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Past the Popcorn: Warm Holiday Romance in <i>The Christmas Secret</i>

Past the Popcorn: Warm Holiday Romance in The Christmas Secret

by Greg Wright Have you ever taken a road trip to someplace like the Grand Canyon, or Disneyland? I’ve done both, and have discovered that the journey there can be just as much fun as the destination... [Read more]

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Des Moines’ annual Tree Lighting celebration will be held at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.! “Join with us as we celebrate the lighting of our Des Moines tree in Big Catch... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Christmas Hope reviewed by Greg Wright Can holiday tearjerkers be formulaic? Yes, and The Christmas Hope is certainly that. Can formulaic tearjerkers also be effective, both as entertainment and as... [Read more]

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by Carrie Baggaley Rasmussen It’s 9:30 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving when I walk into Prolific Hair Design in Des Moines. The TV is on college basketball – North Carolina vs. Butler – and... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

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 place on Tuesday... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: How to Make an Interception Look Easy

The Elephant in the Locker Room: How to Make an Interception Look Easy

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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Richard Sherman’s Very Quiet Season

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]

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

City of Des Moines wants your help – take an online survey

The City of Des Moines wants to build a shared vision for the future, and are asking residents to help direct the Comprehensive Plan Update by giving feedback via an online survey. The Comprehensive... [Read more]

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines will hold their terrific annual Wreath Making Class this Saturday, Nov. 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $49.95. You’ll... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Act of Valor reviewed by Greg Wright Have you ever been caught completely off guard by a movie and thought, “Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like that before!”? Well, that was... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Those Obnoxious Endzone Celebrations

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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: People we love…

by Dave Markwell This morning one of my wonderfully goofy 6 am CrossFit girls made me love her. When she looked at me with hope and fear as she asked if we could play her iPod during the workout, I was... [Read more]

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland’s Lyn Robinson Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to pick up your Christmas tree this season. November 21st is when it starts, (they’ll be open... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Saints and Soldiers reviewed by Greg Wright So… I’m not a fan of Saving Private Ryan. One of its core messages was about the same as Peter Jackson’s The Two Towers: “Show your enemies no mercy,... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Offensive Line the ‘Hawks “Weakest Link”?

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]

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

Advertiser The Soggy Doggy holding Seahawk Pride Pet Photo event Sunday

The Soggy Doggy will be holding a Seahawk Pride Pet Photos (Husky and Cougar Pride too!) event this Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their location at 19893 1st Ave South, Suite #204, in the... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with <i>Big Hero 6</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney Has a Hit on Their Hands with Big Hero 6

by Jeff Walls While the Marvel Cinematic Universe is dominating the live-action box-office with some of the publisher’s more well-known characters, some of the lesser-known characters are finding a... [Read more]