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Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

Warren Bonus selected as Honorary Grand Marshal for Waterland Parade

In recognition of his many years of service to the Des Moines Community, Warren Bonus has been selected as the 2014 Waterland Parade Honorary Grand Marshal. Mr. Bonus has been a part of the Des Moines... [Read more]

Be sure to bring Food for the ‘Parade Against Hunger’ at Waterland Parade Sat.

Be sure to bring Food for the ‘Parade Against Hunger’ at Waterland Parade Sat.

Don’t forget to bring non-perishable food to this Saturday night’s Waterland Parade, to participate in the ‘Parade Against Hunger’! The Des Moines Food Bank will collect items from... [Read more]

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

LETTER: Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan upset with Comcast customer service

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter was published on Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan's Facebook page; we have received permission to post it here. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

by Greg Wright What new insight could I possibly add to your experience of Dead Poets Society?  Very little, I imagine.  My own history with this classic film is long and deep, having been a fan of both... [Read more]

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

‘Wheels & Keels’ to be on display at the Marina this Sunday, July 20

Classic cars and vintage wooden boats will be on display at the Wheels & Keels show at the Marina this Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a family-friendly show with prizes, raffles,... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding Swap Meet this Saturday

Advertiser Des Moines United Methodist Church will be hold its third annual ‘Trash to Treasure’ Swap Meet this Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Waterland Festival. “Find... [Read more]

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

Odd Fellows Hall will serve as a cooling center during Waterland Festival

With temperatures forecast to be in the 80s during the upcoming Waterland Festival Weekend, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Des Moines Lodge #305, is going to have an air-conditioned cooling center... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

PHOTOS: Mid-Sound Summer Social kicks off six weeks of “Relaxed Racing”

The Three Tree Point Yacht Club kicked off their 2014 Mid-Sound Summer Social racing series this past Thursday evening under beautiful blue skies just outside of the Des Moines Marina. This annual racing... [Read more]

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

King Co. Councilmember Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Des Moines Parks

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over keys to Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan. On Thursday (July 10), Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove handed over the keys of an eight-passenger van to... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: great 5-bedroom Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: great 5-bedroom Des Moines view home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for both this Saturday and Sunday – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home! Not only is this home in... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Past the Popcorn: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

by Jeff Walls Based on the novel by French writer Pierre Boulle, the original Planet of the Apes film inspired a franchise that included five movies between 1968 and 1973.  After a forgettable Tim Burton... [Read more]

Advertiser Waterland CrossFit introduces ‘GOOB!!’ Program for Teens!!

Advertiser Waterland CrossFit introduces ‘GOOB!!’ Program for Teens!!

Beginning Tuesday, July 15, the “Get Out Of Bed!!” (aka ‘GOOB!!’) Program kicks off at Advertiser Waterland CrossFit! Designed as a fun resource for kids aged 12-15 to “do something”... [Read more]

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto‘s musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market

Ah, the beautiful sun was back last Saturday and new fruits and vegetables are showing up. Check this chart for your favorites (click image to see larger version): Food Trucks – look for your favorites:... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Curtis Hammond Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017

The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding... [Read more]

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19?

Will YOUR first 5k be the Waterland Sun Fun Run on Saturday, July 19? That morning at 8:30 a.m., an event will begin. In scenic Des Moines Beach Park friends and neighbors will gather and start to move... [Read more]

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

See the ‘Castaways’ for FREE tonight at Des Moines Beach Park!

Tonight – Wednesday, July 9 – is the first of the Des Moines (WA) Arts Commission’s FREE summer concert series! See the ‘Castaways’ in the Des Moines Beach Park meadow from 7 –... [Read more]

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

Large disaster drill to be held at Sea-Tac Airport on Thursday, July 10

If you happen to notice a lot of emergency-type activity at Sea-Tac Airport this Thursday, July 10, don’t worry – it’s just a very large drill being put on by the Port of Seattle. Eight... [Read more]