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The Domestic Violence Intervention Program cooks up a new recipe for their biggest annual fundraiser

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) chose to reference the Super Bowl for their biggest annual fundraiser in an effort to set the record straight. “We wanted to debunk the myth that domestic abuse gets worse during the Super Bowl,” said Alta Medea-Peters, director of community engagement for DVIP. That myth, based on a number […]

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LV Recommends: Crab Attack Cajun Seafood

Opening a seafood restaurant in a landlocked Midwestern state in the midst of an unpredictable pandemic sounds like a near mythical feat. But that’s exactly what the owners of Crab Attack Cajun Seafood did, and with delicious results. Owners Stephanie Johnson, Nichole Davis and Gerald Seals wanted to bring something different to Cedar Rapids. Johnson […]

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LV Recommends: Vivian’s Soul Food

In honor of Galentine’s Day, and to cheer us up in the face of bitter cold temperatures, my daughter Isabelle and I headed to Vivian’s Soul Food for dinner. I had been once before, and was impressed with the amazing food and the warmth and attentiveness of their staff, so I was excited to check out their new space and expanded menu. […]

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