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

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

The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that early Tuesday morning (Sept. 2), a tactical team from multiple jurisdictions conducted a search warrant on a residence in the area of 216th & 30th. The... [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]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Draft Day releases to home video today, and is available for streaming at Google Play and Amazon Instant Video. Waterland PtP reviewer Jeff Walls says “it succeeds more than it maybe... [Read more]

Lunch with the Marine View Diner: Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant

Lunch with the Marine View Diner: Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant

by Greg Wright Can it be possibly be three years since Arturo’s opened on Marine View Drive? Can it be possible that I have not until now darkened Arturo’s door? Well, yes–on both scores. So... [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]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bifocals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Bifocals.

by Dave Markwell This morning a couple of my favorite CrossFit members bought me a coffee. Tanya and Roxane had finished their workout and, per their Friday ritual, traveled down the street for a coffee... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: fabulous 5-BD Des Moines view home

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: fabulous 5-BD Des Moines view home

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, Aug. 30 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home! Not only is this home in an excellent... [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]

Highline College joins ‘Make it in Washington’ to help state manufacturers

Highline College joins ‘Make it in Washington’ to help state manufacturers

Highline College has joined a partnership of state organizations on an initiative to help state manufacturers “Make it in Washington.” In addition to the college, partners include the Innovate... [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]

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

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

More comments from shoppers about how friendly our market is and this is true of the vendors themselves. Witnessed last Saturday, a jewelry vendor’s canopy broke while she was putting it up. Her competitor... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

Volunteers needed to serve on 2015 Parks, Rec & Senior Services committee

The City of Des Moines is looking for volunteers to serve on the 2015 Des Moines Ad Hoc Parks, Recreation and Senior Services Master Plan Citizen Advisory Committee. Public involvement is required and... [Read more]

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13

Part Steampunk, part Renaissance Faire – Morris Dancing is a staple of Country Village fetes (rhymes with plates) or fairs all over England. Some have called it “organized chaos,” with its... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released to home video last week. Because I am, without a doubt, not in the target demographic for the Spider-Man franchise, I can’t tell you a thing about... [Read more]

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

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

In which the author learns to never buy a car that is older than he is… and that has blue flames. by Mike Smith In addition to the missing hand brake (and muffler), the trunk on the ’52 Chev... [Read more]

Des Moines Arts and Culture wants your thoughts – take their online survey

Des Moines Arts and Culture wants your thoughts – take their online survey

Have thoughts on arts and culture in Des Moines? Then take the Des Moines Arts and Culture Participation Survey! “We believe that arts and culture play an important role in the quality of life here... [Read more]