Health and Wellness Section

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]

Des Moines Waterland Walkers Holiday Walk will be this Saturday, Dec. 15

Des Moines Waterland Walkers Holiday Walk will be this Saturday, Dec. 15

The next walk of the Des Moines Waterland Walkers will a special Holiday Walk this Saturday, Dec. 15, meeting at 11 a.m. at Big Catch Plaza (where the Des Moines Christmas Tree is located near the Dollar... [Read more]

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

‘What You Need to Know to Survive a Natural Disaster’ event will be Feb. 6

A Message from the City of Des Moines Emergency Management Director, George Delgado: An emergency management evening public presentation, hosted by the City of Normandy Park and the Southside Seattle Chamber... [Read more]

6th annual Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive will benefit HCSATS

6th annual Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive will benefit HCSATS

The Des Moines Police Department, in partnership with the Des Moines Police Foundation, is sponsoring its 6th annual Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress... [Read more]

Des Moines Police offering FREE training on active shooter situations Jan. 23

Des Moines Police offering FREE training on active shooter situations Jan. 23

The Des Moines Police Department will be offering FREE training on how to respond during an active shooter situation on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. These... [Read more]

VIDEO: Steve Edmiston presents ‘The Lost Cause’ to Port of Seattle Commission

VIDEO: Steve Edmiston presents ‘The Lost Cause’ to Port of Seattle Commission

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston’s solo media and citizen activism campaign addressing noise and pollution impacts from increased flights at Sea-Tac Airport – The Briefing Project – continued... [Read more]

Girl Scout Gold Award Winner Alyissa Castle-Lloyd helps others get Running Start

Girl Scout Gold Award Winner Alyissa Castle-Lloyd helps others get Running Start

Girl Scout Gold Award earner Alyissa Castle-Lloyd wanted to unite Running Start students with a club that would serve as a space for support as they go through college at an earlier age. So she started... [Read more]

Help keep local school kids warm this winter – Coat Drive deadline is Nov. 15

Help keep local school kids warm this winter – Coat Drive deadline is Nov. 15

With the community’s help last year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park collected nearly 500 coats that were donated to local schools. This year, the Coats for Kids drive hopes to break... [Read more]

JOBS: Wesley Homes holding Job Fair this Saturday, Nov. 3

JOBS: Wesley Homes holding Job Fair this Saturday, Nov. 3

Advertiser Wesley Homes will be holding a Job Fair this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at their Des Moines campus: At Wesley, we affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide... [Read more]

Rep. Adam Smith recognized by district for school noise mitigation funding

Rep. Adam Smith recognized by district for school noise mitigation funding

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Highline Public Schools and Port of Seattle officials recognized U.S. Representative Adam Smith for his successful effort to pass federal legislation preserving noise mitigation funding... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]