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REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

Give Big to help local Elementary School Students Shine Bright

By Katalia Alexander Junior, Mt. Rainier High School The bell rings at 1:40 p.m., and students flood the halls of Gregory Heights Elementary School, eager to get home and enjoy the weekend. For twenty... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

by Dave Markwell While driving home from school the other day, my 13 year old daughter queried, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” “I don’t know. Why?” I replied. “To go to the idiot’s... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opening day will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the popular Food Truck-In, featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run from... [Read more]

Memorial for Florence Caroline McMullin will be May 20 at Des Moines City Hall

Memorial for Florence Caroline McMullin will be May 20 at Des Moines City Hall

Longtime Des Moines resident and activist Florence Caroline McMullin recently passed away, and a memorial for her will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at Des Moines City Hall. Here’s... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Highline College teams up with Highline Public Schools for Native summit

Highline College teams up with Highline Public Schools for Native summit

Approximately 100 high school and college students are expected to attend a summit designed for American Indians and Alaska Natives living in south King County. Designed to inspire and empower students... [Read more]

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]