By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan The coming week begins a retrospective on the 10 years that have passed since the epic 2008 floods in Eastern Iowa, including Cedar Rapids. For those who say the June 11-13 disaster was the best thing to ever happen to this city, it’s not a stretch to guess what they did, […]
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CEDAR RAPIDS – Market-goers who fondly recall the Riverside Roundhouse will soon be able to attend farmers markets in Czech Village. With less than two weeks remaining, the Czech Village Association is still accepting applications for vendors. Spots remain available for produce vendors, with a few spaces for crafts.
Cedar Rapids is following through on a “promise” to cut down nearly 200 trees along the riverfront. Workers this month have been tearing out century-old trees in the Time Check Neighborhood as part of an ironically named “greenway parks” project. Read background on the project here. The $93 million plan – detailed here on the […]
By Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS —Even when Iowa’s harsh wintry weather ended the growing season for most gardens, the plot tended by Ed Thornton in southwest Cedar Rapids was thriving. Tender green lettuce, stocky carrots and deep magenta beets were among the vegetables Thornton was able to grow, even into November, giving away much […]
CEDAR RAPIDS – Those of us who lived through the 2008 flood remember what the city was like six years ago, and what it meant to have volunteers from all over the country help in the aftermath. Lynn Stansbery, a native of Cedar Rapids, was just recognized by the governor’s office as one of the 50 […]
Cindy Hadish/ Homegrown Iowan CEDAR RAPIDS – In 2008, epic flooding left more than 1,000 homes and businesses vacant in Cedar Rapids, leading to an explosion in the city’s stray cat population. Five years later, a dedicated core of volunteers remain active in seeking help for the city’s “flood cats.”