Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

Trailer stolen from HABA’s new North Liberty location

The theft of a trailer holding an estimated $7,000-plus of custom-designed furniture and equipment is forcing HABA Salon to delay the opening of its new North Liberty location, Hartwood Salon. “Whoever did this was probably keeping an eye on us. The trailer had...
How to empower kids to say ‘no’

How to empower kids to say ‘no’

Parenthood has some obvious lessons we need to impart to our children: walking, reading, riding a bike. Physical consent is different. I have two daughters and a son, ages 3 to 9. My big fear is how to keep them safe from sexual abuse. How do you teach your child...
Pho real, how many Pho places do we need?

Pho real, how many Pho places do we need?

Lisa Skriver Back in the early 2000s, I knew of only one place in the Corridor that served Pho: Mekong on South Riverside Drive It was my “go to” restaurant whenever I felt the slight whiff of a cold coming on. The rice noodles, flavorful broth along with the fresh...
New hope for youth through spoken word, poetry

New hope for youth through spoken word, poetry

Caleb Rainey I first met Aubrey Barnes at an open mic I produced. He performed with power and passion, starting his poem before he even got to the stage. I watched as his words, palpable and poignant, landed in people’s ears. We were captivated. Later, I learned this...
Live local musicians deserve our dollars

Live local musicians deserve our dollars

Ross Clowser When musicians perform, audience members only see the final portion of their work. That show, concert, or gig is only the end of a larger process that takes hours, days, and even years of investment and preparation. The compensation for these performances...
Bullying victims need adults to speak up

Bullying victims need adults to speak up

Whenever I reflect on the many moments that I felt less than my peers in school, the sinking feeling returns. Ox Fotheringham The blush begins at the base of my neck. I know the embarrassment all too well. I’d often wear the baggiest clothes, like a sweatshirt and...