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PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19? That morning at 8:30 a.m., an event will begin. In scenic Des Moines Beach Park friends and neighbors will gather and start to move... [Read more]

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

Tonight – Wednesday, July 9 – is the first of the Des Moines (WA) Arts Commission’s FREE summer concert series! See the ‘Castaways’ in the Des Moines Beach Park meadow from 7 –... [Read more]

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

‘We All Have Stories to Share’: Grammy-Nominated Storyteller Visits the Northwest

by Greg Wright Diane Ferlatte, the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award winner, will be a featured “teller” at this year’s PowellsWood Storytelling Festival. The first day... [Read more]

Jim Langston chosen as 2014 Des Moines Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Jim Langston chosen as 2014 Des Moines Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines community, Jim Langston has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Grand Parade Grand Marshal. Mr. Langston is a fourth generation Des Moines... [Read more]

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

Come Alive at the PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

by Greg Wright The PowellsWood Storytelling Festival “is like a little pearl,” enthuses storyteller Syd Lieberman. The two-day festival, which runs July 18-19 this year at PowellsWood in Federal Way,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bats…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bats…

by Dave Markwell I had the distinct pleasure of visiting with a batty old lady the other day. As the calendar pages turn on my life, I have come to appreciate and enjoy “bats” more than I have previously.... [Read more]

Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Here’s what’s blasting off in Des Moines this 4th of July weekend

Stay in town this 4th of July weekend and enjoy a great time of family, food, music, fun, and FIREWORKS courtesy Destination Des Moines. Des Moines has three days of activities suited for everyone: THURSDAY,... [Read more]

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

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

We are glad last Saturday is behind us, we don’t need no stink’n rain! With the first month of the season behind us the market continues on a record breaking year with sales up 35% over last year. This... [Read more]

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

Enjoy a ‘Smoke on the Water’ fundraiser BBQ at Beach Park Thursday night

A ‘Smoke on the Water’ BBQ will be held Thursday, July 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park to help raise funds for Destination Des Moines’ 4th of July fireworks show. With... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews band James King & The Southsiders

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater in Burien, starting at 7 p.m. “The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Compliance.

by Dave Markwell My son mowed the lawn after being asked one, single time. I did not have to cajole, bribe, beg or threaten. This is a new development. It felt like a parallel universe, one in which my... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another huge day for our vendors – sales were the biggest day over all of last year! If this trend continues we are going to have to think about expanding to accommodate shopper’s... [Read more]

Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ is this weekend in Normandy Park

Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ is this weekend in Normandy Park

A Grand Opening for ‘The Soggy Doggy’ will be held this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 28–29 – at their brand new location at 19893 First Ave South in the Normandy Park Towne Center. Here’s... [Read more]

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

Historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at Marina for Waterland Festival July 17-20

In celebration of the upcoming Waterland Festival, the historic MV Lotus yacht will be docked at the Des Moines Marina July 17-20, offering Dockside Tours from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. According to the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Mirrors

by Dave Markwell I had the unfortunate experience of passing a mirror the other day. I did not look as good as I felt and it made me mad. I felt like the mirror was tricking me, because in my head, I... [Read more]

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

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

After the tremendous opening day activities, last Saturday was somewhat back to normal. I say somewhat because even though the shopper counts were down, it was still the third largest vendor sales day... [Read more]