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Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Less than two weeks until Farmers Market Opening Day!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Less than two weeks until Farmers Market Opening Day!

Wanolitto says it is less than two weeks until Opening Day – on Saturday, June 3 – for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! We are looking forward to another successful season; the Market will... [Read more]

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

ELECTION: 2 seek to replace Mayor Matt Pina and 5 run to replace Musser, Kaplan

By Jack Mayne As the filing deadline passed, two candidates want to replace Mayor Matt Pina, and incumbent Councilmember Vic Pennington has one person seeking his job for election in 2017. Another three... [Read more]

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

Highline Public School’s COO & Rotary find funding to replace Food Bank Freezer

This is the story of Highline Public Schools Chief Operating Officer Scott Logan and the freezer that stopped working at the Des Moines Area Food Bank…

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

Des Moines Police arrest two women who had stolen mail from 14 homes

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that they arrested two women for mail theft from 14 homes on Saturday, May 13. Police say that on Saturday at about 5:50 a.m., a citizen observed two females... [Read more]

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Burien Film Festival seeking Sponsors – here’s how YOU (& your biz) can help

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The Burien Film Festival (BFF) is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming 2017 season! Choose your level of sponsorship and receive exclusive opportunities... [Read more]

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

New aviation advisory committee approved by Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has approved a new aviation advisory committee – to be chaired by the city manager, as well as a pay increase for City Manager Michael Matthias after an “overwhelmingly... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

by Dave Markwell My daughter is a homebody. On another gray Sunday morning, after I fulfilled her very specific breakfast requests (demands), she crawled back into the snuggly little cave of blankets... [Read more]

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

In anticipation of the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park is giving away a FREE pair of tickets! Just click below to enter: https://goo.gl/q52DAc This... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Poster art by 2016 arts festival “People’s Choice” award winner Crystal Campbell The Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, with an Art Show/Competition & Awards,... [Read more]

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

by Greg Wright Good relationships require special care, and the intimate garden of PowellsWood is one super place to cultivate family bonds over Mother’s Day weekend. Whether it’s reminiscing about... [Read more]

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

By Andrea H. Reay President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Customer service is not something business owners and managers traditionally think of when they are developing a marketing or advertising... [Read more]

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander Junior, Mt. Rainier High School The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Gregory Heights Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opening day will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the popular Food Truck-In, featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run from... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Quiet Skies group has issued what can only be labeled as an extremely negative view of the City Council in what it calls a quarterly report card on the seven-member governing... [Read more]

Bowie Vision, Cherry Cherry & more will be at 2017 Beach Park Concert Series

Bowie Vision, Cherry Cherry & more will be at 2017 Beach Park Concert Series

Concerts in the Park at Des Moines Beach Park will feature tribute bands Bowie Vision (David Bowie), Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond), Mantra (Santana) and many others, on Wednesday nights from July 12 –... [Read more]

City of Des Moines announces intent to create ‘Aviation Advisory Committee’

City of Des Moines announces intent to create ‘Aviation Advisory Committee’

The City of Des Moines on Tuesday (April 25) announced that the City Council will be voting to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to review the impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the citizens of Des Moines. The... [Read more]

BREAKING: After 70 years, Des Moines business Furney’s Nursery is closing

BREAKING: After 70 years, Des Moines business Furney’s Nursery is closing

After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney’s Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: The Blue Bucket

The Marine View Driver: The Blue Bucket

By Mike Smith A simple yet normal day on the Seattle Streetcars. I’m calling this article The Blue Bucket because, well because there is a blue bucket in it. I was taking a break at Panera on Broadway... [Read more]