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Posted September 02, 2020in Your Neighbors

That girl is on fire!

If you’re in northwest Des Moines and somewhere near Beaverdale or Drake University, and if you happen to see a flaming hula hoop spinning around a performer who is being [...]

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Posted July 01, 2020in Your Neighbors

Random acts of bagpipes

“Someone on our street…has been playing the bagpipes lately, and I love it!” writes one northwest Des Moines neighbor on an online community forum. “…I heard her practicing, (too)…” types [...]

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Posted April 01, 2020in Your Neighbors

Burrito slingers

“So there was one cold rainy night about five years ago, and I found myself with a crazy man with a backpack full of burritos and some fruit and some [...]

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Posted March 04, 2020in Your Neighbors

Beekeeping 101 with Julia McGuire

“Jill of Many Skills” teaches local beekeepers to be honey-production maximizers. A 5,500-year-old jar of honey — the oldest known honey in existence — was found within a noblewoman’s tomb [...]

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Posted December 04, 2019in Your Neighbors

En pointe with Eleanor Danaan

From biscuit feet to bananas, ballet offers high-energy action. In the beginning of Eleanor Danaan’s ballet life, the young dancer’s feet were shaped like biscuits. “They were… we call them [...]

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Posted October 02, 2019in Your Neighbors


Ex-convict serves heaping plates of home cooking to the hungry. It’s an indisputable fact: Bykrmark Carver (formerly known as Mark Carver) used to be a bad man. Indeed, this truth [...]

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Posted July 31, 2019in Your Neighbors

Your new Mrs. Iowa is… Meghan Drane!

A childhood dream comes true. “I’m a military wife,” explains Meghan Drane. “I’m a mom of four. I’m from Iowa. We’ve lived on the East Coast, West Coast and Europe.” [...]

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