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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

By Dave Markwell Throughout our lives, we take many steps. Some are forward. Some are sideways. Some are backwards. These steps move us through life. I recall my own first steps into a kindergarten classroom.... [Read more]

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

TAPROOT THEATRE PRESENTS “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI” – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Taproot Theatre’s Touring Company will be presenting a stage adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” at Resurrection... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Join in the kick-off of the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park,... [Read more]

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

And now…a blatant Ad from Waterland Blog Columnist Dave Markwell: My daughter was playing Christmas music on her phone while eating her Fruit Loops this morning. I shook my head in admonishment... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be held in two locations on Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village – lots of fun including: Santa, the Silverbells... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Death of a coffee machine.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Death of a coffee machine.

By Dave Markwell A couple of days ago, my coffee maker croaked. I took it apart to see if any glaring issues stood out. After maxing out my appliance repair knowledge in about 12 seconds, I determined... [Read more]

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

Haunted Highline: Where to find ‘Real’ local Ghosts and Hauntings

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a rerun of a story originally posted in in 2010: By Joanne Dyer You know random and creepy bits of trivia about buildings you’ve never been in. You’re dying to see George... [Read more]

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

South King Media Blogger (and Mt. Rainier High School student) Cassidy Huff will be undergoing her 42nd surgery this Wednesday, and we’re asking all our Readers to please send her prayers and healing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Audiences.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Audiences.

By Dave Markwell The other morning I was greeted with an unexpected message on Facebook from an old buddy whom I don’t chat with often, but one whose fate with me is sealed. For better or worse, he’s... [Read more]

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding FREE Fall Festival on Halloween

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding FREE Fall Festival on Halloween

The friendly folks at Des Moines Gospel Chapel are inviting families to attend their Free Fall Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This safe and fun fall event will take place in their downtown... [Read more]

Judson Park holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend

Judson Park holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend

Judson Park will be holding Holiday Bazaars this weekend – on Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28. Here are the details: WHAT: Judson Park Bazaar WHEN: Friday, October 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00... [Read more]

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

‘Normal is overrated’; MRHS student Cassidy Huff to perform at Benaroya Nov. 10

A great story about inspirational local icon Cassidy Huff – Blog columnist, Burien ‘Citizen of the Year’ and student at Mount Rainier High School who has gone through 41 surgeries – was... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Courage

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Courage

[EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s column is a rerun.] by Dave Markwell This week’s column was especially challenging to get a bead on. My original idea involved my family’s dinner time discussion... [Read more]

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]

Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

The Grand Opening of Madi’s Steakhouse and Fine Dining – located where Scotch & Vine used to be – will be Friday, Oct. 20 at the restaurant at 22341 Marine View Drive S. “We are thrilled to... [Read more]

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Put on your Boogie Shoes for this year’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch DISCO FEVER at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines, coming Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! The Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

By Dave Markwell The other day I put my underwear on backwards. This was not super-unusual. I will often, in my morning haste, put the wrong foot in the wrong leg hole. Typically, I discover this error... [Read more]

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival sometimes called ‘Burien Man’ – is returning to Burien this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. –... [Read more]

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of “Feel Good Fridays,” a definitive collection of Dave Markwell’s weekly column for The Waterland Blog has been compiled and is AVAILABLE for your reading delight! Through... [Read more]

Seattle Symphony performing FREE concert in Des Moines this Friday

Seattle Symphony performing FREE concert in Des Moines this Friday

The Seattle Symphony will perform its second annual FREE Community Concert at the Des Moines Beach Park Event Center Auditorium located at 22030 Cliff Avenue S.. this Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.  “Come... [Read more]