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Posted August 31, 2021in Stray Thoughts

There’s no escaping the chaos of war

The news out of Afghanistan last week about the terrorist bombing at the airport in Kabul brought fresh heartache — and old memories — to Iowa. A native of Red [...]

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Posted August 30, 2021in Just Released

Pyramid Theatre Company and Des Moines Performing Arts Postpone Performances of “The Gospel at Colonus”

“The Gospel at Colonus” presented by Pyramid Theatre Company and Des Moines Performing Arts scheduled for Sept. 17-19 is being postponed until spring of 2022. The engagement is being produced [...]

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Posted August 27, 2021in Just Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wine & Whiskey Walk event set for Sept. 24 at West Glen

WEST DES MOINES — CITYVIEW’s Wine & Whiskey Walk will be held Friday, Sept. 24 at West Glen Town Center, 5465 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines.  The event [...]

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Posted August 27, 2021in Just Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Second Summer Stir event set for Sept. 16

Traveling cocktail party moves to the Historic Court District for a Thursday night of sampling and fun. DES MOINES — Celebrate the end of summer during the Summer Stir traveling [...]

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Posted August 26, 2021in Just Released

Iowa’s largest Arts & Crafts Show arrives at the fairgrounds Sept. 24-26

The Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show is scheduled for Sept. 24-26 in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. This is billed as Iowa’s [...]

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Posted August 24, 2021in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

The pandemic persists. Be safe. Be considerate. Be compassionate. Continue to be creative. Find ways to safely celebrate your thankfulness with family, friends and others. – John Busbee for The Culture [...]

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Posted August 23, 2021in Stray Thoughts

More secrecy unwise in schools’ hiring decisions

Iowa’s three state universities made a U-turn this summer, and they now are headed down the road toward secrecy with some hiring decisions. The about-face should trouble taxpayers of this [...]

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Posted August 18, 2021in Just Released

Blank Children’s STAR & Development Center Awarded $225,000 Legacy Grant

Blank Children’s Hospital was recently awarded a $225,000 Legacy Grant from Prairie Meadows in support of its STAR (Support Teams for Achieving Resilience) & Developmental Center expansion project. This gift [...]

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Posted August 18, 2021in Just Released

Aliou Keita promoted to Senior Business Development Officer at Lincoln Savings Bank

Aliou Keita has been promoted to Senior Business Development Officer at the Lincoln Savings Bank (LSB) Ingersoll branch. Keita joined LSB in 2015 as an Insurance Professional servicing customers out [...]

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Posted August 18, 2021in Stray Thoughts

Iowa’s Amish have some lessons for us

The man who answered the door at a farm house west of Bloomfield one afternoon in the early 1970s was an imposing figure, even without that thick beard on his [...]

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