Some parts of Iowa may experience frost Saturday morning, which would be early for the first frost of the season in Iowa. Temperatures are predicted to dip to the low 30s between Sept. 28-29, which wouldn’t necessarily be a killing freeze, but gardeners can take precautions to be on the safe side. If frost is […]
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Month: September 2018
Photos: Czech Goulash Day and CzechFest ...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Kolaches might be the attraction, but volunteers are the heart of festivals, such as the St. Wenceslaus Czech Goulash Day, held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Preparations take weeks, with planning going beyond that time. Kolache bakers were up before sunrise, including one woman in her 80s, who had hosted a get-together […]
Goulash Day and CzechFest celebrate Czec...
Czech heritage is celebrated during two events that coincide in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The St. Wenceslaus Czech Goulash Day, held at the church at 1224 Fifth St. SE, features kolache sales, raffles of a quilt, $1,000 cash and other prizes, bingo, live music, games and the popular Czech goulash meal […]
First VegFest of Eastern Iowa features s...
A new event in Coralville will celebrate all things vegan. VegFest of Eastern Iowa is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd., Coralville. Learn more about the event from VegFest: Veganism and vegetarianism are increasingly recognized as the most healthful of diets, good for […]
Photos: RISE for Climate Action
CEDAR RAPIDS – Nearly 200 people joined together in Greene Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 15, as part of an international effort to address climate change. The RISE for Climate Change action was one of 900 events held internationally to raise awareness of the Global Climate Action Summit happening in California. Speakers emphasized the importance […]
Pretty and practical potting sheds
By Cindy Hadish/for Lure magazine Call them potting sheds, garden houses or “she sheds” – the female equivalent of a man cave – these outdoor sanctuaries are growing in popularity for homeowners, not only for practical purposes, but for entertaining and aesthetic appeal, as well. Take a look at several of these backyard beauties in […]
Czech influence continues at farmers mar...
Kolaches are not a well-kept secret at the Toledo Farmers Market. Every Friday afternoon during market season, customers line up before the opening whistle to be among the first to snatch their favorite flavors of the fruit-filled Czech pastry from market vendors. Cherry, apricot, prune and poppyseed kolaches fill more than one vendors’ table, along […]
Photos: Historic Mills Seed Company buil...
WASHINGTON, Iowa – For more than a century, the Mills Seed Co. building has stood the test of time, and now, in its new location, has moved into a new era. Built in 1907 to house the Mills Seed Company’s western wholesale and distribution center, the three-story brick building has had a series of owners […]