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PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Slurpee Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Slurpee Day

by Dave Markwell A few weeks ago my son was in the kitchen pilfering through the cabinets searching for the largest container he could find. It happened to be “Bring Your Own Cup” day at 7-11 for... [Read more]

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother’s Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse... [Read more]

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

Sunday May 1, 2016 is acrobatic group The Cabiri’s 17-year anniversary, and they’ll be celebrating with a FREE performance at 2 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. Here’s a taste of what... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be held at the North Hill Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect: Indoor/Outdoor Plants Handcrafted Garden... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying dinner the other evening with my family, I began questioning my 17 year old son on his dating prospects. My queries were fairly innocent and well-intentioned…for the... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Four Trumpet Camps, taught by Mat Montgomery, a longtime trumpet instructor with a Masters in Orchestral Performance, are coming this summer to the Highline Community College campus. This is a great opportunity... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Vacuum.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Vacuum.

by Dave Markwell Around 11 o’clock last night I was awakened by a high-pitched wail shattering any appropriate peace in the neighborhood. I was thinking it might be some weird car or house alarm. The... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from opening night of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival fundraiser was uncorked Friday night, and attendees got into the spirit by using the hashtag #drinktomusic. The fest continues today – Saturday, March 5 –... [Read more]

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Got tix yet? The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival takes place this Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. It’ll be UNCORKED & UNPLUGGED, with... [Read more]