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2015 Sages Over 70

dsm is pleased to announce the 2015 Sages Over 70 honorees: Margo Blumenthal, philanthropist and community volunteer; Philip Dorweiler, retired attorney; Vernon Johnson, longtime advocate for disadvantaged youths; Gary Kirke, business leader and philanthropist; Elvin McDonald, well-known garden expert; Polly Moore, community volunteer; Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation; and Jack Wahlig, […]

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Help Fight Hunger

Meals From the Heartland is still looking for volunteers to help package meals at theΒ 8th Annual Hunger Fight Aug. 26-29. The organization’s goal is to package 5 million meals; 1 million of those meals will be distributed throughout Iowa, with the remainder going to schools and orphanages in 15 countries around the globe, such as […]

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Questions of Identity

We’ve been looking forward to this intriguing exhibit ever since it was announced: The Des Moines Art Center will open “Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations”Β Sept. 5 (Sept. 4 for members). Nakadate is an innovative photographer, filmmaker and video artist. Nakadate started the works that will be displayed when she began photographing strangers; eventually, she used […]

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Find the Medallion

Release your inner Sherlock Holmes–and in the process help a student go to college–at a new event that promises to put your sleuthing skills to the test. A fundraiser for the Des Moines I Have a Dream Foundation, “Search the City” is a citywide scavenger hunt to raise money for a college scholarship. To join […]

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Sidebar Set to Open

By Wini Moranville A casual European-style cafe, Sidebar will offer coffee, cocktails and a limited menu. I’ve always loved the casual European cafe and wondered why we don’t have similar venues here. I’m not talking about coffeehouses, and I’m not talking about cocktail or wine bars. I’m talking about one place where you can have […]

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An App for the Arts

By Larry Erickson Click into Iowa culture next week with a free app from the state Department of Cultural Affairs. The mobile app–“Iowa Culture”–is loaded with info, including 3,500 public art displays, museums and historical sites. And it’s interactive, so users can add to the content by suggesting places and submitting photos. You’ll find everything […]

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Lamb Lovers: Head to Whole Foods

By Wini Moranville Really. Sometimes all you have to do is ask. When I was staying in a vacation rental apartment in France recently, cooking up my all-time favorite cut of lamb–tranche de gigot d’agneau (lamb leg steak)–I lamented that I have never found this cut back home in Des Moines. Less expensive and much […]

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