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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 Advice Column, Windsor Heights

Transitioning into retirement

Most people work the majority of their adult lives.  The money that is earned enables us to have our basic needs met and then some.  At a certain point during your working life, you look beyond the basics and are able to start saving some of your paycheck.   You also start to build

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Mixing modern with aged

Most Windsor Heights residents are familiar with Colby brick homes. A large number of these people live in such a home. However, few can say they live in the home that Charles Colby built himself. It’s true, the residence at 1810 74th Street is the house that home builder Charles

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Emerging Professionals

Are you an emerging professional looking to enhance and grow your personal or business network? If so, please join your fellow Emerging Professionals!  We are bringing together those who want to enhance their business and social connections, give back to the community, and have a blast while doing so! Join

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

Meet Kait Kandray

Once Drake student Kait Kandray graduated with her undergraduate degree, she had momentum to go and do big things. First she participated in a graduate program for one year. Then she moved to Korea to teach English. As a full-time teacher to middle school girls, the education she was providing

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Windsor Heights

Six things to do after hitting a deer

It happens. Even if you’re vigilant about avoiding animal collisions, the risk of hitting a deer with your vehicle heightens in the late fall and early winter. It is estimated that between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 there were 1.23 million auto-deer collisions in the United States. These

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Cover Story, Email blast, Windsor Heights

Trash to treasure

Windsor Heights resident Mary Lou Killebrew was curb picking when curb picking wasn’t cool. Her DIY journey began more than 30 years ago when she was a young mom and loved to decorate. She didn’t have a lot of money, but what she lacked in funds she made up for

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Posted August 19, 2015in Advice Column, Windsor Heights

The importance of a will

Anyone who owns property – a home, a car, a retirement account – can benefit from an estate plan. Planning for the future allows you to direct how and to whom your property will be distributed after your death. If you have no estate plan, your property will be distributed

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Windsor Heights

The buggy

After digging into his bag of tricks, no, make that car parts, Joey Edelstein, 28, of Windsor Heights, eventually pulled a buggy out of his hat, aka: garage. Home made is best, right? Edelstein decided to find out for himself by building a very unique looking street buggy. “I am

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