fun and creative outdoor party in front of the Tin Room, including:

  • The first-ever Burien Film Festival (with a $2,500 prize) with an outdoor screening!
  • Outdoor Street Party with Beer Garden
  • Kids’ face painting, inflatables and crafts
  • Bring-your-0wn UFO contest
  • Share your UFO stories on stage
  • Flash Mob
  • Photo Booth
  • Live music
  • Costume Fashion Show – Best Man/Woman In Black, Alien and Spock (see other costume ideas here)
  • Screening of “The Maury Island Incident”

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A total of 17 filmmakers have entered the movie contest so far; here are the first three entries:

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For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BurienUFOFestival

Here are some photos of last year’s event, as shot by Michael Brunk (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

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The Port of Seattle will host the first in a series of Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Open Houses this Wednesday, March 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Mount Rainier High School (22450 19th Avenue S., Des Moines).

According to the Port, the SAMP is:

“A direct result of the region’s rapid growth, and will culminate in a capital improvement program to relieve congestion and provide a high level of service to airport customers.”

The March 4 open house will provide opportunities for the public to learn about the airport’s growth forecast and potential options being evaluated to accommodate that growth.

If you can’t attend this meeting, the next one is on March 19 at Seattle Central Library, 5 – 7 p.m.

For more information on the SAMP, please visit: http://www.portseattle.org/…/Airport-Projects/Pages/airport…

The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is inviting community members, families, and staff to attend a Celebration of Service for School Board member Susan Goding on Wednesday, March 4.

As we previously reported, Goding is retiring from the board after a decade of service.

Goding announced her retirement during the Feb. 18 School Board meeting. She plans to pursue math education advocacy work throughout the state.

Here are the event details:

WHAT: Celebration of Service for Susan Goding

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: ERAC Central Office Boardroom, 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien

Goding has served on the School Board since 2005. Her resignation will be effective after the March 4 School Board meeting, directly following the Celebration of Service.

The School Board is soliciting names of candidates to fill Director Seat #3. Anyone who lives in District #3 and is a registered voter in Washington State is eligible. The School Board will appoint a director to serve until December 1, 2015. A new director will be elected in November 2015 to step into the position on December 1 and serve the remaining two years of Goding’s term.

More information is available online at www.highlineschools.org.

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According to a post on Mayor Dave Kaplan’s Facebook page, the Des Moines Theater – located at 22325 Marine View Drive – has been sold.

“The Des Moines Theatre has finally sold to someone who will make the investments needed for the project to succeed,” Kaplan said. “Looking forward to the results we seek to the centerpiece of our Marina District.”

According to a deed search with King County, the new owner is Daniel D. Spalding, a Musician/Artist/Developer from Spokane.

The building sold for $430,000, and includes 10,572 square feet of space.

“Excellent mixed-use building opportunity,” the listing reads. “First run movie rights included in sale. Space available to add retail, restaurant, and second level of office or multi-family.”

According to the Des Moines Historical Society:

“The theater was opened as the Des Moines Cinema in March 1947 by Delbert and Wally Osterhoudt to house a 400 seat cinema, retail stores, and office spaces. Wally Osterhoudt served on the Des Moines City Council and was mayor from 1964-69. On the second floor Dr. Frank Underhill and Dr. Youker had offices.

The building also housed Dee’s Mart, and the Des Moines Drugstore for awhile in the Northeast corner.

The cinema over the years has changed hands and had been closed entirely. In 1973 the Theater was sold and changed from running family oriented films to showing “adult” movies. Local groups picketed the theater in the 1970s, and in the 1980s the city even took legal action. In the 1990s the theater reopened under new management and reverted to showing family oriented films and again is a community asset. It features 1940s decor, snack bar, a stage, and with second run movies affordable prices for the residents of Des Moines. The Cinema is a good place for old fashioned family entertainment and is conveniently situated on Marine View Drive walking distance from several dining establishments.”

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary Club, (now known as the Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary Club) has held its largest annual fundraising event – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival – to raise funds for important projects like the Highline Music4Life™ Program and many others.

This year the club will celebrate its 11th year at the newly remodeled historic Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium at Des Moines Beach Park – the location of the very first Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

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To purchase tickets online, click here.

Wine Festival Committee Chair and renowned wine aficionado Ric Jacobson had this to say about returning to where it all started:

“We are extremely excited to be returning to this beautiful venue. The renovations and back drop allow for the perfect setting for those who attend to get a much more intimate engagement with the stars of the show, the wine makers. I’d like to personally thank all of those who have attended over the years, and to all of those intending on joining us; for supporting Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary.”

One of the key benefactors of funds raised at events like the Poverty Bay Wine Festival is the Highline Music4Life program. This program aids the Highline School District in providing instruments for children who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

The President and CEO of the Highline Music4Life™ Program, David Endicott spoke about the impact of those who attend this event:

“Highline Music4Life™ serves the students of low income families in the Highline School District. Within just the last month, we have been able to deliver nearly 100 ready-to-play musical instruments for use by Highline students. The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is so very important to the work of the Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary Club. We would be lost without public support for this Rotary Club and this event.”

This years event will feature 22 of Washington States Finest Wine Makers. Friday night’s entertainment will showcase the delightful soft sounds of French Café Music styling of the band Rouge, and Saturday’s Music will feature the subtle strums of Classical, Spanish and Jazz Guitarist Julian Catford.

As always, 100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Des Moines-Normandy Park Rotary Club including the Des Moines Food Bank, Student scholarships, helping disadvantage youth participate in park and rec programs, Shelter boxes, Coats for Children, Dictionaries for 3rd graders, Helping Homeless Youth.

Free parking and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Wine Festival both days.

Advanced Wine Festival Tickets priced at just $35.00 includes ten tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens available for $1.00.

Designated Driver tickets can also be purchased for $15.00 at the door.

Attendees must be 21 or over to attend, and IDs will be checked at the door.

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will take place:

  • Friday, March 6: 5 – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 7: Noon – 9 p.m.

Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium is located at 22030 Cliff Ave South (map here).

Tickets can be purchased at the door while availability lasts, but advanced tickets can be secured online here, or at the following Des Moines locations:

  • B&E Meats
  • Auntie Irene’s
  • Des Moines Drugs
  • Normandy Perk
  • Key Bank – Des Moines Branch
  • Normandy Park Market
  • The Print Place

A phone call bomb threat put Mt. Rainier High School into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27, according to Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department.

“At 8 a.m. police received a phone call saying that there was a bomb at Mt. Rainier High School,” Jenkins told The Waterland Blog. “We contacted staff, evacuated the school, and police have been sweeping the school.”

It is unknown if this incident is related to a bomb threat received at Highline High School Friday morning as well; read about that here.

Here are some relevant Tweets sent out by Police Chief George Delgado:


As we get more details, we’ll update this post…

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday from Noon–3 p.m. – is a classic Daylight/Basement rambler in Burien!

This home is spacious inside, with 2600 square feet, and 3 or 4 bedrooms.

Close to freeways and shopping, minutes to downtown, this home has refinished hardwood floors, updated Kitchen, newer roof, new carpet, new interior paint, and new flooring in bathrooms.

Large entertainment/BBQ deck overlooks a spacious yard with great territorial views.

The downstairs is HUGE!

Den/Bonus room, Family room, 4th/MIL possible and lots of storage – hurry on this one!

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, Mar. 1: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 14441 5th Ave S Burien, WA 98168

INFO:

  • List Price: $299,950
  • MLS Number: 747814
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1958
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,600
  • Lot Square Footage: 8,951

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Garage-Attached

Marketing remarks:

Don’t street appraise! This home is priced to sell!

Classic Daylight/Basement rambler is spacious inside, 2600 sq ft 3 or 4BR.

Close to fwys & shopping, minutes to downtown, refinished hardwood floors, updated Kitchen, newer roof, new carpet, new interior paint, & new flooring in bathrooms.

Large entertainment/BBQ deck overlooking spacious yard w/great territorial views.

Downstairs is HUGE!

Den/Bonus room, Family room, 4th/MIL possible and lots of storage! Hurry on this!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

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We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern.

Sterling – who turns 16 today (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!) – is a resident of Des Moines, and as a gift to her we’re posting an Ad for her face painting business.

Here’s her “Blogvertorial” story with more info:

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As a very generous birthday gift, my Mentor Scott gave me an Ad for my business:

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Some of you may know me as South King Media’s new Intern, and some of you may recognize me from other places. Every year from June to October, I spend my Saturdays at the Des Moines Farmers Market as their exclusive face painter. I’ve been doing this for the past 6 years.

Right now though, I’m off season. I’ve done birthday parties for all ages. Painting faces and painting on a canvas is really different and I like painting on faces because you can see your art work come to life. I am very local and the kids know me. So who knows, maybe your kid already knows me.

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So please email me to figure out a price!

Thank You,
Sterling Paris

sterling@southkingmedia.com

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Aacres will be holding an onsite hiring event on Thursday, March 5:

Aacres was founded in 1974 on the philosophy of providing individualized community supports for people with developmental disabilities. We believe that people can live in and contribute to their community when provided with appropriate supports.

The ability to identify needs and build programs to meet those needs is what sets Aacres apart from other providers. We have pioneered several programs to fill the needs of previously un-served or underserved populations. We understand the need to develop new innovative programs that meet the unique and ever changing demands of people in the community.

We have a strong commitment to serving people which is the cornerstone of our strength and success. Accepting people with respect and creativity enhances our ability to stand beside them through the difficult times in the lives.

“We believe that in order to serve the community, we must first provide opportunities for personal growth for both our clients and staff”

ONSITE HIRING EVENT:

Direct Support Professionals
The Direct Support Professional assists individuals with basic living skills, communication, community interaction and recreation. Focus is on maintaining a clean, safe, stimulating living environment, providing transportation and supporting individuals to become active members of their communities.

Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation, strongly preferred
  • A strong desire to enrich lives
  • Able to satisfy a background check and comply with the company’s drug free workplace policy.

We Offer:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • A fun, creative work environment
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Paid training
  • Healthcare Benefits for Full-Time employees
  • 401(k)

Please join us on Thursday, March 5, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.:

2414 SW Andover St. Ste. D-120
Seattle, WA 98106

206-732-0430

Highline College will be holding a Health Care Job Fair on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in Building 8.

Health care employers will be recruiting for part-time, full-time, on–call and temporary positions.

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

Attendees should be prepared to speak with recruiters, dress professionally and have extra copies of their resume available.

Parking is free but limited.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Highline College; Building 8. Highline’s main campus is located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99); address: 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines, WA 98198.

COST: Free

Participating employers include the following:

  • Advanced Health Care
  • Always Best Care – Eastside
  • Comfort Keepers
  • COPE Health Solutions/Swedish Medical Center
  • Creative Living Solutions
  • Digestive Health Specialists
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Franciscan Health System
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Home Care Referral Registry
  • Home Instead Senior Care
  • InDemand Interpreting
  • MasterCare in Home Service Providers
  • New Care Concepts, Inc.
  • Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
  • Sound Options
  • Supplemental Health Care
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Wesley Homes

Additionally, the fair will showcase Highline student projects, and staff will be on site to administer health assessments such as fitness, eye tests and blood pressure tests.

For more information, visit studentemployment.highline.edu.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday from 1–4 p.m. – is a move-in ready, one-bedroom condo in the Viewcrest Community priced at just $129,950!

This 2006 built, two-level condo has its own garage and utility room.

It’s also got a nice view deck.

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 22: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 4035 S 212th Ct., Unit D, SeaTac, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $129,950
  • MLS Number: 744774
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Approximate House SqFt: 802

Site Features:

  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Oven
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Insulated Windows
  • Top Floor

Marketing remarks:

Move-in Ready! Viewcrest Community!

2006 Built two-level condo with its own garage and utility room.Nice view deck.1 bedroom, 1 bath.

Seller will finance qualified buyers:owner occupied 5% down, non owner 20% down, 3.99% interest, 30 yr fixed no closing costs except pre-paids and insurance.Subject to underwriting and credit approval.

1 year basic Fidelity Home Warranty Included.

Form 35P required for all pre-inspections.

Sold as-is, buyer has right to inspect, but no repairs will be made by seller.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses.

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7!

To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing!

Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary and associated charities. 

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As always, 100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Des Moines Rotary Club. Free parking and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Wine Festival both days.Wine Festival Tickets $35.00 includes ten tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens available for $1.00.Designated Driver tickets can also be purchased for $15.00 at the door.Must be 21 or over to attend. Please bring your IDs as IDs will be checked at the door.

  • Friday, March 6th: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets are available online here, and at the following locations:

  • B&E Meats
  • Auntie Irene’s
  • Des Moines Drugs
  • Key Bank – Des Moines Branch
  • Normandy Park Market
  • Print Place

Designated Driver tickets are also be available at a discounted price.

SPONSORS:

Interested in sponsoring this event? Your business could join the civic minded businesses above. Your company’s brand will be exposed to thousands for very reasonable rates.Best of all, your tax deductible investment will help the Des Moines Rotary Club assist the Highline Music4Life program put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.For sponsorship options and more information, click the button below.  There are a limited number of sponsor opportunities left and they will be snapped up soon.

Thanks for supporting Des Moines Rotary!

Click here to become a Sponsor!

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The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17.

The deadline to nominate is Wednesday, March 4.

Each year, Highline Schools Foundation invites civic, community and corporate leaders to a lively celebration to benefit students in Highline Public Schools. Emceed by Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team, this year’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 17th at Cedarbrook Lodge will entertain, challenge, and inspire all who attend.

Highline Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources and builds partnerships that support all students in Highline Public Schools. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including classroom enrichment, technology, arts, athletics, college scholarships and outreach to the neediest of students and families. The Foundation is proud to partner with Highline Public Schools in keeping their promise: that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”

GOLD STAR AWARD NOMINATIONS
Each year, Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for their prestigious Gold Star Awards.  Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • and a new award, Rookie Teacher of the Year, recognizing a teacher with three or less years of total teaching experience, who demonstrates outstanding abilities in their field early in their career.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

The deadline is Wednesday March 4, 2015

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The annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraising event supporting Highline Schools Foundation. At this event, not only are the Gold Star Award winners honored, critical funds are raised to support the nearly 20,000 students in Highline with the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Own Your Impact, Gold Star Awards Breakfast

WHEN:  Friday, April 17, 2015;  Check in 7:00 am. Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am

WHERE: Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle (FREE parking)

COST: Free to attend. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested at the event

TICKETS: Buy online at www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

Featuring: 

  • Emcee Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team and Highline Public Schools Alumnus
  • A report on district successes and challenges from Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield
  • The2015 Gold Star Award winners

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The Gold Star Awards BASH is a red-carpet style event (21 and over) featuring a night of music, drinks, appetizers and dancing and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners.

Gold Star Awards BASH!

WHEN:  Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:  Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Headquarters, 605 SW 108th St., Seattle:

COST: $15

TICKETS: Tickets on sale now:  www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Support from businesses and individuals is integral to the Foundation’s success.  Thank you to The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, Comcast, Badgley Phelps Investment Managers, Recology/Cleanscapes, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and Foster Pepper PLLC for your early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast.

Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,250 Community Sponsor.

For more information please contact Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at ashley@highlineschoolsfoundation.org.

The public is invited to come learn about plans for the future of Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Rainier High School, located at 22450 19th Ave. S. in Des Moines.

At this open house, you will hear from Port of Seattle staff and consultants about proposed concepts for sustainably accommodating forecast air travel demand at Sea-Tac, and have an opportunity to share your ideas.

Here’s more info from the Port:

This long-term blueprint for airport development is called Sea-Tac’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan. It aims to meet the needs of the traveling public over the next 20 years in a way that takes the most sustainable approach possible. This includes reducing environmental impacts, ensuring economic performance and working with local communities. The plan covers airfield development within the current three-runway configuration, terminal development, roadway improvements, cargo and facility modernization and expansion possibilities. Impetus for this planning effort is continued strong passenger growth at the airport, which served more than 37 million passengers in 2014.

Forecasts show this figure could be 52 million in 2024 and 66 million in 2034.

In addition to forecasting, this planning process is taking stock of current facilities, infrastructure, operations and passenger levels, and looking at scenarios that are five, 10 and 20 years in the future. It includes air quality, energy and water conservation, recycling and other strategic environmental goals, and will align with the port’s Century Agenda sustainability and energy efficiency goals.

Completion of the plan will make Sea-Tac the first large hub U.S. airport to fully incorporate sustainability as a key master planning component.

Along with the future demand forecast and some early concepts for meeting the demand, the March 4 presentations will explain the process for creating and evaluating concepts and selecting the preferred choice or choices. Similar public meetings in other communities will follow during 2015. An environmental review process—including public involvement — is scheduled for 2016, before the plan is finalized.

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Girl Scout Troop #50050 will be holding an Italian dinner, silent and dessert auction this Saturday night, Feb. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m.

The all-you-can-eat fundraiser will be held at St. Philomena Parish Hall, located at 1790 S 222nd Street in Des Moines.

Price:

  • $8.00 adults
  • $6.00 children 12 and under

A live dessert auction will start at 6 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door.

The Des Moines Police Department busted a marijuana grow operation in an apparently abandoned house near S. 223rd and 19th Ave S. on Monday, Feb. 16.

“Our officers were dispatched to a ‘suspicious subjects’ call at that location,” Sgt. Doug Jenkins told The Waterland Blog. “The reporting party didn’t recognize the people that were coming and going from the house. When the officers arrived, several people fled on foot but were quickly apprehended.”

Officers determined there was a large marijuana grow operation in the house.

“It doesn’t appear that anyone was actually living in the house,” Jenkins added. “It looks like the house was being used exclusively to grow marijuana.”

Police anticipate recommending charges against the three individuals that were apprehended.

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7!

To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing.

Proceeds benefit Des Moines Rotary and associated charities.

You can also enter to win two FREE tickets – just click below:

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The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you help us celebrate the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival as we return to our original location in the newly remodeled historic Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

This is your chance to get close and personal with renowned local winemakers from over twenty of Washington State’s finest wineries. The wine tastings will be flowing and bottles of your favorites will be available at special Poverty Bay Wine Festival prices.

We will have a lively atmosphere with entertainers and strolling musicians, but this year’s event will be all about the wine, with a wine tasting competition, a wine toss and a more relaxed atmosphere for meeting and learning from some of the best winemakers around.

As always, 100% of the net revenues generated by this event are used to fund the charitable activities of the Des Moines Rotary Club. Free parking and a free shuttle service will run from the Des Moines Marina to the Wine Festival both days.

Wine Festival Tickets $35.00 includes ten tasting tokens (tastings range from 1 – 3 tokens). Additional tasting tokens available for $1.00.

Designated Driver tickets can also be purchased for $15.00 at the door.

Must be 21 or over to attend. Please bring your IDs as IDs will be checked at the door.

  • Friday, March 6th: 5:00pm to 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tickets are available online here, and at the following locations:

  • B&E Meats
  • Auntie Irene’s
  • Des Moines Drugs
  • Key Bank – Des Moines Branch
  • Normandy Park Market
  • Print Place

Designated Driver tickets are also be available at a discounted price.