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Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s ‘Drive-Thru Christmas’ will be Dec. 14–15

Normandy Christian Church’s annual Drive-Thru Christmas Story will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 – 15, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This is a fun, classic (especially if you appreciate American... [Read more]

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

Come meet ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, on Saturday, July 20

The power is on, the cutterhead is hooked up and two miles of Seattle soil await the teeth of ‘Bertha,’ the world’s largest tunneling machine, which you can “meet” in person... [Read more]

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

Founder of Piledriving Company Goes ‘APE’ Over Upcoming Local UFO Film

John White, Founder of American Piledriving Equipment (APE) and a Normandy Park resident, has stepped up to pile on the majority of funding for an historic local UFO conspiracy movie that will begin filming... [Read more]

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are Some of the Things We’re Thankful For…

Happy Thanksgiving! Here are Some of the Things We’re Thankful For…

It’s Thanksgiving Day across America, and we’d like to take a moment from our usual local news and events postings to reflect on what we’re thankful for… Mostly, we want to send... [Read more]

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Ground Broken for Second Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Chief Mike Marrs, right, discusses project details with Brian Hogman, site supervisor for Neeley Construction, before groundbreaking for a new fire station in the Manhattan... [Read more]

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers

by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk WWII Veteran John Hauff shares a log book entry to Ralph Nichols “It was a lot of fun until they started shooting at us.” So quipped John Hauff, a World... [Read more]

Waterland Blog: South King Fire & Rescue Remembers 9/11

Waterland Blog: South King Fire & Rescue Remembers 9/11

South King Fire & Rescue and the Cities of Federal Way and Des Moines, WA hosted a dawn 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Celebration Park in Federal Way on Sunday Morning, September 11. Visit our sister... [Read more]

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Breaks Ground For New Headquarters

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Scott Schaefer King County Fire District 2 Commissioners, Chief Mike Marrs, firefighters with the Burien/Normandy Park Department, and local officials broke ground Wednesday... [Read more]

The June 11th Highline Garden Tour Is For The Birds And The Bees

The June 11th Highline Garden Tour Is For The Birds And The Bees

Retirement has been busy for Jerry Wick. Since selling his J & W Septic Service a few years ago, he’s tackled all of those projects and hobbies he’s always dreamed of doing – metal detecting,... [Read more]

Dr. Bill Ayers Speaks at Highline C.C. for MLK Week

Dr. Bill Ayers Speaks at Highline C.C. for MLK Week

Introductory Remark By Nicholas Johnson As much as letter writers may have condemned Highline Community College for inviting Dr. Bill Ayers to speak about education reform during the college’s MLK... [Read more]