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Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration is Fri., Nov. 3

Burien’s annual Día De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Celebration will be held at the Community Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening to learn about the rich... [Read more]

Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

The Grand Opening of Madi’s Steakhouse and Fine Dining – located where Scotch & Vine used to be – will be Friday, Oct. 20 at the restaurant at 22341 Marine View Drive S. “We are thrilled to... [Read more]

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Put on your Boogie Shoes for this year’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch DISCO FEVER at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines, coming Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! The Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walk’ starts at Marina this Sunday, Oct. 15

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walk’ starts at Marina this Sunday, Oct. 15

From our friends at WABI Burien: DATE: This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk is this Sunday, October 15th, starting at 11 a.m. TIME & PLACE: Walkers will be meeting at 11 a.m. near the fishing... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

By Dave Markwell The other day I put my underwear on backwards. This was not super-unusual. I will often, in my morning haste, put the wrong foot in the wrong leg hole. Typically, I discover this error... [Read more]

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

‘Burien Man’ arts fest SeaCompression coming to Burien this Saturday night

From our sister site The B-Town Blog: SeaCompression – an arts-centric fundraiser festival sometimes called ‘Burien Man’ – is returning to Burien this Saturday, Oct. 14, from 4 p.m. –... [Read more]

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of “Feel Good Fridays,” a definitive collection of Dave Markwell’s weekly column for The Waterland Blog has been compiled and is AVAILABLE for your reading delight! Through... [Read more]

Seattle Symphony performing FREE concert in Des Moines this Friday

Seattle Symphony performing FREE concert in Des Moines this Friday

The Seattle Symphony will perform its second annual FREE Community Concert at the Des Moines Beach Park Event Center Auditorium located at 22030 Cliff Avenue S.. this Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.  “Come... [Read more]

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Saltwater Music Series & Des Moines United Methodist Church present: An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7pm WHERE: Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225... [Read more]

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

An Open House for the historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ Property will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the house at 402 S. 222nd Street (map below). “Join the City of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

by Dave Markwell I hate traffic. I spend much time avoiding it. In fact, I may spend more time trying to avoid traffic than the actual delay would cost me. The other day, while heading home from a jobsite... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Ben Butler’ is witty and eye-opening & worth drive to Burien

REVIEW: BAT’s ‘Ben Butler’ is witty and eye-opening & worth drive to Burien

At left, Major Cary (Dave Tucker) of the Confederate State of Virginia demands that Major Benjamin Butler (Michael Mendonsa) of the Union Army return escaped slaves while Lieutenant Kelly (center) looks... [Read more]

MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween Festival will be Sat., Oct. 28

MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween Festival will be Sat., Oct. 28

It’s time once again for the MaST Center’s FREE ‘Fear on the Pier’ Halloween festival, which will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. “Come help us put together... [Read more]

Annual ‘Trick or Treat Path’ coming to downtown Des Moines on Oct. 31

Annual ‘Trick or Treat Path’ coming to downtown Des Moines on Oct. 31

Bring your ghouls and goblins out for a family-friendly free event – the annual ‘Trick or Treat Path’ – in downtown Des Moines on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 3 – 6 p.m. Presented by Destination... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s FINAL 2017 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for Saturday’s FINAL 2017 Des Moines Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market season is ending – remember, there is NO October market. This coming Saturday is the last day of this season. Be sure to stock up on all your needs for the winter... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks <i>Still</i> Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks Still Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

By Greg Wright Another season, another slow start on the offensive side of the ball. Another week, another struggle to turn Red Zone visits into touchdowns. Another game, and another media anguish about... [Read more]

Local Piano Technician prepares Pianos for Saturday’s Burien Jazz Walk

Local Piano Technician prepares Pianos for Saturday’s Burien Jazz Walk

This weekend we will once again treated to an evening of Jazz with the Burien Jazz walk this Saturday, Sept. 23, and two of the venues – St Elizabeth’s Church and Classic Eats – have pianos tuned... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is reminding everyone that the holidays are fast approaching and you need to stock up on some “Holiday Cheer” (Farmers Market Wines). Stop by the wine tasting... [Read more]

Madi’s Grill opens at old Scotch & Vine location

Madi’s Grill opens at old Scotch & Vine location

According to a Facebook post by owner Mica Purcell, Des Moines’ brand new Madi’s Grill will be opening today – Wednesday, Sept. 20 – at 4 p.m. This restaurant has taken over the location... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

By Greg Wright I’m hoping that what follows will become a regular feature in this column for the rest of the season. We’ll just call it “A Chat with the Huard Whisperer.” Every... [Read more]