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PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Burien vacating land to Port; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ kick-off event for new bond will be Saturday

The ‘Vote Yes for Highline Schools’ group will be holding a kick-off event to celebrate the district’s Nov. 8 bond this Saturday, July 23. The event will begin at 11 a.m. on the front... [Read more]

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

School Board votes to place community-led Bond Measure on Nov. 8 ballot

CFAC members tour 90-year-old Des Moines Elementary School. A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters on Nov. 8, 2016, Highline Public Schools announced Thursday morning,... [Read more]

Highline High School football team holding fundraiser car wash this Saturday

Highline High School football team holding fundraiser car wash this Saturday

Highline High School’s football team will be holding a fundraiser car wash this Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rite Aid, and all those with dirty cars are invited! Of course, if... [Read more]

Sponsored Post FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, July 21

FREE Wine Tasting at Tin Room Bar this Thursday, July 21

Visit LODI at The Tin Room Bar & Theater’s FREE July Wine Tasting, to be held this Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 5 – 7 p.m.! The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien. LODI... [Read more]

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

Highline School Board to vote on placing bond on Nov. ballot at July 20 meeting

The Highline School Board will vote at its July 20 meeting on whether to place a new bond on the November ballot. “The bond reflects the recommendation of a community-led committee and would fund... [Read more]

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center holding Open House this Friday, July 15

Burien’s Environmental Science Center will be holding an Open House this Friday, July 15, from 2 – 6 p.m. “ESC is opening its doors to you and your family while you visit Seahurst Park,”... [Read more]

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

Master Gardeners offering FREE help at Burien Library through Aug. 31

FREE Master Gardener Clinics are starting, and will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 31 at the Burien Library. From 5 – 8 p.m., bring your gardening, plant problem, pest management... [Read more]

Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien holding ‘Active Shooter’ training seminar on Tuesday, July 12

Discover Burien will be holding an Active Shooter Training seminar on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Discover Burien Office, located at 427 SW 152nd Street. This Quarterly meeting will focus... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn how to create a tasteful Container Herb Garden with Iris & Peony July 12

Learn how to create a tasteful Container Herb Garden with Iris & Peony July 12

Discover the joy of fresh herbs and check out one of Burien’s tasteful new hangouts – “The Point” Liquor and eats will play host to Iris & Peony founder and all around good gal,... [Read more]

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

Highline Schools says usual number of teachers resigned, retired at year-end

By Jack Mayne A reader recently pointed to a long list of teachers leaving the Highline School District, and indicated readers “should be scared stiff” about how many were leaving – but the school... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announces Sam Reed as new Athletic Director

Kennedy Catholic High School announced on Thursday (June 30) that Sam Reed has been named its new Athletic Director. Reed joins the school having most recently served as the District Athletic Director... [Read more]

JOBS: Free Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, July 13

JOBS: Free Job Fair will be at Highline College on Wednesday, July 13

A Free Job Fair will be held at Highline College from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13. More than 60 employers are expected at this event, to be held in Building 8 on the main campus. “Meet... [Read more]

The Spinnakers Drill Team is looking to recruit new members

The Spinnakers Drill Team is looking to recruit new members

The Spinnakers drill team is looking to recruit new members! This is a semi-military precision marching drill team, and they’re looking for girls and boys ages 7 to 20. They practice year-round,... [Read more]

Highline High grad, baseball coach’s book signing at Tin Theater Monday

Highline High grad, baseball coach’s book signing at Tin Theater Monday

A Book Signing & Launch Party will be held for former Highline High grad and baseball coach David Larson on Monday, June 27, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Tin Theater. Larson is a 1969 Highline grad,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

PHOTOS: A peek inside the Museum of Flight’s new Aviation Pavilion

Story & Photos courtesy resident Elston Hill: The Museum of Flight previewed its new, 3-acre Aviation Pavilion on Thursday (June 23) for the media. The 9-story high, roofed outdoor gallery doubles... [Read more]

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

Highline School Board to decide July 20 on $299 million November bond election

By Jack Mayne There will be a new Highline School District bond issue on the November ballot if the school board approves a proposal from the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee. The amount of the new... [Read more]

Hi-Liners Summer Camps start Monday, June 27

Hi-Liners Summer Camps start Monday, June 27

Hey you! Yes, you. You look worried! Don’t be. Burien’s Hi-Liners still have room in their camps! But hurry. Summer theatre fun starts on Monday, June 27: 8 weeks of Camps (Ages 5–16) In... [Read more]

Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School starts July 11

Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School starts July 11

Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church is offering a Deep Sea Discovery Vacation Bible School from July 11 – 15. It is for children three years old (potty-trained) through 4th grade (just completed).... [Read more]

Free talk with Photographer Melissa McClain at Burien Arts Gallery Sunday

Free talk with Photographer Melissa McClain at Burien Arts Gallery Sunday

A Free Artist Talk with Photographer Melissa McClain will be held at the Burien Arts Gallery on Sunday, June 26, from 4 – 6 p.m. The Burien Arts Gallery is located at 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien;... [Read more]

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Advertiser DAL Law Firm can create an Estate Plan for your loved ones

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Selected by freepik Creating Your Estate Plan For Your Loved Ones The estate planning you build today could be your final gift to those you love most; proactive execution... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

SAVE THE DATE: 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be Aug. 27

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual... [Read more]

Hi-Liners extend Clothing & Textile Drive one more week; here’s how to help

Hi-Liners extend Clothing & Textile Drive one more week; here’s how to help

Burien’s Hi-Liners announced that they have extended their Clothing and Textile Drive one more week, with donations being accepted from 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, June 25 at the Burien Annex. “We... [Read more]