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What survives a hard freeze?

With temperatures dipping into the 20s last night, parts of Iowa were under a hard freeze warning between April 27 and 28. Hopefully, gardeners heeded the Czech “Three Kings” warning and hadn’t yet planted peppers, tomatoes and other tender crops, but in case you missed it, keep it in mind for next year. A hard […]

Photos: EcoFest 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS – The weather could not have been more picture-perfect for this year’s EcoFest, on Saturday, April 20. Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted throngs of visitors who attended the free festival in and around NewBo City Market, the Cherry Building and CSPS Hall, along Third Street SE. The annual event, in honor of […]

Old and new: Photographer creates unique...

CEDAR RAPIDS — Slovak photographer Monika Klučiarová has long been passionate about taking photos of newborns, and had always held a fascination with Slovakian folk costumes, called kroje. Combining the two created a unique art form “that merges the innocent beauty of newborns with the treasured works of our ancestors,” Klučiarová said during the opening […]