Arts Section

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

PODCAST: Police seeking armed robbery suspect; boom truck goes boom…

Here’s episode #38 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]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits; here’s how YOU can help

Poverty Bay Wine Festival Volunteers get FUN benefits! Do you want to help your community and have fun at the same time? The 12th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival – sponsored by the Rotary Club of... [Read more]

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

PODCAST: Obama cites Highline Public Schools; change in weather & more…

Here’s episode #37 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: Hand Raisers…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hand Raisers…

by Dave Markwell Every day, in every room, hands are raised. These hands climb from the uncertain pockets or desk tops to do the difficult, but important things. While many secure their sweaty palms firmly... [Read more]

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park gives $10,066 to Music4Life

The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park  this week presented a check for $10,066 to David Endicott, CEO of Highline Music4Life. These funds will help provide instruments for children in our region who... [Read more]

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood & more…

VIDEO PODCAST: Major drug bust disrupts quiet neighborhood & more…

Here’s episode #35 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: Old dogs and men…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Old dogs and men…

by Dave Markwell Last night, after a longer than normal day of work and meetings and just “stuff”, I opened my front door to let my dogs outside. Being uncomfortably familiar with my old dog, Diego’s,... [Read more]

CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 4-5!

CONTEST: Win 2 tickets to the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 4-5!

Win 2 tickets to the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival! The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park is proud to present the 12th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival at the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Fatal shooting victim identified; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #34 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: Investments

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Investments

by Dave Markwell Today, as the morning fog drifted delicately above the saltwater and the mountains above the sea shone red and orange from the sunrise, life felt pretty good. I looked out my living room... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne Commentary

PODCAST: Burglary suspect arrested; bank robbed; Jack Mayne Commentary

Here’s episode #33 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]

‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be Jan. 29 in Burien

‘Empty Bowls’ lunch & dinner fundraisers will be Jan. 29 in Burien

Burien’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will again hold Lunch and Dinner events on Friday, Jan. 29 at the Burien Community Center, raising money to benefit both the Highline and White Center Food... [Read more]

Des Moines Arts Commission seeking artwork for 2016 ‘Art on Poverty Bay’

Des Moines Arts Commission seeking artwork for 2016 ‘Art on Poverty Bay’

The Des Moines Arts Commission is seeking professional and emerging Sculptors and Artists to submit their outdoor art pieces to be displayed for sale (or not) as part of the ‘Art On Poverty Bay’... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding two Christmas Eve Services this year: 7 p.m.: Family service 11 p.m.: Inspirational Candlelight service, with Bell & Chancel Choir special music Des... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

Shorewood Elementary School Choir performs at Wesley Terrace

Shorewood Elementary School Choir performs at Wesley Terrace

The Shorewood Elementary School Choir performed at the Wesley Terrace Retirement Center in Des Moines on Thursday, Dec. 17. The 80-member choir is under the direction of Gary W. Ballou and meets twice... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of hands and hearts…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of hands and hearts…

by Dave Markwell The other day I helped a buddy pour some concrete. After we were finished, I looked at my hands. They were nicked and dusty and sore. I saw new wounds and old scars. I’m not sure I’ve... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market has 2 positions open for its Board of Directors for 2016. The board usually meets once a month and its primary purpose is to set operating policy and volunteering... [Read more]

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Mudslide destroys Burien home; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #31 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]

Des Moines United Methodist’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day will be this Saturday, Dec 12, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Games, Crafts, Story Time, Movie, Lunch – Free of charge and for... [Read more]

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert will be held this weekend – on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 – at the Highline Performing Arts Center. There will be 7 ensembles, 190... [Read more]

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday

REMINDER: Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Please join your Kennedy Catholic High School neighbors as they present their... [Read more]