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Iowans Should be Wary of Door-to-Door Meat Sales

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 29, 2015) – Iowans should be wary of individuals selling products door-to-door, especially those selling meat and meat products. The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals’ (DIA) Food & Consumer Safety Bureau recently has received several inquiries from individuals questioning whether meat and meat products may be sold from the back…

Symphonic Blast Has Been Rescheduled

The annual “Symphonic Blast!” in Burlington’s Crapo Park has been rescheduled for August 15, 2015. Starting at dusk (7:45 PM), the concert will be a rich and wonderful blend of popular and light classical music. As always, it will conclude with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever and the best fireworks in the region. Bring your…

Newly Remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage to Debut at 2015 Fair

DES MOINES, IA (07/21/2015)(readMedia)– “Nothing Compares” to free entertainment at the Iowa State Fair! Be sure to “Find A New Path” to the newly remodeled MidAmerican Energy Stage this August 13-23 and enjoy a variety of free acts and entertainment. Formerly known as the Fairview Stage, the MidAmerican Energy Stage, located on Expo Hill, is…

SEI Orchestra presents Chamber Concert

The Southeast Iowa Symphony (SEISO) Chamber Orchestra will present a chamber concert Wednesday evening, July 15, 2015, in Washington, Iowa at 7:00 PM at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (1226 E. Washington). The concert is free and open to public and features 10 area musicians performing a variety of classical, folk and popular music. The group,…

Iowa State Fair Offers Entertainment and Activities Just for Kids

DES MOINES, IA (07/13/2015)(readMedia)– There’s no better place to be a kid than at the Iowa State Fair. Kids’ activities and entertainment, all free with admission, can keep families busy all 11 days of the Fair. Whether it’s jumping into a hands-on Blue Ribbon Kids activity, becoming a farmer at Little Hands on the Farm…

J40 Farm Crawl in Keosauqua July 25th

Keosauqua – The J40 Farm Crawl returns for the 7th Annual celebration of all things local on July 25.  A day filled with farms, food and fun for kids of all ages.  The J40 Farm Crawl showcases nine businesses ranging from family farms to local artisans and crafters.  Highlights include: an Amish school benefit breakfast…

Iowa State Fair Seeks “My State Fair” Stories

DES MOINES, IA (07/09/2015)(readMedia)– We want to know what makes the Iowa State Fair special to you. Did you meet your spouse at the Iowa State Fair? Do you have an Iowa State Fair family tradition? Are there concerts you must see and food you must eat each year? Each experience at the Iowa State…

University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist book tour

Bonaparte Pottery has been chosen to be included in the “The Archaeological Guide to Iowa” published by the University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA). Iowa has the reputation of being one big cornfield, so it might be a surprise to learn that Iowa boasts a rich crop of recorded archaeological sites as…