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On-site Inteviews!

WHERE: 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158. Room # – MT 292 2F (head towards pre-security Starbucks and you should see the signs).

WHAT: Work for brands you know and love, including: Dish D’Lish, Starbuck’s, Anthony’s Restaurant, Wolfgang Puck, Burger King and more!

Now Hiring for a variety of restaurant positions, including Starbuck’s Baristas, Cashiers, Cooks and Food Preps, and Utility/Dishwashers!

Applications MUST be completed online prior to attending:

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UPDATE: Due to the chance of inclement weather, Friday night’s ‘Movie in the Park’ showing of ‘Big Hero 6’ has been moved indoors, to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.

“The Movie is still going to happen!” Yvonne Nutting told The Waterland Blog. “It has been moved to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium.”

Seating begins at 8 p.m., and the film will start shortly thereafter.

Movies in the Park is presented by Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, Law Offices of Gehrke, Baker, Doull & Kelly and Des Moines Orthodontics, Douglas Peyton DDS, MS.

[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:]

For those of you who are not aware, our very own Des Moines City Council has cleared the way for a Methadone Drug Clinic in our community, this was kept quiet and under the radar from our residents in our community. Mayor Kaplan tells us it’s a Done Deal there’s nothing that the City or its community can do to stop it.

This Methadone Drug Clinic is going in at 16th and 272nd where the old hardware store used to be, within walking distance from the Woodmont Library and Woodmont Elementary School. Needless to say our friends and neighbors to the south of us are Outraged at this as we all should be as to the location of this Methadone Drug Clinic, the safety for the children going to and from school and to the library will be at risk as they will be forced to walk though this Methadone Drug Clinic, this is just not right!

There is going to be a Citizens Community Meeting this Tuesday, August 18th at Woodmont Elementary School in the gym 7- 9:30 pm, if you can make it out please attend and let our elected leaders and they all will be there, know that this is just not right and it’s not a Done Deal.

– John Castronover

[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.]

by Dave Markwell

While walking around the supermarket the other day, I saw an older, kind of chubby guy wearing a pair of blue and white striped coveralls. They weren’t the working type of coveralls. They were all leisure. He reminded me of my dad.

As a child of the seventies, I was privileged to witness many dubiously awesome fashion choices in my household, not the least of which was my dad’s pair of blue and white striped coveralls. Watching this brave man in 2015 strolling down the aisles, a memory hit me:

I was 4 or 5 years old, shopping with my dad at the old Tradewell store on Pac Hwy (Dollar Store now) and as we were waiting in a long line, I got bored and was fidgeting, standing behind by pops. As my eyes searched for ways to pass the time, I noticed that my dad had a small hole in the rear end of his cool coveralls. Apparently, my dad went commando. From this hole at eye level, several fine hairs presented themselves. Not being blessed with much foresight at this delicate age, I chose to pull these small hairs. I only remember a smack in the head and didn’t see much of the coveralls after this incident.

I laughed at this memory as I pushed my cart and recognized that my legacy of poor choices began early. Reminiscing about the old Tradewell years, it’s worth noting that this is the same store that I, in another brilliant moment, managed to get my arm trapped behind one of the sliding entry doors. I recall placing one foot on the activation pad and my hand on the edge of the door. Apparently, I stepped too hard on the pad and the door opened, sucking my entire arm between thick panes of glass. Several people were required to extract me from this predicament. Again, I was with my dad and I’m sure he entertained thoughts of getting me tested or just leaving me behind…

So, these fun little stories played in my head as I stood in line waiting to buy my groceries the other day. As usual, I picked the shortest line. The guy in front of me had a few things, but being an experienced line-picker, I predicted a pretty quick run. I was wrong. The guy in front of me was paying with assistance checks. Every three items required a long transaction to process the checks. I stood and shuffled and looked around, much the same way I did moments before plucking my dad’s butt hairs.

This time, though, I had some thoughts. I was not in a hurry and I was lifted by fond memories of my wonder years. So, all I felt was lucky. I was not impatient with the man having to take time to pay for his supplies. Several people behind me moved to other lines. I stayed. I was grateful that I did not have to use assistance checks to purchase my things. As I remembered my life and my dad, I was happy waiting.

When the checker eventually moved on to my items, he apologized for the wait. I shook my head and said I it was no problem. I meant it. I imagined the guy in front of me knowing that he was holding up the line and feeling a “way” about this. I felt for the guy. He was a worker. I could tell by his boots. He was buying diapers and formula and fruit and meat. He was just a guy who needed a little help. All I could offer was patience. On a different day, I may not have had that to give. But on this day, I had it and I knew I had other things, too. I understood these “other things” and I still feel lucky…

[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 Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a stunning 2-bedroom Seahurst condo!

Updates including new bath and kitchen along with new hardwood floors and mill work.

New kitchen appliances as well as new washer and dryer.

2 bedrooms and 1 full bath at 880 square feet.

Walking distance to Eagle Landing Park, Lake Burien Park, Olde Burien and downtown Burien.

Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and easy access to transit.

Strong, self managed HOA with no special assessments planned.

This is the one youve been waiting for!

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 15: 4 – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2121 SW 152nd St Unit 203 Burien, WA 98166 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $189,000
  • MLS Number: 829609
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1980
  • Square Footage: 800

Site Features:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows

Marketing remarks:

Stunning Seahurst condo!

Updates including new bath and kitchen along with new hardwood floors and mill work.

New kitchen appliances as well as new washer and dryer.

2 bedrooms and 1 full bath at 880 sq ft.

Walking distance to Eagle Landing Park, Lake Burien Park, Olde Burien and downtown Burien.

Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby and easy access to transit.

Strong, self managed HOA with no special assessments planned.

This is the one youve been waiting for!

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.

They say that timing is everything, and did we ever hit the weather just right last Saturday with the sun shining on us before it turned sour. If you are into canning, now is the time to get your peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots!

The big Clutter to Cash Sale is this Saturday (Aug. 15). All the booth spaces are fully booked so put on your bargaining hat and look for lots of great bargains. The sale takes place in the Horseshoe area in front of the Marina Office.

18thavepastaVendor Profile: Longtime market vendor 18th Ave Pasta just keeps getting better. Their pasta is made using only the freshest ingredients. They use vegetable purees, not powders, which they believe gives their pasta an extraordinary flavor. Most Saturdays, owner Jack Armstrong is at the booth explaining their unique processes in their hand crafted pastas. They are in several farmers markets in King County every week. Jack’s inspiration came when he spent a few months in Amsterdam where he was introduced to a unique noodle bar. The restaurant married simple noodle dishes with an artful ambience. Their pastas are featured in some of my free Cooking with Wine Recipes at the Farmers Market Wine booth.

Food Trucks: Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, Mini the Dough Nut, Nibbles and Peasant Food Manifesto

Music: Flannel Asparagus

Sponsors: Visit 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.

Market sponsor BECU is a not-for-profit credit union committed to making your financial well-being a priority. Check out their information booth whether you are looking for a savings plan, financing, or business services, they offer a complete range of accounts with better rates and fewer fees than you’ll find at traditional big banks.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park will have a booth every Saturday to promote their Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 29th at the Beach Park. At the booth you can buy your discount tickets in advance. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Sunset Markets are every Wednesday from 3-7pm in July and August. There are over 30 vendors and plenty of Food Trucks. Enjoy special guest speakers on different gardening tips at the Tent Talks series. After shopping and eating people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7pm, check their web site for performers appearing.

Qualifying seniors can sign up and receive a $10 voucher every week for fruits and vegetables courtesy of the Farmers Market’s and King Conservation District’s healthy eating initiative. To see if you are eligible, check in at the information booth. This wonderful program will go on all season. You can also sign up at our Wednesday Sunset Markets. Also, don’t forget HYDE Shuttle is 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. For a ride call 206-727-6262.

The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program is every Saturday at the market. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. There are also free meals at the Sunset Market. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Upcoming Events:

Remember to PITCH IT IN.

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 all the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

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The FREE ‘Outdoor Family Movie Night’ begins this Friday night, Aug. 14 at Des Moines Beach Park with “Big Hero 6.”

Seating begins at 8 p.m., and the film starts at Dusk.

Movies in the Park is presented by Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services, Law Offices of Gehrke, Baker, Doull & Kelly and Des Moines Orthodontics, Douglas Peyton DDS, MS.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Aug. 8 – is a solid, spacious 4-bedroom home on a corner lot in a quiet Burien neighborhood!

This home is ready for your cosmetic updates – the Master bedroom even has a huge master bath tailored for wheelchair access.

The large 16×21 kitchen with slider to back yard is perfect for entertaining.

The finished basement has a 13×30 rec room, laundry area, 2 bedrooms and full bath.

Hardwoods, natural gas high-efficiency furnace, 3 wood burning fireplaces, attached garage, ceiling fans, skylights, jetted tub and more!

Easy access to freeway, downtown and the blossoming Burien business district.

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: SATURDAY, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 12705 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $375,000
  • MLS Number: 821638
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.75
  • Year Built: 1960
  • Square Footage: 2,940
  • Lot Square Footage: 7,200

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Jetted/Soaking Tub
  • Skylights
  • Cable TV
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

Marketing remarks:

Solid, spacious home on corner lot in quiet neighborhood, ready for your cosmetic updates. Master bedroom w/ huge Master bath tailored for wheelchair access. 16×21 kitchen w/ slider to back yard is perfect for entertaining. Finished basement w/ 13×30 rec room, laundry area, 2 bdrms & full bath. Hardwoods, Natural gas High-efficiency furnace, 3 wood burning fireplaces, attached garage, ceiling fans, skylights, jetted tub. Easy access to hwy, downtown & blossoming Burien business district.

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.

On Thursday (Aug. 6), the Des Moines community held their second ‘Back to School Resource Fair’ where over 500 backpacks were distributed to students in need.

Superintendent Susan Enfield was there to greet families, along with principals from Des Moines, Parkside and North Hill Elementary and Pacific Middle School. Highline Public Schools representatives were also on hand to help students with transportation information, free and reduced lunch resources, online and mobile app information and early learning resources.

This event is organized by a coalition of Des Moines businesses, services, city government organizations and individuals. Highline Schools Foundation is proud to play a part in this wonderful event that helps get students and families the resources they need to start the school year.  The City of Des Moines is a critical partner in this community -wide effort – especially Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services.  The committee hopes to continue growing the fair by serving students attending Mount Rainier High School next year.

Here are some photos from the event, courtesy the Highline Schools Foundation:

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2015 Des Moines Back to School Fair Sponsors:

Corporate:  Soniq Warehouse & Transportation, Alaska Airlines, HealthPoint, Molina Healthcare of Washington, Recology/CleanScapes

Foundation:  Highline Schools Foundation, South King Firefighters Foundation, Windermere Foundation

Service Clubs:  Rotary Club of Des Moines

Non-Profit Collaborators:  Des Moines Area Food Bank

Civic: City of Des Moines, Des Moines Police Department, Highline Public Schools, South King Fire & Rescue

Resources: Amerigroup, Community Health Plan of Washington, Coordinated Care, Des Moines Food Bank, Des Moines PARD/Legacy, El Centro de la Raza, Global to Local, HealthPoint, Kent Youth & Family Services, Kids Cavity Prevention, King County Library, Mount. Rainer Pool, ORCA LIFT, Salon 152nd, Salon Spectrum , Sea Mar Community Health Centers, United Health Care, Valley Cities, Washington Poison Center, WIC, WithinReach, WSU Extension Food Service Program

More information available at http://www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org.

Advertiser Wesley Homes is looking for caring employees who enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of others!

The ideal candidates love working with seniors.

They have current openings in nursing (NAC, LPN, RN), culinary services and also in administrative roles.

Please view http://www.wesleyhomes.org/careers/ for a complete list of openings and to apply online!

  • Wesley Homes is a not for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. Retirement Communities and Health Services for (and by) people who love life.
  • It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
  • Wesley Homes has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Gebert’s classic Triumph was a smash hit with the shoppers and many comments to me were “we should have more like this”, it’s adds another dimension to the market. And, we found a perfect place to store the Farmers Market Wines when on a picnic with the Queen. We wish to thank John and Nancy for displaying their beautiful car and sharing their experiences in restoring it.

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This is what the farmers market is all about, helping people live better lives.   Last Saturday Susan Corey, a volunteer at the information booth, noticed an elderly gentleman sitting down to rest by the booth and asked him if he was here with family. He said no, he comes on the free senior shuttle (which is available to all seniors and persons with disabilities every other week. They pick you up and deliver to homes in Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien and Sea-Tac). She asked him if he knew of the senior free food voucher program sponsored thru a grant from King Conservation District and he said he didn’t. He filled out the application and qualified for the program. She gave him his shopping bag and tokens and he was grinning from ear to ear as he filled his new bag with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Sponsor Profile: Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Midway Chiropractic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main reasons for the big surge in the popularity of their wellness center.

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The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park has a booth every Saturday to promote their Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 29th at the Beach Park. At the booth you can buy your discount tickets in advance ($25, $30 at the door). The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise might not be able to afford them.

Sunset Markets are every Wednesday from 3-7pm in July and August. There are over 30 vendors and plenty of Food Trucks. Enjoy special guest speakers on different gardening tips at the Tent Talks series. After shopping and eating people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7pm, check their web site for performers appearing.

Qualifying seniors can sign up and receive a $10 voucher every week for fruits and vegetables courtesy of the Farmers Market’s and King Conservation District’s healthy eating initiative. To see if you are eligible, check in at the information booth. This wonderful program will go on all season. You can also sign up at our Wednesday Sunset Markets.

The next Clutter to Cash Sale will be held August 15, 2015. You can sign up at the Information Booth or on our web site. Remember to sign up early as space is limited. You must provide your own table, chairs, canopy, etc.

The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program is every Saturday at the market. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. There are also free meals at the Sunset Market. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Upcoming Events:

Remember to PITCH IT IN.

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 all the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

New restaurant ‘Can’t Stop Smackin’ – located in the Normandy Park Towne Center and opening very soon (perhaps within two weeks) – is looking to hire Servers and Kitchen help.

This new business will be a “Southern inspired restaurant with a Pacific Northwest kick.”

Here’s what they’re seeking:

  • SERVERS
    They are looking to hire 5-6 Servers that must have a Washington State MAST permit and Food Workers card. Must be clean, friendly and customer service oriented.
  • KITCHEN HELP
    They also need 5-6 Kitchen Assistants that must have a Food Workers card. Duties will be from prepping food, preparing dishes to clean up. Must be clean, friendly and able to work in a fast environment.

All employees must have reliable transportation.

The restaurant will be open 7-days a week from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Resumes are to be submitted to css@stopsmackin.com.

Here’s more info on this new business from their website:

Tommy Walker turned his love of cooking southern cuisine into Can’t Stop Smackin’, a Southern Inspired restaurant with a Pacific Northwest kick. Having owned a restaurant in the past, Tommy with the help of his wife continued to create fantastic barbeque, fried seafood and chicken, awesome sauces, out of this world sides and don’t forget the delicious desserts.

Specializing in the art of smoked foods Can’t Stop Smackin’ prides itself on doing things the right way in the tradition of its southern heritage – slow and low to ensure a deep and complex smoke flavor. No sauces are added at any time during the cooking process, but feel free to experiment with our two gourmet sauces with a distinctly Pacific Northwest Style – mildly sweet with a gentle kick (our Mild sauce) or a slow rising heat that allows you to taste the food first (our Hot Sauce).

The fried seafood and chicken is lightly battered and fried to perfection so that you can taste the tender meat. Definitely not the heavy greased filled batter that leaves you unsatisfied.

The menu is a fresh homemade take on southern food classics turning old favorites into Can’t Stop Smackin’ originals. Everything is made daily using fresh ingredients and the highest quality products.

Located in Normandy Park, Washington come taste our barbeque and seafood. We guarantee you will not be able to stop smackin!

A truly great barbecue sauce shouldn’t require a call to the paramedics each time you open the lid. That’s why we created Can’t Stop Smackin’ barbeque – a gourmet sauce with a distinctly Pacific Northwest Style – mildly sweet with a gentle kick (Our Mild sauce) or a slow rising heat that allows you to taste the food first (Our Hot Sauce). If you want to enhance – not combust – your beef, chicken or pork, try a jar of Can’t Stop Smackin’. And, it’s not just for barbecue – it also makes a fantastic marinade and it’s even great as a dip for fried fish, french fries and fried chicken. You will discover a whole new definition of barbeque sauce when you try Can’t Stop Smackin’. And look for our new Creole Seasoning and Bar B Que rub.

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Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic-minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 29.

For the past five years the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park have conducted this vibrant event to benefit Highline Music4Life, a program that is dedicated to providing instruments for school-aged children in the Highline School District who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Music4Life President Steve Swank spoke to the critical nature of the funds received from the 6th annual event:

“For those kids who would like to participate in instrumental music activities but can’t because of limited family income, the Highline Music4Life Program is a godsend. It helps them across the very first barrier they encounter, the acquisition of a playable musical instrument. And it gives them something meaningful, creative and productive to do with their time. That’s why we call it ‘Music4Life’!”

Last year’s event saw record breaking attendance with over 1,600 people from across the Northwest and Canada coming to enjoy world renowned blues and dozens of tasty Micro-Brews. This year, the event is forecasted to grow by over 20%. Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary member and event organizer Brian Snure attributed the growth due in part to the incredible stable of Blues musicians featured, many whom play for a greatly reduced rate to support the kids and music, “This last year, the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival was honored to be nominated by the Washington State Blues society for the Best Community Blues Festival for 2015. We’ve seen a steady growth in attendance for this event and we are very grateful for all of those who have attended in the past and those who will ‘Drink to Music’ in support of children and music at this year’s event.”

The Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival’s line up includes four acclaimed musical acts:

  • BRIAN LEE & THE ORBITERS: 12:30–2:00
  • RAFAEL TRANQUILINO BAND: 2:30-4:00
  • STACY JONES BAND: 4:30–6:00
  • CD WOODBURY BAND: 6:30–8:00

One of the key draws to this event will be the 20+ local and regional Micro-Brewers on tap. This year event will feature Micro-Brews, Hard Cider and Wine from the following:

Georgetown Beer, Diamond Knot Brewing, Fish Tale Ales, Fremont Brewing, Mac and Jacks, Big Al’s Brewing, MT Head, Silver City, Airways Brewing, Pike Place Brewing, Stoup Brewing, Deschutes Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Schooner Exact, Hilliard’s, Der Blokken, Schilling, Finn River Farms, Wicked Cider, Sun River Vintners.

To complement the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Market’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment. The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park. This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, and attendees must be 21 or older to attend this pet-free event.

No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed. There will be plenty of free parking with a free shuttle circulating town on a regular basis.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE $5!
Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased online at:

www.bluesandbrewsfest.org

Tickets may be purchased for $30 at the gate while they last.

Five tasting tokens included with the price of admission.

All beer tastings this year will be one Token!

Des Moines Beach Park is located at 22030 Cliff Ave South.

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CarolKolsonPicCarol Kolson, President/CEO of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, announced on Monday (Aug. 3) that she will be leaving her position at the end of the year.

Kolson cited as her reason that she will be relocating with her family to another state.

No word yet on when a replacement will be selected.

Kolson has served in this position since March of 2013 (read our previous coverage here).

Here’s the text of an email she sent out to members Monday:

I wanted to share some news with all of you today that I will be leaving my position here at the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce at the end of 2015 to relocate with my family to another state.

I have had the good fortune of working in Southwest King County since 2006 and coming to work at the Chamber in 2013. Southwest King County is a great place to live and work in! I have served as an SWKC Chamber Ambassador, Golf Tournament Chair, Chair of the Board, Banker and now President/CEO. It has been a privilege to serve the membership here. My banking career taught me how to build long term relationships with clients and I am proud to say we have many long term members and supporters here at the Chamber also!

The Chamber will continue to grow and be the regional voice of businesses as the Board of Directors seeks to find my replacement. It has been really exciting to see the changes made at the Chamber, which in turn has caused the membership to grow, events and luncheons attendance has increased and more importantly, businesses are represented on Local, Regional, State and Federal issues.

Thank you all for being a member of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce!

Carol

Isn’t it great to see all the fruits and vegetables coming into season at the farmers booths? I was told by one that the late summer/fall items could be a month early this year because of the warm weather, so look for them during the month of August.

Our visitors and vendors continue to Pitch-In and recycle and compost. Thank You. To see what your recycling can turn into, visit the Recology Store in Burien.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park will have a booth every Saturday to promote their Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival. The festival this year is on August 29th at the Beach Park. At the booth you can buy your discount tickets in advance. The proceeds benefit the Highline Music 4 Life program which put instruments in the hands of kids who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Now for something really unique; local residents and Triumph car enthusiasts, John & Nancy Gebert, have just finished restoring their 1948 Triumph model 1800. The car won best in show among 500 entrees at the annual All British Car Show held last Saturday in Kenmore. Their car will be on display this Saturday at the market by the information booth.

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Food Trucks: Charlie’s Buns N Stuff, Hallavel Falafel, Jemil’s, Mini the Dough Nut, Nibbles, Nosh

Vendor Profile: Nibbles owners Robert and Carmen Breckenridge have lived & worked for restaurants in each region of the country. They have traveled abroad and within the states always looking for the best local eatery to fall in love with. The concept of being affordable, simple and unique launched Nibbles as a food tent at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market last year. With hopes of continued growth in mind, the response was amazing and overwhelmingly positive so they took the next step and purchased their food trailer. Look for the bright blue trailer in the food court.

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Sunset Markets are every Wednesday from 3-7pm in July and August. There are over 30 vendors and plenty of Food Trucks. Enjoy special guest speakers on different gardening tips at the Tent Talks series. After shopping and eating people can walk into the beach park and enjoy the Des Moines Art Commission’s free summer concerts at 7pm, check their web site for performers appearing.

Qualifying seniors can sign up and receive a $10 voucher every week for fruits and vegetables courtesy of the Farmers Market’s and King Conservation District’s healthy eating initiative. To see if you are eligible, check in at the information booth. This wonderful program will go on all season. You can also sign up at our Wednesday Sunset Markets.

The next Clutter to Cash Sale will be held August 15, 2015. You can sign up at the Information Booth or on our web site. Remember to sign up early as space is limited. You must provide your own table, chairs, canopy, etc.

The Des Moines Area Food Bank kids free summer meals program is every Saturday at the market. Snacks are served from 10-11am and lunch from 11:30 to 1pm. There are also free meals at the Sunset Market. Snacks are from 3-4pm and dinner is 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Upcoming Events:

Remember to PITCH IT IN!

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 all the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

HMSHOST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5!

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, Utility/Dishwashers and Assistant Food & Beverage Managers.

WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 9am –12pm

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

Onsite Contact: Sheri Arabkazaei, Sheri.Arabkhazaei@hmshost.com or 206-433-5611, ext. 6396.

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 atfb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

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

Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Aug. 1 – is a beautiful 55+ Condo in Normandy Park!

With views of Puget Sound from 2 large decks, a lush garden space, private elevator, cabana with sauna, this 2,600 square feet, 3-bedroom home is very nice.

It’s got 2 full baths and 2 half baths, stainless steel appliances, rec room, built-in shelving for the book lover or collector, laundry room, ample storage and parking including insulated and heated 2-car garage with opener.

It’s very secure and private, and the Homeowners Association will take care of the grounds/exterior/cabana maintenance, water/sewer/garbage/electric, cable and more!

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

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Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 1, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 17812 2nd Ave SW Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP)

INFO:

  • List Price: $415,000
  • MLS Number: 796888
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Year Built: 1971
  • Square Footage: 2,617

Site Features:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Central Vacuum
  • Insulated Windows
  • Master Bath
  • Yard

Marketing remarks:

Beautiful 55+ town home with views of the Puget Sound from 2 large decks, lush garden space, private elevator, cabana w/sauna, 2,600 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms 2 full baths and 2 half baths, SS appliances, rec room, built in shelving for the book lover or collector, laundry room, ample storage and parking including insulated and heated 2-car garage with opener, secure/private, HOA will take care of the grounds/exterior/cabana maintenance, water/sewer/garbage/electric, cable and more!

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.

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It has been my honor to serve as your commissioner these past 5 years.

Working with my fellow commissioners and district staff, we have made great strides forward in upgrading infrastructure, staff training, safety programs, security, and technology. Southwest Suburban Sewer District is second to none and I am proud to call it home.

Our sewer rate is LESS Than HALF the average sewer rate in King County, also About 1/3rd the City of Seattle sewer rate, and we provide excellent service to our rate payers. I am committed to keeping rates low without sacrificing service quality!

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Screen Shot 2015-07-29 at 10.20.24 AMHi, my name is Susan (Suzy) Genzale. It has been my honor to serve as your commissioner these past 5 years, first assuming the seat of my late husband, Tony Genzale, then standing for election. Together we operated Tony’s Market for 40 years, experience which has helped me bring a business owners experience and practical sense to the table. Acting with my fellow commissioners and district staff, we have made great strides forward in upgrading infrastructure, staff training, safety programs, and security and technology. Our sewer rate is about half (50%) the average sewer rate in King County and the second lowest sewer rate of the 28 sewer providers in King County.

The Southwest Suburban Sewer District employee union (Local 21S) voted for my continued leadership. I have been endorsed by the 33rd and 34th Democratic Districts, Evergreen Democratic Club, and the King County Democratic Central Committee. We have a sewer district that is focused on the future. I love being your commissioner. It is a privilege to serve you. Thank you for your vote.

Susan Genzale
1824 SW 166th Pl.
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 244-5295

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United Way of King County is organizing a Field Day from Noon – 2 p.m. on July 29 at 14 Summer Meal sites, including Midway Park in Des Moines.


These are sites where any kids 18 and under can come and great a free meal and partake in fun activities.

“This Field Day is going to be an incredible day of fun and have a variety of enhanced activities,” reads an announcement.

Midway Park is located at 22447 24th Ave S, Des Moines.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a body was found in a suitcase near an apartment complex located at S. 204th Street and 30th Ave S. in SeaTac Monday morning (July 27) – the second body found in a suitcase since May.

Police say this most recent body was originally discovered around 8:30 a.m. at the apartment complex by a worker.

Read the full story here.

Here’s episode #12 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:

Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway; Burien Arts Gallery burglarized; fireworks over Fireworks in Normandy Park; Jack Mayne Commentary on the Burien council + more…:

Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!

Charles C. Ralls VFW Post #2886 – Federal Way/Des Moines – now holds its monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at:

Steel Lake Presbyterian Church
1829 So. 308 St.
Federal Way, WA

For more information, please contact Craig Cummins, Junior Vice Commander, at 206 824 6656.