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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]

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Saltwater Music Series & Des Moines United Methodist Church present: An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7pm WHERE: Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

by Dave Markwell I hate traffic. I spend much time avoiding it. In fact, I may spend more time trying to avoid traffic than the actual delay would cost me. The other day, while heading home from a jobsite... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Ben Butler’ is witty and eye-opening & worth drive to Burien

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Ben Butler’ is witty and eye-opening & worth drive to Burien

At left, Major Cary (Dave Tucker) of the Confederate State of Virginia demands that Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) of the Union Army return escaped slaves while Lieutenant Kelly (center) looks... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s FINAL 2017 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s FINAL 2017 Des Moines Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market season is ending – remember, there is NO October market. This coming Saturday is the last day of this season. Be sure to stock up on all your needs for the winter... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Young Adult Group meets Sept. 28

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Young Adult Group meets Sept. 28

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Young Adult Group will present ‘The Harvest,’ which starts fall season with a contemporary worship service on Thursday Sept 28 at 4 p.m. ‘The... [Read more]

The 2017 Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ are headed off to college!

The 2017 Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ are headed off to college!

The 2017 Des Moines Dollars for Scholars are off to college and the Board and Donors wish the scholarship winners all the success as they begin their pursuits in higher education. 2017 Des Moines Dollars... [Read more]

Local Piano Technician prepares Pianos for Saturday’s Burien Jazz Walk

Local Piano Technician prepares Pianos for Saturday’s Burien Jazz Walk

This weekend we will once again treated to an evening of Jazz with the Burien Jazz walk this Saturday, Sept. 23, and two of the venues – St Elizabeth’s Church and Classic Eats – have pianos tuned... [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 reminding everyone that the holidays are fast approaching and you need to stock up on some “Holiday Cheer” (Farmers Market Wines). Stop by the wine tasting... [Read more]

REMINDER: Zombie Fest NW is Saturday at Normandy Park Towne Center!

REMINDER: Zombie Fest NW is Saturday at Normandy Park Towne Center!

REMINDER: Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest this Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season! Held at the Normandy... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Gone.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Gone.

by Dave Markwell Last Saturday, I dropped my son off at college. Walking the hallways of his fraternity, I remembered the timeless smells of stale beer and bad choices. I carried a mini-fridge, a TV,... [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 winding down to its last three Saturdays! Be sure to get all your canning provisions for the fall. Remember we offer of 2 hours free validated parking for shoppers.... [Read more]

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]

Zombie Fest will raise awareness about disaster preparedness on Sat., Sept. 16

Zombie Fest will raise awareness about disaster preparedness on Sat., Sept. 16

Hundreds of Zombies of all ages will gather for the 6th annual Zombie Fest Northwest on Saturday, Sept. 16 to celebrate the beginning of the haunting and holiday season! Zombie Fest Northwest, formerly... [Read more]