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September 2010 Volume 9 • Issue 10

Apple Treats Fall Harvest Events


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CONCIERGE See What’s Cooking at Plum’s 8

Refresh Your Spirit in Leavenworth, Washington 65

Kindermusik Music to Your Child’s Ears 12

CALENDAR September 2010 16 ET CETERA siouxfallshotspots.com 22 2010 German Fest 23


HEALTH & WELL-BEING Backpack Safety 70 88

THE A LIST 56 Publisher

Angela Efting Ellerbroek Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer 26

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friends & family FOR KIDS Keep Your Back-To-School Cool 75

nest AT HOME The John & Holly Swedeen Home 26

VINO Handle with Care 36

RECIPES An Apple (or two) A Day 40

PARENTING & PREGNANCY Being ‘Mom’ to Multiples 80

CHILDREN’S BOOKS Best Books 84 CUTE KIDS Submit Your Child’s Photo 86 NEIGHBOR Jennifer Stensaas 88



Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It 42

Weekend Warrior 92

GO GREEN Recycle in Green Style 46

Lindbergh Landing 94

LAWN & GARDEN The Royal Peony 50

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he East Bank has been called the new “up-and-coming” area of Downtown Sioux Falls, located downtown on the east side of the Big Sioux River. That is one of the reasons the owner of Plum’s Cooking Co. decided to open a store there. Plum’s Cooking Co. began 23 years ago in Sioux City, Iowa. The strong business climate in Sioux Falls attracted owner Caroline Peterson to Sioux Falls, where she opened a Plum’s store in 2004 on 41st Street. With the growth in online shopping, however, Caroline moved to a new location with a predominantly internet-based business in 2006 as the Kitchen Store on 10th . “At the Kitchen Store on 10th, we were primarily doing internet business, but we received more walk-in traffic than we expected,” Caroline explains, “so we started thinking, ‘maybe we can do both!’” Those thoughts led them to the 8th and Railroad Center in the East Bank area. “I have always been drawn to older buildings with character,” says Caroline, “and I had actually driven by and shopped at the 8th and Railroad Center many times over the years. I am so happy we are here now. With many unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment offerings, the East Bank is a great place to visit.” Plum’s has items for the starter cook, the professional chef and everyone in between. From cookware and cake pans to peelers and pasta makers. They offer a wide variety of products

and the product knowledge that helps customers select just the right items for the kitchen. The store carries popular lines like Le C r e u s e t c a s t iron cookware, Viking professional cookware and cutlery by Wüsthof, J. A Henckels and Vi c t o r i n ox . T h e popularity of The Food Network and its celebrity chefs has also introduced products from Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri to the offerings at Plum’s Cooking Co. You can also find mixing bowls, flatware, towels, a canning set ready for all of your fall produce, and gadgets galore from slicers and peelers to graters, corers and strainers….not to mention the coolest tools for poaching eggs! If baking is your passion, Plum’s has some sweet products for

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you…with items for mixing up your favorite cakes, pies, breads, muffins and cookies. Speaking of cookies, you will be ready for any holiday with their selection of 72 different styles of cookie cutters. Peterson says one kitchen item that has made a huge comeback is the apron. Plum’s currently carries more than a hundred different styles of aprons to fit your mood, kitchen colors or party theme. In addition to all of the products in the store, Plum’s Cooking Co. is well-known for their knife-sharpening services. While they do offer knife-sharpening year-round, they also have special events with their Wüsthof cutlery vendor (typically around Father’s Day and again in October) where customers can pay to have their knives sharpened and the proceeds are donated to Feeding South Dakota. Going beyond just knife-sharpening, Plum’s can also take knives with chips, broken tips or other damage and regrind them so customers go home with a refurbished knife they can use in their kitchens. Peterson believes they are the only place in the area offering this service, which she says has become very popular both with home cooks and professional chefs. Plum’s is in the process of revamping their website to continue

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their online shopping service while also adding more local features such as cooking classes and demonstrations. Caroline’s husband, Dirk, is a chef who was once both a student and instructor at the Culinary Institutes of America in Hyde Park, New York. He leads many of the cooking classes and demonstrations, and they also work with other chefs for their class offerings. Peterson says the new website will also feature a bridal registry, and they plan to branch out into Facebook and Twitter to share information with customers on specials, events, recipes and more. Plum’s Cooking Co. will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, September 25 from 10am-4pm with door prizes, demonstrations and several vendors on hand to talk with customers. “It will be a lot of fun!” Caroline promises. With the opening of the store at 8th and Railroad Center, the Peterson’s – and Plum’s – have come full circle. The sign hanging above the store’s entrance is from their first business in Sioux City 23 years ago. “That’s kind of nostalgic for me,” Caroline says. Whatever kind of cook you may be, whether you are preparing grilled salmon or a grilled cheese, you can find what you need at Plum’s Cooking Co.

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magine if your child could sail on a ship, tour world capitals or conduct an orchestra – all without leaving Sioux Falls! The creative possibilities are endless through a program called Kindermusik. Kindermusik is a classroom learning experience that teaches children music so they can become better learners. As the program itself states, “It’s not about making little Mozarts. It’s about developing skills in the whole child - cognitive, physical, social, emotional, language and musical.” With over 30 years of experience in early learning, Kindermusik is the original and most trusted name in music and movement classes. The programs, designed for children age newborn to seven, are based on early development principles as defined by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

– Music to Your Child’s Ears BY MARY MICHAELS

Why music? Think about infants and how they respond to music by cooing, smiling, and even moving their arms or kicking their legs. Toddlers love to sing, dance and swing as they start to develop their motor skills. By preschool, children make up songs and rhymes as their imaginations run wild. Studies have shown that introducing music into your child’s daily routine helps improve their ability to think, reason, create and express. Kindermusik offers classes designed for specific age groups: Village - Newborns to 18 months Our Time/Family Time - 5 months to 5 years Our Time - 18 months to 3 years Imagine That! - 3 years to 5 years Kindermusik for the Young Child - 5 years to 7 years The program also offers summer camps for several age groups, as well as keyboarding classes for older children. Each Kindermusik class is filled with discovery and adventure where you can watch your child grow in their language skills, literacy, listening, problem solving, social skills and self-esteem. Parents naturally want to help their children succeed in school and in life. What they may not know is that they are their child’s first and most important educator. That is why Kindermusik is designed for parents to be involved with the child at the Kindermusik classes and at home. While the child’s learning is the focus during Kindermusik class time, parents also benefit from a “time-out” from the busy day. They can stop, take a breath, focus on their child and enjoy that special time together in the classroom. Then, each Kindermusik class also comes with a set of materials to use at home, including a book, audio CD, age appropriate instrument and an activity book or journal. What the child learns in the classroom continues at home as parents set time aside to read with their child, to listen to music together and to do other creative activities using the at-home materials. And, your trained, licensed Kindermusik educator will guide you and your child along the way. Kindermusik values the idea of “community,” which is made up of the children and their moms, dads, grandparents, other family members and friends. Guiding the community is the Kindermusik philosophy, which is founded on years of research and these fundamental beliefs: A parent or loving caregiver is a child’s first and most important teacher All children are musical. The home is the most important learning environment.

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Music nurtures a child’s cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development. Children flourish in a child-centered environment where activities are developmentally appropriate. Educators value the learning process—not the performance—of music making. Every child should experience the joy, fun, and learning that music brings. Kindermusik strives to keep classes financially available to all families. For more information, to find classes in Sioux Falls or to sign up for a FREE preview class, visit www. kindermusik.com or call one of the local Kindermusik groups.

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Downtown First Fridays Fri, September 3 • 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. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Evening in the Vineyard Fri, September 10 • 6pm Wilde Prairie Winery • 48052 259th St. Brandon, SD. Enjoy an evening at the vineyard and winery, relax and listen to music. Bring your picnic dinner, lounge chair, friends, and wine down for the weekend. No pets and no outside alcohol, please. Free admission, $5 wine tasting. INFO (605) 582-6471.

Second Chance Animal Shelter Poker Run Sat, September 4 • 11am J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 West 60th Street North Fundraiser for Second Chance Animal Shelter. Registration is at J&L Harley-Davidson from 11am-1pm. INFO (605) 334-2721.

The Ballroom Dance Club Friday, September 10 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine, 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of Lonny Lynn. Tickets are $10 each at the door with yearly membership to the club available. Dressy/ business casual attire requested. INFO (605) 212-4017.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, September 9 • 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.

Wilde Prairie Winery Evening in the Vineyard II • Friday, September 10 • 6-9 pm Bring your friends, picnic and lounge chair to our winery and enjoy a relaxing evening with music and award winning South Dakota wine. INFO wildeprairiewinery.com or 605-582-6471. 2010 River Park Rendezvous in Baltic Baltic River Park, Baltic, SD • September 10 - 12 $30 at gate. Camping, free pop and beer, live music Friday/

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Apple Festival: Sept 18th-19th Harvest Festival: Oct 2nd-3rd Pumpkin Festival: Oct 9th-10th

Every Weekend Enjoy: Children’s petting barn, Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Train Rides, Straw Play Area, Refreshments Don’t forget the apples– pick’em yourself or buy them already bagged. Apple pie, apple turnovers, carmel apples, apple brats, cider and apple salsa. And we will have pumpkins later in the season too Experience bushels of family fun at the Country Apple Orchard

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If you peer closely and listen with your eyes, you can sense it in the shapes and shades and designs of his pottery—that certain something that made Dick Edie realize at a very young age that he was different. “I was three, standing in my mother’s lap,” Edie recalled. “Her eyes were open and mine were shut. I could feel my mother’s eyes. That was significant. It’s my earliest memory.” Three years later, after a thunderstorm, Edie remembered looking at a water stain and clearly seeing the image of a standing man. “My brother, who was five years older than me, couldn’t see it,” he said. “I knew I was seeing things at a very young age that most people don’t grasp. I realized I was unique.” Edie went on to study art and, in 1956, accepted a job at South Dakota State University, where he taught art for 31 years and, along the way, became adept at creating three-sided forms out of six-foot slabs of clay. More than 200 pieces of Edie’s pottery will be on exhibition and for sale Tuesday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 24 in the

Saturday nights, Poker Run Sponsored by ABATE of Sioux Falls. INFO (605) 335-2236. Sioux Falls Sewing Retreat Fri, Sept. 10 - Sun, Sept. 12 • Sioux Falls Convention Center Retreat Includes: All the sewing you can accomplish in three days! 7 Gourmet buffet meals, natural sunlight optional mini

Ritz Gallery of Grove Hall at SDSU. A reception with the artist will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10. “It’s my final show,” said Edie, who moved a year ago from his Brookings home to Dow Rummel Village in Sioux Falls last year. “I’m trying to close things down.”

There is no admission charge to visit the Ritz Gallery, which is located in Grove Hall between Mathews and Brown residence halls and southeast of The Union on the SDSU campus in Brookings. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, interested people can call the Visual Arts Department at 605-688-4103.

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2010 German Fest Sat, September 11 • 2pm • Falls Park West • 5th & Phillips German Fest is a free family friendly event. Come enjoy authentic German food, music and celebrate German Heritage. There is something for all ages. INFO (605) 274-2423. American Pride Ride Poker Run Sat, September 11 • 11am J & L Harley-Davidson • 2601 W. 60th Street American Pride Ride Poker Run welcomes all motorcycle enthusiasts and the general public to join in a fun poker run to support our troops and veterans. Any motor vehicle is welcome - so pack up the family and have some fun, maybe even win some prizes! INFO (605) 334-2721.

10th Annual Buddy Walk! Saturday, September 11 • 10am - 1pm Sertoma Park (49th & Oxbow) • Sioux Falls In addition to the walk, Chris Burke (an individual with Down syndrome who played “Corky” on ABC’s Life Goes On) will perform a concert with his band “Chris Burke with Joe & John deMasi.” There will also be children’s entertainment, food and FUN! The funds raised support New Directions - Down Syndrome Association’s efforts to offer services that support and enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. INFO (605) 310-7570.

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Fall Parade of Homes September 11 - 13, 18 - 20 The Fall Parade of Homes (September 11-13 & September 1820, 2010) will have numerous newly constructed homes open to tour for free (excluding any Feature Homes) on Sat. & Sun. from 1-5pm and Mon. from 5:30-8:30pm. These homes will showcase some of the hottest trends in the home building industry! INFO (605) 330-2387. J&L Harley-Davidson Fall Open House Sat, September 11 • 2601 W. 60th St. North At our Fall Open House and Demo Days, we take our hats off to cowboys past and present with a salute to the wild west. Mosey on in and say howdy to your J&L family and help us stir up a little dust. We’ve got demos of the 2010 models, a flap jack feed, cowboy fast draw, the Snack Shack, and much more! We’ll see you there pardner! INFO (605) 334-2721. Road Races for All Ages Mondays, September 13, 20, 27 • 6:30 pm Spencer Park picnic shelter Southwest corner of I-229 and South Cliff Avenue Join the fun and competition of Monday night road races. Races will be 3,000 and 5,000 meters. They will follow the greenway recreation trail. There is no registration fee for this program. INFO (605) 367-8222.

r 201 Late Nite Catechism September 14-19 Washington Pavilion 301 S. Main St, Belbas Theater Late Nite Catechism. $33.50 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Walk-In Wednesday Wednesday, September 15 • 1-5pm Heal With Hypnosis 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. If you or a loved one uses tobacco, stop in today to learn how she can help you break the habit and smash the addiction. No appointment needed! For more information call (605) 940-8389 or visit: www.healwithhypnosis.com/ workshops


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Homebuyer Express Wed, September 15 • 5:30 pm Wed, September 22 • 5:30 pm Ronning Library • 3100 East 49th Street Homebuyer Express is a free, pre-purchase learning opportunity for people just like you that want to explore what it takes to become a homeowner. We will help you review your budget, credit concerns, and how it relates to purchasing a home. You will also learn about different types of loans, various things to look for throughout the homebuying process, and even how to avoid predatory lending. INFO (605) 330-2700. Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! Thu, September 16 • 4pm Thu, September 16 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main St. Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live! Admission - A-$35, B-$27, C-$18 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-6000. Uncorked at Carino’s September 16 • 5-9pm Carino’s Italian • 2310 S. Louise Ave. Exquisite wines and fabulous foods in celebration of the harvest. Chat with our wine experts, converse with our chefs and, most importantly, relax and embrace life. $60 per person after September 1. $75 per person at the door. Tickets are non-refundable. To purchase tickets, stop in the restaurant or call (605) 361-7222.

Spirit of the West Festival Fri, September 17 - 19 6200 N. Kiwanis Ave. The Spirit of the West is a 3 day festival promoting our western heritage from the 1800s to the present. Singers, bands and poets lined up for your entertainment. You will witness the fur trade era, old west shoot outs, Cavalry reenactments, cowboy mounted shooting and fast draw events. Both modern and period vendors selling art, jewelry, clothing, leather goods, food and dutch oven & chuck wagon competitions and much more. Tickets $10 Adults $8 Seniors Children (under 12) Free. INFO (605) 334-9202.

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2010 Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk Sat, September 18 • 9am Sertoma Park 49th Street and Oxbow Avenue The Alzheimer’s Association presents the 21st annual Sioux Falls Memory Walk to raise awareness and funds for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease in South Dakota. Registration begins at 9 am and the one mile walk starts at 10 am. Participants may form teams or walk individually. Please contact Jenny Van Kekerix at jennifer.vankekerix@alz.org for more information. Apple Festival Saturday September 18 • 10am - 5pm Sunday September 19 • 12pm - 5pm Country Apple Orchard Just a few miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota Avenue Bring your family to this wonderful annual event. You will enjoy apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft booths, the All American Gymnastic Inflatable playground, food & bushels of fun for everyone. INFO 743-2424.

Reel Dakota Film Festival September 24 & 25 Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main St. Reel Dakota Film Festival is Sioux Falls’ very own film festival. The festival will be held September 24 & 25, 2010, at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls, SD. We are currently accepting films from local, regional and national filmmakers Check the event’s website at reeldakota.org or call (605) 367-6000.

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South Dakota Festival of Books September 24 - 26 Events will take place at the Holiday Inn City Centre, the Orpheum Theatre and the Multi-Cultural Center. The South Dakota Festival of Books, where readers and writers rendezvous, is three-day celebration of the written word. Set for Sioux Falls this September 24-26, the Festival promises there will be something for everyone in the family. With the exception of meals, the Festival is free and open to the public. INFO (605) 688-6113. Northern Bull Riding Tour Sat, September 25 • 7pm • Sioux Falls Arena Northern Bull Riding Tour/Make-A-Wish Fundraiser. Tickets $25.00, $15.00, $10.00, $7.50. INFO (605) 367-7288.

SD Convoy Sat, September 25 W.H. Lyons Fairgrounds Armory Building and East Parking Lots Annual event to help raise money for Special Olympics South Dakota. We have a Convoy - Truck Show - Entertainment - Poker Tournament - Live Auction - Raffles - Food & Drinks. Each Truck makes a $100 donation to participate in the Convoy and Truck Show. INFO (605) 212-1527.

Autumn Crush Thu, September 30 • 4:30 pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave. Autumn Crush wine tasting and buying event presented by HyVee and benefiting the Washington Pavilion. Tickets $40 for members,$50 for the general, & $60 at door. (605) 367-6000.

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ollowing the quiet curve of Sleigh Creek Trail on the south side of Sioux Falls sits the home of John and Holly Swedeen. The roughly 5,000-square foot prairie-style home rises up amongst the sweeping tallgrass prairie that surrounds it, and provides the neighborhood with a refined and rustic sensibility. Indeed, the view of the backyard that is obtained thru the 12-

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foot high and 15-foot wide windows in the couple’s living room makes it difficult to imagine that the city is still within reach. The sprawling lot in the Prairie Hills neighborhood was purchased in 2004, and the two-story home was built shortly thereafter. A skilled team was comprised to achieve the couple’s dream home: Holly became project manager; Dennis

Lewis served as master contractor and Deb Bourne, an interior designer, helped with colors and accessories. In addition, John Swedeen, who’s president of Starmark Cabinetry, helped find materials and design all of the home’s custom-built cabinets. Overall, the building of the home took 11 months to complete, and the construction was all about making choices

and developing a process that would help envision an end result. “Our involvement in the building process was always incremental,” said Holly. “The contractor was very particular and would let us know in advance what they were planning on doing the following week. We had a relatively good idea of what we wanted before the construction started, so for the most part,

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we stayed on track. However, it was nice to know that we had the option of changing something as we went along.” As Holly and John made decisions about the construction of their home, they also wanted to have fun and enjoy the process.

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Sioux Falls, none seem to blend in nor look quite as at home on the wide-open spaces of the prairie as the Swedeens’ home does. In keeping with the aesthetic, the angles of the home are square, the cabinets and doors have even panels, and the

walls are flat, not textured. Warm colors, including a grayed blue and soft browns, and natural materials, such as cherry and highly-grained and rustic hickory wood, give the home an organic feel. Past the front door, the living room and kitchen’s floor-

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to-ceiling windows flood the entire main floor with natural light, and give the space a bright, airy and comfortable feeling. The living room features plush leather furniture and a family portrait by James Starkey. The custom portrait is a replication of a picture taken of the couple in 2005. The living room seemingly medx_etc_diagimaging.qxd:Layout 1


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flows into the kitchen, which includes a breakfast nook, granite countertops, and a maple ceiling treatment. Aside from the kitchen and living room, the master bedroom, bathroom, office, formal dining room and laundry room occupy the main floor. Head downstairs and tranquility truly comes alive: the lower Page 1

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level features a fireplace, pool table, big-screen television and bar. It makes the space perfect for entertaining guests, or simply a place for the couple to put their feet up and relax. “We have held lots of events here over the years,” said Holly. “We’ve hosted everything from dinners for work clients to graduation

parties for our kids. Although the downstairs is often used as a party room, the space is also a great place for my husband and I to just relax and unwind.” To most, the thought of building your own home is an overwhelming and draining proposition – one has to take

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into consideration a lot of necessary things: finances, interior design, and an overall house plan. However, for John and Holly Swedeen the process was seemingly stress-free. Their thoughtful design, clarity of vision and effective communication skills helped produce their dream house. Once inside, you can

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quickly grasp how the couple was able to meet all the aspects of their lifestyle: integrated storage space, and flowing spaces suitable for big parties. However, even in the often wide-open spaces of the home, the couple has made it possible to create a cozy and intimate atmosphere.

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ow much money do you spend on wine glasses? No, this column is not about the expense of crystal; it’s about using your wine tasting tools the correct way. It’s kind of like buying an expensive set of golf clubs and then never learning how to hold a golf club correctly. Pointless, right? Same goes for your wine glasses. This has quickly become one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to drinking wine. Read on to learn more about the epidemic of misheld wineglasses. Others share my pain. The other day, the topic came up over lunch with some of my friends. “There is absolutely no reason to hold the wineglass by the bowl,” agreed a friend of mine who is in the wine business. “Stemless glasses ought to be abolished,” another one of my slightly more snobby friends stated. Ironically, Hollywood, so intent on appearance, is the most egregious offender. Some people get upset about smokers being depicted glamorously in movies, but I’m more likely to freak out over a wine-drinking scene. It’s happening more and more as I watch TV shows and movies, and it’s driving me crazy! Inevitably the actors grip their wineglasses by the bowls, as

if they’re cradling a cup of hot chocolate. Julia Roberts drank a lot of Champagne in Duplicity, and those flutes must have been crusted by her fingers at the end of every day of shooting. Even the glamorous girls of Sex and the City constantly drink their Veuve Clicquot holding their glasses by the bowl. Here’s the rule taught to me by the Court of Sommeliers: Always hold a glass by the stem. The stem is the part of the glass that, when handled correctly, gives your senses access to everything a wine has to offer: appearance, nose, and body. By holding a wine glass by the stem, with a firm grip between the pad of your thumb and the pads of your forefinger and middle finger, you are able to tilt the wine glass at a 45 degree angle in order to get a good view of the color, intensity, and rim of the wine. You will also be able to swirl the wine vigorously with the proper handling of the stem in order to aerate the wine and release all of its aromas and flavors. If you’re holding the bowl, in addition to the grease factor, your fingers could alter the temperature of the wine, thus changing your sensation of it. I know this one is a little controversial as


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the heat from your hands is minimal and won’t affect the temperature of the wine in the bowl unless you’re cupping it with both hands for an hour. I will say that there are situations where cupping the bowl is necessary, for example if you are drinking a white wine that has been over-chilled, you will want to hold the bowl with both hands in order to warm the wine up a little bit. This will bring the white wine up to a warmer temperature which will enable you to enjoy the true characteristics of the wine that would otherwise have been masked by the cold temperature. The stemless Riedel O-series glasses are a nice attempt to make wine-drinking more casual, and, truth be told, I have to admit I enjoy drinking wine out of a stemless wine glass every now and then. In your home, practice holding the wineglass by the stem, so that when you’re out at a party or a restaurant or, you’re in a Hollywood movie, you look like you know what you’re doing. C o n t a c t R i c c a r d o a t r i c c a rd o t @ westwardhocountryclub.com for all of your wine questions.

As an added bonus, this month, I present to you Wine On A Stick…Cap off your summer with Sauvignon Blancsicles! Here’s what you do:

Wine On A Stick Ingredients: Any wine of your choosing (4 oz.) Try using a Sauvignon Blanc. Orangina (4 oz.) Pineapple juice (4 oz.) Juice of one lime Juice of one lemon Kit for making 3 oz. popsicles (available at Target) (Makes 4 winesicles) Instructions: 1. Pour the wine, Orangina, and pineapple juice into a measuring cup. 2. Squeeze in lemon and lime juice to your taste. Mix well. 3. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds. Place in freezer until solid. Note: While it may be tempting to add more than 1 oz. of wine to each winesicle, they may not freeze completely if you do. Enjoy!

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1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour 1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 cups diced peeled tart apples 1 cup chopped walnuts 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in apple and walnuts. Pour into a greased 8” square baking dish. Bake at 350˚ for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Makes 16 servings.

In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, and oil. Stir in flour and cinnamon (batter will be thick). Stir in apples and nuts. Spread into a greased 13” x 9” x 2” baking pan. Sprinkle with chips. Bake at 350˚ for 35-40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool before cutting. Makes 2 dozen.

Apple Bake 1 cup cold butter 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream 1/4 tsp salt Filling: 2 cups dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup butter, melted 4 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped 2 cups sugar 1 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 tsp ground cinnamon Confectioners’ sugar - optional In a medium bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add sour cream and salt; mix well. Shape the dough into a ball; cover and refrigerate overnight. For filling, combine the bread crumbs and butter. Add the next five ingredients; mix well and set aside. Divide dough into thirds; turn onto a floured surface. Roll each into a 15” x 12” rectangle; spread filling to within 1 inch of edges. Roll up from one long side; pinch seams and ends to seal. Carefully place each loaf seam down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350˚ for 55-60 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely on wire racks. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired. Makes 3 loaves.

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chips. And those low-fat pretzels? You can see the salt on them, no surprise there. But what about that can of soup for lunch? Chock full of sodium, as is the canned corn and pasta sauce in the cupboard. Worse yet, it’s in the places you’d least expect to find it, like your breakfast cereal and vegetable juice. You know the French fries are loaded with salt, but so is the ketchup you dip them in. Let’s look at a simple ham sandwich; just bread, ham, cheese and mustard, right? Yes and salt, salt, salt and salt. There are times when salt is more than just a seasoning. For thousands of years salt has been used to preserve meat and fish and salty brines help to pickle vegetables. The salt helps to keep all those nasty bacteria and fungi at bay, keeping food safe to eat. The beef jerky at the c-store may be a convenient snack today, but without preserved meats, I don’t think our ancestors would have been able to settle up here on the harsh prairies. Here’s the kicker; your body needs salt. Salt (specifically the

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sodium part of the sodium chloride equation) is important to maintain the body’s proper fluid balance and keep muscles and nerves functioning. Remember the old song from the seventies “Love is like oxygen, you get too much you get too high, not enough and you’re gonna die?” The same could be said for salt. So if salt is evil, why do the food processors put it in everything? Because it makes food taste better. Here’s a little experiment, feel free to follow along at home. As I’m writing this, several varieties of heirloom tomatoes are growing in the garden in my backyard, so I’ve picked a nice ripe Purple Russian. I like nothing more than a really fresh tomato. I slice my prize and taste one slice, just as it is; juicy, sweet and acidic, just about perfect. Now I lightly season another slice with flaky sea salt. I’m not talking about a crusty coating, just a little. What you taste is not so much a salty tomato; it’s a more tomatoey tomato. The salt makes something that is nearly

perfect on its own, even better. So my secret is out—I love salt. A quick survey of my kitchen cabinets reveals a smorgasbord of salt. Of course there is the iconic old blue canister with the little girl in the raincoat on the front, but that one is stuck way in the back and rarely gets used. Then there’s kosher salt, an inexpensive, solid standard for seasoning meats and anywhere I need more than a dash. Next is coarse grey salt, a minerally large grain that is great for finishing dishes. My current favorite is Maldon sea salt; flaky pyramid shaped crystals add a great texture and flavor. We keep a small dish of this on the table. If you’re going to add one fancy salt to your pantry, it should be Maldon. I also have jars of smoked black salt, chunky Himalayan pink salt and a wonderful truffle salt that a friend gave me for dog-sitting. I also have a slab of Himalayan pink that I heat on the grill and use to cook shrimp and scallops—seasoning the seafood while it cooks.

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A selection of salts and pepper on the author’s table

Before you start yelling about sea salt not having iodine added, almost all of the salt used in commercially produced food has iodine. Unless you are an absolute freak about never eating processed food, the dinner at your mother-in-law’s and the French fries you sneak from Junior’s Happy Meal® will keep your goiter in check. Flash-forward two or three decades from the “white death” days of my youth: I got a panicked call from my anti-salt eating parents a few weeks ago begging me to send them another jar


of my homemade steak rub. It’s a nice blend of sugar, garlic, three chilies… and a whole bunch of kosher salt. I think I’ve got them hooked as well. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Jim Mathis earns his salt running ADwërks, an ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls and asks that you please not show this article to his doctor or pharmacist.

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Recycling is easy. The Sioux Falls Green Project has organized Trash Talkers, a group of volunteers that go to concerts, conferences, sporting events, etc to help spread the recycling message. Joe Bartman, director of the project, explains the goal is threefold: to help event organizers better deal with waste with recycling stations, etc, to have fun while teaching people about waste management and encourage recycling, and ultimately to inspire them to use that knowledge at their homes and workplaces. Trash Talkers campaign will continue into the fall at sporting events such as Augie football games. For more info or to volunteer, visit siouxfallsgreenproject.com. Keep it simple. Bartman recommends making recycling the simplest choice possible. He recommends single-stream recycling, because it takes the work of sorting your items out of the equation. Another tip is what he refers to as “co-locating” the cans. Place your recycling bin right next to the trash. This waste station makes recycling the easy choice – you don’t have to walk to the other end of the room or even think about it. If you still have questions or just want more tips, the Green Project

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invites you to Green Drinks. This monthly social mixer, often attended by city officials and city haulers, is the place to get all your recycling questions answered and hang with green-minded folks (for details visit sfgreendrinks.weebly.com). Recycling options are more widely available than ever before. Find a waste hauler and recycler that fit your needs at siouxfalls.org/green/recycling. Novak Sanitary Service, for example, offers single-stream recycling and also participates in RecycleBank, an incentive program where you earn points for recycling that can be redeemed for prizes. Corporations are getting in on the recycle-mania. Most superstores and groceries offer plastic-bag recycle bins. Target stores offer recycling stations with drop-offs labeled Trash Only, Plastic Bags, Glass/Plastic/Aluminum, and even MP3/Cell Phones/Ink. Best Buy’s recycling kiosks accept ink cartridges, rechargeable batteries, CDs, DVDs and gift cards. Before you throw anything away, make sure it can’t be recycled. Check out Earth911.com to find where you can recycle anything: game consoles, cassette tapes, floppy disks and more. To add a little green to your wallet for your green deeds, visit a recycling center that pays you. Who says collecting cans is a thing of the past? Bring your bounty to a collection site like Unit Can Company, located at 1000 N. Phillips Avenue where you

can get 40 cents per pound and more for loads over 50 pounds. Start an aluminum can collection at work to invest in a new fridge or a night out. You deserve a reward for your green work. Don’t forget to be creative with your recycling. Google where to recycle everything from shoes (nikereuseashoe.com) to prom dresses (donatemydress.org) to eye glasses (sdlions.org) and more. The important thing is to limit what ends up in the trash. The next time you toss the yogurt cup, toilet paper roll, cereal box, lotion bottle or magazine, make the right choice and choose the recycle bin. It’s not complicated. It just takes a little education and practice. As the kids head back to school, we need a little schooling as well. No homework, just a simple and stylish choice that is good for us and the planet.

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aah, peonies, queen of garden flowers! At one time in Japan, only the Imperial Court could grow them, but their regal beauty made royal the modest homesteads of our greatgrandparents. Peonies now flank their headstones. Because of expected longevity of peonies, our ancestors took special care when planting thick roots in full sun. Well-drained soil was amended with decomposed compost or manure. They placed bright pink root buds called “eyes” one-inch below soil surface. Harvey and Brigitte Buchite know peonies. They grow almost 700 different species and hybrids at Hidden Springs Flower Farm in southeastern Minnesota. Since fall is best planting time for peony roots, they ship them to customers during September. The greatest mistakes made by beginners, Harvey told me, are: • planting peony roots too deep and • scorching them with too much fertilizer in the planting hole. If one insists on adding artificial fertilizer when planting, use bone meal or bulb food, he said, which usually won’t burn. After late July, when days begin to noticeable shorten, is the time to top fertilize peonies and other herbaceous plants. Planting roots too deep causes failure to bloom, gradual decline, rotting and death. “Irrigation systems are really bad




news for peonies,” Harvey emphasized. However, they need ample water during late summer and fall, the only time they can grow new roots and flower buds for next spring. Just don’t drown them. Most peonies are sub alpine plants and native to the dry-summer, mountainous regions from Spain, France, Italy, Greece and through to China, which has the largest number of peonies in the world. Fern peonies are especially susceptible to over-watering. Their foliage will begin to yellow and die back by mid summer as they seek dormancy, their work done for the season. People assume they are dying and over water them. “They actually die from suffocation” Harvey said, “too little oxygen; not too much water.” How did the Buchites grow to such love of peonies? The usual story to which we can all relate is - grandmother grew them. But the stronger pull was Harvey’s deep interest in botanic species, the natural occurring, non-hybridized plants of nature, that led Brigitte and him to tend fields of peonies. The simple wild beauty of nature’s peonies is hard to resist - delicate cupshaped blooms of lavender pink, lipstick red and pure white. Scarce yellow flowered species even exist. Species peonies are increasingly rare, and gardeners make significant contribution towards preserving them as habitats are threatened.


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Buchite took the lead caring for and expanding the peony varieties while partnering with Betty Ann Addison of the former Rice Creek Gardens in Blaine, Minnesota. The “first big bump,” as he described it, was purchasing the collection of Gus Sindt, a well-known collector who grew only the finest show peonies for

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Buckeye Belle 2010 winner of the American Peony Society Gold Medal. 2011 Peony of the Year.

their first named peonies and by 1899 grew over 300 varieties, perhaps the largest peony collection in the United States at the time. “They would collect seed from their best plants,” Harvey said, “milk pails full of peony seeds, and introduced the Famous 13 Brand Peonies, an assortment of high quality peonies for that

day and age, still in demand today.” Some of them are ‘Krinkled White’, ‘David Harum’, ‘Mrs. A.M. Brand’, and ‘Myrtle Gentry’, the most fragrant of all peonies. Harvey and Brigitte continue to add specialty peonies to the Hidden Springs Flower Farm collection. The International Peony

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Registry shows 7000 peony hybrids registered worldwide. As past president of the American Peony Society and current board member, Harvey knows where to find them. With acres of peony genes at their disposal, the Buchites continue the pursuit of better garden peonies, cross-pollinating for best qualities. Superior cut flowers and fragrance are as important as always. They also focus on strong stems, unique or atypical colors and forms such as flares, candy striping, cactus and other exotics. (Commercial peony breeders focus on cut flower traits that allow long periods of storage and flowers that won’t shatter.) Peony crosses are hard to predict. For example, when cross-pollinating two double white peonies, any color or shape could show up in the offspring. The more crosses made, the better the odds are for unique flowers and strong plants. The Buchite’s largest crop of seedlings was ten thousand, but the normal yearly crop is two thousand. Of 20,000 seedlings that grew for four to seven years before setting flowers, only fifteen made the final the cut. “If you only grow peonies that Grandma grew, you are missing out on several more weeks of bloom,” Harvey said. With planning, you can have peonies in flower over a seven-week

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period starting in earliest May. This is the sequence of peony bloom, starting with first to flower: 1. Species peonies (Peoria caucasica is the first to bloom) 2. Hybrids and tree peonies 3. Singles 4. Semi-doubles 5. Red doubles 6. Pink doubles 7. Japanese forms 8. White doubles A few of the Buchite’s favorite peonies from 2010 are ‘Red Grace’, ‘Buckeye Belle’, ‘Addie Tischler’, ‘Duchesse de Nemours’, ‘Alexander Fleming’, ‘President Roosevelt’, ‘Krinkled White’, ‘Gay Paree’, and ‘Paul Friesen’. Favorite peony species are peregrina, mlokosewitschii, and officinalis humilus. You can view peony photos on Harvey and Brigitte’s website, www.hiddenspringsflowerfarm.com. The American Peony Society website is www.americanpeonysociety.org.

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Step into Fall in a rad new coat from Posh. Several new styles to choose from. $115 shown. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Add some bling to her bum with these ultra trendy Miss Me jeans. In a style you’d wear, only smaller. $92.50 at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.

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Reveal’s New! Maximum Strength fat burner will rev up your energy & metabolism, revitalize your sleep, block stress and eliminate stubborn fat. 2 month supply just $209 or get started for as low as $49.99 at Complete Nutrition. 57th & Western. 274-7348.

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Take a bath, clear your head. Once a week, clarify and absolve impurities, product residue and excess oil — a ritual for a brighter Monday. $19 at Rainn Salon. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Colorku Sudoku in Color!

Enjoy your favorite game like never before. This beautiful wooden set (wood balls as well) comes with over 100 puzzles. Ages 8+ and just $29.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Denim Diva

Pair this trendy, funky jewelry with your favorite denim. We order only one of each style, so when it’s gone, it’s gone. Sets from $20 at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 274-3500.

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Tuscan Design

Handmade in the United States, these Peggy Karr fused glass designs are all dishwasher and microwave safe —and best of all, beautifully functional. Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Come in and choose your favorite colors and blooms, and let Young & Richards create a custom-made silk arrangement for your home or office. Young & Richards. 236 S. Main Ave. (605) 336-2815.

Already Arriving

The spring 2011 bridesmaids dresses are already arriving at Interlude Bridal. Stop to see the latest styles and colors. Shown just $134. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 323-2210.

Experience a Hip Addiction

Experience a color addiction with bareMinerals by Bare Escentuals. Hip Chic always offers the full line AND the newest kits and foundation colors. Come check out the newest Buxom Babes colors and let your lips tingle. Sioux Falls’ bareMinerals Experts at Hip Chic Boutique, Downtown Sioux Falls on Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Peace-ful Nights

Get a peace-ful night’s sleep in these comfy and stylish sleep shirts. Other styles and themes available. $32 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.

Go Glitzy!

The girls will go ga-ga over Glitzy Pets shoes. Get yours today at Stride Rite! Several to choose from. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Wedding Gown Preservation

Your wedding gown can last as long as the memory if it is cleaned and heirloomed. MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE $10 OFF your preservation at The French Door. 4819 S. Louise Avenue. 332-8841.

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Tutu Cute!

Add a blast of color to your Fall wardrobe. Choose a new bag from several styles and colors at Susanne’s on Phillips. Shown $80. 216 S. Phillips Ave. 330-4002.

Fit for a princess! Your princess will adore these precious little tutus. Just $24 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Solar Rover

Recycle a soda can to make your solar rover unique. A science project that’s green as well as fun! No batteries required. Just place your solar rover outdoors and watch it zip along. $19.99 at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Custom Carvings

Paint your custom-carved pumpkin just in time for the harvest season. Shown $35 $50 (includes paint, glaze and firing). Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41 St. 362-6055.

Primal Elements Soap

As fragrant as they are beautiful! These handmade vegetable glycerin soaps come in a variety of fragrances and designs. Made from the highest quality ingredients. 1948 Trading Co. 1324 Cedar St., Brandon 582-8644.

mamaRoo Opulence

These beads boast the ultimate decadence with their deep jewel tones and iridescent mystique. Wear them and make a stunning statement. At Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

It moves like you do. Built in nature sounds or connect to MP3 player, easy to remove machine washable seat, 5 unique motions. $189.99 at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Treasured Islands

Give your kitchen extra counterspace and storage, without the expense of a full renovation. Stop at StarMark Cabinetry and choose your wood design and color today. StarMark Cabinetry. 600 E. 48th St. North. 336-5595.

Sweet On You

Fifth Avenue Collection offers a selection of over a dozen choices of Swarovski crystal in radiant rainbow shades. Stop and shop at their national showroom near the Sioux Falls airport. 708 E. Benson Rd. 335-0602.

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Indoors or Out

Make after-party clean-up easier with a French Boule dip container available at both Breadsmith locations. 33rd & Duluth, 338-1338 or 26th & Marion, 275-2338.

Choose from two sizes of this distinct and rustic wooden lantern to use indoors or out. $69 - $89 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. 275-3456.

Red Berry Mocha

A customer-favorite, stop on your way to work or school and treat yourself to a delicious Red Berry Mocha. Kaladi’s. 26th & Minnesota, 339-3322 or 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

Celebrate the Seasons

Celebrate each season with a bright and festive flag from Oak Ridge Nursery. Shown just $18.50 - many to choose from. Oak Ridge Nursery. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Brandon. (605) 582-6565.


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Kids & Kaboodle has quality, pre-owned children’s clothing sizes newborn to pre-teen. Shown: Land’s End shirt $5, Gymboree shirt & jeans $12, Robeez shoes $8. Inventory changes daily. 1700 W. 33rd St. 334-6940.

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Entertain in style — or give Calaisio as a gift anyone would love. Shown $14.99 - $17.99 at Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Posh Camping

Treat yourself or your family to a relaxing getaway. Northwoods Vista is located just 45 min. south of Sioux Falls. Fully-equipped cabin with walk-in steam shower and laundry sits on 80 acres of beauty. Book 1 night get 2nd 50% off. www.northwoodsvista.com 605-310-6692.

River’s Getaway Package

This fabulous package includes a one night stay, $40 in gaming money, 2 dinner buffets and 2 snack bar certificates all for only $100 + tax. Call 1.877.912.LUCK to book your package today!

Ravages of Time

Watch Craft continues to accurately show time, with faces made of rusted paint cans and metal barrels, showing the ravages of time. From $250 at You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Fast, Fresh & Flavorful

Mixed knows salads! Choose from 27 dressings and 47 sides. We offer all day breakfast, catering, business delivery, a variety of kids menu options, and gluten-free dressings and toppings. Now open across from Home Depot at 2604 S. Louise Ave. 2712161 www.mixedgogreen.com

Patagonia Organic Cotton Jeans

Available in regular rise bootcut and low rise straight leg. With wear, they will stretch and conform to your body like your favorite pair of boots. $79 at Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th St. 335-1132.

Wine Accessories

Wilde Prairie Winery carries unique wines and wine accessories. Keep all your corks in this whimsical cork cage $24.99. Or, try one of our doorknob wine stoppers, prices $26.98 to $34.98. Wilde Prairie Winery 48052 259th St., Brandon (605) 582-6471.

Sterling Silver & Smokey Quartz Cookie Art

Let The Cookie Jar create these designer cookies for your next event. Made from fondant, these cookies are works of art...and they do cakes too! Please allow 48 hour notice. The Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. 978-0991.

Check out these fabulous sterling silver and smokey quartz earrings and pendant from the Breuning designer collection! One of the hottest colors of summer. Starting at $225.00 at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. 362-0008.

Hail Berry ™

Perfect for football fans and chocolate lovers alike, the Hail Berry™ is packed with strawberries freshly dipped in white and semi-sweet chocolate and cleverly arranged in a keepsake football container. $72 - pickup or delivery. Edible Arrangements. 5019 S. Western Ave. 275-2580. www. Ediblearrangements.com

Agnes Dei Collection

Choose a piece from the Agnes Dei Collection by Josephine to accent your favorite fall outfit. Earrings shown $25, bracelet $40 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

$100 for Your Fav Place

“Comment” or “like” FallsFood.com’s September Facebook posts (facebook.com/FallsFood) to enter a monthly $100 gift card giveaway for the winner’s choosing. Must be a free member of FallsFood.com. Put “Etc.” in your comment to quadruple that day’s entry.

Amarra™ Collection

Beautiful cushion-cut solitaire ring from Riddle’s exclusive Amarra™ collection. See the complete offering at Riddle’s Jewelry, The Galleria at 41st. (605) 361-0911.

Fall Fashions

Jump start your Fall wardrobe at AMaVo. Halé Bob starting at $179, boots shown $209 at AMaVo. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

Great Gifts

Shop for new and used textbooks, as well as great USFthemed gifts and apparel. Prices vary. University of Sioux Falls. 1101 W. 22nd St. 331-6677. usiouxfalls.edu.

Jeannie French Pottery

Pictured is pottery by Jeannie French of Brookings, SD. Various sizes available from several regional artists at the South Dakota Art Museum. Medary Avenue @ Harvey Dunn Street, Brookings, SD www. southdakotaartmuseum.com Toll free 866-805-7590.

Inspired Lighting

Bring one of Fall’s fashion trends home with this animal print inspired lamp. Add the lighting functionality with a look that truly shines. Just $75 at South Dakota Furniture Mart. Quantities limited. 2101 W. 41st Street. 336-1600.

Beautiful NEW Colourscape Colors!

Colourscape Folk yarns by Kaffe Fassett. Fabulous new colors as only Kaffe can make them. For class listings call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne. 271-0741, www. athenafibers.com.

A Classic

A modern interpretation of an ancient Chinese altar table, the Collector’s Classics Console — finished in bold antiqued black with a crackle finish. Available at Ethan Allen. 2300 W. 49th St. (605) 330-0642.

Succulent Gardens

No green thumb needed! Just enjoy the many interesting shapes, textures, and colors. The Flower Shop. 57th & Western. 336-1800.

Apple Festival

Don’t miss the Apple Festival Sept. 18-19 at the Country Apple Orchard. Enjoy apple picking, homemade pies, horse drawn hayrides, pony rides, train rides, art & craft booths, All American Gymnastic Inflatable playground, food & bushels of fun for everyone. Just a few miles south of Sioux Falls on Minnesota ave. (605) 743-2424.

Custom Designed Holiday Cards

Inspired Photography lets you get creative and showcase your family in a custom designed holiday card. Be inspired this season. 20% off until 12/30/10. www. beinspiredbylife.com (605) 940-5129.

Go Faux

Faux lamb jacket with pleated bottom, drawstring waist, pewter colored hardware, high zip pockets and full zip closure. Comes in black, pink and azure. So soft and machine washable. Made by the Montana Clothing Co. and just $135.00 at www.crowleydesigns.com

Celebrate Your Heritage

My Heritage Book is a unique personalized children’s book celebrating heritage. The perfect baby gift, birthday gift or holiday gift for children of all ages. Each custommade, hardcover book can include up to 4 countries and is written for one child. $40 at www.babybox.com

Grow Your Own Bizarre Garden

Experience the strangest that the world of plants has to offer. In this astounding collection, you will find plants that move, plants that grow eyeballs on top of their foliage, plants that grow flowers that look like brains, and plants that eat flies and small insects. Easy to grow and quick to show their freaky side. Safe for ages 4 and up. $24.99 at www.dunecraft.com

Get Organized!

Organize your take-out menus in the Tatutina take out menu box. Makes a great gift for any family, newly wed couple, or for that special someone who loves to order take out! $28 at www. tatutina.com

Custom Photo Notepads

See your photos in a whole new way - on a custom photo notepad. Now every list, note, and telephone message reminds us of a precious moment or a childish grin. Just send Couture Invito your favorite picture and let them create the perfect 100-page notepad with your picture on every page. $15 each at www. coutureinvito.com

The MONTANACO Blanket Series

MONTANACO, by the Montana Clothing Company, is proud to launch their luxurious new line of blankets. With seventeen unique designs to choose from, there is one to match every taste and style. Exquisitely detailed and made of a gorgeous washable faux shearling and lush faux fur in varying hues. www.montanaclothingcompany.biz

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estled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in central Washington, the town of Leavenworth is constructed to resemble a Bavarian Village. All of the town’s buildings, from the gift shops to the restaurants, adhere to the Bavarian theme. There is year-round entertainment in this community, with wine-tasting tours, spas, performances, delightful specialty shopping, and plenty of recreational activities to choose from. There are several lodging and accommodation options in and around Leavenworth, including cabins, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and lodges. There are dozens of campgrounds maintained by the Forest Service, including nearby Lake

Wenatchee State Park, which borders Lake Wenatchee and the Wenatchee River. Leavenworth is surrounded by natural beauties such as the Wenatchee National Forest, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and Glacier Peak Wilderness. These surroundings provide four seasons of activity and adventure. With over 700 miles of hiking trails, spectacular settings for golfing, plenty of fishing and hunting destinations, and more, there is always something to do in and around Leavenworth. Enjoy a guided horseback or horse-drawn sleigh ride through breathtaking alpine meadows, trails, and lakes. Visit the local

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Pick up a copy of a bird watching map, which is provided, and explore one of the featured areas along the Great Washington State Birding Trail. The Wenatchee and Icicle Rivers offer a watery oasis for birds and other wildlife. Levenworth’s variety of habitat makes bird-watching an enjoyable activity year-round. Be adventurous and go whitewater rafting or kayaking on the Wenatchee, Skykomish, Yakima, Methow, and Icicle Rivers. Guided river trips include state-of-the-art gear, BBQ lunches, and courtesy shuttles. Tubing is a more relaxed option to explore the banks of the Wenatchee River and you can also enjoy the lazy days of summer with some breathtaking scenery and beautiful local wildlife. There are many rental options for all of these recreational opportunities, such as bikes, rafts, kayaks, allterrain vehicles, snowmobiles, snowshoes, and more. Rent

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a scooter from Uber Scooter Rental and see Leavenworth from a motor scooter for a different point of view. Downtown Leavenworth features several shops that make hand-crafted gifts and offer unique entertainment, and restaurants that serve international cuisine. Discover shops filled with fantastic items from music boxes, clocks, and nutcrackers to fine china, wood carvings, and jewelry. With all of the homemade edibles, handmade crafts, art galleries, photography studios, specialty stores for recreation supplies, toys, and gifts, there is no doubt you will find something for someone special in your life. Visit Your Family Name to get a free preview of the origin of your family name and discover your family’s coat of arms and if you have a motto. Create a fun Leavenworth memory and unique souvenir by getting a Wild West, Bavarian, Pirate, or Victorian portrait at Step Back In Tyme - Old Time Photos. Indulge yourself with some fresh caramel apples, homemade fudge, and samples at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Visit the old fashioned country mercantile and soup and espresso bar at Plain Hardware. See one of the largest selections of Nutcrackers and smokers in the world in the Nussknacker Haus. Visit Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, showcasing 5,000 Nutcrackers dating back 500 years. Stroll through the largest selection of Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks in the Northwest at the Feathered Nest. Ask about the cheese of the month at

Cheesemonger’s Shop, which offers international cheeses, wines, beers, sausages, and gourmet foods. Let them pack a picnic for you to take into the woods for a relaxing lunch. Enjoy the sword collection and a see real “crock” at the Australian Store. Taste the hottest sauces in America at A Matter of Taste, also offering gourmet foods and gifts for your loved ones. Just a few blocks from Downtown Leavenworth you’ll find a few delightful parks for cross country skiing, a bicycle ride, a leisurely stroll, or simply relaxing. Waterfront Park offers birdwatching, tubing, and trails that loop through to Enchantment Park, which has walking and bike paths that wind through Leavenworth’s pristine natural environment, and Enchantment Bridge, which connects the park to Blackbird Island and the Wenatchee River waterfront environment. There are several wine-tasting opportunities, including Leavenworth Tasting Room, which hosts free tasting and showcases wines from local vineyards as well as a variety of German vintages. Leavensworth’s Enchanted Tours offers wine tours and specialty packages including sleigh rides, horse carriage rides, dinners, and spa packages. Visit a world-class wellness spa and enjoy a massage, couple’s treatments, and more. A vacation to Washington State will allow you to leave the chaos of your busy schedule at home, and enjoy some mountain air and unlimited fun. Renew and refresh your spirit at Leavenworth.

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ackpacks come in all sizes, colors, fabrics, and shapes and help kids of all ages express their own personal sense of style. And when used properly, they’re incredibly handy. Many packs feature multiple compartments that help students stay organized while they tote their books and papers from home to school and back again. “Compared with shoulder bags, messenger bags, or purses, backpacks are better because the strongest muscles in the body — the back and the abdominal muscles — support the weight of the packs,” says Sanford Children’s pediatrician Jennifer Jenson, MD. When worn correctly, the weight in a backpack is evenly distributed across the body, and shoulder and neck injuries are less common than if someone carried a briefcase or purse. Dr. Jenson adds, “As practical as backpacks are, though, they can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or are used incorrectly.” Problems Backpacks Can Pose

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Although many factors can lead to back pain — increased participation in sports or exercise, poor posture while sitting, and long periods of inactivity — some kids have backaches because they’re lugging around their entire locker’s worth of books, school supplies, and assorted personal items all day long. But most doctors and physical therapists recommend that kids carry no more than 10% to 15% of their body weight in their packs. “When a heavy weight, such as a backpack filled with books, is incorrectly placed on the shoulders, the weight’s force can pull a child backward,” says Dr. Jenson. She adds, “To compensate, a child may bend forward at the hips or arch the back, which can cause the spine to compress unnaturally.” Kids who wear their backpacks over just one shoulder — as many do, because they think it looks better — may end up leaning to one side to offset the extra weight. They might develop lower and upper back pain and strain their shoulders and neck.

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Improper backpack use can also lead to poor posture. Girls and younger kids may be especially at risk for backpack-related injuries because they’re smaller and may carry loads that are heavier in proportion to their body weight. Also, backpacks with tight, narrow straps that dig into the shoulders can interfere with circulation and nerves. These types of straps can contribute to tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms and hands. Purchasing a Safe Pack Despite their potential problems, backpacks are an excellent tool for kids when used properly. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that parents look for the following when choosing the right backpack: • a lightweight pack • two wide, padded shoulder straps • a padded back • a waist belt • multiple compartments Although packs on wheels (which look like small, overhead luggage bags) may be good options for students who have to lug around really heavy loads, they’re extremely difficult to pull up stairs and to roll through snow. Check with the school before buying a rolling pack; many schools don’t allow them because they can pose a tripping hazard in the hallways. Using Backpacks Wisely A lot of the responsibility for packing lightly — and safely — rests with kids. Dr. Jenson says, “Encourage kids to use their locker or desk frequently throughout the day instead of carrying the entire day’s worth of books in the backpack.” She also offers the following suggestions: • Make sure kids don’t tote unnecessary items — laptops, cell phones, and video games can add extra pounds to a pack. • Encourage kids to bring home only the books needed for homework or studying each night. • Ask about homework planning. A heavier pack on Fridays might mean that a child is procrastinating on homework until the weekend, making for an unnecessarily heavy backpack. • Picking up the backpack the right way can also help kids avoid back injuries. As with any heavy weight, they should bend at the knees and grab the pack with both hands when lifting a backpack to the shoulders. • Use all of the backpack’s compartments, putting heavier items, such as textbooks, closest to the center of the back.


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n the beginning of the school year, the shift into back-to-school mode can be chaotic, but there are ways around the stress and headache of trying to get everything in order! With a little planning, a smooth transition will make your seasonal change a piece of cake. Your home has a lot to do with your child’s experience at school. Preparing your kids for school involves buying school supplies, keeping track of homework and papers, and making sure they have the right outfits to wear and food to eat. Having a routine for

Cool things at your house will hopefully bring you less stress and more fun during this busy time of year.

Prep the night before. Mornings are known to be chaotic and stressful during the school season, so consider taking care of as many daytime preparations as possible the night before. Get the outfits, lunches, and backpacks ready. Pack the car with anything you won’t need before you get into it, and put the lunches in the refrigerator to grab on your way out. Set out

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on the calendar, according to each person’s schedule. Bulletin boards make things more visual, where messages and notes can be posted.

the breakfast dishes as well to create an even more stress-free start to your family’s day.

Don’t underestimate the “to-do” list.

Create a homework spot.

Write out lists with check boxes for every member of the family, with the top tasks that need to be completed during the morning routines. This will make it a kidfriendly system so your young helpers can help you get things checked off the list. Hang these check lists in a central location such as the bathroom doorknob.

Start a communication hub. A communication hub is one location in your home for the family to stay connected. It can include a family calendar, an important binder, a notepad, pens, highlighters, etc. Colorcoding is a great way to differentiate between family members

Decide on the best spot in your home to set up a location for your kids to do homework. Consider how involved you need to be with your child’s studying habits. If your child focuses better with people around, then place the spot accordingly. If they focus better alone, place it somewhere more private. Perhaps your child likes to curl up on the couch or in bed with a lap desk rather than sitting in a chair at a table. Have the option to choose from various ways to study, which will minimize excuses when they aren’t in the mood to do their homework. Once you have the place picked out, gather homework accessories such as pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers, scissors, and a calculator and place them in a nearby bin,

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Build a school station drop zone. Label a bookshelf in the garage or entryway as the main “school-station drop zone”. Add strong hooks to the outside of the shelf or just under it for each person to hang backpacks, hats, coats, lunch boxes, etc. so they can find them in the morning. Add milk crates or storage containers to the bottom of the bookshelf that can hold shoes, umbrellas, and other large items. An over-the-door clear plastic shoe holder makes a perfect storage spot for smaller everyday accessories. The lower pockets can be used by the children. For important papers, cut the top and back out of cereal boxes. Have your children

decorate them with wrapping paper, paint, and anything else they would like. Label an “in” and an “out” box for library books, school papers, etc. Place a small container on a shelf to hold lunch money or extra change you might need when in a hurry. A dry erase board can be attached nearby for important reminders and dates. This “school-station drop zone” can be made a part of the evening routine to make sure all the daily work is completed and the schedule is up-to-date.

Stay storage smart. For larger art work and projects brought home by your kids that you don’t want to throw away, use a pizza box. At the beginning of the school year, visit your local pizza parlor and ask to purchase some unused large pizza boxes, then let your child decorate and label them with their name, grade and year. These boxes also store easily under the bed.

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make sure those clothes will be ready to go. When folding shirts, make sure the design is recognizable without unfolding. Work with your child to clean and organize their clothing storage in order to assess their needs for new garments. Have your little ones do a “fashion show”, trying on all of their clothes while listening to their favorite music. This will allow them to re-discover a favorite item of clothing, and prevent you from having to buy many new school clothes.

Keep important papers in order by purchasing two report folders with pockets. Select a color for each child, cut them in half or fold over to expose the pockets. Use a hole punch at the top, and hang somewhere low enough for your child to reach. These are perfect for permission slips, book orders, and other papers from school.

Keep up with laundry. Invest in some mesh bags for each child to put their socks in so they don’t get lost. If you have trouble telling your children’s socks and underwear apart, buy different brands that have different colored strips or bands on them. Sort the laundry as you go, to save some time on the day you need to wash them. Decide on a specific day for laundry, and make a note on the calendar of special school clothing days, such as holidays or other events that have to do with the outfits, and check in advance of laundry day to

Adopting some of these organizational habits during this busy back-to-school season will hopefully result in more time for you to relax and give your children a sense of structure within all of the homework, activities, and social events. And remember the more organized you are, the more organized your child will most likely be.

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aking care of one newborn baby is difficult enough – so what do parents do when there are two, three or more? Get good advice, get plenty of rest, and don’t worry about what your house looks like, said mother of triplets Stacy Sauer. Stacy and her husband Brian of Harrisburg welcomed three sons, Dylan, Cole and Christian in January 2005. When she heard the news that she was carrying multiple babies, she remembers feeling surprised, unsure and even fearful that she’d be able to handle it all, in addition to caring for their daughter, Kiana, who was four at the time. “In the end, I just gave it up to God. Things went a lot better then, and I became happy and excited about it.” Four months into her pregnancy, Stacy, a respiratory therapist, stopped working due to her doctor’s recommendation, and then was hospitalized at five months for a month, going in and out of labor. “They were trying to hold me back until the babies were


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far enough to be safely delivered.” Stacy ended up delivering at 24 weeks, 5 days. Her three newborn sons ranged in weight from 1 pound 6 ounces to 1 pound 3.5 ounces. Dr. Maria Palmquist, perinatologist with Avera Women’s said women carrying multiple babies are at greater than 50 percent higher risk of delivering preterm due to the extra weight of more than one fetus. Moms of multiples are also at higher risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disease, and are more likely to need a C-section. After their babies arrive, parents of multiples need plenty of support from family and friends, she added. Stacy remembers cradling her tiny babies on her chest, letting her own body heat keep them warm in place of the incubator. “It’s called kangaroo care. My husband and I would take turns holding them, and sometimes I would hold two or all three of them together.” The boys stayed in the NICU at Avera McKennan

for four months, and then came home right around their original due date in May. Stacy breastfed as long as possible. Breastfeeding is so beneficial to babies that neonatologists often prescribe it as a treatment for premature infants. When the babies came home, they also supplemented with formula. NICU staff taught Stacy and Brian to keep a log of feedings, diaper changes, medications and other care. “It was such a helpful tool, it was hard to wean myself from it when they got older,” Stacy said. When the triplets came home, Stacy and Brian took time off from work. “The babies needed to eat every three hours, and since they were premies, it took two hours to feed them. So we had an hour off between feedings, but it really wasn’t an hour off, because we needed to spend time with our daughter and wash bottles and clothes.” Stacy’s mother came to help, and friends brought in meals to save the couple from having to cook.

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When Stacy went back to work, they had a caregiver come into their home instead of daycare, where the babies might be exposed to illnesses. In fact, the babies rarely left their home at all for the first two years of life except to go to the doctor, because it was such a challenge to go out. Early on, the boys slept crosswise in the same crib. They

started crawling, walking and talking around the same time. One benefit of having three was that they learned from watching each other, for example, in potty training. Even today, the 5-year-old brothers are very close and share a bedroom. “I say that every night is a slumber party at our house,” Stacy said. Living on an acreage, they play outside together and go swimming. This fall, they will go to a “Jump Start” preschool program, and next year, kindergarten. It’s helpful to structure time, for example, to schedule reading time or other activities. Stacy and her husband like to split the triplets up so each one can experience “alone time” with mom or dad. Big sister Kiana helps out around the house and plays with the boys. “She taught one of the boys to ride a bike and reads with them often. The boys are also learning to swim from her. I don’t know if we could do it without her.” As a parent of multiples, Stacy says it’s important to make time for yourself every day, and set aside time to spend with your spouse or friends. “People see us and think that we’re so busy, but for us it seems like a normal way of life. It’s worth the effort and something that we wouldn’t change,” Stacy said. For more information about pregnancy and childbirth, go to www.AveraWomens.org

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Tracks of a Panda by Nick Dowson High on a mist-wrapped mountain, a mother panda cradles her newborn, pink and impossibly small. The bamboo patch they need for food is dying, and as soon as her baby is old enough, they must seek a new home, sleeping in trees and swimming across icy streams along the way. Ages 5-8 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. Here’s a humorous tale for young children who love to dress up — and those who decidedly don’t. Ages 3 and up Candlewick Press

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The Dollhouse Fairy by Jane Ray When Rosy discovers a real fairy living in her beloved dollhouse — the one her dad made just for her — she can’t believe her eyes. But Thistle is no ordinary fairy. Despite a hurt wing, she’s turned all the tiny furnishings topsy-turvy, and she’s starving for raspberries and chips and other treats to eat. Rosy loves nurturing the mischievous fairy back to health, and can’t wait to introduce her to her dad when he returns from his hospital stay. Ages 3 - 7 Candlewick Press


Mr. Peek and the Misunderstanding at the Zoo by Kevin Waldron Winner of the 2009 Bologna Ragazzi Award When Mr. Peek puts on his son’s jacket by mistake, he starts to air all his insecurities as he goes on his daily rounds at the zoo. But unbeknownst to Mr. Peek, all the animals think he is talking about them! How will the unfortunate misunderstanding be cleared up? This picture book combines hilarious, distinctive illustrations with a fantastic story about how easily insecurities can spread. All ages Candlewick Press

I’m the Best by Lucy Cousins “I win! I’m the best!” Dog boasts. He can run faster than Mole, dig better than Goose, swim faster than Donkey, and he’s much bigger than Ladybug. He wins! Unfortunately, Dog’s nonstop bragging is starting to make his friends feel kind of sad. A boastful dog gets a taste of his own medicine in a tale about friendship that features the bold, exuberant art of Lucy Cousins at its best. Ages 2- 5 Candlewick Press

The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon by David Almond There are some strange ideas floating around in Paul’s apartment block. There’s Mabel, who now calls herself Molly and whose brother hides under a paper bag. Then there’s Clarence, the poodle who thinks he can fly. But the strangest notion of all is Paul’s. You see, Paul believes that the moon is not the moon but a great hole in the sky. Crackpot notions, community spirit, and sky-high aspirations transform a quiet boy’s life in this whimsical tale. Ages 8 - 12 Candlewick Press

Teacher’s Pets by Dayle Ann Dodds Monday morning is sharing day in Miss Fry’s class, and children may bring in a pet to share, “just for the day.” Week after week, a new and wonderful pet comes to “visit” - a crowing rooster, a crawly tarantula, a cricket that does somersaults - but somehow ends up staying for a very long time. Soon a host of classroom critters are mingling happily among the students, and even the parents are pleased with what they see. But what will happen when the school year ends and it’s time for all of her well-taught pets to say goodbye? Ages 5 and up Candlewick Press

The Cool Crazy Crickets Club by David Elliott What do you do on a wide-open summer day, sitting on a porch swing with your best friend? Leo and Marcus decide, on this particular sunny morning, that they’re going to start a club. But you can’t have a two-person club. Luckily, along come Miranda and Phoebe, who make it four. And soon, everyone is very busy with important club business. Here’s a perfect first chapter book for every kid who loves nothing better than hanging out with friends on a summer day. Ages 6 - 8 Candlewick Press

Caterpillar, Caterpillar by Vivian French “The text does an excellent job of describing the metamorphosis of a swallowtail butterfly, and the closeup, vibrant drawings of each developmental stage are outstanding.” — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Ages 5 - 8 Candlewick Press

Mary’s Penny by Tanya Landman Long, long ago, in the golden, olden days, a farmer devised an ingenious competition to determine who should inherit his farm. Which of his children — Franz, Hans, or Mary — could fill the house with something that cost a mere penny? Did straw do the trick? Were feathers sufficient? Or did it take something a little more creative? Tanya Landman’s retelling of a traditional tale reminds us that sometimes the greatest value can be had for only a penny. Ages 5 - 7 Candlewick Press

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n 1995, a school nurse in Arkansas noticed that many students would show up Monday mornings with symptoms of hunger. It didn’t take long for her to realize the headaches, irritability, and inability to focus played a part in many of the kids’ behavioral problems and poor academic performance. Looking for help, she reached out to a local food bank and together they created a program where each Friday kids in need were given a backpack to take home that contained enough food to meet their nutritional needs through the weekend. Over time, the program caught on nationally and in 2007, it made its debut in Sioux Falls. With a new school year just beginning, we sat down with Jennifer Stensaas, administrative assistant for Feeding South Dakota and the coordinator for the local BackPack program, to discuss the program’s growth and impact in our community.

Tell us about how the BackPack program started in Sioux Falls and how it’s evolved. Jennifer Stensaas: It started in 2007 when we piloted the program at Hawthorne elementary and Axtell Park middle school. We started with 100 backpacks going out each weekend

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at each school. From those 200 backpacks, the program has grown to the point where this year we will provide backpacks every weekend for almost 2,800 children at every public school and two parochial schools in the city.

What criteria must be met for kids to be eligible for the program? We let the schools communicate the need to us. They tell us how many kids at their school will need it, and then it’s our job to support it. I’ve always felt the simplicity of the program was one of its strengths. If a school identifies a need or a student comes forward and asks, we will make sure they are cared for.

What are some of the negative effects of chronic hunger on school-aged kids? There is a lot of scientific data out there on how undernourished kids are more likely to have attention deficits, behavioral problems, and developmental delays, and I can point you to many, many resources like that, but I usually just put it to people like this, ‘Think about being back in school, with all the

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normal challenges of being a kid, and then add to that the fact that you aren’t certain when you will eat next. How would that affect you?’ Kids have so many things to contend with, hunger shouldn’t be one of them.

What measures are taken so that kids can discretely participate in the program? When it began, we’d deliver the bags of food to the schools and they would simply slide it into a special backpack that the kids would pick up on Friday afternoon and take home for the weekend. Eventually though, we found that kids would have their normal backpack from school and then our backpack, so it sort of made them stand out. So now we just deliver the prepackaged food to the schools and let them distribute it how they see fit. All participant lists are confidential, known only to the schools.

What sorts of foods are in the backpacks? The items are healthy, non-perishable, and easy for children to prepare themselves if they need to. It’s a mix of all the food groups: cereals, fruit cups, canned vegetables, and proteins like peanut butter or canned chicken or tuna.

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Teachers tell us they love the program because they see the positive impact it has on the kids. My husband is a teacher in Sioux Falls and he has shared with me many times how the program gives kids in tough situations a chance. We don’t have much contact with the parents because of the confidentiality policy, but some have reached out to us to say thanks and tell us how we helped provide some peace of mind during difficult times. That’s very gratifying.

How are you able to put together and deliver 2,800 backpacks a week? We are very fortunate to have an incredible group of volunteers led by our team lead Clair Halverson. They come in Wednesday nights and transform the pallets of food into individual backpacks and get them ready for distribution. The food itself is purchased solely with the donations we receive, and as the program has grown by leaps and bounds, so has that need. With the school year just beginning, we hope everyone will consider making an investment in our shared future by supporting the BackPack program and helping us feed local children in need. For more information on the BackPack program and details on how you can help, please go to www.feedingsouthdakota. org

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ol. Charles A. Lindbergh was the first to fly nonstop from New York to Paris. The 331/2 hour solo flight on May 20-21, 1927, in a single engine monoplane, was a phenomenal aeronautical achievement which fascinated the world. Lindbergh’s aircraft, the “Spirit of St. Louis,” was flown without a radio and only minimal navigational equipment, but with courage and skill. The Guggenheim Fund and the US Department of Commerce then sponsored Lindbergh in a nationwide tour to stimulate interest in commercial aviation and to demonstrate the safety and punctuality of professional flying. On August 27,

1927, Lindbergh took off from Fargo, ND, for Sioux Falls. En route he dropped fly over messages when circling Aberdeen, Redfield, Huron, and Mitchell. He landed here at Renner Field precisely at 12:00 o’clock noon as scheduled. The cheers of over 30,000 persons “mounted into a steady roar” as the sleek, silvery plane landed and taxied to a stop. Col. Lindbergh concluded a brief address by expressing his hope “that this field or one that may be better situated, will be developed into a first-class airport for your city.” The expressed hope was fulfilled four months later by the founding of Dakota Airlines at this site on December 27, 1927.


Charles A. Lindbergh Charles A. Lindbergh was born in 1902. He made the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean as pilot of a monoplane in a flight of 33-1/2 hours. Lindbergh became an instant hero in the US and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Medal of Honor, and was promoted to the rank of colonel in the Air Corps Reserve. He married a writer, Anne Morrow. In 1932 their child was kidnapped and murdered, a crime that received worldwide attention. To escape publicity, the Lindbergh’s moved to England. He returned to the US in 1940 and faced criticism because of his speeches calling for US neutrality in World War II. In 1953 he wrote the Pulitzer Prizewinning book, The Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh died in 1974. Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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The World Famous “Spirit of St. Louis.” Lindbergh’s airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, performed flawlessly during his 1922 grueling and unprecedented 3600-mile flight to Paris, France. Likewise the airplane performed without any mechanical problems on his 22,350mile, 98-day transcontinental tour that included his stop at Renner Field. Most of the estimated crowd of 30,000 who attended Lindbergh Day at Renner were diligently restrained by men from the South Dakota National Guard. However, some dignitaries, committee members, and insiders were permitted to approach and even the high honor of touching the Spirit of St. Louis! Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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