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City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

City of Des Moines honors ‘Spirit of Des Moines’ award winners Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Council meeting, the City of Des Moines gave out their 2016 Spirit of Des Moines Awards to several notable locals: Lifetime Awards (posthumous): CARMEN SCOTT Carmen Scott was a long-time... [Read more]

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

Des Moines City Council unanimously rejects safe drug injection sites

By Jack Mayne The Council passed unanimously, 5 to 0 with two excused absences, a motion rejecting any possibility of a safe injection site in Des Moines at Thursday night’s meeting (Aug. 24). City... [Read more]

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: Last chance to save $5 off tix for Saturday’s Blues & Brews Fest!

REMINDER: The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront from Noon – 8 p.m. at Des Moines Beach Park this Saturday, Aug. 26! And this is your last chance to save $5 off... [Read more]

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

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

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market is still a good choice for you and your vistors and hopes that shoppers who are still staying away will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the... [Read more]

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

Des Moines joins with Forterra to buy property above Marina

By Jack Mayne Des Moines city officials on Thursday signed an agreement with Forterra to purchase a little over a half acre property located above the Des Moines Marina, with the intention of expanding... [Read more]

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding ‘Blessing of the Pets’ this Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church holding ‘Blessing of the Pets’ this Sunday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be holding its annual ‘Blessing of the Pets’ at its 9:30 a.m. Service this Sunday, Aug. 27. Owners with pets are asked to sit in front rows – left... [Read more]

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 4th annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton. Festive village fêtes are fairs,... [Read more]

‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

‘Big Beer Pong Battle’ will add fun new element to Blues & Brews Fest Saturday

If you like blues or brews – or have ever been to a frat party – at sometime in your life you may have also run across a fun little party game called ‘Beer Pong,’ where people toss ping... [Read more]

Comedian Susan Rice will perform at Wesley Homes Des Moines Fri., Sept. 22

Comedian Susan Rice will perform at Wesley Homes Des Moines Fri., Sept. 22

Wesley Homes retirement communities welcomes comedian Susan Rice to its Des Moines campus on Friday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m.! Making people laugh comes naturally to Rice. In college, Rice found that she loved... [Read more]

‘Unforeseen issues’ may delay Mount Rainier Pool reopening to January 2018

‘Unforeseen issues’ may delay Mount Rainier Pool reopening to January 2018

The Mount Rainier Pool refurbishment project has encountered some unforeseen issues that will potentially delay the reopening date to January 2018. The original plan for this project was to replace the... [Read more]

2nd annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Thursday will support Food Bank

2nd annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser Thursday will support Food Bank

Natalie & Lilah Nutting are hosting their 2nd Annual Lemonade Stand Fundraiser this Thursday, Aug. 24, and this year they are raising funds for the Des Moines Area Food Bank. The stand will be open... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 3-BD in Des Moines plus 2 Urban Single Homes

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate Open Houses: 3-BD in Des Moines plus 2 Urban Single Homes

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 home... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Whispers and a stream.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Whispers and a stream.

by Dave Markwell A couple of weeks ago, my thirteen year old daughter said with a smile, “I’m just not very good at things.” This was a pretty blanket statement preceded by her sucking at something.... [Read more]

Highline Premier FC’s Fall 2017 Skills Clinic starts Sept. 15

Highline Premier FC’s Fall 2017 Skills Clinic starts Sept. 15

Fall 2017 Skills Clinic – Field Player Training with Highline Premier FC Coaches – starts Sept. 15: Provides players with essential skills. Age and level appropriate training emphasizes fun, individual... [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

It is the hope of The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market that shoppers who are still staying away will accept our offer of 2 hours free validated parking for the Saturday markets. Just show your purchases... [Read more]

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]