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Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

Male voyeur arrested in women’s restroom of Des Moines Library Thursday

On Thursday (Feb. 27), a man – wearing women’s clothing – was arrested in the women’s restroom of the Des Moines Library (located at 21620 11th Ave S.) for Voyeurism with a cell phone camera. Des... [Read more]

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater is back with a new show for spring – ‘Tolstory‘ – written by T.M. Sell with music by Nancy Warren. Tolstory is a little bit Tolstoy and a tiny bit Toy Story, as four Russian... [Read more]

Seattle Southside opens new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter

Seattle Southside opens new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS), the official tourism organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, opened a new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter,... [Read more]

Des Moines Rotarians deliver illustrated dictionaries to 3rd graders

Des Moines Rotarians deliver illustrated dictionaries to 3rd graders

This month, Des Moines Rotarians visited every Highline elementary school in their city and came bearing gifts: a beautifully illustrated children’s dictionary for each third grader…

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars will better serve students and community with the official launch of new website, including an online student scholarship application. Dollars for Scholars® officially... [Read more]

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations now open for Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards

Nominations are now open for the Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Gold Star Awards, which will include both a Breakfast and Bash. This year’s theme is “We Are Highline,” which “celebrates... [Read more]

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’! Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens... [Read more]

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

The time is rapidly approaching for the Northwest’s only music festival that exclusively features classic jazz from the first half of the 20th Century – Burien Arts Association’s 6th annual... [Read more]

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 8 at Highline Community College, starting at 6 p.m. Dinner, Boats for Beds by Three Tree Yacht Club, an auction, stories... [Read more]

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

City Manager: redesigned website, new system for public records & more

Tony Piasecki Des Moines City Manager Tony Piasecki says that in 2013 the city redesigned the city website, launched a new system for requesting city public records and added new equipment that permits... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School ‘Future City’ team off to DC for national competition

Pacific Middle School ‘Future City’ team off to DC for national competition

Last Saturday, six Pacific Middle School “Future City” teams participated in the Future City Regional Competition (an engineering competition), and one of the teams will be heading to Washington, D.C.!

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

The Department of Ecology is working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to re-launch the Dirt Alert Program in South King County, and is offering free soil testing to local residents... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Des Moines Pool District welcomes new commissioners, district manager

Three new faces are gracing the offices of the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District with the swearing in of two new commissioners and the appointment of a new district manager. Schell Ross and Toni... [Read more]

Help send Mt. Rainier High School Choir to Carnegie Hall; fundraiser Feb. 28

Help send Mt. Rainier High School Choir to Carnegie Hall; fundraiser Feb. 28

Des Moines’ own Mt. Rainier High School Choir will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 13, and they’re holding a fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 28. “We are one out... [Read more]

Ribbon is cut and the new Normandy Park Market is now open

Ribbon is cut and the new Normandy Park Market is now open

Photos by Theresa Schaefer An enthusiastic crowd of neighbors and shoppers watched in appreciation as the opening day ribbon was cut Wednesday morning (Jan. 22) at the new Normandy Park Market. “We’re... [Read more]

Bittner Flute Awarded to Arts & Academics Academy Senior Kia Hang

Bittner Flute Awarded to Arts & Academics Academy Senior Kia Hang

Des Moines Rotarian Steve Swank, right, presented the Bittner Flute to Kia Hang, a senior at Arts and Academics Academy, on Wednesday. The sterling silver Bittner Flute is awarded annually to an exceptional... [Read more]

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Military Road to be focus of 2014 site-specific Arts projects

Two projects focusing on the historical significance of Military Road (see map below) have received site-specific project funding from 4Culture, the cultural services agency that provides arts and heritage... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

Highline Schools Foundation awards record amount of classroom grants

The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded a record $48,675 through 77 classroom grants at 35 different schools in the Highline School District. A total of 124 grant requests were received. “The... [Read more]