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Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding two Christmas Eve services

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding two Christmas Eve Services this year: 7 p.m.: Family service 11 p.m.: Inspirational Candlelight service, with Bell & Chancel Choir special music Des... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne, more…

Here’s episode #32 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]

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

City Council honors departing member Bob Sheckler, passes budget changes

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council completed a review and unanimously approved required changes in the biennial budget, and honored retiring member Bob Sheckler at his last meeting. The Council... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 3-BD Three Tree Point waterfront!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 3-BD Three Tree Point waterfront!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20 – is an amazing 3-bedroom waterfront home near the tip... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Des Moines Police Foundation’s 1st-ever ‘Shop With a Cop’ helps 34 needy kids

Bright and early Wednesday morning (Dec. 16), 14 Officers – including Command Staff and 5 Fire Fighters – along with 15 ‘in need’ families (including 34 children) gathered at the Redondo Fred Meyer... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market seeking 2 Board Members for 2016

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmer’s Market has 2 positions open for its Board of Directors for 2016. The board usually meets once a month and its primary purpose is to set operating policy and volunteering... [Read more]

Archie’s Mexican Restaurant: Family Friendly and Open Seven Days a Week

Archie’s Mexican Restaurant: Family Friendly and Open Seven Days a Week

Advertiser Archie’s Mexican Restaurant, located in Normandy Park, is a great place to meet friends and enjoy holiday times together. Archie’s opens at 11 a.m. every day including Sunday, so... [Read more]

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 10,677 diapers last Sunday!

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway collected 10,677 diapers last Sunday!

A message from our Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest: On Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Normandy Park Tree Lighting ceremony, Tay Krull and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Kaplan says utility tax is off Dec. 17 council agenda

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Based on conversations with fellow... [Read more]

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert is Saturday & Sunday

REMINDER: Northwest Associated Arts Christmas Concert will be held this weekend – on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Dec. 13 – at the Highline Performing Arts Center. There will be 7 ensembles, 190... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway holding Diaper Drive at Normandy Park Tree Lighting Sunday

Berkshire Hathaway holding Diaper Drive at Normandy Park Tree Lighting Sunday

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be holding a Diaper Drive this Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Tree Lighting celebration at the Normandy Park Towne Center from 5 – 6:30 p.m. All... [Read more]

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Citizen Activist seeks public release of all documents – for all King County cities

Tim Clemans @tandrewclemans by Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council was told Thursday night that a citizen named Tim Clemans has demanded release of all public records of the city – as well as for all... [Read more]

Get your photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Saturday

Get your photo with Santa at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Saturday

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be hosting Santa Photos during Winterfest this Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their offices at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde... [Read more]

MAYOR: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income

MAYOR: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter released Nov. 24, 2015 by Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan: State voters, Legislature have taken away much of Des Moines’ income by Mayor Dave Kaplan For... [Read more]

Forget ‘Cyber Monday’ – get FREE Mustard from Dan the Sausage Man!

Forget ‘Cyber Monday’ – get FREE Mustard from Dan the Sausage Man!

Burien’s own Dan the Sausageman wants all our Readers to know that – instead of nerding out and clicking “Buy Now” from corporate websites during Cyber Monday – you should SHOP LOCAL... [Read more]

JOB: ‘Can’t Stop Smackin’ restaurant looking to hire Servers

JOB: ‘Can’t Stop Smackin’ restaurant looking to hire Servers

‘Can’t Stop Smackin’ – located in the Normandy Park Towne Center and opening soon – is looking to hire Servers. This new business is a “Southern inspired restaurant with a Pacific Northwest... [Read more]

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

Utility tax hike, budget approval postponed to Dec. 17 by City Council

by Jack Mayne The much-debated utility tax increases were put off until December by the Des Moines City Council, because some members were unsure that compromise figures in a solution hammered out during... [Read more]

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]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW wishes all a ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW wishes all a ‘Happy Thanksgiving!’

Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest would like to wish all our Readers a “Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!” Berkshire Hathaway is located at 930 SW 152nd Street... [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]

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

No Woodmont drug treatment facility for Des Moines; facility will be in Kent

by Jack Mayne The drug and alcohol treatment facility slated for Des Moines’ Woodmont neighborhood will be moved to downtown Kent, Valley Cities said in a news release Thursday morning. “The Recovery... [Read more]

Instead of the usual, why not order Sausage from Dan the Sausageman?

Instead of the usual, why not order Sausage from Dan the Sausageman?

Burien’s own Dan the Sausageman wants all our Readers to know that – instead of the usual turkey, turducken, or tofurkey – you can order SAUSAGE in time for Thanksgiving! That’s right…SAUSAGE... [Read more]