Sunday, June 26, 2016

Posted May 24, 2016in Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

Hoyt Sherman Place Completes “For The Love Of Art” Restoration and Conservation Campaign

In 2012, the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation initiated a multi-year Adopt-A-Painting project, headed by the late Carol Pollock, former Executive Director of Hoyt Sherman Place. Four years later, with over $95,000 raised through donations, all forty-eight of the seventy-four targeted paintings, acquired over the past 125 years by the Women’s

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Posted May 12, 2016in Community Featured, Community Web Exclusives, In Living, Urbandale, Web Exclusives

> Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Recognized in Washington D.C. for 5-Star Accreditation

> WASHINGTON D.C. – The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce was presented with its 5-Star Accreditation at the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Congressional Leadership Briefing & Luncheon at the Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill today. The United States Chamber of Commerce honored the Urbandale Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for exceeding

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Posted May 12, 2016in Community Featured, Perry

Dallas County Hospital Honors DAISY Award Winner

  Perry, Iowa – Dallas County Hospital is excited to announce their 5th annual DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Winner. Jody Hollar, RN, received the honor during a Nurses’ Week Recognition Event on May 2nd. The award is part of the national DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the superhuman efforts

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Posted May 06, 2016in Community Cover Story, Featured Story, Waukee, Web Exclusives

Kettlestone District Master Plan Recognized with Iowa ASLA Award

The Kettlestone Master Plan, developed by Confluence, was awarded an Honor Award for Planning by the Iowa Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) on Thursday, April 28. The Honor Award is the highest level of award given, and it recognizes exceptional creativity and imagination in landscape architecture.

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Posted May 06, 2016in Clive, Community Web Exclusives, Des Moines West, Email blast, Urbandale, Waukee, Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

Art Along the Trail

The City of Clive, Clive Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Clive Public Arts Commission will host a dedication for 2016 Art Along the Trail Program Thursday, May 19.  The event will be hosted at 515 Brewing Company at 7700 University in Clive beginning at 5:00pm. A ceremony will

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Posted May 03, 2016in Community Web Exclusives, In Living, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

Goodman named Publisher of the Year

Shane Goodman was honored as the Publisher of the Year on April 28, 2016, in San Diego, California, at the Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP) annual conference and trade show. Goodman is the president and publisher of Big Green Umbrella Media (BGUM), which publishes more than two dozen titles

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Posted August 26, 2015in Beaverdale, Community Featured, Email blast

Goodbye, Rudy

Rudy, known as the Beaverdale Dog, was a longtime fixture in the yard of Joy Brady and Marty Canova’s house at 46th Street and New York Avenue. Beaverdale residents, young and old, paid daily visits to the newfoundland-labrador mix, as he was tied alongside the sidewalk. Rudy bounded out to

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Posted August 26, 2015in Boone, Community Featured

Take 10

Melissa Sheffler, with a little help from 3-year-old Sullivan Sheffler take a minute for 10 questions while enjoying an afternoon at McHose Park.   How long have you lived in Boone? About three years. My husband’s work brought us here; he’s a family practice doctor.   What’s your hometown? Perry.

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Posted August 19, 2015in Ankeny, Email blast, Featured Story

Lisa Spencer goes for gold

Special Olympics Iowa bowler Lisa Spencer, 32, from Ankeny was named to Special Olympics Team USA. She joined fellow bowler Patrick Gulbranson from Stuart to compete and represent the United States at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, Calif., July 25-Aug. 2. Spencer earned a gold

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Posted August 19, 2015in Community Featured, Grimes

A new chapter

When Karla Pfaff became library director in 1990, the City of Grimes was already outgrowing its first library space on Main Street. Pfaff knew it was time to take on the challenge of moving into a new building, and she soon began the work of getting a bond passed. “They

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