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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
Natalie Benway, a therapist at Seva Healing Center in Coralville, incorporates sex therapy into her practice and is currently pursuing licensure through the American Association of Sex Educators, joining only one other licensed practitioner in the state of Iowa. […]
Cedar Rapids is losing another sub shop and another historic building, so go while you can. Shawna Lane, owner of Sub City on First Avenue since 2003, will close doors for good on Friday, Dec. 22, “if I make it to Friday,” she said. “I’m not buying any more inventory.” […]
Little Village is gathering bug spray and batteries to be donated to the residents of St. Croix following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Items can be dropped off at the Little Village office, 623 S Dubuque St, through Oct. 4. […]