When choosing a neighborhood…

If you’re from out-of-state trying to decide where to live when you move here for DMU, check out zipskinny.com to …

Des Moines: my security blanket

Based on crime, extreme weather, natural disasters, house depreciation, foreclosure rate, air quality, threat of terrorism, environmental risks, life expectancy …

Get welts to help wee ones!

DMU has teamed up with Variety-The Children’s Charity to host a new annual event: Dodgeball Derby @ DMU. If you’ve …

Pass the potatoes at holiday dinners, not the flu

Today’s post is a health public service announcement: Seasonal flu will soon be arriving in our community. Even if you …

An insider’s perspective

I like this series called “fresh view” by local photographers of what they like in central Iowa. Check out Andrea’s …

Oh, the weather outside is frightful…

…But the DMU library’s so delightful. I know that’s what you’re all singing, cozied up to study hard! As I’m …

Best bang for the buck

Happy Monday, ya’ll!!! Hope you all had a great weekend, stayed cozy and are ready for another week. The Des …

Fun & festive things to do

I love the holidays and plan to share lots of fun holiday events over the next month. Everyone seems cheerier, …

Happy thanksgiving!!

Today is a very special day indeed. Not only is it a day off school/work but it’s also a great …

Festival of Trees & Lights!

Today begins the annual Festival of Trees & Lights for Blank Children’s Hospital. Held at the Polk County Convention Complex, …

Do some good today!

This is heart-warming, use it for inspiration today: see what this lil 4-year-old Iowa boy wants for Christmas. So now …

Winter is comin’

Do you like to skate? I know I do. I use to pretend I was a professional ice skater in …