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Redondo Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Feb. 24

Redondo Waterland Walk will be this Sunday, Feb. 24

From our friends at WABI Burien: The next walk of the Des Moines Waterland Walkers is this Sunday, Feb. 24, a week later than normal. (The walk didn’t happen on the usual third Sunday of the month because... [Read more]

Des Moines Police holding ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24

Des Moines Police holding ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24

The Des Moines Police Department will be holding a ‘Neighborhood Conversation’ this Wednesday, Oct. 24, with a focus on the Pacific Ridge Neighborhood. This free, open event will be held from... [Read more]

Des Moines’ annual ‘Trick-or-Treat Path’ will be Monday, Oct. 31

Des Moines’ annual ‘Trick-or-Treat Path’ will be Monday, Oct. 31

Little ghouls and goblins will be out on Marine View Drive near 7th Ave S. from 3 – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, as they Trick-or-Treat through Des Moines businesses. This is a FREE, safe trick-or-treating... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Scenes from Opening Day of the 2015 Des Moines Farmers Market

Saturday, June 6 was a bright, sunny and picture-perfect setting for the 2015 Opening Day of the Des Moines Farmers Market at the north end of the marina. This is the 10th year for the market, which runs... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lives.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lives.

by Dave Markwell While taking an unexpected side trip up to Capitol Hill in Seattle the other night, I recognized many old landmarks that I hadn’t seen in several years. As a little kid, my earliest... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ice Cream

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ice Cream

by Dave Markwell The softness of the morning melted like ice cream throughout the rest of my day. And like melted ice cream, once it was gone, I was left with a sense of loss and a longing for some more.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night and Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Night and Day

by Dave Markwell Last night was a blood bath. My eight, almost nine, year old daughter hit the wall, and some other things, including her brother. I saw it coming, but could not avoid or outrun the train... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Last Dance

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Last Dance

by Dave Markwell I was thinking about death the other day. I was thinking about my brother and Dad and grandparents. I was thinking about how I missed them and how my life changed when they passed. What... [Read more]

Fight Crime at ‘National Night Out’ Aug. 7; Here’s How YOU Can Participate

Fight Crime at ‘National Night Out’ Aug. 7; Here’s How YOU Can Participate

‘National Night Out’ is coming to Des Moines on Tuesday, Aug. 7, allowing for residents to get together, get to know each other and discuss how best to fight crime. “National Night Out... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ch..Ch..Ch..Changes…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ch..Ch..Ch..Changes…

by Dave Markwell My son is growing up. While this fact may not seem especially profound, when he called me on the phone the other day and I did not recognize his voice, it felt pretty profound to me. To... [Read more]

Here’s Our “Live Blog” Coverage of Saturday Night’s Waterland Parade

Here’s Our “Live Blog” Coverage of Saturday Night’s Waterland Parade

We “live blogged” Saturday night’s Waterland Parade from the Grandstand, and below is our coverage in reverse chronological order (with the latest posts at the top; click images to see... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Countdowns

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Countdowns

by Dave Markwell Well, the countdown is almost over. Next Friday ends the annual month-long trek towards summer vacation. It will begin. Understanding that summer vacation marks the beginning of nearly... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Light Bulbs.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Light Bulbs.

by Dave Markwell A couple of days ago, I had the privilege of speaking to some 8th graders at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, WA. My presentation was a part of my Rotary Club’s vocational program... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Has any Council Member Ever Looked at Des Moines Crime Statistics?’

LETTER: ‘Has any Council Member Ever Looked at Des Moines Crime Statistics?’

Dear Editor of The Waterland Blog, Recently there was a story circulated around town about a Des Moines City Council Retreat, in which the council made a decision to select “public safety” as their... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Spaces

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Spaces

by Dave Markwell While on vacation last week, I had the fortunate opportunity to stumble across Steven Tyler’s autobiography. For anyone living under a rock for the past thirty years and who may not... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Do You Think You Are Living in a Safe City? You May be Surprised…’

LETTER: ‘Do You Think You Are Living in a Safe City? You May be Surprised…’

To the Editor of The Waterland Blog, Do you remember in 2006 when we voted for a “levy lid lift” tax to restore 12 police department staff positions that had been cut in previous years due to budget... [Read more]