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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bad news…and GOOD NEWS!!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bad news…and GOOD NEWS!!!

by Dave Markwell Bad news: You’re going to die. Good news: (at least if you’re reading this…) You’re NOT DEAD YET!! I write this as a simple statement of fact. If you’re not dead yet, it means... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Joss Whedon Strikes (Gold) Again in <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>

Past the Popcorn: Joss Whedon Strikes (Gold) Again in Avengers: Age of Ultron

by Jeff Walls Prior to the release of Joss Whedon’s The Avengers in 2012, there was some skepticism as to whether a comic book adventure featuring a team up of so many different superheroes could actually... [Read more]

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at Des Moines Yacht Club May 9-10

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at Des Moines Yacht Club May 9-10

Celebrate South Sound Opening Activities at the Des Moines Yacht Club on May 9-10, with a weekend full of live music, boat building for the kids, food vendors, tours of local boats and lots of marine oriented... [Read more]

REMINDER: Normandy Park Arts Festival will be this weekend, May 2-3!

REMINDER: Normandy Park Arts Festival will be this weekend, May 2-3!

REMINDER: The City of Normandy Park, along with the Normandy Park Arts Commission, will be holding the 16th annual Normandy Park Arts Festival this weekend – Saturday, May 2 and Sunday May 3! The event... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest, review and interview by Greg Wright It seems to me absurd to be talking about “entertainment” in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. The... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Blake Lively Captivates Stunningly in <i>The Age of Adaline</i>

Past the Popcorn: Blake Lively Captivates Stunningly in The Age of Adaline

by Jeff Walls The thing about a fantasy is that it is by definition unreal and fantastic; it doesn’t need to be grounded in reality.  The Age of Adaline is a romantic fantasy about a woman who does... [Read more]

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners. The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April... [Read more]

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

Dislecksia 90 Sec Trailer-ProResHQ 1 from Harvey Hubbell V on Vimeo. A FREE showing of ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ will be at the Des Moines Event Center Auditorium on Thursday, May 14, starting... [Read more]

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics and Community Services: Please take their Survey now!  Here’s more info from the city: The City of Des Moines is in the process... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, commentary by Greg Wright Sergio Leone transformed the American Western. Literally. As one of the major exponents of the low-budget guerilla filmmaking genre dubbed... [Read more]

Garden Gala Plant & Garden Art Sale at North Hill Community Center May 2

Garden Gala Plant & Garden Art Sale at North Hill Community Center May 2

A Garden Gala Plant and Garden Art Sale will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Hill community Center, located at 20827 3rd Ave South in Des Moines. Proceeds will benefit... [Read more]

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

Expanded Festivities This Mother’s Day at PowellsWood Garden

New garden spaces make it possible for PowellsWood to expand offerings at their annual Mother’s Day weekend event. Each year Monte and Diane Powell offer up a taste of English Garden-inspired hospitality... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Persist.

by Dave Markwell Several years ago while neglecting to appropriately monitor my young son; I heard some strange, yet familiar, noises coming from the driveway. The sound was my leaf blower pull cord being... [Read more]

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

Laugh at Motherhood – ‘Listen to Your Mother’ on Saturday May 9

South King area businesses along with Des Moines resident and past columnist for the Waterland Blog, Joy Steele, are proud to sponsor and produce the Seattle performance of ‘Listen To Your Mother. ‘ Joy,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Distracted Driving…

by Dave Markwell Recently adding a teenage driver to my household, I have become increasingly aware of “distracted driving”. It has been VERY clearly expressed to my son that ANY whiff of him texting,... [Read more]

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

Don’t miss the ‘Duck Egg Hunt’ at Mt. Rainier Pool on Saturday, April 18

The Easter Bunny may have left town, but there is one last egg hunt on the horizon! Kids and parents will be treated to a Duck Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 18 as the Mount Rainier Pool celebrates its annual... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Ben Stiller Proves Mildly Entertaining in <i>While We’re Young</i>

Past the Popcorn: Ben Stiller Proves Mildly Entertaining in While We’re Young

by Jeff Walls In director Noah Baumbach’s latest, While We’re Young, Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a 40-something married couple stuck in something of a rut. After a couple of failed pregnancies,... [Read more]

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

CHOICE Academy & Highline Homeschool Center All Year Reunion is May 8

Highline CHOICE Academy and Highline Homeschool Center will be holding an All Year Reunion on Friday, May 8, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this free... [Read more]