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Posted August 26, 2015in Altoona, Cover Story, Community Cover Story

Altoona Palooza

Altoona Palooza is adding some terms to festival-goers’ vocabulary of fun this year. One is human foosball. Another is Palooza Pong. Curious to see what these games are all about? Check them out, along with other new additions and familiar favorites, at the annual celebration on Aug. 29. It takes

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Posted August 18, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Looking For a Wine List Bargain? Go Off the Beaten Path.

One recent Saturday morning, a friend sent me the wine list for Green Zebra, one of Chicago’s top vegetarian restaurants, and asked for my advice. He was dining there that evening with friends who enjoyed wine but weren’t obsessive about it. So he would be tasked with ordering for the

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Posted August 05, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Walt Disney at the Iowa State Fair

No – Walt Disney won’t physically be present at the Iowa State Fair, but, he will be present in “spirit”. The “spirit” is in the form of keeping the State Fair clean and attractive. Anyone that has visited a Disney property knows the “rest of the story” and that they

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Posted August 05, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Fresh peach pie

We recently vacationed in northeast Georgia and, as luck would have it, we were there during their prime peach season.  I’ve always like peaches but, let me tell you, when I had my first fresh Georgia peach I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven!  For several days in a row I

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Posted August 04, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Australian wine has fallen out of fashion

In the late 1990s, Americans became obsessed with wines from the Land Down Under. For most of this millennium’s first decade, fruit bombs with quirky names and eye-catching labels flew off the shelves of U.S. retailers. But sales soon began free-falling. Between 2008 and 2013, the U.S. market for Australian

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Advice Column, Pleasant Hill

Home equity and refinances

As you make payments on your mortgage loan or make improvements to your property, or if property values in your neighborhood increase, the equity in your home may increase. Home equity is the difference between your home’s fair market value and the outstanding balances of all the loans and other

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Advice Column, Pleasant Hill

Breaking down those ‘free’ offers

Every so often, you see them being offered for taking a small step, such as visiting a furniture showroom (no purchase necessary!). The two-night, three-day hotel stay seems too good to be true, so what’s the catch? Well, as you probably know, hotels are not 100 percent full all of

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Wrap up your summer

Entries for adult prizes are accepted through 5:30pm on Friday, July 31st. The entries for children’s and teen prizes are accepted until 5:30pm on Sunday, August 2nd. Be sure to turn in your entries to redeem for prizes. All children who complete the Summer Reading Program will receive a ticket

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Community Featured

Top 10 tips for business

Here are the top 10 tips for business this summer: 10. Write down all of your various logins and passwords, and tuck them away in a safe place. Safe place should not be in your wallet or purse. 9. Write another note, reminding you of aforementioned safe place. (I confess

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Posted July 22, 2015in Altoona, Advice Column, Bondurant, Pleasant Hill

Q: How can I have a healthy digestive system?

A: Your digestive system is about more than what foods you eat. Poor digestion affects the body in many ways, including energy levels and nutrient absorption. Over 70 percent of your immune system is in your digestive tract, making healthy digestion a key element in overall wellness. Developing habits to

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