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WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

WEATHER GEEK: The big windstorm has arrived; watch & hear about it here!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek UPDATED 7:00 PM: Hi everyone! This will be brief, I just got home and the winds are already starting... [Read more]

Christmas Ship & Bonfire for Thursday night has been cancelled due to weather

Christmas Ship & Bonfire for Thursday night has been cancelled due to weather

The Christmas Ship and Bonfire scheduled for tonight – Thursday, Dec. 11 – at Redondo Beach has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions.   The Mast Center’s Open House has also been... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

WEATHER GEEK: Record breaking high temps & potentially damaging windstorm!

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek Not sure which is more impressive, tomorrow’s possible wind storm or today’s record high temperatures... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding ‘Children’s Christmas Fun Day’ this Saturday Dec. 13, and all are invited. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church’s... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

LETTER: ‘Political Cartoon’ illustrates resident’s frustrations with the City

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a ‘Political Cartoon’ posted as a Letter to the Editor, created by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its... [Read more]

WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

WANTED: Toys & Donations for Des Moines Police Department Toy Drive

The Des Moines Police Department is coordinating a Toy Drive to benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress (HCSATS). Among the many other things they do, HCSATS provides examination,... [Read more]

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician and partner for Breeders Theater, volunteer for the Des Moines Arts Commission, loving wife to Dr. TM Sell…

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

Photos & Story by Sterling Paris On Friday night (Dec. 5) at Big Catch Plaza, colorful lights lit up all around the Des Moines Christmas Tree to a crowd of around 450 people, the largest... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

This Christmas reviewed by Greg Wright I will confess that I am an opening-credits junkie. I was raised in an era when audiences knew that the actual content of a film started as soon as the overture was... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Pacific Middle School – located in nearby Des Moines – is the only school in Washington to receive a $10,000 grant from Code.org to buy technology to support computer science learning in the classroom. On Tuesday,... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

In which the author experiences every possible human emotion during a Mariners game. by Mike Smith Back in 1992 I bought a 1979 Ford LTD. I’d always wanted a big car. I liked the LTD as a kid and bought... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Why Sometimes It’s Great to be Wrong

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]

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

It’s that time of year, when the annual Argosy Christmas Ships Festival cruises around the sound, and from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, the MaST Center in Redondo will be hosting a viewing... [Read more]

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing event on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.! Festive carols and stories, hot cider, cookies, cheese and wine are on the bill for this donation-only event at... [Read more]

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

Via Marina Pizzeria Ristorante – the newest concept of the Vince’s family of restaurants in Des Moines – is making you an offer you cannot refuse – this exclusive Waterland Blog coupon (click... [Read more]