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REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday at the first-ever English Fete at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“Drawing on our Anglican roots, St. Luke’s inaugural church fete will offer sales of traditional English foods such as Banger’s & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Ploughman’s Lunch, English beers and sweets, classic English carnival games, music and fun for all ages,” reads an announcement.

The event will be anchored by festive performances by Seattle’s own Sound and Fury Morris dance troupe:

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All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Luke’s and their many community ministries including, ARISE, an interfaith traveling homeless shelter for men, St. Luke’s Community Garden whose bounty is shared with Renton’s needy and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings.

Admission is FREE and open to all (please contact info@stlukesrenton.org for special accommodations or information).

Pip! Pip! Cheerio! let’s all go to the Fete!

St.Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave So in historic downtown Renton, WA 98057 Ph. (425) 255-3323

Directions:

From Burien via SR-518/I-405 North

  • Take Exit 4 toward WA-900 W/Bronson Way
  • Turn right onto WA-169 N
  • Turn Right on Bronson Way N.
  • Turn Right on Wells Ave S.
  • St. Luke’s will be on the left (pic below for reference).

From Bellevue area via I-405 South

  • Take Exit 4 for WA-900 W toward WA 169 S/Renton Enumclaw
  • Merge onto Sunset Blvd N
  • Turn Right on Bronson Way N.
  • Turn Right on Wells Ave S.
  • St. Luke’s will be on the left.

More info here: http://stlukesrenton.blogspot.com/p/events.html

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Avenue in Renton.

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The City of Des Moines Community Litter Clean-Up Event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and volunteers are needed!

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Public Works Center, located at 223rd and 24th Ave South.

“If you aren’t able to make this event, but still want to help out, please get a group of your neighbors together, pick a section of your neighborhood or street, and work on that. Ever little bit helps!” reads an announcement.

Volunteers, ages 15 or older, will be assigned to a team. Teams will be provided safety vests, gloves, trash pickers, and bags and dispatched to areas of the City to clean up and bag litter.

Please RSVP by Sept. 17 to 206-870-6525.

“Show your pride in the Waterland City!”

Sponsored by: City of Des Moines, Recology CleanScapes, Midway Les Schwab Tire Center

The Future is in Your Hands!

Applications are due by Sept. 19 for individuals wishing to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee.

“We are specifically looking for residents of Des Moines interested in representing the needs of our preschoolers, youth, teens, adults and seniors,” reads an announcement.

Public involvement is required and is a key element for the success of the Master Planning process. The Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Mayor and City Council and will have diverse membership from the City’s citizen committees and commissions, neighborhoods, park and recreation special interests and user groups and school districts and colleges, so that all citizens are represented and help inform the work.

The Committee will work with staff to host a series of community and user group workshops beginning in 2015. The Committee will gain knowledge related to the City’s demographic data, park and facility site conditions; participate in visioning activities; and review public feedback regarding recreation needs for the purpose of making recommendations for the Master Plan (encompassing the years 2016-2021).

If you or someone you know are interested in serving your community in this capacity please contact Patrice Thorell City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Director at 206-870-6527 or pthorell@desmoineswa.gov. Applications are available on line at http://www.desmoineswa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1667.

What a gorgeous day last Saturday, sunny with a cooling breeze off the water. Even with the Huskies at home and the opening of the Puyallup Fair (yes, we ol timers still like to call it that) there was still lot of shoppers stocking up for the coming week!

Here is my tip for the week: I am a bread freak (sliced) and I call in my order to the Snohomish Bakery on Friday and the order is delivered by Ingrid on Saturday. That way you never have to worry about them running out of your favorites. Here is their number: 360-568-1682.

Need I say more about this Saturday; all your favorite truck chefs will be there to treat you to a fabulous lunch or a take home dinner! This Special Day is one of the biggest of the season.

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The Des Moines Police Foundation will have a booth to tell people about its future plans for funding projects and showing their logo wear. All net proceeds go to the Foundation’s Bereavement Fund dedicated to aiding an officer’s family should tragedy strike.

CPR_AED_212x124_thumbSouth King Fire & Rescue will be instructing two sessions of “hands only” CPR and AED training in the grassy area. Come learn how to save a life! The sessions will be held at 11am and 1pm. The cost is free. For more information email CAO@Southkingfire.org.

Tonya Seaberry, community service officer, from the Des Moines Police Department will be focusing on personal safety with a couple of new projects: “Take Me Home” and “TrackMole.”

Stop by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation Note Card booth and pick up a $1 raffle ticket to win a limited edition of artist Nancy Bogni’s award winning watercolor print titled “The Work Horse.” Winner will be drawn at the Senior Activity Center Give Thanks Luncheon on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. All proceeds support the many programs and services at the Des Moines Senior/Activity Center.

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Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. The shuttle provides door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and those with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.

Volunteer/community groups this week: Highline MaST, King County Master Recycler Composters, Mt Rainier Pool (pumpkin plunge), Friends of the Des Moines Library & the Library to Go Bus, Valley Communication Center (911 Bingo), MRHS Girls Soccer (Bake Sale & Soccer drills in the grass) , Des Moines Gospel (Bouncy House), AT&T (texting & driving simulator), Darcy Read Memorial Co-op (kids activities) and Des Moines Elementary (kids activities).

Music this week is Fabulous Mojo King Blues Band (10 to 12); PK Dwyer (12 to2).

Applications are starting to come in and we only have 20 slots available. You can sign your team up for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  It is held on the last day of the season (Oct 25th). You can pick up an application at the market information booth or check our web site and download an application.

Upcoming events: Volunteer for the Community Clean-Up on September 27th. Annual Spaghetti Night at the Senior Center on October 3rd.

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 market’s Facebook page.

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Registrations for Mount Rainier Pool’s first-ever Pumpkin Plunge will be available at Kids Day at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 13.

Instead of braving rainy or chilly weather to pick out their perfect pumpkin for Halloween, kids can jump into the Mount Rainier Pool on Sunday, Oct. 26 to “rescue” their future jack-o-lantern. They will then have the option of decorating their orbs at designated painting stations, or they can cart them home to be carved.

“The reaction from the kids when they suddenly see pumpkins dumped into the pool is priceless,” said Pool District President Gene Achziger. “I think the parents are almost going to get as big a kick out of it when they see the glee on their kids’ faces. Parents, make sure to bring your cameras.”

Halloween goodie bags will also be distributed and other activities are planned for the two sessions: one at 1 p.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

“It will be on a Sunday, but we’ve strategically scheduled the event to avoid conflicting with the Seahawks game,” Achziger said.

Seattle will be on the East Coast for a 10 a.m. game against the Carolina Panthers.

Cost of admission to the Plunge is $5 per person, including parents who might want to accompany smaller children in the pool. There will also be a shallow pool on deck for younger children to pick a pumpkin.

In order to assure enough pumpkins are available, participants are required to pre-register either at the pool or this weekend at the Farmers Market.

All proceeds will go to the Faith Callahan Memorial Swim Lesson Scholarship Fund to assist low-income children to learn to swim.

For more details, contact the pool at: 206-824-4722.

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The Des Moines Historical Society is presenting “The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story” as told by local historian and fisherman Bill Rudberg this Wednesday night, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

Come and listen to Bill share fascinating pictures and stories of life at sea on board the schooner, C.A. Thayer, captained by Ed Shields (who later authored a book about life before the mast).

Here’s what to expect:

“In 1949, nineteen-year-old Des Moines resident Bill Rudberg joined the Pacific Coast Cod Fish Company for a four-month fishing journey that took him and thirty other men from Poulsbo, WA to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska and back. Once at sea each man fished from a 19-foot dory boat, hauling in 600 cod each grueling day for two months.”

This event is Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7-9 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall located at 728 S. 225th Street. The one-hundred year old IOOF Hall is in downtown Des Moines one-half block west of Marine View Drive on S. 225th.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information call Jim Langston, Program Chairman, 206.878.7205.

by Dave Markwell

Well, the kids are back at school. This event seems to be lacking some of the significance of years past. I’m not sure why. I don’t feel jaded or like I’m becoming unsentimental about these things. But, I just don’t really care that much that they’re in new classes with new teachers, learning new things. I kind-of care, but am not wrapped up in it. I am happy they’re out of the house. I’m happy they have some structure and get to see their friends each day. But, all-in-all, I’m pretty underwhelmed by all the to-do.

Historically, the first day of school provokes feelings of nostalgia and near-weepy sentiments about the passing of time and my kids growing up and my slow-crawl to the grave. This year I just don’t feel it. This is neither good nor bad. It just is.

I guess it feels like life. Time passes and we feel and don’t feel and care and don’t care and do and don’t do. Some days we drive the boat and some days we simply drift in the current and watch the water flow around the rocks and eddys. Some days we make the weather and some days we sit in our lounge chairs and observe it.

As the world spins madly through the hours and minutes and years of our lives, sometimes we must step off the ride. Occasionally, it is necessary to let it spin without us. Being a non-participant allows us to just check it out, without the urgency to contribute. In these moments, our paths become more clear and our purpose more inspiring.

While it seems a bit odd that I have chosen a relatively significant time to sit on the bench and catch my breath before getting back in the game, but maybe we don’t pick this time. Maybe this time picks us. Perhaps some cosmic clairvoyant sense measures these things and picks our time to ride the pine. I’m not sure what the metrics are which determine when we need to take a break, but when I get to sit for a few minutes, it sure feels right.

So, this morning I will sit and watch. I will do this after I wake my son, yell at him to get out of the shower, remind him to bring the stuff he is trying to forget. I will wake my daughter, make her breakfast, get yelled at by her for reasons I will likely never understand, then take her to school, wish her a wonderful day and tell her I love her.

I guess that as the world spins we must spin with it. Our little intermissions are allowed only in our minds. We are duty-bound to live our lives. Each day. And, all things considered, this is not such a bad thing. Life is a pretty fun game to play…

[EDITOR'S NOTE:"Feel Good Friday" is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, who just published his first book 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 Open House – set for this Sunday, Sept. 7 – is a completely remodeled charmer on a huge lot in Boulevard Park.

The Master bedroom is located on the main floor and upstairs are two additional bedrooms.

The bedrooms and living room have been taken down to the studs and meticulously remodeled, and it’s newly painted inside and out with carpeting replaced throughout.

Kitchen was recently remodeled (2006) with quartz countertops and solid maple cabinets.

Newer triple pane windows.

Lot may be sub-dividable.

Great location w/easy access to major highways-15 minutes to downtown, SouthCenter Mall, or the airport!

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

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 7 from Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 12007 10th Ave S., West Seattle, WA 98168

INFO:

  • List Price: $259,000
  • MLS Number: 687375
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1933
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,020
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 15,000

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

Marketing remarks:

Completely remodeled charmer on a huge 15,000 sq. ft. lot in Boulevard Park.

Master on main w/2 additional bedrooms upstairs.

Bedrooms & living room taken down to the studs & meticulously remodeled.

Newly painted inside & out w/carpeting replaced throughout.

Kitchen was recently remodeled (2006) w/quartz countertops & solid maple cabinets.

Newer triple pane windows.

Lot may be sub-dividable.

Great location w/easy access to major highways-15 minutes to downtown, SouthCenter Mall, or airport!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

Last Saturday the umbrellas were out as the Sun God was taking a nap and his alarm didn’t work. He promises this coming Saturday will be 80 degrees!

Another feel good story happened in the wine booth. While Roger and I were trying to stay dry, an elderly gentleman wanted to purchase some wine, but first he offered to share a pizza with us. Sure enough a few minutes later he came in with the pizza and 3 plates and then purchased some wine after tasting the Cab. Thank you kind sir…….

The kids will have been back to school for a week, so it is time to have some fun on September 13th with the market’s annual Kids Back to School/Safety Day. Look for South King Fire & Recuse community outreach holding a CPR class and the Des Moines Police Department putting on a bicycle safety rodeo.

Visit long time market sponsor Wesley Home’s booth to learn about their not-for-profit retirement communities and in-home care services. They offer a full range of retirement living options and care services for seniors and their families. You can also attend their annual Open House on September 7th from 1-4pm. And, you will be able to catch their award winning chili on our annual Chili Cook-Off at the end of the season.

The Des Moines Art Commission will be manning their booth to inform people on the second annual Squid-A-Rama on November 8th at the Redondo MaST center.

Look for volunteer group local Cub Scouts holding a bake sale to raise funds for all their activities.

Food Trucks this week – Stella Fiore Pizza, Lumpia, Jemil’s Big Easy Cajon,andCharlie’s Buns N Stuff

Music this week is Pure Sparks. If you enjoy their music don’t forget to make a donation to them.

Applications are starting to come in and we only have 20 slots available. You can sign your team up for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  It is held on the last day of the season (Oct 25th). You can pick up an application at the market information booth or check our web site and download an application.

Upcoming events: September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day and the SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In at the market.

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 market’s Facebook page.

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The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search warrant on a residence in the area of 216th & 30th.

The search resulted in the arrest of five subjects, seizure of drugs, several thousand dollars, and an illegal firearm.

“Thank you team for working hard to keep our city safe for each and everyone of our residents,” police said on a Facebook post.

The Heroes of Conservation Awards gala is taking place Sept. 17, and Des Moines’ own Dr. John Muramatsu has been nominated for the coveted “Hero of the Year” award.

Field & Stream magazine, in partnership with Toyota, “scoured the nation for local heroes and John is one of only six chosen,” according to an announcement.

Each of the honorees will receive a $5,000 grant, but only one will be presented with a brand new truck.

“The awards celebrate every day heroes who are leading the charge of change with their passion and dedication to protecting fish and wildlife habitat across the country.”

Dr. Muramatsu first grabbed the attention of conservation leaders after working on local coho salmon stream restoration projects for the past 21 years and by helping to introduce children to conservation work.

At this year’s gala, Dr. Muramatsu, along with five other nominees, will be recognized for their outstanding work and presented with a $5,000 grant. One of the six will be named the Conservation Hero of the Year, and Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., the exclusive sponsor of the program since its inception, will award the winner a brand new Toyota Tundra.

Videos documenting the work of each of the finalists are being showcased on fieldandstream.com, with new videos being posted each week from now until the gala.

Seattle Thillers Zombie Fest 2013

The Seattle Thrillers will perform at Zombie Fest 2014! They’re an amazing group that performs Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller dance! You can join in too!

The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’ will crawl into the Normandy Park Towne Center from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27!

This year’s theme – aside from lots of fun – is to raise Awareness about Disaster Preparedness, provide visibility for local businesses and raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant program, the Highline Food Bank, the Des Moines Food Bank and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, a new 501 c3 that will raise funds and plan events to boost awareness about Normandy Park as a great place to live and work.

“Join hundreds of festival-goers at Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, September 27th for the 3rd annual festival celebrating the beginning of the haunting—and holiday season.”

A myriad of family-friendly events are planned:

  • FREE pumpkin patch.
  • FREE Zombie Fest photo booth.
  • FREE Get Zombified booth. Don’t know how to become a zombie? Our make-up artists and zombie clothing experts can help!
  • FREE arts & crafts booth for kids.
  • Live music by Vote for Pedro from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sing along!
  • Costume contest for all! Judging begins at 6 p.m. Winners announced at 6:45 p.m.
  • Lots of treats and free giveaways!
  • A performance by the famous Seattle Thrillers at 6 p.m. Dance along!
  • 3rd annual Zombie Zumbathon at 6:15 p.m.. Join the fun!
  • An emergency vehicle display to raise awareness about disaster and emergency preparedness including American Red Cross, Police, Fire and more!
  • Amazing raffle baskets with gift certificates and fun items for the whole family!
  • Charity food booths and beer/wine garden.
  • $4 donation gets you a hotdog, chips & a beverage!
  • They’ll also have $5 charity raffle tickets & business booths!
  • Admission is FREE!

For a complete list of: events, raffle items, vendors and sponsorship opportunities, visit the official Normandy Park Zombie Fest website: www.nwzombiefest.com.

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest

Questions? Contact Susan West at scwestnews@gmail.com or 206-818-6945.

by Dave Markwell

This morning a couple of my favorite CrossFit members bought me a coffee. Tanya and Roxane had finished their workout and, per their Friday ritual, traveled down the street for a coffee stop. Driving by the gym following their coffee drive-thru, they saw me still at the box working with a new member. Then, they took a left instead of a right and went back to the coffee shop and bought me a coffee. I was very pleased.

Later, while sitting at home drinking my delicious coffee, I received a text from another member, Sammy, who told of a kindness she had performed and she wished me a good day. Again, I was pleased that she would think of me following her kindness.

These types of events are not rare. I am blessed with good people in my life. Unfortunately, I also have problems. I have struggles and challenges and stresses and things that aren’t working the way I want. Even more unfortunate is the fact that the negative things seems to shade the good things.

Like wearing bifocals, our eyes shift between the good and bad elements of our lives. Sadly, the troubles seem to get magnified through the glass and the good stuff seems to get diminished. The sadder part of this perception is that the reverse is actually true.

We have more good than bad things. We have people and pets and roofs over our head. We have food and toilets and showers and a yard to mow. Certainly, we also have things that need some work, but our lives are flourishing with rich experiences and opportunities. It’s good to remember this…especially when it’s hard to remember this.

I will now set about making some pancakes for my wife and daughter and pass on the kindnesses delivered to me earlier. I will spread the ripple across the pond and hope for good days for the people I care about…which includes…YOU!!!

[EDITOR'S NOTE:"Feel Good Friday" is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell, who just published his first book 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 Open House – set for this Saturday, Aug. 30 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home!

Not only is this home in an excellent location, it boasts wonderful views of Puget Sound and the Mountains, and there is plenty of room for everyone and everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with huge bar for entertaining, along with a light, bright Dining Room that looks out to a gorgeous yard.

A Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on the main floor, plus a Master Suite with walk-in closet and full bath.

Upper level offers additional bedroom/office/den and huge family room.

This charming home was originally built in 1940 that had updates and an addition added in 2002.

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WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 30: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 23130 Marine View Dr South, Des Moines, WA 98198

INFO:

  • List Price: $539,000
  • MLS Number: 664743
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Approximate House SqFt: 4,090
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 25,875

Site Features:

  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Green House
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Pantry

Marketing remarks:

Excellent Location! Fabulous Home! Wonderful Views of Sound and Mountains!

Plenty of Room for Everyone and Everything.

Enjoy the Gourmet Kitchen with Huge Bar for Entertaining, Light, Bright Dining Room looks out to Gorgeous Yard.

Glass Door to Sunny Deck for Relaxing.

Living Room with Fireplace leads to 3 Bedrooms on Main Floor plus Master Suite with Walk in Closet and Full Bath. Upper Level offers Additional Bedroom/Office/Den and Huge Family Room.

A 1940 home w/updates and addition in 2002!

All at a new, reduced price!

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

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

Highline College has joined a partnership of state organizations on an initiative to help state manufacturers “Make it in Washington.”

In addition to the college, partners include the Innovate Washington Foundation, Washington Department of Commerce, Impact Washington, Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Washington State University, and Shoreline Community College.

“Make it in Washington” is a federal grant targeting manufacturers in qualified counties* with a goal of increasing manufacturing capacity, strengthening supply chains, attracting investment and creating new opportunities for manufacturers and individuals. Make it in Washington is a three-year grant that will deliver services through 2016.

“We are very pleased to be a partner in this Make it in Washington initiative,” said Dr. Meg Ryan, director of the Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management at Highline College. “One of the ways that Washington State’s community and technical colleges promote economic growth is by creating value in workforce development by delivering accessible and affordable education and technical training to residents and incumbent workers in manufacturing companies.”

The Make it in Washington grant was one of 10 awards made nationwide as part of the federal Make it in America Challenge. The Make it in America Challenge was created to further the Obama Administration’s efforts to help protect and create American manufacturing jobs.

Delivery of grant services has already begun. Educational opportunities for qualified companies are now available.

To download a PDF poster, click here.

Visit www.wtb.wa.gov/MakeitinWashington.asp to learn more or contact Dr. Meg Ryan at mryan@highline.edu.

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The Friends of the Des Moines Library will be holding a Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Book donations may be left at the library.

Proceeds will be used for programs sponsored by Friends of the Des Moines Library.

The library is located at 21620 11th Ave South; (206) 824-6066.

More comments from shoppers about how friendly our market is and this is true of the vendors themselves. Witnessed last Saturday, a jewelry vendor’s canopy broke while she was putting it up. Her competitor down the aisle overheard and she and her husband offered to help. They went to the market’s storage shed and grabbed one of our extra ones and help her put it up. Now, that is friendly! And, when the soccer girls (volunteer group) were picking up tables and chairs, customers who were finished eating joined in and helped stack their own tables and chairs. And yet another reason to come to our market; two ladies with walkers, who live near the Kent Farmers Market, choose to drive to Des Moines because we have much more parking and the ever convenient shuttle.

Food Truck-InClear the deck and mark your calendar  the Seattle Food Truck-In is once again coming to the market on September 13th! Grab your family and neighbors, strap on a bib and explore the cuisines from 14 food trucks.

Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. The shuttle provides door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and those with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.

Sponsor Business and Professional Women is a multi-generational and bipartisan membership organization with local organizations throughout Washington State. They will be giving information out on their on-going mission to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women in the workplace. To accomplish this, they provide personal development programs, workshops, networking, and friendship to help women realize their goals. The local chapter also helps stage the market’s annual chili cook-off at the end of the season.

Also look for first-time market sponsor Renewal by Anderson, where you will be able to see experts point out the advantages of quality replacement windows manufactured of vinyl, aluminum and wood. They are running a special this Saturday; receive $150 off every window and $500 off every new door ordered.

Food Trucks – look for Stella Fiore Pizza,Lumpia World,Nomad Curbside Cuisine, Ezell’s Express and Charlie’s Buns N Stuff

The volunteer group this week is from Melanie’s Dancers Unlimited. They will be holding a bake sale to help fund their activities.

Music this week is market favorite Salt Water Saints. If you enjoy their music don’t forget to make a donation to them.

Sorry kids, I know school starts next week, so this is the last weekend for the Des Moines Area Food Bank free summer lunch program. Look for them in the grassy area next to the marina office.

If you think you have the best chili in town, you can sign your team up for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off.  It is held on the last day of the season (Oct 25th). You can pick up an application at the market information booth or check our web site and download an application.

Upcoming events: September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day and the SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In at the market.

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 market’s Facebook page.

The City of Des Moines is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee.

Public involvement is required and is a key element for the success of the Master Planning process. The Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Mayor and City Council and will have diverse membership from the City’s citizen committees and commissions, neighborhoods, recreation special interests and user groups, school districts and Highline College so that all citizens are represented and help inform the work.

The Committee will work with staff to host a series of community and user group workshops beginning in 2015. The Committee will gain knowledge related to the City’s demographic data, park and facility site conditions; participate in visioning activities; and review public feedback regarding recreation needs for the purpose of making recommendations for the 2015 Master Plan (encompassing the years 2016-2021).

If you are interested in serving your community in this capacity, please contact Patrice Thorell City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation Director at 206-870-6527 or pthorell@desmoineswa.gov.

Applications are available online here (PDF file).

Applications are due by September 19, 2014.