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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]

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

By Katalia Alexander With elections coming up quickly, many Des Moines citizens are in the process of trying to figure out who to vote for. To help with this process, several community organizations have... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

The Barnes Creek Trail project has been completed, and here’s a first-hand account of it courtesy Boy Scout Joel Mensonides: I and other boys in my troop collaborated and conspired with city employees... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment runs into clogs & snags

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment runs into clogs & snags

The Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment project is underway after encountering some unforeseen issues that required repair before reopening.  Officials say that when replacing the pool liner and tile surfaces... [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]

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]

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]

Seattle Southside Chamber: <i>The Employee Experience</i>

Seattle Southside Chamber: The Employee Experience

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce A lot of attention has been placed on the “Customer Experience”- (CX). Simply put the Customer experience (CX) is the product... [Read more]

The 2017 Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ are headed off to college!

The 2017 Des Moines ‘Dollars for Scholars’ are headed off to college!

The 2017 Des Moines Dollars for Scholars are off to college and the Board and Donors wish the scholarship winners all the success as they begin their pursuits in higher education. 2017 Des Moines Dollars... [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]

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

Man kills self after leading Des Moines Police on high speed chase early Friday

A man who fled Des Moines Police on a high speed chase on a stolen motorcycle apparently killed himself early Friday morning in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box in Fife, police said. Police were first... [Read more]

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

Bronze sculpture worth $14,500 stolen from Des Moines Marina Promenade

The City of Des Moines needs your help! This bronze sculpture – entitled “Beginning” by artist Sabah Al-Dhaher – was stolen recently from the Des Moines Marina Promenade: “We do... [Read more]

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

Phoenix airport noise case may provide roadmap for challenging FAA at Sea-Tac

By Jack Mayne A federal appeals court decision released on Aug 29 threw out changes the Federal Aviation Administration made to its landing and takeoff routes over and involving Sky Harbor International... [Read more]

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

Des Moines Theater Open House shows off plans for historic building

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School The Des Moines Theater hosted an open house on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 26. It’s in the process of construction, with plans to add housing to the upper floors... [Read more]

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

It’ll be Pina vs. Martinelli, Harris vs. Pennington, Buxton vs. Steinmetz & Harper vs. Mahoney Nov. 7

On Tuesday (Aug. 15), King County Elections released its final, certified election results for the Aug. 1 Primary Election, so now we know who will face off for Des Moines City Council in the General Election. The... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]