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Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Breakdown commentary by Greg Wright Jonathan Mastow’s Breakdown is an expertly executed, unpredictable, pulse-pounding thriller. Some call it a B-movie, I call it pure cinema.  —Film Director Scott... [Read more]

JOB: SoKing Internet Radio seeking News/Podcast Announcer

JOB: SoKing Internet Radio seeking News/Podcast Announcer

SoKing Internet Radio is now accepting applications for a News/Podcast Reporter/Announcer to deliver daily (M-F) 3-5 minute audio reports related to stories written and published in 6 hyperlocal blogs... [Read more]

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

Landslide damages four homes near Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday

A landslide hit just north of Saltwater State Park in Des Moines Friday afternoon (March 27), damaging four homes. There were no injuries or road closures, according to South King Fire & Rescue. A... [Read more]

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service – current city councilmember and former Mayor Bob Sheckler announced his retirement at Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting (March 26). Sheckler,... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

REMINDER: Have you got your costume ready yet? The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be a week from tonight – Wednesday, April 1 (April Fool’s Day) – starting at 6 p.m.... [Read more]

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Next presentation on Sea-Tac Airport expansion plan set for Tuesday night

Photo by Francis Zera | zeraphoto.com The presentation by Sea-Tac Airport staff will take place on Tuesday, March 24, at the SeaTac City Council meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the SeaTac City Council... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Nightmares, or “Night Repairs” (If There is a Difference)

The Marine View Driver: Nightmares, or “Night Repairs” (If There is a Difference)

In which the author sees himself dimly. by Mike Smith Have you ever had one of those times where your personal fortitude and patience finally play out? A time when you feel as though you have had enough,... [Read more]

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Casino Night – coming this Saturday, March 21 – will be a chance for the community to double down on the development of great kids while enjoying great food and entertainment, says the president of... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part II

The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part II

In which the author stumbles through efforts to gracefully conclude his good deed. by Mike Smith As I wrote last week, my car was lost… and then it was found. Oh, hurray. I had preferred it stay... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Once Again Goes Live-action with <i>Cinderella</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney Once Again Goes Live-action with Cinderella

by Jeff Walls The latest trend in Disney movies is live-action remakes of their animated fairy tale classics.  Last year, Sleeping Beauty was remade as Maleficent and next year Beauty and the Beast gets... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

This year, the Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees

And the Nominees Are …  Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This... [Read more]

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

Tukwila’s Foster High School Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary March 21

The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson leaving South King Fire & Rescue for Fire Chief gig in Colorado

Gordie Olson, Chief of Operations for South King Fire & Rescue, has accepted an offer from Thornton Colorado to be their new Fire Chief, SKF&R announced on Facebook. Gordie will be leaving the... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part I

The Marine View Driver: More on Living With Car Thievery, Part I

In which the author describes helping the poor, getting ripped off, and cheerfully paying his way out of a game of chance. by Mike Smith About three years ago I took on an unusual task. Unusual for me... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival was held this weekend at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium, the location where it first started some 10+ years ago. For the past decade, the... [Read more]

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

Highline School Board seeking candidates for District 3 open seat

After the resignation of Susan Goding, the Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3…

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Outboard Portrait V by Dan Spalding. We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]