Posted November 18, 2014in Web Exclusives

Wild Rose announces its three Audience Awards Winners

The 2014 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival reached several milestones in its 12 year history, including a schedule filled with more films than ever before (66 films chosen from nearly 500 submissions) and a record number of Awards recognizing the work of these extremely talented directors, producers, writers, crew members,

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Posted November 17, 2014in Web Exclusives

Public art takes to the streets on public transit in Greater Des Moines

Des Moines, IA — Public art is taking to the streets of Greater Des Moines in a new initiative that wraps artists’ one-of-a-kind designs on public transit buses. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Project Spaces initiative, in partnership with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), will

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Posted November 14, 2014in Web Exclusives

Polk County Historic Courthouse Exterior Renovation Ribbon Cutting

During the spring, summer and early fall months the Polk County Historic Courthouse underwent extensive restoration to the exterior of the building as one phase in the referendum passed by voters in November 2013 to reconfigure three buildings used by  County and State judicial services. A ribbon cutting will be

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Posted November 14, 2014in Web Exclusives

Broadlawns Announces New Round of Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Fairs

Des Moines, IA – (November 13, 2014) What:                  Broadlawns Medical Center has scheduled eight enrollment fairs through February 2015 as staff members continue to assist individuals to enroll through the Marketplace. Beginning this Saturday, November 15, the fairs will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every two weeks.

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Posted November 13, 2014in Web Exclusives

My Angel Foundation hosts holiday fundraising event

Des Moines, Iowa — My Angel Foundation invites the public to purchase tickets for the first annual Ugly Sweater, Beautiful Gift Winter Social, a festive event to raise funds for organ, eye and tissue donation awareness throughout the state of Iowa. It will take place Monday, December 8, 2014, from 7

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Posted November 13, 2014in Web Exclusives

Harvest concerts raise over $16,800 for Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry

Des Moines, IA—Over $16,800 was raised at the two Harvest Concerts held by Jennifer Foote Shide and her intrepid band of singers and musicians during two concerts during the weekend of November 8-9. This amount exceeded last year’s amount of $13,150.  During the previous nine years of the Harvest Concerts,

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Posted November 12, 2014in Web Exclusives

Iowa Women of Innovation Award Winners Recognized

Nearly 45 women from across Iowa were honored this evening during the annual Women of Innovation awards at the Prairie Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. The awards program, presented by the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and sponsored by Innovation Iowa, DuPont Pioneer, John Deere, and The Principal

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Posted November 11, 2014in Web Exclusives

Drake student journalists win top national awards

DES MOINES, IA — Drake University’s digital magazine, Urban Plains, was recognized as one of the top student publications in the country at the recent National College Media Convention. Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication students also won awards for best website and for design and writing at the

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Posted November 10, 2014in Web Exclusives

Casey’s Cup Campaign raises over $33,000 for Special Olympics Iowa

Grimes, IA – From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Casey’s General Stores throughout Iowa helped raise funds to support Special Olympics Iowa. Casey’s showcased athletes and law enforcement officials on fountain drink cups at more than 500 stores statewide; with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Special Olympics

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Posted November 10, 2014in Web Exclusives

Hope Ministries accepting reservations for Thanksgiving meals

Des Moines, Iowa—Hope Ministries invites community members to a special Thanksgiving Day meal on Thursday, November 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The free meal will be served at Hope Cafe, connected to Hope Ministries Bethel Mission facility (1310 6th Avenue). Hope Ministries will also deliver more than 2,000 meals

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