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PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]

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

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

It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

Classic cars and vintage wooden boats will be on display at the Wheels & Keels show at the Marina this Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a family-friendly show with prizes, raffles,... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hold its third annual ‘Trash to Treasure’ Swap Meet this Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Waterland Festival. “Find... [Read more]

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Ah, the beautiful sun was back last Saturday and new fruits and vegetables are showing up. Check this chart for your favorites (click image to see larger version): Food Trucks – look for your favorites:... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

Tonight – Wednesday, July 9 – is the first of the Des Moines (WA) Arts Commission’s FREE summer concert series! See the ‘Castaways’ in the Des Moines Beach Park meadow from 7 –... [Read more]

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day... [Read more]

Jim Langston chosen as 2014 Des Moines Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Jim Langston chosen as 2014 Des Moines Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines community, Jim Langston has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Grand Parade Grand Marshal. Mr. Langston is a fourth generation Des Moines... [Read more]

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

by Greg Wright The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival “is like a little pearl,” enthuses storyteller Syd Lieberman. The two-day festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bats…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bats…

by Dave Markwell I had the distinct pleasure of visiting with a batty old lady the other day. As the calendar pages turn on my life, I have come to appreciate and enjoy “bats” more than I have previously.... [Read more]

Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Stay in town this 4th of July weekend and enjoy a great time of family, food, music, fun, and FIREWORKS courtesy Destination Des Moines. Des Moines has three days of activities suited for everyone: THURSDAY,... [Read more]

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

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

We are glad last Saturday is behind us, we don’t need no stink’n rain! With the first month of the season behind us the market continues on a record breaking year with sales up 35% over last year. This... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

by Dave Markwell My son mowed the lawn after being asked one, single time. I did not have to cajole, bribe, beg or threaten. This is a new development. It felt like a parallel universe, one in which my... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another huge day for our vendors – sales were the biggest day over all of last year! If this trend continues we are going to have to think about expanding to accommodate shopper’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

by Dave Markwell I had the unfortunate experience of passing a mirror the other day. I did not look as good as I felt and it made me mad. I felt like the mirror was tricking me, because in my head, I... [Read more]

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

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

After the tremendous opening day activities, last Saturday was somewhat back to normal. I say somewhat because even though the shopper counts were down, it was still the third largest vendor sales day... [Read more]