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City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines will hold their terrific annual Wreath Making Class this Saturday, Nov. 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $49.95. You’ll... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Act of Valor reviewed by Greg Wright Have you ever been caught completely off guard by a movie and thought, “Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like that before!”? Well, that was... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

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: People we love…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

by Dave Markwell This morning one of my wonderfully goofy 6 am CrossFit girls made me love her. When she looked at me with hope and fear as she asked if we could play her iPod during the workout, I was... [Read more]

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland’s Lyn Robinson Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to pick up your Christmas tree this season. November 21st is when it starts, (they’ll be open... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Saints and Soldiers reviewed by Greg Wright So… I’m not a fan of Saving Private Ryan. One of its core messages was about the same as Peter Jackson’s The Two Towers: “Show your enemies no mercy,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

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]

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

The Soggy Doggy will be holding a Seahawk Pride Pet Photos (Husky and Cougar Pride too!) event this Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their location at 19893 1st Ave South, Suite #204, in the... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with <i>Big Hero 6</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with Big Hero 6

by Jeff Walls Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of our better actors.  After bursting onto the scene in 2001’s indie cult hit Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal earned his first and (so far) only Oscar... [Read more]

Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

Via Marina Pizzeria Ristorante – the newest concept of the Vince’s family of restaurants in Des Moines – is making you an offer you cannot refuse! Vince Mottola, along with partners Stephenie... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Miss Representation reviewed by Greg Wright Once I put on my “critic” hat for screening a film, I’m pretty hard to provoke. At the moment a movie starts, it’s my job to evaluate it, not react to... [Read more]

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About “The Next Tom Brady”

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About “The Next Tom Brady”

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: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast and varied opinions exist. Some have inspired... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in <i>Nightcrawler</i>

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in Nightcrawler

by Jeff Walls Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of our better actors.  After bursting onto the scene in 2001’s indie cult hit Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal earned his first and (so far) only Oscar... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. There will... [Read more]