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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Downtown

Importance of early detection

Older adults are at increased risk for a variety of foot and ankle issues. Decreases in circulation and sensation, wounds, bunions, hammertoes, skin and nail disorders and degenerative joint disease are all common in the aging population. These conditions have a significant impact on quality of life. The elderly are

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Connected to the city

“There’s never a boring day in downtown Des Moines.” Whether it’s a special event, the weekend rumble or a Tuesday night, long-time ‘downtowner’ 27-year-old Katti Calvert can’t complain about the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city. It gives her plenty to do. She tells everyone she meets

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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 21, 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

This Summer, Make Room for Chillable, Gulpable Reds

Greetings from Ocean City, New Jersey. This past Saturday, I checked into a rental house for the week with some friends. Since Ocean City is a dry town, we came with plenty of beer and wine, along with ingredients for a few basic cocktails. While prepping dinner on the first

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Posted July 16, 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

The 20 Best State Fairs in America

For many of us, state fairs are the highlight of summer. Free live concerts, crazy competitions, carnival rides galore and deep fried EVERYTHING. While all state fairs are always great fun, not all of them are created equally. Read on for the top 20 that we think rise above the

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

Summer’s joys and sorrows

In the midst of a beautiful summer, we have stumbled into a situation of great sorrow as well as great division. And to those who think that the church should keep its mouth shut on issues of racism and equality, I would kindly suggest that they take another look at

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Posted July 15, 2015in Community Featured, Downtown

South of the border downtown

Downtown plays host to a variety of Mexican cuisine options. Landmarks such as Dos Rios, Malo and Tacopocalypse are bringing unique interpretations on south of the border dishes; but if it’s traditional Mexican-American fare you seek, head to Margarita. Opened in February of 2015, Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina delivers

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