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VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

VIDEOS/PHOTOS: Zombie Fest Northwest was fun, educational & scary

The 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest was held at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 15, and who knew that learning about disaster preparedness could be so fun…or scary? Zombies... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor

It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor. By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce It is a wonderful thing to... [Read more]

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

VIDEO: Edmiston to Port: ‘What Did You Know and When Did You Know It?’

Here’s episode #10 of local activist/filmmaker Steve Edmiston’s ‘The Briefing’ project, where he takes on the Port of Seattle, one Public Comment at a time. Episode #10 is entitled... [Read more]

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest Northwest is this SATURDAY, Sept. 15!

REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 7th annual Zombie Fest Northwest, to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season this SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018! This FREE,... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

VIDEO: Resident gives comments at Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping meeting

Des Moines resident and lawyer/filmmaker/activist Steve Edmiston attended the Port of Seattle SAMP Scoping Project meeting at Highline College on Monday night, Sept. 10. Edmiston is filming a documentary... [Read more]

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused by Port

The Waterland Blog has learned that – despite requests – the Port of Seattle has refused to allow any public town hall style question and answer sessions at the upcoming Sustainable Airport Master... [Read more]

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: Port’s SAMP meeting will be at Highline College Monday, Sept. 10

REMINDER: The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College this coming MONDAY, SEPT. 10, and all area residents who... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market on Sat., Sept. 29

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market on Sat., Sept. 29

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive that will be held at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “When you give blood, it is 100% guaranteed that... [Read more]

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

Farmbots and Raspberry Pi help a local garden grow

ACE Grantee’s launch party – the groundbreaking event for the Midway Community Garden located in Des Moines. Participants planting veggie and flower starts to kickstart the Port-funded community garden. By... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to Port’s SAMP meeting Sept. 10

LETTER: Resident encourages all to ‘SHOW UP!’ to Port’s SAMP meeting Sept. 10

[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:] I’m writing to tell all Des Moines... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives

DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Living Wills & Advanced Health Care Directives Making end-of-life wishes can be daunting, especially in the face of a terminal illness or serious injury. However, planning... [Read more]

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

Port of Seattle’s public meeting on SAMP will be at Highline College Mon., Sept. 10

The Port of Seattle will be holding a Public Meeting on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’ (SAMP) at Highline College on Monday, Sept. 10, and all residents who have concerns about increased... [Read more]

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Air quality alert issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

An air quality alert was issued by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency on Monday afternoon, Aug. 13, for the local health jurisdictions of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. “Air pollution... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound releases statement on Horizon Air incident

Quiet Skies Puget Sound released the following statement about the tragic Horizon Air incident that started at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night, Aug. 10, and resulted in the death of grounds crew member Richard... [Read more]

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Des Moines residents plan to fight human trafficking with new film ‘Crowbar’

Two local Des Moines residents – Carri Litowitz of The Genesis Project, and Lee Ryan Coston, a freelance filmmaker – have teamed up to fight human trafficking and child abuse with a new film called... [Read more]

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Aug. 18

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Des Moines Farmers Market Aug. 18

SUMMER DONORS ARE URGENTLY NEEDED!!! Due to summer vacations and schools being out, donations have been drastically impacted. We need YOUR help! Please help fill one of the available appointment times,... [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]

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]