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PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 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]

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual ‘Waterland Festival’ is this weekend, with a carnival, parade(s), car/boat/motorcycle show and more; here’s the schedule: Children’s Carnival... [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 saw a lot of shoppers last Saturday, it being the height of the season for all the fruits and vegetables…and we are expecting another record day for the Waterland... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers are needed to help during the Waterland Festival – coming up this weekend from July 22 – 24. The most urgent need is for the Kids Carnival and the Waterland Parade, organizers said. If... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle this Thursday night, July 21. Steve... [Read more]

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 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]

Past the Popcorn: No, the <i>Ghostbusters</i> Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

Past the Popcorn: No, the Ghostbusters Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

by Jeff Walls The new reboot of Ghostbusters is the second movie this year to get totally trashed by Internet commenters prior to anyone actually seeing the movie.  Whereas Batman v Superman: Dawn of... [Read more]

Cool Cars, Motorcycles & Wooden Boats at ‘Wheels & Keels’ on Sunday, July 24

Cool Cars, Motorcycles & Wooden Boats at ‘Wheels & Keels’ on Sunday, July 24

Wheels & Keels – the awesome Car, Motorcycle, and Wooden Boat Show – returns on Sunday, July 24 as part of the Waterland Festival, a SeaFair Sanctioned Community Event. This great event will... [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 continued to escape the rain last Saturday. I kept looking south at the dark clouds coming our way but, after bowing to the wind genie they went over to our neighbors... [Read more]

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Washington State Little League Baseball Tournament

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Washington State Little League Baseball Tournament

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Now in her second year with more great work is our youngest-ever Contributor – 12-year old Isabel Herbruger – local Girl Scout, 4-H member, and aspiring photojournalist. We encourage... [Read more]

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Body found in stolen car; women shot on 4th; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #59 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]

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

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

Last Saturday’s 4th of July weekend saw the second biggest crowd of the season at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – over 5,000 shoppers enjoyed pleasant weather, lively music and best of... [Read more]

REMINDER: Sunset Market, Legacy fundraiser & free concert Wed. night!

REMINDER: Sunset Market, Legacy fundraiser & free concert Wed. night!

The Des Moines Sunset Farmers Market opens this Wednesday, July 6, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the north marina parking lot. At the first Wednesday market will be Buns, Kiss my Grits, and Nibbles for dinner... [Read more]

Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show coming to Seattle Thursday, July 21

Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show coming to Seattle Thursday, July 21

“The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle on Thursday, July 21.  Steve Young, author/collector/historian... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film <i>The BFG</i>

Past the Popcorn: Spielberg Finally Finds a Way to Film The BFG

by Jeff Walls Author Roald Dahl published his children’s novel The BFG in 1982, the same year filmmaker Steven Spielberg released his classic film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.  Now thirty-four years... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding 4th of July Fireworks party

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding 4th of July Fireworks party

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a 4th of July Fireworks Watching Party on Monday, July 4, starting at 7 p.m. This event will be held in the church’s Olympic room (main entrance). There... [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

Last Saturday at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was not only a sunny day but a big crowd enjoyed shopping at the season’s first Clutter 2 Cash sale. Some even asked if we couldn’t do this... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Monday, July 4

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Monday, July 4

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines will be held on Monday, July 4, with the big pyrotechnics show starting around 10:15 p.m. In addition to a great fireworks show shot off from the... [Read more]