Seattle Southside opens new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter
On Wednesday, Feb. 26, Seattle Southside Visitor Services (SSVS), the official tourism organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines, opened a new Visitor Center in Westfield Southcenter, which will be able to assist and influence more travelers in the Seattle Southside region. Complimentary Visitor Center services include restaurant recommendations; hotel reservation assistance and referrals; directions; brochures; maps and sightseeing guides; transportation guidance; advice on museums and entertainment – and details on how to get tickets; tour bookings; tips, suggestions and advice on area attractions and ticket information; and expert knowledge on local events, sports, festivals and activities. [caption id="attachment_71520" ...
Scenes from the 2nd annual ‘Taste of Tukwila’
Story and photos by Pam Fernald September 20th was the second annual Taste of Tukwila and I attended with some friends. What a fun community mini event! You could get a cultural ‘taste’ of music, dance and food all at once. If you put a sticker on the world map to indicate where you were originally from, you got 3 free tickets to sample 3 different ethnic foods. My sticker went on Tukwila, my husband’s went on Maine and my friend’s stickers went on Mongolia and South Dakota. I tasted the Hawaiian donut, a Kenyan veggie Somosa and Japanese yakisoba. Very tasty indeed. ...
Three Tukwila motels seized by Feds after year-long investigation
Three motels in Tukwila were seized and boarded-up by federal agents Tuesday (Aug. 27) following a year-long investigation of criminal activity in and around the motels, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. More than 400 law enforcement officers and agents participated in the serving of search and seizure warrants on the Great Bear Motor Inn, Boulevard Motel and Travelers Choice Motel, all located on Tukwila International Boulevard. In addition to the civil seizure of the motels, four people were arrested in connection with ongoing criminal activity at the motels, including three owner-operators. In 2011 and 2012, police responded to the motels for ...
Tukwila One of Seven School Districts to Win $40 Million ‘Race to the Top’ Grant
Tukwil is one of seven King County school districts to win a share of $40 million in federal "Race to the Top" funds, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday (Dec. 11). Tukwila, along with Auburn, Highlne, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed together this fall as “The Road Map District Consortium,” a reference to their participation in the Road Map Project. This project is a collaborative effort to dramatically improve education in South Seattle and South King County. The King County districts’ application was among 16 winners selected out of 372 applications. Awards ranged from $5 million ...
World War II Fighter Pilot Recalls Dangers Escorting Allied Bombers
by Ralph Nichols, with photos by Michael Brunk [caption id="attachment_46778" align="alignright" width="225" caption="WWII Veteran John Hauff shares a log book entry to Ralph Nichols"][/caption] “It was a lot of fun until they started shooting at us.” So quipped John Hauff, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force – when I asked him what it was like up there. We were talking before our flight aboard the Aluminum Overcast – the Experimental Aviation Association’s vintage B-17 that recently visited the Museum of Flight – from Boeing Field last week. A P-51 fighter pilot, Hauff escorted B-17 “Flying Fortresses” and B-24 Liberators ...
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Story and photos by Pam Fernald September 20th was the second annual Taste of Tukwila and I attended with some friends. What a fun community mini event! You could get a cultural ‘taste’ of music, dance... [Read more]
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