Get your tickets NOW – 7th annual Blues & Brews Festival is this SATURDAY!
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music, beer and a great cause. This year’s fundraiser – which runs from Noon – 8 p.m. – is expected to have around 1,800 guests. Go to http://www.drinktomusic.org/ to get your tickets today! While listening to blues there will be plenty of local brews to sip on. With over 15 breweries, everyone is sure to find a tasty beverage. A few of the breweries include Airways Brewing, Tin Dog ...
King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on The White Center Blog on July 26, 2016 (read the original here): Dear Mr. Johnston, I write in response to your open letter on the White Center Blog regarding the equity and social justice impacts of the County’s marijuana zoning. I share your concern that the benefits and impacts of marijuana legalization be equitably distributed across King County. Immediately after passage of Initiative 502, I convened an interbranch team to analyze the many policy issues ...
SAVE THE DATE: Zombie Fest Northwest returning for BRAINZ on Sat., Sept. 17
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer.[/caption] SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN festival with live music, food, prizes and more! This FREE event will take place from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Normandy Park Towne Center, located at 19900 1st Ave South (map below). Zombie Fest also features live music, food, beverages, commemorative t-shirts, raffle baskets, business booths, a mock disaster vehicle display, arts & crafts for kids, and a Zombification Booth! People line-up and enter the ...
Former Highline teacher says school suspension policy wrong; needs changing
By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield as one solution to improving the school district’s low graduation rate. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="150"] Jasmine Kettler[/caption] “Something needs to change. Teachers need to feel free to express their issues without fear of losing their jobs or being undermined,” wrote Kettler (read her full blog post here). Superintendent Enfield told The B-Town Blog that there is no reason for fear. “There is never, ever fear of retaliation or retribution,” Enfield said. “That will not happen ...
King County Council votes to expand access to retail pot, limit production
At Monday's meeting (July 25), the King County Council voted to approve legislation refining existing land use regulations concerning the growth, processing, and retail sale of marijuana in unincorporated areas. Included in the adopted ordinance are measures to: Remove all parcels under 10 acres and designated as Rural Area (RA) zones from use in the production (growth), processing, and retail sale of marijuana. Exempt Vashon from restrictions on the use of RA zoned land for production and processing of marijuana. Approve studies on potential retail and processing in specific locations. Require the County Executive to identify 10 locations suitable for ...
Burien/White Center Rotary awards $10,800 in scholarships to local students
[caption id="attachment_100769" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Burien/White Center Rotary President, Pam Romine (front left) and Scholarship Chair, Dave Hawthorne (right rear) congratulate all the exceptional students who received Scholarships and Service awards at their recent presentation meeting.[/caption] $10,800 in scholarships were presented to local students recently by the Burien/White Center Rotary Club. "We're delighted to put our fundraising and donated proceeds to the best use by helping these deserving students reach their post secondary goals," Rotarian Julie Nelson told The B-Town Blog. The Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship Recipient is Katherinne Cruz-Lopez from Evergreen HS Campus TEC. The Dick Dahlgard Memorial Scholarship recipient is Allen AJ ...
New pot stores on hold to get ‘better understanding’ of effects on residents
By Jack Mayne King County has suspended issuing of permits for retail pot stores in unincorporated areas of the county until officials get a better fix on the effects of such stores on area residents. Several applications for new stores in the unincorporated areas of the North Highline White Center are on hold, says County Council President Joe McDermott, who represents the northern parts of Burien, SeaTac and Tukwila, along with the North Highline and White Center unincorporated areas. McDermott says residents have told him that the impacts of marijuana sales have impacts on their lives. “Individuals in rural communities have expressed concern that ...
WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this FRIDAY, Aug. 26 and SUNDAY, Aug. 28 – is a 3-bedroom home nestled in the quaint and convenient... [Read more]
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Get your tickets now – the 7th annual Blues and Brews festival is coming back this SATURDAY, Aug. 27 to the Des Moines Beach Park with music,... [Read more]
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on The White Center Blog on July 26,... [Read more]
The King County Fire Marshal on Friday (Aug. 19) issued a burn ban in unincorporated areas of the county to prevent wildfires during the hot, dry conditions. In addition, the National Weather Service... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a new townhouse that offers a spacious open concept floor plan that... [Read more]
Mackenzie Bull won the 2015 kid’s costume contest with this amazing, haunting look. Photo by Scott Schaefer. SAVE THE DATE: Join 2,000+ zombies on Saturday, Sept. 17 for Zombie Fest Northwest, a FUN... [Read more]
By Jack Mayne Former Highline High School teacher Jasmine Kettler has forcefully condemned the “out of school suspension policy” that has been cited by Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SUNDAY, Aug. 14 – is an absolutely lovely, light and bright 4-bedroom home in fabulous Shorewood! This... [Read more]
A dog attack injured a girl in the 11000 block of 10th Ave SW near the Evergreen High campus in White Center Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 10 Police say that a girl suffered a puncture wound from the attack. The... [Read more]
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