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Des Moines Historical Society presenting ‘Andy’s Diner Remembered’ Sept. 23

Des Moines Historical Society presenting ‘Andy’s Diner Remembered’ Sept. 23

A mile from the old Kingdome on 4th Ave S., a unique diner was created from reclaimed railroad cars, and on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Andy Yurkanin will share how Andy’s Diner came to be a must stop for... [Read more]

ANALYSIS: State law says Des Moines officials cannot stop drug recovery facility

ANALYSIS: State law says Des Moines officials cannot stop drug recovery facility

News Analysis by Jack Mayne Blaming the Des Moines City Council, mayor or city manager for the placing of the Valley Cities’ Woodmont Recovery Campus on Pacific Highway South is like blaming the Weather Service for... [Read more]

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots – aka “WASP” – on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested. Here’s more... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

Late Wednesday afternoon (July 1), local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall,... [Read more]

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

OPINION: Pacific Highway transit route makes more long-term sense

by T.M. Sell If you build it, they will come – if you build it in the right place. Sound Transit soon will decide where to site its extension of the light rail from Angle Lake toward Federal Way. The... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

A grand opening celebration for the Dining Hall, built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park (former home to the City’s Senior Services) will... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Weekday Walk’ at Bootlegger’s Trail cancelled

UPDATE: ‘Weekday Walk’ at Bootlegger’s Trail cancelled

Pssst!  Roy sent me! He says the coast is clear to do a ‘Walk-n-Talk’ on the Bootlegger’s Trail in Woodmont Beach on Wednesday, June 17 at 9 a.m…

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

Come celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Big Picture High School June 13

To all Highline Big Picture students, graduates, families, mentors, and friends: It’s been ten years since the doors opened at our school! Come celebrate the milestone with us: WHEN: Saturday, June 13,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

Des Moines Police Department gets State Accreditation from WASPC

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) recognized the Bothell and Des Moines Police Departments and the Mason County Sheriffs Office with Accreditation awards at their Spring... [Read more]

May 31 community-wide Memorial for Carmen Scott has been canceled

May 31 community-wide Memorial for Carmen Scott has been canceled

The family of Carmen Scott regrets they had to cancel the community-wide Celebration of Life they had planned for her on May 31. Instead the family will be holding a private memorial. As many of our... [Read more]

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners. The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April... [Read more]

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps at a special presentation at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. Southminster Presbyterian Church is located... [Read more]

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

PUGET SOUND WEATHER GEEK: Drought explanation and El Niño outlook

Press “Play” button to view/hear the live, local weather stream. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Last week I wrote an article about diminishing water concerns. In less than... [Read more]

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

Highline CHOICE Academy and Highline Homeschool Center will be holding an All Year Reunion on Friday, May 8, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this free... [Read more]

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service, former Mayor Bob Sheckler is retiring

After 20 years in public service – current city councilmember and former Mayor Bob Sheckler announced his retirement at Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting (March 26). Sheckler,... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]