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Posted May 06, 2016in Community Cover Story, Featured Story, Web Exclusives, Waukee

Kettlestone District Master Plan Recognized with Iowa ASLA Award

The Kettlestone Master Plan, developed by Confluence, was awarded an Honor Award for Planning by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on Thursday, April 28. The Honor Award is the highest level of award given, and it recognizes exceptional creativity and imagination in landscape architecture.

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Posted September 02, 2015in Featured Story, Johnston

Support the library

Free your inner artist and support the Johnston Public Library at a social painting event for the creative and not so creative on Thursday, September 10th at 5:30pm at Johnston Public Library. Connie Pruitt, an art instructor and Friend of the Johnston Public Library, will guide participants through the step-by-step

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Featured Story, Email blast

Lisa Spencer goes for gold

Special Olympics Iowa bowler Lisa Spencer, 32, from Ankeny was named to Special Olympics Team USA. She joined fellow bowler Patrick Gulbranson from Stuart to compete and represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif., July 25-Aug. 2. Spencer earned a gold

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Posted August 05, 2015in Ames, Featured Story

Deli slam dunk

Depot Deli and Cookies, Etc. has only been open for a few weeks now, but it’s the perfect addition to a growing list of shops that have taken over the old railroad depot at the end of Main Street. If you’re a sucker for a good sandwich and a cup

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Posted June 24, 2015in Featured Story, Pleasant Hill

Jazz in July and Family Funfest

As I start the day at the breakfast table with kids, Taylor, Laney and Nick, we are talking summer calendar… as many of you can relate, we are swamped with weekend baseball, dance recitals and camps. A weekend we always look forward to, a MUST-DO, is Family Funfest! This year’s

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Featured Story, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Lucardo

The dramatic keystone arch that crowns the Lucardo’s soaring portico is a perfect prelude to the home’s breathtaking two-story entry. Elegance on this scale is totally appropriate to this striking estate-sized plan, offering more than 4,500 square feet of living space plus a roomy four-car garage and a large unfinished

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Posted June 24, 2015in Featured Story, Pleasant Hill

Library highlights

The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. There is still plenty to sign up! All ages can sign up including toddlers to adults! Children receive prizes just for signing up and drawings will be held at the end of the summer for great prizes for all ages. $50 gift

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Posted June 17, 2015in Featured Story, Email blast, Downtown

Martinis and tapas

The Des Moines food scene is amazing. Within a few square miles you can find a diverse blend of cuisines that will satisfy any hunger pangs. Whether you are looking for a full course meal, or a quiet respite to sip cocktails and chat, Des Moines has it all. With

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Posted June 10, 2015in Featured Story, Des Moines West

Meet Rachel Smith

Callanan Middle School teacher Rachel Smith loves being a part of a unique time period in her students’ lives. Smith teaches sixth-grade global studies, which covers basic geography skills, culture, Latin America, Europe and Russia. What she loves about sixth-grade students is the transformation in their personalities and academic abilities

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Posted June 10, 2015in Featured Story, Des Moines West

Leading by example

Carriage houses aren’t just for carriages anymore…not in this day and age anyhow. However, converting one into a home gym? Now we’re talking. Kelly Roberson and Rob Whitehead, of Des Moines West, live in one of the charming, and historic vintage homes located south of grand. On the property sits

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