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Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

This Wednesday, July 12 will be a big day in Des Moines, with four big events at Beach Park: 4:30 p.m.: BEACH PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT PICNIC SHELTER DEDICATION Help the City celebrate the reopening of the... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  was busy last Saturday at the start of the 4th of July weekend. Paid parking is to start July 6, so remember that we will validate 2 hours free parking for both…

Indelible Memories Formed at Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

Indelible Memories Formed at Powellwood Garden Storytelling Festival

What will your memories of Summer 2017 be? Most people form specific memories that stand out in Technicolor vividness because of their significance or intensity. Every year, the PowellsWood Garden Storytelling... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

We welcomed a little breeze at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  last Saturday, as temps reached 90. That didn’t seem to bother the huge crowd enjoying all that goes on at our market…

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

It was nice to see the berries and other fruits finally arriving at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  last Saturday – especially my favorite, Rainier Cherries. Again this weekend there will... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Sun Gods were looking down on the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market last Saturday, as everyone was thinking rain.  Again this weekend there will be NO paid parking. The start date for that has... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Are you interested in the history of Des Moines? Are you a local business owner? Do you have memories or old photos of downtown to share? Want to learn more about future plans for downtown? Please join... [Read more]

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

If beaches, parks and sea life are on your list of things you love, point yourself in the direction of your Waterland City – Des Moines – this Summer! Offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Even with the overcast sky, Opening Day for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was attended by 6,000+ shoppers! A lot of new vendors, especially the value added food products made with local farm... [Read more]

REMINDER: Opening Day is Saturday for the Des Moines Farmers Market!

REMINDER: Opening Day is Saturday for the Des Moines Farmers Market!

Opening Day is this Saturday (June 3) for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with lots of delicious menus... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Habitat Auction this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Habitat Auction this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church is holding a Habitat Auction this Saturday, June 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Silent Auction 4:30 p.m.: Sandwiches/Dessert 7:15 p.m.: Live Auction starts! Des Moines United... [Read more]

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

Award-winning ‘Maury Island Incident’ film (& presentation) will be Sun., June 11

The locally-produced, award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident” will screen – along with a presentation by filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer – at the Northwest Film Forum... [Read more]

Reserve your Shuttle for Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market Sat., June 3!

Reserve your Shuttle for Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market Sat., June 3!

Wanolitto reminds all seniors that Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is Saturday June 3, so don’t forget to call three days in advance for the Sound Generations Hyde Shuttle door... [Read more]

FREE ‘Beginning your Genealogy’ class at El Dorado West on Saturday, June 3

FREE ‘Beginning your Genealogy’ class at El Dorado West on Saturday, June 3

Designed by Freepik A FREE “Beginning your Genealogy” class will be held at El Dorado West Retirement Community (1010 SW 134th Street) on Saturday, June 3, starting at 3:30 p.m. “Interested... [Read more]

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations at St. Luke’s June 7 & 14

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton will be holding a series of Native American Spirituality Interfaith Conversations on Wednesdays – June 7 and June 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – and all... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School’s Cassidy Huff nominated for 5th Avenue Award

Mt. Rainier High School’s Cassidy Huff nominated for 5th Avenue Award

The 5th Avenue Theater’s annual celebration of musical theater in high schools across Washington State – which will take place on June 12, 2017 – has released its nominees, and current Mt.... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Less than two weeks until Farmers Market Opening Day!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Less than two weeks until Farmers Market Opening Day!

Wanolitto says it is less than two weeks until Opening Day – on Saturday, June 3 – for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! We are looking forward to another successful season; the Market will... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High’s Swing with the Arts Gala & Auction will be Thursday, June 1

Mt. Rainier High’s Swing with the Arts Gala & Auction will be Thursday, June 1

SWAG – ‘Swing With the Arts Gala’ and Auction will be at Mt. Rainier High School on Thursday, June 1. “Join us for an evening of music and art from MRHS Jazz Band and Choir, student... [Read more]