Ho, Ho, Ho, Holiday starters in Council Bluffs

Twinkling lights, gingerbread displays, gift wrap, richly decorated tree, now’s the time to fill your calendar with these home-town holiday favorites!

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Thoughtful gifts from local shops make the holidays special

The best answer to “Black Friday” is “Small Business Saturday”. Make a purchase at a small hometown boutique, and you support the local economy. Not to mention, this is where the rare and treasured gifts are always found. Avoid the crowds and parking issues, and enjoy holiday shopping this year! Here are a few ideas!

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Bake this happy, snappy pumpkin pie!

Ordinarily, Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with wild new recipes. Just too many things can go wrong. But here's one twist on a traditional favorite that will have your guests wanting more!

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Veterans Day is every day

On the eastern side of Bayliss Park, Veterans Plaza was dedicated on July 4, 2003 to honor all local military service members who died or were missing in action from the Civil War to present. Those service members have their names inscribed on a wall which is nearly half-a-block long in the plaza. The tribute … Continue reading Veterans Day is every day

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Raptors on the Wing

Many species of birds migrate south for winter including hawks. One of the top five locations in the world to watch the hawk migration is right here in Iowa. The hawkwatch tower at Hitchcock Nature Center near Honey Creek offers trained personnel an exceptional vantage point to conduct an annual count of hawks, bald eagles, … Continue reading Raptors on the Wing

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