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Fran Woodard will be this weekend’s Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Fran Woodard will be this weekend’s Waterland Parade Grand Marshal

Destination Des Moines and the Waterland Festival & Parade are proud to announce the 2017 Waterland Grand Marshal – Fran Woodard. Fran Woodard is a dedicated volunteer and active steward of the... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #7 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. This is the final post in our... [Read more]

Wesley Homes partners with Highline College to create student resident program

Wesley Homes partners with Highline College to create student resident program

Five Highline College students are participating in the first Wesley Homes Students-in-Residence, multigenerational program. “This is such a distinctive program,” said Wesley Homes Director of Sales... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

WATERLAND BLOG VOTERS’ GUIDE: Q&As with Council Pos. #1 Candidates

On July 6, 2017, we emailed out a list of 10 Questions to all candidates running for Des Moines City Council in the Primary election, which has an Aug. 1 voting deadline. We will be posting additional... [Read more]

Waterland Festival, Parade, Car/Boat Show & more is weekend of July 21–23

Waterland Festival, Parade, Car/Boat Show & more is weekend of July 21–23

The annual Waterland Festival – a full weekend of fun summer events celebrating our Waterland Community – will be held from July 21 – 23. This event is brought to you by Destination Des Moines as... [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 first day of paid parking at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market saw some minor glitches but, overall it went fairly well. Just keep in mind we will validate 2 hours free parking…

DAL Law Firm: How to correctly set up Beneficiaries

DAL Law Firm: How to correctly set up Beneficiaries

From Advertiser DAL Law Firm: Selected by freepik How to Correctly Set Up Beneficiaries In our estate planning practice, we many times work with clients who have questions regarding their beneficiaries,... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation: Every kid deserves the chance to play outdoors!

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation has mounted a fundraising drive to replace all of the worn-out and aging playground equipment across the city’s parks system, plus add equipment at both the Beach... [Read more]

Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

Picnic Shelter dedication, BBQ, Kids & Music in the Park Wed. at Beach Park

This Wednesday, July 12 will be a big day in Des Moines, with four big events at Beach Park: 4:30 p.m.: BEACH PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT PICNIC SHELTER DEDICATION Help the City celebrate the reopening of the... [Read more]

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

Port of Seattle holding emergency exercise at Sea-Tac Airport on Wed., July 12

If you see or hear what appears to be an emergency at Sea-Tac Airport on Wednesday, July 12, don’t worry – it’s merely a full-scale exercise simulating an aircraft accident. These emergency... [Read more]

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Orwall and Pellicciotti get funding for Sea-Tac air quality study

Sea-Tac Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation, with 3.4 million more passengers last year than in 2015. With the highest total annual number of arrivals and departures in the state,... [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 Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  was busy last Saturday at the start of the 4th of July weekend. Paid parking is to start July 6, so remember that we will validate 2 hours free parking for both…

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

By Scott Deschenes District General Manager We appreciate your support for the Mount Rainier Pool. We’ve had a busy month, and I wanted to share the highlights with you in this blog post. First, a quick... [Read more]

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this national holiday: Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President,... [Read more]

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

New Travel Ban doesn’t result in much protest at Sea-Tac Airport

By Devin Otto Intern, Big Picture High School On Friday night (June 30), the “new” U.S. travel ban went into place, affecting airports across America, including Sea-Tac Airport. The ban, which... [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

We welcomed a little breeze at the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market  last Saturday, as temps reached 90. That didn’t seem to bother the huge crowd enjoying all that goes on at our market…

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

REMINDER: Fireworks are still illegal in Des Moines, with a possible fine of $513

The Des Moines Police Department would like to remind everyone – as outlined in the City of Des Moines Municipal Code below – that the possession and use of “Fireworks” within the City limits of... [Read more]

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

Port of Seattle vows to meet Paris Agreement climate goals

The Port of Seattle on Tuesday (June 27) announced that it has joined the national coalition ‘We Are Still In,’ an alliance of governments, colleges, and businesses committed to meeting the... [Read more]

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Mayors’ Luncheon

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce held its annual Mayors’ Luncheon at Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac on Friday, June 9, and below are videos and photos from the event. On hand at this annual... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open House: 3-BD Burien Home on enormous corner lot!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open House: 3-BD Burien Home on enormous corner lot!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding one Open House this weekend, on both Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25. Open for review is this 3-bedroom... [Read more]