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Additional space and products are part of Corner Store Apothecary’s new expansion.Their CBD, hemp oil and alternative products store at is now about twice as large. Corner Store, at 1612 C St. in Cedar Rapids’ Czech Village, carries natural healing and health products including bulk tea, spices and powders; salves and lotions; handmade jewelry; and natural personal and pet products. The store is operated by the Loeffler family, the state’s leaders in CBD advocacy.

The Emma Goldman Clinic seeks Iowans who have experienced financial barriers to obtaining an abortion in Iowa. The stories will help the clinic educate the public about how women are affected by such barriers. Send your story to

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Ashley Johnson and Molly Quast of Fresh Feel Fade Salon & Spa.

Molly Quast, who is fast building a fan following for her fades and short women’s haircuts, is now opening her own salon. Her Fresh Feel Fade Salon and Spa has taken over the salon space and she is seeking a massage therapist and additional stylists. The former Iconic’s at 5170 S. 1st Ave. is expected to be fully redone this month. Quast is joined by fellow stylist Ashley Johnson.

Hartwood Salon, the North Liberty extension of HABA Salon in Iowa City, is offering $10 off any service to anyone who shows an official school I.D., through Sept. 30th. Hartwood has also added a massage therapist. Find the salon at 535 N. Cameron Way. Suite 104. Book at 665-2652 or

Kae Apothecary’s owner, Andrea Gorsh, is among 12 featured speakers at the Midwest Witches Conference coming Oct. 19. She’ll speak on integrating witchcraft into daily life. Kae is also now offering monthly “subscription boxes” featuring “magic, self-care, a little bit of healing, and a whole lot of love. For more information, reach Kae at

Old Capitol Screen Printers is offering a free T-shirt to every customer. Old Capitol handles printing for many local nonprofits, including Iowa City Pride.

One Iowa has hired a new executive director, a new assistant director, and a new liaison for eastern Iowa. Dan C. Royer, who was recently head of the Iowa Alliance in Home Care and has a long history with Capital City Pride, is now in the group’s top position. Courtney Reyes has settled into the assistant exective director role after serving as interim executive director briefly. Marti Payseur, formerly of Des Moines, is the new Cedar Rapids/Iowa City stewardship and events coordinator.

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Kelly Stucker

Kelly Stucker’s new personal coaching practice, Kelly Changed My Life Coaching, has a new website. At, Stucker offers Core Energy Coaching, an approach to self-improvement rooted in discovering true goals and uncovering deeply held limiting beliefs.

ReAlive Metaphysical in Marion brings back Chakra Aura Photography 11 am to 4 pm Sept. 28 and 29. This is a chance to explore phenomenon that includes your main “color type” in chakra terms, chakra energy “blockages,” areas of balance and imbalance, and is said to offer insight about your social life, spirituality, health, career and relationships. ReAlive is at 1060 7th Ave.

Thistle’s Summit is a new bed and breakfast in Mount Vernon founded by Marti Payseur, Ash Bruxvoort — and their dog Thistle. The three-room homestead also features a yoga room, garden and library, and food grown on site or local. Reservations are now being accepted.

Trumpet Blossom has a new website that fills out its unique status as Iowa City’s only all-vegan restaurant. The new site at also highlights the spot’s full bar and live music offerings.

Velvet Lotus’s Michele Balhan is leading the Tats for Tots fundraiser coming Nov. 2, and happening for the seventh year in a row. The fundraiser for needy children during the holidays was originally founded by Anne Ventullo. Watch Facebook for more.

The owners of Iowa City’s Yotopia, and Dumpling Darling in both Iowa City and Des Moines, have joined forces for Nosh Eatery in Des Moines’ East Village. Veronica Tessler and Lesley Rish run the cafe and eatery from 7 a..m. to 10 p.m. Learn more about it on Facebook.