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Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

Final ‘Good Bootlegger’ presentation will be Monday, May 6 at Smith Tower

The final in a three-part presentation series on Roy Olmstead – aka ‘The Good Bootlegger’ – will be held Monday night, May 6 at the historic Smith Tower. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the... [Read more]

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Now in its 3rd year, Destination Des Moines – in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Commission and Yacht Club – will mark the opening of boating season with a Wine and Art Walk on Saturday, May... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

The board of directors of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation voted at their March meeting to approve a $3,000 grant to provide free to low cost music lessons to the Key to Change program in Des Moines... [Read more]

Georgie Nupen has passed away, and Sue Padden wrote a tribute about her

Georgie Nupen has passed away, and Sue Padden wrote a tribute about her

I lost a dear friend this past week. Her name was Georgie Nupen. She lived an eventful, inspiring and passionate life into her 90s. I had the pleasure of meeting Georgie my first month as senior services... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Fashion Show is April 18

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Fashion Show is April 18

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be presenting its annual fashion show on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. Ticket cost is a donation... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

At top, a rendering of what the renovated Des Moines Theater will look like when completed. Below, the theater circa 1948. If you’ve noticed construction work and busy workers around the historic... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

“Expect Sadness like Rain” earned Alyssa Konopaski (pictured above) of Des Moines first place in Highline College’s 2019 Student Poetry Contest. Konopaski was one of 53 writers who submitted 106... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

The next Saltwater Music Series concert – ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ – will be performed this Saturday, March 16, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Des Moines United Methodist... [Read more]

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

From the folks at Grace Lutheran Church: The public is invited to our fourth annual Gymanfu Ganu (pronounced guh-MAHN-vah GAH-nee) program – which literally means: a singing festival – which will be... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium! Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

UPDATE: ‘Good Bootlegger’ Smith Tower event postponed 1 month due to weather

Due to inclement weather, Monday’s ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower has been postponed one month, and will instead begin its three-part series on Monday, March... [Read more]

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

Enjoy Songs & Spirituals from America and Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 7 p.m. Mezzo-Soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis joins pianist Steven Luksan. Des Moines... [Read more]

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Local Filmmakers presenting 3-part ‘Good Bootlegger’ series at Smith Tower

Seattle has its fair share of stories to add to Prohibition lore, having given rise to one of the most successful bootleggers in Pacific Northwest history – Roy Olmstead – and local filmmakers will... [Read more]