Bring your small household items including clothing and we’ll try to repair them or help you fix them! We want to keep stuff out of the landfill, conserve resources and save you money.
This event is FREE to the public!
This will be the first public repair event in White Center. Two previous repair events in White Center on April 26, 2016, and June 11, 2016, served the King County Housing Authority community Seola Gardens.
You must be present during the repair. We will have people experienced in fixing various things. Sorry, no guarantee an item can be fixed, or that attempting to fix it won’t break it even more. For items needing product-specific parts, we’ll try to tell you exactly what part you need so you can order it online and finish the repair yourself at home.
Please only bring items small enough to be easily carried in by one person. Please do not bring any items that are leaking, dangerous, contain gasoline, or have a strong odor.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: White Center Community Center in Steve Cox Memorial Park, 1321 SW 102nd Street, 98146
RSVP: To sign up to attend, or if you have questions, please contact Tom Watson at 206-477-4481.
INFO: To learn more, visit http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/ecoconsumer/repair-white-center.asp
If there is strong interest, we will schedule more of these in the future or on a regular basis, possibly at other locations in White Center. Thanks!
The King County EcoConsumer public outreach program has launched repair groups and events in King County, where people can bring small household items and clothing. Our experienced all-purpose fixers and sewing fixers will work on them, and can help you learn repair too.
Each repair event or group will operate differently, based on the needs of the local community. They might meet only once or twice, or continue meeting every two or three months.
At all of these events, people can bring in household items including small furniture, small appliances, personal electronics and clothing. Our overall success rate at these events for repairing items or helpfully diagnosing the problem (you may need to get a new part, for example) has generally been 70 percent or higher, although some electronics may be difficult to fix.
An 18-year old man was killed after a shooting at a Tukwila apartment complex parking lot Sunday night, Aug. 14.
Police say that two men were in a car in the parking lot of the complex – located at 3445 S. 144th Street (map below) – when they were shot.
The young man died at the scene.
The other victim is a 24-year old man who was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries. Police said that he is expected to survive.
Police add that the shooter escaped on foot and is still at large. Officials said that the shooting suspect likely knew the victims he shot.
Tukwila Police used a drone during their investigation, and during their search, a car plowed through, attempting to ram the crowd. No one was injured.
Here are photos from the scene courtesy Aaron Wells:
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Tukwila police using a drone as part of their crime scene investigation pic.twitter.com/HPCOh0pKXQ
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Experienced non-profit, business consultant and community organizer Andrea H. Reay will assume the position of President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Friday, Aug. 12.
Reay replaces Dena Guttridge, who left the position in July.
Ms. Reay was formerly the Executive Director of the Discover Burien Association, a position she held since 2013. She will assume her new position effective immediately.
“We are very excited to have Andrea aboard,” said Judy Coovert, Chairwoman of the Board. “She is a committed member of our community and brings a wealth of experience and talents to our fast growing region. She will work closely with our partners and members as we focus on providing opportunities for our members, promoting our communities, providing networking opportunities, representing the interests of business with government, and promoting sustainable business practices.”
“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen for this role.” Ms. Reay added. “I look forward to working with the board, staff, members and partners to further benefit our communities. We know that we are all stronger and better when we work together. The Chamber is committed to developing new and exciting ways for business professionals to network, showcase and promote their businesses, and provide training and educational opportunities. I look forward to also expanding our government advocacy work and partnership relationships.”
The Chamber invites all to join them at their luncheon from Noon – 1 p.m.on Tuesday, Aug. 16 where they’ll discuss how they’re working together as a region to grow our economy and the collaborative culture in our area with speakers Calvin Goings from the Small Business Administration, and Congressman Adam Smith.
The event will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.
To register, please visit www.sschamber.com/events
From Advertiser Puget Sound Moving:
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Not all moving companies offer the same quality of service. Making a moving company comparison is the best way to determine whether you’re making the right choice for your move. Rather than risking the possibility of your valuable belongings getting damaged or lost, you should spend a few moments determining just how much trust you can place in your mover by asking these five questions:
- Do You Offer A Guaranteed Delivery Date? At Puget Sound Moving, each customer gets a guaranteed delivery date for his or her move. Van line services typically offer a range of dates, which seems acceptable on paper but can get pretty concerning when four days pass and you still don’t know where your belongings are.
- Do You Share Trucks? Moving companies that share trucks do so to save money. Sometimes they pass these savings on to their customers, sometimes they don’t. In either case, sharing trucks introduces uncertainty into your move—what if one of your boxes gets unloaded with someone else’s move? Choose a moving company that dedicates its trucks to each move individually.
- How Often Do Your Trucks Stop and Where? A world-class moving company will only stop its trucks for food, fuel and restroom breaks; no overnight deposits, no pick-ups and drop-offs along the way. You want to get this information from your mover before they load up the truck and take off.
- How Many Moving Teams Process Your Move? Does the team who performs the packing and loading of the moving truck perform a hand-off at some later date? Will those movers be the same ones who unload your possessions at their destination? They should be, since they know which items are fragile, why they’re fragile and exactly how they should be handled.
- Do You Have a Single Point of Contact? If you want to know where your belongings are at any point during the move, who do you call? Is that your single point of contact for the move, or if you have other concerns, do you need to call someone else? Your moving company should give you one easy point of contact for your entire moving experience.
Ask these questions of any mover you plan on doing business with and you’ll quickly determine whether or not they’re ready to provide you with quality service. Your move is too important to risk letting anything go wrong, so you want to be sure the people taking care of it are responsible and accountable enough to do so.
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On Saturday, Aug. 13, Tukwila will attempt to break the world record for the largest potluck in history.
“Bring a dish, and come sit at our table!”
WHERE: Tukwila International Blvd between 144th and 146th Streets (northbound lanes), and part of the block east of Tukwila International Blvd on 144th
WHO: EVERYONE! We are inviting everyone who lives in Tukwila and beyond. This event is for you, our neighbors and community! But we’d also love to see people from neighboring cities who’d like a taste of Tukwila…
WHAT TO BRING: We encourage each person to bring a dish to share that feeds at least six people. If you can’t bring a dish, we hope you’ll bring your appetite!
ACTIVITIES: Shared food, great conversations, street soccer, music, and so much more!
RSVP: Leave a message on this Facebook page if you plan to bring a dish.
Please share this invite far and wide!
HMSHOST TO HOST JOB FAIR FOR VARIETY OF RESTAURANTS AT SEATTLE-TACOMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT JULY 26!
Multiple opportunities available!
Interview directly with hiring managers!
WHO: HMSHost at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
WHAT: Job Fair – HMSHost is seeking to fill restaurant positions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Positions available include 1 Sous Chef, 2 Shift Managers, Baristas, Cooks, CSA/Cashier, Food Preps.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158. Room # – MT 272 2F (head towards pre-security Starbucks and you should see the signs) Interviews on site. Immediate hires.
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide.
Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information.
EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/
Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.
Courtesy Elston Hill comes these photos of some amazing light shows that dazzled guests at Boeing’s 100th Anniversary Party Friday night, July 15 (click images to see larger versions):
Here’s the full video of the presentation:
Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Tuesday, July 26, from 3 – 5 p.m.!
Sit down with Tukwila Police officers and ask questions or share what’s on yours/their mind.
This is a free and open event.
“This is your opportunity for real conversations about issues that matter and directly impact you the most.”
A casual atmosphere for businesses and police officers to get to know each other and discover mutual goals for the Tukwila community.
WHAT: Coffee with a Cop!
WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2016; 3 – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Panera Bread, 17250 Southcenter Pkwy Ste #152, Tukwila, 98168
The Plant Connection, Inc., Interior Plant Specialists, is looking to hire:
Job Title: Interior Horticulturist
Salary: $13-$14/Hour pre-training (bonus based on performance and commission on sales also available)
Hours: Full time job (35-40 hrs/wk)
- Ready to work with something that doesn’t talk back (well at least not out loud)?
- Ready to move out from behind that desk and move your body? (most of our employees report weight loss in the first month)
- Ready to work independently?
- Ready to get to know the greater Seattle area like the back of your hand?
- Then this is the job for you.
Horticulturist and delivery/ installation position
- Full time job (35-40 hrs/wk) Can be done as 5-8 hour days or 4-10 hour days.
- Caring for tropical plants (and their owners) in office buildings 4 days per week
- Installation and delivery of plants/Warehouse clean up and care including but not limited to watering, cleaning, organizing, inventory 1 day per week
- Route work maintaining overall appearance and design of client’s interior landscapes
- Other duties as needed including but not limited to basic excel data entry and word processing
- Opportunity available to move into company management
- Monday through Friday (some flexibility in hours- typically start at 7:30 am to avoid traffic)
- Most of your routes will begin at our office in the Georgetown area of Seattle
JOB REQUIREMENTS -Must love plants and people!:
- Knowledge of or the capacity to learn the names and care of our most commonly used plants within the training period.
- Must also learn additional plant names and new skills on an ongoing basis
- Valid WSDL and good driving record.
- Able to work unsupervised
- Good communication skills
- Able to provide friendly, efficient customer service
- Company vehicle may be available or if you use choose to use your own vehicle, you are reimbursed for mileage at current IRS standard rate
- Physical capacity to do job- lift 30 lbs., walk several miles per day carrying 2- 2gallon water cans filled with water. Lots of kneeling and bending. Some ladder work
- Creative, flexible person willing to help with whatever task is on the agenda
- Must be very detail oriented. The communication between yourself, clients and other staff is the key to providing excellent customer service.
- Willing to learn to use internet and various computer programs such as excel and word
- Must sign non-compete (basically you agree not to work with any of our clients in a horticultural capacity for three years after the end of your employment with us.)
PAY AND BENEFITS:
- Starting rate of $13-14 per hour Depending on experience and skills. Raise when you successfully complete training after three months
- Mileage and parking allowance
- 5% commission on sales within accounts
- We will pay for your pesticide license should you have one or choose to get one
- 2 week paid vacation per year the first year (1st week becomes available after six months, second week after twelve months), 3 weeks beginning the third year, (proportional to # of hours worked),
- $30 per month education benefit
- Performance based bonus plan
- Chance to grow and receive training within our company.
For the second year, Tukwila recyclers have a chance to help a local non-profit help local children.
The Tukwila ‘Recycle Often Recycle Right’ campaign aims to collect 500 recycling pledges from community members before June 30.
Every ‘Recycle Often Recycle Right’ promise will help the Tukwila Children’s Foundation earn a $5,000 grant from Waste Management. The Foundation helps meet the basic needs of children in the Tukwila community. The recycling promise supports Tukwila’s recycling goals and helps build community connections in Tukwila.
There are three basic rules for the Recycle Often Recycle Right campaign:
- Recycle all empty bottles, cans and paper
- Keep food and liquids out of the recycling
- Keep loose plastic bags out of the recycling
Why focus on recycling basics?
New plastic-packaging technologies and evolving environmental standards make it difficult to know what can be recycled. As a result, it has become more important than ever to make recycling guidelines and systems as easy and efficient as possible.
To pledge now and help the Tukwila Children’s Foundation, go to
Another way to help is to encourage others via social media, using the campaign hashtag #RORR.