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PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

PHOTOS: Santa lights up Des Moines’ new Christmas Tree at Big Catch Plaza

Photos & Story by Sterling Paris On Friday night (Dec. 5) at Big Catch Plaza, colorful lights lit up all around the Des Moines Christmas Tree to a crowd of around 450 people, the largest... [Read more]

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: Benefit screening of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ is next Tuesday!

REMINDER: A benefit screening of the locally produced, award-winning UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” – for the Burien Actors Theatre and the Highline Area Food Bank – will take... [Read more]

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

Des Moines in danger of being insolvent; city says lost state money causing pain

by Jack Mayne The nexus of the recent recession and the Washington State Legislature’s redirection of financial supports that cities used to use to balance their budgets has resulted in the City of Des... [Read more]

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Des Moines’ Pacific Middle School wins $10,000 for teaching kids how to code

Pacific Middle School – located in nearby Des Moines – is the only school in Washington to receive a $10,000 grant from Code.org to buy technology to support computer science learning in the classroom. On Tuesday,... [Read more]

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

Thieves crash truck into Normandy Park Market, steal ATM machine

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog: Thieves crashed their pick-up truck through the doors of the Normandy Park Market early Monday (Dec. 8) then stole the automatic teller machine and fled. A... [Read more]

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

The Marine View Driver: Attempting to Cruise in the 1979 Ford LTD

In which the author experiences every possible human emotion during a Mariners game. by Mike Smith Back in 1992 I bought a 1979 Ford LTD. I’d always wanted a big car. I liked the LTD as a kid and bought... [Read more]

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

MaST Center holding free Christmas Ship viewing party on Thursday, Dec. 11

It’s that time of year, when the annual Argosy Christmas Ships Festival cruises around the sound, and from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11, the MaST Center in Redondo will be hosting a viewing... [Read more]

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the Song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing Event on Sunday, Dec. 21

Join the song at St. Luke’s Annual Carol Sing event on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.! Festive carols and stories, hot cider, cookies, cheese and wine are on the bill for this donation-only event at... [Read more]

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

COUPON: Enjoy $10 off at Via Marina Ristorante after tonight’s Tree Lighting!

Via Marina Pizzeria Ristorante – the newest concept of the Vince’s family of restaurants in Des Moines – is making you an offer you cannot refuse – this exclusive Waterland Blog coupon (click... [Read more]

ALERT: The Blog will be down Saturday afternoon as we move our Server

ALERT: The Blog will be down Saturday afternoon as we move our Server

ALERT: If you try to access the Blog this Saturday afternoon, Dec. 6 and you get nuthin’ – don’t fret, we haven’t been hacked – we’re merely moving our Server to a new hosting... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hour of Whispers.

by Dave Markwell Tonight I am sitting on an airplane flying over the vast nothing of the Pacific Ocean travelling from Hawaii to Seattle. My son lies next to me with his head on this fold down tray. My... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE Santa Photos at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday!

REMINDER: FREE Santa Photos at Berkshire Hathaway offices on Saturday!

REMINDER: Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest will be participating in Winterfest in Burien this Saturday, Dec. 6, with FREE Santa Photos from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.! “It’s... [Read more]

Burien Bark’s Normandy Park location great place to find your Christmas tree

Burien Bark’s Normandy Park location great place to find your Christmas tree

The Burien Bark Family (Advertisers and friends of the blog) are keeping the local holiday spirit alive by opening a second Christmas tree lot once again this year. The second lot is open right now at... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [Read more]

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

Police seeking public’s help finding armed robber who hit 4 SeaTac Motels

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect who has struck four motels and one pizza shop in the city of SeaTac since Nov.... [Read more]

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Tree Lighting celebration will be at Big Catch Plaza this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Des Moines’ annual Tree Lighting celebration will be held at Big Catch Plaza this Friday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m.! “Join with us as we celebrate the lighting of our Des Moines tree in Big Catch... [Read more]

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

WEATHER GEEK: Temps rise, rain to return as the area starts to thaw out

Press “Play” button to hear live weather info. by Chris Scragg Puget Sound Weather Geek We’ll be slowly crawling out of our cold spell throughout this week, but until we’ve fully... [Read more]

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ be sure to help local needy kids & seniors

On ‘Giving Tuesday,’ be sure to help local needy kids & seniors

The Des Moines Legacy Foundation is asking for donations to provide scholarships so economically challenged youth and seniors can participate in Des Moines Parks, Recreation & Senior Services programs. The... [Read more]