Posted July 28, 2015in Web Exclusives

Polk County Supervisors award Latino Heritage Festival $15,000 grant

DES MOINES, IA – Iowa’s Latino Heritage Festival on Thursday will receive a $15,000 Polk County Community Development Grant. The Polk County Supervisors will present the grant to Joe Gonzalez, director of Latino Resources Inc., the nonprofit group that oversees the festival. The check presentation is at 10:30 a.m. at

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Posted July 27, 2015in Web Exclusives

Civic Music Association and Johnston Public Library present free outdoor patriotic concert

DES MOINES – Civic Music Association and the Johnston Public Library are pleased to present a free outdoor patriotic concert featuring Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band at the Johnston Commons north of Johnston Public Library in Johnston, Iowa on Sunday, August 2nd at 7:00pm. They will also perform

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Posted July 27, 2015in Web Exclusives

Perry PSA – Seeking Cemetery Seasonal Labor

This is a forty (40) hour per week position through the month of September.  The applicant must have a valid Iowa drivers license and be 18 years of age or older.  Duties may include mowing, weed eating and general maintenance at the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.  Applications are available

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Posted July 27, 2015in Web Exclusives

Des Moines Community Playhouse Dionysos Award Winners

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2015 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 26. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced six acting award winners. Darlene and Mark Pullen received the Dick Brown Superior Volunteer Award. The award is named for longtime Playhouse volunteer, Dick Brown,

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Posted July 24, 2015in Web Exclusives

U.S. Chamber’s Institute Awards Melinda Behn of Iowa the Regent Scholarship

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Melinda Behn, Executive Director of the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a Regent Scholarship. Given to professionals across the country, the Regent Scholarships recognize each

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Posted July 24, 2015in Web Exclusives

Harmful Algal Bloom at Saylorville Lake Press Release

Sandpiper and Oak Grove Beaches at Saylorville Lake have been closed in response to the presence of a blue-green algae bloom which has the potential to impact the health of humans and their pets.   Routine water quality monitoring performed at the lake has identified high levels of microcystin, a compound

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Posted July 24, 2015in Web Exclusives

Whippoorwill Theatre is bursting with pride to announce an upcoming, entirely original production, Shattered.

Who says Des Moines doesn’t have new things happening?! Ok… no one. No one says that. Des Moines is a pretty amazing place these days. And Whippoorwill Theatre is aiming to contribute to the awesome with its entirely original upcoming production of Shattered – A Tale of Birds, and Beasts,

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Posted July 23, 2015in Web Exclusives

New Prairie Kitchen Author Summer Miller to Visit Beaverdale Books

Cooks, connoisseurs, and foodies won’t want to miss this chance to meet Summer Miller and learn about the innovative Midwestern chefs, farmers, and producers of artisanal goods featured in her new cookbook at a free event at Beaverdale Books, located at 2629 Beaver Avenue, on Sunday, August 2, at 1:00

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Posted July 23, 2015in Web Exclusives

DART real-time bus information available on Google Maps; data open to developers

Des Moines, Iowa – Residents and visitors of the Greater Des Moines region can now view real-time DART bus information, service alerts and trip updates on Google Maps. The real-time information is an addition to DART schedule information initially available on the mapping service. “Google Maps is an increasingly popular

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Posted July 23, 2015in Web Exclusives

FIRST ANNUAL HINTERLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCHES NEXT WEEKEND

Note: Applications for press and photo credentials are now being accepted at http://hinterlandiowa.com/press  . DES MOINES, Iowa. (July 22, 2015) — The first annual Hinterland Music Festival is fast approaching. Held in Water Works Park on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2015, the festival’s first year is sure to

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