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Posted September 03, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown, Pleasant Hill

Gordon David Quinn

Gordon David Quinn (37) died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, August 30, 2015. David was born in 1977 in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1996 and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2000. He worked as a Project Specialist for EP2. David was

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Posted September 03, 2015in Des Moines West, Obituaries, Downtown, Waukee, West Des Moines

Harry J. “Jack” Sink

Harry J. “Jack” Sink, 86, died Friday, August 28, 2015, at Hospice Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2015, at First Christian Church, 2500 University Ave. in Des Moines. Private burial was held at Glendale Cemetery. Jack was born on July

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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 Community Featured, Downtown

Grace: making all things new

It seems to me that there are times in life – when I have had absolutely enough. When the things of this world become too overwhelming. Negative. Sad. Disturbing. When movie theaters are shot-up, when churches are burned, when planes fall from the sky, when people are killed for the

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Downtown

Q: Who can benefit from women’s health physical therapy?

Patient’s experiencing pelvic pain, incontinence, pain pre/post pregnancy, or abdominal scarring can all benefit. You may ask your primary care physician or OB-GYN if your problems may be addressed with Women’s Health Physical Therapy.   What shoulder I do to maintain a healthy bladder? Drink plenty of fluids. Six to

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Email blast, Downtown

Enjoying the Scenic Route

I am continually amazed at the quality of food offerings that Downtown Des Moines offers. My most recent ‘moment of amazement’ was at the Scenic Route Bakery; equal parts bakery, coffee shop and café. In nine months’ time, the Scenic Route Bakery has done what many restaurants take years to

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Downtown

What is pain management?

Pain Management is a nebulous term that has a variety of meanings. Some people associate pain management with medications and the negative aspects associated with the use of opioid or narcotic medications. Others view pain management with injections into the spine for pain control. Both of these descriptions are too

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Cover Story, Downtown

Des Moines Triathlon

The name may be different, but the Des Moines Triathlon is still expected to draw thousands of participants and bystanders to the downtown area during the Labor Day weekend and bring in millions of dollars in revenue to the metro area. The triathlon, which takes place Sept. 6, will remain

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Back to school

September is library card sign-up month. What better time to get a library card than right when you’re preparing yourselves and your children to go back to school? Sometimes, schoolwork causes stress. Des Moines Public Library has many online resources for kids, teens, and adults. If you or your children

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