Life Section

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

OBIT: Walter Lynn Edmiston passed away July 20, 2018; memorial will be Aug. 25

Walter Lynn Edmiston In the presence of his loving wife and family members, Walter Edmiston died peacefully on July 20, 2018, following complications from surgery and a fight against cancer that stretched... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

Port of Seattle now accepting comments on its ‘Sustainable Airport Master Plan’

The Port of Seattle began the environmental review process of the Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) Near-Term Projects for Sea-Tac Airport on Monday, July 30, by asking for public comment on environmental... [Read more]

Celebrate improvements to Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17

Celebrate improvements to Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17

COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION! Parkside Park on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. South 244th Street & 25th Avenue South You are invited! Improvements include: New Walkways Outdoor Fitness Sports Court Seating... [Read more]

OBIT: Earline Lucile Byers has passed away; memorial will be Tues., May 1

OBIT: Earline Lucile Byers has passed away; memorial will be Tues., May 1

Earline Lucile Byers 10/1929 to 2018 Earline was born in Seattle along with her twin brother Earl; they remained as close as you can imagine during their long and fulfilling lives. She was very proud... [Read more]

Parent Suicide Prevention Training will be May 3 at Mt. Rainier High School

Parent Suicide Prevention Training will be May 3 at Mt. Rainier High School

A Parent Suicide Prevention Training Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Mount Rainier High School Library. Come learn and receive resources to identify warning signs... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

LETTER: ‘March for Our Lives is a way to hold our elected officials accountable’

[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:] Letter to the Editor: To the people... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shopping Cart.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shopping Cart.

By Dave Markwell A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from my mom. My mom rarely calls me, so I was a bit concerned. Answering my phone, “Hi, Mom!!”, with some enthusiasm and optimism that bad news... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Feb. 24

Potential purchasers of Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Feb. 24

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property was built... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation results are in! Come learn March 7 or 14

Community Salmon Investigation (CSI) for Highline results are in, and they’ll be presented at two community meetings – on Wednesday, March 7 and Wednesday, March 14. All are invited to come to... [Read more]

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

33rd District Town Hall meeting with local legislators will be Saturday, Feb. 17

A Town Hall meeting featuring 33rd District legislators Sen. Karen Keiser, Rep. Mia Gregerson and Tina Orwall will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at LiUNA! Laborers Local in Des Moines. The... [Read more]

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

Des Moines property taxes up nearly 21% over 2017 – largest in south county

By Jack Mayne Des Moines property taxes have gone up 20.66 percent for this year – the largest increase for any city in South King County – says a report from King County Assessor John Arthur Wilson. Other... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School Students win Regional Future City Competition

Pacific Middle School Students win Regional Future City Competition

Congratulations to the team of students from Pacific Middle School, who won the Washington Regional Future City competition on Jan. 20. This win qualifies them to compete at the 26th Annual Future City... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shirts.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shirts.

By Dave Markwell I’ve been on a bit of a purge lately. I’ve been going through closets of crap and getting rid of it. I have too much stuff, much of which serves no useful purpose. I don’t even... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: What it was like singing live at Benaroya Hall!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. By Cass Huff Hey Readers! I’m so... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Benefits of Recognition</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Benefits of Recognition

The Benefits of Recognition By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Saying “Thank You” matters. Whether in your personal life or in the workplace. Showing gratitude promotes... [Read more]

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE: Fire in women’s restroom at Highline College was arson

UPDATE Jan. 30, 2018: On Monday, Jan. 29, a small fire was intentionally set in the women’s restroom on the first floor of Building 22 at Highline College. As we previously reported, this small fire... [Read more]

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Local Filmmaker Steve Edmiston is challenging Port of Seattle Commissioners

Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston on Tuesday (Jan. 30) launched a new project to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle that will challenge the Port to abandon “selective environmentalism”... [Read more]

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

United Way and Highline College partner for FREE income tax prep services

Community members can get their taxes done for free, thanks to a partnership between United Way of King County and Highline College. Households that make less than $66,000 are eligible, as long as tax... [Read more]

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

New Metro Route 635 will connect Des Moines with SeaTac light rail

Representatives from the City of Des Moines and Metro Transit will soon welcome a new transportation option in south King County – Route 635, the Des Moines Community Shuttle. “It’s wonderful to... [Read more]

Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope

Once hungry and homeless, Highline College Student now has hope

Formerly an executive chef at a Michelin-rated restaurant, Vanessa Primer is now a thriving college student, overcoming unemployment, homelessness and a debilitating injury. Primer’s story represents... [Read more]