Posted August 29, 2014in Web Exclusives

2014 Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger- A Symphony of Caring Yields Highest Results in Event’s Six-Year History

DES MOINES – As part of the Des Moines Symphony’s 21st annual Yankee Doodle Pops, the Des Moines Symphony and its partners – Bank of the West, Casey’s General Stores, Hy-Vee, KCCI and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds – held the sixth annual Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger: A Symphony of

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Posted August 27, 2014in Web Exclusives

Family-Friendly Jason Brown Concert Benefits Children & Families of Iowa

August 27, 2014, Des Moines, IA – Join us for Rockin’ the Ridge at Southridge for a family-friendly celebration featuring Iowa native and country music recording artist Jason Brown in concert. Rockin’ the Ridge takes place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Southridge, 1111 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines.

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Posted August 27, 2014in Web Exclusives

No DART service on Labor Day

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority will not operate bus service on Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of Labor Day. Service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 2. DART Central Station will be closed Monday, as well, and reopen Tuesday. For more information about DART services, please go online to http://www.ridedart.com,

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Posted August 27, 2014in Web Exclusives

Annie Olson Named Development and Donor Relations Manager

Annie Olson has been named Development and Donor Relations Manager for Hoyt Sherman Place.  Olson’s responsibilities include directing and managing the development and donor relations activities through annual membership campaigns, corporate initiatives and special events. Olson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Simpson College in May with a Major in History

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Posted August 27, 2014in Web Exclusives

SHSI accepting FY2015 document preservation grant applications through Oct. 14

DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) is accepting applications for the FY2015 Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) Documentary Collections (Special Round) grant program through Oct. 14, 2014. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Applications for the HRDP Documentary Collections (Special

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Posted August 27, 2014in Web Exclusives

2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo / Duo Winner

Congratulations to the Quay Thomas Duo, winner of the 2014 Iowa Blues Challenge Solo / Duo competition held at Zimm’s Food and Spirits on Sunday, August 24. The second place and only solo act went to Rob Lumbard of Des Moines. Prize package to the winner is $250 cash, 8

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Posted August 22, 2014in Web Exclusives

Jethro’s BBQ to Present ARL with a Check – Saving More Than 700 Lives

(August 22, 2014)—Jethro’s BBQ raised $11,000 for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) at their second annual Wing Ding event this summer. The charitable funds will help care for more than 700 homeless pets at the ARL. Jethro’s BBQ & Splash Seafood owner, Bruce Gerleman, will be presenting a

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Posted August 22, 2014in Web Exclusives

State Historical Society of Iowa announces preservation awards

DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) announced its Preservation Projects of Merit Awards Thursday during the 2014 Preserve Iowa Summit in Cedar Rapids. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The awards recognize projects that exemplify the best of historic preservation practices,

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Posted August 22, 2014in Web Exclusives

Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation FY15 Appointment of Board Officers and New Members

 The Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation proudly announces the appointment of the following officers that will lead the 22 member board this year. Rusty Goode, President Marilyn Kramme, Vice President Kathy Crall, Secretary Tom Slaughter, Treasurer and Finance Chair The Board also welcomed new board members Matt McIver, Deb Moyer, and

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Posted August 22, 2014in Web Exclusives

Athletes, outdoor workers and individuals without AC take precautions in the extremely hot weather

(Des Moines, IA) –Toward the end of the week and into the weekend, Central Iowa is expected to see high temperatures and humidity. We have experienced a milder summer, so our bodies may not have adjusted to extremely hot weather which increases the risk for heat-related illness. Anyone is at

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