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Adel Residents Are Heard During FDA's CF Drug Hearing

Team Hall

Michelle Roling and Alex Hall

A follow up on the presentation Michelle Roling and her son, Alex made to address the FDA about a possible new drug in the fight of Cystic Fibrosis. -  Editor

Guest Writer: Michelle Roling

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Alex Hall (19 year old Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patient) and myself, his mom, had an amazing opportunity to speak at the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) in a [...] Continue Reading...

Thank You, Chief McNeil

Adel New LogoCourtesy of City of Adel:

(An open letter to retiring Adel Police Chief, Jim McNeil - Editor)

On behalf of the city council, staff, and the citizens of Adel I would like to express my sincere appreciation and deepest sense of gratitude for your 29 years of dedicated service to [...] Continue Reading...

Farmers Market Tonight - Spotlight on Brick Street BBQ

Ade lFarmers MarketHarvey's Greenhouse & Garden Center:

This week we're spotlighting one of the vendors at the Farmer’s Market Tuesday Night from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Merle Cox, owner of Brick Street Barbecue has been a perennial fixture of the market since it's beginning.

Serving up wonderfully tasty ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, homemade baked beans and more. [...] Continue Reading...

Harvey's Community Garden - 2015 Improvements Recipient

Harveys Greenhouse Adel IowaCourtesy of Harvey's Greenhouse:

Coming soon, Harvey’s Greenhouse in Adel, will be building a roadside produce stand along the side of the highway drive near the sign.

We will stock it with fresh garden vegetables, fruits, herbs, and eggs as long as they are in season and available.

All produce will be available with a free will offering. It will [...] Continue Reading...

Terry Traveller - Travel Tips

Do Not Panic

Travel can be scary so make sure you know where your towel is with these helpful tips from world famous travel writer and author of the 1987 classic, “Terry-cloth Treasures: 101 New Ways to Use Your Towel”, DiscoverAdel.com correspondent Terry Traveler!

1.     Atlas: Oh sure, you could use a smart phone but I wouldn’t hire Siri as my travel guide. Bring an atlas so you can see the big picture - the entire country or continent you are [...] Continue Reading...

New Products at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance

Adel Winterset New Products3aCourtesy of Adel Winterset TV & Appliance:

New Products at Adel Winterset TV & Appliance.

Be the coolest dad at the ball park with a new MiniMax Big Green Egg smoker!

Get all the benefits of a Big Green Egg in a small portable size. It's a grill, an oven and a smoker all in one. Change the way you do laundry with the pureWash system by EdenPURE. [...] Continue Reading...

City of Adel Flooding Update

Adel New LogoCourtesy of City of Adel:

6/25/15 - Due to last night's heavy rainfall, the potential for significant flooding is expected in the City of Adel over the coming days.

The City has implemented its emergency operations plan and is taking all necessary actions, including the implementation of its flood barriers, to [...] Continue Reading...

Free Community Awareness Event July 14th

Mosaic Courtesy of Mosaic in Des Moines:

Mosaic, a non-profit that serves adults with intellectual disabilities, is hosting a free, one hour "Discover the Possibilities" presentation on Tuesday, July 14th from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Raccoon Valley Community House.

Real stories of people served by Mosaic will be told in order to spread awareness about the [...] Continue Reading...

2015 4-H Dallas County Fair July 8th - 12th

Dallas County Fair 4-HCourtesy of  Dallas County ISU Ext:

It’s a theme varying musical artists like Lonestar, Bruce Springsteen and even the Beach Boys can agree on—the county fair.

It’s been sung as a “good ol’ time” with neighbors, friends, family and even a sweetheart. Don’t miss out on the 2015 Dallas County Fair on July 8-12.

Plus, there’s free [...] Continue Reading...

July Book Clubs at the Adel Public Library

Adel Library Book ClubCourtesy of Adel Library:

Join one or all of the Adel Public Library book clubs during the month of July, 2015.

Heroes and Villains Book Club meets on Monday, July 6th at 11:00 am to discuss the award winning graphic novel Jane, the Fox, and Me by Isabelle Arsenault and Fanny Britt.

The next gathering [...] Continue Reading...

3 Movies on the Big Screen at the Adel Public Library July

Friday Movies at the Adel LibraryCourtesy of Adel Library:

The Adel Public Library will be showing three Movies on the Big Screen in July.

The Incredibles” on Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 pm.

Megamind” on Wednesday, July 15th at 2:00 pm.

Man of Steel” on Friday, July 17th at 2:00 pm. These [...] Continue Reading...

Brenton Arboretum Nature Club July 10th

Brenton Arboretum Nature ClubCourtesy of Brenton Arboretum:

Nature Club
Date: 7/10/2015
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Non-Members Fee: $30.00
Members Fee:

During Nature Club, your children can learn, explore and connect with the natural world through active lessons around the arboretum. [...] Continue Reading...

2015 4-H Dallas County Fair Schedule July 8th - 12th

Dallas County Fair 4-HCourtesy of  Dallas County ISU Ext:

The Dallas County Fair begins on Wednesday, July 8th and runs through Sunday, July 12th.

4-H events and activities at the Dallas County Fair with something for everyone.

Check out the livestock shows with everything from horses to rabbits.

The Community Building features non-livestock [...] Continue Reading...

Retirement Party for Chief McNeill June 26th

Chief McNeils Retirement PartyCourtesy of City of Adel:

The City of Adel is hosting a celebration for Police Chief, Jim McNeill and his many years of dedicated service to Adel.

Please join them at the Adel City Hall this Friday, June 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.mView flyer.

Light refreshments will be provided.
[...] Continue Reading...

DCCB Whitewater Kayak Clinic July 13th

White Water KayakingCourtesy of Dallas County Iowa:

Whitewater Kayak Clinic
Location: Whitewater Park
700 Riverside Dr., Charles City, IA 50616
Date: 7/13/2015
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Dallas County Conversation Board (DCCB) invites you to join them for a whitewater kayaking clinic on some of the wildest waters [...] Continue Reading...

Happy Father's Day!

Shaving Kit To the guy who taught us to fish, which screw driver to not stir paint with and how to skip a stone across the water seven times...

A time to honor and a time to reflect. We all have different memories of our dads.

Mine is getting up at 5 am to "shave" with my Dad. I was four and I'd stand on a chair next to him with my own plastic kids razor and soap for shaving cream and imitate each [...] Continue Reading...

How Terry Traveller Became a "Writer"

Do Not Panic

I am often asked by my editor, “how did you ever become a writer?”

His question is understandable - talent like mine is not a product of education, but of deep soul searching and impossible charm.

So I will tell you, dear readers, what I have often given as a response to this inquiry of how I became a travel writer.

It was a late spring evening, a humid night in May, one of [...] Continue Reading...