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Past the Popcorn: Marvel and Disney Have Another Big Hit with <i>Ant-Man</i>

Past the Popcorn: Marvel and Disney Have Another Big Hit with Ant-Man

by Jeff Walls Avengers: Age of Ultron was more of the same for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the new chapter in the expanded universe franchise offers something new.  A new superhero, Ant-Man, is... [Read more]

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

Look – up in the sky! It’s a UF…Oh wait – that’s a drone over the Car/Boat Show

If you see a UFO hovering over this Sunday’s ‘Wheels and Keels’ Car and Boat Show at the Des Moines Marina, don’t worry, you’re not having a flashback to The Maury Island... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

Wanolitto’s Musings for this week’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Markets

After blistering heat the first few markets, last Saturday was a nice and cool for a change! Even the quick touch of raindrops felt good. People kept looking for strawberries but, there was none as the... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Community Swap Meet is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Huge Community Swap Meet will be this Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Indoor and outdoor tables. Something for everyone! Stop by on your way to the... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Day the Seahawks Got Really Lucky

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Day the Seahawks Got Really Lucky

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

PODCAST: Marijuana Dispensaries ordered closed; Des Moines crash, more

Here’s episode #10 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence... [Read more]

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

Here’s the schedule for the 2015 Waterland Festival, coming July 17-19

The Waterland Festival is coming up the weekend of July 17-19, with a bunch of great activities for all: Kid’s Fair & Pony Rides: July 17-19 at Field House Park 5K Fund Run, Walk or Roll: Saturday,... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

Des Moines City Council adds four new utility staffers at Thursday night meeting

by Jack Mayne Four new employees were approved by the Des Moines City Council because virtually all of the Des Moines Building division staff would be retiring in the next five years. New people must be... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hard things…

by Dave Markwell Life is full of hard things. Work, kids, money, fear, hope, relationships and change all serve to challenge us in ways that stretch us, sometimes uncomfortably so. The confounding element... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Grand West Seattle Entertainment Home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 – is a grand West Seattle Entertainment Home! This home... [Read more]

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians performing ‘Stuck in Traffic’ July 25

WHAT? (Wesley Homes Actors and Thespians) present their very own original Follies production “Stuck in Traffic”! On July 25th at 7 p.m. in their auditorium. Wesley Homes residents have pulled... [Read more]

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

Multi-vehicle collision in Des Moines sends 6 to hospital Tuesday afternoon

NOTE: This post was updated with new information at 3:12 p.m. on July 7, 2015: A three-car collision near 16th and Kent-Des Moines Road sent six people to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, July 7. Here’s... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Wanolitto’s Musings: Ciscoe will be at Des Moines Farmers Market on Wed.!

Boy, lots of stuff happening last Saturday on the 4th! People, cars, trucks – you name it – were all jockeying for space. The marina staff did an outstanding job directing traffic. There was however... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, review by Greg Wright What was that I was saying about Lee Pace being a welcome presence as Thranduil in The Desolation of Smaug?  When Peter Jackson has him... [Read more]

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

REBUTTAL: Des Moines Mayor responds to TM Sell’s Sound Transit Editorial

by Dave Kaplan Mayor and Councilmember City of Des Moines If you build it they will come – if you build it in the right place. As my good friend Dr. Sell recently noted, Sound Transit will soon decide... [Read more]

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Enter to win 2 tickets to the 6th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

Want to go to the bestest, bluesiest and brewiest music festival of the summer? Here’s your chance – just enter to win 2 Tickets to the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival, coming... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Closer Look at the One That Got Away

The Elephant in the Locker Room: A Closer Look at the One That Got Away

After two Super Bowl appearances in a row, everyone’s paying attention… yet even with all the scrutiny, it seems that there’s always some key issue that’s getting glossed over.... [Read more]

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

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

Where do all these people come from???? Amazed by another huge crowd, I walked thru the market introducing myself and asked people where they lived. I was blown away – half the people I talked with... [Read more]