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Lately, it seems that any event scheduled around a beer tasting or with the promise of local brews is guaranteed to sell out.
Museums host discussions over beer, churches are going into bars and craft beer festivals are growing in popularity.
The latest “local” beer phenomenon involves one of my favorite topics: locally grown foods. Continue reading
Trumpeter swan photo/Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Carrol Henderson
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported today that two hunters were charged in connection with the killing of one trumpeter swan and injuring another.
According to the DNR, the incident took place shortly after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. The two were charged by the DNR on Sunday morning following an investigation. Continue reading
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By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine The six-month shelf life of Tracey Norman’s nut butters likely hold little consequence to most of her customers. Jars of the natural nut butters — in tantalizing flavors such as white chocolate almond; salted cashew; … Continue reading
The Iowa Grown Market is among the stops on the 2015 Farm Crawl. (photo/Iowa Grown Market)
So many events are happening this weekend, and we’re not talking football.
The Sweetgrass Flute & Nature Fest, Iowa’s first Native American style flute festival, is happening at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha. The festivities kicked off this morning (Friday, Sept. 25) to be followed by three days of live music, mind/body/spirit wellness workshops, nature activities and a Blessing of the Animals. Continue reading
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Sen. Tom Harkin is shown visiting an Iowa farm in Harrison County on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
On a freelance assignment this weekend on a farm in western Iowa, I bumped into former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, looking rather refreshed after being retired since the end of his term in January.
Harkin last month endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president and wasn’t back-tracking on his decision. Continue reading
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Bee-themed games were part of the fun at Honey Fest 2014. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Indian Creek Nature Center’s Honey Fest is changing to a Saturday this year and has additional features for this annual event.
Check out photos from last year’s Honey Fest here, and read on for more from the Indian Creek Nature Center about this year’s event, coming Saturday, Sept. 19: Continue reading
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By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS — Sonia Kendrick uses her best “sales” pitch. “Fresh vegetables,” she calls out to small groups of people as they walk past her converted green bus. “They’re organic! They’re free!” The … Continue reading
Noelridge greenhouse staff will demonstrate how to take plant cuttings at three upcoming sessions at the Noelridge gardens. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
CEDAR RAPIDS – The gardens at Noelridge Park have been the site of some really incredible events this summer, with more scheduled for the fall.
Free plant cutting demonstrations are the latest activities, with three dates scheduled: Sept. 17, 24 and Oct. 1, all beginning at 9 a.m. Continue reading
Beverage stands kept busy Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, during Market After Dark, a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Downtown Farmers Market in Cedar Rapids. (photo/Cindy Hadish)
It’s no wonder that some of the vendors were a bit overwhelmed at the first Market After Dark in Cedar Rapids.
Organizers said the inaugural event on Aug. 29, 2015, drew an estimated crowd of 34,000 to downtown Cedar Rapids. Continue reading