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The Elephant in the Locker Room: Putting the Hurt on the Opposing Teams

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Putting the Hurt on the Opposing Teams

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Watch authentic Napoletana pizza get cooked at Via Marina Ristorante

VIDEO: Watch authentic Napoletana pizza get cooked at Via Marina Ristorante

Advertiser Via Marina Ristorante in Des Moines follows strict adherence to the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association guidelines. This includes using authentic ingredients from Italy, as well as baking the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Merry…Holidays…?

by Dave Markwell While walking through the market the other day, I encountered an acquaintance and, this being the holiday season, I said, “Merry Christmas!!” I was very enthusiastic and sincere in... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i>

Past the Popcorn: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Jeff Walls The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies is billed as the final film in director Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth film series that included both this trilogy... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The 12 Dates of Christmas reviewed by Greg Wright I first saw Amy Smart in The Butterfly Effect and was blown away by her performance as a young woman traumatized by sexual abuse. With Effect‘s... [Read more]

The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

Violent windstorms less than two weeks apart delivered a serious blow to the Redondo community’s boardwalk and then apparently forced cancellation of the annual bonfire celebration that coincides with... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About Injury-Prone Lynch

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Let’s Talk About Injury-Prone Lynch

Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s getting glossed over. It’s the elephant in the locker room,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard to Say…

by Dave Markwell The older I get, the more uncertain I have become about many things. Proving this point, I’m not even sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I often find myself perched on the... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ this Saturday Dec. 13, and all are invited. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church’s... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

Photos & Story by Sterling Paris On Friday night (Dec. 5) at Big Catch Plaza, colorful lights lit up all around the Des Moines Christmas Tree to a crowd of around 450 people, the largest... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

This Christmas reviewed by Greg Wright I will confess that I am an opening-credits junkie. I was raised in an era when audiences knew that the actual content of a film started as soon as the overture was... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

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]

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

It’s that time of year, when the annual Argosy Christmas Ships Festival cruises around the sound, and from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, the MaST Center in Redondo will be hosting a viewing... [Read more]

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing event on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.! Festive carols and stories, hot cider, cookies, cheese and wine are on the bill for this donation-only event at... [Read more]

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

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 – this exclusive Waterland Blog coupon (click... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

by Dave Markwell Tonight I am sitting on an airplane flying over the vast nothing of the Pacific Ocean travelling from Hawaii to Seattle. My son lies next to me with his head on this fold down tray. My... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE Santa Photos at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday!

REMINDER: FREE Santa Photos at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday!

REMINDER: Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be participating in Winterfest in Burien this Saturday, Dec. 6, with FREE Santa Photos from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! “It’s... [Read more]