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Clean Up Your Act

Okay, it may be dramatic to declare “Detox or die,” but that doesn’t make it any less true. Factually, your body is detoxifying daily, more exactly, constantly. By-products of natural metabolism create contaminants that, if they build up, will downright kill. And environmental toxins can do worse than that by making a body desperately ill […]

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Love Fest in the Midwest

The sixth annual Love Fest in the Midwest happened last weekend near Bellevue, no matter what rain, mud or weird temperature swings would do to get in the way. The festival ran Thursday through Saturday, with many happy hippies taking their time to leave come Sunday. Original music and covers of jam bands like the […]

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Laughing Your Ass Off

“Laugh, laugh I thought I’d die…” In 1964, Norman Cousins lay dying at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told him his disease was terminal and there was nothing they could do. They were half right. There was nothing they could do. Cousins didn’t accept their prognosis. While in excruciating pain from ankylosing spondylitis, a rare disease […]

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Hot Blues Weekend

It’s a huge weekend for live roots music. Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is underway Friday and Saturday and the Donate Life Blues Fest brings the healing power of music to the River City Star grounds on Sunday. Hullabaloo Music & Camping Festival is turning Sokol Park south of Bellevue into a celebration of music, […]

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All the 2015 Winners

BEST DINING Best Bakery     Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Wheatfields Readers’ Choice: Farmhouse Cafe, Pettit’s Pastry, Le Quartier Baking Company Readers’ Recommend: Aromas Bliss Bakery Readers’ Refer: Olsen Bake Shop Best BBQ Restaurant     Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Famous Dave’s Readers’ Choice: Parker’s Smokehouse, Hartland Bar-B-Que, Swine Dining BBQ, […]

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Reel Meaning

Art saves lives. That’s not hyperbole or exaggeration. Creating art as a release has let countless razorblades sleep soundly in their drawers. Consuming art that expresses what someone can’t say themselves, that tells them “you’re not alone” or distracts them from everyday horrors has allowed bullets and bodies to remain strangers. I don’t know what […]

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Date Your Best Friend

Earth Day An Earth Day celebration at The Bellevue Lied Center will take place April 26th from noon-4. The day will include kite making, a trashion show featuring trash as fashion, crafts for the kiddos, yoga and Zumba for the fitness lover, and of course, food! Learn how you can make a positive impact on […]