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Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

by Dave Markwell Several years ago while neglecting to appropriately monitor my young son; I heard some strange, yet familiar, noises coming from the driveway. The sound was my leaf blower pull cord being... [Read more]

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

South King area businesses along with Des Moines resident and past columnist for the Waterland Blog, Joy Steele, are proud to sponsor and produce the Seattle performance of ‘Listen To Your Mother. ‘ Joy,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

by Dave Markwell Recently adding a teenage driver to my household, I have become increasingly aware of “distracted driving”. It has been VERY clearly expressed to my son that ANY whiff of him texting,... [Read more]

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

The Easter Bunny may have left town, but there is one last egg hunt on the horizon! Kids and parents will be treated to a Duck Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 18 as the Mount Rainier Pool celebrates its annual... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Ben Stiller Proves Mildly Entertaining in <i>While We’re Young</i>

Past the Popcorn: Ben Stiller Proves Mildly Entertaining in While We’re Young

by Jeff Walls In director Noah Baumbach’s latest, While We’re Young, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a 40-something married couple stuck in something of a rut. After a couple of failed pregnancies,... [Read more]

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

Highline CHOICE Academy and Highline Homeschool Center will be holding an All Year Reunion on Friday, May 8, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this free... [Read more]

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

Aliens, Vulcans, humans come together for 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival

From our sister site The B-Town (Burien) Blog: Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com The Burien community decked out in aluminum helmets and Men in Black suits for the third annual Burien UFO Festival on... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Al Pacino Proves to be a Charmer in <i>Danny Collins</i>

Past the Popcorn: Al Pacino Proves to be a Charmer in Danny Collins

by Jeff Walls In 1971, folk singer Steve Tilston gave an interview in which he discussed his fears that wealth and fame might negatively affect his songwriting. The article was read by none other than... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is Wednesday night, April 1!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is Wednesday night, April 1!

Scene from the inaugural Burien UFO Festival on April 1, 2013. Photo by Michael Brunk. REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be this Wednesday night, April 1 (April Fool’s... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Breakdown commentary by Greg Wright Jonathan Mastow’s Breakdown is an expertly executed, unpredictable, pulse-pounding thriller. Some call it a B-movie, I call it pure cinema.  —Film Director Scott... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Luncheon is April 16

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital Spring Luncheon is April 16

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital annual spring fashion show and luncheon will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Des Moines Methodist Church, 22225 9th... [Read more]

JOB: SoKing Internet Radio seeking News/Podcast Announcer

JOB: SoKing Internet Radio seeking News/Podcast Announcer

SoKing Internet Radio is now accepting applications for a News/Podcast Reporter/Announcer to deliver daily (M-F) 3-5 minute audio reports related to stories written and published in 6 hyperlocal blogs... [Read more]

Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

Take a survey for Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics & Community Services

The City of Des Moines is in the process of updating the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan that provides a six-year plan and 20-year vision for the City’s parks, trails and open space, landmarks,... [Read more]

Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired children at Wesley Homes this Saturday

Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired children at Wesley Homes this Saturday

More Easter Egg FUN – this time on Saturday, March 28 at Wesley Homes: “Beeping” Easter Egg Hunt for visually impaired children at Wesley Homes on March 28th, 10am – noon. Visually... [Read more]

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

REMINDER: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival is just one week away!

REMINDER: Have you got your costume ready yet? The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be a week from tonight – Wednesday, April 1 (April Fool’s Day) – starting at 6 p.m.... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church hosting Kids Easter Fun Day this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church hosting Kids Easter Fun Day this Saturday

This Saturday, March 28, Des Moines United Methodist Church will again be hosting a Kids Easter Fun Day from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (8 days before Easter). This event is FREE for all kids ages 4-10. Games,... [Read more]

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Double down on local kids at ‘Casino Night’ fundraiser this Saturday, March 21

Casino Night – coming this Saturday, March 21 – will be a chance for the community to double down on the development of great kids while enjoying great food and entertainment, says the president of... [Read more]