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A testimony to the creative design and construction talents of Klinedinst and Justin Skogen of Skogen Companies, one has only to step through the doors of Simply Perfect to realize that their shopping experience will be relaxing, enjoyable, and most unique. Far from the common vignette style common in many stores, Simply Perfect is a world unto its own, where stucco and stone, timbers and terra-cotta, metal and mortar meet and mix into virtual villas. Inviting all for a leisurely stroll as they search for that “simply perfect” item, among home merchandise so extraordinarily diverse; from exquisitely designed more expensive pieces of furniture, chandeliers and mirrors, to throws and pillows, Treska and Fossil handbags, scarves, watches, jewelry, sun wear, bedding, soaps, lotions, clocks, art, to even the display furniture itself. Most exciting to Klinedinst is finally having her own work space; “Being able to work on my projects is huge!” It’s a place where she can paint and customize furniture — “a place to spill on the floor”. In the middle of her workshop, surrounded by walls hung with the tools of her creative trade, sits the large wooden table with its paint-spattered, marred and scarred surface, upon which her creative ideas are born and where she can put her motto “People wait for inspiration…begin and inspiration will follow — Surround yourself with creative people.” into action. With a growing base of customers and clientele, Klinedinst’s creative services cover everything from designing and specialty painting service; residential and commercial consults, to simply

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Harlem Globetrotters .POEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;QN Sioux Falls Arena Throughout a history spanning over 80 years, there has been nothing like the Harlem Globetrotters. Since their inception in 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters have traveled to 118 nations, played before 124 million fans, won championships and built bridges between people and communities around the world. Masters of the slam dunk and finger spin, their shows are the pinnacle of family sports entertainment. $78.00, $45.00, $28.50, $21.50. INFO (605) 367-7288. Into the Pit Quarry Tours 5VFTEBZT "QSJM   Â&#x2026;BN .POEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;QN Old Courthouse Museum Corner of 6th Street and Main Avenue Climb aboard and join us for a trip Into the Pit! We will travel into active quarry pits owned by Concrete Materials and view the modern techniques of quarrying. This is a free tour guaranteed to provide payloads of interesting information. Reservations are required, please call 367-4210 for reservations. Only four spots per reservation please.

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Gourmet Guys 4VOEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;QN Center For Active Generations 2300 W. 46th Street Gourmet Guys features 40 prominent men from the Sioux Falls area who create a culinary delight for guests to sample and enjoy. Event includes complimentary beverages and special entertainment. Proceeds directly support the programs and services that The Center For Active Generations provides for older adults. Tickets $30. INFO (605) 333-3302. Kingswood Rummage Sales Tuesday, April 21 - Saturday, April 25 Southwest Sioux Falls, between I-29 on the East and Sertoma Avenue on the West, 41st Street on the South and Coughran Court on the North A listing of all the sales, items they are selling and the dates and times they are open will be available at www.kingswoodrummage.com on Friday, April 17. INFO 362-8225 or 361-3938. veradia_etc_apr09.qxd:Layout 1

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Spring Fling Dance 'SJEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;QN Moose Lodge 1926 Burnside Avenue Beginning Experience of Eastern SD is sponsoring a Spring Fling Dance. Admission $9 Music by Full Gallop, 50/50 Raffle and door prizes. Beginning Experience is a non profit support group for widowed, divorced and separated adults. INFO 275-3081.

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Pavilion Wellness Festival 4BUVSEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;BN 8BTIJOHUPO1BWJMJPOÂ&#x2026;4.BJO"WFOVF 5K Run, 1 and 2 Mile Walk $100 cash prize for the overall male and female 5K winners! INFO (605) 367-7397.

Walk MS: Sioux Falls 4BUVSEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;BN Event festivities will take place inside the Convention Center in Exhibit Hall #1. The walk will take place outside and participants will have the option of a 1.5, 3, or 6 mile route. INFO (605) 336-7017.

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Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Opera, Turandot 4BUVSEBZ "QSJMÂ&#x2026;QN 8BTIJOHUPO1BWJMJPO(SFBU)BMMÂ&#x2026;4.BJO"WFOVF Based on an ancient fable set in China, Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Turandot tells of one womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey from cold isolation to love and features the tenor aria â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nessun Dormaâ&#x20AC;? that Pavarotti made famous. Tickets $15 -$60. INFO (605) 335-7933.

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and Colleen Skiles home, where they’ve examined each element to get a maximized value for the space they have. Their favorite part of their property at 1112 N. Connor Trail could nearly be considered “a trail” found behind their house.


This wooded ravine used to have a small room and their kitchen overlooking it, but together they planned an addition that would fill out the space, add windows for a better view and complete the picture with heated flooring for warmth through the winter months.

This outdoor haven is replicated inside with earth tones in the dĂŠcor and paint choices. Colleen Skiles has placed coordinating candles in many of the rooms and uses ivy florals repeatedly for accents. Sporadic antiques give a unique look wherever they

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are found. In one case, an antique red wagon was converted into an end table. The inside is filled with pictures of their grandchildren, and the top is covered with glass. Another goat cart was a gift from her husband, and an ice box to house their

television and trunk in the master bedroom were found at nearby auctions. The kitchen itself is entirely open after the last of three remodels. Dave Moss with Wizbuilt took out entry way closet

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a master bathroom and laundry room that curves around the upper level. The closet space has a bonus in that the washer and dryer are tucked in the corner of the room. The clothes can go directly from the dryer to the hangers behind. The lower level has another gathering area with a fireplace as

well as a guest bedroom. The office space is lined with model Corvettes and exercise equipment. Mike Skiles is the President of the Corvette Club and uses a large portion of their 4-car garage for tinkering with his two Corvettes. He has been known to race one of them and has enjoyed pursuing this hobby, as

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her summer porch as a temporary kitchen when her house was undergoing its remodel. Every space looks different in some way from where they started, and as they continue to transform different elements, they are thankful the changes can be done on their own timetable.

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Aucun de Sommeil pour le Sommelier BY RICCARDO TARABELSI GENERAL MANAGER, Westward Ho Country Club

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opefully many of you took French in high school or else you may not be able to translate my title: No Sleep for the Wine Steward. And although it’s a French word, sommelier is actually in our American dictionaries; go ahead, look it up: “A waiter in a restaurant who has charge of wines and their service: a wine steward.” In fact, many top restaurants around the country employ Sommeliers as their Chief Wine Officer. In February, I had the opportunity to take the Introductory Sommelier Exam that was taught by the Court of Master Sommeliers. As a wine writer for this magazine for the last five years and as a restaurateur for nine years, I am proud to say that I passed!

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There are four stages to attain the top qualification of Master Sommelier: Introductory Sommelier Course and Exam Certified Sommelier Exam Advanced Sommelier Course Master Sommelier Diploma Exam There are 96 professionals who hold the title Master Sommelier in North America. Of those, 81 are men and 15 are women. There are 167 professionals worldwide who have earned the title Master Sommelier since the first Master Sommelier Diploma Exam in 1969. I can’t tell you how thrilling it was to experience the two-day intensive course that was led by four Master Sommeliers from all over the country. They took me, and 39 other professionals from all over the world, through


a wine “boot camp,” teaching us everything from viticulture to winegrowing regions to spirits and beer. Here is what our two-day syllabus looked like: Quality of Wine and Perception of Taste Wine Production French Wines Champagne and Sparkling Wines German Wines Italian Wines Portuguese Wines Spanish Wines Sherry and Sherry Production Eastern European Wines

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On top of all of the “academic” topics relating to wine, we blindtasted over 20 wines! Wines were poured for us whenever we had a break and left the room. When we’d come back, there would be two white wines and two red wines for us to decipher. Learning how to taste the Master Sommelier way was by far the most memorable and educational thing I have experienced with wine. I used to think that all you had to do was keep good tasting notes as you taste wine, but the methods they taught us were

very detailed; it was like analyzing wine using all of your senses. Starting with the visual presentation of the wine, to the aroma analysis, and then the palate examination to confirm what we smelled, the deductive tasting methods I learned are ingrained in my brain for a lifetime. It was truly a life changing experience. I would encourage anyone who is serious about honing their wine tasting skills to attend this class. Go to www.mastersommeliers. org for more details. So now that I’ve passed Level I, what does this mean? Does it mean that all of a sudden I have become a wine expert? No. This is yet another milestone in the development and evolution of my palate. We are all constantly learning from each and every sip of wine we imbibe, and we should all strive to continue to develop our skills as wine tasters. Carpe Vino! For those of you looking to expand your wine knowledge, here are a few of selections recommended by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Recommended Reading World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson Vines, Grapes and Wines by Jancis Robinson Exploring Wine, 2nd edition by Steven Kolpan, Brian Smith and Michael Weiss (Wiley) Decanter Magazine The Wine Spectator Magazine

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he time is here to clear the dust bunnies and disinfect the grime left by winter. If our goal is to create a clean, safe environment for our families, why do we introduce chemicals and toxins into our homes in the name of cleanliness? We can simplify our cleaning routine for the love and safety of our families, our drinking water and the planet. By using environmentally-safer cleaning products or creating your own, you can make your home a true sanctuary that follows cleaning commandments that are gentle, green and simple. The new wave of “green” cleaning supplies offers an effective cleaning solution. Luckily, times have changed. Randy Reinartz, owner of Wayne & Mary’s Nutritional Center, admits, “In the past these cleaners didn’t always actually clean well, but now you don’t have to compromise.” Because consumers have demanded safer cleaning alternatives that work, the market has grown. The East Dakotah Natural Foods Co-Op has expanded their cleaning aisle to include new brands. They also offer dishwashing and laundry liquid in bulk, so you can fill up your own container to reduce the packaging waste associated with cleaning products. Whether you are filling a jug with dish soap or grabbing a cleaner off the shelf, your local health food stores offer many cleaning options I was very happy to discover. I decided to very non-scientifically test a couple of these “green” products. Mrs. Meyers Clean Day All Purpose Cleaner allowed me to use one product to wash my kitchen sink, countertops, bathroom and flooring. I noticed that unlike when I cleaned with my usual scrubs and sprays; my eyes didn’t water, my nose didn’t run and my fingers didn’t sting. Maybe my body was trying to tell me something. The scent in the air was not chemically harsh, but instead, light and lemony. I also gave Ecover Ecological Toilet Bowl Cleaner a whirl. It seemed to clean with a fresh piney scent. These are just a couple of the brands and products available. Even if you are just shopping at your local supercenter, you will find brand names offering products claiming to be “greener.” Don’t forget to look at the labels, however, just like we do on the breakfast cereal box to read the fine print. Cleaning products will be in the air your family breathes and on the surfaces they touch. An alternative to


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In our neighborhood, an older couple (their age then what I am now) told of carrying their redbud back twenty-five years before from Oklahoma where it is claimed as state tree. Directly south of their two-story walkout, it had matured to well over sixteen feet and stretched above the upper eave. A few others bloomed on the east side of the University of Sioux Falls (then Sioux Falls College) between 22nd and 26th streets. A spectacular gnarly specimen grew near a vintage ranch style in the northeast corner of the city. One presumed that it had grown there since the house was built, probably in the sixties. After my Northern Carolina exposure back in the eighties, I planted a redbud trio in our backyard, sited on a shady slope under large old black locust trees (Robinia). From these three trees and thirty years, I have shared abundant seedling trees with friends and neighbors. The redbud is an adaptive small tree that grows quickly when young, slows after ten years, and matures at twenty to thirty feet. It is well suited to growing in groups or as a single specimen in a flowerbed. They grow in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil but adapt to many soil types except those that are continuously wet. They flourish in cooler soil, under the

canopy of taller trees. Where soil is cool, moisture lingers and blossoms last longer. In late April or early May, while tiny leaves are still tucked away, redbud branches debut day-glow pink buds, then flowers, shaped like sweet peas. The plant is in the pea or legume family, and flowers have different shaped petals named for their resemblance to parts of birds and boats. There is a central banner or sail, two wings, and two protruding lower keels. It is all quite technical: when a nectar seeking-insect lands on the keels, they are weighted downward to expose hidden treasure stamens tipped with golden pollen. Crabapple blossoms often erupt the same week that redbuds flower. Unfortunately, spring winds have their way with crabs and pink petals might carpet the driveway within two or three days, while the brilliance of redbuds rewards us with another two weeks, a total, sometimes, of three plus weeks from first color. A couple of weeks after buds begin to radiate their brilliance, tiny heart-shaped leaves finally expand, and flowers begin to fade. At full size, leaves are large hearts that dangle from stems like paper cutouts. Thin pea pods sometimes develop by late summer.

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There are a couple of caveats to my enthusiasm for redbud trees. In our climate, winter temperature fluctuations occasionally kill flower buds and sometimes, entire branches suffer dieback. One of my earlier planted trees, while still very young, was lifeless one spring – no brilliant buds, no heart-shaped leaves, and no green layers beneath the bark.

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But in zone 4, lifeless doesn’t always mean graveyard dead; I practiced the wait-and-see approach. By mid-summer a single gangly branch grew from the root, which I secured upright to the lifeless trunk. Within two years, I was challenged to determine which tree had started over. This type of tree resurrection is possible because redbuds are not grafted, rather grown from seed and have their own true roots. Not everyone has this problem, but my redbud leaves are often infested by annoying aphids by mid-summer, resulting in a white mottling along the veins. I’ve never treated them, for I care too much about the health of the birds – and humans - and the plants seem to prosper in spite of the insects. Others have noted the redbuds susceptibility to herbicide drift. While most sources suggest Eastern redbud hardy north only as far as zone 5, my now-old redbuds were purchased from an Iowa mail order nursery, because local nurseries then rarely offered them. Redbuds are now available from northern sources, developed from the seed of redbud plants that have shown greater hardiness. When choosing one for your own yard, ask for those specified as Northern, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Columbus Strains.


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Especially forumlated for freshness, wellness & vitality, Vitalliance combines the fragrance and treatment benefits of selected plant extracts. $60. Lip Enhancer moisturizes, contours and enhances shape - excellent protective base under lipstick. $24 at Body Sculpting Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis. 977-BODY.

Longer Lasting Color A Bright Alternative

This trench is a fun twist on a spring classic. Just $82 at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Keep your cash in your wallet by using Bb color support line. Smooths the cuticle and enhances color while maintaining the tone of your hair, making your salon color last longer! Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Hoppy Easter

Celebrate Easter with this adorable and delicious honey white Bunny Bread. Just $6.50 at Breadsmith. Advance orders welcome. 609 W. 33rd St. 338-1338.

Perfectly Personal

Gifts for any occasion! Coozie $9, stainless steel water bottle $22.50, travel mug $19.50 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.


Fold ‘n Go Stable

Girls and boys alike will love this handy fold ‘n go wooden stable. Hours of fun! Just $49.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

An American Classic

Try Iveta’s version of the Classic American baked treat. Light, moist and all natural. Comfort food as good as it gets. In Chocolate Coconut and Lemon Ginger. $6.49 at Look’s Market. 69th & Western. 336-3104.

Original Art

Let You’ve Been Framed preserve your original art or any meaningful keepsake. New location at the Bridges at 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Jersey Girl

Skip into spring with this lightweight and fashionable jersey knit scarf. Several patterns and colors to choose from. Just $22 at Archival Elements. 330 S. Phillips Avenue. 275-4700.

Special Moments Timeless Treasures

Name bracelets and Forever Fingerprints are precious keepsakes that anyone will treasure! Perfect for a Mother’s Day gift or for a loved one! Forever Fingerprint charms require an appointment. Name bracelets start at $30 + letters, Forever Fingerprints are $65 for .999 fine silver and $9.00 to add a birthstone. The Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 977-2147.

Have you heard about Designs By Lolita? Lolita Glasses represent special moments and personalities of life. Hand painted pilsners, hot beverage mugs, shooters, wine, martini, margarita, you name it! $24.99. Available at www.designsbylolita.com

Classy and Sassy

Combining refreshing feminine details with great functionality, these handbags are a colorful, novel addition to your spring wardrobe. Also available in black. $49 at The Purse Closet 605-361-3088 www.thepursecloset.com

Go Bold

Stop at StarMark Cabinetry to see the latest in bold new colors of countertops and cabinetry. Shown is the Maple Agusta door in the Daiquiri Cottage Finish. Cambria colors are Oak Hampton, Stafford Brown & Yorkshire. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th Street North. 335-8601.

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Fashion comes full circle with an accomplished combination of black onyx and mother of pearl on an open link chain. Matching drop earrings. Available at Fifth Avenue Collection. 708 East Benson Road. 605-335-0602.

Dance Fleece

Keep your dancers warm in these fleece DANCE embroidered jackets. Available in adult and children’s sizes. $30 each at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.


Hip is a Splash of Color

The perfect dress for Easter or Mother’s day - or paired with your favorite jeans. Just $128 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Avenue. 271-8480.

Be Hip in the Sun

Protect the delicate skin around your peepers from sun damage. bareMinerals Sun Proof Fun $28 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Avenue. 271-8480.

Beautiful Music

LIsten to the beautiful music made by this bird chime trellis — perfect for the patio. Stands 30” tall. $70 at Oak Ridge Nursery. Brandon. 331-4421 or 582-6565.

Beautiful Bookmarks

Mark your page with these beautiful patinad copper bookmarks handcrafted by artist Terri Dallriva. Just $14 at Sticks and Steel. Two styles to choose from. 401 E. 8th Street. 335-7349.

Hoppy Easter

Hop on in for your Easter decor. Bark bunny $78.87 and egg wreath $42.50 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

Amazing Anamalz

Based in a beach side town in Australia, anamalz are created by a team of animal lovers and are produced with safety of children at heart. Only approved plantation wood is used to create the anamalz — no trees are cut down. $7.95 each (several others to choose from as well) and accompanying CD $12.95 at the Great Plains Zoo. 805 S. Kiwanis Avenue. 367-7059.

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The no-water plant. Grouped together or alone, these exotic succulants will freshen your space. $119 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 275-3456.

Serve Your Mom

Why not paint a platter and then serve mom breakfast in bed? $60 + $10 studio fee. No extra handprint fee. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st Street. 362-6055.

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Tried and true, these rich shadows complement your flawless complexion. eyes. cheeks. lips. The color palette designed to enhance your features based on your natural skin tone. bareMinerals Get Started kit $49 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 E. 69th Street. 332-5115.


Beautiful Brooches

April showers brought May flowers to Lost Marbles Antiques. Choose from oodles of vintage one-of-a-kind brooches. 1821 S. Minnesota Avenue. 271-7698.

Pit Fire Pottery

The original method to “bake” the clay used in vessels dating back thousands of years is the same used to make this beautiful pottery by Up in Smoke Pottery. $40 - $120 at Piper Custom Framing Art & Decor. 1825 S. Minnesota Avenue. 339-0346.

Enlighten Them

Light their room in style with these whimsical children’s lamps. Several bases and shades to choose from. $144 at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210.

For Any Occasion

The gift that she’ll love — for any occasion — A Wild Flour Bakery Gift Card. Treat her to lunch or to a sweet treat. Wild Flour Bakery. 212 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-5370.

Bottle Bling

Locally made bottle bling for your favorite vintage. Perfect addition to a gift. $14.99 - $19.99 at Taylor’s Pantry Good Spirits. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Go Wild!

Get in touch with your wild side at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. Trench coats are where it’s at for spring! Several to choose from. Shown $92. The Bridges at 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

The Gift of Friendship

Give the lasting gift of friendship. Add a bead for each fond memory and as your relationship grows, so will the bracelet. Available at Holsen Hus. 126 S Phillips Ave. 331.4700.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Stand out from the crowd with a funky hair-hide purse. Add that special touch to any outfit. $373 at DeWitt Designs. 311 E. 8th Street. 335-4354.

Fossil Found!

Simply Perfect now carries Fossil! Including handbags, wallets, watches, sunwear, and jewelry. All prices vary. Handbag shown $108 Wallet shown $60. Come check it out! Simply Perfect. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-3599.

What’s Blooming this Spring!

From Rowan and Nashua, a great selection of pattern books, fun designs for all ages. Check out the new spring palette, fibers ranging from organic plant dyed cottons, silks and linen blends, with a few man made fibers thrown in just for fun. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com


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M&T Bank Stadium and the Oriole Park at Camden Yards are within walking distance of the harbor, and a water taxi connects to Fells Point, Canton and Fort McHenry. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a ballpark completed in 1992 to replace Memorial Stadium. It is home to the Baltimore Orioles and is the first of the “retro” major league ballparks constructed during the ‘90s and early 2000s. It is one of the most highly praised and is typically known in short as “Camden Yards.” The scoreboard in center field advertises The Baltimore Sun. In order to show a scoring decision of a hit, the “H” in “The Sun” will flash, and the “E” will flash to show an error. Also located in the Inner Harbor is the National Aquarium in Baltimore. With an annual attendance of nearly 1.6 million, this public aquarium has a collection of 16,500 specimens of 660 different species. Named the number one aquarium in the U.S. in Coastal Living Magazine in 2006, it is widely considered to be one of the best in the United States, if not the entire world. A rooftop rainforest, a multiple-story shark tank, and a beautiful dolphin display are only a few of the breathtaking scenes you will find while visiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Fells Point is a waterfront neighborhood in Baltimore that was once featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. Home to the greatest concentration of restaurants, coffee shops, music stores, and pubs in the city, which line cobble stoned streets, this neighborhood is famous for its maritime past. It is one of several areas in and around the city of Baltimore that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In order to be listed on this register, an area must be acknowledged by the government as a historic district, site, building or property. Hampden is considered the hip neighborhood in Baltimore and is often overlooked by tourists because of its location off of the waterfront. With a main shopping street stretching about a half a mile and packed with locally owned and independent shops, restaurants and boutiques, Hampden gives out a funky vibe. It is also home to the annual June celebration called HonFest. A local tradition, Hon is named after the term of endearment, “honey”, and the celebration honors the warmth and affection given to neighbors and visitors alike by historic workingwomen in Baltimore. Since 1994, HonFest has grown into a nationally recognized festival and covers four city blocks on Hampden’s main shopping area, 36th Street. The women participating in the festival are a vision of the sixties-era, with beehive hairdos, blue eye shadow, and leopard print spandex pants. With so many neighborhoods and attractions, a visit to the city of Baltimore will be unforgettable. No wonder it is also known as “Charm City”.


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people in their 20s and 30s, and even into the teen years. The best ways to guard against skin cancer is the use of sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun during the most intense hours of the day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunscreen should be at least 30 SPF. Sunscreen takes about 20 minutes to become effective, so put it on before leaving home rather than waiting until youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re out in the sun and feeling the intensity of the rays. The newest products are broad-spectrum sunscreens, protecting against UVA and UVB rays, whereas typical sunscreens only protect against UVB rays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The biggest mistakes people make in using sunscreen is not putting on enough, and not reapplying often enough,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Johnson said. Because people typically get 80 percent of their lifetime exposure to UV rays by age 20, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to protect children and teens â&#x20AC;&#x201C; by being diligent about sunscreen use and not allowing tanning bed use. Being smart about tanning and sun exposure now can help guard against skin cancer and premature aging in later years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What you do during your teens, 20s and 30s will matter in your 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Johnson said. Learn more about skin cancer and other health topics by clicking on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Health Libraryâ&#x20AC;? in the upper right corner on Avera McKennanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at www.AveraMcKennan.org or at www. AveraDermatology.org.

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organization assists cancer patients who face the risk of infertility. Fertile Hope is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors. “Cancer fighting treatments continue to advance, but many patients are still faced with infertility or even sterility after their treatments are complete,” says Maria Bell, MD, a gynecologic oncologist with Sanford Clinic Women’s Health. “While several fertility preservation options are available before or after treatments, they are often underutilized due to lack of awareness or financial resources.” According to Fertile Hope, there are more than 130,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year who are in their reproductive years. Through the Fertile Hope affiliation, physicians offer discounted fertility services for cancer patients along with detailed information about their fertility preservation options. “We have a growing range of options available for men, women and even children undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or surgery,” says Keith Hansen, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist with Sanford Clinic Women’s Health. “People faced with cancer treatments need to know there is hope of

having a family after they survive cancer.” In addition to robust programs in areas of awareness, education and support, Fertile Hope operates the only fertility preservation financial assistance program for cancer patients, including a program for men to help reduce the cost of sperm banking. Fertile Hope was founded in 2001 and is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. The organization was created by cancer survivor Lindsay Beck as a result of her efforts to preserve fertility in the face of her cancer treatments. Physicians across the state are actively involved in fertility preservation for South Dakota’s cancer patients. Through the use of telemedicine, local specialists are able to consult with cancer patients to immediately engage in fertility-saving procedures. Through telemedicine and same-day consultations, fertility can be considered without delaying vital cancer treatments. To learn more about Fertile Hope contact Sanford Clinic Women’s Health at (605) 328-7700.

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THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE COME ACROSS THIS MONTH. WE HOPE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE AND ALSO INTRODUCE OTHERS BEING RELEASED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ENJOY. Alex and Lulu Two of a Kind by Lorena Siminovich Sunshine and rain. Cat and Dog. Alex and Lulu. Are they too different to be best friends? Meet best friends Alex and Lulu. Alex loves having noisy, exciting adventures, and Lulu likes painting and making things. Even though they are different, they always have fun together. Until Alex begins to worry that they might be TOO different — that they might actually be opposites! Discover what opposites really are in this quirky story that celebrates differences. Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press Pretty Pru by Polly Dunbar Pretty Pru is trying on her favorite red lipstick. She’s so busy prancing that she doesn’t notice when someone borrows her special purse. Could it be Tiptoe the rabbit, blushing a shade of pink? Or Doodle the alligator, pointing a pretty finger? And what IS that on top of Tumpty’s head? The celebrated Polly Dunbar offers a new charming adventure in her series about Tilly and her friends. Ages 0 mos and up Candlewick Press Silly Suzy Goose by Petr Horacek Silly Suzy Goose is just like all the other geese. But how she wishes she could hang upside-down like a bat or stretch like a giraffe. And how wonderful to jump, jump, JUMP like a kangaroo! Suzy wanders far from her flock, meeting animals very different from her. But when she crosses paths with a cranky lion, she learns the advantage of blending in with the crowd! Spirited little readers will go for this tale of a silly goose in search of a brand new style -- at least some of the time. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

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and creative, these bouquets can be created using one of many books that instruct you on how to do so. You can also order these online from a professional designer if you want to save the hassle of trying to make them yourselves. Another crafty idea: a beaded bouquet can also be a way to create the same colorful effect with some sparkle. A simple wrist corsage instead of an elaborate bouquet of silk or fresh flowers could also be a great way of saving money. To create a fuller look, tie ribbon or greenery around it and let it hang down. Skipping fresh flowers doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily mean you have to skip fresh plants. Beautiful greenery may be an interesting touch to your wedding, with textured leaves and bright green colors that take up plenty of space where dĂŠcor is needed. Depending on the season, you could choose fall leaves, ivy, pussy willows, and more to use alone or in order to enhance your silk bouquets. Besides carrying traditional looking bouquets, there are many alternatives. Bridesmaids are beginning to carry a variety of things, depending on the season and time of the ceremony. These alternatives could save you a lot of money, which could be put towards other parts of the wedding or the honeymoon. If you do not have a budget to worry about, alternatives to bouquets are still a unique way to express yourself, and you could still spend the money on some fancier alternatives.


Fans have become popular for spring or summer weddings. The bridesmaids will enjoy being able to fan themselves off throughout the busy and hot day. Victorian style lace is one option for materials. Feathers also make a great decoration for fans, including peacock or ostrich. Keep in mind that these birds shed their feathers regularly and there is no harm done to them in order to obtain and recycle their beautiful natural patterns. Parasols have also become increasingly popular for wedding parties. They look great in pictures and also shield from the sun on a hot summerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. After the wedding day is done, those who were part of it will always have the parasol to remember what a unique time it was. Of course, these wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work for every kind of wedding and it all depends on the time and place of the ceremony. Balloons could also be a nice touch to a wedding. If balloons for the bride and bridesmaids seem odd, then consider them for the children involved. Flower girls and ring bearers with balloons in the wedding colors tied to their wrists will make them cuter than before, as if they even needed more cuteness to begin with! Balloons also make for fantastic photos. Faux fur muffs are another great alternative for the bride and bridesmaids to carry while coming down the aisle. These are super cheap if you buy the fabric at a craft store, yet look very fancy for a winter wedding. Another accessory to consider is a decorated clutch or handbag, which could also double as a gift. If you are getting married in a tropical location, seashells can make great bouquets, especially on a beach. Seashells also accent flowers very well when outside surrounded by sand and water. Whatever the bride carries down the aisle with her should be special and dear to her heart. She may consider carrying a Bible or a book with a fancy bookmark with ribbon or tassels. Candles can also be carried by the bride and the bridesmaids. As long as everyone is careful, the glowing effect of candles can add a very nice touch to an evening wedding. Lanterns are another option for creating a warm glow and replacing bouquets during the ceremony and the reception. As you can see, you have plenty of things to consider when it comes time to think about your wedding â&#x20AC;&#x153;bouquetsâ&#x20AC;?. Just remember that fresh flowers are not the only way to represent love and romance at your wedding.

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Representative Royal C. Johnson was born in Iowa in 1882. His family moved to Dakota Territory one year later. He graduated from the law department of the University of South Dakota in Vermillion in 1906 and practiced law in Highmore and Aberdeen. He was the Attorney General for South Dakota from 1910 to 1914. Johnson was elected as a South Dakota Representative to Congress eight successive times from March 4, 1915, to March 3, 1933. After leaving Congress, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. until his death there on August 2, 1939. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


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