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Past the Popcorn: <i>Midnight Special</i> Delivers in a Big (if not Flashy) Way

Past the Popcorn: Midnight Special Delivers in a Big (if not Flashy) Way

by Jeff Walls Writer/Director Jeff Nichols has been making some of the most interesting independent films over the past few years. Take Shelter and Mud were both critical favorites, but neither really... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool for a ‘Splashtacular’ – Five Days of Wet, Wild Fun, from April 4–8! For just $3 per day, kids can frolic and play (and exercise…shhhh!)... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

SAVE THE DATE: Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ is coming May 14-15

Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts! The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts!... [Read more]

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Help needed to solve drive-by shooting; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

‘Beeping Easter Egg Hunt’ will be at Wesley Homes this Saturday

‘Beeping Easter Egg Hunt’ will be at Wesley Homes this Saturday

Visually impaired children from around the region will hunt for “beeping” Easter eggs with special guest Senator Cyrus Habib at Wesley Homes on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – Noon. The unique... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Batman v Superman</i> Promises Better Future Than Present

Past the Popcorn: Batman v Superman Promises Better Future Than Present

by Jeff Walls Perhaps a more appropriate subtitle for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would be “Dawn of a Cinematic Universe.”  Although it is technically preceded by 2013’s Man of Steel, this... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Kids Easter Fun Day is Saturday!

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Kids Easter Fun Day is Saturday!

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Kids Easter Fun Day will be this Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Free event all children 4-10yrs – games, crafts, stories, enjoy movie and lunch... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church Holy Week starts Thursday, Mar. 24

Des Moines United Methodist Church Holy Week starts Thursday, Mar. 24

Des Moines United Methodist Church Holy Week schedule: Maundy Thursday: March 24 7pm, Choir, Communion Good Friday: March 25 7pm, Reading, Silent Reflection Easter Sunday: March 27 9:30am, Musical Rejoicing,... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Review by Greg Wright Let’s see… did I really need to watch this film a twelfth time? Apparently that answer was “yes.” And the fact that the answer... [Read more]

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

PODCAST: Woman shoots boyfriend in stomach; Jack Mayne Commentary…

Here’s episode #43 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Advertiser Salon Michelle’s ‘Girls Night In’ w/Lips & Lashes will be Sat., April 2

Advertiser Salon Michelle’s ‘Girls Night In’ w/Lips & Lashes will be Sat., April 2

Advertiser Salon Michelle will be holding a ‘Girls Night In’ featuring Lips & Lashes on Saturday, April 2, from 3 – 5 p.m.: “Please join us for our first annual spring Girls Night... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park

SAVE THE DATE: Earth Day Fair will be held from 9 a.m.M - 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Saltwater State Park. For the past seven years, Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps members and Washington State... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Henry Poole is Here Commentary by Greg Wright For while we were still helpless, at the appointed moment, Christ died for the ungodly. That’s a quote from the Bible. Is that offensive? Is my invocation... [Read more]

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

PODCAST: Man accused of fatal crash blames GPS; Teacher acquitted & more…

Here’s episode #42 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Vacuum.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Vacuum.

by Dave Markwell Around 11 o’clock last night I was awakened by a high-pitched wail shattering any appropriate peace in the neighborhood. I was thinking it might be some weird car or house alarm. The... [Read more]

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Have you seen Libby GaGa? This local tax business ‘waver’ is MISSING!

Mike Mason works at a local tax service, and he tells The Waterland Blog that their beloved ‘waver’ – a mannequin named Libby GaGa – is missing! Mason says that GaGa was  shipped up... [Read more]

No school this Friday means it’s time to play at the Mt. Rainier Swimming Pool

No school this Friday means it’s time to play at the Mt. Rainier Swimming Pool

No school this Friday (March 11) makes for a great time to visit the Mt Rainier Pool, where the kids can enjoy swimming in the pool with large chunks of ice! That’s right – LARGE CHUNKS OF ICE! While... [Read more]