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CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

CLIFF’S EDGE: Plenty in school documentary to ponder; watch it here

Highline Public Schools unveiled the documentary, “Eleven Paths,” this week to an audience reflecting diverse interests in the district and the education it provides. Students, their families and... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

CLIFF’S EDGE: ‘High Water and Low Smoke’

As our nation’s summer winds down, it leaves behind at least two dominant impressions: High Water and Low Smoke. We certainly got our share of the latter in the Pacific Northwest, and there’s always... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: When people call me ‘inspirational,’ I sometimes take offense

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: When people call me ‘inspirational,’ I sometimes take offense

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016, she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! Today... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

CLIFF’S EDGE: Gone fishin’

It’s foolish to try describing something that hasn’t occurred yet with any pretense of accuracy. I’m going to go for it, though, because I want to tell you what I’m doing today before I do it. Anyway,... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

CLIFF’S EDGE: Passing ships bear promise along with cargo

If you were anywhere along our communities’ western fringe this week you had the opportunity to see ships in the sound coming in from or leaving for Yantian China, Yokohama, Japan, Busan, Korea and... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

CLIFF’S EDGE: One for the Road and Back Home, Too

Our daughter checked out the two audio books we took with us on our annual visit to a family reunion in Montana a few days ago. As I write this, we’re in St. Regis, Mont., one day out on our way back.... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

CLIFF’S EDGE: An article on aging

If you’re a senior citizen like me, I have a magazine article that I recommend you read. If you’re a teenager, I think you’d gain from reading it, too. Heck, I suggest you read it if your age... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

CLIFF’S EDGE: A few leftovers from my discussion on libraries…

I thought you and I had a healthy conversation around the table last Friday as we chewed on the topic of local libraries and their continued value in this age of evolving media. I thought this weekend... [Read more]

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

Katalia’s Community Corner: Meet Shirley Hays of the Forest Fairy Bakery

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Please welcome our newest Writer, 17-year old Katalia Alexander, a journalism student at Mt. Rainier High School who nearly single-handedly led a successful effort to revive the school’s... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

CLIFF’S EDGE: If you haven’t visited a public library lately, I encourage you to do so

If you haven’t visited a public library lately, as I hadn’t until this week, I encourage you to do so. If you happen to have children or grandchildren, invite them along. There’s a lot going on... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

CLIFF’S EDGE: I’m still encouraging students to go into journalism

A few years back, about the time I retired from teaching journalism, I became comfortable with a question my former newspaper colleagues would frequently ask, often from behind a sneer: Are you still... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

CLIFF’S EDGE: I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light

I began thinking these thoughts shortly after dawn’s early light on Tuesday… My day had begun with the posting of our American flag in the holder at the front of the carport, a routine practice... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>The Responsibility of Advocacy</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: The Responsibility of Advocacy

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce As a parent, one of the most rewarding things I enjoy doing with my children is reading with them. Dr. Seuss was always a favorite... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

CLIFF’S EDGE: How I get through days that are full of bad news

I listen regularly to those who get paid to report to us what’s happening in the world. I listen, and I conclude that humanity is in a real mess. On the other hand, as I’m hearing all that, I’m... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

CLIFF’S EDGE: I turn 80 today

I turn 80 today, and I recall doubting I would ever be able to say that. Now the date arrives, I’m still here, and it doesn’t seem like such a big deal. Like you, I know our population as a whole... [Read more]

CLIFF’S EDGE: A new column premieres

CLIFF’S EDGE: A new column premieres

As I age there seems to be less interest in my opinion, starting at home with my wife and extending on to children, grandchildren, neighbors, clerks and so on. I’m learning to deal with it, but it still... [Read more]

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

Is customer service part of your marketing strategy? (HINT: it should be!)

By Andrea H. Reay President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Customer service is not something business owners and managers traditionally think of when they are developing a marketing or advertising... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is <i>Personal</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce CEO: Business – yes, it is Personal

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a new regular column for South King Media, written by Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Andrea Reay: By Andrea H. Reay The old colloquialism “Nothing... [Read more]

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A few moments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We are re-posting this column (originally run Nov. 2, 2008) in honor of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, whose life and work we celebrate today:] “When machines and computers,... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Have you taken the #CassHolidayChallenge yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: It’s time to GIVE – take the ‘Cass’ Holiday Challenge’!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: About the Melodic Caring Project

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: About the Melodic Caring Project

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hey B-Town... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Sorry I haven’t written for a long time…here’s why!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 14-year old special needs student at Mt. Rainier High School. In 2016 she was named “Citizen of the Year” by the City of Burien. by Cass Huff Hello B-Town... [Read more]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Why my latest surgery was delayed…

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist… by Cass Huff Hey B-Town Readers! So, on February... [Read more]