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Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

The City of Des Moines is in the process of updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan that provides a six-year plan and 20-year vision for the City’s parks, trails and open space, landmarks,... [Read more]

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

Seattle P-I: Investigation of Maury Island UFO ‘Incident’ haunted by coincidence

The Seattle P-I on Sunday posted a very interesting story about the local film “The Maury Island Incident,” in which journalist Jake Ellison dives deep into a ‘rabbit hole’ about... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

Burien UFO Festival to feature original short movies as part of new Film Festival

This year, the Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) – set for Wednesday, April 1 – will introduce the first-ever Burien Film Festival, featuring locally-made short, sci-fi themed films vying... [Read more]

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

Nina McLemore Trunk Show benefits Highline Music4Life

The Music4Life™ initiative – including the local version called “Highline Music4Life” – has won corporate support from New York-based Nina McLemore, the clothing line for executive and... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

PHOTOS: Scenes from the 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival

The 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival was held this weekend at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium, the location where it first started some 10+ years ago. For the past decade, the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Card Dealers…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Card Dealers…

by Dave Markwell On a Tuesday morning, a lovely friend informed me that she was pregnant. (NOT mine!!) She is a married mother of three equally lovely little girls, including a fine set of twins. This... [Read more]

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began this weekend – Friday and Saturday, March 6–7 – at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. BUY TICKETS HERE! Come... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Outboard Portrait V by Dan Spalding. We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

According to a post on Mayor Dave Kaplan’s Facebook page, the Des Moines Theater – located at 22325 Marine View Drive – has been sold. “The Des Moines Theatre has finally sold to someone... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling – who... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing! Proceeds... [Read more]

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing. Proceeds... [Read more]

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Do you want to have a great time, meet new friends, support your community and get free entrance to the 2015 Poverty Bay Wine Festival, to be held March 6-7? Then organizers have great news for you! The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

by Dave Markwell My father-in-law came to town last week. He flew in from upstate New York on Saturday and will be here for a month or so. It’s always an adventure when “Hurricane Bob” hits town... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

by Dave Markwell Last weekend was busy. My son had a wrestling tournament, which tends to consume an entire day, and my daughter needed serving prior to this event. I was up early on a Saturday morning... [Read more]

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio... [Read more]