The Linn County Master Gardeners Creative Gardening Series features three outstanding speakers who will whet your appetite for the coming gardening season. All sessions are free and will be held in Whipple Auditorium at the Cedar Rapids Public Library, 450 Fifth Ave. SE, from 6-8 p.m. Related: List of gardening classes in Linn County Read […]
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Month: March 2017
Supporters form human circle around Moth...
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – Organizers of a rally in support of Muslims noted that a circle is a symbol of togetherness and of protection. With that in mind, hundreds of supporters from across Iowa and beyond gathered Sunday, March 26, 2017, to form a human circle around the Mother Mosque of America in […]
Friends of Czech Village release Roundho...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Rebuilding the Riverside Roundhouse won’t happen as soon as supporters might like, but enthusiasm remained high during the first public forum to discuss the project. More than 30 people gathered Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Lion Bridge Brewing Company to hear details about the project, which would resurrect the roundhouse in Czech […]
Future of Riverside Roundhouse to be dis...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Friends of Czech Village will discuss plans to resurrect the Riverside Roundhouse during an open forum this Wednesday, March 22. The event will be 5-7 p.m. at Lion Bridge Brewing Company, 59 16th Ave. SW, in Czech Village. Related: Group seeks to rebuild Riverside Roundhouse The city opened the Roundhouse in 1963 […]
St. Patrick’s Day crowd drowns out Joni
By Cindy Hadish CEDAR RAPIDS – The luck of the Irish held for anyone torn between attending the town hall meeting held by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst today and the St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Cedar Rapids. Speculation was rampant that Ernst timed the event, held at Coe College, to coincide with the popular […]
Solon man to boost local foods initiativ...
Iowa’s Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) programs do an incredible amount of work in expanding the market for local foods, growing economic development, spotlighting the state’s Scenic Byways and more. Read on for news from the Iowa Valley RC&D about further strengthening local foods initiatives through a new hire, as well as an upcoming program […]
Land sale results in $1 million gift to ...
The Indian Creek Nature Center just opened its new headquarters last year and today announced a major boost to its future sustainability. Related: Maple Syrup Festival 2017 details Read more from the Nature Center: Indian Creek Nature Center is pleased to announce a $1 million gift as proceeds from the sale of eight acres of […]
Spring ahead this weekend
Many people like to gripe about the switch to Daylight Saving Time, as we “lose” an hour of sleep, but having daylight an hour later will make it seem like spring is on its way, even if the temperatures say otherwise. Remember to “spring ahead” with your clocks this weekend, as we make the switch, […]
Lion Bridge brews sustainable future
By Cindy Hadish/for Radish Magazine CEDAR RAPIDS – Operating a brewery is energy-intensive, but the owners of Lion Bridge Brewing Company in Cedar Rapids have forged a sustainable future based on their environmental beliefs. “It’s definitely at the forefront of our business ideals; how can we be more efficient and greener,” said Ana McClain, who […]
Sap flows early in warm winter as Indian...
CEDAR RAPIDS – Unusually high temperatures in February started the sap flowing early in maple trees in Iowa, and the amount of sap has been high, as well. That’s a good thing for the Indian Creek Nature Center, which is gearing up for its 34th annual Maple Syrup Festival, this year at its new location […]