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Posted November 07, 2016in Ankeny, Web Exclusives

Bags tournament raises more than $3,700 for Miller family

On Oct. 22, Anytime Fitness held a Bags Tournament as a fundraiser for the Damon Miller family, local Ankeny residents and Anytime Fitness members. The event was held in conjunction with a Fall Bash thrown by four companies in the Briarwood Center, Noodle Zoo, Cabaret, Krueger Chiropractic and Anytime Fitness. Since

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Posted July 01, 2016in Ankeny, In Living, Web Exclusives

A “Fresh Look” at Ankeny Art Center  
Iowa Art Quilters
Exhibition Showing: August 2-September 28 Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Ankeny Art Center gallery and receptions are free and open to the public Wine and appetizers will be served. A goodwill donation is appreciated.  The Ankeny Art Center presents “A Fresh Look” by the Iowa Art Quilters.  These quilts are original designs created by the artists that dispel the

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Posted September 02, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Spicy Lemon Chicken Soup

Have you found yourself gazing into the ‘fridge helplessly wondering what to fix for dinner? I was in that spot a few days ago. It was a few more days until my next planned “provisioning” trip. I really didn’t want to make a stop at the store. Inside my refrigerator

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Posted August 31, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, North Polk, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

THANKS!!!! – National Courtesy Month

The concept of courtesy and respect for others is never more important. With the changes that are occurring in our nation, being considerate of others is an attribute that we need to be reminded of. Courtesy seems to be disappearing in our society.   Having or showing a behavior that

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Vacation reading

Do you have vacations planned during August? The Kirkendall Public Library offers great on-the-go resources for you and your family! Want an audiobook to enjoy on your way to your vacation destination? Then check out our great selection of Playaways and audiobook cds! If you have a stand-alone cd player

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Ankeny

What happens to my IRA after I’m gone?

Contributing to an IRA can help you build some of the resources you will need to enjoy a comfortable retirement. But what happens to your IRA if you don’t use it up in your lifetime? You can still put the IRA’s assets to good use — as long as you’ve

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Ankeny

Q: What are some tips for keeping my independence?

A: You can continue to live independently as you age by making simple adjustments, taking safety precautions and having the support of others. Get help with daily tasks. Give yourself more time and less hassle by using agencies that provide services like shopping, cooking, and housekeeping. Get meals or groceries

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Ankeny

Q: I’m pregnant. How can I beat the summer heat?

A: There is nothing like pregnancy to make a hot Iowa summer feel even hotter. Follow these simple tips to stay comfortable this summer while still enjoying the season. -Avoid direct mid-day sun, as pregnancy makes you more susceptible to sunburn. When outside, make sure you use SPF 30+ sunscreen.

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Ankeny

Ask the Anytime Owners

Question: My weeks are extremely busy and it’s tough enough to find time to exercise. Now, I’m learning that I need to strength train in addition to my cardio training. I don’t always have time to do this separately. Is there a way to mix cardio into my strength training

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Community Featured

Relationships are vital to business

Growing up as a pastor’s daughter I learned from a young age that the “church” is not just a building…the “church” is the people. I believe the same is true of a community. In the Ankeny Chamber of Commerce we have 888 businesses that make up our membership. When I

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