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

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

Last Saturday’s market was one we would like to forget – the wicked wind (40-50 knots) wreaked havoc with canopies and vendors merchandise. Unfortunately we had to close early but, gladly no one was... [Read more]

Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for  St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12

Beautiful, sunny skies predicted for  St. Luke’s ‘English Fete’ on Saturday, Sept. 12

What rhymes with “plate“? Why, “Fete” of course! That is if you’re in England and talking about any of the thousands of charming “Village Fetes” that occur all... [Read more]

PHOTOS Over 1,000 brave ‘powerful summer storm’ at Blues & Brews Fest

PHOTOS Over 1,000 brave ‘powerful summer storm’ at Blues & Brews Fest

Over 1,000 people braved what UW Meteorologist Cliff Mass called ‘the most powerful summer storm EVER to hit our region’ last Saturday (Aug. 29) to attend the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

PODCAST: Shooter with ‘HATRED’ tattoo on the run; rain in forecast & more…

Here’s episode #17 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Flat Rats.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Flat Rats.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying a ribald boy’s weekend experience a few weeks ago, in between beers, meat and cards, I had a conversation with a buddy. Eric, (Erock to his friends) is an old and good... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Owen Wilson Connects with Audiences in <i>No Escape</i>

Past the Popcorn: Owen Wilson Connects with Audiences in No Escape

by Jeff Walls Actor Owen Wilson is mostly known for his comedies, but over the years he has shown some quality dramatic chops in movies such as Midnight in Paris and Marley & Me.  In the new movie... [Read more]

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival will also benefit wildfire victims

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. This year, the Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park will be supporting families impacted by forest fires in Washington with ticket sales... [Read more]

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

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

The free $10 voucher healthy eating initiative program for qualifying seniors is really taking off as more and more people learn about this program brought to you by partners, the Des Moines Farmers Market... [Read more]

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about WASP – Women Air Force Service Pilots – at Sept. 15 event

Learn about Women Air Force Service Pilots – aka “WASP” – on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Normandy Park Activity Center. A $2 donation is requested. Here’s more... [Read more]

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

‘Blues & Brews Pre-Funk’ will be Friday night at Normandy Park Towne Center

A special ‘Pre-Funk’ party for Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will be held this Friday night, Aug. 28, at the Normandy Park Towne Center, from 5 – 8 p.m. There... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will raise funds for needy kids Saturday, Aug. 29

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will raise funds for needy kids Saturday, Aug. 29

by Tess Riski On Aug. 29th from Noon-8 p.m., the Des Moines Rotary Club will host the 6th annual Blues & Brews Festival. As Pacific Northwesterners flock from near and far, the Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Wesley Homes hosting NY Times bestselling Author J.A. Jance on Sept. 9

Wesley Homes hosting NY Times bestselling Author J.A. Jance on Sept. 9

New York Times Bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance will discuss and sign her new thriller (and 51st novel), “Dance of the Bones,” at Advertiser Wesley Homes on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7 –... [Read more]

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

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

The Clutter to Cash Sale was a huge hit last Saturday, even the sun came out most of the day. Shoppers enjoined lots of great bargains. We have been asked by the participants to hold another one before... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be at Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 10

SAVE THE DATE: Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be at Beach Park on Saturday, Oct. 10

SAVE THE DATE: The Poverty Bay Arts Gala will be held at the Des Moines Beach Park Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 6 – 10 p.m. Cost is $50, and includes: Fine Art Sale Entertainment Wine Hor... [Read more]

PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car in SeaTac, gets chased, stopped by police

PODCAST: 11-year old boy steals car in SeaTac, gets chased, stopped by police

Here’s episode #15 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

UPDATE: Tonight’s ‘Movie in the Park’ will be held in Beach Park Auditorium

UPDATE: Tonight’s ‘Movie in the Park’ will be held in Beach Park Auditorium

UPDATE: Due to the chance of inclement weather, Friday night’s ‘Movie in the Park’ showing of ‘Big Hero 6’ has been moved indoors, to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. “The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lucky.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lucky.

by Dave Markwell While walking around the supermarket the other day, I saw an older, kind of chubby guy wearing a pair of blue and white striped coveralls. They weren’t the working type of coveralls.... [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

They say that timing is everything, and did we ever hit the weather just right last Saturday with the sun shining on us before it turned sour. If you are into canning, now is the time to get your peaches,... [Read more]

See ‘Big Hero 6’ for FREE at Des Moines Outdoor Family Movie Night Friday night

See ‘Big Hero 6’ for FREE at Des Moines Outdoor Family Movie Night Friday night

The FREE ‘Outdoor Family Movie Night’ begins this Friday night, Aug. 14 at Des Moines Beach Park with “Big Hero 6.” Seating begins at 8 p.m., and the film starts at Dusk. Movies... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Who’s Likely to Back up Marshawn This Season

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Who’s Likely to Back up Marshawn This Season

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [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 Gebert’s classic Triumph was a smash hit with the shoppers and many comments to me were “we should have more like this”, it’s adds another dimension to the market. And, we found a perfect place... [Read more]

Save $ – get your tickets now to the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Aug. 29

Save $ – get your tickets now to the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Aug. 29

http://www.vimeo.com/110224484 Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic-minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews... [Read more]