One of the best kept secrets during the summer months in Johnson County are local CSAs. CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a system of food distribution that is based on relationships between local farmers and consumers. The basic idea...
Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t have to be expensive or inconvenient.  With Earth Day on April 22nd let’s challenge ourselves to make meaningful changes to benefit our family, our community and our world.  It can be big or small....
Updated March 14, 2021 Are you looking to channel your inner Marie Kondo? Take a quick look in your dresser: if your clothes are neatly folded and filed upright, you already know the answer. For whatever reason you are de-cluttering,...
Did you know that 99.4% of Iowa City residents live within a half mile of a park or green space? The Iowa City area is an incredibly green place to live, and we are so lucky to have access...
This time of year, there are a lot of habits that cost money.  The cable bill supports your love of Hallmark holiday movies.  The grocery bill takes care of all the flour and sugar for cookie exchanges.  Isn't it...
Want to save money & have clean clothes? Try out the homemade laundry detergent I use for my family of eight! Any questions I can answer for you? With a family of eight, we've probably been through it all!  
Updated March 3, 2021 There's nothing quite like the thrill of a thrift score. Uncovering a treasure at a bargain price not only saves you money, but is environmentally-conscious in that you are recycling already-manufactured goods. I rely on thrift...
I get rid of my children's toys while they sleep, and I'm not even sorry about it. You might say this is unfair, unacceptable, and wrong. You might be right. But I'm willing to accept that possibility and carry on...
“Care. Love. Be outraged. Be devastated. Don’t just give up. The world needs good humans today.” This source of inspiration the day after the Las Vegas shootings came from an unexpected source: a post on The Ellen Show’s Instagram account....
Between the glue sticks and the composition notebooks, we find our fellow moms. We will meet up again in the aisle alongside the colored folders. Together, we help decipher our supply lists and figure out which ones are the...

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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

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June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union...