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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 September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Urbandale

Meet Larry Zahm

For Larry Zahm, principal at St. Pius X Catholic School, the start of the school year brings with it a renewed sense of purpose. “A new school year is always exciting – to see the students again and hear what they have done in the summer months. It is fun

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Urbandale

Fast, happy pace

Quite possibly the most preferred room in her home is her kitchen. Having a flair for cooking and entertaining, homeowner Ebiweni Anyiko is no stranger to having friends and family over quite frequently. “My kitchen is spacious enough for me to cook,” Anyiko says. “We entertain for birthday parties, church

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Posted September 02, 2015in Cover Story, Community Cover Story, Email blast, Urbandale

Preparing for college

Gabi Wilson, 21, of Urbandale, is preparing one last time for college. She is busy getting ready to hit the road this fall for her senior year at Central College in Pella. She is spending precious time with her family while she still can before leaving for school. “In my

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Posted September 02, 2015in Community Featured, Urbandale

More room, more zoom

After years and years of owning Mustang convertibles, Gary McMickle of Urbandale decided to switch up his game, and invest in a Sebring instead. McMickle, and his wife, Joyce, have a lot of fun in their 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. “We drove Mustang convertibles for a lot of years, but

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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 24, 2015in Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale

Karen Acres Elementary Renovation And Addition Project Takes First Step Toward Completion

Urbandale Community School District Board of Directors approved a contract with Larson & Larson Construction to move forward with an almost $5 million renovation and addition project URBANDALE, Iowa – August 24, 2015 – The Urbandale Community School District (UCSD) is pleased to announce that on Monday, August 17, 2015,

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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 17, 2015in Community Web Exclusives, Urbandale

Rotary Club Honors Urbandale Facilitator of Family Outreach With Hero In Education Award

URBANDALE, Iowa – August 17, 2015 – The Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines recently celebrated the expertise, advocacy and leadership Heidi Zwick brings to students, families and colleagues at Urbandale Middle School (UMS) by presenting her with the 2015 Ken Lepley Memorial Hero in Education Award as well as

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Posted August 17, 2015in Obituaries, Urbandale

Ann Bratney

Laura Ann Bratney, 90, of Urbandale passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Kenneth Eugene Bratney. Born Laura Ann Warden on April 21, 1925 in Forsyth, Montana, her parents were Robert Paul Warden, who grew up in Melbourne, Iowa, and Mary

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