Saturday, May 25, 2013
Houses cost money, but looks are always free. Enjoy.
This week's tour of Iowa real estate includes man cave Heavan in Johnston, home with more windows than you'd think possible and some classics in Iowa City and Ames. On that note, take a peek inside some of the homes for sale in Iowa. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 9 Patches around Iowa. Soaring Ceilings, Generous Spaces and Stunning Views: Urbandale WOW House Exclusive Estate on Unique Lot will Make You Gasp WOW HOMES: From Great Gatsby to Grapes of Wrath Ankeny Home for Sale Perfect for Outdoor Entertaining Marion Home of the Week: Fireplace and Wall of Windows for $559,000 Cedar Falls Home of the Week: 4-Season Glass Sun Room With Heated Floors for $409,500 Step Back in Time With This Historic Ames …
Friday, May 24, 2013
Whitey's is offering an 80 cent single scoop cone and $1.70 double scoop cone in honor of the ice cream store's 80th Anniversary.
You have until 11:00 p.m. tonight to enjoy some discounted ice cream courtesy of the 80th Anniversary of Whitey's Ice Cream in downtown Iowa City. Andew Barksdale, a supervisor forr Whitey's working on Friday, said that the deal, which is in its last day after being celebrated all week, includes single scoop cones for 80 cents and double scoops for $1.70. It also includes discounts for other items on the Whitey's menu. Barksdale said the deal has been popular all week with people of all ages. "Everybody likes ice cream," Barksdale said with a smile.
Our 2013 summer camp guide includes a handy rundown of camps near you, and a growing list of camps on our map throughout Iowa. Registration is on now.
Summer is months (and a heatwave) away, but if you hope to send the kiddos off to summer camp, now is the time to place. The map above includes a database of nearly 200 (and growing) summer camps around Iowa. With the choice and variety of summer camps available in 2013, boredom won't be an option. Here's a sample of what the Iowa City area has to offer: Organizations from area colleges to your local parks and recreation department offer dozens of camp choices for science, nature, sports, music and more. Whether you're looking for an all-around experience or a more focused camp, this list features a few in your town and nearby. Check out the map above for camps in other communities around Iowa. Click the red pins for more information, and …
The patio season is here, and there are more than 3,000 places in Iowa that allow adult beverages outdoors. Search the map to plan your next happy hour, bike ride stop or night on the town.
Who hasn't been waiting all winter to kickback on a patio for happy hour cocktails with a group of friends after work, take a break from a long bike ride with an icy cold beer or enjoy a glass of wine with your significant other at the end of the week? Iowa City has 65 businesses that serve alcohol outdoors such as Bluebird Diner and Atlas World Grill, and Johnson County has a total of 119 different establishments. Iowa as whole has more than 3,000 permits for alcohol outdoors, according to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division. Information from the ABD was used to create the searchable map above. Scroll around to see what is out there if you are planning a bike ride or are visiting friends in another town. Let us know if any information…
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Five Iowa City homes currently on the market built in the 1920s and 1930s
So a tour of some homes built in 1920s and 1930s? Time to get into a Sentimental Mood. And as always, let me know if I can tweak things to make them better. Also, have a home to sell? Upload it directly to Iowa City Patch here and I'll help spread the word. All photos and information come from Zillow.com. Browse more about Iowa City Real Estate in Iowa City Patch's Real Estate Section. 1907 G St, Iowa City Bedrooms:3 beds Description Magnificent 3 Bedroom home located on the East Side of Iowa City has been remodeled & updated! Home features gorgeous hardwood floors, master bedroom is topped off with a master bath with double sinks, newer furnace/AC, fresh paint throughout & a new roof! Situated on a large corner lot within walking …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Asklof said he hopes the Downtown Nodo location will open by August with much of the same menu that has garnered fans for the North Dodge location.
Nodo owner Bryan Asklof says that the new downtown location, slated to replace the departing Pizza on Dubuque, will feature more of the same formula that has made Nodo a steady success despite being attached to an Ace Hardware location a long walk away from downtown. More, as in more footspace, longer hours, and over twice as many seats for diners. The same, as in the same menu (with a potential for a few additional tweaks) of coffee, cookies, and above all, wraps and sandwiches that have made Nodo a repeat destination for fans. Asklof said he isn't worried about the downtown location taking away from his fellowing on the northside. In fact, the location next to Ace will remain open with its current configuration, with a full time …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
New Pioneer Co-Op leaders are looking for a third location in Marion, Cedar Rapids and North Liberty, and calls finding a site to relocate downtown "remote at best."
Supporters of downtown Iowa City's iconic but floody weary natural food cooperative are reassessing options for where to build, and that may not include the downtown area its called home for 43 years. Leadership of the New Pioneer Co-Op have been looking for a new location, but were left out of a preferred plot a few blocks away in favor of a high rise with a movie theater and bowling alley. The current downtown building at 22 S. Van Buren St. is said to be under-sized and susceptible to flooding. The Co-Op has its sites on opening a third location - it's been in Coralville for 12 years - in possibly North Liberty, Marion, Cedar Rapids or elsewhere in Iowa City. While the board isn't giving up on relocating downtown and will continue …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
These houses aren't free, but looking and dreaming is.
This week we feature a range of houses in a range of price points. There's a vacation home in Ankeny, an old school charmer in Iowa City and a georgeous home overlooking a golf course in Marion. On that note, take a peek inside some of the homes for sale in Iowa. Just click on the links below to see what's for sale in some of our 9 Patches around Iowa. If Walls of Multi-Million-Dollar Urbandale Wow House Could Talk, What Stories they Would Tell Price Reduced to $315,000 on Home with a View, Tons of Updates Wow House: Old School Charmer for Sale in Iowa City Real Estate Vacation at Home in this $685,000 Ankeny House for Sale Marion Home of the Week: Overlook the Golf Course for $549,000 Cedar Falls Home of the Week: 'Gourmet Kitchen' and …
Pizza on Dubuque is on the move after 13 years on Dubuque Street, and Nodo sandwich shop will open shop in that location.
An Iowa City pizza shop is on the move after 13 years on Dubuque Street. Pizza on Dubuque is moving to 213 Iowa Avenue next to the Blue Moose Tap House. The plan is to open under the name Pizza Pod, tentatively in early June, the Iowa City Press-Citizen reports. Owner Al Risk told the Daily Iowan the recession and the 21-only ordinance, which had the effect of shrinking the drinking scene, at least for a time, was responsible for him downsizing. “The partiers would come in and eat our pizza, and the 21-ordinance really killed our business,” Risk said. “That was our bread and butter; that was what prompted our business. A lot of people didn’t realize it affected places other than bars. I didn’t even sell beer, but it happened right after …