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Submit Your Child’s Photo 82

RECIPES Simple Sweets to Beat the Heat 36

Bicycle Built for Two…or Three 86

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he phrase “what’s old is new again” is alive and well at Aviena, a vintage/modern store that recently opened at 8th & Railroad Center in Sioux Falls. Located at the south end of the boardwalk, between the Balloon Squad and K Restaurant, the store offers vintage clothes, vintage-looking modern clothes, refurbished furniture, handmade jewelry, whimsical décor made from “repurposed” items and more. Owner Jessica Medici says the idea for Aviena (which is her two daughters’ names combined), came from all of the things she likes from the many different stores she has visited while

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traveling over the years. “I love finding items that have new life after being discarded or things that have been repurposed or upcycled into something new,” Medici says. “It’s exciting to be able to offer unique, artsy clothing and home décor at a reasonable price; plus give customers a unique shopping experience.” After 11 years with an online business that only featured clothing, Medici says she was looking for an opportunity to get into a “brick and mortar” location so she could offer additional items. And, she knew that moving into space at the historic 8th & Railroad Center would be the right fit for her business.


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“People come downtown looking for something unique,” she says, “so I want to make sure that Aviena always offers something new and different. The displays will be changing regularly to give shoppers that one-of-a-kind experience.” In addition to taking items on consignment from individuals, Aviena also features items by local artists. Some of those artists include ReBorn Home Furnishings, Minglewood Studios clocks, RK Brushworks art, Eclectica Designs and Whimsiful. Artists featured inside Aviena also gather on Saturdays during the “Eclective Open-Air Market” held in conjunction

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with the Farmers Market. Any local artists, upcyclers, repurposers and crafters can be part of the Saturday event (call 605-929-8139 for details). When you browse through the racks of blouses, skirts, pants and dresses, it is hard to determine which items are vintage and which are modern. “That’s the beauty of Aviena,� said Medici. “Shoppers can go home with items that not every other woman has in her closet.� Do you remember raiding your mom’s jewelry box when you were younger? You can find those same great chunky necklaces, strands of pearls and costume brooches at Aviena. Or, perhaps you’d like something upcycled, like feathered headbands, jewelry made from old typewriter keys or necklaces made from bottle caps or alphabet cubes from the Boggle game. Aviena also has a wide assortment of handbags in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They may be vintage, vintagelooking or upcycled from materials like a coffee sack or an old leather skirt.


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If you’re looking for some new home dĂŠcor, you might want to look at the retro-art or wreaths made from pages of books. For the kids’ rooms, you can find wall hangings made from the covers of children’s books or coat hooks mounted on a piece of a board game. Don’t forget to check out the clothing, shoe, jewelry or home dĂŠcor displays, as many are repurposed furniture items that are also for sale. Medici says Aviena will take consignment items by appointment or on a “drop-offâ€? basis. The only real criteria, she says, is that the items be quality, well-made and interesting. “It doesn’t matter whether someone has a handmade item or if they bought it somewhere else,â€? says Medici. “If it’s something that is unique, I’m interested in taking a look at it. And, I look at clothing to be sure it is ‘wearable’ vintage and not ‘costume-y.’â€? With summer weather finally here, it’s the perfect time to stroll down the boardwalk at 8th & Railroad Center for some nostalgic and unique shopping at Aviena.

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pray Your Fat Away owner Steven Fitch was born and raised in Fargo, ND. He began his career in radio advertising in Fargo in the 1980s and moved to Las Vegas in 1990. It was in Las Vegas where Fitch met Emile Bouari, founder of The Bouari Clinic, while helping him advertise his weight loss clinic. After seeing the tremendous success they were having, Fitch opened Spray Your Fat Away in Fargo on October 4, 2010. After

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several months of success there, he opened a Sioux Falls location in March. A Grand Forks storefront is currently in the planning stages. “The oral Spray Your Fat Away spray is homeopathic. It is made with the hormone HCG (Human chorionic gondotropin) and was created by Dr. Carol Ann Chaney, who has a PhD in nutrition. “It triggers your brain into releasing or metabolizing up to 2000 calories of nutrition from your fat every day,” Fitch shared. “As the fat comes off your body, the nutrition stored in it goes back to feed you, so you can now go on a low calorie diet of fruits, vegetables and protein without starving.” The Spray Your Fat Away dieter consumes only 500 to 800 calories a day while on the program. In addition to the HCG, the spray contains homeopathic ingredients that support the elimination organs including the gall bladder, pancreas, liver and spleen. Along with the proprietary spray, dieters also use Methylcobalamin B-12 and all natural energy appetite suppressant pills. “In the case of most low calorie diets, your brain goes into shock, your body goes into starvation mode and holds on to fat and you lose muscle mass and structural fat,” Fitch continued. “Our program targets excess water weight and abnormal fat cells. You don’t lose muscle mass and you don’t lose structural fat.”

According to Fitch, “The 500 to 800 calorie a day diet includes specific fruits, vegetables and proteins spelled out in detail in the Spray Your Fat Away diet manual. Dieters need only to spray and follow the calorie protocol until they meet their desired weight loss goal. After the goal is reached, those following the program go on a 21-day maintenance period diet in which they consume a greater variety of fruits, vegetables and proteins thus increasing their overall caloric intake.” “All white flours and white sugars must be avoided as caloric intake increases,” Fitch cautioned. “This stabilization period resets the hypothalamus gland which regulates metabolism and supports the thyroid. After that 21-day period when the weight loss goal is reached, white flours and white sugars may be consumed occasionally.” Spray Your Fat Away is located at 2701 S. Spring Ave inside Eclips Salon & Suites. Learn more at www.sprayyourfataway.com. “There are only two reasons why people gain weight and keep it on: poor eating habits and low metabolism,” Fitch concluded. “We address both. Spray Your Fat Away teaches people to eat healthy fruits, vegetables and proteins and then we reset the hypothalamus gland. ” Results vary by individual.

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On Monday, June 20, 9 am at Minnehaha Country Club, you and the young golfers in your life can enjoy lessons with the pros, breakfast and The Dennis Walters Golf Show (www.denniswalters.com), a one hour combination of golf mastery and human inspiration. It is great golf, great fun, and a great message. For FREE passes to this summer’s premier golf outing, stop by the front desk of the YMCA downtown, or call 605-336-3190 ext 123.

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f you look up the word “sisterhood” in the dictionary, one of the definitions reads, “the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns.” For one group of local women, that definition isn’t just a line in a dusty book, it’s the tie that binds them in the pursuit of a shared passion and steels them in their fight against a terrible disease. The Windsisters are a group of 15 local women banded together through their love of riding motorcycles and their resolve to defeat breast cancer. This June and July, the Windsisters, whose slogan for their 2011 campaign is “Riding for the Girls,” will be hosting several charitable events culminating in their participation in Conga IV, a 1,500 mile round-trip run to Shell, Wyoming, that will occur July 13–17. According to Windsister Lisa Brouwer, the Conga event originated in 2008, when a woman named Flo from British Columbia, Canada, bought a motorcycle in Florida. Knowing that it would be a long ride back across the continent, Flo convinced friends from all over the country to ride stretches of the road with her, forming a makeshift conga line. The next year her husband bought a bike from the same store in Florida, but the couple decided that some good should come from the long journey. So Flo and her companion riders decked themselves out in pink, took donations, and raised more than $12,000 for breast cancer research. Since then, the Conga Ride for the Cure has continued to grow and today all routes lead to the final rallying place of Shell, WY. - a tiny community Flo found to be particularly accommodating and friendly while passing through on her first run. “A few of us learned about the Conga Ride and we thought it was a great idea,” said Brouwer. “As we discussed it and began making plans, we started getting contacts from other women who wanted to participate. Before you know it, we had women of all ages and from all walks of life who wanted to be a part of it. Eventually we became the Windsisters.” In planning for their journey to Shell, it’s clear the trip represents more than just another bike ride for the Windsisters. “Riding a motorcycle is so empowering and to know we are doing it to make a difference in the lives of other women makes it all the more special,” said Kris Haase. Even the simple thrill of having the wind in their hair holds significant meaning. “It’s one of the great feelings when riding a motorcycle, but for a lot of women battling breast cancer, their hair is one of the first things to go during treatment,” noted

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Windsister Summer Events “Riding for the Girls” Poker Run Saturday, June 11th 11:30am – 12:30pm Registration at The Attic 41st and Sycamore ~ 1st stop – Trophy Case – Larchwood, IA ~ 2nd stop – Waddy’s – Hudson, SD ~ 3rd stop – Bert’s – Beresford, SD ~ Final stop – Gateway Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD $20 per hand includes “Riding for the Girls” T-shirt 50/50 tickets, prizes available for the best hand Cages (cars) welcome! Bling’d Out Bra Auction Friday - June 17th Come visit the WindSisters at Bike Night at J&L Harley Davidson. We’ve bling’d out bras in honor of breast cancer survivors and will be auctioning them off to the highest bidder! All funds raised will go to the Navigator program at the Avera Cancer Center. Bike Night starts at 6pm with music by Pop Machine.

Jackie Fischer. “Things like that keep me focused and help me to count my blessings. During the Conga Ride, the pink-clad Windsisters will be making stops about every 70 or 80 miles to mix with the local citizenry, promote their cause, and ask for donations. “We’re hoping that a group of a dozen or so women riders dressed up in pink will draw some attention and allow us to tell our story,” said Brouwer. In addition to the donations received on the road, the Windsisters have partnered with the Avera McKennan Foundation and additional donations to the cause may be made on the Avera website (more information below). Once the Windsisters get to Shell, the weekend includes a long list of events including a Poker Run, Blingiest Bra contest, an auction, and a dance. “This will be our first time, so we are all


Back Row: Karla Ruud, Lisa Brouwer, Kris Swanson, Rita Adams, Ruth Christopherson, Jeanne Foster & Celia Hogan; On the Bike: Jennifer Sherman & Jackie Fischer; Front: Kris Haase & Tina Duffek Photo courtesy of Thresha Photography

looking forward to the events, but I think the thing we are most excited about is getting together with all the other riders from around the country,” said Jennifer Sherman. “Meeting those people and being a part of that energy will be a pretty amazing experience.” For the Windsisters, the battle against cancer in general and breast cancer specifically, is a personal one. All have loved ones who have battled the disease and a few are survivors themselves. Several indicate the long trip will provide an opportunity to reflect on those friends and family members who have been afflicted and examine their own life path. “When you think about it, cancer affects everyone in one way or another,” observed Ruth Christopherson. “I think this experience will really lend perspective and help teach us the importance of enjoying our lives.”

In addition to the Conga Ride, the Windsisters will be hosting two other events this summer. On Saturday, June 11th, there will be a Poker Run to raise money for the Avera Breast Cancer Center and on June 17th, they will be holding a Bling’d Out Bra Auction, where fantastically decorated bras will be up for sale to the highest bidder (more details on both events below). It will be a busy summer for the Windsisters, but they wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, South Dakota summers are short and time on the bike is precious, especially when each mile moves us closer to a cure. So if your travels take you out west this summer, don’t be surprised if you run across a group of women bikers decked out in pink. Stop and say hello if you can and wish them luck on their journey. After all, these sisters ride for women everywhere.

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hen the school bell rings at the end of the day, hundreds of Sioux Falls middle school students make the choice of what to do with their free time. The hours between school dismissal and before parents return home from work are often unsupervised and an opportunity for negative and unsafe behavior for students in this age group. The Sioux Falls Family YMCA is a leader in providing an after school program for these at-risk youth. Through the Middle School After School Program, they are able to develop positive peer relations and conflict resolution skills. This program makes our community stronger! The 8th Annual YMCA Golf Classic benefiting the Middle School After School Program features a free Youth Clinic on Monday, June 20 at Minnehaha Country Club. Lessons with the Pros (Kris Tschetter and Nancy Lopez) and The Dennis Walters Golf Show are highlights. The complete schedule is at www.starmarkcabinetry.com/golfclassic.

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jun june 2011 Family Fun Night Wednesdays in June • 4pm - 8pm Wild Water West Waterpark Wednesday Family Fun Night! Receive half price on unlimited evening admissions between 4pm to 8pm every Wednesday this summer. INFO (605) 361-9313. Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants Baseball Wed, June 1 VS. Lincoln • 7:05 pm Thu, June 2 VS. Lincoln • 7:05 pm Tue, June 7 VS. Wichita • 7:05 pm Wed, June 8 VS. Wichita • 7:05 pm Thu, June 9 VS. Wichita • 7:05 pm Fri, June 10 VS. Fargo-Moorhead • 7:05 pm Sat, June 11 VS. Fargo-Moorhead • 6:05 pm Sun, June 12 VS. Fargo-Moorhead • 2:05 pm Mon, June 20 VS. Kansas City • 7:05 pm Tue, June 21 VS. Kansas City • 7:05 pm Wed, June 22 VS. Kansas City • 12:05 pm Thu, June 23 VS. Kansas City • 7:05 pm Fri, June 24 VS. Gary SouthShore • 7:05 pm

Sat, June 25 VS. Gary SouthShore • 6:05 pm Sun, June 26 VS. Gary SouthShore • 2:05 pm Tue, June 28 VS. Sioux City • 7:05 pm Sioux Falls Stadium The Pheasants season runs from mid-May to late August, and the games are a great family value with tickets ranging from $6-$10. INFO (605) 333-0179. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium Wed, June 1 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Wed, June 8 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Wed, June 15 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Wed, June 22 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Wed, June 29 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 6th & Main Discover the night sky. Explore the constellations! Starlab Inflatable Planetarium is for children and adults to begin their own sky exploration. Lasts approximately 40 to 45 minutes. We can accommodate up to 25 people per program. Suitable for ages six and older. Programs begin promptly on the hour, no late admission. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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Kids’ Cooking Fundamentals Class Thursday, June 2 • 10am or 12:30pm Maxwell’s Food Supply • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. Join us for a fundamental kids’ cooking class - by Joanie. Please call for more information and to register. (605) 336-2675.

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Historic Walking Tour of South McKennan Park Thu, June 2 • 6:30 pm McKennan Park The tour will meet in McKennan Park on east 26th Street. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. Please register in advance by calling 367-4210. Admission is $3. Strawbale Summer Porch Series Thu, June 2, • 5pm - 8pm Strawbale Winery Every Thursday this summer, join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, artists, and wine. The series also features local artisans with everything from purses and pottery to watercolors and jewelry. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music complimented with specially prepared food. INFO (605) 543-5071. Thursday Night BOGO Thursdays in June • 4pm - 8pm Wild Water West Waterpark Thursday BOGO night! Receive Buy-One-Get-One (equal or lesser value) Unlimited access to the park 4pm-8pm every Thursday this season. INFO (605) 361-9313. Downtown Block Party June 3 • 6pm 8th & Railroad Center • 401 E. 8th Street Enjoy live entertainment in this fun kick off to your weekend! Each First Friday in June, July and August you’ll find free music, food and beverage vendors, and merchants open late on the East Bank! INFO (605) 338-4009. Greatest Show On H2O Fridays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 • 7pm Catfish Bay Water Ski Park All new show every year. The show has comedy, acting, singing, dancing, and more all choreographed to amazing stunts on the water. It is an all ages show designed with the family in mind. $9 Adults, $7 Kids (6-12), 5 & Under Free. INFO (605) 339-0911. Jensen & Bugge at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Fri, June 3 • noon Sixth Street and Main Avenue Danish folk duo Jensen & Bugge will perform from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert. INFO (605) 367-4210.

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Summertime Favorites Cooking Class June 4 • 10am Maxwell’s Food Supply • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. Join us for a summer favorites cooking class with Joanie. Please call for more information and to register. (605) 336-2675. Downtown Moonlight Movies Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 • 9pm


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Siouxland Renaissance Sat, June 4 â&#x20AC;˘ 10am Sun, June 5 â&#x20AC;˘ 10am Sioux Empire Fairgrounds The festival will host a wide variety of vendors plying their trade and offering goods of every kind and foods to suit every taste. Venture into a realm especially for children. Come thrill to the spectacle of armored jousting. Marvel at our jugglers, dancers, fire-breathers and other entertainers on our stages. Roam the streets filled with the people of Shrewsbury County and amusements of every kind. $10 admission. INFO (605) 367-7178. Sangria Sundays Sundays in June â&#x20AC;˘ 1pm - 4pm Strawbale Winery Every Sunday afternoon this summer, join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, and wine. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music complimented with specially prepared food, just for you. Cost is $5 per car. INFO (605) 543-5071.

Bring Your Friends Night Mondays in June â&#x20AC;˘ 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes unlimited admission any time after 4pm every Monday night this summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

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First Lego League Beginner Camps! Mon, June 6 â&#x20AC;˘ 1pm Mon, June 20 â&#x20AC;˘ 1pm Augustana College This five day camp is designed to give beginners a taste of LEGO robotics and the buzz surrounding FIRST LEGO League. Learn basic robot engineering and programming skills; develop teamwork and presentation expertise. Open to 9-14-year-olds who have not participated in FIRST Lego League in the past school year. Cost is $150. INFO (605) 274-4909.

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011 2nd floor conference room. (Elevator accessible) A Vision Board is quite simply a representation of your goals in life. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will lead as we discuss goals and create personalized vision boards. Fun and Inspiring! Small groups of up to four. If you have a larger group, invite Rebecca to bring the workshop to you. Fee: $40 per person per workshop (Materials included). Call (605) 940-8389 to register or online at www.healwithhypnosis.com/ events. Pre-registration is required.

Pioneer Day Camp Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 â&#x20AC;˘ 8am Beaver Creek Nature Area Who know homesteading could be this fun? Kids experience life as frontier child in Dakota Territory. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outdoor, educational, and an all around good time. Kids can go fishing, dip a candle, make ice cream, and play historic games. For kids 7 to 12 years old. $25 registration fee includes program, meal, and snack. Call to register. (605) 367-4210.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, June 9 â&#x20AC;˘ 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.

Terrific Tuesday Tuesdays in June â&#x20AC;˘ 4pm Wild Water West Waterpark Every Tuesday of the summer is Terrific Tuesday, offering unlimited admission for only $5.00 + tax per person 4pm-8pm. INFO (605) 3619313.

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and the Parrotheads of the Prairie will host the annual “Round to Remember” Golf Tournament, a benefit for the South Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. If you would like to sponsor a hole or play, please call (605) 334-8149 or email compasscse@sio.midco.net

Hegg Brothers at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Fri, June 10 • noon Sixth Street and Main Avenue Two keyboards, two voices, two brothers: the Hegg Brothers will perform from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert. INFO (605) 367-4210. The Ballroom Dance Club Friday, June 10 • 8pm - 11:30pm El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillip Ballroom dancing to the music of Gale Pifer. Guests welcome with tickets $10 each at the door, yearly membership available. Casual attire. INFO (605) 212-4017. Bikes & Babes Rally For Miracles Poker Run Sat, June 11 • 11am J&L Harley-Davidson • 2601 W 60th Street North Poker run with lots of fun and great prizes! All proceeds to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. INFO (605) 334-2721. Great Plains Balloon Race Sat, June 11 • 6am & 6:30pm Kenny Anderson Park • 3rd St. and Bahnson Ave.

Thirty to 35 hot air balloons are scheduled to fly over Sioux Falls (weather permitting) for this free family event. If these flights are not able to take place, pilots will try again on Sunday June 12. The very popular “Walk-in Balloon” will be inflated 1-2 hrs before launch so people can walk around inside the actual hot air balloon! Pilots and crew will be on hand to answer questions about ballooning. INFO (605) 332-6161. History from the River Canoe Trip Sat, June 11 • 9am Farm Field Park Big Sioux River near 57th Street and Western Avenue Learn about historic Sioux Falls landmarks while traveling down the

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une Big Sioux River on the History from the River Canoe/Kayak trip. $10 adults, $8 ages 8-17, call 367-4210 for information and registration.

Run for Their Lives Sat, June 11 • 8:30 am Sertoma Park Run for Their Lives is a family-friendly event, consisting of a halfmarathon, 5k run/walk, and 1 mile kids run. The event is the primary source of funding for Lach’s Legacy, a program of the CJ Foundation for SIDS, that is working in the fight against SIDS in South Dakota. You’ll find lots of families participating with their kids and strollers as well as some competitive racers! INFO visit www.allsportcentral.com or call (605) 254-4967. Race-day registration will also be available. Zippity Zoo Day Sat, June 11 • 9am Great Plains Zoo This popular family event includes hot dog stand, cotton candy and sno cone stands, face painting, Zookeeper talks, and live musical performances. This event is free for Zoo members or with paid admission to the Zoo. INFO (605) 367-7003.

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Historic Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Thu, June 16 • 6:30 pm Mt. Pleasant Cemetery • 2001 E. 12th St. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. $3 admission, please register in advance. INFO (605) 367-4210. Kid’s Activity Day: Wonders of Weaving Thursday, June 16 • 9-11:30 a.m. 1-3 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own craft to take home. 15 minute learning sessions run throughout the morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free Admission. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com. Bike Night Fri, June 17 • 6pm J&L Harley-Davidson 2601 West 60th Street North Bike Night is an evening when riding enthusiasts of all types can gather together and share ideas and show off new products or custom work. All brands are welcome. There will be live entertainment and tons of fun activities for everyone! INFO (605) 334-2721. Mat D at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Fri, June 17 • noon Sixth Street and Main Avenue


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Mat D will serve up some hard luck Americana from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert. The concert will be held indoors in the case of bad weather. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Festival of Cultures Sat, June 18 • 11am Falls Park • 710 N. Weber Avenue Travel the world without leaving Sioux Falls by visiting the Annual Festival of Cultures. Experience sights, sounds and tastes of the world. Event includes a Parade of Flags, sales and display booths, entertainment, kid’s world, ethnic food and Diversity Awards. INFO (605) 367-7400.

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Paws to Celebrate Sat, June 18 • 6pm Landscape Garden Center Paws to Celebrate is the Premier Wine/Beer tasting event to benefit the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society pets. Over 100 wines and beers will be available, food from the region’s finest chefs. All for $60. A Riedel Flow Cab glass is included for each ticketholder. A live and silent auction will be available for your bidding pleasure. Tickets Available Online at www.sfhumanesociety.com, or at Goodspirits Fine Wine at 41st & Minnesota. INFO (605) 338-4441. YMCA Golf Classic - Youth Clinic Mon, June 20 • 9am Minnehaha Country Club LGPA Pros Kris Tschetter and Nancy Lopez will hold a youth clinic at 9am. At 10am, breakfast is served. At 10:15am, The Dennis Walters Golf Show starts. For free passes, call the YMCA at 3363190 ext 123. INFO www.starmarkcabinetry.com/golfclassic/ or (605) 336-3190.

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Bicycles: Life on Two Wheels Exhibit Opening Reception at the Old Courthouse Museum Thu, June 23 • 5pm - 7pm Sixth Street and Main Avenue Ride on down to the Old Courthouse Museum for the Bicycles: Life on Two Wheels exhibit opening reception and learn about over 100 years of bicycling with some of the most unique bikes produced during each era from the 1800s to today! Refreshments will be served. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Historic Walking Tour of Fort Dakota Thu, June 23 • 6:30 pm Old Courthouse Museum 6th Street and Main Avenue Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. $3 admission, please register in advance. INFO (605) 367-4210.

Automania in Historic Sioux Falls June 24 - 26 • Downtown Sioux Falls One of the largest displays of cars and motorcycles exhibited in the Midwest! Great music, special guest appearances, vendors, and great food and beverages. INFO www.automaniasiouxfalls.com or (605) 3384884.

Empire Mall Crazy Days Summer Clearance Sale June 24 - 26 The Empire Mall has gone crazy! Shop for discounts at all your favorite stores during our summer mall-wide clearance event! INFO (605) 3613301.

Double Play at the Old Courthouse Museum Summer Plaza Concert Series Fri, June 24 • noon Sixth Street and Main Avenue The world’s only professional flute and tuba duo Double Play will perform from noon to 1 p.m. in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one at the concert. The concert will be held indoors in the case of bad weather. INFO (605) 367-4210. Historic Walking Tour of the Warehouse District Thu, June 30 • 6:30 pm Old Courthouse Museum • Sixth Street and Main Avenue Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about the Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day. $3 admission, please register in advance at 367-4210 ext. 0.

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alking into the Sandy Jerstad home is to feel immediately welcomed. The lovely red brick exterior invites you into a space that Sandy calls, “a combination castle and lodge.” I was first invited to sit at a round oak table. It bears the marks of what Sandy calls “food and fellowship, laughter and love.” It is

like another member of her family, and has been for more than 25 years. Sandy shares her memories in a book she is writing called Table Talk. Sandy has many cherished items in her two-story home, all with their own stories. From the vantage point of the table, a

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family room opens on one side and a kitchen on the other. The family room has comfy leather chairs and a sofa that beckons you to sink into it. As in many of the rooms, a rich oriental rug defines the space. A brick fireplace reminds one of the comforts

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of home, and large windows look out on a secluded terrace, complete with a cascading waterfall. One could easily sit and gaze for hours. Sandy points out a striking Native American painting, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The


Feeding of the Spirit.” In it a lone figure sits in a boat, split between day and night. “There are so many layers of meaning to me,” says Sandy, “darkness into light.” Turning to the kitchen, cool black granite from South Africa

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three hanging lamps bearing crosses. In the dining room, the rich wooden table displays a stunning set of century old Bavarian china. Sandy explains the set, rimmed with cobalt blue and 24 karat gold, was purchased “when we

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didn’t even have a couch.” She holds up a piece that looks brand new, “the whole set was purchased for a hundred dollars. It is hand-fired in a way that it will never craze. The family we bought it from was glad it was going to a pastor’s family.” Also in the


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with a length of cord, doorbell, key, twig and charred piece of wood. She explains that one day she discovered smoke and upon further inspection it was revealed that the moist ivy that covered her home had made its way into the walls and wrapped

around the electric connections.” “We were so grateful the house didn’t burn down,” Sandy says. The plaster walls are original to the house. Sandy used a painting technique “rub on and rub off,” she says, “to bring out

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the texture.” It enhances the old-world feel. “When we moved in, all of this was covered in paint.” She points to a mantle, iron railing and stone fireplace. “It took me 50 hours to remove the paint with a toothbrush from the stone on the fireplace!”

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area. Exposed brick in the entryway adds texture, and the high-peaked ceiling is rich with wood panels. The walls, lined with books, and pictures and personal objects, inspire Sandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s writing. A framed congressional document hangs above Sandyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk. It is a tribute to her late husband, Mark, that she

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shares, “was actually entered into the Congressional record.” It is another treasured item in this amazing home. The master bedroom is decorated in soothing creams and neutrals and displays relaxing scenes of Minnesota lake country.

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The heated stone floor is a favorite for Sandy and for her cats. At day’s end, the room is the perfect retreat. Above her bed is a large skylight. It is wonderful for stargazing…and reminiscing about the family times spent in her home, and dreaming of more to come.


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Filling: 20 ounces cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons flour 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 drop green food coloring whipping cream and lime slices Combine the cracker crumbs and sugar in a bowl and stir in the butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 10 inch springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet and bake at 375Ë&#x161; for 8 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add sour cream and flour and beat well. Now add eggs and beat on low speed just until combined. Stir in the lime juice, vanilla and food coloring. Pour into the crust and place on baking sheet again. Now bake at 325Ë&#x161; for 50-55 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on wire rack for 1015 minutes and then carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour longer and then refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan and garnish with whipping cream and lime slices. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 14-16.

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Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in the whipping cream and the whipped topping and gently spoon into the crust. Garnish if desired and chill for 3 hours before serving. Store in refrigerator. Serves 8-10.

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person who taught me how to grill. Perhaps there is a genetic connection beyond my father, too. My grandfather on my mother’s side was a barbeque guy. I remember going to his house in the Highland Park neighborhood in Des Moines for a Sunday afternoon dinner of barbequed ribs. And this wasn’t just a summer delicacy; he had a wood-

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fired barbeque in the basement of their old house. I was young enough at the time that I didn’t question the safety issues of an indoor barbeque, but looking back, it’s a small miracle that we didn’t all die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Despite the safety issues, the smoked pork he would produce was legendary. Only a grandfather would put the health and safety of his family in jeopardy to produce those succulent ribs. But it was my own father who showed me how to light a charcoal grill and start a campfire. Now he lives in a condo and he can only use gas or electric grills, but he still loves to cook a steak in the great outdoors. And so do I. On Mother’s Day, it is traditional to pamper your mom; serve her breakfast in bed and treat her to a dinner out. But for Father’s Day, I think dad wants a big, juicy steak. And he wants to cook it himself. Mom and the kids can be in charge of salads,

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Here’s a simple steak rub that I like. About an hour before dinner time, dust off a lawn chair, turn on the garage radio and set the station to a baseball game (or a NASCAR race if he is so inclined). Then with a couple of cold beers in hand, send Dad out to light the grill. This is his time to relax. The dog may want to play fetch or the kids may want to play tag, but make sure he has time to make a good fire, sit and reflect, just the way his father and his father’s father did. And make sure his son has a chance to learn from the Master. It is his day. Let him cook. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. Just like his father, Jim has made his career in advertising. He runs ADwërks, an ad agency in uptown Sioux Falls.

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In the United States, wine produced from the grape is normally called by its French name, Syrah. However, in cases where winemakers choose to follow a New World style, similar to Penfolds Grange, they may choose to label their wines as Shiraz. 1990s; a similar trajectory occurred in California, however, the biggest factor in this expansion during the 1990s was a federal government tax subsidy to those planting new vineyards. In the United States, wine produced from the grape is normally called by its French name, Syrah. However, in cases where winemakers choose to follow a New World style, similar to Penfolds Grange, they may choose to label their wines as Shiraz. Under American wine laws, either name may appear on the label. Syrah first appeared as a wine grape in California in the 1970s, where it was planted by a group of viticulturists

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hardiness in some northern parts of the state. Many people vouch for the tall fescues because of drought tolerance, lower fertilizer requirement and fewer mowing times, which translates: â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheaper to maintain.â&#x20AC;? They are also quick to establish and resistant to disease. The blade is similar in appearance to Kentucky bluegrass; some are slightly wider. Tall fescues have the same early and late season green up, however â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when Kentucky bluegrass requires ample irrigation to stay green during dry stretches of mid-summer, the fescue lawns maintain their dark green hue, usually with less irrigation. According to Rick Foster with the Tessman Company, overall price for tall fescue seed is slightly more expesive, but not enough to break a project. He also said the movement to tall fescues is a growing trend, but it is still being fine-tuned as the claims of different seed companies are worked out. I asked Chad Kucker, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is a low maintenance lawn an oxymoron or an opportunity?â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Opportunity,â&#x20AC;? he said, without hesitation. He is in the middle of a complete yard renovation including changing his lawn type and will be going the tall fescue route. There are choices when selecting a turf-type tall fescue Chad said. The following are available as seed and/or sod: 1. Pure, turf-type tall fescues that are often a mixture of

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medians. The medians of South Minnesota Avenue south of 69th Street and East 26th Street near Rosa Parks School both grow RTF. The 41st Street median west of Highway 100 grows regular turf-type tall fescue. Dave Swift, Grounds Superintendent at Minnehaha Country Club, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a big fan of RTF, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m willing to bet, in high traffic areas, it will hold up better than bluegrass. Fertilize it as much or as little as you want.â&#x20AC;? For high traffic areas like golf courses or sports fields one might apply higher rates of fertilizer for the first season or two to gain proper establishment, but for a lawn with normal use, one would need less fertilizer than for bluegrass. Dave said that tall fescue has the strongest root system of any cool-season grass. It even does well on poor soil. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never dug up tall fescue that had less than two feet of vertical roots. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also pest resistant though somewhat susceptible to brown patch, which he called a minor problem, a result of high nitrogen use. Additionally, the turf-type tall fescues have a much higher threshold for salt tolerance, which allows use along streets and sidewalks. To be Continued. Next Month: Low Maintenance WarmSeason Grasses

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Follow your passions and have a creative career. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational program in preparation for the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International) Entrance Exam for Professional Membership. Design career exploration for grades 6- 11 Project: Design Boot Camp the Institute of Design & Technology of SD, 123 South Main Avenue, for more information call: 275-9728 or check our website: www.idtsd.org

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hiladelphia, Pennsylvania (Philly) is a place of inspiration and great historical significance. The location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Philadelphia region is known as the “Cradle of Liberty”. Whether you are looking to explore the outdoors, discover things about the past, find a new favorite artist, or indulge in some impressive eats, Philly has everything for you. Begin your journey into the city’s all-encompassing scene with some tremendous Philly cuisine. The plethora of eateries available at your fingertips might make it tough to decide which place you will sample first. If you are in the mood for some fresh and delicious sushi, check out Fuji Mountain, where you combine treats from its tasty menu with some fun karaoke. If seafood isn’t your thing, enjoy a juicy steak at Butcher and Singer, a restaurant with very high reviews and a perfectly balanced menu with gourmet and traditional American fare or dine in Chinatown at Lee How Fook, one of Philly’s leading Chinese restaurants. Lee How Fook means “Good Taste for the Mouth”, which describes

the food perfectly. The restaurant is also a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage), making it more unique with the option to bring in your favorite libation to share at your table. After eating, your trip would not be complete without a delightful tour of Historic Philadelphia. Aside from the magnificent restaurants, the city has an impressive collection of famed attractions, galleries, and shops, so it might be helpful to visit the Independence Visitor Center and get an extensive free orientation to the culture, history, and many options available throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. The friendly and informative staff will let you know where to go, what to see, and how you should organize your itinerary. You can also purchase tickets here to the area’s top attractions, tours, and events without standing in line. One of the most famous historic sites is the Liberty Bell Center. Here you will learn how abolitionists, suffragists, and other groups adopted the famous cracked Liberty Bell as its symbol of freedom. The Bell is believed to be suspended from its original American elm rope, weighing

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For a break in between the commotion of the many things to do, visit the Curtis Center, where you will find one of the city’s hidden art gems: The Dream Garden. This dazzling Tiffany glass mosaic is based on a painting by Maxfield Parrish, and is 15 x 49 feet in size with more than 100,000 pieces of colorful glass. To see more breathtaking artwork, visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, which hosts a very large collection of American treasures both local and national. While walking around outdoors, be aware of the Museum Without Walls, which is an interactive audio tour designed to show off the fact that Philadelphia has more outdoor sculptures than any other American city, and is free to access and available through a variety of ways. After an invigorating stroll through the museums, visit the oldest zoo in the United States, the Philadelphia Zoo. Settled among a charismatic 42-acre Victorian garden with tree-lined walkways, the zoo has claim to several “firsts” along with being the first zoo charted in the United States in 1859. The world’s first Children’s Zoo and the first U.S.

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exhibit of white lions were achieved here, as well as the first orangutan and chimp births in an American zoo. Along with the superb animals, the zoo is recognized for its intriguing architecture, which includes the Primate Reserve, Carnivore Kingdom, and Rare Animal Conservation Center. The country home of William Penn’s grandson has botanical collections of over 500 plant species, and the historic pachyderm and carnivore houses are a sight to see. The Zoo Balloon offers guests a ride 400 feet up into the air for an even more unique view of the zoo from above. To cap off your vacation to Philly, order from a dynamic mix of wines at Il Bar, located in the Penn’s View Hotel on Front Street. Featuring the largest wine preservation and dispensing system in the world, you can have a personal tasting of five different wines in a select group and compare wines in relation to one another. After sampling the wonders of this marvelous city, you will understand why Philadelphia’s appeal is so celebrated.

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hile pills, medications and medical procedures often help get patients back on the road to recovery, the answer isn’t always cut and dried. Some patients have tried everything available, yet still deal with chronic pain or symptoms. Others want to forego or relieve the side effects of medications. That’s where integrative therapies like acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, or movement therapy fit in. “Some patients are looking at options besides prescription medications, or they want to find therapies that don’t have any side effects,” said Dr. Dawn Flickema, family practitioner with Avera Medical Group McGreevy Clinic, 69th and Western. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in China; only in recent decades have its benefits been recognized in the United States. Dr. Flickema has received extra training on top of her medical training to offer medical acupuncture at her clinic,

and also in the Avera Cancer Institute’s Integrative Medicine program. Before patients try acupuncture, they should have a full medical work-up to rule out any conditions that should be addressed with other medical treatments. Or, acupuncture may be offered in addition to other therapies. “Patients with chronic conditions often need multi-modality treatments to feel better,” Dr. Flickema said. Acupuncture typically is associated with pain relief, but it can also be used to treat other problems such as gastrointestinal conditions, hair loss, insomnia, depression or anxiety, migraine headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Dr. Flickema says a common application with good results is treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. “Medical acupuncture is a good fit with family practice, as we typically see a wide range of conditions,” she said.

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Linda Kasten of Parker, S.D., decided to try acupuncture to address a chronic cough caused by acid reflux. “I had been doctoring for a long time, and hadn’t found anything that really helped. I may have been a little skeptical, but I didn’t have anything to lose.” While her treatments are still ongoing, Linda says it’s helped to lessen her cough. It’s also helped to ease anxiety. “It’s working well enough that I want to continue the treatments.” Linda says acupuncture isn’t uncomfortable or painful. She started with acupuncture treatments at various points of her body, and now her doctor is concentrating on ear acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on 12 meridian systems on the body, which have been mapped out over thousands of years. These 12 meridians relate to organ systems, and there’re an additional six vessel meridians. “We usually select four to eight meridian points to stimulate, which means you have eight to 16 needles in place for about 20 minutes,” Dr. Flickema said. Because the ear develops as an extension of the body’s central nervous system, all these points are also found on the ear. Some people respond better to ear acupuncture versus body acupuncture, or the other way around, Dr. Flickema explained. Treatments are scheduled in groups of six. For a chronic condition, it may take 12 to 20 treatments before the patient turns a corner. For simpler problems, only six might be needed. “The beauty of acupuncture is that once you get a good result and symptom relief, you can usually stop treatments and have a prolonged benefit,” Dr. Flickema said. For some chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, patients may benefit from continual treatments. About 20 to 25 percent of people don’t respond well to acupuncture. “So patients have a 75 percent chance or higher of responding well and showing some improvement,” Dr. Flickema said. With most people used to traditional medical approaches, a little skepticism is not unusual, Dr. Flickema said. “Seeing is believing. Once you see success, it’s very encouraging. It’s good to have an additional tool to offer patients when other approaches don’t seem to be helping.” While housed at the Avera Cancer Institute, Integrative Medicine therapies are available to anyone. To learn more go to www.AveraCancer.org, and click on Integrative Medicine in the left column.


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LET THEM GET THEIR HANDS AND FEET MESSY! Create a piece of art for Dad to hang in his office or “man cave” to remind him of how little his children once were. Let your child go crazy with your chosen colors, personalizing a plain canvas, paper, or even a T-shirt with hand and foot prints; literally

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displaying their growth. You can buy your choice of canvas and acrylic paint at any craft store and let your kids get artistic — preferably outside. The possibilities are great as far as your choice of material to use as the main piece, so browse the craft store and use your imagination. In addition to using hand and footprints, incorporate some words or write a poem. Perhaps a T-shirt could say in stenciled paint, “Best Dad Hands Down” or “My Kids Walk All Over Me”, with handprints or footprints surrounding the letters. Or maybe one of the following poems could be included on the canvas, framed artwork of your child’s prints, or even on a homemade card.


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Dads usually like to eat. Let your child personalize Father’s Day with some of Dad’s favorite foods. For every meal and snack all day, plan to have at least one of Dad’s favorites on the menu. Your children will be eager to see the expression on his face when he realizes the treats that are in store for him. To make it even more personalized, have your child help prepare the food, and even add some creative touches to it just for Dad. One clever idea is to present him with a personalized candy bar. Use your child’s artwork to create a custom wrapper for Dad’s favorite candy. Cut a piece of construction paper to cover the main part of the candy wrapper. Have your child color and draw on the paper and secure it around the candy with some clear tape. Tie a ribbon or a handmade gift tag with his name on it and it is ready to be delivered for dessert!

Make a “Dad Rocks” paper weight for Father’s Day. Find a nice sized rock, and choose what color of paint to use. Have your child paint the rock one color, then write “Dad Rocks!” or any saying you wish, with a permanent marker or a thin paint brush. If the rock is big enough, have them add googly eyes and mouths and noses, or some other designs to embellish it a little further. So simple, yet so cute! Another way to show Dad he is awesome is to make him a special BBQ apron. Trace shapes of burgers, hot dogs, ketchup and mustard bottles, and other grilling tools onto felt squares. Cut out these shapes and glue them to a plain apron using craft glue. Also add a title to the apron, such as “King of the Grill”, which will make him very proud to wear it as he grills dinner for the family. Your kids will love that they made that apron for him for many grill-outs to come.

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No matter how you choose to To go along with the apron, give Dad his own handmade BBQ sauce! Find a favorite BBQ recipe with your kids, and make a special sauce just for Dad. Clean a container, such as a wine, beer or juice glass bottle, and fill it with your homemade recipe. Cap the bottle with a wine cork and cover it with a small piece of fabric and a rubber band. Create a label with adhesive paper and decorate it with your child’s artwork, or even print an image of Dad with the kids, and create a name for the BBQ sauce pertaining to him. Press the label onto the bottle and you have a fabulous Father’s Day gift from the whole family.

celebrate Father’s Day, always remember to appreciate the dads in your life every day. This special holiday called Father’s Day gives parents the opportunity to teach kids how to show their love and admiration for someone else, and to celebrate another person, such

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SCIENCE 101 The correlation between exercise and brain development has been researched for over 50 years. What once was theory can

now be seen by observing brain activity through the technology of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recent research using MRI scans shows a clear picture of the correlation between childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physical activity and the development of the areas of the brain responsible for cognitive thought, the ability to learn and think. Exercise boosts brain activity that promotes the development of brain cells in certain areas of the brain. One reason is because physical activity stimulates brain growth in much the same way that physical exercise causes muscles to develop. Physical exercise activates nerve cells in the brain and stimulates these cells to create neurological pathways (highways of thinking). The brain grows as these pathways are developed and used.

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Physical activity is not just for the sake of their physical selves, but also for social, emotional and cognitive development. The main areas of the brain studied regarding exercise and brain development include the hippocampus (important to learning and memory) and the basal ganglia (aids in attention and critical thinking). In a recent study at the University of Illinois, MRI’s of physical active children showed significantly larger basal ganglia and a larger hippocampus. These areas of the brain are responsible for tasks and skills such as memory, effective planning, attention, inhibition of impulsive behavior and decision making.

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A DAILY ROUTINE This research provides another reason and benefit to incorporate exercise into your child’s day. Physical activity is good for your child’s body and mind. Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day. This does not mean that your child needs to do 60 minutes at one time. Being physically active throughout the day adds up. Ten minutes here and 15 minutes there can add up to 60 minutes if you look for ways to find time to be active throughout the day.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY So what can a parent do? First of all, make exercise fun. Exercise should be enjoyable; not a chore of the day. Remember that exercise isn’t the same for children as adults. Don’t race to put kids on treadmills or go jogging around a track. Playing tag, dancing and riding bikes are everyday activities that can promote your child’s physical activity habits. To add some fun and motivation to your child being physically active, make exercise a family affair. Go for a walk together. Ride bikes on the bike trails. Play a backyard game of soccer. Making exercise a family affair brings the additional benefits of togetherness while teaching your child lifelong healthy lifestyle habits. These healthy lifestyle habits are good for your child’s physical, mental and cognitive health. The bottom-line is: children need to move!

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THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE WONDERFUL BOOKS FOR CHILDREN WE HAVE COME ACROSS THIS MONTH. WE HOPE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE AND ALSO INTRODUCE OTHERS BEING RELEASED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. ENJOY.

Mitchell’s License by Hallie Durand illustrator: Tony Fucile Mitchell was four years, one month, and five days old when he got his license. He may need a little boost getting into the driver’s seat, but once he’s behind the wheel, his car sure goes fast! Left turn, right turn, slow down for speed bumps Mitchell is a pro. And he loves the way that horn sounds! There’s just one problem: Mitchell and his car have a slight disagreement about what type of fuel should go into the tank. Hop in for a hilarious, heartwarming ride with four-year-old Mitchell, a kid with a need for speed, a lead foot, and a very special license to drive. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

If I Never Forever Endeavor by Holly Meade Safe inside his cozy nest, a young bird considers whether or not to give his new wings a try. What if he tries and the wings don’t work, and he flails, plummets, and looks foolish? Then again, what if his wings take him swooping and gliding, sailing and flying through a great big wonderful world? He’ll never know if he never endeavors. With the help of her bold, beautiful collage artwork, Caldecott Honor-winning artist Holly Meade offers a gentle nudge for hesitant fledglings of all ages and species to step out, to dare, to try... and to fly. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Slightly Invisible by Lauren Child Charlie and his friend Marv have invented an invisibility potion to help them find strange and tricky creatures, which they would prefer to do without Charlie’s little sister, Lola, bothering and interrupting. But when Lola enlists a bit of help from her invisible friend, Soren Lorensen not to mention a tea set, a rabbit, a stroller, and of course one or three glasses of pink milk- it turns out that the strange and tricky creatures have met their match in one very resourceful, inventive little sister. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

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Hurry Down to Derry Fair by Dori Chaconas It’s opening day at Derry Fair, and young Dinny Brown can’t wait to see the carousel, the animals, the cotton candy, and the hot-air balloon. But Mama’s baking pies for the contest and Daddy’s chopping wood to sell, and it seems as if Dinny will never make it to the fair on time! Won’t someone finish up their chores and take him to the fair? Dori Chaconas and Gillian Tyler offer a rhythmic read-aloud that celebrates the delights of the county fair, culminating in a bustling panoramic gatefold that lets readers explore along with young Dinny. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

The Yellow House by Blake Morrison One day, on the way to the park, a little girl climbs the gate of an old yellow house. Although no one has lived there for a very long time, a little boy suddenly appears before her. “Come and play with me,” he beckons. He leads her through an enchanted garden, showing her all its marvelous inhabitants: a tiger playing with its cubs in the long grass, a dolphin leaping in the goldfish pond, a pelican roosting high in the apple tree. Then the mysterious boy is gone, the girl’s mother is calling, and all is as it was before. In this well-loved picture book, Blake Morrison and Helen Craig bring us to a place where, for a moment, magic is real. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs


My Side of the Car by Kate Feiffer Sadie has wanted to go the zoo forever, but something always gets in the way. Not today! Today they are finally on their way, and nothing can stop them - not a broken arm or a lost dog or a surprise visit. Not even her dad’s observation: “Sadie, it’s raining.” Because when Sadie looks out her window, not only is it not raining on her side of the car, the sun is shining and people are watering their lawns and wearing sunglasses. Even when the road on Dad’s side starts looking more like a river, Sadie can barely see a raindrop fall on her side of the car. This warmhearted tale of a child’s optimism and a father’s loving patience is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone, no matter the weather. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Just the Right Size: Why Big Animals Are Big and Little Animals Are Little by Nicola Davies Did you ever wonder why there are no high-flying superheroes in real life? Find out what keeps big animals (like us) from performing amazing feats of strength and agility, yet why being tiny and powerful might have a downside. What if you could lift fifty times your weight (hello, ant), but getting wet could kill you? Or you could soar like a bird, but a cold breeze would do you in? From an award-winning duo, an intriguing look at what it means to be just the right size. Ages 8 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Benny and Penny in the Big No-No! by Geoffrey Hayes In this Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winner Benny and his sister Penny know it’s wrong to sneak into someone else’s backyard but their mysterious new neighbor - or is it a monster? may be a thief. They go snooping and discover a lot about themselves and...a new friend. Ages 6 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Daisy Dawson at the Beach by Steve Voake School’s out for Daisy Dawson, and things couldn’t be any better. Imagine a whole summer at the beach, full of sand, sun, and surfing! And now that she’s making new animal friends - a crab named Pinchy who likes to dance and two fun-loving rabbits named Rabsy and Raberta her vacation promises to be all the more exciting. But when Daisy hears a call for help from the bottom of the sea, she finds a dolphin in deep trouble, caught in old fishing nets. Will Daisy and her friends be able to save the dolphin before it’s too late? Ages 6 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Maisy Goes to the City by Lucy Cousins Broom, vroom, beep! Maisy and Charley are in the city visiting their friend Dotty, and there are many things to get used to - noisy traffic, enormous buildings, and sidewalks so crowded they have to walk very slowly (all the better for looking in store windows). Riding the escalator and elevator - and hanging on tight in the subway - are almost as much fun as exploring the giant toy store and eating pizza in a cafe. Even the playground is busy in the city! Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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Harper, 1 1/2 yrs. Emerson, 3 mos.

Brianna, 9 mos.

Amellia, 20 mos. Each month we will choose and feature new cute kids. Your child could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per child – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: child’s first name, age, birth date, parents or guardians names, address, email address and phone number. Parents must own the rights to all submitted photos.

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Caleb, 2 yrs.

Emerie, 7 mos.

Jarek, 3 1/2 yrs., Trevan 3 mos.

Holden 4 yrs.

Greta, 18 mos.

Finnian, 9 mos.


Jozlyn, 5 mos.

Preston, 6 mos.

Jaxson 3 1/2 yrs., Brecken 16 mos.

Micah, 11 mos. Kara, 4 yrs.


Rylan, 3 yrs.

Riley Jo, 4 mos.

Will, 13 mos.

Tenlee Jo, 4 1/2 mos.

Scarlet 6 yrs.


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owntown Sioux Falls is a bustling place. During the warmer months, the streets come alive with people enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of a thriving community. There is much to do and much to see, and countless ways to do and see them, but Harold Christensen offers downtown visitors a unique way to experience the city’s energy. Christensen is the owner and operator of Sioux Falls Pedicab, the city’s first and only bicycle cab service. On Friday evenings from May to September, Christensen provides rides to and from numerous downtown attractions. We had a chance to talk with Harold about his business and learn about the benefits of seeing the city from a new perspective.

I’ve always been a bicycling enthusiast and I’d read about how popular pedicabs are all over the country. Finally I said to myself, ‘I want to do that.’ I thought Sioux Falls was ready for it and would support it. So I did a lot of research and talked to my wife about it, and eventually she said, ‘that sounds like you, go for it.” So I got started last July and this will be our first full season.

In doing my research, I found that there is really only one manufacturer of pedicabs, and they are located in a suburb of Denver. I got in touch with them and bought the bike. The licensing part was kind of an interesting process as the city obviously has laws around vehicles for hire, but nothing specifically about pedicabs. The city was very good about helping me figure out what I needed to do to be in compliance. Once I had the bike and became licensed and insured, I was ready to go.

I do have a route up and down Phillips Avenue and most of my fares wave me down as I’m making my way. I can certainly be called or emailed to set up a ride, but most of the time people just hail me as they see me. I have a fare chart that I share with them so they know how much it will be.

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What are the rates? The standard rates for one person are $.75 per block, or $8.50 per mile. I can usually fit two adults in the cab or three children or smaller people. The pedicab is rated to carry 400 pounds.

What do people seem to enjoy the most about the experience? They are attracted by the novelty of it. One of the first comments I got was, ‘We must be a big city now, because we finally have a pedicab.’ People always comment on how much fun it is to see the city from the open cab at the pace we go. Downtown Sioux Falls is such a vibrant place and people really seem to enjoy the perspective the pedicab provides.

When you think of it that way, it’s kind of like being in your own one float parade, yes? (laughs) I guess you could put it that way. When we go by the places that have patio seating, we always get smiles and waves, and people often see their friends. It’s fun. When you’re driving in your car, you have to watch the road. When you are in the pedicab, you can relax and soak in the atmosphere.

You must be pretty fit to be able to able do this job. I am an avid cyclist, and log a couple thousand miles every year. It’s what I like to do. Mostly the pedicab route is pretty flat, there are some inclines that take a bit of work, but it’s not a problem. I do joke with people that if they want to go see the Cathedral, they need to find another way (smiles).

I’ll bet! Is it stressful to deal with car traffic or do people give you a pretty wide berth? I was worried about that when I started, but while I expected the worst, I got the best. People are very considerate and I do everything possible not to be in the way. It’s been fabulous. When I was just getting started, I expressed my concern about slowing people up and someone told me, ‘people don’t come downtown to race.’ And it’s true. People are there to relax and enjoy themselves.

Do you have any favorite stories or experiences? During one of the concert events last year there was a group of young women who wanted a ride down to Falls Park, but there were four of them and they all wanted to go at once. Normally that’s not an option but they were small, so they all jumped in. They had a ball all the way to the park and of course the pedicab goes places cars cannot, so I delivered them right to the gate, past all sorts of other people. When they got out, it was like they had arrived at a Hollywood premiere. That was memorable and fun.

What do you like most about your job? There are many things. I like being outside and meeting new people. I also like being a part of the downtown atmosphere. Our city has a lot to offer and I’m just glad to be a part of it.

For more information on Sioux Falls Pedicab go to: www.siouxfallspedicab.com Email: Ride@SiouxFallsPedicab.com Phone: 605-610-9887

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has removed our ability to sense an oncoming storm. Dogs do not rely on television or radio for their reports, they can sense it! The range of signs shown by storm anxiety pets can vary a large degree. Many dogs will be nervous and anxious. They may pace, vocalize or hide. However, there are other dogs that become extremely agitated by storms. They can be so scared that they chew through doors, jump through windows and even run away. There are a number of ways to help our scared friends. It really depends upon how intense they are when storms arrive. If your pet is happy hiding in a closet, their kennel or under the bed, allow them that security. I do not recommend medications or other methods to calm those pets during the storm. If your pet is more agitated, then we will use more aggressive medical options. There are homeopathic medications that will help. They are not instant and take more time to work than conventional medications. Most contain Tryptophan, a chemical found in turkey. It makes them mildly tired and can take the edge off. We maintain some pets on it daily all summer. Some pets require stronger medications to help them cope with storms. The most commonly used medication is an older tranquilizer, Acepromazine. It gives a reliable and quick sedative effect, if your friend is stressed. It needs to be given at least 30

minutes prior to the start of a storm. It has a wide dosage range and is relatively safe. There other pets that cannot get comfortable with a hiding place, turkey or strong medications. It must be terrible for them to be that scared! They are the pets that cry, pace and can become so scared that they hurt themselves. Many of the pets that were adopted from Hurricane Katrina have severe agitation during storms. They are the most difficult cases. In the severe cases, I recommend that we use medications, attempt to find a “safe place” for them and create a diversion. The diversion can be music, food or a game that the pet likes to play. There is a new device that shows some great promise. It is a vest that you place on the pet and slowly increase the pressure. It mimics a hug around the body. There are many studies for other animals that show a rapid decrease in anxiety when they have pressure applied to a large area of their body. This is a difficult problem, with no easy answers. The best medicine, as always, is to prevent anxious behavior. When they are puppies, it is important to train them in a kennel. It gives them a safe place to be the rest of their life. You should also provide lots of stimulation and noise when they are young. This softens their response to loud experiences later in life. Lets hope for a quiet summer!

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Best Friends Bear, best friend of Ryan and Becka Burger

Sammie, best friend of Jen Pfeiffer Myah, best friend of Michael Tschetter

Saffy and Bella, best friends of Robin Erdmann

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Sadie, best friend of Pat and Gene Fergen


Bear, best friend of Chris Sandvig

Hoagie, best friend of Steve, Danielle, Riley, Brianna & Ciara Sandvig

Sunny, best friend of the Andersons

Mattie, best friend of Joel & Julie Vipond

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title BOMBER RAMS SKYSCRAPER Sioux Falls, West Algonquin Street.

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ollowing victory in Europe during World War II, the Sioux Falls Army Air Forces Base became a reception center for airmen returning to be redeployed to the war in the Pacific. A twin-engine B-25 bomber, Army 0577, was added to the base fleet. Christened Old John Feather Merchant, the bomber was outfitted as a VIP ferry plane. On July 28, 1945, Army 0577 was returning to Sioux Falls from the East Coast when the pilot became lost in a blinding fog. Traveling 250 mph, the 12-ton bomber slammed into the 78th floor of

New York’s Empire State Building, then the world’s tallest building. The point of impact was 975-feet above street level. Highly flammable aviation fuel exploded, unleashing a deadly fireball inside the skyscraper. Killed in the tragic collision were the plane’s three occupants and eleven people at work in the building. Concluding that fault for the accident was largely that of the pilot, the Army thereafter required more intensive transitional training for pilots returning from overseas combat duty.

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A B-25 Mitchell Bomber The B-25 Mitchell gained fame as the bomber used on April 18, 1942, in the Doolittle Raid against Japan. Sixteen B-25’s bombed mainland Japan only four months after the surprise Japanese attack against Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. This Army Air Forces mission against Japan gave a much-needed boost to the spirits of the American people. It also greatly alarmed the Japanese who had believed that their home islands were untouchable. The amount of actual damage to Tokyo and other cities was minor, but for the remainder of the war, Japan was forced to divert troops for the defense of their homeland.

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Empire State Building: This drawing portrays the impact of the bomber with the north face of the skyscraper, the path of the forward landing gear and part of one engine passing through the 78th floor before dropping onto the roof of the Waldorf Building, and the 79-floor free fall of a young elevator operator who miraculously survived! Image owner: Arthur Weingarten.


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2011_06_EtcMagazine_Volume10_Issue7  

Father’s Day Gift Ideas July Activities Calendar June 2011 Volume 10 • Issue 7 2101 W 41st St • Western Mall • Sioux Falls • 605.336.1600 •...

2011_06_EtcMagazine_Volume10_Issue7  

Father’s Day Gift Ideas July Activities Calendar June 2011 Volume 10 • Issue 7 2101 W 41st St • Western Mall • Sioux Falls • 605.336.1600 •...

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