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The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part I

The Marine View Driver: Cruising With the ’52 Chev, Part I

In which the author learns to never buy a car that is older than he is… and that has blue flames. by Mike Smith Cars are like catnip to high school boys. Perhaps to girls too, but I’ve never... [Read more]

Man suffers serious burns after Des Moines home ‘explodes’

Man suffers serious burns after Des Moines home ‘explodes’

A Des Moines man was thrown from the roof of his home after it apparently “exploded” and was leveled Friday night, Aug. 15. Reports are that the man, in his 40s, was tarring a roof with a torch... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Custom built home on nice secluded lot

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Custom built home on nice secluded lot

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 17 – is a custom built home on a nice secluded lot. This home has a desirable open... [Read more]

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

Carmen Scott honored at Des Moines City Council meeting Thursday night

At Thursday night’s Des Moines City Council meeting, Mayor Dave Kaplan read Resolution No. 14-153-A into the record books, and now the paved trail running from 200th to the Pier is named for Carmen Scott…

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park

Flute Quest is this weekend at Saltwater State Park – Friday, Aug. 15 through Sunday, Aug. 17. Flute Quest is the largest Native American Flute Festival in the Northwest. Adults and children interested... [Read more]

Highline College President wins 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award

Highline College President wins 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award

Dr. Jack Bermingham, president of Highline College, has been chosen as the Pacific Region winner of the 2014 Chief Executive Officer Award presented by the Association of Community College Trustees. Bermingham... [Read more]

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

Ribbon cut, ground broken for Des Moines Creek Business Park Thursday

The Port of Seattle and the City of Des Moines held a ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony with Panattoni Development Company for the new 87-acrew Des Moines Creek Business Park on Thursday, Aug.... [Read more]

Wesley Homes holding Annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 7

Wesley Homes holding Annual Open House on Sunday, Sept. 7

On Grandparents Day – Sunday, Sept. 7 – you and your friends are invited to join Advertiser Wesley Homes for a fun-filled celebration of their 70th Anniversary. The celebration will include: Great... [Read more]

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

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

What can I say about last Saturday – sun, food & friends meeting friends! Many people say they love the market for its friendly atmosphere amongst the vendors as well as the shoppers. Another big... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Disappointed in incompetence and laziness … by Des Moines PD’

LETTER: ‘Disappointed in incompetence and laziness … by Des Moines PD’

[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:] Good Afternoon, I am writing to share with... [Read more]

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

Seven convicted in 2011 Car Show shooting in Kent

The King County Prosecutor’s Office is reporting that the last two remaining defendants charged in a July 23, 2011 shootout at an unauthorized car show and rap concert in Kent have pleaded guilty. The... [Read more]

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers wrap production on new Sasquatch horror film

Two local filmmakers – John Portanova (Writer/Director) and Jeremy Berg (Director of Photography) – have just finished shooting a new feature horror film called “Valley of the Sasquatch.” These... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Surrender.

by Dave Markwell With the cool mist of an early August morning breaking the sleepy grip of my night’s rest, I see my world in my yard and understand that it’s a good place to be. As the sun begins... [Read more]

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: New price on 5-BD Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: New price on 5-BD Des Moines view home!

WLB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Aug. 10 – is a fabulous 5-bedroom Des Moines view home with a reduced price! Not only is... [Read more]

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

Normandy Park Ale House opens Friday

The newest tenant at the thriving and growing Normandy Park Towne Center officially opens for business Friday morning August 8 at 11:30am. “We’ll be open seven days a week,” said Jeremy Johns, General... [Read more]

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

Around 500 free backpacks and other goodies given out at ‘Back to School Fair’

A “Back-to-School Fair” was held at Steven J. Underwood Park in Des Moines on Thursday, Aug. 7, where some 500 free backpacks were given out to local, low-income students. The backpacks were filled... [Read more]

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

Frank Ferrante returns from Australia with more of Groucho Marx

by T.M. Sell Frank Ferrante was afraid. Every actor with a pulse is a little afraid before going on stage, but it’s a kind of fear and excitement and adrenaline that most use to drive their performances.... [Read more]

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

Blue Whale Bistro holding Grand Opening this weekend, Aug. 8 & 9!

New Des Moines restaurant Blue Whale Bistro will be holding a Grand Opening this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at their location at 22341 Marine View Dr South, Unit D, in Des Moines. “For the... [Read more]