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Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

Quiet Skies says Des Moines City Council failed at handling airport problems

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines Quiet Skies group has issued what can only be labeled as an extremely negative view of the City Council in what it calls a quarterly report card on the seven-member governing... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

FOLLOWUP: Concrete walled industrial building to replace historic Furney’s

By Jack Mayne Furney’s Nursery – which recently announced that it will be closing by the end May – will be replaced by an $80 million production facility on Pacific Ridge that the Des Moines City... [Read more]

Fundraiser Plant & Garden Sale will be Saturday at North Hill Community Center

Fundraiser Plant & Garden Sale will be Saturday at North Hill Community Center

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Sale fundraiser will be held this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the North Hill Community Club, located at 20827 3rd Ave South. This event... [Read more]

BREAKING: After 70 years, Des Moines business Furney’s Nursery is closing

BREAKING: After 70 years, Des Moines business Furney’s Nursery is closing

After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney’s Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: The Blue Bucket

The Marine View Driver: The Blue Bucket

By Mike Smith A simple yet normal day on the Seattle Streetcars. I’m calling this article The Blue Bucket because, well because there is a blue bucket in it. I was taking a break at Panera on Broadway... [Read more]

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Anthony Martinelli files for Des Moines City Council, will run against Matt Pina

Drug policy reform activist and long time Des Moines resident Anthony Martinelli filed this week for Des Moines City Council position No. 1, in a bid to defeat incumbent and current Mayor Matt Pina. Four... [Read more]

Wastemobile will be at Des Moines Marina this weekend

Wastemobile will be at Des Moines Marina this weekend

REMINDER: The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina this weekend – Friday, April... [Read more]

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

Quiet Skies critical of Des Moines for passing on meeting slated for next week

By Jack Mayne The fledgling Quiet Skies Puget Sound group in Des Moines has severely criticized the city administration and its City Council over its refusal to participate in an April 26 public meeting... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Volunteer are needed to help celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22 by working on restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. All volunteers are welcome to join. NOTE: **The marina parking... [Read more]

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

REMINDER: Meeting on paid parking at Des Moines Marina is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Meeting on paid parking at Des Moines Marina is TONIGHT

REMINDER: A public meeting on Marina & Beach Park Paid Parking will be TONIGHT – Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center. Here are the details: FOR MORE INFORMATION Please... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

Port of Seattle Commission meeting to include NextGen briefing on April 25

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ scholarship reception will be Wed., May 3

Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ scholarship reception will be Wed., May 3

Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ will hold its annual reception to distribute scholarships to deserving local students on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at the Des Moines Yacht Club. This is an annual... [Read more]

REMINDER: Classic Eats to feature an AMAZING Easter Brunch – reserve now!

REMINDER: Classic Eats to feature an AMAZING Easter Brunch – reserve now!

REMINDER: Classic Eats will feature an AMAZING Easter Brunch this Sunday, April 16 – reserve now! Still planning your Easter agenda? Classic Eats in Burien is the place to be for a memorable and delicious... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

Des Moines City Council approves new $80 million Pacific Ridge Development

By Jack Mayne The latest $80 million development for the North Des Moines commercial area that will soon include the regional Federal Aviation Administration offices was unanimously approved at Thursday... [Read more]

Waterland Arcade: Our ‘WHY?’…and a FUNd-raiser this Saturday, April 15

Waterland Arcade: Our ‘WHY?’…and a FUNd-raiser this Saturday, April 15

Waterland Arcade: Our “WHY?”…And a FUNd-raiser!!! Last weekend, I glanced over at our air hockey table and saw a little girl, around 5 years old I would guess, playing with her dad. She was a cutie... [Read more]

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 21-23. The Wastemobile... [Read more]

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

City Council votes to support study on health impacts of airplane overflights

The Des Moines City Council by unanimous vote has agreed to include Sea-Tac Airport in new federal legislation that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to study the health impacts of airplane... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: The MaST Center’s Roadway & Pier Clear event is THIS Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Volunteers are needed to help remove toxic debris from the roadways and underwater... [Read more]

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at a free Open House at Saltwater State Park Sat., April 22

Celebrate Earth Day at Saltwater State Park at a free Open House on Saturday, Apr 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. This day includes: A FREE DISCOVER PASS DAY! Visit Historical CCC Interpretive Center. HIKE... [Read more]