Advertisement

Saturday’s Halloweenapalooza in Ottumwa brings a day filled with spooky films, performances and contests

Meet horror movie icons, get a tattoo, embody a zombie. The eighth-annual Halloweenapalooza horror showcase — taking place in the purportedly haunted Hotel Ottumwa — is full to the brim with film screenings, vendors, contests, live music and other features befitting Halloween.
[…]

Read More…

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Sophisticated Nautilus, and Marengo the dog’s Cinderella story

Nautilus may be a black cat, but she’s anything but a bad omen. This petite, green-eyed girl is a gentle, calming presence at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. She likes to sit upright and serenade humans with a beautiful chorus of meows. But when a toy crosses her path, the 1-year-old proves that she still has some kitten in her. […]

Read More…

John’s Grocery will carry Colorado’s Ska Brewing beers

UPDATE: Stores across Iowa, including John’s Grocery, will soon stock their shelves with beer from Colorado craft beer company Ska Brewing. Based in the southwest Colorado city of Durango, Ska is best known for its delectable India Pale Ales and eye-catching packaging. Ska beers are not readily available in Iowa, and when the shipment arrives in October, it will be the first time in more than eight years John’s Grocery will sell the craft label. […]

Read More…

‘Bob’s Burgers’ comedians are coming to Iowa City

The University of Iowa Campus Activities Board (CAB) are hosting a stand-up comedy show with three of the stars behind your favorite ‘Bob’s Burgers’ characters. H. Jon Benjamin, the voice of Bob Belcher himself, will take the stage with co-stars Eugene Mirman (son Gene Belcher) and Dan Mintz (daughter Tina Belcher). A Q&A session will follow their stand-up routine. […]

Read More…

Adoptable Pet of the Week: Rambo, the friendly Texan

Rambo — one of eight dogs the Iowa City Animal Center welcomed from Houston, Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — has not let the storm, nor hundreds of miles of travel, dampen his spirits. The one-year-old has been described by volunteers as “excited,” “athletic” and a “wild child” — one even speculated he’s […]

Read More…

Don’t black out! A guide to local, low-alcohol craft beers

Iowans love craft beer, but when one pint is as strong as a double shot of vodka, unsuspecting social drinkers may find themselves stumbling after just one or two of their favorite brews. Here is your guide to a local beers under five percent ABV but just as tasty.
[…]

Read More…