Health and Wellness Section

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

Legacy Foundation helps build wheelchair ramps, steps for low income seniors

At the February 2019 meeting of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, board members voted to approve a grant for $5,000 submitted by Grace in ACTION for the construction of wheelchair ramps, and home step... [Read more]

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

Des Moines Council upgrades zoning to better control mental health facilities

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council has unanimously approved changes in the city’s ordinance that would allow them to control any potential “enhanced service facilities” (ESF) or mental health... [Read more]

Des Moines building with two restaurants closed due to serious health hazards

Des Moines building with two restaurants closed due to serious health hazards

By Scott Schaefer Due to conditions “that constitute an immediate threat to human life, health, or safety,” the City of Des Moines has temporarily closed – or “yellow tagged”... [Read more]

Grand re-opening celebration of Mt. Rainier Pool will be Saturday, March 16

Grand re-opening celebration of Mt. Rainier Pool will be Saturday, March 16

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be holding the re-opening of the Des Moines Mount Rainier Pool with a celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. The 43-year-old... [Read more]

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen activists launch airport-related ‘League of Quiet Skies Voters’ group

Citizen groups and activists from communities neighboring Sea-Tac Airport, including Quiet Skies Puget Sound, Burien’s Quiet Skies Coalition, the Federal Way Air Noise Alliance, and The Briefing Project,... [Read more]

Redondo Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Feb. 24

Redondo Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Feb. 24

From our friends at WABI Burien: The next walk of the Des Moines Waterland Walkers is this Sunday, Feb. 24, a week later than normal. (The walk didn’t happen on the usual third Sunday of the month because... [Read more]

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

Port will release Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Feb. 26

The Port of Seattle announced on Thursday (Feb. 21) that it plans to release a Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Update on Tuesday, Feb. 26: This will be an update from the Port regarding the SAMP... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Continuing into their third decade of helping to make Des Moines a better community through parks, recreation and senior services, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be awarding $2,000 to the Grace... [Read more]

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

Next Highline Forum will focus on noise, ultra-fine particle study on Wed., Jan. 23

At the next Highline Forum – set for this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. – members will receive an update on the efforts of the Sea-Tac Airport Stakeholder Advisory Round Table’s... [Read more]

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

Learn ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ on Wed., Feb. 6

The City of Normandy Park and the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce will be hosting ‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ – an Emergency Management Public Presentation... [Read more]

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

South County Area Transportation Board recommends siting of 2nd regional airport

By Scott Schaefer Founder/Publisher/Editor The South (King) County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) on Tuesday (Jan. 15) released a ‘Legislative Request for Support’ that recommends siting... [Read more]

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

Des Moines Council hears proposal on potential noise control at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jack Mayne A local attorney has proposed that the Des Moines City Council endorse a proposal that would require the Port of Seattle to control noise at the rapidly developing and growing Seattle-Tacoma... [Read more]

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

Deadline to RSVP to Port’s Jan. 12 ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ is Tuesday, Jan. 8

NOISE 101 SYMPOSIUM The City of SeaTac and Port of Seattle invite all to attend a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, led by Steve Alverson, National Director of ESA Airports, a national... [Read more]

Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14

Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14

The Mount Rainier Pool will re-open on Monday, Jan. 14 for lap swim, family and open swim, water aerobics and swim and dive teams, it was announced on Thursday, Jan. 3. As we previously reported, the pool’s... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church Christmas services are Fri. & Mon. night

Des Moines United Methodist Church Christmas services are Fri. & Mon. night

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding two Christmas services: Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.: Longest night service. For some, Christmas is not a wonderful time, it is filled with sadness &... [Read more]

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

Learn about aviation noise at ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12

All are invited to a ‘Noise 101 Symposium’ on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. – Noon at Tyee High School’s Cafeteria in SeaTac. Topics covered in this symposium will be: The Principles... [Read more]