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Old Dairy Queen building demolished to make way for new Starbucks

Old Dairy Queen building demolished to make way for new Starbucks

Demolition began Monday, Jan. 21 on the old Dairy Queen building located at 17827 1st Ave South in Normandy Park near the QFC. This location will next serve up as home to a brand new Starbucks with a drive-through. In... [Read more]

Susan West, Shawn McEvoy removed from Economic Development Committee

Susan West, Shawn McEvoy removed from Economic Development Committee

By Scott Schaefer At Tuesday night’s (Jan. 8) rather contentious Normandy Park City Council meeting, the council voted to remove Economic Development Committee (EDC) members Susan West and Shawn... [Read more]

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Highline Heritage Museum seeking Teens for Advisory Committee

Are you between 14 – 18 years old? Are you looking for a place where you can express yourself? Let the Highline Historical Society know – they’re forming a Teen Advisory Committee! “We... [Read more]

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

Potential purchasers of historic Landmark on the Sound holding Open House Sat.

The new ‘potential purchasers’ of Des Moines’ historic Landmark on the Sound will be holding an Open House this coming Saturday, Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This historic property... [Read more]

‘Story Pole’ installed at Normandy Park Cove

‘Story Pole’ installed at Normandy Park Cove

A new ‘Story Pole’ was installed at the Normandy Park Cove last week: Photos courtesy Normandy Park Community Club Bill Vilonza and a team of volunteers designed, carved and painted this... [Read more]

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Historian Feliks Banel will discuss Northwest Radio History on Sun., Oct. 15

Join the Highline Historical Society for a special program next Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15 (the Seahawks have a bye), when local historian Feliks Banel will speak about Northwest Radio History at SeaTac... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

LETTER: Former Normandy Park Mayor upset about losing Highline High façade

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff. This Letter comes from the Correspondence... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

After 70 years, historic Furney’s Nursery will be closing

After 70 years, historic Furney’s Nursery will be closing

After 70 years in business in Des Moines, Furney’s Nursery announced on Monday, April 24 that it will be closing at the end of May. Staff from the historic nursery, located at 21215 Pacific Highway... [Read more]

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

Highline College celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. with free events Jan. 17–20

The public is invited to free events and workshops Jan. 17–20, 2017, as Highline College hosts its 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week celebration. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Fear,... [Read more]