|Dear Friend of Adel, |
Mother's Day is May 10th this year, which seems fitting. I got a note on the 24th from Michelle Roling, "Hi--- Alex and I just got notification today we are approved to TALK to the Board-4 precious minutes!"
Michelle Roling and her son are going to speak before the FDA on May 12th regarding a new drug to combat Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Both of her sons have CF and an approved drug to fight CT would be a welcomed present this Mother's Day. Our prayers go with them that those "4 precious minutes" be sufficient. God speed to Michelle and family, please remember them on the 12th.
If you've been uptown lately, you've noticed the construction crews working on several of the businesses. We have an update from Karina Ward on Adel's Downtown Revitalization and Facade Project. It's really starting to take shape and i encourage you to stop by and see the changes.
Terry is back, this month with a review of the Rendezvous. I'm not saying Terry is a split personality, but the reviews are always spot on and coherent, as opposed to some of Terry's travel experiences and views of the world as Terry sees them. Fear not, if you miss the "unique" side of Terry, it is sure to return next month.
So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.
|Adel Downtown Facade Project Update|
Adel's Downtown Revitalization and Facade Project Update
Karina Ward - Grant Writer and Project Manager
This month we spoke with the Adel Partners Chamber Director Karina Ward to learn more about the recent downtown construction and facade project.
Construction is underway on many of the buildings selected to be part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for downtown revitalization in Adel.
The $1 million project will provide a face-lift for 16 buildings around the courthouse square and along Main Street; restoring and rehabilitating storefronts throughout Adel's historic district.
The project is funded by a $500,000 grant from the Iowa Development Authority along with matching funds from the City of Adel and participating building owners.
As the grant is directly associated with the National Register of Historic Places, architects have worked with business owners and city officials to facilitate historically appropriate designs for new windows, awnings, doors, and masonry work.
The new facades will help bolster tourism, encourage new business development, and instill a rejuvenated sense of community pride in Adel citizens.
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is managing the project under Karina's direction and has helped facilitate the grant from the earliest stages.
"Some of the work has been highly visible such as the massive overhaul of the Rendezvous Lounge's restored façade. Other work, such as masonry or brick repairs and new upper story windows, is less visible. Substantial completion is currently scheduled for May 29th. There will be a few minor items remaining at that time, but all major work should be completed before June."
Many businesses have mentioned to Karina that they plan to complete additional masonry repairs, new flooring, and fresh interior paint jobs. Several vacant buildings in the area will see an increased marketing strategy once construction is complete.
"All businesses taking advantage of the CDBG grant will remain open during construction. There may be some disruption to the entrances as doors are replaced, but nothing that will cause closures.
The work will be completed before summer is in full swing, leaving a fresh new look to showcase during the 36th Annual Sweet Corn Festival August 7th and 8th."
The best way to stay updated on the Downtown Revitalization and Façade Project is by following Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AdelPartnersChamberofCommerce, where Karina continues to share photos as the project progresses.
|LSB Insurance - Congratulations Graduates!|
Congratulations 2015 Graduates!
LSB Insurance congratulates our graduating seniors and encourages you to celebrate safely as you look forward to bright futures.
Safety Tips for Prom and Graduation
- Absolutely no alcohol or drugs
- Always use seat belts
- No cell phone use (including texting) while driving
- Parent, make sure you know the itinerary of the evening, as well as who else will be with your teen. Get contact information for everyone.
- Have a way to contact your teen at all times. You may want to require them to check in with you once or twice over the course of the evening.
- Set a curfew, whether they are coming back to your home or staying with a friend. If they are staying elsewhere, make sure the curfew will be enforced by a responsible adult.
- Discuss how to handle difficult situations, such as facing pressure to drink, or accepting a ride with someone who shouldn't be driving.
- If you're worried about your teen driving, consider alternate transportation. A car service or limousine will provide a responsible, experienced adult driver. You also will be able to limit changes to the itinerary and contact the driver.
805 Main St # 3
Lori Brocka - AVP LSB Insurance Sr. Account Manager
Joshua Heisterkamp - AVP LSB Insurance Agent
"Protection You Can Bank On"
|2nd Annual Adel Chocolate Walk May 2nd|
| Save the date for the 2nd Annual Adel Chocolate Walk on May 2nd from 10-3 p.m. as you visit Adel for shopping, lunch and dessert! |
Visit each of the 6 participating businesses to get your passport stamped and sample FREE chocolate! Recipes will also be made available at each location.
Gift basket valued at $50 given away from each business for people who collect stamps on a passport at each location.
Passports can be picked up on May 2nd at the following participating businesses: Adel HealthMart, Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, Al Dente Toffee, Brick Street Books & Cafe, Next to New and Penoach Winery.
Come with a group of friends, or bring your mom for an early Mother's day treat and shop, eat and best of all, sample FREE chocolate!
Stay tuned, More details to follow.
|Save the Date! Toddler-Fest May 2nd|
| All twelve libraries in our county worked with the local 4RKids ECI to create the first Dallas County Toddler Fest last April at the Dallas County Fair Grounds.|
Toddler Fest provide opportunities for families to learn about resources available in Dallas County as well as promote literacy by giving away free books.
Each organization was encouraged to provide a free activity for children ages 2 -5 and their parents/caregivers as well as to promote their services.
We had 451 adults and children attend and we gave away 262 books.
We have changed the date to Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am - noon so we can have two buildings this year. That was one of the requests from last year that it was too crowded.
Here are a list of the organizations that are attending this year:
4RKids, Dallas County Children's Advocacy Council, Child Care Resource and Referral, Partners in Family Development, Dallas County Health Department, ISU Extension and Outreach, New Opportunities, Crisis Intervention & Advocacy Center, Blank Park Zoo, Science Center of Iowa, HomeCare Services Transportation, Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc., Happy Feet, Songs and Signs, LLC., Bricks 4 Kidz, Faiths Flock Preschool, Usborne Books & More, Young Living Essentials.
We will also have Kid Pics I.D. Cards provide by the Dallas County Sheriff's Benevolence, face painting, princesses and a petting zoo.
The Dallas County Library Association and 4Rkids are the sponsors. 4Rkids pays for the books. We hope that it grows even more this year. Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival.
Toddler Fest Flyer
Sponsored by 4Rkids & the Dallas County Library Association.
|The Roling Family to Speak at FDA Hearing|
Greetings - we've talked in the past about my business/eating disorders etc.
This time I'm contacting you about something even more personal for me and that I have even more commitment to- Cystic Fibrosis!
I am the mom of two sons with CF 19 (at ISU) and 16- sophomore at ADM HS.
On May 12 the FDA is holding a hearing on a miracle medication which will be a game changer for my boys and all those who have the genetic combination of double deltaF508.
I would love to help get the information out to Iowan's about this amazing breakthrough happening! I decided to go to the hearing - I simply need to be there... and my 19 year old son will be done with finals and is going as well.
We started a go fund me - and people have rallied - we are nearly funded to go - I was waiting to reach out to you until we had that part nearly done, as my focus is not on "us"; however, the cause! I was on the subcommittee for the Iowa Health Department when we got the bill passed for ALL newborns in Iowa to be tested for CF and just Have to be in DC for this! Information about the trip.
Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement
The CF walk in Des Moines is on May 16 and it would be wonderful for people to SEE their donations to CF are making a difference, AND to encourage them to see the need for dollars now! Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Additionally, the timing of the FDA doing this on May 12 is amazing as May 13 is rally day on Capital Hill for Eating Disorder Awareness!
Without a shadow of a doubt, I knew I was supposed to be going to DC this month! I hope you will be able to help spread the word!
Michelle Roling - Sharing is Healing
1412 HyVue Street
Adel, IA 50003
|HomeCare Services, Inc. Congratulates Aides|
| HomeCare Services, Inc. of Dallas County wants to congratulate 2 of our Home Care Aides for their years of dedication and caregiving to their clients!|
Diane Love, 15 years and Suzee Porter 10 years. Now that's what I call true commitment and love of your work! Thank you!!! - Deb Anderson, LBSW
Homecare Services, Inc. of Dallas County
101 N 9th St. * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4531
|ISU Extension and Outreach News & Events|
ISU Ext. to Offer 3 Babysitting Courses this June
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dallas County is ready for the return of a popular summer youth program - Babysitting Clinic.
This two-day workshop for youth in grade 5 and older is designed to teach essential child care skills. In 2015, the program is being offered in three Dallas County locations.
"The number one thing we provide in the Babysitting Clinic," said Lisa Mickelson, Extension Educator,
"is to prepare youth with how to handle situations that may arise while they are providing care for infants and young children. We give them the skills and knowledge necessary to ensure they are the best babysitter they can be."
The Babysitting Clinic will address safety, essential information to gather from families, nutrition and age-appropriate toys and activities.
Guest speakers will include Dallas County EMTs to cover compression-only CPR training and basic first aid. Law enforcement officials will also be present to discuss proper emergency handling. Twenty seats are available for each workshop series.
Dallas Center Memorial Hall
Wed., June 3 and Thurs., June 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration deadline is May 27.
Perry Town Craft Center
Wed., June 10 and Thurs., June 11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration deadline is June 3.
Waukee Public Library
Wed., July 15 and Thurs., July 16, 1-4 p.m.
Registration deadline is July 8.
Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
|Brick Street Barbecue Time|
| With Spring upon us it's time for some tasty smothered Baby Back Ribs from Brick Street Barbecue. Order Today!|
Call Merle from Brick Street Barbecue at (515) 250-1687. His technique results in the most tender, flavorful and delicious BBQ dining experience you'll find.
Brick Street Barbecue
29048 Prospect Ave
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3049
|Harvey's Ribbon Cutting Open House - May 8|
Please join Harvey's Greenhouse on Friday, May 8th at 3:00 pm for our Ribbon cutting and Open House.
Valerie and Mike Sutton, Hoyt, Paisley, and Krue - New Owners of Harvey's Greenhouse and Adel Flowers and Gifts
We welcome you to be part of this celebration.
Harvey's Greenhouse was established in 1901 by Cyrus E. Harvey. It started off as a nursery, offering a wide selection of trees, berry plants, shrubs, flowers, and fruits.
Cyrus sold the business to his nephew, John W. Harvey in 1922. John purchased the current location in Adel in 1956 and he then sold the business to his son, Don and Mary Harvey in 1976.
This Spring, Harvey's Greenhouse was sold to Don and Mary's granddaughter, Valerie and Mike Sutton. One Hundred and Fourteen years of business in central Iowa from one family.
Mike and Valerie are both originally from Adel and will be moving back this summer. They have 3 children, Paisley (8), Hoyt (4), and Krue (3). Valerie studied Horticulture in college and Mike studied Animal Science. Both ended up in the underground construction industry and currently operate Midwest Augers, Inc., a horizontal auger boring business.
The two businesses happen to fit together nicely with Harvey's busiest season in the 1st and 2nd quarters and Midwest Augers in the 3rd and 4th quarters. Mike and Valerie credit their outstanding employees for making all of this possible. Outside of work, The Sutton's spend their time cheering on soccer games, applauding dance performances, worshiping God, and visiting Disney World.
The Sutton's plan to uphold the traditions and offerings of Don & Mary Harvey, but also plan to expand and grow the business. Harvey's currently offers a wide variety of Cactus and Succulents, Herbs, Annuals, Perennials, Tropicals, Scented Geraniums, Water Plants, House Plants, Vegetables, Trees, Shrubs, and a full service Florist. Harvey's prides themselves in growing the items that you won't find elsewhere, including vintage, rare, and brand new selections. The greenhouses are open year round and visitors are always welcome.
611 Nile Kinnick Dr. S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3916
Adel Flowers and Gifts
Located inside Harvey's Greenhouse
611 Nile Kinnick Dr. S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4884
|2015 Iowa Clay Festival May 9th & 10th|
The public is invited to attend Iowa's only Iowa wine and Iowa Pottery event.
The 3rd annual Iowa Clay Festival at Penoach Winery, 26759 N Ave., Adel, IA, will be May 9 and 10, from 10 am to 4 pm both days. No admission charge.
Nineteen Iowa Potters will be displaying, demonstrating, and selling their craft beside the vineyard in this one of a kind central Iowa wine and pottery event.
Sample wine, visit with the potters, and stroll among the pottery displays. Perfect shopping location for Mothers or Fathers Day gifts.
For additional information, visit www.penoach.com, phone 515-993-4374, or email email@example.com
Penoach Winery opens it's Sunset in the Vineyard concert series on May 29, 7-10 pm with the music of Hot Tamale and the Red Hots. Brick Street Barbecue will he on location selling their fantastic sandwiches.
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
|Join Putts Fore Mutts May 17th|
| AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport in De Soto will be holding its annual "Putts Fore Mutts" charitable Golf Outing on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona located just minutes from Prairie Meadows.|
Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart and greens fees included, lunch served on the course, meet and greets with adoptable dogs, hole contests, raffle drawings and a silent auction. "Who Let the Dogs Out" shotgun start begins at 8:00 am.
Proceeds from the outing will benefit homeless, injured and abused dogs in and throughout Iowa and enable AHeinz57 to continue to transport death row dogs scheduled for euthanasia from traditional shelters to no kill shelters across the Midwest.
"This is our 2nd annual and we hope to bring together members of the community for a fun-filled day of celebration, awareness, and fundraising," stated event chair Mark Gilchrist, "because of community support for functions like this, we are able to save dogs from euthanasia, abusive situations and homelessness"
Amy Heinz, President and Founder added "Every dollar raised goes towards saving lives and increasing awareness. This day allows for golfers and members of the community to give back to those without a voice and have a great time doing it."
AHeinz57 is currently welcoming sponsors and golfers. For more information and registration information, visit www.aheinz57.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Phone: (515) 834-3016
|UMC Evening of Love Songs - Thank you!|
| Let's be honest, we know why it all came together! Praise God for the wonderful weekend of the 25th Anniversary Evening of Love Songs.|
Thanks so much to each of you who were there, for those of you who prayed, for the performers, for the cooks, for the youth, for...well, for everything.
Each and every one of you played a part in a successful weekend of beautiful music and beautiful friendship.
We have raised over $2500.00 to put toward the 2015 Mission Trip! So generous of all of you. Wow. - peace and laughter, kb
Adel United Methodist Church
115 South Tenth Street
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3791
|River Valley Golf Course Spring News|
| Hello, A lot of exciting things are going on this season at River Valley Golf Course.|
The early Spring weather has been great for getting this season off to a great start.
The course is looking great and we have started quite a few new projects already to continue improving things out here.
We have new yardage markers, bunker rakes, and boundary markers around the course this season.
On the course, we are seeding in a few fairway bunkers, reshaping a couple par 5s, and adding some new forward tee boxes. We are excited to be out on the course working hard to continue improving the course so that you all can come out and enjoy it with your friends and family.
2015 Course Events:
Men's League Subs: Tuesday Evenings at 5:30pm - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.
Ladies' Night: Thursday Evenings at 5:30pm Starting May 14th - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.
Junior Clinics: June Session (15th-18th) July Session (6th-9th) - Please checkout website for more details, or call proshop.
Fundraiser Outings: Please checkout website for more details.
We hope to see you out here for some fun on the course soon!
River Valley Golf Course
22927 Valley View Trl
Adel, Iowa 50003
|BASE® ERISA Wrap Offers Another Layer of Protection!|
| Avoid $110 per-day per-employee Department of Labor penalty in the event of an audit with the BASE ERISA Wrap.|
In March, BASE announced a new ERISA compliance service offered through the BASE ERISA Wrap.
The federal Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) mandates that employers/plan administrators must provide an SPD to each participant and that ERISA-covered plans be maintained in accordance with a written Plan Document.
Many businesses mistakenly assume that insurance contracts, certificates of insurance and benefits summaries fulfill the ERISA requirements for an SPD and Plan Document, but they don't include the required or recommended provisions that protect the plan, the employer and plan fiduciaries.
Why do you need it?
ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) requires employers who are plan administrators of their health and welfare benefit plans to maintain and distribute Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs) to plan participants, while maintaining a written Plan Document to be made available to plan participants and beneficiaries upon request for every benefit you sponsor. While BASE® currently provides an SPD and Plan Document for your Premium Only Plan, if you sponsor any other benefits such as health insurance you may be out of compliance.
- Virtually all employers who offer or sponsor benefits, regardless of size or number of participants must have an ERISA Wrap.
- In a random-sampling of plans by the Department of Labor, 7 out of 10 plans failed to comply with some aspect of ERISA's provisions.
- If you offer any type of health and welfare benefit plan (ie. medical plan, dental plan, Health Savings Account (HSA), prescribed drug plan, etc.), you must supply your employees with Summary Plan Descriptions and written Plan Documents.
- Insurance contracts, certificates of insurance and benefits summaries do not fulfill the ERISA requirements for an SPD and Plan Document.
BASE is a local Adel company providing employee benefits and compliance services to businesses across the country. Let us help you make sure you are fulfilling DOL requirements in the event of an audit by calling 1-888-386-9680 or visit http://www.baseonline.com/ERISA_Wrap.html to learn more.
601 Visions Pkwy
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5050
|Mother's Helper Available in Adel|
| Mother's Helper Available in Adel.|
Contact Maggie at 515-360-9850 for those days you need a few hours to run errands, or get things done around the house.
I am available to take the kids to the library, park, bike rides/walks, and aquatic center.
Rate based on hours/number of children.
|Outdoor Quilt Show and Sale June 20th|
| Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show is Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 4 pm at Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, 909 Prairie Street.|
Contact the shop to enter your finished quilt at 515-993-1170.
Hand made items will be for sale with proceeds donated to Adel Library.
This year the event will also include a quilt block challenge benefit for Dallas Co. 4-H.
Adel Quilting and Dry Goods
909 Prairie St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-1170
|Adel HealthMart - Your Local First Stop!|
| Our Adel HealthMart pharmacy specializes in serving our community with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality health products. |
You'll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions.
Visit us for all your healthcare needs!
Check out our facebook page and while you are there be sure to "like" us!
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Adel Health Mart
After hours Emergency: 515-333-2959
Wednesday Night Yoga
A new series of 6 Yoga classes will begin on Wednesday, April 15 and continue through May 20. Class meets from 5:45 to 6:45 pm at the Raccoon... Continue reading
New to Town: Kim Layland Real Estate and Orton Homes
The Chamber welcomes Kim Layland and Orton Homes to Adel! Kim Layland with RE/MAX Precision is proud to be representing Orton Homes in Bailey's Grove... Continue reading
Dallas County Fair Grounds 2015 Figure 8 Race Schedule
Who's ready for Race Season? Come out to the Dallas County Fair Grounds for the 2015 Season of Figure 8 Racing. Races are held on the... Continue reading
Senior Residents Moved by Students' Performance
North Waukee Middle School students in the eighth-grade jazz band put on a performance for 52 residents from The Village at Legacy Pointe in Waukee... Continue reading
Adel Masons 2nd Sunday Breakfast
The Adel Masons Breakfast is held on the Second Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. They feature omelets to order, biscuits and... Continue reading
First Christian Church C.I.A. Youth Program Wednesdays
The Adel First Christian Church is hosting a new youth program called, C.I.A. (Christians In Action). Join us every Wednesday from... Continue reading
Free Kids Clothes Closet
Stop by the Kids Clothes Closet in Adel on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9-11:00 a.m. Find clothes for infants to... Continue reading
Penoach Winery 2015 Summer Concert Schedule
Start your Summer off with a trip to Adel's Penoach Vineyard | Winery | Nursery to sample some great wines and to listen to some great music... Continue reading
Discovering Plants that Work! May 17th
Noted Iowa garden instructor Anne Larson will be here for a special talk that will focus on finding the right mix of old and new plant varieties for your... Continue reading
2015 Adel Partners Free Friday Entertainment Series
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce Announces 2015 Free Friday Series. The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the... Continue reading
| Open Sew Friday at the Adel Public Library|
Join Jacque Johnson, owner of Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co., the 2nd Friday of each month at the Adel Public Library for Open Sew Friday! Participants may join... Continue reading
| Alzheimer's Support Group - 2nd. Thursdays|
Join The Village at Legacy Pointe of Waukee for an Alzheimer's Support Group for family members and loved ones of those battling Alzheimer's and other ... Continue reading
| Adel UMC Wednesday Night Community Suppers|
The Adel United Methodist Church welcomes everyone in the community to enjoy a meal and Christian fellowship each Wednesday from ... Continue reading
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|Terry Traveller - |
Reviews Rendezvous Restaurant & Lounge
|CPR/1st Aid Training for Infant and Small Child May 9th|
|Panther Creek Church Supper and Concert May 3rd|
|7th Annual ADM All Alumni Soccer Game - May 29th|