PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’
The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the prime fundraiser for the local Music4Life program, expanding music to youth in our local schools. The festival – put on by the Rotary Club of Des Moines – will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park. Tickets can be purchased online here, or at Airways Brewing Company, 99 Bottles, B&E Meats , as well as through members of the ...
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.
by Dave Markwell Tonight is a quiet time in my house. The dogs and I don’t make a lot of noise. My wife and daughter are gone for a week. My wife is at a “retreat” with a bunch of women. I’m not sure exactly what they’re retreating from, but I don’t ask too many questions for fear of the potential answers. My daughter is spending the week with my mom. So, she’s happy with some grandma time. My son is sailing. Thus, my house is quiet. Sometimes, this is eerie. Tonight, it is not. It is a time of reflection ...
Past the Popcorn: Luc Besson’s Mindbender Lucy
by Jeff Walls In 2011, Bradley Cooper starred in a movie called Limitless, which had a premise that revolved around a drug that would allow the user to access 100 percent of their brain capacity. Three years later, director Luc Besson introduces us to Lucy, a movie that also uses a similar drug as its main plot device. That is where the comparisons between the two movies end, however, as the trippy Lucy turns out to be a cross between a Jason Statham action movie and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. While also a reference to “the first human,” the title ...
Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market
Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to take in all the Waterland festivities. The Des Moines Police Foundation would like to thank all the people who stopped by their booth and donated to their current project of helping leukemia victim, 6 year old Honorary Chief, Moses Stevens. There still is time to take in the Mariners Law Enforcement Day game on August 10th. Click the below logo to purchase discounted tickets, get a ...
Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8
Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film 'Despicable Me 2' kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8. The LEGO Movie will be showing on Friday, August 15th. Bring a blanket, beach chairs, a flashlight, and dress warm for the most enjoyable experience. Movies are FREE to the public. Concessions will be available for purchase and donations welcome. Special thanks to Des Moines Orthodontics and Law Offices of Gehrke, Baker, Doull, and Kelly for sponsoring this community event. Call the Field House Office at 206-870-6527 with questions.
A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival
By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over 400 in attendance, the garden was bustling with a diverse crowd ready to turn off their cell phones and enjoy the festivities. [caption id="attachment_52111" align="alignright" width="250"] Storyteller Barbara McBride speaking to the crowd in the beautiful backdrop of PowellsWood[/caption]The two-day event began on Friday with engaging children’s programs and workshops led by Diane Ferlatte and Ed Stivender as well as a “Tea with the Tellers” hosted by ...
PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina
It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn't stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year's Waterland Festival was the collection of cars and boats on display as part of the Wheels & Keels Classic Car and Wooden Boat Show. Local photographer Michael Brunk was on hand to photograph the event and put together the following gallery of images. You can click individual photos to view high resolution versions. [gallery link="file" ids="52049,52050,52051,52052,52053,52054,52055,52056,52057,52058,52059,52060,52061,52062,52063,52064,52065,52066,52067,52068,52069,52070,52071,52072,52073,52074,52075,52076,52077,52078,52079,52080,52081,52082,52083,52084,52085,52086,52087,52088,52089,52090,52091,52092,52093,52094,52095,52096,52097,52098,52099,52100"]
PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines
This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates and Seafair Clowns, classic cars, floats, marching bands and even Santa Claus. Local photographer Michael Brunk was there and put together the following photo gallery. You can click individual images to view them larger. [gallery link="file" ids="51927,51928,51929,51930,51931,51932,51933,51934,51935,51936,51937,51938,51939,51940,51941,51942,51943,51944,51945,51946,51947,51948,51949,51950,51951,51952,51953,51954,51955,51956,51957,51958,51959,51960,51961,51962,51963,51964,51965,51966,51967,51968,51969,51970,51971,51972,51973,51974,51975,51976,51977,51978,51979,51980,51981,51982,51983,51984,51985,51986,51987,51988,51989,51990,51991,51992,51993,51994,51995,51996,51997,51998,51999,52000,52001,52002,52003,52004,52005,52006,52007,52008,52009,52010,52011,52012,52013,52014,52015,52016,52017,52018,52019,52020,52021,52022,52023,52024,52025,52026,52027,52028,52029,52030,52031,52032,52033,52034,52035,52036,52037,52038,52039,52040,52041"]
PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”
The Three Tree Point Yacht Club kicked off their 2014 Mid-Sound Summer Social racing series this past Thursday evening under beautiful blue skies just outside of the Des Moines Marina. This annual racing series consists of six weeks of what's billed as "relaxed rules racing" with a heavy dose of socializing. After each race, participants meet up for a BBQ at the guest dock. In addition to the fun, the events also serve as a fundraiser for local organizations Hospitality House, the Des Moines Food Bank and The City of Des Moines Youth Sailing Program. The races will happen at the Des Moines ...
King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks
[caption id="attachment_75478" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Councilmember Upthegrove hands over keys to Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan.[/caption] On Thursday (July 10), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove handed over the keys of an eight-passenger van to the City of Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services Office to transport low income residents, children and seniors to local and county wide activities. “I am thrilled that King County can provide a vehicle to support kids and seniors in Des Moines,” Upthegrove said. “The city offers a wide variety of programs such as summer camp and senior activities. This van will help Des Moines continue this ...
The Angle Lake Shore Club of SeaTac held their annual ‘Clean Sweep’ on Saturday, July 26th, and in addition to retrieving lots of trash and half a wooden boat, they also found a Browning 30 caliber... [Read more]
The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]
The Highline Soccer Association will be holding a NEW Soccer Shoe Sale, with Youth, Men, and Women’s Shoes Brands including Nike, Puma, Diadora and more this weekend: Saturday, July 26: 10:00 pm... [Read more]
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WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, July 27 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home! Not only is this home in an excellent... [Read more]
by Jeff Walls In 2011, Bradley Cooper starred in a movie called Limitless, which had a premise that revolved around a drug that would allow the user to access 100 percent of their brain capacity. Three... [Read more]
Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to... [Read more]
Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8. The LEGO... [Read more]
by Greg Wright Dolphin Tale is polished, inspiring, and moving. It seems there’s almost always room in our world for cynicism, but this film just about squeezes it all out. That’s the post-screening... [Read more]
By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over... [Read more]
It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]
This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]Sponsored Post
WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House is a beautifully crafted 3-bedroom Rambler on a large sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community! Designed... [Read more]
by Greg Wright On September 12 Warner Bros. will release the sequel to the phenomenally popular Dolphin Tale, the beautiful, inspiring, and fanciful tale built around the real-life story of Winter, an... [Read more]
Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping will be bringing their own version of the ‘Legion of Boom’ to the Waterland Parade on July 19! Brundage-Bone, located in Kent, is the Washington branch of the... [Read more]Sponsored Post
Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [Read more]
It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]
In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]Read More Headlines