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Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

Volunteers needed for Rotary Club Blood Drive this Friday, July 22

*URGENT: As you may have heard, Bloodworks Northwest recently issued a “code-red” appeal for blood donors after inventories for some blood types fell alarmingly – to just a 1-day supply. The Rotary... [Read more]

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens Friday night!

REMINDER: The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began this weekend – Friday and Saturday, March 6–7 – at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. BUY TICKETS HERE! For... [Read more]

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Enter to win two FREE tickets to the Mar. 6-7 Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

You are invited to the 11th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium on March 6-7! To purchase tickets, click here and save $5 with special early bird pricing. Proceeds... [Read more]

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

Bittner Flute awarded to 8th Grader at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School

The 2014 Bittner Flute has been awarded to Kaya Fernandes, an 8th grader at Sylvester Middle School. She is the daughter of Ms. Jamie Fernandes of Burien. The Bittner Flute award recognizes exceptional... [Read more]

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

PODCAST: Learn about Blues & Brews artists ‘The Wired Blues Band’

The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the... [Read more]

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’! Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens —five more than on Saturday and Sunday…

SAVE THE DATE: Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 24

SAVE THE DATE: Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest will be Saturday, Aug. 24

Our friends at the Des Moines Rotary Club wants our Readers to “Save the Date” of Saturday, Aug. 24 for the 4th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest, to be held again at Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

REMINDER: Today (Sunday) is the Final Day of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

REMINDER: Today (Sunday) is the Final Day of the Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Very cool, historic Masonic symbols can be found all around the “haunted” Landmark Event Center. REMINDER: Today – Sunday, March 3 – is the FINAL day of the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine... [Read more]

Enjoy Wine with an Historic, ‘Landmark’ View at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Enjoy Wine with an Historic, ‘Landmark’ View at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Detailed Masonic symbols can be found all around the Landmark Event Center. There are dozens of reasons to come to the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which runs March 1-3 – from the 25 Northwest... [Read more]

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend this Year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 1-3

The Top 10 Reasons to Attend this Year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 1-3

Our friends at the Rotary Club of Des Moines want our Readers to know what the Top 10 Reasons to attend the 9th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Landmark on the Sound Event Center the weekend... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest in Des Moines

PHOTOS: Scenes from Saturday’s Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest in Des Moines

On Saturday (Aug. 25), what’s sure to be a record crowd – estimated at “around 1,200” – filled Des Moines Beach Park for the 3rd annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival, a fundraiser... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday at Des Moines Beach Park

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest is this Saturday at Des Moines Beach Park

The Des Moines Rotary Club’s third annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest will be held from Noon – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Des Moines Bach Park. This annual event is the prime fundraiser... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Gives the Gift of Music at Aug. 25 Concert

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest Gives the Gift of Music at Aug. 25 Concert

The halls of Highline Public Schools are filled with the sound of music, thanks to the partnership of Highline Music4Life and the Rotary Club of Burien, SeaTac, and Des Moines! Since the inception of... [Read more]

You Could Win $1,000 Worth of Wine at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

You Could Win $1,000 Worth of Wine at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival

What would you do with $1,000.00 worth of wine? Hold a neighborhood block party? Add select vintages to your personal wine cellar? Or perhaps host your very own wine tasting bash? At the 8th Annual Poverty... [Read more]

Here’s A Way To Win Two Free Tickets To The Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Here’s A Way To Win Two Free Tickets To The Poverty Bay Wine Festival!

Feeling lucky? Well, here’s an easy way to enter to win Two FREE Tickets to the 8th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Landmark Event Center March 2 – 4! Simply text message the word... [Read more]

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival Will Be Uncorked Friday Night At 5pm!

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival Will Be Uncorked Friday Night At 5pm!

UPDATE: Late breaking news! Internationally known electric violinist Steve Kindler will be performing with Mambo Cadillac on Friday Night, March 4th, at 6 PM at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival at the... [Read more]

Historic Des Moines Landmark Amazing Site For Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Historic Des Moines Landmark Amazing Site For Poverty Bay Wine Festival

There are dozens of reasons to come down to the 7th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival, which runs this coming weekend (March 4-6th), from the 23 local wineries, various food vendors, local beer samplings,... [Read more]

Powell Custom Homes Proud To Be Sponsors Of Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Powell Custom Homes Proud To Be Sponsors Of Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Renovation project by Powell Custom Homes The Rotary Club of Des Moines is proud to have Powell Custom Homes as the Event Sponsor of the 7th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival. For the last 100 years, this... [Read more]

Wine And You’ll Feel Better At The Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 4-6

Wine And You’ll Feel Better At The Poverty Bay Wine Festival March 4-6

Ric Jacobson For all of you wine connoisseurs out there, you will recognize and appreciate the following quote by Robert Mondavi: “Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s... [Read more]

Here Are Over 200,000 Reasons To Attend The Poverty Bay Wine Festival

Here Are Over 200,000 Reasons To Attend The Poverty Bay Wine Festival

By now, you have probably seen the wine-colored posters displayed in the windows of literally every business in Des Moines and have read multiple articles on The Waterland Blog about the upcoming... [Read more]

Meet Rita Norcoss, This Year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival’s Featured Artist

Meet Rita Norcoss, This Year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival’s Featured Artist

Click image to see larger version. This year’s Poverty Bay Wine Festival featured artist is Rita Norcoss, a local artist from Federal Way. Her artwork, entitled “Boating Party at Des Moines,”... [Read more]

Here Are This Week’s Top 10 Reasons To Attend The Poverty Bay Wine Fest

Here Are This Week’s Top 10 Reasons To Attend The Poverty Bay Wine Fest

Courtesy our friends at the Des Moines Rotary, here are this week’s Top 10 Reasons to attend the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, coming to the Landmark on the Sound the weekend of March 4-6th: 10. Tastings... [Read more]

Band Lineup Announced For 1st Annual Des Moines Blues & Brews Festival

Band Lineup Announced For 1st Annual Des Moines Blues & Brews Festival

The official musical lineup for the Des Moines Rotary’s Blues & Brews Festival has been released, and not only do we have it here, but we’ve also got a video of one of the bands to give... [Read more]

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival Kicks Off Tonight In Des Moines

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival Kicks Off Tonight In Des Moines

REMINDER: The 6th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival kicks off tonight (Friday, March 5th) with a black-tie “A Night in the Vineyard” gala party starting at 7:30pmat the Landmark Event Center... [Read more]