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Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers – John Portanova (Writer/Director) and Jeremy Berg (Director of Photography) – have just finished shooting a new feature horror film called “Valley of the Sasquatch.” These... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

by Dave Markwell With the cool mist of an early August morning breaking the sleepy grip of my night’s rest, I see my world in my yard and understand that it’s a good place to be. As the sun begins... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

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

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

The gorgeous days just keep coming and the farmer’s fruits and vegetables are in full bloom…we purchased a baby watermelon, yum! And, did you get any of the first arrivals of the red plums? Life is... [Read more]

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s (Aug. 6) FREE concert in the park will feature The Coats band at Des Moines Beach Park, starting at 7 p.m. The Coats are a contemporary a-cappella group with a twist! Definitely... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

by Dave Markwell Two days ago I was ripe with anticipation awaiting my wife’s return home from her week-long adventure. Well, she’s home now and I have moved on to anticipating leaving her for a four-day... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally last summer (and which plays tonight at a fundraiser at the Tin Theater) – has been turned into a 6-part original series... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another gorgeous day by the bay. I talked with a couple from Coeur d’Alene Idaho at the wine booth who said it was their second vacation in Puget Sound and they fell in love with... [Read more]

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

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues 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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Selfish.

by Dave Markwell Tonight is a quiet time in my house. The dogs and I don’t make a lot of noise. My wife and daughter are gone for a week. My wife is at a “retreat” with a bunch of women. I’m not... [Read more]

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

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

Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to... [Read more]

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8.  The LEGO... [Read more]

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]

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]