PHOTOS Over 1,000 brave ‘powerful summer storm’ at Blues & Brews Fest

PHOTOS Over 1,000 brave ‘powerful summer storm’ at Blues & Brews Fest

Over 1,000 people braved what UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass called ‘the most powerful summer storm EVER to hit our region’ last Saturday (Aug. 29) to attend the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 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... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Flat Rats.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Flat Rats.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying a ribald boy’s weekend experience a few weeks ago, in between beers, meat and cards, I had a conversation with a buddy. Eric, (Erock to his friends) is an old and good... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Well-kept 3-BD Blakely Manor rambler

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, Aug. 30 – is a well-kept Blakely Manor rambler! This home is in move-in... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Owen Wilson Connects with Audiences in <i>No Escape</i>

Past the Popcorn: Owen Wilson Connects with Audiences in No Escape

by Jeff Walls Actor Owen Wilson is mostly known for his comedies, but over the years he has shown some quality dramatic chops in movies such as Midnight in Paris and Marley & Me.  In the new movie... [Read more]

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9). The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except... [Read more]

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The free $10 voucher healthy eating initiative program for qualifying seniors is really taking off as more and more people learn about this program brought to you by partners, the Des Moines Farmers Market... [Read more]

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots – aka “WASP” – on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested. Here’s more... [Read more]

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

A special ‘Pre-Funk’ party for Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be held this Friday night, Aug. 28, at the Normandy Park Towne Center, from 5 – 8 p.m. There... [Read more]

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter. Candidates... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We Screwed Up!’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘We Screwed Up!’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] An open letter to our elected leaders... [Read more]

FREE Mobile Dental Clinics coming to Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines

FREE Mobile Dental Clinics coming to Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines

Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, along with Medical Teams International, are sponsoring a free dental clinic for low income families (with no dental insurance).  Additional clinics will be added before... [Read more]

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

City Council wants to move recovery center, but state law could block it

Mayor Dave Kaplan. by Jack Mayne Mayor Dave Kaplan and Des Moines City Councilmembers say they would like to move the site of the approved Woodmont recovery center, but state law says such “essential... [Read more]

Brown Bear Car Wash giving out FREE car washes this Thursday, Aug. 27

Brown Bear Car Wash giving out FREE car washes this Thursday, Aug. 27

Celebrating its 58th anniversary, Brown Bear Car Wash will be giving out FREE washes to cars and trucks this Thursday (Aug. 27), including at its location in Des Moines. Hours for the special all day... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Up and Running, with a Side of Drama

The Marine View Driver: Up and Running, with a Side of Drama

In which the author talks of high Caliber repair and the transmission of doom. And, some musical theater. By Mike Smith My gosh, I got some heart-felt advice from readers about my car and I really appreciate... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will raise funds for needy kids Saturday, Aug. 29

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will raise funds for needy kids Saturday, Aug. 29

by Tess Riski On Aug. 29th from Noon-8 p.m., the Des Moines Rotary Club will host the 6th annual Blues & Brews Festival. As Pacific Northwesterners flock from near and far, the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 23 – is a grand West Seattle Entertainment Home! This home features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Wesley Homes hosting NY Times bestselling Author J.A. Jance on Sept. 9

Wesley Homes hosting NY Times bestselling Author J.A. Jance on Sept. 9

New York Times Bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance will discuss and sign her new thriller (and 51st novel), “Dance of the Bones,” at Advertiser Wesley Homes on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7 –... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Clutter to Cash Sale was a huge hit last Saturday, even the sun came out most of the day. Shoppers enjoined lots of great bargains. We have been asked by the participants to hold another one before... [Read more]

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

No pitchforks, but lots of shouts as residents reject Woodmont recovery center

The acronyms “NIMBY = NLMEO” – which meant “Not In My Back Yard = No Longer My Elected Official” was posted on the wall. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne Woodmont area residents... [Read more]

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Large mental health facility approved for Woodmont area; plus, take our Poll

Artist renderings courtesy Valley Cities Mental Health. by Jack Mayne A 20,000 square foot mental health and medical facility along Pacific Highway in far southeast Des Moines has been approved despite... [Read more]

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