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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]

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

By Jack Mayne The fledgling Quiet Skies Puget Sound group in Des Moines has severely criticized the city administration and its City Council over its refusal to participate in an April 26 public meeting... [Read more]

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

By Jack Mayne The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices was unanimously approved at Thursday... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: <i>Why Seattle Southside?</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Why Seattle Southside?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay In 1988 the Tukwila/Sea-Tac Chamber... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

Quiet Skies Puget Sound will have ’20 Questions’ for City of Des Moines April 26

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition has written a letter to Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias, with copies to the Des Moines City Council, seeking answers to “Twenty Questions”... [Read more]

Rotary Club presents check to Food Bank for replacement freezer/refrigerator

Rotary Club presents check to Food Bank for replacement freezer/refrigerator

On Wednesday (March 29), Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park Treasurer Kerry Wallingford and President Carri Litowitz presented a check for $4,150 to replace a broken down freezer to Kris VanGaskin... [Read more]

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

By Jack Mayne The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force. Investigation of this type... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

By Mike Smith Many have been wondering what happened to the Seattle Streetcars on that fateful day where they were pulled from service. I can tell you what I know. Or rather, what I have been told. I’d... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mt. Rainier High’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ team holding fundraiser to go to competition

Mount Rainier High School’s ‘Ramen Robotics’ Team is trying to raise money for its upcoming FIRST Robotics Competition. “Our program at Mount Rainier High School encourages other... [Read more]

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

Des Moines Police seeking homes & businesses to share video camera feeds

The Des Moines Police Department announced Wednesday (March 8) that they are seeking Home and Business Surveillance Camera owners to register and share their video feeds as a way to increase security... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Over $65,000 raised at 13th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

PHOTOS: Over $65,000 raised at 13th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park tell us they raised an “unofficial” total of $65,056 from the 13th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, held March 3 and 4! “Last... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Back on Track

The Marine View Driver: Back on Track

Or: Just so we’re tracking together. By Mike Smith It’s great to see you all again. I haven’t been on hiatus. I’ve been working hellacious hours. There is a new car in my life. It is called... [Read more]

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

City Council considers future of Wasson property at Des Moines Marina

By Jack Mayne When longtime Des Moines Councilmember Donald Wasson died a year ago he left his waterfront property located at the entrance to Beach Park to the city and now City Council and staff are... [Read more]

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away

Former Blog Sales Manager Janet Grella has passed away

Janet Garrott Grella: October 2, 1949 – February 23, 2017 Janet and her husband Michael. On a scooter in Italy. We’re incredibly sad to report that Janet Garrott Grella – South King Media’s... [Read more]

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local Historians seek state recognition for infamous 1947 flying disc story

Local historic group the Maury Island Incident Historical Society (“MIIHS”) has submitted a Resolution to Washington State Senators Karen Keiser (33rd District) and Sharon Nelson (34th District)... [Read more]

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

VIDEO: Port of Seattle does noise testing at Des Moines Elementary

On Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, the Port of Seattle conducted noise testing at Des Moines Elementary School as part of their continued partnership with Highline Public Schools on airplane noise mitigation. A... [Read more]