By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Goat’s milk — a beauty secret said to be favored by Cleopatra — is catching fire far beyond the Nile. While the Egyptian queen purportedly kept her skin supple with goat’s milk baths, the soap form of goat’s milk is gaining a modern-day following. “Quite a few people are making […]
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Month: May 2016
Historic homes and gardens open for Iowa...
IOWA CITY – Friends of Historic Preservation will showcase historic homes and historically recreated gardens and offer wine-tasting at a former family vineyard during a tour next Sunday, May 29. The event provides a glimpse into some of the city’s grandest homes, as well as gorgeous gardens. Learn more about the 2016 tour from Friends […]
Houby Days 2016 Photo Gallery: mushrooms...
CEDAR RAPIDS – A week’s delay in this year’s scheduled date for Houby Days translated into picture-perfect weather for the three-day festival. Carnival rides, live music, and of course, the festival’s Czech namesake – mushrooms – drew large crowds to Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. The event kicked off on Friday, May 20, with a […]
March against Monsanto in the Heartland
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan Cedar Rapids-area residents joined in global efforts Saturday, May 21, 2016, during the March Against Monsanto. More than two dozen people were joined in the march by candidates Tom Fiegen, who is hoping to unseat Republican Senator Chuck Grassley in this fall’s election, and Joe Stutler, who is challenging Joel Miller […]
Unearthing history at Greene Square in C...
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS — A time capsule, buried 40 years ago in Greene Square Park, was opened to the public Friday, May 20, 2016, to reveal a glimpse of the history of Cedar Rapids. Greene Square, between Third and Fourth avenues SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, has been undergoing a $1.9 million renovation […]
Lion Bridge features mushroom beer for H...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Lion Bridge Brewing Co., in Czech Village, is combining two things that many Iowans love: beer and mushrooms. Mushroom beer has become somewhat of a tradition for the neighborhood brewery during the annual Houby Days celebration, happening May 20-22, 2016. And this time, they’re doing it twice. Chanterelle Disaster (Mushroom Porter, 5.8%) […]
Houby Days mushroom festival begins May ...
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS — This year’s Houby Days is scheduled a bit later than in years past, but given this weekend’s forecast, that might be fortunate. Hopefully by the time the annual mushroom festival begins later this month, the weather will be looking up. Houby, the Czech word for mushrooms, are central […]
Market After Dark returning to downtown ...
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal An experiment with an unconventional farmers market is moving to the next phase after a wildly successful trial run. Market After Dark, which debuted last August in downtown Cedar Rapids, will be repeated this summer with some tweaks, said Melissa McCarville, communications manager for the Cedar Rapids Metro […]
Heeding the Three Kings frost warning
With temperatures expected to hit the 80s in Iowa today, it might seem that the risk of frost is far behind for this season. But it’s often prudent to heed the Three Kings frost warning, regardless. According to the Czech legend, the three kings or saints – Pankrac on May 12, Servac on May 13 […]
Milkweed plants at Noelridge Mother’s Da
UPDATE (May 2, 2016): The city sent out a corrected press release to note that visitors don’t need to make a purchase to take home a free milkweed plant and also changes the schedule of events. Original post: Mother’s Day this year falls on Sunday, May 8, the earliest date possible for the celebration, which […]