Good morning, readers! We all can't celebrate an 80-year marriage, but I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's Day. If you're looking for something extra to do with your sweetie, feel free to drop in for the Register's storytelling event on love and heartbreak tonight. You don't want to miss it! Now, in other Des Moines news...
Kaleigh Durand doesn’t answer her phone much these days. She's afraid to leave her home in case she gets recognized. There have even been times where she has considered suicide. And why? Nine years ago she sent her then-husband nude photos of herself while he was serving in Iraq. After her ex-husband sold his laptop, her address, phone numbers, employment information and her naked photos surfaced online. What can Kaleigh and others like her do about this? Well, that's what Iowa lawmakers are still trying to figure out.
Is it even possible to live a healthy bacon lifestyle? Well, the good folks over at Bacon Fest are sure going to find out this Saturday. Forget about sweating to the oldies. It's time to sweat to the sizzle (of bacon, that is). If you need some help with navigating the event, we've got you covered. Here are 14 things to do.
Mo' bacon, mo' problems: I ate a four-course bacon meal and (barely) survived
The 2015 Central Iowa Young Professionals of the Year awards are an annual event presented by Juice and the Young Professionals Connection and sponsored by Bankers Trust. The awards recognize young professionals who have dedicated their past year to increasing the livelihood of the Des Moines metro community in various ways. And guess what? You now have to opportunity to nominate a friend or colleague to win. We even added a new award for creatives. Click here for the nomination form.
I'M KINDA BUZZED AND IT'S ALL BECAUSE...
- I just found the million-dollar house of my dreams in West Des Moines.
That I'll probably never be able to afford.
- Hinterland just announced acts for its upcoming festival.
- Whatcha say? R&B star Jason Derulo to perform at the Iowa State Fair.
- Ameena, Juice