Posted November 28, 2014in Web Exclusives

Repertory Theater of Iowa presents A Christmas Carol

Des Moines, IA What short holiday novella sold out within three days of being released in 1843? What book popularized the phrase “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Christmas”? And what holiday tale has NEVER been out of print since it’s original publication? The answer? Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Des

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Posted November 28, 2014in Web Exclusives

Fitch Studio Artists open their doors to the public for Annual Open House

Located in the Western Gateway, the Fitch Studio Building houses the studios of over 30 artists. Printmakers, painters, photographers, sculptors, graphic designers, and writers will open their doors to the public in Fitch Studios’ annual open house. This is a great opportunity to meet artists in their workspaces, and to

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Posted November 24, 2014in Web Exclusives

No DART service on Thanksgiving Day

The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) will adjust bus service on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28, 2014, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular service will resume on Saturday, Nov. 29. Thursday, Nov. 27 – No DART service in observation of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. DART Central Station

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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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