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our customers to bring their special events to life,” says Kris. PaperWerks is a sister company to Express Copy & Printing, which is well known in Sioux Falls and throughout the region. In their shared space, the two companies provide a full range of services, from copies to cards and from printing to party favors. One wall of the store is filled with samples of every size and design style to get your imagination going. You can also find a gallery of ideas on their website ( or on their Pinterest boards (

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How to Be a Prairie Traveler Exhibit Opening Reception Thursday, January 9 • 5pm - 8pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Get the first look at the new exhibit based off of the book The Prairie Traveler from 1859 which demonstrated to travelers ways to overcome difficult occurrences, avoid unforeseen disasters, and become experienced travelers as they mastered the spirit of the wilderness. Admission is free, refreshments will be served. INFO (605) 367-4210 or Wining Women Thursday, January 9 • 6pm - 8pm Strawbale Winery 47215 257th St. Renner, SD The activity changes every month! We have exciting speakers, demonstrations, shopping for the unusual, hands on activities, or dancing. Check each month for what we have going on! or (605) 5435071. PROMISE Community Lecture Series: Featured Speaker Jay Trobec, PhD Chief Meteorologist, KELO-TV Title: Meteorological Science in South Dakota January 9 • 5:30 - 6:30 Sanford Center (Dakota Room) • 2301 E. 60th Street North Have you ever wondered about the scientific research being performed in your own community? The PROMISE Community Lecture Series provides a unique opportunity for science-minded individuals within our community to learn about local research projects from the scientists themselves. Free monthly lectures are provided by leading academic and industry scientists within the region. Each scientist will share their recent research and discuss the implications of their work on society. Freedom: Unveiling the Cries of a Sex Slave January 10 & 11 • 7pm Orpheum Theater.

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Call to reserve times. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or Sioux Falls Skyforce Basketball January 17 • 7pm Sanford Pentagon Enjoy world class basketball with a local touch. INFO and tickets (605) 332-0605. Jazzed with Bobby Gripp at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, January 17 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Jazzed with Bobby Gripp will perform in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Bagel Boy. (605) 367-4210 or Downtown Crazy Days January 17 & 18 Downtown Sioux Falls Find great deals by shopping Downtown Crazy Days. Please note that stores normally open on Sundays may extend Crazy Days through Sunday. INFO (605) 338-4009. Greater Sioux Falls Outdoor Show Friday, January 17 • 2pm - 8pm W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds Annual Outdoor Show with displays and booths related to outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, boating and water sports and camping. Boat’s, RV’s, campers, ATVs. watercraft, lawn & acreage equipment, motorcycles and many related booths and seminars. All sports & hunting related service clus are invited to share current hunting and fishing regulations, tips and programs. INFO (605) 366-6186. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Friday, January 17 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena Come and celebrate our 15th anniversary season. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060. Sioux Falls Skyforce Basketball January 18 • 7pm Sanford Pentagon Enjoy world class basketball with a local touch. INFO and tickets (605) 332-0605. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Saturday, January 18 • 7pm Sioux Falls Arena Come and celebrate our 15th anniversary season. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060. Disney Live® Mickey’s Music Festival Sunday, January 19 • 1:30 and 4:30 Sioux Falls Arena Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live!Mickey’s Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! You can’t resist dancing, singing, playing your air-guitar and laughing with this band of characters! INFO (605) 367-7288. Rosemaling Demonstration at the Old Courthouse Museum Tuesday, January 21 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Eileen Halverson will be demonstrating the Norwegian folk art of 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


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Sanford Pregnancy Cooking Class January 21 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-Being Class will focus on what to eat to feel better, nutrition basics, exercise basics. We will offer tips for baby showers as well. $10/person. INFO Dawn.Nelson@ Ceili Dance Program Thursday, January 23 • 6:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced dancer, Ceili dancing is a fun and energetic way to spend an evening. Get ready to dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or Sanford Cooking Class: Quick & Easy Meals January 23 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-Being The concept is to teach families how to cook quick & easy meals on the weeknights, in order to avoid eating fast food. We want to encourage families to attend: grandparents and grandkids, parents and kids, etc. It will be hands-on. They will cook their own (light) supper. The focus will be on healthy, quick, budget-friendly meals. Cost will be $10 per person or $25 per family. We can accommodate up to 5 people in that family price.INFO Dawn. Jami Lynn at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, January 24 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Jami Lynn will perform contemporary folk music in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from The Cookie Jar. (605) 367-4210 or Murder Mystery at the Pettigrew Home & Museum Friday, January 24 • 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. Saturday, January 25 • 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m. Pettigrew Home & Museum 131 N. Duluth Avenue Please join us at the Pettigrew Home & Museum for an entertaining, interactive murder mystery where you solve the crime. There will be four nights of public performances, with five show times each. Tickets will be $10 per person can be purchased at the Old Courthouse Museum. Dotsero Concert Friday, January 24 • 8pm The Orpheum Theater Dotsero lives up to its “something unique” definition, bringing style, energy, charisma, humor and most importantly spontaneity to each live performance. Virtually all Dotsero recordings have enjoyed notable national charting success. INFO (605) 367-6000.

Professional Image Wedding Showcase Sunday, January 26 • 12pm - 4pm The District • 4521 West Empire Place There will be over 75 local and national bridal vendors to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. 3 Lucky Brides will win cash from their trip to the money booth. Cash and door prizes given throughout the day, there will also be a bridal fashion show. INFO 605) 334-0619. Swing Dance at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, January 26 • 1pm - 4pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Learn to swing dance at the Old Courthouse Museum! Beginning swing dance lessons from 1-1:30 p.m. with open dancing from 1:30-4 p.m. Beginners are especially welcome, all ages, no partner required. Free admission. INFO (605) 367-4210 or A Midsummer Night’s Dream Augustana College Department of Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare Tuesday, January 28 • 7pm Harrisburg Performing Arts Center 1300 W. Willow St., Harrisburg Adult: $5, Child: $3 INFO and box office : 605-743-9038. Sanford Cooking Class: Baby Food January 28 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-Being We will focus on making baby food, ages 6-18 months. Emphasis will be on local, seasonal produce. $10/person. Babies are welcome! INFO Dawn. Sanford Cooking Adventures: International Cooking January 30 • 6pm Sanford Center for Health and Well-Being This month, we will cook Indian cuisine. Food will come from all over the subcontinent of India. We will include a variety of foods typical to India, such as curries and breads. Better than take-out! $10/person. INFO Dawn. Sioux Falls Skyforce Basketball January 30 • 7pm Sanford Pentagon Enjoy world class basketball with a local touch. INFO and tickets (605) 3320605. Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Friday, January 31 • 7pm Come and celebrate our 15th anniversary season. Last year was a great year, this one will be better! Go HERD! INFO (605) 336-6060.

Bootlegger’s Ball January 25 • 7pm Swiftel Center, Brookings 1920s themed fundraiser for the South Dakota Art Museum. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live jazz and dancing, gambling, psychic Donna O’Dea, raffle and silent auction items. 1920s attire encouraged. Tickets are $50 each. After January 17, tickets are $60 each. Visit

Dakota Wind Quintet at the Old Courthouse Museum Winter Concert Series Friday, January 31 • noon - 1pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street The Dakota Wind Quintet will perform classical music in the historic courtroom of the Old Courthouse Museum. Bring your lunch or purchase one from Bagel Boy. (605) 367-4210 or

Starlab Inflatable Planetarium at the Old Courthouse Museum Sunday, January 26 • 1pm, 2pm, 3pm Old Courthouse Museum • 200 West Sixth Street Discover the night sky, explore the constellations! Starlab is a program for adults and children over the age of 5. Not recommended for those not comfortable in the dark. Tickets only $2, program begins promptly on the hour with no late entry. Groups of 8 or more, please call ahead. INFO (605) 367-4210 or

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nglish poet and writer Robert Southey once said, “There is a magic in that little world, home; it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues never known beyond its hallowed limits.” Whether or not Carolyn and Pat Healy ever read any of Southey’s work, they did indeed create a magical place at their Sioux Falls home. “It really is a fun place to live,” says Carolyn. “It’s just one surprise after another. In the spring, we wait to see how many twin fawns will show up in the yard. We’ll sit up on the upper deck and watch them play. In the fall, there is a magnificent owl that hoots in the night and a white hawk that swoops down to

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scare the rabbits.” The home sits on five acres, hidden down among the trees, creating an atmosphere that makes the Healys feel they’ve been transported to the Black Hills. Another place where Carolyn feels the enchantment of their home is when she is swimming in their pool at night. Not only is their heated lap pool good for exercise, it is also relaxing, as Carolyn says the stars “drip down from the sky” and outshine the city’s lights. The charm of the back yard is enhanced by a beautiful fire pit and a gazebo that the Healys refer to as the Witch Hut - complete with its own yellow brick road. The wonderful thing about Carolyn and Patrick is that they

aren’t ones to keep their magical place to themselves. The home features a formal dining room with rich, warm colors, wood flooring and a large window to bring in the natural light. A prominent feature in the kitchen is the curved island with tall stools, perfect for casual dining or easy entertaining. The light-colored tile floors and backsplash compliment the dark cabinets. The living room offers ample space for conversation in its elegant atmosphere, with tall ceilings and windows that reach nearly as high. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a beautiful tune coming from the grand piano in the music room. Carolyn says at times they have entertained as many as 200

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poker area. Other indoor retreat spots for the Healys are the hot tub in the enclosed porch or their master suite with his and hers walk-in closets, and the master bath with a double vanity and jacuzzi tub.

The Healy home is adaptable for all situations. It can be formal or casual, and rooms throughout the house can be “repurposed,” depending on the occasion. There are four bedrooms, or five, says Carolyn, depending on how they use the

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den. Six full baths ensure that everyone has their own space. One of the downstairs bedrooms was designed to be a “crib room,” so when the Healy’s children came to visit, their babies could be near.

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stall garage. The playroom entry is camouflaged to look like a dresser. Inside, there is a puppet stage, a large wall drawing board and plenty of room for creative play or teenage parties. This room also has a separate staircase entrance from the garage. “The privacy is really complete here,” says Carolyn. “We have

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our own five acres in the city, but we don’t feel like we’re in the city. This is a place to relax and have fun.” The Healys enjoy their own time at their enchanted home, but they enjoy it even more when their family comes for a visit. “This is a dream come true for us.”

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Mix cream cheese and soy sauce together and blend well. Spread out onto a large round or rectangular serving platter. Layer: first the chicken, green onion, green pepper and then the celery. Top with almonds and lastly squeeze the sweet and sour sauce over entire dip right before serving. Serve with Wheat Thins.

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This year I’m making a resolution I can stick to. Instead of drinking less, I resolve to drink better. I hereby resolve to bring back the elegance of a true cocktail.


his is for me the essence of true romance, sharing the things we know and love with those of my kind; libations, sensations that stagger the mind.” Steely Dan Deacon Blues This time of year, many of us will make New Year Resolutions. For me, they tend to be empty promises; to go to the gym more often, eat better, drink less, cut back on Diet Coke. Then by Groundhog’s Day, I’m back to my old habits. The gym bag sits in the trunk of the car; the bathroom scale is put away for another year. Resolution? What resolution? I’ll exercise more when the weather warms up. Far too often those resolutions are capped with a toast from a red Solo cup containing either warm beer or a poorly mixed rum and Diet Coke. Not this year, my friends. This year I’m making a resolution I can stick to. Instead of drinking less, I resolve to drink better. I hereby resolve to bring back the elegance of a true cocktail.

A True Cocktail These days, the term cocktail is used to describe just about any alcoholic beverage and even a few without booze. But a true cocktail is an alcoholic mixed drink that contains three or more ingredients. At least one must be a spirit, the alcohol is then balanced by other ingredients usually one sweet and one sour or bitter. The key is at least three ingredients, like a musical chord. Three notes played together are much richer than any one alone. It’s all about the harmony, the sweet with the sour, the spirit mellowed and enhanced by the other notes. Your rum and Coke is just a mixed drink, but add a slice of lime and it is transformed. The sour balances the sweet and brightens the liquor to become a more refined Cuba Libre; a fine cocktail for starters. We, however, are here for a more advanced course. For that you’ll need a few tools; a cocktail shaker, a jigger, and some nice glassware. No Solo cups allowed.

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“Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” — H. L. Mencken

The Classics Here are a few classic cocktails to get started. From here, feel free to experiment, taste and try new ideas. Just stay away from the Appletini; that’s just wrong. The Martini I think of the Martini as the mother of all classic cocktails, but no one put it better than journalist H. L. Mencken when he wrote, “Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.” I started drinking martinis back in college. Inspired by Hawkeye and Trapper John on M*A*S*H, my fraternity brothers and I would enjoy a gin martini before dinner while we watched the reruns. There are many who will debate the perfect mixture for a martini and whether it should be made with gin or vodka, shaken or stirred. These debates have raged for ages, so I won’t try to settle them. For me, I like a simple classic gin martini. I start with two and half ounces of good gin like Bombay Sapphire, add a half ounce of dry vermouth in a Boston style cocktail shaker. Yes, I like shaken, it softens the alcohol a bit more than stirring. Then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. But that’s only two ingredients! Ah, in the case of a martini, the olive or the twist of lemon is more than just a garnish; it brings the bitter component to the drink. I like big green olives stuffed with blue cheese, my favorite version of the classic. The Manhattan A Manhattan is my cocktail of choice, and I believe it to be the king of all cocktails. It is perfect in every way. You can still taste and feel the alcohol; yet it has the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, and served within a proper cocktail glass, it even looks luxurious. Here’s what you’ll need; good American whiskey, rye is traditional, but bourbon works as well, sweet vermouth (the red kind) and bitters. What are bitters? Bitters are a concoction of herbs, roots and spices. Any well-stocked bar needs at least one bottle. Angostura bitters, with the white label that looks like it’s too big for the bottle is a great place to start if you’re looking to stock the bar.

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Start with two and half ounces of whiskey in a cocktail shaker. Tempelton Rye comes from Iowa and is a fine whiskey choice. Add a half ounce of sweet vermouth and two dashes of bitters. I like Angostura or Peychauds brands. Then start shaking. This does more than chill the drink; it adds flair to the ritual, elevating the process from “just pouring a drink” to “mixing a cocktail.” Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a maraschino cherry. Spend a few extra pennies and get the cherries with the stems; it adds to the look. Now dim the lights, turn on some Frank Sinatra to set the mood and enjoy a cocktail the way it was intended. The Daiquiri If those options are a little too boozy for you, how about a daiquiri? Not that sticky-sweet frozen concoction. That is a modern bastardization of a classic. A real daiquiri is the drink of men like Hemmingway: let’s honor that legacy. A true daiquiri is simple and follows the rule of 3 ingredients; just liquor, sweet and sour. The star of the show is two ounces of good white rum, not artificially coconut-flavored or spiced, but just white rum. To that you’ll add one ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice and half an ounce of simple syrup. You can stir and serve in a tall glass of crushed ice or shake with ice and serve it straight up in a cocktail glass. Now you’re drinking history. Here’s to you! There are others like the Old Fashioned, the Sidecar and a variety of slings, flips and sours. Or you could take your glass to old New Orleans and mix up a Sazerac. So many many reasons to lift a glass. So who’s with me? Are you to ready to resolve to drink better? You turn on the music, I’ll make the cocktails. Do yourself a favor, drink something good today. Jim spends his days running ADwërks, an advertising agency in downtown Sioux Falls where he’s been known to enjoy a three martini lunch.

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haring is caring. We try to teach that to young children, and it’s no different in our household. We try to teach that a giving heart expects nothing in return. Of course, my elevenyear-old (and middle child, by the way) takes it to the extreme. He gives stuff away like it’s going out of style, until he realizes he gave something away that he needed. There’s a much longer story here about his favorite winter hat that wound up in his friend’s backpack at school, but let’s just say that Berent (my son) and Oliver (his friend) will be friends for a long time because the simple act of sharing is something that transcends sharing material things; the truth is that when you share selflessly, you get something much greater in return. In the wine world, I witness many acts of sharing. A wine bottle, if you think about it, is designed for sharing. There’s plenty of wine in a regular bottle of wine to go around. Typically, if you pour 6 oz. in a wine glass, you will get four glasses out of a bottle of wine. That’s three friends that you just made happy. I’ve been thinking lately, why is there 750 ml. in a regular bottle of wine? It seems like an odd size; why not an even 1.0 liter? Here’s what I found out: In ancient times, the Romans and others usually kept wine in clay pots. Glass blowing technology was known, but bottles

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were rare and expensive novelty items that may have been used for serving wine but rarely for storing it. By the 1500s, glass bottles were fairly commonplace in commerce and in well-to-do households, but they were used only to tap a ration from a wooden wine barrel and bring it to the table, still not for storage. The bottle became an important part of wine only in the 17th Century, says Hugh Johnson in his “Vintage: The Story of Wine,” when improving technology made it possible to produce bottles in a consistent size and shape that could be easily stored in quantity. Through the 18th Century, the standard wine-bottle shape stretched from a squat decanter-style flagon to a fat “pot” to, eventually, something close to the cylindrical bottle size we know today. Not coincidentally, the use of the natural cork stopper as a reasonably reliable way to close the bottle also developed around this time. Bottle sizes seemed to develop by a similar trial-and-error process. In England, the old-fashioned pint and quart sized were popular, perhaps by analogy to other bottled liquids. Most antique bottles, however, seem to fall into the range of 600 ml. to 800 ml. Britain and the U.S. eventually legalized the “fifth” bottle - one-fifth of a gallon - as a standard size for wine and

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liquor, while Europe gravitated to the similar 750 ml. size in the metric system, although with many variations such as 700 ml. or 730 ml. Only as recently as the 1970s did most industrial nations standardize on the 750 ml. size for consistency in importation and taxation, a move that saw Americans lose about 2/10 of an ounce from the standard bottle. But all this still begs the question: Why the specific “fifth” or 750ml size? Two theories in particular sound reasonable: 1. This is the average capacity of a glass-blower’s lungs, and thus the approximate size of a bottle created in one blow. 2. A typical “fifth” bottle full of wine and corked weighs about 2 1/2 to 3 pounds, a convenient size to pack and carry while shopping. Whichever theory you believe is fine with me, as long as you share your 750 ml. with some good company. After all, sharing is caring! Happy New Year and Carpe Vino! Contact Riccardo at for all of your wine questions.

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Science Fair Time

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Pour, Listen, Enjoy Beautifully Functional

By combining bold, sophisticated designs with everyday functionality, Petunia Pickle Bottom has reinvented the diaper bag to suit the modern mom. Ornate patterns and highend materials elevate these diaper bags to the level of any designer handbag, and each is as useful as it is beautiful. Many beautiful bags to choose from at Eddy Joy Baby Boutique. 57th & Western. (605) 275-0014.

Wear Yesterday’s Style Again

Equal parts dry shampoo, style extender and volume in a pinch. For all types and textures; ideal for oily hair, fine hair, or hair that’s missed a shampoo (or two). Shake gently at roots and massage (like you would a shampoo) to create instant lift and make yesterday’s style ready-towear again. Available at Rainn Salon and Spa. 57th & Western. (605) 521-5099.

Add a touch of whimsy to the table with a GurglePot. Designed with simple, graceful lines and crafted of durable stoneware, this pitcher produces a delightful “gurgle” as it serves your favorite beverage. Available in two sizes ($19.95 & $39.95) and many colors at Forget Me Not Gift Boutique. 57th & Western. 335-9878.

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Simply host a catalog or home show, and receive this gorgeous Swarovski crystal and leather bracelet free. ($98 value). To request a catalog, please visit or visit the Fifth Avenue Collection showroom at 708 E. Benson Rd. (605) 335-0602.

Back to Basics

Stock up on these basics for the new year. Designed with built in bras. $28 $36 at The Dance Line. 2115 S. Minnesota Ave. (605) 335-8242.

Twinkling Diamond Pendant

Twinkling diamonds sparkle with every beat of her heart! The center diamond swings freely inside the pendant catching and reflecting light with her every move. See the collection at Riddle’s Jewelry, corner of 41st and Louise. 605-361-0911.

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Show your support with a Survival Strap bracelet. Survival Straps are worn around the world as a fashion statement but also as a symbol of strength, honor, survival, and the greatness of American production. In an emergency, unravel to save your hide. People have used them for everything from making tourniquets to tying down large items to their car when moving. Stylish, functional gear for everyday use. See the stories or purchase online at

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Warm up this winter with a hot toddy. Good Spirits Fine Wine & Liquor has all your hot toddy fixins. 41st St. & Minnesota Ave. 339-1500.

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Young and Richard’s is excited to announce that they are now going to be making homemade fudge! Stop downtown and get your free sample of creamy, buttery fudge — it is delicious! Young & Richard’s. 222 S. Phillips Ave. (605) 336-2815.

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Extend the patio season with Carnaval’s brand new Cabreeze retractable roof dining area and meeting room. Enjoy the beauty of being outside without the elements of winter. Call to reserve for your group or meeting. Carnaval Brazilian Grill. 2401 S. Carolyn Avenue. (605) 361-6328 or

Skip*Hop Toys

Unique, innovative and highly functional products that make parenting easier, better and more fun. Toys for parents who appreciate better products that help improve their busy lives. Available at Kids Stuff Superstore. 3109 S. Carolyn Ave. (605) 361-8636.

Modern Beauty

Check out this modern beauty! New from Breuning designer collection ,this gorgeous Blue Chalcednay and Silver ring is the perfect accessory to add to your wardrobe - matching necklace and earrings are also available! The Diamond Room. 3501 W. 57th Street. 605-362-0008.

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka is an Easter European-style coffee cake. It is the perfect ending to a special dinner, or the sweet addition to afternoon coffee. Babka is filled with rich cocoa and the finest cinnamon, swirled in almond dough, brushed with butter and dusted with powdered sugar. Available at Breadsmith. 609 W. 33rd St., (605) 338-1338 or 1813 S. Marion Rd., (605) 275-2338.

Be Amazed

These amazing books harken back to the old magical days of the kinetoscope, and the effect is astonishing. Like a video without a screen. Choose from several titles at Stride Rite. 2425 S. Shirley Ave. 362-7728.

Vintage Bling

You will simply love these gorgeous and unique necklaces made from vintage brooches. Just $35 and up at Josephine’s Floral Design. 8th & RR. 338-9290.

Frame Your Sweetheart

With either this decorative frame or silver heart bracelet. Frame starting at $24.95. Bracelet from $31.95. Available at The Robin’s Nest. 108 W. Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD. (605) 767-0191.

One-of-a-Kind Finds

Check out this unique ottoman and other oneof-a-kind finds at Fibber McGee’s, south of 69th & Cliff in the Schoeneman Center, Harrisburg. (605) 213-3200.

Furniture That Inspires

Whether you are looking for that perfect piece or an entire room group, we have the furniture that will inspire any room in your home. Console table on sale for $349 at Furniture Mart. 2101 West 41st St. 605-336-1600 www.

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Celebrate the highlights in your life with the sparkling Champagne Trollbeads bracelet. Trollbeads. The Original since 1976. Available at Holsen Hus. 225 S. Phillips Ave. 331-4700

In January, Today’s StarMark Custom Cabinetry will introduce four new door styles. Two are shown here, Venice and Viola. 600 E. 48th. Street North. (605) 977-3660.

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Charming notepads and note cards with matching envelopes are fun to give as a unique gift to a friend or to treat yourself. PaperWerks. 3810 S. Western Ave. (605) 332-2599.

Serve up your favorite image on this stylish acrylic tray from Harold’s Photo Centers. Perfect for breakfast in bed, accessory tray or house warming gift. Sale Price $49.99. Reg. $69.99.

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Think ahead and get her a fingerprint heart necklace for Valentines’s Day! Stop down to see us or call for details! Say Anything Jewelry. 524 N. Main Avenue. 605-695-3997.

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Keep your ears warm while staying in fashion with one of our quick projects. For class information call or check our website. Available at Athena Fibers, 3915 S. Hawthorne, 271-0741,

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Schott Zwiesel glasses are reinforced with Tritan to make them shatterproof, dishwasher safe, and always bright and clear. 20% OFF with a purchase of 6. Available in 8 styles at Plum’s Cooking Co. in the 8th & RR Center. 335-1999.

Art and Function

Our selection of wall mount fireplaces adds a great look to your room with steady, comfortable heat. Plus we have everything else you need for your redesign at Ronning Selections Gallery. 401 E. 12th Street. 605-336-6000 or

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urham is a city filled with an eclectic mix of food, art, and culture. More than 7.5 million people visit the city each year, with a goal to enjoy the plethora of things to see and do including museums, sports, entertainment, events, history, nature, and more. The Golden Belt is a former textile factory, and one of the last historic textile mills to be creatively reused. The interesting brick buildings here were recently converted into lofts, galleries, and studios for artists, as well as a space for restaurants, retail, live music, and more. Liberty Arts is a nonprofit arts community which reflects the energetic personality of Durham. Artists gather here to teach, learn, and inspire. The Liberty Arts Gallery displays artist’s work, with many intriguing sculptures made out of metal, wood, glass, and stone. The Bull City Arts

Collaborative (BCAC) is another artistic alliance comprised of four studios producing a variety of commissioned and retail artworks. Found at the BCAC is the Upfront Gallery, which offers interesting exhibitions such as a collection of vintage radios and fine-press books, and also offers a curated guest artist exhibit space. The 2,700-seat Durham Performing Arts Center opened in 2008, and is a stunning glass building which houses concerts, plays, and more. The historic Carolina Theater plays classic films such as When Harry Met Sally and “Jaws” with its Retro Film Series. Categories such as Retrofantasma, RetroClassics, and RetroTreasures make up a list of films that will please every preference. The Carolina Theater is also host to the Nevermore Film Festival, which will take place February 21-23, 2014, in

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celebration of the festival’s 15th year. Nevermore is dedicated to screening brand new horror features and shorts from around the world, and is an exhilarating three-day experience. For nature enthusiasts, the Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top attractions. It consists of 84-acres of interactive fun, including one of the largest butterfly conservatories in the world, a science center, and captivating outdoor exhibits featuring endangered red wolves, rescued black bears, and more. Attractions at the Museum of Life and Science include a farmyard, a sailboat pond, a hands-on exhibit, and a Dinosaur Trail which takes visitors on a journey through the late Cretaceous period. Durham is home to Duke University, which is definitely a place to visit while in the city. Duke’s West Campus is the classic backdrop of an academic environment, with the 210-foot-tall Duke Chapel hedged with grassy plazas and gorgeous medieval style buildings. The Nasher Museum of Art hosts a remarkable collection of leading-edge exhibitions focusing on contemporary and visual art. The centerpiece of the museum is a breathtaking 13,000-square-foot glass and steel roof, which rises to over 45 feet above the great hall. Neighboring the museum and campus are the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, consisting of 55 beautiful acres of plants and flowers which are flawlessly maintained. Duke Gardens is recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States, with more than 300,000 visitors each year from all over the world. Rolling slopes and calm ponds surround

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the curling walking paths in the gardens, where some might spot the great blue heron, one of the known residents here. It is open 365 days a year and free for all to explore. The Durham Farmers Market occurs year round every Saturday morning in the pavilion at Durham Central Park, right in the heart of downtown Durham. Everything sold here comes from 70 vendors within 70 miles of the market, making it a very locally friendly place to buy fresh food. Vendors include farmers, bakers, cheese makers, crafters, and artisans; making the Durham Farmers Market a very dynamic place to visit. Durham Central Park

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also hosts a multitude of other activities, and is part of a 24-hour authentic neighborhood for arts, recreation, and locally-owned businesses. There are five green acres of space maintained as a unique urban park to engage the Durham community. North Carolina also offers an array of delicious food. Depending on your taste, there is something for everyone here. Southern charm is everywhere in the city of Durham, so it’s no surprise that there are hundreds of locations offering comforting homestyle meals. Dame’s Chicken & Waffles is a well-known establishment, offering crispy, Southern fried

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night out on the town. There are sixteen North Carolina drafts on tap, as well as a distinctive wine and specialty cocktail list, including what is said to possibly be the largest whiskey menu in the state. And this is just a small sampling of what this gem of North Carolina has to offer. I visit to Durham is sure to be a pleasant one.

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aula Hollinger always thought she should have genetic testing for breast cancer someday. But before she had a chance to do it, cancer intervened. Two years ago, at the age of 35, the Sioux City, Iowa, woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Genetic testing following her diagnosis confirmed what she had always suspected: she carried the BRCA1 genetic mutation. She knew several women in her family had faced breast cancer and some had died of the disease. She just never thought ovarian cancer would be a concern. “The whole thing was really surreal,” says Hollinger. “I expected breast cancer. I never thought about ovarian cancer.”

Starting Her Journey The news came as a shock to the mom of two teenage boys, but she quickly jumped into treatment, and surgery followed by chemotherapy. Hollinger opted to be part of a clinical trial; testing new drug therapies for ovarian cancer. Her physician, gynecologic oncologist Dr. Maria Bell, says women like Paula who participate in clinical trials are involved in some of the most innovative treatments, and help to improve cancer therapies for the patients who follow. “That’s how we advance the science,” says Dr. Bell. “The willingness of women like Paula to participate makes it possible for us to improve treatments for everyone.” While undergoing treatment, Hollinger had her first opportunity to make a presentation to other women in her community, telling them about genetic testing and her journey with ovarian cancer. As a person who always worked in sales, she found it to be the best “sales talk” she’s ever delivered. “It made me so happy to be able to help out,” says Hollinger. “I tell everyone that if there is something they can do to be proactive about their cancer, they should do it.”

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“I don’t take my life for granted and I don’t give up,” says Hollinger. “I believe every day is important.” A Preventive Choice In April 2013, Hollinger got the word her treatment was done. There were no signs of cancer in her body. She had a preventive mastectomy in February, removing all of her breast tissue to prevent the possibility of facing breast cancer in the future. Hollinger says she had no hesitation about undergoing the surgery. She has spoken to other women, encouraging them to consider genetic testing. Her doctor agrees the knowledge gained through genetic testing helps women make informed decisions about their cancer risks. Some women will undergo a more targeted program of specific screenings for cancer, while others may opt for preventative surgery. “It empowers the patient to take care of her health,” says Dr. Bell. “If we know what to look for, we can decrease the chance of developing cancer in the future.” Two months after her mastectomy, Hollinger went back in to the doctor to have a scan for a second clinical trial. She was planning to participate in a trial that tracks healthy eating and exercise for women following breast cancer treatment.

Deciding to Believe Instead, Hollinger was floored to find out her ovarian cancer had returned. At first she was angry. But then she remembered the word that got her through the treatment the first time -“believe.” She points to the painting on her wall made by an artist who worked with breast cancer patients at Sanford. Outstretched hands reach to the sky, illustrating a women’s ability to believe. Next to the painting, she displays a shelf with tiny little “bottles of hope,” beautiful pieces of art made out of empty glass chemotherapy bottles. “I don’t take my life for granted and I don’t give up,” says Hollinger. “I believe every day is important.” She’s doing her chemotherapy treatments, but she feels good, and sees the light at the end of the tunnel. Her Sanford medical team is supportive and professional, and once again she’s participating in a new clinical trial, to give herself the most advanced treatment and help improve treatment for others. “Since this all started, the word ‘believe’ is more important to me than ever before,” says Hollinger. “I believe what we’re doing is going to work.”

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Rhetta Johnson’s Room By Mary Michaels

“Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” — Winnie the Pooh


hen Jocelyn and Quinten Johnson found out they were expecting, they decided not to find out if their new bundle of joy was going to be a girl or a boy. So, Jocelyn started planning a neutral room, using resources like Pinterest for ideas. “I wasn’t really looking for an overall theme like a jungle or something like that,” she says. “I just found little pieces from different places and put them together to create our own style.” Jocelyn likes to mix colors and patterns, so the room features

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greys, white, yellow and teal in animals, a full-wall chevron pattern and polka dots. She created many of the room’s pieces herself, like the yellow and white giraffe-print crib skirt, yellow ottoman, the changing pad cover and the cute elephant and giraffe mobile that hangs over the white convertible crib. The crib also has a teal bed sheet and a wrap-around bumper pad covered with yellow and grey polka dots. A teal elephantshaped rug takes its place by the crib.

The chevron wall, which Jocelyn’s cousin painted, certainly takes center stage, but the other walls, painted in grey, are accented with white floating shelves to hold books, pictures, and a friendly yellow giraffe with different-colored feet. The white rocking chair in the corner was a team effort, with Jocelyn painting it a crisp white and her mom recovering the fabric back and seat cushion. A teal chevron-pattern pillow adds a pop of color and provides a comfortable spot for story time.

The color combination provides a clean, classic backdrop that will adapt to changing interests as Rhetta, who was named in honor of Jocelyn’s grandmother Loretta, grows up. The room was created with love, and one print decorated with crayons in yellow and greys that look like they have been splattered on the canvas, with a quote from the famous philosopher Winnie the Pooh seems to say it all: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

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What is Midwifery? A concept of care that literally means “with women.” By Donna Farris, for Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center


very woman has her own unique set of hopes, desires and circumstances when it comes to health care, especially for prenatal and delivery care. Midwifery is an option that offers women an opportunity to be an active partner in their health care. Certified nurse midwives are licensed health practitioners who provide care for women throughout their lifespan, including well-woman care and childbirth. “We inform patients of their options and keep them as involved in their care as possible,”

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said Audra DeGroot, CNM, MSN, with Avera Medical Group Certified Nurse Midwifery. “We emphasize a personal relationship with patients, and spend a lot of time with them. A lot of women say that we’re more like their friend rather than just their health care provider,” said Lisa VanGerpen, CNM, MSN with Avera Medical Group Certified Nurse Midwifery. The history of the term “midwife” goes back to ancient times, and it literally means “with women.” Yet times have changed.

Certified nurse midwives are nurses with a master’s degree in nursing and certification in midwifery. They are licensed in all 50 states. Education level is one misconception people often have about midwives. In the distant past, midwives were not formally educated or certified, and there are still those who claim the role of “midwife” who have no formal qualifications. Another misconception is that midwives deliver babies in homes, when 98 percent of certified nurse midwives, including those with Avera, do hospital deliveries only. Also, people think that nurse midwives don’t offer pain management options during childbirth. “Women often hear that they have to ‘bite the bullet’ if they go with a midwife. But we offer epidurals, IV medications – whatever the patient wants. However, we do feel that patients should be informed about all the risks and benefits of pain medications,” VanGerpen said. Yet many women who choose a midwife want a natural childbirth experience. Heidi Tonneson of Colman, S.D., was one such patient. She recently delivered a healthy baby boy, Oliver Andrew, under the care of DeGroot. “For me it was a way to have options and make informed decisions. Midwives are very open to that,” Heidi said. “Labor and delivery is a natural process; our bodies know how to do it. We wanted as little medical intervention as possible.” Heidi said she would have been fine delivering at home, but she and her husband, Andy, realized the importance of having all the benefits of a hospital close at hand, in case something went wrong. “We knew there were specialists right next door who could intervene,” Heidi said. They also knew that NICU care was at hand if their baby had special needs at birth. “Everything went exactly as we had hoped,” Heidi said. “We had a very calm experience.” Heidi and Andy said they appreciated the fact that DeGroot never left the room throughout labor and delivery. And during prenatal care, they never felt rushed at an appointment. Certified nurse midwives are trained to deal with common complications during pregnancy and delivery, however, they work closely with perinatologists and OB/GYN specialists if complications arise. “We care for women in a teamwork approach,” DeGroot said. “We do a lot of labor support,” DeGroot said, and this results in a low C-section rate of about 10 percent. “We are in the room a lot, and if labor is not progressing, we figure out why,” VanGerpen added. Partnering with women in the birthing process is something that never gets old. “It’s incredible to be part of a life-changing event,” DeGroot said. “When women who want a natural childbirth are able to deliver naturally, they often feel an extreme sense of accomplishment, like they’ve just climbed Mt. Everest – and you are the one who helped them get there. It’s one of the most amazing things you can be a part of,” VanGerpen said.

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Isn’t Just for Two Any More

by Amity Shay Neff


y creating the tea party of your dreams, you will enchant those who are four to forty with this Victorian twist on celebrating. Invitations will be fundamental in setting the stage for your soirée. With a French hue, indulge your guests with invitations written in French and English. Each one rolled up and adorned with a soft pink bow that will leave your guests intrigued. Asking your guests to arrive dressed in their best while gently itemizing expectations; especially if you chose to utilize a space, other than your own. This will grant all repose when

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putting together their party attire. Finding the perfect platform to build such an event is key. Whether it be at grandma’s house, in a rented room at the Pettigrew home and museum, for example, or in your very own living room. You can create a picturesque canvas to make amazing memories. Focusing on the average age of intended guests will help you gather materials, create a menu, and devise the natural flow of your event. Making French hair pieces out of feathers, flowers, gems, and netting will add a polished feel to your event. Simply gather

these items at a craft store, adhere with your trusty glue gun, add a clip, or head band and voilà! Foods, flours and des friandises (treats), will be almost more important than the tea. Starting with simple finger sandwiches filled with jellies, cucumbers and butters or for the more distinguished palate, apples, Brie and ham. Think fancy and try cookie cutters for your sandwiches — just don’t forget to cut off the crusts. Layer tiered serving trays with flavor and color by adding flaky croissants, tea cookies and my personal favorite, ganache topped chocolate cupcakes. Adorn your breathtaking bonbons with shimmer powders and edible glitters. Remembering that the teacups will be the focal part of your party, why not paint and personalize your own. Buying in bulk online will cut on cost, but for a smaller party, a quick visit to a local store will do. Using permanent porcelain paint to create these dishwasher-safe parting gifts will be the centerpiece of your party planning glory. Guests will be floored by your grace and talent. Don’t forget the tea. Boiling from a kettle is the start of a great cup of tea. Chose bagged or loose tea and steep in your teapot 5-10 minutes depending how strong you would like it. Offer milk, honey, sugar or lemon to accompany your liquid sensation. Instrumental music will add a touch of class; with billowing woodwinds, rhythmic stings, and the angelic sounds of the harp. Now that your mood is set, plates are filled and the tea is hot, you are ready. Allowing all of your guests to be enchanted by French whimsy, leaves them captivated by the proper elegance you intended. With a graceful “au revoir” and your very own tiered boxes of treats, everyone will leave feeling quite sophisticated. The timeless glamour of your tea will leave all expressing “très chic”!

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Snowman Craftsfor Kids by Jessica Weischedel

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Stacked Jar Hot Chocolate Snowman

Materials Needed: A clean and empty peanut butter jar, large cotton balls, a child’s sock, two googly eyes, scissors, glue, black and orange craft foam, and a piece of felt in your color choice.

Materials Needed: 3 pint sized jars or baby food jars, hot chocolate mix, miniature marshmallows, peppermints, a piece of cloth for a small scarf, glue, a black marker, and an orange marker.

Directions: Squeeze the cotton balls into the peanut butter jar tightly, then put the lid on the jar. Cut a small orange triangle from the craft foam, and glue it sideways in the middle of the jar to make the nose. Glue on two googly eyes above the nose. Then cut small black circles out of the craft foam and glue them under the nose

Directions: Fill one jar with peppermints, fill one jar with miniature marshmallows, and one jar with hot chocolate mix. Use glue to stack the baby food jars, with the mint jar on the bottom, the hot cocoa jar in the middle, and the marshmallow jar on top. Add accents to make the jars look like a snowman, such as adding

in order to form a smile. Taking the piece of felt, cut a piece that wraps around the jar and glue it in place towards the bottom of the jar, cutting fringes at the ends to make it look like a scarf. Roll the top of the sock up and fit it over the lid of the jar, forming a winter hat.

cloth around the top middle portion to create a scarf. Use a black marker to create the eyes, then add a dotted smile. Use an orange marker to create a carrot-type nose. Feel free to get creative with buttons or other ideas, personalizing your snowman as much as you want. This makes a fantastic gift.









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Pom Pom Snowman Materials Needed: White or cream colored yarn, black card stock, pipe cleaners, twigs, scissors, beads, buttons, ribbon, or any other materials you might want to decorate the snowman with. Directions: First, you need to make two pom poms, one larger for the bottom, and a smaller for the top. In order to create a pom pom, cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long and set it aside. Then start wrapping a new piece of yarn around your hand, from your pinky to your pointer finger, several times until you have a lot of yarn wrapped around. This will allow for a nice, full pom pom. Carefully pull the bundle of yarn off of your hand and holding the ends firmly, lay it down over the piece of cut yarn that you set aside earlier. Wrap the 12 inch long piece of yarn around the middle of the bundle several times, pulling it very tightly each time. Tie a tight knot, then trim any extra from the ends. Using some sharp scissors, cut through the looped ends on one side of the tied bundle, then do the same to the other side. You should now have a ball of yarn, in other words a pom pom, but it might not be very fluffy yet. Feel free to trim the ball of yarn until

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it is more pleasing to the eye, or leave it as it is to have a crazier snowman look. Repeat these steps to make a smaller pom pom, and you now have your snowman’s body. Use your creativity to create a hat, eyes, nose, smile, scarf, and arms for your snowman.

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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.

Macadoo of the Maury River by Gigi Amateau When Macadoo is just a colt, he challenges his father — a huge Belgian stallion — in order to protect his dam. From that moment on, Mac knows that his purpose in life is to help others. From surviving a kill auction to learning how to be a vaulting horse to giving therapeutic riding lessons, Mac is always patient and never loses hope in his mission to serve others — and he finds the courage to “walk on” through even the most difficult circumstances. Told with insight and compassion from Macadoo’s point of view, this is a story that all horse lovers will cherish. Ages 9 yrs and up Candlewick Press

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond Stanley Potts’s uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there’s darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie’s obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny? Ages 9 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Sidney, Stella, and the Moon by Emma Yarlett Twins Sidney and Stella love doing everything together. Everything except share. When a quarrel over a bouncy ball spells cosmic disaster, the twins must face their biggestever challenge: working together to find a new moon! Ages 5 yrs - 7 yrs Candlewick Press

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And the Cars Go... by William Bee What’s this? A huge traffic jam? But everyone’s in a hurry! There’s the family in the paneled station wagon (brrrm, brrrmm), packed to the roof rack with gear for the beach. There’s the be-hatted Duke and Duchess, out for a drive in their ornate Rolls Royce (whisper, whisper). Not to mention a yellow school bus bursting with kids in beanies (chug, chug), an overheating race car (bang, hissssss . . .), an ice-cream truck (“Mamma mia! My ice cream is melting!”), and other vehicles revving to go. Who — or what — could be holding them all up? Ages 2 yrs - 5 yrs Candlewick Press

Walk This World by Jenny Broom A composite of global cultures, Walk this World celebrates the everyday similarities and differences that exist between cultures around the world. Travel to a new country with every turn of the page, each with new surprises to discover: peek through windows, open doors, and delve underground by opening the many flaps on every spread. Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Flight of the Honey Bee by Raymond Huber A tiny honey bee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and nectar to share with the thousands of other bees in her hive. She uses her powerful sense of smell to locate the flowers that sustain her, avoids birds that might eat her, and returns home to share her finds with her many sisters. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be are invited to explore the fascinating life of a honey bee. Ages 3 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Bugs A Stunning Pop-up Look at Insects, Spiders, and Other Creepy-Crawlies by George McGavin Larger-than-life bugs spring from the pages, peek out from behind flaps, and hide under tabs, inviting young entomologists to marvel at the mind-boggling variety of arthropod life. What reader can resist a chance to look inside a cockroach’s body to see how it works or open a wasps’ nest to see what’s inside? Useful information (why does the world need bees?) and scientific trivia (which beetles are strongest and fastest?) pack every page, while exquisite art and dramatic pop-ups bring the world of bugs to teeming life. Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Otto’s Backwards Day by Frank Cammuso with Jay Lynch Someone stole Otto’s birthday! When Otto and his robot sidekick, Toot, follow the crook, they discover a topsy-turvy world where rats chase cats and people wear underpants over their clothes. To get his presents back, Otto needs to solve a slew of backwards puzzles — but his greatest challenge comes at the journey’s very end. On this special day, will Otto discover something even better than cake or gifts? Ages 7 yrs and up Candlewick Press

Welcome to Mamoko by Aleksandra Mizielinska Trouble abounds in Mamoko: artwork has been stolen, Vincent Brisk is late for his date, and Miss Chubb has lost a prized possession. Will everything be put right in time for the town carnival? Readers are prompted to follow the adventures of Mamoko’s quirky cast of characters, sharing their discoveries aloud and using their eyes to uncover the kaleidoscope of stories packed into every page! Ages 5 yrs - 8 yrs Candlewick Press

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. It features not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with every region of our planet. Ages 7 yrs - 10 yrs Candlewick Press

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Samantha Perry Teaching Others the Art of Recycling By Adrienne McKeown


t’s a new year! It’s time to take the old and turn it into something new and exciting and wonderful. Typically when we think about New Year’s resolutions, we think about ourselves and how to make us better people — eat less, volunteer more — those kinds of things. But have you ever thought about applying that “remake the old” logic to objects around your home that have lost their luster? Say, for example, the bathroom tub, toilet, or even the proverbial kitchen sink? That is precisely what Samantha Perry and her students at Roosevelt High School are doing. Samantha is an art teacher and the Art Club advisor at RHS. Currently, the Art Club students are working on giving new life to an old bathtub, a sink, and an old pink toilet. (That’s right. The toilet is pink.) Why would they do this, you ask? It’s all part of a documentary being created by

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environmentalist and entrepreneur Alex Eaves to highlight how reusing is a win-win-win for people, the planet, and the wallet. Eaves is traveling the contiguous 48 states filming refurbishing projects and showing how people across the country are using

their creativity to save the planet—one pink toilet at a time. We sat down with Samantha to learn more about the projects that she and her students are undertaking and what will become of the new creations once they are finished. Please visit ... LIKE our page and watch for event updates, prize give-aways and so much more!


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When did you first discover your love of art?

How did the refurbishing project come about?

I would say during elementary school art classes. My art teacher, Mrs. Reynolds at John Harris Elementary, pushed me to love art and want to pursue it. I stopped in middle and high school, but traveling abroad to Italy during college re-sparked my love of art.

Last year, I was on a committee with Habitat for Humanity and their Art ReStorAtion auction. I was approached this year by [Community Relations Director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls] Niki Schillerstrom about a documentary that was being filmed. The filmmaker and his cameraman were going to each of the 48 connected states and filming one restoration project in each state. The documentary will open the week of Earth Day. The film crew contacted Habitat, and since I was already on the committee, Habitat approached me and asked if we’d like to be a part of it. We had 24 hours to put this together. I went to the ReStore and got a bathtub, a toilet, and a sink. We ended up taking the bathtub and getting a power saw and sawing it apart for the documentary.

What is your artistic specialty? My emphasis is photography, but I also teach drawing and a couple of other classes. I love to paint, draw, and work with my hands. I built my own table this past summer, and next summer I plan on building a lot more things. I’m really getting into artistic carpentry. I love to share my knowledge with my kids here.

Please tell us more about the Roosevelt Art Club. It’s my first year advising the Art Club, and we do a mix of different ideas. The last couple of weeks we’ve been painting and learning how to use white crayons as a resistance to paint to make negative shapes. They are drawing with the crayons and then painting over them to see how that works. Before that, we started working on our art restoration project and we’re working on finishing that right now. I have around 20 students that come each Thursday after school. It’s a chance for them to get together and work together and express themselves through art.

So the idea for these projects came from you walking around the Habitat for Humanity ReStore? I knew they had bathroom supplies and I’d always wanted to make a couch out of a claw foot tub. They didn’t have any claw foot tubs, but they had a regular tub that ended up working out. We’ve painted it, but we still need to put the legs on it. We’ll use something like flipping over the top of railing posts to make the legs. Then we’ll be looking at different cushioning options. We are going with a royal red and gold theme.

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Have the students done all of the work? Well, I didn’t let any of them use the power saw, but yes, they’ve been doing the work. They also designed what we’re going to do with the toilet and the sink next. What have the students learned throughout the course of this project? They’ve learned to be more open and creative. It’s not really a project where I’m creating lesson plans and teaching. It’s more open for them to figure out how they’re going to express themselves. They’re also learning about trial and error when it comes to art—learning what kind of paint will stick to a bathtub. Actually, we’re learning together. It’s also a chance for me to explore different art mediums. And all of this will be auctioned off in April? Yes, our local Habitat for Humanity will benefit from this work and so will the students. The students are learning more about Habitat and refurbishing, and Habitat will receive the proceeds from the auction. Speaking of turning old things into new things, what New Year’s Resolutions do you have?

I try not to make any resolutions. And even if I do, I end up not sticking with them very long! But, I would say probably trying to take more of the fine art type of photos for my portfolio, start playing the guitar again, and travel more. And sleep more and maybe exercise more. (Laughs) The Habitat for Humanity ReStorAtion Art Auction will be held on Saturday, April 19th. For more information, visit their website at

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Winter Blues by Dick Rogen, DVM

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t has been a long cold winter already and it is just starting! Short days and long cold nights can be hard on a sun lover like me and my cat Momo. We have both been guilty of moving into the sun for a nap on a winter’s afternoon. It is a small dose of respite from the cold. The seasonal changes affect us and our pets more than we would like to admit. I am trying to change my attitude in 2014 in dealing with the 31 days of January. I think that we need to embrace the diversity it allows and the opportunities it provides. I will try to adapt. Exercise is very important to our pet’s health and their mental well being. A young energetic dog needs exercise. They need to run, jump and play. When there is too much energy and not enough release, behavior problems can occur. Destructive chewing is the most common vice for dogs. They will chew on your socks, furniture and even your house. It gives them something to do! Older pets will become more withdrawn and stiff. Senior pets physically need to keep those joints moving and constantly work on their muscle tone. They will get weak very quickly if they just lie on the couch all month. I think their mental state also dulls when they are not stimulated to play and explore. I also see a tendency to gain weight during the winter in pets and their people. It is too easy to give them more snacks instead

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of walking or playing with them. They are so happy with just a few more bites of my sandwich. My appetite is greater in the cold, just like theirs. I think it is the inner body geared for survival. My inner body calls for pizza delivery and late night snacks. The pets think they should get their share too. In my effort to change, I need to do a few simple things to help January go a little faster. I am going to pick the right times to walk and play outside. Coats and boots will help the pets that get cold quickly. Pets can tolerate cold well, if they are slowly acclimated to it and the wind is not blowing. Piper has a long, well groomed hair coat and actually enjoys the cold temperatures. Keep an eye on the clock when you are outside. Several shorter play periods are just as effective as one long walk. The mental stimulation of multiple outings will help those stir crazy canines. Cats and dogs both like new toys. It does not have to be expensive or complicated, but should be safe. It gives them stimulation and also helps us play with them more too. It will lower my blood pressure and keep me from sitting in front of the TV. My resolution for 2014 is to exercise more and play more. It should bring a smile to my face, a wag from Piper and prevent Momo from stalking me down the hallway. Happy New Year!

Cleo, best friend of Stephanie Hauger

Charlie, best friend of Scott & Lisa Brown

Gabby, best friend of Rick and Jan Nelson

Gary, best friend of Nicole Hoefert

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Giovanni, best friend of Scott & Stacy Klinkner

Hunter, best friend of Valori, Bill, Joshua & Amber Maher

Guinness and Bergen best friends of the Thimsens

Hershey, best friend of Mike and Becky Makens

LaLaa, P.Co and Buh, best friends of Missy Grage

Lola, best friend of Brett and Joni

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Lola, best friend of Rick and Jan Nelson

Macie, best friend of Greg & Gabby

Oliver, best friend of Kerie and Scott Schwietz

Oscar, best friend of Kerie and Scott Schweitz

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Mazzy, best friend of Christine James

Sammi Sosa, best friend of Christine James

Scout, best friend of Rick and Jan Nelson

Sophie, best friend of Paul & Karen and Bella, best friend of Darryl & Joyce

Zoe, best friend of Rick and Jan Nelson

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 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. Wylie Sue, best friend of Christine James

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Earth Hut Villages By bruce blake


Earth Hut Villages Sioux Falls, Sherman Park

ioneer archeologist Dr. William H. Over mapped two 1600s Omaha earth hut villages located along the nearby banks of the Big Sioux River. He noted that the south village was “a very old site” and that the larger village “lying 500 yds. to the north is more recent.” Over’s sketch of the two villages included a total of 88 earth huts. He observed that the Omaha “habitations are smaller that the Earth Lodges of the Rees,” the Arikara Indians who lived along the Missouri River. Omaha earth huts were built of sod and timber with a round hole in the center, which served as a chimney and as an opening to admit light. A sixto ten-foot long passageway entrance faced east. Skins were hung at the outer and inner entrances for protection against the wind and cold. By 1500 the Omaha had migrated west out of Ohio and later turned north up the Mississippi River where they eventually encountered the Sioux. A lengthy war began between the two tribes. Dr. Over wrote that about 1750 “the Sioux routed the Omaha from the Sioux Falls region.” DEDICATED IN 2005 BY THE MINNEHAHA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Map of the North Village Dr. W. H. Over made this notebook drawing of the most recent of the two Omaha Earth Hut Village sites in lower Sherman Park. Because the Omaha tribe was one of the last to acquire firearms, the Omaha were often at the mercy of neighboring tribes. Image owner: South Dakota State Archeological Center - Archives.

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