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The Grille 26 chefs put a lot of thought into all of the ingredients, ensuring that everything has more of a creative culinary spin to it than ordinary faire. Truly a spectacular menu which includes selections such as brunch specialties, sandwiches, soups, burgers, salads, pastas, flame roasted pizzas, entrees such as kabobs, steaks, and seafood, and small features, bakery biscuits, muffins, and cafÊ roll desserts made from scratch. Not quite so easy, though, is choosing from the delicious dessert menu; will it be the Berry Tiramisu, Clara’s Chocolate Cake (a flourless cake created from Corporate Chef Don Andersen’s mother’s recipe, or the sharable Dueling Brownies topped with homemade ice cream, Mexican chocolate

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about wine is tasting and not having to buy an entire bottle, it gives people the opportunity to share and puts the control in their hands as to how much they would like to try; try a variety instead of one full one.” A wide selection of white wines, red wines, champagne cocktails, bottled beer, and tap beer is available. Happy hours are from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Monday – Saturday, with drink, appetizers, and pizza specials. Dessert Happy Hour is from 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Monday–Tuesday and coffee and dessert are available for $5.00. Live music, a little jazz and blues, is featured on Friday and Saturday evenings.

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hen Janice Burke moved into her townhome four years ago, she felt at home right away. An acquaintance had been its previous owner, and when she decided to relocate, this friend suggested the quaint character of the townhome’s design as fitting for Burke.

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consist of multiple families and usually multiple floors. The traditional “townhouse” apartment is a two bedroom unit with the living room in the front on the lower level, kitchen in the back. Two bedrooms are on the front and back of the upper level

with a single bathroom between. The layout of this townhome provides for comfortable entertaining with two bathrooms upstairs and one downstairs. The upper level does contain two bedrooms, and the stairway

opens in the spacious living room. Burke found a replacement stone fireplace to provide contrast to the white walls, and she added several black elements and crystal to the decorating. There are also plants, trees and other greenery added in her

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arrangements. “I find places for things and generally leave them there. I like a classic design, where little things will change, but overall it won’t need updating.” Looking up to the loft, the wall has a two-tiered built-in designed structure. In the nearby dining room, Burke has

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several crystals hanging in the front windows. When the sun shines, the light penetrates the crystal and leaves rainbows streamed across her living room and kitchen. A hutch holds a set of Rosenthal dishes that were given to Janice by her late husband. They shared many travels together and memories

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are captured through displayed artwork and books. These books capture some of their past travels, and world history is of special interest to Janice. “I feel lucky to have traveled to these places because they have more meaning through experiencing their location first-hand,” she shares. Burke was wise in her decision to simplify as she moved in, only keeping her favorite pieces and not trying to incorporate more than the space could hold. The end result is rooms that she enjoys free of clutter. The combination of neutrals and darker tones continues in the kitchen and master bedroom. Burke felt the townhome was so open that she needed to have the light color choices for her walls and decorative items set against solid furniture pieces. In the kitchen, the cabinetry is simple and Burke opted to have the counter surfaces redone in black. The appliances were in place, and Burke did decide to add a pantry cabinet. Everything is easily accessible and organized.

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Outside, the upkeep is again simple. The unit is part brick and part siding, and the neutral coloring gives a longevity to its appeal. In each bathroom, there are silver framed mirrors that are favorites of Burke’s. She added a unique look on a side wall, selecting a full-length mirror also framed in silver. It’s topped with a soldered iridescent art piece that hangs over the mirror. This was something her daughter had owned, and as she’s inherited it, Burke has had to fix it twice. It almost looks like a beautiful wind chime, but it’s a delicate work of art that Burke remembers her daughter also cherishing. The beauty Janice Burke has created is something that brings her solace from the storms and peace amidst a hectic day. It only takes a small stretch of the imagination and one of her favorite books, perhaps reading relaxed in the loft, to explore new places or past trips. Her home is the picture of a full life – with treasures close to her heart.






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wines but all come from different sub regions in Southern Australia. Each has its own unique characteristics from the subtle differences in their microclimates. Lily’s Garden is an amazing Shiraz from McLaren Vale. This inky wine has an intense nose of blueberry, blackberry, and plum with subtle mocha and spice notes. On the palate, this wine has a firm structure with tight but fine dry tannins married with a dense fruit mid-palate. This is everything Shiraz should be and more. Of course, with a high quality growing region coupled with high quality winemaking methods (then add the high ratings from critics worldwide,) you have the makings of a high priced wine. Consult your local wine store for pricing. If you’re in the mood for another Shiraz from these producers, but are not ready to part with $60 or $70, check out their “Picture� series. With names like Gnarly Dudes, Brilliant Disguise, and Yesterday’s Hero, you are sure to find one to please your taste buds. One of their best is Angel’s Share Shiraz. The 2007 vintage received a 92 point rating and just so happened to make this year’s Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines in the world. This is a great value for what’s packed in the bottle. This Shiraz has deep aromas of plums, chocolate, and a hint of licorice and mint. On the palate, I am always amazed by the vibrant black currant flavors and the impeccable tannins. This is a Top 100 wine that is a must for any enophile, whether you have a 2000 bottle cellar or a cute wine rack in the kitchen. This Mother’s Day, celebrate your love for your mother by giving her your love for wine. Add a personal touch and she will know how much she means to you. Carpe Moms and carpe vino! For all of your wine questions, contact Riccardo at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com


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Pineapple Frost 2 cups orange pineapple juice 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 Tbsp instant vanilla pudding mix 1 Tbsp nondairy creamer 6 ice cubes Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until slushy. Freeze for 30 minutes and pour into glasses. Serves 4.

Raspberry Cooler 2 cups fresh raspberries 2 cups apple juice 3 cups whipped topping Process berries and juice in blender. Add whipped topping and blend until smooth. Freeze for 30 minutes and serve. Serves 4.

Peach Treat 15 oz. can sliced peaches, undrained 2 cups ice cubes 1 envelope whipped topping mix 1/2 tsp vanilla Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Serves 2-4.

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ow does your garden grow? The nursery rhyme reminds us of the childlike wonder associated with the garden in sing-song verse. I don’t associate this garden with pesticides, fertilizers and toxic runoff. Instead, in my mind, this innocent place takes the organic approach perfect for the very real environmental concerns of protecting and preserving natural resources. Maybe I seem a bit too poetic about green thumbs and potting soil, but building your own patch of green incorporating greener choices is art. If you build it, green will come. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages what they refer to as “greenscaping” to promote a healthier yard. These landscaping practices encourage reducing waste, water use and chemical use — which can also help keep more green in your bank account. Chris Zdorovtsov, a horticulture educator with the Minnehaha County Extension Office looks at backyard sustainability as “a way to reduce environmental pollution,

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lant aliases are often catchy and homespun, spark the imagination, and form pictures in our heads. And besides, they are a heck of a lot easier to remember, pronounce, and spell than the Latin names. The Pulmonaria genus has gathered a bunch of unusual common names. When their petals make a debut in one color, often pink, and exit as another, often blue, they are called “soldiers and sailors” or “Joseph and Mary.” Their spotted leaves call up names like “Mary spilt the milk,” “spotted dog,” and the not-so-compelling “lungwort.” “Lungwort” refers to the leaves’ resemblance to a diseased lung – now that’s an

Practically the instant that frost is out of spring ground, stems pop up and dangle clusters of blossoms from the tips like Virginia bluebells. Petals fuse into a single funnel shape, a characteristic of the borage family. Beginning in late April, they show off for two weeks, and then appear sporadically for a while longer. Cut back spent flower stems and you will sometimes be rewarded with more. As flowering wanes, long, hairy, usually pointed leaves thrust from the crown and form flattened clumps. Pulmonaria’s silvery spots and splashes are a type of “blister” variegation” caused by air pockets that reflect gauzy light from beneath the outer “skin” of the leaf, the epidermis. Plants sometimes wilt dramatically, even when there is ample moisture in the soil. If sun beats directly down on them, the wilting is more pronounced. Plants may even appear to die if allowed to dry out beyond recovery, but often they are only dormant and will come up again the next spring. This exchange of wilt and recover, wilt and recover is a natural occurrence for Pulmonaria, and plants normally rebound once shade and/or moisture return. Occasionally mildew and slugs are problems. Pulmonaria are native to southern Europe and Asia and arrived in America via England more than 200 years ago. New

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eyeful. The rump of an Appaloosa pony - that’s what I think of when contemplating Pulmonaria’s dappled and dotted leaves. How about rumpwort or rumpspot? Pulmonaroosa or appaloomonaria are harder to spell. Pulmonaria or lungwort (wort simply means “plant” or “root”) was one of the plants that led to the formulation of the Doctrine of the Signatures in the 1600s. It was believed for a time that plants relayed a deeper meaning through their “markings.” Shapes and colors of biological materials were often looked upon as divine signposts, God’s messages, to attract humans to their uses. Lungwort would be used to treat coughs and wheezing. (The leaf of liverwort resembled the liver and was used to treat liver ailments. Barrenwort treated infertility. Bladderwort treated urinary tract afflictions. There was birthwort, fleawort, goutwort, lousewort, motherwort, navelwort, nipplewort, pilewort, spleenwort, throatwort, woundwort and rupturewort. You get the picture.) Pulmonaria (or substitute any of the above) are unusual shade loving plants. Many are hardy for us and easy to grow. Plants gradually increase year after year when provided with humus-laden, well-drained, moisture-retentive soil. They can be divided, shared, and spread around your own garden.

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Pulmonaria ‘Polar Splash’

Pulmonaria ‘Berries and Cream’

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‘Mrs. Moon’ was the first I ever planted. She is steadfast, and still comes up after all these years. Flowers change from pink to violet. A study in 1994 by the Chicago Botanic Garden once compared 51 Pulmonaria cultivars and species and rated them for ornamental qualities, disease resistance, and hardiness. It concluded with two lists: the most desirable and the least desirable, limited to those available up to that decade. Highlights are ‘Pink Haze’, ‘Roy Davidson’, ‘Bielefeld Pink’, and ‘David Ward’. For the complete Chicago study go to: http:// www.chicagobotanic.org/research/plant_evaluation/index. php#notes By now in May, vignettes of spotted leaves and cheerful, hue-changing flowers have blocked out repulsive scenarios of foul lungs or horses’ asses. The eye-catching focal points of Pulmonaria companioned with spring daffodils, coral-bells and ferns create good medicine for the eye and soul and potent antidotes to the neutral colors of winter.

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Enter a world of styling crafted in the fashion of haute couture creativity. Loreal Professionel. $19 - $24 at Coiffure on Phillips. 300 N Phillips Avenue. (605) 335-8776.

Raymond’s now offers state-of-the-art engraving and personalization. All metals, glass, wood and hot stamping available. Raymond’s Jewellers. 206 S. Phillips Ave. 338-7550.

Simply Charming

Add style and personality to your jewelry with charms! We carry a huge inventory of pewter and sterling silver charms! Prices start at $1.49 each. Chains and components are also available, ready made, or DIY! The Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 977.2147.

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Be the first to get them! New 2009 collection of the world’s best flip flops...Havaianas at Hip Chic Boutique. Choose one, two or several pairs for summer. $1826.50. 328 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8480.

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Raindrops keep fallin’ on your head? Not any more! Stay dry and look great carrying this stylish umbrella. Several patterns to choose from. $30 - $34 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 334-5795.

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Buffaloberries now serves beer. Enjoy a 6” personal pizza made with whole wheat crust and a glass of wine or ice cold beer. Four pizzita varieties to choose from. Buffaloberries. 309 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8280.

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Theme your next party with unique invitations, tableware and accessories from What A Card. 311 S. Phillips Avenue. 338-1424.

Collector’s Chest

...Hope Chest or Graduation Gift. Stylized floral inlay work in cherry and maple, copper end hardware, safety hinges, and cedar lined bottom, 16” x 32”. Available at Artisan House Galleries, 229 S Phillips Ave. Downtown, Sioux Falls. 605-373-0700.

Fun and Carefree

For a fun and carefree look this summer, the Brighton® Madrid Lace Collection. Shown are the Sangria Shoulderbag ($280) and Espana Hobo $200). Available at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S Phillips Avenue (605) 330-4002.

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Keeps curls shapely and resilient while taming frizz and adding shine. Best of all it doesn’t weigh down the hair. NEW! curl conscious line $12-27. Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

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Be Bliss-ful on your wedding day. Just in and exclusively at The French Door - Bliss silk wedding shoes. Shown $100 - $160. 57th & Louise. 332-8841.

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Spring into summer with Spezia’s delicious healthy salads. The chicken salad is a long-time favorite and the Greek is new, fresh and tasty. Greek salad $4.50, chicken salad $9.95 at Spezia. 57th & Louise. 334-7491.


Add some whimsy to your outfit with these hand-made hair posies. For casual to bridal. $4 - $25 at Archival Elements. 330 S Phillips Avenue. (605) 275-4700.

Something Unexpected

These hand crafted chain bracelets created using aluminum rings may be the lightest bracelets you ever own. Available in gorgeous bright colors. Just $15 at The Artist Playhouse. 524 N Main Avenue. (605) 335-3800.

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Chic, affordable and fashion forward. This handbag is the perfect accessory for the woman on the go with an elegant look that is sure to turn heads. $46 at The Purse Closet. 605-361-3088 www.thepursecloset.com

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Count the ways you show your style with these hand applied brushstroke oil reproductions that are mounted on a hand forged metal frame. The frame finish is brown with black and dark brown distressing. 42” x 42”. Available at South Dakota Furniture Mart for just $259.99. 2101 W 41st Street. (605) 336-1600.

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Choose from Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation ($36) and Bronzer ($40) from the entire line of Total Beauty products. Available at Body Sculpting Day Spa. 220 N. Kiwanis Avenue. 977-2639.

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Paint your pots now and enjoy your favorite blooms all summer. $17 + $10 studio fee. Color Me Mine. 3709 W 41st Street. (605) 362-6055.

A Splash of Color

Add a splash of color to your wardrobe. Choose from a large selection of colorful tops - just in time for summer. Shown $89.50 at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

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Give these aluminum bowls and trays with glass beads - made in India - as a wedding gift. A gift that is both thoughtful and out of the ordinary. Several styles to choose from. $35 dish shown at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

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Rody is fun, colorful, durable, soft and sturdy. Simply add more air as your child grows and Rody grows too. $49.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

Snuggly Snakes

Your kids will love to curl up with these super soft snuggly snakes. Several colors and patterns to choose from. Just $12.95 each at the Great Plains Zoo. 805 S. Kiwanis Avenue. 367-7003.

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Pushing the boundaries of eco-fashion without sacrificing style or individuality. Funky new purses and wine caddies are now in at Larsen Designs. 69th & Western. 323-0210.

A Family Haven

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Choose from over 250 designer and designerinspired handbags at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 274-3500.

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For all the hugs and kisses and unconditional love, remember your mom this Mother’s Day with a spring bouquet from Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th Street. 338-9290.

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Fun Flips

Your little ballerina will flip over these adorable flip flops — with sequined pointe shoes right on the top. $10 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Avenue. 335-8242.

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Always friendly and fun, the Portlys’ round and chubby bodies are big on charm and cheer. Choose from bunny, rooster, squirrel, cat, frog or owl. $27.95 each at Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 South Splitrock Blvd. Brandon, SD 57005. (605) 331-4421.

Naturally Elegant

If you dress for all the world and have a penchant for sophisticated glamour with a cool flair, you’re naturally elegant. bareMinerals® 6 piece Naturally Elegant collection includes 2 eyecolors, liner shadow, blush, lipgloss and clutch bag. $61 value for just $39.50 at Southeastern Hair Design & Day Spa. 1701 E 69th Street. (605) 332-5115.

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Give an exceptional card for that special occasion. Graduation, Mother’s Day and so many more. $5.99 at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota Avenue. 339-1500.

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Canterbury of New Zealand will outfit your little kiwi in style. Rugbyinspired fashion line. Top and shorts $48 each at Sprout Boutique. 2425 S Shirley Avenue. (605) 271-2999.

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acations can be expensive and in the recent economy people are generally becoming more aware of where their money goes. However, everyone needs to get away once in awhile. Camping can be the perfect way to escape to a remote location and still have a great time without breaking the bank. It gives you a chance to enjoy the outdoors, sleep under the stars, awaken your senses, and create some fantastic memories. There are many kinds of camping, but pitching a tent at a local or state park is a classic choice by many campers. Generally, men take the credit for the knowledge of what goes into an eventful camping trip. However, no matter how beautiful they may look while doing it, women can participate to their full ability in all aspects of the trip with a little research and preparation. They can tell the men to “step aside” in the navigating, pitching a tent, preparing the fire, and cooking the meals. In order to be fully prepared for your next camping trip, think about purchasing a few simple items that will make your experience easier and less stressful. Keep a camping checklist and brainstorm on what you really need and what can stay at home. Remember to consider the items that could be used for

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multiple purposes. This will reduce your load and the chance of leaving something behind. Weather is unpredictable, especially in the Midwest. When choosing a tent, keep in mind that there are those that are meant for all seasons and will be perfect for both hot and cold days. Water-resistance, good ventilation and mesh screens are important qualities to look for in your tent to ensure comfortable air flow and bug reduction. If you already own a good tent, remember to unpack it and check to make sure everything is there that is required for pitching. The same goes for when you return from your trip, but this time you would be letting the tent thoroughly dry from any condensation or anything else that might cause mildew damage during storage. Find a level and firm site. It is not any fun to realize that you are slowly sliding to one side of the tent when you are trying to sleep. For obvious reasons, make sure to clear any rocks or sticks before setting up your tent. A tarp is used to prevent water from soaking into the tent after rainfall or morning dew. The tarp also has multiple functions. It can be used for the beach or for picnics, or can be hung with rope for shelter or windbreaks.

Rope is another essential item to bring for handy ideas you might get while camping. Setting an entry mat in front of the tent entrance will prevent the uncomfortable sand and dirt remnants from creeping into your sleeping space when people enter throughout the day. A map of the camping area will be very useful for you and your fellow campers. Be sure to memorize where the nearest bathroom or shower is and read the rules at the entrance regarding fires, noise, and garbage handling. A swiss army knife can do wonders for a female camper. With a nail file, tweezers, small scissors and a knife, it includes some things you may find that you need while spending your time outdoors for a couple of days and nights. Travel sized bottles, disposable razors, some soap and your essential cosmetics will help to freshen you up when you start to feel a little dirty mid-trip. Just remember that any perfumed product will most likely attract mosquitoes. If there are showers in the campground, you will need to bring shoes to be worn to and from (and possibly even during) the shower. Bring quarters in case the shower is coin-operated. Bug repellents and lotions are important. Ticks are a common concern when spending time outdoors. They are most active in spring and early summer, and can be found before they attach by checking yourself and your loved ones frequently. Keeping fruity drinks and foods such as juice and marshmallows contained can

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reduce the risk of unwanted bees, wasps and flies. Bringing a grill or a camping stove can definitely enhance your dining experiences while camping out. Preparing ahead of time by making a meal menu for each day will allow you to pack accordingly and simplify things. After you are done with a meal, cleaning up should be immediate. Scrape the leftovers into a garbage bag or reusable container, depending if you will eat it again. Take the garbage to the camp dumpster to prevent attracting uninvited wildlife. Storing food in your tent is not a good idea. This can attract critters that can cause damage to your tent and definitely change the mood of being a happy camper. Keep any food that is not in the cooler inside the trunk of your car. The right meals and snacks will also give you energy during those hiking and biking adventures you may want to participate in. Fruits, vegetables, oatmeal bars, nuts and other easy snack foods are perfect for this. To keep food cool, a gallon jug or several bottles of frozen water in the cooler will serve multiple purposes: keeping meals and leftovers cold so they don’t go bad, hydrating a thirsty camper, putting the fire out, and helping to wash up. The food and beverages should be stored in separate coolers in order to prevent the food from warming up when people go to grab a drink. To make the ice last longer, a reflective cover can reduce the heat inside. Coolers come with spouts at the bottom, making


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it easy to drain the melted ice for use in cleaning or putting out fires. Water is probably the most important thing you can bring camping. You need to stay hydrated and it would be easy to do by having one or two larger containers to fill with water. If you plan on bringing any alcoholic beverages on the trip, it is wise not to bring glass containers. Many sites don’t allow glass, but will accept aluminum or plastic containers. For wine, think

about bringing it in a boxed container or pouring your preferred flavor into a plastic container. There is usually a designated fire pit where you can start a fire and cook meals, roast marshmallows and if you are lucky enough to know a musician, sing along to a guitar or a harmonica. When you are done with the fire, be sure to put it completely out by pouring water over it and stirring the coals.

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Don’t Ignore Signs of a Stroke BY SANFORD HEALTH with Jerome Freeman, MD, Sanford Clinic Neurology


ou may not be concerned about stroke just yet. But stroke can happen to anyone, at any time and at any age. Stroke doesn’t discriminate – it affects people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. In fact, the National Stroke Association reports that stroke is the third leading cause of death in America and the No. 1 cause of adult disability. Fortunately, up to 80% of strokes are preventable; we can all take steps now to avoid having a stroke.

What is a Stroke? Stroke can most easily be described by comparing it to a heart attack, except it occurs in the brain. Commonly called a ‘brain attack’, damage occurs in the brain when a blood clot blocks an artery. And as with a heart attack, response time can be vital in determining the success of treatment. Implement these Stroke Prevention Guidelines to lessen your chance of having a stroke:


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Face – Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? Arms – Ask the person to hold both arms up evenly. Does one arm drift downward? Speech – Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are their words slurred or mixed up? Time – If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Brain cells are dying. The good news is that strokes are preventable. You should stop smoking, keep blood pressure at normal levels, cholesterol and diabetes under control, and manage atrial fibrillation (a condition where the heart beats irregularly) to reduce stroke risk. Dr. Freeman explains that, “Getting immediate medical care can help minimize brain damage and dramatically increase the chance of recovery. Patients who receive emergency medical treatment within three hours of the onset of stroke can often be given a clotbusting medication that will dissolve the blood clot and restore normal blood flow to the brain.�

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Approximately one in three babies per 1,000 are born with some type of hearing loss, caused by factors such as genetics, infection during pregnancy, prematurity, or maternal diabetes. If necessary, babies can be fitted with hearing aids as early as 8 weeks of age. “The brain is wired to hear,” Fendrich said. Without hearing, children are at a significant disadvantage in language development. Jenny Miller of Tea is the mother of three boys, age 11 months,

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2 years and 6, all of whom have some degree of hearing loss ranging from mild to moderately severe. “It seems to be genetic, although we never thought about it until our oldest son was screened in the hospital as a newborn,” Jenny said. All three sons were fitted with hearing aids between the ages of 2 and 4 months. While the youngest two are still learning to talk at age 11 months and 2 years, the oldest son, 6, is now in kindergarten. “He’s doing awesome, and has really good speech for someone with a hearing loss. We credit that with the fact that he was identified as a newborn, and got early intervention with speech therapy.” While hearing loss isn’t something Jenny and her husband, Paul, expected, it’s something they take in stride as parents. “Speech therapy has helped us know what to look for, and we probably are more aware of helping them develop their language skills,” Jenny said. Even if children pass their first hearing test, it doesn’t mean their hearing will be perfect throughout childhood. Hearing loss can be acquired through disease, a condition or an injury. For example, chronic ear infections can cause hearing loss, although this is most often temporary. Parents should continually watch for signs that their baby is hearing well. Newborns will startle, shift their eyes or change their sucking patterns in response to sound. Later, they will

seem soothed by their parents’ voice, turn their head toward their parents’ voice and smile when spoken to. As they develop speech, babies will babble as they practice sounds, and say their first word by 9 to 12 months of age. It’s pretty typical for older children to be so absorbed in play or a TV show that they tune out other sounds – especially a parent’s call. Yet if your child is saying “what?” a lot or asking you to repeat things, this could be reason for concern. Noise exposure is the top preventable cause of hearing loss. Sounds louder than 80 decibels are considered potentially hazardous. Yet a rock concert can peak at 150 decibels and firearms sound off at 140 dB. Even some toys can top 90 decibels. There’s no “getting used” to loud noise. Tiny hair cells in the inner ear bend in response to sound. Too much noise can bend these cells too far, damaging or killing the cells. Once damaged, they cannot grow back, causing permanent hearing loss. “Your child’s iPod is probably too loud if you can hear the music they’re listening to 3 feet away,” Fendrich said. She also recommends hearing protection for kids who go on hunting trips, or to rock concerts. “Hearing can change – sometimes we don’t know the reason. So parents with any concerns should refer their child for a hearing evaluation,” Fendrich said. For more information call the Rehabilitation Department at Avera McKennan, 322-5000 or go to www.AveraMcKennan.org.

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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. I Love Grandpa by Lizi Boyd What’s not to love? When a little one is with Grandpa, he has lots of adventures: learning to make a grass whistle, burying treasures in the sand, and making up stories together. Perfect for Father’s Day. Ages 2-4 Candlewick Press

If I Could by Susan Milord From the first rays of the morning sun to the last nod of a tiny head at bedtime, a toddler and mother share a blissfully ordinary day. But there is nothing ordinary about the love between them — a love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, and as deep as the ocean. Ages 2 - 6 Candlewick Press

Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Baby? by Barney Saltzberg New baby on the way? Cornelius’s comic charm will bring a smile to all those little piggies who are just a bit resistant to sharing their space. There’s a new baby in the house. Is Cornelius P. Mud ready? Not really! The baby may be getting all the attention, but he isn’t very much fun. He can’t talk. He can’t eat. He can’t play. Can they send him back? Does Mom love the baby best? Of course, fans of Cornelius know that even the arrival of a sibling won’t get this resourceful little piggy down for long. Ages 2 - 5 Candlewick Press

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I Love Grandma by Lizi Boyd What’s not to love? When a small child visits with Grandma, she has the best time eating pretend breakfast in bed, doing headstands in yoga, and exploring the flowers in the garden. Captures the simple moments shared and treasured by grandparent and grandchild. Ages 2 - 4 Candlewick Press

Foo, the Flying Frog of Washtub Pond by Belle Yang In a cozy, tropical place called Washtub Pond, three webf o o t e d c re a t u re s pass carefree days playing and dreaming together. Sue-Lin Salamander, MaoM a o M u d p u p p y, and Foo Frog have been best, samesize friends since the day they were born. But like all young creatures, these three grow up — and some really BIG changes in Foo Frog put the trio’s friendship to the test. With warmth, lighthearted wit, and a bit of hot air, Belle Yang has written and painted a laugh-out-loud story in bold, comedic strokes. Ages 3 - 6 Candlewick Press Thank You, God A book of letters from children to God with 10 real pull-out mini letters written in a child’s voice. The letters are inside beautiful envelopes on every spread. Gorgeously illustrated prayers, poems, and psalms of thanksgiving from Ralph Waldo Emerson to William Canton are eloquent yet simple enough for every child. Featuring a padded cover embellished with elegant glitter, and this book is a lovely gift for Easter and all year around. Ages 4 - 8 Simon & Schuster

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hen planning your wedding reception, the list of details to attend to can seem endless. The music and entertainment on your big day is a very important factor, because it is not only about the way it sounds but also about the way it makes people feel. It is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding and it is noticed by guests whether it is excellent or if something goes wrong. Depending on your budget and your style, there are a few different options to consider for music and entertainment. A DJ (disc jockey) is a very common choice for weddings. DJs not only play songs, but can help to set the tone and double as a master of ceremonies (MC) — and usually have their own equipment and sound system. The MC usually introduces the bridal party, guests making toasts, and leads traditional activities such as the garter auction, bouquet toss, and yes, even the hokey pokey. Guests are waiting to be told what is next; they usually appreciate the announcements and it gets them more involved. If you decide to hire a DJ, be sure to consult with them and make sure they are able to play the songs you prefer, as well as take requests. Getting a reference from the DJ in order to get some

feedback is also important. Find out what others that have worked with this person have to say. A live band is also very popular at a wedding reception — and you don’t even have to know a member of the band. There is no reason not to ask one of your favorite bands (especially a local band) to play via their Myspace or Facebook pages, because you never know if they will say yes. Bands are typically more expensive than DJs, and create a completely different feel. Recommendations from more than one person are important when it comes to choosing the band. Make sure they will play your selected songs and take requests from guests throughout the night. Some bands will allow you to play an iPod between their sets, so you can sneak in a few of the songs they probably wouldn’t be able to cover exactly how you would like. To ensure that the wrong song doesn’t ruin your mood, create a detailed “do-not-play� list for the band or the D.J. This list can be better than a “do-play� list when the band or D.J. is experienced in reading the mood of the guests and playing tunes that they all will enjoy, as long as it isn’t the song that belonged to you or your


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fiancé’s past relationships. If you have a small budget, you also have the option to set up a personalized playlist on an iPod, laptop, or other media player and hook it up to a quality sound system. To ensure others will enjoy the music at your wedding, you may want to request that invited guests write their favorite love song on their R.S.V.P. This can also be a great way to discover some things you never knew about your relatives. You will have flexibility when it comes to song choice and you can enlist a loved one to take full responsibility for the music throughout the night, making this to be the most inexpensive decision. The person who is chosen to control the music should be warned not to drink too much alcohol and be aware of any songs you don’t want played, as well as the ones you want to hear. There are various methods to play music on an iPod throughout the wedding. Having a dedicated playlist for different events throughout the night, including cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, will make it easy for the music controller to only change the music at the appropriate times. You could also ask your hired friend to serve as an MC and try to read the crowd

and change the music accordingly. The iPod may be inexpensive, but even the most thought-out playlist can’t substitute for the interaction and perspective of a professional DJ. It can also have the risk of appearing too casual to some people. The extra cost of having a professional person behind the music might be worth it in order to have control over what is played. Another con to using an iPod set up at your reception is the fact that you have one more thing to worry about taking down at the end of the show. Your decision obviously depends on the size and style of your wedding. If you have a very small group of people attending, an iPod would make more sense than if you were inviting hundreds of people. If your wedding is in a tropical location, your options for music and entertainment may be more limited. In any situation, and iPod or MP3 player will make a good backup solution in the event of a DJ or band failing to show up or canceling last minute. Relying on one of these options can be risky, and it might be a good idea to mix it up a bit and use a combination of these choices.


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llergies happen to pets too. With spring blooming around us, our pets have to deal with pollen and allergies just like people. We sneeze and have itchy eyes, while are pets will experience skin issues. The symptoms for your pet can range from an annoying itch to severe skin infections, ear infections and hair loss. Pets can be allergic to anything that can affect people. Seasonal allergies are the most common. Spring time allergies are from the pollens of grass and trees. These start in late April and last until mid-June. In late summer, ragweed, pigweed and salt bush cause very severe problems. Molds during the late fall and very early spring also can initiate an allergic response. If your pet has allergies all year, then we look at food allergies, house dust, fabrics and molds. It is not uncommon for pets to have allergies to many different things. The first sign of an allergy is itching. It can progress to redness, sores or rashes on the belly, while some pets will lick and chew at their paws until they bleed. Chronic on and off ear infections will also occur. Seasonal allergies can last from 1-2 weeks to as long as the grass is green. The severity of the symptoms also varies. In most pets the allergy season becomes longer and more severe each year. Controlling the allergies can be done a variety of ways, depending upon each pet’s symptoms. I usually like to start with the methods that have low side effects and are economical. Antihistamines will help some patients, however dogs and cats do not respond as well as people. There are 3 major groups of antihistamines and trials through each type are needed to find the best possible medication. In mild seasonal allergies, they may provide enough comfort for your friend. I usually combine

them with topical steroid preparations, shampoos and Omega Fatty acids. Often the topical medications and shampoos will help, but they need to be applied daily. The short duration of effectiveness and the amount of time required to treat may not be practical for some households. They help, but are usually not strong enough alone to provide comfort. The most common method to control the symptoms of allergies are corticosteroids like Prednisone, Triamcinilone or long acting injectable formulations. They will give quick and long lasting relief. Long term use can have serious side effects that make their constant use dangerous. If your pet needs quick comfort, they are the only products that can provide that relief. I like to use them at the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed. If your pet requires long periods of treatment or year round treatment, there are other medications to help keep them comfortable. Atopica is a medication that slows the immune system and helps control allergies. It lessens the response of the body to allergies. We need to monitor their blood if this medication is used. Allergy testing through a simple blood test is the safest way to deal with allergies. It gives a view of exactly what your pet is allergic to. If we can avoid things, change diets and anticipate when your pet will have problems their symptoms can be easier to control. Other pets will benefit from allergy shots to shut off the body’s response to specific pollens, allergens and molds. Your pet does not have to be uncomfortable, if we use the right plan for them.

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he seed that grew in Rachael Meyerink’s decision to become a Pediatric Dietician and invest herself in her own family is partially rooted in her mother making home-cooked meals and gathering everyone around the dinner table. Memories bring back hearty conversations of when she was a small child to the time she was a teenager – simply through sharing a consistent evening meal together. Meyerink has a son Fisher, age four, and daughter Claire, now two. She loves to watch them explore, sing and laugh. She’s recently had the opportunity to substitute in her position at Sanford to be at home more with them, and she’s finding that’s giving her time to see those special moments and not miss that short window of life with her young children.

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WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT AS A MOM? My son Fisher is very expressive. He’ll say, “Mom, I love you so much!” and you can tell he’s just overcome with his love. I know it’s an amazing gift how expressive he is, because not every child is like that. My daughter Claire started following his example, and I don’t know that her personality would lend itself to that, but I like it that she’s learning. WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED AS A DIETICIAN THAT HAS HELPED YOU AT HOME? Now’s the time I’ll spend shaping my children’s eating habits for life. As my mom taught home economics, she also set a good example in making a healthy variety of foods for our family. Even though my dad would only take a few asparagus spears, he would show us that we could try them. It’s a parent’s job to determine what is served, when and where – and a child can decide what they’ll eat. But by spacing the meals out and not allowing a lot of snacking in between, you’ll create a hunger for the nutritious foods served at meals. It’s important to keep exposing children to these foods and not give up.

HAVE YOU BEEN SURPRISED BY SOMETHING YOUR CHILDREN HAVE SAID? One time my husband Lance was going on a ski trip when Fisher was 2 1/2. As Lance was leaving he said, “Bye, Fisher. I’m going skiing with my best friend.” Fisher replied, “When I get bigger I want to be your best friend.” I think he likes being together because he told us, “I don’t ever want to go to heaven, if I do I’ll just jump right back down.” ARE YOU ABLE TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AMIDST THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARENTING? It can be a challenge as there’s always something I have to get done. When they’re content, I need to discipline myself to stay in the moment and just play. I keep a journal of our special days and capture what the kids say and do, and it’s such a gift to read something that you wouldn’t recall, as it all comes back when you look again – yet to think it could have all been lost. My grandpa even kept a date book, and we like to go back and see what they were doing in the past. It’s usually me digging up a holiday back from fifty years ago to bring these happy times into the present.

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The town pump provided water for the needs of the residents of the West Sioux Falls neighborhood and also an opportunity for women and girls to meet to socialize.

THE TOWN PUMP Soon after this area was platted in 1889, the city of Sioux Falls installed a community well which was located at this spot. It was a source of water for livestock and household use. Local residents referred to it as the “town pump.� Here they hand pumped cold, refreshing water, which they carried back to their homes in pails or hauled in cream cans and barrels loaded on horse-drawn wagons, buggies, and stone-boats. The pump was also used to fill a large trough for use by horses and cattle. The town pump was a popular meeting place, where children played games, teenagers flirted, and adults socialized. Trips often started here for summer swimming and winter ice skating at the nearby Big 3IOUX 2IVER 7HEN MUNICIPAL WATER LINES REACHED the West Sioux Falls community in the 1920s, city crews removed the much used pump and filled in and covered the old well. $%$)#!4%$ ). "9 4(% -)..%(!(! #/5.49 3/54( $!+/4! 34!4% ()34/2)#!, 3/#)%4)%3

The driver of a vintage service truck has stopped on “The Pike� (present-day Burnside Street) to aid a stalled motorist. Each spring the Big Sioux River regularly overflowed its banks and flooded the lowlying West Sioux Falls area.

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Get a Little Saucy. Choose Spezia for lunch or dinner. You'll find a casual elegance that's perfect for business, out of town guests, friendly get-togethers, or any special occasion. Experience Spezia's exceptional food, wine and service — dished up just for you.





Half-price pizzas after 9PM Small pour wines for lunch or tasting ~ NOW OFFERING A HALF -PRICE WINE LIST ~ SUNDAY & MONDAY



11AM – 9PM ~

~ SPECIAL FEATURE BRUNCH MENU AVAILABLE FROM 11AM – 4PM ~ Omelettes, Frittatas, Italian eggs, Lemon Pepper rotisserie chicken and our lunch or dinner menu Dinner from 4PM – 9PM ~ SPEZIA’S HALF-PRICE SUNDAY WINE LIST ~ Now you may have as many bottles as you wish at half-price. ~ NOW AVAILABLE ALL DAY FOR YOUR FAMILY GATHERINGS ~ with more large tables available and two private rooms


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