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Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

Common Good Benefit Brunch will be Saturday, April 26

The ‘Common Good’ Brunch will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Des Moines Activity Center, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon. Cost is $10 for Adults, $7.50 for Seniors (62 and over) and $5 for children... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Seagulls

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Seagulls

by Dave Markwell While sitting in my truck down at my Des Moines Marina, I was writing a different column in my notebook. As I pondered important words and profound thoughts, I watched some seagulls sitting... [Read more]

Cox Financial will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a party on April 16

Cox Financial will celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a party on April 16

Cox Financial will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary with a party on from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16 at their offices at 112 SW 157th Street in Burien. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will... [Read more]

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce’s Mayor’s Luncheon is Friday

The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will hold its April Membership Luncheon this Friday, April 11, at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. The Mayors of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac... [Read more]

ACME Bowl: lots of lanes, lots of fun, great food & just minutes from Des Moines

ACME Bowl: lots of lanes, lots of fun, great food & just minutes from Des Moines

We welcome ACME Bowl, our newest Advertiser. ACME, located in Tukwila just east of the mall, is closer to Des Moines than you might think. We checked it out. You can get to ACME from downtown Des Moines... [Read more]

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s evening of music & meditation is April 10

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s evening of music & meditation is April 10

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be presenting an evening of music with meditation interludes – Rutter’s “Requiem” – on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30 p.m. This... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fifteen.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Fifteen.

by Dave Markwell My son, Aden, turned fifteen. How this happened I do not know. Time, I suppose, does this. Time and a couple of rare, but fortunate, demonstrations of parental self-discipline during those... [Read more]

‘Knitters Corner’ starting in April at Des Moines Activity Center

‘Knitters Corner’ starting in April at Des Moines Activity Center

KNITTERS CORNER STARTS AGAIN Are you a fiber lover? Share your yarns, patterns, celebrate sharing knitting and crochet skills and accomplishments, get assistance with tricky needles and share your current... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Fashion Show is April 17

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Fashion Show is April 17

The Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon on Thursday, April 17, starting at Noon. The event will be held at the Landmark on... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Burien UFO Fest Flash Mob; 1st rehearsal is Sunday!

Volunteers needed for Burien UFO Fest Flash Mob; 1st rehearsal is Sunday!

Organizers of the 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka BUFO) are seeking volunteers to participate in a ‘Flash Mob Dance’ at the event on Tuesday night, April 1, with the first... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Long Walk…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Long Walk…

by Dave Markwell The other day I was tired. This is not news. I am often tired. I wake up early and don’t always go to bed early. This makes me tired. On this day, I was so tired that I took a nap. This... [Read more]

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater’s ‘Tolstory’ opens April 4 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Breeders Theater, South King County’s premier professional theater company, returns to Des Moines in April with a new show – Tolstory. The show runs April, 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7 p.m., and April 6 and... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Doing Dishes…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Doing Dishes…

by Dave Markwell After picking my son up from school yesterday, we/he decided it was a good day to burn the left over branches from a cherry tree I cut down that had been a bit of an eye sore in our yard... [Read more]

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ will crash land in Olde Burien April Fool’s Day

The 2nd annual ‘Burien UFO Festival’ (aka ‘BUFO’) will crash land in Olde Burien on Tuesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – beginning at 7 p.m. in and around The Tin Room Bar…

LETTER: Mt. Rainier High Choir still needs $1800 for Carnegie Hall trip

LETTER: Mt. Rainier High Choir still needs $1800 for Carnegie Hall trip

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] The Mt. Rainier High School Choir is one... [Read more]

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

Des Moines Yacht Club holds 57th annual Commodore’s Ball

The 57th Annual Commodore’s Ball for the Des Moines Yacht Club took its place as one of the group’s best-attended and most elegant events on March 1, 2014. Midnight Blue and white linens graced... [Read more]

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14

What better way to prepare for the March 16 “Cove to Clover Classic” 5k fundraiser run than by crawling in the benefit Pub Crawl in Burien on Friday, March 14? That’s right – there... [Read more]