With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

Click image to see larger animated gif. Photos by Scott Schaefer. On Saturday (Oct. 25) just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 10/25/14 12:45pm: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for winds... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

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]

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

Learn about ‘State of the Puget Sound’ at MaST Center on Saturday, Nov. 1

The MaST Center will host its monthly Science on the Sound speaker series with Leihla Scharlau from the Citizen Action Training School, giving an update on the “State of the Puget Sound” on Saturday,... [Read more]

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

Local Firefighters providing warmth to kids through ‘Operation Warm’ Oct. 30

On Thursday, Oct. 30, South King County Professional Firefighters (IAFF Local 2024) and the South King Firefighters Foundation will be providing area children brand-new winter coats through their partnership... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mondays and Fridays.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mondays and Fridays.

by Dave Markwell “I think it’s kind of mean that Monday is so far from Friday, but Friday is so close to Monday.” – My eleven year old daughter, Helena. These simple, yet astute, words made me... [Read more]

Sponsored Post This Sunday’s Berkshire Hathaway Open House: large 5-BD in Gregory Heights

This Sunday’s Berkshire Hathaway Open House: large 5-BD in Gregory Heights

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Oct. 26 – is a completely updated large 5 bedroom in Gregory Heights! It’s got hardwood... [Read more]

Halloween Carnival will haunt the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31

Halloween Carnival will haunt the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31

Des Moines’ annual Halloween Carnival will be held this year at the Des Moines Field House on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 – 8 p.m. Expect “frightfully fun” games and much more. Cost is... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for the FINAL Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for the FINAL Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Last Saturday I had a stimulating conversation with two young men from France who stepped into the wine booth to taste our offerings. They were bicycling down the Pacific Coast and were spending the day... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

Des Moines Police Department arrests four from ‘squatter’ homes

The Des Moines Police Department on Thursday (Oct. 23) served search warrants on four separate ‘squatter’ homes in the area, arresting four. DMPD worked with the assistance of Sea-Tac Police,... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac – then end in Des Moines – received unanimous approval... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender. This is the slogan emblazoned on the “head” of Pete Seeger’s banjo. It’s a presumptuous slogan, one inspired by that of Woody... [Read more]

Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

A new recreational pot store – Greenside Recreational – is opening this week at 23407 Pacific Highway South in Des Moines The grand opening will be this Saturday, Oct. 25, but they’re... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

LETTER: ‘Proposed Tree Ordinance 14-043 not needed or wanted’

[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:] Contrary to what some people want you to... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk Angry Doug… and Harvin

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk Angry Doug… and Harvin

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]

Des Moines DogHouse sold

Des Moines DogHouse sold

Tami, owner of the Des Moines DogHouse, has sold the business and will be moving on to new adventures. Her last day will be Oct. 31. “To all my loyal customers and friends. It is with many emotions,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fishbowls.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fishbowls.

by Dave Markwell The front windows of my little CrossFit gym in Des Moines look out upon a busy street. I see many things through these windows. I see friends driving by. I see walkers and talkers and... [Read more]

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