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Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Races will make a splash in the Tukwila Pool from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 18!

The event starts at 1 p.m., and all materials for boat building will be supplied.

Boat builders have 1 hour to complete their boat.

The Race is from 2 – 3 p.m.

The cost is only $3.00 per boat rider.

Prizes will be awarded!

The Tukwila Pool is located at 4414 S. 144th St. Tukwila, WA 98168, between Foster High School and Showalter Middle School.

For more information, visit http://www.tukwilapool.org.

On Monday, June 29, local dignitaries – lead by Mayor Jim Haggerton wielding a large pair of scissors – gathered to cut a Toilet Paper ribbon as the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center celebrated its renovated bathroom:

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“Everybody cuts a ribbon,” Tukwila Historical Society President Louise Jones-Brown quipped, “but…to demonstrate what a uniquely wonderful place Tukwila is to live and work, we do things a bit different.”

The first official flush of the renovated toilet was performed by Councilmember De’Sean Quinn, who won the honor by swishing three perfect shots of T.P. rolls into a kid’s basketball hoop.

The Heritage and Cultural Center had restricted usage while the restroom was remodeled and brought up to current building code for accessibility requirements. The architecturally significant and historic building was built in 1922 as a two room schoolhouse.

Through the years it also served as Tukwila City Hall and as a branch of the King County Library System.

Today it houses a collection of historical artifacts and is the home to the Tukwila Historical Society. It retains much of the original Craftsman style Architecture.

The Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center is located at 14475 59th Avenue South in Tukwila.

For more information, visit http://tukwilahistory.org.

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

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BurienHealthLogoJOB: Awesome Front Desk Receptionist Wanted for a Mental Health/Medical Clinic in Burien:

FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST WANTED FOR MENTAL HEALTH/MEDICAL CLINIC

Compensation: $12 – $15 per hour DOE

We are a dynamic group of health providers looking for a bright, enthusiastic, and skilled receptionist for our very busy front desk. You will be collaborating with a large team of therapists, a medical doctor, other practitioners and administrative staff, while providing exceptional customer service to our expanding client base. We are a relatively new business, so opportunities for growth and responsibility may become available!

Skills Desired:

  • Medical office receptionist experience – 1 year desired
  • Multi-tasking/organizational skills a must!
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Scheduling
  • Multi-line phone answering
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Receiving payments/cash handling
  • Detail Oriented
  • Professional communication skills
  • Boundary setting
  • Bonus: tech savvy/mac comfortable

Hours: 25-30 hrs/wk

FIRM INGREDIENT:

  • Must be upbeat, outgoing, high energy, positive attitude, and a team player!

To apply for this fabulous and dynamic position send an email with your resume and why you would be the perfect fit for the job in a cover letter.

In the subject write:

“Awesome Front Desk Receptionist FOUND”

Email: info@buriencenterforhealthandwellbeing.com

Burien Center for Health and Wellbeing, Inc.
15811 Ambaum Blvd SW, Ste 110
Burien, WA 98166
(206)242-8211 (t)
(206)242-0162 (f)

The restroom improvements and Grand Re-Opening of the Tukwila Heritage and Cultural Center will be celebrated with a non-traditional ‘cutting of the toilet paper’ on Monday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m.

The event will also celebrate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Tukwila Historical Society.

The center is located at 14475 59th Ave South in Tukwila.

Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton and other dignitaries will take a giant scissors to a roll of toilet paper custom printed with the Tukwila Historical Society logo.

“Everybody cuts a ribbon,” quipped Tukwila Historical Society President Louise Jones-Brown, “to demonstrate what a uniquely wonderful place Tukwila is to live and work, we do things a bit different.”

The Heritage and Cultural Center had restricted usage while the restroom was remodeled and brought up to current building code for accessibility requirements. The architecturally significant and historic building was built in 1922 as a two room schoolhouse. Through the years it also served as Tukwila City Hall and as a branch of the King County Library System.
Today it houses a collection of historical artifacts and is the home to the Tukwila Historical Society. It retains much of the original Craftsman style Architecture.

For more information, visit http://tukwilahistory.org.

JOB: COMMUNITY SHUTTLE DRIVER WANTED

Fernwood at the Park, an Independent retirement community, is searching for a talented, fun-loving individual, with exceptional people skills, to join our team as our Shuttle Driver. This is an excellent opportunity for an outgoing, responsible person who has a desire to work with active seniors, and safely operate a 20-seat van. The position is part-time, and work days will include weekdays and occasional weekends.

Successful candidates must have an excellent driving record, and possess a valid WA State DL, Class-c CD. All positions require professional references, a background check, drug screening, and DOT physical which will be provided at company expense.

Send resumes via email to james.watari@holidaytouch.com, or apply in person at 17623 1st Ave South, Normandy Park, WA 98148 between 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A completed company application will be required prior to interview. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High School.

Filmmakers will also do a special presentation, called “J. Edgar Hoover and the Maury Island Incident,” along with an audience Q&A.

The event will take place in the East Wing Auditorium at Kent-Meridian High School, located at 10020 SW 256th Street in Kent (map).

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The “Best Scifi Short” award from the International UFO Congress is a Grey alien holding a movie camera.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

The movie – which was shot in Tukwila, Des Moines, Burien, and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival.

It has also screened at the Port Townsend, Burbank, Local Sightings, International Family, Tacoma and Gig Harbor Film Festivals, where it won an Audience Choice Award for “Best Narrative Short.”

Most recently, it won “Best SciFi Short” at the International UFO Congress in Arizona (photo of the cool award on the left).

It was also awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production, and special episodes premiered as IndieFlix’ “first original series” in August, 2014.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Here’s a trailer:

The Maury Island Incident Trailer #1 from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Tickets are $20 each and proceeds benefit the GKHS – buy tickets online here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-screening-for-greater-kent-historical-society-tickets-16762305507