Thursday, December 8, 2016

Posted December 01, 2016in Uncategorized

Perry, Van Meter join Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced that the City of Perry, the City of Van Meter and Poweshiek Iowa Development have joined The Partnership as regional economic development partners. Their investment into The Partnership will open access to The Partnership’s regional economic development services. “We are pleased to welcome

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Posted November 30, 2016in Uncategorized

Des Moines’ most “likeable” people

When we asked Cityview readers to tell us who they thought was “likeable,” they responded with dozens of nominations ranging from newscasters and politicians to school teachers and business owners. The nominating letters were heartwarming and funny and sincere, but the related comments were entertaining on their own. We kept

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Posted November 28, 2016in Just Released, Uncategorized

Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation receives $75,000 BRAVO Cultural Enrichment Grant 

Hoyt Sherman Place’s mission is to create outstanding experiences for the cultural, historical and educational benefit of Central Iowa and its residents and communities. Now, as a BRAVO Cultural Enrichment Grant recipient, the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation will be able to continue to do just that. Hoyt Sherman Place is

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Posted November 17, 2016in Uncategorized

Harlem Globetrotters to make Des Moines appearance

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2017 World Tour to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event start at $26.50 and are on sale now at,, 844-55-HY-VEE, the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office or Des Moines/Ames area Hy-Vee

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Posted November 02, 2016in The Sound, Uncategorized

Davy Knowles reinvents the blues

It’s closing in on 10 years since Davy Knowles first came to America. Then 19, the blues rock musician came to the states from the Isle of Man with his three piece, Back Door Slam, to play the 2007 SXSW. He’s been living in America since that year, now calling

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Posted October 28, 2016in Uncategorized

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at the Civic Center, Nov. 5

Bugs Bunny is hopping back to the Des Moines Symphony! The Des Moines Symphony kicks off its 2016-2017 Pops Series with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut St., Des Moines). One of the Des Moines Symphony’s most beloved concerts

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Posted October 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Brenton Skating Plaza to open for winter season on Nov. 18

Brenton Skating Plaza, Des Moines’ only outdoor ice skating rink, opens for its 11th season on Friday, Nov. 18. The rink is located in the heart of Downtown Des Moines on the Principal Riverwalk at 520 Robert D. Ray Drive.   Opening day at Brenton Skating Plaza will be held

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Posted October 11, 2016in Uncategorized

Iowa Wild make roster cuts

Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr announced on Monday the American Hockey League (AHL) club has assigned forwards Pavel Jenys and Brady Brassart, as well as defenseman Alex Gudbranson to the Quad City Mallards — Iowa’s ECHL affiliate. In addition, forwards Alex Petan, Jack Nevins and Parker Bowles, as well

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Posted October 04, 2016in Joe's Neighborhood, Uncategorized

Joe’s Neighborhood: George Arvidson

George Arvidson died the other day. Most of you probably didn’t know him. I barely did. He floated around my legal career as an older fellow lawyer, but we rarely had contact. I picture him in the courthouse with his traditional suit, glasses, and an easy smile. A defense lawyer

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Posted July 27, 2016in Uncategorized

Tirrell — blather on the radio

  Not long after an ill wind blew Marty Tirrell into town years ago, he had lunch at a pub I owned. One thing led to another, and we agreed on some sort of short-term advertising pact. But I couldn’t bear listening to him blather on the radio, so I

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