PHOTOS/VIDEO: Ground officially broken for new White Center Library
Story & Photos/Video by Scott Schaefer Ground was officially broken for a new King County Library branch at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center on Thursday afternoon, March 19. A tented V.I.P. section was cordoned off from heavy equipment, large tree limbs and mud, and it was chock full of local dignitaries, KCLS employees, board members and several cute kids thrown in just for fun. The celebration was for a brand new, 10,000 square foot facility with "more materials, computers, wireless access, and space for children and teens," according to KCLS. Construction is projected to start sometime during the summer of 2015. Scott Schaefer ...
Evergreen alum Joe Arrants killed in construction accident; family needs help
On Thursday (March 12), Evergreen alum Joe Arrants – a Senior Foreman for Kiewit on the new 520 bridge build – tragically fell 60 feet to his death. Joe was 34-years old, and leaves behind a wife and 2 small children, ages 4 and 5. "The day before, Joe had finalized the opportunity to move his family to Hawaii where he would manage another bridge build," Krista Barkovich told The B-Town Blog. "No more physical labor. And a tremendous adventure for their family." Less than 24 hours later, Joe was gone. Joe grew up in White Center, attended St Bernadette's through 8th grade, then Evergreen High ...
Celebrate Superheroes at the White Center 5K 2015 run on Saturday, Mar. 28
Celebrate 'White Center Superheroes' at the upcoming 5K Walk & Run, this year being held at White Center Heights Park on Saturday, March 28. The race starts at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8 a.m. To register, visit whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com Here's more info: The theme this year is SUPERHEROES, come with your cape and everything superhero related as we celebrate heroes of White Center. The 5K Walk and Run has four main objectives: Promote the positive and diverse culture that thrives in White Center Help to Promote local White Center businesses Promote a healthy lifestyle Unify the White Center CommunityIn conjunction with these objectives we hope to raise money for three long time ...
Highline Schools Foundation announces Gold Star Award nominees
And the Nominees Are … Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This year’s list of impressive and well-deserving nominees includes highly qualified staff, volunteers and administrators. The Gold Star Award WINNERS will be announced live on Thursday, March 19 at the fourth annual Gold Star Awards BASH. This red-carpet style event (21 and over) features a night of music, drinks, appetizers, dancing and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners. Tickets are still only $15! WHAT: Gold Star Awards BASH! WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Technology Access Foundation ...
Car flips after police pursuit in White Center
The King County Sheriff's Office is reporting that Sunday night (March 8), after responding to a collision in White Center's Greenbridge neighborhood, they began a pursuit that lead to SW 108th and 11th Ave SW, where the fleeing vehicle flipped. Police say that the pursuit ended in a collision, when the fleeing vehicle flipped over. There was only one occupant in the suspect vehicle, and it's unknown if there are injuries at this point. The driver is in custody for hit and run, as well as eluding. Here are some relevant Tweets: A hit & run suspect doesn't get far, after he decides to run, flipping his car ...
Family trying to raise $6,000 for Jason Moore, a crime victim in Boulevard Park
A Boulevard Park man named Jason Moore survived the murder of his Dad in 2005, then became a quadriplegic five years later. "My husband is a survivor, a survivor who has had to endure more tragedy than I could personally imagine," his wife Allie said. In 2005, Jason and his father, Chuck, were brutally attacked in the middle of the night in their own home, leaving his dad dead and Jason with five stab wounds to his back and neck. After days of being treated in the hospital they were sure that Jason would pull through and physically be okay. However, the hardest ...
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 ...
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 ...
From Mina Amin, Program Director at the Greenbridge Learning Center comes this request: Please help immigrant integration in White Center by taking this survey on behalf of White Center Promise and member... [Read more]Sponsored Post
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Story & Photos/Video by Scott Schaefer Ground was officially broken for a new King County Library branch at 1409 SW 107th Street in White Center on Thursday afternoon, March 19. A tented V.I.P. section... [Read more]
On Thursday, March 19, the South King County Fire Training Consortium will be conducting live fire training at a house located 10635 4th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center between the hours of 7 a.m.... [Read more]
On Thursday (March 12), Evergreen alum Joe Arrants – a Senior Foreman for Kiewit on the new 520 bridge build – tragically fell 60 feet to his death. Joe was 34-years old, and leaves behind a wife... [Read more]
Celebrate ‘White Center Superheroes’ at the upcoming 5K Walk & Run, this year being held at White Center Heights Park on Saturday, March 28. The race starts at 9 a.m., with registration... [Read more]
And the Nominees Are … Each year, the Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for its prestigious and much-anticipated Gold Star Awards. This... [Read more]
The Bulldog community will honor the past, present, and future with a dance- and music-filled evening on Saturday, March 21. In 1915, the United States was on the brink of entering World War I, the 47th... [Read more]
The Cove to Clover Pub Crawl will be held this Friday, March 13, with registration running from 5 – 7 p.m. at Pit Stop Bottle Shop, located at 216 SW 153rd Street in Burien. Participants can go pub to... [Read more]Read More Headlines