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

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

Despite the cloudy beginning and all the other events in the area last weekend (Bite of Seattle, Tacoma Food Truck Rodeo & others), 6,000 shoppers basked in the later sun and were getting ready to... [Read more]

Rain or shine, tonight’s FREE concert by Ted Vigil will go on!

Rain or shine, tonight’s FREE concert by Ted Vigil will go on!

The rain is not going to stop the free concert by Ted Vigil in the Beach Park Meadow this evening (Wed., July 23), according to Organizers. If the drizzle continues though, the show will be moved inside... [Read more]

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Outdoor Family Movie Night returns to Des Moines Beach Park Friday, Aug. 8

Beat the heat and come to the Des Moines Beach Park for spectacular family movie nights on the big screen, with the film ‘Despicable Me 2′ kicking the fun off on Friday, Aug. 8.  The LEGO... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Dolphin Tale is polished, inspiring, and moving.  It seems there’s almost always room in our world for cynicism, but this film just about squeezes it all out. That’s the post-screening... [Read more]

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

A Whimsical Weekend at the 2014 PowellsWood Storytelling Festival

By Elizabeth Dorpat On July 18th and 19th, my husband and I, with baby in tow, spent the weekend in the beautiful PowellsWood Garden for the 3rd annual PowellsWood Garden Storytelling Festival. With over... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

PHOTOS: Wheels & Keels Brings Classics in Wood and Metal to Des Moines Marina

It was a little gray and cool compared to our recent weather, but that didn’t stop folks from making their way to Des Moines today. The draw on day three of this year’s Waterland Festival was... [Read more]

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

PHOTOS: 55th Annual Waterland Parade celebrates Summer in Des Moines

This past Saturday, July 19, 2014 the Waterland Parade took over downtown Des Moines in what has become a favorite summertime tradition. In its 55th year the parade featured crowd favorites Seafair Pirates... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully crafted 3BD in West Seattle

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully crafted 3BD in West Seattle

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House is a beautifully crafted 3-bedroom Rambler on a large sunny corner lot in the heart of the Seaview community! Designed... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Dolphin Tale 2</i> Coming in September

Past the Popcorn: Dolphin Tale 2 Coming in September

by Greg Wright On September 12 Warner Bros. will release the sequel to the phenomenally popular Dolphin Tale, the beautiful, inspiring, and fanciful tale built around the real-life story of Winter, an... [Read more]

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

The Waterland Parade welcomes Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping

Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping will be bringing their own version of the ‘Legion of Boom’ to the Waterland Parade on July 19! Brundage-Bone, located in Kent, is the Washington branch of the... [Read more]

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Learn the ‘Secrets of Hummingbirds & Butterflies’ at Zenith Holland Saturday

Zenith Holland Gardens, blog advertiser, presents guest speaker Cyndi Stuart this Saturday, July 19th, at 10 a.m. Cyndi will share secrets of Hummingbirds, Butterflies and the best plants to grow to invite... [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

It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super. This past market also saw a milestone... [Read more]

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]

Be sure to bring Food for the ‘Parade Against Hunger’ at Waterland Parade Sat.

Be sure to bring Food for the ‘Parade Against Hunger’ at Waterland Parade Sat.

Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food to this Saturday night’s Waterland Parade, to participate in the ‘Parade Against Hunger’! The Des Moines Food Bank will collect items from... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was published on Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan's Facebook page; we have received permission to post it here. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright What new insight could I possibly add to your experience of Dead Poets Society?  Very little, I imagine.  My own history with this classic film is long and deep, having been a fan of both... [Read more]

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

Classic cars and vintage wooden boats will be on display at the Wheels & Keels show at the Marina this Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a family-friendly show with prizes, raffles,... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hold its third annual ‘Trash to Treasure’ Swap Meet this Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Waterland Festival. “Find... [Read more]