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July 2012 Volume 11 • Issue 8

A Visit to Josiah’s South Dakota Wineries Vance Thompson & Jessup Cellars Wine

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Angela Efting Ellerbroek Account Manager

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South Dakota Wine Country 28


For Kids

Crafts with American Flare 65

Tot Spots Arndt & Heinrich Family Treehouse 68

Parenting & Pregnancy Don’t Overlook Your Child’s Mental Health 72 Parenting & Pregnancy

nest at home The Mark Bormes Home 35 recipes

Tart & Sweet: Delicious Rhubarb Desserts 44

Well-Child Visits: Make the Time to Check in for Your Child’s Health 76

Children’s Books Best Books 80


Man in the Kitchen Summer’s Top Ten 46


Napa Wine with South Dakota Roots: An Evening with Vance Thompson and Jessup Cellars Wine 50

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Cute Kids Submit Your Child’s Photo 82 Tracy Gran—Fighting for Financial Freedom 86

Pets Summer Safety for Your Pets 90

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 92 historical marker “Rise” and The Big Sioux River 94

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by MAry Michaels | Photos by Chang Photography


ow many times have you driven down Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls? Do you know for whom that main artery through downtown was named? Steve Hildebrand, a 20-year Phillips Avenue resident, didn’t know either – until just a couple of years ago. “Then one day, I saw the historic marker about Josiah Phillips,” he says. A little research tells that Phillips was born in Maine in 1835 and graduated from medical school in Chicago. After joining the Western Town Company in 1856, Dr. Phillips and a handful of other men laid claim to a town site at the Falls of the Big Sioux River. Hildebrand credits Phillips as “the” founder of Sioux Falls, as

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he was actually the first to plat and deed land here, in the area we know as 6th to 9th Streets and from Minnesota Avenue to his namesake — Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls. When the notion of a coffee shop and café became more than just an idea in the back of Hildebrand’s mind, he decided to honor Phillips by naming his establishment Josiah’s. Located on the ground floor of the Lumber Exchange Building just off 8th Street, the interior of Josiah’s mixes past and present with both rustic and contemporary furnishings. One wall features maps from the late 1800s showing Sioux Falls in its infancy. Highlighted on another wall are artistic biographies of

Josiah and Hattie Phillips. Hildebrand is known in the community more for his involvement in politics than in paninis, but in the short time that Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Café has been open, he is already establishing himself as a thoughtful restaurateur. “The one thing I strive for is not to be ordinary,” Hildebrand explains. “Quality is important to us, so we are making great food from scratch every day.” As someone who enjoys cooking and entertaining himself, Hildebrand works hard to ensure that guests at Josiah’s have a unique and enjoyable experience. That was in the forefront of

his mind when developing the menu. You can start the day with a warm caramel roll or fresh scone, homemade granola with yogurt or go for something heartier like a breakfast wrap or breakfast panini. At lunch and dinner, choose from soups made in Josiah’s kitchen; fresh and unique salads like the quinoa (pronounced keen-wah if you aren’t familiar with this great grain) and black rice salad; wraps, paninis and artisan pizzas. These are just some of the menu offerings that certainly fit with Hildebrand’s goal to be out of the ordinary – Corn Cob Smoke Ham Panini, Brisket and Chipotle Cheddar Cheese Panini

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Josiah’s Coffeehouse & Café | Lumber Exchange Building | 101 S. Reid Street in Downtown Sioux Falls 605-759-8255 | www.josiahscoffee.com | www.facebook.com/JosiahsCoffee Hours: Monday-Thursday • 6am – 8 pm | Friday-Saturday • 6 am – 10 pm | Sunday • 8 am – 3 pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas and the Fig Jam, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Pizza. If you are out shopping at the East Bank and need a sweet pick-me-up, try Josiah’s signature coconut cupcakes, a slice of pound cake or one of the other great baked goodies that go well with a cup of really great coffee. Speaking of the coffee, Hildebrand knew just what he wanted for Josiah’s after visiting friends in Seattle last year. He asked where he could find the best coffee out there, and now he has brought the coffee from Seattle’s Caffe Vita Coffee Roasting Co. to Sioux Falls. Hildebrand says that Caffe Vita isn’t just a “supplier” but is a true partner training the Josiah’s team to be experts in how to deliver the best coffee and espresso in the region. “As a small batch artisan roaster using the highest grade and quality coffee available, Caffe Vita roasts to our specifications and ships immediately to us,” says Hildebrand. “This ensures our coffee is as fresh as possible for our customers.” Hildebrand adds that Caffe Vita is widely cited for their fair trade and environmental sustainable practices, making Josiah’s proud to offer their beans.

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The extensive beverage menu includes brewed coffee, a long list of hot and cold espresso drinks, fine teas, chai, hot chocolate, steamers, smoothies, juices, bottled water and sodas. One drink to note is the Carla Rae, a Vanilla Latte that can make a difference. This is the afternoon drink of Hildebrand’s sister, Carla, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Josiah’s donates a portion of every Carla Rae sold to the South Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. And the Carla Rae isn’t the only commitment that Josiah’s has made to a good cause. The path that leads from Josiah’s to Cherapa Place and then loops around Falls Park is a designated American Heart Association Walking Path to promote physical activity. Along with several other paths in Sioux Falls parks, the walking path starting at Josiah’s is listed on the American Heart Association’s website at www.startwalkingnow.org — so visitors to Sioux Falls can locate a great place for a walk. Grab a cup of coffee, a book on Sioux Falls history and enjoy the scenery – and the food – at Josiah’s.

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Grab your purse, it’s time to shop! The seventh annual expo for her is two days of shopping, entertainment, pampering and fun — designed especially for women. It is not a craft show, but rather an expo where women will sample foods and drinks, participate in fantastic seminars and SHOP in booths representing areas of fashion, shoes, jewelry, home décor, giftware, cosmetics, skincare, fitness, health, food, wine,

entertainment & recreation, travel, hobbies, career, art and so much more! Treat yourself or start your holiday shopping — or both. This two-day event is a get-away for girlfriends and families alike. Join the fun!

Over 240 booths featuring: Jewelry • Purses • Home Décor • Furniture • Original Art • Make-up • Pampering Products • Skincare • Wine • Food • Cookware Candles • Florals • Recreation • Educational Tools • Informational Tools • Travel • Photography • Gifts Galore…and so much more!

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Sangria Sundays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 1pm - 4pm Strawbale Winery • 47215 257th St. Renner, SD Every Sunday afternoon this summer, join your friends at Strawbale Winery for food, music, and of course wine. Enjoy fine South Dakota wines and relaxing music. $5 admission. Come relax and enjoy the country. INFO (605) 543-5071. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 1 • 3pm • Prairie Creek • 4400 Creekside Drive “American Idle” is the theme. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 1 • 8pm Terrace Park Bandshell • 4th Street and North Euclid Avenue “Excessive Use of Farce” is the theme. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Bring Your Friends Night Wild Water West Waterpark Monday Night Bring Your Friends Night! Bring up to 10 people to receive admission for only $40 for the group. This price includes unlimited Admission any time after 4pm every Monday night this 2012 summer. INFO (605) 361-9313.

Teens-Only Nights at Morningside CC Mon, July 2 • 6pm Morningside Community Center 2400 South Bahnson Avenue This time is set aside for teens-only to come out and enjoy some time hanging out with your friends. Shoot some hoops in the gym, play some pool or video games in the game room, or just hang out. Grab your friends and join us for an evening of recreation and socializing. No registration required. Free. INFO (605) 978-6930.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Tue, July 3 • 7:30pm Good Samaritan Village • 3901 South Marion Road “Fins, Feathers, and Fur” is the theme. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Terrific Tuesday Wild Water West Waterpark Every Tuesday of the 2012 summer is Terrific Tuesday offering unlimited admission for only $5.00 + tax per person with school supply donation from 4pm-8pm. INFO (605) 361-9313. Family Fun Night Wild Water West Waterpark

Soar High & Dive Deep! at the Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove (Admission or Membership Required)

Enjoy over 800 free-flying butterflies from around the world and see hundreds of vibrant marine animals in over 5,000 gallons of aquariums. Take a break at the new Snack Shack for all visitors to Sertoma Park.

NEW TOUCH POOL featuring sharks and stingrays!

Annual family memberships start at only $55! Enjoy unlimited access to our 80-degree tropical oasis year round!

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4th of July Family Parade & Picnic Wednesday, July 4 • 10am - 2:30 pm Phillips Avenue (parade) and Falls Park Everyone is welcome! The parade begins at 10am, lunch for the first 5,000 served at Falls Park at 11am and the Sioux Falls Municipal Band will perform at 11:30am. Visit www.siouxfalls.org for full event schedule. Rhythm on the River Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18, 25 • 7pm Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Streets The Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society presents Rhythm on the River, a concert series crafted specifically for the new Sioux Falls Amphitheatre. Bring your friends, family, and perhaps even a few snacks to this relaxing, enjoyable evening of live music. Free admission. INFO (605) 338-4009. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Wed, July 4 • 11:30 am Mayor’s Picnic: Falls Park “A Patriotic Fantasy” is the theme. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Thursday Night BOGO 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 2012 season. INFO (605) 361-9313.

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Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, July 5 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Historic Walking Tour of North McKennan Park Siouxland Heritage Museums Thursday, July 5 • 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 367-4210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com Downtown Block Party Fri, July 6 • 6pm 8th & Railroad Center on the Eastbank of Downtown Enjoy live music, food vendors, beer & wine for purchase and shopping at some of the most unique stores in Sioux Falls. Picnic table seating will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lawn chair. There will be free children’s activities from 6pm 8:30pm. INFO (605) 338-4009. Todd Jerentowski at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 6 • Noon to 1 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Todd Jerentowski will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

012 Downtown Street Musicians July 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28 • 6pm Various Locations Downtown Enjoy the sounds of live outdoor music at various downtown locations from 6pm - 8pm. A big thanks to Xcel Energy for sponsoring these musicians! INFO (605) 338-4009.

Family Fishing Program Fri, July 6 • 6pm • Sat, July 7 • 8am Fri, July 13 • 6pm • Sat, July 14 • 8am Fri, July 20 • 6pm •Sat, July 21 • 8am Fri, July 27 • 6pm • Sat, July 28 • 8am Family Park • North of West 12th Street on the Tea/Ellis Road Come fish with Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation and S.D. Game, Fish and Parks. We’ll supply all the equipment for families to do some catch and release at the pond. Poles will be loaned out on a first-come, first-served basis. No preregistration is required. S.D. fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and older. INFO (605) 362-2777. First Friday Fri, July 6 • 10am Various downtown businesses A special day of shopping, art and entertainment downtown! Many stores stay open late until 8pm. INFO (605) 338-4009. Moonlight Movies Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28 • 9:15 pm Fawick Park, 10th Street & 2nd Ave. Enjoy FREE family movies in Fawick Park every Saturday night this summer. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring your favorite chair or blanket and sit back and enjoy the show. Refreshments will be sold during the movies. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets and no alcohol is allowed in the city park. INFO (605) 338-4009. The 484th Army Band Concert Sat, July 7 • 7pm Veteran’s Memorial Park • 1021 West Bailey Street Military marches, patriotic selections, and classic melodies are some of the repertoire being prepared for this concert. The 484th Army Band is composed of Army Reserve musicians who are called upon to provide entertainment for civic and military ceremonies, parades, and concerts. Free. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 8 • 3pm McKennan Park Bandshell Theme is “Higher, Faster, Louder”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 8 • 8pm • Terrace Park Bandshell Theme is “Big Band Salute”. Free admission. INFO (605) 3678222. Summer Slam Sun, July 8 • 7pm • Sioux Empire Fairgrounds Starring: 311 and Slightly Stoopid. Plus one mystery band! Gates open at 6 pm for general admission. INFO (605) 357-7377 or www.pepperentertainment.com Warm Up Sioux Falls Sun, July 8 • 1pm Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne Ave.

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ADMISSION: $5 .00 KIDS 14 & UNDER: FREE Bring an old cell phone for FREE Admission!

ALL children’s activities and inflatables/bounce houses are included with admission, so enjoy: Exhibitor Booths • Face Painting Splash Zone with Water slide Children Safety Information Kids Fun Zone & over 20 Inflatables Kid’s Train • Paddle Boats • Roller Racers 2 Stages Featuring Music & Entertainment

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12 ju Warm Up Sioux Falls is a part of a national effort to create warm afghans for families in need. Volunteers use leftover yarn to make 7” by 9” sections that are joined together into afghans to donate to Sioux Falls organizations that help families. INFO (605) 271-0741.

Historical Tours via Bus Mon, July 9 • 6:30 pm Mon, July 23 • 6:30 pm Falls Park Wallace Dow’s Sioux Falls highlights buildings designed by late nineteenth-century local architect Wallace Dow. Dow’s better-known buildings include the original Minnehaha County Courthouse (Old Courthouse Museum), All Saints School (now Touchmark at All Saints), the Federal Courthouse, among others. Adults only - limited to 23 per tour. Reservations will be taken only one week in advance at 367-8222. Secrets of the Stars Mini Camp Tuesday, July 10 • 9am - noon Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Kids ages 8-13 can learn about how different cultures viewed the stars! Learn the many wonders of the night sky through stories, crafts, and some serious stargazing in the Starlab Inflatable Planetarium. $15 registration, please call (605) 367-4210 ext. 0 to register. www. siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Tue, July 10 • 7:30 pm Bethany Lutheran/CCHS • 1901 South Holly Drive Theme is “Trumpets Voluntary”. Free admission. INFO (605) 3678222.

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Storyland Children’s Theatre Tue, July 10 • 10am, 7pm Wed, July 11 • 7pm Thu, July 12 • 10am McKennan Park Bandshell Free admission. Show is “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. These shows are free and open to children of every age. Stick around afterward for a meet-and-greet with the actors. Performances are subject to change and will only be canceled if it is raining at performance time. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Senior Pinochle/Dominoes Thu, July 12 • 1pm - 3pm Kenny Anderson Community Center • 3701 East Third Street Grab your friends, it’s Pinochle and Dominoes time! Any way we play, it is sure to be a good time! If you haven’t played before, don’t worry.... we’ll teach you! Free. No registration necessary. Call Kenny Anderson C.C. at 978-6924 with questions.

Sioux Falls Quilters Guild Thu, July 12 • 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. INFO (605) 371-1714. Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, July 12 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street

uly 2 Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com

Historic Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Siouxland Heritage Museums Thursday, July 12 • 6:30 p.m. Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 3674210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Animals on the Amphitheatre Fri, July 13 • 6pm Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Street An all-new event the whole family will love – get up-close and personal with the live animals and artifacts of the famous Great Plains Zoo’s Zoomobile, which will be stopping at the Amphitheatre. Featuring educational and entertaining presentations by knowledgeable zoo staff, Animals on the Amphitheatre brings the zoo to you! INFO (605) 338-4009.

Evenings in the Vineyard July 13 & July 27 • 6pm Wilde Prairie Winery • 48052 259th St., Brandon, SD Enjoy an evening at the vineyard and winery, and relax, have a glass of wine and listen to live music. No pets or outside alcohol please. INFO (605) 582-6471.

Hot Harley Nights July 13 - 15 A 16 year tradition of casino runs, motorcycle parades through Sioux Falls, live music at Falls Park West, bike shows on Main Street, food vendors, silent auctions and much more, all to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Dakota! INFO (605) 334-2721.

The Ballroom Dance Club July 13 • 8pm - 11:30 pm • El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips Ballroom dancing to the music of the Doming Gomez Swing Band, tickets just $10 at the door. (605) 528-5653.

Stop Smoking Saturdays Saturdays July 14 & July 21 Heal With Hypnosis LLC • 3701 W. 49th St. Suite 203C. Consulting Hypnotist Rebecca Wiener will help you stop smoking with an individual session. $275 per person and sessions are limited. Please contact 605-940-8389 or visit www.HealWithHypnosis.com/ stop-smoking to reserve your session as soon as possible as this event always fills quickly.

Elisabeth Hunstad at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 13 • Noon to 1 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Vocalist Elisabeth Hunstad will perform a powerful mix of jazz and pop in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Pickle Barrel. The concert

Books & Bikes Sat, July 14 • 10am

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y 201 Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Street Siouxland Libraries presents an event for book lovers and bike lovers alike with their new Books & Bikes series! Bicycle on down to the Downtown Riverfront Amphitheatre for a riveting book discussion on The Lost Cyclist by David Herlihy. INFO (605) 338-4009. Flag Day Event Sat, July 14 • 7:30 pm Veteran’s Memorial Park • 1021 West Bailey Street Celebrate Flag Day on Thursday, June 14, at Veterans’ Park. A patriotic concert and presentation by the Sioux Falls Municipal Band, under the direction of Chris Hill. INFO (605) 367-8222 or visit www.siouxfalls.org/parks.

The Great Cardboard Boat Race Sat, July 14 • 9am Kuehn Pool • 2309 Kuehn Park Road This event is sure to bring out the builder in all of us! Have fun building your boat and test its seaworthiness. Each boat will need two participants, one at each end of the pool. Lifejackets for this event will be provided by Parks and Rec and must be worn by contestants. Cardboard may be waxed. All glue, paint, cement, tape, or sealants for seams must be water-based. All boats must be powered by humans seven years and older, and using paddles is fine. All boats will be judged based on creativity, seaworthiness, and quickest to sink! Registration at 9 a.m. Racing at 10 a.m. INFO (605) 367-8222. Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, July 15 • 1-4pm 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 Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 15 • 3pm Trail Ridge • 3408 West Ralph Rogers Road Theme is “Ancient Days”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 15 • 8pm Terrace Park Bandshell • West 4th Street and North Euclid Avenue Theme is “Classical Music You Know”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Mondays at McKennan Mondays, July 16, 23, 30 • 7pm McKennan Park Bandshell Free admission. Different music themes weekly. INFO (605) 3678222. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Tue, July 17 • 7:30 pm Inn on Westport • 4000 South Westport Avenue Theme is “Something Old, Something New”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Tea Time Mini Camp at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Tuesday, July 17 • 9am - noon Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue

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12 ju Kids ages 5-8 can come dressed in their finest to learn about what it meant to be an American child growing up a century ago! Learn about manners, etiquette, make crafts, and have a tea party. $15 registration, please call (605) 367-7097 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Hot Summer Nites Wed, July 18 • 6pm Phillips Avenue Downtown Join us on the “hottest nite” of year for great music, food, drinks and some of the sweetest rides you’ll see in one place! Corvettes, Harleys and rockin’ music . . . the sounds of summer! INFO (605) 338-4009. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Thu, July 19 • 7:30 pm Center for Active Generations Theme is “Americana”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Kid’s Activity Day: Music Mania! Thursday, July 19 • 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3 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 R.F. Pettigrew Birthday Party Open House Thursday, July 19 • 5-8pm Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Ave. Take a tour of the Pettigrew open house, enjoy refreshments in the museum, and events in the yard. Horse-drawn carriage rides will tour the Cathedral District throughout the evening. Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-7097 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Siouxland Heritage Museums Alliance Historic Homes Tour Thursday, July 19 • 5-8pm Cathedral Historic District Tour four homes in the Cathedral Historic District and experience one of the American Planning Associations top 10 neighborhoods of 2010. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 at the Pettigrew Home & Museum. Proceeds go to support the Siouxland Heritage Museums. INFO (605) 367-7097 or www. siouxlandmuseums.com Hank Harris at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, July 20 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Jazz Guitarist Scott Hesse will perform in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one. Concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Book Walk Fri, July 20 • 9am Downtown Riverfront Between 6th & 8th Streets The Siouxland Library will be sponsoring the first annual Sioux Falls Book Walk for children of all ages. A classic children’s picture book will be posted page-by-page along the river, which you can read during your stroll. The event will culminate in light refreshments served by library staff at the Amphitheatre. INFO (605) 338-4009. McKilts - Men in Kilts Friday, July 20 • 5pm - 10pm

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McNally’s Irish Pub • 69th & Western Ave. Community businessmen will be putting their legs on display and their pride on the line to support the Ronald McDonald House. Vote for your favorite McKilter at mckilts.kintera.org prior to the event. Event tickets available online at www.rmhcsouthdakota.org American Cancer Society Relay For Life Lincoln and Minnehaha Counties July 20-21 McEneaney Field at O’Gorman High School For more information, call 361-8277 or log on to www.relayforlife.org/ lincoln-minnehahaSD

Downtown Crazy Days July 20 - 21 Various Retail Locations Downtown Find great deals by shopping Downtown Crazy Days. Please note that stores normally open on Sundays may extend Crazy Days through Sunday. INFO (605) 338-4009.

Market and Falls Park Farmer’s Market explain how to buy local products, learn about organic foods and try free samples. INFO (605) 334-9466 or visit education@sertomabutterfly.org.

Sioux Falls Air Show Sat, July 21 • 8:30 am and Sun, July 22 • 8:30 am Sioux Falls Regional Airport Sioux Falls Airshow is proud to announce the return of the US Navy’s Blue Angels. This fun-filled family weekend is FREE to the public. For a schedule of events, parking and more information please visit www.siouxfallsairshow.com. Shuttle service is available at Southeast Technical Institute, Lodgenet and Premier Bank card on Maple Ave, and W. H. Lyon Fairground’s North Parking Lot. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sat, July 21 • 7:30 pm Orpheum Theater • 315 North Phillips Avenue Theme is “Highlights of 2012”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Dakota Irish Fair 2012 Sat, July 21 • 3pm 5th & Phillips Irish Fair featuring Irish music, children’s events, rugby matches, celtic highland games, heritage tent & Irish gift vendors. Numerous food vendors will be present. Free admission. INFO (605) 373-9154.

Swing Dance Program at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, July 22 • 1-4pm 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

Sea & Sky Saturday Sat, July 21 • 10am - 2pm Sertoma Butterfly House • 4320 S. Oxbow Ave. Join us as Joyce Swanson, a Master Gardener Intern, the Pomegranate

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 22 • 3pm Covington Heights • 3900 South Cathy Avenue Theme is “Keeping a Good Attitude”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

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y 201 Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 22 • 8pm Terrace Park Bandshell Theme is “Broadway”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

12th Annual Make-A-Wish® Foundation of South Dakota Golf Tournament Mon, July 23 • 11:30 am Minnehaha Country Club 3101 W. 22nd Avenue Join us for the 12th Annual Make-A-Wish® Golf Tournament. The event includes a best ball tournament beginning at 11:30 a.m., a social, dinner with a silent and live auction, a presentation by Make-A-Wish kids and families and remarks by a celebrity. All proceeds will help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions in South Dakota. Please call 335-8000 to register your team or for sponsorship information. Adam White Magic Show Wed, July 25 • 10am, 1pm, 3pm Thu, July 26 • 10am, 1pm, 3pm Call for park location for each day and time. Whether Adam is juggling playing cards, producing a volunteer’s $100 bill from a lemon, or astounding the audience with some other magical feat, Adam’s goal is to have a unique program consisting of magic, comedy, and audience participation. Come and enjoy. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Historic Walking Tour of Phillips Avenue Siouxland Heritage Museums Thursday, July 2 • 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy beautiful summer weather while learning about Sioux Falls sites you pass by every day! $3 per person over 12 years old, call (605) 3674210 to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Thursday, July 26 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival - JazzFest 2012 July 26 - 28 Yankton Trail Park JazzFest is a three day FREE jazz and blues festival. You won’t want to miss the music and fun! Enjoy music by Los Lonely Boys, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Little Feat, John Hiatt, Jonny Lang, Keb’ Mo’, Susan Tedeschi, Mavis Staples and many others! INFO (605) 335-6101.

Curtis & Loretta at the Summer Plaza Concert Series Friday, June 27 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum 200 West Sixth Street Curtis & Loretta will perform original & traditional British and American songs in the plaza behind the Old Courthouse Museum from noon to 1 p.m. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Kaladi’s. The concert will be held inside in the case of bad weather. (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

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Evenings in the Vineyard Wilde Prairie Winery 48052 259th St., Brandon, SD July 27 • 6pm Enjoy an evening at the vineyard and winery, and relax, have a glass of wine and listen to live music. No pets or outside alcohol please. INFO (605) 582-6471.

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Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sat, July 28 • 3pm WH Lyon Fairgrounds Theme is “Disney!” Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.

Chalk Craze Event Children’s Museum of South Dakota • Brookings, SD Saturday July 28 •10am - 1pm Calling all artists! Register for a 4ft x 4ft sidewalk and unleash your imagination! Brilliant colored pastels included in registration fee. INFO (605) 692-6700.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 29 • 3pm McKennan Park Bandshell Children’s Concert with Phil Baker. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Sun, July 29 • 8pm Terrace Park Bandshell Theme is “Paul Hoy Circus Concert”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222. Jason Huneke Show Tue, July 31 • 10am, 1pm, 7pm August 1 & 2 • 10am, 1pm, 3pm Various parks in Sioux Falls. Jason’s show is a fast-paced juggling, unicycling, and manipulation show that involves the audience. Free admission. Please check website for daily locations. INFO (605) 367-8222 or www.siouxfalls.org/parks. Kids Nite in the Park Tue, July 31 • 6pm • McKennan Park Come and experience the beauty of McKennan Park while your kids have some fun. Who would want to miss the fun of carnival games, inflatables, and entertainment? Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic or purchase pizza there, and most of all, don’t forget your kids or kid-like spirit. INFO (605) 367-8222 or visit www.siouxfalls.org/parks.

Sioux Falls Municipal Band Concert Tue, July 31 • 7:30 pm Good Samaritan Center 401 West 2nd Street Theme is “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-8222.


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t is easy to see that agriculture is an important part of South Dakota. Drive just outside any city or town and you’ll see fields of corn, soybeans, wheat or other crops, or pastures or barns with cows, pigs or poultry. But, for many South Dakota children, those “windshield views” are as close as they get to a farm. Cheryl Prunty teaches fourth grade at Humboldt Elementary in the West Central school district. She was raised on a farm, and currently farms with her husband and sons. However, only a handful of students in her classes each year are familiar with modern agriculture. She always looked for ways to talk about agriculture and farming with her students, so was excited to participate in a new program that would bring a real-life South Dakota farmer to her classroom several times a year. The Adopt a Farmer program was introduced by Ag United for South Dakota. The program pairs a South Dakota farmer with a classroom. Throughout the year, the farmer records videos of activities on the farm and answers questions from students. He or she also tries to visit the classroom in person at least once. For the 2011-12 school year, eight schools participated with four farm families. These farm families corresponded with a total of 450 fourth grade students in Clear Lake, Humboldt, Hayward, Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Yankton, and Rapid City. Ag United plans to expand the program to more schools next year. Ginger Post, a dairy farmer from Volga, was “adopted” by the 25 students in Cheryl’s fourth grade class for the 2011-2012 school year. Ginger and her husband Doug started milking in 2001. They focus on breeding stock and producing high quality milk with their registered purebred Holstein herd. Their three children, ages 6, 8 and 10, are also very involved in the farm’s day-to-day activities. Ginger became interested in the Adopt a Farmer program when she found out that the students would be the same age as her own daughter. “I know how curious fourth graders are, and how interested they are in how things work and why people do what they do.” Ginger created six videos for her adopted classroom, each based on the daily activities of the dairy farm. She showed the students how cows are milked, how cows are fed, and what farmers do to prepare their animals and farms for South Dakota winters. One video featured how the milk is picked up from the farm and ultimately ends up in a milk carton or other delicious dairy products. “The kids loved the videos that Ginger sent in and were so

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excited when she came to visit our classroom,” said Cheryl. Cheryl was impressed with how interested the students were in the videos and the detailed questions that they always had about each video. After watching the videos, they would email questions to Ginger. The videos and visits also fit well into the students’ classroom work. Each time a new video arrived, they used facts and information in math, science and other subjects. Learning about how many pounds of milk a cow produces each day made for great story problems about how much milk could be stored in the bulk tank. Students learned about the types of feed that cows eat, and calculated feed rations with those ingredients. They also learned about the science of farming, including plant growth and harvest. “In addition to learning about the daily activities on the farm, the students gained a better appreciation of today’s farmers,” said Cheryl. “Before the videos, kids didn’t understand the amount of math and science that is involved in raising animals and crops.” The highlight of the year for both the students and Ginger was when she visited the classroom in person in December. “I loved seeing the kids’ faces when they got their questions answered,” said Ginger. Cheryl said the students enjoyed meeting Ginger in person and seeing several of the items they saw in videos in person. She brought bottles used for feeding calves, samples of the ingredients in the cows’ feed rations, and string cheese for students to enjoy. Videos from Ginger and other farmers who participated in the Adopt a Farmer program can be viewed on You Tube. Search for the “sdadoptafarmer” channel to watch the videos yourself and see how South Dakota’s farmers take care of their animals and land all year long.

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Wilde Prairie Winery Set within the beautiful rolling hills of South Dakota, is a family farm called Wilde Prairie Winery. With 15 years of wine-making experience, Jeff, Victoria, Chris, and Pam Wilde are the passionate people behind this gorgeous venue. Located just west of Splitrock Creek near Brandon, wine enthusiasts will find several delicious wines made from a variety of grapes from 2000 vines. The wine flavors available don’t stop at just grapes. Wilde Prairie Winery’s current selection includes an array of other flavors including Apple Raspberry, Rhubarb Strawberry, Pear, Plum, and more.

Enjoy Evenings in the Vineyard (July 13 & 27) and Wilde Women & Wine - a ladies night out with all of your girlfriends, with a variety of events such as yoga, brunch, painting wine glasses and wine tasting. Victoria Wilde is proud of the fact that Wilde Prairie Winery produces all wines from 100% South Dakota grown fruit and grapes. “98% of the grapes actually grow on the farm, and most fruit is purchased from growers in South Dakota. Our wine is a true South Dakota product,” says Wilde. “Our winery is a tourist destination and an opportunity for a day-cation for those who just want to spend the day away with wine and relaxation.”

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Prairie Berry Prairie Berry Winery For five generations, the family behind Prairie Berry Winery has been making South Dakota wines. Completely made onsite in the Black Hills, there are several wines including grape, fruit and honey flavors offered for tasting and purchasing. Located just minutes outside of Hill City, SD, Prairie Berry Winery is rich in history and is a regional winery focusing on regional fruit. There are more than 30 different varieties of wine made using old family recipes at Prairie Berry. The kitchen is open daily year round, offering plates with a variety of delicious food including homemade hummus, gourmet cheeses, flat-grill and open face sandwiches, homemade pizzas, and featured desserts. The “Summer Patio Series” runs every Friday night from June 1 through September 21, from 6 - 7pm. Free live music from great acts that come from all around is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills and a great glass of wine. Vending and Marketing Manager, Michele Slott, is excited about the upcoming opportunities for Prairie Berry Winery. “We are excited about the fact that we just purchased Mistletoe Ranch, which will allow us to expand our private events offering. Starting late fall of 2012, Prairie Berry Winery will be able to host private parties of a much larger scale.” Also available to the public is Wine Express Into The West, which occurs in the month of September on the 1880 train. “People come every year and just love it. It is a fall ritual for people even well outside the state of South Dakota. The ability to be educated on our wine and food, along with the history of the 1880 train, is a great way to enjoy the beautiful fall season,” says Slott.

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Summer Winery Events Calendar Please visit the wineries’ websites for complete descriptions and details.

July 1: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine.

July 20: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Elia Goat and the Natural Horns.

August 10: Evening in the Vineyard at Wilde Prairie Winery. Relax and enjoy live music with wine.

July 1: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Ryan Kickland.

July 21: Picnic in the Vineyard at Schadé Vineyard and Winery. Picnic amongst the grape vines and have a bottle of Schadé wine.

August 11: Quilts and Vines at Strawbale Winery. 400 quilts displayed outdoors for Project Linus and Camp Bring it ON.

July 22: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine.

August 15: Summer Bistro at Prairie Berry Winery featuring Summer Bounty Enjoy food from a menu featuring the produce of Todd Gregson’s gardens, served on the patio.

July 5: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Ron and Jane Cote. July 6: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Paul Doffing and Jeremiah Akin. July 8: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine. July 11: Summer Bistro at Prairie Berry Winery featuring Tex-Mex. Enjoy Tex-Mex food expertly paired with Prairie Berry wines, served on the patio. July 12: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Jim and Jay. July 12: Wining Women at Strawbale Winery. July 13: Evening in the Vineyard at Wilde Prairie Winery. Relax and enjoy live music with wine. July 13: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Great Unwashed. July 15: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine. July 18: Summer Bistro at Prairie Berry Winery featuring Tex-Mex. Enjoy Tex-Mex food expertly paired with Prairie Berry wines, served on the patio. July 19: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Mogen’s Heroes.

July 25: Summer Bistro at Prairie Berry Winery featuring Tex-Mex. Enjoy Tex-Mex food expertly paired with Prairie Berry wines, served on the patio. July 26: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Kevin Vermillion. July 27: Evening in the Vineyard at Wilde Prairie Winery. Relax and enjoy live music with wine. July 27: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Sarah Louise Pieplow. July 29: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine.

August August 2: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Roe Family Singers. August 5: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine. August 7: Celebration of Rally Week with musician Lang Termes. August 9: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Mark Kreitzer. August 9: Wining Women at Strawbale Winery.

August 16: Summer Porch Series - Alf’s Birthday at Strawbale Winery with musician Patchouli. August 19: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine. August 23: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Alan Goodroad. August 24: Evening in the Vineyard at Wilde Prairie Winery. Relax and enjoy live music with wine. August 24: Summer Music Series at Prairie Berry Winery with musician Ryan Kickland. August 26: Sangria Sunday at Strawbale Winery. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy live music with summer wine. August 29: Summer Bistro at Prairie Berry Winery featuring Summer Bounty. Enjoy food from a menu featuring the produce of Todd Gregson’s gardens, served on the patio. August 30: Summer Porch Series at Strawbale Winery with musician Plum Crazy. August 30 - September 3: Wine Pavilion at South Dakota State Fair. Taste South Dakota’s wines and foods and enjoy live music.

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Strawbale Winery Tucked away in a unique and innovative farm setting in Renner, SD, Strawbale Winery offers wines that are produced, fermented, bottled and blended in straw insulated buildings made from straw bales. This innovative building material marries their commitment to environmental sustainability and production of fine wine. The production building at Strawbale Winery is made out of straw-compacted-panels, and the tasting room and gift shop are made from straw bales. The black slate chalkboard counter tops in the tasting room and gift shop are recycled from an area high school, and the flooring is recycled from white pine that blew down in a past windstorm in northern Minnesota. The owners, Don and Susie South, started planting grapes in 2000, and have succeeded in the current offering of over 20 different wines created from fruit, grapes and honey. Take a tour of the farm and winery and walk through the rows of vines while you reminisce about simpler times.

Calico Skies

Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery Located in Inwood, Iowa, Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery was established in April 2010. 16 acres of beautiful pasture land, magnificent views overlooking rolling hills and brilliant skies make up the surroundings of Calico Skies Vineyard and Winery, achieving their goal of a high quality and unique experience. On the menu are a great selection of fresh fruity whites, dry oak aged reds, and other wines produced and bottled with cold hardy grapes in the winery. Calico Skies also offers five free samples of their wines during regular business hours. Engaged couples can have the ultimate vineyard and winery wedding and reception experience at Calico Skies, with several options to choose from including outdoor vineyard ceremony, sky room, tasting room, and an outdoor reception area.

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Schadé Vineyard and Winery Owned and operated by Jim and Nancy Schade in Volga, SD, Schadé Vineyard and Winery produces wines made from South Dakota grown products. Taste the very essence of South Dakota culture by relaxing in gorgeous scenery with a glass of one of the several varieties of wines and pleasant conversations with friends at Schadé Vineyard and Winery. Connected to the tasting room is the retail area, offering wine baskets, jewelry, clothing, and other items that would make the perfect gift or souvenir from your visit here. With the recent expansion to a new location in the Black Hills, a second tasting room is now open in Deadwood, South Dakota.

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ome with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination…. Remember that well-known song “Pure Imagination” from the classic movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Well, if that story were set in Sioux Falls today, and if Willy Wonka enjoyed decorating as much as he liked making candy, he would be living in the house of Mark Bormes. Nestled in an older neighborhood in the historic district of

Sioux Falls, is a little bungalow with a bright orange garage door and front door and orange sails providing shade over the entryway. Those colorful features, along with an unexpected ceramic chicken sitting atop a pile of pinecones in a potted tree along the driveway, are bits of enticing foreshadowing of what’s to come inside this home.

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An Aberdeen native, Bormes has traveled to and lived in other parts of the country before settling in Sioux Falls last October to be closer to family. When he bought his 1960’s era house, he left most of his belongings in storage as he started working room by room to transform each one.

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your eye moves up the wall to a collection of antlers, 1960’s fireplace lighters and the face of a woman you would expect to meet somewhere tropical. These are what Bormes calls “Mark-isms,” and they are all around the house. They are a compilation of “finds” from friends, thrift stores, antique shops and travels around the country. The ceramic chicken in the pot out front is a “Markism,” as are the cuckoo clock he painted pink in the upstairs sitting room, the hand sculpture mounted on the hallway wall (holding a Christmas ornament), a collection of what he calls “funny faces” around the house (like the tropical woman) and the little statuette that sits on the doorbell box in the hall. “Well, it’s just an ugly doorbell box,” Bormes says, “so what else are you going to do with it?” Bormes has true creative vision, and he uses that in his work decorating and staging houses. Most often, he works with what the homeowner already has to update spaces within the home or to create a “buy-me-now” look for a house that is for sale. Bormes proudly tells the story of a large property in Oklahoma

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that had been on the market for two years. After he staged the house, it sold in two weeks. He adds that his own house sold in just one day. His goal with this house was to create both great views and privacy from every single window. Instead of traditional flower

boxes, Bormes has taken metal window well forms and used those on all the windows around the house. Instead of planting directly in them, he sets potted plants and flowers down into them. Not only does this provide both the view and the privacy for the windows, it also gives him the flexibility to change

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things up a bit and move the plants around the house to create different looks. Vines growing in the backyard will provide a living fence between his property and those of his neighbors. “This way, there is privacy, but I get something beautiful to

look at, and so do they,” says Bormes. All of the various landscaping features incorporate both a living element and a lighting element so that the view is different from daytime into the evening. On his patio sits an old Turkish smoker. The pinyon wood it burns keeps the mosquitoes

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He found it in Oklahoma for $30 and added a large bed knob to the front for a fun handle. Another smaller hutch in a room downstairs is flipped upside down so it sits on the flat end and the legs stick up in the air for a different look. Yet another hutch serves as a privacy feature in the guest room window downstairs. It sits inside the window frame, has no back, but it does have a door. When the door is open, you get the natural light from the window, and you can see outside – as well as see the pictures and knick-knacks on the shelves. When you want privacy in the room, simply shut the door (for an extra touch of whimsy, the inside is red when the door is open, but when shut, the door is yellow). When you walk through the home, you suddenly know how




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Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb Dessert

1 yellow or white cake mix 4 cups chopped fresh rhubarb 1 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream

4 cups sliced fresh rhubarb 1 package (3 ounce) raspberry or strawberry gelatin 1/3 cup sugar 1 yellow or white cake mix 1 cup water 1/3 cup butter, melted

Prepare cake mix according to package directions and pour into a greased 9x 13 inch pan. Place rhubarb and sugar on top of the cake batter. Slowly pour the cream over the top. Bake at 350Ëš for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes before serving. Serve with ice cream or whipping cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Serves 12-15.

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Place the rhubarb in a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with the dry gelatin, sugar and cake mix. Pour water evenly over dry ingredients and drizzle with butter. Bake at 350Ëš for 1 hour or until rhubarb is tender. Serve with ice cream if desired. Serves 16-20.


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“...I couldn’t use my grills. That may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but for me it was like two of my best friends were quarantined for the summer.”


ast summer my beloved and I were doing some remodeling around the house. New windows, siding, re-did a bathroom and added a stall to the garage. Nothing too extreme, but just enough that every side and every room in the house was messed up for a couple of months. Now that the work is done, it’s easy to say that it was worth all of the headaches. But while the destruction was happening, the contractors used our patio as their workspace and staging area. That meant for most of last July and August, I couldn’t use my grills. That may not seem like a big deal to some of you, but for me it was like two of my best friends were quarantined for the summer. I could see them back there amongst the piles of siding, but they were still out of reach.

Now I’m making up for lost time, grilling every chance I get, and we’re eating as many meals on the patio as we can. As I was sitting on the patio the other night, sipping a little white wine, I began to make a mental list of things I was going to enjoy outside this summer to make up for the time I lost last year. I narrowed that down to this Top Ten list for summer. 1. Paella on the Patio To me paella is the perfect summer dish; one pan full of rice and spice, seafood and veggies. And it’s pretty easy to make inside on the stove, but when you move the paella pan out to the grill, it becomes an instant party on the patio. It’s one of those dishes that doesn’t need constant attention while you

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cook it. Keep an eye on it while you mingle with friends and it cooks slowly on the grill. Near the end you’ll need to add shrimp and clams or mussels, and then get ready for rave reviews from your guests. There are lots of recipes for paella on the internet, including the one I published in the August 2009 issue of this magazine. And for those of you who don’t save your back issues; they are available at etcsiouxfalls.com.

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2. Sangria As I’m writing this article it’s a warm Sunday afternoon and I foresee sangria in my near future. I like red wine with oranges and limes, sweetened with some Grand Marnier and kicked up with several dashes of Angostura bitters. Add some club soda for a little fizz and serve over ice. There are really no wrong recipes for sangria; it’s up to your own taste. If you prefer white wine, then sangria blanco could be your thing. Play around, experiment, have fun. Add a little sangria and your humble backyard in South Dakota will be suddenly transported to the Spanish coast or at least the Gulf of Mexico. 3. The Juicy Lucy Call it what you want – a Juicy Lucy or an inside-out burger – a hamburger stuffed with your favorite cheese just feels like summer. My mom used to make these when I was a kid and Dad would cook them on the old Weber. Putting the cheese (and sometimes mushrooms) inside the patties made the hamburgers seem much more special; I felt like a grown up eating them. Now they make me feel like a kid again. 4. Pizza on the Grill If I were a rich man I’d build one of those wood-fired brick ovens in the backyard and I’d make pizzas year ‘round. Pizza is the perfect food and pizza cooked in a wood oven is the perfect pizza. But here’s the thing, you can cook pizza on your old gas or charcoal grill. Some people like to put the crust right on the grill racks, but I like to use a pizza stone. You’ll get a little of that smoke and char, just like the fancy pizza ovens, but without the cost. 5. Shrimp Tacos A few tortillas and some grilled shrimp, seasoned with garlic and cumin, topped with fresh tomatoes, cucumber and a squeeze of lime is a nice light meal for a summer evening. And they go great with the sangria. 6. Veggies The farmers market is brimming with items that just beg to be put on the grill. Asparagus, summer squash, eggplant, sweet

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potatoes, bok choy and green beans all grill wonderfully. And I love to grill romaine lettuce. Yes, lettuce. Just slice the head length-wise, rinse well and drizzle on some olive oil. When it gets a little charred, pull it off and serve with bleu cheese, Caesar or your favorite dressing.


7. Something Completely Different Challenge yourself to try one new protein on the grill this summer. Bison or veal, lamb or lobster, duck or tuna; you might just find a new favorite. I tried goat chops a few years ago (pretty good) and I’m thinking elk for this summer. The only way to learn is to try something new! 8. Smoke It I had given up on eating ribs. I was sick of the overcooked version drowning in sticky-sweet sauce at restaurants. Then I tried smoking my own and discovered it’s easy and they taste so good. And for all of the blue ribbons at the national-chain barbeque joint, that pulled pork doesn’t hold a candle to mine. As Julia Child famously said “Don’t be afraid!” 9. Stick It The skewer and your grill are a match made in heaven. Small chunks of meat, crustaceans or poultry mixed with onions or peppers become a fast cooking palette for just about any kind of seasoning or marinade you want to throw at it. And a little bamboo stick is the perfect way to keep small morsels from falling through the grates. 10. Dessert Have you ever grilled fruit? The natural sugars of pineapple or pears or melons really come out when they get kissed by the fire. Or try a new twist on s’mores by adding fresh strawberries. Dessert on the grill can make any night a memorable camp fire experience.

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Napa Wine with South Dakota Roots An Evening with Vance Thompson and Jessup Cellars Wine by Riccardo Tarabelsi | Photos by Paul Schiller


legant, sophisticated, lots of character, well-balanced… and Vance Thompson is a nice guy too… it’s funny how wines and their owners share similar characteristics, and Jessup Cellars is no exception. I spent an evening at Vance Thompson’s home on a warm June night, and I not only found out more about this Napa Valley winery owned by South Dakotans, I found out more about the passion that drives Vance Thompson, M.D., one of the esteemed owners of Jessup Cellars. Upon arriving at the Thompson home, I am greeted by Jana, Vance’s wife, and the aromas of grilled chicken, feta cheese, fresh cucumbers, and homemade pita bread. Vance, who is the consummate host, immediately pours me a glass of 2009 Jessup Cellars Chardonnay, welcomes me inside, and guides me to a comfortable room with large windows. As we take a seat, he smiles and says, “What do you think of the chardonnay?” There’s something about his smile that reminds me of a young child who just learned how to ride a bike without training

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wheels. You can tell how proud he is of this chardonnay, an accomplishment he’s been waiting to release for 3 years. “I take this seriously,” comments Vance, “This is a real business; it’s not just on the periphery.” In fact, Vance travels to Napa Valley once a month and also leads an annual retreat for the Jessup Cellars staff that focuses on creating great experiences around wine. Vance tells me that there are lots of great wines in the Valley, but he believes that if you want to differentiate yourself, then you need to treat people well. Vance is passionate about instilling South Dakota hospitality into the tasting room experience at Jessup Cellars. Vance draws many parallels between medicine (where he’s an internationally known distinguished eye surgeon) and wine (where he’s an owner.) He believes in serving people and answering their needs in both realms, “People want to know how much you care.” Vance and Jana own Jessup Cellars with Dan Blue, M.D., and his wife, Becky. They also have a third partner in Napa, Roy Eisiminger.

I ask him, “How did two doctors get into the wine business?” Vance lights up as he tells me about his “friends that are family.” It all started in medical school where he and Dan were classmates and became good friends quickly… “Even our cadavers were right next to each other!” Their friendship continued to grow and included their wives. Call it serendipity or happenstance, but Jessup Cellars came into Vance’s life via Becky Blue. “At an extended family reunion in Hurley, S.D., she started visiting with this woman who happened to be married to a winemaker from the Napa Valley, Mark Jessup. We were then invited to come out to Napa Valley and visit the winery, where we met Mark and the staff, and it was just so much fun learning about wine from behind-the-scenes. Long story short, Dan and I became investors of the property and then the owners in 2004.” In the years that followed, Vance committed himself to learning about the winemaking process. On a personal note, it’s actually quite impressive listening to him talk about the winery

as words like brix, acidity, Old World, cold fermentation, and “dropping fruit” just flow from his mouth. This isn’t some doctor who happens to own a winery in Napa. This is a very passionate and driven individual who takes ownership seriously and loves his partners, his work, and his ability to serve people. Vance harnesses his passion and puts most of his efforts towards the tasting room experience. “Limo drivers, innkeepers, and locals continue to refer clients to us because of the way we treat people. They say it reminds them of the Napa of the ‘70s, which is a huge compliment.” Jessup Cellars’ only significant wholesale distribution is in South Dakota. “It’s truly special how supportive our native state has been to us. We have people from South Dakota visiting our tasting room in Yountville every week. I just booked three tastings today!” Vance tells me that the 2009 vintage is the best Jessup Cellars has put out in the last ten years, and the 2010 vintage is even better, based upon barrel tastings. I guess ownership does have

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its privileges. In fact, every year the owners taste about 120 samples of the four varietals that make up Jessup Cellars’ best seller, Table for Four: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petite Syrah. On a side note, the Jessup Cellars team gets together every

year to do a blind tasting of about four or so combinations picked by the winemaker for Table for Four. Every year, the owners, including the Thompsons, pick their own combination of the four varietals and enter their selection into this blind tasting competition. “It’s only happened once, where the team

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selected the owners’ creation over the winemaker’s blends: it was the 2005 vintage of Table for Four.” There’s that smile again. Becky Blue is the one who came up with the name for Jessup Cellars’ label that seems to sell out almost immediately, because of its approachability, balance, and medium tannins

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As for the future of Jessup Cellars, Vance is all smiles, which I’ve come to expect and enjoy throughout our two-hour conversation including sips of 2009 Chardonnay, a delicious offering from new winemaker, Rob Lloyd. Rob joined Jessup Cellars in 2009 and brought a wealth of knowledge and experience with him as the former winemaker at Rombauer. One of the first changes he made was to the white wine program, lengthening the fermentation time for the chardonnay, as well as dropping and controlling the temperature during that process and using about 75% malolactic fermentation. The result? A distinctively Napa Chardonnay with golden apple notes and a balanced creaminess. I’m typically a red wine guy, and I think I just fell in love with this chardonnay. Among the wines I tasted with Vance, besides the 2009 Chardonnay, were the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc and the 2008 Juel. The Sauvignon Blanc reminds me of a Marlborough, New Zealand style wine with strong grapefruit aromas, but on the

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palate, this wine dances with a light minerality that wakes up your taste buds. And the 2008 Juel, which is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, is a Pomerol-style red that is bold, balanced, and kind — like an old friend. An appropriate description for both this wine and Vance Thompson. I can see why Jessup Cellars is a place where you’re treated like royalty. Here’s a quick Q&A with the king of hospitality, Vance Thompson: RT: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what’s the one wine you would want with you? VT: Jessup Cellars Zinfandel. It’s so versatile, it goes with everything; I just love it. RT: Have you had anybody famous visit Jessup Cellars?

VT: A very well-dressed couple pulled up in a limo and walked into our tasting room. They were on a wine tasting trip and had just flown in from Bordeaux. It turned out they were the Prince and Princess of Spain! He wanted to taste our oldest port. I told him that we are a young winery and the oldest port we have is a 1996. He tasted it and loved it. He asked how much. I told him we didn’t have a lot of it left so it’s kind of expensive: $150 a bottle. He then asked how much I had left. I told him 10 cases. The Prince said, “I’ll take them all.” RT: Describe a perfect day in Napa Valley. VT: Wake up early and go for a walk in the vineyards, then coffee at Bouchon Bakery in Yountville. Around 10 or 10:30 a.m., it’s the perfect time for a mid-morning wine tasting, at Jessup Cellars of course. Then lunch at Bottega where they offer Italian/Napa-style cuisine, made with all fresh ingredients. In the afternoon, go to another wine tasting, and then it’s time for

either a walk or a nap. Dinner at Bistro Jeanty, a place where the meats are slow cooked and served with rich sauces and garden vegetables. It’s like eating at your mom’s house in the countryside of France. Then, to end the day, back to Jessup Cellars to sit at the outdoor firepit for s’mores and port wine. I don’t know about you, but I’m in the mood for a visit. But if you can’t get to Napa, be thankful you live in South Dakota because we can get a taste of the Valley with Jessup Cellars wine sold right here. If you are planning a trip to California, and you are traveling through Napa, you can contact Jessup Cellars at (707) 944-8523 to set up a tasting. If you’re looking for a Napa wine with South Dakota roots, I recommend Jessup Cellars. Carpe Vino! For more information, contact Riccardo at riccardovino@sio. midco.net.

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uly is the time of year our American pride really shows. So why not get your children involved in creating some crafts that are inspired by this pride in our country and in our American colors? Here are some fun activities to do with your kids for this festive celebration.

Pipe Cleaner Sparklers Material Needed: 2 red pipe cleaners, 2 blue pipe cleaners, 4 white pipe cleaners. Directions: Separate the white pipe cleaners from the blue and the red ones and gather them together. Twist all of the gathered blue and red pipe cleaners around the center of all of the gathered white pipe cleaners. Bend the white pipe cleaners up to join all ends together, and twist the red and blue pipe cleaners together to create the bottom handle portion. Twist the white pipe cleaners a little bit and fan them out, creating the sparkler effect. Now your kids can have some sparkler fun without the risk of the burn!

Popsicle Stick Flag Material Needed: Popsicle sticks, red, white and blue paint or markers, glitter glue and regular glue, and card stock paper. Directions: Using paint or markers, color 4 popsicle sticks red and 4 popsicle sticks white. Once they are dry, glue them onto card stock paper, alternating red and white colors. Paint a blue square in the upper left corner and let dry. Use glitter glue or any other choice of decorations to use as your stars on the blue square. Leave as is or make this into a festive magnet by simply gluing one to the back.

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American Pride Centerpiece Material Needed: Uncooked white rice, rubbing alcohol, clear vase, red and blue food coloring, plastic baggies, paper towels, and a tray. Directions: Determine how much rice you will need to fill up your clear vase. Divide your rice into three piles of the same size. Place two of the piles into two plastic baggies, one for each color of food coloring. The third pile will stay white. Add food coloring to each bag — one red and one blue. Depending on the amount of rice, you will need to estimate on the amount of coloring you use to achieve your desired shade. Add about a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol to each bag in order to help with the drying process of the rice. Seal up the bags and mix the coloring around with your hands, making sure to get the color onto each piece of rice. Lay out the paper towels on a tray and spread each pile of rice out to dry. Avoid touching the rice together so the colors don’t mix. Once the rice is dry, add it to your clear vase, creating different kinds of layers. You could make three even layers, or a lot of red and white layers with one big blue layer at the top for an American flag design. Add some decoration to the top of the vase, such as red, white and blue candy, a little American flag, or one of the pipe cleaner sparklers or popsicle stick flags from the above crafts.

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Red, White and Blue Tie-Dyes Material Needed: White cotton T-shirts, tanks, and other clothing, large plastic garbage bag, rubber bands, paper towels, rubber gloves, bucket of water, red and blue fabric dye in applicator bottles, a measuring cup filled with water, and large plastic bags or wrap. Directions: Lay the plastic garbage bag on a flat surface and assemble all of the materials needed. Dunk the white cotton clothing in the bucket of water, ringing it out so they don’t drip. To create a striped design, vertically fold the material accordion style, making about 1-inch folds. Roll the folded material from bottom to top and secure with rubber bands around the outside edge. Then place two more rubber bands around the roll. For a spiral design, pinch the material at the center and turn as you continue to pinch. The material will eventually look like a small disk. Secure the ends with rubber bands, and place a rubber band around the outer part to hold it in place. Place two or three more rubber bands around it. Put on the rubber gloves and open the applicator bottles. Pour water a little at a time to fill them up and shake well. Squirt the red and blue colors in the areas you would like them to go. Be sure to apply the paint into the folds and along the banded lines to create a more interesting design. Don’t overlap the colors too much, to assure there is enough white fabric that shows through. Place the dyed fabric into a plastic bag or roll in plastic wrap. Let it sit for about six to eight hours. When finished, apply the plastic gloves and remove the clothing from the plastic. Cut off the rubber bands and rinse the material in a bucket of water. Hang to dry and wear with pride!

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Arndt & Heinrich Family Treehouse by Ashley Sandborn


somewhat stealth cube with a pointed roof rises up between the trees on a remote wooded lot near Blair, Nebraska. The cube is clad in wood, most of which was reclaimed from an old barn, and later painted green. Its location, which is nestled in the woods, as well as its whimsy demeanor, indicates that this is, in fact, a tree house. However, to those close to the Arndt and Heinrich families, it has affectionately become known as a place

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of retreat and adventure. “There is nothing traditional about this tree house,” muses Amy Arndt, mother to Jordan and Mallory Arndt of Sioux Falls. “It is so unique, when you wind through the woods and walk down the pathway to the tree house, you don’t expect it to be there or look anything like that.” Milt Heinrich, and his wife, Jane purchased their spacious lot nearly 13 years ago. They were particularly drawn to the area due

to its location and private wooded scenery. Shortly thereafter, they built their dream house on the land. They began to have aspirations for building a tree house shortly after their first grandchild was born. Milt, an artist, designed the tree house after he dreamt and mulled over its tiny details for close to 10 years. However, there was a lull of nearly a decade before, he along with his grandchildren, Jordan and Mallory Arndt, and Sophia and

Anna Heinrich finally built the tree house in the summers of 2009 and 2010. “The tree house was conceptualized over many years by my father, or “Papa Milt,” as the children call him. He would research on the internet, and pull inspiration from magazines and architectural books,” says Amy. “It was wonderful that the children were able to help. They view the whole experience as being so special because they were able to not only contribute

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their time to the project but also help their grandpa as well.” The thought of building a tree house of this magnitude would be, by most people’s standards, a daunting task. But, the project proved to be a family effort that was full of fun and fond memories. The tree house’s bright green exterior and red door makes a stark but pleasing contrast to the natural foliage of the site. The tree house, which is roughly 12x12 feet, is full of open windows, which allows for natural sunlight to trickle in and highlight its eccentric details. There is also a small pathway that is lined with trees that leads all the way up to the structure. Each member of the family has their own favorite part of the tree house, and the reasons behind them range anywhere from its ability to aid in relaxation to tiny details that were embedded into the structure while it was being built. “My favorite part is after the kids have gone to bed, to sit out there and have a glass of wine,” says Amy. “It is a great adult getaway too. You feel

like you are a million miles away and it is so relaxing. One wall of the tree house is all screen and looks out over a ravine – you get a very serene feeling.” Once inside the space, it’s easy to see how the tranquility of the site truly comes alive. Sounds of crickets buzzing, and birds chirping, are in the background, and the space becomes a private sanctuary, which can be enjoyed by both children and adults. “My favorite part is the bottom of the tree house, where Papa Milt wrote his name and where we wrote the math on how to calculate measurements when the tree house was being built,” says Jordan. Despite the custom-built tree house being on land and not in a tree, it still allows for imaginative play and relaxation for all ages and interests of the Arndt and Heinrich families. It’s become a happy and magical place where memories are shared and made, as well as a place to bring the family not only closer to nature but each other.

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Don’t Overlook Your Child’s Mental Health ADHD, anxiety and depression are among the most common disorders By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

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the child reaches school age, some preschool-age children develop behavioral problems that might get them “kicked out” of daycare. “Attention deficit also impacts a child’s social interaction,” Dr. Gunderson said. “They are impatient, don’t want to wait, and have difficulty taking turns.” Treatment may involve medications and therapy to devise behavioral or environmental strategies for dealing with the disorder. Children in most cases don’t “grow out” of ADHD – as adults they learn to handle it by making adjustments in learning and socialization. Parents can help by being “firm, fair and friendly,” Dr. Gunderson said. “Becoming angry only increases the negative

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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.

In the Sea by David Elliott The briny deep is home to an enormous variety of fascinating creatures, from the dainty sea horse to the fearsome shark, from the spiny sea urchin to the majestic blue whale. In striking woodcut illustrations, diverse creatures glide through blue and green waters, while succinct, witty poetry examines their behavior and interactions. In this companion volume to On the Farm and In the Wild, David Elliott and Holly Meade explore the depths of the ocean in a collection of poems sure to thrill budding oceanographers and landlubbers alike. Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. On game days, her auntie helps Sierra get ready and tells her, “Play hard and have fun.” And Sierra does, but she can’t help wishing she had someone there to root for her by name, and not just by the number on her uniform. A warmhearted story about a young girl who finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy- soccer and her family. Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Maisy Goes on a Sleepover by Lucy Cousins Tallulah is having a sleepover, and Maisy is invited. So is Tallulah’s new friend, Ella. Every moment is packed with fun as the friends talk, dance, giggle, and play together. After a tasty supper and lots of games, all three get ready for bed, and Maisy reads a story. Is everyone finally tired? With this anything-but-sleepy storybook, children new to sleepovers and seasoned pros alike can enjoy an overnight visit with Maisy and her pals. Good night, Maisy. Good night, everyone! Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

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Paul Thurlby’s Alphabet by Paul Thurlby In his first picture book, graphic artist Paul Thurlby presents a stunning alphabet that helps to make the shape of each letter memorable. From an awesome A to a zippy Z, this is the perfect ABC book for the young and hip. Discover an alphabet like no other! Ages 0 mos and up Candlewick Press

New York: A 3D Keepsake Cityscape by Sarah McMenemy New York, New York — the city that never sleeps is known for its superlatives. From the world’s largest indoor theater to the railway station with the most platforms anywhere, from the first ironwire suspension bridge to one of the earth’s most recognizable symbols of hope and freedom, New York City’s many attractions are among the most popular destinations of all time. Now you can fold out this exquisite keepsake and explore a dozen of the city’s beloved landmarks. Ages 5 yrs and up Candlewick Press

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Michael Morpurgo In the town of Hamelin, the rich folk live high off the hog, while the poor and sick must scavenge in the trash that’s left behind. And that trash keeps building up and up until a horde of rats overruns the town. In this lively retelling, a spunky street kid narrates the age-old tale of a piper who offers to rid a town of its rats for a single gold coin, then lures away the town’s children when the greedy mayor reneges on the deal. With a nod to contemporary social and environmental themes, former British Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark team up to charm readers with a compelling — and ultimately hopeful — new take on a timeless story. Ages 5 yrs and up Candlewick Press

How Do You Feel? by Anthony Browne How do you feel? Sometimes you feel happy, sometimes sad. At times you feel curious, but that may be followed by feeling...surprised. And of course you feel bored or lonely once in a while as well. With spare words and simple, graphic illustrations, quintessential chimp renderer Anthony Browne draws on insight and humor to reassure children with an exploration of the varied emotions they experience. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Magical Monty by Johanna Hurwitz First grade is almost over, and Monty will soon be seven. He’s now a big brother, too, which makes him feel very grown-up. But when he tries to use the magic set his grandmother gave him, he has a little trouble. Maybe the card trick would work if he were eight years old? Mother’s Day is coming, and Monty wishes he had something better to give his mom than the picture frame he made out of ice-cream sticks at school. Monty’s familiar adventures embody the gentle humor of everyday life. Ages 5 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter by Axel Scheffler Pip’s playing happily with his scooter in the park when Posy comes along and decides that she wants to have a turn. But she doesn’t know how to ride a scooter, and Pip has to come to the rescue. Introducing Pip and Posy from Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press! Ages 1 yr and up Candlewick Press

My Hair is Too Long by Cindy Kuhlman Johnny is ready for his first haircut. Parents, it is time to do your homework! You’ve eased your child through first trips to the doctor and dentist, but have you prepared for the barber? Barbers use sharp tools that children often find scary and this first trip can be a very traumatic experience for everyone involved if not handled properly. Use this book to familiarize your child with the haircutting process and avoid tears and tantrums at the barber shop. Find Cindy’s professional secrets of the trade inside and set your child up for a successful first haircut and many more to come. Ages 2 and up www.hairshoppeonlyndale.com

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Tracy Gran— Fighting for Financial Freedom By Adrienne McKeown


hen the founders of our great nation declared independence 236 years ago, they asserted that all men had the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, people in our society enjoy many freedoms. Yet there are many Americans who — in that pursuit of happiness — still struggle for freedom from an oppressor our forefathers wouldn’t have imagined — freedom from debt. According to recent data published by statisticbrain.com, the average American household debt is nearly $118,000. Meanwhile the average American household annual income is only $43,000. That leaves many households struggling for financial independence and freedom from debt. Luckily for consumers, help is available. We sat down with Tracy Gran, Director of Consumer Credit Counseling

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Service at Lutheran Social Services, to learn more about how the program is working to help consumers gain independence from their financial burdens.

your expenses, and your debt load, and that will give us a picture of where you’re at financially. Of course, in the beginning we talk about your goals and what you’re trying to achieve throughout the consult, and what we’re really trying to help you do is to achieve those goals throughout. So we may provide recommendations, but they are always based on what you want to do; it’s always your decision. We’ll look at the numbers and do referrals to other organizations, let you know about programs you may qualify for, what other services you may need to consider, and just help you throughout your financial life. We do a lot of education and preventative services as well, to help people before they become past due or get into a situation where bankruptcy is really their only option.

How long have you been in the credit counseling field? And what brought you to a career in this field? 14 years. I did 5 months of collections for a bankcard firm, and I continuously would refer people to Consumer Credit Counseling throughout the day. The collections deal just wasn’t for me. I felt sorry for people and was always telling them to get help through Consumer Credit Counseling, although I really didn’t know what kind of help they would receive because I didn’t really get a whole lot of training on that part of it. I was just told that they could help. So when I saw an ad in the paper [for a job with CCCS], I was like, “Oh, that’s the place that could help people!” And I thought that sounded really exciting.

Are there things you do for people who aren’t in crisis mode but maybe just want to learn more about finances? Absolutely. Currently, we’ll do one-on-one consultations where we can go over whatever their goals are. Our counselors and educators can walk them through good financial planning and provide good financial tips to make the most of their money. It’s just about helping them achieve their financial goals. Later

Tell us more about CCCS. What kind of programs and services do you offer? We offer a wide variety of things to help people with personal finance. In an initial consultation, we will go over your income,

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this year, we’ll be introducing financial coaching which will be completely geared to somebody who is not in crisis. What I find the most important step in the whole process, though, is to actually have a plan and figure out what you want your money to do for you. Our counselors can walk you through that and help you determine what steps you need to take to try to make the most of your money.

How are the services provided at your agency different than consulting with a financial advisor? Financial advisors will typically look at retirement vehicles and those types of things. We look at your basic paycheck and what you are trying to accomplish with that—whether it’s to set aside money for financial planning or to make sure you have enough money to meet your monthly expenses like groceries. We help you make sure those expenses are in line and get you thinking about things like car insurance, which might only be due every six months. We’ll help you plan and put money aside for that six-month period. Then you have a process and a plan so that it’s not stressful for you when that comes due.

So it’s more about the “here and now” instead of retirement. Yes, exactly.

Dealing with money is very scary. It is. And I think that’s another reason why people wait too long because it is scary for them. Or they’re afraid that everybody else has it figured out and they don’t, and that’s not the case at all.

What’s the biggest hurdle most people face regarding their credit in general? Generally, I think the biggest hurdle is not having a plan. When you don’t have a plan, you use credit, and then you don’t have a plan as to how to pay that off.

What is one of the biggest mistakes people make regarding their credit or finances? Maybe this isn’t a mistake, but a myth — that if I made more money, it would fix it. I firmly believe that it’s not how much you make; it’s what you do with what you have. You can find numerous examples of millionaires that go bankrupt, so it’s not necessarily that the more money you make the easier it will be. Typically, you will just have more expenses with that as well.

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In looking at your brochure, the picture of the couple in their house doesn’t fit the stereotypical image of someone having financial problems. We do help all people of all incomes — from poverty line to six-figure incomes. People a lot of times assume that we only help clients living at the poverty line, and that is completely not true. I would say our client mix is one-third poverty line and two-thirds not. And part of that is because if you’re at poverty line, you probably don’t have access to credit cards, and it’s a bigger hurdle to get into a house so you don’t get into a house you can’t afford.

What is the most satisfying aspect of your job? For me, it’s when you see clients get that “aha” moment, whatever that moment is. Maybe they realize that they’re not alone, or that if they did put money away and have a plan, things would be easier. Whatever it is — that moment when they get it, and they are going to take steps to make their situation better for themselves, and they have been empowered and educated to do that — that is by far what keeps me going.

You also have to be very proud of the success rate in your debt management program. Yes. In 2011, we ended the year with 65% of our debt management clients successfully completing the program, and 51% of those were completely debt free. (That’s another very exciting moment! There is nothing better than when clients are completely debt free.) The other 14% of our clients who successfully completed the program were what we call selfadministered, which means they can handle their debt on their own and they are comfortable taking it back and working on it themselves. We call that a success. The national goal is a combined 50% -- with about 25% debt free and 25% selfadministered, so we’re well above what you typically see.

What is one piece of advice you would give to people who want to be debt free? To develop a plan, stick to it, and remember that you probably didn’t get into debt in a day, so you’re not going to get out of debt in a day. It’s a process. You have to stick with it, and nothing is better than being financially secure in your future. So whatever hiccups you encounter along the way that might make you consider getting off your plan, keep your mind on the goal because people who are debt free are really, really happy with that. It’s just a good, comfortable feeling to be debt free.

Summer Safety for Your Pets by Dick Rogen, DVM


eep your pets safe this summer. It can be a tough job to accomplish, but we need to keep a close eye on our best friends. Some pets just can’t help getting into trouble. Now, I am not quite sure why fireworks would taste good, but for some pets, they just need to try everything. I have seen pets lose teeth, burn their mouths and start grass fires when they tried to bite various rockets and fountains. If you are lighting fireworks, it is best to have the pets kenneled, in the house or on a leash to prevent them from hurting themselves. If your pet is afraid of the noise and commotion, it is best to keep them indoors. I would even go as far as putting them in the basement and covering their kennels with blankets. You may even want to try surrounding them with empty boxes to decrease the noise. Avoiding situations that stress your pets is the best medicine. When this is not possible, we use medications. Tranquilizers will help, but not completely alleviate anxiety from fireworks and thunderstorms. If you have a pet that needs medications, try a dose before you really need it. Just like people, not all medications are effective for individual patients. Thundershirts have also helped some of my patients deal with these stressful events. Picnics and barbeques are also dangerous to our pets. I am not sure why, but people feel the need to feed bones to their pets at cook outs. Bones are almost always a bad idea and will either crack their teeth or get stuck in their intestines. Every year I will lose a pet to bone fragments that perforate their gut. Cooked bones splinter and the dogs just keep on eating

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them. Often they are vomiting and very ill by the time they reach the clinic. We routinely remove them with the endoscope or surgically, but it can be easily avoided. Chunks of fat from steaks will also cause vomiting and diarrhea. It might seem like a harmless treat, but if your pet is not used to a high fat diet, it will make them ill. If nothing else, you might need to borrow a carpet cleaner! Small pieces of lean meat or chicken will not hurt your friend, but do not over do it. We have seen dogs sick from raisins and grapes lately. The grapes have a chemical that damages the kidneys. Now one or two grapes will not cause a problem, but depending upon their size, 10-15 could be a problem. Ant bait is another common poisoning in the summer. Those harmless little traps that can be tossed anywhere can be a problem. The type that contains only borate will be just an irritant, but other types are very poisonous. Make sure you place them in an area that is pet proof. If they do ingest it, call your veterinarian immediately. If your pet is like Piper, they are great beggars and able to get almost anywhere in the house. It is important to think like a dog to prevent them from getting into trouble. Piper’s motto is, “If I can reach it, it is mine for the taking.” Put things away and keep an eye on your company. They might want to share their meal with your pets! Horizon Pet Care 1224 East Holly Boulevard Brandon, SD 57005, (605) 582-8445

Bailey, best friend of Lance and Elizabeth Wilkinson

George, best friend of Reid and Jeanne Holsen; Gracie, best friend of Pam and Jennifer Holsen

Bandit, best friend of Sara Broders

Goldie and Garfield, best friends of Lyla Dubs

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Pal, best friend of Michael McNamara

JJ, best friend of Dick and Linda McCoy

Sami, best friend of Jill & Jason Butkovich

Thunder, best friend of Dick and Linda McCoy

Ryder, best friend of Sam Nichols

Toby, best friend of Ron & Cheryl Hup

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“Rise” and The Big Sioux River


by Roy D. Nyberg

“Rise” and The Big Sioux River Spencer Park, Sioux Falls


fter a strong coalition of civic organizations urged the city to build Falls Park and to set up a City Specification Committee within the Chamber of Commerce, such a study was conducted in 1967-68. The subsequent transformation of the appearance and use of the Big Sioux River by the creation of an adjoining public greenway with a wide asphalt bike trail came about mainly through the efforts of those who were active in “RISE,” a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1969. Its name was derived from the “River Improvement Study and Evaluation” completed the preceding year. For more than a hundred years, the river and its adjacent land served the young city as a dumping place. During the decade following the organization of RISE, scores of volunteers joined cleanup efforts and removed hundreds of truckloads of debris and discarded rubbish. The corporation also bought or received as gifts many parcels of land next to the river which served to complete a continuous greenway. A design for a bike trail was prepared and dedicated in 1978. RISE supported adoption of a Greenway Master Plan by the Sioux Falls City Commission in 1987. Local leaders played prominent roles in strongly backing the Master Plan as did Northern Natural Gas Company of Omaha; it sponsored six RISE board members to travel to San Antonio, TX, to study that city’s recently completed five-mile Riverwalk. Northern also funded the design of a Riverfront Master Plan which helped steer Sioux Falls Parks Department policies for several decades. After 30 years of dedicated effort by hundreds of civic leaders and citizens, the usefulness of RISE gradually diminished, and in 1997 its board voted to disband. A major correction by the community in its perception of the role of the Big Sioux River is a fascinating example of the influence of passionate leaders who have purpose and conviction and who lead the way. The efforts of RISE altered the opinion held by many residents about the uses being made of the Big Sioux River, changed the direction of community growth, and brightened the lives of thousands. Local citizens may thank Roy Duke Nyberg and Hazel O’Connor for their years of tireless effort which eventually led to the creation of two of the city’s greatest assets, a public greenway and a hard-surfaced bike trail that stretches out in a nearly 20-mile loop. Both of these city treasures lie alongside the Big Sioux River. DEDICATED IN 2010 BY THE ROY D. AND RODORA NYBERG FOUNDATION, EAGLE SCOUT CANDIDATE MARK YEAGER, BOY SCOUT TROOP NO. 731, AND THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

The May 1971 Regatta on the Big Sioux River One of the very first of a series of highly successful events held by RISE to call attention to recreational possibilities on and along the Big Sioux River was a Regatta held in 1971. Scores of local youths, families, and other citizens built rafts or used canoes and boats, many of which were highly decorated, and then navigated them in a water craft parade to illustrate the availability of closeat-hand water sport activities.

Roy Duke Nyberg Soon after Roy Nyberg moved to Sioux Falls from northern Minnesota, his attention was drawn to the Big Sioux River, which winds its way around the city of Sioux Falls. The moving water shaded by numerous large trees, reminded Roy of his native state, and he soon recognized the untapped recreational potential that the river held.

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