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Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing! Proceeds... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17. The deadline... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #50050 holding Italian Dinner fundraiser this Saturday night

Girl Scout Troop #50050 holding Italian Dinner fundraiser this Saturday night

Girl Scout Troop #50050 will be holding an Italian dinner, silent and dessert auction this Saturday night, Feb. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat fundraiser will be held at St. Philomena Parish... [Read more]

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing. Proceeds... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs from Feb. 16 & 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac. “Schools Out! Need plans for your child during the February Winter Break?... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[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:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson serves as Page in State House of Representatives

Thomas Swanson, a student at Raisbeck Aviation High School, served as a Page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Mia Gregerson (D-SeaTac), Thomas is the... [Read more]

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy

Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Come meet Yi So-yeon – the first South Korean Cosmonaut – at the Des Moines Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Our popular aviation history goes into outer space this year,”... [Read more]

Learn how to navigate the world of Senior Housing at Wesley Homes Feb. 12

Learn how to navigate the world of Senior Housing at Wesley Homes Feb. 12

Learn how to navigate the world of Senior Housing at a free seminar on Thursday, Feb. 12 at Advertiser Wesley Homes: exploring living options for you or your loved one Join Jennifer Lottis, Senior Director... [Read more]

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Project PROMise™ is the Highline Schools Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community so local students in need can attend their prom... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High... [Read more]

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper will discuss how to raise bees at MaST Center on Sat., Feb. 7

Local Beekeeper Christine Ranegger will discuss how to raise honey bees, orchard mason bees as well as the loveable bumble bee at a talk on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the MaST Center. The talk includes an introduction... [Read more]

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

Department of Ecology seeking public comment on Des Moines cleanup

The Washington State Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on the 1989 cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Davis Construction site – 24517 26th Place South in Des Moines. Ecology is... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Crazed Seahawks fans turn Big Catch Plaza into ’12th Fan Plaza’

INTERN’S VIEW: Crazed Seahawks fans turn Big Catch Plaza into ’12th Fan Plaza’

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School “The crazies were out, and I was one of them!” said Sterling Paris, who took these lively photos of a rally for the Super... [Read more]

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue holding three Town Meetings

South King Fire & Rescue’s first of three town hall meetings will be at 6 p.m. TONIGHT – Thursday, Jan. 29 – at Des Moines fire station #67, located at 2238 S 223rd Street. They are conducting... [Read more]