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A Trip to Boston Sertoma Butterfly House: New! Marine Cove Kids Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day


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The Secret to Preventing Colorectal Cancer 56




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AT HOME The Mike and Sarah Lavin Home 22

FOR KIDS Kids Crafts for St. Patrick’s Day 61



Two of My Favorites 30

Last Weeks of Pregnancy are Important for Your Baby 64

MAN IN THE KITCHEN No Green Beer for Me 32 VINO


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Submit Your Child’s Photo 70

To Be in Clover 38

NEIGHBOR Aubrey Bohl: Making Music, Making a Difference 74

BEST FRIEND Cabin Fever 76

HISTORICAL MARKER Divorce Capital 78

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From Monarchs to the Marine Cove Sertoma Butterfly House Welcomes New Family Members BY MARY MICHAELS | PHOTOS BY CHANG PHOTOGRAPHY


any Sioux Falls residents already know of the winged wonders that call the Sertoma Butterfly House home. When Spring arrives, though, the butterflies will welcome new family members – hundreds of saltwater fish, coral and live plants. The Purdy Marine Cove is set to have its grand opening in mid-March, according to Wendy Lewis, Executive Director of the Sertoma Butterfly House. This exhibit

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will feature more than a dozen saltwater aquariums in a newly-renovated space within the Sertoma Butterfly House. The exhibit comes from the generosity of Chuck Purdy, who passed away in January of this year after a battle with cancer. Purdy’s passion for saltwater fish was probably only matched by his passion for the Kansas Jayhawks, for whom he was a team manager some 30 years ago. Many of his former teammates

have joined in the Purdy Marine Cove project through donations of their own. “We met Chuck about a year ago, through a mutual friend, when he began looking for a new home for the 16 saltwater aquariums he had in his home,” says Lewis. “As he was planning for the end of his life, one of his priorities was to find a new home for his ‘family’ – his fish.”

Having never been married, and other family members located outside of South Dakota, Lewis says, the fish Purdy collected over the years truly did become his family. And when he got sick, they also brought him healing, relaxation and peace. Knowing how much care goes into the Sertoma Butterfly House, regulating lighting, temperature, humidity and food sources for the butterflies, Purdy felt that was the right home for his marine collection. Saltwater fish require the same kind of attention to regulate water chemistry, temperature, lighting and feeding. The Sioux Falls Aquarium Society also got involved in the project, led by Grant Anderson, who has both a professional background in aquariums and a personal hobby with saltwater fish. Lewis says that Anderson leads an incredible team of volunteers — men and women — who

share Purdy’s passion for saltwater fish. These volunteers, along with members of the Sertoma Club, have been taking care of all the exhibit’s needs – from electrical and plumbing work to setting up the aquariums and ensuring a healthy marine environment for the fish. Lewis says the new exhibit fits perfectly – in more ways than one. “It was almost as if the building was waiting for Chuck’s gift,” she explains. “We had space here. There was even a vacant office behind the display area that was just the right size for all of the electrical and plumbing equipment. The aquariums fit the space perfectly.” The collection also “fits” with the mission of the Butterfly House, she says. “When the flight room was created, it was all about showing the vitality of life...the vibrancy of color...the beauty of free movement. And, that’s what the

Purdy Marine Cove is all about.” Lewis believes that is likely why this collection was so special to Purdy.

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“In this kind of an environment, whether it is butterflies or fish, there is a special healing quality to the experience. You can find that time to relax and rejuvenate.� Education is also an important component of the Butterfly House — and was also something that mattered to Chuck Purdy. “He would talk with other ‘fish people’ about his collection and about fish in general,� says Lewis. “He was a good steward in caring for his ‘family,’ and he wanted to teach others how to be good stewards too.� Lewis adds that it is especially fun to watch children interact with the exhibits. That is why the Butterfly House, with the help of a generous donation from a family, offers free admission to groups of students age kindergarten through fifth grade. “We want kids to learn that there are things in this world that are smaller than them. They can learn about life cycles and habitat and so much more. With the fish, these are the building blocks on which all other levels of the food chain develop. Whether in the flight room or the Purdy Marine Cove, they can get ‘up close and personal’ to see movement, feeding and the physical characteristics of the butterflies and fish.� Inhabitants of the Purdy Marine Cove include clown fish (think “Nemo�), a moray eel, a blue starfish, beautiful black seahorses and a sea urchin that is a “collector� — it picks up things in its environment, such as a shell, and carries it with him. Even with all of the incredible support they have already received to create the Purdy Marine Cove, Lewis says the Sertoma Butterfly House always welcomes additional help,


Sertoma Butterfly House 4320 Oxbow Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (605) 334-9466 fax (605) 334-9662 Please visit www.sertomabutterflyhouse.org for hours and admission information.

whether it be donations of fish, food, equipment, dollars or volunteer time. “We love our volunteers. We have benefited from over 40,000 hours of volunteer time since we opened in 2002. There is no way we could keep everything running without them.� The Sertoma Butterfly House is located in Sertoma Park in the southern part of Sioux Falls and is easily accessible from both I-90 and I-29.


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Advanced Sign Language March 1 & March 15 • 11am Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. March 1 topic is Farm Animals, March 15 topic is Getting Along. $10 per session. INFO (605) 271-9500.

Baby Sign Language Class March 1 & March 15 • 10am Museum of Visual Materials • 500 N. Main St. March 1 topic: Mom & Dad, March 15 topic: Bedtime. $10 per session. INFO (605) 271-9500.

Sioux Falls Skyforce Tue, March 1 VS. Idaho • 7pm Thu, March 3 VS. Idaho • 7pm Sun, March 20 VS. Springfield • 7pm Tue, March 22 VS. Springfield • 7pm Fri, March 25 VS. Reno • 7pm Sat, March 26 VS. Reno • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena The Sioux Falls Skyforce features nonstop, high-powered fun in the family-friendly Sioux Falls Arena. One of the newest members of the NBA Development League (D-League), the Skyforce is strictly professional, with all of the high-flying, fast-breaking action and national halftime acts you expect from the NBA. INFO (605) 332-0605.

MariCar Playgroup Playtime Club Wed, March 2 • 10:30 am MariCar Community Center • 400 N. Valley View Rd. Come and enjoy making themed crafts to take home, as well as other activities before heading to PlayGroup. Snacks will include fun-shaped pancake cutouts. Get to know other parents and their little ones. Registration is required before attending. $3. INFO (605) 367-8222. Pumps, Pearls, Purses on the Prairie Thu, March 3 • 5:30 pm • Callaways Event Center • 500 E. 69th St. The Junior League of Sioux Falls is hosting its annual charity event and fundraiser: Pumps, Pearls, Purses on the Prairie. Unique menus, fun games, abundant shopping, and a fabulous silent auction! Contribute to JLSF’s local mission by purchasing a ticket to the event, available at JJ’s Wine & Spirits (57th and Western). Tickets $35.00. INFO (605) 336-3469.

Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents The Odd Couple March 4 - 6 • Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave. The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon is arguably the funniest comedy of all time; the play opens at the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison with his poker buddies arriving to play cards. And if the mess is any indication, it’s no wonder that his wife left him. Last to arrive is Felix Unger, also just separated from his wife and almost suicidal about it. While the obvious solution is for them to move in together, the volatile mix of ultimate slob and super neatnik leads to chaos for them, but hysterical laugh-out-loud comedy for us. Tickets are $15. INFO 605-360-4800.

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rch Family Nite Out Fri, March 4 • 6:30 pm MariCar Community Center What a great way to kick off the weekend! Gather the family and come have fun with our entertainment, carnival games, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Free admission. Sponsored by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Movie Night at the Museum Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Fri, March 4 • 6:45 pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street The Old Courthouse Museum and Downtown Sioux Falls are teaming up to bring you free family movies this winter. Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on and settle in to the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:45. Some chair seating is available, refreshments will be for sale during the movie. INFO (605)367-4210. Fiddler on the Roof Fri, March 4 • 7pm • Washington Pavilion • 11th & Main Pre-performance Buffet: 5-7pm. Performance insights (45 minutes before prior to performance in 3rd floor lobby) Tickets $25.50, $45.50, $52.50. INFO (605) 367-6000. Fun and Fitness Friday Fri, March 4 • 1:30 pm • MariCar Community Center

Children 6 and younger can come out and enjoy a fun afternoon of fitness. Ride around the gym on one of our riding toys. Jump on the inflatable jumpy or run through the obstacle course. Children must be supervised by parents. A five to one ratio of children to adults will be enforced. Sponsored by Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sioux Empire Home Show March 4 - 6 • Sioux Falls Convention Center The 52nd Annual Sioux Empire Home Show will have over 200 home-related exhibits of all sizes. Save plenty of time because not only is the main floor full but so are the side meeting rooms and even the hallways! Attend the FREE hourly workshops. Topics range from countertops to cabinets to landscaping to blinds and much more! Find the schedule online. Tickets $7/adult; Children 12 & Under Free. INFO (605) 361-8322 or hbasiouxempire.com. Benson’s Flea Market March 5 & 6 Sioux Empire Fairgrounds • 4000 W. 12th St. Admission: $2.00, 12 under free. Open Saturdays 9am - 5pm & Sundays 11am - 4pm. INFO (605) 332-6000.

2011 Summit League Tournament Sat, March 5 - 8 Sioux Falls Arena • 1201 N. West Avenue The Championship Games start times are subject to change. Reserved Season Tickets: $99.00 General Admission Season Tickets: $82.50. Single Session

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4 Days of Classes and A Trunk Show! March 23-26 Instructors: Leslie Granbeck and Cindy Hlavka, Minneapolis Trunk Show Hours: Wed 4–8, Th 12–8, Fri 12–5, and Sat 10–4 All activities held at the South Dakota Art Museum Several beading and felting classes being offered. Call for details! 605.688.4313 or toll free 866.805.7590 to register for classes.


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DAPA at the Pavilion Spring Chamber Concert Tue, March 8 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • Belbas Theater The Dakota Academy of Performing Arts is a private, non-profit organization located in Sioux Falls. DAPA is dedicated to excellence in music and theatre for children, adolescents, and young adults. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Festival of Giving Thu, March 10 • 2:30 pm Empire Mall The Empire Mall and HELP!Line Center have teamed up once again to promote volunteerism in your organization to fulfill the needs of our community. We invite you to enlist volunteers to promote your services, and/or raise funds for your cause at the 11th Annual Festival of Giving. The festival will take place from 2:30 to 8 p.m. in the Macy’s wing at The Empire Mall. There will be no registration charge. Each organization will receive a table with skirting and two chairs. INFO 361-3301. Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, January 13 • 6:45 pm Southern Hills Methodist Church 3400 E. 49th St. 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.

Wining Women Thu, March 10 • 5pm Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner, SD. Wining Women takes place the second Thursday of every month (Sept. - May) at Strawbale Winery. It offers women an opportunity to get together with friends and enjoy a night out. Please check out www. strawbalewinery.com/events for more details. The activity changes every month! Ballroom Dance Club El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips March 11 • 8pm-11:30 pm Ballroom dancing to the music of the Merle Lake band, guests welcome with tickets. $10 each at the door, yearly club membership available. Dressy attire requested. (605) 212-4017. Evening of Irish Music Fri, March 11 • 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion • Belbas Theater An evening of Irish music with Mike Connor and Friends. Special guest is Kenny Putnam. Tickets $18. INFO (605) 373-9154. Doctors in Concert Sat, March 12 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 300 S. Main Doctors in Concert features local physicians donating their musical talents for children with special needs. A reception with musicians and a silent auction will follow. Tickets are available through the Washington Pavilion Box Office at: boxoffice.washingtonpavilion.org/online. INFO (605) 782-2325. St. Patty’s Day Bash! Sat, March 12 • 3pm

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011 El Riad Shrine Center • 14th and Phillips. Come Shamrock the house at the 8th annual El Riad Fife & Drum St. Patty’s Day Bash! featuring the fabulous party band ECLIPSE. Doors open at 1:00 PM with our beer pong tournament starting at 2pm. The Nick Rallis Band will appear from 4-8pm. There will be food & an appearance by the Khartum Pipe & Drum. The fabulous show band Eclipse will hit the stage at 9am. Tickets will be available at the El Riad Shrine office or at the door. INFO (605) 336-1117. Warm Up Sioux Falls Sun, March 13 • 1pm Athena Fibers • 3915 S. Hawthorne Ave. Warm Up Sioux Falls is part of the national Warm Up America movement. Volunteers donate their time to knit or crochet 7� X 9� sections from scrap yarn. On the second Sunday of most months, volunteers gather to join sections into colorful afghans to warm needy families in the Sioux Falls area. INFO (605) 254-8434.

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Avenue Q Tue, March 15 • 7pm Washington Pavilion • 11th & Main Avenue Q is the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Preperformance Buffet: 5-7PM Performance insights (45 minutes before prior to performance in 3rd floor lobby). Tickets $25.50, $40.50, $52.50 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-6000. Bunco Bonanza Tue, March 15 • 6pm Kenny Anderson Community Center 3701 E. 3rd Street Seniors, come have a blast playing the dice game Bunco! There will be prizes and snacks. $10 admission. INFO (605) 367-6103.

Kid’s Activity Day Old Courthouse Museum • 200 W. Sixth St. Thu, March 17 • 9-11:30 am, 1-2:30 pm Learn about history and make a craft to take home! Learning sessions begin every 15 minutes 9-11:30 and 1-2:30 p.m. for preschool children through 2nd grade. Free admission. Call (605) 367-4210 for available times.

St. Patrick’s Traditional Irish Music Night Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Thu, March 17 • 5pm -7pm Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Courthouse Museum with Traditional Irish Music Night beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 17th. The evening will begin with the Dakota District Pipes and Drums performing Traditional Irish Pipe Tunes. The Sioux Falls Ceili Band will then play selections of Irish dance music. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for sale. INFO (605)367-4210. Eric Himy Fri, March 18 • 7:30 pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Praised for his formidable technique and wonderful wit, pianist Eric Himy has been compared by the Revue Musicale de Suisse Romande to that of the legendary pianist, Vladimir Horowitz. Having presented concert recitals across the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, his most notable performances include Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris, as well as on NPR’s Performance Today. INFO (605) 335-7323.

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Ag Day at the Pavilion Sat, March 19 • 10am Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave. Come celebrate National Agriculture Day at the Washington Pavilion with a free lunch and three floors of hands-on activities the whole family will enjoy! Free admission. INFO (605) 367-7397. 69+3

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201 Hops & Grapes Sat, March 19 • 7pm El Riad Shrine • 510 S. Phillips Ave. 2nd Annual Hops & Grapes (beer & wine tasting) Open to public (must be 21 or older). Event includes: Hors d’oeuvres, live music, silent auction, door prizes, and cash bar. Proceeds go to support the Shriners Hospital for Children. Ticket and event INFO (605) 360-1260. Prokofiev and Listz Sat, March 19 • 7:30 pm Sun, March 20 • 2:30 pm Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave. Violinist Lara St. John joins the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to perform pieces by composers Listz and Kennedy. The SDSO will also perform Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Sun, March 20 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab Inflatable Planetarium is for children over 5 through adults to learn about the night sky. Starlab lasts approximately 40-45 minutes, programs begin promptly on the hour with no late admission. Admission $1. INFO (605) 367-4210. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Sunday, March 20 • 1 - 4pm Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum. Beginning swing dance lessons will be held from 1-1:30 with open dancing from 1:30- 4 p.m. Beginners are welcome, no partner needed. Free Admission. INFO 367-4210.

Riverdance Tue, March 22 • 7pm • Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave. Riverdance is a theatrical show consisting of traditional Irish stepdancing, notable for its rapid leg movements while body and arms are kept largely stationary. Tickets $45.00 or $55.00 plus tax. INFO (605) 367-6000. Ceili Dance Program Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Thursday, March 24 • 6:30 pm Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Live music is provided by the Sioux Falls Ceili Band. The dances are taught and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome. Free Admission. INFO (605)367-4210. Roomful of Blues Fri, March 25 • 8pm Orpheum Theater • 315 North Phillips Ave. Returning to Sioux Falls after an electrifying performance at JazzFest in 2004, Roomful of Blues are deeply rooted in swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues, and soul. Having played countless gigs and many major festivals for almost 40 years, earning five Grammy Award nominations and seven Blues Music Awards, Roomful of Blues are truly in a class all their own. INFO (605) 335-6101. Helen McKennan: Victorian Era Philanthropist Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Sunday, March 27 • 2pm While Helen McKennan was certainly one of the granddames of early 20th Century Sioux Falls, she could also be described as a representative of the late Victorian era: a philanthropist who sought to help those in greatest need. Helen McKennan, a member of Sioux Falls’ First Congregational Church, left most of her worldly possessions to Sioux Falls. Dr. Margaret Preston will discuss the early history of Avera McKennan Hospital and offer new information about the woman who gave the seed money to found one of Sioux Falls’ most important hospitals and other projects. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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arah Lavin believes in design. In fact, she’s more than passionate about it. As one of the owners of Zing, a design and branding shop, as well as hello., a home decorating and interior design company, one may even dare say that Sarah lives and breathes great design. “I graduated college with

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degrees in graphic design and fine art,” said Sarah. “I realized that design is such a versatile degree – I can also apply it to interior and garden design. I’m not limited to just one thing or career.” In 2008, when Sarah and Mike Lavin first saw their home on

Monticello Avenue, it was merely framed. No walls, no carpet, no paint – just studs. Luckily, the Lavins didn’t have to look far for a designer to whip things into shape. “We put our old house on the market immediately after we saw this property,” said Sarah. “Fortunately, it sold in only one day. However, that left

us with only one and a half months to finish the new house. We spoke with our contractor, and he said that what we did in one and a half months typically takes others one to two years to finish.” Ultimately, the construction resulted in a 2,800-square foot

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home. The house’s aim, to create a space that was a mix of old and new – historic meets modern, is manifested through unique design and ornate details. When it came to aesthetics, the couple desired the look and feel of an older home, but with modern amenities. They have worked diligently to make the home feel comfortable and relaxed; however, Sarah’s love of funky, fun and eclectic design is also apparent in every nook and cranny of their two-story home. While the home features earthy tones and materials, a bit of drama comes from arbitrarily mixing in splashes of color. While most of the main level stays true to the same color scheme, you’ll find little pops of color everywhere. Lime green accent pieces are intermixed with dark shades of brown, brightly-colored striped curtains are hung near black couches in the living room, and the bathroom on the main level features bright orange flowers that were hand-painted by Sarah. Although Sarah’s unique color palate led to great achievements in other rooms, it later posed a few problems. Three years ago when the couple was in search

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of kitchen cabinets, they were never able to find the precise color of stain they had in mind. They found themselves scouring countless stores and always coming back empty-handed. Sarah sought to solve the problem herself by translating her desires into her own shade of stain. “When I couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for, I decided to add black to a particular stain that we had found,” said Sarah. “It was the only way I could get the color we desired. It’s pretty cool because that color of finish is now available at Schoenhard’s in Tea.” The majority of the décor in the Lavins’ home has either been a compromise between the couple, or furniture that has re-purposed from their previous home. For example, the living room furniture was a compromise between the couple’s contrasting styles of very traditional and ultra-modern. “My taste is quite different from my husband’s,” said Sarah. “I pushed for ultra-modern, ultra-sleek furniture, but my husband wouldn’t go for it. He was more focused on comfort and functionality, which I totally understand. The living room

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pieces from IKEA. Sarah’s home office on the main level is painted a unique azure shade of blue. The craft table near the door was once the dining room table in the couple’s first apartment together. However, she’s since re-purposed it by sawing off the legs and adding cabinets underneath – a perfect example of how she takes old furniture and gives new meaning. The living room is more practical than extravagant. To contain clutter, they have built-in shelves that are used for their two daughter’s extensive movie collection, and a large wooden box, which is located near the stairway, is used as a toy chest. “I love my kids dearly, but I don’t think that because I have kids, I have to only use kid products for their items,” said Sarah. “You can be creative with trunks, tables, stools — anything that can look neat — but also be very functional storage compartments for toys, games, and art supplies.” In the two children’s rooms, Sarah’s knack for creativity really comes alive. “When I designed my older daughter’s room, I really thought about it from her perspective and point-of-view,” said Sarah. “All of the shelves and mirrors are at her height-level, so it’s easy for her to reach and grab what she needs or wants, and also see herself in the mirror. I also think it’s important that kids’ rooms reflects their

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Two of My Favorites


My recipes this month have nothing to do with St Patrick’s Day, they are just two of my favorite things to make. I hope you enjoy them as well.

Lemon Shrimp Linguine

Lemon Linguine:

1 1/2 cups fresh mushrooms 1 sweet red pepper, julienned 2 Tbsp sliced green onion 1 garlic clove, minced 3 Tbsp margarine 3 Tbsp flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp dried tarragon 1/8 tsp pepper 1 1/2 cups half and half 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup chicken broth

10 cups water 1/2 cup lemon juice 1 tsp salt 8 ounces linguine or other pasta 1 Tbsp grated lemon peel 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley In a large saucepan, bring water, lemon juice and salt to a boil. Add the linguine and cook for 10-14 minutes or until tender. Drain and sprinkle with lemon peel and parsley. With about 5 or 6 minutes left to cook the pasta, start cooking the shrimp mixture...if your timing is correct they should both be done at about the same time. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, red pepper, green pepper and garlic in margarine until vegetables are tender. Stir in the flour, salt ,tarragon and pepper until blended. Gradually add the half and half and bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the shrimp and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add the chicken broth to the shrimp mixture. Toss the linguine with the shrimp mixture and serve. Serves 4.

Stuffed French Toast 8 slices French bread....about 1 inch thick Two 3 oz. packages of softened cream cheese 1/3 cup crushed pineapple, undrained 1/2 cup chopped pecans 4 eggs 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon Cut a pocket through the crust of each slice of bread. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and pineapple; stir in the pecans. Stuff this mixture into pockets. In a shallow bowl, beat the eggs, cream, vanilla and cinnamon; dip both sides of bread into this mixture. Cook on greased hot griddle until golden brown on both sides. Serve with your favorite syrup. Serves 4.

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et me start by saying I am not Irish. Mostly Welsh and German, and like most American mutts, I’m sure there are several other nationalities sprinkled in my family tree. But to the best of my knowledge, there’s no Irish. However, like many


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heading downtown for the parade. There we would crowd into bars, drink too much unnaturally-green beer and regret our actions on the morning of March 18. Now I’m more likely to raise a glass of Guinness in the comfort of my own home. For some reason, the idea of drinking a gallon of beer and laced with food coloring no longer holds any appeal to me. Perhaps it’s the memory of those pain-filled mornings after. Speaking of green drinks, my bride (and I’m sure a few others out there) look forward to St. Patty’s Day for a whole different (and non-alcoholic) reason. Every year as the first of March approaches, she knows the Shamrock Shake will return to the Golden Arches. While she can resist a shake for most of the year, the cold minty appeal of the green drink draws her into the drivethru every year. Forgive me for focusing on beverages, but St. Patrick’s Day is often cited as one of the top drinking days of the year, so it

seems natural. And since we’re talking about drinking, let’s look at whiskey. The whiskeys from the Emerald Isle are not nearly as celebrated as those from Scotland, but they should not be overlooked. After all, it is believed the word whiskey has its origins in Ireland. The Gaelic phrase “uisge beatha” literally means “water of life.” Then the Scots borrowed the phrase and changed it to “usquebaugh,” before the English shortened that to “whiskey.” A discussion of Irish whiskey generally leads to the two big names; Jameson and Bushmills. Now if you’re a good Irish lad or lass, this is an easy choice determined not by taste but by religion. You see Jameson is from Dublin, and if the roots of your family tree are in Dublin, chances are you are Catholic. But Bushmills, while it is a fine whiskey, is distilled in Northern Ireland and that means Protestant. Put another way, Irish Catholics often say that whiskeys from the North “are

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filtered through the wrong bible.” Order the wrong brand in a stubbornly patriotic Irish bar and you might end up in fight. Who knew ordering a drink could cause such a ruckus? I don’t want to start any battles, so I’ll just call it Irish whiskey and let you decide which brand (and church) will make yours. For years, I thought of whiskey as primarily a man’s drink. Not to sound sexist, but a whiskey on the rocks can be an acquired taste, and maybe it’s just the women I know, but they have tended to stay away from the brown liquor. But recently I’ve noticed a lot of women ordering Irish whiskey – my wife and my sister among them. The drink that has lured them? Irish whiskey and ginger ale. I’ve seen it called a Big Ginger, a Phlump or a Classy Irishman. Call it what you like, it’s a simple cocktail to make and a great alternative to a boring rum and Coke. But I digress, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t all about drinking, it is also the time when everyone makes corned beef and cabbage, just exactly the way their Irish forbearers didn’t. That’s right; the corned beef we all associate with this distinctly Irish holiday isn’t a big deal in Ireland. Back in the motherland, they probably would have eaten bacon and cabbage and their pork in the dish would have been more like what we call Canadian bacon. Confused? When the Irish immigrants got to this side of the pond, they simple couldn’t afford the more expensive pork, so they substituted cheaper salted and cured cuts of beef. And

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The French Paradox BY RICCARDO TARABELSI GENERAL MANAGER, Westward Ho Country Club

I am not a doctor. Let’s make that clear from the very start. I’ve been called the Wine Doctor, the Restaurant Doctor, and, once in a college, the Doctor of Love. But I am not a Medical Doctor; this has to be said because contained in this article are some medical facts about the phenomenon known as The French Paradox which is related to the effects of wine on our bodies. I was recently reading a blog by local cardiologist Dr. Mark Gordon (view at www.markgordonmd.com/blog.) In an article about antioxidants, Dr. Gordon references The French Paradox to illustrate the theory behind increasing the intake of antioxidants leading to increased health, and, most importantly, decreased development of disease. Of course, Dr. Gordon goes into a lot more detail about the effect antioxidants have on our bodies, especially those that are produced naturally in our cells; I’m just going to have to get together with him over a glass of wine and hash this out… So what is this French Paradox all about? Despite the generally high intake of saturated fat in the French diet, only 7

percent of French adults are obese. Neuroscientist Will Clower, who lived in France for two years and wrote The Fat Fallacy: The French Diet Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss, has observed that when Americans go over there to live, they lose weight, and when the French come to the US to live, they gain weight. The French drink lots of wine, eat baguettes, croissants, butter, cream, fatty liver pate, pastry, and cheese - a sure recipe for weight gain, isn’t it? So why are their rates of obesity and heart disease much lower than the USA?

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Here are the factors involved: 1. Red wine Red wine is probably the most known French Paradox contributor. Some scientists believe the French habit of moderate red wine drinking with a meal is the key. Antioxidants called flavonoids, natural chemical compounds found in red wine, may promote health benefits to the heart and blood vessels. Red grapes are one of the richest sources of flavonoids, which may make red wine more heart-healthy than white wine, beer, or other spirits. However, research indicates that red grape juice is markedly less potent than wine in conferring health benefits. It is suggested that something in the winemaking process changes the polyphenols’ properties. Red Wine Facts • Moderate consumption of red wine on a regular basis may be a preventative against coronary heart disease. • It produces anticlotting action. • It may prevent the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. • Red wine intake reduces the risk of kidney stone formation. • With or without alcohol, red wine decreases harmful effect of smoking on endothelium. 2. Slow eating Joy is a wonderful anti-aging trick, isn’t it? The French enjoy and savor their food. They tend to taste foods individually rather than piling a number of foods on the fork at once. It takes the brain about 15-20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. So when you slow down with smaller bites, you taste food more and are satisfied with less. 3. Small portion size Partly, the French Paradox can be explained by the fact that French portion sizes are notably smaller than American portions. If you like what you eat, it doesn’t mean you have to eat a lot of it. Although the French diet is rich in butter, cream, pastry and cheese, the research demonstrates they consume fewer calories, resulting in decreased number of overweight and obese people. • The average portion size in Paris is 25 percent smaller than in Philadelphia (277 grams versus 346 grams). • Chinese restaurants in Philadelphia serve dishes that are 72 percent larger than in Parisian Chinese food restaurants. • A candy bar in Philadelphia is 41 percent larger than the same candy bar in Paris. • A soft drink is 53 percent larger and a hot dog is 63 percent larger in Philadelphia than in France. 4. High intake of fruits and vegetables The important constituent of the French Paradox seems to be the diet rich in fruits and fresh vegetables carrying fiber and vitamins. Epidemiologic studies show that high fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease mortality. 5. Food quality over quantity Open-air markets are very popular in France, and it is customary

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for people to buy their produce there. It is common for the French to buy cheese from the fromagerie, bread from the bakery, meat from the boucherie, and fruits and vegetables from the open-air market. It is more time-consuming and sometimes more expensive than at the grocery store, but the products are fresher and of better quality. Frozen sections in French grocery stores are much smaller than in the USA. The market for prepared food is not very large and TV dinners do not reside in the French diet. 6. Home-made food The French eating culture is fundamentally different than the American one. Most people have 3 meals a day, families eat together when they can, and food is important culturally. Home cooking provides a better control of food, and reduces preservatives, trans fat, sugar, and salt consumption. 7. Self-discipline The French are more weight aware and have a culture of caution after a period of excess. Eating more one day makes them be more careful the next. They would rather trade off with a few lighter meals, than dieting. 8. “No snacking” habit The French tend to snack much less than Americans, instead, they try to eat more regularly. If they do snack, the French often choose fresh fruits between meals. 9. Beverages: water vs. sodas Beverage preferences also come into play. French drink a lot of bottled water instead of sodas. More and more different kinds of waters are launched every year on the French market. 10. Walking - “naturally active” life The French aren’t prone to rushing to the gym; however, they are more physically active by simply walking a lot. Daily walking is part of French lifestyle. Their streets are walker friendly and are full of pedestrians, because many people use cars only for longer travels. Driving to a nearby food store would be considered ridiculous. People, especially in cities, walk or use public transportation because a car would just get you stuck in traffic. They have to climb the long flights of metro stairs. The French Paradox is more than just the protective nature of the red wine or lower intake of calories. It’s a culture of being physically active, savoring reasonable portions of healthy foods with the addition of small amounts of high-fat foods for flavor, and a philosophy of balance and moderation. If you ever want to talk more about adopting this lifestyle, please contact me and we can enjoy a small meal and a glass of red wine together… maybe Dr. Gordon will join us too. Carpe Antioxidants! To contact Riccardo, e-mail him at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com.



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to grow again. When growing them as indoor houseplants, this alternating cycle of active growth and dormancy might occur three times a year. Plan so one of the active periods coincides with summer and your outdoor containers will have unusual foliage flair. Shamrocks or Oxalis with burgundy leaves or reddish centers and margins contrast particularly well with chartreuse and silver foliage and pink flowers of other plants. Combine them with annuals like Alyssum, Ageratum, Pentas, Dianthus, little signet marigolds, creeping zinnia and Zinnia angustifolia. The first four plants mentioned below are tender plants that we treat like annuals and store inside over the winter. Oxalis deppei ‘Iron Cross’ has unusual burgundy markings that dominate the center of the leaflets. The outer edges of the leaves remain green, an unusual pattern. Flowers are bright pink as are most others described here.

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sprinkled among green grass. Seek out hardy, drought tolerant varieties that are resistant to insects and diseases. Contact your County Extension Service for advice. Prior to the advent of chemical weed killers (late 1940s), perennial clover was not considered a noxious lawn weed like dandelions. White Dutch clover seed was purposely blended with turf grass seed, and lawn mixtures of the early half of the 1900s were judged for quality by the percentage of clover seed they contained. Roots of clover and other legumes live in a symbiotic relationship with tiny rhizobacteria, which take nitrogen from the air, fix it to the soil and share it with other plants like lawn grasses. Once valued for its benefits to surrounding plants, clover loss was the unfortunate side effect of indiscriminate weed killers like 2, 4-D that killed all broadleaf plants. An Irish blessing: Wishing you a rainbow, sunlight after showers, miles and miles of Irish smiles and shamrocks in your lawn.

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Pop some color into your spring wardrobe with these delightful bangle sets and bracelets. Sets shown $16 - $18 and bracelets on right $26 each at Posh Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 271-2164.

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Dress up like your favorite groovy girl! Several dolls and matching outfits to choose from. Outfit shown $39.99 and doll shown $19.99. Ages 3 and up. Kidtopia. 57th & Western. (605) 334-4825.

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Exquisite products that bring delight with every use. Whimsical, nostalgic & giftable to even your finickiest friends. 88% - 99.6% natural, and Paraben & Sulfate free. Shown $25 - $45 at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

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Voted the Local Best every year. See us for furniture-style vanities for your home. Custom finishes available. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue. 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com

Color & Prints

Color and prints are back for Spring. Shop the amazing selection at AMaVo! Shown just $53 and $59. 57th & Louise. 274-8674.

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.

Basket Weave Bags

Made in Cambodia, from the tallest grasses of the Mekong River Delta, these bags are handdyed and woven into a beautiful color/texture combination. $10 and $26 at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

Her Glass Slipper Anytime Mats!

These adorable baby mats are silky smooth and snuggle perfect for loads of tummy time fun; nap time, playtime, anytime! An ideal baby gift. Several to choose from. Just $44.99 at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

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These colorful mercury glass jars have so many uses — inside or out. Fill with flowers, candy, candles and more! Just $6.50 and $9 at Pretty Please Boutique. 336 E. 4th St. Dell Rapids. (605) 428-4244.

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Get away (and stay close to home) this Spring. Book your 2 nights of lodging at the beautiful Northwoods Vista for just $300 plus tax. www.northwoodsvista.com or (605) 310-6692.

Back to Basics

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! Shop Kids and Kaboodle’s adorable selection of Easter outfits. Shown: dress $10, sandals $6, and hat $2. Kids and Kaboodle. 1700 W. 33rd St. (605) 334-6940.

Get back to the basics with these stone table runners (placemats also available) and Cassis & Pear shea butter soaps. Runner $56, placemats $15 each, soap $7.95 each at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. 274-3500.


Axel & Hudson is a stylish, sharp, golf-inspired collection for boys consisting of shirts, shorts, pants, caps and accessories. Think country club meets California cool. A hip spin on golf’s signature style, for cool swagger on and off the course. Shown starting at $30. Available at Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 271-2999.

Brew Your Own!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by brewing your own beer. Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor has everything you need to get started on a new (and tasty) hobby. 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

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The silver bows and sparkling crystals shimmering on these golden skates will have you imagining yourself doing a triple axle and longing to skate with the stars! Matching earrings and pendant also available. Shown $39.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop the showroom at 708 E. Benson Road. 605-335-0602.

A Little Blingability

A little “blingability” goes a long way with these reflection diamond hoop earrings from The Diamond Room. Available in various sizes. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008.

Tuesday Night is Sandwich Night!

Choose any specialty sandwich or bison or elk burger & receive another one for half price. Limited Time Offer. Tuesdays from 5-8pm. Wild Sage Grille. 300 N. Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667.

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Sole Mates Foot File & Smoother. Provides a specialized tool experience for expert pedicure maintenance. Removes dead skin & reduces calluses and buffs skin to touchably soft smoothness. $20 at www.tweezerman.com

Are you ready for spring? Get this chaise lounger by Agio and you will be! Don’t wait ‘til the temperature soars, our selection of seasonal furniture goes fast. You don’t want to miss out on all our new collections. The Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

Historic District DVDs

Along with a program about Helen McKennan on March 27th, you can explore Sioux Falls history with DVDs about the historic districts. Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 West 6th Street. (605) 367-4210. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Athletic swimsuits are often dull and uncomfortable. But the Gilded Lily Cross Back tank swimsuit by Longitude® not only offers floral and turquoise attributes, it flatters your figure. Shown $79. Available at www.swimwearforme.com

We are wildly fanatical about healthier, whole grain snacking. We have special kettles that are filled, by hand, one scoop at a time, by real people, who are carefully producing, oh-so-lovingly, the greatest popcorn you’ve ever had. Several fantastic flavor combinations. Available at www.popcornindiana.com

Pom Bistro

The flavorful Pom Bistro offers unique, healthful variety for lunch and dinner. Wholesome, organic and local foods, you’ll love the choices whether you choose the fresh salad or order off the menu. Pom Bistro is located inside of Pomegranate Market. 57th and Louise. 275-0200.

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For all skin types. A gorgeous rose and rose hip infused wash with aloe and calendula to gently cleanse and condition the skin leaving it fresh and glowing. Available at www.theorganicpharmacy.com

Designer Insulated Lunch Bags

Sachi Bags are designer insulated lunch bags. The fashionable way to carry your lunch, snack or any food. Fully insulated to help keep food warm or cold, whether bringing food to eat later or bringing ice cream home from the store. Many to choose from. Shown $14.99 at www.sachi-bags.com

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

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Original artwork that’s both functional and beautiful! Kronosworks clocks by Bob Rickard starting at $240.00 Rehfeld’s Art and Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-9737 or www.rehfeldsonline.com

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Inspired happiness for anyone in need! The Flower Shop. 57th & Western @ The Bridges. 336-1800.

Rock On at Royal River

Royal River is the region’s premier entertainment destination! Enjoy the best live music in our Royal Room, including Aaron Lewis of Staind on March 25, and country singer JoDee Messina on March 11. Purchase tickets online at royalriver. com/events.

The Littlest Chicks

Something for even the littlest Chicks this Spring! Prices for items shown are all $35 and under. These beautiful little necklaces would make a wonderful addition to her Easter basket. Say Anything... Jewelry. (605)-695-3997 or www.sayanythingjewelry.etsy.com

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Lole Comfy Full Zip Cardigan

Live out loud everyday in Lole’s softest organic cotton french terry cardigan. The stand up collar and fun shoulder embroidery show off your Lole style in the gym or about town. $70 at the Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th Street — in the Historic Rock Island Depot building. 335-1132 or www.greatoutdoorstoreonline.com

Made with ChaCha and Isabella, this quick to knit hat has all the frills. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.


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t. Patrick’s Day is one of the only national holidays celebrated outside its native land. Many people like to travel in order to take part in the popular annual celebration and tradition. One very popular spot to visit is Massachusetts, the most Irish State in America, with over 23% of residents claiming Irish ancestry. St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to take in the

festivities and tour the city of Boston. There are many events taking place in the area offering music, dancing, and good old Irish cheer. During St. Patrick’s Weekend and throughout the month of March, Boston becomes the main stage for live music, comedy, sports and more. There are over 100 Irish pubs within walking distance of hotels and easily accessible by public

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transit, so there is no need for a car the entire weekend. Boston is often called the capital of Irish America because of its thriving Irish community. St. Patrick’s Day draws more than 500,000 visitors to Boston, which has a long-standing Irish tradition. In 1737, America’s first St. Patrick’s Day celebration was held in Boston. To this day, the city still boasts one of the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parades featuring more than fifty marching bands and organizations, politicians, and plenty of local flavor. In addition to the impressive annual parade, Boston is home to more Irish pubs than any other place in America. The second largest parade in the country, the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year, in addition to having the entire parade aired on live television. The parade will be held on March 20, 2011, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Broadway ‘T’ Station and ending at Andrew Square, South Boston, boasting fancy costumes and giant floats, with marching bands and pipe bands from all over the country. Other parades are held in the Massachusetts towns of Abington, Scituate, Worcester,

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Holyoke, and Lawrence, as well as in Yarmouth on Cape Cod. There are plenty of other activities happening in Boston during the month of March. Formed in the year 2000, the Boston Irish Tourism Association promotes the state’s Irish cultural activities year round. One of the most popular Irish activities in Boston is a walk along the city’s Irish Heritage Trail, which is a self-guided, three mile walking tour that will teach you about famous politicians, artists, war heroes, and more. It begins at the Rose Kennedy Garden along the waterfront and proceeds throughout downtown Boston and into the Back Bay, ending up at the John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial in the Fens; not far from Fenway Park. The Trail is divided into three sections with 20 sites and over 50 other landmarks that celebrate the Irish experience in Boston that dates back to colonial times. There are free maps available at the visitor information centers on Boston Common and at the Prudential Center. You may also order the maps by mail by visiting www.irishheritagetrail.com. You will also find a list of Irish cultural activities as well as pubs, restaurants, hotels, gift shops, and cultural groups

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available at www.irishmassachusetts.com. Visitors are encouraged to wear green when the Boston Celtics play the Indiana Pacers at the TD Garden on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, to kick off St. Patrick’s Day Weekend. The Harpoon Brewery in Boston holds the Harpoon St. Patrick’s Festival featuring food vendors selling corned beef and other

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Irish favorites, a cash bar offering Celtic Ale, and live Irish and rock and roll bands from the area. Durgin Park near Faneuil Hall is known for its traditional New England Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinners. You will be able to enjoy great dining deals as well during Boston Restaurant Week March 6 - 11 and 13 - 18, 2011. Boston’s own Irish-punk


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Museum in Boston, which is open daily. If you can’t make it in time for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Boston, you can still come and appreciate the city’s Irish heritage at the 12th Annual Boston Irish Film Festival, which runs March 24 - 27, 2011. Ireland might be too far away and too expensive to visit in the month of March, but Boston may be your next best bet.

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group, the Dropkick Murphys, perform at the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street in Boston every year. While touring the city, don’t forget about learning some things about the late JFK. The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, is one of the most famous Irish Americans. March is the perfect month to visit the John F. Kennedy Library and

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n the fight against cancer, early detection can make a lifesaving difference. You’ve seen it in breast cancer: Mammograms have become a powerful tool, setting the stage for early diagnosis, successful treatment and years of cancer-free life for millions of women. Colorectal cancer has a powerful tool, too. In recognition of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we at Sanford Clinic Gastroenterology ask you to consider this: Colorectal cancer screening is just as important as breast cancer screening. It can save your life!

A Closer Look at Colorectal Cancer In its early, most treatable stages, colorectal cancer rarely causes symptoms. That’s why it’s often called the “silent disease.” By the time classic symptoms of abdominal pain, weight loss and blood in the stool emerge, the disease is often advanced and more difficult to treat.

Other facts about colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer and rectal cancer): • Colorectal cancer strikes men and women equally. • Studies show one of every 17 Americans will get colorectal cancer at some point in their lives, making it the third most

common cancer in the United States. • Colorectal cancer screenings and the removal of colon polyps dramatically impact who does and does not get colorectal cancer. • Smoking and obesity will double a person’s risk of colon cancer

What’s a Polyp? A polyp is a benign (non-cancerous) growth. Polyps are more common than cancer, and one of every three to four people will develop colon polyps at some point in their lives. Some polyps can grow and turn into cancer while others remain harmless. We can’t tell just by looking. That’s why all polyps should be removed and examined by a pathologist. Many thousands of lives are saved each year simply by removing polyps. So how is it done? The key to finding and removing colon polyps is a colonoscopy exam.

What’s a Colonoscopy? Today’s best test for finding polyps, removing them and ultimately preventing colorectal cancer is a colonoscopy. A careful colonoscopy exam will find the vast majority of polyps.

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Colorectal Cancer: KNOW THE FACTS • All people over age 50 are at risk for colorectal cancer and should be screened. • Your chance of developing colorectal cancer increases if someone in your family has had colorectal cancer or polyps. • Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all races. • Colon cancer is 90 percent treatable when detected early.

Removal will prevent the polyp’s possible progression to cancer. What’s involved in a colonoscopy? It’s a same-day procedure that typically requires you to take a laxative several hours in advance to ensure your bowels are empty. The procedure also includes intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable. During the procedure, a thin flexible tube with a very small video camera gives the gastroenterologist an inside look at your colon. If any polyps are found, they’re removed immediately. Keys to a careful exam include a wellqualified gastroenterologist, top-notch technology and your best effort in following the pre-colonoscopy instructions. A “wellprepared” colon is essential.

• Colorectal exams starting at age 45 if you’re African-American. (This group has a greater risk for developing colorectal cancer.) • Colorectal exams starting earlier than age 50 if you have a family history of colorectal cancer. Your primary care doctor will be able to advise you.

Tips for Women of All Ages Far from 50? You can still take important steps to help prevent colorectal cancer: • Maintain a healthy weight. • Make nutritious food choices including plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. • Limit your alcohol intake. • Step up your physical fitness. • Don’t smoke.

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Getting a colonoscopy can prevent colorectal cancer — it’s that simple. Current recommendations call for: • Colorectal exams starting at age 50.

If you’re due for a colorectal cancer screening, don’t delay. Call Sanford Clinic Gastroenterology at (605) 328-8500 and make an appointment. It could save your life!

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s d i K s t f a r C for St. Patrick’s Day BY JESSICA GUNDERSON


oon it will be St. Patrick’s Day, a time for celebrating the Irish and getting creative with your children and loved ones. Here are a few simple projects to get you started this year; however, the possibilities are endless when it comes to getting crafty with kids.

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Homemade Shamrock Stamp Use it to decorate paper place mats, coasters, tablecloths, t-shirts, or anything else your little leprechauns desire. Materials: Heart-shaped cookie cutter, potato (cut in half ), paring knife, green Photo courtesy of familyfun.com acrylic paint, small paintbrush 1. Press a heart-shaped cookie cutter into the face of a potato half. 2. With the cutter still in place, use a paring knife to cut the potato from the heart (a parent’s job). 3. Remove the cutter, then dip the heart into green acrylic paint and press it onto the paper or cloth. Repeat to make two more leaves, then use a paint brush to add a stem.

Irish Door Hanger Hang on your child’s door, both younger and older kids will love them! Materials: Paper plate, markers, scissors 1. Draw a line on a paper plate to separate a pot from a rainbow for younger children to Photo courtesy of help them visualize where the pot stops freekidcrafts.com and the rainbow begins. 2. Cut the paper plate to look like a pot with a rainbow coming out of it on both ends. 3. Use markers to color the rainbow and the pot of gold. Use gold glitter and some shamrocks to add some personal touches. 4. Show younger children how to hang their creation on a doorknob.

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These make cute pins or magnets and are easy to make. Materials: Green felt, scraps of black and yellow felt, shamrock button or a green tri-bead, scissors, white craft glue, Photo courtesy of familycorner.com pin back or magnet 1. Cut a basic hat shape from a piece of green felt. 2. Cut a strip of black to fit across the hat for the rim and a yellow felt square and black felt square, the black one should be smaller than the yellow. 3. Glue the black strip to the hat for the rim. Glue the yellow square to the black strip and the black square on top of the yellow square to make a buckle. 4. Glue a shamrock button or green tri-bead to the upper right corner of the hat. 5. Glue a pin back or magnet to the back of the hat.

St. Patrick’s Day Candy Container This would work well to give as a gift or to set around the house. Materials: Baby food jar and lid (washed and dried), green craft paint, paint brush, green paint markers, candy Photo courtesy of crafts.kaboose.com 1. Use the paint markers to draw on a few shamrocks on the side of the jar. (To make easy shamrocks, paint tiny green hearts with the points meeting in the middle and add a stem.) 2. If this is a gift, you may want to add a To/From on the jar as well. 3. Paint the lid with green paint. Let dry. 4. Fill the jar with St. Patrick’s Day candy, such as Skittles or green and gold colored candies. 5. Screw on the lid and give the jar to someone special on St. Patrick’s Day, or set around the house for guests to enjoy.

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Shamrock Wall Hanging Use this to decorate with your kids for the holiday. Materials: 4 cupcake liners, glue, ribbon, scissors, markers, and construction paper 1. Help the kids flatten out three green cupcake liners and spread glue on one side of them. 2. Arrange the liners in the middle of the construction paper to form the shape of the leaves of a shamrock. 3. Cut a stem shape from the last cupcake liner and glue to the shamrock. 4. Help kids use the markers to write a message on the paper and glue a loop of ribbon to the back for hanging.

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Green Carnations This can be potentially messy, but can be a fun way to teach your kids about flowers and to spend some quality time together. Materials: White carnations, vase, green food coloring, water 1. Cut the stems on the carnations at an angle at the nub of the stem. 2. Fill the vase with water and have your child add a couple of drops of food coloring. The darker the water, the darker the color of the flower. 3. Have the child place the flowers into the water. 4. After 3 - 4 days, the carnations should turn green. The longer the flowers are in the water, the more color the flower will have. Your children will have a good time getting festive this St. Patrick’s Day and perhaps these crafts will inspire them to create something completely on their own. Encourage them to expand their horizons, and most of all, remember to have fun.

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Last Weeks of Pregnancy are Important for Your Baby BY DONNA FARRIS, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

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Babies born anytime between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full-term, yet recent studies show that the last two to three weeks of pregnancy are important.


s the load gets heavier, the nights get longer and your patience grows shorter, it’s tempting to want to deliver that baby sooner, so you can cuddle your new bundle of joy instead of suffering through the discomforts of late pregnancy. While modern medicine makes it possible to schedule your delivery – either through C-section or induced labor – the best course of action is to let nature take its course whenever possible, says Dr. Danielle Berdahl, OB/GYN specialist with Avera Women’s. Babies born anytime between 37 and 42 weeks are considered full-term, yet recent studies show that the last two to three weeks of pregnancy are important. “There’s a huge difference between 37 and 39 weeks in regard to a baby’s development,� Dr. Berdahl said.

At around 38 to 39 weeks, fetal hormones increase to help maintain blood pressure and blood sugar levels after birth. Babies born at 37 weeks as opposed to 39 weeks are at higher risk for feeding disorders, bilirubin disorders (jaundice), longer hospital stays and NICU stays. “So there is a push nationwide not to induce labor even two weeks early, unless there is a medical indication, such as preeclampsia, low fetal fluid, poor fetal growth, etc.,� Dr. Berdahl said. Also, if labor is induced before the cervix is effaced and dilated, there’s an increased risk for Cesarean delivery. Labor takes longer, with longer hospital stays more likely for the mother. For the sake of both mother and baby, it’s better to provide comfort cares to deal with the symptoms and discomforts of

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the final weeks of pregnancy, rather than to be induced early, Dr. Berdahl said. One common symptom is ankle swelling. This can be eased by getting off your feet, putting your feet up when you can, and wearing supportive shoes and compression stockings. To help with back pain, do stretching exercises, wear arch support in your shoes, or wear maternity bands to help redistribute the weight. “For some women, physical therapy, heat and massage can also be beneficial,� Dr. Berdahl said. Inducing labor at 39 weeks and after is considered acceptable, but labor can still be longer if the cervix is not effaced and dilated. A baby is not considered post-due until after 42 weeks. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines are that at 41 weeks, if the cervix is still unfavorable, fluid is normal and fetal heart rate is normal, it’s fine to wait until 42 weeks with close surveillance. It is also acceptable to induce at 41 weeks. After 42 weeks, however, the placenta stops working as well, increasing risk to the fetus. Unless your doctor advises a C-section for your health or the health of your baby, it’s better to plan on delivering vaginally if at all possible. At one time, it was thought that C-sections would reduce the risk of future urinary incontinence, but studies have

shown that pregnancy itself and not just delivery method is a risk factor for this condition, which affects about 15 percent of women. C-sections have more risks for the mother, including more blood loss, operative injury, and more time in the hospital. Also, babies don’t transition as well because not as much fluid is squeezed out of their lungs as in a vaginal birth. “Some women think that if they have a C-section, they won’t have to go through the discomfort of labor, but they can have up to six weeks of post-surgical pain while trying to care for their newborn,� Dr. Berdahl said. There are lots of options for pain control during labor, such as massage, different positions, birthing balls, whirlpool bath, IV pain medications, pudendal block and epidurals. All these decisions are why it’s important to have a birth plan that you talk over with your OB provider. “Your care provider can walk you through what to expect, and both you and your provider can come up with a plan that best fits your needs,� Dr. Berdahl said. To learn more, go to www.AveraWomens.org and click on Patient Education.









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Don’t Slam the Door! by Dori Chaconas A slamming door may not seem like a big deal, but in this escalating tale, it can have far-reaching (and very funny) consequences — including a limping, yelping Pa; a scared, bee-stung bear; and a whole house plunged into pandemonium! In lively rhyme that’s perfect for reading aloud. Dori Chaconas follows a pint-size narrator as she warns her family of the ever-more-outrageous effects of their actions. But despite her valiant efforts, things keep spiraling humorously out of control. Will she ever be able to get the house back in shape? Slamming the screen door sets off a comical chain of cause-and-effect in this rollicking tale of a rambunctious family. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

The Best Cat by Valeri Gorbachev When Bootsy plays with a ball of yarn, Jeff sees a clown — the best clown in the world! And when Bootsy dances, Jeff sees a ballerina — the best ballerina in the world! Jeff’s big sister, Ginny, disagrees. “Bootsy is just a regular cat,” she insists. But Ginny and Jeff can agree on one thing: Bootsy is the best cat in the world! Valeri Gorbachev’s charming illustrations capture the central role that a beloved pet plays in the life of a child. The family pet is so much more than that in this warm and funny book for little animal lovers with imaginative minds. Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo & Alison McGhee Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their superdeluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. Ages 6 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

The Story of Britain from the Norman Conquest to the European Union by Patrick Dillon The history of Britain is a thrilling story of kings and queens, battles and truces, discoveries and inventions, expansion and diplomacy. From William the Conqueror’s arrival in 1066 to the end of the twentieth century, The Story of Britain celebrates the rich diversity of a people and culture, as well as the events, good and bad, that have shaped Britain — and the world — over the past thousand years. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Rocket to the Moon by Lerryn Korda “How do you get to the moon, Lester?” asks Little Nye. He can’t get there by jumping — he needs to go in a rocket. Stacking pots and pans, pails and umbrellas works very well, until he adds the engine, and — oh no! —it all tumbles down. But Nella and Gracie join in, donning clever homemade space helmets, and soon they’re ready for lift-off; four friends on a magical rocket trip to the moon. Join Little Nye and his friends in a new picture book celebrating imaginative play in simple stories and fresh illustrations with a fun, retro feel. Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen When Tiny Little Fly sees great big toes (and lands on a great big nose), the poor elephant tries — tramp, crush, tramp — but can’t catch it. Off flies the fly! The teasing insect easily misses the rhino’s roll, squash, roll and the tiger’s swat, swoop, snatch too. Michael Rosen’s simple language is a joy to read aloud, while Kevin Waldron’s whimsical images match his playful rhythm beat for beat, offering a fly’s-eye view of each favorite animal before revealing the energized creature in full. How will this gently suspenseful adventure end? Fly, fly, fly! My, oh my! An elusive fly stirs up some mighty beasts in this witty tale for the very young. Ages 2 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Joe and Sparky Get New Wheels by Jamie Michalak Sparky is a turtle who likes to stay inside his shell. Joe is a giraffe who likes to stretch his neck and see the world. When a car appears one day at the famous cageless zoo where they live, the two set off on the ride of their lives, with Joe behind the wheel and Sparky hanging on for dear life. From the shopping mall to the car wash to the take-out burger joint, Joe and Sparky cause mayhem everywhere they go. Young readers will love sharing the road with this unlikely pair in a string of adventures that are by turns innocent, charming, and laugh-outloud funny. Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

My Havana Memories of a Cuban Boyhood by Rosemary Wells “You’re always drawing in that notebook of yours,” Dino’s friend teases. To the small boy, 1950s Havana is alive with color, music, and glamour, and he itches to capture it on paper. When Fidel Castro and the Communist Party take over the Cuban government, Dino’s family must move to New York, where the lonely boy pours his heart into making a model of Havana’s archways and balconies, buildings and streets. Rosemary Wells composes a tender ode to an immigrant boy who grew up to be a U.S. architect, while Peter Ferguson’s atmospheric paintings evoke two vibrant cities as they were half a century ago. Ages 7 yrs - 10 yrs Candlewick Press

Pop-Up: Everything You Need to Create Your Own Pop-Up Book by Ruth Wickings Do you delight in seeing an ingenious pop-up “pop” but feel utterly daunted at the thought of making one yourself? Get your hands on this all-in-one guide and kit, combining the simplest of instructions and the coolest of components for creating a pop-up dragon, castle, jungle scenario, and Frankenstein scene. There’s no need for scissors or glue, thanks to press-out, pre-scored, peel-off sticky-back pieces. And for those inspired to learn more, there’s also a guide to basic folds and techniques — -plus a sample pop-up robot showing how those techniques may be used. Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Elmo and His Friends by the Sesame Workshop Whether sorting out shoe sizes with Big Bird, putting on one too many colorful layers to play in the snow, saving a single treat from Cookie Monster’s clutches, or learning the ups and downs of flying from Abby, Elmo sure gets the concept! Ages 4 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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Adrienne, 5 mos.

Caelee, 6 mos.

Caden, 10 mos.

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Davin, 9 mos. Eli, 3 wks.

Lyla Jo, 11 wks. Nicholas, 2 yrs.; Emma, 3 yrs.

Finley, 7 mos. Emma, 2 1/2 yrs.

Erica, 8 mos.

Ethan, 22 mos.; Aiden, 9 days

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Making Music, Making a Difference BY DIANNE ERDMANN to make the world better — and that it feels great. The kids learn that we travel to Haiti to help those in need. But, they don’t have to leave the country to make a difference. We tell them to think about kids that have no friends and need encouragement, or your elderly neighbor lady down the street who needs help with mowing her lawn. You know there are so many opportunities to make a difference! I can’t tell you how many times after a show one or two kids tell us the music really spoke to them.

What’s the name of your band? Scarlet Letter

How did you come up with that name?


We named it so that people would ask that. Our explanation is that we should all be wearing scarlet letters displaying our wrongs. But Jesus wears them for us. It is a short way to explain our belief, and it’s not like forcing it on anybody. We may be a Christian rock band, but we want to play for everyone.

ubrey Bohl is a young woman who says that music fills her life. And what a full life it is. She leads worship for her church music ministry. Her band travels for months doing concerts for kids. She also ministers to orphans in Haiti. Aubrey shared what drives her passion for music and young people.

What is your opinion of the youth of today?

Tell me about your band.

There is so much potential! We’re only 19-21 years old. We want you to have hope in us and what we are showing can be done.

Our band plays easy listening at the beginning and rock at the end. It is very family friendly. I’m the vocalist and we have a lead guitar, bassist and drummer.

Tell me a little more about your visits to Haiti. It’s called Mission Haiti. You can read about how it was established and the orphanage at mission-haiti.org.

So what is the experience for a young person who attends? It’s fun — a rock concert. Every kid loves that! Loud, crazy, lights! But, in the middle of it we tell them as part of our Christian ministry, we want them to know they have the power

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Who did you see there? There’s a different story with each child, some pretty hard stories to hear. One of the newest orphans lost his parents in

So what is this orphanage like? It is a place where the orphans are safe and loved. It is very sturdy and the yard is enclosed with a high wall. There’s no running water so you shower with 5 gallon buckets and little peanut butter jars, which is not as bad as it seems. You wash dishes in cold well water. But that is Haiti. When teams come two or three times a month, the orphans just cling to them. Those kids get more loving than many Haitian kids.

When you sponsor a child there, what does your sponsorship provide? You can change their lives! First of all you give them shoes. To be allowed to go to school in Haiti you have to have a certain kind of shoe. With sponsorship they get a backpack and they are de-wormed every six months. They also get a special formula so they get all the nutrients they need. They get school supplies

as needed and a clothes distribution once a year. Plus sponsors can send gifts. All the details are at the online address.

What is the future for these kids? The kids being raised are not just let go at age 18. They are growing to be leaders for Haiti. Older ones say they want to travel around to different schools and make a difference. We stay for weeks and hike up mountains to help people out. They see that all it takes is for somebody to do it first. No matter where you’re at, people have good in them. It’s just a matter of tapping into it.

What’s next for you? This summer the band and I plan to travel and spend 10 weeks leading worship for a mission called Next Step ministries. In needy communities, they bring a hundred kids every week for community service projects. We will be the worship band at night and work alongside them during the day.

Making music and making a difference? Always. It is exactly what I want to do.





the earthquake and is just now coming to terms with the fact they aren’t coming for him. One child was taken from an abusive home. Another was rescued from slavery. In some cases the mothers died and the fathers can’t care for the children.

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t’s been a long cold winter, but Spring looks to be on its way. I think the past few months have been very hard on my patients and my family pets too. There has been a lack of exercise and play time. It can take a toll not only on their bodies, but also there minds. I have had more pets than usual eat things they are not supposed to. Dogs will grab, swallow or chew on things out of boredom, anxiety or sometimes just because. Dogs and cats are curious by nature. With too much time on their paws, they are going to try things. I am not sure what is good about eating a bottle cap, collars or a bitter plant. Momo thought the roses for Valentines Day were particularly inviting. The older pets have had a very hard time with arthritis, muscle aches and mobility. There are some very good options to help control the symptoms and progression of arthritis. Millie is 11 years old and cannot get into bed on her own anymore. On bad days I will use Deramaxx, which acts like Celebrex taking pain and inflammation away. I also try to give her fish oils on a daily basis to help her cartilage. Many pets are also on daily Glucosamine and Chondroitin to help their joints feel better. Consult with your veterinarian on the medications and dosages that are correct for your pet. Just like their owners, many pets have gained weight. Lack of play and exercise is to blame for most of it. Even for indoor only pets, they tend to sleep more during the short days of winter

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and play less. Their body’s internal survival signals also tell them to eat when they can, especially on cold days. My internal signals must have been working too well this winter as well! So what are we going to do about it? I think the best course of action is to realize that life is a journey and not a sprint. I see pets every Spring that are limping and sore from their first nice day of spring. We, as humans, tend to forget that our chubby canines are not ready for a 3 mile power walk. Their feet are soft and tender from spending too much time on indoor flooring. Their cardiac endurance is not instant and their muscles and joints are not always ready for long walks. Start slow and work your pets into a more vigorous level of activity. Make sure the surfaces are ok and watch out for the ice that forms from melting and refreezing on the sidewalks. Monitor how they feel and realize two separate walks instead of one long walk is better in the beginning. Also look at weight loss as a slower process. Slowly reduce calories by decreasing their treats first. Almost 30% of most dogs’ calories are from the treats. Substitute green beans or apples for the biscuits and snacks you are using now. Also slowly decrease the amount you are feeding your pet. I like to decrease by 5-10% increments every 2 weeks. If your pet needs volume to be happy, then go to a low calorie “diet” food for pets. Don’t forget your felines. Plant some grass or oats indoors and give them something to graze on instead of the roses. Think Spring!

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DIVORCE CAPITAL Sioux Falls, North Main Avenue at 5th Street


etween 1877 and 1909, Sioux Falls was known as the “Divorce Capital of the Nation.” Lenient residency laws and multiple divorce grounds were available in Dakota Territory and South Dakota. Wealthy men and women from the East were attracted by speedy divorces with short residency requirements of three and later of six months. A paid receipt from a hotel or boarding house, even if only for hanging garments in a closet or leaving luggage behind, was accepted as evidence of residency. Notice to an unsuspecting spouse was given by publication in a local newspaper. Hearings were held in

closed courtrooms. Disturbed by the notoriety brought upon Sioux Falls, Bishop William Hobart Hare of the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota described the situation as a “scandalous divorce mill.” He urged the state legislature to increase the residency requirement to one year. A divorce reform law to that effect was upheld by a 1908 referendum. About 6000 divorces were granted in South Dakota between statehood in 1889 and the effective date of the reform law. Two-thirds of those obtaining decrees promptly left the state.

Dedicated In 2009 By The Minnehaha County Historical Society And Rick And Amy Yarnall

Under Construction A new county courthouse was constructed during 1889-1890. Thereafter most of the “divorsays,” as they were referred to by the locals, who came to Sioux Falls to untie their marital knots attended a closed-door divorce hearing in this new building: Image owner: Siouxland Heritage Museums.

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