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.

Enjoy a Night Out to Help Local Kids Do What They Love

There are many children in our community that cannot pursue their passions. Let that sink in for a second. There are kids in Johnson County that are absolutely meant to dribble a basketball, strum a guitar,...
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Don’t Miss Rock the Chalk Downtown Iowa City

If you haven’t seen this, you need to. Colorful chalk creations line the streets of downtown Iowa City. These pops of creativity are so beautiful and unique — they make you want to jump...
Fireworks in the Iowa City area

Where to Watch Fireworks in the Iowa City Area

Celebrate the Fourth of July with spectacular fireworks in the Iowa City area and surrounding communities. Grab a blanket and some chairs, pack up the bug spray and your family, and get ready to...

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 here! Pack your swim bag and take your kids to a local pool or splash pad and let them burn off all of their energy! Check out some of the pool and...
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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...