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If you’re a person who loves to be around cats, SOLAS has an invitation for you. Since we are deep into “kitten season” this would be a “purrfect” time for you to volunteer with SOLAS as a “foster parent” for a litter of kittens and, sometimes, their mother, too. If this is something that yo…

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The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce utilized its mid-year meeting to mark the graduation of the 31st class of Leadership Council Bluffs and to hear from a local businessman about success.

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The Council Bluffs Fire Department will once again offer local children a chance to cool down from the summer. The department’s hydrant party season begins today.

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To help support area youth, TS Bank donated $5,000 to TeamMates of Council Bluffs to expand the chapter’s impact with Council Bluffs youth. The bank and its nonprofit arm, TS Institute, presented the check during a ceremony in May at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs.

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Neither the hot sun nor a sea of floodwater could keep the Pottawattamie County Relay for Life from marching on.

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The women who volunteer as the Historic General Dodge House’s “General’s Ladies” are terming Saturday morning’s annual plant sale a “huge success.”

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Dusted Charm, a local clothing boutique, held a “give back” event Friday with 25% of the day’s proceeds to be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of 17-month-old community member Jason Jensen, who was born with cystic fibrosis.

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Sheer joy. That’s what I discovered when I took my puppy to the Kevin Bills Memorial Dog Park this week. I recently became a member of this fabulous dog park, located on the grounds of the Midlands Humane Society.

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Boys Town Iowa will hold its third annual Fathers Matter Community Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 8 at Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road.

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Cobalt Credit Union hosted a free “shred” day and food drive Saturday at Super Saver, 1141 N. Broadway, to help protect participant’s identities and collect food for Food Bank of the Heartland in Omaha.

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A cursory search for various types of reading material geared for those who love animals did not turn up empty handed. I searched online for the most popular magazines, journals, blogs, etc., and discovered at least 60 different types of pieces sure to please all the pet people out there.

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Boots is a beautiful young lady who just celebrated her first birthday last month. She gets along great with other cats, but we are unsure how well she would be with children or dogs. Boots also loves to wrap her body around the back of your neck. One very special thing that she really needs…

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The annual Pottawattamie Gives! event will take place from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday and will showcase more charities and causes involved than ever before. There will be a celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bayliss Park.

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Do you celebrate your dog or cat’s birthday? Do you make a special dessert for them to eat? Or do you just use your pet’s birthday as an excuse to get yourself a delicious cake and then give Fido and Fluffy some milk bones and tuna and call it good?

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Happy Birthday Bristol and Porter! These adorable darlings celebrated their first birthday Friday. A purrfect gift for them would be a furever home together. Bristol is a cautious kitty who enjoys affection, but with some reservation.