The gardens at Noelridge Park, at Council Street and Collins Road NE, won second place in an international contest last year and for the second time, will be entered in the competition. Linn County Master Gardener, Becki Lynch, is again leading efforts with the garden design. See more about last year’s entry: Noelridge Garden Contest […]
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Month: June 2015
After long wait, Sauce Bar & Bistro open
CEDAR RAPIDS – The wait is finally over. Co-owner Lenny Sims summed up the opening of his restaurant, Sauce Bar & Bistro, in one word: “relief.” After two years of work, it’s no wonder. Sims and co-owner Chris Robinson used two days this week for a soft opening of the bistro, at 1507 C St. […]
“An Iowa original” New Pioneer Food Co-o
IOWA CITY – New Pioneer Food Co-op is throwing a party for its co-op members this Saturday, June 27, 2015. The store has been in Iowa City since 1971 and has since expanded to Coralville and more recently, Cedar Rapids.
Eating our way through Community Support...
This won’t earn me the Mother of the Year award, but I felt somewhat proud about the snack I served my sons last week. It took little effort on my part, other than opening a container of just-picked locally grown strawberries and slicing a loaf of freshly baked whole-wheat sourdough bread.
Feed Iowa First needs to put the brakes ...
Anyone who knows Sonia Kendrick knows how much she has given to this community. Kendrick started Feed Iowa First to grow food for people in need, and now her nonprofit organization has a need of its own.
Lightning kills Hiawatha woman at Linn C...
This news was just released tonight by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources: PALO – A Hiawatha woman died after being struck by lightning early Saturday evening at Pleasant Creek State Recreation Area near Palo in Linn County.
New Village Farmers Market gets under wa...
CEDAR RAPIDS – The new Village Farmers Market kicked off its season on Saturday, June 13, at Sokol Park, along the Cedar River. Several vendors braved the rain and said they had a decent turnout, in spite of the weather. A good mix of fresh produce (the strawberries were delicious!) baked goods, including kolaches, plants […]
June is the “new July” for garden walks
Opportunities to view gorgeous gardens abound this month, with several tours in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. Some of the garden walks that previously were held in July have been moved to June, which seems particularly fitting this season, with many gardens already sporting the lushness of July. Let’s hope for beautiful weather […]
Photo gallery: Downtown Farmers Market 2...
Could anyone have asked for a more beautiful day to kick off the 10th anniversary season of the Downtown Farmers Market? The combination of picture-perfect weather and a long stretch since the final market of last year brought out the crowds to buy lettuce, radishes, strawberries, jams, local wines and cheese, handcrafted items and more. […]
Downtown Farmers Market kicks off 10th a...
Whether you love it or do your best to avoid it, downtown Cedar Rapids will be packed this Saturday, June 6, as the Downtown Farmers Market launches its 10th anniversary season. The market runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon in a slightly different location this year, due to construction in Greene Square Park.