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See ‘The Spongebob Movie’ for FREE at Des Moines Beach Park Friday night

See ‘The Spongebob Movie’ for FREE at Des Moines Beach Park Friday night

See ‘The Spongebob Movie’ for FREE at Des Moines Beach Park this Friday night, Aug. 12, with seating starting at 8 p.m. and the film beginning around dusk. Des Moines Beach Park is located... [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

With the season half over the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is gearing up for the fall season and this means if you are a home canner, now is the time for you, as all the fruits and veggies are... [Read more]

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

PODCAST: New City Manager hired; Jack Mayne commentary & more

Here’s episode #63 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church showing FREE movie Friday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church showing FREE movie Friday night

Des Moines United Methodist Church is showing a FREE Movie – starting at 7 p.m. tonight (Friday, Aug. 5) at its campus. Join the fun, fellowship & great snacks viewing “Miracles from Heaven”. An... [Read more]

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

New local film examines lost work of missing surveillance whistleblower

This week, Seattle-based EKE Pictures announced the world premiere release of The Periphery Project, Volume I, will be on IndieFlix, the membership-based global movie hub. According to Producer Steve... [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

At the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market it looks like we will always have to put up with cloudy, cool and windy mornings until the sun comes out. But, that did not stop the determined shoppers from... [Read more]

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Recap of this week’s news; weather forecast; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #62 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Jason Bourne</i> Is Back, But Is That Such a Good Thing?

Past the Popcorn: Jason Bourne Is Back, But Is That Such a Good Thing?

by Jeff Walls The first film to introduce moviegoers to the character of Jason Bourne was 2002’s The Bourne Identity, directed by Doug Liman.  That movie was moderately entertaining, but the series... [Read more]

The Waterland Arcade and Sand Bar is NOW OPEN in Des Moines!

The Waterland Arcade and Sand Bar is NOW OPEN in Des Moines!

Feel Good Friday Columnist Dave Markwell wants all our Readers to know about his latest business venture: Summer Greetings, South-enders!!! The Waterland Arcade and Sand Bar is NOW OPEN in Des Moines! Our... [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 record day for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market on the Waterland Festival weekend! Every booth space was filled and even though it was cloudy most of the day, shoppers... [Read more]

PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

PODCAST: Port seeks more land; school bond on ballot; weather & more…

Here’s episode #61 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual Waterland Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Des Moines’ annual ‘Waterland Festival’ is this weekend, with a carnival, parade(s), car/boat/motorcycle show and more; here’s the schedule: Children’s Carnival... [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

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market saw a lot of shoppers last Saturday, it being the height of the season for all the fruits and vegetables…and we are expecting another record day for the Waterland... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers needed to help with Waterland Festival this coming weekend

Volunteers are needed to help during the Waterland Festival – coming up this weekend from July 22 – 24. The most urgent need is for the Kids Carnival and the Waterland Parade, organizers said. If... [Read more]

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: Bizarre vintage ‘Industrial Musicals’ show is this Thursday night

REMINDER: “The Lost World of Industrial Musicals” – celebrating the little-known genre of internal corporate musical propaganda – is coming to Seattle this Thursday night, July 21. Steve... [Read more]

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Boat capsizes, 2 rescued; weather forecast, Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #60 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: No, the <i>Ghostbusters</i> Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

Past the Popcorn: No, the Ghostbusters Reboot is NOT a Complete Travesty

by Jeff Walls The new reboot of Ghostbusters is the second movie this year to get totally trashed by Internet commenters prior to anyone actually seeing the movie.  Whereas Batman v Superman: Dawn of... [Read more]

Cool Cars, Motorcycles & Wooden Boats at ‘Wheels & Keels’ on Sunday, July 24

Cool Cars, Motorcycles & Wooden Boats at ‘Wheels & Keels’ on Sunday, July 24

Wheels & Keels – the awesome Car, Motorcycle, and Wooden Boat Show – returns on Sunday, July 24 as part of the Waterland Festival, a SeaFair Sanctioned Community Event. This great event will... [Read more]