Community Calendar through mid-October

CHANNEL INNER WIGGLEWednesday Wiggles Story Time at the Foster Library is 20 minutes of songs, rhymes and books for the busy toddler ages 1-3. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2010

International Rescue program helps local young people make successful move to American life

Jin May did so well during her session of the Tukwila School District’s summer program for refugee students that instructors asked her to remain in the classroom as a leader even though she already had graduated.

Patterson speaks about upcoming Town Hall meeting

King County Councilwoman Julia Patterson recently shared her thoughts on an upcoming Town Hall meeting she has scheduled for Sept. 15 in Tukwila at the Foster Performing Arts Center. Titled “Health Reform & You,” its purpose is to shed more light on understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, passed last year by Congress, and what opportunities it will offer, especially in light of the working poor. King County Councilwoman Julia Patterson has scheduled a Town Hall meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Foster Performing Arts Center, with health-care reform in mind.

Rob McKenna to speak at chamber lunch Oct. 8 at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac

Rob McKenna, Washington state's attorney general, will be the guest speaker at the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce October Membership Luncheon, on Friday, Oct.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2010

A Day in History

Heppenstall’s Grocery Store, as seen in this 1920s photo from the Tukwila Historical Society. Ed Heppenstall, proprietor, can be seen in the doorway. Located across from the Foster Station, the store enjoyed brisk trade throughout the 1920s and ’30s. Contributed from the collection of Elsie Rinehart

  • Sep 14, 2010

Jamie King’s Duwamish Curve lasagna is a hit: Local Flavor

Talk to Jamie King for a few minutes and it becomes clear: The guy loves his job. “I’m kind of the Heinz 57 in the kitchen - I do everything,” said King, a recreational-program assistant for the City of Tukwila, who operates the Duwamish Curves Cafe in the Tukwila Community Center. He will tell you in detail his secret for ensuring sparkling countertops – judicious use of lemon juice. And as the cafe’s chief cook and bottle washer, he’s also not averse to sharing a recipe that keeps his customers coming back: his own Duwamish Curve Lasagna.

Tukwila boy finds friends, fun as member of Special Olympics swim team

When Kenny Nishino, 9, jumps into the water at the Tukwila Community Pool, he’s not thinking about specialized training plans. Or what the Special Olympics means to him and the dozen or so members of his team. Or how swimming channels his energy in positive directions. Nope. When Kenny jumps into the Tukwila pool, he’s thinking about how much fun he’s going to have, swimming hard and making friends as a medal-winning Olympic competitor.

Future of Tukwila Community Pool a question: What you need to know

The Tukwila Community Pool has a question mark in its future, and it will take discussions in the near future between the City of Tukwila, the Tukwila School District, and possibly Tukwila voters next spring, to resolve the matter.

Networking dinner in Tukwila discusses future of Metro Transit

The Suburban Cities Association of Tukwila on Sept. 15 will present a panel of local elected officials serving on the Regional Transit Task Force (RTTF) to provide an update along with their individual perspectives on the work of the RTTF.

  • Sep 9, 2010

Stay prepared this flood season: Note from County Councilwoman Julia Patterson

I’m pleased to share good news with you – President Obama recently signed legislation that funds improvements to strengthen the Howard Hanson Dam, reducing the risk of flooding to the Green River Valley. The funding allows the dam’s operator, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to complete repairs by the 2011/2012 flood season.

  • Sep 9, 2010

Duwamish Hill Preserve has opening celebration Sept. 18

Geology has probably kept development at bay on Duwamish RiverBend Hill, aka Poverty Hill and Beaver Lodge Hill. It's hard to sink a foundation into ancient solid rock, although a miner would probably love to sink his bit into this hill next to the Duwamish River.

Tukwila’s Foster High School sees largest enrollment in its history

As freshmen crowded the halls with friends, the Foster High School principal reached his hand out to all those willing to take it. "We have beautiful kids. They're amazing," Jim Boyce said, smile wide with enthusiasm for the start of school. Expecting about 900-950 students this year, Foster has the largest enrollment in its 95-year history, he said.

School starts Sept. 1 for Tukwila Schools: What you need to know

Classes for the Tukwila School District get under way Sept. 1. Use the school list below to check for addresses, class times and important phone numbers.

  • Sep 1, 2010

Jacknifed semi cleared from I-5 near Southcenter; traffic backup should ease

DATE/TIME: Aug. 31, 2010, 11:40 a.m. DESCRIPTION: A jack-knifed semi continues to block the three left lanes on southbound I-5 at Klickitat Drive near Southcenter. Drivers are getting by in the right lane and the merge lane from eastbound SR 518. The HOV bypass lane is open to all drivers. The backup is 4 miles. The EPA is en-route to help respond to the semi trucks spilled fuel.

  • Aug 31, 2010

911 center sees evaluation; add your input

Valley Communications Center is scheduled for an on-site evaluation to keep its accreditation. The assessment will be to verify that the dispatch center continuously meets professional standards.

  • Aug 25, 2010

Free immunizations, backpacks, at Tukwila event Aug. 28.

With school just around the corner, it's important to make sure your child's health-care needs are up to date.Especially immunizations.With that in mind, a variety… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2010

Homeowners can qualify for more tax credits through Valley Medical Center

Homeowners living within King County Public Hospital District No. 1 boundaries now have more chances to qualify for what's known as the “Valley Dividend.” ("Valley" as in Valley Medical Center, the hospital facility operated by Hospital District No. 1.)

  • Aug 23, 2010

Serving a need: Teacher Katrina Dohn’s Tukwila clothing bank finds eager recipients

Some years ago, Tukwila Elementary teacher Katrina Dohn found herself surprised after her school’s clothing drive served more than 100 kids in a single night. She realized there was an urgent need for clothing donations in the Tukwila community.

Southcenter Parkway extension begins

A bevy of local officials participated in groundbreaking ceremonies July 30 for the Southcenter Parkway extension in Tukwila.

  • Aug 20, 2010

Tukwila emergency official moves to county post

King County this month named City of Tukwila Emergency Coordinator Hillman Mitchell as director of its Office of Emergency Management.

  • Aug 20, 2010