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Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Return of the King, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I have to assume that those who really want to know about the Extended Edition of The Return of the King are already fans of Peter Jackson’s... [Read more]

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Five stories from Military Road’s past to be revealed in Renton June 17

Steve Edmiston, screenwriter and independent film producer, will present “FINDING STORY IN HISTORY: a screenwriter’s journey into adapting history to film” at the Renton Carco Theatre on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

Des Moines’ historic Dining Hall renovations to be unveiled July 1

A grand opening celebration for the Dining Hall, built in 1934 and located in the Covenant Beach Bible Camp Historic District at Des Moines Beach Park (former home to the City’s Senior Services) will... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Banned.

by Dave Markwell My eleven year old daughter banned me from attending her “6th Grade Breakfast” event. Her reasoning was unclear, but fear and shame seemed likely culprits. Afraid and/or ashamed of... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: 7,000+ at Farmers Market opening; continues Saturday

Wanolitto’s Musings: 7,000+ at Farmers Market opening; continues Saturday

Our 10th Anniversary Opening Day was another fabulous event for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market – sun and more sun greeted over 7,000 visitors enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables, the Food... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Jurassic World</i> Is the Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For

Past the Popcorn: Jurassic World Is the Sequel You’ve Been Waiting For

by Jeff Walls The original Jurassic Park from 1993 is a legitimate classic, but its two sequels were underwhelming to say the least.  They each had individual scenes that were exciting, but on a whole... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Weekday Walk’ at Bootlegger’s Trail cancelled

UPDATE: ‘Weekday Walk’ at Bootlegger’s Trail cancelled

Pssst!  Roy sent me! He says the coast is clear to do a ‘Walk-n-Talk’ on the Bootlegger’s Trail in Woodmont Beach on Wednesday, June 17 at 9 a.m…

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Two Towers, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright I must confess that I did not eagerly await the release of the extended version of The Two Towers. While the extended Fellowship is an epic worthy... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Swap Meet on Sat., July 18

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding huge Swap Meet on Sat., July 18

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding a huge Swap Meet on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sell your “Treasures”! Rent outside space/$25, inside/$35. Call 206-878-8301 or email... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Saturday, June 6 was a bright, sunny and picture-perfect setting for the 2015 Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market at the north end of the marina. This is the 10th year for the market, which runs... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Entourage</i> Gives Fans About What They’d Expect

Past the Popcorn: Entourage Gives Fans About What They’d Expect

by Jeff Walls The Entourage television show had a good eight-year run on HBO from 2004 through 2011, and now, four years later, the series has been adapted into a movie.  Well, not really adapted. ... [Read more]

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

PODCAST: Burien burglar caught in the act, Normandy Park grenade & more…

Here’s episode #5 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

‘Washington’s Strongest Apple’ will be at Des Moines Marina Saturday June 13

‘Washington’s Strongest Apple’ will be at Des Moines Marina Saturday June 13

Photo by Michael Brunk | nwlens.com The always-entertaining and exciting “Washington’s Strongest Apple” competition will be at the Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Jun 13, starting at 10... [Read more]

Waterland ‘Fund Run 5K Challenge’ will be Saturday, July 18

Waterland ‘Fund Run 5K Challenge’ will be Saturday, July 18

Walkers UNITE – the Des Moines Activity Center is challenging the community to form walking teams for this year’s 5k FunD Run, to be held on Saturday, July 18, starting and finishing at Des Moines... [Read more]

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: Fundraiser screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is Wed. June 10

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Greater Kent Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, June 10 at Kent-Meridian High... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

Des Moines Farmers Market 10th Anniversary Opening Day is Saturday!

The 10th Anniversary Opening Day is this Saturday for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with 12 delicious... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales will be Saturday, June 13

SAVE THE DATE: Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales will be Saturday, June 13

The Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales is right around the corner – coming Saturday, June 13, from 9 – 4 p.m. As usual, the entire Shorewood neighborhood – located in west Burien between SW 130th... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Fellowship of the Ring, Extended Edition review by Greg Wright In general, I am not a fan of “director’s cuts,” or extended versions of theatrical releases. With very few exceptions,... [Read more]