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Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Rahel Ambachew and her photos. The outside of the old Des Moines Theater is now an exhibition space for a Photography show titled ‘Harmony and Diversity’ by Rahel Ambachew, a sophomore at Mount... [Read more]

Des Moines Yacht Club’s South Sound Opening Day will be Saturday, May 14

Des Moines Yacht Club’s South Sound Opening Day will be Saturday, May 14

Celebrate South Sound Opening Day of Boating at the Des Moines Yacht Club on Saturday, May 14, 2016, with a day full of marine-oriented exhibits and demonstrations, tours of local boats, food vendors,... [Read more]

Grand Opening of New Ownership of Normandy Park Market will be May 4-8

Grand Opening of New Ownership of Normandy Park Market will be May 4-8

Advertiser Normandy Park Market will be celebrating its ‘Grand Opening Under New Ownership’ with a variety of in-store tastings, demos, activities and free giveaways starting Wednesday,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Millennials (TV) Review by Greg Wright Only rarely have I gotten a credit on a TV series, so I won’t be bashful about tooting my own horn, so to speak. This Thursday on Ovation (Comcast channel... [Read more]

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Huge drug bust, local weather forecast, Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #49 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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Slurpee Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Slurpee Day

by Dave Markwell A few weeks ago my son was in the kitchen pilfering through the cabinets searching for the largest container he could find. It happened to be “Bring Your Own Cup” day at 7-11 for... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Keanu</i> Features an Adorable Cat… But So Does Facebook

Past the Popcorn: Keanu Features an Adorable Cat… But So Does Facebook

by Jeff Walls Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have already had a success on the small screen with their sketch comedy show, but now that their television show has ended they have set their sights... [Read more]

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother’s Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse... [Read more]

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

Sunday May 1, 2016 is acrobatic group The Cabiri’s 17-year anniversary, and they’ll be celebrating with a FREE performance at 2 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. Here’s a taste of what... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 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]

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be held at the North Hill Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect: Indoor/Outdoor Plants Handcrafted Garden... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>The Jungle Book</i> is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

Past the Popcorn: The Jungle Book is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

by Jeff Walls Disney’s new live-action version of The Jungle Book says that it is based on the Mowgli stories written by Rudyard Kipling, but let’s be honest: it is really a remake of the company’s... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Forces of Nature Review by Greg Wright If you pay attention to movies at all, you’re aware that Ben Affleck stars as the Caped Crusader in the record-breaking blockbuster megaflop Batman v Superman. You’re... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying dinner the other evening with my family, I began questioning my 17 year old son on his dating prospects. My queries were fairly innocent and well-intentioned…for the... [Read more]

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Here’s a down home, oven baked, scratch-made reminder to our readers that Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe is a great place to meet friends and family darn near any old time: Dana K’s is open... [Read more]