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Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Outboard Portrait V by Dan Spalding. We first announced on Monday that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be April Fool’s Day!

SAVE THE DATE: The 3rd annual Burien UFO Festival (‘BUFO’) will be Wednesday, April 1 – April Fool’s Day – starting at 6 p.m. in Olde Burien. This year, expect some new surprises –... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

Des Moines Theater sold to Dan Spalding, a Spokane Musician/Artist/Developer

According to a post on Mayor Dave Kaplan’s Facebook page, the Des Moines Theater – located at 22325 Marine View Drive – has been sold. “The Des Moines Theatre has finally sold to someone... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

Mt. Rainier High School put into lockdown, evacuated Friday morning

A phone call bomb threat put Mt. Rainier High School into lockdown mode Friday morning, Feb. 27, according to Sgt. Doug Jenkins of the Des Moines Police Department. “At 8 a.m. police received a phone... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Will Smith Turns on the Charm in Warner Bros.’ <i>Focus</i>

Past the Popcorn: Will Smith Turns on the Charm in Warner Bros.’ Focus

by Jeff Walls The con-artist movie has been a popular sub-genre for movie stars to show up in and just be movie stars over the years.  From Paul Newman and Robert Redford in 1973’s Oscar-winner The... [Read more]

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

Our talented new Intern Sterling Paris will paint your face (or your kids’)!

We’ve been serving as Mentors to students at Big Picture High School since 2009, and this year we’re proud to have Sterling Paris as our newest – and fourth – Intern. Sterling – who... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Islander reviewed by Michael Brunk Eben Cole is a lobster fisherman, like his father and grandfather before him. Home is a small island off the coast of Maine where everyone knows everyone else. He puts... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising in the Radio Flyer… er, Dodge Caliber

The Marine View Driver: Cruising in the Radio Flyer… er, Dodge Caliber

In which the author gets revenge on Cash for Clunkers. by Mike Smith I think I’ve written a little something about all the cars I’ve owned except one. My current car is probably the youngest... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Disney Gets “Team” Right in <i>McFarland, USA</i>

Past the Popcorn: Disney Gets “Team” Right in McFarland, USA

by Jeff Walls Disney has been successful with their inspirational sports dramas since 2000’s Remember the Titans, releasing one just about every year.  They all feature good acting, well crafted stories,... [Read more]

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Got your tix yet? Only 15 days remaining until the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing! Proceeds... [Read more]

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

Highline Schools Foundation seeking nominations for Gold Star Awards

The Highline Schools Foundation is seeking nominations for this year’s Gold Star Awards, the theme of which will be “Own Your Impact,” and with the big event set for Friday, April 17. The deadline... [Read more]

Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

Des Moines Police bust marijuana grow operation in abandoned house Monday

The Des Moines Police Department busted a marijuana grow operation in an apparently abandoned house near S. 223rd and 19th Ave S. on Monday, Feb. 16. “Our officers were dispatched to a ‘suspicious... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

America’s Heart and Soul reviewed by Mike Smith (with Greg Wright) Cynics, stand aside. This is an exhilarating movie. For those willing to open their eyes to beauty and grace, Louis Schwartzberg’s... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Of Writer’s Block, Spark Plugs, Gas Tanks, & Pay Phones

The Marine View Driver: Of Writer’s Block, Spark Plugs, Gas Tanks, & Pay Phones

In which the author writes purely metaphorically, of course. by Mike Smith Having writer’s block is similar to having bad spark plugs. No matter how hard you step on the accelerator, your car just sort... [Read more]

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

Washington State’s toughest St. Patrick’s Day Snake Themed 5K race – Cove to Clover – will be held Sunday, March 15. This is an excellent, grassroots tradition for our community to “suffer together... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

by Dave Markwell My father-in-law came to town last week. He flew in from upstate New York on Saturday and will be here for a month or so. It’s always an adventure when “Hurricane Bob” hits town... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Firth is Crazy Fun in <i>Kingsman: The Secret Service</i>

Past the Popcorn: Firth is Crazy Fun in Kingsman: The Secret Service

by Jeff Walls There are those out there who feel that the James Bond franchise has gotten a little too serious, that 007 has forgotten himself in his pursuit to be more like Jason Bourne.  Fortunately,... [Read more]