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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Eastern Iowa’s LGBTQ softball league puts the werk in teamwork

Best of the CRANDIC 2021 winner: Best Community Sports League In three short years, the Lambda Softball Association (LSA) of Eastern Iowa was founded, became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and grew to include three beginner rec league teams, three competitive D-division […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Colonial Lanes owner Brad Huff on keeping Iowa City’s oldest bowling alley a safe, retro escape

Best of the CRANDIC 2021 winner: Best Bowling Alley Bowling, putt-putt, arcade games, a lunch counter and sunken bar. That’s how Colonial Lanes rolls. The business opened in 1959, and current owner Brad Huff has overseen the lanes at the […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Mandi Nichols created the Corridor Community Action Network Facebook page just in time

Best of the CRANDIC 2021 winner: Best Local Facebook Page Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself with an overabundance of diapers that my daughter had grown out of. Disoriented and feeling cut off from friends, family and usual […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: The Haunted Bookshop still found a way to surprise customers during lockdown

Best of the CRANDIC 2021 winner: Most Commendable COVID-19 Mitigation Game, Best Toy Store The Haunted Bookshop has found clever ways to safely recreate the atmosphere of their beloved store, from the popular “Surprise Me!” option, which allows customers to […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: SEIU Local 199 fights to secure ‘care for caregivers’

Best of the CRANDIC winner: Hardest Fightin’ Union — Union of Iowa’s Caregivers (SEIU Local 199) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 199 is a union that fights for healthcare workers and other caregivers in Iowa. They conduct collective bargaining […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Andre Perry takes a graceful bow

Best of the CRANDIC winner: Best Nonprofit Director (The Englert Theatre) When Best Nonprofit Director Andre Perry announced his departure from the Englert Theatre this August, the general consensus in the community was that, although his shoes would be hard […]

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