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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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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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Art as Identity

By Belle Du Chene What does it mean to be human and how do we express our humanity and understand our existence? Is it through our individual behaviors, our history, our language? “New Work,” an exhibit on display at Olson-Larsen Galleries through Oct. 4, features work by artists who explore these questions. Brent Holland, an associate professor in the College of […]

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Iowa Author Awards

By Belle Du Chene Tickets are expected to sell out fast for “An Evening with Bill Bryson,” the 2014 Iowa Author Awards Dinner Nov. 8. The Des Moines native and best-selling author will accept the 2014 Iowa Author Award at Des Moines Marriott Downtown (700 Grand Ave.) from 6 to 9 p.m. Bryson has written more than 20 books, […]

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Dinner on the Patio at Hy-Vee? Who Knew!

By Wini Moranville Sometimes when I want to try a restaurant that my husband (aka Mr. Sportcoat) might veto, I tell him I’m taking him on a “mystery trip.” This was definitely the case when I dragged him out to, of all places, theHy-Vee in Ankeny. While he raised an eyebrow as we pulled into the […]

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