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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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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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