On October 27, 2016 the City Council Approved Resolution No. 1344, which officially established a commemorative street name of “Rainier Drive South” for the portion of 19th Ave South between South 223rd Street and South 229th Street in the City of Des Moines.

19th Ave South fronts Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines, and the street name designation was a project initiated by the School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) Officers earlier in 2016.

The new signs will be officially installed on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at approximately 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of 19th Ave South and South 223rd Street. Members of the ASB, School District staff, and the Mayor of Des Moines, Matt Pina will be present for the ceremony.

This week, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced that it is forming a new media and marketing partnership with South King Media, publisher of six award-winning local news websites, including The Waterland and B-Town Blogs.

“South King Media have been dedicated members of our Chamber since 2008, and we’re happy to announce our new partnership,” Andrea H. Reay, CEO/President of the Chamber of Commerce, said.

In addition to The B-Town Blog, South King Media publishes local blogs for Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Tukwila and White Center. Their combined readership for 2016 exceeded 107,000 Sessions per month, delivering over 275,000 monthly Pageviews (impressions), as reported by Google Analytics.

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO Andrea Reay.

What does this mean for Chamber members and our community? It means more unfettered access to Chamber events and more extensive media coverage across more platforms. You’ll see more regular news and information shared through a consistent column written by President and Chamber CEO-Andrea H. Reay. You’ll also be able to experience Chamber Luncheons through the popular Facebook Live Video Streaming that South King Media will provide.

“Members will benefit with this partnership because we’ll be able to do more marketing and promotion of our businesses and events,” Reay said. “The community will benefit because they’ll be able to stay more informed and have convenient access to information such as our legislative priority and advocacy work as well as other partnerships we are committed to for advancing our region as a leader in economic development and collective community impact.”

“We are excited to be teaming up with the chamber,” South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer added. “We value the impact that the Chamber continues to have on our local community for both businesses and residents. Since our founding in 2007, we have operated with the mission of promoting and strengthening our communities through independent local journalism. Partnering with the chamber – which shares similar objectives – will only help further that goal.”

South King Media is the leading online media publisher for the chamber’s coverage area, and is managed by Scott and his wife Theresa (pictured, left), who serves as Sales Manager for the independent, local company.

The next Chamber event members and the community are invited to is the annual Business Awards and Recognition Luncheon, coming this Friday, Feb. 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Four Points by Sheraton located at 22406 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines. This is an excellent opportunity to join the community celebration and to say thank you to the businesses and individuals in our region that make our Chamber and our community strong and vibrant.  To register and for more information, please visit the Chamber website at www.SeattleSouthsideChamber.com or call (206) 575-1633.

Special thanks to our host-Four Points by Sheraton and our event sponsors: BECU, Dollar Rent a Car, Highline College, Louise Strander, Crain Photography and South King Media.

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.

About South King Media
South King Media is a network of six popular Local Blogs in the Southwest King County area that include The B-Town (Burien) Blog, The Waterland Blog (for Des Moines, WA), The SeaTac Blog, White Center Blog, Normandy Park Blog and Tukwila Blog. It is a totally independent “Mom and Pop” internet publishing company that produces award-winning local journalism, email newsletters, podcasts, video production, social media marketing and affordable advertising solutions. More information available at www.southkingmedia.com.

 

Get ready to raise your wine glasses for a good cause – the Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be back at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium for its 13th year on Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4!

2017 Poverty Bay Wine Festival Presented by Rotary of Des Moines from bmesser on Vimeo.

With over 10% of available tickets already sold, this popular Rotary Club fundraiser is expected to have a record breaking attendance. Last year, 722 guests helped raise funds for deserving benificiaries such as seen here.

Be sure to reserve your seat before tickets are sold out. Tickets come with 10 tasting tokens, and can be purchased prior to the event at a discounted price of $35 per ticket at DrinkToMusic.Org. At the door tickets will cost $40.

Join the fun with live music, 20 local wineries, one local brewery, and one cidery. Besides drinks and music, a variety of food will be provided by Nibbles Seattle, Ivars Chowder and Fred Meyers cheese and small sandwiches.

Music Lineup:

  1. Danny Welsh @ Friday Evening 6:00 to 9:00

  2. Eric Madis @ Saturday 2:30 to 4:00

  3. Scott Lindenmuth @ Saturday 4:30 to 6:00

  4. Brian Butler @ Saturday 6:30 to 8:00

The fun doesn’t stop there for this year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival. Put some money down to test your luck with the Wine Grab for your chance to win a high-end wine. In addition, each night you’ll have a chance to win a door prize at no charge. On Friday, enter to win a beautiful $400 hand blown vase from the Seattle Glass Blowing Studio. On Saturday, win a $800 gift certificate to have Chef David Boyd with Down to Earth Cuisine cook an all exclusive goumet meal for four in your home.

And that’s not all! Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win two round trip plane tickets on Alsakan Airlines at a $2500 value. Runner up gets two season passes to Centerstage Theatre, a $660 value.

PRE-FUNK AT LIGHTHOUSE THURS., MARCH 2
This year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival kicks off the day before at the Lighthouse Lounge. Join many other Poverty Bay Wine Festival pre-funkers with this free-entry event.  Live music and tasty food will be present, along with a mystery door prize.

BLUES & BREWS WILL BE AUG. 26!
Are you more of a beer person? Well set aside time on August 26, 2017 for another popular fundraiser put on by the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park, the Blues & Brews Festival going on its eighth year, this festival brings a large crowd of blues and brews enthusiasts.

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is a 21 and over event. The event is located at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium, located at 22030 Cliff Ave S. (map below).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
If you would like to volunteer for the event, please contact Patrice at [email protected]. There will be free parking.

Also, only ADA assistive animals are allowed.

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm:

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

In short, a Revocable Living Trust is a document that you transfer your assets to for you to use during your lifetime, and then is transferred to your beneficiaries when you’ve passed away. A Revocable Living Trust is used to protect your assets and avoid probate, and our office works with you in ensuring that a Revocable Living Trust is right for you.

In determining whether a Revocable Living Trust is right for you, it is important to understand what a Revocable Living Trust is. In our initial consultation, we will discuss this in more detail, but a brief overview is provided below.

A Revocable Living Trust is created during your lifetime, and you have complete control of the Revocable Living Trust. A Revocable Living Trust continues to exist after your passing, to allow your Successor Trustee to make the distributions according to your Revocable Living Trust

Our Revocable Living Trust services include:

  • An initial consultation to assess your assets, discuss your wants and needs, explain how a Revocable Living Trust works, and help you decide if a Revocable Living Trust is right for you.
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  • Unlimited reviews and revisions to ensure your Revocable Living Trust accurately reflects your requests.
  • Execution of your Revocable Living Trust, and we will provide the witnesses and notary.

To complete your estate plan, we also highly recommend that we prepare and execute Power of Attorneys and other related estate planning documents.

If you do not have an estate plan, or are considering adding a Revocable Living Trust to your estate plan, please give us a call today at (206) 408-8158, or email our office at [email protected].

We look forward to being able to assist you with your estate planning needs.

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The National Weather Service is predicting that snow is “likely” in the forecast starting after 11 p.m. Sunday night, Feb. 5, with a 70 percent chance of it continuing – before turning to rain – through Tuesday.

While there’s still a lot of uncertainty in the forecast, UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass says we could get “around 3-4 inches” with “a range from zero to 8 inches” (click image below to see larger version, and note the “8” nestled right over our region in this graphic):

This image predicts around 3-4 inches with a range from zero to 8 inches:

“Another (and even better) ensemble produced by the European Center shows a wide range of possibilities at Seattle, with an average around 7 inches,” Mass added. “About 20% of the ensembles have little to 2 inches of snow, but some get to a foot.”

Wait…did he just say “get to a foot“?

Here’s the 7-day forecast:

  • Saturday Night: Rain. Low around 38. South southwest wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Sunday: Rain. High near 42. South southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11pm. Low around 34. South wind around 6 mph becoming north in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Monday: Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. North wind 6 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Monday Night: A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday: A chance of snow before 5pm, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Tuesday Night: A chance of rain before 11pm, then a chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 34.
  • Wednesday: A chance of rain and snow before 11am, then a chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
  • Wednesday Night:Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Thursday: Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 50.
  • Thursday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 43.
  • Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy.
  • Friday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
  • Saturday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.

UPDATE Feb. 5, 2017: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that Elizabeth Wilson, the missing 68-year old woman with dementia, has been FOUND!

Police reported that she has been found and returned home safely.

PREVIOUSLY:

She had been missing for about a week.

Police say that she suffers from dementia and has become increasingly confused.

She may have been seen walking near her residence in the 2400 block of S. 222nd, around 8 a.m. Friday morning, Feb. 3

Elizabeth is an African-American female, 5’6″ tall with a medium build, and brown eyes and black hair.

If you see Elizabeth, please call the Des Moines Police Department at 206-878-3301 or call 911.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park visited every Highline Public Schools elementary school this week giving out special gifts – a beautifully illustrated children’s dictionary for each third-grade student:

The Rotary Club has been distributing dictionaries to third-grade students for well over a decade.

“We are so grateful for the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA!” he district said in a statement.

And don’t forget – the Rotary Club’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser is coming up March 3 & 4: http://www.drinktomusic.org

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Feb. 4 – is a new, modern style, 5-bedroom home in the desirable North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines!

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot – must see!

Here are photos & details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House.

WHEN: SATURDAY, Feb. 4: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE20704 2nd Ave S Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1027549
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,000 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing Remarks:

Modern style!

New construction home on the desirable North Hill of Des Moines.

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

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.

From new Advertiser Highline Premier Soccer Club:

Highline Premier Soccer Club (HPFC) is a premier soccer program dedicated to providing its surrounding communities a player-centric approach to competing at the highest levels of youth soccer.

HPFC is committed to enabling players from all backgrounds an opportunity to share in “the beautiful game” teaching sportsmanship, mental toughness, self-discipline, team work, and commitment. Our direct goal is to produce well-rounded and skillful players who have the character, discipline, and determination to compete at the highest levels of the sport. As one of the oldest soccer programs in the state, thousands of kids have passed through our program, many having the opportunity to continue their soccer careers at the collegiate level and beyond. With a long-standing history and top level experience, coaches and staff support our players in every part of their development as people, athletes, students, sons, daughters, and friends. Once you are a part of HPFC, you are part of a soccer family with a storied history and the support of their surrounding communities helping to make HPFC the club of choice.

HPFC is excited to kickoff their first session of tryouts for 2017 leading off with High School Boys from February 14-16 at Highline High School stadium. Check out http://highlinepremier.com/registration and learn more about this upcoming opportunity as well as additional information on the club and everything it has to offer. All High School boy’s teams are now holding Open Sessions for players who’d like to learn more about HPFC. If you would like to train in an open session or have questions, please visit our tryout page for more details, visit http://www.highlinepremier.com/tryouts.

On Wednesday, Feb. 1, the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce unveiled its brand new logo:

The Seattle Southside Chamber is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1989.

Here’s what the chamber said in a statement:

“We are proud to unveil the Chamber’s new logo to our members and community. It was important for us to tell our story of the commitment we have with the Regional Tourism Authority, while simultaneously retaining the unique focus and mission of the Chamber.

We chose a diamond to evoke the prosperity and commitment of excellence the Chamber strives to achieve for our members. The movement and the union of the two “C’s” that form the “S” symbolize the balance synergy of serving our business community and our region; while acknowledging our founding principle that we are better and stronger together.”

Learn more about – or join – the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce here: http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

Longtime Des Moines City Councilmember and former Mayor Dave Kaplan announced Tuesday, Jan. 31 that he won’t seek re-election this year.

He serves in Position #7, and his term expires Dec. 31, 2017.

Kaplan has served on the council for 16 years, and as Mayor for four.

“After sixteen years in local elective office, and twenty straight years of working on city-related issues, I’ve decided that this will be my last year to serve as a Councilmember here in Des Moines,” Kaplan said in a statement published on Facebook Tuesday.

Here’s Kaplan’s full statement:

Dear Friends, Family, Supporters, and Residents of Des Moines,

After sixteen years in local elective office, and twenty straight years of working on city-related issues, I’ve decided that this will be my last year to serve as a Councilmember here in Des Moines.

For twenty years, together with fellow city Councilmembers and dedicated citizens of Des Moines, we’ve made tremendous progress building and growing an economic/business base in Des Moines, assured that crucial City services could be sustained into the foreseeable future; adopted financially sustainable budgeting that didn’t rely on sales tax equalization money from the state; and maintained a safe, livable community for everyone to enjoy. If we continue to do the things we’ve been doing, Des Moines’ future is exceedingly bright.

I’m humbled by the support you’ve given me over the years, and the kind words shared with me both publicly and privately. My fellow Councilmembers continue to work diligently for what’s best for the city of Des Moines as a whole and share our love for our community. When you get the opportunity, please thank them for all they do on behalf of all Des Moines citizens.

Being a Councilmember requires many hours of reading, studying, learning, listening, meeting, negotiating, debating, and working with others to attain the goals we all set out to achieve. Often, we need to work alongside people who are passionate about the issues, but may not have a full picture or the full facts that lead to a decision … or the fact that the City is hamstrung legally to have to follow certain paths … or that some decisions are best for the City as a whole, even if it has impacts on particular neighborhoods. I’ve served with honesty, and have done my best to communicate and engage with all constituents … talking at public forums, and answering nearly every phone call, email or letter I’ve received.

To my fellow Councilmembers, Thank you for entrusting me as Mayor for four years. That opportunity allowed me to see a variety of things accomplished, most notably bringing the FAA to the Des Moines Creek Business Park, and the alignment of Sound Transit’s Link light rail following the path best suited for Des Moines. We’ve accomplished a great deal by working together as a team.

To friends and family, without your love and support I would never have had the opportunity to serve. I was meant to serve my community, and you helped make that come true. Thank you and I love you.

And to the citizens of Des Moines who voted for me, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you. I’m honored to have had your trust.

Fondly,
Dave Kaplan
Councilmember
City of Des Moines, Washington

P.S. – I’m going to be active in the 2017 campaign to ensure that Matt Mahoney, a North Hill resident, is elected to my seat … and that those who can’t seem to work cooperatively with others, those who use “alternative facts,” and the entirely philosophically driven (from either end of the political spectrum) are not elected to any seat on the Des Moines City Council. Ever.

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively banning immigration based on religious identity on Monday, Jan. 30:

“I was proud to join thousands of my friends and neighbors at Sea-Tac Airport in the heart of my district on Saturday night to support those who had been unlawfully detained. This executive order was done in the name of public safety, but it makes us less safe, disrespects traditional American values, and reeks of religious bigotry and race-baiting.

“Americans have a long history of standing up for people from all religious backgrounds. When people face injustice and stay silent, I believe that it is the same as being complicit.

“I am proud to speak out against what I believe to be discriminatory and unconstitutional.”

Passed earlier this afternoon, the Council’s action condemns President Trump’s actions as discriminatory, unconstitutional, and contrary to the county’s adopted principles and laws the Council has sworn to uphold.

UPDATE: The date for this hearing has been moved to Thursday, Feb. 2.:

A hearing on a bill that would require a State Health Department study of air quality implications of increased air traffic at Sea-Tac Airport will be held in Olympia this Thursday, Feb. 2, the office of Sen. Karen Kaiser said on Monday.

Under the legislation, the study must be in two phases, the first is an assessment to be completed by the University of Washington public health school. The study will be an assessment of “the ultrafine particulate matter in the areas surrounding and directly impacted by air traffic generated by the airport.”

The bill (SB5225) says this assessment component of the study is to be completed by Sept. 1, 2021.

A second phase of the study that must begin after the first part is “an analysis of options to reduce or mitigate emissions of ultrafine particulate matter from aircraft” from “use of alternative fuel sources” by planes.

The study needs to consider the cost of the various alternatives.

The Three Yells present Giselle Deconstruct. Photo by Tim Summers.

4Culture – King County’s cultural funding agency – is currently offering grants to support projects for individuals and groups working in the arts, heritage and preservation.

It’s one of their largest grant programs and one all creatives should know about, especially if you are a King County resident and are an artist, part of an art group, local historian, or own a historic property.

They divide the grant up into three disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Heritage
  • Preservation

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project:

Deadlines are March 1 and 8, 2017
4Culture is now accepting applicants for Art Projects through March 1 and applications for Heritage and Preservation Special Projects through March 8.

They are always looking for new applicants, to reach as many people working in arts and culture in King County as they can.

So, what are these grants for, exactly?
Art Projects fund artists and small arts groups—from traditional to contemporary, emerging to established—who are working in all creative disciplines and genres to enhance the cultural life of King County. Last year, dancer and choreographer Veronica Lee-Baik received funding for Giselle Deconstruct, her reinterpretation of classic ballet through the lens of the experiences of marginalized young women in Southeast Asia.

Lulu Carpenter and Jill Freidberg practicing their interviewing skills at the Red Apple.

Heritage Projects supports work uncovering, illuminating, and sharing the rich history that is all around us in King County. Oral histories? Research? Online exhibitions? Heritage Projects can fund it all, and more. Community historian and Central District resident Jill Freidberg is putting her 2016 Heritage Projects grant to work documenting the stories of the Red Apple grocery store at 23rd and Jackson before it is torn down to make way for new development.

Preservation Special Projects funds neighborhood surveys, landmark nominations, building assessments, planning projects, and advocacy efforts. They support projects utilizing new technologies and reaching audiences that are new to historic preservation. The Fall City Historical Society used their grant to hire a timber consultant to assess the condition of the iconic 1888 Fall City Hop Shed, the only remaining building of its type in King County.

Fall City Hop Shed, Washington, 2007, photo by 4Culture staff.

Grant writing can be stressful, so 4Culture provides step-by-step guidance throughout the process as well as a series of informal workshops. Applications are reviewed by a panel of peers working in their field of practice.

Got a project idea? Give them a call:

Find out more at 4Culture.org.

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog:

KUOW is reporting that up to 13 people may have been detained at Sea-Tac Airport on Saturday (Jan. 28) as a result of President Trump’s executive order that bans immigrants and refugees from Muslim countries.

Trump’s executive order includes a 90-day travel ban for people from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, KUOW said. The order also suspends the U.S. refugee program for 120 days.

Read the full story – which includes videos and Tweets – here.

Two men were shot by King County Sheriff’s Officers during a homicide investigation in Des Moines Friday night, Jan. 27, 2017, and one of them has died.

Police say that detectives received information that a man believed to be connected to the Beaver Lake Park homicide in Sammamish earlier this week was in an apartment complex at 21630 29th Ave S. (map below) in Des Moines.

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives were outside of the apartment when the suspect and another man exited. When the men saw the deputies they both pulled handguns. Three deputies fired, striking one of the men. The other man fled the area on foot and discarded his gun as he ran. It is unclear at this time if either of the men fired their weapon. The injured man was taken to Harborview and is in critical condition.

A K-9 unit attempted to track the outstanding suspect, but he was not initially located. While the investigation at the scene was ongoing, police learned that the missing suspect was hiding in a nearby apartment. TAC 30# (SWAT) responded to the scene and repeatedly ordered the man out of the apartment.

The suspect came out of the apartment just after 5 a.m. and was taken into custody without incident. Detectives have not said what involvement he may have had in the Beaver Lake homicide. He is a 16-year old from Kent.

The deputies involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave which is routine in officer involved shootings. All three deputies are veteran officers. Their names will be withheld until next week, which is standard in officer involved shootings.

In 2017, Highline Schools Foundation announced that it will award $166,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in Highline Public Schools.

The deadline to apply is March 17, 2017.

The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School students. One of the many ways the Foundation makes an impact is with its generous scholarship program. All Highline Schools Foundation scholarships are available to graduating seniors who live in the Highline Public Schools service area and will graduate with a diploma from Highline Public Schools by June 30, 2017. More information and the online scholarship application can be found on their website: www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org.

“The Foundation’s scholarship program started in 2002 with just three scholarships and has grown every year. We are excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of our community, the Foundation is able to increase the number of college scholarships to 19!” said Marco Milanese, Highline Schools Foundation President. “The cornerstone of our scholarship program is the commitment of our community to help the most vulnerable students in our district continue their education beyond high school. Brad and Danielle Tilden; Matt Griffin and Evelyne Rozner; Brooks Powell and Powell Custom Homes & Renovations; and HPS retired teacher Carlyn Hove Roedell and her sister Robyn Hove Layng are funding new scholarships this year that will help families with the cost of college for their children.”

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is the Foundation’s longest running scholarship. This needs-based scholarship is funded through the annual the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Scholarship charity golf tournament (sponsored by volunteer employees of the Port of Seattle and HMS Host). Last year, Alaska Airlines increased the number of scholarships they funded to four and the Foundation offered their first 4-year scholarships in 2015 thanks to local alumnus CM Garrity.

Beginning in 2017, graduating seniors in Highline Public Schools will have 6 new scholarships available to them, including a third $20,000, 4-year scholarship.

Scholarships Available in 2017:

  • 13th Year Scholarship will be awarded based on need, academic achievement, participation in school activities, community service, leadership, and area of study/career aspirations. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a four-year college or university, or a two-year community college, junior college or accredited trade school.
  • Alaska Airlines Scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and the student’s future goals. Four (4) $5,000 scholarships will be awarded, with two designated for Raisbeck Aviation High School students. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first year of study at a 2 or 4-year institution.
  • Bill Maynard Memorial Scholarship is based on financial need, academic merit, achievement, and the student’s future goals. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing a voc-tech education and career. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.
  • Civility and Social Responsibility Scholarship will be awarded based on student’s commitment to civility and social responsibility; writing skills, academic achievement, financial need; leadership skills; extent of community involvement; achievements in particular fields; and work history. One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student pursuing a 2 or 4-year education. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.
  • CM Garrity Scholarship is awarded based on financial need; academic performance; leadership; and community service or extracurricular activities. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships will be awarded to one female and one male graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients in four (4) equal installments of $5,000 per year.
  • Evelyne Rozner and Matt Griffin Scholarship will be awarded based on academic achievement and need to a student who plans to study engineering, math, or physics. One (1) $20,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student attending a 4-year institution. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient in four (4) equal installments of $5,000 per year.
  • Light and Love Scholarship is designed to honor an individual who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. One (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating student attending a 2 or 4-year institution who exemplifies genuine kindness to adults and peers in all endeavors. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipient during their first year of study.
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (STIA) Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship awarded annually to students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education and career. Two (2) $20,000 scholarships and one $10,000 scholarship will be awarded. Scholarship to be awarded to the recipients during their first two-years of study.
  • TinShip Scholarship is intended for graduates who want to pursue a trade school, for careers in mechanics, building, machinery or craftsmanship. Two (2) $6,000 scholarships will be awarded to students attending an accredited Trade School.

All Highline Schools Foundation scholarships are available to graduating seniors who live in the Highline Public Schools service area and will graduate with a diploma from Highline Public Schools by June 30, 2017.

More information and the online scholarship application can be found on their website: www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

The King County Library System is looking to hire:

King County Library System (KCLS) is seeking driven and skilled Library Technical Assistants to provide library customer service to patrons.

There are two positions open at Woodmont.

The Library Technical Assistant (LTA) position performs library operation and circulation duties and serves as a first point of referral for material-handling issues. The LTA position provides basic assistance to patrons with check-in and check-out and with locating requested materials, programs and services, in person or over the phone. Additionally, this position assists patrons with library accounts and technology, troubleshooting basic technology issues and reporting needs for repair and non-routine maintenance. The successful candidate for this position will evaluate and address multiple priorities, adapting to changing needs with a high standard of customer service.

For more information about our open LTA Job opportunities please navigate to www.kcls.org/employment/, clicking on “Search Jobs”.

  • #2016-00244 PT20hr LTA at Woodmont (Closes 2/2)
  • #2017-00002 PT30hr LTA at Woodmont (Closes 2/2)