Top Ten Antique Stores in Des Moines

Whether you’re searching for the thrill of the hunt or you’re an avid antique’s collector, the following are the best places to find an new (old) treasure from locally owned shops in  and around Des Moines. West End Salvage-located on 9th Street and a second location in West Glen, this was one of my recommendations…

Top 7 Des Moines area orchards

Fall in Iowa means the opportunity to go to a local orchard and not only pick apples if you so choose, but also find other seasonal treats to purchase as well as some family friendly activities at some of the farms. The following are the best orchards in and around Des Moines to while away…

Labor Day during the Pandemic

When I wrote the Memorial Day during Covid article I naively thought this would at least not be as active in September as it was in May. I thought things would have settled down. I didn’t think it would be gone by any means but I didn’t think we’d be increasing this much and we’d…