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PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

PHOTOS: Sneak peek of new Highline Heritage Museum, which opens Friday!

On Saturday night, June 8, a sneak preview of the brand new Highline Heritage Museum was held for volunteers and community members, including Elston Hill, who shares some great photos below. “We... [Read more]

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

Dedication of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will be this Saturday, May 25

From our friends at the Museum of Flight: For The Community – For The Veterans – For Their Honor Join us on Saturday, May 25 over Memorial Day weekend for the momentous grand opening and dedication... [Read more]

City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending May 17, 2019

City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending May 17, 2019

City Manager’s Weekly Report for week ending May 17, 2019 Meet with the City Manager and Chief of Police, Thursdays, 9AM, at Empire Coffee.  Open agenda and discussion. We won’t always both be there.... [Read more]

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]