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Posted July 08, 2015in Advice Column, Norwalk

Q: Can nail-biting pose any dental problems?

A: Unfortunately, nail-biting is more than an unsightly habit. The habit can leave more than stunted fingernails. It can lead to problems with the temporomandibular joints, the joints in front […]

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Posted July 07, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Affordable Burgundy Isn’t an Oxymoron

If any grape demands contemplation, it’s Pinot Noir. The great bottles are able to translate time and place, clearly expressing the characteristics of their vintage and the soils and climate […]

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Posted July 06, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

“Facelift for Your Community”

All of us, with age, have a few wrinkles show up, maybe some skin color blotches, thinning hair, skin patches and dryness, muscles shrink and get stiff, maybe some things […]

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Posted July 01, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Community Featured, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Greek yogurt muffins

Happy summer, everyone!  My husband and I are now in the chicken “business”….really not a business at all, but “busyness” keeping up with them!  We have 25 laying hens (although […]

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Posted July 01, 2015in Adel, Advice Column, Norwalk

No free bites under Iowa law

It’s that time of year again – time to cheer on the Iowa Cubs, time to dive into the swimming pool, time to chase the ice cream truck, and time […]

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Greener, cleaner bathrooms save water, time and money

(BPT) – If you’re considering a green home renovation, or building an eco-friendly house, you’ll likely put a lot of thought into heating and cooling, as well as kitchen appliances. […]

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

5 lawn mowing safety tips so you can enjoy your free time

(BPT) – Enjoying those warm summer and fall afternoons is a luxury, and often the stresses of the office or the yard duties like mowing the lawn get in the […]

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

AC or windows down: secrets to better summer fuel economy

(BPT) – Summer is peak travel season for most Americans. Those hoping to spend less on fuel and more on fun can find ways to stretch their travel budgets with […]

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Community Blogs, Bondurant, Boone, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Funfetti Blondies: Your Favorite Cake Mix Meets Chocolate Chips

I have yet to find a more satisfying cake mix than the classic Funfetti. The cake consistently comes out tasting sweet and delightful. The sprinkles of confetti scattered throughout the […]

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Posted June 24, 2015in Adel, Altoona, Ames, Ankeny, Beaverdale, Bondurant, Boone, Featured Story, Clear Lake, Clive, Des Moines West, Downtown, Greene County, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Perry, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, Waukee, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Winterset

Lucardo

The dramatic keystone arch that crowns the Lucardo’s soaring portico is a perfect prelude to the home’s breathtaking two-story entry. Elegance on this scale is totally appropriate to this striking […]

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