The settlement cycle speeds up, from two days to one
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By Steve Dinnen T+1 is here! On or about May 28, my brokerage informs me, financial industries in the United States, Canada and Mexico plan to shorten the settlement cycle process that controls a significant volume of financial activity. The settlement cycle for buying and selling stocks, exchange-traded funds and certain other securities that trade on exchanges, as well as for buying and selling corporate and municipal bonds, will shorten from two business days after trade date (known as T+2) to a single business day after trade date (T+1). They say this change will lower costs, increase mark ..read more
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Momentum builds for capital campaign at Blank Park Zoo
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3d ago
Big cats will soon have a bigger place to call home at Blank Park Zoo. In this rendering, note the tiger on the catwalk. (Image: Blank Park Zoo) By Steve Dinnen As far as Kevin Prust can recall, Marjorie Foster never had a house pet beyond a bird — a parakeet, maybe — but “she was an animal lover from the day I knew her.” Prust serves as a personal representative of Foster and helped guide her to becoming one of the top contributors to Blank Park Zoo’s current capital campaign. “Expand the Impact,” budgeted for $18 million, calls for the largest expansion and renovation project in the zoo’s ne ..read more
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For his new album release, B. Well puts his ‘money’ where his mouth is
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B. Well is back, with a new album and some big plans. (Photo: Tobias “Borg” Tyler) In case you missed it, local performance artist Billy Weathers, aka B. Well, dropped his latest album, “Money Well Made,” last Friday. The record is the musician’s first release since 2022, and it explores themes of perseverance, community and personal growth. To celebrate, the artist is hosting an album release party this Friday at Wooly’s, where he plans to convert the stage into a 360-degree immersive experience to create an arena-stage vibe. “I use Wooly’s as a blank canvas anytime I get a chance to perform ..read more
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Six specific tips from local food experts
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3d ago
Want to test a restaurant? Order the roast chicken. Over the last few weeks, dsm organized a series of focus groups with local restaurateurs, food producers, food writers, community leaders and others to discuss food, dining and agriculture. What are Central Iowa’s best assets and toughest challenges? What would it take to make Des Moines a world-class food destination? And how could dsm support those efforts? The “big picture” discussions were fascinating, with plenty to chew on. But the opinions really started to fly when we asked for specifics. Here are just a few tasty bites of news you ca ..read more
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Party like it’s 1824 with Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
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Joseph Giunta leads the Des Moines Symphony through its 86th season finale this weekend. (Photo: DMSO) How do you breathe new life into a 200-year-old masterpiece? Start with a lot of lungs. More than 100 local voices, including the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble, will join the Des Moines Symphony to revive Beethoven’s groundbreaking Ninth Symphony on its 200th anniversary. (At the end of its premiere, in Vienna, the audience waved their hats and handkerchiefs in the air so Beethoven could see, if not hear, their five standing ovations. By then he’d lost most of his hearing.) The Ninth, w ..read more
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New chef at Wallace Centers serves up fresh plates and plans
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Cake, ravioli and lamb chops starred in chef Saralyn Smith’s farm-to-table dinner Tuesday night at the Wallace House. (Photo: Michael Morain) By Michael Morain Let’s start with dessert: a slice of vanilla chiffon cake topped with a swirl of pink rhubarb mousse. Could anything taste more like spring? The cake capped off a farm-to-table dinner Tuesday night at the Wallace House in Sherman Hill, where the new chef, Saralyn Smith, had a chance to introduce — through brief remarks and five thoughtful seasonal courses, including ricotta ravioli with spring veggies, chicken in a berry prosecco sauce ..read more
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Kite festival in Johnston is flying high
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2w ago
Running of the bols: Participants pull parachute-like kites (bols) in a race to the finish line. (Photo: City of Johnston) This Saturday, the city of Johnston will host its 11th annual Kites on the Green festival. The family-friendly event includes inflatable obstacle courses, a candy drop, tours of the 1902 Simpson House Museum and, of course, kites. You’ll see flying kites, racing kites and giant kites in a sky-high show. You can even make a kite of your own. Along the way, kite fans can break for lunch or a sweet treat from six food trucks and enjoy live music. Local performers w ..read more
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On the Cover – dsm May/Jun 2024
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2w ago
On the cover: The sky’s the limit for photographer Duane Tinkey, who crouched low to the ground to capture a rare view of “Liftoff,” Alice Aycock’s swirling sculpture at the Des Moines airport. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation installed it in 2021 and dedicated it in part as a memorial to Johnny Danos, the visionary community leader who died in 2018. Read the May/June issue here ..read more
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May/Jun: Out and About
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Deep Dive Few people on earth have spent more time underwater or seen more marine marvels than the award-winning photographer Cristina Mittermeier, who takes a turn in Des Moines Performing Arts’ Explorer Series on May 13 at the Des Moines Civic Center. She grew up in a landlocked city in central Mexico but has spent most of her life on (and under) the high seas. With degrees in both fine art photography and biochemical engineering, she founded the International League of Conservation Photographers and has used her camera to educate, advocate and inspire. She was named a National Geographic Ad ..read more
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Local rug-maker paints with fiber
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2w ago
Writer: Madeline Cisneros Photos: Duane Tinkey Craig Miller started making rugs during the pandemic, when he was locked up at home like the rest of us. But these are no ordinary rugs. They’re handmade pieces of art that he “paints” with fiber in his creative space at Mainframe Studios. He often portrays ordinary objects and gives them a funny twist, like a fish with a ball cap or an apple with a frown. “A lot of my work is about everyday stuff,” he said. “I’ve been getting more into making coffee at home. I think it’s amazing when people can do latte art with, literally, liquid. So I thought ..read more
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