WestSide Baby’s Annual Tea to benefit local children will be Sunday, Mar. 1
WestSide Baby will host its 14th-Annual Benefit Tea on Sunday, March 1, raising funds to provide essentials to local children in need. The Tea, held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, marks WestSide Baby’s largest event of the year, with more than 600 supporters gathering for a lively afternoon of tea and philanthropic inspiration. The 2015 Tea centers on need in our community that is often kept hidden from sight, and understanding how together we can help children grow up safe and healthy. Raising Change President and CEO Kathy LeMay will highlight the afternoon with a keynote address focusing on ...
KING Aquatic Club launching new site at Evergreen Community Aquatic Center
The KING Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Swim Club, will be launching a new site at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (ECAC) in White Center starting on Monday, Feb. 16. Established in 1966, King Aquatic Club (KING) is the premier youth sports program in the Seattle-Tacoma Metropolitan area. KING is a USA Swimming year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities. As a member club of Pacific Northwest Swimming and a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club, the goal of KING is to provide every member an opportunity to ...
ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling
The first round of results for Tuesday's (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while the Bond is struggling with just under 54% approval. Proposition No. 1 (the Levy) requires a simple majority, while Proposition No. 2 (the Bond) requires a 60% yes vote "with a minimum turnout of 12,572." With 17,572 counted, here are the first returns: Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 1 (requires simple majority): Yes: 9981 57.47% No: 7386 42.53% Highline School District No. 401 Proposition No. 2 (requires 60% supermajority/12,572 turnout): Approved: 9413 53.94% Rejected: 8037 ...
Highline Schools Elementary Teacher charged with raping 14-year old boy
[caption id="attachment_82208" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Darcy Smith, center, when she was named "Teacher of the Year" in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy Highline Public Schools.[/caption] by Jack Mayne A woman who just three years ago was named regional "Teacher of the Year" (read our original report here) has been charged with child rape of a teenage boy that she had taken in to live with her in her Renton home. Darcy M. Smith, 41, recently a teacher at McMicken Heights Elementary School is charged with abusing a boy for more than two ...
SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts
Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio will use the grant money to create daily Newcasts that feature "hyperlocal" news, curated from South King Media's six community blogs covering South King County. The four initiatives were among 82 applications received in J-Lab’s Masters Mediapreneurs initiative to help seed media startups launched by Baby Boomers, aged 50-plus. Scott Schaefer, founder of The B-Town/White Center Blogs and parent company South King Media, will lead SKiR's new project. “This will allow us to start up a truly innovative ...
‘Empty Bowls’ sets record with over 1,200 attendees and over $21,000 raised
This year’s 10th anniversary of 'Empty Bowls' was a huge success and broke all fundraising and attendance records with over 1,200 in attendance donating over $21,000. The proceeds raised from this event benefit the White Center and Highline Food Banks. "Thank you to everyone who attended, donated and volunteered," reads an announcement. Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation teamed up with Moshier potters, who donated over 1,300 bowls, to host Empty Bowls every year. Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities There were over 22 local restaurants, caterers and facilities that donated over 5 ...
Say hello to the ‘Highline Bears’ – semi-pro Baseball returning to the area
In the 1950's, 60's and 70's, White Center Stadium (now Steve Cox Memorial Park) was the home of men's semi-professional baseball and professional fast pitch softball teams. Several hundred adults, kids and families would fill the stands and sit along the fences watching a high level of baseball under the lights on Friday and Saturday nights. The stadium hosted former professional baseball players, college athletes with dreams of making it to the big's and men's fast pitch teams like Pay n' Pak and the King & His Court. After the original wood stadium burnt down in the late 1970's, baseball slowly faded ...
Man who killed Mom (& White Center Blogger) Margaret Ryan pleads ‘Guilty’
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="150"] Margaret Ryan[/caption] Brodie Lamb, 44, plead 'Guilty' to second-degree murder on Friday (Jan. 23), for the stabbing death of his mother Margaret Ryan – who worked for The White Center Blog as a Writer/Salesperson. Lamb stabbed his mom 18 times in the neck after breaking down her door while intoxicated in Nov. 2012 (read our previous coverage here). This was a tragic murder that shattered the entire White Center community, including Margaret's former co-workers at this blog. Margaret was also very active in the community, and was well known. Her son Brodie, diagnosed with schizophrenia as well as substance-abuse issues, was originally ...
We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Burien’s Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling... [Read more]
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King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (Feb. 19) announced 36 grants that will support grassroot projects and activities in unincorporated areas, such as summer music festivals, neighborhood... [Read more]
The KING Aquatic Club, a USA Swimming Gold Medal Swim Club, will be launching a new site at the Evergreen Community Aquatic Center (ECAC) in White Center starting on Monday, Feb. 16. Established in 1966,... [Read more]
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Darcy Smith, center, when she was named “Teacher of the Year” in 2012. Also pictured is Deputy Superintendent Carla Jackson, left, and Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati, right. Photo courtesy... [Read more]
Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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