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Man In Black Friday special: Watch ‘The Maury Island Incident’ for 50% off!

Man In Black Friday special: Watch ‘The Maury Island Incident’ for 50% off!

Why brave all the kooky, crazy crowds when you can stay warm and cozy inside and watch the locally-produced, award-winning film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at an out-of-this-world 50% OFF... [Read more]

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

After outside review, City will totally separate from Legacy Foundation

Des Moines City Attorney Tim George By Jack Mayne Donations collected by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation intended to aid in the support of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department were not always... [Read more]

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

Council told of citizen’s help solving murder; OKs flashing light crossing

By Jack Mayne Arrest of a Tacoma man suspected of murder in Redondo Square shopping area was possible quickly because of a citizen’s response to police request for information, the police chief told... [Read more]

‘The Maury Island Incident’ Mural will be moving to Des Moines

‘The Maury Island Incident’ Mural will be moving to Des Moines

During the filming of the award-winning film “The Maury Island Incident,” a local artist named Nancy Pahl was commissioned by Executive Producer John White to create a mural that visually... [Read more]

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

Veteran’s Day Celebration will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Sunnydale Memorial Wall

A Veteran’s Day Celebration will be held at the Sunnydale Memorial Wall on Des Moines Memorial Drive on Sunday, Nov. 11. An outside ceremony will begin at 10:45 a.m., followed by an inside Open House... [Read more]

Celebrate Veterans Day at Des Moines Field House on Sunday, Nov. 11

Celebrate Veterans Day at Des Moines Field House on Sunday, Nov. 11

All are invited to join the City of Des Moines in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I – “The War to end all Wars” – in conjunction with honoring all Veterans on Sunday,... [Read more]

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Dia de los Muertos is FRIDAY at the Burien Community Center

REMINDER: Burien’s fantástico, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held this FRIDAY, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “Ven... [Read more]

Woodmont Union seeks to re-open 1933 local socialite death investigation

Woodmont Union seeks to re-open 1933 local socialite death investigation

The Woodmont Union of the Unexplained and Unresolved (“WUUU”) held its annual meeting last weekend and took up the tragic story of Mary Lydia Fitzgerald, a Tacoma socialite whose body was discovered... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #12: What to Believe’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: “The... [Read more]

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

VIDEO: ‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ against Port of Seattle released

‘The Briefing Episode #11: PROOF’ – area resident/activist Steve Edmiston’s ongoing attempt to “take on the Port of Seattle, one public comment at a time” – has been released: And because... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

Volunteers needed to help awesome local art project this Saturday in Des Moines!

Don’t miss your chance to learn from a Master Artist while collaborating to create a work of art that will be permanently displayed along Des Moines’ beautiful waterfront: World-renown artist... [Read more]

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees this Saturday, Oct. 13

Take a FREE Natural and Cultural History Hike Through Trees led by Jim Demetre, local writer and tree enthusiast, along Des Moines Creek to the shore of Puget Sound this Saturday, Oct. 13. This free,... [Read more]

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of closing of Spanish Castle this coming weekend

‘Spanish Castle Magic’ is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the closing of the Spanish Castle Ballroom, and it’ll be held this coming weekend – Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday,... [Read more]

See George C Scott’s new sculpture ‘Kaleidoscope’ on Saturday, Oct. 6

See George C Scott’s new sculpture ‘Kaleidoscope’ on Saturday, Oct. 6

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation and renowned Artist George C Scott are collaborating to create a new sculpture – “Kaleidoscope” – funded by the Port of Seattle’s ACE grant program... [Read more]

Celebrate the Spanish Castle at the Oddfellows Hall on Friday, Oct. 5

Celebrate the Spanish Castle at the Oddfellows Hall on Friday, Oct. 5

As part of the weekend celebrating the historic Spanish Castle, the Oddfellows Hall in Des Moines is sponsoring a Swing Night on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. This will be a FREE event,... [Read more]

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]