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City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

City seeking public input for Des Moines Shoreline Master Program review

The City will be holding two Open Houses to solicit feedback on the ongoing Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review, on Aug. 14 and Nov. 13. Also, an Information Booth will be at the Waterfront Farmers... [Read more]

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

Pollinator Meadow Seeding at Sonju Orchard will be Saturday, Aug. 11

All are invited to come to the Sonju Orchard and Community Garden in Des Moines to learn more about native pollinators and the habitat that supports them on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. – Noon. During... [Read more]

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

Police Chief Thomas sends out another letter about criminal activity in Redondo

On Monday, July 30, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas sent out another letter to the community, addressing recent criminal activity. This is Thomas’ second letter about crime, and like the first –... [Read more]

LETTER: There is a grace period for paid parking at the Des Moines Marina

LETTER: There is a grace period for paid parking at the Des Moines Marina

[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:] To the Editor: After observing the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival will be Sat., Aug. 25

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival will be Sat., Aug. 25

The 2018 Poverty Blues & Brews Festival is returning for its ninth annual summer concert/party on Saturday, Aug. 15! Dozens of the Northwest’s best Craft Beers, Ciders and Wine will be featured,... [Read more]

Four shot after two groups exchange gunfire at Wooton Park early Saturday

Four shot after two groups exchange gunfire at Wooton Park early Saturday

Four people were shot in an incident at Wooton Park in Redondo early Saturday morning, according to Des Moines Police. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Police say that two groups exchanged gunfire... [Read more]

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

Chief says ‘tough week’ for Des Moines Cops who backed Kent Police

By Jack Mayne Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas said it had been a “tough week for the officers” in light of the early Sunday morning (July 22) tragedy when a Kent Police Officer was killed when... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Bungalow, SeaTac Condo, Normandy Park View, Garden Oasis, Dream New Home

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Bungalow, SeaTac Condo, Normandy Park View, Garden Oasis, Dream New Home

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding five great Open Houses this weekend! First up is an affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Meet ‘Pepper,’ my new Service Dog!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. Hey B-Town readers! I know I say this... [Read more]

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Des Moines on Sat., Aug. 11

Fred Hutch Obliteride bike riders will spin through Des Moines on Sat., Aug. 11

Photo courtesy Fred Hutch Obliteride Nearly 2,500 Fred Hutch Obliterideriders will pedal through Puget Sound communities – including Des Moines – on Saturday, Aug. 11, raising funds to help obliterate... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch fundraiser will be Nov. 4

SAVE THE DATE: Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch fundraiser will be Nov. 4

Save the date – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018! The Bayside Brunch is just around the corner – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 – and with this year’s theme, you won’t want to miss it. “It’s going to be faster... [Read more]

Brush fire burns at Midway Elementary School Monday

Brush fire burns at Midway Elementary School Monday

A brush fire burned at Midway Elementary School on Monday, July 23, according to South King Fire & Rescue. Firefighters fought the 50 x 200-foot brush fire, then applied additional water to make sure... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s our raw footage of Saturday’s Waterland Parade

VIDEO: Here’s our raw footage of Saturday’s Waterland Parade

We live-streamed video of the Waterland Parade Saturday night, July 21, and below is the raw footage, which runs around 1-hour, 15-minutes. To be alerted when we next broadcast live, be sure to “Like”... [Read more]

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

Kent Police Officer killed early Sunday morning

From our sister site ILoveKent.net: Early Sunday morning (July 22), a Kent Police Officer was killed when another deputy’s car struck him during a pursuit near Reith Rd and Kent Des Moines Rd. Police... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: ‘The Legacies of Thelma and Louise.’

By Dave Markwell Last night I attended a grand event. It was a retirement party for two of Des Moines finest gals, Sue Padden and Patrice Thorell. For twenty-plus years, these two forces of nature led... [Read more]

3 Wishes holding Summer Street Sale during Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

3 Wishes holding Summer Street Sale during Saturday’s Olde Burien Block Party

From Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique: 3 Wishes Olde Burien Block Party STREET SALE 20 – 60% OFF Saturday Only! shoes, clothing & more! IT’S OUR LAST ANNUAL STREET SALE! 3 Wishes 929 –... [Read more]

Des Moines Clerk Bonnie Wilkins honored as summer doldrums hit Council

Des Moines Clerk Bonnie Wilkins honored as summer doldrums hit Council

By Jack Mayne The major item on the Des Moines City Council agenda on Thursday night (July 29) was the oft postponed interlocal agreement with Highline College for the College Way connection project –... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Bungalow, Rambler, New Gregory Heights, SeaTac, Brick Masterpiece, Renton Condo

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Open Houses: Burien Bungalow, Rambler, New Gregory Heights, SeaTac, Brick Masterpiece, Renton Condo

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding six great Open Houses this weekend! First up is this affordable, picture perfect, charming Burien Bungalow on a... [Read more]

Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

Hoops4Life Basketball/Skills Camp will be at Mt. Rainier High School July 23-27

BASKETBALL/LIFE SKILLS CAMP!!!! @ Mount Rainier High School Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27 This camp started in West Seattle in 1998 for the purpose of creating an affordable camp that would raise... [Read more]