Holiday craft fairs are like real life Etsy — and benefit local artists

When we choose to shop small and local, we keep more of our money in the community, which encourages more business, more artists and more jobs. Small businesses and local artists depend on the holiday season, just like the big boxes do. […]

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All things apple takeover Amana

Apfelfest Amana Colonies — Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. This Saturday, the Amana Colonies will host Apfelfest, an aptly named harvest festival that celebrates all things apple. The family friendly celebration begins at 10 a.m. and spans the entirety of the seven villages that make up the Amana Colonies. There will be apple-themed activities […]

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Take a ride on Millstream’s 13th Annual Tour de Brew

The Millstream Brewing Company is inviting cyclists to warm up their legs and palates for RAGBRAI on the 13th annual Tour de Brew this Saturday, July 12. Registration for the 38-mile tour costs $25 and will take place at the brewery (835 48th Ave., Amana) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The tour will take riders through Norway, Blairstown and West Amana before returning to Millstream. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Amana Colonies Recreational Trail. […]

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