Your Village: Is it Lake Macbride or McBride?

According to the maps I find online, the lake in Lake Macbride State Park is Lake McBride. Are they named after the same person? Or did Macbride get the park and Macbride Hall at UI named after him, and McBride basically didn’t get anything other than me, years later, doubting his existence? —Matt, Iowa City […]

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Iowa Raptor Project to host Family Day, celebrate osprey comeback in IA

Bald eagles aren’t the only fish-loving raptors roaming the Iowa skies. Thanks to a successful reintroduction program initiated in 1997 by the Iowa Raptor Project (formerly the Macbride Raptor Center) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the osprey is back and looking for nesting grounds. This Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. – 3 […]

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Ride, eat, repeat: The culinary ride returns

5th Annual IC Culinary Ride New Pioneer Co-op — Sunday, Sep. 20 at 8 a.m. This Sunday I’ll be wearing bike shorts all day, eating honest food, drinking local brews and peddling down bucolic Iowa roads. Why? Because it’s the 5th Annual Iowa City Culinary Ride. The Iowa City Culinary ride brings together cyclists, local […]

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