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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 teams and the Dirty Divas, a traveling team that competes in cities across the country. […]

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Best of the CRANDIC Spotlight: Carrie Houchins-Witt can do your taxes and perform Sondheim in the same day

Best of the CRANDIC 2021 winner: Best Financial Planner/Tax Service Carrie Houchins-Witt is a CRANDIC staple both behind and away from the calculator. Over a decade ago, she began putting her passion and skill for numbers into use preparing tax returns for the actors she performed with, learning quickly just how invaluable that service was. […]

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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 CRANDIC’s Best Bowling Alley since 1972. Little Village sat down with Huff to discuss CL’s […]

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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 describe their tastes and let booksellers decide the rest, to online browsing via Instagram (@HauntedBookshopIowaCity), […]

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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 for wages and salaries, handle labor management issues and provide member benefits like providing insurance […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Community

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Community category, representing readers’ favorite organizations, attractions and services in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Art Gallery or Museum Cedar Rapids Museum of Art 410 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 319-366-7503, crma.org Best Arts Nonprofit Public […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Health & Recreation

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the Health & Recreation category, representing readers’ favorite activities, outdoor destinations and healthcare experts in the Cedar Rapids-Iowa City area. Best Assisted Living Community/Retirement Home Oaknoll 1 Oaknoll Ct, Iowa City, 319-351-1720, oaknoll.com Best Bike Shop World of […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: COVID-19

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2021 Best of the CRANDIC competition in the COVID-19 category, honoring local experts, advocates and leaders in the second year of the pandemic. Best Defender of Science Dr. Eli Perencevich Twitter: @eliowa ““Dr. Perencevich has been a steady voice of reason and science during the […]

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Best of the CRANDIC 2021: Food & Drink

The results are in! Browse the winners of Little Village’s 2019 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 African Cuisine or Market Tee’s Liberian Dish 1271 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, 609-516-4427, teesliberiandish.com Best Appetizers/Small Plates […]

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