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Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Reay named President/CEO of Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce

Experienced non-profit, business consultant and community organizer Andrea H. Reay will assume the position of President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Friday, Aug.... [Read more]

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

This week, Seattle-based EKE Pictures announced the world premiere release of The Periphery Project, Volume I, will be on IndieFlix, the membership-based global movie hub. According to Producer Steve... [Read more]

Congrats to local Pacwest Little League team for coming in 3rd in State!

Congrats to local Pacwest Little League team for coming in 3rd in State!

An amazing run came to an end last weekend for our local Pacwest 10-11 team at the Washington State Little League Tournament. After seven straight days of games in 100+ degree weather (whew!), these... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

VIDEO: ‘Vote YES for Highline Public Schools’ kicks off Nov. 2016 campaign 

On the front steps of Burien’s deteriorating Highline High School on Saturday (July 23), families, residents, students and teachers came together to help kick-off Highline Public Schools’ Nov.... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: No, the <i>Ghostbusters</i> Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

Past the Popcorn: No, the Ghostbusters Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

by Jeff Walls The new reboot of Ghostbusters is the second movie this year to get totally trashed by Internet commenters prior to anyone actually seeing the movie.  Whereas Batman v Superman: Dawn of... [Read more]

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

Meet the four finalists for the City of Des Moines’ new City Manager

The City of Des Moines on Thursday (July 14) announced the names of the four finalists in the search for its new City Manager. The four candidates have been invited for interviews, to be held on July... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Washington State Little League Baseball Tournament

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Washington State Little League Baseball Tournament

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

Water rescue retrieves two crabbers off Normandy Park Cove

Water rescue retrieves two crabbers off Normandy Park Cove

A water rescue occurred off the shores the Normandy Park Cove on Saturday night, July 9. Authorities say that a 12-foot aluminum boat with no motor and two occupants capsized while crabbing, knocking them... [Read more]

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

Drone operator gets stung by bees during Des Moines’ 4th of July celebration

On Monday night, during Des Moines’ July 4th celebration – while crowds were gathering – a small drone was seen and heard flying just inside the entrance to the beach park. Des Moines Police... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film <i>The BFG</i>

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film The BFG

by Jeff Walls Author Roald Dahl published his children’s novel The BFG in 1982, the same year filmmaker Steven Spielberg released his classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.  Now thirty-four years... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: 40-foot Cabin Cruiser catches fire at Des Moines Marina

Photos courtesy South King Fire & Rescue A 40-foot wooden cabin cruiser docking at the Des Moines Marina fuel dock experienced a dramatic engine fire Thursday morning, June 30. The boat owner... [Read more]

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Longtime local champion/activist Jeanne Moeller has passed away

Des Moines/Burien native and longtime resident/activist Jeanne Moeller passed away on June 16, 2016. She was 90 years old. A rosary and funeral will be held at St. Francis of Assisi (15246 21st Ave SW)... [Read more]

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

Authenticity In Focus At Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

The PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival is a potent and charming alternative to a culture dominated by self-serving stories designed to distract or mislead.  Anybody read or heard any of those lately?... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on November bond issue election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

AUDIO: Mayor Matt Pina discusses Des Moines projects at Mayor’s Luncheon

Story, Photo & Audio by Scott Schaefer The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Mayor’s Luncheon on Thursday, June 18, with representatives from Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Des Moines Community ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ will be July 6

Destination Des Moines’ Community BBQ fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, July 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This year will include a Beer and Wine Garden, along with a Root... [Read more]