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Free apple-flavored samples of sangria, wine and other treats available in NewBo/Czech Village on Friday

Apple enthusiasts in Cedar Rapids are in for a treat. More than 20 businesses in NewBo/Czech Village will be offering free cider and apple-themed samples on Friday, Oct. 18. Shoppers browsing the various shops and restaurants will be able to try both alcoholic and nonalcoholic options at the event hosted by the Cedar Rapids Main Street District. […]

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Final public input session for the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan will be held on Wednesday night

Residents will have a final opportunity to weigh in on the future of the New Bohemian District and Czech Village during an open house the Cedar Rapids Department of Community Development will hold on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at NewBo City Market. Ideas from the two previous public input sessions on the Czech Village/NewBo Action Plan […]

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Cedar Rapids City Councilman Dale Todd ‘gets shit done’

Dale Todd would rather not talk about himself. Sitting in Parlor City Pub and Eatery, one of his favorite places to grab lunch, he matter-of-factly acknowledged making history in 1997, when he became the first black person elected to the city commission in Cedar Rapids […]

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Cedar Rapids offering free bus rides, NewBo City Market as a warming center during extreme cold Wednesday

Bus rides in Cedar Rapids will be free on Wednesday and Thursday, as part of the city’s plan to help people cope with the extreme cold temperatures. “We encourage people to stay home if at all possible, but are offering this service to allow residents transportation options if they must travel in order to avoid […]

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The Fields of Yogis festival takes over NewBo this weekend

Fields of Yogis Cedar Rapids’ NewBo District (various locations) — Friday, Aug. 10 – Sunday, Aug. 12 This weekend, Cedar Rapids’ NewBo district will play host to artists, musicians, acrobats, psychologists, spiritual leaders, hula-hoopers, dancers and, above all, yogis. The third Fields of Yogis festival, presented in part by Little Village and its sister publication […]

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Iowa City MasterChef to host public dinner this Saturday

MasterChef Matt and Cesar Tasting Event Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen at NewBo City Market — Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m. Iowa City-based MasterChef contestant Matt Houck has a collaborative dinner planned for this weekend at the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen in Cedar Rapids’ NewBo City Market. The intimate eight course dinner was developed with the help […]

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Hillary Clinton to encourage early voting in Cedar Rapids

Clinton - Photo by Adam Burke

With the election less than two weeks away, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be swinging through Cedar Rapids on Friday for an event aimed at encouraging women to vote early. The Women Win Early Vote Rally will be held in the NewBo City Market (1100 3rd St. SE). Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. […]

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Hundreds of Cedar Rapids homes, businesses in the path of the flood

The National Weather Service increased the predicted Cedar River flood level in Cedar Rapids by about one foot to 25.3 feet. The river is expected to crest Tuesday morning and fall back below flood stage by Friday. Nearly 400 commercial properties and 1,349 residences in Cedar Rapids will be in harm’s way if the Cedar […]

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Cedar Rapids prepares for flooding

In news that brings back painful memories of the 2008 flood, officials announced that the Cedar River is expected to rise above flood stage Sunday and reach 24.1 feet Tuesday morning, impacting businesses and homes in Downtown Cedar Rapids. Neighborhoods that would be impacted at that level include Time Check, Czech Village, New Bohemia and […]

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Lions, produce, and beers, oh my! Lion Bridge Brewery to host farmers market

Policy on the Rocks at Lion Bridge

Beginning Thursday, June 9, Lion Bridge Brewery of Cedar Rapids will host an evening farmers market, set for every other Thursday. The brewery’s liquor license has been extended to include the location of the market so that market-goers can enjoy a draft while they shop. There are also plans for an extended patio, event stage […]

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Flea market brings vintage, antique goods to Cedar Rapids

Vintage, antique and repurposed artifacts: That’s what people can expect find at Revival on the River, a flea market this weekend, Feb. 14 and 15, at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids. Revival on the River launched last July, and the flea market has gained attention in the area. “We were fortunate enough to be […]

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