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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]

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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast and varied opinions exist. Some have inspired... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. There will... [Read more]

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [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]

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 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]

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]

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

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

Last Saturday the heavy rain storm came right on time – 2 p.m. closing! Then it was a scramble to get everything taken down without getting soaked. Only one more market left until the Chili Cook-Off... [Read more]

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

a The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will screen this coming Saturday night, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a... [Read more]

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

Help fight sex trafficking by watching ‘Rape For Profit’ film on Oct. 16

“Rape For Profit” is a critically-acclaimed documentary that exposes the reality of sex trafficking in the Seattle area, will be shown on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Terrace. Human trafficking... [Read more]

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Two films made by area residents will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Jeremy Berg, and the short “The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

by Dave Markwell I enjoy potluck dinners very much. Though, I have learned through many years of attending these events to always bring what I like. Having been disappointed too many times in the past... [Read more]

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

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

We all know the weather is changing, that fall is in the air, and that winter is fast approaching but – it was nice to bask in the beautiful sunny weather last Saturday! Did you see the sail boat races... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

by Dave Markwell Here is a repeat of my only column that I wish was never written…it’s the anniversary of the event that inspired the words that I wish I did not have to write… “Sir!!!” My friend... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday the market and the marina made a big welcome to the Tacoma Yacht Club, some 30 boats strong. It took a while for the sun to come out but club members were seen all over the market enjoying... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

by Dave Markwell I’ve heard it said that the hardest thing to write is a simple, true sentence. I believe this. It is much easier to add words and use literary magic tricks to convey a thought than... [Read more]