CEDAR RAPIDS – Zaytoon Mediterranean Grill is leaving NewBo City Market, as of Feb. 27, 2019. No explanation was given for the departure, with the following announcement on Facebook that afternoon: “We regret to inform everyone, Zaytoon has been told to vacate the Market. It is completely out of our hands. We’re moving out today. […]
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Month: February 2019
Immigrants welcomed during naturalizatio...
CEDAR RAPIDS – A museum that celebrates the immigrant experience in America provided the perfect setting Friday, Feb. 22, for 75 people to become U.S. citizens. The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, hosted a naturalization ceremony, the formal proceeding that marks the end of the process to become a […]
Marion, Iowa, takes first steps to save ...
By Cindy Hadish MARION — As demolitions of historic buildings bulldoze ahead in Cedar Rapids, leaders in neighboring Marion are poised to lead the way in saving some of the city’s architectural heritage. The Marion City Council last night voted unanimously to refer proposals by Seven Hills East LLC to the city’s Economic Development Committee. […]
Photos: Winter Gardening Fair 2019
CEDAR RAPIDS — Lots of scary stuff out there in the world of gardening. In addition to Emerald Ash Borer — now confirmed in 66 Iowa counties — and Japanese beetles, which have plagued Iowa since 1994, gardeners also have to contend with invaders such as the spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug and […]
Iowa efforts cited in overwintering mona...
While California is marking a record low number of overwintering monarch butterflies, counts in Mexico are more encouraging. The latest survey in Mexico — where monarchs from Iowa overwinter — showed a doubling in population compared to last year. Experts say further efforts are needed to bring monarchs back from their perilous decline, particularly by […]
Lucky’s Market begins clearance sales af
IOWA CITY – More than three years after opening to crowds in Iowa City, the state’s first Lucky’s Market will be closing its doors. Related: Three-way grocery store race Lucky’s made this announcement on Facebook: “After more than three and a half years of serving the local community, we regret to inform you that we […]
Once threatened with legal action, Cedar...
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – Ed Thornton captured national attention in 2014 when he faced a trespassing violation for gardening two vacant city lots behind his home. Now, more than four years after being ordered to remove the garden, which supplied his neighbors with a wide variety of fresh vegetables, Thornton will be […]
Indian Creek Nature Center teams with Ro...
The Indian Creek Nature Center this morning announced a collaboration with the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to research and outreach in organic farming. Etzel Sugar Grove Farm, donated to the Nature Center, will transition to an organic operation and serve as the Midwest Organic Center, offering a training site, field days and other ways […]