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

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

Where do all these people come from???? Amazed by another huge crowd, I walked thru the market introducing myself and asked people where they lived. I was blown away – half the people I talked with... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

PHOTOS: Scenes from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting at renovated Dining Hall

Late Wednesday afternoon (July 1), local dignitaries, residents and former campers gathered in the sweltering heat for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Dining Hall,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Yes, Schwarzenegger is Back in <i>Terminator Genisys</i>

Past the Popcorn: Yes, Schwarzenegger is Back in Terminator Genisys

by Jeff Walls Whether or not you were ready for more Terminator movies, you are getting them.  The franchise rights revert back to its creator James Cameron in 2019 and current rights owner Paramount... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, review by Greg Wright What was that I was saying about An Unexpected Journey not feeling rushed, about moving at a pace, and with an ethos, that would have made room... [Read more]

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget – Wednesday, July 1 is the kick-off to the Sunset Farmers Market!

Don’t forget that this Wednesday, July 1 will be the kick-off night for the new Des Moines Waterfront Sunset Market, to be held every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. in July and August. There will be over... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet Russell Wilson” Is Coming to Mean

The Elephant in the Locker Room: What “Meet Russell Wilson” Is Coming to Mean

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

SAVE THE DATE: Over 2,000 expected to ‘Drink to Music’ at Blues & Brews Aug. 29

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. Dozens of Micro-Brews, world-renowned blues acts and over 2,000 civic minded individuals are forecasted to attend and support the 6th Annual... [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 was another beautiful sunny day at the Des Moines Marina and the Farmers Market! Even with other big events all around us, a huge crowd once again made its way to the waterfront and enjoyed... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, review by Greg Wright I must confess: I capitulated to pessimism in the weeks leading up to the theatrical release of the first of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films. I had... [Read more]

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival is a Spellbinding Experience

Redondo’s PowellsWood Garden, in collaboration with local storytelling guilds, hosts its fourth annual Storytelling Festival July 24th and 25th with five national storytellers on hand to share... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

PODCAST: Normandy Park Police arrest Child Rapist, Comment of Week & more

Here’s episode #7 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: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with <i>Inside Out</i>

Past the Popcorn: Pixar Gets Back in the Groove with Inside Out

by Jeff Walls Throughout the entire decade of the 2000s, animation powerhouse Pixar was the king of original cinematic experiences.  2001’s Monsters Inc. was followed by Finding Nemo which was followed... [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 several people said to me “this looks just like Opening Day all over again.” Indeed, for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market the second market of the season saw 6,000 shoppers enjoying... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Scenes from multi-agency maritime exercise at Des Moines Marina

Dory Hamlyn took some great photos of the multi-agency maritime exercise by the King County Sheriff’s Office Tac 30 Team at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday morning, June 16. “They were on their... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I have to assume that those who really want to know about the Extended Edition of The Return of the King are already fans of Peter Jackson’s... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

A grand opening celebration for the Dining Hall, built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park (former home to the City’s Senior Services) will... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

by Dave Markwell My eleven year old daughter banned me from attending her “6th Grade Breakfast” event. Her reasoning was unclear, but fear and shame seemed likely culprits. Afraid and/or ashamed of... [Read more]