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 […]
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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 […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – The city’s oldest park will retain some of its past in the future. Renovation of Greene Square Park is targeted to begin next spring, with the previous design plan scrapped after public input. See the preliminary concept here. Heather Lynxwiler, an architect with OPN Architects, said that initial plan, with a curved […]
The new Cedar Rapids Public Library doesn’t open until later this month, but I had the opportunity to tour the building during an assignment for the Corridor Business Journal and you can get a sneak peek here. Indoor space feels much larger than that at the former library, which was flooded in 2008, but it’s […]
Another Downtown Farmers Market is scheduled in Cedar Rapids for this Saturday, June 15, 2013. With more than 220 vendors, the market is one of the largest in the Midwest. I’m told the downtown market earlier this month had a crowd estimated at 18,000 people, which is amazing and wonderful for the vendors. But I’ve […]
CEDAR RAPIDS — Some of the mature trees in Greene Square Park will likely be removed under renovation plans, but Cedar Rapids Parks Superintendent Daniel Gibbons promised all would not be lost.
(Feb. 28, 2013) This week’s snow has led to numerous cancellations and school delays, but one event that is still on-schedule is tonight’s public forum on Greene Square Park. Changes are in store for the park, a longtime mainstay for events and a central gathering spot in downtown Cedar Rapids.