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Des Moines Free Winter Fun

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015

Well, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, which means the prediction for six more weeks of winter. With how winter has been this year, this doesn’t surprise me. While I...

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Restaurants

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Tasty Taco’s

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010

What can I say about Tasty Taco’s? It’s Awesome! My favorite item on their menu is their Soft Flour Tortilla Chicken Taco’s, actually it is the only thing I have ever...

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Feature

Celebrate Your Collegiate Roots Come Football Season

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

This may be hard to believe, but not everyone who lives in the metro is a Hawkeye or Cyclone fan. Des Moines has a great track record of attracting transplants – myself included....

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Beats for the soul

80/35’s Biggest Surprise is yet to Come

Posted by on Jun 11, 2010

Please find the Friday Guest Blog below, this was written by Shawn Harrington The line-up is now set, the plans for Fourth of July weekend are being put into place. This year will...

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Recent Posts

Des Moines Women’s Club: A Womanly Place to Connect

Des Moines Women’s Club: A Womanly Place to Connect

Apr 24, 2015

If you are a woman, in Des Moines or nearby surroundings, that wants to connect with other FABULOUS women and you have daytime available (at least once in awhile) I suggest the Des Moines Women’s Club​ for your Women’s Club of choice. The Women’s Club is one club with many committees for varying likes of interest. Many people have a...

Week Long Drake Relays Fun

Week Long Drake Relays Fun

Apr 21, 2015

I first heard of the Drake Relays as a sophomore at Ankeny High School. I knew there was some track and field event occurring in Des Moines that allowed some of my classmates to miss one or two days of school in April. I neither participated in the relays nor attended as a spectator. To me, the relays were just an event for high school track students and their...

Best Time of Year to Live in Des Moines: First Quarter Updates

Best Time of Year to Live in Des Moines: First Quarter Updates

Apr 14, 2015

As one quarter of 2015 is already behind us and we are on the cusp of what I consider to be the best time of the year to live in Des Moines, I thought I would look back on some of my posts from earlier this year and provide some updates. On January 27th, I wrote about an upcoming visit to my favorite Des Moines furniture store, Homemakers. We were in the market...

80/35’s 2015 Lineup Announcement: 48 Hours Later

80/35’s 2015 Lineup Announcement: 48 Hours Later

Apr 9, 2015

This time last year I was on the defensive. It’s true. I am slightly over-protective of 80/35 like a mother hawk when you get near her babies. I have a small and somewhat insignificant role with the fest every year, but it is consistently something I am proud to be involved with, both with it bringing great music to this town but also how it helps up the...

Time to Start My Dam (to Dam) Training

Time to Start My Dam (to Dam) Training

Apr 8, 2015

This weekend officially kicks off my training program for Dam to Dam, Des Moines’ iconic distance road race being held Saturday, May 30th. Please note: even though I will start training, I have yet to actually register for Dam to Dam. As of April 1st, 6867 of the 9000 available slots in the half marathon were already filled. Therefore, I continue to monitor...

Hunting and Eating Eggs in Des Moines

Hunting and Eating Eggs in Des Moines

Apr 1, 2015

Easter weekend is coming up and with it many opportunities to celebrate. While I am sure area churches have many special events planned, here are some other options for celebrating the holiday. There are Easter egg hunts all over town this weekend. Some are free; others will require some cash. In Urbandale, the GREAT Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday at the...

Roots Down: Dan Tedesco is an Official Des Moines Transplant

Roots Down: Dan Tedesco is an Official Des Moines Transplant

Mar 26, 2015

Dan Tedesco is a traveler. A wanderer. A vagabond. His style of music fits the world weary traveler aesthetic: Earthy, rustic and full of the kinds of stories that speak to the kind of man who spends and has spent the bulk of his adult life in venues from Nashville to Asheville to, uh, Portland. Anyway, his songs are personal stories, American stories and human...