"Helping the World Discover Adel" - Vol. 91 May 2016
Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Graduations, Summer Vacation Planning, Mowing every week, Garage Sale Season officially opens, and I'm sure there are many things I have missed. That's May everywhere and it seems even busier in Adel.
So grab a cup of coffee, there's a lot to cover this month and we look forward to seeing you in Adel.
Pi Lovana - Privé Nails & Tan
Spring in here and summer is just around the corner.
This month we spoke with Privé Nails & Tan
in Adel to learn more about the nail salon, just in time for sandal season.
The nail salon at 628 Nile Kinnick Drive was formerly known as Daisy Nails, which opened in 2013.
The location was well known for great customer service and the latest trends in nails with a large selection of designer colors, fashions, and techniques.
In March 2015, Daisy took a break from the salon to spend time with her family and newborn baby. She sold the business to her friend Pi Lovana
, graduate of Capri College in Cedar Rapids, who has been a nail technician since 2004.
Pi, his fiance Alissa, or "the brains as we call her", and Kotianna are excited to carry on the top quality customer services in Adel. He chose to keep the Daisy Nails name during the remodel and is happy to say "Now we can call it our own shop. Privé, pronounced 'pre-vay' is French meaning private or exclusive,"
which speaks to the high quality services and products.
Privé Nails & Tan now offers a much bigger location to facilitate more service stations and product displays. The shop now offers 5 pedicure massage chairs, multiple nail stations and two tanning beds.
With the additional space, Pi and his team asked clients what services they would like added to the shop. Tanning was the number one request.
The salon now has two tanning beds to service client needs. Bed #1 is high pressure and slightly larger with advanced technology. Bed #2 is slightly smaller with lower pressure - it is ideal for clients who are new to tanning and fair skinned.
Monthly tanning packages are available for a base fee plus per session charge. For those that tan regularly, this is less expensive than the pay-per-minute option. "We have lots of lotions, goggles, and stickers to make sure you have everything you need to tan. Goggles are very important; you've got to have those. We evaluate your skin type, when you last tanned, figure out how long you can tan, and which bed is better for you. We like offering tanning-its been busy- and helped us a lot."
Privé also offers facials, lash extensions, waxing services, manicures, pedicures, and collagen gloves.
Nail services include Manicures, Acrylic, Gels, Shellacs, and Pink and Whites - also known as French tips.
Privé Nails & Tan offers three different pedicures. The exclusive Diamond Pedicure includes all organic products starting with a foot soak that bubbles and looks like crushed diamonds, foot masque, hot stone massage, and hot towel wrap.
In addition to services, the nail salon sells professional quality haircare products, nail polish, and more.
If there is a specific product you use that you can't find, just ask! Privé Nails & Tan can get it for you.Privé Nails & Tan is open 7 days a week
, Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm, and Sundays noon-5pm.
It is always best to make an appointment for salon services- the three person team is looking to hire 2-3 additional nail technicians to keep up with demand. Walk-ins are welcome for tanning services, as the wait is usually less.
Pi currently live in Des Moines and commutes every day. He likes Adel, yet being raised in a bigger city, he's still getting used to the nuances of small town life. "We love what we do- and we're fun to be around- its always a good time here. At Privé Nails & Tan we're here to satisfy our customers.
The people in Adel are really great, really friendly. I never knew Adel was here until we came to look at Daisy.
Then I started working here, and we have really nice people coming in. Adel is a good community."
With a big smile and hearty laugh he adds, "but I'm still trying to figure out why everything is closed on Sunday!"Prive Nails & Tan
628 Nile Kinnick Drive S. Ste 4.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4020
Lincoln Savings Bank - LSB Financial
Is it time for a Mortgage Tuneup?
If the last time you looked at your mortgage was when you closed on your loan, it's time to take it out for an annual once over.
New loan programs and opportunities to leverage your home equity can bring you lower mortgage payments and new investment opportunities.
Talk with the mortgage experts at Adel's Lincoln Savings Bank!
805 Main Street
Adel IA 50003
Lincoln Savings Bank, Member FDIC
AHeinz57 Putts Fore Mutts (Golfing for Gilly) May 14th
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue and Transport
will host its annual charity golf outing "Putts Fore Mutts"
on Saturday May 14th
at Terrace Hills Golf Course in Altoona, located just minutes from Prairie Meadows.
Participants will enjoy 18 holes of golf with cart and green fees, hospitality gifts, and lunch.
Adoptable dogs will be on the course for meet and greet opportunities and hole contests include "hair of the dog" and "putting in the poo".
Proceeds benefit homeless, injured and abused dogs throughout Iowa including a black lab mix named Gilly who was born with one deformed leg and needed surgery on the other. Registration
begins at 7:00 am
. with an 8:00 am
. shotgun start.
To register your team
.AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport
Phone: (515) 834-3016
Adel Auto Parts Corporation
got you covered for all your Spring Cleaning
Stop by Adel Auto Parts
to pick up carpet and upholstery cleaner, leather treatment wipes, and dashboard dusters.
Spruce up the engine with degreasers, deep cleaners, and new spark plugs. Make a statement with clear coat restorer, wheel cleaner, and car wax.
NAPA has every type of sponge, brush, and towel for the job- throw in one of those little pine trees and the 5-gallon bucket to haul it all home. May Sales
With warmer days and beautiful sunsets ahead, you'll be ready to cruise in style with care products from NAPA and Adel Auto Parts.
809 Main Street * Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: 515-993-3212Perry Auto Parts
1001 3rd. St. * Perry, Iowa 50220
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - Noon
2016 Dallas County Toddler Festival May 7th
Dallas County Library Association
and 4 R Kids ECI
are hosting ouir third annual Dallas County Toddler Festival
, May 7th
from 10:00 am to Noon
in the community buildings at the Dallas County Fairgrounds
We'll have two hours of free activities
dedicated to toddlers and their caregivers, including visitors from the Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa
, and some of our favorite super heroes
Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival!Adel Public Library
310 S 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-3512
Adel Winterset TV and Appliance
May is Maytag Month
at Adel TV & Appliances
Once a year rebates on Maytag Appliances including washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers are now in effect through June 4, 2016
. Up to $750 off is available on combination purchases
New models are in stock. Take one home today
. Now is the best time of year to buy Maytag appliances. We offer great selection and the small town service you deserve. Adel TV & Appliance Heating & Cooling has been family owned for 55 years.
916 Main St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-5287
Panther Creek Church of the Brethren
Panther Creek Church
Hamball Dinner May 1st
invites everyone to a Hamball Dinner
on Sunday, May 1st
at 11:45 am
Hamballs, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, desserts and beverages will be served. A free will offering will be accepted.
Following the dinner you are invited to stay for the Handbell & Harmony Concert
starting at 1:15 pm
.Panther Creek Church of The Brethren
24529 J Ave. * Adel, IA 50003
Ty Perry Memorial Ride -
Saturday May 7th,
3rd Annual Ty Perry Memorial Ride
, Saturday May 7th
To celebrate the life of Ty Perry
, there will be a motorcycle ride beginning at Chop's in Waukee. Doors open at 9:30 am. Kickstands up at 11:00 am
Memorial Ride Stops Include:
- Whistlin Donkey - Woodward
- Fergs - Grand Junction
- Just One More - Jamacia
- Owl's Nest - Panora
- Corner Tap - Adel
Accepting donations for Operation First Response.
Penoach Winery Events
- Iowa Clay Festival May 14th
- Sunset in the Vineyard May 27th
annual Iowa Clay Festival
is May 14
and 15, 10 am - 4 pm
Twenty Iowa potters setting up their booths, demonstrating and selling their products beside the vineyard. Iowa Wine and Iowa pottery, a great combination.
Our first Sunset in the Vineyard Concert
of the season is May 27th, 7 am - 10 pm
with the band Get Off My Lawn
will be here serving great barbeque.
26759 N Avenue
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4374
Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Free Friday Concert Series
Starts Friday, May 27th
The Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce
Free Friday Concert Series starts on Friday, May 27
, 2016, 7-10 pm
Join Raccoon Valley Ban
k as the sponsor host for Randy Burk and The Prisoners.
This event is BYOB
Bring your own Basket of snacks, food, and regular or adult beverage to the Stage and Pavilion. (10th and Main)
Adult beverages must remain on the stage lawn and may only be consumed during the events. No food or drink will be sold. Bring your friends and family and don't forget the lawn chairs for this event.
POBox 73, 301 S.
10th Street, 2nd Floor
Adel, IA 50003
New Night for 2016 Alumni All Class Reunion & Hall of Fame
The ADM Alumni Association
is moving their All Class Reunion & Athletic Hall of Fame
induction ceremony to Thursday night
. Attendees can enjoy their personal class reunions and other Sweet Corn weekend festivities without missing out on the Fun!August 11th, 2016
in the ADM High School Auditorium in Adel. There will be a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
. in the 7-8 Commons Area.
The ADM Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony
starts at 7:00 p.m
. All are welcomed to attend.
2016 Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament Tickets On Sale
The Adel DeSoto Minburn Alumni Association
invites you to join us Friday, August 12th, 2016
for the 14th Annual ADM Alumni Golf Tournament.
2 Shotgun Starts
at River Valley Golf.Pre-registration
is required to participate. Spots fill up quickly. Register Now
to ensure your participation in the upcoming tournament!
For more information see our website: www.admalumni.com
or contact Dick Wicks at (515) 993-4454 or info@ADMAlumni.org
.ADM Alumni Association
P.O. Box 122
Adel, IA 50003
2016 Dallas County
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.
"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.
Granger Community Center | 2200 Walnut St.
|2016 Babysitting Clinics flyer|
June 2nd and June 3rd, 9 am - 12 pm.
Registration is $25
through Granger Park and Rec.
Dallas Center Memorial Hall | 1502 Walnut St.
June 8th and June 9th, 9 am - 12 pm.
Registration is $20
through Dallas County Ext.
Adel Public Library | 303 S. 10th
June 13th and June 14th, 9 am - 12 pm.
Registration is $20
through Dallas County Ext.
For more information, contact Extension Educator Lisa Mickelson at (515) 993-4281 or email@example.com
Farewell Reception for
Jeff Macomber May 11th
Staff at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Dallas County are experiencing bittersweet feelings.
For the past 20 years Jeffrey Macomber, Regional Youth Field Specialist, has been housed in the Dallas County Extension office, providing leadership to the 4-H Youth Development Program in central Iowa.
Beginning June 1, he will step into a new role as a Regional Extension Director presiding over Scott, Muscatine, Clinton and Cedar counties.
"We're, of course, very excited and happy for Jeff. He will do wonderful things as a director," said Dallas County Extension Youth Coordinator Aleta Cochran. "But his full-of-life personality will be greatly missed."
Presently Macomber is a board member of the Excellence in Extension Committee. He has been a member of the National Association of 4-H Extension Agents since 1996 and in 2015 he was elected to serve as the President of the Iowa Association. His prior experiences include nine years with the University of Illinois Extension working as a Youth and Families Issues Educator.
A public 'farewell' reception with light refreshments will be held in his honor on Wednesday, May 11 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Dallas County Extension office located at 28059 Fairground Road in Adel.
RSVPs are appreciated to Caitlyn Lamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 993-4281 for accurate food count. Those unable to attend may send well wishes to Jeff at email@example.com.
Dallas County ISU Extension Office
28059 Fairground Road
Adel, Iowa 50003
Phone: (515) 993-4281
Fax: (515) 993-1027
May at the Adel Public Library
At the Adel Public library, we are looking towards summer and anticipating all of our fun summer activities and programs.
Join the Rebel Alliance or pledge your support to the Empire at our May the Fourth be With You Star Wars Party early out activity on Wednesday May 4th at 2:00 pm.
Come dressed as your favorite character and join us as we watch Star Wars, the Force Awakens on the big screen!
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation which will be on Monday May 5th at 6:30 pm where we'll elect new officers.
Dallas County Library Association and 4 R Kids ECI are hosting our third annual Dallas County Toddler Festival on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to Noon in the community buildings at the Dallas County Fairgrounds.
We'll have two hours of free activities dedicated to toddlers and their caregivers, including visitors from the Blank Park Zoo, the Science Center of Iowa, and some of our favorite fairytale princesses and super heroes.
Each child will receive a free book just for attending the festival!
~~~ Our next Classic Movie Monday on the big screen will be on Monday May 9th at 2:00 pm when we'll watch "Spencer's Mountain." This will be the last Classic Movie Monday until the fall.
The library is pleased have an Author Visit from DeSoto High School graduate and Madison County native Dr. Richard Fleming for a reading and discussion of his new historical novel WETZEL on Wednesday May 11th at 3:00 pm.
~~~ The next gathering of the Brown Bag Book Club is at Noon on Thursday May 12th when we'll be discussing Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver More.
Take your lunch break at the library and come share your love of books with us.
~~~ Come to the library on Thursday Mary 12th for our My Favorite Things Book Swap from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in Conference Room 2.
Dig through your house for paperback books to bring swap and share your love of reading with others!
~~~ Linda Powell has been a lifelong butterfly enthusiast and has been involved in a number of monarch and pollinator initiatives.
She will be in the library reading garden on Monday May 16th to present a program called Monarchs and Milkweed: Helping Monarchs Survive at 6:30 pm.
Ms. Powell will explain the monarch life cycle, including their amazing migration to Mexico.
|She'll share information about research and programs designed to help increase the number of monarchs and butterflies, and discuss some of the varieties of milkweed most desirable for the home garden. |
The TRACES Center for History and Culture will be at the library on Friday May 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm to present its newest BUS-eum exhibit
"At Home in the Heartland: Forgotten Stories of How Iowans Got to Be 'Us.'
"The BUS-eum exhibit examines how the Midwest developed in ways different from other regions, how Iowa's settlement distinguished it from its neighbors, and what both blesses and burdens us today."
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Adel Public Library Foundation.
~~~ Our Evening Book Club meets on Thursday May 26th to discuss the classic novel Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote at 7:00 pm.
~~~ Our On Your Marks, Get Set, Read Summer Reading Program starts soon and the library is excited to host Blank Park Zoo at our Kick off programs in June.
Last year over 600 people participated in our programs and read over 10,000 hours!
Ms. Paula, Ms. Michelle, and Mr. Trever are busily planning all kinds of exciting events and activities for each of the four age groups; babies, kids, teenagers, and adults.
Sign-ups for all Summer Reading programs begin on Tuesday May 31st!
Your library will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th.
~~~ Information about the Adel Public Library and all of our clubs, events, and programs is available on our website at www.adelpl.org.
Adel Public Library
303 S. 10th St.
Adel, Iowa 50003
Mondays and Fridays, 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10 am to 7 pm
Saturdays, 10 am to 1:30 pm.
Recipe of the Month -
Healthy Shrimp Scampi
Our daughters enjoy cooking dinner for us, something that started with our 30th birthdays. To them, 30 seemed unimaginable and well worth celebrating.
Our eldest was just old enough (and tall enough) to cook a few items without help. She instructed her younger sisters to make gifts while she prepared dinner.
Together they arranged full place settings around our kitchen table, took drink orders of milk, water, or coffee, and folded paper towels into decorative triangles.
When dinner was ready we were called into the kitchen to feast on Macaroni and Cheese, green beans, and fruit cocktail. We were presented with homemade coupon books for free hugs, foot rubs, and the offer to do their chores without being asked first. For dessert we had Saltine crackers with frosting.
Today, the menu items have developed into fancier fare, but the teamwork has stayed the same.
This recipe comes from one of those team building events. Enjoy!
Healthy Shrimp Scampi
51-60 Shrimp, deveined and thawed
6 Garlic Cloves, sliced thin and divided
1/2 Red Onion, diced and divided
1/2 Red Pepper, diced and divided
1 bunch fresh Kale, cleaned and chopped
1 can Diced Tomatoes, drained
2 T. Herbs de Provenance
1 Box Thin Spagetti
Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
Bring large pot of water to boil for Pasta while preparing Scampi.
Heat 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil in fry pan. Saute Garlic and Onion.
Toss Kale and cook over low heat until Kale has reduced to half its volume and is bright green. Set aside.
In same pan, add 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil.
Saute Herbs de Provenance, remaining Garlic, Onion, and Red Peppers. Once fragrant, add Shrimp and toss.
Cook Pasta as directed.
Cook Shrimp until pink. Add Tomatoes and Kale mixture, cook until hot.
Toss Shrimp Scampi with Pasta. Top with Parmesan Cheese.
Terry Traveler - Cup of Gossip
Terry Traveler here, buzzing to tell you something you may already know. One of the things I really love about small towns are the coffee haunts. You know, the places people go everyday at dawn to sit and chat and enjoy a cup of decent coffee.
I say decent because I'm not talking about a "Grande Triple Espresso Sugar-Free Vanilla Almond Milk Cappuccino with Extra Foam."
I'm talking about that bitter, dark brown brew that comes in a glass pot with an orange plastic handle so you know if its Decaf. Coffee poured by someone that calls you "Honey" and tops off your cup after you've taken just a swig or two. Coffee the way it was made in 1795.
I had a pot or two of "joe" this morning if you couldn't tell. Coffee, coffee, coffee!
Now, I like sitting in those coffee haunts for a few reasons. One is the coffee, but don't get me started on that. Two, the people. Its the same wait staff day in and day out, with smiling faces and good attitudes. They put up with my old jokes and I put up with being called "Honey". Sitting next to me is always somebody with a story to tell about local politics, the latest gossip, suggestions for gout or phlebitis, and complaints about the same haircut I've gotten every week for the past 10 years, not that anyone can see it under the hood of this here orange parka. Yes, its the people that make my coffee place something special.
Storytelling around coffee is different in Paris, France- mainly because they speak French. People drink pretty decent tea in England but tea-time gossip is a lot of name dropping about aristocrats. You'd think Columbia would be home of great coffee talk but I always got the cold shoulder when I tried to snazzy-up the conversation with a bit of radical ideology for some reason.
It's the flavor of the gossip, more than the flavor of the coffee, that goes a long way to help me choose my coffee haunt. I don't want to hear personal gossip- I want to hear about big picture gossip. News-worthy gossip: farm reports, the weather, the new storefront downtown. The kind of gossip that is spoken loudly, never in hushed tones. Gossip that owns a sense of right and wrong- no matter how correct or inaccurate it may prove to be. The kind of good-hearted gossip that make small towns great.
This is Terry saying serve me another piece of old-school conversation pie and pour me another mug of that wonderful coffee to wash it down.
2016 John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament June 11th
Whether you are an avid golfer or never picked up a club, we would love to have you join us for the 7th John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournamen
t at Lake Panorama National on Saturday, June 11th
This event includes a double shot gun starts at 7:00 am
and 1:30 pm
, 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch, contests, prizes and much more!
So get your 4-some and join us to celebrate our Angel Babies and help prevent infant and young child loss during a fun filled day on a beautiful golf course!This year our Honorary Angel Babies are:
- Mason Cass Nemmers, son of Ryan and Amber Nemmers
- Blake Monroe Frettim, son of Josh and Tiffany Frettim and brother of Brooke and Monroe.
Their stories, along with previous honorary Angel stories will continued to be shared as we continue to remember them.
Funds raised at the John D Gomke Charity Golf Tournament
and John's Baby Step Run/Walk
will allow us to continue to help families prevent and cope with infant and young child loss. Check out johnscharity.org
to see details of where the money we raise goes.
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, neighbor or even a stranger, our mission could affect you! Please help us help prevent and help families cope with this unimaginable loss. Your support could help save a child's life!Register
via the golf tournament form
, download and mail in, or online at johnscharity.org
If you have questions please email or call us at 515.314.9171.
Please share with anyone who may be interested. We hope to see you Saturday, June 11th at Lake Panorama National!John D. Gomke Charity Inc.
P.O. Box 613
DeSoto, IA 50069
Website: www.johndgomkecharity.orgHonoring infants who have become angels. Helping to prevent child loss and benefiting organizations that assist in caring for and provide resources to families who have lost a child or infant in and around Central Iowa.
Studio Q 360 -
May Massage Packages
May is a great month at Studio Q 360
in Adel and we're excited to share these great discounts and announcements!Celebrate Mother's Day
with a massage gift certificate. Add a dash of extra TLC with a Hot Stone Upgrade
Hot Stone Massage is a deeply relaxing and highly therapeutic treatment for sore muscles and tension.
Show Mom how much she means to you with a Studio Q 360 massage gift certificate and save $5 on all hot stone treatments purchased now through May 13th.
Are you new to massage, uncomfortable with undressing, or too busy for a long session?
Try a 30-minute treatment for the face, scalp, hands, and feet. Katrina combines traditional techniques with Reflexology strokes to affect the full body in this concentrated session.
Let's hear it for Iowa educators during Teacher Appreciation Month
. To thank everyone dedicated to developing young minds, school employees receive 10 extra minutes free
now through May 31st.
Katrina Brocka, LMT is honored to help those who answered the call to serve.
The Veteran and Military
discount is available to service members, retired military, veterans, spouses, and their families- just show your valid military ID and save 10% all year long on all products, services, and promotions.
May is a busy month at the Studio Q 360 massage clinic in Adel. Book your appointments now by calling Katrina Brocka, LMT at (515)689-4754. Learn more about the clinic at www.StudioQ360.com
Studio Q 360
Artisan Massage for Pain Relief and Relaxation
Katina Brocka, LMT
917 Main St.
Adel, IA 50003
Phone: (515) 689-4754
Well, that wraps it up for the DiscoverAdel.Com
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