Chait Galleries to close in June

Chait Galleries Downtown (218 E. Washington St.) announced today that it will be shuttering on June 15, when owner Benjamin Chait retires. A Gallery Retrospective-themed series will be held on six Fridays in the lead-up to the gallery’s closing. The Mar. 18 event, Our Go-To Artists, will include work by Sarah Slee Brown, Nancy Lindsay, […]

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Now available for library checkout: laptops

Iowa City Public Library

Books, DVDs, video games and now laptops: This week, the Iowa City Public Library adds computers to its collection of items available for checkout. As of today, Mar. 1, five Lenovo laptops equipped with the Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office Professional 2013 software will be available to patrons. Currently, there are 40 computer […]

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UAY building to move to Breder property

On Feb. 26, the nonprofit organization Friends of Historic Preservation announced that the United Action for Youth (UAY) main office at 422 Iowa Ave., which was slated for demolition late this spring, will instead be moved to the property of retired Iowa faculty members Hans Breder and Barabara Welch Breder. Their home at that site […]

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Center for Worker Justice sees change in leadership

Earlier this week, the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa, a prominent activist organization, announced a change in leadership. Executive Director Misty Rebik, who has been with the organization since it was founded in 2012, will be stepping down as of today, Feb. 26. CWJ works on labor rights, housing and civil rights issues […]

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Palisades Café bought by mystery group

It was announced Sunday that Mount Vernon’s Palisades Café (117 First St. W.) has been purchased by an anonymous group of unnamed locals. Via a press release: A group of regular patrons who wish to remain anonymous have purchased the Palisades Café from former owner, Rachel Sauter. “To the new owners, this restaurant is the […]

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