Orange City Arts Presents Shanren

Orange City Arts Presents Shanren

Orange City Arts Presents Shanren

They’re from China! It’s the OC Arts Council’s final of four acclaimed international ensembles coming with the assistance of Arts Midwest. Shanren combines original modern styles with traditional music from the mountains of SW China, creating a fresh sound… and have earned praise at major festivals in China, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Canada & Spain. They’ll do workshops, coffee house shows and a public concert at Unity’s Knight Center. Mark your calendars: the concert has been moved from Jan. 17 to Friday, Jan. 16.

 

 

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Orange City Arts Regional Exhibition

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Twenty-two regional artists will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit November 13-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Saturday, Nov. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.
The juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition, is being held in conjunction with the Northwestern College production of Graham Greene’s The Power and the Glory.
Artists featured in the exhibit are Sara Alsum-Wassenaar, David Versluis, Jean-Guy Richard, Melissa Brantsen, Elena Wendt, Kali Wolkow, Lynae Dadisman, Brian J. Damon, Jacob Van Wyk, Faye Dengler, Betsy Brown,  Raynee Buckley, Mavis Simms, Matt Drissell, Rebekah Dykhuizen, Ken Fry, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Emily Stokes, Bridget F. Rowe, Adam Peterson, Josh Wynia and Amelia Thies. They are from Orange City, Ireton, McCook Lake, Sioux Center, Sheldon, Sergeant Bluff, North Sioux City, Sioux City, Sac City, Okoboji, Omaha, West Des Moines and Wakonda SD. A few artists are area college students.
Media includes ceramics, four-color letterpress, monotype, lithography, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, watercolor, crayon, charcoal, glicee print, textile/ silk, food products, polyurethane, plaster, photography, linocut, etching, collage, and red twig dogwood with crocheted yarn, buttons and bracelets.
Jurors for the exhibit are artists Joanne Alberda of Sioux Center and Joan Brower of Orange City. They will announce “best of show” and “honorable mention” awards at the reception November 22. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Sponsor of the show is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments. For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or check the website orangecityarts.net.
For tickets to The Power and the Glory, email boxoffice@nwciowa.edu or nwciowa.edu/tickets.

 

town hall meeting

orange city communications discussion

This informational meeting will be the final opportunity for Orange City’s citizens to learn about and ask questions about the upcoming vote on Orange City Communications. Discussion of the issue is in the July 17th issue of the Sioux County Capitol Democrat and a full ballot with more information is available in the July 24th issue. 

The meeting is set for Monday July 28, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Orange City City Hall building.  

 

Vote tuesday August 5th!

 

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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs: Community Conversation

 

Northwest Iowans are invited to join a Community Conversation sponsored by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Discussion will focus on northwest Iowans’ visions for the future related to arts, culture and history — locally and statewide.

Local forums are being held in Sioux City Tuesday, July 29 at 4:00pm at the Sioux City Public Museum, and in Orange City Wednesday, July 30 at 9:00am at the Northwestern College Vermeer Dining Room. A forum was held July 9 in Spencer.

The Department of Cultural Affairs oversees the Iowa Arts Council, the State Historical Society and Produce Iowa – State Office of Media Production.

According to Janine Calsbeek of the Orange City Arts Council, the conversations will include discussions on what’s important in local communities related to arts, history and culture. Where is funding needed, both locally and statewide? The revitalization of the State Historical Building will be part of the conversation. Chris Kramer from the Department of Cultural Affairs will be part of the forums.

Twenty Department of Cultural Affairs Community Conversations are being held in Iowa in July.

RSVP or give input at www.culturalaffairs.org. For more information, call 712-707-4885 or check orangecityarts.net.

OnStage: Orange City Area Community Band

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ORANGE CITY – The Orange City Area Community Band will take the stage for its final 2014 concert on Wed. July 30 in Orange City’s Windmill Park. Dan Mangold will be guest director.

The concert will feature a variety of music, including España Cañi, a Spanish pasodoble march often used as background music in bullfights in Spain, and occasionally in baseball matches in the States; and Ammerland by Dutch composer Jacob de Haan, named for a beautiful lake region in Germany.

The community band will play a famous Pirates of the Caribbean piece: Symphonic Suite from The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Other pieces will be Trombone King, a march by Karl King; the hymn arrangement of Beautiful Savior by James Swearingen; and a piece written in the classic American folk style: Cumberland Cross by Carl Strommen.

Guest conductor Dan Mangold is band director at MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School, assistant marching band director for the Pride of the Dutchmen marching band, and a trumpeter in the Orange City Area Community Band and Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

Long-time community band director, Carla Van Beek, directed her final concert July 9, after 17 years.

The concert is part of the Onstage Orange City series, sponsored by the Orange City Arts Council. It will begin at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Concessions will be offered.

Rain location is Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, contact the Orange City Arts Council: ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or 712.707.6514 or see orangecityarts.net.

Onstage: Chris O’Leary Band

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Onstage Orange City presents the Chris O’Leary Band

ORANGE CITY – A six-piece “perfectly rounded, energetic blues band” from New York, the Chris O’Leary Band, takes the stage Wednesday, July 23 at Windmill Park in Orange City. It’s the Onstage Orange City series, sponsored by Revival Animal Health in conjunction with the Orange City Arts Council.

The evening begins with Revival’s annual pet costume contest, at 6:00pm. All local pet owners are invited to join the fun; pets will be judged for presentation, uniqueness and creativity.

At 7:00pm, the Chris O’Leary Band takes the stage.

O’Leary spent many years as frontman, lead singer and harmonica player for Levon Helm. He has appeared on stage with many artists: Bobby Keys of the Rolling Stones, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, James Cotton, Dan Akroyd and more.

He has moved on to his own 6-piece band and his first release “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Blues Music Award (Memphis) and the 2011 Illinois Blues Blast Award (Chicago) for “Best New Artist Debut”. Now the band has released a second CD: “Waiting For The Phone To Ring.”

Reviews include this one from the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange: “Chris O’Leary’s got it, man, he’s got it. From rol­lickin’ rock to week­end stomp to slinkin’ down-lo back-alley swank to bar­rel­house bal­ladry and well beyond.”

And from Eric Gleason: “Every so often you’re lucky enough to see a band and realize that everything is just right. The right personalities, the right arrangements, the right instruments, the right attitude… ‘Tight’ doesn’t describe it. Bands that work hard and can stop and start on a dime are tight. Bands that know each other like the back of their hands are something special.”

And Bob Margolin: “While you and your fine band were play­ing I heard peo­ple say, ‘Who cares about the rest of the show, I just want to hear them all night!’ What a strong and impres­sive set. You and your band rock, big time.”

Concessions on July 23 will be offered by the Kiwanis. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Unity Christian Knight Center. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net, facebook.com/ocarts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com. Or check thechrisolearyband.com.

Classic Car Show

Classic Car

AND worship service

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Cars Arrive

4:00 p.m. –

5:30 p.m. — Outdoor Worship Service

Hot dogs, chips, and root beer floats will be served.

Join the fun! Sunday, July 20th @ First Reformed Church!

Development Project Updates in Orange City

Several projects in Orange City making good progress.

Here are some of those projects and where they are at:

Puddle Jumper #6

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This addition was developed for multi-family housing. This area was designated an urban revitalization area with a ten year property tax abatement being offered to developers. The first lot has been sold in this addition with the first four-plex apartment under construction.

Industrie Centrum #5

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This area was developed for light industrial projects. These are smaller lots to accommodate smaller service or light industrial businesses. There were six lots developed in this area ranging from .55 acre to .77 acre. One lot has been sold with construction to begin in the near future.

Ben Franklin

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Remodel work has come a long way in the former Bomgaar’s Building. We expect the Lori and Phil Warnke will be able to begin to assemble fixtures and start filling the store with inventory by the end of June. Although they do not have a specific opening date, their goal is to open in late August.

Los Tulipanes

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The kitchen addition is moving along at the west end of Holland Plaza. Los Tulipanes will occupy the west end of the building with a kitchen addition built onto it. Los Tulipanes has a goal of opening late summer or as soon as the kitchen addition is complete.

Casey’s General Store

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The land sale to Casey’s is complete and they own the eastern portion of the former Dutch Colony Inn property. Although we do not know the specific day construction will begin, we stay in touch with Casey’s and will coordinate a groundbreaking ceremony in the very near future.

OCDC Commercial Properties

You will see two signs appear on Highway 10 at the east end of town. There are two prime commercial lots available for sale along Highway 10. One is at the former MOC – Floyd Valley Superintendent Building and the other is the west portion of the property left from the Dutch Colony Inn. We are actively marketing the properties and hope to have them sold to commercial businesses needing a high traffic area.

Hampton Inn

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The project is moving along on schedule. Brock Jensen is the General Manager and they are on pace to have a late summer / early fall opening.

 

Northwest Iowa Flooding

Advisory: The City of Hawarden is requesting volunteers to assist in sandbagging.

Please report to 717 7th St. Please bring shovels and gloves.

Volunteers are needed for general clean-up on Wednesday June 18th in Rockvalley.

Volunteers are asked to go to Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 2020 8th Street South East for further instructions. For safety purposes, you are asked to wear proper work clothing, including: shoes, boots, and gloves.

Transportation to emergency areas will be provided. Free daycare for volunteers will be provided and Jungle Kids Daycare at the Faith Reformed Church from 12:30 to 3:30pm.

If you are not volunteering, you are asked to stay OFF city streets to allow emergency services to provide assistance to those who need it most.

Rockvalley is only accessible two ways, COUNTY BLACKTOP K-30 from the South, or from the East by taking U-S HIGHWAY 18. YOU CANNOT GET INTO ROCK VALLEY FROM THE NORTH OR THE WEST.

HIGHWAY 18, BETWEEN THE SOUTH DAKOTA STATE LINE (3 MILES WEST OF THE INWOOD AREA) AND COUNTY ROAD K42 (NEAR ROCK VALLEY). THE ROAD IS BLOCKED DUE TO FLOODING.

Streetscape 2014

Street Scape Map

Over the course of this summer the Orange City Street Department will carrying out plans to improve some of the side streets downtown that lead to Central Ave. Below is an estimate of when different parts of the project are expected to be completed. Keep in mind these are estimates and that the actual dates may change based on weather and other circumstances outside of anyone’s control. Businesses affected by the street closings will NOT be closed because of the construction. People wanting to access them are encouraged to use sidewalk access and side street parking.

The Northwestern Bank Drive Thru will be open for walk up service, and the businesses located on 2nd St NW will still be open. This includes Dr. Dave Gohman, Windmill Park Jewelers, Bibles for Missions, and Perkins Office Solutions. Parking for these businesses is limited so please park on nearby streets and access them via the sidewalk.

2nd Street NE

Paving on the week of June 23rd
Open for traffic the week of June 30th

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Started 6/17/14 and is planned to be finished during the first half of July.

 

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other side streets with tba construction dates

2nd Street SW

This is the street directly north of the courthouse

1st Street W

This is the street directly north of New York Life

Central Ave

Construction will take place between 3rd St N and 5th St N

Summer Suites

OnStage Orange City Presents

Summer Suites

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Three lovely gardens, wonderful sweets, exceptional performers: cellist Hannah McGarvey, storyteller Jim Schaap & ventriloquist Lisa Laird will make summer sweet this year during OnStage Orange City’s Summer Suites.

Three terrific shows: Jim Schaap tells stories from his new book, Up the Hill. Hannah McGarvey and her cello bring the tango, from Brazil & Argentina. Lisa Laird does an encore performance of her ventriloquist show destined for adults at an international convention. Marilyn Mayberry’s, Dale & Jill Pluim’s, Shay & Jackie Davis’ Succulent gardens and lovely desserts.

THANKS to Old Factory Coffee Shop, Don’s Food Center, Sweet Steele Edible Art & OC Floral Co.

When: Wed June 18. 6:30-8:45pm

Where: Three backyard gardens in Orange City

Tickets: $10 adults, $7 students; prior to June 13 $7.50 & $5 at Dove or OC town hall (Ticket includes schedule & map)

Rain location: NWC DeWitt Theatre.

 

Watoto Children’s Choir

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Watoto

Watoto Children’s Choir

Original & vibrant music from Africa, with dance routines & lifetransforming stories. Watoto is a compelling & energetic advocate for the 50 million orphaned children of Africa. Don’t miss it! Rain location: Unity Christian Knight Center. Thanks to Living Water Community Church for its generous support in providing housing & meals for Watoto! Concessions offered by American Reformed Church youth for their Urban Plunge missions trip.

When: Wed June 11 at 7pm
Where: Windmill Park, downtown Orange City
Details: orangecityarts.net | 712-707-4885 | ocArts@orangecityiowa.com

Sponsored by: Orange City Communications

Siren Test

Friday, June 6 at 9:30 am

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Orange City’s Got Talent!

ONSTAGE

 

Onstage Orange City begins its fifth season next week, and the stage will be popping with entertainment. It’s Orange City’s Got Talent! (But the talent comes from beyond city limits!)

Windmill Park is the place, Wednesday, May 28 the day. The show begins at 7:00pm.

This annual show promises a variety of performances from talented locals.

 Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places: $100, $75, and $50, respectively.

Tim Breen, Deb De Haan and Mike Noteboom are serving as judges. Lois Estell, along with last year’s winner Amanda Haverdink, are emcees. Plus Haverdink and Estell will treat the audience to a duet during the judges’ deliberation.

This free event, part of the Onstage Orange City series, is sponsored by the Orange City Area Health System and Quatro Composites™.

Additional thanks go to Orange City Floral, Windmill Park Jewelers, Headquarters for Hair and Mary Kay Beauty Consultant Christie Conover.

The planning committee includes Aaron Beadner, Leanne Bonnecroy, Lois Estell and Mike Stokes.

Concessions will be offered. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Rain location is the Unity Christian Knight Center.

Onstage Orange City is a program of the Orange City Arts Council. For more information or weather-related announcements, see orangecityarts.net or facebook.com/ocArts, call 712-707-4885 or email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com.

 

Lifeguard Certification Class

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Class 1: May 19, 20, 22, 24 – 5:00-9:00 PM, May 25 – 8:00 AM-4:00PM
Class 2: May 27, 28 – 5:00-9:00 PM, May 29, 30 – 8:00 AM–noon, May 31 – 8:00AM-4:00PM

Cost is $175. Students must attend all class sessions in order to receive credit for the course. Students must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course.

Contact Rachel at wellnessdir@orangecityiowa.com or 712-707-9494 to get signed up.

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Orange City Arts Council Regional Exhibition

Fifteen regional artists will be featured in the Orange City Arts Council’s exhibit Feb. 14-22 at the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center at Northwestern College. A reception with the artists will be Sat., Feb. 22 from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

Highlights - Judy Thompson

The juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts Council’s Regional Exhibition, is being held in conjunction with the Northwestern College musical, Man of La Mancha. Artworks are related to the themes in de Cervantes’ tale of Don Quixote: from madness and idealism to the fine line between illusion and reality.

 

Artists featured in the exhibit are Joanne Alberda, Brenda Schoenherr-Thelen, Vanessa Reusch, Becca (Lokker) Ortner, Judy Thompson, Bob  Huibregtse, David Versluis, Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath, Brian J. Damon, Glenda Drennen, Kali Wolkow, Katlyn Loeschen, Lyric Morris, David Lammers, and Kayla Vetter. They are from McCook Lake, SD, Sioux City, Storm Lake,  Okoboji, Le Mars, Sioux Center and Orange City.

David Versluis

Media includes batik, acrylic, oil, watercolor, aqua media, chalk pastel, ink, crocheted yarn, graphite, colored pencil, hot glue, textile, wire, steel, and wood.

 

Jurors for the exhibit are Rein and Margo Vanderhill, artists from Alton. They will select “best of show” and “honorable mention”, and those artists will receive cash prizes.

 

Sponsor of the show is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with Northwestern’s Art and Theatre Departments. For more information, call 712-707-4885, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or check the website orangecityarts.net.

 

For tickets to Man of La Mancha, email boxoffice@nwciowa.edu.

Judy Thompson Water Color and Drawing Series

Orange City Arts Council

ORANGE CITY – Artist Judy Thompson will offer a series of drawing and watercolor classes for adults, beginning in early March.

On Monday evenings, March 3-24, Thompson will teach “Drawing FUNdamentals I for Adults.” The class will explore basic techniques with a variety of subjects.

On Thursday evenings, March 6-27, Thompson will teach “Take the Plunge! Beginner Watercolor Class.” Also for adults, the class will explore the “beautiful, fluid medium of watercolor.”

Highlights - Judy ThompsonThompson, a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and the National Association of Art Educators, is an Orange City artist whose watercolors have received regional and national awards, including two artist residencies with the National Park Service.

Both classes will be 6:30-8:30pm at the Korver Visual Arts Center, Northwestern College. The fee is $60 per class if registration is received by Feb. 20. After Feb. 20, the fee is $70.

Sponsor is the Orange City Arts Council, in conjunction with the Northwestern College Art Department. To register, send your name, address, email address, phone number, and fee by Feb. 20 to Orange City Arts Council, PO Box 202, Orange City IA 51041.

For more information, see www.orangecityarts.net, email ocArts@orangecityiowa.com or call 712-707-4885. Thompson’s website is judythompsonwatercolors.com.

Calling All Lifeguards!

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Lifeguard certification class available in Sheldon at the Holiday Inn for $150.

• March 3-7 from 5-9 pm
• and March 8 from 8am-12pm

Lifeguard applications for Orange City and Alton pools will be available
Feb. 18th on the City of Orange City web site.

• Applications will be due April 1st (after April 1st will be by discretion only)
• Letters will be sent out April 18th. Contact 707-9494 w/questions or to sign up
• Download The application HERE.
• Email the completed application to wellnessdir@orangecityiowa.com or drop off at OC Area Fitness.

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Northwestern College Calendar of Events: March 2014

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14                    Preview Day, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Northwestern College

A cappella Choir home concert, 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Northwestern College

17–21              Senior art exhibit by Jeriah Dunk, Te Paske Gallery, Korver Visual Arts Center, Northwestern

College

 

20                    LifeLight Reset Tour concert, featuring Remedy Drive, VOTA, Manic Drive, Jeremy

Vanderloop and speaker Josh Brewer, 7 p.m., Christ Chapel, Northwestern College

 

21–22              World Premiere Festival, 7:30 p.m., Allen Black Box Theatre, Northwestern College

 

24–28              Senior art exhibit by Kayla Vetter, Te Paske Gallery, Korver Visual Arts Center, Northwestern College

 

28                    Concert by Baladino, a folk group from Israel, 7:30 p.m., Christ Chapel, Northwestern College

 

29                    Ethnic Fair, 5 p.m., Rowenhorst Student Center Gym, Northwestern College

 

31–April 4         Senior art exhibit by Lindsey Vander Velde, Te Paske Gallery, Korver Visual Arts Center, Northwestern
College

Woudstra Meat Market Wins 2 New Awards

Congratulations to Woudstra Meat Market!

The 78th Annual Convention of the Iowa Meat Processors Association was held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the ISU Meat Laboratory in Ames, IA on Feb. 13-16, 2014. Processors from 38 plants were in attendance as well as suppliers in the Trade Show displaying products and services in 42 booths. Processors representing 25 plants entered a total of 277 products and there were winning entries from 20 of the 25 plants. Amy Vanden Hull, Woudstra Meat Market in Orange City received two awards. One for Large Diameter Luncheon Meat (Farmers Bologna) and the other for Innovative Beef Product (Amsterdam Roast).

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Fine Art Sale to Benefit Luke Society

Orange City, IA (May 1-2, 2014)
Elinor Noteboom, a regionally noted artist, has released a portion of her collection to be sold with proceeds benefiting the Luke Society. The sale will be held on May 1-2 in the lower level of the Iowa State Bank, 105 Albany Ave SE, Orange City, Iowa. The hours will be Thursday, 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday, 10:30 AM-3:00PM.

Including some limited editions, her collection contains more than 25 original serigraphs, pencil sketches, oil and acrylic paintings. Jean Vogel, art sale coordinator, commented, “This is a rare opportunity to be able to purchase these wonderful pieces of art. Elinor has captured the Dutch Heritage in many of her original serigraphs. Another theme she expresses is the relationship of what she experienced on her trips to Japan with the rural beauty of northwest Iowa. This is an exciting collection and I am honored to help bring it to our community.”

About the Artist:
Noteboom’s prints and tapestries are part of public and private collections in the United States, the Netherlands, France and Japan. An authority in the art of screen printing, she has written articles published in the Journal of the Print World and Screenprinting magazine and was a speaker at the International Printmaking Conference held is Bristol, England in 1999.Elinor’s work on the history of serigraphy, also known as silk screen printing, is owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

About the Luke Society:
The Luke Society is an interdenominational organization of Christian health and business professionals dedicated to medical missions. They support indigenous Christian health professionals who have a vision to reach their own people. Learn more about the Luke Society by visiting www.lukesociety.org

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craft central to open in former bomgaars building

BF-1.2-1024x237The Orange City Development Corporation announced today the future opening of a Ben Franklin Crafts store in the former Bomgaars Supply store building on Orange City’s main street. Phil and Lori Warnke will be opening their second Ben Franklin Crafts store in the fall of 2014.

“We are thrilled that this important building in our vibrant downtown will be home to a Ben Franklin Crafts store,” reports Lyle Korver, President of the Development Corp. “This corner represents an important piece to our retail market. It will not only serve our residents’ stated wants and needs, but also enhance the ‘destination’ niche that continues to build here… an ethnic tourist experience, sought-after shopping and dining venues, and a quality of life enjoyed by all generations.”

Mike Hofman, Orange City Chamber of Commerce Director, adds that Orange City is on a path to become a destination for retail shopping, entertainment, cultural offerings, as well as great place to live. “Our downtown is home to many niche shops and nationally recognized retailers,” he explains. “We believe that Ben Franklin will be a perfect fit and help to complement our other downtown retailers.”

“We are looking forward to opening our second location, being a long-term member of the community, serving the citizens of Orange City, and helping draw new shoppers to town,” said Phil Warnke, co-owner of Ben Franklin. The Warnke’s have operated their Sheldon, Iowa store for over 20 years. Orange City’s Ben Franklin is expected to open in the fall of 2014.

Poffertjes at The Little White Store

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Poffertjes will be available in The Little White Store, downtown Orange City on Wednesday, May 7, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The authentic Dutch sweet treats are made by The Dutch Heritage Boosters and proceeds are used to preserve Orange City history and promote the community’s Dutch heritage. Dutch Heritage Booster projects include The Century Home, Little White Store and Sinterklaas Day

Fine Art Sale to Benefit Luke Society

Orange City, IA (May 1-2, 2014)
Elinor Noteboom, a regionally noted artist, has released a portion of her collection to be sold with proceeds benefiting the Luke Society. The sale will be held on May 1-2 in the lower level of the Iowa State Bank, 105 Albany Ave SE, Orange City, Iowa. The hours will be Thursday, 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM and Friday, 10:30 AM-3:00PM.

Including some limited editions, her collection contains more than 25 original serigraphs, pencil sketches, oil and acrylic paintings. Jean Vogel, art sale coordinator, commented, “This is a rare opportunity to be able to purchase these wonderful pieces of art. Elinor has captured the Dutch Heritage in many of her original serigraphs. Another theme she expresses is the relationship of what she experienced on her trips to Japan with the rural beauty of northwest Iowa. This is an exciting collection and I am honored to help bring it to our community.”

About the Artist:
Noteboom’s prints and tapestries are part of public and private collections in the United States, the Netherlands, France and Japan. An authority in the art of screen printing, she has written articles published in the Journal of the Print World and Screenprinting magazine and was a speaker at the International Printmaking Conference held is Bristol, England in 1999.Elinor’s work on the history of serigraphy, also known as silk screen printing, is owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

About the Luke Society:
The Luke Society is an interdenominational organization of Christian health and business professionals dedicated to medical missions. They support indigenous Christian health professionals who have a vision to reach their own people. Learn more about the Luke Society by visiting www.lukesociety.org

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Woudstra Meat Market Wins 2 New Awards

Congratulations to Woudstra Meat Market!

The 78th Annual Convention of the Iowa Meat Processors Association was held at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center and the ISU Meat Laboratory in Ames, IA on Feb. 13-16, 2014. Processors from 38 plants were in attendance as well as suppliers in the Trade Show displaying products and services in 42 booths. Processors representing 25 plants entered a total of 277 products and there were winning entries from 20 of the 25 plants. Amy Vanden Hull, Woudstra Meat Market in Orange City received two awards. One for Large Diameter Luncheon Meat (Farmers Bologna) and the other for Innovative Beef Product (Amsterdam Roast).

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