CEDAR RAPIDS – Candidates for president made their final push this weekend, in front of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that will take place Monday, Feb. 1. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders drew large crowds in Cedar Rapids, while former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley rallied his troops as he met with supporters […]
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Month: January 2016
Second Sunday garden forums: search for ...
Project GREEN’s 2016 Second Sunday winter garden forums are already under way. All of the forums are 2-4 p.m. in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library and are free to attend, with refreshments and door prizes. I’m sorry I missed out on the first one, in January, in which Chuck Porto, retail […]
Rediscovering our Food System in Iowa
An event coming up next week in Johnson County, Iowa, will bring together six sectors of our food system to help spur conversation and move forward toward a common vision. Learn more about the free event here: Join us Thursday, February 4th, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. for Alliances—Rediscovering our Food System, a public forum where we will […]
Iowa central to proposed “Monarch Highwa
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – Travelers along Interstate 35 would share the plus-1,500-mile route with some migrating friends if plans for a “Monarch Highway” take flight. Chip Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas, described the proposal during his presentation Jan. […]
Master Gardeners bring classes to Easter...
Linn County Master Gardeners will be spreading the word about a multitude of gardening topics in their upcoming 2016 library series. From Blairstown to North Liberty, Central City to Cedar Rapids and beyond, the experts will provide information on container gardening, organic vegetables, rain barrels and more. If you’d prefer to fit it all in […]
NewBo City Market hires new director
CEDAR RAPIDS – It’s hard to believe it was only a little over three years ago that the NewBo City Market opened its doors. Since then it has hosted numerous events such as culinary classes, BBQ & Brew, Meet Me at the Market and even political rallies. But the market has been without a leader […]
Shops fill niche in New Bo, Czech Villag...
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS — Meegan Hofmeister chose the road less traveled in her first entrepreneurial venture. Ms. Hofmeister opened an upscale clothing shop in November 2013 in New Bohemia, an area known more for its dining and entertainment options than retail enterprises. Two years later, the success of The […]
Photo gallery: Hillary Clinton at NewBo ...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Hundreds of people crowded into the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids on Monday, Jan. 4, to get an up-close look at Hillary Clinton in her run for the Democratic nomination for president. Introduced by retired teacher, Cindy Garlock, and former Iowa Governor and current U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, Clinton […]
Youngville Café, other landmarks dot Lin
(Editor’s note: Check with the establishments on updated hours/closures when planning your trip.) By Cindy Hadish/for Edible Iowa River Valley As the transcontinental Lincoln Highway was constructed through Iowa one century ago, businesses popped up alongside to serve motorists’ needs, including fuel for their cars and food for the drivers and passengers. Landmarks such as […]
Monarch Watch founder to speak at Kirkwo...
Linn County Master Gardeners are kicking off a new “Planting For Pollinators” year, starting with a presentation at Kirkwood Community College by the founder and director of Monarch Watch on Jan. 20, 2016. The monarch population has been decreasing, due in large part to declining habitat and the loss of milkweed, which serves as the […]