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Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

Jeanette Burrage resigns from Des Moines City Council Wednesday

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage – who has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus she was... [Read more]

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

Des Moines Councilmember charged with slapping special needs student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: by Jack Mayne Des Moines City Councilmember Jeanette Burrage has been charged with assaulting a special needs student riding on a Highline School District bus... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

UPDATE: Missing 2-year old boy found SAFE in Renton!

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: UPDATE APRIL 15, 2015 9:46 a.m.: The missing 2-year old boy has been FOUND safe in Renton! “We are pleased to announce, just after 9:00 this morning April... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Great home with nice yard in Des Moines

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Great home with nice yard in Des Moines

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, April 11, from 1 – 4 p.m. – is a great 3 (or 4) bedroom home with a nice yard on a quiet... [Read more]

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

Two diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Two cases of active tuberculosis (TB) at Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines are being investigated, Public Health – Seattle and King County reported on Saturday,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Zenith Holland now open five days a week in Des Moines

Zenith Holland now open five days a week in Des Moines

It’s Spring at Zenith Holland Gardens, now open 5 days a week, Wednesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.,  and Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Proprietors Lyn and John have made many updates over the winter... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Gorgeous 3-BD Des Moines home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Gorgeous 3-BD Des Moines home!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Saturday, April 4 from Noon – 3 p.m. – is a gorgeous 3-bedroom Des Moines home! This house has... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Garage Sale in Woodmont Beach neighborhood this Friday and Saturday!

Garage Sale in Woodmont Beach neighborhood this Friday and Saturday!

A big Garage Sale will be held in the Woodmont Beach neighborhood of Des Moines this Friday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three friends are downsizing,... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Zenith Holland this Saturday: Put life back into your soil on March 28!

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is hosting an informative talk, titled “Put Life Back Into Your Soil” this Saturday, March 28, in Des Moines. The presentation will... [Read more]

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

Meet Artist/Developer Dan Spalding, the new owner of the Des Moines Theater

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Monday it was announced that Dan Spalding of Spokane will be the new owner of the Des Moines Theater, which has sat vacant for years at 22325 Marine View Drive. Spalding... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

Poverty Bay Wine Festival returns to where it all began on Fri.-Sat. March 6-7

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival will return to where it all began next Friday and Saturday, March 6–7, at the newly remodeled Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium. For the past decade, the Des Moines Rotary... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #50050 holding Italian Dinner fundraiser this Saturday night

Girl Scout Troop #50050 holding Italian Dinner fundraiser this Saturday night

Girl Scout Troop #50050 will be holding an Italian dinner, silent and dessert auction this Saturday night, Feb. 21, from 5 – 7 p.m. The all-you-can-eat fundraiser will be held at St. Philomena Parish... [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]

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

Des Moines parents on alert after abduction of Mt. Rainier High student

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: On Tuesday (Jan. 20), a letter was sent home to parents of Mt. Rainier High School students, warning them of two recent incidents – one of which was an actual... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

LETTER: ‘More Police Officers vs new schools and the money for neither…’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, posted exactly as written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] More Police Officers... [Read more]

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician... [Read more]

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

‘Barber Mike’ a cut above for volunteer work for local Boys & Girls Clubs

by Carrie Baggaley Rasmussen It’s 9:30 a.m. the day before Thanksgiving when I walk into Prolific Hair Design in Des Moines. The TV is on college basketball – North Carolina vs. Butler – and... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Learn Wreath Making this Saturday at Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines

Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens in Des Moines will hold their terrific annual Wreath Making Class this Saturday, Nov. 22. It starts at 11 a.m. and the cost is $49.95. You’ll... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

Berkshire Hathaway Open House: Amazing 4-BD Des Moines view home!

BTB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest’s Open House – set for this Sunday, Nov. 16, is an amazing 4-bedroom view home in Des Moines! This modern lifestyle home has breathtaking,... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: For 2nd day in a row, a shooting in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: The Des Moines Police Department is reporting that a man was shot in the hand Thursday afternoon (Nov. 13) in the 22100 block of 30th Ave South, near Midway Park. The... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland Gardens: the place to find your Christmas Tree this season!

Zenith Holland’s Lyn Robinson Friend of the Blog and Advertiser Zenith Holland Gardens is the place to pick up your Christmas tree this season. November 21st is when it starts, (they’ll be open... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

WATERLAND BLOG: Man shot, killed in Des Moines Wednesday morning

A man was shot and killed on in the 20100 block of Des Moines Memorial Drive Wednesday morning just before 10 a.m. (Nov. 12), according to the Des Moines Police Department. Police say that an altercation... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

Via Marina Ristorante introduces first ever mobile Coupon: get $10 off!

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!   Vince Mottola, along with partners Stephenie... [Read more]

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

Vote LOCAL in KING5’s ‘Best of Western Washington,’ which ends this Friday

KING5’s annual ‘Best of Western Washington‘ contest ends this Friday, Oct. 24, so now would be a good time to cast your votes to help some of our local businesses! Several area businesses... [Read more]

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

WATERLAND BLOG: Recreational Pot Store opens in Des Moines

From our sister site The Waterland Blog comes news that a recreational pot store is opening in Des Moines this week. This will be the only retail marijuana store between Seattle and Tacoma. Read the full... [Read more]

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

Des Moines Farmers Market’s Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday, Oct. 25

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Annual Chili Cook-Off – coming this Saturday, Oct. 25 – is family friendly and is the culminating event for the market’s 2014 season. It is a fun and delicious... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Judson Park’s Holiday Bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 14

Judson Park’s Holiday Bazaar will be Friday, Nov. 14

Advertiser Judson Park’s 2014 Holiday Bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their campus at 23600 Marine View Drive South in Des Moines. “We’ll have hand-crafted... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Blue Whale Bistro – a haven for Foodies – launches new Happy Hour

Just a few short months ago, Blue Whale Bistro opened their doors with a mission to bring great tastes to Des Moines and beyond. If rave customer reviews and an often-packed house are any indication, they... [Read more]