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Explore Czech Village and New Bo destinations at Room with a Brew

Room with a Brew returns to Czech Village and the New Bo neighborhood this weekend, and organizers are hopeful that the second edition of the event will not have to contend with any weather issues. This year’s event is this Friday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The starting point is the NewBo City Market where there will be prize drawings and exhibitors and where participants can pick up a souvenir glass and a tour map. The self-guided tour includes four excellent examples of the urban living options in the district and four great eateries. The tour map serves as the ticket, granting access to the living spaces and securing participants two free beverage tastings and appetizers at the restaurants. […]

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‘There is a time crunch’: DACA renewal workshops are being held this week at the Iowa City Public Library

There’s been a lot of confusion over the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since Sept. 5, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the end of the program, but two workshops this week at the Iowa City Public Library will help DACA recipients cut through the confusion. […]

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Iowa’s dwindling bee population is part of a larger, frightening trend

Deep in the belly of the Vermeer Science Center at Central College in Pella, Iowa, cardboard boxes are stacked against the wall in a dimly lit laboratory. The boxes contain thousands of bees — carefully preserved and meticulously categorized based on their Latin genus and species — each with a unique tale to tell. Some are as small as a gnat; others are the size of a cockroach. Their colors span the spectrum, too, from rich, reflective blues to the familiar striped yellow and black of the common honey bee. Paulina Mena, an associate professor of biology, is their veritable warden. […]

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Big Grove Brewery and Pullman Diner usher in fall with seasonal dinner

On Sunday evening, Sept. 17, nearly 90 people gathered around picnic tables at Kroul Farms to celebrate summer’s transition to fall with a six-course meal prepared by Pullman Bar and Diner and Big Grove Brewery. “The idea behind this when we started writing the menu was to … show this [seasonal] transition,” said Ben Smart, […]

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Frequent ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraiser Nicholas Lowry to appear at BrewNost

BrewNost National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library — Friday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Nicholas “Nicho” Lowry — president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City and well known for his appearances on Antiques Roadshow — will serve as the celebrity auctioneer at this year’s Brewnost event at the National Czech & Slovak […]

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LV guide to the candidates and issues in the Iowa City school election

On Tuesday, four new school board members will be elected in Iowa City Community School District. Little Village conducted interviews with all seven candidates, asking each the same set of questions to allow voters to see how the candidates compare to each other on the important issues facing the district. Voters will also be deciding […]

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ITAC’s ‘Woody Guthrie’s American Song’ is both timely and timeless

Playing through Sept. 24, the Iowa Theatre Artists Company presentation of Woody Guthrie’s American Song (conceived and adapted by Peter Glazer) testifies to the timeless power of music to bear witness to the hopes and horrors that confront the modern world. […]

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