Posted July 29, 2014in Web Exclusives

Getting healthy at the Iowa State Fair? Yes, it’s possible.

DES MOINES, Iowa – July 28, 2014 – Walking between vendors eating fried food on a stick may be the most popular activity at the Iowa State Fair, so this year, the Healthiest State Initiative is offering fairgoers free fitness classes and a tool to find healthier food alternatives. New

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Posted July 24, 2014in Web Exclusives

More than $600,000 in preservation grants awarded

DES MOINES – The State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI) has awarded 36 Historical Resource Development Program (HRDP) grants totaling $616,852 to organizations and individuals across the state for historic preservation, museum and documentary collections projects. SHSI is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and administers the

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Posted July 24, 2014in Web Exclusives

All Creatures Great and Small, Polk County 4-H Fair

DES MOINES, IA —The 75th annual Polk County Fair was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds July 16-21.  There were 600 youth that participated in 4-H, FFA, and Open Class youth exhibits and livestock shows.  We used the 4-H Building, Sheep Barn, Horse Barn and Jacobson Buildings to display the

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Posted July 24, 2014in Web Exclusives

Des Moines Water Works Receives Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation Grant

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 23, 2014) – Des Moines Water Works is pleased to announce the receipt of a $17,300 grant from the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation. The one-time grant will provide funding for new on-line analyzer equipment and maintenance of instrumentation, metering, and pumping equipment related to fluoride

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Posted July 15, 2014in Web Exclusives

Broadlawns Makes National ‘Most Wired’ list for Fourth Year

Des Moines, Iowa – (July 14, 2014) – For the fourth consecutive year, Broadlawns Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired – Small and Rural” hospitals by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Conducted annually, the Most Wired survey is an industry-standard benchmark study that measures

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Posted July 10, 2014in Web Exclusives

Des Moines Social Club and Des Moines Menace Host World Cup Viewing Party

DES MOINES (July 9, 2014) – Watch the World Cup Final at the Des Moines Social Club. The game will be showcased on a huge projection screen in their outdoor courtyard, as well as playing in the Kum & Go Theater. Hosted by the Des Moines Social Club and the

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Posted July 09, 2014in Web Exclusives

Animal Rescue League is Over Capacity & Asking for the Public’s Help

July 9, 2014 (Des Moines, Iowa) – Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) officials are asking for the public’s help as they face a record number of homeless animals in their care – over 1,200 animals – and growing each day. “While we have had a record number of adoptions

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Posted July 07, 2014in Web Exclusives

ARL Sets Out to Perform 600 FREE Spay/Neuter Surgeries in 90 Days

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) has begun a 90 day campaign to promote a free spay/neuter program for residents living in the Des Moines area, specifically in the 50315 zip-code. The campaign, “Beat the Heat,” will send volunteers throughout the 50315 area to spread awareness on the need

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Posted July 07, 2014in Web Exclusives

Blank Park Zoo to Celebrate Butterflies and Pollinators on July 26

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 7, 2014) – Blank Park Zoo along with its Plant.Grow.Fly. partners would like to invite you to the Butterfly Festival on July 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Blank Park Zoo. Celebrate some of the most eye-popping pollinators with crafts and activities for the

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Posted July 03, 2014in Web Exclusives

Blank Park Zoo to be open late on July 11 & 12 for Adventure Days Festival.

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 2, 2014) – Iowa’s Blank Park Zoo announced its Adventure Days Festival lineup that includes two late-night family opportunities to view Zoo animals, listen to music, participate in activities, and more! “The Adventure Days Festival weekend has all the regular Zoo activities and more so grab

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