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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Q&A with Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore Co-Directors Thorin Peugh and Aaron Kiesey and Communications Coordinator for Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Galen Hawthorne. Both ReStores won Best Appliance Store in Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition. What’s the most interesting appliance you’ve seen come through your doors? IV: A gas chromatograph […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Iowa City Landscaping

Q&A with Andy Swartzentruber, landscape designer for Best of the CRANDIC winner Iowa City Landscaping What is your absolute favorite native tree and why? Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa). This is a prairie tree species with extremely thick and fire-resistant bark. Because of this, and because they are so drought-tolerant, they could compete with prairie grasses. […]

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Get Rec’d: Canoe the Cedar River

There are 18,000 miles of river trails in Iowa, but the Cedar River is easy to access, wide enough to maintain a safe physical distance from anyone else there and can be done in an afternoon. Getting started If you’re new to the canoe, take one on a lake or pond to practice balance, paddle […]

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A snacking guide to Witching Hour 2019

Since 2015, Witching Hour has worked to expand the consciousness of festival-goers by stretching imaginations and perceptions of what a festival can and ought to be: a two-day smorgasboard of obscure discussions and performances that take place just as the weather starts to turn horrible. I’m here to stretch how you imagine filling your gullets.
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LV Recommends: Pho Lucky

Recently, three Little Village staffers lunched at Pho Lucky to get a feel for Iowa City’s newest pho restaurant. Imagine, on a cold winter day, sitting like a warm cat in a big sunny booth right by the south windows of a tidy restaurant while you sip a sweet Vietnamese iced coffee or hot tea and wait for a big bowl of soup. […]

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