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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Sundays and Sins.

by Dave Markwell My daughter is a homebody. On another gray Sunday morning, after I fulfilled her very specific breakfast requests (demands), she crawled back into the snuggly little cave of blankets... [Read more]

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Rotary Club giving away pair of tickets to Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

In anticipation of the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park is giving away a FREE pair of tickets! Just click below to enter: https://goo.gl/q52DAc This... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation launches citywide Playground Project Campaign

Des Moines Legacy Foundation launches citywide Playground Project Campaign

Field House Park Play structure to be replaced. The Des Moines Citywide Playground Project – approved by the City Council in March of this year – will provide designs to repair and replace play structures... [Read more]

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21

Poster art by 2016 arts festival “People’s Choice” award winner Crystal Campbell The Normandy Park Arts Festival will be held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, with an Art Show/Competition & Awards,... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Huge Rummage Sale Fri. & Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Huge Rummage Sale Fri. & Sat.

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Huge Rummage Sale this Friday & Saturday, May 12 & 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Lots of treasures! Toys, tools, housewares,... [Read more]

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

Spend the Day with Mom at PowellsWood This Weekend

by Greg Wright Good relationships require special care, and the intimate garden of PowellsWood is one super place to cultivate family bonds over Mother’s Day weekend. Whether it’s reminiscing about... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid Story of Roy Olmstead’ is TONIGHT

REMINDER: Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Of a winter and a spring…

by Dave Markwell While driving home from school the other day, my 13 year old daughter queried, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” “I don’t know. Why?” I replied. “To go to the idiot’s... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School Drama’s ‘The Addams Family’ opens Thursday!

Mount Rainier High School Drama’s ‘The Addams Family’ opens Thursday!

Mount Rainier High School Drama Production The Addams Family opens on May 4, 7 p.m.! The production continues May 5, 6, 12 &13, with performances at 7 p.m., and an additional matinee performance... [Read more]

450+ expected to Y.E.L.L. for Young Women of Color at Highline College May 20

450+ expected to Y.E.L.L. for Young Women of Color at Highline College May 20

Young women of color are invited to Highline College for the Y.E.L.L. Summit – a free event designed to empower, encourage and educate – scheduled for Saturday, May 20. Y.E.L.L. stands for ‘Young... [Read more]

Learn Storytelling & help Highline Food Bank at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

Learn Storytelling & help Highline Food Bank at Film Office Happy Hour Tuesday

Young Reflections Photography Larry Snyder will discuss the origins – and importance – of storytelling, and there will also be a fundraising drive for the Highline Area Food Bank at Tuesday’s... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

SAVE THE DATE: Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opens Saturday, June 3!

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s opening day will be Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with the popular Food Truck-In, featuring over 10 Trucks. The Saturday market will run from... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday,... [Read more]

Bowie Vision, Cherry Cherry & more will be at 2017 Beach Park Concert Series

Bowie Vision, Cherry Cherry & more will be at 2017 Beach Park Concert Series

Concerts in the Park at Des Moines Beach Park will feature tribute bands Bowie Vision (David Bowie), Cherry Cherry (Neil Diamond), Mantra (Santana) and many others, on Wednesday nights from July 12 –... [Read more]

Fundraiser Plant & Garden Sale will be Saturday at North Hill Community Center

Fundraiser Plant & Garden Sale will be Saturday at North Hill Community Center

A ‘Garden Gala’ Plant & Garden Sale fundraiser will be held this Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the North Hill Community Club, located at 20827 3rd Ave South. This event... [Read more]

Next Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be Saturday, May 13

Next Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be Saturday, May 13

The next Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., along S. Marine View Drive at four great family-friendly locations. “Join Destination Des Moines... [Read more]

Normandy Park Ale House offers FREE appetizers – here’s how to get yours

Normandy Park Ale House offers FREE appetizers – here’s how to get yours

Have you heard? The Normandy Park Ale House – located in the Normandy Park Towne Center – is under new ownership. But not to worry, new owner Dave Niederkrome isn’t looking to make dramatic changes.... [Read more]

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Resolution recognizing ‘The Maury Island Incident’ passed in State Senate

Sen. Keiser with the “Maury Island Incident” team: Steve Edmiston, Scott Schaefer, Shelli Park and John White, taken April 18th, 2017. On Tuesday, April 18, the Washington State Senate passed... [Read more]

Enjoy Huli Huli Island style Roasted Chicken & Ribs at Saturday Fundraiser

Enjoy Huli Huli Island style Roasted Chicken & Ribs at Saturday Fundraiser

Print this ad and bring it with you to receive $1 off your plate of choice! or mention Owen (or The B-Town Blog) sent you! Enjoy a Huli Huli Island style Roasted Chicken and Ribs Plate Fundraising event... [Read more]

Author Sherman Alexie will be at Highline College’s Diversity Celebration April 27

Author Sherman Alexie will be at Highline College’s Diversity Celebration April 27

Among this year’s notable presenters at Highline College’s Unity Through Diversity Week will be Sherman Alexie, a National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author. The public is... [Read more]