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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Highline School Bond…and US!

by Dave Markwell For the past few weeks, opinions about the Highline school district bond have dominated the comment sections of our local media outlets. Vast and varied opinions exist. Some have inspired... [Read more]

Lunch with the Marine View Diner: The Des Moines DogHouse

Lunch with the Marine View Diner: The Des Moines DogHouse

by Greg Wright Better late than never, right? Tami LaFreniere’s last day as the proprietor of The Des Moines DogHouse is today. After nine years of fun-loving and excellent service to the community,... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully-remodeled 3BD home in Burien

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: beautifully-remodeled 3BD home in Burien

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 3 – is a beautifully remodeled home in Burien. This home has a perfect layout and yard... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in <i>Nightcrawler</i>

Past the Popcorn: Jake Gyllenhaal Does His Best Work in Nightcrawler

by Jeff Walls Jake Gyllenhaal is quickly becoming one of our better actors.  After bursting onto the scene in 2001’s indie cult hit Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal earned his first and (so far) only Oscar... [Read more]

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary’s Holiday Bazaar will be Nov. 21-22

Des Moines Auxiliary of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. There will... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

LETTER: ‘An open Letter to my neighbors about the school bond…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor: I am writing to support Proposition... [Read more]

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

Local Judge worried about ‘significant increase’ in domestic violence cases

by Jack Mayne Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan last week told the Des Moines City Council her court recently has had a large increase in both domestic violence and drunk driving cases. In her seventh annual... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Halloween Trick or Treat Event

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding a Halloween Trick or Treat Event this Friday, Oct. 31, from 3 – 6 p.m. There will be Games and Trick or Treat tables. Costumes welcome but not required. Hosted... [Read more]

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city’s general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Luck was with us as rain and wind held off during our traditional season’s last day for the Chili Cook-Off. It was a huge success again this year, thanks in part to the wonderful volunteer groups; the... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Wesley Terrace recently played host to a screening of the 2012 film Rape for Profit, about the human-trafficking problem right on International Boulevard. The Whistleblower dramatizes a... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Don’t let fear scare you away from facts and the truth’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] This country was founded by declaring, in... [Read more]

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Of Russians, Mafia, and the 1992 Honda Accord

The Marine View Driver: Of Russians, Mafia, and the 1992 Honda Accord

In which the author learns there is more than one market for popular vehicles. by Mike Smith Have you ever seen those “In loving memory of” stencils that appear in the rear window of a car? I... [Read more]

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

With the cut of a ribbon, a new legal pot store officially opens in Des Moines

Click image to see larger animated gif. Photos by Scott Schaefer. On Saturday (Oct. 25) just after Noon, a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened the first legal pot store in Des Moines, as Greenside... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

WEATHER GEEK: Batten down your Halloween stuff, it’s going to be windy!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATE 10/25/14 12:45pm: The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for winds... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

The Elephant in the Locker Room: “What Have You Won For Me Lately?”

Yeah, the ‘Hawks are big news. Expectations are high, and everyone’s paying attention… including the national media. But every week it seems like there’s some key issue that’s... [Read more]