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Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing. Proceeds... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Of Writer’s Block, Spark Plugs, Gas Tanks, & Pay Phones

The Marine View Driver: Of Writer’s Block, Spark Plugs, Gas Tanks, & Pay Phones

In which the author writes purely metaphorically, of course. by Mike Smith Having writer’s block is similar to having bad spark plugs. No matter how hard you step on the accelerator, your car just sort... [Read more]

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

‘Shut Up Legs!’ & ‘Our Pain, Their Gain’ – Cove to Clover fundraiser is March 15

Washington State’s toughest St. Patrick’s Day Snake Themed 5K race – Cove to Clover – will be held Sunday, March 15. This is an excellent, grassroots tradition for our community to “suffer together... [Read more]

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Like wine? Volunteers needed for Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming Mar. 6-7

Do you want to have a great time, meet new friends, support your community and get free entrance to the 2015 Poverty Bay Wine Festival, to be held March 6-7? Then organizers have great news for you! The... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Arrivals.

by Dave Markwell My father-in-law came to town last week. He flew in from upstate New York on Saturday and will be here for a month or so. It’s always an adventure when “Hurricane Bob” hits town... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Firth is Crazy Fun in <i>Kingsman: The Secret Service</i>

Past the Popcorn: Firth is Crazy Fun in Kingsman: The Secret Service

by Jeff Walls There are those out there who feel that the James Bond franchise has gotten a little too serious, that 007 has forgotten himself in his pursuit to be more like Jason Bourne.  Fortunately,... [Read more]

Shrove Pancake Tuesday with Mardi Gras Flair at St. Luke’s Tuesday, Feb. 17

Shrove Pancake Tuesday with Mardi Gras Flair at St. Luke’s Tuesday, Feb. 17

A Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday with a Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) Flair is set for Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton. “Come join us for pancakes in a... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s Valentine’s Spaghetti Dinner is Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church’s annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner will be held this Saturday, Feb. 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. Beautiful cafe setting served by our Youth. Adult $12, Children $8, Family... [Read more]

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover offering Corporate Team Contest at March 15 fundraiser event

Cove to Clover will be offering a Corporate Team Contest at this year’s event – set for Sunday, March 15 – with the Grand Prize being a Challenge Course Team Building Adventure (by Y.E.T.I.): High... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

ELECTION RESULTS: Highline Public Schools Levy passing, Bond struggling

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Feb. 10) Special Election were released at 8:04 p.m., and the early tallies show that the Highline School District Levy is passing with a 57.47% approval, while... [Read more]

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs Feb. 16–17 at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA

‘Winter Break Fun’ runs from Feb. 16 & 17, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Advertiser Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac. “Schools Out! Need plans for your child during the February Winter Break?... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

INTERN’S VIEW: ‘Floralaura’ is a sweet flower shop with a Tweety Bird!

Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School Driving down Marine View Drive in Des Moines you can find a cute floral shop called Floralaura, run by Laura Straight, located... [Read more]

Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by Home Helpers & Direct Link office

Financial Aid for Veterans now offered by Home Helpers & Direct Link office

This week, care providers Home Helpers & Direct Link (an Advertiser) announced their partnership with Veterans Care Coordination to offer the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit to our local community... [Read more]

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Past the Popcorn: Waterland Home Video Feature

Lawrence of Arabia reviewed by Greg Wright When the restored “Director’s Cut” of Lawrence of Arabia played at Seattle’s legendary Cinerama theater in 1989, I was naturally at the first showing…... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

LETTER: Resident filing complaint to PDC about Highline School District

[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:] A Copy of a COMPLAINT to the Public... [Read more]

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

REMINDER: Ballots are due Tuesday!

Have YOU voted on the school levy/bond yet? Ballots are due Tuesday, Feb. 10, and can either be mailed or dropped off locally at a ballot box near Burien City Hall/Town Square on the corner of SW 152nd... [Read more]

THANKS Readers & Advertisers – Waterland Blog traffic grows over +292%!

THANKS Readers & Advertisers – Waterland Blog traffic grows over +292%!

We’d like to take a moment to thank all our great Readers and Advertisers for their support, as our traffic statistics for Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2015 were amazing! In our ongoing policy of transparency,... [Read more]

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says ‘Vote YES by Feb. 10′

Our latest Advertiser Highline Citizens for Schools says “Vote YES for Schools by February 10″: Ballots must be mailed by Tuesday to count in the February 10 election. Vote YES for on the school... [Read more]