The switch from Daylight Saving Time can be a bit frightening, with the thought of “losing” an hour of daylight looming ahead. Just as it began this spring, on the earliest date possible, Daylight Saving Time is ending as early as it can this fall.
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Month: October 2015
The city of Iowa City was among the trendsetters years ago when it began hosting an indoor farmers market during winter months. Due to logistics, however, the regular indoor market was scaled back to just two holiday markets last year and the same will hold true this season.
CEDAR RAPIDS – The Noelridge Park Gardens won first place in the All-America Selections Landscape Design Contest, organizers announced. Noelridge took top honors this year for gardens with 10,000 to 100,000 visitors, after achieving second place in 2014 in the category for under 10,000 visitors.
Our pollinators, particularly bees and monarch butterflies, need all the help they can get. An upcoming event at Cornell College in Mount Vernon will draw attention to their plight. Mike Bianco, a visiting artist at Cornell, is holding a workshop on how to make “seed bombs” to help encourage pollination. The event, in room 313 […]
CEDAR RAPIDS — Greene Square Park, residents of Cedar Rapids (hopefully) know, is named for one of the city’s founders, Judge George Greene, and isn’t a misspelling of the word “green.” Still, it was nice to have that pocket of green in the middle of the city, where warm days would bring out downtown workers […]
Earlier this month, two Iowans were charged with killing one swan and injuring another. Today, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced a similar case, this time with three men near Fort Madison.
Given the other infestations in Iowa, it was only a matter of time before the emerald ash borer was detected in Cedar Rapids. A member of Iowa’s emerald ash borer team discovered live larvae on an ash tree at an Interstate 380 rest area in southern Cedar Rapids, state officials announced this morning.
UPDATE (Oct. 18, 2015) Nile Dusdieker sent this information about the results of the People’s Choice Award: Over 650 people attended the Fourth Annual Eastern Iowa Orchid Show at Noelridge Greenhouse in Cedar Rapids over the past weekend. The attendees voted for their favorite orchid display and race was very tight. Eastern Iowa Orchid Society […]
Sometimes, we ease into the end of the gardening season with a light frost or at least warnings a few nights in a row. This fall, we could get hit with both our first frost and a hard, or killing, freeze all in one swoop.
Andy Deutmeyer isn’t your “typical” hospital cook. Deutmeyer was a chef and owner of Blend, a former upscale fusion restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids, before he took the chef’s job at Mercy Medical Center. Given the fabulous meals at Blend and Mercy’s focus on providing fresh and local foods, it’s fitting that Deutmeyer is the […]