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Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

Park District Board to meet on levy increase for Mt. Rainier Pool Nov. 21

The Board of Directors for the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 to consider around a 5-cent levy increase to cover unanticipated costs associated with refurbishing... [Read more]

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines hosting 6th annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament Sunday

Des Moines will host the 6th Annual Holiday Cup Taekwondo Tournament this Sunday, Nov. 19 at Highline College. Since 1988, Taekwondo has been one of the principal sports of the Summer Olympic Games. Known... [Read more]

Pac Highway Chargers football team wins GSCYFC Pee Wee Championship

Pac Highway Chargers football team wins GSCYFC Pee Wee Championship

The Pac Highway Chargers football team recently beat the Renton Rangers 7–6 to win the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer Pee Wee Championship (read more here). The team will also play in a... [Read more]

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Holiday Bazaar fundraiser for youth basketball team will be Saturday, Nov. 25

Don’t miss the ‘Team Swish’ 2017 Holiday Gift Bazaar, to be held Saturday, Nov. 25 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Shop with crafters, artists and local small businesses. Enjoy... [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]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks <i>Still</i> Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Seahawks Still Make “The Jimmy” Disappear

By Greg Wright Another season, another slow start on the offensive side of the ball. Another week, another struggle to turn Red Zone visits into touchdowns. Another game, and another media anguish about... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

The Elephant in the Locker Room: Caught with Our Pants Down Again

By Greg Wright I’m hoping that what follows will become a regular feature in this column for the rest of the season. We’ll just call it “A Chat with the Huard Whisperer.” Every... [Read more]

TL SEA Diving: Summer may be ending, but your diving doesn’t have to!

TL SEA Diving: Summer may be ending, but your diving doesn’t have to!

Advertiser TL SEA Diving says: “Summer may be ending, but your diving doesn’t have to!” Leaves may be falling, and temps going down, but the fun of diving can continue all year long! That... [Read more]

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

The Elephant in the Locker Room: The Penalties of Success

By Greg Wright Would you rather be traded from the Seahawks to the Jets, or to the Patriots? Or would you rather stay in Seattle? Let’s deal with those questions one at a time. First: When the news... [Read more]

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District community meeting is Sept. 13

The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District is making progress on its Aquatics Feasibility Study, and will be holding its last public community meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 13, starting at 6:30 p.m.... [Read more]

Cascade Flag Football Association Registration Open now through Sept. 1

Cascade Flag Football Association Registration Open now through Sept. 1

The Cascade Flag Football Association is Seattle’s official home for co-ed American Flag Football, welcoming LGBT and straight ally athletes of all skill levels, age groups, genders, and backgrounds.... [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]

‘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]

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]

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool remains closed through Fall for repairs

UPDATE: Mount Rainier Pool remains closed through Fall for repairs

Des Moines’ Mount Rainier Pool is closed through the Fall for repairs, and here’s the latest update courtesy pool staff: Progress is being made in two key areas: First, the portable bulkhead... [Read more]

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through area on Sunday, Aug. 13

Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Normandy Park area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route... [Read more]

Still time to get Back to Scuba for Summer ’17 at TL Sea Diving event Aug. 15!

Still time to get Back to Scuba for Summer ’17 at TL Sea Diving event Aug. 15!

Come on out to TL Sea Diving’s ‘Discover Pool Night’ on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 from 7 – 10 p.m., and discover a Scuba intro, Dry Suit experiences, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and the... [Read more]

LETTER: Huge THANK YOU to Aquatics Management Group for Mt. Rainier Pool

LETTER: Huge THANK YOU to Aquatics Management Group for Mt. Rainier Pool

[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:] Mt. Rainier Pool is closed for renovations... [Read more]

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

Update from the Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District

By Scott Deschenes District General Manager We appreciate your support for the Mount Rainier Pool. We’ve had a busy month, and I wanted to share the highlights with you in this blog post. First, a quick... [Read more]