King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens
The King County Housing Authority announced Tuesday (Sept. 2) that it had recently completed the sale of the final 54 lots for market-rate, single-family homes at Seola Gardens. The land purchase by a private developer marks the final phase of the Authority’s commitment to rebuild the former public housing complex – previously called Park Lake Homes II − into a vibrant mixed-income, master-planned community. Additional land offerings are currently underway at Greenbridge, KCHA’s other White Center redevelopment. When the build-out for both sites is complete, there will be close to 500 new homeowners in the White Center community. This housing will generate ...
Salvation Army in White Center helps local needy kids get ready for school
Photos courtesy the Salvation Army of White Center. The Salvation Army in White Center last week helped local needy kids with their back-to-school shopping. Generously funded by Mrs. Jean Renny, each child received a gift card valued at $200, and was helped by a volunteer to select clothing for the new school year. This included: 80 low-income kids from the White Center area Major Raymond Erickson-King and Captain Jennifer Erickson-King, Salvation Army Officers in Charge of White Center programs The event took place on Thursday, Aug. 28 at JCPenney at Westfield Southcenter The kids chosen for the generous donation were selected by The Salvation Army, using State ...
Locally-produced UFO film premieres as series on IndieFlix
EDITOR'S NOTE: "The Maury Island Incident" is a short film that was shot and produced locally during the summer of 2013, and released in May, 2014. It was Directed/Produced by WCB Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer, Written/Produced by Steve Edmiston, Executive Produced by John White and Produced by Laura Beth & Scott Peterson and Dan House. The movie is currently on the film festival circuit, and will screen next at the Burbank Film Festival Sept. 6. Today (Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014), is the 67th anniversary of FBI Special Agent Jack B. Wilcox’s 14-page memorandum to J. Edgar Hoover on the subject of “FLYING ...
WhiteWater Aquatics hires Mike Hoppe as new Head Coach
WhiteWater Aquatics announced this week that they have hired Mike Hoppe as their new head coach. Coach Hoppe has been a swim and water polo coach for over 20 years. He is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 Swim Coach, and a Silver Level US Water Polo coach. Coach Hoppe has developed many accomplished swimmers, such as high school “All Americans” and national level qualifiers with 1st place ranking on the National Top Times list. He also had the privilege of coaching for the US Virgin Islands on the island of St. Croix, and coached their National Team at the ...
Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017
The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding with the term of the district’s strategic plan. “We are making good progress toward the bold goals in our strategic plan, and we have the right leader to get our students to those targets,” said School Board President Michael Spear. “We are confident in the capabilities of our students, the good work of our teachers, and the outstanding leadership of Dr. Enfield.” Dr. Enfield led the development of the strategic plan, which outlines ambitious ...
‘We All Have Stories to Share': Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest
by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day of the festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way, storytellers engage registered attendees with workshops designed to turn everyday people into tellers of their own stories. The second day, it’s all telling, all the time at key locations throughout the 3-acre garden. This year’s tellers include Donald Davis, Angela Lloyd, Barbara McBride-Smith, Ed Stivender—and Diane Ferlatte. I had the opportunity to chat the other day with Ferlatte, fresh from her appearance ...
Boulevard Park Place donates $13,449 to American Cancer Society from ‘Relay’
On Wednesday (July 2), Boulevard Park Place Active Senior Living presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $13,449.00, from the Highline Relay for Life. The seniors achieved this by walking 5,695 miles from January to June 2014, along with receiving donations from family members. "Our active group celebrated yesterday their successes with some home made cherry cake and ice cream," said Vicki Guerrero, Marketing and Activities Director. "This donation means a lot to us in helping to finish the fight and find a cure for cancer."
Highline Schools Foundation awards $83,000 to 2014 scholarship winners
The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $83,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools. The six students receiving scholarships in 2014 were honored at last night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting. Each received a plaque of recognition from Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield and School Board President Michael Spear. These scholarships are made possible by the support of Highline Schools Foundation’s generous individual donors and corporate partners. A list of the specific scholarships, and the students who were awarded in 2014, is below: The Light & Love Scholarship was created this year by the Pappas family in honor ...
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