Highline Premier FC has had fantastic tryouts for all age groups up to this point and formed some solid teams for the 2017/18 season, and next up are for girls and boys born in 2006 and 2007 with tryouts set for April 25, 26 & 28 at Walt Hundley:

  • Girls: 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Boys: 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.

Also, because of strong demand, they will be holding additional supplemental tryouts for the 2009 age group on April 25 & 26 at Walt Hundley from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.

Take this opportunity to register your child by clicking here – Team Tryouts – and have them showcase their skills with some of the best talent in the surrounding area and receive some amazing coaching to boot.

“See you on the pitch!”

Walt Hundley Park is located at 6920 34th Ave SW in West Seattle:

The Design & Engineering program at SeaTac’s Chinook Middle School is getting a helping hand thanks to a $5,000 CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant for their B3 program.

The program – which stands for Bots Builds Brains – began at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year and has captured students’ interest.

Design and Engineering teacher Elizabeth Nelson applied for the grant with help from STEM Coach Sydni Neves. They had recently unearthed a few small, outdated robots that were working inconsistently. Students were assigned a variety of problems to solve with their bots. However, there were not enough robots, parts, cables or sensors needed for students to take the robots apart, rebuild them, or improve upon the design. Despite limitations of equipment, magic happened for many students. They started working together to build bots and create solutions.

“The program has sparked the interest and excitement in our students, including some who had been less engaged in school,” Chinook Principal Karin Jones said. “We’re so thankful for the grant from CenturyLink, which will help the program grow and make a meaningful impact on students.”

Chinook’s Design and Engineering classes provide opportunities for students to shine beyond the classroom. During B3, students collaborate as they write code to control and manipulate their robots. Students are immersed in hands-on learning, moving from coding in graphical development environments to text-based languages.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, Chinook hopes to offer robotics units to about 150 students through Design and Engineering classes. The goal is to assemble an after-school team of about 25 students who will compete in local and regional robotics competitions.

High school students from the competitive robotics team at the nearby Tyee campus visit the middle school to speak about the impact robotics has had on them and provide robotics demonstrations and activities. In turn, middle school students visit their feeder elementary schools to build excitement about robotics and programming by showing what the robots can do.

The Ladies Musical Club of Seattle will be performing the Music of Spain & South America on Saturday, May 13, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center.

This performance is FREE to attend – however seating is limited so registration is required.

To Register contact the SeaTac Community Center at 206.973.4680.

For more information on the performance please visit http://lmcseattle.org.

The Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The plant sale is a chance to see this picturesque public garden and hear about its history. Most of the plants for sale have been propagated from the Elda Behm Paradise Garden, which was moved in 1999 as a result of third runway construction at Sea-Tac Airport.

The Elda Behm Paradise Garden was planted in the early 1960’s on 7/8 acre surrounding the Behm residence at 159th and Des Moines Memorial Drive. When the Port alerted the Behm family that because their home was in the shadow of the third runway, they would buy her property and demolish the Garden. Mrs. Behm gathered over 200 volunteers to help move her beloved garden to what is now known as the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden.

During the plant sale day – at Noon – the Board of Directors of the Highline Botanical Garden Foundation will dedicate a new log pergola, which replaces an earlier log structure destroyed by carpenter ants and termites. The new pergola is a fanciful structure made of black locus logs harvested from the surrounding property. The public is welcome to have a look around the vast and growing garden, and learn about the stories each part of the garden holds while enjoying free refreshments throughout the ceremony.

The plant sale will include flowers from the Puget Sound Daylily Club, the Rhododendron Species Garden, the King County Iris Society, the Northwest Fuchsia Society, and flowers from Elda’s own Paradise Garden.

The ceremony and plant sale is located at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Avenue South (map below).

For further information about this and other events call (206) 391-4003.

By Joseph Scorcio
SeaTac City Manager

The deadline for requesting changes of the SeaTac Comprehensive Plan and to city development regulation is on Friday, April 28.

The biennial Comprehensive Plan Amendment process is an opportunity for community members to propose changes to the Comprehensive Plan. In order to maintain consistency between SeaTac’s development regulations and the Comprehensive Plan’s goals and policies, the City is also conducting a concurrent development regulations amendment process.

Proposed amendments welcome
Information and amendment application packets are available from the Department of Community and Economic Development, or via the Comprehensive Plan web page at www.ci.seatac.wa.us/compplan.

Please note that amendments are considered every other year, so the next proposal process will not be until 2019. For more information, contact Kate Kaehny at 973.4750, or [email protected], or come to City Hall and talk to Planning Division staff.

Recycling collection event
Takes place this Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Campus:

  • NO commercial loads. NO yard debris. Free confidential material shredding.
  • Limited rain barrel sale ($25 cash each) and limited compost bin sale ($20 cash each).
  • Appliances (refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners are $20 each), scrap metal, motor oil and antifreeze, tires, EPS Styrofoam, porcelain, cardboard and more.
  • All fees are cash only and paid directly to the vendor.

Grants from the King County Waste Reduction and Recycling program, the Local Hazardous Waste Management program, and Department of Ecology’s Coordinated Prevention Grant program fund the 2017 Special Recycling Collection Events.
For more information contact Resource Conservation/Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Trudy Olson at 206.973.4763.

FAA presentation at April 25 Port of Seattle Commission Meeting
The Port of Seattle Commission has scheduled a presentation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Next Generation Air Transportation System (Next Gen) at their April 25 meeting. This special presentation is intended to provide the public with information on anticipated changes from Next Gen, including flight paths and patterns, aircraft noise and other issues. The Port Commission’s meeting is set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1:00 PM in the Conference Center of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Representatives from the FAA will review the Next Gen program which is described as “the modernization of our air transportation system.” The Commission will also hear a presentation on current aircraft noise at Sea-Tac Airport in response to interest and comments from the airport communities. To update the Commissioners and the public on the latest efforts, staff will present Port efforts to address noise impacts from aircraft flying in and out of the airport. “As our region grows, local communities should gain improved economic opportunity and quality of life,” the Port said in a statement. “The Port will continue to champion our neighborhoods, and work with the FAA to identify new and improved ways to address community concerns.”

If you cannot attend the meeting in person, the Commission meetings are available through live streaming. You can get more information at the Port’s webpage www.portseattle.org.

Connecting 28th/24th Avenue S.
Project extends new roadway and non-motorized improvements from the intersection of S. 200th Street and 26th Avenue S. to the intersection of S. 208th Street and 24th Avenue S. It completes the gap in the 28th/24th corridor and provides an alternate north/south arterial to SR 99. It mitigates congestion and improves multi-modal access to the Angle Lake Light Rail Station in lieu of widening SR 99. The project is a regional partnership between SeaTac, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle, WSDOT and Des Moines. Access will enable development of adjacent properties.

Update:
Removal of bridge deck false work continues.
Relocation of utility poles on S. 208th Street/24th Avenue S. continues. Concrete walk on bridge deck has been poured.
Backfilling area south of the tunnel.
Installation of fencing on the north end of project has begun.
Erosion and sediment control continues.

2017 Overlay Project
The following roadways will be included in the 2017 overlay: 12th Place S. and 13th Avenue S. between S. 200th Street and S. 207th Street and S. 207th Street between 12th Place S. and 14th Avenue S. Highline Water District (HWD) will be replacing all of their water lines and services within the project limits. An ILA is being drawn up between the City and HWD to incorporate the water line replacement work into the 2017 Overlay project plans.

Update:
An Open House has been scheduled for this project on May 3, 6:30 PM at the North Hill Elementary School. Additional stormwater improvements are being considered for the project which may delay construction until 2018.

S. 168th Stormwater System Improvements
Preliminary design has begun. Project is anticipated to bid in July.

 

The SeaTac City Council will be holding a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the SeaTac Community Center, located at 13735 24th Ave S. (map below).

This is an open and free event.

Attendees at the meeting will have the opportunity to ask questions of the SeaTac City Council.

If translation services are being provided, please do so in a manner that is not disruptive to the meeting and those who are in attendance.

To sign up for noti ications of other City-hosted meetings, please visit the City website at www.ci.seatac.wa.us and choose the “I want to…” pull-down menu and choose “Sign up for…” to reach the eNoti ications page.

For more information, call the City at (206) 973-4800.

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

The first Open House is this brand new unit in Ballard, open on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.:

Welcome Home to Seattle’s Most Eccentric Neighborhood – Ballard!

Boasting all of today’s finest modern finishes with a touch of elegance, featuring hardwood floors throughout your 1st Floor LDK.

Arrive to your vaulted ceiling den off the 2nd Floor with a convenient bath & full bedroom.

Find your way to the grand top floor Master Suite fitted with your Spa-Size Rainshower.

Lastly – but not to say the very least – enjoy the luxuries of urban living with evenings celebrated on your roof top deck!

WHEN: Saturday, April 22: 1 – 3 p.m. & Sunday, April 23: 1 – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 2431 NW 62nd Street Unit A, Seattle, WA 98107 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $735,000
  • MLS Number: 1107422
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Year Built: 2017
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,515 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 1,064 s.f.

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

Site Features:

  • Brand new 2017 construction
  • Great Ballard location
  • Finest modern finishes
  • Spa-Size Rainshower
  • Roof-top deck

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.


The second Open House is this exceptional 2-level condo in Des Moines, open this Sunday, April 23 from 1 – 4 p.m.:

Exceptional 2-level condo with beautiful walnut flooring and designer touches.

Kitchen boasts SS appliance suite, gas cooking, granite counters and a breakfast bar.

Owner’s suite is a true retreat with spa-like bath featuring heated floors, jetted tub, and big glass shower with dual shower heads.

Guest suite has a private bath.

Cozy deck and patio with lots of greenery and peek water views.

Central A/C and convenient location near the marina, restaurants, parks and the upcoming FAA Headquarters!

WHEN: Sunday, April 23: 1 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 22005 6th Ave S. Unit# 204, Des Moines, WA 98198 (MAP, or see below).

INFO:

  • List Price: $475,000
  • MLS Number: 1105364
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Year Built: 1994
  • Approximate House SqFt: 1,818 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,750 s.f.

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

Site Features:

  • Views: Mountain, Partial, Sound
  • Balcony/Deck/Patio
  • Insulated Windows
  • Jetted Tub
  • Master Bath
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Lobby Entrance
  • Disabled Access
  • Elevator
  • Outside Entry
  • Security Gate

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.

In response to community concerns, and to keep neighboring communities updated on operations at Sea-Tac Airport, the Port of Seattle has scheduled a presentation – set for Tuesday, April 25 at 1 p.m. – on aircraft noise, flight paths and the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), which the Federal Aviation Administration describes as “the modernization of our air transportation system.”

Representatives from the FAA will participate in the briefing to describe the NextGen program and its limited implementation at Sea-Tac Airport at the Conference Center of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The Commission will also hear a presentation on aircraft noise and operations level at Sea-Tac.  The Port understands the concerns many in the airport communities have about the impacts of increased flights and has a long record of working with neighboring communities to provide noise mitigation. To update Commissioners and the public on the latest efforts, staff will present on Port efforts to address noise impacts from aircraft flying in and out of the airport.

“As our region grows, local communities should gain improved economic opportunity and quality of life,” the Port said in a statement. “The Port will continue to champion our neighborhoods, and work with the FAA to identify new and improved ways to address community concerns.”

To view Port of Seattle Commission meetings through live streaming or review agendas and past meeting minutes or play back, go to the Port’s webpage here.

Organizers are low on sign-ups for a Blood Drive scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at Matt Griffin YMCA – PLEASE HELP!

“Sparing 45 minutes of your time to give blood, can potentially help save the lives of 3 patients in the coming days and weeks!”

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19th 2017, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: MATT GRIFFIN YMCA, 3595 S. 188th St., SeaTac, WA 98188

INFO:

  • The blood center will be accepting donations in the bus parked out front of the YMCA.
  • The blood donation process takes around 45 minutes to one hour max.
  • Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled donors.
  • Please hydrate well before donating blood and eat a substantial snack one to two hours prior to giving blood. Photo ID must be presented at blood drive check in.

RSVP: Please sign up with:

For more info:

Nikki Watkinson
Bloodworks Northwest Representative
[email protected]
www.bloodworksnw.org

The 2017 SeaTac Spring Special Recycling Collection Event will be on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Campus.

  • NO commercial loads.
  • NO yard debris.
  • Free confidential material shredding.
  • Limited rain barrel sale ($25 cash each) and limited compost bin sale ($20 cash each).
  • Appliances (refrigerators/freezers/air conditioners are $20 each), scrap metal, motor oil and antifreeze, tires, EPS Styrofoam, porcelain, cardboard and more.

All fees are cash only and paid directly to the vendor.

Grants from the King County Waste Reduction and Recycling program, the Local Hazardous Waste Management program, and Department of Ecology’s Coordinated Prevention Grant program fund the 2017 Special Recycling Collection Events.

For more information contact Resource Conservation/Neighborhood Programs Coordinator Trudy Olson at 206.973.4763.