Seattle Southside opens new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS), the official tourism organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, opened a new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter, which will be able to assist and influence more travelers in the Seattle Southside region. Complimentary Visitor Center services include restaurant recommendations; hotel reservation assistance and referrals; directions; brochures; maps and sightseeing guides; transportation guidance; advice on museums and entertainment – and details on how to get tickets; tour bookings; tips, suggestions and advice on area attractions and ticket information; and expert knowledge on local events, sports, festivals and activities. [caption id="attachment_71520" ...
The Cactus Speaks: The Council Retreats to Kindergarten
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists to reflect opinions and views of SeaTac residents. Those interested can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.] by Earl Gipson Imagine this. You go to a meeting of public professionals (elected and staff) and you find them with a bag of toys and silly grins. Well, on attending the SeaTac Council retreat Saturday that was exactly what I found. Let me explain (whilst laughing the more I think about it). There ...
Ceremony held for transfer of USS Colorado teak decking to USO Center
The USS Colorado (BB-45) battleship, decommissioned and sold for scrap decades ago, has a new home at the USO Northwest SeaTac Center, as its teak decking will now serve as the new center’s entry floor. Donated by Boeing, the flooring arrived at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday (Feb. 7). “The Boeing Company has been the guardian of this precious USS Colorado teak decking for the last 54 years. We are overjoyed to transfer the guardianship to the USO for the next 50+ years. We honor the USS Colorado sailors and marines by never forgetting their sacrifice on behalf of our ...
Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area
The Department of Ecology is working with Public Health - Seattle & King County to re-launch the Dirt Alert Program in South King County, and is offering free soil testing to local residents possibly affected by pollution from the Asarco Smelter in Tacoma. Here's a map of the affected areas: King County is now offering: Education and outreach for residents, community groups, organizations, schools, and childcares about healthy actions. Staff visit schools, community groups, events, and fairs. Home soil testing in the Soil Safety Service Area. Grants to community groups to improve education and outreach to diverse or underserved communities. You can also enter your address ...
Mia Gregerson will continue as SeaTac Mayor and 33rd District legislator
by Jack Mayne Mia Gregerson says she will serve as SeaTac mayor and in the Washington Legislature for the foreseeable future. She made the comments in a telephone interview last week from her new office in Olympia, then her second week as a state lawmaker. “It’s been really great. I am in a complete whirlwind of people who really care about getting educated,” she said. “We have staff, both partisan and non-partisan, to utilize. That is not something you have at the city level. “Having somebody to work your calendar is amazing – you can really challenge your day that way. “They have a really ...
The City of SeaTac’s 2014 “Pilot to Try It” Neighborhood Grant Program will now accept applications through March 31. SeaTac is committed to providing an environment that promotes resident involvement.... [Read more]
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