Katie is a spouse, mother, and professional communicator. She became acquainted with Iowa City as a student at the University of Iowa, earning degrees in Journalism, Political Science, and most recently her MA in Strategic Communication. Katie and her husband met and fell in love in Iowa City, deciding to never leave. Their family can often be found eating their way through downtown, walking their dog in City Park, or cheering on their beloved Hawkeyes at live sporting events.

Ultimate Guide to Summer in the Iowa City Area 2022

Summer is the best in Iowa City. From a ton of free events —think movies, music, and festivals — to sweet ice cream treats, and many, many swim and splash options, we’ve compiled the...
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Guide to Pools and Splash Pads in the Iowa City Area

Summer is almost here! Take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and have them burn off all of their energy! Check out some of the pool and splash pads in the...
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Guide to Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt in the Iowa City Area

Nothing says summer like sticky fingers and discarded ice cream cups! Grab the wet wipes and head out for a frozen treat! Enjoy the many ice cream and frozen yogurt offerings in the Iowa...
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Guide to Iowa City Area Farmers Markets

A sure sign of summer — Iowa City area farmers markets have returned! Iowa City is home to a bustling downtown market, but many nearby and smaller towns feature charming farmers markets of their own....
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Mother’s Day Brunch in the Iowa City Area

Mom deserves to be celebrated! Don't wait until the last minute to plan your flower bouquet, brunch, or unique gifts for the mother in your life. There are several special Mother's Day Brunch offerings...
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Moving to Iowa City: The Ultimate Guide

Are you considering moving to Iowa City? Are you already a resident of this fabulous place and planning a move to a new area of town in the area? With the help of The Bails...
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Food+ Activities: Easter in the Iowa City Area

Spring has spring — sort of. In the next few weeks, it should start to feel more springy in the midwest and with it comes plenty of opportunities to gather with friends and family...
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Five Date Night Ideas for Couples Living and Loving in Iowa City

Iowa City is—in my humble opinion—the best place to love. If you are a couple celebrating in Iowa City, look no further than your own backyard for a few fun date night ideas, including...
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Valentine’s Day Events in the Iowa City Area

The holiday of love — Valentine's Day — has arrived and you can celebrate with several events in the Iowa City area! Whether looking for date night ideas, an outing with friends, or a...
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Black History Month Events for Families in the Iowa City Area

February is Black History Month. Several Iowa City-based organizations are offering events to educate the community about the important history of Black Americans. Browse this digest of Black History Month events for families in the...