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July 2010 Volume 9 • Issue 8

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CONCIERGE Take a Trip to the 1948 Trading Company 8

Discover Wisconsin Dells 63

You Oughta Be in Pictures Kelli Hunt Photography 12

Osteoporosis – Keep Your Bones Healthy 68


CALENDAR July 2010 16

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AT HOME Jamie & Betsi Neidlinger Home 26


VINO World Cup of Wine 36

FOR KIDS Plan a Pool Party 76

RECIPES Fruits of Summer 40

PARENTING & PREGNANCY Off to College? 80

MAN IN THE KITCHEN Steak of the Sea 42


GO GREEN Summertime Celebrations 48

Submit Your Child’s Photo 86

LAWN & GARDEN Incredible Edibles 52

NEIGHBOR Ruth Christopherson 90


BEST FRIEND Hot Summer Nights 92


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oing your Christmas shopping in July? If so, put the 1948 Trading Company in Brandon on your list of shopping destinations. From frames and floral arrangements to candles and coffee, this unique store offers something for everyone. Owners Steve and Diane Thompson opened the 1948 Trading Company eight years ago, as a way to explore Steve’s interest in custom framing. Now, in a new location at 1324 E. Cedar Street in Brandon, the store features picture framing plus other rooms filled with unique, eclectic home décor items and specialty gifts. It is obvious Steve takes his work seriously, with a wide array of framing and matting options for those looking to enhance a work of art or preserve a family memory. He believes in paying attention to all the little details that will provide a high quality product at a reasonable price. Several shelves of mouth-watering sweets await customers in the framing area – like Jelly Belly jelly beans you can pick by the pound. If eye candy is more your style, the store offers a room-full of jewelry from silver and gold to beaded and art glass styles. Diane recently returned from market with many new items to add to the collection. And, all of the jewelry at 1948 Trading Company is lead free and nickel free. The 1948 Trading Company is also bringing in some unique items that kids will love for birthdays or other gifts. “We are

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The 1948 Trading Co. | 1324 Cedar St • Brandon | 582-8644 Open Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 6pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am - 5:30pm, Closed Sunday always looking for ‘niche’ items for our customers,” Steve says. “We find that our store continues to evolve and takes on our customers’ personality. I think we are one of those specialty shops that people just search for.” Your nose will lead you to the Primal Elements handmade soaps “by the inch” that are individually cut there in the store. Made with a vegetable glycerin to moisturize the skin, shoppers can choose from scents such as Raspberry Mocha, Tahitian Vanilla and even Cinnabun. Wine aficionados will love the store’s handcrafted art glass bottle stoppers, wine glass charms, stylish display racks for wine bottles and glasses that can only be described as “Diva glasses” with bold designs to fit every woman’s taste. The candle selection at 1948 Trading Company – which looks as wonderful as they smell – will help set the mood for special occasions or add a little flair to a room. You can decorate with tea lights, votives, pillars or even battery-powered wax candles for a warm glow. The Beanpod collection offers soy jar candles in a rainbow of colors and scents that are long burning, with petroleum-free wax. If you ask the shop’s regulars for their favorite item, you will likely hear the term “K-cup” – referring to a single cup of coffee or tea made with the Keurig brand single-cup coffee and tea maker. Dozens of varieties (literally!) of coffees and teas line the shelves of the little coffee nook. Customers might already be familiar with the single cup servings of coffee now

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widely available. However, in most stores, you are required to purchase 18 or 24 individual cups of the same flavor. At the 1948 Trading Company, however, customers can mix-andmatch their favorite varieties, or select some new tastes to try – to create their own personalized 24-pack sleeve. Don’t be fooled by the look of the individual cups – they are not instant coffees and teas. Each “K-cup” has a little filter inside filled with real coffee grounds or tea leaves. The filtered cup is placed into the Keurig machine, which is hooked up to purified water for even better taste, and in less than a minute, your steaming cup is ready. The Thompsons say this has been a big hit, telling a story of one couple in particular. “The husband likes coffee, and the wife likes tea, so they can go home with 12 of each,” Diane says. In addition to selecting your coffees and teas to take home or give as gifts, you can also enjoy your favorite warm brew there at the store – and even take your cup out to the little deck and enjoy a summer morning or afternoon chat with a friend. For an extra treat, try one of the buttery, French vanilla chocolatedipped shortbread spoons. The Thompsons are enjoying their new location and all of the customers who are finding them. “We are a proven destination spot for people from around the country,” says Steve. “We are proud to be a locally-owned specialty shop where our customers can find unique gifts and experience fantastic customer service.”

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Kelli Hunt Photography 5015 S. Western Ave., Suite 180 in the Bridges at 57th | 605-275-4400 info@kellihuntphotography.com | www.kellihuntphotography.com For senior pictures, she encourages students to start doing some research during the winter of their junior year and book by spring. One unique feature she offers for senior pictures is the “double session,” which allows the student to select two separate days for photo shoots – increasing the number of settings (and outfit changes) for the pictures. Many choose to do two seasons, such as summer and fall, Kelli explains. She meets with all of her clients well in advance of the shoot to get to know them and their style. “It is so important to have a personal connection,” she explains. “You spend a lot of time together during a photo shoot, and when you know the couple or know the individual, it’s easier to draw out their personality and create amazing photography.” While Kelli prefers natural light whenever possible – taking clients out into nature or other settings – the studio is available for those rainy days that come along. She spends many Sunday afternoons driving around the Sioux Falls area looking at different places and letting her mind wander. However, Kelli says she is willing to “go anywhere” – including destination

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weddings. Her work has already taken her to Jamaica this year, and she has weddings booked next year in Florida and Colorado. Photography has changed, just like other businesses, thanks to technology. Instead of using the “old-fashioned” proof book, Kelli creates an online gallery after a photo shoot that is password-protected so clients can get on their computer at their convenience. They can even share links with family or friends for input on which photos to select. Unique products like the photo guest book display all the photos from a couple’s engagement shoot, or a student’s senior picture shoot, with blank space on each page for guests to sign or write words of advice. The mini album is a great memento for the graduating Senior, or perhaps the Mother-of-the-Bride. Each book is custom designed, so no two are alike. “My photography is not about me at all,” Kelli says. “It’s about sharing my gift and making people happy. Plus, I get to hang out with really cool people every day!” Kelli Hunt is committed to capturing your special memories artistically and making them picture perfect.

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Center for Active Generations Rummage Sale Wednesdays in July • 9am - 1pm Center for Active Generations • 2300 West 46th St. The rummage sales will be held indoors. Proceeds will be used for new equipment purchases for The Center’s Activities, Day Break and Meals on Wheels programs. Quality rummage items are needed and can be dropped off prior to the Wednesday sales. No clothing will be accepted. INFO contact Shelley Hanisch at 333-3302 or shanisch@cfag.org.

Ladies Night at the Bridges 57th & Western Avenue • Wednesday Nights in July Grab your girlfriends and enjoy in-store specials, refreshments and live music. INFO www.thebridgesat57.com Siouxland Heritage Museums Historic Walking Tour Phillips Avenue • Thursday, July 1 • 7pm $3 per person over 12 years old. $1 for SHM Alliance Members Call 605.367.4210 ext. 0 to pre-register.

Strawbale Summer Porch Series Thursdays in July • 5-8pm • Strawbale Winery • 47215 257th St. Renner, SD. Every Thursday this summer, join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, artists, and of course, wine. Featuring local artisans with everything from purses and pottery to watercolors and jewelry. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music complimented with specially prepared food. INFO (605) 543-5071.

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5 miles West of Sioux Falls Thursday BOGO night! Receive Buy-One-Get-One (equal or lesser value) Unlimited access to the park 4pm-8pm every Thursday this 2010 season. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank Fri, July 2 • 6 - 11pm 401 East 8th Street in the 8th & Railroad Center Parking Lot. Our summer block parties are held in conjunction with the First Friday activities taking place throughout downtown on the first Friday of every month. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like; parking is free! INFO (605) 338-4009.

Downtown First Fridays Fri, July 2 • 10am Historic Downtown Sioux Falls A special time for shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Enjoy a full day and evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots! Ride FREE on the Trolley from 5-9pm. See what’s happening each month by looking under “Events” at dtsf.com and clicking on any first Friday on the calendar. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Greatest Show On H2O Sun, July 4 • 2pm & 7pm; Fri, July 9 • 7pm; Fri, July 16 • 7pm; Fri, July 23 • 7pm Fri, July 30 • 7pm • Catfish Bay Water Ski Park • I-90 near Cliff Ave. All new show every year. The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. INFO (605) 339-0911.

y 20 Downtown Moonlight Movies Sat, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 9pm Fawick Park in Downtown Sioux Falls Enjoy FREE family movies in Fawick Park every Saturday night. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009. Mayor’s 4th of July Parade and Picnic Sun, July 4 • 11am • Falls Park Parade starts at 11 a.m. from Sixth and Weber to Phillips to the Falls and ends at Falls Park. Picnic is in Falls Park. F-16 flyover at 12 noon. Municipal Band performs from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free lunch for the first 5,000 people - serving starts at 11:30 a.m. Games and entertainment for the kids. Event runs until 2 p.m. INFO www. siouxfalls.org. Bring Your Friends Night Monday Nights • Wild Water West Waterpark • 5 miles West of Sioux Falls Monday Night Bring Your Friends Night! Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes Unlimited Admission any time after 4pm to 8pm every Monday night this 2010 summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe July 5-10 • Orpheum Theater • 315 N Phillips Open auditions will be held at 10 AM on July 5th for approximately 50 children’s roles (grades 1-12). Rehearsals will run from 10 to noon Monday through Friday for most roles. Major roles will have extended rehearsals until 3 PM. No preparation is necessary – but a smile is always welcome. There will be two performances

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Siouxland Heritage Museums Historic Walking Tour of Woodlawn Cemetery Thursday, July 8 • 7pm $3 per person over 12 years old. $1 for SHM Alliance Members Call 605.367.4210 ext. 0 to pre-register.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, July 8 • 6:45 pm Southern Hills Methodist Church 3400 E. 49th Street. The Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month includes a program and show and tell. The purpose of our guild is to encourage a wider appreciation of quilting; to raise and maintain standards of design, individual ideas and expression; and to keep interest alive by promoting local quilt projects and programs and doing charitable works. INFO (605) 371-1714. Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series 2010 Friday, July 9 • noon - 1pm Free concert featuring Curtis & Loretta — Original & Traditional British & American Songs. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert from Pickle Barrel. INFO 367-4210.

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Hot Harley Nights July 9 -11 Downtown Food, music, fun and Harley-Davidson motorcycles at J&L Harley-Davidson and historic Downtown Sioux Falls. Enjoy live music, silent and live auction, raffle, casino run, motorcycle show and parade. All proceeds go to the MakeA-Wish Foundation of South Dakota. INFO (605) 334-2721.

Musical Tales Sun, July 11 • 3pm Good Samaritan Village • 3901 S. Marion Rd. A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band indoor concert featuring selections that tell stories. INFO (605) 367-7290. Paul Hoy Circus Concert Sun, July 11 • 8pm Terrace Park • W. 4th St. & Euclid Ave. A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring music of the circus, programmed by the late Paul Hoy, a long-time Municipal Band member who spent many years as a bass drummer in circus bands. INFO (605) 367-7290. Beginner’s Photography - Getting to Know Your DSLR Tue, July 13 • 7pm Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. Learn the core basics of DSLRs (digital single-lens reflex camera)-from controlling the camera to shooting interesting subjects, and making the most of available light. The first Tuesday of each class will consist of learning about your camera: the terms and tools. The following week will include a trip downtown to practice what you’ve learned! Please bring your camera to each class session. Max: 8. $15 admission. To register, call the museum (credit card required), or visit the museum M-F, 9am-4pm. INFO (605) 271-9500. Stars Tue, July 13 • 7:30 pm Avera Prince of Peace

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Walk-In Wednesday Wednesday, July 14 • 1-5pm Heal With Hypnosis LLC 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C.(Elevator accessible) Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will be available to answer questions about hypnosis and help you discover how hypnosis can help you improve your life and achieve your goals. No appointment needed! For more information please visit: www.healwithhypnosis.com/workshops American Classics Wed, July 14 • 7:30 pm Prairie Creek • 4400 W. Creekside Dr. A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring music by American composers. INFO (605) 367-7290.


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Jesus Christ Superstar Wed, July 14 • 7:30 pm Thu, July 15 • 7:30 pm Sat, July 31 • 7:30 pm Brandon Valley High School Performing Arts Center In the first ever rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. Performed by the Prairie Repertory Theater. INFO (605) 688-6045. First Night Out Thursday, July 15 • 6pm Brandon Municipal Golf Course This is an event planned in conjunction with Prairie Repertory Theater’s play, “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The evening will begin with a cash bar at the Brandon Golf Course Banquet Room at 6pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm. From there guests will travel to the Brandon Performing Arts Center where VIP seats will be waiting. The play begins at 7:30pm and after it is over, participants will be served dessert with the cast of the show! Tickets cost $25 per person which includes everything above. To register visit www. BrandonValleyChamber.com or call 582-7400.

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Summer Plaza Concert Series 2010 Friday, July 16 • noon - 1pm Free concert featuring Blue in Green playing modern jazz. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert from Kaladi’s. INFO 367-4210. Downtown Summer Crazy Days July 16 & 17 • Downtown Sioux Falls Crazy deals to be had at many merchant locations! INFO (605) 338-4009.

Crazy Days Summer Clearance Sale July 16 - 18 • Empire Mall The Empire Mall has gone Crazy! Shop for discounts at all your favorite stores during our summer mall-wide clearance event! INFO (605) 361-3301.

CMSA State Shoot July 17-18 • Lennox Cowboy Mounted Shooting continues to grow in this North Country with more opportunities to host events than there is time to do! The club will kick off the 2010 Season by hosting the CMSA State Shoot. This will be a six stage, two day event and without a doubt the highlight of shooters summer stops with the amazing hospitality and entertainment offered by this club. The fun begins Saturday by noon, and Cowboy church will be at 8:30 am on Sunday morning. We hope to have the event wrapped up by 2 so you can be back on the road. INFO www.daktms.com or call Mike 605-261 – 8766. Leaving Iowa Sat, July 17 • 2pm & 7:30pm Sun, July 18 • 2pm Wed, July 21 • 7:30 pm Brandon Valley High School Performing Arts Center The spark behind Leaving Iowa comes from the now dubbed “greatest generation.” The story is a toast to their idealism and character, plus their undying dedication to the classic family road trip. Leaving Iowa is the story of Don Browning, a middleaged writer, who returns home and decides to finally take his father’s ashes to

the childhood home as requested. His journey leads him to reconcile his past and present at the center of the United States. Leaving Iowa is a postcard to anyone who has ever found themselves driving alone on a road and revisiting fond memories of their youth. Performed by the Prairie Repertory Theatre. INFO (605) 688-6045.

Women’s Try It Day Sat, July 17 • 10am - 2pm The Outdoor Campus • 49th and Oxbow Avenue Hey, ladies! The women of The Outdoor Campus are bringing you an exciting event - Women’s Try It Day! It’s an opportunity for you to try all of the fun outdoor activities you’ve always wanted to try! We’ll be canoeing, kayaking, doing archery, geocaching, bb gun target shooting and outdoor cooking at this open house style event. No pre-registration is required. Drop in any time with all your friends! INFO (605) 362-2777. Movie Magic Sun, July 18 • 3pm • McKennan Park A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring music from the movies. INFO (605) 367-7290.

Still Popular for a Reason Sun, July 18 • 8pm Terrace Park W. 4th St. & Euclid Ave. in the bandshell A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring popular standards that have stood the test of time. INFO (605) 367-7290. Choral Institute at First Lutheran Church Mon, July 19 • 8:30 am First Lutheran Church • 327 S. Dakota Ave/ The Choral Institute at First Lutheran Church is a summer camp for middle school and high school students to take place July 19-25, 2010. The weeklong experience includes mixed choir rehearsals, boys and girls choirs, and short elective sessions, such as handbells, vocal lessons and piano lessons. Cost is $75. The choirs will

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Stampin’ Up Mon, July 19 • 5:30 pm Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. Please bring adhesive/double stick scotch tape or tape runner, or you can purchase some for $3. Each registered guest will make 4 of each card design for a total of 16 cards. Love to create cards of your own? Participate in both class sessions-there will be a variety of card choices at each session. Max: 10. Cost is $25. To register, call the museum (credit card required), or visit the museum M-F, 9am-4pm. INFO (605) 271-9500. The Five Senses Mon, July 19 • 10am Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. Preschoolers will explore the five senses: touch, sight, smell, taste and sound. Children will identify, compare and classify items as they investigate the world around them. Snack included. Parents must accompany children during preschool playtime and classes. Max: 8. Cost is $5. To register, call the museum (credit card required), or visit the museum M-F, 9am-4pm. INFO (605) 271-9500.

Something Old, Something New Tue, July 20 • 7:30 pm Bethany Lutheran Home • 1901 S. Holly Ave. A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring selections old and new. INFO (605) 367-7290.

2010 Dakota Rock Fest July 22 - 24 W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds 3 day outdoor festival. Including 22 various bands from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vendors on site. Camping is available. Contact the fairgrounds at 367-7178 to reserve a spot. Thursday night is “Freedom Rocks” night. All military from any era and their families are admitted with military ID. Cost is $55 in advance. INFO (605) 201-4874.


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Siouxland Heritage Museums Historic Walking Tour of North Duluth Avenue Thursday, July 22 • 7pm $3 per person over 12 years old. $1 for SHM Alliance Members Call 605.367.4210 ext. 0 to pre-register.

Thoroughly Modern Millie July 22 - 24 • 7:30 pm Sun, July 25 • 2pm Brandon Valley High School Performing Arts Center Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical that has all of New York dancing the Charleston. It’s the zany new 1920s musical that has taken Broadway by storm! Performed by Prairie Repertory Theatre. INFO (605) 688-6045.

Summer Plaza Concert Series 2010 Friday, July 23 • noon - 1pm Free concert featuring Tri Dimensional playing fresh, exciting improvised jazz adventures. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert from A Taste of Country Catering. INFO 367-4210.

Dakota Irish Fair 2010 Sat, July 24 • 3pm 5th & Phillips at Falls Park. Irish Fair featuring Irish music, childrens events, rugby matches, heritage tent & Irish gifts available. Numerous food vendors will be present. INFO (605) 373-9154.

Canton Area Car Show Sun, July 25 • 11am Downtown Canton Please visit www.cantonareacarshow.com and www.cantonarea.com for more details or call (605) 764-7864. Hot Off the Press! Sun, July 25 • 8pm Terrace Park

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010 A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring recently published band compositions. INFO (605) 367-7290. Beguiling Beguines & Other Dances Tue, July 27 • 7:30 pm Good Samaritan Luther Manor 1500 W. 38th St. A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert featuring many types of dance music. INFO (605) 367-7290.

Rally for the Cure July 27 • 6pm Central Valley Golf Course There will be another Rally for the Cure at Central Valley Golf Course at 6pm. INFO email blocker3@unitelsd.com or call 605-310-8648. Empowering Women Tue, July 27 • noon Hy Vee Club Room at 49th & Louise Empowering Women Seminar One hour of powerful insights and motivation, covering: Purpose & Vision ~ Calm Confidence ~ Burn Brightly without Burning Out. Don’t wait for a better future...CREATE IT! $20 (includes lunch). INFO (605) 338-9029.

Plaza Suite July 28 - 30 • 7:30 pm Brandon Valley High School Performing Arts Center One of Neil Simon’s most popular and celebrated plays, Plaza Suite is a three-act play that details the misadventures of three very different couples as they face crucial moments in their respective lives – all in the same hotel room in the famous Plaza Hotel. Plaza Suite is an evening of comedy and reflection not to be missed. Performed by Prairie Repertory Theatre. INFO (605) 688-6045. Jungle Jubilee Thu, July 29 • 5:30 pm

Great Plains Zoo If you like to have a good time, the Great Plains Zoo invites you to join us for our big annual fundraiser, Jungle Jubilee. Jungle Jubilee will feature an evening filled with fine wines and delicious food. Guests can also participate in one of the area’s premier live and silent auctions. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to bid on vacation packages, unique paintings and art pieces, spa baskets, and much more! INFO (605) 367-7003. Siouxland Heritage Museums Historic Walking Tour of South McKennan Park Thursday, July 29 • 7pm $3 per person over 12 years old. $1 for SHM Alliance Members Call 605.367.4210 ext. 0 to pre-register.

Summer Plaza Concert Series 2010 Friday, July 30 • noon - 1pm Free concert featuring Steel Groove playing Caribbean music. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert from Pickle Barrel. INFO 367-4210.

Bike Night Fri, July 30 • 6pm J&L Harley-Davidson 2601 West 60th Street North Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiast of all types can gather together and share ideas and show off new products or custom work. All brands are welcome. There will be live entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! Free admission. INFO (605) 334-2721.

YWCA Chip In For Children Golf Tournament Fri, July 30 • 7:30 am Elmwood Golf Course Register for a fun 18 holes of golf for only $100 per golfer. This event benefits youth programs and services offered by the YWCA. Team sign up and sponsorship opportunities available now by contacting Catherine at 336-3660 or cforsch@ ywca-sf.org or visit our website for more information.

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Jamie & Betsi Neidlinger Home 2116 S. Phillips Avenue BY ASHLEY SANDBORN


amie and Betsi Neidlinger and their beloved golden retriever, Schooner, had scoured Phillips Avenue for years, looking for their dream home. The couple had always been particularly drawn to the well-known street in the McKennan Park area because every house appeared to be different in its own distinctive way, and it seemed like a real neighborhood in which

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everyone seemed to know and like one another. In 2002, when the Neidlingers walked into 2116 South Phillips Avenue, and saw a concrete retaining wall fountain in the backyard that trickled down into a small, serene pond, it instantly struck them that they had finally found what they were looking for. Although the home was in the midst of being taken

down to its original studs, and was four months away from completion, the couple still thought it extended an appealing invitation, for which they could not resist. “I never thought I would find exactly what I was looking for, especially on this street,” said Betsi Neidlinger. “A friend of mine, Shawn Krull (from Rapid City) was in the process of

completely gutting this house and invited us over. I walked in and when I saw the waterfall, I immediately fell in love. I knew I had to have this house.” From the street, the 2,600-square-foot, 1929 Spanish-style bungalow appropriately deemed “The Alamo,” looks, at first, like most any other house. But then upon closer examination,

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one notices the thick, rose-colored stucco of the exterior, and the solid wood garage doors, hinting at more oldstyle ideas within. The driveway is paved with bricks and stepping up into the home, visitors are met by the wideopen courtyard inundated with an abundance of lush and bright-colored flowers, perennial plants and grasses. The home was originally nondescript, with a bunch of tiny, dark little rooms – but it did boast a lovely view of their dream neighborhood in the front and potential for a multilayered, multi-purpose area in the back. The first big move was to gut the house completely and start anew. The inside goal was to keep everything open and comfortable. And outside, keep the focal points surrounded around easy living and entertaining. The overall renovation took two years to complete. In late 2002, the couple finally moved into the home, which had been transformed into the ultimate in comfort, eccentricity, and sophistication during the remodel process. “I don’t like walking into houses where it looks like nobody lives there, said Betsi. “I wanted to keep it open and unique. Nothing matches in the house and no two things are the same – lamps, bedside tables.”

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“The Alamo” is filled with the trappings of a home seemingly transplanted from Santa Fe, New Mexico – aged wooden ceiling beams, alongside earth tones with splashes of bright shades intermixed. Overall, the interior is a compilation of family heirlooms, New England antiques, including a chest of drawers crafted in 1796, and art by South Dakota artists: Harry Klessen, Marian Henjum, Eyob Mergia, and Phyllis Packyard. Other clever touches include railings made entirely out of recycled plumbing pipes; wallpaper constructed from brown paper bags, and shaded interior courtyards. The living room area hosts a sofa, two chairs, and a 1901 Steinway piano, completely rebuilt by Tim Coates of Sioux Falls. The room offers a certain degree of softness, and is a perfect gathering spot for family and friends. An office sits off the living room where Jamie, a professor for the MBA program at The University of Phoenix, is able to work from home. To some extent, the office gives the area a sense of room division, yet still maintains openness to the rest of the home. The kitchen is open, simple, and modest. During the renovation process, a 225-square-foot addition was built to the home that radically mixed up the order of rooms on the



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BEFORE main level: the living room used to be part of the kitchen, and the kitchen as it stands now, used to be the master bedroom. Although only a small number of square feet were added, they

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managed to dramatically increase the sense of space; rooms now flow from one to the next. Leading into the rest of the home, the dĂŠcor features rich

BEFORE textiles, such as slate-tiled floors, and perfectly scaled furniture. Cast iron accents contrast with rich woods, and chocolate brown walls add a comforting feel to the home.

“The tiled floors are wonderful,” said Betsi. “They are heated, so they are able to keep our feet warm in the winter time – perfect for South Dakota!”

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Both Betsi and Jamie’s main love of the home is the ability to entertain guests, especially their grandchildren. “We entertain a lot. Both inside and out,” said Betsi. “We have 4 grandchildren, and during this past year I let everyone have their own themed birthday party. In the course of 12 months we have had a luau, a cowboy party, a formal dinner, and a Mexican fiesta. ”

The backyard hosts an abundance of tranquil noises, much like a sounds of a nature CD: chirping birds, light wind, and a babbling pond. The yard is a multi-purpose area that is broken up into three separate sections, that each have various purposes: a shaded and screened-in porch that is equipped with a grill, is perfect for hosting parties; a small meditation-type

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seating area near the waterfall and pond serves as a relaxing oasis for the couple, and a sheltered bar area exudes both fun and comfort. The room is also accessorized with a fireplace, so the area can be utilized even in colder temperatures. “The Alamo” appears larger to most people who visit. The top floor manages to feel intimate, however, as do the rooms below. A good portion of the downstairs space is occupied by

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the master bedroom and TV room – as well as the laundry room, master bathroom, and a small office for Betsi. In between a mixture of work and play, it seems Betsi and Jamie have managed to carve out their own ideal space on Phillips Avenue. The pair view their home as a perfect spot for conversation and entertaining, as well as simply beholding the private and peaceful space of their backyard.

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World Cup of Wine BY RICCARDO TARABELSI GENERAL MANAGER, Westward Ho Country Club


or those of you who know me at all, you know that I love soccer. From the time I could walk, my Dad had a soccer ball at my feet. Not much has changed 37 years later, except now it’s my turn to play with and coach my sons as they learn to love the “beautiful game.” This month, on July 11th, the world

will find out who the champions are for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but as I watch the games (which began on June 11th) I’m quickly realizing that the countries competing to become the world champions are already champions in the world of wine. I know I’m going out on a limb, but in this article you will


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discover who I pick to be the final 8 teams in this year’s World Cup as I match them up against each other based on the quality of wine production. (I am writing this before the games begin, so I hope when this is published that at least some of my predictions come true‌)


The top bracket will showcase the home team, South Africa, against the United States. While South Africa is an up-and-coming wine powerhouse, featuring some crisp Sauvignon Blancs, bold Cabernets, and unique Pinotages, it is no match for the quality and quantity of production of the U.S. The United States has

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proven time and time again that it can compete with the world’s best (please refer to the movie Bottle Shock – it’s a great wine movie!) and will continue to grow and produce highly rated wines. Next match-up: Brazil vs. the Netherlands. This one will be a blowout. Brazil will crush the Netherlands on the pitch and in this article. Although Brazil’s wine production is limited, it does produce some great Pinot Noirs and Cabernets. Locally, try to find Miolo Winery at your favorite wine store. On the other end of the field, Holland is more known for beer (Heineken and Amstel Lite, of course) and liquor (Ketel One vodka, as well as a host of cordials made by Dekupyer) but can not compete in the wine world at this time. The Dutch are making wines but have a long way to go before going toe to toe with Brazil. Argentina vs. Germany. This is going to be a great match both

on and off the field. Argentina’s flagship Malbec wines are the hottest thing on the wine market while Germany has been around the wine block for a long time, creating some of the world’s best Rieslings. For this match-up, I’m going to have to insert my own personal preference in order to determine a winner. I am a big fan of Malbec, even though three Master Sommeliers told me that the number one bottle in their wine cellar is a German Riesling, so I am going to pick Argentina. Don’t cry for me… And lastly, another great pairing: Italy vs. Spain. Although Spain is ranked number one in the world of soccer, Italy is ranked number one in the world of wine (as the highest producer of wine in the world.) Again, if you know me at all, I was born in Florence, Italy, and have been cheering for Italy ever since I was that little toddler dribbling a soccer ball around the house. This

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one is a no-brainer for me, even though Spain does produce some zesty Tempranillos and bold reserve Riojas wines, my winner is Italy. Do I even need to list the wines, starting with Brunello, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Chianti? Not to mention Pinot Grigio, Moscato, Gavi, Barbera, Aglianico, and Nero d’Avola. Enough said, Italy wins! So, the final four are the United States vs. Brazil and Argentina vs. Italy. I’ll make this brief and to the point… Brazil beats the U.S. (on the soccer field) and Italy defeats Argentina (both on and off.) Here I am, in black and white, predicting that the World Cup final will be between Italy and Brazil, a rematch of the 1994 World Cup which took place in the United States. In fact, my first job after graduating from college in 1994 was working for the World Cup (it was a very brief one-month job but totally worth it)

where I got to meet and greet players at Logan Airport in Boston, work the games at Foxboro Stadium, and learned Marketing 101 from some of the best promoters of the “world’s game.” My final prediction is that Italy will repeat as World Champions (they defeated France in the 2006 World Cup in Germany) with a score of 2-1. Italy is obviously close to my heart, which makes me a little biased, but Italy has been and continues to be a leader in the wine world. Here’s another prediction: no matter who is playing on July 11th to become the world champions of soccer, I will be drinking a Brunello di Montalcino from Italy, my world champions of wine. Carpe Calcio! Contact Riccardo at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com for all of your wine questions and comments.

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Fruits of Summer BY JO MCCLURE

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3 oz. package lemon gelatin 2 cups boiling water 20 oz. can unsweetened pineapple tidbits, undrained 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, partially thawed 1 large banana, sliced

Two 20 oz. cans unsweetened crushed pineapple, drain and save 2/3 cup sugar 2 Tbsp. flour 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup orange juice 3 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. cooking oil Two 15 oz. cans fruit cocktail, drained Two 11 oz. cans mandarin oranges, drained 2 bananas, sliced 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Dissolve the gelatin and boiling water in a bowl and cool for 10-15 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients and spoon into small paper cups. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer 20-25 minutes before serving. Serves 8-10.

Coconut Dip for Fruit Enjoy this creamy dip with apples, pears, grapes, strawberries and either fresh or canned pineapple.

1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt 4 1/2 tsp. flaked coconut 4 1/2 tsp. orange marmalade Combine all ingredients and serve with fruit.

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Drain pineapple and save 1 cup of juice. In a small pan add pineapple juice, sugar, flour, eggs, orange juice, lemon juice and oil. Bring to a boil and stir constantly. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. In a small bowl combine the pineapple, fruit cocktail, oranges and bananas. Fold in the whipped cream and cooled sauce. Chill for several hours before serving. Serves 10-12.










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For a lot of home cooks, fish can be a little intimidating. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few simple ways to take the fear out of cooking fish and maybe even get those picky eaters who say they don’t like fish to try something different. When people say they don’t like fish, it usually comes down to a few myths that need to be dispelled. First, not all fish is fishy. For our discussion, I’m going to stick to a few simple, meaty varieties that are a lot like steak—steak of the sea, if you will. Second, it’s easy to be turned off by the boney lake-dweller that your dad or uncle forced you to eat. Let’s be clear, when I talk about seafood, I mean it came from the sea, not a muddy little fishing hole. And if you’re afraid of getting a mouthful of bones, stick to the steaks of big fish. No bones to be found. Finally, some people believe that fish needs to be fried. Trust



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me; none of the meals I will discuss will resemble the fried fish sticks of your youth. The first challenge is finding good, fresh fish, and around here it’s probably been frozen or flown in direct to your favorite store. So how do you know if it’s fresh? First, find someone you trust behind the counter and ask when they get their shipments. Go that day. If the fish comes on Thursday, buy it Thursday. If it comes Saturday, you’re having fish for dinner Saturday night. Then, before you buy any fish, ask to smell it. Seriously. Ask to smell it. If they won’t let you, then they have something to hide. If it smells fishy or like chemicals, say no thanks and buy a couple of nice pork chops instead. Once you’ve found your fresh seafood, I have a few simple rules for grilling fish; 1) medium-high heat, 2) super clean grill

3) brush the grate with a little canola oil just before the meat meets the heat. Follow those rules, and it’s pretty easy. And if the fish sticks to the grill, leave it on another few seconds and it will loosen itself. Sorry Charlie If you think tuna only comes from a little tin can, you don’t know ahi. Ahi tuna, also known as Yellowfin, is commonly available as steak from the mega-mart or your favorite butcher. Look for it to be labeled as “sushi grade,” not that you’ll be eating the tuna raw. That phrase signifies the fish has been frozen long enough, and at a cold enough temp, to kill any parasites. What it means to you is the fish was frozen when it was fresh and since we live a long way from the Pacific Ocean

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from where these critters come, it’s as close to fresh as we can generally get. Try to find steaks that are about an inch thick. For tuna like this, I like to keep it pretty simple; a quick splash with some canola oil, season with salt and pepper and head out to the grill. I think tuna is best when served rare; just quickly seared over very high heat on each side. My wife, on the other hand, prefers hers medium, with just a little pink in the middle. Rare will only take a minute or two on each side; for medium, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Serve with a little wasabi, soy or even a lemony Hollandaise sauce.

Old Man and the Sea If you’ve ever read Hemmingway’s classic tale, you will remember “brother” marlin. Here’s a way to tackle the mighty fish without a three-day life and death struggle. Have the guy at the fish counter cut a couple of small steaks. You’re looking for five to six ounce steaks, about an inch thick. Season them well with fresh cracked pepper, fresh thyme and tarragon. Then completely wrap the steaks with thinly sliced prosciutto. Grill or cook in a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side. The prosciutto will get nice and crispy and keep the fish moist while adding a little bit of salt.

En Garde! My wife’s favorite seafood is swordfish and, frankly, it’s just about the easiest fish to prepare. I’ve seasoned it a bunch of different ways and as long as it’s not overcooked, sword is a wonderful canvas for just about any flavor. For a nice easy way to get started, try marinating swordfish steaks in Italian dressing, store-bought like Newman’s Own works great. Then grill or broil until it’s firm but still moist. About four or five minutes per side for a one-inch steak should do it. Simple and elegant.

When you look at it, fish doesn’t need to be scary and it doesn’t need to involve bones or frying or funky smell. And you don’t have to wait until a Friday during Lent to buy it. Just keep it simple and get to know the man behind the fish counter at the store.


Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. When he’s not grilling Jim runs ADwërks, an ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls. For more foodie tips, follow him at facebook.com/mathis.jim

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Start your greener party style with your 4th of July gathering. This holiday is synonymous with fireworks. Rather than doing your own in the back yard, load up the family and head to a large fireworks display. This reduces garbage and also the amount of smoke, heavy metals, carbon monoxide and sulfur oxides that often end up in the air. New technology offers alternatives. Request safer fireworks at the event you attend, such as the air propelled displays Disney now uses at the Magic Kingdom. Obviously you can’t replace sparklers, but keep kids occupied with a piñata, craft projects or a firefly hunt after dark instead. Make your party eco-fabulous by reusing and recycling while decorating. Try to use the real stuff when you can: tablecloths, napkins, cups, plates and utensils. Decorate your tables with

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My favorite part: the food. For many it’s about the grill. Keep in mind that many charcoals release carbon monoxide, while propane gas grills burn cleaner. For the adventurous, check out amazon.com for solar ovens that don’t have any emissions. If this interests you, there are websites claiming you can make your own with used pizza boxes – I’m not advocating this method, but you never know. Once you choose your method of roasting up burgers and veggies (maybe from the local farmers market), consider the sides that might have some added skin protection qualities. For an added boost to your sun block, choose menu items with the antioxidant lycopene, which can guard




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Armor, Cutters Eucalyptus Insect Repellant and Bug Band, a wrist band that is water resistant and available in glow-inthe-dark. Also try citronella candles or citronella oil mixed into lotion and applied to the skin. This Independence Day, add a new color to the Red, White & Blue color spectrum – Green. The green spirit will be present at the 4th of July Family Parade and Picnic this year hosted by Mayor Huether. The event will support local business, encourage recycling and provide frisbees made of recycled content as plates that can be reused for fun later on. Complete with free food and entertainment, it’s the perfect party. Check out siouxfalls.org/green for more information on the picnic and upcoming events like the combined Greenival and BioBlitz coming in August. Let “green” become an adjective that isn’t boring and lame, but a way of life even if it’s the little things we do. That’s something to celebrate.

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n late May, winds blew hot and wild and practically sucked the life from fresh foliage. Early June brought relief; clouds rolled in like layers of grey tulle and covered clear satin blue. Calm days and the rain that followed were blessed rewards for afternoons spent planting tomatoes and various seeds and dividing the perennial clumps. Now in July, I hear voracious buzzing whenever I walk among flowers. The bees collect diverse pollen while squeezing in and out of fat penstemon tubes and, as if in orgy, roll around in mops of rose stamens. The ancient Romans could only dream of such a gorging - and that reminds me - it’s time for lunch. Back in May, tightly wound tips of fern fronds were salad garnish. Harvesting a few of these fiddleheads from ostrich fern didn’t even phase this plant’s vigor; the foliage is now over three feet tall. In early June, the tiny pointed, false strawberries, also known as Aztec Indian berry (Duchesnea indica), turned red-ripe, easy to find beneath the leaves, but there were never enough to assuage hunger. The fluffy, dense plant provides a pretty border or ground cover. Last year’s ornamental kale, intended as an annual, survived the winter, and the taste and bite of its yellow flowers could

easily be mistaken for broccoli. I devoured the last of them this morning. The firm spheres of young milkweed flowers (Asclepius syriaca) also grew al dente in June, not quite the consistency of cauliflower, which they resemble. (Do not ingest the bitter white juice of milkweed stems and leaves.) Now flowers are like a bunch of floppy tentacles and scent their space with the redolence of grandma’s powder puff. By now, midsummer, besides the cherry tomatoes and other vegetables coming on, certain flowers provide both pretty and edible tidbits. Annual signet marigolds (Tagetes pumila) have grown into delicate little shrublets of lacy foliage, smothered in blossoms and a delicate citrus aroma. Use them to garnish pasta, rice, or salads. Either of two selections, bright orange ‘Tangerine Gem’ or yellow ‘Lemon Gem’, is striking when planted next to purple leaf basil. Signet marigolds barely resemble the astringent, large-flowering marigold types we are more familiar with, which are not edible. If you grow herbal sage for their scented leaves (Salvia) you can also use the flowers as garnish. One of the best is pineapple sage with fruit-scented foliage and hummingbird-magnet red flowers.

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into euphoric states after eating one of the main character’s specialty dishes that was prepared with rose petals. Rose hips, the seedpods that develop after flowers, make excellent teas. Never eat any part of any plant unless you can positively identify it and are assured of its safety. Thousands of plants contain alkaloids and other compounds, which can be poisonous or toxic in varying severity. Depending on the compound, symptoms of their contact or consumption range from rashes to diarrhea to death. Caffeine, nicotine, and cocaine are wellknown alkaloids. Some mushrooms contain them too. Green parts of potatoes are also to be avoided. (Alkaloids aren’t all bad all the time - some have physiological effects that make them useful as medicine.) In addition, never eat a plant that has been treated with any pesticide or herbicide, and when first eating a deemed safe, though unfamiliar plant, limit intake to a small quantity. Though not a complete list, the following common landscape plants are considered toxic. Maintain a healthy distance between them and your garden: monkshood, azalea, crocus, daffodil, foxglove, oleander, rhododendron, jack-in-the-pulpit, lily of the valley, clematis, bleeding heart, and wisteria. Also do not ingest parts of most houseplants. Find more at http://www. pioneerthinking.com/toxicg.html. Anise Hyssop leaves have the flavor of sweet licorice.

Amaranth grains offer uncommon ornamental annuals that include love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus) and others called dreadlocks and elephant head (A. gangetica). Amaranth flowers are the source of the grain that can be ground into flour. (Could this be the origin of the synonyms, flower and flour?) It is the most nutritionally balanced of grains; both leaves and seed are higher in protein than corn, rice, or wheat. It was the staple crop of early Mayans and Incas and is still grown all over the world. Annual amaranth self sows in our garden when grains drop near rocks in full sun. Both fresh and dried flowers can be used in arrangements. A favorite perennial, anise hyssop leaves have a definite sweet licorice flavor. Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ is sterile and won’t seed around. Gather the tenderest leaves from well below the territory of monarchs that crowd the terminal blue spikes. This plant blooms for many weeks during hottest summer and is drought tolerant. Hemerocallis or daylily buds are sweet and crunchy and also useful to garnish salads. Daylilies are NOT to be confused with true lilies (Lilium), which contain alkaloids and are NOT edible. Rose petals have a sweet, aromatic flavor. The more intense their fragrance, the stronger their taste. They remind me of the story, Like Water For Chocolate, in which people melt

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For the Birds

The sunflower bird feeder is both attractive and functional. The copper patina will enhance your yard or garden. Comes in two sizes. $27.99 - $29.99. Young & Richards. 236. S. Main Ave. 336-2815.

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2011 Bridesmaid Dresses are now in! Stop to see the new fabulous styles and colors. Shown just $130 at Interlude Bridal. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 323-2210.

Elegance. Whimsy. The natural glory of the world. Mariposa is all hand-made from recycled materials. Many styles to choose from at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. Bumblebee Bottle Stopper and Sunflower Wine Plate $52, Dragonfly Sectional Server $124. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

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Your toddler will love to ride Rody! Made in Italy of durable rubber. Latex-free. Available in 6 colors. $44.99 (rocker base separate $36.99) at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

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Santa Rosa stretch rings — a handcrafted celebration of vibrant colors that won’t sit on the shelf. $15 each at Go Casual. Assorted colors and styles. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Hot Sandwich Basket specials MondaySaturday. Our baskets include a sandwich on a homemade mini loaf of bread, your choice of side, and a cookie or bar. Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

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Capri blue Swarovski crystal shine in our freshest designs for summer! Necklace and earrings are each $39.99. Matching bracelet is $29.99. Shop the Fifth Avenue Collection showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. 335-0602.

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Spot your child at any beach or pool with one-of-akind swimwear. Submarine specializes in adorable children’s swimwear. Shown $90 & $88 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.

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Celebrate the 4th of July in this casual and classic summer dress. You’ll be the hit of the picnic or pool party! $126 at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

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Choose from a huge selection of classic Playmobil sets including the airplane, Egyptian pyramid, police station, castle and so much more! Shown is the Wildlife Care Station. $74.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Synchronicity, peace and unity – these beads embody the essence of all that works in harmony. At Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

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Brighten your summer look with these great accessories! The 1948 Trading Co. carries a wide selection of purses & jewelry. Multi-color hobo bag $42.95. Necklace & earring set $15.95. Stretch bracelets $16.95 each. 1324 E. Cedar St., Brandon. 582-8644.

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Necklace by Ginny Freitag, Madison, SD available at the South Dakota Art Museum Store. The store also carries a huge selection of beads for the jewelry artists! South Dakota Art Museum Store, Brookings, SD www. southdakotaartmuseum.com

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Breadsmith cinnamon claws — made on Mondays and Fridays — are a great snack or addition to your brunch. Just $1.25 at Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd St., 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 276-2338.

Use these leather nail-trimmed bins as a magazine holder or trash can and add a splash of color to any room. $83 each at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

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Go Faux

How does your garden grow? If not so well, then go faux. Stop at Josephine’s and choose from their large selection of unique faux arrangements. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

Stand Out

Stand out from the pack on your next get-away. The Brighton® Z-Stripe Collection is definitely not your ordinary luggage. $44 - $250 at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. 330-4002.

Sweet Summer Treat

Come to Kaladi’s for a sweet summer treat. Our two fruit smoothie flavors are the perfect (and healthy) way to beat the summer heat. 26th & Minnesota, 339-3322 or downtown at 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

A Great Gift

A SD Pork Producers Council Pork Gift Certificate is just like a check, cashable nationwide. Purchase pork products at your favorite grocery store or pork entree at your favorite restaurant. Available by emailing Stacey Sorlien at ssorlien@sdppc.org or calling (605) 332-1600.

Willi Nilli

Come see this beautiful line of handbags. Handcrafted, sculptural leather bags created by Susanne Williams of Fargo, ND. $360-$500. Sticks and Steel, 401 E. 8th St. 605-335-7349.

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Treat yourself to a relaxing getaway at Northwoods Vista. Just 45 minutes south of Sioux Falls. Fully-equipped cabin surrounded by 80 acres of beauty. Book one night and receive 50% off 2nd night. www.northwoodsvista.com 605-310-6692.

Fast, Fresh & Flavorful

Tasty salads with over 20 dressings and 44 sides to choose from. MIXED is all about fast, fresh and flavorful made-to-order salads. Now open across from Home Depot at 2604 S. Louise Avenue. 271-2161.

Wonder Capes

Every Super Hero needs a cape. Help kids soar, explore, wonder...because all kids are wonderful! $39.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825. Visit www.wondercapes.com to learn how to be a hero to a hospitalized child.

Exfoliate & Cleanse

Wembé’s line of eco-lux soaps has grown to include 16 different multi-tasking products that exfoliate as well as cleanse. All natural and organic, paraben-free, handmade without artificial coloring and never tested on animals. $7- $12 at www.wembe.com.


Visit the one and only Diamond Destination! Choose from the areas LARGEST selection of loose diamonds and diamond engagement rings – sure to fit ANY budget! The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th Street. (605) 362-0008.

A Family Farm Winery

Enjoy a sip of the country! Now featuring 8 different wines. Varieties shown: Dandelion Wine $18.00 and our Strawberry Wine $12.00 Handcrafted glass Cheese Plate by Brandon, SD artist $26.00. Wilde Prairie Winery 605-582-6471. Hours Fri.-Sun. Noon-5pm.

Music & Voice for Baby Personal Care for Babies

From the tops of their heads to the tips of their toes, Noodle & Boo’s complete-care approach ensures that each part of baby is carefully tended to with products that are safe, effective and specially created to work together for exceptional results. Pediatrician-tested and hypoallergenic. www.noodleandboo.com

Bond with your unborn child through sound. The Sound Beginnings Pre-Natal Sound Delivery Device is a comfortable nylon/lycra band with built-in high quality speakers that allow expectant parents to play music, voice or soothing sounds using any MP3 player. $49.95. Available at www.creative-baby.com

Living or Permanent Drama Custom designed for your environment! Choose a unique container from us…or bring in your own that is special to you. The Flower Shop. 57th & Western. 336-1800.

New Twist on An Old Classic!

Rambling Rows Jacket, 8 from infant to Adult XL. Variations at the end of the basic pattern for popular 18” doll. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

South Dakota Raised

South Dakota Raised Bison Top Sirloin served with our homemade zesty steak sauce. Dinner served Monday-Saturday nights 5-9pm. Riverside patio dining available. Wild Sage Grille. 300 North Cherapa Place - downtown. 274-1667.

Great for Baby & Mother Nature.

Bummas are small, soft, luxurious, eco-friendly baby-sized cloths made especially for drying baby bottoms, as well as blocking those surprise squirts. Wet one and use instead of a commercial wipe. After the wipe and before the dipe. Packs of Ten for $16.99 at www.bummas.com

Rock On! Ensemble Gift Package

The Necklace Necessities® ensemble package holds a trio of necklace extenders — adjustable silvertone, goldtone and “faux” pearl, along with a 12-piece trial package of Necessities Secure Strips™ inside a handy organza travel pouch. Just $19.99 at www.necklacenecessities.com

Let Riddle’s Jewelry help you celebrate the greatest joy in life with a diamond – the perfect symbol of your new lives together. Choose from our exquisite selection of engagement styles, or discover an easy & fascinating way to create beautiful custom designed jewelry from scratch with our Digital Goldsmith™. Galleria at 41st. (605) 361.0911 or www.riddlesjewelry.com.

The Oh Plah!™

Wear Oh Plah!® and look fabulous. And guess what? It’s also the bite-able, bendable, be-anything toy for any age. Six different colors and styles and safe for all ages; free of paints, lead, latex, PVC, BPA and phthalates and made in the USA. $19.99 at www.ohplah.com

Non-toxic Nail Polish!

Kid-friendly polish without foul odors or toxic chemicals. Piggy Paint takes the worry out of painting nails and puts the fun back into this enjoyable activity. Say good-bye to harsh, smelly chemicals and hello to Piggy Paint…it’s as Natural as Mud! www.piggypaint.com

Everybody Loves Chocolate!

With fun and funky accent pillows and 100% touchable cotton fabric, this accent chair in Pastiano Chocolate will really complete the look of your living space! Priced at just $599.99, this chair (along with matching ottoman, sofa & loveseat collection) is available only at the Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

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Wisconsin Dells

he Waterpark Capital of the World, Wisconsin Dells has been named the number one family vacation destination in the United States by Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards in 2010. It was also voted the number three family vacation destination

in the world, with locations in France and Japan being the first and second votes. These ratings prove that Wisconsin Dells is the perfect way to spend quality time with the family, no matter what the season.

Saturday, September 18, 2010 • Sanford Cancer Center Parking Lot

Two Routes... Both rides will start and end at Sanford Cancer Center with a celebration upon completion of the ride.

Route #2: A 50-mile road ride supported by Falls Area Bicyclists. Designed for experienced riders. SAG will be off the route at noon.


To register, go to www.sanfordcancercare.org or call (605) 328-7064. Cost is $20 per person or $40 for a family of three or more (parents with children). Helmets are mandatory.

Route #1: A 20-mile bike ride on the Sioux Falls Bike Trail. A four-mile alternate street route will be used to accommodate trail construction.

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Begin your vacation in Wisconsin Dells with a tour of the Wisconsin River. Discovered over 150 years ago, this river was surrounded by towering sandstone formations along the banks, beautiful trees clinging to the cliffs, and attractive wildlife living in the bluffs. Choose from many of the available options for boat tours, including the double-decker boats known as Ducks, which are land-to-water vehicles that will provide you with a tour of history, beauty, and more. Featuring the world’s largest duck fleet, the Original Wisconsin Ducks, that gives World War II landing craft tours of the Lower Dells. Also, a Dells Boat Tour offers a variety of excursions, allowing you to see the glorious canyons and cliffs of the Upper Dells, and to explore them on foot as well. Take an exclusive shore landing tour of Witches Gulch, a shady cavern hugged by steep cliffs on either side. For a faster paced tour, opt for the Dells Jet Boat Adventures out of Downtown Dells. Make your way to Downtown Dells and experience an eclectic mix of food, shops and entertainment. Enjoy a scenic walkway along the Wisconsin River, eat some mouth-watering fudge at one of the many sweet shops, find some fashionable accessories at a high-end gift boutique, and discover some authentic souvenirs for your friends back home. See a movie in the 4th dimension at the Dells 4D Special Effects Theatre offering two sets of two action packed movies with the experience of sight, touch, smell and sound. Visit Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum and immerse yourself in an interactive gaming experience at Wizard Quest.

Summer just won’t be the same without you. If you’ve been noticing more spiders than usual this summer, it’s time to do something about them. At Veradia Interventional Radiology and Vein Center, we have the medical expertise and technology to drastically improve the appearance of



spider veins in a simple, surgery-free procedure called sclerotherapy. Our doctors specialize in varicose and spider veins, so you can look forward to impressive results with minimal pain, downtime or hassle. If you’re ready to clean house on those spider veins, call Veradia at 605-413-4768 today for your free screening and save $50 when you schedule your procedure before September 1!

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One of the most popular destinations in Wisconsin Dells is Noah’s Ark Water Park. America’s largest water theme park will surely be the kids’ favorite part of your vacation. New in 2010 is the ten-story Scorpion’s Tail water slide, looping to a speed of 40 miles per hour. With over 70 family activities including wavepools, endless rivers, water slides, and bumper boats, as well as dry entertainment such as 18-hole mini-golf course, arcades, gift shops, and restaurants, the layout of Noah’s Ark Water Park is beyond ideal for a day or more full of adventure. The variety of thrilling and relaxing rides is sure to meet everyone’s expectations. Create memories with your family here and remember the look on your child’s face after coming off a heartpounding ride. Also in the Wisconsin Dells is the state’s largest indoor water park at the Kalahari Waterpark Resort Convention Center and the world’s largest indoor/outdoor combination water park at the Wilderness Hotel & Golf Resort. There are several wonderful things to do besides get wet in Wisconsin Dells. A world-class golf destination, this vacation spot has amazing settings for golf enthusiasts. Indoor and outdoor amusement parks entail go-karts, mini-golf, bowling alleys, laser tag, roller coasters, rock climbing walls, and extreme rides that will keep you coming back for more. Along with the many energy-filled activities, you can sit back and enjoy a large variety of shows featuring everything from magic to music to mystery.

Photo Courtesy of Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

SURGICAL WEIGHT LOSS Have you thought about surgical weight loss, but you’re not sure where to start? Join us for a FREE seminar hosted by the Avera Bariatric Institute. All attendees receive a FREE one-on-one follow-up consultation from Avera Bariatric Institute.

FREE Surgical Weight Loss Event Wednesday, July 7 t Registration at 6:30 p.m., Event at 7 p.m. Avera McKennan Auditorium located inside the Orthopedic Institute Register online at www.AveraMcKennan.org or call 1 (877) AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372). Pre-register by June 30 to receive your verification of insurance benefits the night of the event.


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Photo Courtesy of Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Laugh your night away on the Hillbilly Comedy Bus, Wisconsin’s only moving comedy club. Fun for all ages, this tour features a fun and knowledgeable guide complete with jokes and visuals of the Wisconsin Dells. Discover the haunted history and enchanting tales of Wisconsin Dells with a Dells Ghost Tour. Departing from Dells Comedy Club, guests will board the fright bus service as

the creepy grave digger tour guide will provide the commentary revealing unmarked burial grounds, haunted places, and some of the area’s hidden dark secrets. New in 2010 are Bigfoot Zipline Tours, which are sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Travel down six signature zip-lines, escorted by professional zipline guides in private or family tours and experience some awesome

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panoramic views of Wisconsin Dells. Another outstanding scenic experience is to be had on a horse and wagon tour through the longest, deepest canyon in Wisconsin via Lost Canyon. Whether it be at a popular waterpark hotel, a cabin, a campground, or a family-owned bed and breakfast, the Wisconsin Dells lodging choices are endless, and you have the

freedom to plan the vacation that fits your lifestyle. There are some very helpful tools at wisconsinlodging.org to help you plan your trip. With a rich history, breathtaking scenery, several indoor and outdoor waterparks, and many other attractions, Wisconsin Dells has transformed itself into a four-season travel destination for people from around the world to enjoy.

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Osteoporosis RUCHI BHATIA, MD, Sanford Clinic Women’s Health Internal Medicine


ith summer comes sunshine, outdoor activities and family vacations. We always protect ourselves from the sun with sunscreen – why shouldn’t we also protect our bones from fractures with preventative measures? As we age, our susceptibility to fractures increases due to loss of bone mass. This cannot only lead to fractures but can also give way to a harsh bone disease called osteoporosis. Of the more than 10 million people in the United States who have osteoporosis, 80% of them are women. Throughout your lifetime, your bones grow as your body grows. Old bone is removed from the skeleton and new bone is added. Throughout adolescence, new bone is added faster than old bone is removed. This results in a positive bone balance and an increased bone mass. Your bones continue to grow until about age 30, when bones reach what is called “peak bone mass,” or maximum density and strength.

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Keep Your Bones Healthy After this point, bone removal begins to outpace formation of new bone leading to bone loss. The rate of bone loss is greatest in the first few years after menopause. After that, bone loss continues but more slowly. With osteoporosis, bone loss can occur with no obvious symptoms. While your bones may not feel weaker, you may experience symptoms without realizing their association with osteoporosis. For example, a loss of height, change in posture or severe back pain may be caused by osteoporosis.

• Have a family or personal history of fractures after age 50 • Are small-boned and thin • Had early menopause before the age of 45 • Have a history of anorexia, bulimia, excessive exercise • Are a smoker or a heavy drinker • Have not consumed adequate amounts of calcium and/or have vitamin D deficiency • Have an inactive lifestyle • Take certain medications for chronic diseases including corticosteroids and chemotherapy

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis You could be at risk for osteoporosis if you: • Are a postmenopausal woman over 50 • Are Caucasian or Asian, although African-American and Hispanic women are also at risk

Screening for Bone Loss Because the symptoms are so subtle, it is important to test your bone health. Your bone health can be assessed with a simple, painless test that takes only thirty minutes. A bone

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mineral density (BMD) test, also know as a densitometry (DEXA) scan, can help determine how to manage and treat your bone health. It uses special X-rays to measure the amount of calcium in the bones and determines your actual bone mass. Results can also show whether or not you have osteoporosis. Not only is the test quick and easy – it also does not require special preparation. Patients do not even have to change into gowns. The DEXA scan passes over the body, reading bone density in different areas. Your physician can explain the results to you.

Maintaining Healthy Bones There are many ways you can decrease your risk of developing osteoporosis:

• Eat foods high in calcium • Get enough vitamin D, especially during the winter months • Exercise • Quit smoking • Limit your alcohol. If you drink alcohol, you should not drink more than two alcoholic beverages or drinks per day Early detection is important in osteoporosis. Consider your risk factors and then discuss your prevention strategy with your doctor. If you’re a woman, it’s best to do this well before menopause. Talk to your doctor today to see what measures you should start taking to prevent the deterioration of your bones.


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for kids 76 Plan a Pool Party

parenting & pregnancy 80 Off to College? Now is the time to think about your student’s health

children’s books 84 Best Books

cute kids 86 Submit Your Child’s Photo

neighbor 90 Ruth Christopherson

best friend 92 Hot Summer Nights

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JULY !"#$%&'()*+!,$'(%,& Storyland Children’s Theatre Thu, July 1 • 10am Tue, July 6 • 10am & 7pm Wed, July 7 • 10am Thu, July 8 • 10am Tue, July 13 • 10am & 7pm Wed, July 14 • 10am Thu, July 15 • 10am McKennan Park Band Shell By using skits both familiar and not-so-familiar, these shows will focus primarily on children’s stories, beliefs, and everyday happenings. Free! INFO (605) 367-8222.

Thursday Night BOGO Wild Water West Waterpark 5 miles West of Sioux Falls Thursday BOGO night! Receive Buy-One-Get-One (equal or lesser value) Unlimited access to the park 4pm-8pm every Thursday this 2010 season. INFO (605) 361-9313. Greatest Show On H2O Sun, July 4 • 2pm & 7pm Fri, July 9 • 7pm Fri, July 16 • 7pm

Fri, July 23 • 7pm Fri, July 30 • 7pm Catfish Bay Water Ski Park I-90 near Cliff Ave. All new show every year. The Greatest Show On H2O at Catfish Bay is a fun family event. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. INFO (605) 339-0911.

Downtown Moonlight Movies Sat, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 • 9pm Fawick Park in Downtown Sioux Falls Enjoy FREE family movies in Fawick Park every Saturday night. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009. Mayor’s 4th of July Parade and Picnic Sun, July 4 • 11am Falls Park Parade starts at 11 a.m. from Sixth and Weber to Phillips to the Falls and ends at Falls Park. Picnic is in Falls Park. F-16 flyover at 12 noon. Municipal Band performs from 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free lunch for the first

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5,000 people - serving starts at 11:30 a.m. Games and entertainment for the kids. Event runs until 2 p.m. INFO www.siouxfalls.org.

the day of the event so we can prepare for the carnival, which starts at 6:30 p.m. This is a free family event. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Bring Your Friends Night Monday Nights Wild Water West Waterpark 5 miles West of Sioux Falls Monday Night Bring Your Friends Night! Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes Unlimited Admission any time after 4pm to 8pm every Monday night this 2010 summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Animal Enrichment Day Sat, July 10 • 1pm Great Plains Zoo • 16th & Kiwanis Come and find out how the Animal Care Staff makes the lives of the zoo animals more exciting by encouraging their normal wild behaviors. Watch the tiger prey on a piñata stuffed with meat, watch the wolves hunt for food, and see the primates play with popsicles and puzzle feeders. The entire family will enjoy Animal Enrichment Day at the Zoo! Free for Zoo members or with paid admission to the Zoo. INFO (605) 367-7003.

The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe July 5-10 Orpheum Theater • 315 N Phillips Open auditions will be held at 10 AM on July 5th for approximately 50 children’s roles (grades 1-12). Rehearsals will run from 10 to noon Monday through Friday for most roles. Major roles will have extended rehearsals until 3 PM. No preparation is necessary – but a smile is always welcome. There will be two performances on July 10th at 3 and 5:30. Optional afternoon workshops will be offered Tues., Wed. and Thurs. The experience is FREE for the children. Admission price for the performances will be $8. INFO (605) 360-4800. Wacky Wednesday Water Carnival Wed, July 7 • 6:30pm Spellerberg Pool • 1601 S. Western Ave. Join us for wacky water play, splash contests, relay games, and music. The pool where the carnival will be held will close at 5 p.m.

Fun in the Park Sat, July 10 • 4pm Terrace Park • 101 W. Madison St. Join the Mayor’s Youth Council for fun in the park, including a bean bag and ladder golf tournament. Event is free and open to all high school students. Register by completing a registration form found at www.sfyouthforum.org or by sending an email to mayorsyouth@ hotmail.com INFO (605) 331-5724. Super Duper Kids Team Training Mondays and Wednesdays July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, August 2 & 4 • 1-2pm Sanford Wellness Center 4201 South Oxbow Focus on fun while experiencing different fitness activities. Classes





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Terrific Tuesday Tue, July 13 • 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark 5 miles West of Sioux Falls On the 2nd Tuesday of June, July, and August, 2010 Terrific Tuesday Specials offer unlimited admission for only $5.00 + tax per person 4pm-8pm. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Handwriting Camps Mon, July 26 • 9am 1100 West 41st Street Have fun practicing handwriting this summer with Children’s Care. Do you have a child who is entering Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grade who has difficulty with handwriting? Our occupational therapists will help your child develop skills to take the frustration out of handwriting. A structured, sensory-motor approach will be used to enhance printing skills. Entering Kindergarten: August 9-12, Time: 9-11:30 a.m., Cost: $80. Entering 1st & 2nd Grade: July 26-29, August 2-6, Cost $160 (Session 1: 9-11:30 a.m., Session 2: 1-3:30 p.m.) INFO (605) 782-2400.

Music For Me Weds, July 14, 21, 28, Aug 4 • 8:30 - 9:45 am 1100 West 41st Street A highly trained Music Therapist will lead this family style experience for children and parents or caregivers, that will include interactive turn taking games, imitative/rhythmic/ sequential movement, instrument exploring, and lots of creative fun! Think drums, bells, puppets, hoops, scarves, stories, and songs! Cost is $75. Organized by Children’s Care. INFO (605) 782-2400.

YWCA Elementary Camp Mon, July 26 • 8am YWCA meets kids at Spellerberg Park Kids enjoy fun crafts, activities, games all geared around the “World of Nature” theme and games, songs, activities are geared to deserts, rainforests, oceans, and regions of the world. Each day includes a fun swim time at Spellerberg pool so bring your lunch, suit and towel and be prepared to have some fun! Monday thru Thursday, July 26-29, 10 am to 3 pm. Call 336-3660 today!

Children’s Concert with Phil Baker Sun, July 25 • 3pm McKennan Park A free Sioux Falls Municipal Band outdoor concert especially for children, featuring popular children’s entertainer Phil Baker. INFO (605) 367-7290.

FamilyFest Sat, July 31 • 10am Yankton Trail Park This daylong, outdoor event provides parents with fun, quality time, as well as resources to strengthen, enlighten, teach and entertain parents and children from infants and toddlers to high schoolers and beyond. Inflatables, shopping, food and more! INFO (605) 332-6000.

will be led by an enthusiastic fitness trainer and will give kids (ages 8 - 12) an action-packed workout with something new each class! $37. Space is limited. Call 328-1635 to register.

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hat better way to combine cooling off and having fun with friends and family than throwing a pool party? If you have access to a private pool, community pool, water park, or even some blow up kiddie pools, a pool party is a great way to have fun with your children. You can celebrate anything for an excuse to swim and soak in the sun. The key advantage to holding a pool party is the ability to keep the festivities outside, minimizing indoor clean up, not to mention the amount of fun involved in planning such a festivity. Invitations to a pool party can be personalized to match your theme. Cut flip-flops, tropical flowers, surf boards, fish, etc., out of card stock paper and come up with a creative phrase to invite your guests to the party. Some fun ideas for invitations include a message-in-a-bottle theme, filling plastic bottles with sand and seashells half full while writing your party details on colorful pieces of paper. Roll the paper into scrolls and put them inside the bottles. Postcards of pool-related visuals such as beaches, water resorts, and oceans also make for great invitations with your party details on the back side. Another variation for invites can be blowing up beach balls and writing all of the

party information directly on them with a sharpie. Deflate and put the balls in envelopes. This will be a great surprise for the kids when they receive them. Include directions to blowing up the beach balls with the envelopes. When you invite your guests, be sure to let the parents know your intentions and become knowledgeable on each child’s swimming abilities and/or special needs. In the invitation, suggest a life jacket or floating device for those who are at a beginner level. In addition, reassure the parents that there will be a lifeguard on duty at all times. Be sure to remind the guests to bring bathing suits, towels, and sun screen. If you decide to decorate for a pool party, you can keep it simple or go all out. Get creative with centerpieces by using Barbie and Ken in swimsuits, a summer treat such as coconut or watermelon, or balloon bouquets. Balloons also make a great decoration for in and around the pool. Tie balloons to a string and drape them around the area. Use a variety of sizes and partially fill each balloon with water, then add air. Place these balloons into the pool and they should float on the surface, with the water inside keeping them from blowing away. Create

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a theme such as a beach or tropical setting. Seashells and fish nets also make fabulous decorations. Drape fishnets along the fence and attach plastic fish and sea shells. Pink flamingos are always a fun addition, as well as inflatable palm trees and sand. Plastic pails, shovels, frisbees, and floatable toy boats are all entertaining ideas for the kids. If you have access to a surfboard or a boogie board, place it by the front door announcing the party. Posters of tropical locations hung on the side of the house or along the fence will add a special touch. And for some background noise, the Beach Boys or any island music will help keep the party going. Plan your activities in advance. A mixture of crafts and games will go over well with a group of children. Provide guests with some empty glass jars and colored sand, with an artificial flower for each guest. Fill the jars with sand, one colored layer at a time. Insert the artificial flower and your guests will have their very own handmade party favor to take home with them. There are several pool-related games to choose from. Buy a coconut and play “Hot Coconut” as you would “Hot Potato”. Pass the coconut around in a circle from person to person quickly. When

the music stops, the person holding the coconut sits in the middle or controls the music for one round. Using a bunch of rubber ducks, have players nudge them from one end of the pool to the other using only their noses in a Rubber Duck Race. Play the traditional Marco Polo in the shallow end part of the pool, or play Jaws where one swimmer is chosen to play the shark and the rest of the swimmers must keep away from that player or they are out until only one swimmer remains. Pair the children and have a water balloon toss, adding shaving cream to the balloons to make them more challenging to catch. Have a cannonball contest and see who can make the biggest splash. The possibilities are endless. Set up a big self-serve cooler filled with cold beverages, in cans or plastic bottles. Avoiding glass is a good idea. Drinks could also be served in cups with little umbrellas to add to the party atmosphere. Food that works well at a pool party includes sandwiches, goldfish crackers, cookies, popsicles, fruit, and grilled food such as hot dogs and hamburgers. Get creative with a fish-shaped cake or decorate one to look like a pool. To top off your pool party, send your guests away with a party

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oing off to college often means being out of town, even out of state – not only away from home, but away from the student’s regular physician and health care clinic. Now’s the time for college students and their parents to deal with any chronic health problems, concerns or questions, and make plans for what to do in the case of an unexpected illness or injury, said Dr. Andrea Miller, family practitioner with Avera McGreevy Clinic in Sioux Falls. The summer is a great time to schedule a preventative care physical exam before heading to school in the fall. “Not all colleges require it, but it’s still a good idea, especially if students have any ongoing medical issues, and to make sure all medical information is updated,” Dr. Miller said. Colleges also require that immunizations are up to date. This may include the varicella vaccine for chicken pox, hepatitis B, and meningitis, if students didn’t receive these vaccines earlier. Meningitis is a dangerous virus marked by flu symptoms that come on quickly and severely. “The reason we vaccinate against

it is that it can cause rapid death or long-term health problems,” Dr. Miller said. All students should have up-to-date vaccination against tetanus, and young women should consider the HPV vaccine which protects against many forms of cervical cancer. While it’s not offered until late fall depending on supply, college students should consider getting an annual seasonal flu shot, as well as shots to protect against any special strains, such as the H1N1 epidemic in 2009. Typical flu usually isn’t life threatening to young adults. “Yet it can make you pretty miserable and cause you to be out of school for several days, putting you behind in your classes,” Dr. Miller said. “College kids are close together in dorms, and may not have the best eating and sleeping habits. Plus, they’re under academic stress as well as social stress. This can make them more vulnerable to catch the flu or any other virus that’s out there,” Dr. Miller said. For Kelsey Mullenix, the H1N1 strain was indeed life

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threatening. A freshman studying to become a dental hygienist, Kelsey had been on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion only three weeks when she came down with a cough and sore throat that quickly became worse. She was hospitalized with a 104˚ fever and labored breathing. Kelsey also developed pneumonia, type B influenza and MRSA. To help her fight these infections, doctors placed her in a medically-induced coma. Her family experienced a few scary days as they feared she might not pull through. Kelsey made a full recovery, went back to school for the second semester, and plans to return to USD this fall. She could not have prevented H1N1 with a vaccine, because it was not available until after she became sick. Yet Kelsey said she’s grateful to be alive and healthy, and she’s going to make some changes to help ensure she stays in good health. “I’m definitely going to listen to my body. I had started to get run down and thought I would catch up on my sleep over the weekend, but that never happened. When I got a sore throat and cough, I told myself I’d be fine,” Kelsey said. “In the future, if I ever start to feel sick, I’m going to go to the doctor right away. Plus, I’m going to take better care of myself.” For students a long distance from home, it’s a good idea to plan where to go if something were to happen, and check

with the family’s insurance plan to find out what’s covered, Dr. Miller said. “Often, campus health centers offer very affordable health care, or care free of charge. Or the college can certainly make recommendations. Find out if there are after-hours urgent care locations, because an unplanned emergency room visit is expensive.” Along with injuries and seasonal illnesses, college students should be aware of other threats to their health, such as STDs or drug and alcohol abuse. Prevention of unintended pregnancies is another consideration, as well as mental health issues such as depression, anxiety or eating disorders. The first six to eight weeks set a tone for the rest of the semester, so it’s important for students to get involved in intramural sports, aerobics classes, volunteering or other extracurricular activities to help relieve stress and stay connected with positive activities. “Parents are not there to actively monitor their children, but they can listen open-mindedly, set clear expectations and keep in touch to make sure they are doing well, especially in the first several weeks of the semester,” Dr. Miller said. For more information about preventative health and other health topics, visit the Health Library at www.AveraMcKennan.org.

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Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt by Megan McDonald As soon as the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they are greeted by Cap’n Weevil, a one-eyed buccaneer with a scraggly beard and a secret treasure map. Before you can say “Davy Jones’s Locker,” Stink and Judy are racing across the island in search of gold. But — shiver me timbers! — they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot. Can Mad Molly O’Maggot and Scurvy Stink beat out their rivals, Tall Boy and Smart Girl? Can they find the hidden clues, crack the secret codes, and solve the tricky puzzles before time runs out? Aaarrr! Now in paperback. Ages 6 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Noah’s Garden When Someone You Love is in the Hospital by Mo Johnson Noah and his family are living in The Children’s Hospital because his new sister, Jessica, was born with a serious medical condition. Normal family life is suspended indefinitely for Noah, but in the true spirit of childhood, he spends his days in the hospital garden, creating an imaginary world, longing for the day when Jess can join him. A hospital courtyard garden -- and a vivid imagination -- are a haven for a young boy as he waits for his baby sister to be well enough to join him. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Free? Stories Celebrating Human Rights Inspired by the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! A boy who thinks that school is “slavery” learns the true meaning of the word when he stumbles on a secret childlabor factory. A Palestinian boy, mute from trauma, releases kites over a wall to a hilltop settlement, each bearing a message of peace. This inspiring, engaging anthology gathers an international roster of authors to explore such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith — from a riveting tale of an attempt to find drinking water after Hurricane Katrina; to a chilling look at a future where microchips track every citizen’s every move; to a hilarious police interrogation involving the London Tower, the Crown Jewels, and a Ghanaian boy with a passion for playing marbles. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ron Koertge Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland has a passion for playing baseball, a knack for writing poetry — and a cute girlfriend named Mira who’s not much interested in either. But then, Kevin doesn’t exactly share Mira’s newfound fervor for all things green. So when Kevin signs up for open mike night at Bungalow Books and meets Amy, a girl who knows a sonnet from a sestina and can match his emails verse for verse, things start to get sticky. Ages 12 yrs and up Candlewick Press

It’s Vacation Time by Lerryn Korda Summer is here, and Little Nye is making icepops to take on vacation. Nella is stuffing too much in a suitcase, and Lester offers to remove some things to lighten the load. Out go toys for beach games, flippers and masks for paddling, and more. But why won’t the suitcase shut now? Good thing that rubber raft is really all they need for their journey — and the garden hose makes a wonderful nautical spray! Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

The Softwire: Awakening on Orbis 4 by PJ Haarsma Johnny Turnbull now knows that his sister, Ketheria, is the Scion — a long-awaited being who will bring understanding and healing to the universe. But what about him? As the Scion’s protector and guardian, JT is expected to start training to become a Space Jumper, a mercenary soldier who can jump through time and space. And he’s not happy about it, especially as he promised his girlfriend, Max, he would never take on that dangerous role, which could take him who-knows-how-far away. Can anything — or any one — guide Johnny to his true calling? And as new trouble brews on Orbis, will even Space Jumper skills be enough to help JT protect his sister and his friends? Ages 12 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Andy Shane, Hero At Last by Jennifer Richard Jacobson There are two things Andy Shane wants more than anything — to win the contest for bestdecorated bike in the parade, and . . . to be a hero. He has a great idea for the bike part, although high-strung Dolores is upping the ante with her paper-daisy-covered helmets for her and her cat. But the second goal has Andy stumped, until the parade is in motion and his eagle eyes catch the reason why the drum corps has suddenly thrown the marchers out of whack. Pass the baton to a lovably low-key hero as he saves the day in a new adventure for early chapter-book readers. Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Polly’s Pink Pajamas by Vivian French Polly adores her pink pajamas. She wears them all day long! But of course she can’t wear them to Fred’s party, so all her friends lend her something of theirs. Just as she’s ready to leave, Polly catches a look in the mirror — and somehow the too-short polka-dot dress and tiny checkered cardigan and the long striped socks don’t make the fashion statement she’d hoped for. With fun, free-spirited illustrations and a simple story, here’s a humorous tale for young children who love to dress up — and those who decidedly don’t. A pajama-loving Polly is in for a surprise as she scrambles to find the right party Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Hello, Puppy! by Jane Cowen-Fletcher What’s that puppy doing? Sleeping, playing, running — all the things every new puppy loves to do. Jane Cowen-Fletcher, the author-illustrator of BABY ANGELS and BABY ELF’S CHRISTMAS, introduces readers to one irresistible pup, her smitten young guardian, and a few very simple facts about puppy behavior. Bright pastel illustrations make this fetching picture book a treat to share with the youngest of children. Ages 2 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

Annie and Simon by Catharine O’Neill Annie and Simon: little sister and big, big brother. Annie likes to talk — a lot — about what she’s going to be when she grows up, about rain and umbrellas, about picnics and meteors, about loons and canoes and turtles. And Simon is a very good listener. He knows a lot about the stars and the weather, how to fix bee stings, and where to look for loons. But most of all, he knows a lot about being the kind of big brother who likes to keep his little sister smiling. Now in paperback. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Ruth Christopherson Proud to Serve BY JOHN NICHOLS


uth Christopherson is not a person to toot her own horn. Despite a 30year career in the military that saw her rise in rank from an enlisted airman to Colonel and Chief of Staff of the South Dakota Air Guard, Christopherson deflects praise with typical South Dakota modesty. “One time, a young woman in the guard told me that she looked up to me, and I told her it was only because I’m so tall.” It’s true Christopherson is a person of stature. In addition to her military career (Christopherson retired from the Air Guard in 2008), the University of South Dakota graduate is a senior vice-president for Citibank, wife and mom to her husband Reid and their two children (Nathan and Rachael), and in her “spare time”, teaches at Colorado Technical University. “I like to do things I’m passionate about and I’m fortunate to have had so many opportunities. With the United States celebrating its 234th birthday on July 4th, we took the opportunity to talk with Ruth about her service to our country. What initially prompted you to join the Air Guard? To be perfectly honest, it was a bit of a whim. My roommate and I were home from college and her mom suggested we check into the Air Guard. So we did, and it looked good and it worked well with our school schedule, so we joined and the rest is history. It turned into a 30-year whim (laughs).

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Career opportunities for women in the military at that time were somewhat limited. What was that like and how has it evolved? The Air Force at that time was pretty progressive with regards to opportunities for women. I remember thinking then that women had come a long way, but there were things that were definitely not open to us. But fortunately things changed rapidly. I remember when I joined, I knew the names of every woman in the unit; there were about a dozen of us. Now, when I retired, it was a bit frustrating to me because I didn’t know the names of every woman in the unit - there were so many. That alone shows how things have evolved. Today, every avenue of service in the Air Force is open to women. Did you ever experience any sort of resistance? I never felt that. Our Air Guard was always very welcoming and encouraging. I got to be a part of a lot of firsts, but most of the time I never realized it. People had to tell me, ‘Hey did you know…’ but the fact that it never seemed like a big deal to me is a testament to the fact

that it wasn’t about being a man or a woman. Your husband is in the military. Your son served in Iraq. You know the responsibilities and risks involved with military service, but you are also their wife and mother. How do you balance that? When Nathan volunteered to go to Iraq, I remember being very proud of him, but as his mom, there were the normal concerns and worries. He’s a soldier, but in your mind you are sending your little boy overseas and that is obviously scary. It was difficult, but I wouldn’t have expected it to work out any other way. When you are in the military, it’s what you do. But when it’s your family, of course there’s a lot of praying involved. What opportunities has the military provided you? It’s amazing the people you meet and the unique experiences you have. I met my husband in the military, so that’s one thing right there. The military also is great in building self-worth and leadership skills. At every level, you are given responsibility and chances to prove yourself. It’s very empowering for a young person. You’ve had a career in the military and also have been successful in the private sector. What are the cultural differences between the two? They are similar in many respects, but in the military, there is personal respect, but there is also the authority of rank. If you are in command, and you tell your people ‘we need to do this, this, and this’ it’s probably going to get done without a lot of questions. In the business world, you can still do that, but you obviously need to build consensus a little more. I always joke that I have to get back to using my “soft” voice when I’m in the office. How has your military career framed who you are as a person? I think about that in the sense that what I’ve done in my life has gotten me to where I am right now. I could have done a million things differently, but if I did, I probably wouldn’t be here, and here is a pretty great place. The military played a big part in getting me to this place. What advice would you give a young person thinking about joining the military? You have to do it for the right reasons. Military service provides a lot of benefits including money for school, and so on, but at the root of your decision there has to be that desire to serve your country. I mentioned before that I joined on a whim, and part of that is true, but underneath that was a belief in our country and a willingness to serve. If you have that, you will have a great experience. What does the Fourth of July mean to you? There’s nothing like seeing the flag flying. People from other cities always comment, ‘there are flags everywhere here’ and I jokingly tell them they are just easier to see because we don’t have a lot of tall buildings. But that love of country is very real and you really feel it on holidays like Independence Day. When I see the flag on the Fourth of July it reminds me of the greatness of our country. We celebrate not only those who serve but everyone and everything that makes our country great. To me, the flag is the fabric of a free people, and you can’t put a value on that.


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arm days, thunderstorms and great sunsets are all a part of living in the Midwest in the summer. These images can keep our sanity during a sub zero night, or the knee deep mud of the spring. It also means camping, vacations, trips to the lake or just a nice evening stroll through the neighborhood. With these relaxing activities, there are also some hazards for you to avoid. I think the most common things we see in the summer is trauma. The T word should be avoided for us and our pets at all cost. It is never good! Dog fights are more common than collisions with cars. Dogs, by nature, are territorial beasts. They do not always want to share their owners, yards, toys or food with other dogs. Some dogs see the entire state of South Dakota as their territory, while others are happy to share everything. Take your time and never assume all is well when your pet encounters a new dog. Monitor closely, keep both on a leash and never allow play to become physical or aggressive. If there are hackles, growling or




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attack stances, separate immediately. If a fight does break out, never try to separate them with your arms, hands or legs. Their adrenaline is up and they bite at everything in reach during a fight. Use water, sticks, garden tools or whatever is available to separate them. If you are bitten, make sure you go to the doctor right away, to prevent infection of the wounds. We need to also keep an eye on heat stroke or heat exhaustion with our pets. I see more problems on a humid 90 degree day, than a hot 100 degree day. The problem is that everything is more active during the cooler day and the activity can elevate their body temperatures to a fatal level. Dog’s normal body temperature is 101 to 103 degrees, when their temperatures reach 106 degrees it is very serious. If it stays elevated or increases over that level it can be fatal. Signs that your pet is over heating are, excessive panting that will not stop, your pet is unwilling to get up and continue walk or play,

anxiety, loss of consciousness or coma. It is best to prevent overheating by keeping them in a cool shaded area, never exercise in the heat of the day, provide fresh water at all times and keep air movement over them. If it is extremely hot, try finding them an air conditioned area during the middle of the day . If you suspect that your pet is over heating, cool them with water immediately and then take them to your Veterinarian as quickly as possible to avoid the secondary complications. This is always a situation where time and treatment are important. Fireworks are also part of summer. They can be very stressful and dangerous to our pets. Never light fireworks with your pets in the area. It is very common for them to chase or bite exploding fireworks. This can cause burns, damaged teeth and even eye injuries. If your pet is frightened by fireworks, avoid them as best as possible and provide them with a safe place to hide. Tranquilizers may also be used. They will decrease the level of fear, but not take it away. Pets can become so frightened that they run away. I have several patients that go to boarding facilities during the 4th of July for the sake of safety. Enjoy the warm summer nights and remember, January is only 6 months away!


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harles B. Huntimer and his wife Ellen Sweeney, born to German and Irish immigrants, and their infant daughter, settled near this site in 1878. They traveled from Wisconsin to Dakota Territory in an oxendrawn covered wagon. Some years later they were joined by relatives, friends, and former neighbors who also settled here. A majority of these pioneers were members of the Roman Catholic faith. Church services were held in family homes, but in 1886, a request was made for a priest to be sent to conduct Mass. Two years later St. Joseph’s Parish was organized, and the first of three

Catholic churches was built. In 1907, Charles Huntimer founded Charles City, and he became the first person to build an elevator next to the tracks of the new South Dakota Central Railroad. Other enterprises included a general store, a second elevator, stockyards, and the Milwaukee Railroad. Two years later the name of the hamlet was changed to Huntimer. For many years nearby rural schools provided for the educational needs of children from the village. St. Joseph the Workman Catholic Church and its cemetery are all that remain today of the long-vanished tiny village of Huntimer.


“Spectacular Sight!” Two elevators were built about the time Huntimer was founded. Both were located between the two parallel sets of railroad tracks owned by competitors South Dakota Central Railroad and the Milwaukee Road. In 1945 the last standing Huntimer elevator caught fire and burned in a strikingly grand fashion. Huge orange flames, topped with an immense, billowy plume of black smoke, could be seen for miles in all directions. The elevator was completely destroyed and was not rebuilt.

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“Say, “Cheese!’” The Huntimer General Store in the background began in 1909 and originally was managed by N. M. Scheckle. Dry good and a general line of merchandise were made available to the community. When R. T. Dresh became the store manager, farm machinery was added to the inventory. Note the shadow of the well-dressed young woman in the foreground. Lucille Huntimer is facing into a bright sun while snapping photographs!


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