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Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Go Vintage This Year for Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

As has been the case for years now, PowellsWood is always a great memory-making experience for Mother’s Day Weekend. Just above Redondo, the garden offers a host of opportunities for folks of diverse... [Read more]

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

‘The Cabiri’ will celebrate anniversary at Des Moines Beach Park on Sunday, May 1

Sunday May 1, 2016 is acrobatic group The Cabiri’s 17-year anniversary, and they’ll be celebrating with a FREE performance at 2 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. Here’s a taste of what... [Read more]

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

PODCAST: Gang-related shooting near Des Moines Marina; Jack Mayne & more…

Here’s episode #48 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]

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be at North Hill Club April 30

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Art Sale will be held at the North Hill Community Center on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Expect: Indoor/Outdoor Plants Handcrafted Garden... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>The Jungle Book</i> is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

Past the Popcorn: The Jungle Book is Disney’s Latest Spiffy Retread

by Jeff Walls Disney’s new live-action version of The Jungle Book says that it is based on the Mowgli stories written by Rudyard Kipling, but let’s be honest: it is really a remake of the company’s... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s ‘Legacy Nights’ events will be May 13-14

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation – a local non-profit that raises funds for Youth and Senior Services in and around the Des Moines Area – will be holding ‘Legacy Nights,’ a two-night fundraiser,... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Forces of Nature Review by Greg Wright If you pay attention to movies at all, you’re aware that Ben Affleck stars as the Caped Crusader in the record-breaking blockbuster megaflop Batman v Superman. You’re... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

PODCAST: Man shoots at police, SWAT team; Jack Mayne Commentary, more

Here’s episode #46 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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Double Standard.

by Dave Markwell While enjoying dinner the other evening with my family, I began questioning my 17 year old son on his dating prospects. My queries were fairly innocent and well-intentioned…for the... [Read more]

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe in downtown Des Moines is open seven days a week

Here’s a down home, oven baked, scratch-made reminder to our readers that Advertiser Dana K’s Kafe is a great place to meet friends and family darn near any old time: Dana K’s is open... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Midnight Special</i> Delivers in a Big (if not Flashy) Way

Past the Popcorn: Midnight Special Delivers in a Big (if not Flashy) Way

by Jeff Walls Writer/Director Jeff Nichols has been making some of the most interesting independent films over the past few years. Take Shelter and Mud were both critical favorites, but neither really... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool for a ‘Splashtacular’ – Five Days of Wet, Wild Fun, from April 4–8! For just $3 per day, kids can frolic and play (and exercise…shhhh!)... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 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]

‘Beeping Easter Egg Hunt’ will be at Wesley Homes this Saturday

‘Beeping Easter Egg Hunt’ will be at Wesley Homes this Saturday

Visually impaired children from around the region will hunt for “beeping” Easter eggs with special guest Senator Cyrus Habib at Wesley Homes on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – Noon. The unique... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Batman v Superman</i> Promises Better Future Than Present

Past the Popcorn: Batman v Superman Promises Better Future Than Present

by Jeff Walls Perhaps a more appropriate subtitle for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be “Dawn of a Cinematic Universe.”  Although it is technically preceded by 2013’s Man of Steel, this... [Read more]