LandMarks: January and February 2020

LandMarks: January and February 2020

The Project of the Quad Cities holds its 27th Annual Red Ribbon Gala March 28 at Rhythm City Casino. Early bird tickets for the formal affair are available now for $70. Learn more about The Project’s efforts to combat and prevent HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted...
Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Deer Friends press to end mass killings

Iowa City Deer Friends is objecting to the mass killing of deer by sharp-shooters and bow-hunters. IOWA CITY  — They call themselves the Iowa City Deer Friends, and they’re out to change the way Iowa City has chosen to respond to complaints about deer invading...
To step into your writer self, read your own story

To step into your writer self, read your own story

I constantly have conversations with people who commend me for being a writer and within the same breath, assure me that they could never be one. Here’s a story about one of those people. A student of mine, we’ll call her June, regularly attends the weekly IC Speaks...
Writers are pushed to write more through NaNoWriMo

Writers are pushed to write more through NaNoWriMo

Becca Hathaway At least 50,000 words written in thirty days. Such is the insanity I undertake every November, along with hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. November was NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), and according to NaNoWriMo.org, over...
TNR takes off throughout Iowa

TNR takes off throughout Iowa

There’s a common scene Chris Whitmore encounters as animal control coordinator for Iowa City. A family, often from a rural homestead or tiny town, brings in a six-week-old kitten to the shelter for adoption. “Where’s the mother?” Whitmore or her staff will ask. “We...
MLK Day events: January 20

MLK Day events: January 20

Did you know Illinois was the first state to recognize MLK Day, honoring the civil rights leader assassinated in 1968? Illinois began recognizing the holiday in 1973, 13 years before it became a federal holiday. Iowa began recognizing the special day as a state...