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Custom Hand Stamped Jewelry Just in Time for the Holidays

Say Anything…Jewelry in Uptown Sioux Falls S till have some special people on your shopping list for the holiday? Try a custom keepsake creation from Say Anything…Jewelry by Stephanie Wilde. Wilde creates all of the personalized, keepsake items by hand, using such materials as sterling silver, copper, brass. Although Wilde has had her business for two years, and opened a retail location at 4th & Main in September, she doesn’t have a background in either jewelry or working with metals. “I was actually working at a local restaurant as a server and broke my foot in 2009,” says Wilde. “I had seen hand stamped jewelry before on the Etsy website and became fascinated by it,

so while I was laid up, I started doing some research. Little did I know then that I would have my own business and storefront just two years later.” Wilde went online looking at examples of stamped jewelry, read up on different metals and techniques for stamping. Then, she ordered some pieces to try. “I don’t consider myself artsy or crafty at all,” she says with a smile, “but I discovered that I kind of had a natural knack for doing this.” For the first two years, Wilde worked from her kitchen counter. She established a website, a site on Etsy.com and a Facebook page to get her business going. Now, her order book is full,

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and she is shipping her creations all over the world. She can typically fill and ship orders within 2-3 weeks, although it could take a little longer during peak times like Christmas. The store is part of the Uptown Sioux Falls area, located in the historic Tri-State Creamery Building next to Oh My Cupcakes!, A Taste of the Big Apple and Salon Britori. She says the location is a perfect fit. “The businesses in this area each have a specialty niche, and I think the clientele that come here are looking for things that are eclectic and unique.” Creating the hand stamped jewelry pieces is very detailed

work. Wilde does the lettering free hand using a hammer and the letter and design stamps – which are almost like thick nails with the design at the tip. Letters range in size from 1/16” to 1/8”. Her design stamps include a heart, martini glass, + sign, flower, crescent moon, sun, baby foot, dragonfly, butterfly, cross, star, paw print and princess crown. Wilde says she does her best to try to space everything evenly; however, slight variations are to be expected. “These are what make each custom piece unique and also add character and charm,” she says. “But even with those variations, I would never send out an item I would not be proud to put my name on. I stand by every piece I make, from both an artistic and quality standpoint.” Wilde can stamp on metal pieces for necklaces, wine charms, bracelets, cuff links, key chains and even pet tags. She can pair her stamped pieces with specialty charms like angel wings or with Swarovski birthstone crystals and pearls. One necklace design has two sizes of metal rings with a pearl in the middle. Wilde says this makes a great gift for a grandmother because the two rings provide more room for the grandchildren’s names. Wilde’s creations make great gifts for mothers, brides,

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wedding parties and friends, but she has many items for men as well. She can use a variety of finishes on the metal to make them shiny or textured, and finds her “rugged” finishes are great for men’s gifts. Ideas for the jewelry come from many sources, says Wilde. “A lot of the trends actually come from Hollywood – what you see on the big screen and on the red carpet.” She adds that she loves to create on her own – mixing shapes, sizes, fonts and finishes – but she also has fun working with customers to create unique items tailored to the person receiving the jewelry. “My Facebook page has tons of photos,” says Wilde, “so I always encourage people to go there for ideas. But it’s great when people stop in and look at some of the pictures of finished jewelry and the raw pieces, and then we start bouncing ideas around to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake.” Customers can also create a “wish list” that Wilde keeps on file for holidays, birthdays, anniversaries and more. “That wish list makes it really easy for husbands to shop for those special occasions,” she adds with a laugh. Coming down to the store also makes a great “DaddyDaughter Date Night,” she says, where they can browse around

and design a special keepsake gift for Mom. Wilde offers “Bling Nights” at the store, where a customer can invite guests in for a private party. The host can earn up to 20% of the evening sales in free jewelry. Wilde encourages people to schedule soon if they want to host a party before the holidays. And, she says, any holiday orders should be placed in November. To learn more, you can visit the store, her websites, Facebook page or visit the Say Anything…Jewelry booth at the Sioux Empire Arts & Crafts event on November 11-12 at the Fairgrounds.

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Planning a Child’s Party?

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f you are scratching your head trying to come up with a new idea for your child’s birthday party, don’t worry! Your next party can be a piece of cake, thanks to Paige Andersen. Andersen is the owner of Piece of Cake Parties by Paige. While Andersen realizes there are many different party venues available to families in the Sioux Falls area, she created her business to help take some of the stress out of birthday party planning for parents and to help create fun and unique experiences for children and their friends. “I think this approach really appeals to parents,” Andersen says. “They simply pick the date, time, and the location – like their home, a park or a community center – and I come prepared with all the necessary supplies to keep their child and guests entertained.” The family can pick a theme from Andersen’s suggested list, and then she provides one hour of activities to engage the birthday child and their guests. Activities may include games, activities and experiments or “make and take” crafts. Themes include: Birthday Beauty- All things to pamper the birthday girl and her guests. Homemade lip balm and fizzing bath bombs are a perfect way to relax. Blast Off!! - Planes and rockets take center stage. Fear Factor - Disgustingly good fun! Adrenaline-pumping

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relay races, gross games, and a creepy & crawly snack. Kitchen Craziness - Use ordinary kitchen items to discover extraordinary things. Magic milk, dancing raisins, & coffee filter creations. Mystery Madness - Mysteries abound. Whose footprint is it? Can you solve the secret message and name the mystery sound? Princess Perfection - A party fit for a princess! Decorate your own crown, make a necklace that’s good enough to eat, and play some dress-up games. Scooby Doo Mystery Fun - Follow the clues just like Scooby and Friends. Plenty of “dog gone” good fun. Sticky Science - What could be more fun than making lots of sticky concoctions? Homemade slime and gum are just the beginning! Andersen says if parents have another idea that would better suit their child, she will do her best to accommodate requests. Party themes can be geared for most children between the ages of 4 and 11. The cost for a Piece of Cake Party by Paige is $90 (price includes sales tax), which includes all activities and supplies for the birthday child and 9 additional guests. If the guest list is

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bigger than 9, there is a fee of $5 per additional child. While most of her parties are held in Sioux Falls, Andersen says she is willing to travel outside the city. She would work with the parents on a negotiable mileage fee for distances 25 or more miles outside of Sioux Falls. Andersen asks that parties be booked at least two weeks in advance to allow plenty of time for creating that perfect birthday experience. She arrives at the party location approximately 30 minutes before the start time to set things up. She has some tips for parents thinking about booking a unique party experience with her. “I want to be sure the kids have a good time, and to do that, we need to have room to play,” says Andersen. “There should be a table area with chairs for all participants, as well as additional space for activities. It is also very important for parents to let me know in advance if the birthday child or any guests have allergies I should be aware of.” Andersen has a unique background that brought her to this party planning business. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in Elementary Education. She then worked as a substitute teacher and worked at the science center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After moving to Sioux Falls, Andersen spent two years at the Kirby Science Discovery Center. Andersen says this business is a perfect fit for her. “My experience working in the informal science world gives me an excellent background to provide unique, hands-on, and exciting activities for kids of all ages.”

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16th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Wed, November 9 • 7pm Augustana College, Elmen Center Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is the speaker for the 16th Boe Forum. She will be speaking about World Hunger and Poverty. Admission is free but tickets are required! INFO (605) 274-4007 or visit www.augie.edu/ cws/Boeforum.html Night In the Spotlight Thursday, November 10 • 6:30 pm Minnehaha Country Club • 3101 W. 22nd St. Presented by Attitudes by Designers, benefitting the Compass Center (Rape and Domestic Violence Center. Wine tasting, silent auction, dinner, holiday style show, shopping, music by Mike Connor and Terry Pospisil. Tickets are $50/person - can be purchased at Attitudes in the Parkridge Mall or by calling 605-335-7850. INFO www. attitudesbydesigners.com The Story Lady is Coming! Thu, November 10 • 11:30 am Sioux Falls YMCA 230 S. Minnesota Ave. DeAnn is a retired Early Childhood/Special Education teacher and will be coming in monthly to bring her stories to life and put on quite a show. DeAnn enthusiastically engages her audience with puppets, music, flannel board stories, and more! Please join us for stories, songs, and fun with the Story Lady! All ages welcome. Registration is free. INFO (605)336-3190 or www.siouxfallsymca.org

North Wind: Enduring Dakota Winters Exhibit Opening Reception Thursday, November 10 • 5-7 p.m . Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street See footwarmers, fur coats, and everything in between at the North Wind exhibit opening reception depicting the methods of keeping warm during the harsh Dakota winters throughout history. Refreshments will be

mbe served. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Ceili Dance Program Thursday, November 10 • 6:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, Ceili dancing is a fun and energetic way to spend an evening. Get ready to dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Free Admission. INFO (605)367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Yummy Dinner Cooking Class by Joanie Thursday, Nov. 10 Maxwell Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. If you wish to attend please call 605-336-2675 to reserve a spot. Wining Women Thu, November 10 • 6pm Strawbale Winery • 47215 257th St., Renner The activity changes every month. Join us for our Wining Women. Every month during the fall, winter and spring we have exciting speakers, demonstrations, shopping for the unusual, hands on activities, or dancing. INFO (605) 5435071 or visit www.strawbalewinery.com/events Holiday Sioux Empire Arts and Craft Show Fri, November 11 • 3pm | Sat, November 12 • 9am WH Lyon Fairgrounds One-of-a-kind items make great gifts for the hard to buy for people on your list. See our huge selection! $3, 12 and under FREE! INFO (605) 332-6000.

Stress Less for the Holidays Workshop November 12 • 9am-Noon. Heal With Hypnosis LLC 3701 West 49th Street, Suite 203C. (Elevator accessible) Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will help you organize your thoughts and help you enjoy the holidays with less stress and more peace of mind. $50 per participant. Limited to 6 participants. Pre-registration is required. Please call 605-940-8389 or visit HealWithHypnosis.com to register. Kicked Up Holiday Desserts Cooking Class by Joanie Saturday, Nov. 12 • 10am Maxwell Food Equipment • 1212 S. Cliff Ave. If you wish to attend please call 605-336-2675 to reserve a spot.

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ber Blue Star Family Appreciation Event Sat, November 12 • 10:30 am Active Generations • 2300 W. 46th Street This Blue Star Family Appreciation Event is for families which have a loved one currently ACTIVELY serving in the Military. This event is for Blue Star Families and will provide a special day of appreciation. Free BBQ pork lunch, carnival games/prizes for kids, ice cream sundae bar, Operation Military Kids, Portraits for Patriots and complimentary massages by Globe University. Registration is requested by Blue Star Families. INFO 336-6722. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, November 13 • 1-4 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Christmas Gifts Cooking Class by Joanie Thursday, Nov. 17

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Maxwell Food Equipment 1212 S. Cliff Ave. If you wish to attend please call 605-336-2675 to reserve a spot. Kid’s Activity Day - Turkey Time! Thursday, November 17 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Learn about history and make your own crafts to take home. 15 minute sessions run throughout morning and afternoon times. Call to reserve times. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Festival of Trees Fri, November 18 • 6pm Avera Prairie Center The Festival of Trees is Southeastern Behavioral HealthCare’s annual fundraiser. The Festival features a Gala on Friday, November 18th, which includes a live and silent auction where beautiful trees and wreaths are sold. The Festival is known as the kick-off to the holiday season. Tickets $75. INFO www. southeasternbh.org


Winter Wonderland Kick-Off Sat, November 19 • 6pm-9pm Falls Park, 900 N. Phillips Ave. Please join us for the flipping of the switch! Winter Wonderland at Falls Park kicks off November 19. Children can visit Santa & Mrs. Claus. This event is free for the entire family! Park downtown and ride the Trolley to Falls Park. (Parking at Falls Park is very limited). Winter Wonderland at Falls Park is a dazzling display of lights and holiday festivities for all ages. Falls Park will continue to “light up” nightly through January 8, 2012. Free Trolley rides on Saturdays from 10am-8pm. Park downtown and ride the Trolley to Falls Park. Falls Park Visitor Information Center is open 5-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am10pm Saturday & Sunday, during Winter Wonderland. INFO 336-1620 or www.VisitSiouxFalls.com

Join us for a fun-filled morning of music, food, crafts and fun as we “officially” welcome Santa to his home at The Empire Mall for the Christmas Season. Enjoy a special Holiday Children’s Concert by Phil Baker at 11 a.m., followed by craft activities, cookies & milk and visits with the Jolly Old Elf himself! INFO (605) 361-3301. Trains At Christmas Sat, November 19 • 10am Sun, November 20 • 11am WH Lyon Fairgrounds, Expo Building Come see this premier model railroad event in South Dakota. We will have traveling layouts from the regional area. We will also have vendors on hand selling clothing, model and toy trains, as well as railroad videos and memorabilia. INFO (605) 940-9612 or visit www.svmes.net Christmas at the Western Mall November 24 - January 1 5:30-9:30 nightly 2101 W. 41st St.

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011 Oak Ridge Nursery Holiday Open House November 25 – 27 • 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Come out and enjoy hot cider and cookies while looking for the perfect holiday essentials. Christmas trees, evergreen roping, wreaths, poinsettias, centerpieces and special secret Santa gifts. INFO (605) 582-6565.

Enjoy Joe Noe’s beautiful digital light display set to music in the warmth of the Western Mall. Free-will donations support the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of South Dakota. INFO www. westernmallchristmas.com

Parade of Lights Fri, November 25 • 7:30 pm Downtown • Phillips Ave from 14th to 5th Street This sparkling holiday tradition is a community favorite, taking place along Phillips Ave starting at 7:30pm. A 5k “Jingle Bell Run” will precede the parade, passing along the route at 6:45pm. The tree lighting ceremony will follow at 7pm in the 12th Street Plaza. After the parade, the public is invited to the Holiday Inn City Centre where awards will be presented to the winning floats. INFO (605) 338-4009 or visit www.dtsf.com.

Photos with Santa Sat, November 26 • 10am J&L Harley-Davidson Stop on out for photos with Santa on his Harley! Cost is $10 and you receive a photo CD with several poses on it so that you can reprint as many photos as you want. INFO (605) 334-2721.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, November 27 • 1-4 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

Dance Gallery Presents The Nutcracker Nov. 25 – 27 • Orpheum Theater Don’t miss the Dance Gallery’s performance of the Nutcracker this holiday season at the Orpheum Theater. The Friday, November 25th at 4:00 pm show finishes just in time to stay downtown and enjoy the Parade of Lights. INFO 338-3740.

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have great infatuation with this house. It is a quarter century worth of work,” Scott Christensen tells me of his Cape Cod style home in the center of Sioux Falls. 25 years ago, he and former wife, Frances, decided to remodel. Enter designer Douglas Helkenn. We told him, “We want the home to be open, inviting, and give us the ability to entertain.” With the help of Helkenn and a builder, Carlos Roa, smaller rooms gave way to an open, lofty space that still feels warm and inviting. With soft jazz playing from the sound system, we take a tour of the home. “Top and bottom it is only about 2000 square feet, but it feels larger, Scott says. He adds, “You can put 50 people in here for a party — we made it kitchen-centric.” A large kitchen

island is elegantly appointed, with striking pendant lighting. “People struggle with hiring a professional designer, but it was the best investment we made in the whole project. They know where you should put money.” Scott points out the island countertop that has the rich look of granite. “This is a laminate countertop,” he says, “the difference in price could have been thousands of dollars. Douglas told me he didn’t mind spending my money, but this isn’t the place to spend it.” Scott points out, “The other thing is the crown moldings; everything is stained mahogany cherry, but that’s just plain pine instead of hardwood. This gave us the money to spend on window treatments.” The window treatments are a bold, graphic

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design in rich warm colors and are focal points in the room. “When Douglas described what he wanted to do for the window treatments, I kind of hesitated, but he told me that if you do

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it right the first time, you will never have to do it again.” The room is bathed in light, and Scott says, “When Douglas said he wanted to do the walls in yellow, I went…Oh..ughh. But, it

looks great. It has kind of a Tuscan texture to it. At night it has that reddish glow to it from the cherry wood. M and P did all the painting.”

The room is enhanced by pops of color on the walls. Scott says, “These art pieces are original from regional artists. For the last ten years I have tried to pick up one or two pieces.” Most of

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the pieces echo the warm bold strokes in the home. “I like big, modern, impressionistic paintings,” Scott says, pointing to a vibrant red-orange piece. “There is just so much great art; it’s

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important to support the artists.” Next Scott moves to a four season room with a simple, outdoorsy design. The floor is heated with large windows

providing a lovely view of mature trees. “Everything is tight and simple,” Scott says. Vintage albums are framed and hung on the walls; restrained, but charming.

In another room, rich woods and a gas fireplace invite you to linger. Scott points out a beautiful armoire turned into a wine rack. Nearby, is a collection of Scott’s colorful eyeglasses. “I try

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to make this so if I wasn’t even here you could spend a half hour wandering around and you would know a little bit about me. The interests I have...details.” Scott points out a series of vignettes,

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on the bottom in that jar were given out for my grandfather’s wedding. They are just little memorable things.” Upstairs, we enter the huge master bedroom done seven

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inety percent is a big number, but that’s how many American households will have turkey for Thanksgiving. Nine out of ten. And yes, my house will be part of the ninety percent. My beloved and her family love turkey, so even though I will suggest a standing rib roast or leg of lamb, they want what they want. Consequently, I will roast a big bird. And like most of you, I have my preferred way of cooking the bird. And it’s no secret; I stole it from Alton Brown of the Food Network. Apparently, his method has become America’s go-to recipe for Thanksgiving. So I won’t bore you with how to cook Ol’

Tom. Heck, most of you have probably cooked far more turkeys than I have, so there is nothing to teach you. If you want to know more, Google and Mr. Brown can show you the way. Instead, let’s explore the stuff that goes along with the bird; the wonderful world of side dishes! While a 20-pound gobbler from Minnesota will get all the glory, to me the beauty of the Thanksgiving Feast is in the variety that goes far beyond light and dark meat. Let’s start by going back to the beginning; not back to the Pilgrims, we’ll leave that to Mrs. Conger’s Second Grade Pageant.

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recipe. First, I like to add some caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. And for some unknown reason, Mrs. Reilly didn’t add garlic to her hotdish. I’m sure it was just an oversight or a typographical error. Either way, I add a clove or two to make up for that negligence. Now, let’s talk cranberries. I have a complicated relationship with the tart red orbs. While they are an important part of the tradition, for a long time I wasn’t a fan. You see, my grandmother took advantage of the modern convenience of canned cranberry sauce. I’m sure I was in my late teens before I realized that

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cranberries were a fruit and not just a ribbed, gelatinous substance. Other the other hand, my beloved’s family worships the little red fruit and they often celebrate Thanksgiving with two or more cranberry dishes, ranging from tart relishes to sweet and fluffy almost dessert-like salads. And each dark-red dish contains actual fresh cranberries. Not a can of cranberry sauce anywhere in sight. That’s hard to compete with, so I think this year I’ll just mix everyone a cocktail of vodka and cranberry juice and hope no one notices that there aren’t any berries on the table. Dressing or stuffing? That is a big question. You can call it stuffing if you want, but I’m not a fan of putting anything inside the carcass; at least not anything I intend to eat later. And even with a 20-pound turkey, there just isn’t enough room inside the bird. I like dressing and I don’t want to limit how much goes in my belly by the volume of the bird’s. So what kind? You can’t go wrong with the traditional sage breadcrumb variety, but if you go that direction, you need to decide whether or not to add sausage. I say yes, but that is up to you. Growing up, my mom made wonderful, rich wild rice dressing. Nutty and textural; it was awesome. There are so many varieties, it begins to boggle the mind. There are those who believe no feast is complete without oyster stew. I am not one of those people. If you like it, more power to you, but I think it’s a waste of good oysters. I could say the same about creamed corn. If it’s your thing, knock yourself out, but I prefer to keep the kernels whole. Some side dishes are not debatable. Mashed potatoes and gravy, for example; you simply must have mashed potatoes and gravy. Period. End of discussion. Whether you like your spuds smashed and still a little chunky or whipped smooth and creamy is a matter of preference. But there will be potatoes. And if there’s not gravy… well, that’s just too scary to even think about. What about sweet potatoes, you say? I like sweet potatoes, but I have to admit I think hiding such a beautiful tuber beneath a layer of marshmallows is a crime. Roasted, baked, mashed or French fried: all great ways to treat yams and their cousins, but save the Stay-Pufts for your hot chocolate. Last year I skipped the sweet potatoes and no one missed them. In their place I roasted carrots, turnips and parsnips then pureed them all together with some sage, butter and a little chicken stock. That is a dish that will surely make a return visit this November. Dessert? That is a whole different article. And after the turkey and all the sides, I’m usually too full for pie. In fact, I’m getting tired just thinking about all of this. I’m ready for nap. Wake me before Black Friday. Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. When he’s not preparing the holiday feast you can find Jim at ADwërks, an ad agency he runs in Uptown Sioux Falls.

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said, “You should change it to ‘Never Fear, Under Wear is Here!’” Life really changes when your kid becomes a good reader, especially when he’s trying to decipher bumper stickers that read, “I usually wake up grumpy, but some mornings I let him sleep in.” Anyway, back to wine… or Under Wine, that is. I have a whole list of Under Wines- these are wines that I consider under dogs in the wine world. The reason they are under dogs is that at some point, someone, somewhere, somehow discounted it as a contender... just an underrated chump. And just like your favorite sports team, you root for them, you cheer them on, and you celebrate when they pull off an under dog victory. How sweet it is… here are my top three under dogs of the wine world. Applaud them as you drink them with pride and appreciate their underestimated quality. #1 goes to Merlot. Yes, you read that right. I, the person least likely to recommend a Merlot to anyone, am giving Merlot its place in the realm of all that is good wine. There are some Merlots that are outstanding and always have been, like anything from the Howell Mountain appellation in Napa Valley or from the Right Bank in Bordeaux. But in a nutshell,

Merlot has been living in the shadow of Pinot Noir ever since the movie Sideways came out and became a cult hit. Since then, Pinot Noir sales have skyrocketed and Merlot sales have plummeted. Why? One, Hollywood sells, and two, people love to drink what everyone else is drinking. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a table of six sitting in one of the country club’s restaurants, and the server asks if anyone would like anything to drink. The first five people say, “No, water’s fine,” and then the sixth person says, “I’ll have a raspberry iced tea.” All of a sudden, the first five people go, “Oh that sounds good, I’ll have that too.” The power of the palate is not be underestimated… #2 goes to Valpolicella. I’m sorry but, it just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t include an Italian wine in this article, as a lot of Italians are underestimated. And if you’ve ever watched an episode of The Sopranos, never underestimate an Italian. Actually, what’s beautiful about Italian wine is how simple the native grapes are on their own, but how much potential they hold when they are used to their maximum abilities. Take Sangiovese for example. On its own, it’s a pretty good wine. Young, cherry flavors on the palate, and sometimes bitter is how Sangiovese is often described. But, if you plant the same vine just south of




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Florence in a little town called Greve, you get a complex, wonderful wine called Chianti. Simple, yet amazing. So, now take Valpolicella on its own: A nice, light-bodied, fruitforward wine from the northeast corner of Italy, made with grapes from just outside of Verona. Valpolicella is a great introductory wine for the novice Italian wine drinker. And as you become acquainted with this unique grape, you’ll discover that Valpolicella has so much more potential. Fermented twice and pumped through a barrel of grape skins, you get Valpolicella Ripasso, a medium-bodied, less fruit-driven version of the original Valpolicella. Now, let the grapes dry for three months in wooden crates, then press the “raisin-like” grapes, and age it in Slovenian oak, and you have one of the most illustrious wines of Italy, Amarone della Valpolicella: A big, dry, jammy wine with a peculiar raisin-like aroma. Splurge on one of these bottles next time you’re celebrating, you won’t be sorry.

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#3 goes to Portugal. When’s the last time you had something from Portugal? Maybe you’ve had a nice Port lately. Maybe you’ve had a nice Madeira. But chances are, the closest you’ve been in touch with Portugal is the cork you just pulled out that bottle of wine you opened last night. Portugal is responsible for 55% of the world’s cork supply and accounts for 5.3 million acres of cork oak trees. Now, with the apparent shortage of cork production, the advent of synthetic corks and winemakers switching to screw caps has relieved the pressure on Portugal somewhat. Cork is becoming the underdog of the wine bottle closure battle because of the roughly 7 to 10% leakage rate that cork allows versus a synthetic or screw cap closure. To me, unscrewing a cap or popping a waxy synthetic cork is too dull. There’s too much history, too much tradition, too much romance in uncorking a bottle of wine for me not to pick a bottle with a real cork in it. If it’s corked, so be it. I return it and get a new one because every winemaker stands behind his/her wine… cork or no cork. If you’ve ever watched Rudy, or pulled for the Patriots when they’re down by 13 with 2 minutes to go, or cheered on your high school’s soccer team when they just didn’t have a chance…you know that anything is possible. The wine world is full of endless possibilities, and, as in life, there are winners, there are losers, and there are those that say nothing is impossible. I say, “Impossible is nothing.” Carpe Under Dogs! You can reach Riccardo with your wine questions at riccardot@westwardhocountryclub.com or follow Riccardo on Twitter @Riccardovino

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magine a cool evening in November — there’s a heavy breeze as South Dakota starts to dish out the beginning of winter and the family is cooped up inside for the night. Rather than lounging in front of the TV critiquing the contestants on Dancing With The Stars, a bowl of Easy Mac keeping you warm and filling the emptiness in your tummy, you could be around the table for dinner. Rather than ignoring your family, you’re passing around nutritious food, sharing about the day, and interacting on a more personal level than agreeing that Nancy Grace has two left feet. This scenario of sharing a meal together seems a tradition of the past, with all of the activities going on in young peoples’ lives today. More and more, soccer games, track meets, violin lessons, boy scouts and TV come before sitting down together as a family for a meal. Don’t get me wrong, studies show that the social benefits of being on a team and the intellectual benefits of learning to play an instrument are crucial to development, but so is family meal time. With the holiday season fast-approaching, it is a gentle reminder of how beneficial to family-life a dinner around the table can be. Think of the general warm, fuzzy feeling we have after a nice sit down with friends and family. Why wait for the holidays to feel it when you can get quality time with loved ones all week long? Many studies over the years have linked eating with the family to healthier lifestyles as children grow up, and family dinners provide the opportunity to “put it on the table” and grow closer and healthier as a unit. According to WebMD, families who dine together consume more fruits and vegetables, and fewer fried foods and soda. Because thought is put into what is going onto the plate, family dinner allows for consumption of foods

from more food groups, and if “Lucy” sees Mom eating her peas, she’s more likely to follow the lead than if she’s not around to witness Mom having dinner. Nearly 1 in 5 children between the ages of 6 and 19 will be overweight, putting them at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and a number of other preventable illnesses. Younger children who eat dinner with the family are less likely to become overweight in the future, as family meal time can set the tone for future eating patterns. Rather than reaching for the Hot Pocket for dinner when Lucy gets to college, she might go to the cafeteria to consume foods that are part of a healthy, balanced diet not because it’s “cool”, but because this behavior has been part of her life since she was a toddler. Joseph Califano Jr. of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), states, “One of the simplest and most effective ways for parents to be engaged in their teens’ lives is by having frequent family dinners.” Mr. Califano is on to something when you consider that family dinner, even only a couple of times per week, has been linked to lower instances of drug and alcohol use and obesity in teens. Having this special time set aside each day helps kids learn to eat healthier and communicate openly with their family members. Not only that, but family dinners have been shown to reduce stress and tension in the home. Dinner time is a good time of the day to get some great nutrients in. When preparing dinner at home, aim to “Taste the Rainbow”...no, don’t fill a bowl with Skittles - think colorful veggies. Incorporate multi-colored veggies into the meal - cherry tomatoes, emerald greens, golden bell peppers - all are packed with vitamins A and C, iron, fiber and antioxidants and all help the immune system stay in fdc093_etc_nov_final.indd 1

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Enjoy a peaceful relaxing stay this Fall at The Northwoods Vista. Book today and enjoy a two night stay for just $300 plus tax. www.northwoodsvista.com or (605) 310-6692.

Peace Dove

Inspired by the hope for peace in a turbulent world, cut metal peace dove made in Haiti brings an olive branch as a symbol of this desire. $34 each at Ten Thousand Villages. 218 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 335-6209.

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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.

Simply Unique

The perfect place to find any coffee table, trunk or any other exquisite furniture pieces. Set your house apart with the one of a kind furniture options available at Simply Perfect. 8th & RR Center. (605) 338-3599.

Hello Fall Work of Art

Voted the Local Best Every Year! Complete your home with a true custom-made work of art. Prices vary. Dakota Kitchen and Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue. 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com

No More Bunchy Knees!

The Küza Strap — fashion, function, fit. Removable stirrups that help keep your pant legs tucked inside - no more bunchy knees! $18 at Hip Chic Boutique. 328 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 271-8480.

Snow, Drizzle, Sleet... #1 priority: Warmth. Since your child will be seen in his or her winter jacket the majority of the season, why not make it the best?! Dress your child in comfort, fashion and reliability with coats from Alpha Industries! Stop in and see what we have! We can special order any styles. Toddler to size 16. Sprout. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. (605) 271-2999.

Countertops and Tile

We moved and we’ve expanded our product line. Let us help you remodel your kitchen with new countertops and floor tile. Stop by to see all the colors from Cambria and the beautiful floor tile we offer. Our designers are on hand to help you turn your kitchen into a WOW factor. The Stone Center. 2105 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 362-5853 or www. stonecenterusa.com.

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For the Holidays

Outfit your little princess in Isobella & Chloe for the holidays. Several colors and styles to choose from. $49.99 at Child’s Play Wear. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

Prairie Gold, a semi-sweet white, similar to a Riesling and Christmas Cheer, a blend of three grapes, all grown in South Dakota, are the newest of the wines at Wilde Prairie Winery. (605) 582-6471 or www.wildeprairiewinery.com

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Pom Pom Key Chains

Enjoy a delicious cup of this seasonal favorite - apple cider is available now at both Kaladi’s locations. 26th & Minnesota, (605) 339-3322 and 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

You will always be able to find your keys with this fun and colorful pom pom key chain. Several colors to choose from. Just $8 at Go Casual. 124 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 334-5795.


Fill these gift boxes with our delicious breads, jams, peanut butters, soups, cookies and more. Available at both Breadsmith locations. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 and 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

Bundle Up!

Bundle up in one of Posh’s cozy Fall sweaters. So many to choose from. Shown $66 at Posh. 57th & Western. 271-2164.

Nice and Straight

New from Bb, non-damaging Concenstraight TechonologyTM which helps maintain hair’s natural integrity. Reform round and reluctant textures for straight-as-you-like styling. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Santa Six Pack

Enjoy giving a special gift of SIX different Old-World Santa labels on South Dakota-made fruit wines bottles. $75.00 for six (6) Christmas Bottles! www.strawbalewinery.com or 605-543-5071.

Pandora® Experts

You’ve Been Framed’s Pandora® experts provide you with all your Pandora® styles. Enjoy personally styling a Pandora® bracelet and remembering your unforgettable moments! You’ve Been Framed. 57th & Western. 361-9229.

Freestyle Spooner Board

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Winner of a 2011 ASTRA Best Toys For Kids Award. Using the Spooner Board, riders of all abilities can pretend they are catching a wave, riding the slopes, or burning up the asphalt without leaving the comfort of the family room. Designed for beginners, kids simulate spins, twists, slides and wobbles—improving their balance and coordination. For ages 3+. $44.99 and $54.99 at Kidtopia. 57th & Western.

Fly Boy!

Won’t your little boy look adorable in this aviator jacket and hat? Beat the cold in style. Available at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 335-9878.

Country Adventure

Start them early on John Deere classic toys — a country adventure. Johnny tractor $15.99, Talking Toolbelt Set $22.99 at Kids Stuff Super Store. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Thanksgiving Table

Decorate your Thanksgiving table or take as a hostess gift. A beautiful silk or fresh arrangement from Josephine’s will make your holiday that much better. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

Holiday Gifts

Shop Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor for fantastic holiday gifts this season. These whimsical cork baskets are just $27.99 each. Several to choose from. 41st & Minnesota Ave. 339-1500.

Spice it Up

Add a little humor to your holidays. Napkins just $6 per package at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

Endless Potential

Use this tiered wood tray to serve cheese, fruit, sweets and more. Perfect for the kitchen, to entertain...endless possibilities. $89 at Twetten’s Interiors. 26th & Minnesota. (605) 275-3456.

Holiday Charms

Make your Christmas sparkle with all the traditional charms of the season. For every “Holiday Charms” pin sold, Fifth Avenue Collection will donate $1.00 to breast cancer research. Matching “Class Act” earrings also available. Nickel and lead free. $39.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop their national showroom at 708 East Benson Road. (605) 335-0602.

Team Spirit!

Show your team spirit with this cute and colorful hair clips. Just $6 each at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

So, So Good!

Let the 1948 Trading Co. build a holiday gift basket for everyone on your list. A gift so good could not be simpler. Soups, goodies, delicious mixes and so much more. 1948 Trading Co. 1324 Cedar Street, Brandon. 605-582-8644.

Treat Yourself Black Friday Come Early

Start your holiday shopping early at Lillian’s during the November 4 day sale. $16 deals on BLACK cardis, camis and leggings. Sneak Peak Nov. 1, 4-7pm, sale Nov. 3 - 6 and Black Friday bonus days Nov. 25 & 26. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Treat yourself to new stainless steel cookware before the holiday cooking begins. 7 piece Wincore set just $117.30 at Maxwell Food Equipment. 1212 S. Cliff Ave. (605) 336-2675.

Extra Work Space

Add extra work space and decorative interest by installing an island in your kitchen. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Let StarMark Cabinetry customdesign one especially for you. 600 E. 48th Street North, 336-5595.

Skate Hoodies

Made for skate, but perfect for every day. Available for $32 and $36 in adult sizes only. The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

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METALART® is a solid metal alloy-a combination of ten metals from aluminum to titanium. TRANSLUCENT GLASS: Spheres are sold in case pack by the color or in assortments. Available at Artisan House Galleries, Locally Owned and Operated Since 2003 in Historic Downtown 229 S. Phillips Ave. 605-373-0700.

Custom fingerprint jewelry cleverly complimented with birthstones & hand stamped sentiment. Starting at just $20 at Bead Co. 319 S. Phillips Ave. Downtown. www.bead-co.com or (605) 977-2147.

Echoes of November

Creating Memories

Follow the life and times of Senator R. F. Pettigrew of South Dakota through the years of his youth, his political career and other business adventures, until the time of his death to learn about a character to whom Sioux Falls owes much credit. This biography is brilliantly written by Wayne Fanebust, a South Dakota native. Old Courthouse Museum Store. 200 West 6th Street. (605) 367-4210.

Create memories of baking holiday treats with your little ones in these Mommy & Me Santa’s Helper aprons. $18.95 & $24.95 at The Robin’s Nest. Join Us for Our Holiday Celebration! November 5 • 10am – 4pm. Enjoy yummy treats while you shop for the perfect Christmas gifts. Now open in Harrisburg featuring furniture, home décor, candles, jewelry, gifts, and more. 108 W. Willow St., Harrisburg. (605) 767-0191.

A Good Sport

Cheer on your favorite team in a charming way. The unique Brighton® charm bracelet you create will show what a good sport you are. Available at Susanne’s on Phillips. 216 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 330-4002.

Jon Crane Designer Metal Ornaments

All they want for Christmas is YOU... Share your images this holiday season with our new metal ornaments. Available in 2 stylish shapes with over 6 two-sided designs. Shop in-store or online. $19.99 at Harold’s Photo Centers. www.haroldsphoto.com

ZUM Soap

Created using 100% pure essential oils, shea butter, goats milk and other natural ingredients, ZUM Soap leaves you feeling naturally clean and refreshed. Available at Pomegranate Market, Beakon Centre at 57th and Louise. www.feedyourhappy.com

Complete selection of Jon Crane limited edition and mini prints in stock. Wonderful holiday gifts for anyone on your list. Rehfeld’s Art and Framing. 210 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-9737.

One Thing Leopard

New to TGB — CHEZ Handbags. The attention to every detail starting from the elegance and luxury of the exterior leading to the same excitement of the interior, you will be submerged in fashion with an attitude like no other. Everyone should own at least one thing leopard! Starting at $79 at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

$5 Burgers are Back

Come down for a $5 S.D. Certified Beef Burger After Five (but only until 6pm) Monday thru Friday. Served with our special house-grilled seasoned potatoes. Wild Sage Grille, 300 North Cherapa Place. www.wildsagegrille.com

Gobble Gobble!

Your Thanksgiving guests will want to gobble them up - or send them to school for a Turkey Day treat. Just $12.50/dz. at the Cookie Jar. 125 W. 10th St. (605) 978-0991.

Career Change – It Is Never Too Late

Follow your passion and prepare for a career in design. Choose from Fashion Design Entrepreneurship or Interior Décor & Staging. The Institute of Design & Technology of SD Interior Décor Program has been approved as educational partner with the C.I.D. (Certified Interior Decorators International). 123 South Main Avenue. (605) 275-9728 or check our website: www.idtsd.org


Nearly 2.00 ct. total weight of beautifully graduating diamonds in a flattering oval shape. Doesn’t your neck deserve this? Bechtold Jewelry. 325 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 332-3099.

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Holiday Hoopla

Visit our store for unexpected details in holiday decorating that add freshness to your home. Holiday Open House Nov. 10 - 12. Food, fun and prizes! 32” Santa shown $135 at Details. 69th & Minnesota. (605) 359-6375.

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Ayurvedic Therapy including Shirodhara, Marma Scalp Massage, and Dosha Balancing Massage. These services relieve stress, balance the nervous system and restore inner calm and well being. One of the most relaxing services you’ll ever have! Radiance Day Spa. 6209 S. Pinnacle Pl. (605) 275-9535.

Mmmmm, Mocha!

If your style needs a chocolate fix, Riddle’s new Mocha Collection is the perfect fit. Get a taste for delectable Mocha Diamonds only at Riddle’s Jewelry, The Galleria at 41st & Louise, Sioux Falls. 605-361-0911.

Quick Gifts and Stocking Stuffers Biggest Impact

Sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest impact. For a limited time, shop our vast selection of rugs, lamps, wall art & accessories and save 30%50% off. With hundreds of items to choose from, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Stop and see it all at the Furniture Mart. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

Quick projects and gifts for family and friends. Prices vary. Gift certificates available. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne. For class information, call 271-0741 or visit www.athenafibers.com

Pumpkin Bog Accessorize in Style

Accessorize in style with sterling silver and 18k gold jewelry from the Eleganza designer collection. Prices vary. Available at The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th St. 362-0008 or www.TheDiamondRoom.com

Pumpkin. Cranberries. Pumpkin Bog is a bottle of autumn. But like autumn, it will be here for only a little while. So enjoy the beauty while it lasts. Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City, S.D. 605.574.3898 or www.prairieberry.com


Find your one-of-a kind holiday gift at the South Dakota Art Museum Store. TeePee Canyon Agate necklaces hand made in Deadwood, South Dakota by Shankar Arts are new in the store. This agate comes from the beautiful Black Hills. South Dakota Art Museum, Brookings www.southdakotaartmuseum.com or call 855-805-7590.

The O You!

The O You! bracelet will inspire you to live your best life. Embrace the hope and empowerment and set yourself on the path to a healthier, happier you. Trollbeads, the Original since 1976, are available at Holsen Hus. 126 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700.

Warm & Toasty Holiday Decor Galore

Shop at Oak Ridge Nursery this season for holiday gifts and décor — both traditional and nontraditional. 2217 S. Splitrock Blvd. Brandon, S.D. (605) 582-6565.

Patagonia Women’s Fiona Parka. An exceedingly feminine, urban and lightweight down coat inspired by our most technical alpine coats. 800 fill power down keeps you warm and toasty without looking bulky. Available in 3 colors, Black, Bayberry and Seaweed. $299 at the Great Outdoor Store. 201 E. 10th St. (605) 335-1132.

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famous Golden Gate Bridge. A short walk onto the bridge would be a treat, but the 1.7 mile drive from one vista point to another would be a very memorable experience. At midbridge, it is 220 feet above the water’s surface, making ships below look like small toy boats. City Guides of San Francisco offers free walking tours, teaching how the bridge got its name, how it was built, and other interesting tidbits. The center of San Francisco contains the Financial District, Market Street, and Union Square, which is the main shopping and hotel district. Visitors and residents alike traditionally ride on cable cars to tackle the steep inclines of the roads leading to the summit of Nob Hill and down to Fisherman’s Wharf, arguably the most popular destination in the city. This major fishing pier can be reached by cable car from Union Square, and offers plenty of fresh seafood and souvenirs for your friends and family. There are many shopping opportunities here including the Pier 39 shopping mall with restaurants as well. The sea lions at Pier 39 are a sight to see, and truly a unique experience. The many street vendors offer fresh street crab and other intriguing items, and the street performers feature every kind of music and art, both night and day. Ghiradelli Square is located right at the end of the Wharf, offering chocolate galore and ice cream next door. The Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum and the Wax Museum are also attractions not to be missed. Boat Tours are the key to getting a great view of San Francisco Bay, and Fisherman’s Wharf offers Bay Cruises and tours of Alcatraz, the small island that is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Alcatraz is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, just 1.5 miles away from the San Francisco shore. Alcatraz is the site of the oldest operating

lighthouse on the west coast of the United States, and is home to the abandoned federal prison once occupied by some of the most notorious criminals in the world. It is now open to tours as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is reached by ferry ride from Pier 33. North Beach is also located in the center of San Francisco, and is known to locals and visitors as San Francisco’s Little Italy. It is a fabulous place to grab a delicious bite to eat and a relaxing glass of world-class wine. There are several cafes, clubs, and stylish restaurants and Italian bakeries in this quaint neighborhood. North Beach is also the historic center of the beatnik generation. Adjacent to North Beach is Chinatown, established in the 1840s and the oldest of North America. It is the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Chinatown is known as a “city-within-a-city”, and offers hundreds of shops and restaurants with some very appealing specialties. Another popular destination in San Francisco, Haight-Ashbury is the famous location associated with the hippies, and is now a bohemian center of expensive boutique shops and chain stores. For those who love to shop, this would be another great place to spend your time. Yet another fantastic shopping experience is to be discovered at the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, which is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmer’s markets to visit. San Francisco’s best chefs and most famous farmers can occasionally be seen at the market. Open three days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the market offers vegetables, fruits, meats, eggs, herbs and flowers from regional ranchers and farmers. There are also several varieties of specialty cheeses, jams, and breads

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available, as well as an array of street vendor food including tacos, grilled meats, wood-fired pizza, and more. Aside from the plethora of shopping, entertainment, and dining to enjoy, there are more than 200 parks waiting to be explored. The most popular city park is Golden Gate Park. Spreading from the center of San Francisco west to the Pacific Ocean, this park is the largest park in the city. Within Golden State Park are the Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical

Garden, and the Conservatory of Flowers. Alamo Square is a residential neighborhood and park in San Francisco, consisting of four city blocks at the top of a hill overlooking the city. There are many unique mansions and other architectural structures within Alamo Square. The Victorian architecture characterizing this residential park contains a row of Victorian houses facing the park on Steiner Street, which are known as the “Painted Ladies”. This view is shown as the panoramic image of San

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park full of redwood forest is a spectacular sight to see. It is a cooler, shaded area with redwoods reaching high to the sky and several different hikes available to take. There are six miles of paved trails on the canyon floor, making it easy for strollers and wheelchairs as well. You may be sad to leave this wonderful city. As Walter Cronkite put it, “Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible”.


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aron Gubbrud designed her backyard around the four young grandchildren she loves. When they come to visit, she pushes them on the tire swing, putters around the yard or jumps into the sandbox with them, scooping and building with a bucket of shovels, pails and trucks. “Boys have to have a sandbox and I wanted one big enough to play with them,” she says, beaming as she sifts through the sand with her one-year-old grandson, Kayen. “You need to have enough room to get your toes in the sand.” Until recently, the 68-year-old Sioux Falls woman was limited by a problem that her four grandchildren just couldn’t understand. Their lively, energetic grandma often had her plans changed by urinary incontinence. Karon had to think out every trip in advance and sometimes skip or cut short the activities she wanted to do. “How do you explain to two toddlers that we have to go home just as we get to the park,” Karon said, tickling the little boy’s sandy toes. “They just want to get on the swings and play.” For more than 10 years the retired teacher has had to work her schedule and lifestyle around bladder problems that left her suddenly having to run to the bathroom. But a therapy that uses an implantable device to help train the bladder has changed her life, she says. “I feel like it has just opened up my world,” Karon said. “There will be no stopping me now.” Limiting Lifestyle For a healthy, adventurous person, urinary incontinence was a maddening problem, Karon said. Every time she


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visited a new place she had to immediately figure out where the bathroom was located. Even something as simple as her morning cup of coffee had to be planned around the day’s events, timed to not put too much pressure on her overactive bladder. At any time of the day, she could suddenly lose control of her bladder when she coughed, laughed or sneezed. Bending her body in the wrong direction while sitting or standing sometimes put pressure on her bladder, leading to an embarrassing accident. This winter, she was enjoying herself at a formal dress event on a cruise when her bladder just suddenly leaked. “There you are at a cocktail party in your formal dress and it just happens,” said Karon, who refused to give up the travel and activity she loved. “I’m enough of a brat that I just would do the things that I wanted to do, but when you had problems, it was embarrassing and humiliating.” Karon sought medical help years ago, while working a demanding job as a teacher of students with severe emotional problems. She often had to wait hours before using the bathroom because she couldn’t leave her students unsupervised. She was told that her bladder issues were likely caused by injuries to her pelvic floor while having large babies – two of her children weighed

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A New Option This spring, her doctor suggested that she talk with a urogynecology specialist. She was a good candidate for a therapy called Interstim, an implantable device that stimulates the nerves that control the bladder with mild electrical pulses. Her urogynecologist said the therapy is appropriate for patients like Karon who have incontinence problems that are interfering with the quality of their life and have tried other treatments unsuccessfully. “It’s an extremely nice option because we can take the patients that have the worst of the worst conditions and it makes them some of our best patients,” Kevin Benson, MD said. “It’s life changing for these people.” Patients go in for a simple outpatient procedure to have a small wire placed in their back that is temporarily attached to the device, which uses a slight electrical impulse to help the brain control the bladder and muscles related to urinary function. They test the device for a few days to see if it improves their condition. About 70 percent will find it effective and go on to have the device implanted in a minimally invasive out-patient procedure. It takes only minutes to place the device and its battery, about the size of a 50-cent piece, under the skin. The device causes no damage and can be easily removed if it doesn’t work. “It’s an ongoing therapy that tends to continue to work over time,” Benson said. “Five years later, about 80 percent of patients are still getting the benefit.” Changing Her Life Karon said that she had no difficulty making the decision to try the device. The results were almost immediate, allowing her to be able to have control over her bladder for the first time in years. She’ll continue to have follow-up appointments with Benson to help her calibrate the device and make sure it is working properly. This summer, Karon enjoyed long walks, uninterrupted playing and even bike rides with her grandchildren. She was able to easily travel long distances and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, no matter what her plans were later in the day. “I wish I would have done this years ago,” Karon said, as she kissed her grandson’s smiling face. “I’m a totally new woman today.”


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2011 Best Toys

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he wonderful season of gift giving is just around the corner, and with the countless options available, it can be hard to decide what the perfect pick is for that special little someone. The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is here to help. This stress-relieving group, founded in 1992, has brought over 500 of America’s top toy retailers together to select the Best Toys for Kids. With the education and development each member strives for every year, ASTRA understands the way kids operate, and is excited to announce the 2011 Best Toys for Kids list, featuring toys that are safe, fascinating, and guaranteed to cause cheerfulness. The toys are broken down into categories by age and type of play, and the list makes finding your ideal gift simple and stress-free. All of these wonderful toys are available at your local neighborhood toy stores — Kidtopia and Child’s Play Toys.

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ACTIVE PLAY Freestyle Spooner Board by Spooner Inc. (For ages 3+) Kids will get some exercise and coordination while using the Spooner Board, designed to simulate riding a snowboard, surfboard, or skateboard without even leaving the house. Z-Curve Bow by Zing (For ages 8+) A bow, two long-range arrows with holder, and a stick-anywhere Zartz-tip dart make up this foam arrow shooter. The soft arrows are able to soar up to 100 feet!

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CLASSIC PLAY Teaching Cash Register by Learning Resources (For ages 3+) Practice makes perfect! This engaging play cash register holds actual-size money and includes a coin slot and a scale. With volume control for the talking feature that rewards transactions with voice messages, lights and other sounds, the Teaching Cash Register even includes a built-in scanner. While kids play store, they will also be practicing their math skills and learning about money. There are 3 C batteries required that are not included. Potholder Kit by Harrisville Designs (For ages 6+) Give a gift that keeps on giving! Kids will be creating something useful and handmade with this easy-touse metal loom. Their fine motor control and self esteem will build and develop as well while they work on their skill.


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nanoblock by Ohio Art/Kawada (For ages 8+) What child (or adult) doesn’t enjoy building blocks? This set includes microsized blocks of assorted sizes and colors that can turn into 3-D buildings such as the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and others that are so small they fit right in the palm of one’s hand.

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Tegu Blocks by Tegu (For ages 3+) The Explorer Set is yet another version of building blocks consisting of 40 blocks in seven shapes to get creative with. The set also includes a booklet of building ideas, and it is all packaged wonderfully in a box that will be able to be used for years to come.

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CREATIVE ARTS PLAY Happily Ever After Jewelry Box by The Orb Factory (For ages 5+) Kids will sparkle with happiness when they see this new jewelry box, that literally sparkles as well. With over 750 sparkling tiles and jewel pieces, each box is also a sticky mosaic craft kit, allowing the child to adorn it with shimmering fun to watch a whimsical fairy tale come to life. Safety Pin Bracelets by Klutz (For ages 8+) In this collection of garden-variety safety pins and unique bracelet designs, children will learn easy, step-by-step directions on how to create a full collection of beautiful jewelry individually designed with the child’s choice of colors and patterns.

EARLY PLAY Early Melodies Pound and Tap Bench by Hape (For ages 1+) Babies will have tons of fun with making sounds on this durable wooden toy. With a hammer, balls, and a xylophone, the variety of ways to make musical sounds makes it fun and engaging. Pic ‘N’ Pop by International Playthings (For ages 18 months+) Children will get to walking around with this amusing toy. It launches balls from a chute with the click of a button, and then picks up the balls again when rolled over them. There are five balls included and it can be used outside or inside.

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Fast Track by Blue Orange Games (For ages 3 - 7 years) The goal of the game is to be the first to send the discs across to the other player’s side, using the elastic cord, speed, and good aim. Plenty of excitement and fun for kids who like action and keeping score. Perplexus Rookie by Plasmart (For ages 4+) Both kids and adults will be amused and amazed with this brainteaser puzzle. Solve the challenging layered puzzle by spinning, swiveling, and flipping the sphere, improving coordination and spatial relationships. Pathwords by Thinkfun Inc. (For ages 12+) From beginner to expert, 40 challenges are available in this compelling new game that combines the games Tetris and Word Search. For lovers of word games and puzzles, the challenge of placing the puzzle pieces onto the challenge in order to spell a word will be a blast! Trigger by Blue Orange Games (For ages 8+) Players of this hilarious game will answer funny statements as quickly as possible by slapping the target with their left hand for “false” and their right hand for “true”.

PRETEND (DOLL PLAY) Tidoo Raspberry by Corolle (For ages 18 months+) Bath time will no longer be a problem with this soft, posable, and floatable doll. Designed to create a more fun bath for kids, the doll is filled with polystyrene beads in order to dry quickly. Tidoo Raspberry’s eyes open and close, so it can take naps with the child as well! Baby Stella Playtime Potty by Manhattan Toy (For ages 1+) This delightful miniature toilet for dolls can be a valuable training device when encouraging kids in the potty training phases. The Baby Stella doll is sold separately.

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Falcon Knights’ Castle by Playmobil (For ages 4 - 10) This castle has it all, with a functional cannon, four Falcon Knights, horses, a drawbridge, a drop-down ladder, a trap door, and a breakout wall. Intruders will never dare to enter when the traps are prepared and the knights are ready to guard the Falcon Knights’ Castle. Shrinky Dinks Fairy Garden by Creativity for Kids (For ages 7+) Creative juices gone wild with this transformable pop-up garden. With 50 colorable, shrinkable, pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, children can decorate the canvas with 3-D flowers, fairies, and animals. Not to mention the sparkling glitter glue! FaberCastell Colored EcoPencils and a sharpener are included.

PRETEND (ROLE PLAY) Calico Critter Caravan Family Camper by International Playthings (For ages 3+) Kids will enjoy creating their own family camping trip with their very own little camper that includes over 35 miniature accessories. Calico Critter families can play “board games”, wash with soap and towels, cook with pots and pans and eat on a round table with plates, cups, and utensils, and much more! Healthy Gourmet Salad for Green Eaters by Hape (For ages 3+) With 36 pieces included in this set, a child can let their imagination soar while creating a salad with wooden vegetables, dressing, toppings, and utensils for tossing it all together!

SCIENTIFIC PLAY Big Bag of Science by Be Amazing (For ages 8+) Children will be occupied for hours on end with this hands-on kit full of scientific activities. It will make science fun with projects such as making water flow uphill or disappear, creating a

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tock up on tissue and hand sanitizer – the winter “cold season” is here. During the winter months, babies and toddlers are dealt a “double whammy,” said Dr. Sam Schimelpfenig, pediatrician with Avera Medical Group McGreevy 7th Avenue. “There are literally millions of viruses out there, and a baby or toddler has not yet built up immunity to many of them.” Plus, in the winter, more viruses are going around – not because it’s cold outside, but because people spend more time indoors, closer together, where viruses are more easily transmitted from person to person. Young children catch an average of eight to nine colds a year. “That’s why it may seem like they’re sick non-stop,” Dr. Schimelpfenig said. “They may catch a new cold before they’re over the last one.” By the time kids are age 4 to 5, they’ve built up immunity to many common viruses, and are sick less often. “Fortunately, that usually coincides with starting to school,” Dr. Schimelpfenig said. However, kids who weren’t in day care or exposed to other children during their early years might get sick more often as kindergartners than some of their peers.

The “big three” winter complaints are the common cold, stomach viruses and strep throat. The common cold is characterized by a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, and perhaps a mild cough. In most cases, it’s over within five to seven days. Complications of a cold include ear infection, sinus infection or pneumonia. So if your child’s cold gets worse with a fever, or it just won’t go away, it’s a good idea to contact your doctor. Stomach viruses cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. These are usually over in three to five days. If your child can’t hold any food or water down, the biggest danger is dehydration. Signs of dehydration include a sunken “soft spot” in babies, a dry and sticky mouth, or scanty urination marked by fewer wet diapers than normal. Strep throat is a bacterial infection of the throat that causes a sore throat that looks red and may have white patches, plus fever and “ill” feeling. Because it’s a bacterial infection, strep throat has an easy cure – antibiotics. Parents often want a similar quick cure for colds – but that doesn’t exist. Antibiotics do not work on illnesses caused by a virus. “That can be frustrating to parents. For many of these illnesses, there’s not a lot we can do in terms of medications,”

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Dr. Schimelpfenig said. “For colds and stomach viruses, it comes down to supportive care – which means keeping your child comfortable while his body fights it off.” Over-the-counter cough and cold medications may help ease symptoms for kids age 4 or older. Physicians do not recommend OTC remedies for children age 3 or younger. “These medications are not tested with infants, and there’s also the risk of accidental overdose,” Dr. Schimelpfenig said. For example, combination medications often include acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin), and parents may give a “double dose” if they don’t realize that. An overdose of acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage. It’s better to clear out your child’s nose using saline and a bulb syringe, if the child is too young to blow his nose effectively. A humidifier in the home may also help soothe nasal passages. If your child develops a fever that is not brought down by Tylenol or Motrin, or is constantly coughing to the point that it interferes with eating or breathing, you should contact your health care provider. Emergency symptoms include a very high fever, or respiratory distress, marked by trouble breathing or a bluish cast to lips or fingertips due to lack of oxygen. Supplements like Vitamin C or zinc “won’t hurt” as long as you don’t overdo it. Yet nothing has been proven to prevent the onset of wintertime viruses, or to shorten the course of these illnesses, Dr. Schimelpfenig said. One preventative measure that is proven is an annual flu vaccine, for anyone over the age of 6 months. “Beyond that, the best prevention is frequent handwashing, because most viruses are transmitted by touching a contaminated surface, like a doorknob or toy, and then touching your mouth or your eyes,” Dr. Schimelpfenig said. For advice from pediatricians, parenting tips and other resources, go to www.AveraChildrens.org


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These are just some of the wonderful books for children we have come across this month. We hope to share with you some you have not seen before and also introduce others being released in the near future. Enjoy.

Maisy’s Thanksgiving Sticker Book by Lucy Cousins Today is Thanksgiving Day, and Maisy and all her friends are having a special dinner. There’s food to be gathered, vegetables to wash, and a house to decorate with flowers. The table needs setting, a yummy pie needs baking — there’s so much to do! With thirty-four colorful stickers on hand, little readers will love taking part in the preparations by matching stickers to pictures. It’s a feast of fun for Maisy lovers and for every kid who’s a stickler for stickers. Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Around the World by Matt Phelan As the nineteenth century wound down, a public inspired by the novel Around the World in Eighty Days clamored for intrepid adventure. The challenge of circumnavigating the globe as no one ever had before — a feat assuring fame if not fortune — attracted the fearless in droves. Three hardy spirits stayed the course: In 1884, former miner Thomas Stevens made the journey on a bicycle, the kind with a big front wheel. In 1889, pioneer reporter Nellie Bly embarked on a global race against time that assumed the heights of spectacle, ushering in the age of the American celebrity. And in 1895, retired sea captain Joshua Slocum quietly set sail on a thirty-six-foot sloop, braving pirates and treacherous seas to become the first person to sail around the world alone. Ages 9 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

What If Everything Had Legs? by Scott Menchin On a walk home with her mother, this little girl is soooooo tired! Her legs hurt, and even the lure of fresh cupcakes isn’t enough for her to take another step. Why can’t the house have legs and walk to them? For that matter, what if everything had legs? With her imagination running wild — and visions of worms with wiggly toes, rakes that jump into leaves, rolls that rock, and other high-stepping surprises — will a little girl’s legs get the boost they need to carry her the rest of the way? Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

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Nothing Like a Puffin by Sue Solti A puffin is an amazing creature. It’s completely unique and one-of-a-kind. A ladder is nothing like a puffin. A house is nothing like a puffin. A newspaper is nothing like a puffin...but wait! Who would have guessed? Could these things be more alike than you think? Young children will love following this mischievous puffin in an entertaining exercise in creative classification — and are guaranteed to start looking at everyday things in a whole new way. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Guess How Much I Love You The Pop-up Edition by Sam McBratney When Big and Little Nutbrown Hare show off how much they love each other, don’t you wish you could watch them stretch out their arms, hop as high as they can, and tumble upside down with their feet in the air? Well, now you can! Beautifully designed flaps, tabs, and pop-ups respect the integrity of the original story and illustrations while adding a delightfully kinetic 3D element that is truly irresistible. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father’s failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of “dust dementia” would explain who (or what) Jack has glimpsed in the Talbot’s abandoned barn — a sinister figure with a face like rain. In a land where it never rains, it’s hard to trust what you see with your own eyes — and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes. Ages 10 yrs and up Candlewick Press

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor — and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler Jenni Green’s family vacation has finally arrived! Even though she has to deal with her annoying little brother, her slightly overbearing dad, and her very pregnant mom, she gets to spend a week with her bestest friend in the world, Autumn. But twelve-year-old Jenni’s world turns upside down when she takes an old elevator to visit Autumn and discovers that everything has changed: not only is her friend in a different condo, but tragedy has struck Autumn’s family, Jenni’s mother has had her baby, and everyone is a year older. When Jenni realizes that the elevator caused her to skip a whole year, she tries to go back, but soon finds that fixing things won’t be as easy as pressing a button. How can she alter the past and keep her family and Autumn’s from falling apart? Ages 9 yrs - 12 yrs Candlewick Press

Giving Thanks by Jonathan London Thank you, Mother Earth. Thank you, Father Sky. Thank you for this day. How can a young boy ever show his gratitude for all the beauty he sees? He will learn from his father, who thanks the earth and the sky, the frogs and the crickets, the hawk and the deer even the trees that wave their arms in the breeze. Majestic as the most beautiful autumn day and filled with glimpses of favorite woodland animals. Ages 3 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

How the Leopard Got His Claws by Chinua Achebe In the beginning, all the animals lived as friends. Their king, the leopard, was strong but gentle and wise. Only Dog had sharp teeth, and only he scoffed at the other animals’ plan to build a common shelter for resting out of the rain. But when Dog is ousted out of his own cave, he attacks the leopard and takes over as king. And it is then, after visiting the blacksmith’s forge and knocking on Thunder’s door, that the angry leopard returns to regain his throne by the menace of his own threatening new claws. Ages 7 yrs - 11 yrs Candlewick Press

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Abigayle, 3 months 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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hanksgiving is a holiday built around the big Fs; family, food…and okay, sometimes football. It is a time to gather with our loved ones and celebrate life’s many blessings. We do this by enjoying a meal so delicious and complete that its magic can be captured only once each year on that fourth Thursday of November. A meal like that doesn’t come in a box, or get handed through a drive-through window. All apologies to the men out there who know their way around a kitchen, but a meal of that magnitude usually comes from the skilled and loving hands of this country’s moms and grandmas. As a tribute to all the women who make Thanksgiving great, this month we feature one of those Thanksgiving angels – Dolly Ortman. Dolly is the proud matriarch of a family that includes six children, nine grandchildren, and five (number six is on the way) greatgrandchildren. By her own estimation, she’s prepared more than 50 Thanksgiving-day dinners for gatherings great and small, and her family swears by her magic Turkey Day touch. We sat down with Dolly to get her expert insight on creating a memorable holiday feast and we learned a great deal. Just don’t ask her to schedule dinner between football games.

Do you remember the first Thanksgiving Day dinner you prepared? Did it turn out well? I do remember that one. My husband Gene and I were newly married and were living on a naval base in California. That first dinner was me, him, and a buddy he had invited over. I wanted it be really good but I didn’t know much about cooking back then. Turns out I forgot to remove the giblets from the turkey! But they didn’t know the difference, I guess, until he started cutting and there they were (laughs). That was pretty memorable.

An auspicious beginning to be sure! How many people will you be expecting this year? Well let me think…It’s usually right around 30.

Impressive! What sort of preparation goes into making a meal for that many people? Does everybody pitch in? Because we do have so many, it’s kind of turned into a weeklong process. On Monday and Tuesday, I’ll bake buns – eight dozen. Then on Wednesday, I’ll make pies in the morning and that evening I’ll get the turkeys ready to go. The kids bring

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One tradition we have for the adults is to enjoy a Tom and Jerry before we eat. They are a good appetizer. When we are ready to sit down, we all hold hands and say grace. salads and other things, which is great, but I still like to do a lot of it. I used to think I was the only one who should do it, but I’m kinda getting over that (smiles).

I get them thawed out, stuffed, and ready the night before and leave them covered in the fridge. That way they are ready to go the next day. A lot of people get up really early to do this, but I am not much of a morning person.

So did I hear you right? Turkeys? As in plural? Yes, we used to get one great big one, but it seemed the bigger ones were tougher and not as good as the smaller ones. So we get two 12 or 13 pounders and they seem to be much more tender and flavorful.

Good tip! And you prepare them the night before?

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Every family’s Thanksgiving Day meal traditions are a little different. Are there any special things that are always part of the Ortman family feast? I suppose we are like most families. We have turkey, cranberries, mashed potatoes and gravy, lots of salads - the usual good things. One tradition we have for the adults is to

enjoy a Tom and Jerry before we eat. They are a good appetizer. When we are ready to sit down, we all hold hands and say grace. That’s a nice moment and can be quite a trick, as we usually have kids lined up all the way to the back bedrooms.

Any secrets or tips you’ve learned over the years that you’d care to pass along? Hmm, the kids always insist that I make the gravy, so I guess that’s one thing I do well, but it’s hard for me to tell people how I do it because there are no recipes or measurements. I’ve been doing it so long, I just kind of know to add a pinch of this and a bit of that to make things turn out right. One thing that helps with gravy though, is to add some of the water used to boil the potatoes. It’s starchy and really makes it easy to get a nice smooth consistency.

Writing that one down. With all the men in your family are you ever asked to schedule dinner around the football games?

Nooo. We don’t do that. Never had any requests like that and if there were, the answer would probably be ‘Sorry, that’s tough.’

So when all the cooking is done and your whole family is sitting there ready to eat together, it must be a special feeling. It is very nice to be together and it’s a relief to finally have dinner on the table! I find that I don’t end up eating all that much. My mother used to be the same way, and she would say, ‘I just don’t feel like it, I’ve been smelling it all day.’ What I enjoy the most is that the kids are so appreciative and seem to enjoy it so much. That means a lot to me.

It sounds like your family is pretty lucky and have a lot to be thankful for. You know, I’m getting hungry talking about this. What time should I be over for dinner on Thanksgiving? Come over anytime. We always need help with the dishes.

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was speaking to a class of Pre Veterinary Medicine students last week at SDSU. One of the students asked, “What was one of your most challenging cases?” After a few moments, Mike the cat, came to mind. I was a new graduate, practicing in Boise Idaho, when I first met Mike. He was a middle-aged orange tabby that brought along his elderly human Irene. Mike was not feeling well, had lost his appetite and when I first examined him, his lymph nodes were enlarged over his entire body. Now this is not a challenging diagnosis as a Veterinarian, but he was a special cat. Mike was Irene’s companion and her connection to her deceased husband. Mike was also a bean retrieving cat. This cat could fetch and no one wanted to lose him. We did all of the blood tests, pathology and x-rays to confirm the diagnosis. We wanted to be absolutely certain. Mike had lymphoma. Mike would need chemotherapy to survive. He would become the first of many cancer patients that I have treated with chemotherapy. Irene allowed a young veterinarian the opportunity to save her best friend. Mike also had class and he became one of my favorite patients. Chemotherapy for Mike involved blood samples, IV catheters and of course the medicine that would make him better. He allowed, endured and seemed to know we were all trying to help him, even if he tired of being the target of a lot of needles. He also responded and went into remission. It was a success! Over the months of treatment, I also became friends with Mike’s human Irene. I soon started to learn that her husband

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and son had recently passed away. Mike was her sanity during those days. Her life had never been easy, but that orange tabby cat was always there for her. I suspect she scrimped on her own care so Mike could get his treatments. She brought produce from her garden, baked treats for the staff and even taught my wife her secret cheesecake recipe. We became part of her family. Every pet is dear to their humans and has a special place in our hearts. Mike had found a place in my heart too. I understand the significance of our pets and what they can do to heal our hearts. Unconditional love is what they give, and they expect no more than a nice word, a soft pet and some kibble in their bowl. A year later, Mike’s lymphoma returned and we needed to make some tough decisions on what to do next. Our options were limited, we could try another round of chemotherapy or keep him comfortable for as long as possible. The decision was made to spoil for as long as we could. Mike had lived a great and loved life. Shortly after Mike passed away, I moved back to the Midwest. We kept in contact with Irene and one day we received a picture of a smiling Irene and an orange puff ball kitten named Tommy. Believe it or not, Tommy was a bean fetching pal that lived for 15 years. My family received a box, 2 years ago and in it was over 15 years of Christmas cards we had sent her with all the pictures of our kids and pets. She had passed away, but had kept all of the those memories. That is when the case is challenging.

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Best Friends Bentley & Baxter, best friends of Jon and Michelle Larsen

Inga, best friend of Shelby Nelson

best friend of the VanDenBergs

Bubba, best friend of Tina & Gilbert Johnson

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Cricket, best friend of Eric and Shannon Kutscher

Emmie, best friend of Melanie & Gary Myers

Olaf, best friend of Shelby Nelson

Macy, best friend of Eric and Shannon Kutscher

Hanah & Tony, best friends of Kerry & Cal Hanson

Meiko, best friend of Shelby Roberts

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Maddy, best friend of Kelly Erickson

Maggie Mae, best friend of Roger and Karen Braaten

Rockne, best friend of Jenn & Bob Cogley Sammy, best friend of Doug and Carolynn Costar

Each month we will choose and feature cute pets. Your pet could be next, so send in a picture today. Email your photo – just one per pet – to etc.mag@sio.midco.net. Please make sure they are high-resolution photos (the highest setting on your camera). Include in email: pet’s name and owner’s name. Pet owners must own the rights to all submitted photos.

Roma Rose and Gema Rose, best friends of Jessie DeGiorgio

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title Mound Builders Village Sioux Falls, Sherman Park

Mound Builders Village By Bruce BlaKe


ioneer archeologist Dr. W. H. Over recorded that the prehistoric builders of the nearby Sherman Park burial mounds lived in a ten acre village on a lower terrace south of this location. The village extended from 29th Street and Kiwanis Avenue to the Big Sioux River. These builders were of the Late Woodland culture (300 to 1000 A.D.), and the village was a permanent year-round settlement with a farming economy. People of this period were the first in the area to use the bow and arrow and to grow maize (corn). They continued ritualistic customs of earlier periods, including use of mounds for interment. Burial mounds represented an

elaborate form of ceremonial conduct. In 1922 Stringham Brothers contracted to grade the Minnehaha Country Club property at this site. Their plows turned up many old fireplaces and refuse heaps. Debris found included pottery fragments of the Woodland style, flint arrow points, knives, scrapers, stone implements of several types, and crushed buffalo bones. These ancients had secured food by primitive farming and hunting and by the gathering of edible plants, berries, acorns, and other nuts. After inspecting the site, Dr. Over observed “. . . It is evident that the village had been occupied for a long time.”


Domestic Duties Woodland women are shown performing various domestic tasks: grinding seeds with the aid of a mano and a grinding slab, working with a fresh deer hide, and decorating a ceramic vessel by paddling the exterior with a cord-wrapped stick. Drawing by Robin Farrington.

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historical marker

Mound Builders Village This artist’s conception is of the mound builders village, which was located south of Sherman Park. The village began on the ridge or terrace at the intersection of 26th Street and Kiwanis Avenue and extended west to the Big Sioux River. Drawing by Carl Grupp.

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