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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A call from a boy…

By Dave Markwell At 4:30 this morning my phone rang. Being familiar with phone calls at this hour, I knew it was probably not good news. It wasn’t. My caller ID said, “Aden”, my son. “Hi, buddy”,... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

Saltwater Music Series at Des Moines United Methodist Church Saturday

The Saltwater Music Series will be held at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m. Composer/pianist Steven Luksan will perform musical styles of the last 400 years... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21

This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Jan. 21. Walkers are asked to meet at 11 a.m. Sunday near the fishing pier/bathrooms/picnic tables in the northwest corner of the parking... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: We’ll see…

By Dave Markwell Last weekend, my daughter informed me that she was going to see a movie with her friend, “Becky”, and would need a ride Saturday evening. Now, the only surprising element of this... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

FEEL GOOD NEW YEAR: Still can…

By Dave Markwell A few weeks ago, I was at my old buddy, Scott’s, house catching up a bit following the memorial service for his dad. It was one of those simple, beautiful moments of life and friendship... [Read more]

Christmas Eve worship will be Sunday at Des Moines United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve worship will be Sunday at Des Moines United Methodist Church

Christmas Eve worship will be this Sunday, Dec. 24, at Des Moines United Methodist Church: 9:30 a.m.: Regular morning worship. 7:00 p.m.: Harvest Band choir, Candlelight. 11:00 p.m.: Bell & Chancel... [Read more]

The clock is ticking at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Scuba Christmas Sale’!

The clock is ticking at TL Sea Diving’s ‘Scuba Christmas Sale’!

TL Sea Diving’ last “Special of the week” before Chistmas! Delight the diver (or introduce someone to this great sport) on your Holiday list with a great deal on BCDs, regulators and... [Read more]

Thomas Escajeda of Des Moines wins $180,000 lottery prize

Thomas Escajeda of Des Moines wins $180,000 lottery prize

Des Moines resident Thomas Escajeda (pictured, left) had big news to share at Thanksgiving dinner this year – earlier that day, he discovered he’d won $180,000 playing the ‘Hit 5’ lottery... [Read more]

Boeing Employees Choir will perform FREE concert in Des Moines Sat., Dec. 9

Boeing Employees Choir will perform FREE concert in Des Moines Sat., Dec. 9

Boeing Employees Choir will perform a FREE concert at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Dec. 9. The free event will begin at 7 p.m. “Bring your friends for an inspirational beginning... [Read more]

Christmas Ship Festival will sail from Des Moines Marina this Wednesday, Dec. 6

Christmas Ship Festival will sail from Des Moines Marina this Wednesday, Dec. 6

This year’s Christmas Ship™ Festival sailing departs from the Des Moines Marina this Wednesday, Dec. 6 and sails southbound from 7 – 9:30 p.m. This appears to be the only sailing from Des... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Breezes.

By Dave Markwell Returning home to my dogs after a fine Thanksgiving meal, I was feeling especially gracious – even more so by the exceptionally low standards I have set for my dogs. As I delicately... [Read more]

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Tree Lighting is this Friday night at Big Catch Plaza!

REMINDER: Kick-off the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m.! The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park... [Read more]

Free Sancta Lucia Pageant will be at Grace Fellowship Hall this Sunday

Free Sancta Lucia Pageant will be at Grace Fellowship Hall this Sunday

Come see and learn the wonder of the free Sancta Lucia Pageant at the Grace Fellowship Hall at Grace Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. This special candlelight pageant includes great... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Dec. 2

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Children’s Christmas Fun Day is Dec. 2

Children’s Christmas Fun Day at Des Moines United Methodist Church will be this Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Fun, crafts, games, story time…and... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: <i>In Defense of Shopping</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: In Defense of Shopping

In Defense of Shopping By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Today is Cyber Monday. Launched in 2005, Cyber Monday was a way for online retailers to compete with instore... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

By Dave Markwell Throughout our lives, we take many steps. Some are forward. Some are sideways. Some are backwards. These steps move us through life. I recall my own first steps into a kindergarten classroom.... [Read more]

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

TAPROOT THEATRE PRESENTS “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI” – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Taproot Theatre’s Touring Company will be presenting a stage adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” at Resurrection... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Join in the kick-off of the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park,... [Read more]

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

And now…a blatant Ad from Waterland Blog Columnist Dave Markwell: My daughter was playing Christmas music on her phone while eating her Fruit Loops this morning. I shook my head in admonishment... [Read more]

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be Saturday, Dec. 2

Normandy Park’s ‘Winterfest’ holiday events will be held in two locations on Saturday, Dec. 2: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Manhattan Village – lots of fun including: Santa, the Silverbells... [Read more]