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Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright It seems that a new Carol Burnett Show collection gets released to home video every other year. In this case—The 22-disc Ultimate Collection from Time/Life—it’s the same DVD boxed... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Morning.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Morning.

by Dave Markwell I have been reviewing old columns for another compilation project. I believe that this was my very first column. I still like it. I hope you do, too… This day belongs to the dogs. They... [Read more]

Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community Ribbon Cutting is Sept. 18

Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community Ribbon Cutting is Sept. 18

Advertiser El Dorado West Retirement Community will be holding a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Business-to-Business Networking Reception on Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 4 p.m. There will be wine, beer... [Read more]

REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let’s all go to St. Luke’s English Fete Saturday!

REMINDER: Pip! Pip! Cheerio! Let’s all go to St. Luke’s English Fete Saturday!

REMINDER: Enjoy all things British this Saturday at the first-ever English Fete at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Drawing on our Anglican roots, St. Luke’s... [Read more]

Back-to-School ‘Food Truck-In’ at this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Back-to-School ‘Food Truck-In’ at this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

What a gorgeous day last Saturday, sunny with a cooling breeze off the water. Even with the Huskies at home and the opening of the Puyallup Fair (yes, we ol timers still like to call it that) there was... [Read more]

Sign up for Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Sign up for Mt. Rainier Pool’s ‘Pumpkin Plunge’ at Farmers Market Saturday

Registrations for Mount Rainier Pool’s first-ever Pumpkin Plunge will be available at Kids Day at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market this Saturday, Sept. 13. Instead of braving rainy or chilly... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

The Des Moines Historical Society is presenting “The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story” as told by local historian and fisherman Bill Rudberg this Wednesday night, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Come and... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright What happens when a headstrong rumrunner crash-lands in the Arctic Barrens? In 2003’s The Snow Walker, this question has to be answered in the context of post-World War II technology,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Unsentimental.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Unsentimental.

by Dave Markwell Well, the kids are back at school. This event seems to be lacking some of the significance of years past. I’m not sure why. I don’t feel jaded or like I’m becoming unsentimental... [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 umbrellas were out as the Sun God was taking a nap and his alarm didn’t work. He promises this coming Saturday will be 80 degrees! Another feel good story happened in the wine booth.... [Read more]

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

The Heroes of Conservation Awards gala is taking place Sept. 17, and Des Moines’ own Dr. John Muramatsu has been nominated for the coveted “Hero of the Year” award. Field & Stream magazine,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

The Seattle Thrillers will perform at Zombie Fest 2014! They’re an amazing group that performs Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller dance! You can join in too! The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Draft Day releases to home video today, and is available for streaming at Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. Waterland PtP reviewer Jeff Walls says “it succeeds more than it maybe... [Read more]

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

by Jesiah Dorpat As a partaker and lover of all things beer and music (and of course the lovely Des Moines people), my stomach, ears and my sweet bluesy soul were filled by this event to the uttermost. Sax... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bifocals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bifocals.

by Dave Markwell This morning a couple of my favorite CrossFit members bought me a coffee. Tanya and Roxane had finished their workout and, per their Friday ritual, traveled down the street for a coffee... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn – <i>Sin City: A Dame to Kill For</i>

Past the Popcorn – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

by Jeff Walls Based on the popular graphic novels by Frank Miller, the 2005 movie Sin City was something of a revelation in cinema.  Director Robert Rodriguez had his actors perform in front of a green... [Read more]

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

The Friends of the Des Moines Library will be holding a Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Book donations may be left at the library. Proceeds... [Read more]

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

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

More comments from shoppers about how friendly our market is and this is true of the vendors themselves. Witnessed last Saturday, a jewelry vendor’s canopy broke while she was putting it up. Her competitor... [Read more]