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Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner will be held this Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. Beautiful cafe setting served by our Youth. Adult $12, Children $8, Family... [Read more]

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover will be offering a Corporate Team Contest at this year’s event – set for Sunday, March 15 – with the Grand Prize being a Challenge Course Team Building Adventure (by Y.E.T.I.): High... [Read more]

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs from Feb. 16 & 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac. “Schools Out! Need plans for your child during the February Winter Break?... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Driving down Marine View Drive in Des Moines you can find a cute floral shop called Floralaura, run by Laura Straight, located... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Lawrence of Arabia reviewed by Greg Wright When the restored “Director’s Cut” of Lawrence of Arabia played at Seattle’s legendary Cinerama theater in 1989, I was naturally at the first showing…... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Losing the Super Bowl on a Penalty

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Losing the Super Bowl on a Penalty

By Greg Wright This is a team that never quits, that never gives in. That epitomizes a never-say-die, take-no-prisoners approach to every minute in every game.  That’s what I wrote the day before... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Friendly Apparitions.

by Dave Markwell Last weekend was busy. My son had a wrestling tournament, which tends to consume an entire day, and my daughter needed serving prior to this event. I was up early on a Saturday morning... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: The Wachowskis Go Chaotic in <i>Jupiter Ascending</i>

Past the Popcorn: The Wachowskis Go Chaotic in Jupiter Ascending

by Jeff Walls The Wachowski siblings have had a very up-and-down directing career, and there appears to be a direct correlation between the quality of their movies and the amount of freedom/financing... [Read more]

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Come meet Yi So-yeon – the first South Korean Cosmonaut – at the Des Moines Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Our popular aviation history goes into outer space this year,”... [Read more]

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

YOU are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming March 6-7 to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing (NOTE:... [Read more]

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Project PROMise™ is the Highline Schools Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community so local students in need can attend their prom... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: Crazed Seahawks fans turn Big Catch Plaza into ’12th Fan Plaza’

INTERN’S VIEW: Crazed Seahawks fans turn Big Catch Plaza into ’12th Fan Plaza’

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School “The crazies were out, and I was one of them!” said Sterling Paris, who took these lively photos of a rally for the Super... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawk Playoff Opponents are Kearsed

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawk Playoff Opponents are Kearsed

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: Legacy.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Legacy.

by Dave Markwell As a young boy, I remember watching my beloved Seahawks games with my dad. He sat in his orange chair with the orange ottoman, while I sat on the orange couch. The seventies had some... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

SLIDESHOW: Thousands of crazed fans pack SeaTac streets to send off Seahawks

Photographers Michael Brunk and Francis Zera braved the throngs of crazed 12th Fans in SeaTac on Sunday (Jan. 25), as they lined the streets to send the Seattle Seahawks onto their second straight Super... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Hawks Won’t Be Throwing Stones at Patriots

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Hawks Won’t Be Throwing Stones at Patriots

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]

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ at MaST Center on Wednesday, Feb. 18

A gathering called ‘Meet Des Moines at Redondo Beach’ will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. at the MaST Center, and all are invited. “We welcome community members... [Read more]