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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 is coming into the last month of this season and hopes that shoppers who have not yet visited will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the Saturday... [Read more]

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be Friday, Sept. 22

The Arts Gala on Poverty Bay fundraiser Auction & Sale will be held at the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 22, from 5 – 9 p.m. An evening of great arts featuring Poverty Bay’s... [Read more]

Dale Lindeke, local Piano Technician, achieves RPT designation

Dale Lindeke, local Piano Technician, achieves RPT designation

Local piano technician Dale Lindeke recently completed the requirements to earn the Registered Piano Technician designation. He becomes one of less than 2,500 people in the world who have completed a series... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Straight nails.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Straight nails.

by Dave Markwell I’m currently working on an interesting little deck project. This project has involved some demolition, re-framing, new decking, posts, and rails, etc. During the demo phase, I found... [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 is coming into the last month of this season and hopes that shoppers who have not yet visited will accept our offer of 2 hours FREE validated parking for the Saturday... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Des Moines Theater hosted an open house on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26. It’s in the process of construction, with plans to add housing to the upper floors... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront from Noon – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park this Saturday, Aug. 26! And this is your last chance to save $5 off... [Read more]

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

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

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is still a good choice for you and your vistors and hopes that shoppers who are still staying away will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the... [Read more]

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 4th annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton. Festive village fêtes are fairs,... [Read more]

‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

If you like blues or brews – or have ever been to a frat party – at sometime in your life you may have also run across a fun little party game called ‘Beer Pong,’ where people toss ping... [Read more]

Comedian Susan Rice will perform at Wesley Homes Des Moines Fri., Sept. 22

Comedian Susan Rice will perform at Wesley Homes Des Moines Fri., Sept. 22

Wesley Homes retirement communities welcomes comedian Susan Rice to its Des Moines campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.! Making people laugh comes naturally to Rice. In college, Rice found that she loved... [Read more]

Free classical chamber music at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat.

Free classical chamber music at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church has an evening of classical chamber music this Saturday, Aug. 26, starting at 7 p.m.: Julia Adams Viola/Violin & Steven Luksan, piano/Composer, will present pieces... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Whispers and a stream.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Whispers and a stream.

by Dave Markwell A couple of weeks ago, my thirteen year old daughter said with a smile, “I’m just not very good at things.” This was a pretty blanket statement preceded by her sucking at something.... [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

It is the hope of The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market that shoppers who are still staying away will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the Saturday markets. Just show your purchases... [Read more]

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Market Manager Rikki Marohl (pictured above with former Mayor Bob Sheckler) has been selected to receive the 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Annual Achievement Award, “to... [Read more]

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest rocks Des Moines Beach Park. Close to 20 craft... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lonesome Places.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lonesome Places.

by Dave Markwell Last week I enjoyed a rare and precious experience for me: a vacation. I spent 10 days in the Eastern Washington heat surrounded by family and friends. I delighted in some golf and cards... [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 Saturday Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is still in operation – it’s only the Wednesday market that has closed. Please also keep in mind we will validate 2 hours free parking…

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 26. Lisa Mann – winner of the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award and the Oregon... [Read more]