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Get a FREE car wash at Des Moines Brown Bear Car Wash on Thurs., Aug. 24

Get a FREE car wash at Des Moines Brown Bear Car Wash on Thurs., Aug. 24

Brown Bear Car Wash will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 24, by offering free “Beary Clean” car washes at 23 Puget Sound area tunnel wash locations – including in Des Moines –... [Read more]

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Farmers Market Manager Rikki Marohl will be honored by council Aug. 24

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Market Manager Rikki Marohl (pictured above with former Mayor Bob Sheckler) has been selected to receive the 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Annual Achievement Award, “to... [Read more]

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

Amazing bands will rock Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest on Saturday, Aug. 26

One of the region’s premier blues music events returns to the shores of Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 26, as the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest rocks Des Moines Beach Park. Close to 20 craft... [Read more]

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

Watch the Solar Eclipse at the Des Moines Library on Monday, Aug. 21

On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 you can watch the total Solar Eclipse for FREE at the Des Moines Library, starting at 9:45 a.m.. This all ages, free event will run from 9:45 – 11 a.m., and – far as we know... [Read more]

DAL LAW: Do you need a Prenuptial Agreement?

DAL LAW: Do you need a Prenuptial Agreement?

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Designed by Freepik Do You Need A Prenuptial Agreement? If you are considering marriage or a domestic partnership, and have either been married before or are bringing substantial... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lonesome Places.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lonesome Places.

by Dave Markwell Last week I enjoyed a rare and precious experience for me: a vacation. I spent 10 days in the Eastern Washington heat surrounded by family and friends. I delighted in some golf and cards... [Read more]

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

Wanolitto’s Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market

The Saturday Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is still in operation – it’s only the Wednesday market that has closed. Please also keep in mind we will validate 2 hours free parking…

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

VIDEO: Seattle Southside Chamber’s August Luncheon at Sea-Tac Airport

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce’s August Luncheon was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at Sea-Tac International Airport. Managing Director Lance Lyttle was the keynote speaker, and he spoke about... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool remains closed through Fall for repairs

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool remains closed through Fall for repairs

Des Moines’ Mount Rainier Pool is closed through the Fall for repairs, and here’s the latest update courtesy pool staff: Progress is being made in two key areas: First, the portable bulkhead... [Read more]

See ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ FREE at Des Moines Beach Park Sunday

See ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ FREE at Des Moines Beach Park Sunday

See Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ for FREE this Sunday, Aug. 6, starting at 5 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park. This comedy features “the bantering of two of his clearest... [Read more]

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Normandy Park area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Normandy Park Waterfront + 3-BDs in SeaTac, Kirkland & Lakewood

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: Normandy Park Waterfront + 3-BDs in SeaTac, Kirkland & Lakewood

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend! The first home – open both Saturday and Sunday – is a great 3-bedroom,... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

ELECTION RESULTS 2: It’s still Pina vs. Martinelli & Buxton vs. Steinmetz

The second round of results for Tuesday’s (Aug. 1) Primary Election have been released, and with 23.39% counted, and the standings in the race for Des Moines City Council remain the same. The top... [Read more]

REMINDER: David Bowie tribute band ‘Bowie Vision’ at Beach Park TONIGHT!

REMINDER: David Bowie tribute band ‘Bowie Vision’ at Beach Park TONIGHT!

REMINDER: The excellent David Bowie tribute band ‘Bowie Vision’ will perform for FREE tonight – Wed., Aug. 2, 2017 – at Des Moines Beach Park, starting at 7 p.m. Bring the whole family,... [Read more]

City opens Cooling Center during heat wave this week

City opens Cooling Center during heat wave this week

In response to the Excessive Heat Warning and Air Stagnation Advisory issued by the National Weather Service, the Des Moines Activity Center will be open as a cooling center this week. Hours will be Monday... [Read more]

Free inaugural All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12

Free inaugural All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12

A FREE inaugural All-Day Music and Community Festival will be in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day featuring 4+ live bands, fresh... [Read more]

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

Learn more about Sea-Tac Airport’s Ecology Fund at a session near you

By Brian DeRoy 
Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle will be holding several informational sessions designed to let community groups near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport know how they can benefit... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Before sunrise.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Before sunrise.

by Dave Markwell I woke up at 4:30 this morning with an unusual amount of “aliveness”. I’m not sure why I woke up at 4:30 or why I was feeling so alive at such an hour, but life is funny. I heard... [Read more]

LETTER: City Manager Matthias and Mayor Pina took lead on airport issues

LETTER: City Manager Matthias and Mayor Pina took lead on airport issues

[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:] Thank you all who signed our petition... [Read more]