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Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

Homeless encampments, discarded drug trash causes SeaTac Council dispute

From our sister site The SeaTac Blog: In the south end of North SeaTac Park, near one of the last bogs around – Tub Lake – are several homeless encampments and a tremendous amount of garbage. When... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding three free events this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding three free events this weekend

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding three free events this weekend: Friday (May 1) 7:00pm: Movie “Big Hero 6″ (room 110 lower entrance) Sunday 1:15pm, Crop Walk (both main entrance). Sunday... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bad news…and GOOD NEWS!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bad news…and GOOD NEWS!!!

by Dave Markwell Bad news: You’re going to die. Good news: (at least if you’re reading this…) You’re NOT DEAD YET!! I write this as a simple statement of fact. If you’re not dead yet, it means... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council seeking applicants for Burrage’s vacated seat

Des Moines City Council seeking applicants for Burrage’s vacated seat

The Des Moines City Council is accepting applications for potential candidates for appointment to fill an unexpired term – vacated by Jeanette Burrage, who resigned April 22 – on the City Council,... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

Berkshire Hathaway Sunday Open House: Beautiful 4-BD Normandy Park home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, May 3 – is a beautiful Normandy Park home with plenty of room for everyone and lots of... [Read more]

JOBS: McDonald’s hiring Managers and Crew for local restaurants Tuesday

JOBS: McDonald’s hiring Managers and Crew for local restaurants Tuesday

McDonalds Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto) McDonald’s is now hiring managers and crew for the following locations: SeaTac Airport Tukwila Burien White Center Please join us for open interviews at our... [Read more]

FAA announces it will build new facility at Des Moines Creek Business Park

FAA announces it will build new facility at Des Moines Creek Business Park

On Wednesday (April 29), the Federal Aviation Administration announced that its new facility will be built in the Des Moines Creek Business Park, which is under lease to Panattoni Development from the... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Emergency radio equipment levy passing with 65%

ELECTION RESULTS: Emergency radio equipment levy passing with 65%

It appears that King County Proposition No. 1, a property tax levy to replace emergency safety radio equipment, will pass easily. The measure requires a simple majority to pass. Here are the first round... [Read more]

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

REMINDER: Comprehensive Plan Open House is Wednesday night, April 29

The City of Des Moines will be holding an Open House for its Draft 2015 Comprehensive Plan on Wednesday night, April 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Activity Center, located at 2045 S. 216th Street. This... [Read more]

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at Des Moines Yacht Club May 9-10

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at Des Moines Yacht Club May 9-10

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at the Des Moines Yacht Club on May 9-10, with a weekend full of live music, boat building for the kids, food vendors, tours of local boats and lots of marine oriented... [Read more]

Highline College will hold annual cultural celebration on Saturday, May 9

Highline College will hold annual cultural celebration on Saturday, May 9

Highline College will host its annual cultural celebration – GlobalFest – on Saturday, May 9. The event is student-run and features food, performances and displays from around the world. Guests can... [Read more]

REMINDER: Normandy Park Arts Festival will be this weekend, May 2-3!

REMINDER: Normandy Park Arts Festival will be this weekend, May 2-3!

REMINDER: The City of Normandy Park, along with the Normandy Park Arts Commission, will be holding the 16th annual Normandy Park Arts Festival this weekend – Saturday, May 2 and Sunday May 3! The event... [Read more]

MaST Center’s Kids Science Camp will be July 27-31; deadline to apply is May 15

MaST Center’s Kids Science Camp will be July 27-31; deadline to apply is May 15

The MaST Center will be hosting their Annual Sound Summer Science Camp from July 27-31, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and the deadline to apply is May 15. This half-day, one week camp will teach children... [Read more]

Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Advertiser Daystar Retirement Village will be holding an Open House on Thursday, May 14, from Noon – 2:30 p.m. at the Parkview Building on their campus at 2615 SW Barton Street. “Come enjoy light... [Read more]

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

[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:] Because of recent events and after... [Read more]

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Bob Sheckler at the groundbreaking ceremony for the then-Artemis Hotel. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A union that represents hotel workers claims Des Moines Councilmember – and former Mayor... [Read more]

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local ‘Joe Friday’ (aka Des Moines Police Officer) on Monday, May 11 at the MaST Center’s ‘Community Coffee.’ “JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND POLICE... [Read more]

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive on Friday, April 24 at Des Moines City Hall

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive on Friday, April 24 at Des Moines City Hall

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park has partnered with the City of Des Moines to hold a blood drive April 24th at City Hall, and human beings who have blood in them are needed. Blood Works... [Read more]