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Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8.  The LEGO... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Dolphin Tale is polished, inspiring, and moving.  It seems there’s almost always room in our world for cynicism, but this film just about squeezes it all out. That’s the post-screening... [Read more]

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Dolphin Tale 2</i> Coming in September

Past the Popcorn: Dolphin Tale 2 Coming in September

by Greg Wright On September 12 Warner Bros. will release the sequel to the phenomenally popular Dolphin Tale, the beautiful, inspiring, and fanciful tale built around the real-life story of Winter, an... [Read more]

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping will be bringing their own version of the ‘Legion of Boom’ to the Waterland Parade on July 19! Brundage-Bone, located in Kent, is the Washington branch of the... [Read more]

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

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

It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright What new insight could I possibly add to your experience of Dead Poets Society?  Very little, I imagine.  My own history with this classic film is long and deep, having been a fan of both... [Read more]

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

Classic cars and vintage wooden boats will be on display at the Wheels & Keels show at the Marina this Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a family-friendly show with prizes, raffles,... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hold its third annual ‘Trash to Treasure’ Swap Meet this Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Waterland Festival. “Find... [Read more]

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

With temperatures forecast to be in the 80s during the upcoming Waterland Festival Weekend, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Des Moines Lodge #305, is going to have an air-conditioned cooling center... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

The Three Tree Point Yacht Club kicked off their 2014 Mid-Sound Summer Social racing series this past Thursday evening under beautiful blue skies just outside of the Des Moines Marina. This annual racing... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Past the Popcorn: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

by Jeff Walls Based on the novel by French writer Pierre Boulle, the original Planet of the Apes film inspired a franchise that included five movies between 1968 and 1973.  After a forgettable Tim Burton... [Read more]

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Ah, the beautiful sun was back last Saturday and new fruits and vegetables are showing up. Check this chart for your favorites (click image to see larger version): Food Trucks – look for your favorites:... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19? That morning at 8:30 a.m., an event will begin. In scenic Des Moines Beach Park friends and neighbors will gather and start to move... [Read more]