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Posted July 06, 2016in Beaverdale, Community Blogs, In Living, Web Exclusives

Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival, July 23rd

The Beaverdale Neighborhood Association and the Beaverdale Betterment Coalition are proud to announce our first joint concert, the 2016 Beaverdale Bluegrass Festival, on Saturday, July 23rd at 5:00 PM.  The concert will be hosted at Tower Park.  This year’s bands include Sans Souci, the Maytags, Mr. Baber’s Neighbors, The Solar String Band,

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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 26, 2015in Community Featured, Beaverdale, Email blast

Goodbye, Rudy

Rudy, known as the Beaverdale Dog, was a longtime fixture in the yard of Joy Brady and Marty Canova’s house at 46th Street and New York Avenue. Beaverdale residents, young and old, paid daily visits to the newfoundland-labrador mix, as he was tied alongside the sidewalk. Rudy bounded out to

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Beaverdale

Come home to St. Luke’s

How many times have you driven or walked by the intersection of Forest and Beaver Ave? You may have noticed St Luke’s Episcopal Church that sits back of the street. But have you ever wondered…. Who goes there? Or maybe you’ve thought to yourself “what do they believe in …

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

Fall Festival

The addition of a car cruise, street games and horse rides, plus the ribbon cutting to celebrate the end of the years’ long Beaverdale Streetscape project await residents at this year’s Beaverdale Fall Festival. This year’s fall festival is Sept. 18 and 19 and takes place in the heart of

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Beaverdale

50 years at Franklin

Please join us at the 50th anniversary party for the Franklin Avenue Library from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. Our celebration will include music by the Dixieland band The Pelicans, birthday cake, appearances by Pete the Cat and Llama Llama, and special activities for children.   Volunteens Mon, Aug 31,

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Beaverdale

Taking a chance

No one ever told Elena and Bre it would be easy, but they can both agree that it was worth it. It’s a strange thing being best friends. Every little thing the other person does instantly becomes part of your life and schedule. When Elena Al-Bureni and Bre Bridges took

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Posted August 26, 2015in Community Featured, Beaverdale

Things left behind

When Karla Walsh found her Beaverdale home this past February — and moved in during March — she had no problem envisioning how she would make this house her own. Little did she know she know the previous owner would have some supplies waiting to help her get started. During

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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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