At around 9:45 p.m. Saturday night (June 24), police responded to a shooting at a house in the 14200 block of 29th Ave S., where they found one man dead with a gunshot wound to the head and another shot with life threatening injuries.

Police were told that the woman who lives at the house had her 29-year old boyfriend over visiting. Her 34-year old ex-boyfriend showed up and confronted the new boyfriend. A shoving match ensued between the two men and the ex-boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the current boyfriend.

The ex-boyfriend then shot himself in the head and died at the scene.

The other man is at Harborview with life threatening injuries.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The Sheriff’s Office contracts with the City of SeaTac for police services.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event.

On hand at this annual event were representatives from five local cities:

  • SeaTac Mayor Michael Siefkes
  • Burien Deputy Mayor Nancy Tosta
  • Des Moines City Manager Michael Matthias
  • Normandy Park Mayor Jonathan Chicquette
  • Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg

This luncheon also included a panel discussion and Q&A, moderated by Scott Schaefer of South King Media, where viewers and attendees texted in questions to Chamber President/CEO Andrea Reay.

Here’s an edited (for time) video of the event (total running time 47:57):

SHORTER VERSIONS FOR EACH CITY REP
Below are the speeches from each city representative:

SEATAC MAYOR MICHAEL SIEFKES:

CITY OF BURIEN DEPUTY MAYOR NANCY TOSTA:

DES MOINES CITY MANAGER MICHAEL MATTHIAS:

NORMANDY PARK MAYOR JONATHAN CHICQUETTE:

TUKWILA MAYOR ALLAN EKBERG:

PHOTOS
Click images to see larger versions/slideshow, courtesy Andrew Crain Photography:

More info at http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend, on both Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25.

Open for review is this 3-bedroom home on an enormous lot in North Burien:

This enormous corner lot features one of North Burien’s truly unique homes.

Set with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, a grand living room and formal dining area this home also has the makings for a 2nd kitchen in the basement.

Armed with a detached 1 car garage and plenty of parking for a boat or RV, this property is truly a blank canvas ripe for your imagination!

Come take a look and see if this house can become your home!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, Jun 24: 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 25: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1327 SW 116th Street, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $420,000
  • MLS Number: 1145469
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.75
  • Year Built: 1946
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,620 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 12,066 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Corner Lot
  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Paved Street
  • Sidewalk

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

Glacier alumni gathered in the gym once more to pick up pieces of the bleachers, take photographs, and reminisce.

Proving that our experiences in school impact us the rest of our lives, more than 200 Glacier Grizzlies recently gathered to say a fond farewell to the former Glacier High School in SeaTac.

They walked the halls, visited the spirit rock and gathered in the gym. The alumni left with shared memories and more than 700 pieces of the old bleachers for themselves and others who could not be there.

Glacier High School opened in 1960 and closed in 1980 when Sea-Tac Airport expanded and enrollment decreased.

Check out photos documenting the trip down memory lane: bit.ly/2sRdWSS

Later this summer, the buildings will be demolished to make way for a new middle school opening in fall 2019. More information about the new middle school is here: highlineschools.org/KeepingOurPromise

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend:

The first Open House is in Normandy Park, and will be held this Friday, June 16, Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18:

Spacious home on nearly a 1/2 acre secluded lot in desirable Normandy Park.

Enjoy peek sound & mountain views from the entertainment size deck or head to The Cove w/your lot A Beach Rights.

The expansive park-like backyard will accommodate all of your outdoor activities.

Newly remodeled kitchen w/custom cabinets, granite countertops & upcycled industrial lighting.

Artistic flare throughout this incredibly solid 3200 sq ft home with many updates.

Conveniently close to downtown Seattle & airport.

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 16: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jun 17: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 18: 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: 159 SW 192nd Street, Normandy Park, WA 98166 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $745,000
  • MLS Number: 1142860
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,500 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 20,868 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House is an amazing 5-bedroom view home located just a block away from the Redondo Boardwalk in Des Moines – open both Saturday and Sunday:

Captivating and unobstructed panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Mountains, Shipping Traffic and Redondo Boardwalk.

Impeccable home with inspired Northwest Contemporary Design.

Great room concept main floor is an entertainer’s delight with soaring ceilings and open floor plan.

Entire upstairs is a dream master suite with dual walk-in closets and deck.

Lower level features an indoor hot tub and sauna.

Plus, large rec room.

Located one block from the boardwalk.

This is the home youve been waiting for!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, June 17: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 18: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 28811 Sound View Dr S., Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,200,000
  • MLS Number: 1129015
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,800 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 11,761 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • French Doors
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • Sauna
  • Skylights
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Pantry
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

By Jack Mayne

‘Traffic calming’ is the term engineers use when they want to stop motorists from using side streets or whizzing by so fast as to endanger residents of a neighborhood, and two such events were before the SeaTac City Council on Tuesday (June 13).

One problem was outlined by Frank Leyritz, a 51st Avenue resident, who told Council he was concerned about the increase in traffic and speeds from the mall over to and down 51st Ave. South.

Leyritz said his family had owned a house on 51st since 1971 so “we are long time residents.”

Shortcut from Mall
Residents have noticed that traffic has increased on the street over the past few years, especially in late afternoons.

“We all believe the cause of this increase is due primarily from drivers coming from South 178th from Southcenter and then instead of waiting for the long traffic light … up at Military Road, many of these motorists make a rush hour shortcut” and speed up 51st. There is a rush hour prohibition on left turns during the business week, he said.

He said SeaTac Police have said they don’t have the staff available to write all the tickets it would take, so he wants the city to consider putting in speed bumps.

City Manager Joe Scorcio said all Councilmembers have a memo that the city is proceeding forthwith with “traffic calming” on 51st and that the residents of the area have been cooperative with the city efforts.

Regarding speed bumps, Deputy Mayor Pam Fernald said speed bumps need to be checked with the fire department, as there had been concerns about emergency vehicles traveling over such “traffic calming” solutions. She added that speed bumps “are pretty drastic,” but she told residents of 51st that “I understand your pain,” and people speed all over and the city could have speed bumps everywhere. She would prefer police enforcement first.

Military Road problem
The Council in study session Tuesday took up the legally required annual review and adoption of a transportation improvement program.

City Engineer Florendo Cabudol said the city was applying for various grants for transportation projects.

One of the projects proposed and previously approved by Council is a redesign of Military Road between International Boulevard and 152nd street with a mid-block crosswalk that Deputy Mayor Pam Fernald said she has been pushing for 10 years, and hopes it will be “done before I die.”

Cabudol said he hoped it would be and that planning now is for the project to begin in 2018 or “more realistically in 2019.”

“It’s so close, yet so far,” Fernald said.

Cabudol said the message is clear about the need for the mid-block crosswalk and will consider ways to move that part of the project forward.

Fernald said people for years have been crossing the street mid-block, holding up their hands for people to stop.

“That is just crazy,” she said.

Parking study
The Council gave final approval to authorize the City Manager to sign off on up to $110,000 in a professional services contract with Transpo Group for the study and design of a city’s permit.

The longstanding issue was again opposed by Mayor Michael Siefkes, who believes the cost of parking solutions can be negotiated in an interlocal agreement (usually called an “ILA”) with the Port of Seattle and the airport, but other members believed the city’s parking problem goes beyond just airport users and the hundreds of people working there who commute from all over the metro area.

The city staff said the study is being developed “in response for the need to manage increased demand for on-street parking and its related community impacts in SeaTac.”

It would address concerns about “on-street parking involving safety, commercial/for hire vehicle parking in neighborhoods, and littering that have been documented in numerous community meetings since 2013.”

The mayor was the sole opponent in a voice vote.

New website; phone problems
Scorcio told the Council that on Monday (June 12), the city replaced their website with a new design.

“We went live on Monday morning with very few glitches … not only visually, the fact is that it is easier to navigate,” he said. The site is at http://www.ci.seatac.wa.us

Scorcio said the site will be updated further to make it a “more robust page” but it is now quicker than before and does include some additional features.

He said the city has been having problems with phone calls – one day not receiving incoming calls, and another day no outgoing calls could be made.

It is not the city’s equipment, but that of the provider, but the situation is fixed.

Scorcio also said the state Legislature has yet to come up with an agreement on a biennial budget and, if they don’t by July 1, the state could shut down all but emergency services.

“It shouldn’t affect any of our programs … key services don’t shutdown.”

But the city is watching the situation.

He also said there are a number of vacancies on various city boards and commissions and the Council was increasing memberships on some boards, so applications are open and are available on “our brand new website.”

Contracts and demolition
Council also voted to give preliminary approval for a contract to demolish old fire station that was replaced by a new facility.

Demolition was decided after the city determined the cost to upgrade the existing building for other possible uses was too high and decided it should be demolished. All reusable items in the facility and the fuel tanks were removed.

The low bidder for the work is Fresh Property Management with a $135,000 bid, said Facilities Manager Brian Ruda.

Council also gave preliminary approval for a contract with Bruce Dees and Associates to design the fourth multi-purpose field at Valley Ridge Park and replacing the synthetic turf at fields on the other three.

Council gave primary approval of a professional services contract for $136,000 with Transpo Group for the development of a plan to bring the city into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Assistant City Engineer Janet Mayer said SeaTac was a bit behind surrounding communities in surveying problems of those with a variety of disabilities and in response to Councilmember Peter Kwon said the reason the study has not been done sooner, Mayer said “probably the cost” of the extensive study.

He also said there are a number of vacancies on various city boards and commissions and the Council was increasing memberships on some boards, so applications are open and are available on “our brand new website.”

Drivers should expect backups and delays on northbound I-5 through SeaTac and Kent each of the next five weekends, starting this Friday, June 16.

Starting at 8 p.m. tis Friday, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes during the first of five consecutive weekends. During the lane closures, crews will repave northbound I-5between State Route 516 and the Southcenter area. Similar work during the weekend of June 3-4 resulted in backups of up to 6 miles.

“Drivers need to use alternatives, or be prepared for long delays,” said WSDOT Traffic Engineer Mike Swires. “We’ve already seen up to hour-long delays during the weekend in this area for this project. Travelers should use transit, take alternate routes, or delay or postpone their trips on northbound I-5 in the Kent-SeaTac area.”

By 10 p.m. Friday, June 16, crews will reduce northbound I-5 to the two right lanes until 5 a.m. Monday, June 19. They will also close the SR 516 on-ramps to northbound I-5 and the South 200th Street on- and off-ramps throughout the weekend. Drivers need to watch for construction vehicles entering and exiting the work zone in the left lanes.

All work is weather-dependent. If the weather holds, WSDOT expects to finish the work during the July 14–17 lane reductions.

What drivers can do
More than 100,000 vehicles use northbound I-5 each day in the SeaTac/Tukwila area. During the lane reductions, drivers can help ease congestion by:

  • Using bus or light rail service
  • Carpooling
  • Scheduling trips early or late in the day
  • Using alternative routes like I-405 or state routes 99, 167 or 509.

Enjoy a ‘Summer Sip in the Garden’ on Sunday, June 25, from 3 – 7 p.m. for a wine, beer and cider tasting in the beautiful SeaTac Highline Botanical Garden (13735 24th Avenue, SeaTac – map below).

This event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Duwamish Southisde and Seattle Uncorked.

Tickets are $25 online – see link at http://duwamishsouthsiderotary.org/, or click below:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2928988

REMINDER: The Seattle Storm’s open Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be held this Wednesday, June 14 at Tyee High School in SeaTac.

The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will mark the fourth consecutive year in which the Storm holds an open practice at Tyee High School.

“The Kaiser Permanente Community Practice offers youth a special opportunity to connect with our players in a fun environment to learn about basketball,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “We are honored to continue this partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority.”

Hosted by the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, the Community Practice is a fun event for kids and families to go behind the scenes at a Storm practice. Fans can watch the team and participate in some of the drills directed by the coaching staff.

The event will feature a chance to watch Storm players practice, games and contests with prizes, autographs, an appearance from Doppler the mascot and a special performance by the Storm Dance Troupe. Giveaways include water bottles, t-shirts for the first 200 participants courtesy of Kaiser Permanente and tickets to Seattle’s home game against San Antonio on Aug. 18 for Youth Fitness Night presented by Kaiser Permanente.

“Having the Storm bring a community practice to SeaTac four years running is quite an honor and we are pleased to have such a great partnership with the team and the organization,” said Councilmember Rick Forschler, Chair of the SeaTac lodging tax committee. “Hosting the event along with Seattle Southside Regional Tourism and the prime sponsor Kaiser Permanente helps emphasize our goals to increase the visibility of SeaTac and to help create a more healthful, active and engaged community.”

Secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $180, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).

More info at StormBasketball.com.

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend in nearby Des Moines:

The first Open House will be held on Friday, June 9, Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11:

LARGE 5 Bedroom 3 bath home, Fully renovated/Move-In Ready, New Paint throughout, Finished Hardwood floors, Open Kitchen w/New Counter-tops, 2 car garage with shop, large backyard with Basketball court, Garden terrace, Partial Greenhouse, Walking distance to schools, short distance to DT Des Moines and shopping,close to freeway access, Great home for anyone that needs space on a large lot and great neighborhood.

WHEN:

  • Friday, Jun 9: 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 10: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2620 S. 227th Place, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $394,950
  • MLS Number: 1132132
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1961
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,200 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Athletic Court
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Fully
  • Gas Available
  • Green House
  • Patio

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House is a stunning, one-of-a-kind 2-bedroom condo that has views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains, and is open this Sunday, June 11, from Noon – 3 p.m.:

This Chic and Stylish unit that overlooks the Des Moines Marina/Pier and Park features updated kitchen and flooring, spacious master bedroom with 5-pc. bath, covered 24 x 7 view deck, gorgeous designer paint, and 2 inside pkg. spaces in secure common garage with elevator.

So close to Seattle, restaurants, shops and Airport, with the most sought-after view!!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 11: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 22218 5th Ave S Unit #204, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $750,000
  • MLS Number: 1133956
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 1994

Site Features:

  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • End Unit
  • Insulated Windows
  • Jetted Tub
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

The Seattle Storm’s open Kaiser Permanente Community Practice will be held Wednesday, June 14 at Tyee High School in SeaTac.

The event, which takes place from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. It will mark the fourth consecutive year in which the Storm holds an open practice at Tyee High School.

“The Kaiser Permanente Community Practice offers youth a special opportunity to connect with our players in a fun environment to learn about basketball,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “We are honored to continue this partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority.”

Hosted by the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, the Community Practice is a fun event for kids and families to go behind the scenes at a Storm practice. Fans can watch the team and participate in some of the drills directed by the coaching staff.

The event will feature a chance to watch Storm players practice, games and contests with prizes, autographs, an appearance from Doppler the mascot and a special performance by the Storm Dance Troupe. Giveaways include water bottles, t-shirts for the first 200 participants courtesy of Kaiser Permanente and tickets to Seattle’s home game against San Antonio on Aug. 18 for Youth Fitness Night presented by Kaiser Permanente.

“Having the Storm bring a community practice to SeaTac four years running is quite an honor and we are pleased to have such a great partnership with the team and the organization,” said Councilmember Rick Forschler, Chair of the SeaTac lodging tax committee. “Hosting the event along with Seattle Southside Regional Tourism and the prime sponsor Kaiser Permanente helps emphasize our goals to increase the visibility of SeaTac and to help create a more healthful, active and engaged community.”

Secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $180, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).

More info at StormBasketball.com.

LOST: Oliver got lost because he was out with someone unfamiliar at Grandview Dog Park in SeaTac and got scared – he ran off into the woods and slipped through a little gap in a gate that only a 7 lb dog could slip through!

NOTE: There is a reward for information leading to the safe return of Oliver!

We had many people searching the area for hours but he could have hidden anywhere. I have been checking the local shelters via phone and websites, and going to the RASKC shelter 3x a week. Thank you for the suggestions and keeping an eye out!

Oliver is chipped and neutered. He was wearing the harness seen in the photo above at the time he ran off.

Please call Tatiana at 206.412.0286 with any information you may have regarding Oliver. Thank you so much!

Also check out the Facebook page to see what has been done to find Oliver so far: https://www.facebook.com/FindingOliver1/

The Port of Seattle will be holding a workshop on the Sea-Tac Airport Flight Corridor Safety Program on Monday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., at McMicken Heights Elementary School in SeaTac.

Last year, the Port of Seattle Commission called for more community engagement before deciding on the removal and replanting approach for over-height trees on Port properties along South 200th Street.

This will be the fourth public update workshop on this topic.

Child care, food and interpreters will be provided. If you can’t make it, visit the online open house website.

The Port of Seattle’s replanting approach in existing mitigation areas near Sea-Tac Airport provides multiple layers of vegetation and diverse native forest. Click to watch a video about similar expectations for the Flight Corridor Safety Area replanting.

For more information, visit them online beginning June 5 (http://seasafecorridor.infocommunity.org/) to learn the status of the program and share your input.

Port of Seattle Flight Safety Corridor Workshop:

  • WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • WHERE: McMicken Heights Elementary School, 3708 S. 168th St., SeaTac, WA. map link
  • WHO: Port of Seattle Flight Corridor Safety Program project staff

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend:

The first Open House will be held on Friday, June 2, Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4:

Move-In Ready, Completely Renovated & Updated 2 Bedroom/1 Bath Home.

Finished Hardwood Floors, New Kitchen, New Cabinets, New Counter Tops, New Appliances SS, New Bathroom, New Roof, New Doors, Fresh Paint Throughout, 1 Car Garage w/New Roof & Garage Door.

Perfect Home in a Great Location!

WHEN:

  • Friday, June 2: 3 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 3: 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 4: 12 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 9800 31st Ave SW, West Seattle, WA 98126 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $434,950
  • MLS Number: 1118617
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Year Built: 1942
  • Approximate House SqFt: 670 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 6,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Cable TV
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Garage-Detached

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House will be held on Sunday, June 4:

2,700sf custom rambler nestled amongst 4.88 level, lush and sunny acres.

Something for everyone here…the gardener, hostess, car enthusiast, tinkerer, or professional.

Exemplary quality of build with 4 beds, open floor plan, inviting sun room w/hot-tub.

Outdoor entertaining AND the 1,500sf garage/shop for 8 cars (boat,mower etc..) has 400 amp service, in floor outlets & vacuum, work benches, storage.

House wired audio, RV w/power, garden space, fire pit.

Your own private paradise is waiting!

WHEN:

  • Sunday, June 4: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: 34311 186th Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $699,000
  • MLS Number: 1118617
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1987
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,700 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 212,611 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Built-In Vacuum
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Cabana/Gazebo
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub/Spa
  • House wired audio
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking
  • Shop

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

REMINDER: The first pitch for the 2017 season of the Highline Bears will be this Friday, June 2, at 7:05 p.m. at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium in White Center!

The Bears are heading into their third season in the Pacific International League, where they have broken all attendance records two years in a row.

However, this year the team is hoping for the community to come out and be a part of it once again.

The Bears will field a team of 28 players from 18 different colleges from around the area. All players are currently in college and are looking to pursue their career in baseball as far as it will take them.

The Bears will host 17 home games at Mel Olson Stadium inside of Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.

Tickets to games are affordable at only $5 for adults with kids under the age of 12, and all service men & women being admitted for FREE.

“We pride ourselves on being a place for fun, affordable, family entertainment,” General Manager Justin Moser said. “There really aren’t many things a family of 4 can do for under $20, we do our best to provide that.”

For more information on the Highline Bears – and to purchase tickets online – visit www.HighlineBears.com.

Mel Olson Stadium is located within Steve Cox Memorial Park at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

Thanks to input from staff and families, more students in Highline Public Schools will have the opportunity for bilingual education – Hazel Valley and Midway elementary schools will transition to English-Spanish dual language schools, starting with students entering kindergarten in September 2018.

The two schools will join six other dual language schools across the district.

The addition of two dual language elementary schools supports Highline’s goal for students to graduate bilingual and biliterate by 2026. “We know that becoming bilingual and biliterate gives our students a competitive advantage, and that is why we are so committed to this bold goal,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield. “Many of our students start school with skills in more than one language, and dual language gives us the opportunity to capitalize on that asset.”

In a dual language program, students learn to speak, read and write in two languages. Half of the instruction is in English and half in Spanish. Students move between two teachers during the day to learn in both languages.

Only kindergarteners will receive dual language instruction the first year. All other grades will have all-English instruction. Each year as the inaugural class advances to the next grade, the schools will gradually transition to fully bilingual schools.

Families who do not want to participate in dual language will have the option to enroll in a nearby school.

Research shows that instruction in two languages enhances learning in both the students’ native language and their new language. Dual language students achieve at the same level or higher than their English-only peers on standardized tests. Students in dual language programs develop positive attitudes about other cultural backgrounds and build confidence in themselves as learners.

To learn more, read Highline’s FAQ and Fact Sheet on dual language.

HMSHOST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AT
SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Multiple opportunities available! Interview with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include Cook, Bartender, Server, Food Prep, Customer Service, Barista.

WHEN: Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

TIME: 11:00am to 2:00pm

WHERE: 19002 13th Place South, Building #3, Seattle, WA 98148

Please apply online prior to event!

http://jobs.hmshost.com/?location=Seattle&spage=1

Candidates encouraged to bring a paper copy of resume and must have open availability.

Work for brands you know and love: Anthony’s and Fish Bar, Dungeness Bay, Taproom, Sbarro, Quizno’s, Starbucks, Casa, Burger King, Seahawks, Great American Bagel, Sports Page, Alaska Lodge, Dish D’Lish, Vintage, Wolfgang Puck

We are hiring for the following:

  • Cook I – $15.20
  • Cook II – $15.00
  • Bartender – $14.00
  • Server – $14.00
  • Food Prep – $13.81
  • CSA (Customer Service Associate) – $13.81
  • Barista – $13.81

All positions are full-time with benefits.

VARIETY OF BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 50% off employee meal discounts & free uniform shirts
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The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum on Sunday, June 11.

The ‘Summer of Saucers 70 Year Celebration: The Maury Island Incident Screening Event’ presentation will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a screening of the 30-minute film that was shot and produced in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and Maury Island. A Q&A with filmmakers will take place afterwards.

‘The Maury Island Incident’ tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947, UFO sighting near Maury Island. It explores the origins of the iconic “Men in Black” within a conspiratorial mythology set during the Summer of the Saucers in 1947, all leading directly to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

Filmmakers have partnered with the Seattle UFO Network (SUFON) for the event, which will happen at the Northwest Film Forum, located at 1515 12th Ave in Seattle (map below).

“We’re grateful for the collaboration with Northwest Film Forum – we shared the 70th Anniversary ‘Summer of the Saucers’ story, that we wanted a Seattle-area screening, and that we’d have a historical presentation in addition to the film, and (Executive Director) Courtney Sheehan said yes before we were done pitching,” Steve Edmiston said. “As filmmakers, finding support – and courage – like that from exhibitors is rare and something to be treasured.”

BUY TICKETS HERE:

http://boxoffice.printtixusa.com/nwfilmforum/advance?i=19797

The film’s honors/awards include:

  • 2015 UFO Congress Best Short Film
  • Big Island Film Festival opening night gala
  • Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab Grant
  • Gig Harbor Film Festival Best Short
  • Seattle International Film Festival world premiere and more.

The short was Directed/Produced by three-time Emmy Award winner Scott Schaefer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t, The Arsenio Hall Show, Almost Live! and many others) from an original script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston (Crimes of the Past, A Relative Thing, The Day My Parents Became Cool, and others).

The film was Executive Produced by John White. Producers include Scott & Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

“We’ve wanted to partner in some way with Una Drake and the Seattle UFO Network since our original release of the film. This screening in Seattle – particularly because we’ll have extended time for Q&A – is perfect for the sophisticated SUFON membership,” Schaefer added.

More info on this event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1062781617156425/

If you can’t make this special screening, the film can be viewed on-demand here.

More info on the film available here: www.mauryislandincident.com

Here’s a trailer for the film:

Wanolitto reminds all seniors that Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is Saturday June 3, so don’t forget to call three days in advance for the Sound Generations Hyde Shuttle door to door pick-up service.

This service is available to all seniors 55 years or older, as well as disabled persons of any age. You can catch a ride every other Saturday beginning June 3rd.

All you have to do is call 206-727-6262.

You can download/print the image below as a reminder and give a copy to your neighbors. When you get to the market, check in at the Information Booth because King Conservation District has awarded the market a grant to issue free market bucks ($10 per market day) to qualifying seniors.

And don’t forget the start of our Sunset Markets beginning Wednesday July 5th and running every Wednesday thru August 31st. It will run from 4-8pm with many new vendors and food trucks where people can shop and eat and then walk to the beach park for the free music series.

Here is the special event schedule for this season:

  • June 3: Opening Day, Food Truck-In
  • June 24: Clutter to Cash
  • July 5: Sunset Market Starts, Food Truck-In
  • July 22: Clutter to Cash
  • August 19: Clutter to Cash
  • September 9: Back to School/Safety Day, Food Truck-In
  • September 30: Last Day

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the website and sign up for our e-newsletter which comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

See you 10 a.m. on OPENING DAY – Saturday, June 3!

The market takes place in the north Des Moines Marina parking lot, at 22307 Dock Ave S.:

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend – on both Saturday & Sunday.

This is a charming 3-bedroom Burien home with a large country kitchen and more, and it’s priced to sell at just $350,000!

Come check out this one of a kind Burien home!

Featuring a large country kitchen w/updates, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathroom with a bonus attic room and large unfinished basement.

Partially covered back patio for those summer gatherings.

The house sits back, off the street, with a huge cleared lot where you can park an RV or build a shop/garage for all your projects and/or toys.

New Roof, updated plumbing and electrical, vinyl windows & gas heat!

WHEN:

  • Saturday, May 27: Noon – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 28: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 11818 10th Ave S., Burien, WA 98168 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $350,000
  • MLS Number: 1131127
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 1948
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,390 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 16,720 s.f.

Site Features:

  • Bath Off Master
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Dble Pane/Strm Windw
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Outbuildings
  • Patio
  • RV Parking

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.