Iowa has just six electoral votes, but an indication of the tight race here was evidenced with visits by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the same day. Clinton appeared outside the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids this afternoon, with Trump’s visit scheduled for later in the night. During remarks that lasted about […]
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Month: October 2016
Iowa Valley Food Co-op ending five-year ...
Iowa Valley Food Co-op is closing its virtual doors. The Cedar Rapids-based co-op, which uses an online ordering system to connect local producers and customers, will end after the Nov. 2, 2016, distribution day. Grass-fed beef, locally grown vegetables and farm-fresh eggs were among the many items sold through the co-op, which offered distribution sites […]
Learn how to reduce energy costs through...
Iowans hoping to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint at the same time can learn about residential solar at an upcoming session at Prairiewoods in Hiawatha. See more from the Iowa Renewable Energy Association (I-Renew) about this upcoming free event: Hiawatha, Iowa: Residential solar is on the rise, but many people still have questions […]
New event at Noelridge Park orchid show
A new open exhibition table at the Eastern Iowa Orchid Show and Sale will allow anyone to display their blooming orchid and compete for awards. The show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Noelridge Park Greenhouse, 4900 Council St. NE, […]
Preparing for the big freeze in Iowa
Much of Iowa is under a frost or freeze warning tonight – Oct. 12, 2016 – into tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service notes that temperatures will drop to between 26 and 32 degrees over most of the state, including Linn, Johnson and Winneshiek counties, while frost is expected in southeastern counties, such as Scott, […]
How to celebrate a zero-waste wedding
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine Rather than directly embarking on their honeymoon, Olivia Dorothy and her husband, Damon Gray, spent their first day together as a married couple delivering food scraps to chickens on a farm. The excursion was one part of the couple’s larger effort to have a “zero-waste” wedding. Dorothy, 32, of Rock […]
Flood fallout in New Bohemia, Czech Vill...
By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal CEDAR RAPIDS – Temporary flood protection drew a distinct line between victory and loss for Cedar Rapids businesses, but even in areas left untouched by the near-record surge from the Cedar River, the flood of 2016 is taking its toll. A 9.8-mile system of earthen berms and HESCO […]