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South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored Wednesday (April 5) with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. The award was presented at the Rotary... [Read more]

PCC Natural Markets will open new store at Five Corners in Burien

PCC Natural Markets will open new store at Five Corners in Burien

PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the largest community-owned food market in the U.S. and one of Seattle’s original grocers, on Wednesday (April 5) announced plans to open a new location in Burien. Located... [Read more]

Highline College seeking nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Award

Highline College seeking nominations for Distinguished Alumnus Award

Highline College is seeking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which honors former students who have made notable achievements in their profession or community. Highline began the award... [Read more]

Des Moines Odd Fellows holding ‘Charity Chowder Chow’ on Saturday, May 13

Des Moines Odd Fellows holding ‘Charity Chowder Chow’ on Saturday, May 13

The Des Moines chapter of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (www.IOO.org) will be holding a ‘Charity Chowder Chow’ fundraiser event on Saturday, May 13, 2017, starting at 4 p.m. “This... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 3-BD in Des Moines & Shorewood View Home

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 3-BD in Des Moines & Shorewood View Home

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend. The first is this 3-bedroom Des Moines home priced at $290,000 on Saturday: Just... [Read more]

Rotary Club presents check to Food Bank for replacement freezer/refrigerator

Rotary Club presents check to Food Bank for replacement freezer/refrigerator

On Wednesday (March 29), Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park Treasurer Kerry Wallingford and President Carri Litowitz presented a check for $4,150 to replace a broken down freezer to Kris VanGaskin... [Read more]

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Meet our newest Big Picture High School Journalism Intern – Devin Otto

Please welcome our newest Intern from Burien’s Big Picture High School – Devin Otto: My name is Devin Otto, and I’m a Junior over at Big Picture High School. I’ve been working in the journalism... [Read more]

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: Maury Island Incident’ at Norwescon April 13

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Fashion Show is April 20

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Fashion Show is April 20

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be holding its Spring Fashion Show on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 11:30 am at Grace Lutheran Church. The theme is Hope, Care, Cure for... [Read more]

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

Quiet Skies Puget Sound to hold Community Forum April 26 at Mt. Rainier

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School. This free and open meeting will discuss new... [Read more]

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

Police Chief says time needed to investigate shooting of machete wielding man

By Jack Mayne The public was asked to be patient while the shooting of a machete wielding man by a Kent Police officer is thoroughly investigated by a multi-agency task force. Investigation of this type... [Read more]

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

Police shoot, kill man armed with machete in Des Moines early Thurs. morning

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that officers shot and killed a man armed with a machete early Thursday morning, March 23. Police say that around 12:30 a.m. Thursday, deputies responded to... [Read more]

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

DIVERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Join the Marine Science and Technology Center of Highline College to clean up the Redondo Beach area Saturday, April 15! Teams of divers and volunteers will clear the ocean... [Read more]

King Conservation District’s workshop for streamside property owners is Mar. 25

King Conservation District’s workshop for streamside property owners is Mar. 25

The King Conservation District will be holding a FREE workshop and field trip to learn from experts how to protect and beautify properties along streams, lakes and wetlands. Topics Include: Minimizing... [Read more]

Emily’s Handmade Soaps to host LulaRoe Trunk Show this Saturday, March 25

Emily’s Handmade Soaps to host LulaRoe Trunk Show this Saturday, March 25

LulaRoe full-time consultant Christina will be bringing her entire LuLaRoe Inventory for you to shop in the comfort and relaxing aromas of Emily’s Handmade Soaps in downtown Des Moines. The event will... [Read more]

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Has American politics always been so crazy? Expert will discuss this Sunday

Back by popular demand – has American politics always been so crazy? Come find out from Cornell Clayton, Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington... [Read more]

Bartell Drugs opens new CareClinic inside their Des Moines store

Bartell Drugs opens new CareClinic inside their Des Moines store

In collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, Bartell Drugs is opening a new CareClinic inside their Des Moines store. CareClinic by Kaiser Permanente is a walk-in health clinic for minor medical needs. They... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

The Marine View Driver: Streetcar Information that You Desire

By Mike Smith Many have been wondering what happened to the Seattle Streetcars on that fateful day where they were pulled from service. I can tell you what I know. Or rather, what I have been told. I’d... [Read more]

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton announces her candidacy for Des Moines City Council, Position 5

Traci Buxton has announced the launch of her campaign for Des Moines City Council, Position #5. This is the seat that Melissa Musser will be vacating at the end of the year. So far, Traci will be facing... [Read more]

Travel spending in Seattle Southside region increased 4 percent over 2015

Travel spending in Seattle Southside region increased 4 percent over 2015

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) – the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines – reported this week that tourists spent $693... [Read more]