Every year, Highline’s Cove to Clover event gets larger.
This year’s extravaganza, with events spread from two pub crawls starting it all on Friday, April 26 to a snake pit dinner on Saturday to four different big races on Sunday, is no exception.
The cities of Des Moines and SeaTac are also joining Burien and Normandy Park in the fun.
Centerpieces of the activities are the fundraising runs on Sunday, April 28.
The 5K run starts at noon at the Normandy Park Swim Club (The Cove) at noon and finishes up at Burien Town Square. The 10K run also starts at noon and ends up at Town Square. The 10K takes off from the Normandy Park Towne Center at First Avenue South and South 200th Street.
Race organizers say there are no other races like these with suffering the name of the game as runners climb and climb up the ominously named “Snake Hill.”
At the top of the hill, runners are rewarded with great views of Puget Sound and music from a Highland piper. All the races will feature an obstacle called “The Uprising,” a Celtic battle reenactment.
Children and families can participate in the nearly one-mile Wee Race, beginning at noon. It starts and ends at Town Square. Organizers promise a “mini-snake hill” on the course. (more…)
After 23 years of pulbic service to the residents of South King County, Julia Patterson announced Friday afternoon that she will not be seeking a 4th term on the King County Council.
Patterson acted as a founding member of the SeaTac City Council before representing the 33rd district in both the State House and State Senate. In 2001, Paterson was elected to the King County Council where she will serve through 2013.
During her time on the King County Council, Julia represented the 33rd district which included the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Normandy Park and Kent. In the 2011 redistricting, Southern Burien, also known as the neighborhood of Manhattan, and the areas east of 1st Ave, as well as the neighborhoods of Gregory Heights, Three Tree Point, Maplewild and Lake Burien all became part of Paterson’s district. (more…)
Press Release: Our most talented in the kitchen are preparing to gather to flex their spice racks in March.
Restauranteurs, caterers and private chefs from Burien, Normandy Park and White Center are gearing up for the Top Chef competition. Top Chef is a preliminary event to Burien Bites which will happen in the summer.
More than twenty local competitors will meet their videographer for the adventure the afternoon of March 20th. From there, they will hear the rules and will proceed to acquire a mystery box of food provided by Freggies Organic Produce. The chef’s will have 90 minutes to take the box back to their kitchen, create something audacious and return with samples for the crowd that will be waiting including three top local food critics.
The bios for the Top Chef food critics reads like a true whose who in food for the region. This evening is set to be exciting and fun for all that participate. (more…)
Press Release: The Bridge School announces an Open House on January 30, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. held at the school’s location in Normandy Park Town Center, Suite 408, 19901 1st Avenue S., Normandy Park, WA 98148. During the Open House interested families can attend a short presentation, meet teachers, ask questions and pick-up an application packet. The Bridge School will serving kindergarten through fifth grades for the 2013-2014 school year with plans to add sixth grade in 2015.
The Bridge School is a cooperative elementary school founded by a grassroots group of parents who wanted a community-oriented school with a progressive, experiential approach. The school’s mission is to create a community of families dedicated to fostering joyful learning through cooperative, child-centered, experiential education. The school opened a year and a half ago and has grown from sixteen to thirty-six students in that time. The school expects to increase in size again for 2013-2014. (more…)
November 20, 2012 | Burien, WA – Join members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, Destination Des Moines, Discover Burien, and several other local Southwest King County organizations for a HUGE holiday mixer! Expect a festive holiday ambiance; delicious local food, beverages, swingin’ 60′s musical entertainment by Joey Jewell, door prizes, Santa photos and more! This is the Business After Hours not to miss! An RSVP is required to attend. There will be a raffle fundraiser to send the Global Connections High School’s Wind Ensemble to Washington, D.C., to play at the Presidential Inauguration Music Festival in January. According to recent reports, they have raised $27,000 of the $60,000 they need to make the trip. (more…)
Press Release: On Thursday, October 25 the Bridge School – a new cooperative school – will open its doors from 4-7pm to welcome the community and visitors to its new location in Normandy Park. The school relocated to Normandy Park in September 2012 and is inviting friends, neighbors and anyone interested to join them for a tour and to enjoy a tasty treat. The school is located at 19901 1st Avenue South, Suite 408, Normandy Park Town Center.
The Bridge School is thriving in its second year and currently serves thirty-six Kindergarten through Fourth grade students (with plans to expand to Sixth Grade by 2015). The school was founded by a grassroots group of Highline area parents who wanted a community-oriented school with a progressive, experiential approach. (more…)
“The City of Normandy Park might not be a city for much longer because it is going broke.”
That is how news anchor Mark Wright began a story focused on the City of Normandy Park that aired on King 5 News this morning. The story was based on an interview by King 5′s Natasha Ryan with Normandy Park’s City Manager, Doug Schulze.
In the interview Schulze said that the City of Normandy park is facing a budget shortfall of $1.2 million. To address the shortfall, the City has placed a levy on the ballot in the coming November election that would allow property taxes to be raised 30 cents per $1,000 assessed value. According to Schulze the new tax rate would bring in an extra $300,000 a year.
According to King 5 News, Schulze claimed that City leaders are considering contracting services, consolidating services with other cities, or disincorporating to join Burien, Des Moines, or unincorporated King County. (more…)
Note from the Editor: Though Joey Martinez was recently appointed as a Planning Commissioner by the Burien City Council, the following letter and the opinions and views stated there in it should be taken as the ideas of Joey Martinez and not any kind of statement by the City of Burien.
Since the 1950’s the Highline area has been in a tug of war over its form of government and what we expect from government. First to incorporate, in the area, was Normandy Park, 1953. Next, Des Moines incorporated in 1959. The people of both cities incorporated because they wanted to control their own futures. Few people know this but long ago Seattle originally had eyes on the area all the way down to about 160th as evidenced by the current boundaries of Seattle City Light in Burien. (more…)