Many of your cherished family holiday traditions may not be possible this year — we can't safely gather indoors with extended family groups, large public events have been cancelled, many businesses are closed or have limited access. Use this opportunity...
With the holidays coming up it's time to shop for gifts! I love shopping for the kids in my family, but you know what I don't love? Buying another junky toy that will end up in the landfill. So what...
When I was in college, I briefly worked in an engraving and embroidery shop. It was incredibly satisfying — the work was precise and challenging enough to keep things interesting.  It was rewarding to see the physical results and...
2020 has been frightful, but taking a drive to see Christmas lights can be the perfect, cozy activity to do with your family during the dark evenings leading up to Christmas. Get the whole family snug in their pajamas,...
'Tis the season for cheesy holiday movies - and we appreciate them even more amid a pandemic! If you love holiday movies, check out this list of where to find all of your holiday favorites, from classics to cheesy...
This year has been filled with so much uncertainty. As the holiday season is upon us, many are faced with the hard decision to simply say no to family gatherings as we attempt to keep ourselves and our loved...
‘Tis the season to see (or Zoom with) Santa in the Iowa City area — it is 2020 after all. Get your calendars out and make time to share the magic of the season with your little ones (and...
A few weeks ago I was reading an article in the Little Hawk, City High's School newspaper, and there was a quote from a local business owner that I haven't been able to stop thinking about. “You have a choice...
It’s the season of giving! Now is the time to get involved with a local charity or nonprofit. Giving back can be a great way for your whole family to have fun together, and it’s never too soon to...
Thanksgiving might look a little different for many families during our COVID year. (Please let it just be a year!). In an ordinary year, more than 50 million Americans travel more than 50 miles from home to be with...

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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...