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March 2013 Volume 12 • Issue 4

Irish vs. Italiana Scrumptious Spuds Edible Easter Crafts for Kids

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concierge The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy 8 Chelsea’s Boutique on Phillips Avenue 14 calendar March 2013 16

health & well-being Taking Life Back – Not Taking “No” For an Answer 58

friends & family

For Kids Edible Easter Crafts for Kids 63

Graham Nordby’s Nursery 66

Awesome Apps 70

Tot Spots

Parenting & Pregnancy 37 Weeks and Counting… 72


recipes Scrumptious Spuds 34

Man in the Kitchen

vino Irish vs. Italiana 40

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Cute Kids neighbor Allison Struck— Putting “Luck” in Perspective 82


Bytes for Bites Part 1—Technology in the Kitchen 36

Children’s Books Best Books 76 Submit Your Child’s Photo 78

at home The Kristie Weiberg Home 26


Angela Efting Ellerbroek Cover Artist, Graphic Designer

Jen (Sandvig) Pfeiffer Account Manager

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Travel Escape to Catalina Island 52

Miracles 88

best friendS Submit Your Pet’s Photo 90 historical marker Dillinger Gang Bank Robbery 94

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The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy by Craig Ellerbroek


usicians can create movements, as they did in 1960s San Francisco, 1980s Minneapolis and 1990s Seattle. The gathering of talented and inspired young men and women with a passion for making music and being together changed society, the arts, and history.

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Sioux Falls is very different from the cities where movements have started, but it will soon have an Academy where kids can explore the world of rock n’ roll and perhaps they’ll start a movement of their own. A Southern Nevada resident originally from Sioux Falls,

entrepreneur and philanthropist Chuck Brennan is giving back to his hometown with a $3 million commitment to the Boys & Girls Club in Sioux Falls to create the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy. His personal donation instantly made him a “Rock God� according to the sponsorship packages distributed to

potential benefactors. This commitment will allow the program to get the state of the art facility constructed and open and keep it running for 20 years. It will be the first musical education academy in the United States for children in the Boys and Girls Clubs and will focus on

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rock n’ roll instruments including guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums and vocals. The 6,000 square foot Academy will have donated instruments from some of Brennan’s friends. They include five drum kits from Joey Allen of Pearl Drums and founder of the band Warrant, guitars from KISS, as well as instruments from Alice Cooper and Mick Fleetwood. “I grew up with the Boys & Girls Club , and have a lot of respect for the work they do in our communities,” said Brennan. “I’m thrilled to share my love for music with kids who would may not be able to afford their musical passion.” Brennan has appointed Kory Van Sickle from Kory and the Fireflies as Rock & Roll Ambassador. Van Sickle will consult and co-create with the organization, and serve as “a living example for the students at Brennan Rock & Roll Academy” said Brennan. Van Sickle will also speak with Academy students and instructors, sharing his experiences with the intention of inspiring the future rock and rollers.

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Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire will receive one-on-one lessons with professional musicians, along with band rehearsals to prepare for performances with their peers. “The facility and music programs will all be offered free to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire,” said Brennan. “Music is an important part of our culture and can benefit these kids in many different ways.” The Academy is located in the historic Sioux Falls loop, a neighborhood for which Brennan spearheaded a redevelopment project that has sparked an entire neighborhood revitalization over the past 10 years. He grew up just a few blocks from the Academy. The Academy is scheduled to open in mid April for the Boys and Girls Club children. Brennan and Van Sickle are definitely in need of some talented and caring citizens of the area to volunteer their time giving lessons to children. If you may be able to help, simply go to www.BrennanRockandRollAcademy. com for all of the details. “The $3 million was heavy lifting, but is the easy part compared to corralling a group of volunteers to

help with lessons,” said Brennan. But before it opens for lessons, Brennan is offering everyone an opportunity to donate to the Brennan Rock and Roll Academy via the Boys and Girls Clubs and be entertained at the same time. They have scheduled a “Grand Opening” week from Tuesday, March 26th to Saturday, March 30th. There will be public tours, artist meet and greets, photo opportunities and all kinds of incredible entertainment every evening that week. These performances are going to be once in a lifetime events with room for only 300 people each night and the performances will be held in the Academy’s concert hall the children will use for their performances. Every night will include food, drinks and getting as close up as you could ever imagine. There will be no tickets for sale. The only way to attend is to donate funds to the Boys and Girls Club for the Academy or purchase an Academy sponsorship package. For example, on Tuesday, March 26, Night Ranger will perform for a tax deductible $250 per ticket donation. On Wednesday,

March 27, it is a Nashville Night with acts to be determined. On Thursday, March 28, Alice Cooper with Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer of KISS and Joey Allen of Warrant will perform together with Kory and the Fireflies opening. Tickets for Thursday are $1,000 per ticket donation. Friday, March 29, comedian Louie Anderson & Superstar guests will perform for a $500 donation, and finally on Saturday, March 30, Hairball & special appearance by Vince Neal of Mötley Crüe, also a $500 donation, For the most up to date information, please visit www. BrennanRockandRollAcademy.com This star studded Grand Opening Week of special events will all take place inside the newly constructed Brennan Rock and Roll Academy. The intimate 300 seat concert venue will be home to some of the greatest legends of Rock and Roll and Comedy. All proceeds benefit the children of the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire in an effort to change children’s lives through the power of music.

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helsea Pickner has always loved clothes. “I remember when I was little, I would run through the store grabbing all kinds of clothes,” she says, “even though I was too little to wear them.” So, it wasn’t a surprise when she made that love for clothing her business. In 2009, she opened Chelsea’s Boutique in her hometown of Chamberlain. Two years later, she added an online shopping site in order to share her love of fashion and unique, affordable clothing and accessories with those who couldn’t visit her store. With a growing clientele from around South Dakota and even from other states, she decided to take a leap of faith and relocate her store to Sioux Falls. Chelsea’s Boutique is now open at 321 South Phillips Avenue. “From the time I started thinking about moving to Sioux Falls, I knew I wanted to be somewhere downtown,” says Pickner. “And I love our new location.” In addition to her own love of fashion, Pickner’s mom was also in the retail business. “It was something I grew up with,” she says. “So, I knew that eventually, having my own store was what I wanted to do.” From the start of her original store in Chamberlain, Pickner wanted to make sure she had something to offer to women of all shapes and sizes. “We carry sizes from extra small to 3X,” she

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says. “And more importantly, we provide boutique-quality items at affordable prices.” For Chelsea’s Boutique, Pickner only orders in quantities of six of any clothing item so that her customers are truly getting something original. “We get new arrivals three times a week or more.” The brands she carries, like Blu Pepper, Staccato, Dear John and Comme Toi, are boutique-only, meaning you will not find them in department stores. Pickner travels to market three to four times a year, mainly to Dallas, so she is always keeping her offerings fresh. The warm earth tones and antique furnishings inside the store create that special boutique feel, welcoming you in to explore all of the trendy fashions. An ornate, oversized mirror at the back will let you get a good look at the pieces you try on in the comfortable, stylish dressing rooms. Pickner says that spring fashions will be colorful, and that is apparent on her racks filled with coral, fuchsia and bright greens and floral prints. Although, she adds, there is also quite a bit of black and white coming out for spring. “I know we will also sell dresses like crazy for spring and summer,” says Pickner. “They are great for any occasion, and you can dress them up or down. You can also add leggings under the dress and a jacket for those cool spring days.”

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A popular design feature for this season is clothing with a peek-a-boo element, such as a keyhole back or cutouts at the neckline. Animal prints are always in fashion, and leopard is the hot print you can find at Chelsea’s in a short skirt or even in a blouse with studs on the shoulders. You can find a little of everything, from a whimsical owl-print blouse or blue denim top with lace insets at the shoulders to Just USA skinny jeans in a variety of colors, a fitted bandeaux skirt or long maxi-dress.

Chelsea’s also offers a wide variety of one-of-a-kind accessories like jewelry, scarves and purses. “I think the store is a perfect fit with everything happening in Downtown Sioux Falls,” says Pickner. “You get that special boutique shopping experience right here at home.” And, for interested fashionistas outside of Sioux Falls, Chelsea’s offers an online store for convenient, anytime shopping. Find a favorite style or try something completely new at Chelsea Boutique on Phillips Avenue.

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evening of culture and activity. Visit a variety of retailers, artist venues and

Friday, March 1 • 8am - 4pm • 2301 E. 60th Street N.

fabulous restaurants, plus music and drinks at all your favorite hot spots!

The 3rd Annual Sanford Rare Disease Symposium will be held to increase

INFO (605) 338-4009.

public awareness of rare diseases and provide information to healthcare providers and researchers. INFO (605) 312-6413.

No Sex Please, We’re British Friday, March 1 • 7:30pm

Painting Workshop

Saturday, March 2 •7:30pm

March 1 • 6pm - 8pm • Rehfeld’s Art and Framing

Sunday, March 3 • 2pm

The public is encouraged to participate in activities and demonstrations by

Sioux Empire Community Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave.

artists Judy Thompson and Glenda Drennen. Judy’s watercolor work focuses

No Sex Please, We’re British by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott; in one

on daily life and the Midwest landscape. Glenda’s watercolor work ranges

of the best farce comedies ever written, a very proper newlywed couple’s

from floras to city scenes but all have a constant sense of play and whimsy.

innocent purchase spirals out of control when unwanted adult material arrives

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instead, leading to chaos and laughs galore. (Mature themes). INFO (605) 360-4800.

45th Annual Sioux Falls Sportsmens’ Boat, Camping and Vacation Show March 1-3 • Sioux Falls Convention Center

Service of Remembrance

The Sioux Falls Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation show is FIVE shows

Saturday, March 2 • 1:30 - 2:15pm

in one location! It’s a boat show, featuring runabouts, fishing boats, fiberglass

Sioux Falls VA Hospital • 2501 W. 22nd Street

boats, personal watercraft, pontoons, and more. INFO (605) 367-4100.

The service of remembrance will take place in the front foyer of the Sioux Falls VA. INFO (605) 333-6889.

First Friday

Friday, March 1 • 10am - 8pm

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Behind the Scenes Tour of the Pettigrew Home & Museum

Hockey League. The Stampede are one of the premier organizations having

Friday, March 8 • noon • Pettigrew Home & Museum • 131 N. Duluth Avenue

won multiple Organization of the Year awards. The team is filled with players

Take a look behind the closed doors of the Pettigrew Home & Museum and

from all over the world and competes in 64 regular season home games. INFO

see the artifact storage and work areas. Free Admission. Call (605) 367-7097

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to register. www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar by Avera Bariatric Institute

Sioux Empire Home Show

Thursday, March 7 • 7-8 PM

March 8 - 10 • Sioux Falls Convention Center

810 E. 23rd St. • Auditorium at Avera Education Center

The 54th Annual Sioux Empire Home Show will have over 210 home-related

Join us in this free seminar on weight loss surgical procedures with information

exhibits of all sizes. Save plenty of time because not only is the main floor

provided on the laparoscopic adjustable band and roux-en-y or gastric bypass

full but so are the side meeting rooms and even the hallways! INFO www.

procedures. INFO 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

hbasiouxempire.com or (605) 361-8322.

Let’s Talk for Girls by Avera Children’s Hospital

The Ballroom Dance Club

Thursday, March 7 • 6:30 - 8:30 PM

March 8 •8pm - 11:30pm • El Riad Shrine • 14th and Phillips

810 E. 23rd St. • Education Center Classroom 2 • Cost: $20

Ballroom dancing to the music of the Mearl Lake Orchestra, guests welcome

This class provides information on the changes of puberty for girls ages 10-13

with tickets $10 each at the door. Dressy/business casual attire requested.

and their parents. Topics include: signs of puberty, body changes, anatomy,

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health, communication and self-esteem. A parent must attend with each girl.

To register for this free educational event, visit www.AveraMcKennan.org, click

Mardi Gras Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

on the “Events Calendar”, or call 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

Saturday, March 9 • Cocktails at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7pm (traditional Mardi Gras Dinner) • The Grand Opera House, Downtown Dell Rapids

Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys

$45 per person (reservations required, call 605-321-9789 or visit www.

Friday, March 8 • 8pm - 10:30pm • Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Ave.


At the young age of 22, Amanda Shaw is a powerful performer, composer, and

arranger who has been touring nationally and internationally since she was

An Evening of Irish Music

eight years old. The New Orleans native is a pioneer of the new breed of young,

Saturday, March 9 • 7:30pm • Orpheum Theater • 315 N. Phillips Avenue

roots-based musicians who have embraced both the traditional sounds of

Irish music concert starring Mike Connor & Friends. Crowning of 2013 Ms.

Louisiana and the pop sounds of the mainstream. INFO (605) 335-6101.

Shamrock. Irish dance & drumline. INFO (605) 373-9154.

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Saturday, March 9 • 7pm • El Riad Shrine • 14th & Phillips

Beer and wine tasting event to benefit the El Riad Shrine Outhouse Unit. Cost is $35 per couple or $25 per individual. INFO (605) 336-1117. Jeans’n Classics

Saturday, March 9 • 7:30pm • Washington Pavilion • 301 S. Main Ave.

Classics returns to the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra with The

Music of Michael Jackson. Hits from the King of Pop take center stage backed by the powerful sounds of the orchestra. INFO (605) 335-7933. Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women Annual Seminar

Wednesday, March 13 • Registration 9:30, seminar from 10am-4:30pm International Board Room at the Downtown Holiday Inn

Speakers include Julie Clark, founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club will speak on the topic of balance in the “Cup of Life”. A networking

luncheon will be followed by Joyful Living “Laughter Yoga” and Shantel Krebs “Mom’s Quirky Habits and the Life Lessons behind Them”. Over 30

exhibitors will be present at our vendor fair as well. INFO (605) 333-8288. Sanford PROMISE Community Lecture Series

Thursday, March 14 • 5:30 pm • Sanford Center – Dakota Room 2301 East 60th Street-North

Sam Kean, author and SD Native, will speak with the lecture titled The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code. INFO (605) 312-6590. Pumps, Pearls, Purses Wild Safari Night

Hosted by The Junior League of Sioux Falls

March 14 • 5:30 p.m. • Callaway’s Event Center.

This ‘girls-only’ fundraiser changes a little every year, but a few things stay constant ... unique menus, fun games, abundant shopping, and a

fabulous silent auction! Contribute to JLSF’s local mission by purchasing

a ticket to the event for $40, available at JJ’s Wine & Spirits (57th and Western). INFO www.jlsiouxfalls.org or call 605-336-9469. Gluten Free Cooking Class

Thursday, March 14 • 6pm • 1301 W. 18th St. • Sanford Heart Hospital

Living with Celiac Disease can be hard, but Sanford Health professionals

can help. Join us for a fun filled, educational cooking class learning how to cook gluten free! We have professional chefs, dietitians and

experienced individuals here to showcase some of their favorite recipes from home. $10 fee. INFO (605) 312-2150. South Dakota Horse Fair March 15 - 17 W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Featured Activities: Al Dunning is featured Speaker this year. There will be two clinics on Friday. Other activities throughout the weekend are Horseman’s challenge, hippology, horse judging, horse safety, stallion previews, breed demonstrations, large trade show, ranch rodeo on Saturday evening, driving demos, lectures on a variety of subjects. INFO (605) 370-1607. St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday, March 16 • 2pm • Downtown Sioux Falls Parade starts at 6th Street & Main Avenue. Travels to 11th Street then travels east to Phillips Avenue and then north to 6th Street. INFO (605) 336-1620.

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h 20 Sioux Falls Holistic Health & Wellness Fair March 16 • 10am - 5pm • Ramkota Hotel

10am – 5pm Health Fair; 7-9pm Kirtan with Shakti Bhava; $40 for both events

Join us for keynote speaker Melanie Brown and then enjoy a full day of local and area vendors, afternoon workshops with healers and educators from around the country, yoga and tai chi demonstrations,

and other holistic services that promote wellness for the body, mind and

spirit. Also evening of music and celebration with the kirtan group Shakti


after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Bhava! Purchase your tickets online at www.thedharmaroom.com. Spring Showcase

Saturday, March 16 • 9am - 5pm • Sheraton Hotel • 1211 West Ave. North

Shop for locally handcrafted jewelry, scarves, headbands, blankets, purses, quilted items, gift baskets, diaper cakes, and photography will

be for sale. Tastefully Simple and Thirty-one consultants will be present as well with items to purchase or order. INFO (605) 361-5684. St. Patrick’s Celebration of Traditional Irish Music Saturday, March 16 • 3-5pm

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street

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Enjoy traditional Irish Fare and Ale

Stop in for live Irish Music by the Dakota District Pipes & Drums and

The Sioux Falls Ceili Band, live Irish dancers, food and drinks, all ages.

Admission is free. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Spring Shimmy Showcase

presented by Liquid Hip Therapy Bellydance

Saturday, March 16 • 7pm • The History Club • 758 S. Phillips Ave

Our Showcase is dedicated to providing a supportive, welcoming performance venue open to all dancers regardless of age, size or

skill level. Pros can explore dance boundaries; teachers can show off

students; first-time performers can find a warm, welcoming debut; and

potential students in the audience can find something that is right for them. Join us for dancing, shopping & a girls night out! $5 admission. INFO nichole_lowery@hotmail.com

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, March 17 • 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 $1, 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 Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, March 19 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of

• Classic Steaks, Wild Seafood, Bison & Elk • Intimate and Relaxing • Lunch 11-2 Mon-Fri / Dinner 5-9 Mon-Sat • Visit www.wildsagegrille.com

Rosemaling (decorative painting) in the second floor hallway of the Old Courthouse Museum from 1-4 p.m. Stop in any time for a demonstration or to ask questions! INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com Taming the Temper Tantrums by Avera Children’s Hospital Tuesday, March 19 • 7 - 8:30 PM 810 E. 23rd St. • Education Center Classroom 2 • Cost: FREE Temper tantrums are a common behavior in early childhood. Learning about your child’s temperament will help you understand the reasons behind tantrums as well as effective ways to prevent or cope with this

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20 behavior. To register for this free educational event, visit www.AveraMcKennan.

W.L. Dow, Architect Documentary Film Screening

org, click on the “Events Calendar”, or call 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

Hosted by the Minnehaha County Historical Society March 21 • 7pm - 9pm

Advanced Treatment for Depression:

Old Courthouse Museum • Free admission

TMS Therapy by Avera Behavioral Health Center

W.L. Dow, Architect is a documentary about a prairie architect who came

Wednesday, March 20 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

to Dakota Territory in 1880 and built a number of symbolic structures. Join

2400 S. Minnesota Ave. • Avera Living Well Center • Cost: FREE

filmmakers Brad and Jennifer Dumke and they showcase the first viewing of

It is estimated 1 in 10 adults are affected by depression and those who are

their production and stay for an informative question/answer session with

being treated don’t always get results through medication or traditional

local historians and experts. INFO jenniferdumke@msn.com

therapy. Join Dr. Matthew Stanley of Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates for a free seminar on TMS therapy, a new, safe, non-surgical

Kid’s Activity Day Happy Spring!

treatment for depression. To register for this free educational event, visit

Thursday, March 21 • 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

www.AveraMcKennan.org, click on the “Events Calendar”, or call 1-877-AT-

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street

AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

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

Stampede Hockey

Wednesday, March 20 • 7:05pm • Sioux Falls Arena

The Sioux Falls Stampede are members of the Tier 1 Junior United States

Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic Support Group

Hockey League. The Stampede are one of the premier organizations having

March 21 • 4pm - 5pm

won multiple Organization of the Year awards. The team is filled with players

Every day, women are affected by gynecologic cancers. Whether you

from all over the world and competes in 64 regular season home games. INFO

have ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer or cervical cancer, we are here

(605) 336-6060.

for you. Sanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinic invites you to attend the Gynecologic Cancers Support Group. INFO (605) 328-8888 or email info@

Weight-Loss Surgery Seminar by Avera Bariatric Institute


Wednesday, March 20 • 1-2 PM

1000 E. 23rd St. • Classroom B at Prairie Center • Cost: FREE

Hegg Bros Band Benefit Concert for Habitat Sioux Falls

Join us in this free seminar on weight loss surgical procedures with information

Friday, March 22 • 7:30pm • Historic Orpheum Theater

provided on the laparoscopic adjustable band and roux-en-y or gastric bypass

Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls as we enjoy the sounds of

procedures. INFO 1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

the Hegg Brothers Band and special guest vocalist Allison Nash. The benefit

Coquette Couture is a high-fashion online women’s shoe store that features up-and-coming designers from all over the world.

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You can find us online at www.coquetteshoes.com or at our Empire Mall kiosk between Coach and Banana Republic from January to April. Also, feel free to contact us at info@coquetteshoes.com.


Happy Easter! From Young & Richard’s

222 S. Phillips Avenue 336-2815


013 concert proceeds will help construct the 2013 Thrivent Builds home. INFO

Wednesday, March 27 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM

(605) 332-5962.

2400 E. Minnesota Ave. • Avera Living Well Center • Cost: FREE

You could be one of the thousands of Americans suffering from gout or

Pirate Party!

an autoimmune disease. Join Dr. Brian Fay from Avera Medical Group

March 23 • 9:30 - 11am • Color Me Mine • 3709 W. 41st St.

Rheumatology for a FREE seminar on gout. To register for this free educational

A special pirate party - just for pre-school and elementary age boys! $35 plus

event, visit www.AveraMcKennan.org, click on the “Events Calendar”, or call

tax includes painting a treasure box, decorating a bandana, games and more.

1-877-AT-AVERA (1-877-282-8372).

Feel free to dress as a pirate if you wish. Please register at 362-6055.

Ceili Dance Program

Grant Piano Competition

Thursday, March 28 • 6:30 p.m.

March 23 • 10am - 5pm • Schoppert’s Piano Gallery

Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street

All current piano students, ages 21 and younger, are invited to compete for

Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Whether you are a

cash prizes at the 2nd annual Grant Piano Competition. INFO: Schoppert’s

beginner or an experienced dancer, Ceili dancing is a fun and energetic way to

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spend an evening. Get ready to dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Free Admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or www.siouxlandmuseums.com

Jonny Lang in Concert

March 23 • 9pm • Grand Falls Casino Resort

Stampede Hockey

Tickets are on sale now at Grand Falls Casino Resort. INFO 712-777-7777 ext. 387.

Friday, March 29 • 7:05pm • Sioux Falls Arena

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of questions from diners about South Dakota’s farm families, as well as how pigs are housed, fed and cared for. Peggy Greenway, pork producer from Mitchell, South Dakota, participated in the Pork Crawl and is looking forward to the 2013 event. “Consumers have more choice than ever when dining out or buying food for their families, and they also have a lot of questions about how that food is produced. We take pride in the care we provide our animals, and are happy to answer questions,” said Greenway. Three top downtown restaurants will be featured in the second annual Pork Crawl, starting at 6 p.m. on April 22 at Crawford’s for a pork appetizer. The entrée will be served at Bros Brasserie Americano, then diners will move to Minervas for dessert. We’re excited to feature restaurants in downtown Sioux Falls that offer different styles of cuisine and cooking,” said Kelly Nelson, outreach director for Ag United. “It’s a great way for food lovers to try new foods and new restaurants and learn more about how their food is produced.” Tickets for the dinner are $25 per person. Tickets are limited and going fast, and must be purchased by April 15. Visit Ag United’s web site at www.agunited.org for more information about the event and links to a registration web site. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Kelly Nelson at 605-336-3622 or kelly@agunited.org.

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or the past ten years, Kristie Weiberg has been collecting things from here and there to add to her charming home located near the McKennan Park district. Although the exterior of the house, which was built in 1919, needed a little “TLC” like paint and landscaping, Weiberg says the interior was what sold her. The house has plenty of early twentieth century charm, with original hardwood floors and woodwork throughout. The double doors from the living room into the dining room also caught her eye the first time she saw the house. From the moment you walk in, you know this owner has an artist’s eye. Weiberg is a graphic designer and certainly has a knack for bringing together colors, textures and patterns to create a cozy and eclectic living space. The front sunroom with windows on three sides is an inviting place to curl up with a good book. In the center of the room is a unique coffee table made from her dad’s childhood Radio Flyer wagon. Weiberg simply added a fabric-covered top to cover the open wagon…and voila...a table. Weiberg found a sturdy antique end table for a TV stand because, she says, “I didn’t want your standard build-it-yourself piece.” Two old suitcases stacked beneath the TV stand add both charm and extra storage. “When you have a small house, you sometimes need to get creative with storage options,” she says. When Weiberg moved in, she added a little gas fireplace on the wall near the front door. With its tile front and wood

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mantelpiece, it looks like it has always part of the house. The little mantel provides a spot for an interesting collection of items like an owl, old kerosene lamp and a big ball of twine. “My friend had two balls of twine and asked if I wanted one,” she explains. “I just liked the way it looks!” Every year, Weiberg goes to Shakopee, MN, with friends for

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the Junk Bonanza held at Canterbury Park. “It’s the most fun ever,” Weiberg says enthusiastically.” She says her group always gets the “early bird” tickets. “They cost a little more, but you get in two hours earlier!” Some of her Junk Bonanza finds include a table lamp with a map-print shade and bright teal chairs that now sit around her

While Weiberg enjoys finding things that are whimsical, colorful or that just appeal to her in some way, she truly values the pieces in her home that connect her to family.

dining room table. Many “finds” throughout the house have come from antique shops, flea markets or even from random trips through Hobby Lobby. While Weiberg enjoys finding things that are whimsical, colorful or that just appeal to her in some way, she truly values the pieces in her home that connect her to family.

A small corner hutch in the dining room belonged to her greatgreat-great-grandmother, and the rose-pattern dishes inside were handed down through her mom’s side of the family. On top of the hutch sits a collection of old box cameras, old photos and a pendulum clock that was her great-great-great-grandfather’s. The sturdy wood dining room table had been her mom’s.

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“I love things with a story,” she says. Weiberg adds that she is sort of the family historian, having done some research on ancestry.com and archiving old family photos. Weiberg’s mom passed away 8 years ago, so she is happy to have so many things of her mom’s in her home. Hanging on one wall of the dining room is Weiberg’s favorite

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photo of her mom as a child. It is an oval-shaped group photo of girls in a dance class. “My grandma made my mom take dance class because she thought mom was ‘klutzy.’ Mom didn’t really like it,” says Weiberg smiling. “But I love this picture because mom is the only girl in the photo doing the complete opposite of what she

“I love things with a story,” she says.

was supposed to be doing.” On another wall of the dining room is a hutch and sideboard that looks like it was built with the house. “My dad found this at a salvage store in Nebraska,” Weiberg explains. “It is from around 1920, so very close to the era of my house.” Sitting on the sideboard is an old black rotary telephone

that her grandfather brought back from England when he was serving in the Air Force. While the kitchen may not be abundant in size, it has just as much character as any other room in the house. The glassfront cupboards show off her colorful Fiesta ware and vintage Pyrex dishes in colors like orange, turquoise and gold. Weiberg

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replaced the old cupboard knobs with vintage white porcelain wire insulators she found on eBay. A pink cuckoo clock (formerly brown before Weiberg painted it) hangs on the wall. “It just looked like it needed to be pink,” she says. The door leading from the kitchen to the basement had a large glass window, and looking down to the back door and basement steps wasn’t the view she wanted. So, Weiberg used a stained glass adhesive film she found at Lowe’s to cover the window. In the master bedroom, one focal point is the hand-stitched quilt on the bed, made by Weiberg’s grandmother. “She is amazing,” Weiberg says of her grandmother. “We picked out the fabric together and then she does all of this by hand.” The painted metal headboard and footboard and the antique end table and dresser add to the vintage feel of the room. Weiberg changed out the old wood knobs on the dresser to a combination of clear glass knobs and metal pulls. She found an old black lamp with a white milk glass center and covered the black with teal paint, then added a funky yellow-patterned shade. The second bedroom also serves as Weiberg’s sewing and craft room, with a sewing table and a bookcase with cubbies for jars of buttons, papers and other crafting supplies. Peeking out from behind the bookcase is a tall, mischievous looking cat. And hanging over the spindled bed are colorful prints from an artist in Estes Park, Colorado, that have the feel of a 1950s or 1960s camping vacation.

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The basement and attic are unfinished spaces, although Weiberg has a dream of converting the attic to a master suite with an additional bathroom, which she says would definitely


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1 cup milk 1/2 cup beef broth 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp garlic powder 1 30 ounce package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed 2 cups shredded Colby cheese

Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish and layer half of the hash browns, onion, bacon and cheese. Repeat the layers. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, milk and salt and pour this over the potato mixture. Cover and bake at 350Ëš for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serves 6-8.

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Technology in the Kitchen By Jim Mathis


am one of those nerds who has to have all of the cool new toys and gadgets, so when the iPad came out a couple of years ago, I was quick to add one to my collection. I justified the purchase by saying I’d be able to use if for work and to keep in touch when I travel. This was not a toy, I insisted, this was a valuable business tool. I’m not sure whether I was trying to convince my beloved that I really needed this expensive new gadget or if I was trying to lessen to blow to my own wallet, but at any rate, I got an iPad. When the third generation iPad came along, I upgraded. As I said, I’m a nerd and like to have all of the new toys. For years, my iPod has provided music to cook by and a little mellow groove during dinner, no surprise there. What I didn’t realize was the iPod was a gateway drug and in just a few short years, the iPad would become my favorite cookbook and my iPhone would be a sleek kitchen timer. Apparently I’m not the only nerd who has taken the tech toys into the kitchen.

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Williams-Sonoma, the venerable kitchen supplier, was pushing an iPad stand (complete with a Bluetooth speaker) as the hot gift for the past holiday season. No, I didn’t ask for one of those in my Christmas stocking, I’ve already got a stand and speakers. Favorite Cooking Apps A search for “food” in the Apple App Store finds almost 5,000 to choose from, and many are incredibly specific like “Disneyland Dining” or one dedicated to pairing food with Glenlivet Scotch whisky. As you might expect; there are meal planners, shopping list tools and recipe guides for a vast number of specific eating styles; raw, vegan, carnivore, gluten-free, extra-gluten, more options than you can imagine. On a specific diet? From Atkins to Weight Watchers, there are apps to guide you to your goal. There are also lots of apps to help you find just the right place to eat. In fact, there are so many apps and websites geared towards dining out that I will cover them next month.

With so many apps to choose from, I’ve decided to stick with brands I know and trust like the Food Network and Epicurious. In both cases, I was using the websites before I discovered the app. What I like about both of these is the ability to save favorite recipes to a virtual recipe box. The Food Network in the Kitchen app costs $1.99. It gives you access to most recipes on Foodnetwork.com and lets you browse by show or chef or search by ingredient or style. To me, the best part is that it automatically syncs with recipes I’ve saved on the website. But the app allows you to add notes to the recipes, which the website doesn’t. And like your dusty old recipe box, you can organize it by standard categories like salads, desserts and entrees or you can add your own like “Spicy!” or “Meatless Mondays.” It also has a few handy tools built right in, like unit converter (in case you can’t remember how many teaspoons in a cup or milliliters in a pint) and 5 separate timers that can all be started and stopped on their own. I don’t know of any hardcover cookbooks that can do all that. Epicurious is free, but to sync to the website costs $1.99. Since I don’t use this app as often, I saved the two bucks and just search for recipes as I need them. The beauty of Epicurious is that they curate the best recipes from Bon Appetite, Gourmet and other cooking magazines as well as hundreds of cookbooks. The search function allows you to pick a handful of ingredients you have on hand and it will suggest some options. You can also search by meal occasions, dish type, cuisine or dietary restrictions; which comes in handy when you discover a guest is kosher, vegan or gluten free. One app I found to be completely useless was the iGrill app that came with the iGrill Dual Probe Thermometer ($79.99). Now you would think this would be right up my alley; a grill and barbeque thermometer that will talk to my iPhone or iPad. But while it claims a range of 200 feet and most of the online reviews praise the little device, it didn’t work for me. My grill is just outside the kitchen door and it wouldn’t stay connected unless I and my iPhone stayed outdoors, right next to the grill. Why bother? The much less expensive wireless model that I’ve had for a couple of years works great. The iGrill went back to the store. Bummer, because I was pretty jazzed to try it out. While not exclusively for cooking, most tablets and smartphones come with a multi-function clock with alarms, stopwatches and timers or you can download any number of free timer apps. I’ve got one on my iPad that looks like a digital hourglass, but I often opt for the timer in my phone over the one in my iPad. Why? Because I can stick the phone in my pocket and I’ll hear it whether I’m in the kitchen, garage or playing fetch with the dog in the backyard. Try that with your mom’s old kitchen timer!

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Now I can already hear the people who read this screaming “what about Pinterest?” Well, what about it? I’ve tried it and it is OK, it’s just not my favorite. To me it’s great for browsing for recipes, but I find myself getting distracted. I start out looking for dinner ideas and pretty soon I’ve fallen down a midcentury modern furniture rabbit hole and thirty minutes later I’ve forgotten why I went online in the first place. But the search function is great and the visuals are enough to make you drool on your iPad. So if you’re a Pinterest junkie, pin on! But I’ll stick with the others. On the Web If you don’t have an iPad or Kindle Fire, but still want to take advantage of some tech in the kitchen, grab the laptop and merge onto the information superhighway. I’ve already talked about FoodNetwork.com, Pinterest and Epicurious.com and their associated apps, but one of my first stops on the web is CooksIllustrated.com. I have subscribed to the wonderful magazine for many years and still give a subscription to my mom every year for her birthday. But a few years ago, I ditched the paper version and signed up online. It sets me back $29.95 a year, but it gives me access to all current and past recipes,

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and like other websites, it lets me save my favorites to my recipe box. And Cooks Illustrated, whether digital or paper has the most reliable, best-tested recipes anywhere. They don’t accept advertising, and they meticulously break down the most complicated processes and tell you exactly what you need to do to make the perfect dish. Looking for pots, pans, or a new box grater? They test hundreds of products each year from pasta sauces to instant read thermometers to Bundt pans and tell you which ones are worth your hard-earned dollars and which should be left on the store shelves. This is a website you can trust, and trust me; it is worth the subscription price. Unfortunately, they don’t have an app. Yet. I could go on for pages, but I’m running out of space and I’m getting thirsty. I think I’ll launch the Winestein app and see what it recommends for a bottle of red. Next month we’ll take a look at apps to help you find the right place for dinner out. Stay tuned! Do yourself a favor, eat something good today. When Jim is at work at ADwërks in uptown Sioux Falls, he’s usually got an iPad on his desk and a smartphone in his pocket.


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remember getting picked on in second grade by Joe Flaherty, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, and Breen Mahoney...no lie. Luckily, I had kids like Frankie Valentino and Tony Scarfo on my side. It was all about pride: you see there’s always been this feud, this rivalry between the Irish and the Italians in Boston that dates back to ever since I can remember. If you’ve never been to Boston, here’s a quick geographic tip: If you want good wine, go north; if you want good beer, head south. The North End of Boston is lined with cobblestone streets, narrow alleys, and Italian family-owned businesses like restaurants, cafés, barbershops, and bakeries. South Boston, or “Southie” (refer to the movie Good Will Hunting for a better picture of this neighborhood) is heaven for pub-seekers and bar-hoppers. Again, most are owned by Irish families because these families in Boston have been around forever, and the rivalry is pervasive. So what do you do when you’re an Italian on St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day always reminds me of this old guy I used to work with in Boston. His name was Gino Porzio...no lie. Gino was

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rough around the edges and grew up in the old neighborhood: tough as nails, proud to be an Italian, and very outspoken. Without fail, every year on St. Patrick’s Day, he would never wear anything that even remotely resembled the color green. And again, without fail, an unsuspecting victim wearing a “Kiss me, I’m Irish” button on her green sweater would innocently ask, “Gino, why aren’t you wearing green today?” Gino would smile a little smile, tilt his head sweetly, and then unleash his rant about the Irish getting a holiday while the Italians never get any recognition for all of their accomplishments. And I’ll never forget this: he would always end it with, “I’ll wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, the day everybody wears green, white, and red on Columbus Day!” Luckily, everyone would laugh at these tirades because of how ridiculous he sounded, but he did teach me one thing: we should all be proud of where we come from. There’s this story about a proud Texan who was traveling through Italy and made a stop in Rome. He hired a private tour guide to drive him around Rome and point out some of the


landmarks. Driving by the Vatican, the proud tour guide told the Texan, “The Sistine Chapel took 10 years to build.” The Texan responded, “That’s really nice, but it only took us 3 years to build the Astrodome.” The guide, slightly annoyed, kept driving to the next famous destination, the Trevi Fountain. “La Fontana di Trevi: It took almost 30 years to build this masterpiece.” The Texan retorted, “That’s really big, but it only took us 4 years to erect a 71-story skyscraper.” At this point, the Italian tour guide was getting aggravated with the Texan’s lack of respect for Rome’s historic sites. But, as the Italian drove by the Coliseum, the Texan piped up, “Look at that! That’s one of the most awesome structures I’ve ever seen! How long did it take y’all to build that?” The Italian casually replied, “What? That? It wasn’t there yesterday.” There is no one more proud than the Irish, on March 17th, who include the whole world in their celebration. This March, I will celebrate the pride I have of my Roman lineage through my maternal grandfather, Umberto. Some of the greatest architecture, art, history, and, of course, wine and cuisine live on in Italy’s capital, Rome, which also is the capital of the region of Latium, south of Tuscany. Memorable meals in the region of Latium include antipasti like frittata (Italian omelette) with potatoes and onions, stuffed eggplants, and breads grilled and flavored with garlic and oil as bruschetta or sliced and topped with meats, vegetables, or cheeses as crostini. Roman menus feature spaghetti alla carbonara, a dish whose sauce is made with egg yolks and cream, and is topped with pancetta, a fancy word for “Italian bacon.” Another favorite is Penne All’arrabbiata: pasta tubes with a hot sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and chili pepper. Arrabbiata literally means “angry”, and they say that when the Italian farmers go home for dinner, the hotter the Arrabbiata sauce, the angrier the wives are with their husbands. Pecorino Romano prevails among cheeses, made from the milk of sheep or goats, and is known for its bite, similar to that of Parmigiano Reggiano. Rome is also noted for gelato, Italian ice cream, and cream-filled pastries called bignè, of which I could easily eat a couple dozen in one sitting. Meals often end with a glass of sweet sambuca liqueur, sipped with three coffee beans to munch on. White wines dominate Latium’s production, whose 23 D.O.C.’s are led by the versatile Frascati and Marino from the Castelli Romani and the mythical Est! Est!! Est!!! from Montefiascone to the north. The Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone is one of the few wines of ancient origin whose date of creation is known: the year 1000. Up until that time, the wine produced from grapes grown

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on the slopes rising from the shores of Lake Bolsena to the town of Montefiascone was appreciated only locally and praised by travelers. However, in the year 1000 the Holy Roman Emperor Henry V marched on Rome at the head of a powerful army to settle some controversy with Pope Pascal II. Bishop Johan Defuk was one of the followers of the expedition, but he apparently was more interested in the sightseeing of the excursion than the politics. He instructed his cupbearer, Martin, to go ahead of him on the route, keeping always one day in advance, and to select the inns where good wine was to be had by marking the word “Est!” (meaning: it is) next to the door. When he reached Montefiascone, Martin found that the usual “Est!” chalked next

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to the door of this one particular inn would not do it justice because the wine in this town was truly excellent. Since he had not arranged any other signal with his master, he decided to communicate his appreciation of the wine by writing Est! Est!! Est!!! on the door. The reputation of the wine was made on the day Bishop Defuk tasted the Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone. Captivated by the wine’s smoothness, the Bishop stayed in the town for three days. After completing his imperial mission, he returned to Montefiascone and remained there until his death. Buried in the town’s church of San Flaviano, the Bishop has been honored for centuries by the pouring of a barrel of wine over his tombstone every year. The saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” is one that applies to St. Patrick’s Day as well. “When it’s St. Patrick’s Day, do as the Irish do” and celebrate with green beer, not green wine (white wine turns green when it’s gone bad!) Have fun and be proud. Just don’t let your pride get you in trouble like it did for my Italian buddies and me in the second grade. But I guess my pride hasn’t learned its lesson yet; just the other day, a patron casually remarked, “When is the new Convention Center in Sioux Falls going to be done?” With a sly smile, my response was simple and subtle, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” Carpe Vino!

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Resolve to Smile All Year

As we each try to keep our resolutions, visit Keri A. Barrow, DDS, MS of Horner - Barrow Orthodontics and resolve to invest in your smile this coming year. 2407 West 57th Street. Sioux Falls. (605) 335-6680. www.hornerbarrowortho.com.

The Newest Trend

The slate finish is now available at Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry & Furniture. This on trend, gray-green color brings to mind smoke from a pleasant, warm fire and the timeless appeal of a weathered rock wall in the hayfield. Shown is the Augusta door in maple finished in slate with ebony glaze. 600 E. 48th St. (605) 977-3660.

Celebrate Like the Irish!

Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor has everything you need to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day like the Irish! 41st & Minnesota. 339-1500.

Dancer Gifts

The Dance Line has a huge selection of gifts for the dancer in your family. Unique gifts from clothing, accessories, novelty items, and so much more! The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. 335-8242.

Hair & Fashion Fusion

Unite Blow & Set Sculpting Lotion combines the creativity of cosmopolitan Europe with American technical expertise. A unique fusion of hair and fashion. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Easter Gifts

Shop Kidtopia’s enormous selection of Calico Critters for their Easter baskets this year. Kidtopia is an authorized Calico Critter dealer. 57th & Western. 334-4825.

Port of Call

Stop by Carnaval and try this popular Portuguese wine that’s not just for dessert anymore. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-6328 or carnavalbraziliangrill.com.

Your Seat Is Waiting

Fill your chair with your own salon customers and be the boss. Ideal for stylist, nail tech, even massage. Great 26th and Marion location. Call Sherri at 310-4869. PH Salon Suites. 5126 W. 26th Street.

The Noventa Diamond™

Stunning beauty with brilliant fire, each Noventa Diamond is hand-cut by a master jeweler, encompassing 90 facets of shimmering light. Available in round and princess cuts. See the collection at Riddle’s Jewelry, corner of 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

Exclusive Michael Kors Eyewear Dealer

Dakota Vision Center is an Exclusive Dealer for Michael Kors eyewear. High-Fashion, light-weight titanium frame. Michael Kors #736. Visit Dakota Vision Center Today! 5012 S. Bur Oak Pl. 605-361-1680.

Cookie Decorating

Have tons of fun at the Cookie Jar’s Decorating Night. Every First Friday. Call The Cookie Jar Eatery for details. 605-978-0991. 230 S Phillips Ave. (605) 978-0991.

Have Some Freshness Delivered

For a small deposit, you can own a share of The Good Earth natural farm and get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your door. The Good Earth. 28316 466th Avenue, Lennox. thegoodearth.us. (605) 929-7394.

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Finally...a full insole for your flip flops, sandals and shoes! Comfortable enough to wear in all of your shoes, but stylish enough to show off in open ones. Many styles and colors to choose from at My Current Obsession. 212 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-3224.

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Handbags A Plenty

Practical totes to palm size purses available at Hip Chic Boutique! 328 S. Phillips Avenue. (605) 271-8480

Send an arrangement in these unique owl vases or just use to display on their own. $59.40 - $85.80 at Josephine’s Floral Design. 401 E. 8th St. 338-9290.

Hoppy Easter

Easter is March 31st and The Robin’s Nest has lots of bunny decor to make it a very Hoppy Easter! These Dancing Bunnies are $49.95. The Robin’s Nest. 108 W Willow, Harrisburg SD. (605) 767-0191. www.therobinsnestsd.com.

Billboard Buy

Enjoy our fabulous look-of-the-month. Available March 16 only! Lillian’s Shoppe. 311 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 275-5720.

Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

FatHouse Black and Tan Beer Soap. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, FatHouse Black and Tan Beer Soap is made with Guinness Draught. A great bar of soap with that “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” smell. FatHouse Soap Company. www.fathousesoapcompany.com

Vacation Kicks

Get your vacation shoes at Go Casual. Several new styles and fun colors to choose from. Shop early for best selection. Starting at $89. 124 S. Phillips Ave. 334-5795.

Deux Par Deux

The Deux Par Deux collection is a fun, trend-setting European-inspired clothing line. Every season is full of vivid colors, playful messages, and all around style. Now available at Child’s Play Toys. 233 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 274-8697.

St. Patrick’s Day Party!

After the parade...The Crabgrass Crew live at Cherapa Place. Join us on Saturday, March 16th for traditional Irish food & ale. Wild Sage Grille, 300 North Cherapa Place. (605) 274-1667 or www.wildsagegrille.com


Luck of the Irish

The luck of the Irish will be with you when your wear these comfortable lever-back Swarovski earrings! Lead and nickel free. $49.99 at Fifth Avenue Collection. Shop their national showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

Stop into either Kaladi’s location on March 16 and mention this ad to get BOGO on our March feature drinks! Shamrock Mocha, Luck O’ the Irish Latte and Leprechaun Soda. 26th & Minnesota, 339-3322 or 10th & Phillips, 977-0888.

Crabtree & Evelyn Game On!

Add these antique brass jacks as whimsical décor or they are heavy enough to use as bookends. 12”x8” ($249) and 8” x 4” ($125). Twetten’s Interiors. 1714 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 275-3456.

Now available at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique! Hand therapy that makes your hands look and feel exceptionally soft and lip tint in several beautiful colors available. Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 5015 S. Western Ave. (605) 335-9878.

Robeez Are In!

From crawling to cruising, walking to running, for indoors and out, Robeez makes shoes for newborns to two year-olds that promote healthy foot development while being fashionable and fun to wear. Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. 275-0014.

Divas, Dish & Design

Join us March 15 (7pm - 10pm) for our monthly Divas, Dish & Design. Design & paint this Love and Faith serving platter (or piece of your choice). $48 shown. Color Me Mine. 3709 W. 41st St. (605) 362-6055.

Memory Books

New memory books have just arrived. Record memories and milestones of baby’s first five years. A beautiful keepsake for your child. $33 each. Kids Stuff SuperStore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Neon is Back!

These Ralph Lauren POLO tennies in neon colors are a blast from the colorful past! $35.99 - $39.99 at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Beautiful Keepsakes

We can take handwriting or drawings made by your loved ones and turn them into beautiful keepsakes that will last a lifetime! Call Say Anything Jewelry for details 605-695-3997. 524 N. Main Ave. Suite 104. www.sayanythingjewelry.com

Bring a Smile to Your Space

With fun and colorful spring accents that bring brighten up your space and bring a smile to your face. Find these pieces and more at The Blessed Door Furniture Consignment. 41st & Holly Ave. (605) 553-1010.

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iPhone 5 cases have arrived at Harold’s Photo. Come check out our new designs at www.haroldsphoto.com. iPhone 5 Cases $24.99. Harold’s Photo Experts.

Your One Hop Stop

Let us help you celebrate this Easter with our famous hot cross buns, and bunny and duck shaped breads. Order yours from either Breadsmith location today. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 26th & Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

Spring Statement Necklaces

Chelsea is here to keep you on trend and fabulous with these great pieces to pop color and fun into any wardrobe. All pieces are $25 and under! Chelsea’s Boutique 321 S. Phillips Ave. 334-3983 or www.chelseasboutiqueonline.com

What Grabs Your Attention?


Get the sleek and fashionable invisible belt from invisibelt today! Because it’s all belt and no bulk, it gives a great streamlined look to any outfit. Available at Tote-ally Gorgeous Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 274-3500.

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This accent chair proves that style can really capture your attention when scattered throughout your home! With a sleek armless design and an upholstery print that looks great with almost anything, this chair really captures today’s modern casual look. $98 each at the Furniture Mart in the Western Mall. 2101 W. 41st St. (605) 336-1600.

The egg, fragile and beautiful, is considered a symbol of fertility and new life. For centuries, eggs have been painted in vibrant colors to represent the sunlight and newness of Spring. The Trollbeads Decorative Eggs are Universal, and are available in new colors and patterns. For a limited time only.


The egg, fragile and beautiful, is considered a symbol of fertility and new life. For centuries, eggs have been painted in vibrant colors to represent the sunlight and newness of Spring. Available for a limited time only. Trollbeads, The Original Since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331.4700.

Couture Kicks

Coquette Couture is a locally owned women’s online shoe store. Visit us at coquetteshoes.com or at our Empire Mall kiosk between Coach and Banana Republic, January 15th to April 15th Coquette Couture. (605) 595-3760 or kayleen@coquetteshoes.com.

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All the Rage!

Rose Gold is all the rage this year! From earrings and necklaces to watches and bracelets….The Diamond Room has the latest fashions. 3501 W. 57th St. (605) 362-0008.

Make A Statement

Make a statement in your kitchen with a massive island. This blue denim finish lends a cozy feel that invites you to pull up a stool! See us for all of your home’s custom cabinetry. Prices Vary. Dakota Kitchen and Bath. 4101 N. Hainje Avenue, Sioux Falls, 334-9727. www.dakotakitchen.com

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Rambling Rows Jacket, 8 from infant to Adult XL. Variations at the end of the basic pattern for popular 18” doll. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne. 271-0741, www.athenafibers.com.

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or a unique and memorable vacation, Catalina Island is the place to go. The only island destination in California that offers an impressive array of accommodations, Catalina provides a comforting place to stay with charming cottages, bed and breakfast options, beachfront hotels and luxurious condos. Just an hour away from the mainland, this fabulous island seems like a hidden gem, allowing visitors to unwind in an environment unlike any other. Inhale and you will capture the cool ocean breeze and the crisp air of paradise. Exhale and you will find serenity and peace of mind. Time seems to stand still on Catalina Island; a sensation which many people call “Island Time” - doing what you love at your own pace, with no worries

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about the time whatsoever. Catalina Island is located a little more than 20 miles from the Southern California coast. To reach the island, visitors must cross the channel by boat, ferry, helicopter, or small plane. The fastest and most exciting way to arrive on Catalina Island is by helicopter. Island Express Helicopters offers exclusive trips to the Catalina towns of Avalon and Two Harbors. During the helicopter ride, you will most likely catch a glimpse of dolphins, whales, and gorgeous panoramic views of Long Beach and Catalina from above. Catalina Express provides smooth boat rides to and from the island, with comfortable seats and fantastic service. Aside from the two towns of Avalon and Two

Harbors, the rest of Catalina is preserved in its natural state. Once on the island, you will notice that there are very few automobiles. The only ones that are present must have a special permit. The preferred method of transportation is by walking and using golf carts. There are a few other options for guests, including bicycles for rent and taxi services. Bike rental services are located near the boat terminal, and there are a variety of options available, including tandem bicycles, beach cruisers, mountain bikes, and electric bikes. Catalina Transportation Services also offers the Royal Catalina Carriage for a romantic evening or a special event, complete with a white-gloved chauffeur and complimentary champagne.

At only 21 miles long, with its narrowest point being less than a mile wide, there are several amazing things to be found on Catalina Island. Adventurists can choose to go diving or parasailing, hiking, biking, kayaking or snorkeling. Explorers can search the island for buffalo or go on an undersea semisubmersible tour and see the colorful marine life through glass bottom boats. Those who seek relaxation can treat themselves to a soothing spa day. Enjoy a sightseeing tour, browse the quaint boutiques, dine at seaside, or just relax on the beach. The town of Avalon provides plenty of enticing shopping, fine dining, and relaxing day spas. Aurora Spa features a sleek and

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modern atmosphere with experienced therapists who will free you from any stress or discomfort. Catalina Sea Spa is the only full service spa on the island that will come directly to you. In the comfort of your own hotel room or rental unit, you can be pampered with heated stones, various massages, and soothing facials. Tours of Avalon’s city streets will teach travelers about the history and highlights of this wonderful town. The charming Metropole Market Place has cheerful French Quarter surroundings with cobblestone walkways. Many restaurants and eateries are found here, along with an eclectic collection of boutiques containing unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, and more. There are several ocean-front restaurants located in Avalon with awesome views and delicious menu options. DC-3 Gifts & Grill is located on top of the island, offering up their famous Buffalo Burgers, Killer Cookies, and homemade Trans Catalina Trail Bars. Open every day of the year, it is a great place to discover some interesting island history and view some stunning vistas. For some amazing steaks, fresh fish and prime rib, El Galleon is a popular dining destination located on the beach. Its festive atmosphere, full bar, and live karaoke gives off a Big Easy vibe. There is also a large selection of appetizers and outdoor patio seating with a view of the bay. Original Jack’s Country Kitchen serves very hearty food and proudly features freshly baked pastries made daily in its adjoining bakery.

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Antonio’s Pizzeria & Caberet has been an island tradition for over 18 years, with indoor and outdoor dining on Avalon bay. Popular menu options at Antonio’s are the famous Mamma Mia’s Day Old Spaghetti, custom made pizzas, and Good Morning Avalon breakfasts. Avalon’s Waterfront Dining has a central bar and patio seating, with American regional dishes paired with an array of wines, micro-brew beers, and cocktails. A newer restaurant and bar, The M Restaurant features the finest seasonal and local ingredients. Enjoy a special treat at Catalina Coffee and Cookie Company, Avalon’s only frozen yogurt fruit bar, offering coffee, smoothies, pastries, and other goodies. It is said to be Home of the Best Cinnamon Roll and Brownie Ever. Completed in 1929, the iconic Casino Building sits on the entrance of the harbor. With its art-deco Avalon Theatre and Casino Ballroom, two tours are offered - the Casino Tour and the Behind the Scenes Casino Tour. Located on the ground floor of the Casino Building, the Catalina Island Museum features stories of Catalina’s beginnings of sports fishing, baseball legends and Hollywood stars, as well as Native American Indians and the Wrigley family’s influences on the island. Discover the island’s rich cultural heritage through exhibits which illustrate Catalina’s history including its role as the spring training venue for the Chicago Cubs, its evolution as a resort community, and its relationship with Hollywood. Visit the beautiful Botanic Garden, where you will get the

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rare chance to see Catalina and California Channel Islands endemic plants, many of which are extremely rare and listed as endangered species. At the top of the garden is a brilliant view of Avalon Bay, and at the centerpiece sits the Wrigley Memorial, a 130-foot tall structure honoring William Wrigley, Jr. This gorgeous memorial overlooks the mountains on one side and the Pacific ocean on the other. Enjoy a hike through Catalina’s wilderness on the 37 mile Trans-Catalina Trail, or take an easy stroll as you explore the blissful environment of the island from the Botanic Garden. Hiking permits are required and are free at the Conservancy House, where you can also find maps for guided day hikes, loops, and more. For those who like to fish, you can do so in style with Afishinados, Avalon’s most experienced charter operator. Providing friendly captains and plenty of quality equipment for a variety of fishing needs, Afishinado is 36 feet long and is great for groups of people who desire the comfort, space, and safety of a larger boat. Along with fishing charters, Afishinados offers eco excursions and party cruises . Tours on Catallac are a perfect way to enjoy Catalina Island’s beauty. This 50 foot power catamaran has plenty of deck space, including a food service area and a bar, offering open party tours including Sunset & Lunar Cruises, Land & Sea Eco Tours, Two Harbors Trips, Foodie Cruises, and Flying Fish Tours. A tour of the undeveloped wilderness of the island includes sightings of grazing bison, as well as the island’s animal ambassadors, Tachi, the endangered Catalina Island fox, and Pimu, the bald eagle. Tours can even be custom created to match your interests in adventure, natural history, and archaeology. A naturalist guide will teach you all about the flora and fauna of the island. A Catalina Expeditions Pass offers tourists access to land and sea tours such as the new Zip Line Eco Tour and Catalina Climbing Wall, the Undersea Expedition, and biofuel H1-Hummer

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Expeditions. There are five separate zip lines covering a total of almost 4,000 feet across Descanso Canyon and descending onto Descanso Beach. The unobstructed view of the night sky is unforgettable and can be appreciated even more on the Night Zip or even on an astronomy tour. In the center of Avalon on the Green Pleasure Pier, you will find the ticket office for Island Water Charters, which offers parasailing adventures. Try parasailing for a bird’s eye view of Avalon and its surrounding waters. Fly by yourself, go with a partner, or join a group of up to 12 people in a custom parasail boat called Flying First Class. It is a smooth and dry ride, with take offs and landings from the boat. Also available through Island Water Charters are private snorkeling, sightseeing, and fishing trips. Golf enthusiasts will love their experience on the Catalina Island Golf Course, which hosted the legendary Bobby Jones Tournament and where Tiger Woods played when he was a young boy. The golf prop shop is located in the historic Catalina Country Club, which was originally built for Wrigley’s Chicago Cubs. The town of Two Harbors offers rustic camping with breathtaking views and indoor accommodations at its historic bed and breakfast, Banning House Lodge. Built in 1910, as the summer home for the pioneering Banning brothers, this charming accommodation features twelve rooms, each individually decorated with a private bath. Camping at Two Harbors Campground features 42 regular tent camping sites and three group camping areas. The campground sits on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Perhaps you are searching for adventure and excitement, or maybe a relaxing and romantic escape from reality. You could just simply enjoy the pleasures of cruising around in a golf cart under the California sun. All of this can be found during an outof-the-ordinary vacation on Catalina Island.

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If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The real question is, if no one’s there, “who cares?” It’s the same with exercise. Without a witness for accountability, your plan for change may indeed land with a dull “thud.” If you work out, raise your heart rate and work up a sweat, you will feel better afterwards. But it sure is easier to motivate yourself to go make that effort — and keep it up — when you’re sharing fitness activities and goals with friends. Make plans with a team of friends who celebrate your accomplishments and encourage you when you stumble, and momentum is all yours. Add an excellent coach to the mix, and you are on the highway to health. Group Personal Training at Avera McKennan Fitness Center (AMFC) brings together Sioux Falls’ favorite personal trainers (according to The Local Best) with clients who want professional guidance in fitness and cost effectiveness and who want the fun, accountability and variety of training with one or more additional participants. Personal Trainer Joann Millikan says, “My groups ebb and flow with people’s lives. Progress is an individual thing. However, the

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“It was very much an inconvenience for me,” says Howley. “I had to worry about being near a bathroom.”


magine the discomfort of having to wear a bulky pad all the time, of constantly wondering where the bathrooms are, of avoiding long car trips. Imagine being afraid to exercise or coughing or laughing. It sounds like an absolute nightmare, doesn’t it? For 54-year-old Daphne Howley of Yankton, this wasn’t just a nightmare, it was her reality. “It was like the floodgates would just open,” recalls Howley. For eight long months she lived with the symptoms of stress incontinence – commonly thought of by patients as bladder prolapse. “It was very much an inconvenience for me,” says Howley. “I had to worry about being near a bathroom. And who

wants to wear a pad all the time?” Twice, Howley went to see a doctor and twice she heard the same thing: “they told me it wasn’t a big deal and it wasn’t that bad.” The answer was unacceptable to Howley. She was determined to find a fix. She knew this couldn’t be normal.

Stress Incontinence Frustrated, Howley confided in her sister, a nurse in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Her sister had recently heard a doctor speak at a seminar. “She told me she thought I should see him. That he would be able to fix my problem,” says Howley. That physician was Kevin Benson, MD, a urogynecologist with


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Taking Control According to Dr. Benson, some studies show that up to 50% of women will experience some sort of issue with their bladder during their life. That’s precisely why Howley knew something could be done for her. “No woman should ever be embarrassed,” she says. “Something can be done.” Dr. Benson wants patients to know there are some things they can do on their own. Behavior modifications will help as will Kegel exercises. After that, surgery is an option and it doesn’t have to be as complicated as it was in the past. “Patients understand the importance of diseases like high blood pressure,” he says. “However urinary leakage is often more bothersome and may impact the patient’s life just as greatly as such well known disease.” For Howley, her decision to not take “no” for an answer has made all the difference. “I don’t have to worry about being in the middle of something. I don’t have to worry about a cold or a cough or being in the car for a long time. I feel wonderful.” To learn more, call (605) 328-8750.

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Edible Easter Crafts For Kids

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Ice Cream Cone Baskets Materials Needed: Ice cream cones, jelly beans, licorice sticks, and a small knife.

Directions: Fill the ice cream cones with jelly beans. On each side of the top of the cone, carefully cut two holes with a small knife, big enough to fit the ends of the licorice sticks. Take each end of the licorice stick and tuck them into the holes to serve as the handle of the basket. For a variation on how to attach the handle, use some frosting as a filler with the jelly beans and stick the ends into the frosting on either side of the cone.

Jelly Bean Bracelet

Baby Chick Chocolate Candies

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Jelly beans, a needle and elastic thread.

Directions: Thread a needle with elastic thread and tie a knot at the end. Press your needle through each jelly bean and slide it all the way to the end of your string where the knot sits. Keep adding jelly beans until you get the desired length, to fit your child’s wrist. Once you are finished adding jelly beans, tie a knot to form a circle, creating a bracelet for your kids to wear and enjoy.

Yellow M&Ms or other yellow candy and edible food color markers in black and orange.

Directions: Taking your yellow candy, draw a little orange “W” on the very top to create some hair for the baby chick. Next, create two black dots in the middle of the candy to create some eyes, and an upside down orange triangle under the eyes to create the beak. Get creative with the rest of the features, creating a different look for each candy. Draw some legs and some wings, or anything your child’s little heart desires!

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Easter Marshmallows Materials Needed: Large white marshmallows, edible food color markers in a variety of colors, and protective paper for the work surface to prevent stains.

Directions: Line your work surface with wax paper or something to protect from stains. Set out a bunch of marshmallows and edible markers. Encourage your kids to decorate the marshmallows however they would like, using Easter as the inspiration. Flowers, chicks, bunnies, dots, and stripes are all good starting points for creating an Easter Marshmallow. To allow for easier drawing onto the marshmallows, let them sit uncovered for a couple of hours prior to the activity. Add some candies to the marshmallows to create little animals and other fun creatures.


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Brian won the job of painting a multitude of stripes in different widths and colors on the wall behind Graham’s crib, and then Alison painted leaves and different animals on the other alternating green and brown walls. Next to the door is a painted giraffe with a height chart so they can mark the milestones as little Graham grows. Rather than a traditional changing table, Brian and Laura chose a large dresser in a dark wood to match the crib. “We use a changing cushion on top now,” says Laura, “but this dresser is something Graham will be able to continue to use as he grows up.” Laura adds that it is nice to have the drawer space to keep clothes and other items tucked neatly away. Above the changing table is a heart-warming print of a baby elephant with its parent, holding a heart-shaped balloon. This is another of Alison’s creations. On another wall hangs a whimsical print of a monkey hanging from a tree branch, which was a gift from Laura’s sister. Above the crib, Graham’s name is spelled out on individual painted canvas squares, again courtesy of Alison. Somewhere on each letter, she painted an animal that begins with that letter. A sturdy rocking chair that came from Brian’s parents sits

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Graham should certainly have a “wild” time growing up in this room. The work that went into creating it means a lot to Laura. “I just love that his room was a family effort,” she says. “He has all of that love surrounding him here.”

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I love this new app that is geared primarily for toddlers and preschoolers. Little Farm Preschool is a beautifully designed app, that is easy to use, and does a terrific job holding my daughter’s attention. As a parent, I greatly appreciate that the app allows for uninterrupted and unlimited play, without distracting and confusing pop-ups for kids. The app also allows for kids to keep playing a large variety of educational and fun games that focus on a number of different skills without needing to go back to a menu to pick a new “game.” Games flow right into the next, and continue as long as the child wants to continue. Little Farm Preschool works with younger children on a wide variety of skills such as animal recognition and sounds, colors, shapes, letters numbers, counting, putting together puzzles, matching, same and different, and size. For example, a screen will pop up with three pictures of a cow and one pig. The app will ask which animal is different. The very next question will then focus on a new skill, doing a great job of holding children’s attention not having the same type of question back to back. That particular question may ask, touch all of the black animals. When a child touches the black animals it will count how many they identified. The next screen may have children put a simple puzzle together of one of the farm animals, or it may ask to look at a picture of a number of animals and touch the smallest. The simplicity of playing for children and depth of opportunities for learning and reinforcing skills make this app a truly great addition to your iPad.

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Babies born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience respiratory issues, feeding problems, trouble latching on, difficulty regulating their own blood sugars and less ability to stay warm. Going into labor at 37 weeks is not cause for alarm. Most babies born at that gestation do very well. “When women go into natural labor at 37 weeks, it’s fine to go ahead and deliver – we don’t try to stop labor,” she said. Also, there are medical indications for an earlier delivery such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, inadequate fluid surrounding the baby, and restrictions on the baby’s growth. “New moms may have had a sister or friend who delivered before 39 weeks and everything was fine – and it usually is,” Dr. Saloum said. Yet research shows that babies have a higher

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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.

The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship, brought to light by a talented animator. Ages 3 yrs - 6 yrs Candlewick Press

Nora’s Chicks by Patricia MacLachlan Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from the forested hills Nora is used to. Most of all, it’s lonely. Papa has the cows he sings to as he milks them. Baby brother Milo has a dog to follow him wherever he goes. But Nora has no one and nothing to call her own until Papa brings home a dozen chicks and two geese. Nora names each one, and they follow her everywhere — even to church! But what will happen when one of her beloved chicks goes missing? Ages 3 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Peep and Ducky by David Martin Ready, set, go! Whether you’re playing pretend games (beep, beep) or flying off the slide (ka-thump), flopping into a puddle (splish, splash) or running around a tree (“Can’t catch me!”), an afternoon at the park is so much better when your best buddy is there. Peep and Ducky share giggles and tickles and bumps in this sweet excursion from David Martin and David Walker. Ages 1 yr - 4 yrs Candlewick Press

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My New Puppy by Jane Cowen-Fletcher What’s that puppy doing? Sleeping, playing, running — all the things every new puppy loves to do. Jane Cowen-Fletcher introduces readers to one irresistible pup, her smitten young guardian, and a few very simple facts about puppy behavior. Bright pastel illustrations make this fetching picture book a treat to share with the youngest of children. Ages 1 yr 6 mos - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

Quick Duck! by Mary Murphy This little duckie needs to be quick-quackquick — leaping out of the mud, scooting under the hedge, running around the flowers, and skipping over the stones. Now he can splash into the river, where his mom and siblings are waiting and ready to go! Ages 1 yr - 3 yrs Candlewick Press

Ivy Takes Care by Rosemary Wells Brokenhearted after her best friend leaves for the entire summer, Ivy rallies and finds herself something new and exciting to do: she hires herself out to look after people’s farm animals and pets while they’re away. So begins a summer of discovery and definition for tenderhearted but sensible Ivy, who must win over the stubborn pony Chestnut, take on the training of a puppy named Inca, and patiently court the trust of the magnificent but scarred racehorse, Andromeda. All this while tending to her own private hurts and hopes, and managing the hapless tagalong Billy Joe, who has a knack for trouble and accidents like nobody else. Ages 8 yrs - 11 yrs Candlewick Press

Rosie’s Magic Horse by Russell Hoban Once its icy sweetness is gone, a discarded ice-pop stick is lonely until young Rosie comes by and lays it in a cigar box with others like it. But this stick wants to be something! Meanwhile, just before bed, Rosie sees her parents worrying over their bills. That night, wishes intertwine when Rosie dreams of a horse named Stickerino galloping out of the cigar box. “Where to?” he asks. “Anywhere with treasure!” says Rosie. A girl and a horse galloping over cities, jungles, and an icepop mountain leads up to a clever heist of a gold-filled pirate chest — and a happy ending at home — in this wildly imaginative adventure. Ages 4 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner What if the football hadn’t gone over the wall. On the other side of the wall there is a dark secret. And the devil. And the Moon Man. And the Motherland doesn’t want anyone to know. But Standish Treadwell — who has different-colored eyes, who can’t read, can’t write, Standish Treadwell isn’t bright — sees things differently than the rest of the “train-track thinkers.” So when Standish and his only friend and neighbor, Hector, make their way to the other side of the wall, they see what the Motherland has been hiding. Ages 12 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Dinosaurs A Pocket Pop-Up Take an unfolding journey through the Mesozoic era as you explore the spectacular traits and habitats of a dozen dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, from the ankylosaurus to the triceratops to the velociraptor. Filled with striking illustrations and fascinating facts, this accordion-style guide tucks into an easy-tocarry case when the excursion is done. The ideal gift for dinosaur lovers! Ages 3 yrs - 9 yrs Candlewick Press

Tomhais Méid Mo Ghrá Duit (Guess How Much I Love You in Irish) by Sam McBratney “I love you right up to the moon — and back.” The cherished story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they playfully vie to express their love for each other has been a favorite of children around the globe for nearly twenty years. Now young listeners have a chance to hear the story read in Irish, in a beautifully designed midi hardcover edition that will have them saying “again!”— or is that “arís!” ? Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

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“So we provide a bag of food to make sure they have something to eat when they go home for the weekend. We hope it’s in addition to other food, but for some of our kids, the reality is that when they open the cupboards, there is nothing there. It’s not that they don’t want to eat what’s at home; it’s that the fridge and cupboards are empty.”


uck is a curious thing. Some people seem to have it. Some people don’t. I’ve never really thought of myself as particularly lucky or unlucky. Sure, I married into an Irish family, so I like to think that the luck of the Irish is with me, but so far, it hasn’t helped me win the lottery. Or has it? Luck—like beauty—is in the eye of the beholder it seems. Recently, my definition of being “lucky” was put into perspective. I met Allison Struck, BackPack Program Coordinator at Feeding South Dakota, who at the ripe old age of 25 possesses a wisdom and perspective far beyond her years. Allison came to Feeding South Dakota just two years ago to pursue her passion for social justice. She claims that she was incredibly lucky to find this position at the exact right time, but after visiting with her for just a short while, it became clear that

the children Allison fights for in the battle against hunger are lucky to have her on their side. I sat down with Allison to learn more about the BackPack Program, but I walked away with a new perspective on just how lucky—and blessed—I really am.

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we provide a bag of food to make sure they have something to eat when they go home for the weekend. We hope it’s in addition to other food, but for some of our kids, the reality is that when they open the cupboards, there is nothing there. It’s not that they don’t want to eat what’s at home; it’s that the fridge and cupboards are empty.

Is there a large need for this service in our community? How has the program grown over time? There is a tremendous need. We started the program in Sioux Falls in 2007 and were packing 200 bags per week. This week, we are going to pack 3,412 bags, so we have grown tremendously in a short amount of time. We are at nearly every public school in Sioux Falls, and we are also out in nine other communities—Baltic, Brandon, Beresford, Chester, Harrisburg, Hartford, Humboldt, Tri-Valley, and Dell Rapids.

every week. For an example, one week’s menu might contain a bag of cereal, a packet of oatmeal, two apples, a carton of chocolate milk, a carton of grape juice, beef stew, ravioli, two mixed fruit cups, a granola bar, a stick of beef jerky, and cheese and crackers. Typically there are 13 items in each bag, and it costs us $4.00 to buy those items. So it costs roughly $145 to sponsor one child for a school year.

So it costs about the same to feed a child for a whole weekend as it costs to purchase one kids’ meal at a fast food restaurant? Well, I buy in bulk—40,000 pounds of food at a time—so it’s a lot cheaper for me to purchase! But yes, if you think about $4—that’s the coffee you’re going to buy at a local shop, or the nachos you’re going to purchase at your son’s basketball game, or half of a movie ticket. The fact that $4 can feed one child for an entire weekend is pretty incredible.

What kind of food is contained in each bag? We try to put in some breakfast items, some entrée items, and then some snacks because we are serving kids ages three to 18, and the younger children don’t know how to prepare some of the items. So we put the snacks in there to help tide them over until an adult can help them. We have a rotating menu so they don’t get the same thing

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That is incredible! So how does all of this food get to the kids who need it? Each week, we have 40 to 50 volunteers who spend about two and a half hours packing the bags. Our volunteers are wonderful! After the bags are packed, our delivery drivers take them out to the schools. I have contacts at every school—

We started the program in Sioux Falls in 2007, and were packing 200 bags per week. This week, we are going to pack 3,412 bags, so we have grown tremendously in a short amount of time. We are at nearly every public school in Sioux Falls, and we are also out in nine other communities — Baltic, Brandon, Beresford, Chester, Harrisburg, Hartford, Humboldt, Tri-Valley, and Dell Rapids. usually the principal, the social worker, or the school counselor. They determine who participates in the program, and they just give me the number they need for their school. I never get a list of the students’ names due to privacy laws, but the simplicity of the program is really one of the best parts about it. There are no qualifications, no paperwork. The students just have to be at school on Friday to get the bag.

What happens when the schools are out for extended periods of time like Spring Break or even summer vacation? We try to provide additional food in the backpacks for the long weekends or extended breaks. Over the summer, we have a summer backpack program. The Sioux Falls School District offers free lunch at six schools during the summer, so we go to those six schools as well as four other sites that are serving youth and young adults. We provide the program for 10 weeks during the summer—so it’s on a much smaller scale—but we still serve around 600 kids, and some of these kids walk ten blocks to get to these schools and get their food.

It’s obvious you’re very passionate about this program and filling this need in our community. Aside from the obvious issue of the kids being hungry, why is it so important to

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For some of our children and families, this food is a lifeline. When the food comes home on Friday, that is seen as their groceries for the weekend. We even had one little boy who was so proud that he was contributing to the family’s needs, he would line up his food on the table when he brought his food home on Friday. We’ve had other parents tell us that the backpack food gives their kids something to bring to school when it’s treat day or movie day. They don’t have the luxury of just picking up a candy bar and a pop on days like that. You don’t really think about that, but parents will say, “My child isn’t going to be left out.” Last spring, we had two students who wouldn’t get off the bus

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on a Friday afternoon. They begged the bus driver to take them back to school so they could get lunch on Saturday and Sunday. During the bus ride, they had gone through everything in their backpacks that didn’t require a can opener to open. We also had an elementary student who saved all of his pudding cups throughout the school year, and then when his younger brother had a birthday, that’s what they had for the birthday—pudding cups. There weren’t big parties and balloons and cake and ice cream and friends. The big brother was just so excited that they got to share these pudding cups. A lot of these kids are sharing with family members. Really, this food is providing a basic need, but we hope it’s also providing some peace of mind. The kids are so excited on Friday because they know they are taking some food home. In fact, one little boy told his teacher that Friday was his luckiest day ever because he got to take his bag of food home.

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by Dick Rogen, DVM


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oday, the pastor was telling of the need to find miracles in our lives. I think, in the era of “big events”, we wait for some five star world shaking event. Are we looking for the giant explosion with multicolored sprays of light? Sometimes we forget to see the miracles just in front of us. With too many years of education and even more years of practice, I still experience recoveries that do not make sense. It may not be a total recovery, but survival long after the normal would be expected. It is in these small events that the evidence of God-given miracles lay. I have too many cancer patients to list that have overcome the odds. It can be Molly who lived with a tumor on her spleen for nearly 9 months or Jack with his bone tumor. The books and the research all say that it should have been a month or two. They had work to do and by surviving much longer helped their human counterparts deal with other stresses in their life. Clancy, was a shaggy mixed breed guy that had a great personality and a weak heart. He visited the nursing home as a therapy dog even when he did not feel the greatest. I always

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laughed that I would get a “pass card” for visiting the elderly as long I kept him going. He was always a gentleman when he came for his visits. He did not feel well on a visit and was refusing his medicine. You just had to look into his dignified eyes to see he was ready. He was there as friend to many people, and he went as far as he could go. There are other patients that have such a special meaning to their people. They have connections to parents or children that left this world too soon for their families. Those pets and the love they give are special and many of them know it. They give love, peace and a warm touch to help people through those tough times. They are a miracle to those that need them. Tonight I am waiting for Princess to have her baby calf in a blizzard. Watching a new born calf restores my faith in miracles. Imagine jumping out of a 101 degree womb onto the frozen ground and standing up within a few minutes. How do they know to get up, chase their momma and start nursing after such a cold harsh entry into the world? Miracles happen every day, I hope you see them.

Gracie, best friend of Mark & Cindi Richards

Cooper, best friend of Danny, Emily, Margaret & Molly

Jessie, best friend of Kori

Dakota, best friend of Mike, Diana, Alexis & Emily

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Jake, best friend of the Nichols family

Little Blacky, best friend of Kristin Schwartz

Max, best friend of Shana Letsche

Sadie, best friend of Lisa Berg

Sammy, best friend of Shelley Johnson

Oliver, best friend of Justin & Kristin Nichols

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Allie & Toby, best friends of the Jordahl Family

Dodger, best friend of Jim & Tracey Kirkeby

Abby, best friend of Rob and Ashley

Aggie, best friend of the Clary Family

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Macy, best friend of Craig & Katie Adams

Farley & Patch, best friends of Grace Christianson & family Lily and Bubba Wood, best friends of Keile and Sadie

Gus, best friend of Sherry and Doug

Paisley, best friend of Jan & Daryl Elcock

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

Stella, best friend of Chris and Kelsey Tinklenberg

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Dillinger Gang Bank Robbery by Ardyce Samp

O Dillinger Gang Bank Robbery Marker location: Sioux Falls, 9th St. & Main Ave.

n March 6, 1934, John Dillinger led five other gangsters in a brazen daylight robbery of the Security National Bank. Arriving in a stolen 1934 Packard, Dillinger and three men entered the bank lobby. All wore turned-down, wide-brimmed felt hats to conceal their identities and long overcoats to hide their weapons. One gang member shouted, “This is a hold up!” Instantly a bank employee touched a security button and set off a clamorous alarm. Angered, the bandits ordered about 30 bank employees and customers to raise their hands and to stand facing a wall. Lester Gillis, a.k.a. “Baby Face Nelson,” then spotted motorcycle police officer Hale Keith running toward the bank in response to the alarm. Gillis wounded Keith by firing a burst from his Thompson submachine gun through a large plate glass north window. “St. Paul Tommy” Carroll patrolled in front of the YMCA Block on the southeast corner of the intersection. For crowd control, he periodically fired a submachine gun to keep hundreds of onlookers at bay. He also held hostage several bystanders and lawmen. To ensure their getaway, the bandits forced five bank employees to stand as human shields on the Packard running boards. They fired at pursuing law enforcement vehicles and scattered roofing nails to disable them. The gang netted $49,500 from the heist. DEDICATED IN 2010 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, MARY CHILTON DAR FOUNDATION, AND JON KENTFFIELD ENDOWMENT FUND IN HONOR OF ARDYCE SAMP.

Sioux Falls Bank Robbery in Progress! Photographer Ted Ramsey captured the only known Dillinger robbery scene. The left arrow points to gang member Tommy Carroll and his two hostages, while the right arrow indicates the gangsters getaway car, a stolen 1934 Packard. Image owner: Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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Reward Poster John Dillinger was the leader of two successive gangs of vicious gunmen who killed without hesitation. Many called Dillinger a magician who escaped from jails as easily as Houdini! Image owner: Chris Hegle.

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