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Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at ‘Blood Pudding’

Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at ‘Blood Pudding’

A Wine Tasting will benefit Beach Park Historic District at Breeders Theater’s Performances, beginning Oct. 25. “Wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by the Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

VIDEO: The first trailer for ‘The Maury Island Incident’ has been released

The first trailer for the locally-produced short film “The Maury Island Incident” has been released: The film is based on the true story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents... [Read more]

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Learn the history behind ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Wed. night!

REMINDER: Local Screenwriter/Attorney Steve Edmiston will be doing a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ for the Des Moines Historical Society Wednesday night, Sept. 11, starting at... [Read more]

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

Learn about ‘The Maury Island Incident’ at Des Moines Historical Society Sept. 11

The Des Moines Historical Society will be hosting a presentation on ‘The Maury Island Incident‘ by local Screenwriter and Attorney Steve Edmiston, starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11... [Read more]

Gardening in Des Moines during July

Gardening in Des Moines during July

by Liz Sanborn King County Master Gardener I have been asked several times how I became a King County Master Gardener. The short answer is that I applied to the program, completed the training and the... [Read more]

Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show will rev & roll into the Marina Saturday

Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show will rev & roll into the Marina Saturday

The Knights Car Club is proud to present this year’s 7th Des Moines Annual Classic Car Show at the Marina this Saturday, July 20. They are expecting over 200 cars that can be viewed at the North Des... [Read more]

Locally-produced ‘Maury Island Incident’ film wins state Innovation Lab Award

Locally-produced ‘Maury Island Incident’ film wins state Innovation Lab Award

Producers of the locally-produced short film “The Maury Island Incident” – which starts shooting June 28 – were honored with an Innovation Lab award from Washington Filmworks at the Seattle... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church celebrating 125 Years of Service Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church celebrating 125 Years of Service Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be celebrating 125 Years of Service in the Community with a reception this Sunday, June 9! “We would be honored if you would join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lament for a Grocery Store

[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:] Moving to Des Moines many years ago was a... [Read more]

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

Learn about the history of Furney’s Nursery on Thursday, May 8

The Des Moines Historical Society will be presenting “The History of Furney’s Nursery” on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7 p.m. at the Des Moines IOOF Hall (728 So. 225th Street). Jason Billingsley... [Read more]

Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium honored by MOHAI

Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium honored by MOHAI

Congratulations are in order for the City of Des Moines! The newly-restored Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium has been selected for a John D. Spellman Historic Preservation Award given by King County’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Wins.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Good Wins.

[In light of the circumstances in Boston, I felt that this repeat column was an appropriate reflection of my feelings on this sad day. Although the circumstances are different, unfortunate parallels can... [Read more]

Retired Flight Attendant Mary Patricia Laffey Inman to Speak Tuesday, April 16

Retired Flight Attendant Mary Patricia Laffey Inman to Speak Tuesday, April 16

You may not be familiar with her name – Ms. Mary Patricia Laffey Inman – but she changed everything in regards to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1966 for women and the airline... [Read more]

VIDEO: KOMO News Does Report on ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Film/Stunt

VIDEO: KOMO News Does Report on ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Film/Stunt

A gorgeous new photo-realistic mural, painted by Seattle Artist Zach Paul, suddenly appeared on the east side of Howard & Marge in Olde Burien Friday. It depicts story elements from “The Maury... [Read more]

Realtor Matt Parker Offers Reward for Finding Sasquatch in Eagle Landing Park

Realtor Matt Parker Offers Reward for Finding Sasquatch in Eagle Landing Park

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a paid Advertisement:] Eagle Landing Park, a popular beach park in Seahurst, has always been a safe spot for locals…until now. An unnamed Gregory Heights resident, one... [Read more]

REMINDER: Today (Sunday) is the Final Day of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

REMINDER: Today (Sunday) is the Final Day of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Very cool, historic Masonic symbols can be found all around the “haunted” Landmark Event Center. REMINDER: Today – Sunday, March 3 – is the FINAL day of the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Original Lady Rams Reunite at Mt. Rainier High School Game

PHOTOS: Original Lady Rams Reunite at Mt. Rainier High School Game

On Tuesday night, Feb. 12, a group of women got together to commemorate the game of basketball at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines (click images to see larger versions): Top Left: Patti Bjorneby,... [Read more]

Thursday’s ‘DUI Joe Show’ will Feature Tom Taaffe Talking about Rev. Jim Jones

Thursday’s ‘DUI Joe Show’ will Feature Tom Taaffe Talking about Rev. Jim Jones

A brand new DUI Joe Show will air on our sister site SoKing Internet Radio this Thursday, Jan. 24, with special guest Tom Taaffe, who will discuss cult leader Rev. Jim Jones. “James Warren Jones... [Read more]