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The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

The Redondo Christmas celebration is back on, will be Wednesday night, Dec. 17

Violent windstorms less than two weeks apart delivered a serious blow to the Redondo community’s boardwalk and then apparently forced cancellation of the annual bonfire celebration that coincides with... [Read more]

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Prolific resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly; memorial will be Sunday

Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician and partner for Breeders Theater, volunteer for the Des Moines Arts Commission, loving wife to Dr. TM Sell…

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take... [Read more]

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

Benefit screening of local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ will be Dec. 16

A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take place on Tuesday... [Read more]

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

VIDEO: Saturday’s Storm Batters Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk to Pieces

KIRO News sent a truck to cover yesterday’s devastating destruction of Redondo’s beloved boardwalk. We’ve included their coverage below. It’s an eye-full, amplifying the fine photos... [Read more]

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

PHOTOS: After Saturday’s storm, Des Moines’ Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces

Story & Photos by Gene Achziger The Redondo Boardwalk lies in pieces. Across the road. Bobbing on a roiling sea. Anywhere except where it is supposed to be after a powerful wind from the northwest... [Read more]

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog! Meet some local, historic Vets

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Publisher/Editor Happy Veterans Day from The Waterland Blog to all Vets, active military and their families! In honor of this holiday, we encourage all our Readers... [Read more]

Brown Bear Car Wash offering FREE car washes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Brown Bear Car Wash offering FREE car washes on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

As a way of saying “thank you” to our military, Brown Bear will be offering free “Bear Essentials” car washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day, on Tuesday, Nov.... [Read more]

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Karlene Petitt to speak about motivational forces behind airline career Nov. 12

Local resident Karlene Petitt is not only a wife, mother and grandmother – she is also a commercial airline pilot, a motivational speaker as well as the author of the two aviation thrillers, “Flight... [Read more]

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

‘Stop spending our money’ say Marina tenants to Des Moines City Council

by Jack Mayne The Des Moines Marina fund has for several years been used to supplement money in the city’s general fund and now Marina tenants are pushing for this to stop before the facility is doomed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

LETTER: ‘A quality school district is key to bringing in new businesses & families…’

[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:] I grew up in the Highline School District... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s closing musings for the 2014 Des Moines Farmers Market

Luck was with us as rain and wind held off during our traditional season’s last day for the Chili Cook-Off. It was a huge success again this year, thanks in part to the wonderful volunteer groups; the... [Read more]

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

Local UFO film to screen at International Family Film Festival in Hollywood

The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will next screen at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. The movie recently won “Audience... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Renton, Tukwila, Burien and SeaTac – then end in Des Moines – received unanimous approval... [Read more]

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

See local UFO film ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Gig Harbor Film Fest Sat.

a The locally-made short film ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ will screen this coming Saturday night, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gig Harbor Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a... [Read more]

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

Des Moines Historical Society’s ‘Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story’ is Wed. night

The Des Moines Historical Society is presenting “The Salt of the Sea: A Fisherman’s Story” as told by local historian and fisherman Bill Rudberg this Wednesday night, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Come and... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

The Port of Seattle and the City of Des Moines held a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony with Panattoni Development Company for the new 87-acrew Des Moines Creek Business Park on Thursday, Aug.... [Read more]