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Pet-friendly apartments

We know you love your furry friends, but if you live in an apartment, sometimes it can be a challenge to find a place that loves your pets as much as you do. Here’s a list of pet-friendly apartments in Des Moines. All of these apartments accept pets, but check with the landlord on size, […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: mango sorbet

Who doesn’t love a cold, creamy dessert on a hot summer day? Unfortunately, ice cream is not something I should eat every day. Sorbet is a great substitute for ice cream when you’re craving something sweet and cool. Essentially it’s just fruit, sugar and ice. And it’s dairy free! What’s your favorite (healthy) summer dessert? […]

— Andrea Cooley

Fun, free stuff in Ankeny

Now that our glorious sunshine-y summer is here, catch some free flicks under the stars at the Ankeny bandshell! That’s better than a drive-in! Beginning this Friday, June 4, they’ll show a movie at dusk. This week it’s “Monsters vs. Aliens” and next week it is “Little Giants.” Bring the kids, some lawnchairs or blankets […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Welcome PA students!

Today marks the first day of orientation for our new class of physician assistant students! We are excited to welcome the PA Class of 2012 to campus. This group of 50 students comes from eleven different states and a variety of backgrounds. The average GPA for the Class of 2012 is 3.55, and the average […]

— Joshua Kvinlaug

Anatomy word of the month: uvula

The little fleshy appendage hanging from the back of your soft palate is called the “little grape” in Latin. As part of the palate the uvula helps seal off your nasal cavity from your throat cavity during swallowing. This works very well, except when you vomit! When the doctor asks you to say “aaah”, he […]

— Bill Dyche

Health & medical book sale

Get thee to the State Library on Thursday or Friday (June 3-4)! The state medical library closed in March and they’re selling medical books and journals! The state library is in the Miller Building, 1112 E. Grand Ave., and is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Visitor parking just north of the building and one block east. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Gyros, kabobs, music & more!

From 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on June 5, you can pretend to be Greek. It’s Greek Food Fair time! It’s held at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Admission & tours are free. Food is ala carte or $14 at the door for the whole meal. And it’s YUMMMMY!

— Courtney Tompkins