WCB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House – set for both this SATURDAY and SUNDAY – is a new, modern style, 5-bedroom home in the desirable North Hill neighborhood of Des Moines!

Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3-car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite.

Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

Offers: Seller intends to review offers upon receipt.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Open House.

WHEN: Both SATURDAY, Jan. 14 and SUNDAY, Jan. 15: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 20716 2nd Ave S, Des Moines 98198 (MAP, or see below)


  • List Price: $674,950
  • MLS Number: 1066492
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3.5
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Approximate House SqFt: 3,278 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 8,062 s.f.

Site Features:

  • 2nd Master BR
  • Bath Off Master
  • Dbl Pane/Storm Windw
  • Dining Room
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Walk-in Closet

Marketing Remarks:

Modern style!

New construction home on the desirable North Hill of Des Moines. Ideal floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a real 3 car garage.

Main floor has a second master bedroom or junior master suite. Chef’s delight kitchen with quartz, stainless and high end flooring.

Upstairs has a spacious master bedroom complete with walk-in closet and 5-piece master bath.

Over-sized upstairs bonus room or possible 6th bedroom.

Located on a large, usable lot. Must see!

Offers: Seller intends to review offers upon receipt

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

Big Al Brewing – located in White Center for the last eight years – announced on Thursday, Jan. 12 that it will be closing its entire operation.

The company both brewed excellent microbeers and operated a tasting room, and this Saturday, Jan. 14, will be its last day in business (they’ll be open from 2 – 10 p.m. if you want to come wish them well…).

“We are closing the entire operation,” Brown told The White Center Blog. “Increased competition means less opportunity for growth. I see no end in sight. More and more look at this industry and think now is the time to get in while those of us who have been here are seeing flat or declining sales.”

Big Al Founder Alejandro Brown

The brewery was started in August 2008 by Alejandro “Big Al” Brown, with a Belgian-style wheat beer and an Irish red ale as its first offerings. Big Al’s beers are/were available at dozens of bars and restaurants in the Puget Sound region.

The brewery is located at 9832 14th Ave SW in White Center (map below).

What’s next for Brown?

“I’m likely going to go back to what I was doing before, which is working for a car company on the service side,” he told us.

Brown announced his decision with this post on his Facebook page:

“8 years ago. Damn time flies! Every time I sit down to write this I have to stop because it’s too damn hard. But some things have to be said. Saturday January 14th will be the last day of Big Al Brewing as we know it. We are closing our doors. Phew, hard part over. There are many contributing factors that led to this decision but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. I’d rather focus on the positive. What an amazing 8 years it has been!! I lived my dream and experienced things I could have never thought of in my wildest dreams! The support we got from the amazing brewing industry. The bars who are so dedicated to not only craft beer, but Washington craft beer, are amazing. The partnerships we formed, the friendships that will last forever. The memories, the many, many, MANY beers shared with you all. The festivals, brewers nights, collaborations, guest brewers, OUR AWESOME EMPLOYEES! And let’s not forget the friends and family who reached in to their savings account and put cold hard cash where their support was and invested in this thing! All of it, more than I ever dreamed. There are way too many to thank here, but rest assured, you’ll be hearing from me for a pint or 3 sometime soon. You know who you are, whether you have been supporting us from day one or you just got on board with this thing last year, I see you. And I’ll see you soon.

Before I sign off, I do have to acknowledge one person by name. Noelle Brown, you are my rock. You are my #1 fan and this last 8 years is because of you. You believed in me when this was just a crazy idea. You said “do it honey, I support you”. You let me quit my solid career, take my Grandparents inheritance, your equity in your condo and most important, your loving support, and you jumped right off a cliff with me. Not bad for a serial toe-dipper!! I love you, Noelle. Thank you. Oh and, there’ll be more cliffs. 🙁 Sorry ”

Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

All area families interested in St. Bernadette enrollment are encouraged to attend this informational Open House and School Tour, and experience how St. Bernadette Parish School is educating “Today’s Learners into Tomorrows Leaders.”

NEW for the 2017-2018 school year:  St. Bernadette School is starting full day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes. 

St. Bernadette School is a state licensed early childcare center and fully accredited school through WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association). 

Please call the school office for more information: (206) 244-4937.

Their campus is located at 1028 SW 128th Street (map below).

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment throughout the year by contacting the school office.

St. Bernadette Parish School
1028 SW 128th
Burien, WA 98146-3126
Office (206) 244-4934 Fax (206) 244-4943
Email: [email protected]

Here’s more info:

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39)

The Mission of St. Bernadette Parish School is to teach Christian values in a Catholic-centered environment, to foster academic excellence, and to develop compassionate stewards.

Acknowledging that parents are the primary educators, St. Bernadette Parish School will:

  • Inspire students to embrace an ongoing relationship with God.
  • Foster a spirit of lifelong. diligent learners who demonstrate perseverance and promote each student’s unique talents.
  • Provide an environment that encourages self-confidence, self-respect, and respect for all life.
  • Build a community based on peace and social justice by sharing the virtues of faith, hope, love, and service.

Currently, St. Bernadette’s is a vibrant school of 215 students in Preschool-8th grade. The faculty includes one certified teacher per grade level and a Title 1 teacher. In addition to core academic classes, the school offers physical education, Spanish, music and library. Before and after school activities include: drama, choir, math club, art, Lego technology and CYO sports. We also have an Extended Day Program that provides before and after school childcare. Electrical upgrades and new wiring have allowed technology to be integrated within the curriculum. There is a SMART board in every classroom, 30 computers in the computer lab, student computers in each classroom, a chromebook cart and an I-Pad cart.

St. Bernadette Parish School is a multicultural school with many traditions, celebrations and activities. It continues to be characterized by extraordinarily supportive parents and enthusiastic students. The school provides an excellent education in a spiritual setting with a strong sense of Catholic identity permeating every brick of the institution.

Please join us at our February Open House:

  • Wednesday, February 1st, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment through the school office.

Please call: 206.244.4934, email: [email protected] or visit our school website: www.stbernadettesea.org for more information.


Multiple opportunities available! Interview directly with hiring managers!

WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include Starbucks Baristas, Sous Chef, and Management positions.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 17th, 2017, 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158. Room # – MT 272 2F (head towards pre-security Starbucks and you should see the signs) Interviews on site. Immediate hires.

Apply online prior to Job Fair: www.hmshost.com/careers

Onsite Contact: Allison Newsham, [email protected] – 206.433.5644

For media inquiries about HMSHost, please contact Sarah Cody at [email protected] or 240-694-4403.

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook atfb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and on Wednesday, Jan. 11, the first set of bonds was sold.

The bond was passed with a 67% majority Nov. 8 – read our previous coverage here.

The $236.8 million proceeds will fund a majority of the school construction and improvement projects in the bond package, including:

  • Electronic door locks for every classroom in the district
  • Upgraded video surveillance systems at every school
  • Design, permitting, and construction of Olympic interim school
  • Design, permitting and initial construction of Highline High School, the new elementary school at Zenith, and the new middle school at Glacier
  • Replenishment of the capital fund, which pays for critical needs and emergency repairs

The remaining bonds will be sold when funding is needed to complete the projects and begin design work on Pacific Middle School, Tyee High School, and Evergreen High School.

Six financial institutions bid on the bonds. The sale went to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, whose bid came in at the lowest cost to taxpayers.

Advertiser ‘In The Northwest’ has a great opportunity to start the new year – excellent schedule, location and room to grow make this a dream job for individuals with the right attitude and motivation.

See more from their job description here:

Immediate opening, Administrative! for Wholesale Pet supply Manufacturer’s Rep firm ‘In the Northwest’!

Harbor Ave, West Seattle

In the Northwest is a Pet Supplies Wholesale Firm.

We are a locally-based business, with an office on Harbor Avenue in West Seattle.

Established for over 20 years, we strive to provide unique products to independent retailers across the nation. We pride ourselves on selling awesome products and providing excellent customer service…

We are seeking Administrative help immediately!

Our intern is going back to school…

Our office manager has been promoted…

Candidates for this Position will be:

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Proficient in MS Office/esp: Outlook and Excel
  • Able to quickly learn our database program (access based)
  • Highly motivated and able to work well independently
  • Very detail oriented
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • Mature, Loyal and Dependable
  • Appreciative of the nuances of working for a small business…
  • Able to work approximately 30 hours per week
  • Monday-Fri 9-4
  • Opportunities for Advancement!

We are ultimately hoping to find a great administrator who learns our business well enough to become our general office manager!

Interested parties please e-mail a detailed cover letter and resume to [email protected].

In an unexpected move, White Center Food Bank Director Rick Jump announced that he will be retiring from the non-profit due to health reasons.

Jump has been in charge of the food bank for the last 12 years, and is quite the well-known community figure, having lived in White Center for 35 years.

“I leave the White Center Food Bank knowing that it is in good, capable, and caring hands and am excited to see how it continues to grow to meet the needs of White Center now and into the future,” Jump said in a statement. “Thank YOU all for being such a wonderful community and for your support of the White Center Food Bank over the past 12 years. They have been some of my most formative and inspiring years of my life.”

The White Center Food Bank will be one of two recipients of the 12th annual Empty Bowls, coming to the Burien Community Center on Friday, Jan. 27.

Everyone at South King Media wishes Rick the best!

Here’s a letter Jump sent out:

To the clients, donors, volunteers, and staff of the White Center Food Bank and to the greater White Center Community:

I have lived in White Center for 35 years; raised my children here, forged lifelong friendships, built partnerships, and helped to grow the White Center Food Bank for the past twelve years. It has been both my professional and personal passion to help support the most vulnerable in our community. It is a unique place – one built on community, diversity, and resiliency despite the many challenges we have faced.

I am proud to call White Center my home.

This is why my decision to retire as the Executive Director of the White Center Food Bank is made with a heavy heart. I arrived at this decision after both I and my wife, Judy, have struggled with health issues in recent months. As much as I love this community, after 12 years of dedicating my life to helping others, it is time that Judy and I take care of ourselves.

I leave the White Center Food Bank knowing that it is in good, capable, and caring hands and am excited to see how it continues to grow to meet the needs of White Center now and into the future.

Thank YOU all for being such a wonderful community and for your support of the White Center Food Bank over the past 12 years. They have been some of my most formative and inspiring years of my life.

All my best,
Rick Jump

A power outage was caused by a car crashing into a utility pole, Seattle City Light is reporting.

The outage – which occurred at 8:10 a.m. Sunday morning, Jan. 8 – is affecting some 171 customers.

City Light says the expected restoration time is 4:35 p.m.

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty is seeking to hire an experienced Loan Officer.

For more info on this leading local realty company, visit http://www.burien.bhhsnwrealestate.com/

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Realty’s offices are located at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

For more information, please call Tay Krull at 206-244-6400.

REMINDER: Local Boy Scout Troop #375 will be doing their annual Christmas Tree Recycle this weekend – Saturday Jan. 7 & Sunday, Jan. 8 – at the Burien FOE Eagles Lodge, located at 920 SW 149th Street.

On both days, scouts will be out grabbing old trees from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – all you have to do is drive up or drag your tree in!

Suggested donation is $5 per tree.

“Give your Tree a second chance and Donate Today!”

More info here: http://www.bsatroop375burien.com/christmas-tree-recycle-

Enjoy the benefits of bringing the newest wave of aquatic fitness to the Pacific Northwest!

FITT Balance is currently seeking Certified Fitness Instructors to implement Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs *on water* at our first partnered facility in Des Moines, WA.

Introducing a new inflatable surface called the Flow Motion Fitness Mat, our instructors will use their expertise to demonstrate a bold new perspective on core strength and balance that is igniting the world’s fitness industry!

The Flow Motion Fitness Mat supports all types of integrated fitness training. Flow Motion aquatic fitness programs cater to all ages and levels of fitness. Sessions currently run 5 days a week, are 30-60 minutes in duration and serve a maximum of (6) participants.

Apply today at http://www.fittbalance.com.