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Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

Madi’s Steakhouse Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting will be Friday, Oct. 20

The Grand Opening of Madi’s Steakhouse and Fine Dining – located where Scotch & Vine used to be – will be Friday, Oct. 20 at the restaurant at 22341 Marine View Drive S. “We are thrilled to... [Read more]

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Get Disco Fever at annual Bayside Brunch fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 5

Put on your Boogie Shoes for this year’s 18th annual Bayside Brunch DISCO FEVER at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines, coming Sunday, Nov. 5 from 9:30 a.m. – Noon! The Des Moines Legacy Foundation... [Read more]

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

A message from Matt Mahoney for Des Moines City Council

Dear Des Moines Residents, My name is Matt Mahoney and I am a candidate for Des Moines City Council Position 7. Since my wife Beverly (Bev) and I made the decision to run for office in December of 2016... [Read more]

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

North Hill Community Club holds Des Moines City Council Candidate Forum

By Katalia Alexander With elections coming up quickly, many Des Moines citizens are in the process of trying to figure out who to vote for. To help with this process, several community organizations have... [Read more]

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

Local Boy Scouts have completed Des Moines’ Barnes Creek Trail Project

The Barnes Creek Trail project has been completed, and here’s a first-hand account of it courtesy Boy Scout Joel Mensonides: I and other boys in my troop collaborated and conspired with city employees... [Read more]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment runs into clogs & snags

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment runs into clogs & snags

The Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment project is underway after encountering some unforeseen issues that required repair before reopening.  Officials say that when replacing the pool liner and tile surfaces... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walk’ starts at Marina this Sunday, Oct. 15

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walk’ starts at Marina this Sunday, Oct. 15

From our friends at WABI Burien: DATE: This month’s Des Moines Waterland Walk is this Sunday, October 15th, starting at 11 a.m. TIME & PLACE: Walkers will be meeting at 11 a.m. near the fishing... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Westview Estates; Mod Georgetown Homes & Normandy Park Waterfront

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New Westview Estates; Mod Georgetown Homes & Normandy Park Waterfront

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

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Backwards.

by Dave Markwell The other day I put my underwear on backwards. This was not super-unusual. I will often, in my morning haste, put the wrong foot in the wrong leg hole. Typically, I discover this error... [Read more]

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of ‘Feel Good Fridays,’ Dave Markwell’s new book is out

After many years of “Feel Good Fridays,” a definitive collection of Dave Markwell’s weekly column for The Waterland Blog has been compiled and is AVAILABLE for your reading delight! Through... [Read more]

Celebrate new Transportation Gateway to City on Thursday, Oct. 12

Celebrate new Transportation Gateway to City on Thursday, Oct. 12

Celebrate the new Transportation Gateway to the City in the Des Moines Activity Center on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. Major funding partners will be honored including the Port of Seattle, the Transportation... [Read more]

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

‘Tip A Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics will be Saturday, Oct. 21

Please join the Des Moines, Normandy Park and Port of Seattle Police Departments for ‘Tip A Cop,’ a fundraiser for Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 21. Cops will be “serving” food (instead... [Read more]

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Enjoy an Evening of Song at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sat., Oct. 21

Saltwater Music Series & Des Moines United Methodist Church present: An Evening of Song with Rachel Duval WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 7pm WHERE: Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber holding Celebration of Women event Oct. 25

Seattle Southside Chamber holding Celebration of Women event Oct. 25

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – announced that they will be holding a new event and initiative celebrating women in business and... [Read more]

Marina Development Community Meeting will be onboard boat Tuesday, Oct. 17

Marina Development Community Meeting will be onboard boat Tuesday, Oct. 17

All are invited aboard the Argosy Cruise Boat ‘Goodtime II’ for a Marina Development Community Meeting dockside at the Des Moines Marina on Tuesday, Oct. 17. “The Goodtime II will provide... [Read more]

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

Open House for historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ will be Saturday, Oct. 28

An Open House for the historic Van Gasken ‘Red House’ Property will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the house at 402 S. 222nd Street (map below). “Join the City of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Traffic.

by Dave Markwell I hate traffic. I spend much time avoiding it. In fact, I may spend more time trying to avoid traffic than the actual delay would cost me. The other day, while heading home from a jobsite... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New 5-BD Westview Estates; Modern Urban Georgetown 2-BD Homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: New 5-BD Westview Estates; Modern Urban Georgetown 2-BD Homes

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

Des Moines Repair Café will be at Woodmont Library this Saturday, Oct. 7

Des Moines Repair Café will be at Woodmont Library this Saturday, Oct. 7

Bring your small household items including clothing to the first-ever Des Moines Repair Café this Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Woodmont Library. This free event will run from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. “We... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Marina. You can bring: Tires – fees apply Lead Acid Batteries Alkaline Batteries Cardboard Propane... [Read more]