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LV Staff Picks: Hot date ideas to wow your valentine

Sick of the same old same old? Want to shake up your Valentine’s Day? Little Village staff share their favorite oddball date ideas. Start the day early together When your partner knows everybody it can be difficult to find space for just the two of you. So I recommend finding the time, rather than the […]

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Back for another round: Northside Oktoberfest returns this Saturday

Northside Oktoberfest and Sodafest Iowa City Northside — Saturday, Sept. 24 The 21st annual Northside Oktoberfest will be taking over Iowa City’s Northside Marketplace from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday for a day of boozy revelry that includes craft beer from over 50 breweries, food, games and Hawkeye football. The festivities benefit local nonprofits, […]

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Chance Kirchhof of Critical Hit Games talks running a community-focused gaming store

Critical Hit Games is an Iowa City gaming store founded with the mission of being a gaming store with a community focus. I’ve been visiting pretty regularly since I first moved to the area a few years ago, and find it to be a great place to game in a fun and open environment. People […]

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Front Porch Music Fest doubles porch concerts for second year

Front Porch Music Festival Longfellow neighborhood — Saturday, June 11 at 2-5:30 p.m. Down home music of all types, from open jam sessions and parades to live musical performances: the second annual Front Porch Music Festival has it all. The festival will be held this weekend on Saturday, June 11 from 2-5:30 p.m. in the […]

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Op-ed: A year on the job with the Iowa City Downtown District

Imagine you’re a time traveler visiting current-day downtown Iowa City from an earlier time. Upon exiting your DeLorean, parked in front of the Airliner, you walk south and hang a left on Washington St. passing the beautifully restored MidWestOne Bank building. As you walk east you focus on the architecture of the buildings around you: […]

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UR Here: How variation in building facades can change the paths we take

Recently, I was sitting at the front window café bar of Iowa City’s Z’Marik’s Noodle Café on Dubuque Street eating my krith-a-raki for lunch when I decided to conduct a little experiment. For 15 minutes or so, I kept track of how many people walked past on my side of the street and how many […]

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Trump ‘show’ draws protesters and spectators in Iowa City

With less than a week to go until the Iowa caucuses, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump stopped by the Iowa Field House for a campaign rally last night. Hoping to rally as many Hawkeyes to the polls as he can for Monday’s caucus, he started off with a bang, inviting members of the University of Iowa […]

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Photos: These kittens need a home for the holidays

Looking for some extra (fluffy) companionship this holiday season? The Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center has reduced their feline adoption fees to $25 through the end of this year. Located at 3910 Napoleon Lane in Iowa City, the no-kill shelter houses homeless cats, dogs, rabbits and other small animals. Stop by Monday through […]

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Photos: Take a day trip to F.W. Kent Park

Located just three miles west of Tiffin on Highway 6, F.W. Kent Park encompasses 1,052 acres and includes a plethora of recreational opportunities, including 86 camp sites (with modern restrooms, shower facilities and playgrounds), fishing spots, trails, picnic shelters and more. The beach is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day (Sept. 7) and also […]

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