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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]

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]

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover will be offering a Corporate Team Contest at this year’s event – set for Sunday, March 15 – with the Grand Prize being a Challenge Course Team Building Adventure (by Y.E.T.I.): High... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Driving down Marine View Drive in Des Moines you can find a cute floral shop called Floralaura, run by Laura Straight, located... [Read more]

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

SoKing Internet Radio receives prestigious grant to create Newscasts

Four startups – including our very own SoKing Internet Radio – have been awarded $12,000 each in national Encore Media Entrepreneurs funding, J-Lab announced on Thursday (Feb. 5). SoKing Internet Radio... [Read more]

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Meet the first South Korean Cosmonaut on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in Des Moines

Come meet Yi So-yeon – the first South Korean Cosmonaut – at the Des Moines Activity Center on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 7 – 9 p.m. “Our popular aviation history goes into outer space this year,”... [Read more]

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Sponsors needed for 11th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

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

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Donations needed for Highline Schools Foundation’s ‘Project PROMise’

Project PROMise™ is the Highline Schools Foundation’s outreach program in which new and gently used formal dresses are collected from our community so local students in need can attend their prom... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: ‘Maury Island Incident’ benefit for Historical Society is Feb. 11

REMINDER: A full screening of the locally-produced film “The Maury Island Incident” to benefit the Des Moines Historical Society will be next Wednesday night, Feb. 11, at Mt. Rainier High... [Read more]