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PODCAST: Mental health facility to be built in Kent; Jack Mayne Commentary

PODCAST: Mental health facility to be built in Kent; Jack Mayne Commentary

Here’s episode #29 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: The things we love the most…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The things we love the most…

by Dave Markwell My daughter played “Frosty the Snowman” on the piano last night. As I watched and listened and smiled, I saw my little girl as a young woman and was happy and sad at the same time.... [Read more]

Wear your pajamas to the Des Moines Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, Dec. 4

Wear your pajamas to the Des Moines Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, Dec. 4

It’ll be a pajama party at the Des Moines Tree Lighting Ceremony at Big Catch Plaza at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and all are invited. “Join in our Destination Des Moines Holiday kick off... [Read more]

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

PODCAST: Police seeking help finding burglary suspect; storm forecast & more

Here’s episode #28 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]

Wanolitto’s (final) Musings for the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s (final) Musings for the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Another successful season came to a close with the unfortunate cancelation of our annual Chili-Cook-Off on the last day. I think everyone will agree, safety is foremost on our list. On Friday with the... [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]

Des Moines Historical Society discussing the Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT

Des Moines Historical Society discussing the Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT

The Des Moines Historical Society will be discussing the 1930’s Depression in Des Moines TONIGHT – Tuesday, Nov. 10 – at Des Moines United Methodist Church. located at S. 223rd Street and 9th Ave... [Read more]

PODCAST: 16% tax increase in Des Moines? Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: 16% tax increase in Des Moines? Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #27 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]

Mt. Rainier High School Choir Fall Concert will be Tuesday, Nov. 10

Mt. Rainier High School Choir Fall Concert will be Tuesday, Nov. 10

The Mt. Rainier High School Choir Fall Concert will be at the Highline Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. All are invited – and admission is FREE – for an evening of performances... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Uneventful.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Uneventful.

by Dave Markwell I cleaned my kitchen this morning. I did this while warming some cinnamon rolls in the oven for my kids to enjoy on a cool and drizzly morning. Pandora radio played as I scrubbed some... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 20-21

Des Moines Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital Holiday Bazaar is Nov. 20-21

The Des Moines Auxiliary of the Seattle Children’s Hospital presents its annual holiday bazaar on Nov. 20 and 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church, 2225 9th St.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting in SeaTac kills 1; Jack Mayne Commentary; forecast, more

PODCAST: Shooting in SeaTac kills 1; Jack Mayne Commentary; forecast, more

Here’s episode #26 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]

ALERT: Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market CANCELLED due to weather

ALERT: Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market CANCELLED due to weather

UPDATE: The final Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – set for Saturday, Oct. 31 – has been cancelled due to “weather related safety issues.” Wayne Corey told The Waterland Blog early... [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

UPDATE: Due to concerns about safety during this stormy weather, the Farmers Market scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31 has been CANCELLED. I think we had all phases of the beastly weather last Saturday. Burrrrr,... [Read more]

Dress up as your fave SNL character at Bayside Brunch fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 1

Dress up as your fave SNL character at Bayside Brunch fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 1

The 16th annual Bayside Brunch champagne brunch and festivities will be at Anthony’s HomePort in Des Moines on SUNDAY, NOV. 1, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon. This year’s theme is SATURDAY... [Read more]

PODCAST: Methadone clinic on hold until 2016; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

PODCAST: Methadone clinic on hold until 2016; Jack Mayne Commentary & more

Here’s episode #25 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]

‘WTRLND’ oval car stickers will be available at Saturday’s Farmers Market

‘WTRLND’ oval car stickers will be available at Saturday’s Farmers Market

A limited number of brand new ‘WTRLND’ oval car stickers will be available for FREE at this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market: Just come to the main Information Booth,... [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

Last Saturday saw lots more shoppers than in previous weeks and I think the nice weather had a lot to do with it. Most vendors had a good sales day, including our market wines. The new Waterfront Red blend... [Read more]

Highline College student tells her ‘Tattoo Story’ at free art exhibition

Highline College student tells her ‘Tattoo Story’ at free art exhibition

Sofiya Yakubovskaya is emotionally attached to a tattoo symbolizing her friend’s death. Located on her upper right arm, the tattoo includes “P” for Pamela, a heart for love and gothic wings symbolizing... [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

After last week I think we’ve had enough rain and wind to last the rest of the season, especially on our last day’s Chili Cook-Off, coming Oct. 31. Stop by the Information Booth this Saturday and browse... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest will be Friday at the Cove

Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest will be Friday at the Cove

Enjoy a merry German Beer Hall atmosphere with friends dressed to the nines in their Lederhosen (you can wear your jeans!) at the Highline Schools Foundation’s Oktoberfest this Friday, Oct. 16. Doors... [Read more]

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

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

Knock on wood, the sun keeps on shin’n on us. Another glorious day last Saturday brought out a lot of shoppers, and diners enjoyed the great music from the Notables while picnicing on the grass. In case... [Read more]