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PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 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]

Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

There will be a Boeing Choir Christmas Concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Sunday, Dec 4, starting at 3:30 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of holiday music. Gift Baskets for silent auction... [Read more]

REVIEW: <i>The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)</i> is a holiday gift within a gift

REVIEW: The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) is a holiday gift within a gift

Review by John Van de Ven. The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play. The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts…

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Holiday Rummage Sale Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Holiday Rummage Sale Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Holiday Rummage Sale this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at its campus, located at 22225 9th Ave. S. Lots of holiday themed items to decorate... [Read more]

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

Enjoy Brass Quintet Concert of Holiday Music at Burien Actors Theatre Dec. 11

On Sunday, Dec. 11, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra (NWSO) Brass Quintet—featuring internationally renowned... [Read more]

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel presenting ‘Hark the Harold’ play on Sunday, Dec. 18

Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be presenting a Taproot Theatre Christmas Play – ‘Hark the Harold’ – on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. This is a hilarious and poignant presentation of the Christmas... [Read more]

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Holiday Gift Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Dec. 3

Don’t miss the 2016 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Do your holiday shopping away from the crowds. Bring your friends and enter... [Read more]

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Retirement Sale happening now at Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines!

Kimberley Beasley, proprietor of Kimberley’s Exquisite Jewelry in Des Moines and friend of the Blog, would like to remind our readers of her Retirement Sale, going on now through Dec. 24. Kimberley’s... [Read more]

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary donates $15,000 to Highline Music4Life

David Endicott, CEO of Music4Life, accepts an oversized check for $15,000 from Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotarians Dan Johnson and Carri Litowitz. On Wednesday Nov. 16, 2016, the Rotary Club of Des Moines... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pretending.

by Dave Markwell I walked into my house and sensed disaster…again. Opening the front door, I was met with shredded napkins and a trail of rice leading up the stairs. At the top of the stairs, my old... [Read more]

Highline Christian Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity will be Dec. 9 & 10

Highline Christian Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity will be Dec. 9 & 10

Highline Christian Church’s annual Outdoor Living Nativity will be performed on Dec. 9 and 10. This is a 20-minute narrated show featuring live actors and live animals. Performances will be: Friday,... [Read more]

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

PODCAST: Businesses shot at; Jack Mayne on interim city managers & more

Here’s episode #76 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 VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: Empty Plate.

by Dave Markwell A couple of years ago, after an evening out, my wife and I headed to Denny’s for the obligatory late-night gut-bombing. Per normal procedure, my wife drove as I was, once again, over-served... [Read more]

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

Christmas Ship Festival departs from Des Moines Marina Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Christmas Ship Festival – a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949 – will set sail from the Des Moines Marina on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. You can get on the Christmas Ship herself with the... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 18-19

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Christmas Bazaar is Nov. 18-19

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Nov. 18 & 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall of the Des Moines United Methodist... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s annual ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, at two locations: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village (17847 1st Ave South): Cookie decorating at QFC Carolers Santa! 5 –... [Read more]

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Hate crime; pepper spraying at Highline High; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #75 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: Shotgun Riders.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shotgun Riders.

by Dave Markwell Halloween each year marks an anniversary of the day my little brother died. He was 16 years old. I was 19. Though many years have passed since this event, it remains likely the single-most... [Read more]