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Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

Come wish Melanie the Octopus a Happy Graduation from MaST Center June 13

The MaST Center will be celebrating the 7th annual OCTOPUS GRADUATION from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 13! “We will release Melanie into Puget Sound so that she can apply the knowledge... [Read more]

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

Beach Park FREE Summer Concert Series will be Wednesday nights July 1-Aug. 12

The FREE Des Moines Beach Park 2015 Summer Concert Series will run on Wednesday nights, starting July 1 and continuing to Aug. 12. The concerts will be from 7 – 8:30 p.m., and Des Moines Beach Park... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, review by Greg Wright Symphonic. I can find no better single word to describe the design, execution, and impact of The Return of the King. Conventional wisdom dictates that movie... [Read more]

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

PODCAST: Shooting has police puzzled, new baseball team, pub mural & more

Here’s episode #3 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]

Past the Popcorn: George Clooney Anchors Serviceable <i>Tomorrowland</i>

Past the Popcorn: George Clooney Anchors Serviceable Tomorrowland

by Jeff Walls In 2003, Disney struck it big when they turned one of their amusement park attractions, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, into a multi-million dollar movie franchise. If a movie based on a... [Read more]

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

City of Des Moines proclaims June as ‘Music4Life Month’

On May 14, the City of Des Moines proclaimed June as “Music4Life Month.” The local program – “Highline Music4Life” – provides musical instruments to fifth and sixth graders... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Just a little over 2 weeks until the Farmers Market opens!

Wanolitto says it is a little more than two weeks until Opening Day – Saturday, June 6 – for the 2015 Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Coming off another very successful season, the Market will... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Two Towers, review by Greg Wright With the Hobbit films having run their weary course, and 10 years having passed since The Lord of the Rings wrapped up its home video run, the time seems right to... [Read more]

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

First pitch for new Highline Bears Semi-Pro Baseball will be Saturday May 30

On Saturday, May 30 at 7 p.m., the Highline Bears will bring Semi-Pro baseball back to the Highline Community for the first time in over 30 years, when they take on the Snoqualmie Hurricanes at Steve... [Read more]

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

PODCAST: Highline Teachers to walk out, domestic violence crime & more…

Here’s episode #2 of our new 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]

Past the Popcorn: Charlize Theron is the Real Star of <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>

Past the Popcorn: Charlize Theron is the Real Star of Mad Max: Fury Road

by Jeff Walls The newest reboot/follow-up/sequel to come out of Hollywood’s current everything-old-is-new-again trend is Mad Max: Fury Road.  It has been thirty years since the character made famous... [Read more]

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Keep your kids busy and healthy this summer at Matt Griffin YMCA

Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA wants you to know that their Summer Camp Registration is Open – your child can play, explore, develop skills and make new friends at the Y this summer! SUMMER REGISTRATION... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Fellowship of the Ring, review by Greg Wright With the Hobbit films having run their weary course, and 10 years having passed since The Lord of the Rings wrapped up its home video run, the time seems... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ship building.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ship building.

by Dave Markwell “If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”... [Read more]

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac cleanup & more

PODCAST: SoKing News May 8, 2015 – SeaTac cleanup & more

The premiere episode of SoKing News’ first-ever Newscast on May 8, 2015: Our latest Podcast!  Read More →

Mt. Rainier High School hosting one-day basketball camp Monday, June 15

Mt. Rainier High School hosting one-day basketball camp Monday, June 15

Mt. Rainier High School will be hosting a one-day basketball camp on Monday, June 15 for kids entering grades 7, 8 and 9. The camp is FREE if you bring at least one item of non-perishable food to donate... [Read more]

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

VIDEO: New reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park

A new reef is reaping rewards off Saltwater State Park, and here’s video proof: But… “Over the past few days we’ve witnessed illegal crab pots being dropped on to the reef,”... [Read more]

Huge Rummage Sale at Des Moines United Methodist Church Fri. & Sat.

Huge Rummage Sale at Des Moines United Methodist Church Fri. & Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a HUGE RUMMAGE SALE this Friday May 8, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday May 9, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Something for everyone! Furniture, Clothing,... [Read more]