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Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Southside is the Best Side</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Southside is the Best Side

Southside is the Best Side By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I take a lot of what our community offers for granted.... [Read more]

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

LETTER: Traci Buxton shares thoughts on city council’s 7-0 voting record

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by Des Moines Councilmember Traci Buxton. It reflects her personal opinion only:] On several occasions now, I have heard some concern... [Read more]

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

An update on police strategies from Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Des Moines Police Chief Ken Thomas released the following statement: I would like to take a moment to update you on the strategy and tactics we are deploying at the police department... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>We Stand with Small Business</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: We Stand with Small Business

We Stand with Small Business By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Our Chamber was founded on the belief that we are better and stronger together. We were one of the first... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass performs at the ‘More Music at the Moore’ program

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass performs at the ‘More Music at the Moore’ program

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cassidy 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. Hey B-Town Readers! I’ve had... [Read more]

Georgie Nupen has passed away, and Sue Padden wrote a tribute about her

Georgie Nupen has passed away, and Sue Padden wrote a tribute about her

I lost a dear friend this past week. Her name was Georgie Nupen. She lived an eventful, inspiring and passionate life into her 90s. I had the pleasure of meeting Georgie my first month as senior services... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Reaching for the Stars</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Reaching for the Stars

Reaching for the Stars By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” These... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>Be Prepared</I>

Seattle Southside Chamber: Be Prepared

Be Prepared By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce “Be prepared,” the scout motto used around the world since 1907, is more than just good advice. It can save your life... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Universally Good</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Universally Good

Universally Good By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce In 2018, the Chamber Board of Directors approved the organization’s first-ever strategic plan. This plan is a crucial... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>Education IS Economic Development</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Education IS Economic Development

Education IS Economic Development By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When I first started working in and with community organizations focused on economic development... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lost Things

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lost Things

By Dave Markwell Once a year, I dig through my closet to find my wig. Over time, the staple element of my perennial “guy-in-a-wig” Halloween costume has become a little knappy. Originally, it was... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘A Tale of Two (Negative) Ads’

[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:] “A TALE OF TWO (NEGATIVE) ADS” Full... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Today we’re going to talk about Community…

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. Hey Readers! Today we’re going... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘It would be easier to site another airport in the state’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The attached Scoping comments (download... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor

It is a wonderful thing to have a good neighbor, but it is even a greater thing to be a good neighbor. By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce It is a wonderful thing to... [Read more]

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

LETTER: Port of Seattle responds to our story on SAMP Public Commenting

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by the Port of Seattle in response to our Sept. 8 story “City request for Town Hall style Question & Answer sessions refused... [Read more]