PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears split double header, gets proclamation
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to email@example.com!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11 Sunday, July 5 was a double header for the Highline Bears at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium against the Snoqualmie Hurricanes. In Fall City last Wednesday, the game between the 'Canes and Bears ended as a ...
The 2015 White Center Jubilee Days opens this Saturday, July 11
The 2015 White Center Jubilee Days opens this Saturday, July 11, and continues through July 19 between SW Roxbury Street and SW 112th Street on 16th Ave SW and 17th Ave SW. This is a FREE all-ages, outdoor festival packed with live music, food, kids activities, fireworks and fun! Highlights include: SATURDAY JULY 11: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Garden Tour Map will be posted or is available at McLendon's. WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH: Carnival opens at Steve Cox Memorial Park Fireworks! at dusk. SATURDAY, JULY 18TH: 11 a.m.: Car Show Street Fair with local food, craft and art vendors Kids Center Carnival Beer Garden Main Stage Bands: 12:00: DJ T-Top 1:30: Tuck Foster and the Mossrites @tuckfosterandthemossrites 4:45: The Black Chevy's ...
Rotary Club of Burien/White Center awards scholarships to local grads
The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills Center. Receiving the Dick Dahlgard Memorial Scholarship was Highline High School student Yusef Ali-Halane. Dick was an outstanding Rotarian and community leader and graduate of Highline (click images to see larger versions): The Walter O. Carsten Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Evergreen student Genevieve Ilunva. Walt, too, was a very dedicated Rotarian and educational leader, having served as Principal of Evergreen at one point in his career with the Highline School District: Additional ...
The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience
Redondo's PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its fourth annual Storytelling Festival July 24th and 25th with five national storytellers on hand to share personal and folk tales. The festival includes fun for all ages with workshops for adults, a free program for children’s groups on Friday, and a full day of storytelling concerts on Saturday. In an era when quick blurbs on social media are the norm for communicating one’s identity to the world, it is refreshing to hear a well-crafted personal story. Previous visitor Rebecca Chamberlain summed up her feelings about the festival this way: “Between the natural ...
Police search for suspect in stolen car case near White Center
If you saw major police activity around S. 100th and 2nd Ave S. in the Boulevard Park/Top Hat area Thursday afternoon (June 11), the King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that they were searching for a suspect in a stolen car case. The suspect was reported as a white male in his 20s, in a t-shirt and jeans. He was seen in a stolen car, but ran off, police said. The stolen vehicle is a 1993 red Acura Integra. King County Sheriff's Office had its Guardian One helicopter hovering overhead, as well as a K-9 unit on the ground. At one point police ...
Highline Schools Foundation awards $94,000 to 2015 Scholarship Winners
[caption id="attachment_86869" align="aligncenter" width="490"] The Highline Schools Foundation 2015 Scholarship recipients with proud family members and HSF Trustees. Click image to see larger version. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com[/caption] The Highline Schools Foundation this week announced that they are awarding $94,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools this year. This is the highest amount ever offered in scholarship dollars by the Foundation. The nine students receiving scholarships in 2015 were honored at Thursday night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting. Each received special recognition and certificate of merit from Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield and Board President ...
Local Teacher Jamie Ewing named top ‘Innovative Teacher in America’
Jamie Ewing, a teacher at White Center's Mount View Elementary, earned first place in The Henry Ford’s Innovative Nation Teacher Awards. Ewing is one of ten first place winners in the country. The award recognizes educators who are using the classroom to inspire innovation, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking among their students. "I would like to congratulate this nationwide group of educator innovators who are truly changing the way students are learning in the classroom," said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. "I look forward to welcoming them here this summer and watching as this program continues to grow." Winners were selected by a ...
VIDEO/PHOTOS: ‘Weirdo’ Artist paints cool new mural on old McMurphy’s Pub
If you’ve passed by the old McMurphy’s Pub near where the south edge of White Center meets north Burien (11069 16th Ave SW), you may have noticed some unusual painting going on the south side of the building. An urban artist named Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson has painted a mural on it, in an effort “to repurpose a dilapidated community space.” The old pub will apparently be re-opening sometime in 2015 as the “People’s Republic of Music.” Word is that it will become a live music performance space, a recording studio as well as an all-local music store. Here’s a video showing the work ‘Weirdo’ has done ...
[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn... [Read more]
The 2015 White Center Jubilee Days opens this Saturday, July 11, and continues through July 19 between SW Roxbury Street and SW 112th Street on 16th Ave SW and 17th Ave SW. This is a FREE all-ages,... [Read more]
White Center Kiwanis will be holding its pancake breakfast on Sunday, July 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holy Family School (9615 20th Ave SW). Tickets are available at the door for $7.00 per person... [Read more]
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The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center recently awarded $10,800 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Highline High School, the Evergreen Campus, Kennedy Catholic High School and Puget Sound Skills... [Read more]
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