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PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

PODCAST: Burien City Council problems; Sea-Tac’s new airport runway + more

Here’s episode #12 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

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

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

Last weekend was a whirlwind of Waterland Festival activities. Congrats to all the volunteers who worked so hard to make it a fun three days for everyone! The Des Moines Police Foundation raffle sponsored... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s colorful, lively Waterland Parade

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s colorful, lively Waterland Parade

On Saturday, the Waterland Parade wound its way through Des Moines, filling the streets with colorful sights, kids of all ages, marching bands, politicians, bikers, drill teams, and of course everybody’s... [Read more]

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

If you see a UFO hovering over this Sunday’s ‘Wheels and Keels’ Car and Boat Show at the Des Moines Marina, don’t worry, you’re not having a flashback to The Maury Island... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

After blistering heat the first few markets, last Saturday was a nice and cool for a change! Even the quick touch of raindrops felt good. People kept looking for strawberries but, there was none as the... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Huge Community Swap Meet will be this Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor tables. Something for everyone! Stop by on your way to the... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

The Waterland Festival is coming up the weekend of July 17-19, with a bunch of great activities for all: Kid’s Fair & Pony Rides: July 17-19 at Field House Park 5K Fund Run, Walk or Roll: Saturday,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

by Dave Markwell Life is full of hard things. Work, kids, money, fear, hope, relationships and change all serve to challenge us in ways that stretch us, sometimes uncomfortably so. The confounding element... [Read more]

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

WHAT? (Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians) present their very own original Follies production “Stuck in Traffic”! On July 25th at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. Wesley Homes residents have pulled... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Want to go to the bestest, bluesiest and brewiest music festival of the summer? Here’s your chance – just enter to win 2 Tickets to the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, coming... [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

Where do all these people come from???? Amazed by another huge crowd, I walked thru the market introducing myself and asked people where they lived. I was blown away – half the people I talked with... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

Late Wednesday afternoon (July 1), local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall,... [Read more]

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Highline’s MaST Center to celebrate differences with new Art display

Featured artist Michael Sorenson with his artwork. Featured artist Floyd Tokuda. The Highline College Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Center’s new art display features inspiring artwork by some... [Read more]

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget that this Wednesday, July 1 will be the kick-off night for the new Des Moines Waterfront Sunset Market, to be held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in July and August. There will be over... [Read more]

PODCAST: Luisa Bangs joins City Council; Comment of the Week & more

PODCAST: Luisa Bangs joins City Council; Comment of the Week & more

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual... [Read more]