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Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Daystar Retirement Village holding Open House on Thursday, May 14

Advertiser Daystar Retirement Village will be holding an Open House on Thursday, May 14, from Noon – 2:30 p.m. at the Parkview Building on their campus at 2615 SW Barton Street. “Come enjoy light... [Read more]

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

LETTER: Luisa Bangs will file for Jeanette Burrage’s vacant city council seat

[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:] Because of recent events and after... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: The Fine Art of Making Things Up

The Marine View Driver: The Fine Art of Making Things Up

In which the author dreams a dream. by Mike Smith I like to entertain myself with questions like: What would I do with a quarter of a million dollars? I mean besides the obvious, “…quit working hard... [Read more]

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Former Mayor Bob Sheckler says no rules violated in taking Miami Beach trip

Bob Sheckler at the groundbreaking ceremony for the then-Artemis Hotel. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A union that represents hotel workers claims Des Moines Councilmember – and former Mayor... [Read more]

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local Joe Friday at Community Coffee at MaST on May 11

Have a cuppa joe with a local ‘Joe Friday’ (aka Des Moines Police Officer) on Monday, May 11 at the MaST Center’s ‘Community Coffee.’ “JOIN YOUR NEIGHBORS AND POLICE... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Blake Lively Captivates Stunningly in <i>The Age of Adaline</i>

Past the Popcorn: Blake Lively Captivates Stunningly in The Age of Adaline

by Jeff Walls The thing about a fantasy is that it is by definition unreal and fantastic; it doesn’t need to be grounded in reality.  The Age of Adaline is a romantic fantasy about a woman who does... [Read more]

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive on Friday, April 24 at Des Moines City Hall

Rotary Club holding Blood Drive on Friday, April 24 at Des Moines City Hall

The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park has partnered with the City of Des Moines to hold a blood drive April 24th at City Hall, and human beings who have blood in them are needed. Blood Works... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Gorgeous new 4-BD in Seahurst!

Berkshire Hathaway Saturday Open House: Gorgeous new 4-BD in Seahurst!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this SATURDAY, April 25 – is a gorgeous new 4-bedroom home in the desirable Seahurst neighborhood! This... [Read more]

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

Wah Kue Restaurant to reopen – Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday!

The historic and very popular Wah Kue Restaurant – which originally opened for business in Burien over six decades ago, is reopening with new owners. The Grand Opening celebration is this Sunday, April... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools seeking feedback on aging facilities & crowding issues

Highline Public Schools announced Thursday (April 23) that it is seeking input from the community on how to address the district’s need to build, repair, and renovate schools to meet educational needs,... [Read more]

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

See ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ for FREE on May 14 at Event Center Auditorium

Dislecksia 90 Sec Trailer-ProResHQ 1 from Harvey Hubbell V on Vimeo. A FREE showing of ‘Dislecksia: The Movie’ will be at the Des Moines Event Center Auditorium on Thursday, May 14, starting... [Read more]

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was driving (read our previous coverage here)... [Read more]

The REAL STORY of Waterland CrossFit, a new beginning & an APRIL SPECIAL!!

The REAL STORY of Waterland CrossFit, a new beginning & an APRIL SPECIAL!!

“We are a local, community gym dedicated to helping regular folks achieve better lives. Period. We are inclusive and respect the courage it takes to “begin” a new path. We laugh and work... [Read more]

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps on Sunday, May 17

Hear personal stories of World War II Internment Camps at a special presentation at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, May 17, starting at 11:30 a.m. Southminster Presbyterian Church is located... [Read more]

Help clean up Des Moines at community clean-up event on Saturday, May 9

Help clean up Des Moines at community clean-up event on Saturday, May 9

 The City of Des Moines, Recology CleanScapes, and the Midway Les Schwab Tire Center are sponsoring a Community Clean-up Event on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and volunteers are needed!  Teams... [Read more]

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Take a survey, help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Rec & more

Help shape the future of Des Moines’ Parks, Recreation, Aquatics and Community Services: Please take their Survey now!  Here’s more info from the city: The City of Des Moines is in the process... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Westerns, commentary by Greg Wright Sergio Leone transformed the American Western. Literally. As one of the major exponents of the low-budget guerilla filmmaking genre dubbed... [Read more]

Kitchen knives, syringes, election signs & more retrieved during Redondo cleanup

Kitchen knives, syringes, election signs & more retrieved during Redondo cleanup

On Saturday (April 18), 56 volunteers teamed up with the MaST Center and AmeriCorps to do a major cleanup near the Redondo Pier in Des Moines. This was the second annual cleanup, which included... [Read more]