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Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars announces 2018 scholarship winners

The winners of the 2018 Des Moines Dollars for Scholars were recently honored at a scholarship awards ceremony held at the Des Moines Yacht Club. The theme of this year’s ceremony was “Share the Vision”... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Rambler, SeaTac, West Seattle, Des Moines

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Rambler, SeaTac, West Seattle, Des Moines

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six Open Houses this weekend! The first one is a move-in ready Rambler in Burien’s quiet Blakley Manor neighborhood: 3BR... [Read more]

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

LETTER: Delgado move shows ‘poor leadership from the City Manager’s office’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As recently reported in The Waterland... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this Fri.–Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Rummage Sale this Fri.–Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a huge Rummage Sale this Friday & Saturday, May 18-19, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Fellowship Hall. This is a fundraiser for their Youth Ministry... [Read more]

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

Former Police Chief Delgado gets new gig as Director of Emergency Management

One of the major challenges that has been identified by the City of Des Moines as critical and in need of improvement is planning for an emergency and emergency management preparedness, and on Tuesday... [Read more]

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to take over as Des Moines’ new Chief

Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias announced on Tuesday, May 15 that the city has reached an agreement with former Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas to serve as the new Police Chief for Des Moines. Thomas... [Read more]

Memorial Day Celebration will be at Underwood Memorial Park Mon., May 28

Memorial Day Celebration will be at Underwood Memorial Park Mon., May 28

A Memorial Day Celebration “like never before” is planned for the City of Des Moines on Monday, May 28 at Underwood Memorial Park. This event will run from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. near the park’s... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School is celebrating its saxophone quintet – Matthew Benedict, Nghia Nguyen, Liem Nguyen, Ian Benedict, and Jessica Kleebauer – who qualified for the Washington Music Educators’s... [Read more]

‘Flute Dialogues’ will be at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday

‘Flute Dialogues’ will be at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be presenting ‘Flute Dialogues’ this Saturday, May 19, featuring Luisa and Alysa, two professional flute-players from Los Angeles. Steven Luksan will... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: SeaTac, West Seattle, Des Moines, Arbor Heights

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: SeaTac, West Seattle, Des Moines, Arbor Heights

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding several Open Houses this weekend. The first one is a great 3-bedroom rambler with an updated kitchen, open concept... [Read more]

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

By Jack Mayne The trash and recycling service is being impacted by the decision by China to halt importing many recyclables, and that could have a future impact on its service prices to Des Moines residents.... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town/Waterland Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of our Cities’ luncheon will be Friday, June 8

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘State of our Cities’ luncheon will be Friday, June 8

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding its ‘State of our Cities Luncheon’ (formerly known as the Annual Mayors’ Luncheon) in partnership with the cities of Burien, Des... [Read more]

Celebrate improvements to Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17

Celebrate improvements to Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17

COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. South 244th Street & 25th Avenue South You are invited! Improvements include: New Walkways Outdoor Fitness Sports Court Seating... [Read more]

JOBS: HMSHost hiring Cooks & Skilled Cooks

JOBS: HMSHost hiring Cooks & Skilled Cooks

From Advertiser HMSHost: JOBS: Cooks / Skilled Cooks Seattle, WA Email your contact information or resume to: [email protected] Cooks & Skilled Cooks Full-Time Pay rate: $15.74 and $15.94... [Read more]

Three finalists named for Highline College Presidency gig

Three finalists named for Highline College Presidency gig

Next week, three finalists will bid to become the next president of Highline College: Dr. Lisa Avery Dr. Justin Guillory Dr. John Mosby All were selected by the Highline College Board of Trustees as... [Read more]

No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

No injuries in shooting in parking lot of Church’s Chicken Wednesday

Des Moines Police say that nobody was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Church’s Chicken, located near 240th and Pacific Highway South (map below). The restaurant was... [Read more]

Demolition Day marks launch of major renovation at Highline College

Demolition Day marks launch of major renovation at Highline College

Pictured from left: Board of Trustees Chair Debrena Jackson Gandy, Trustee Sili Savusa, Trustee Dan Altmayer, Rep. Kristine Reeves, Interim President Jeff Wagnitz and Trustee Bob Roegner. Rep. Reeves and... [Read more]

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

Police diffuse dangerous situation, safely transport man with sword to hospital

On Saturday, May 5 at around 10:30 a.m., Des Moines Police Officers were dispatched to a suspicious subject in the 27200 block of 16th Ave South (map below). Police say that the adult male in question... [Read more]

Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk is this Saturday, May 12

Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk is this Saturday, May 12

The Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be from Noon – 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, or for $25 on the day of the event. Advance tickets... [Read more]