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Normandy Park Ale House opens with a packed house, great beer & food choices

Normandy Park Ale House opens with a packed house, great beer & food choices

by Judy Schwanke Six weeks after announcing their ownership, Normandy Park Ale House has opened their doors to bring a new face to the Normandy Park Towne Center. Following a “soft launch”... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

by Dave Markwell With the cool mist of an early August morning breaking the sleepy grip of my night’s rest, I see my world in my yard and understand that it’s a good place to be. As the sun begins... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: New price on 5-BD Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: New price on 5-BD Des Moines view home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 10 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home with a reduced price! Not only is... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</i>

Past the Popcorn: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

by Jeff Walls For the first time in over twenty years, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back in a live-action film.  Whereas the previous three live-action efforts featured actors in costumes, the... [Read more]

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

The newest tenant at the thriving and growing Normandy Park Towne Center officially opens for business Friday morning August 8 at 11:30am. “We’ll be open seven days a week,” said Jeremy Johns, General... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

New Des Moines restaurant Blue Whale Bistro will be holding a Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at their location at 22341 Marine View Dr South, Unit D, in Des Moines. “For the... [Read more]

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

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

The gorgeous days just keep coming and the farmer’s fruits and vegetables are in full bloom…we purchased a baby watermelon, yum! And, did you get any of the first arrivals of the red plums? Life is... [Read more]

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

Gunshots heard near Pinebrook Terrace condominiums early Wed. morning

WLB Reader Sarah Isham sent us the following email Wed. morning (Aug. 6), about hearing gunshots near the Pinebrook Terrace condominiums near 21st and Kent/Des Moines Road early this morning: “I... [Read more]

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s FREE Concert in the Park features ‘The Coats’ band

Wednesday night’s (Aug. 6) FREE concert in the park will feature The Coats band at Des Moines Beach Park, starting at 7 p.m. The Coats are a contemporary a-cappella group with a twist! Definitely... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright Not even controversy could keep Noah, released on home video last week, from sinking at the box office. Still, the buzz is now mounting about Ridley Scott’s Exodus:Gods and Kings,... [Read more]

Blood Drive to be held at Des Moines Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 16

Blood Drive to be held at Des Moines Farmers Market on Saturday, Aug. 16

The Des Moines Farmers Market will be hosting a summer blood drive on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the Puget Sound Blood Center needs help! With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean fewer blood donors. Summer... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Anticipation.

by Dave Markwell Two days ago I was ripe with anticipation awaiting my wife’s return home from her week-long adventure. Well, she’s home now and I have moved on to anticipating leaving her for a four-day... [Read more]

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

Local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ to be IndieFlix’ ‘original series’

“The Maury Island Incident” – a short film that was shot locally last summer (and which plays tonight at a fundraiser at the Tin Theater) – has been turned into a 6-part original series... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Exquisite North Hill 3-BD home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Exquisite North Hill 3-BD home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 3 – is an exquisite North Hill home! Every inch of this 3-bedroom 2-bath home has been... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i>

Past the Popcorn: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

by Jeff Walls Beginning with the 2008 release of Iron Man, Marvel has been the dominant film studio when it comes to consistently producing blockbusters.  They have become to this decade what Pixar Studios... [Read more]

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

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

Last Saturday was another gorgeous day by the bay. I talked with a couple from Coeur d’Alene Idaho at the wine booth who said it was their second vacation in Puget Sound and they fell in love with... [Read more]