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South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

COMMENTARY: South King Media would not exist if not for Michael Brunk

Michael Brunk By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher Michael Brunk is one of the most impressive, creative and talented media professionals I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and working with. As we... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

Highline Schools Foundation awards over $110,000 in grants to Teachers & Staff

The Highline Schools Foundation announced Tuesday (Dec. 12) that they awarded $110,550 in grants to teachers and staff in support of Highline Public Schools this December. These funds will support activities... [Read more]

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

Tree mitigation ordinances passed by Des Moines Council Thursday night

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council approved on Thursday evening (Dec. 7) two ordinances that will establish a framework for handling mitigation for trees removed and replaced around the construction... [Read more]

Become a Square Meal Partner and help your Des Moines Area Food Bank

Become a Square Meal Partner and help your Des Moines Area Food Bank

For 10 of the 12 months of the year, the Des Moines Area Food Bank operates in the red. With your help though, the Square Meal Drive hopes to balance out this seasonal inequality. This year the Square... [Read more]

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

Man shot at Des Moines apartment complex dies

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that on Tuesday night, Nov. 28, officers were dispatched to the Newport Apartment complex located in the 23600 block of 20th Ave South (map below) for a shooting... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

By Dave Markwell Returning home to my dogs after a fine Thanksgiving meal, I was feeling especially gracious – even more so by the exceptionally low standards I have set for my dogs. As I delicately... [Read more]

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

Des Moines Council honors retiring Highline College President Bermingham

By Jack Mayne At the Des Moines Council meeting Thursday (Nov. 30), Mayor Matt Pina honored outgoing Highline College President Jack Bermingham, 68, who is retiring next week after 22 years heading the... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>In Defense of Shopping</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: In Defense of Shopping

In Defense of Shopping By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Today is Cyber Monday. Launched in 2005, Cyber Monday was a way for online retailers to compete with instore... [Read more]

Man in 80s apparently jumps off pier, resulting in huge response

Man in 80s apparently jumps off pier, resulting in huge response

There was a huge police/emergency search and rescue mission for an elderly man who apparently jumped from the fishing pier near the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday night, Nov. 21. Police say that a man in... [Read more]

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

And now…a blatant Ad from Waterland Blog Columnist Dave Markwell: My daughter was playing Christmas music on her phone while eating her Fruit Loops this morning. I shook my head in admonishment... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’ This new initiative... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch was a rockin’ good time on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines. The fun, disco-themed fundraiser raised nearly... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Des Moines City Council shows that two incumbents are leading: City Of Des Moines... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Vote November 7th!</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Vote November 7th!

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Election Day is fast approaching – Tuesday, November 7th – and although we might not be voting for President this year, now more... [Read more]

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

South King Media Blogger (and Mt. Rainier High School student) Cassidy Huff will be undergoing her 42nd surgery this Wednesday, and we’re asking all our Readers to please send her prayers and healing... [Read more]

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

Rotary holding Community Coat Drive for Kids, and here’s how you can help

It’s starting to get cold outside – it’s time to turn up the thermostat and put on an extra jacket. For some young kids in our community though, it isn’t as simple as that. Sadly, some kids... [Read more]

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

A great story about inspirational local icon Cassidy Huff – Blog columnist, Burien ‘Citizen of the Year’ and student at Mount Rainier High School who has gone through 41 surgeries – was... [Read more]

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

Mail thief captured, arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning

A mail thief was captured and arrested by Des Moines Police early Saturday morning (Oct. 21) after being reported by an alert resident in the North Hill area. Police say that early Saturday at around 5... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]