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2014 Sages Over 70

dsm is pleased to announce this year’s Sages Over 70 honorees: Charles “Chuck” Betts, J.C. “Buz” Brenton, Donald “Don” Brush, Judy Conlin, Patty Cownie and Stan Reynolds. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, dsm will honor these leaders at a special Sages Over 70 event Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m., at The […]


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Corks for College

  By Belle DuChene When Sarah Reichardt approached Christopher Diebel and Rachel Eubank with an idea for an event to benefit the Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation, the two eagerly said yes. “We are very excited about how things are coming along,” says Diebel. Because of corporate sponsorships, “we are able to keep the […]

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Botanical Garden Celebrations

By Belle Du Chene Just in time for the unveiling of the third edition of ia, our statewide annual publication, on Oct. 7, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden will host a series of ceremonial grand opening events Oct. 2-4.Following nearly 18 months of construction on seven acres of land to develop a variety of outdoor gardens, the Botanical Garden will […]

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The “Un-Bucket” List

Written by Susan Hatten I’ve long been a believer in operant conditioning and the theory of an appropriate reward following success. Operant conditioning and my credit card found each other, as I made the decision to check one longstanding goal off of my personal bucket list: relishing the twinkling lights of Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center Christmas […]

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Iowa Is Welcoming

By Belle DuChene The Iowa International Center (IIC) will recognize immigrants and refugees who make the state a better place to live for all of us at the 2014 Passport to Prosperity dinner on Sept. 27 at the Olmsted Center at Drake University. The honorees will share stories from their journeys as guests dine on a menu representative of the […]

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Des Moines Symphony Goes to Great Measures

By Belle Du Chene More Central Iowa youths will experience the joy of classical music, thanks to an initiative launched by the Des Moines Symphony. The program makes tickets available to youths to help them gain exposure to the arts. Last year, children and their families who participated in programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

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Build a Culinary Tour Plan

By Wini Moranville When you hear about a notable restaurant in another city in our state, wouldn’t it be nice to know if it were truly worth a drive or an overnight stay? Here’s your chance to find out about a few select venues: On Sept. 25, the Iowa Restaurant Association will hold the “Dine […]

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