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Houby Days set for comeback in Czech Vil...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After canceling the 2020 event due to the coronavirus pandemic and holding a scaled-back version last year, supporters are eager to see a return of the popular Houby Days festival to Czech Village. Still, the closure of the 16th Avenue Bridge of Lions due to construction, and other work along the […]

Czech legend of Three Frozen Kings offer...

Few days have tempted gardeners to plant early in Iowa this spring. With daytime temperatures hovering in the 50s and nights even colder, already into May, many gardeners are waiting for more conducive weather. Related: Slow start to morel mushroom season Still, with 70-degree days (hopefully) on the horizon, a Czech legend offers a warning […]

Photos: EcoFest 2022

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — EcoFest, the popular Earth Day celebration in Cedar Rapids, made a comeback on April 23, 2022, after a two-year hiatus. After cancelling in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and going virtual in 2021, EcoFest returned to NewBo City Market, 1100 Third St. SE. High winds offered a challenge, but storms […]