Education Section

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

LETTER: ‘Highline Public Schools has been a good fiscal steward…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, After voters approved school construction... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

WEATHER GEEK: Classic, strong Pacific storm to bring ‘gobs of rain’ to area

From our very own Puget Sound Weather Geek: Click ^ “Play” ^ to see/hear the live streaming weather report/forecast. A classic strong pacific storm is churning off the coast of Washington... [Read more]

Candidates’ Forum for 33rd District & Issues will be Monday, Sept. 29

Candidates’ Forum for 33rd District & Issues will be Monday, Sept. 29

A Candidates’ Forum is set for Monday, Sept. 29, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, located at 22225 9th Ave. South. State Legislative Candidates from the 33rd District being... [Read more]

‘The future is in your hands!’ Volunteers still needed for advisory committees

‘The future is in your hands!’ Volunteers still needed for advisory committees

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.... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

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... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

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.... [Read more]

Highline College joins ‘Make it in Washington’ to help state manufacturers

Highline College joins ‘Make it in Washington’ to help state manufacturers

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... [Read more]

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

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... [Read more]

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Advertiser Boulevard Park Place offering a preventive health event on Sept. 10.

Boulevard Park Place will be offering a preventive health event on Wednesday, Sept. 10. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable,... [Read more]

Camp KHAOS campers learn about ‘Pool Safely Day’ at Mount Rainier Pool

Camp KHAOS campers learn about ‘Pool Safely Day’ at Mount Rainier Pool

Contents of Pool Safely Day bags given to kids. Andy Beal teaching front float to Camp KHAOS kids. Dryland lesson – “Which floats, the rock or the beach ball?” During a regularly scheduled visit... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday, Aug. 23

REMINDER: Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday, Aug. 23

REMINDER: For the fifth year in a row – this coming Saturday, Aug. 23 – people from around Western Washington and beyond will be flocking to the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park – Friday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 17. Flute Quest is the largest Native American Flute Festival in the Northwest. Adults and children interested... [Read more]

Highline College President wins 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award

Highline College President wins 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award

Dr. Jack Bermingham, president of Highline College, has been chosen as the Pacific Region winner of the 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award presented by the Association of Community College Trustees. Bermingham... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Highline Soccer Association holding new Soccer Shoe Sale this weekend

Highline Soccer Association holding new Soccer Shoe Sale this weekend

The Highline Soccer Association will be holding a NEW Soccer Shoe Sale, with Youth, Men, and Women’s Shoes Brands including Nike, Puma, Diadora and more this weekend: Saturday, July 26: 10:00 pm... [Read more]

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [Read more]

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over keys to Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan. On Thursday (July 10), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove handed over the keys of an eight-passenger van to... [Read more]