BurienHealthLogoJOB: Awesome Front Desk Receptionist Wanted for a Mental Health/Medical Clinic in Burien:


Compensation: $12 – $15 per hour DOE

We are a dynamic group of health providers looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and skilled receptionist for our very busy front desk. You will be collaborating with a large team of therapists, a medical doctor, other practitioners and administrative staff, while providing exceptional customer service to our expanding client base. We are a relatively new business, so opportunities for growth and responsibility may become available!

Skills Desired:

  • Medical office receptionist experience – 1 year desired
  • Multi-tasking/organizational skills a must!
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Scheduling
  • Multi-line phone answering
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Receiving payments/cash handling
  • Detail Oriented
  • Professional communication skills
  • Boundary setting
  • Bonus: tech savvy/mac comfortable

Hours: 25-30 hrs/wk


  • Must be upbeat, outgoing, high energy, positive attitude, and a team player!

To apply for this fabulous and dynamic position send an email with your resume and why you would be the perfect fit for the job in a cover letter.

In the subject write:

“Awesome Front Desk Receptionist FOUND”

Email: info@buriencenterforhealthandwellbeing.com

Burien Center for Health and Wellbeing, Inc.
15811 Ambaum Blvd SW, Ste 110
Burien, WA 98166
(206)242-8211 (t)
(206)242-0162 (f)

LuisaBangs15by Jack Mayne

Luisa Bangs is now a member of the Des Moines City Council following a unanimous vote Thursday.

Bangs will fill out the remainder of the term of resigned member Jeanette Burrage and will face election for a full term in November. Her opponent will be Alexander Szabo, a member of the city’s Human Services Advisory Board.

Deputy Mayor Matt Pina moved her nomination.

“In my opinion, the leadership evidenced and the cooperative style evidenced, I would like to move forward with the nomination of Luisa Bangs to the vacant Council position,” Pina told the Council. He was seconded by Councilmember Melissa Musser.

“With that, Luisa Bangs is a new member of the Des Moines City Council,” said Mayor Dave Kaplan.

After she was sworn in, Kaplan told her, “You’re stuck now,” to general laughter.

Wanted short, long terms
Bangs had said earlier she would campaign for both the short term completing Burrage’s term, and then for the full, four-year term.

“I have lived in Des Moines for 15 years and just celebrated my 30th anniversary working at Sea-Tac Airport for the Port of Seattle, in many leadership positions,” she told the Waterland Blog in April. “The past four years I served on the Des Moines Arts Commission, working to bring and sustain art and music to our city.

“I have decided to run for a seat on the Council because I believe I can make a significant impact in our community. There is great potential in our community and I believe we need to keep the city moving forward supporting responsible economic development, strengthening public safety and improving our schools for future generations.”

She said earlier she has been “ honored to receive endorsements from the following: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan, Des Moines Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Pina, Councilmembers Melissa Musser, Vic Pennington and Jeremy Nutting.

“Knowing Des Moines’ potential to be vibrant, welcoming and an economically viable city, I am rolling up my sleeves and enthusiastically joining the race to make a difference. While I know there are a lot of challenges ahead, I believe there are a lot more opportunities.”

Here’s episode #7 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

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Highline Public Schools will be holding a Teacher Recruiting Event on Wednesday, June 24, from 3 – 5 p.m. at the District office at 15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien.

  • Meet Highline principals and assistant principals
  • Learn about employment opportunities
  • Become more informed about our schools
  • Bring a résumé
  • Come prepared to discuss your ability and willingness to contribute to the Highline promise

Highline Public Schools serves over 19,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12 in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State.

OUR PROMISE: Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates ready for college, career, and citizenship.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, June 20 – is a beautiful 3-bedroom home, priced at just $379,000!

Sitting high in this park like setting, you won’t be disappointed.

It’s got beautiful cherry hardwood flooring, Vulcan Corian counter-tops, and wood-wrapped windows with all-wood blinds.

Enjoy the private backyard oasis on this amazing 380-square foot deck on a hot summer day, or snuggle in front of the fireplace when the rain comes.

If you like to tinker, enjoy the extra shop space in the garage.

This home offers it all – even Leaf Guard gutters and a new hot water tank!

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

















Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, June 20, from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 4211 S 245 Ct, Kent, WA 98032 (MAP)


  • List Price: $379,000
  • MLS Number: 793266
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,290
  • Lot Square Footage: 7,000

Site Features:

  • Wired for Generator
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Double Pane/Storm Window
  • Dining Room
  • Security System
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing remarks:

This is the home you’ve been waiting for!

Sitting high in this park like setting, you won’t be disappointed.

Beautiful CHERRY hardwood flooring, Vulcan Corian counter-tops, wood wrapped windows w/all wood blinds.

Enjoy the private backyard oasis on this amazing 380 sq ft deck on a hot summer day or snuggle in front of the fireplace when the rain comes in.

If you like to tinker enjoy the extra shop space in the garage.

This home offers it all – even Leaf Guard gutters & new hot water tank!

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.


Fernwood at the Park, an Independent retirement community, is searching for a talented, fun-loving individual, with exceptional people skills, to join our team as our Shuttle Driver. This is an excellent opportunity for an outgoing, responsible person who has a desire to work with active seniors, and safely operate a 20-seat van. The position is part-time, and work days will include weekdays and occasional weekends.

Successful candidates must have an excellent driving record, and possess a valid WA State DL, Class-c CD. All positions require professional references, a background check, drug screening, and DOT physical which will be provided at company expense.

Send resumes via email to james.watari@holidaytouch.com, or apply in person at 17623 1st Ave South, Normandy Park, WA 98148 between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A completed company application will be required prior to interview. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Saturday several people said to me “this looks just like Opening Day all over again.”

Indeed, for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market the second market of the season saw 6,000 shoppers enjoying another beautiful sunny day at the Des Moines Marina. It is the biggest two day market opening in its history, in visitors as well as vendor sales. Thank you, community, for all your support!

Market manager Rikki Marhol commented “a lot of vendors ran out of goods before 1pm, especially the farmers that had the first of the crop berries.” The market wines sales that fund the Market Foundation had record two day sales also.

The Des Moines Food Bank free summer lunch program starts this Saturday. Look for the great volunteers serving up sack lunches in the grass lawn by the marina office from 11am on.

Music: Lip Service

Food Trucks: Hallavel Falafel, Fusion on the Run, Mini the Dough-Nut, Raney Bros BBQ, Stella Fiore Pizza and Jemil’s.

Community Groups: Mt Rainer High School Cheer and Quiz Bowl. The groups from MRHS are also volunteers you see around putting up canopies, tables and things. Say thank you to them.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, along with partner Senior Services, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to the market to seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and this year Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 for information and days of service.

Time is running out to reserve your space, so don’t forget to get your application for the Clutter to Cash sale on June 27th. The space fee is $20 and you must provide your own tables, chairs, etc. You can sign up at the information booth or download the application from our web site.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 27th – Clutter to Cash event at the market.
  • July 1st – first Sunset Farmers Market from 3-7pm; Free Music Series starts; Smoke on the Water BBQ in Beach Park and the grand opening of the Beach Park Dining Hall.
  • July 4th –   Fireworks over Des Moines.
  • July 18th – Waterland Festival Activities.

LandfillRemember to PITCH IT IN.

Thanks for doing a great job last Saturday.

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

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:]

Despite being “in the works” since 2010, the speed limit along a stretch of 1st Avenue S. between Burien and Des Moines has just recently been reduced from 45 to 35 miles an hour.

The change was initiated in Feb. 2010 when a resolution was adopted requesting that the City of Normandy Park work with the Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to approve the reduction of the speed limit on 1st Avenue South between 174th Street and approximately 211th Street. Five years later, with the wheels of government grinding slowly but exceedingly finely, the WSDOT in April 2015 affirmed that it would sign the authorization to reduce the speed limit from 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour provided that the city approve an ordinance to do the same, which the Normandy Park City Council did on April 14. Ordinance 915 reduces the speed through the entire length of 1st Avenue South in Normandy Park to 35 mph, making it match the speed limit entering the City of Burien as well as speed at the southerly entrance to Normandy Park and Des Moines.

Signs reflecting the reduced speed limit only recently began appearing, and subtly at that. Speed limit signs reading “35 miles an hour” have a “visibility orange” diamond attached to draw motorists’ attention, but nothing more than that. Signs that say, “Speed zone ahead: 35 mph” are still on 1st Avenue near S. 172nd, suggesting that the speed limit prior to those signs was somewhat higher.

Not anymore.

City officials say they have our collective safety in mind.

“It is worth noting that the engineering report about the speed reduction showed that the reduced speed adds one minute of travel time per the length of the corridor and, as a general traffic engineering proposition, rather significantly reduces the potential incidence of death to pedestrians,” Mark Hoppen, Normandy Park city manager said in an email. “WSDOT regional traffic engineers studied operating speeds, collision history, traffic volumes, and roadway and roadside characteristics, and subsequently recommended this revision.”

While the WSDOT has its engineers, figures and statistics, my observations lead me to disagree with them. As one who drives this road frequently, I firmly believe that motorists who poke along and delay other traffic cause more problems than those who meet (or slightly exceed) the previous 45 mph limit. In fact, I would argue for increasing the limit along portions of 1st Avenue that have two travel lanes and a two-way left turn median to 45 miles an hour to make for more efficient commuting to and through the city.

Finally, I would suggest with all due respect that motorists who don’t feel comfortable keeping up with a 45 mile an hour speed limit surrender their drivers’ license and have someone else take them where they need to go.

Carl Dombek
Des Moines

[Have an opinion or concern you’d like to share with our Readers? Please send us your Letter to the Editor via email. Include your full name, please remain civil and, pending our review, we’ll most likely publish it.]


HMSHOST will be hosting another Job Fair for a variety of restaurants at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday, June 25.

25+ opportunities available!

Interview directly with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include Cashiers, Baristas (Starbucks), Cooks, and Utility/Dishwashers.

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 2015, 9am –2pm

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

Apply online prior to Job Fair: www.hmshost.com/careers

CONTACT: Elizabeth Englund, 206-433-6396, Elizabeth.englund@hmshost.com

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, and 99 motorway locations in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 33,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €3.9 billion in 2014, the Group operates in 29 countries and employs some 54,000 people. It manages approximately 2,800 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

EOE • Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled • DFWP

Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16.

“They were on their way today to the main landing zone for the helicopter at the Des Moines Marina,” Dory said. “Agencies taking part are the Seattle and Bainbridge Island Police Departments, U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Medic One, along with one boat from the Seattle Water Taxi.”

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:





Detectives with the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are looking for any information on an unidentified female (sketch above) whose body was found in a suitcase in Kent on May 27.

Her remains were discovered at Frager Road S., near the Green River Bridge, and it is believed she died during the first week in May of this year.

Updated information from the King County Medical Examiner is that the female is Caucasian, not Asian or Native American as previously reported. She is believed to be between 50-60 years of age, with a small build, about 5’4”/106 lbs. Her hair was black in color with gray streaks and was shoulder length.

The victim wore full dentures but none were recovered.

She was wearing sleeping type clothes, a purple, short sleeve shirt with flowers, and an adult diaper.



She had no injuries, was described as being properly nourished, but had Cirrhosis of the liver (long term/heavy alcohol consumption) based on the autopsy.

She also had no scars, marks, or tattoos.

If anyone has information on the identity of the above described female they are urged to call the King County Sheriff’s Office 24/7 at (206) 296-3311.

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Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday, June 17.

Edmiston, most recently known for writing and co-producing the history-based “The Maury Island Incident,” will share five “Tales of Adventure from Old Military Road” that he has selected and developed into screenplays as part of a 4Culture Site Specific Phase I project grant. The stories span over 100 years, ranging from the plot hatched to save Chief Leschi from hanging in 1858, to a tense 1962 Cold War tale at a Nike Ajax Missile site during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The project has been jointly supported by SoCo Culture, the Tukwila Historical Society, Highline Historical Society, Greater Kent Historical Society, and the Historical Society of Federal Way.  The evening features a “behind the scenes” presentation of the challenges in adapting history to the screen; an interview with film Director Scott Schaefer; two live Military Road script “table readings” by local actors led by Northwest Talent Management founders David Hogan and Ben Andrews; and an unveiling of the project movie poster. The presentation will be filmed for later broadcast by Puget Sound Access.

About Steve Edmiston
Steve is a lawyer, writer, director, producer, and game designer. He has written and produced many feature-length and short films which have won festival awards and accolades (including “Crimes of the Past,” “The Day My Parents Became Cool,” and most recently “The Maury Island Incident”). He is a faculty member at the Seattle Film Institute, and teaches screenwriting for short films at the University of Washington. He is an advisor to several film festivals, including the Port Townsend Film Festival and Gig Harbor Film Festival. He is on the board of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, and the advisory board of IndieFlix and Women in Film Seattle.


About Military Road
The portion of Military Road connecting Fort Steilacoom to Seattle was finished in 1860. The road would eventually reach from Fort Vancouver to Fort Bellingham.  Military Road was built to provide a defense for settlers, and to provide a telegraph line and supply route for the US military. Military Road’s development invokes some of the greatest names in Civil War history, among them Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Ulysses Grant, Philip Sheridan, George McClellan and George Pickett.

Event details:

WHENJune 17, 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Renton Carco Theatre, 1717 Southeast Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA 98057; 425-430-6706

COST: Admission free – $5 donation for Carco Theatre suggested

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A grand opening celebration for the Dining Hall, built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park (former home to the City’s Senior Services) will be held on Wednesday, July 1, from 4 – 6 p.m.

This hall has been closed since 2002 due to the Nisqually Earthquake and Des Moines Creek flood damage.

Since that time, the City of Des Moines has worked extensively with federal, state, King County and heritage leaders to save, preserve and reopen this iconic building.

The Dining Hall was designed by Marvel Johnson, a former camper and one of the first female graduates of the University of Washington School of Architecture. The Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District consists of eight rustic craftsman style camp buildings influenced by Swedish heritage located within the eighteen acre Des Moines Beach Park located at 22030 Cliff Avenue South in Des Moines, Washington. The setting includes Des Moines Creek which opens onto the saltwater beach of Puget Sound, archaeological components, natural features and a system of paths and trails connecting to the Des Moines Marina.

Phased construction projects over an eight year period include: Phase 1 (2008): Structural stabilization and construction of a new steel foundation spanning the creek, lifting the building three feet above the 100 year flood level, disconnection and capping and/or removal of deteriorated building utilities at a cost of $1,207,011; Phase 2 (2011-2012): Construction of ADA access to the building via ramps, decking and the replacement of exterior apron around building at a cost of $476,450. Phase 3 (2012) Modifications to Des Moines Creek with an extensive berm walls, deepening and widening of the creek to keep it within its banks and to protect the Historic District at a cost of $1,241,892 and Phase 3 (2013-2015) Reopening of the Dining Hall and Kaffe Stuga construction to install structural posts, beams and framing, repair dry rot, replace insulation and plywood sheer walls, install a fire suppression system and grease trap, update interior restrooms for ADA access, replace and reconnect utilities, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems, replace flooring, restore windows, replace doors, replace roof, gutters, downspouts, repair exterior siding and trim, add exterior lighting and paint the building at a cost of $1,292,623.

Giving credit to the champions that worked with the City of Des Moines to save this resource by providing matching funds totaling $1,934,000 include: 4Culture, King County Preservation Office, Washington Department of Commerce and Economic Development, Washington Historic Commission and Washington Heritage Capital Fund with leadership by former Gov. Christine Gregoire, State Senator Karen Keiser and State Representatives Tina Orwall and Dave Upthegrove, and King County Executive Dow Constantine.

Giving praise to the people and organizations that advocated tirelessly to save this resource include: Artifacts, Des Moines Creek Basin Committee, Des Moines Historical Society, Des Moines Landmarks Commission, Des Moines Legacy Foundation, Northwest Covenant Church Council, Seattle Southside Visitors Services, Washington Department of Archeology, Historic Preservation, and, especially to the current and past Des Moines Mayor and City Council’s who’s vision for the City is: An inviting, livable, safe waterfront community embracing change for the future while preserving our past. Lastly, this project would not have come to pass with the tireless leadership, dedication and passion of former Councilmembers Carmen Scott and Susan White.


  • Other events that day include the Smoke on the Water Barbecue from 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Opening Summer Concert with Joey Jewell and the Swingn’ Sixties Orchestra at 7 p.m.
  • The Wednesday Sunset Farmers Market also open in the Marina July 1, from 3-7 p.m.

by Dave Markwell

My eleven year old daughter banned me from attending her “6th Grade Breakfast” event. Her reasoning was unclear, but fear and shame seemed likely culprits. Afraid and/or ashamed of what I’m not sure, probably just me, I guess.

Having attended many long-winded school functions during my lifetime already, I didn’t put up too big a fight. Sure, I postured a bit, but when I’m off the hook, I don’t try too hard to bite it again.

I am, however, still slightly troubled that I was actually banned. My sweet little girl did NOT want me at this event. I’m not sure what I did to inspire this action, though, if I ask (which I won’t), I’m pretty sure my daughter could produce a list. I don’t want to see that list. I prefer my head in the sand.

In my absence, my girl was awarded “Most Intellectual” during the little ceremony that I missed. Another parent, who apparently wasn’t barred, sent me some pictures. They were bittersweet. I am a sucker for milestones. I like seeing my kids’ achievements and find much joy in theirs. Like all parents, I think my kids are pretty special and it’s fun for me when others think so, too. Thus, my banishment became a bitterer pill to swallow after seeing my girl standing in front of folks accepting her prize.

My daughter is growing up. She is making the transition from “cute” to “beautiful”. Seeing her every day, I am somewhat blinded by the close distance and sometimes miss what a beautiful and wonderful creature she is. The other parent’s photos had an outsider’s view; a different perspective than I am used to seeing. And it was nice.

Viewing my girl through a new lens allowed me to see something maybe truer than my own eyesight. As parents, we often get stuck in what “was” or what “will be” and overlook what “is”. Our kids’ moments today are special. They are special because they won’t stay here for long and without knowing and seeing them as they “are”, we can miss important things. Important things rarely last, which makes recognizing them while they’re happening an important thing, too.

This is always the challenge: slowing down and seeing what “is”, taking a breath and observing and capturing in our minds and souls the unique spirit of our unique times. These times become our lives and remembering important things helps us remember that life is important. And, by extension, we’re important and life is pretty good.

So, while I sit licking my wounds following by daughter’s ban, I will accept this goofy moment and will remember it. I will tell stories about it later. I will laugh last and hardest. Her milestones are mine and I will claim them. These moments are our life. She tipped her hand and from now on I will not be denied. She poked the bear and will suffer my attendance at all of her future events. She won the battle, but I will win the war. Though, I suspect we’ll both win. She just doesn’t understand that part yet, but she will…

[EDITOR’S NOTE:”Feel Good Friday” is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, whose first book is called “A Feel Good Life” (buy it on Amazon here). Dave also extols to all neighbors: “Enjoy where we live. Put your feet on the pavement and truly feel how great it is to live here!” Also, you can “friend” Dave on Facebook here. Or work out with him at his exercise company Waterland CrossFit!]

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s second Open House for both this Saturday and Sunday – is an immaculate “Doll House”!

Nestled in tall Evergreens, this immaculate 3-bedroom, 2-bath home offers gleaming hardwood floors, formal dining room, and an updated kitchen with bar.

Clean and neat as a pin with refinished tub and private wing for the master suite, including its own entry to back yard and walk in closet.

Oversized 1+ car garage with two car carport and off street parking for 4+ cars.

RV parking in fully fenced backyard too.

All appliances included also!

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
















Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Both days – Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14, from 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 305 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA 98166 (MAP)


  • List Price: $299,950
  • MLS Number: 796879
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1947
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,930
  • Lot Square Footage: 11,800

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Disabled Access
  • Loft
  • Security System
  • Skylights
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • RV Parking

Marketing remarks:

IMMACULATE DOLL HOUSE: Nestled in tall Evergreens this immaculate 3 bdrm, two bath home offers gleaming hardwood floors, formal dining room, updated kitchen with bar.

Clean and neat as a pin with refinished tub and private wing for the master suite including its own entry to back yard and walk in closet.

Oversized 1+ car garage with two car carport and off street parking for 4+ cars.

RV parking in fully fenced back yard too.

All appliances included!

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.

Our 10th Anniversary Opening Day was another fabulous event for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – sun and more sun greeted over 7,000 visitors enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, the Food Truck-In, and did you see everyone dancing to the music by the band Uncle Ernie?

Board president Wayne Corey announced that the Farmers Market and the Legacy Foundation have commissioned local glass artist, George C. Scott, to create a sculpture in memory of Carmen Scott, who passed away late last year. Carmen was very involved in the market from its inception and enjoyed being at her note card booth every Saturday talking with everyone. When completed, the sculpture will be installed next year at the South Compass Rose on the marina boardwalk.

As there were some empty booth spaces market manager, Rikki Marohl, stated “as the season progresses you will see more farmers at the market when fresh farm fruits and vegetables are harvested, usually starting around the 3rd week in June. You can also expect to see different prepared food vendors rotating throughout the season with a wide variety of cuisine.”

Music: The Salt Water Saints with some new members replacing old ones.

Food Trucks: Fish Basket, Fusion on the Run, Mini the Dough-Nut, Nibbles, Peasant Food Manifesto, Full Tilt Ice Cream and Jemil’s.

Community Groups: Mt Rainer High School Wrestling and Robotics.

Sponsors: Renewal by Anderson and Gutter Helmet.

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, along with partner Senior Services, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to the market to seniors 55 and older and the disabled of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and this year Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 for information and days of service.

As there are only a few spaces left, don’t forget to get your application for the Clutter to Cash sale on June 27th. The space fee is $20 and you must provide your own tables, chairs, etc. You can sign up at the information booth or download the application from our web site.

LandfillThere were a few comments last week about not having enough trash cans scattered around the market grounds. This year, the market along with partner Recology/CleanScapes have been trying to attain “waste zero.” All of our prepared food vendors will have only recyclable or compostable containers and utensils. To this end there are only two trash stations set up. Each station will have garbage, recycle and compost receptacles. This really works, last year we filled up a dumpster every Saturday with garbage. Last Saturday we only filled a quarter of the same dumpster. Thanks to all our customers who with a little effort, sort their garbage.

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

A joint law enforcement training exercise will take place all day on Tuesday, June 16, in the vicinity of the Des Moines marina, the King County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

Hours of the exercise will be from approximately 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“Our helicopter, marine vessels, as well as our SWAT team will be hosting this event,” police said in a statement.

Citizens may see the Sheriff’s helicopter flying from the Alki Point area south to Dumas Bay.

The main landing zone for the helicopter will be the Des Moines Marina.

Agencies participating in the exercise include the Seattle Police, Bainbridge Island Police, the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, and King County Medic One.

There will be numerous law enforcement boats involved in the exercise as well, along with one boat from the King County Water Taxi.

During the exercise there will be no public access to the pier.


Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some summer-related advice for all pet owners:

What a great Spring we’ve had! I can’t recall the last time we’ve had so many beautiful sunny days this early in the year. We always tell our family visiting from out of state during the Summer that the weather doesn’t heat up until after the 4th of July, so bring a jacket!

With the warm weather on the way, people will be spending a lot more time outside with their dogs. Every year we see pets present with heat exhaustion and heat stroke, especially at the start of the warm weather. Usually, pets have not had time to acclimate to the warmer weather and are more prone during the start of the Summer.

Dogs and cats are especially vulnerable to heat stroke because their furry bodies cannot sweat to dissipate heat, like humans. Rather they pant or breathe rapidly to cool themselves. When they are unable to effectively cool themselves, their core temperature rises rapidly.

Heatstroke occurs when normal body mechanisms cannot keep the body’s temperature in a safe range (100.0-102.5 F). A dog with moderate heatstroke (body temperature from 104º to 106ºF) can recover within an hour if given prompt first aid and veterinary care (normal body temperature is 100-102.5°F). Severe heatstroke (body temperature over 106ºF) can be deadly and immediate veterinary assistance is needed.

There may be both breed predilections and diseases that may make some pets more susceptible to heat stroke. For instance, breeds with short faces (Brachcephalic airway syndrome) like bull dogs, shitzus, pugs, Boston terriers have airway disorders making effective heat dissipation difficult. Some breeds have issues with a condition called collapsing trachea, which again compromises air flow. Breeds such as Pomeranians, Yorkies and toy poodles are more prone to this disorder. Another disease called laryngeal paralysis also affect heat exchange through breathing. In this condition, a dog’s vocal cords are paralyzed and to not open or close appropriately, leading to overheating. This is often seen in older, large breed dogs like Laboradors, Shepherds, and Golden Retrievers.

Still other dogs may have preexisting diseases such has heart disease, diabetes, or kidney dysfunction that may predispose them to heat stroke.

A dog suffering from heatstroke will display several signs:

  • Rapid panting
  • Bright red tongue
  • Red or pale gums
  • Thick, sticky saliva
  • Depression
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting – sometimes with blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Shock
  • Coma

What you should do
Remove the dog from the hot area immediately. Prior to taking him to your veterinarian, lower his temperature by wetting him thoroughly with cool water (for very small dogs, use lukewarm water), then increase air movement around him with a fan. CAUTION: Using very cold water can actually be counterproductive. Cooling too quickly and especially allowing his body temperature to become too low can cause other life-threatening medical conditions. The rectal temperature should be checked every 5 minutes. Once the body temperature is 103ºF, the cooling measures should be stopped and the dog should be dried thoroughly and covered so he does not continue to lose heat. Even if the dog appears to be recovering, take him to your veterinarian as soon as possible. He should still be examined since he may be dehydrated or have other complications.

Keep pets with predisposing conditions like heart disease, obesity, older age, or breathing problems cool and in the shade. Even normal activity for these pets can be harmful.

  • Provide access to water at all times.
  • Do not leave your pet in a hot parked car even if you’re in the shade or will only be gone a short time. The temperature inside a parked car can quickly reach up to140 degrees.
  • Make sure outside dogs have access to shade.
  • On a hot day, restrict exercise and don’t take your dog jogging with you. Too much exercise when the weather is very hot can be dangerous.
  • Do not muzzle your dog.
  • Avoid places like the beach and especially concrete or asphalt areas where heat is reflected and there is no access to shade.
  • Wetting down your dog with cool water or allowing him to swim can help maintain a normal body temperature.
  • Move your dog to a cool area of the house. Air conditioning is one of the best ways to keep a dog cool, but is not always dependable. To provide a cooler environment, freeze water in soda bottles, or place ice and a small amount of water in several resealable food storage bags, and then wrap them in a towel or tube sock. Place them on the floor for the dog to lie on.

It is recommended to have your pet evaluated by a veterinarian in the Spring and early Summer to determine if there are potential health risks to be aware of before a problem arises.

Patrick Miles, DVM
Lee Miles, DVM
Jenny Brown DVM

Priceless Pet Clinic



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