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Watch: Mark Vollenweider’s mighty pen

“I’ve spent a lot more time thinking about the world I’d like to live in, than the world that we do live in,” Mark Vollenweider told Little Village. During a studio visit, the Iowa City artist talked about discovering his artistic medium, the impact of COVID-19 and politics on his work and how anger can […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2020: Health & Recreation

Best Place to Experience Nature: Lake Macbride State Park 3525 Hwy 382 NE, Solon Kayaking around Lake Macbride is so peaceful! —Alicia B. Hiking all year long lets you really feel the change of seasons. — Lauren L. Runner-up: F.W. Kent Park Best Bike Trail: Cedar Valley Nature Trail Hiawatha cedarvalleynaturetrail.com Runner-up: Iowa River Trail […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2020: Food & Drink

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Food & Drink category, representing voters’ favorite restaurants, bars, growers and innovators in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Restaurant: Rodina 1507 C St SW, Cedar Rapids 319-200-2515, rodinaiowa.com Rodina’s food is such a great evolution of […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2020: Goods & Services

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Goods & Services category, representing voters’ favorite businesses and service providers in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best New Business Opened in the Last Year: Thoma’s Meat Market 1331 Muscatine Ave, Iowa City 319-338-0780, thomameat.com Great to […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2020: Community

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Community category, representing voters’ favorite people, places, organizations and innovations in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Library: Iowa City Public Library 123 S Linn St, Iowa City 319-356-5200, icpl.org ICPL has it all: books in all […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2020: Arts & Entertainment

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2020 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Arts & Entertainment category, representing voters’ favorite artists, groups, venues and organizations in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Local Band: Elizabeth Moen elizabethmoen.com Her stage presence is as beautiful as her voice, if you can believe […]

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Little Village magazine issue 289: Dec. 2, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021

It’s clearer than ever who our community relies on to get us through tough times: grocery stores for fresh food (and a well-earned bottle of wine); restaurants to make certain meals special, even from home; home improvement experts to help us recover from a storm; health and fitness providers willing to meet you where you are; crisis centers working to fulfill locals’ most basic needs; activists fighting for overdue… […]

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Watch: The art of an all-day art-a-thon

Searching for new ways to share art during the pandemic, Public Space One decided to reinvent the telethon — raising money like old-fashioned telethons, but also celebrating the work of the artists it collaborates with. PS1 Director John Engelbrecht said that for the 24-hour event, artists were asked to “share inside your studio, or share […]

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