Life Section

Man in 80s apparently jumps off pier, resulting in huge response Tuesday night

Man in 80s apparently jumps off pier, resulting in huge response Tuesday night

There was a huge police/emergency search and rescue mission for an elderly man who apparently jumped from the fishing pier near the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday night, Nov. 21. Police say that a man in... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Steps.

By Dave Markwell Throughout our lives, we take many steps. Some are forward. Some are sideways. Some are backwards. These steps move us through life. I recall my own first steps into a kindergarten classroom.... [Read more]

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

The Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to consider around a 5-cent levy increase to cover unanticipated costs associated with refurbishing... [Read more]

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines will host the 6th Annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament this Sunday, Nov. 19 at Highline College. Since 1988, Taekwondo has been one of the principal sports of the Summer Olympic Games. Known... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Puget Sound Energy warns customers of payment scams

SCAM ALERT: Puget Sound Energy warns customers of payment scams

Puget Sound Energy is reminding consumers to be on alert for imposters fraudulently claiming to be from the utility and demanding immediate payment with the threat to shut off utility services. Along with... [Read more]

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

Taproot Theatre will present ‘The Gift of the Magi’ in Des Moines on Nov. 29

TAPROOT THEATRE PRESENTS “THE GIFT OF THE MAGI” – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 Taproot Theatre’s Touring Company will be presenting a stage adaptation of O. Henry’s “The Gift of the Magi” at Resurrection... [Read more]

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting will be at Big Catch Plaza Friday, Dec. 1

Join in the kick-off of the Holiday Season at the annual Destination Des Moines Tree Lighting event at Big Catch Plaza on Friday, Dec. 1, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. The Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park,... [Read more]

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

A blatant Ad to sell you Dave Markwell’s new ‘A Feel Good Life’ book

And now…a blatant Ad from Waterland Blog Columnist Dave Markwell: My daughter was playing Christmas music on her phone while eating her Fruit Loops this morning. I shook my head in admonishment... [Read more]

DAL Law Firm: Estate Planning for Parents with Minor Children

DAL Law Firm: Estate Planning for Parents with Minor Children

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Designed by Freepik Estate Planning for Parents with Minor Children If you are a parent with minor children, it is critical that some basic steps are taken to ensure your... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce bringing back ‘Success Foundation’

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce announced on Monday (Nov. 13) that it will be bringing back its 501 c 3 enterprise, previously known as the ‘Success Foundation.’ This new initiative... [Read more]

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued for Monday, with possible gusts up to 55 mph

The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for Monday, Nov. 13, warning that wind gusts could reach 55 mph. The advisory will be in effect from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.: URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Death of a coffee machine.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Death of a coffee machine.

By Dave Markwell A couple of days ago, my coffee maker croaked. I took it apart to see if any glaring issues stood out. After maxing out my appliance repair knowledge in about 12 seconds, I determined... [Read more]

North Hill residents can learn about their new high school neighbors Nov. 16

North Hill residents can learn about their new high school neighbors Nov. 16

Do you live in Des Moines’ North Hill neighborhood or have students at North Hill Elementary? Come to a community meeting if you have questions about what it will be like when Highline High School... [Read more]

Port of Seattle & SeaTac reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

Port of Seattle & SeaTac reach proposed new 10-year ‘Interlocal’ agreement

By Jack Mayne After weeks of discussion, haggling and worry over the continuing and growing effects of the increasing impacts of Sea-Tac Airport on the thousands of SeaTac city residents who live next... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Burien Homes, Normandy Park Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Burien Homes, Normandy Park Waterfront

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding three Open Houses this weekend! The first two homes – open both Saturday & Sunday – are newly constructed... [Read more]

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Don’t miss the ‘Team Swish’ 2017 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shop with crafters, artists and local small businesses. Enjoy... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s Bayside Brunch raised nearly $28,000!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch was a rockin’ good time on Sunday, Nov. 5 at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines. The fun, disco-themed fundraiser raised nearly... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

ELECTION RESULTS 1: First round favors Pina, Pennington, Buxton & Mahoney

The first round of results for Tuesday’s (Nov. 7) General Election have been released, and the early tallies for Des Moines City Council shows that two incumbents are leading: City Of Des Moines... [Read more]

Praisealujah Ministries holding ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend

Praisealujah Ministries holding ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend

Praisealujah Ministries will be holding a ‘Big Blue Barrels Food Drive’ this weekend. “Over 5,000 people in our local communities receive food each month through Praisealujah Food Ministry.... [Read more]

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

VIDEO: Time lapse of cougar skull being, um…cleaned at MaST Center

The good folks at Des Moines’ MaST Center want to thank everyone for “making Fear on the Pier awesome,” and are offering as a reward this time lapse video of a cougar skull that was being... [Read more]