Life Section

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

By Dave Markwell At 4:30 this morning my phone rang. Being familiar with phone calls at this hour, I knew it was probably not good news. It wasn’t. My caller ID said, “Aden”, my son. “Hi, buddy”,... [Read more]

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

Wesley Home residents holding their own Women’s March in Des Moines Sat.

A group of women from Wesley Homes Retirement Center will be meeting Saturday morning (Jan. 20) at 10 a.m. for a Women’s March. They will be meeting at the Des Moines Plaza next to Dollar Tree, and all... [Read more]

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

Finalists announced for Seattle Southside Chamber’s Awards Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber Staff and Board of Directors on Thursday (Jan. 18) announced the finalists for its Awards and Recognition Luncheon. The winners of the awards will be announced LIVE at the... [Read more]

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Inslee appoints Karen Donohue to King Court Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday (Jan. 17) announced the appointment of Karen Donohue to the King Court Superior Court. She will replace Judge Hollis Hill, who is retiring. Donohue is currently the presiding... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

The Saltwater Music Series will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m. Composer/pianist Steven Luksan will perform musical styles of the last 400 years... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21. Walkers are asked to meet at 11 a.m. Sunday near the fishing pier/bathrooms/picnic tables in the northwest corner of the parking... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Mt. Rainier High student Sarah Jenner serves as Page for Rep. Tina Orwall

Rep. Orwall with page Sarah Jenner, Jan. 10th, 2018. Photo courtesy Washington State Legislative Support Services. Sarah Jenner, a student at Mt. Rainier High School, served as a page last week in the... [Read more]

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

Reelected Pina, Pennington again will lead Des Moines City Council

By Jack Mayne The first Des Moines City Council meeting of the new year was largely framed around newly elected and reelected members. At the regular Thursday, Jan. 11 Des Moines City Council meeting,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

By Dave Markwell Last weekend, my daughter informed me that she was going to see a movie with her friend, “Becky”, and would need a ride Saturday evening. Now, the only surprising element of this... [Read more]

Mark William Van Gasken passes away; memorial will be this Saturday, Jan. 13

Mark William Van Gasken passes away; memorial will be this Saturday, Jan. 13

Mark William Van Gasken Mark was born on November 29, 1928 to Gladys and Mark E. Van Gasken, both long-time residents of Des Moines. (His grandparents’ home, overlooking the marina, was recently purchased... [Read more]

Local Rotarians pass out dictionaries to every third grader Wednesday

Local Rotarians pass out dictionaries to every third grader Wednesday

Members of the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park passed out dictionaries to every third grader in Des Moines and Normandy Park on Wednesday, Jan. 10. This is just one of the many great things... [Read more]

Courtney Gregoire selected as Port of Seattle Commission President Tuesday

Courtney Gregoire selected as Port of Seattle Commission President Tuesday

Port of Seattle Commissioners Steinbureck, Bowman, Gregoire, Felleman, Calkins in Commission Chambers at P-69, 9 January 2018. Two new Port of Seattle Commissioners – Peter Steinbrueck and Ryan Calkins... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Economic Forecast – Stronger Together</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Economic Forecast – Stronger Together

Economic Forecast – Stronger Together By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce John F. Kennedy once said, “A rising tide lifts all boats”. But, did you know that Kennedy... [Read more]

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Community Police Academy starts March 14; here’s how to sign up

Together with SeaTac and Burien Police Services, the Community Police Academy program was designed to increase the understanding between citizens and their Police Departments through public education. This... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

By Dave Markwell A few weeks ago, I was at my old buddy, Scott’s, house catching up a bit following the memorial service for his dad. It was one of those simple, beautiful moments of life and friendship... [Read more]

City looking to fill two openings on Senior Services Advisory Committee

City looking to fill two openings on Senior Services Advisory Committee

The City of Des Moines has two openings on its Senior Services Advisory Committee. The purpose of the senior services advisory committee is to advise the city council on policy and budgetary subjects... [Read more]

Jack Kniskern – the man who helped design Des Moines – has passed at 91

Jack Kniskern – the man who helped design Des Moines – has passed at 91

Sadly, longtime Des Moines resident and local icon Jack Kniskern passed away at the age of 91 on Dec. 21. A memorial is planned for Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Des Moines United Methodist Church. Jack... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Life After Bankruptcy

DAL Law Firm: Life After Bankruptcy

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Designed by Freepik Life After Bankruptcy After people have filed for bankruptcy, they many times will have questions about their financial future after their bankruptcy is... [Read more]

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Train derailment results in urgent plea for Blood Donors – here’s how to help

Bloodworks Northwest issued an urgent appeal for donors on Monday (Dec. 18), following the derailment of an Amtrak passenger train between Tacoma and Olympia that is making major demands on the community... [Read more]

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

South King Media to expand into Kent with acquisition of iLoveKent.net

This week iLoveKent.net and South King Media, owner of six local blogs – including The B-Town and Waterland Blogs – celebrated their 10-year anniversaries with a big announcement.  Effective January... [Read more]