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Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual ‘Sports Night’ will be Friday, March 21

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual ‘Sports Night’ will be Friday, March 21

We Need You, at Sports Night! Here’s your opportunity to make a difference and have a night out.  The Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be hosting the annual Sports Night Dinner and Auction event on... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: French toast.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: French toast.

by Dave Markwell It was a morning of much to do. Contemplating the shape of my day with a sense of urgency and intention was happening. I had a long list of stuff I wanted to get done. Successfully completing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wasted Time.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Wasted Time.

by Dave Markwell Last night, I had to make a drive that I did not want to make. Following another long day in an already long week, I was required to travel for three hours delivering my daughter to my... [Read more]

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater returns with ‘Tolstory’ at Beach Park Auditorium in April

Breeders Theater is back with a new show for spring – ‘Tolstory‘ – written by T.M. Sell with music by Nancy Warren. Tolstory is a little bit Tolstoy and a tiny bit Toy Story, as four Russian... [Read more]

REMINDER: Register for ‘Cove to Clover Classic’ before Friday to win M’s tickets

REMINDER: Register for ‘Cove to Clover Classic’ before Friday to win M’s tickets

REMINDER: This Friday, Feb 28, is the last day to register for your chance to win two Seattle Mariners tickets AND also receive the discounted $35 5K registration fee for ‘Cove to Clover Classic,’... [Read more]

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday

Local Vocalist Kerry Wallingford and her trio will perform jazz standards at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday, March 2. Wallingford regularly takes the stage at Seattle jazz clubs, including... [Read more]

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

New website allows more scholarships for ‘Des Moines Dollars for Scholars’

Des Moines Dollars for Scholars will better serve students and community with the official launch of new website, including an online student scholarship application. Dollars for Scholars® officially... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Glassy Water.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Glassy Water.

by Dave Markwell I am a notoriously impatient driver. I am not an aggressive driver, but I know the rules and expect others to know and follow them as I do. I am often disappointed. In these moments, my... [Read more]

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Wine Festival Sunday

Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines. With a performance history spanning almost two decades,... [Read more]

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

LETTER: Member of Mt. Rainier High Choir seeking help for upcoming trip

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Hello, my name is Samantha Crotty. I am in... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Feel Good V-Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Feel Good V-Day

by Dave Markwell In honor of this Valentine’s Day of LOVE, I have cobbled together a bunch of thoughts on love, as written by people smarter than me. Enjoy this Feel Good Valentine’s Day with the people... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Valentine’s Dinner Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Valentine’s Dinner Saturday

The Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, Feb. 15, from 5 – 8 p.m. Dinner will be served by the church’s Youth. Tickets are: Adult... [Read more]

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’! Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Would you like to contribute to your community and at the same time enjoy the Northwest’s best wines and great entertainment? You Can! Please join the Rotary Club of Des Moines as a valued Volunteer... [Read more]

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

Northwest’s only classic jazz festival set for March 8 at Landmark Event Center

The time is rapidly approaching for the Northwest’s only music festival that exclusively features classic jazz from the first half of the 20th Century – Burien Arts Association’s 6th annual... [Read more]

Local band of Mt. Rainier High students to compete in EMP’s ‘Sound Off’

Local band of Mt. Rainier High students to compete in EMP’s ‘Sound Off’

From left to right: Senior Gianni Aiello: Bass & Keyboards
 (Junior), Nik Moeller: Vocals/Guitar (
Senior), Greg Maltsberger: Keyboards
 (Senior), Collin Fenster: Drums. A local band comprised... [Read more]

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser is March 8

Hospitality House Women’s Shelter Spring Fling Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 8 at Highline Community College, starting at 6 p.m. Dinner, Boats for Beds by Three Tree Yacht Club, an auction, stories... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Places…

by Dave Markwell Driving through my hometown of Des Moines, Washington with my son the other day, it occurred to me how differently we experience the same place. It is his hometown, too, but we have very... [Read more]