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Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk Angry Doug… and Harvin

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk Angry Doug… and Harvin

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fishbowls.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fishbowls.

by Dave Markwell The front windows of my little CrossFit gym in Des Moines look out upon a busy street. I see many things through these windows. I see friends driving by. I see walkers and talkers and... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Bill Murray a Treasure in <i>St. Vincent</i>

Past the Popcorn: Bill Murray a Treasure in St. Vincent

by Jeff Walls Bill Murray has been one of our most loved actors for over thirty years now.  He’s starred in many a classic comedy and even earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in Sofia Coppola’s... [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 the heavy rain storm came right on time – 2 p.m. closing! Then it was a scramble to get everything taken down without getting soaked. Only one more market left until the Chili Cook-Off... [Read more]

Des Moines’ ‘Trick or Treat Path’ will be held on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31

Des Moines’ ‘Trick or Treat Path’ will be held on Halloween – Friday, Oct. 31

Destination Des Moines’ ‘Trick or Treat Path’ is coming Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 – 6 p.m., and kids of all ages are invited to visit participating businesses on Marine View Drive and... [Read more]

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

a The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will screen this coming Saturday night, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a... [Read more]

Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Just a few short months ago, Blue Whale Bistro opened their doors with a mission to bring great tastes to Des Moines and beyond. If rave customer reviews and an often-packed house are any indication, they... [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

You sure can tell the season is winding down – the farmers are running low on fresh fruits and veggies, the berries have pretty much run their course but, the pumpkin and gourds are plentiful. We will... [Read more]

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Locally-made alien & UFO films will screen at upcoming film fests

Two films made by area residents will be screening at upcoming film festivals in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. The alien abduction thriller feature “The Device,” Directed by Jeremy Berg, and the short “The... [Read more]

Cheer on the Seahawks this Monday night at Advertiser ACME Bowl!

Cheer on the Seahawks this Monday night at Advertiser ACME Bowl!

Here’s a good idea: Cheer on the Seattle Seahawks this Monday night, Oct. 6 as they dive into Monday night football at Advertiser ACME Bowl in Tukwila. Things kick off at 5:30 p.m. In the bar (for... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Potluck.

by Dave Markwell I enjoy potluck dinners very much. Though, I have learned through many years of attending these events to always bring what I like. Having been disappointed too many times in the past... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Affleck Stars in David Fincher’s <i>Gone Girl</i>

Past the Popcorn: Affleck Stars in David Fincher’s Gone Girl

by Jeff Walls Adapted from the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, Gone Girlis one of the most anticipated movies of 2014.  After seeing it, I certainly anticipate that... [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

We all know the weather is changing, that fall is in the air, and that winter is fast approaching but – it was nice to bask in the beautiful sunny weather last Saturday! Did you see the sail boat races... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sir!!!

by Dave Markwell Here is a repeat of my only column that I wish was never written…it’s the anniversary of the event that inspired the words that I wish I did not have to write… “Sir!!!” My friend... [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 the market and the marina made a big welcome to the Tacoma Yacht Club, some 30 boats strong. It took a while for the sun to come out but club members were seen all over the market enjoying... [Read more]

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Senior Programs & Services will be Friday, Oct. 3

Save the date: Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S 216th Street in Des Moines! Enjoy a scrumptious dinner featuring Pasta with Marinara sauce, Meatballs, Salad,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

by Dave Markwell I’ve heard it said that the hardest thing to write is a simple, true sentence. I believe this. It is much easier to add words and use literary magic tricks to convey a thought than... [Read more]