Thursday, May 23, 2013
If you're planning to stick around Ames this Memorial Day weekend, here's quick look at the weather for Memorial Day weekend.
Sign up for Ames Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer. However, if you stick around Ames this Memorial Day, it won't feel much like summer. Hold off on grabbing the coats and gloves; it won't be that cool. Here's what you can expect though for both your outdoor and Memorial Day weekend travel plans. A front that will be “meandering” between northern Missouri and southern and western Iowa will bring showers and thunderstorms periodically throughout the weekend, meteorologist Frank Boksa told the Des Moines Register. It’s too early to determine if any of those storms have tornado potential, but he also said they will bring “very heavy” rainfall. …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
In one week, Ames Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Ready for some exciting news? Here at Patch, we’re getting a whole new look. It’s coming next week and it’s going to make Ames Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone. Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up. The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able to start your own blog anytime…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Some helpful links with information for how to pitch in as Oklahomans try to pick up the pieces today from yesterday's massive tornado.
The devastating tornado that rocked Oklahoma on Monday hits close to home and leaves many wondering how to help. As an Iowan, living on the eastern edge of Tornado Alley, a humid spring morning can mean more than just turning on the air conditioning, it can mean a restless night of watching radars and listening for sirens as dangerous storms rumble our way across the Plains. It can mean helping your neighbor clean up if you are so fortunate to find your own home unaffected the next day. The largest tornado on record to hit near Ames was in 1976, registering as an F5. Five years ago Friday, an EF5 tornado tore a 43-mile path of destruction in the north east Iowa towns of Parkersburg, New Hartford and Dunkerton, killing eight, injuring 70…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Urbandale's Allen Lazard is also the top-ranked receiver in the country.
Allen Lazard, an Urbandale High School football player and Iowa State recruit, has been named to Rivals.com’s list of the top 100 high school football players in the Class of 2014. Lazard, a receiver for the J-Hawks, is no. 25 on the list. The 6-foot-5, 204-pounder is also the top-ranked receiver in the country, according to the Des Moines Register. The latest Rivals ranking took Lazard down a spot. In February, he was no. 24 on the list. During the past season Lazard was named to the Elite All State Football Team by the Des Moines Register, according to the Urbandale J-Hawks website. This was the second consecutive year Lazard was honored by the newspaper in this manner. Lazard drew recruiting interest from such powers as Ohio State, …
Find out what's in store for Ames weather this week.
So what's going on in Ames weather this week? A warmer, windy start to the work week will give way to cooler temps later this week. While our area was pummeled with rain and severe weather Sunday night, we could see more as early as Monday afternoon. Here's a peek at what the first few days of the week will look like weatherwise, according to the National Weather Service: Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy, with a south southwest wind around 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here's our look at who's hiring in and around Ames for the week of May 19.
Here are six local job opportunities we found this week. View more jobs from CareerBuilder.com right here on Ankeny Patch. Who’s Hiring: Mary Greeley Medical Center Who’s Hiring: Younkers Who’s Hiring: Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Who’s Hiring: Petco Who’s Hiring: Casey's General Stores Sign up for Ames Patch's free newsletter | Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ames Patch WOW Home of the Week: 4700 Westbend Dr.
Take a peek at our Ames Patch WOW Home of the Week. This week we feature 4700 Westbend Dr., a unique home built in 1952 that's located on four acres of wooded land. Details: To learn more, visit Zillow.com. Or check out these other new Ames homes for sale.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Use our free announcement service to share the good news about your Ames High School or college graduate.
Ames High School's graduation isn't until next weekend, but if you have a child graduating from either high school or college, you no doubt want to spread the news. You're in luck. Patch can help you do that...for free. Shout how proud you are to the world. Post a free announcement by click here. In the category drop down box (see photo), select "graduation." Enter the graduate's name, school and any other details you'd like to share. Directly below the "description" box, you'll see an "Upload photos and videos" button. If you'd like your announcement featured on the home page, be sure to add a photo or video. Only announcements with photos or video will be featured on the home page. Once you have filled in the information about your …
Movie reviews and movie times for theaters in Ames. Let Patch help you decide what you're going to see this weekend. Movies to choose from include "Iron Man 3", "The Croods" and "Jurassic Park 3D".
Movie information aggregated from MovieFone.com Star Trek Into Darkness "The film is densely plotted, occasionally bordering on the convoluted, but the clarity and inventiveness of the direction keeps the drama and the action constantly percolating." Slant Magazine. Full Review "Spectacular special effects, superbly crafted action sequences, plenty of humor and terrific performances render it a cut above most summer blockbusters." Claudia Puig, USA Today. Full Review Do you plan on seeing this movie? Leave a review of the film with a comment below after you do. - - - - - The Great Gatsby (also in 3D) "Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is the first must-see film of Hollywood’s summer season, if for no other reason than its jaw-dropping …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
May is designated as National Hamburger Month. Ames has quite a few choices to go out for a burger, and making your own is a perfectly acceptable way to honor the American delicacy.
Any hamburger connoisseurs out there? I like to patty my burgers by hand, throw a pad of butter in the middle and crumbled blue cheese, bacon and caramelized onions on top. But, that's just me. Going out for a burger is a good option, too. So, while we are celebrating this American delicacy, where's the best burger in Ames? Maybe it's a local business or maybe it's your own personal creation. Last year, during our Readers' Choice contest, you voted Oddfellow's Burger Kitchen as having the best burger in Ames. Care to disagree? Think your own is better? Tell us in comments who has the best burger or share a picture by clicking "upload photo and video". On another note, the Chicago Tribune has compiled a list of facts you may not know about …