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Thursday, October 30, 2014 -- 7:14 pm
Des Moines Auxiliary's Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22
The Waterland Blog - Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children's Hospital will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. Read more...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 -- 12:00 pm
LETTER: 'An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bonda '
The Waterland Blog - I am writing to support Proposition 1 bond measure on the ballots of voters in the Des Moines, Normandy Park, Burien, Seatac, White Center, essentially residents in the Highline Public Schools area. Some of my neighbors would consider my family newcomers since neither my husband nor I were born or raised in this area. Read more...
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 3:16 pm
Local Judge worried about 'significant increase' in domestic violence cases
The Waterland Blog - Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan last week told the Des Moines City Council her court recently has had a large increase in both domestic violence and drunk driving cases. "We had 156 domestic incidents that have been filed with this court - those are just the ones filed with this court," Judge Galvan said. Read more...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 -- 6:32 pm
'Stop spending our money' say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council
The Waterland Blog - The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city's general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed before its time. Todd Powell, president of the Des Moines Marina Tenant Association, told the Council at last Thursday night's meeting the "general feeling is a grave concern for the marina infrastructure itself." Read more...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 -- 3:47 pm
Wanolitto's closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market
The Waterland Blog - Luck was with us as rain and wind held off during our traditional season's last day for the Chili Cook-Off. It was a huge success again this year, thanks in part to the wonderful volunteer groups; the Market Foundation, Des Moines Dollars for Scholars and Southwest Seattle Business & Professional Women's Foundation, who all will share in the proceeds. Read more...
Sunday, October 26, 2014 -- 2:03 pm
Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood
The Waterland Blog - ... film - which was Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer and Written/Produced by Steve Edmiston - was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013. It was also awarded the competitive Washington ... Read more...
Saturday, October 25, 2014 -- 5:28 pm
With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines
The Waterland Blog - On Saturday just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside Recreational opened for business at 23407 Pacific Highway South. Mayor Dave Kaplan wielded the large scissors, along with co-owner Seth Simpson and staff, as a line of around 20 people waited to get in to buy the area's first legal Cannabis. Read more...
Friday, October 24, 2014 -- 12:11 pm
Feel Good Friday: Mondays and Fridays.
The Waterland Blog - ... I lit her damn torch in the first place!!! [EDITOR'S NOTE:" Feel Good Friday " is a regular column written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell , who just published his first book called " A Feel Good Life " ( buy it on Amazon here ). Dave also ... Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 4:01 pm
Police bust squatters at homes in Kent, Renton, Federal Way, SeaTac
Kent Reporter - The Des Moines Police made four arrests Thursday in connection with squatters at vacant homes in Kent, Renton, SeaTac and Federal Way. The Des Moines Police served search warrants at homes in the 25100 block of 23rd Place on Kent's West Hill; 4400 block of South 176th Street in SeaTac; 16400 block of Southeast 174th Street in Renton; and the 1400 block of Southwest Dash Point Road in Federal Way, according to a Des Moines Police media release. Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 2:59 pm
Wanolitto's Musings for the FINAL Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market
The Waterland Blog - Last Saturday I had a stimulating conversation with two young men from France who stepped into the wine booth to taste our offerings. They were bicycling down the Pacific Coast and were spending the day in Des Moines on their way to Westport to start their journey. Read more...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 -- 1:42 pm
Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien's Sylvester Middle School
The Waterland Blog - The Bittner Flute award recognizes exceptional talent in a young flute player and was presented Thursday at the Rotary Club of Des Moines. The Bittner Flute is a sterling silver Gemeinhardt instrument donated to the Highline Music4Lifea program by Nancy Bittner of Seattle's University Sunrise Rotary Club. Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 5:24 pm
No action taken by council on proposed doubling of Burien's B&O tax
The Waterland Blog - ... a chart (below) of some other regional cities with Burien at the lowest rate of taxation but with Seattle and Des Moines at the maximum rate allowed under state law. The proposal would mean "more jobs for Burien, more business success for Burien, a ... Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 11:35 am
Man files $350,000 claim after dog was fatally shot by police
Examiner.com - ... lawsuit. While Arfee's death at the hands of a police officer is shocking, it is not unprecedented. In 2010, a Des Moines, Washington Newfoundland named Rosie was fatally shot by the police as she cowered in the bushes near her home. Rosie's owners, ... Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 8:57 am
$350K Claim Filed For North Idaho Dog Shooting
Boise Weekly - ... ey secured a $101,000 judgment in 2012 for a family whose pet dog was shot with an assault rifle by an officer in Des Moines, Wash. Spokane, North Idaho News Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 8:31 am
350K Claim Filed For North Idaho Dog Shooting
Boise Weekly - ... ey secured a $101,000 judgment in 2012 for a family whose pet dog was shot with an assault rifle by an officer in Des Moines, Wash. Spokane, North Idaho News Read more...
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 -- 2:14 am
Lawsuit filed October 21 for $350,000 for Coeur d'Alene dog shot by police
Examiner.com - ... lawsuits, including one for $100,000 for a family whole Newfoundland was shot four times while running loose by a Des Moines, Washington police officer. The amount asked for is based on the value of Arfee, along with psychic totaling of the vehicle. ... Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 5:04 pm
King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail
The Waterland Blog - Legislation linking an important segment of the 'Lake to Sound Trail' that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan King County Council on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The legislation, sponsored by Councilmember Dave Upthegrove, was approved by the Council at its Oct. 20 meeting. It authorizes an agreement between King County and the City of SeaTac and the City of Burien to design and build a trail along Des Moines Memorial Drive that will connect both cities. Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 2:35 pm
Police shooting of dog Arfee brings $350,000 lawsuit - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 PST
The Spokesman-Review - ... obtained a $100,000 settlement for a family whose pet Newfoundland was shot four times with an assault rifle by a Des Moines, Washington, police officer while it was running loose. The events unfolded on the morning of July 9, when Jones parked in ... Read more...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 10:45 am
Soundside Alliance Outlook Breakfast will be Wednesday, Nov. 5
The Waterland Blog - a consortium of cities which includes Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila - will be holding an 'Outlook Breakfast' on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 7 - 9:45 a.m. at the Museum of Flight. "Learn more about the trends impacting this ... Read more...
Monday, October 20, 2014 -- 7:40 pm
The Cactus Speaks: The Debate - Gregerson vs. Burrage
The SeaTac Blog - ... communicated: A Former state legislator, Degree in BA, former Superior Court judge (5 years) and current City of Des Moines Council member. Mia Gregerson's background both known and communicated: Oozed into retiree SeaTac Council Seat (no one knew ... Read more...




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