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Dumpling Darling to put down Iowa City roots on Iowa Avenue

Dumpling Darling will be opening its own, permanent Iowa City location come February 2017, complete with an expanded menu and late-night hours. Owners Lesley and Brian Triplett will be revamping the location at 213 Iowa Avenue — adding more seating and an open kitchen — and preparing some new menu items featuring dumplings from around […]

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Moss urban garden boutique to open in downtown Iowa City

Moss Soft Launch Moss (112 E. Washington St.) — Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. Moss, a new decor store, is opening up in downtown Iowa City on Washington St., offering shoppers a selection of indoor plants, pots and nature-inspired gifts and decor. The store is opening earlier than expected, starting at 10 a.m. this […]

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Yelp: Iowa City’s Nodo is best restaurant in Iowa

Looking for the best place in the state of Iowa to grab a bite to eat? Look no further than Iowa City’s Nodo. That’s according to a list developed by Yelp on behalf of USA Today that used an algorithm to combine the website’s user ratings and reviews and weed out chains. Never been to […]

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Film ‘The Way We Talk’ to raise stuttering awareness in Iowa City

The Way We Talk: Screening and Discussion FilmScene — Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. A movie event on Saturday will work to raise awareness and address social stigmas surrounding stuttering. The film, The Way We Talk, will be shown at FilmScene in Iowa City, with proceeds going towards scholarships for the University of Iowa’s […]

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Iowa City to celebrate a new place to park bikes

Bike Downtown Day Iowa City Downtown — Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 a.m. Iowa City will unveil a new sculptural bike parklet Friday morning on the corner of Washington and Dubuque Streets. The grand reveal festivities of Bike Downtown Day will start at 7:30 a.m. and include free breakfast and bike-related giveaways. The creation of […]

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Mobile food pantry serves food deserts in Johnson County

A mobile food pantry run by the Crisis Center of Johnson County made its official debut this week in an effort to address the issue of hunger and food insecurity in Johnson County. After a successful trial run at the Forest View Mobile Home Park, the pantry made its first official stop at the Cole’s […]

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Photos: Seventh annual Roast of Iowa City

Local residents gathered at Trumpet Blossom Cafe on Sunday to wrap up the Iowa City Book Festival with the Little Village’s seventh annual Roast of Iowa City. Local writers and comedians took to the stage to poke fun at the city they love, or at least tolerate. Most of the jokes and stories took on […]

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Planned Parenthood president on presidential election: ‘Nothing is more important in the next 34 days’

Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, spoke on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during a speech at an official Clinton campaign event in Iowa City on Wednesday. “Nothing is more important in the next 34 days,” Richards said, encouraging attendees to help with get-out-the-vote efforts as election day nears. In her speech to […]

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Larry Cohen to speak Saturday at TPP town hall meeting

Trans-Pacific Partnership Town Hall Iowa Memorial Union — Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. Prominent activist Larry Cohen will speak at the University of Iowa Memorial Union Saturday evening as part of a series of Iowa town hall meetings focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and efforts aimed at stopping it. The event is […]

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Bernie Sanders’ Iowa City rally canceled

Bernie Sanders’ stop in Iowa City today has been canceled, according to a press release from the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate was scheduled to campaign on behalf of Clinton. Stops planned in Davenport and Des Moines have also been canceled, though Sanders will appear in Des Moines on Wednesday. […]

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Bernie Sanders coming to Iowa City Monday

Sen. Bernie Sanders will hit three Iowa towns on Monday, including Iowa City, to stump for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Sanders will visit Davenport, Iowa City and Des Moines to discuss Clinton’s economic plan, according to a press release from the Clinton campaign. This comes just after early voting began in Iowa on Thursday. More […]

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Photos: Sean Astin encourages early voting

Voters had a little extra push to vote early from actor Sean Astin — known for his roles in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Goonies and Rudy. Astin, a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, spoke on the first day of early voting yesterday at the Java House in downtown Iowa City. […]

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