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The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Chevy Celebrity

In which the author learns that you really should look a gift horse in the mouth. by Mike Smith My in-laws wanted to give us a car they were no longer using—a 1987 Chevy Celebrity. The mileage was low... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Primary Objective

by Dave Markwell I’ve heard it said that the hardest thing to write is a simple, true sentence. I believe this. It is much easier to add words and use literary magic tricks to convey a thought than... [Read more]

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

Des Moines Police Department opens up new anonymous crime tip line

The Des Moines Police has created an anonymous crime tip line for citizens wishing to provide information on criminal activity in the city: (206) 870-6871 “The crime tip line is an electronic voicemail... [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

Boy, did you see all the families and kids having a great time on their day? It was another sunny day and close to 5,000 people enjoyed all the activities and food trucks. Our hats go off to the Police... [Read more]

Grand Opening celebration for ‘via Marina’ will be this Saturday, Sept. 20

Grand Opening celebration for ‘via Marina’ will be this Saturday, Sept. 20

A Grand Opening celebration for the new via Marina Neapolitan Pizzeria Italian Café and Bar will be held this Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. A sample of via Marina’s menu will be available for tasting. via... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright It seems that a new Carol Burnett Show collection gets released to home video every other year. In this case—The 22-disc Ultimate Collection from Time/Life—it’s the same DVD boxed... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

SAVE THE DATE: Candidate Forum Tuesday, Sept. 30: Gregerson vs Burrage

Mia Gregerson, left, will debate Jeanette Burrage on Sept. 30. Save the date fellow citizens: Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., for… WHAT: A forum featuring the two candidates running for State Representative,... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Volkswagen Beetle

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Volkswagen Beetle

In which the author becomes acquainted with German ingenuity in a buttocks-shaped package. by Mike Smith I sold my 1968 Mustang toward the end of high school and purchased a foreign car, a people’s car,... [Read more]

“Holy Ground” Brought To The City Of Federal Way

“Holy Ground” Brought To The City Of Federal Way

by Judy Schwanke “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for Community Litter Clean-Up Event Saturday, Sept. 27

Volunteers needed for Community Litter Clean-Up Event Saturday, Sept. 27

The City of Des Moines Community Litter Clean-Up Event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and volunteers are needed! Volunteers are asked to meet at the Public Works Center,... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Ford Mustang

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the Ford Mustang

In which the author experiences his first bona fide car chase. by Mike Smith I bought this car used from the Ford dealership on 1st Ave. in Burien in 1975. And yes, this is how we partied in those days.... [Read more]

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines early Tuesday

Police arrest five, seize drugs, money & gun in Des Moines early Tuesday

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions – including the King County Sheriff’s Office – conducted a search... [Read more]

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

Dr. John Muramatsu nominated for magazine’s ‘Hero of the Year’ award

The Heroes of Conservation Awards gala is taking place Sept. 17, and Des Moines’ own Dr. John Muramatsu has been nominated for the coveted “Hero of the Year” award. Field & Stream magazine,... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

The Seattle Thrillers will perform at Zombie Fest 2014! They’re an amazing group that performs Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller dance! You can join in too! The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part III

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part III

In which the author learns to never buy a car that is older than he is… and that has blue flames. by Mike Smith My old flame had another interesting modification. I’m not sure why, but the... [Read more]

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

Blues & Brews Delivers Again — Fine Beer, Rockin’ Music, a Good Cause

by Jesiah Dorpat As a partaker and lover of all things beer and music (and of course the lovely Des Moines people), my stomach, ears and my sweet bluesy soul were filled by this event to the uttermost. Sax... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn – <i>Sin City: A Dame to Kill For</i>

Past the Popcorn – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

by Jeff Walls Based on the popular graphic novels by Frank Miller, the 2005 movie Sin City was something of a revelation in cinema.  Director Robert Rodriguez had his actors perform in front of a green... [Read more]

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

Friends of the Des Moines Library holding Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12

The Friends of the Des Moines Library will be holding a Book Sale on Friday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Book donations may be left at the library. Proceeds... [Read more]