REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including SWAT Team – will train at Marina Tuesday

REMINDER: Police – including the King County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team – will be conducting training at and around the Des Moines Marina (22307 Dock Ave.) all day Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 9 a.m.... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

The Marine View Driver: Bringing Ya’ll Up to Date on the 1993 Buick Century

In which the author writes about actual current events. by Mike Smith Sandy and I have a reoccurring pattern in our lives. It has been a decades-long unbroken chain supplying us with the wheels we need... [Read more]

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

Armed Robber hits Papa John’s at Normandy Park Towne Center Fri. night

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: The Normandy Park Police Department is reporting that around 11 p.m. on Friday night (Nov. 21), Officer Norris and Reserve Officer McBride were dispatched to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: updated, large 5-BD in Gregory Heights

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: updated, large 5-BD in Gregory Heights

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a completely updated large 5 bedroom in Gregory Heights! It’s... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

WEATHER GEEK: Nature’s not-so-subtle reminder – week/weekend outlook

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ve stepped into the week before Thanksgiving, and nature’s here to remind us what... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Bark to have 2 Christmas Tree lots this year: in Burien & Normandy Park

Burien Bark to have 2 Christmas Tree lots this year: in Burien & Normandy Park

The Burien Bark Family (Advertisers and friends of the blog) are going to keep the local holiday spirit alive by opening a second Christmas tree lot once again this year. The second lot will be at the... [Read more]

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

Law enforcement exercises to be held on Des Moines waterfront on Nov. 25

On Tuesday Nov. 25, the King County Sheriff’s Office TAC 30 team (the department’s tactical unit) will be hosting a multi-agency maritime operations exercise in the area of the Des Moines waterfront,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser Priceless Pets offering more convenience with extended hours

Advertiser Priceless Pets offering more convenience with extended hours

Good news for pets and owners in in the south end: starting Monday, Dec. 1, Advertiser Priceless Pets Veterinary Clinic in Normandy Park will now be open later to serve their client’s busy schedules! Just... [Read more]

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

Bridge over Saltwater State Park to be closed until April for seismic retrofit

The bridge over Saltwater State Park – on Marine View Drive from S. 252nd Street – will be closed for a seismic retrofit project until at least the end of April, 2015. This construction project will... [Read more]

‘Waste Reduction Grants’ awarded to Midway & North Hill Elementary Schools

‘Waste Reduction Grants’ awarded to Midway & North Hill Elementary Schools

The Des Moines City Council, along with Recology CleanScapes, recently awarded ‘Waste Reduction Grants’ to Midway and North Hill Elementary Schools. Teachers, students, and parents at Midway... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines will hold their terrific annual Wreath Making Class this Saturday, Nov. 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $49.95. You’ll... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Act of Valor reviewed by Greg Wright Have you ever been caught completely off guard by a movie and thought, “Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like that before!”? Well, that was... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Crossing the Border with the Datsun B-210

The Marine View Driver: Crossing the Border with the Datsun B-210

In which the author once again finds that the car does not make the man. (Or does it? Hmmm…) by Mike Smith When we had been married for a few years and had a new one-year old daughter, we needed... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

by Dave Markwell This morning one of my wonderfully goofy 6 am CrossFit girls made me love her. When she looked at me with hope and fear as she asked if we could play her iPod during the workout, I was... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 16, is an amazing 4-bedroom view home in Des Moines! This modern lifestyle home has breathtaking,... [Read more]

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