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Destination Des Moines ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Tuesday, July 4

Destination Des Moines ‘Fireworks Over Des Moines’ will be Tuesday, July 4

Destination Des Moines and sponsors are returning with the BEST 4th of July community celebration, which will start at Noon and end with fireworks a 10:15 p.m.: We work all year to raise money and plan... [Read more]

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

Please keep our Columnist Cassidy Huff in your thoughts!

South King Media Blogger (and Mt. Rainier High School student) Cassidy Huff recently had an emergency visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she underwent her 41st surgery this week for an infection... [Read more]

Pac Highway Chargers football team seeking players, coaches & more

Pac Highway Chargers football team seeking players, coaches & more

The Pac Highway Chargers are a youth football team out of Des Moines – ages 6 to 14 years old – and they are looking for players, coaches, volunteers and donations. Fees are $150 for new football... [Read more]

Port of Seattle offering grants to airport communities for planting trees

Port of Seattle offering grants to airport communities for planting trees

The Port of Seattle announced that it will be offering environmental grants to airport communities: Organizations encouraged to submit applications for ecology projects WHAT: New $1 million program to... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 5-BD in Normandy Park & 4-BD Des Moines View!

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 5-BD in Normandy Park & 4-BD Des Moines View!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate will be holding two Open Houses this weekend: The first Open House is in Normandy Park, and will be held this Friday, June... [Read more]

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

Des Moines ‘Waterland Walkers’ holding Father’s Day walk this Sunday

From our friends at WABI Burien: More opportunities to walk with neighbors and new friends! Meet the Des Moines Waterland Walkers. Our neighbors to the south also have monthly walks, led by former Burienite... [Read more]

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent G. Duque, 72-year old man with dementia, has been FOUND

UPDATE: Vincent “Gerry” Duque, the missing endangered person we posted a ‘Silver Alert’ about earlier has been located and is safe! Police say he was actually found prior to the Silver... [Read more]

Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational will be at Highline College June 20-22

Collegiate Cyber Defense Invitational will be at Highline College June 20-22

Amna Hadzihasanovic (left), Ederly Beausilien, Dmitriy Koval and Boo Park are four of the nearly 20 Computer Information Systems students who are designing the corporate computer network that will be used... [Read more]

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Sunday Brunch + LIVE commentary with ‘The Maury Island Incident’ on June 25!

Enjoy a unique, tasty and fun ‘Sunday Brunch with The Maury Island Incident’ on Sunday, June 25 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Tin Theater! You’ll enjoy brunch, plus view a special,... [Read more]

Council approves aviation advisory committee; second airport said needed

Council approves aviation advisory committee; second airport said needed

By Jack Mayne The Des Moines City Council unanimously approved a new airport advisory committee to guide the city as Sea-Tac Airport moves forward with massive expansion plans and increases of passenger... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident gives recap & thoughts about recent Port of Seattle tree meeting

LETTER: Resident gives recap & thoughts about recent Port of Seattle tree meeting

[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:] Dear Port, Thank you for the opportunity... [Read more]

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Meeting to kick-off downtown historic survey will be Wednesday, June 21

Are you interested in the history of Des Moines? Are you a local business owner? Do you have memories or old photos of downtown to share? Want to learn more about future plans for downtown? Please join... [Read more]

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

‘Welcome to the Beach’ – how to enjoy your Waterland City this Summer

If beaches, parks and sea life are on your list of things you love, point yourself in the direction of your Waterland City – Des Moines – this Summer! Offering stunning views of the Olympic Mountains... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High School student named ‘Superhero’ at top secret assembly

Mt. Rainier High School student named ‘Superhero’ at top secret assembly

Mt. Rainier High School 11th-grader Angel Munguia was honored Thursday (June 9) by The Sidekick Collective, a statewide nonprofit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who give back to their communities. Angel... [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

Even with the overcast sky, Opening Day for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market was attended by 6,000+ shoppers! A lot of new vendors, especially the value added food products made with local farm... [Read more]

Get your car washed, help local footballers raise $$ this Saturday, June 10

Get your car washed, help local footballers raise $$ this Saturday, June 10

Mount Rainier and Tyee High Football players are teaming up for a Car Wash fundraiser this Saturday, June 10, from 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Get your car washed and help these student athletes at this... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District seeking public input June 14

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District seeking public input June 14

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District invites the community to attend a public meeting on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Yacht Club. The District is seeking public input on the need, development... [Read more]

Feed the ducks and support youth swimming

Feed the ducks and support youth swimming

The mother of all rubber ducks will float into Tacoma in a couple of weeks, and if you feed her ducklings you may win passes to see her. Momma Duck, a six-story, 30,000-pound inflated rubber duck will... [Read more]

REMINDER: Opening Day is Saturday for the Des Moines Farmers Market!

REMINDER: Opening Day is Saturday for the Des Moines Farmers Market!

Opening Day is this Saturday (June 3) for the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market! Joining our many regular vendors will be some new ones and the now famous Food Truck-In, with lots of delicious menus... [Read more]

Des Moines teen creates website mapping abortion clinics nationwide

Des Moines teen creates website mapping abortion clinics nationwide

A Des Moines, teen has created a website that maps abortion clinics nationwide – the Safe Place Project was created by Maddy Rasmussen, with the intent of creating a safe, non-biased place for women... [Read more]