Posted April 17, 2014in Web Exclusives

Veterans Helping Veterans

Des Moines, IA – Over the last two weeks, the Veterans Employee Resource Group (VERG) at the Principal Financial Group® has been collecting many of the top needs of Central Iowa Shelter & Services. They collected over 5,000 clothing and kitchen items, as well as 250 pounds of toiletries during

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Posted April 16, 2014in Web Exclusives

Hope Ministries to serve homeless on Easter Sunday

Date: Sunday, April 20, 2014 Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: Hope Ministries Bethel Mission facility, 1310 6th Ave For Your Information: Hope Ministries is hosting their annual DAY OF HOPE Easter meal to homeless and hungry community members on Easter Sunday, April 20. Over 200 volunteers will be on hand to serve.

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Posted April 16, 2014in Web Exclusives

The Move Project to Host Bicycle Fundraising Event in Des Moines for Clean Water

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 16, 2014) – The Move Project will host their second annual ride for clean water – The Water Ride – on May 17.  The Water Ride is a bicycle ride, starting and ending at Water Works Park, which raises funds for clean water projects in Ghana,

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Posted April 15, 2014in Web Exclusives

International Film Event Celebrates 10 Seasons

July 25-27 marks the 10th running of the 48 Hour Film Project in Des Moines. Registered filmmakers from across Iowa will gather at the Des Moines Art Center the evening of July 25 where they will be given a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue that they

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Posted April 15, 2014in Web Exclusives

Saylorville Lake Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 19, 2014 Noon – 4:00 P.M. Saylorville Lake Visitor Center FREE Celebrate the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake.  Join us at noon at Saylorville Lake’s Visitor Center for a showing of the movie “Green Fire” Aldo Leopold and

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Posted April 14, 2014in Web Exclusives

Peace Tree Brewing Company Brings Home Gold

Knoxville, IA, April 14, 2014—Peace Tree Brewing Company’s Blonde Fatale was awarded a Gold medal in the Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale category at the 2014 World Beer Cup® Award Ceremony this past Friday night.  The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small

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Posted April 14, 2014in Web Exclusives

Tail-waggers and tiaras unleashed: Drake University hosts 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest on April 21

Think of it as the Westminster Dog Show-with a lot more doggy drool, celebrity impersonations by pups, elaborate dog/owner costumes, and a pageant exclusively consisting of English bulldogs. On April 21, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa will host its 35th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest in the Drake University Knapp

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Posted April 14, 2014in Web Exclusives

Neighborhood Finance Corporation Announces New Executive Director

Des Moines, Iowa, April 14, 2014 — Neighborhood Finance Corporation (NFC) announced today that it has appointed Stephanie Preusch as the organization’s new Executive Director. In bringing over 20 years of housing and mortgage experience to the NFC staff, Preusch has been a leader in affordable housing policy and community

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Posted April 11, 2014in Web Exclusives

Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M. Awards Grants to 8 Local Charities at its April 4 Meeting

(Des Moines, April 11, 2014)  At its April 4 meeting, the Rotary Club of Des Moines A.M. (DMAM) awarded eight recipients with community grants totaling $13,000.  Each of the organizations who received grants had representatives speak at the meeting. Recipients: Bailey Katherine Bryant (BKB) Memorial Golf Outing that donates 100%

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Posted April 10, 2014in Web Exclusives

Public invited to review DART’s proposed 2014 service enhancements

What               The public is invited to attend one of five public meetings to learn about the service enhancements being proposed for 2014 by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). Why:               The public meetings are designed to provide riders with the opportunity to view and provide feedback on DART’s

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