Wesley Gardens

Paradise Lost? Wesley Resident Fights Redevelopment

A year and a half ago, Don Carmignani and his wife, Bev, moved into an apartment in Wesley Gardens. Their home in SeaTac – which they had occupied for 43 years – was too much to maintain once Don was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

“At our age, it’s very difficult to move,” Carmignani said.

But it was ultimately worthwhile. According to a letter written by Carmignani, Wesley Gardens was “a peaceful, serene environment perfect for spending one’s sunset years!”

Last November, Carmignani first received notice that they would need to move again. He did not receive a projected date for the move.

“We had no idea what they had in store for this,” Carmignani said.

The move is part of Wesley Garden’s extensive renovation plan, where the whole campus will be replaced.

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North Hill's Nancy Melius Selected as Distinguished Principal

Burien, WA–The Elementary School Principals Association of Washington  named North Hill Elementary Principal Nancy Melius as the South King Region Elementary Principal of the Year for 2016. Melius just completed her ninth year as principal of North Hill Elementary. 
Melius was recognized as a regional distinguished principal on June 27 at the summer conference of the Association of Washington School Principals and the Washington Association of School Administrators.
"Congratulations on this well-deserved honor," said Highline Superintendent Susan Enfield. "Nancy is an effective leader who maintains high expectations and enables staff and students to achieve their potential. Her genuine care for our students, staff, and families is inspiring."
She was nominated by staff and selected by her peers as one of 24 principals recognized statewide as distinguished principals for their regions. A resident of her community for more than 30 years, Melius is beloved by staff and families for her calm demeanor and sense of humor, according to her nomination.

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The carnival is coming back to town on July 21-24th at Puget Sound Park in North Burien (135 SW 126th St).

There will be games, rides, and entertainment for the whole family!

Puget Sound Park is a beautiful 5 acre park and is an ideal location for the carnival. The park is located at 135 SW 126th Street in North Burien (at 1st Ave South and SW 126th Street). Thank you to the City of Burien Parks and Recreation Department for their support of the carnival.

The Carnival will be operating the following schedule:
• Thursday 3 pm to 10 pm
• Friday 3 pm to 10 pm
• Saturday Noon to 10 pm
• Sunday Noon to 10 pm

Day passes are available for unlimited rides all day and we hope to see everyone there! For more information, please visit http://www.discoverburien.org/events or call (206) 433-2882.

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