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Author: Cindy Hadish | March 11, 2012 | No comments

SHUEYVILLE — Kristi Cooper doesn’t envision goat herds or flocks of chickens on her Shueyville acreage, but more fully understands available options for homeowners like her, who want to utilize their land’s bountiful potential. “I think part of it is people have become more aware of ...

Three presidents won’t dedicate museum this year in Cedar Rapids; maybe 2013
Author: Cindy Hadish | March 7, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – A repeat of the three presidents’ 1995 dedication of the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library won’t be happening, at least not this year. Museum officials had hoped to have the sitting presidents from the Czech and Slovak republics and the United ...

Brucemore exhibit explores Iowa connections to Titanic disaster
Author: Cindy Hadish | March 3, 2012 | No comments

“The boat was so luxurious, so steady, so immense, and such a marvel of mechanism, that one could not believe he was on a boat — and there the danger lay.” — Mahala Douglas By Cindy Hadish The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — A century after the tragic end ...

Two West Branch women spearhead downtown veterans memorial
Author: Emily Busse/SourceMedia Group News | February 19, 2012 | No comments

WEST BRANCH - Two women - with the support of a community - have raised  $36,000 towards a veterans memorial in West Branch. They're optimistic they'll get the $29,000 more needed for completion by Veterans Day in November, but not without help. "I'm confident that we'll have ...

Landscape Inspirations
Author: Patrick Muller | February 12, 2012 | No comments

There are two landscape exhibitions on display currently at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.  One is J.J. L’Heureux’s portraits from Antarctica.  The other is “Art / Iowa: Inspired by Landscape.”  In “Art / Iowa,” Meskwaki masterpieces mingle with images by Grant Wood and ...

Harrison Elementary added to Cedar Rapids “most endangered” list
Author: Cindy Hadish | February 9, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The city’s Historic Preservation Commission is making a preemptive strike to save an 83-year-old school building. Commission members voted Thursday, Feb. 9, to add Harrison Elementary School to its Most Endangered Properties list. The commission last month had finalized the list – created to ...

Winter Gardening Fair buzz: creating habitat for backyard wildlife
Author: Cindy Hadish | February 5, 2012 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — You don’t need acres of land to create your own wildlife habitat. Susan Day, a backyard bird and habitat expert, says even small yards can attract songbirds, butterflies, hummingbirds and other wildlife to enjoy. “It doesn’t have to be a 3-acre yard,” says Day, 58, ...

Time Check Recreation Center Demolition
Author: Jim Slosiarek | January 31, 2012 | No comments

Workers with D.W. Zinser Company are demolishing the food-damaged Time Check Recreation Center on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Author: Cindy Hadish | January 21, 2012 | No comments

 Iowa State University Extension Master Gardener Lisa Slattery provided the following about gooseberries and currants:  Last week I mentioned that gardeners should consider adding small fruits to their gardens, and focused on blueberries.  This week we'll take a look at two other small fruits that aren't ...

Author: Cindy Hadish | January 13, 2012 | No comments

If you’ve ever seen a list of “power foods” you know the health value of blueberries, which pack a high punch of nutrition, especially in antioxidants. Because fresh is best, you might consider growing blueberries at home. Linn County Extension Master Gardener, Lisa Slattery, provided the following ...

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