Are you interested in the history of Des Moines? Are you a local business owner? Do you have memories or old photos of downtown to share? Want to learn more about future plans for downtown?

Please join a community town hall meeting sponsored by Destination Des Moines, with support from 4Culture, on Wednesday, June 21, from 6 – 7 p.m.

This will be an informational meeting to kick-off a downtown historic building survey, part of a larger effort to strengthen the local economy and revitalize the “Main Street” of Des Moines.

Long-time resident and Des Moines History Museum liaison Jim Langston will give an overview of the city’s history.

Audience participation is encouraged, so please bring your recollections and photos.

Attendees will learn more about the Main Street Program and the upcoming downtown building survey.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 21st 2017: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WHERE: John L. Scott, 22506 Marine View Dr. S, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO: The Main Street Program, with its Four-Point Approach®, is a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets – from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.

In 2014, Destination Des Moines was awarded acceptance into the Main Street Program by Washington State’s Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. Destination Des Moines is working to build our core main street area along Marine View Drive from 216th to 225th as our first effort, with room to expand in the future. One of the first areas of focus, in using the benchmarks for success, is to activate unused space. Activating alleyways, and specifically the alleyway behind the Des Moines Theatre, is one of our initial focal points. More information here:

For questions about bringing historic photos, please contact Susan Johnson with Artifacts Consulting, (253) 572-4599 x102 or [email protected] .

This project is grant funded through 4Culture.

If beaches, parks and sea life are on your list of things you love, point yourself in the direction of your Waterland City – Des Moines – this Summer!

Offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains to sunsets on the Des Moines pier…and let’s not forget paddle boarding, trail walking, beach combing and scuba diving, this beach community is great for enjoying breathtaking outdoor sites and exciting, recreational activities.

This quaint beachfront community is home to a variety of unique eateries, artistic sculptures, boutique shops and charming year-round events and festivals.

Come down to the beach and see for yourself everything that makes this area so captivating.

Please enjoy your Summer in Des Moines!

For more details, visit

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend right here in Des Moines:

The first Open House will be held on Friday, June 9, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11:

LARGE 5 Bedroom 3 bath home, Fully renovated/Move-In Ready, New Paint throughout, Finished Hardwood floors, Open Kitchen w/New Counter-tops, 2 car garage with shop, large backyard with Basketball court, Garden terrace, Partial Greenhouse, Walking distance to schools, short distance to DT Des Moines and shopping,close to freeway access, Great home for anyone that needs space on a large lot and great neighborhood.


  • Friday, Jun 9: 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2620 S. 227th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $394,950
  • MLS Number: 1132132
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Athletic Court
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • Green House
  • Patio

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

The second Open House is a stunning, one-of-a-kind 2-bedroom condo that has views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains, and is open this Sunday, June 11, from Noon – 3 p.m.:

This Chic and Stylish unit that overlooks the Des Moines Marina/Pier and Park features updated kitchen and flooring, spacious master bedroom with 5-pc. bath, covered 24 x 7 view deck, gorgeous designer paint, and 2 inside pkg. spaces in secure common garage with elevator.

So close to Seattle, restaurants, shops and Airport, with the most sought-after view!!


  • Sunday, June 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 22218 5th Ave S Unit #204, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $750,000
  • MLS Number: 1133956
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1994

Site Features:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Jetted Tub
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

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

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.

Mt. Rainier High School 11th-grader Angel Munguia was honored Thursday (June 9) by The Sidekick Collective, a statewide nonprofit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who give back to their communities.

Angel will receive up to $2,500 in seed funding for a project to create change in her community. The teenager was surprised by the announcement today, made during a school assembly, where her high school peers, school staff, and Sidekick Collective volunteers celebrated her.

The Sidekick Collective Board of Directors and volunteers will support and mentor Angel as she designs and implements her Cosmic Hero project.

“We are thrilled to have a student in our district receive the Cosmic Hero award,” said Washington State Representative Mia Gregerson, who introduced Angel at the assembly. “Angel’s commitment to the public good is exactly what we need more of in the world. She is truly a superhero and we are glad there’s an organization like The Sidekick Collective to recognize that.”

Angel exemplifies empathy, dedication, and community-mindedness in action, and is a role model for students and adults alike. All Mt. Rainier High School students select a personal project to complete during their freshman and sophomore years. Angel was the only student in her class to pursue a service-oriented project. She decided to organize a fundraiser for the Seattle Children’s Hospital, and successfully raised several hundred dollars from her peers and staff at her school.

“We were impressed by Angel’s selflessness, and by her ability to identify a need and develop a solution,” said The Sidekick Collective founder Paige Edmiston. “We know she will go on to make a positive impact in the world. She is already making a difference in her Des Moines community.”

This past fall, Angel recognized a need to help keep children in her neighborhood safe while trick-or-treating. She collaborated with a local community organization and recruited her peers to volunteer as crossing guards on Halloween.

“I have been teaching for six years and I have never met a student like her. Angel truly embodies service. She works so hard and shows endless commitment to causes that affect our community. She is genuine and passionate, and I am certain that she will use the award money effectively to fund a meaningful project,” said Mt. Rainier High School teacher Molly Burkhardt.

As a 7th-grader, Angel was the only student in the Highline School District to be selected for Tech Trek, a summer camp for girls interested in technology. She will return this year as a camp counselor, serving as mentor and inspiration to younger students.

In the future, Angel hopes to make a positive impact by serving in the medical field.

Angel did not apply for this recognition. She was nominated without her knowledge by a secret nominator. Each nominee was thoroughly vetted by The Sidekick Collective team for his or her superhero qualities: thinking differently, possessing an exceptionally big heart, having a powerful origin story, and demonstrating incredible courage and fortitude.

In addition to the funding, Angel received a very superhero-y framed proclamation inducting her into the Cosmic Hero fold, as well as a mysterious box filled with items to remind her of her heroism in the future, including a Funko superhero bobblehead and an album by local nerd-rock band and Comic Con celebrities Kirby Krackle.

About The Sidekick Collective
The Sidekick Collective is on a mission to invest in the superheroes of tomorrow who are walking the halls of schools today. The nonprofit provides seed grants and mentorship to extraordinary youth to help them turn their big ideas into real-world solutions — an idea they call “hero capitalism.”

This is The Sidekick Collective’s fourth year of recognizing high school students for their superhero-ism.

Even with the overcast sky, Opening Day for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was attended by 6,000+ shoppers!

A lot of new vendors, especially the value added food products made with local farm produce.  Thank you to all the hard working volunteers, sponsors and vendors who made this another successful opening to our market. Again this weekend there will be NO paid parking. Starting with the June 17th market, we will validate 2 hour free parking. Just show your purchases at the market info booth.

New Vendor – Tandoozy is Seattle’s premiere Tandoori Food Stand! They use the finest ingredients to bring you one of the most unique street food experiences in the Pacific Northwest. There is Fresh Naan, Dhal, Chicken Tikka Masala and Mango Chutney, Smokin’ hot tandoors and everything Vegan, aside from the chicken.

Their naan is made from Washington flour from Shepherd’s Grain. The food is ‘spiced’ using a variety of Indian spices, but it is not ‘hot’ at any rate. They have cayenne on site if you would like to add some heat. The naan bread is baked on-site in a dedicated “for bread only“ tandoor oven. Naan is best fresh out of the tandoor, and they like to serve it up right from the fire onto your plate – with a brush of some olive oil, balsamic, garlic and cilantro if you like. They call that mix “The Green Stuff”!

Music – Note-Ables

Food Trucks – Buns

Community Groups – City of Des Moines at the info booth

Sponsors – Seattle Southside, Rotary

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, with partner Sound Generations, are offering the HYDE Shuttle providing local door to door transportation to and from the market to seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride.

Get your application for the upcoming Clutter to Cash sale for June 24th. You can sell all that odd ball stuff you have been moving from one side of your garage to the other. The 20 booth spaces are starting to fill up, so we are encouraging people to sign up early. 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

Waste Zero is again our slogan for this season.

Pitch It In to do your part.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website and this weekly column. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the market’s Facebook page. We have discontinued the           e-newsletter.

Father’s Day is coming up soon – Sunday, June 18 – and here’s a great and unique Father’s Day gift idea: Bring Dad to TL Sea Diving’s Discover Pool Night on Tuesday, June 27, from 7 – 10 p.m. and discover a Scuba intro, Dry Suit experiences, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and the excitement of a DPV underwater scooter!

Explore it all for a low $15.00 registration fee.

Whether Dad is already a diver or wants to try something new, he’s sure to enjoy this unique experience with you.

The team at TL Sea Diving are friendly and LOVE to welcome those new to the sport, along with seasoned divers of all kinds. They are passionate about diving adventures and offer courses and all the equipment to turn you into a diving enthusiast too!. Whether your dream is exploring the Puget Sound or tropical waters in far flung locales, it can all start at TL Sea Diving, conveniently located on Pacific Highway S. in Des Moines.

Discover Pool Night is a great time to refresh skills or see if diving is right for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace a new adventure all in a comfortable and safe environment with Dad!

Space is limited, register today:

23405 Pacific Hwy South
Des Moines, WA 98198

(206) 824-4100 – TEL

(888) 44-TLSEA – TOLL FREE in WA

(206) 824-9700 – FAX



The King County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn residents of a SCAM that has been occurring in the Seattle area over the last couple of years.

Police say that someone may call you and identify themselves as a King County deputy or detective and tell you that you failed to show up for jury duty.

But wait there’s more – once they have your attention they will threaten you with jail time unless you pay a fine immediately. Usually they will request a credit card number over the phone or even ask you to go to a nearby store to purchase a gift card and then tell them the card number.

“THIS IS A SCAM!!!! Do not give them any money!”

Fortunately most of the citizens who have called the Sheriff’s Office checking the validity of the call have not given any money to the scammers.

So what should you do if you get one of these calls? Hang-up! Yes, that’s right, hang-up!

The Sheriff’s Office would NEVER call you about a warrant and ask you to pay over the phone. The scammers are very convincing but, DO NOT FALL FOR IT! Do not pay anyone over the phone for an alleged warrant for failing to report for jury duty.

A Reader recently confirmed that she had received one of these scam calls:

I got what I believe was an identity theft call today. Caller left this message on my voice mail:

“Hello this is Sgt. Kent Sellers down here at the King County Sheriff’s Department trying to reach Mrs. Rosemary Tyksinski If you would ma’am give me a call back at your earliest convenience. I have a very important matter that has come across my desk I need to discuss with you as soon as possible. The number I can be reached at here at the office is 206-316-9910 ext. 39 which is my office. Thank you.”

I called back–no voice mail was set up on his phone.

He called a few minutes later, with a very “cop sounding” voice, and claimed he had “2 citations” on his desk and “warrants for my arrest for failing to report for jury duty.”

When I told him he was mistaken and that I received no such summons he threatened to “dispatch units for my arrest immediately” if I didn’t comply.

He had my name, spouse’s name, address and phone number, and also sought confidential info.

He hung up on me when I asked for name, badge number, and supervisor’s name and number. 😱


1) no voice mail set up on his number
2) hostile and threatening when I asked for clarification
3) ridiculous claim
4) argumentative when I asked questions
5) threatened me with immediate arrest (What? For missing a jury summons?!)

I then googled the number and saw a scam complaint re: jury duty.

Also googled “jury duty scam” AARP had this to say:

Do not be fooled by the Jury Duty SCAM!

Mount Rainier and Tyee High Football players are teaming up for a Car Wash fundraiser this Saturday, June 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Get your car washed and help these student athletes at this event, which will be held at Mt. Rainier High School.

More info here:

Mt. Rainier High is located at 22450 19th Ave S. in Des Moines:

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District invites the community to attend a public meeting on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Yacht Club.

The District is seeking public input on the need, development and operation of both the Mount Rainier Pool and future of the District’s aquatics.

Public input is critical to the feasibility and planning process, all comments, suggestions and questions are welcomed. If you cannot make the scheduled meeting the District will also have additional public meetings for the Aquatic Feasibility Study on July 26 and September 13. For more information visit

For more information on Mount Rainier Pool programs, events or aquatic feasibility study programs, call (206) 429-3852, visit, sign-up for our e-news updates, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter.

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District’s mission is to our community’s quality of life through aquatics.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Scott Deschenes at (206)824-4722 or email at [email protected].

The Des Moines Yacht Club is located at 22737 Marine View Dr. South:

The mother of all rubber ducks will float into Tacoma in a couple of weeks, and if you feed her ducklings you may win passes to see her.

Momma Duck, a six-story, 30,000-pound inflated rubber duck will roost in the City of Destiny’s Thea Foss Waterway when the town hosts the Festival of Sail June 15-18.

The festival will be a rare chance to see and board some of the last remaining tall ships of yore, which are huge in themselves, but the biggest attention-getter will undoubtedly be the giant rubber duck.

And to commemorate the giant fowl’s migration here, Mount Rainier Pool and the Des Moines Legacy Foundation will raffle off two Festival of Sail multi-day tour passes and a Momma Duck t-shirt.

The Feed the Ducklings Raffle – proceeds will benefit youth swimming at Mount Rainier Pond (whoops, make that Pool) – takes place at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market over the first two weeks of June. Tickets are just $5 a chance and will be deposited in duckling containers at the pool’s information booth at the market at the Des Moines Marina.

“People are excited to see the tall ships, but it’s Momma Duck that has people quacking,” said Gene Achziger, outreach coordinator for the pool and Des Moines Legacy Foundation president.

“We thought we’d take the opportunity to support the youth swimming program by raffling off tickets to see both the historic tall ships and the world’s largest rubber duck,” he said. “The duck has been all over the world and now it will briefly be in our backyard.”

The drawing for the Feed the Ducklings Raffle prize will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market. Ticket-holders need not be present to win.

“Waddle on down and try to quack us up with your best duck pun,” Achziger added. “The bills we want to see are the $5 type and we’re hoping people won’t fowl up and miss this chance to get their ducks in a row to support youth swimming.”

REMINDER: The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon is this Friday, June 9 at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac.

This is the chamber’s annual Mayors’ Luncheon, where you’ll have the opportunity to network and hear from the Mayors of our community who will be giving updates on their city and be available to answer questions.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Deputy Mayor of Burien Nancy Tosta
  • Mayor of Des Moines Matt Pina
  • Mayor of Normandy Park Jonathan Chicquette
  • Mayor of SeaTac Michael Siefkes
  • Mayor of Tukwila Allan Ekberg

This luncheon will also include a panel discussion and Q&A with the Deputy Mayor of Burien and Mayors of Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila.

To Register, Click Here

Cedarbrook Lodge is located at 18525 36th Ave S. in SeaTac (map below).

Thank you to our host, Cedarbrook Lodge and Event Sponsors Baker Commodities, Crain Photography and South King Media.

Parking is limited and attendees are encouraged to carpool. Additional parking is available across from the lodge at the Matt Griffin YMCA.

If you have any questions about the Luncheon, please contact Emma at 206-575-1633

South King Fire & Rescue, Puget Sound Fire Regional Authority and Burien/Normandy Park Fire were all onscene to extinguish a three-alarm house fire on Sunday afternoon, June 4, at 1015 S. 202 Street (map below).

There were no injuries or exposures.

Cause of the fire is not yet determined.

Ken Rogers (a paid Advertiser) announced this week that he will run for Position Four on the Port of Seattle Commission.

With an aviation industry career spanning three decades, Rogers is a uniquely experienced candidate. He would be the first port commissioner with an extensive background in international aviation and passenger airline transportation.

“I am running for Port Commission because I want to make a contribution to my community using the experience I’ve gained over the past 30 years in aviation,” says Rogers. “Nearly eighty percent of the port’s total revenue is related to aviation, and yet none of the current commissioners has experience in the aviation industry. I bring an understanding of aviation safety and security, as well as airline operations, labor relations and international business economics.”

Rogers is a former airline pilot and labor leader who held leadership positions in the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) throughout his flying career. For ten years, he served on the Board of Directors of one of the world’s largest passenger airlines.

Rogers believes:

  • Port business operations should pay for themselves. He would work to phase out the port-imposed property tax currently paid by all King County property owners.
  • As stewards of a multi-million-dollar public asset, port commissioners should have the experience necessary to make sound decisions on behalf of the taxpayers they serve.
  • Commissioners are accountable to the public, and decision-making should be responsive to the community, inclusive and transparent.
  • Port operations must respect the environment – less noise, pollution, traffic congestion.

A resident of Des Moines, Rogers would also be the only commissioner who resides in the community surrounding SeaTac Airport. “South King County should have representation on the commission. I would be committed to nurturing strong partnerships with airport communities.”

Ken and his wife, Catherine, have two adult children. Their daughter is a recent Washington State University graduate and their son attends the University of Washington.

By Andrea H. Reay

In our extremely polarized political climate, it can be tempting to tune out, put your head down and run for the wall.

Unfortunately, that’s not how progress is made at any level of government. Our system of government works best when there can be collaboration and compromise – on both sides of the aisle.

So, how do we get there?

At the Chamber we strive to expand that collaborative culture and are committed to working with our members and our community by offering a broad range of membership benefits and engagement opportunities which will help local businesses and the communities we serve, grow and succeed.

We promote business advancement by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment. The Seattle Southside Chamber is a member of the US Chamber, the Association of Washington Business and the South Sound Chamber of Commerce Legislative Coalition (SSCCLC), whose collaborative advocacy efforts work to improve the business climate.

Our Governmental Affairs Committee focuses on the issues that matter most in our region and the communities we serve. The work of the Committee allows the Chamber to serve as the voice of business at all levels of government while helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment, and business success, in Southwest King County.

Another way the Chamber is actively working is by creating opportunities for community and business leaders to connect with their elected officials directly and in person. This year the Chamber is hosting two events specifically organized to do just that. The first is our Mayors’ Luncheon on Friday, June 9. Thank you to Baker Commodities, Crain Photography and South King Media for joining us as sponsors for this event.

The second event is our Candidates Night on Wednesday, Sept. 27. Thank you to MasterPark who have already committed to being one of our presenting sponsors for this special event.

We are looking forward to these opportunities that will bring city, community, and regional business leaders together to interact, strengthen ties, and forge new relationships.

If you haven’t registered yet for the Mayors’ Luncheon, you’ll want to do so soon, as space is limited and rapidly filling up. Online registration is available here:

Or call our office at (206) 575-1633 to reserve your seat.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities follow this link: or give us a call so that we can custom tailor a package to meet your specific marketing needs.

We support the businesses in our community because we know that together we are stronger and hope you will join us as we work to expand our collaborative culture in our region and work to build and maintain a strong economy and vibrant community.

Andrea H. Reay is the President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – “A voice for business, a leader in the community.”

Seattle Southside Chamber has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988.

For more information about the Chamber, including a full list of member benefits and resources, please visit their website at

By Jack Mayne

Judge Lisa Leone – in her second state of the city court address on May 11 – said the mission of the court is to provide fair, impartial and timely administration of justice while being “respectful to all.”

In her report to the Des Moines City Council, Judge Leone said the mission statement for the court says it “will respect the dignity of every person, regardless of race, class, gender or other characteristic, apply the law appropriately to the circumstances of individual cases, and include judges and court staff who reflect the community’s diversity.”

It was acclaimed as accomplishing that standard when it was under the leadership of now King County Superior Court Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan until the end of 2015.

Now City Manager Michael Matthias says Judge Lisa Leone has maintained and improved on the high standards that Judge Galvan set.

In her annual report to the Council (download .ppt here), Judge Leone said she and her 10-person staff are maintaining the high standards while the court workload has increased 300 percent in case filings due to implementation of traffic safety cameras – often called “red light cameras.”

The impact of the cameras was “much greater than we anticipated,” she told Council.

The judge said she was “so impressed with every single” member of her staff.

“Just today (May 11) there was a line out the door … every clerk was on the phone taking the time for every one who has questions about the cameras or anything else.”

Anger management
Judge Leone said the court has added anger management therapy for people with chronic substance abuse or anger management problems. The eight-week course is provided at cost to those who need it.

Leone said the program was needed and this was “the most cost effective way of doing it.”

The court also has a Department of Corrections work crew alternative to jail time.

Case management and security of the court has also been increased. The court is working to upgrade security standards to meet State Supreme Court requirements.

“We probably will need some funding” to meet the requirements, she said.

The judge told the City Council that automated receipting for online payments is in the process of being implemented.

She said she is going to ask the city to increase the probation officer to full time because of the added manpower in the Des Moines Police Department that, in turn, has added cases to the court.

REMINDER: The first pitch for the 2017 season of the Highline Bears will be this Friday, June 2, at 7:05 p.m. at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium in White Center!

The Bears are heading into their third season in the Pacific International League, where they have broken all attendance records two years in a row.

However, this year the team is hoping for the community to come out and be a part of it once again.

The Bears will field a team of 28 players from 18 different colleges from around the area. All players are currently in college and are looking to pursue their career in baseball as far as it will take them.

The Bears will host 17 home games at Mel Olson Stadium inside of Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

Tickets to games are affordable at only $5 for adults with kids under the age of 12, and all service men & women being admitted for FREE.

“We pride ourselves on being a place for fun, affordable, family entertainment,” General Manager Justin Moser said. “There really aren’t many things a family of 4 can do for under $20, we do our best to provide that.”

For more information on the Highline Bears – and to purchase tickets online – visit

Mel Olson Stadium is located within Steve Cox Memorial Park at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend:

The first Open House will be held on Friday, June 2, Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4:

Move-In Ready, Completely Renovated & Updated 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home.

Finished Hardwood Floors, New Kitchen, New Cabinets, New Counter Tops, New Appliances SS, New Bathroom, New Roof, New Doors, Fresh Paint Throughout, 1 Car Garage w/New Roof & Garage Door.

Perfect Home in a Great Location!


  • Friday, June 2: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 9800 31st Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $434,950
  • MLS Number: 1118617
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 670 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Garage-Detached

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

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

The second Open House will be held on Sunday, June 4:

2,700sf custom rambler nestled amongst 4.88 level, lush and sunny acres.

Something for everyone here…the gardener, hostess, car enthusiast, tinkerer, or professional.

Exemplary quality of build with 4 beds, open floor plan, inviting sun room w/hot-tub.

Outdoor entertaining AND the 1,500sf garage/shop for 8 cars (boat,mower etc..) has 400 amp service, in floor outlets & vacuum, work benches, storage.

House wired audio, RV w/power, garden space, fire pit.

Your own private paradise is waiting!


  • Sunday, June 4: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 34311 186th Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $699,000
  • MLS Number: 1118617
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1987
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 212,611 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Cabana/Gazebo
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • House wired audio
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

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

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.

Opening Day is this Saturday (June 3) for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market!

Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with lots of delicious menus to choose from. And, don’t forget to taste and pick up this year’s Farmers Market Waterfront Red and White wines for your summer BBQs. Chardonnay is the white this year and is new to the market. Sampling is free and there will be wine specials to entice you to splurge for a good cause.

Market Sponsor Seattle Southside Visitor Services booth for area information, maps, restaurant recommendations and free post cards and visitor guides. The Visitor Center staff will be on hand to let you know about the exciting upcoming events in our region. Have guests traveling from out of town and need ideas on how to entertain them? They can help!

There is NO paid parking this Saturday! There will be a paid parking information booth right next to the market’s information booth. The Marina staff will be on hand to explain all the ins and outs of the program. Click here for the Marina’s FAQs on parking. Also volunteers will be handing out brochures, flyers, and more on the events happening in our fair city.

  • Food Tucks – Buns, NOSH, Nibbles, Meat on a Mission, Chicago West, Chopstix, Jemil’s, Sweet Bumpas
  • Music – Notables
  • Community Groups – Police Foundation, City of Des Moines (parking), MaST
  • New Vendors – Nino Blanco Salsa, Lowrider baking company, Northwest Snacks
  • Sponsors – Rotary Booth with info on the upcoming Blues & Blues Festival

New vendor this year is Bonnie B’s Peppers. It was born to show the world, their love and appreciation of their amazing mother and matriarch of the family. A true example of turning lemons into lemonade, love family above all else, and hard work does return reward. Their family has been making “Bonnie B’s Peppers” for as long as they can remember. It is always fun family time, and the peppers are delicious. They felt it was time to let the world taste and savor the peppers their family has been growing, canning and enjoying for years.

The King Conservation District Healthy Eating Initiative, a Farm Fresh Foods program that provides qualifying Senior Citizens age 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages $10 every market day to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers. Just bring your picture ID to our information booth to receive your tokens to use as cash. Another grant this year is to educate and feed low income families with healthy foods. It is called the Fresh Bucks Eating Initiative where you can double your EBT dollars up to $10/per market day. Qualified participants can sign up at the market information booth

Seniors don’t forget that the market and the King Conservation District, along with partner Sound Generations, 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 Sea-Tac. Call 206-727-6262 to schedule a ride.

Don’t forget to get your application for the Clutter to Cash sale on June 24th. You can sell all that odd ball stuff you have been moving from one side of your garage to the other. The 20 booth spaces are starting to fill up, so we are encouraging people to sign up early. 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.

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.

See you this Saturday for OPENING DAY – hours are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

Des Moines United Methodist Church is holding a Habitat Auction this Saturday, June 3:

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Silent Auction
  • 4:30 p.m.: Sandwiches/Dessert
  • 7:15 p.m.: Live Auction starts!

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

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Multiple opportunities available! Interview 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 Cook, Bartender, Server, Food Prep, Customer Service, Barista.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

TIME: 11:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE: 19002 13th Place South, Building #3, Seattle, WA 98148

Please apply online prior to event!

Candidates encouraged to bring a paper copy of resume and must have open availability.

Work for brands you know and love: Anthony’s and Fish Bar, Dungeness Bay, Taproom, Sbarro, Quizno’s, Starbucks, Casa, Burger King, Seahawks, Great American Bagel, Sports Page, Alaska Lodge, Dish D’Lish, Vintage, Wolfgang Puck

We are hiring for the following:

  • Cook I – $15.20
  • Cook II – $15.00
  • Bartender – $14.00
  • Server – $14.00
  • Food Prep – $13.81
  • CSA (Customer Service Associate) – $13.81
  • Barista – $13.81

All positions are full-time with benefits.


  • 50% off employee meal discounts & free uniform shirts
  • Employee parking is available
  • Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
  • And more!

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

  • We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
  • We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
  • Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
  • We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability
  • Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
  • We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader:


Feeling Good on the Move.

EOE – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity – DFWP

Background check will be required prior to beginning employment.