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  • Prairie Alternative School Honor Flight Project

    Students at Prairie Alternative School are working to raise funds to send two veterans to the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight in April 2015. So far they've raised $351.60. They need to raise $1,150. To donate and help them out, send donations to Prairie Alternative School. 401 76th Ave, SW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404 or make checks payable to Eastern Iowa Honor Flight.
  • Created in the Corridor: Corridor Business Journal

    The Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) is published weekly by Corridor Media Group, Inc., based in Coralville, Iowa.  The CBJ also reaches readers in the seven county economic development region via daily email blasts and more than a dozen community events throughout the year. A digital version of the CBJ is scheduled to be launched in 2015. You can learn more by following the above link to the CBJ website.
  • Local Agencies Plan for Winter Homelessness

    To help the local agencies acquire a new location to house the homeless this winter call this number.
    Shelter Services:319-366-7999
  • Created in the Corridor: Vinveli

    Vinveli is startup company positioning itself for the advent of commercial drone use in the United States. The Iowa Startup Accelerator in Cedar Rapids is helping this firm achieve success in many ways. Vinveli will pitch its value proposition to hundreds of people at the Accelerator's Launch event on November 6.  To learn more about Vinveli, follow the above link to the company's website. The embedded links will give you more information about the Iowa Startup Accelerator and the November 6 event.
  • How to make a pinhole projector

    How to make a pinhole projector to view the solar eclipse.
  • Created in the Corridor: VuSee

    The VuSee is a unique baby monitor shelf designed to be mounted in a wall corner. That allows the monitor to be placed out of the reach of your child. No cords or flashing lights on or near the crib - keeping your little one safe. You can learn more about the VuSee and purchase the product by following the above link to the company's website. You can also visit the VuSee Facebook page here:
  • Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity

    How to help or donate to the organization
  • "Weight for Love" Casting

  • Sign Up For Iowa Black Business Summit

    The 3rd annual Iowa Black Business Summit is set for September 21st and 22nd. The summit helps black business owners learn, network and grow. This above link is how to sign up!
  • New National Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assaults

    The White House says one in five women will experience a sexual assault while on campus at America's colleges and universities. To help combat the problem, the Obama Administration has launched a new campaign to raise awareness and bring those numbers down. Part of "It's on Us" features new commercials using celebrities to encourage people to log-on and take a prevention pledge.  You can find that pledge and the celebrity videos by clicking the link above. 
  • 26 Billion Pixel Cy-Hawk Photo

    Find and tag yourself in this picture from the Cy-Hawk matchup at Kinnick Stadium.
  • Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

    Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week runs Sept. 18 - 27.
  • Created in the Corridor: Ellison Eyewear

    Ellison Eyewear is a new company conceived in Iowa City by a former University of Iowa student.  The company offers quality, high-end sunglasses distributed in the Corridor through Discerning Eye on E. Washington Street in Iowa City. You can also shop and learn more about Ellison by following the above link to the company's website.
  • I Am Ingda

  • Out of the Darkness Walks

  • ICCSD Board Meeting Sept. 9th


  • EnvisionCR Website

    The City of Cedar Rapids has set up a website that provides in formation on all the information and planning gathered as part of their EnvisionCR initiative.

  • Created in the Corridor: Sherry Hill/Under His Grace

    Sometimes in our lives we face challenges and struggles that seem to overwhelm us and lead us down a path that is scary and unhealthy. This happened to Anamosa resident, Sherry Hill, who turned to drugs as part of her daily existence.  "Under His Grace" chronicles Hill's struggle with addiction and how God led her to a new life. You can order her book from by following the above link. You also can order it directly from the publisher at
  • Free James Foley Facebook Page

  • Latest on Lyric & Elizabeth

    The Evansdale Police Department has launched a site to update the public on the search for the person(s) responsible for the murder of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook.  The page also has information on how you can provide any information on the case.
  • Created in the Corridor: Crystal Group, Inc.

    Crystal Group's rugged military and industrial-grade computers can be found all over the world wherever durability and innovative technology is a must. Follow the above link to the Hiawatha company's website to learn more.
  • Climate March Comes to Iowa

  • The Health of Linn County

    This is a county-wide assessment of health status and health risks in Linn County from the Linn County Public Health.
  • Geonetric Open House Tours - Register Here

    Geonetric, a Cedar Rapids-based software company in the health care field, is hosting an open house on Friday, August 8 to allow the public to tour its new facility in the city's NewBo District.  The state-of-the-art building also houses the new Iowa Startup Accelerator, Vault Coworking and Converge Consulting. The tours will run from 3:30-5:00 and you must register at the above link.
  • Tax Free Weekend

  • CR Redevelopment Proposals

    Cedar Rapids is now accepting redevelopment proposals for the Knutson Building, among other properties.
  • FDNY 343 RIDE

  • Kids Count 2014 Report

    The Kids Count 2014 Report shows that Iowa placed third in the nation when it comes to overall child well being. That's up from 7th in last year's ranking. This is the full report.
  • Bark for your Park Contest!

    PetSafe encourages communities of pet professionals, owners, shelters, welfare groups, and local civic officials to partner together to help their town win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park. The runner-up city in each small, medium, and large population category will also win $25,000.  The Bark from Your Heart community winner will be the finalist with the highest percentage of votes to citys population and will also win $25,000. A city may only win one of the five prizes.
  • NewBo City Market BBQ and Brew

  • Downtown IC BenchMarks

    Vote for your favorite decorated bench in downtown Iowa City.
  • Capoeira, Voices of Diversity

    If you would like to learn more about the Brazilian/African martial art/dance form, Capoeira.
  • DOT Application for Harvesting Along Highways

  • Cedar Rapids Police Crime Maps

    Cedar Rapids Police have launched an interactive website to allow users to track crime patterns in the city.
  • A Look Into The Past

    The Denovian Fossil Gorge provides a look into the past, without leaving the Corridor.
  • Devonian Fossil Gorge

    Find out more about the prehistoric family fun located right here in the Corridor.
  • Foundation 2 Volunteers

    Foundation 2 is looking for volunteers. Click the link to find out how you can help.
  • Virtual Dementia Tour and Alzheimer's Walk

    Above is the link to Right at Home Cedar Rapids which provides the Virtual Dementia Tour. It's a simulation that creates a better understanding for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementia related diseases.

    On September 27th the Alzheimer's Association Greater Iowa Chapter will hold an Alzheimer's Walk. The event is meant to raise awareness about the disease.
    This link has more information about the walk.
  • Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America Shooting Events

  • CR Paving for Progress List of Roads

    The City of Cedar Rapids has released a list of roads that will get repairs or upgrades as part of their new push to improve road quality in the city.
  • Created in the Corridor: 85 Decibel Monks

    Timothy Tack is the force behind Tack-Fu Productions and 85 Decibel Monks, based in Iowa City. You can listen to and download their instrumental hip-hop music and learn more about this creative team by following the above link to their website.
  • Rebuilding Together

  • 2014 Parade of Homes

  • Gold Star Pins Facebook Page

    We care about Soldiers and their Families. FMWR is comprised of more than 500 Family and MWR professionals who provide support to Soldiers, Families and the more than 33,000 personnel who comprise the worldwide FMWR workforce.
  • Cereal Saturday at Newbo City Market

    HACAP officially kicks off the Eastern Iowa Freedom From Hunger Food Drive this Saturday at Newbo City Market.


    The event is a way to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger in Linn County. This a link to purchase your tickets through eventbrite.


    Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 4 to 10. Children 3 and younger are free.

    Day of tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 to 10.


  • Created in the Corridor: Security Coverage/Steve Gray

    Security Coverage is a white label software and service provider to internet, broadband and MSO providers throughout the country. You can read more about the Cedar Rapids company's products by following the above link to Security Coverage's website.

    Steve Gray, Chief Executive Officer, first invested in Security Coverage nearly ten years ago. He also has invested in several other Corridor companies and you can read more about Gray's business background here:
  • EntreFest 2014

    Find out more about EntreFest 2014, in downtown Iowa City.
  • Home Safety Checklist


  • Bike To Work Week

    May 11 - May 16 is Bike To Work Week in Cedar Rapids.
  • Medical Marijuana: Stories of Hope (Part 2)

    The above link will take you a listing of all the states that have legalized medical marijuana. You can find each state's laws, rules, requirements and medical conditions for which patients can obtain medical marijuana.  You will also find additional resources on the site including the list of states with pending legislation.

    Here are some additional links that can answer a number of questions:

    Why is marijuana a Schedule 1 Drug?

    Why is marijuanaillegal?


  • Face of Cannabis

    The "Face of Cannabis" project aims to raise awareness and facilitate change amid use of medical marijuana oil.
  • Donate to Garrison Library Building Fund

    For almost four years now, one corridor town has been working to rebuild their library.


    The city of garrison's library was destroyed in a wind storm in 2011, but the quest to build a new one is now in sight thanks to seven women

    You can donate by going to Farmers Bank in Vinton. Donations are tax deductible.


  • Created in the Corridor: Bimm Ridder Sportswear

    Bimm Ridder Sportswear of Cedar Rapids produces fan apparel for major and minor league baseball, arena football, hockey and basketball teams throughout the United States and Canada. They also provide merchandise for Iowa's three public universities and Drake.  You can learn more by following the above link to the company's website.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

    For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nations largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people
  • Created in the Corridor: Rapids Reproductions

    Simply put, Rapids Reproductions does everything from blueprints to fine art to 3D printing. You can learn more about their products and services by following the above link to the company's website.

    In addition, the company owns and operates where you can upload photos and see them matted and framed online before you even order them. The art prints are museum quality with a 200 year permanence under glass.
  • State of Equity in Cedar Rapids Report 2014

    A study of disproportionality related to education, health and well being, housing, public safety, poverty and employment in Cedar Rapids.
    The city's Civil Rights Commission released it on April 23rd 2014.
  • Primary Election Information

    Find information on registering to vote, polling places, candidates, and more.
  • Help Out TotalChild

    TotalChild is Four Oaks' program meant to help children and families, making stronger families, homes, neighborhoods, and communities.
  • Olivia Evans, Lyme Disease

    To learn more about Olivia Evans, the teenager whose story was shared on the 4/18/14 CBS2 News at 5, see the resources below:
    Facebook page:


    Family blog:


    Fund Raiser:


  • Cedar Rapids Ultimate

    Even though recent weather hasnt been ideal for outdoor
    activities, one local non-profit says Cedar Rapids is a great place to play
    their "ultimate" game.

    Cedar Rapids Ultimate is hoping to expand their unique sport and really involve
    the youth community.

  • How to Donate to Meals on Wheels

    Dozens of seniors will no longer get a free, hot meal on a daily basis.
    The Horizons Meals on Wheels program is closing five of their congregate sites by the end of this month. They say it's because of budget cuts. This link takes you to the page where you can make a donation.

  • Cedar Rapids Service Member and Veteran Career Summit

    A career summit for service members and veterans to convert hard-won military training and experience to a rewarding civilian career. Join us for a day of meaningful skills training and
    one-on-one employer interaction.

  • Created in the Corridor: TaxACT

    TaxACT was founded in Cedar Rapids and has assisted with more than 45 million e-filed Federal returns.  Want to learn more about TaxACT's free and deluxe services? Follow the above link to the company's website.
  • Historically Black College and University Tour

    To learn more about the Historically Black College and University Tour, email George Ramsey at
  • Created in the Corridor: Jim's Instrument Manufacturing

    Jim's Instrument Manufacturing in Iowa City has been designing and producing highly precise, machined components for medical and industrial purposes for more than forty years.  You can learn more by following the above link to the company's website.

    In addition, founder and owner Jim Rogers recently opened Plexicraft, LLC, a new business that provides custom engraving, etching and full-color sublimation for personal and promotional purposes. For more information click here:
  • BlendCard

    Free stuff all over town. One card in your pocket.
  • I Too Am Iowa

    Ashley Lee, the woman behind, "I Too Am Iowa," is planning to take more pictures at the IMU River Room from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on March 25th. The event is open to anyone of color who would like to share their message.
  • Tipton Senior Center Volunteer

    Contact information on how you can volunteer for their food delivery program.
    (563) 886-3293
  • SXSW Cares Fund

    The SXSW Cares Fund will help people affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014 and future possible events. The funds will be disbursed to those most affected through a community-based process to be created by representatives of SXSW, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Austin with the Austin Community Foundation.
  • Iowa City Community School District

    The Iowa City Community School District is conducting a community engagement process to gain input related to school attendance areas. This is a multi-year process that will include various opportunities for community input. The District is committed to having the school community involved in Attendance Area Development, and information regarding the process can be found on this page.
  • Created in the Corridor: Hotel at Kirkwood Center

    The Hotel at Kirwood Center in Cedar Rapids is one of only three AAA Four Diamond Hotels in Iowa and the newest teaching hotel in the Western Hemisphere. It's also rated #1 in the market by Trip Advisor. To learn more about the facility and its Class Act Restaurant follow the above link to the hotel's website. In addition, if you'd like to learn more about Kirkwood Community College's Hospitality Arts Programs, click here:
  • Iowa City Streets & Traffic Engineering

    Potholes in Need of Repair - 319-356-5181 (call 356-5275 after hours or weekends)
  • "The Men of Atalissa"

  • Iowa City Downtown and Ped Mall Streetscape Plan

    The draft of the Iowa City plan for changes to the downtown area.  Feedback is welcome.
  • Preventing Military Cuts

    Rep. Bruce Braley wants to hear your stories about the Iowa National Guard's impact.  He will then share the stories with the Defense Department.
  • Johnson County City Jobs

    Positions open for work in Johnson County.
  • Iowa State Fair Line-Up

  • Decorah Eagles Live Camera

    Click the link to watch the Decorah, Iowa Eagles!
  • Oscar Tickets

  • Board of Regents State of Iowa

  • Created in the Corridor: J-TEC Associates

    J-TEC Associates produces flow meters for internal combustion engine air-intake, exhaust and crankcase blow-by flow measurement. Customers include Caterpillar, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, BMW, NASCAR and the U.S. Military. The above link will take you to the company's website.
  • Report a Pothole

    Report a pothole to the city of Cedar Rapids.
  • Collins Road Plan, Input

    Proposed improvements to Collins Road NE in Cedar Rapids.
  • Animal Rescue League of Iowa

    Donate to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Reference "Davis County Rescue" to provide help for 350+ animals removed from a Drakesville home.

    PFLAG Cedar Rapids is the local chapter of  PFLAG National, a group that promotes awareness and understanding for the LGBTQ community.


    Meeting Information:

    PFLAG meets on the 2nd Thurs of the month at7pm at Grantwood AEA, all are welcome.

  • Created in the Corridor: Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids

    If you have an idea for a business but don't know how to get started, Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids provides a great opportunity to test your idea while building a network of like-minded people. The event will be held February 28 - March 2. Click the above link to learn more, register and get started!
  • Iowa City Fencing Center

  • Created in the Corridor: Frontier Natural Products Co-op

    Frontier Natural Products Co-op produces and distributes hundreds of 100% natural and organic food and personal care products under three different brands: Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia. You can shop and learn more about this company Created in the Corridor by following the above link to its various websites.
  • Iowa Get Your Business Online

    Iowa Get Your Business Online is a Google site for business owners looking for ways to get their business online.
  • Uncashed Checks Information

  • Beef Recall

  • Meals on Wheels Lunchbox Fundraiser

  • College Savings Contest

    Register for a chance to win a $5,290 savings account.
  • Created in the Corridor: Presentations, Inc.

    Presentations, Inc. is a Hiawatha-based environmental graphic design company that creates eye-catching, interactive displays for businesses, hospitals and museums.  The firm recently developed cutting-edge technology that promises to revolutionize the digital signage industry. To learn more about Presentations and Arreya, follow the above link the the company's website.
  • AARP Tax Help

    Find a location for the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program.
  • Return on College Investment Reality Check

    Tool to help students decrease their college debt.
  • Waypoint Services for Women, Children & Families

    Waypoint helps individuals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa who are homeless, in poverty, victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, or in need of child care.
  • Healthcare Enrollment Help Registration

    The IC Public Library is offering a navigator on February 6th to help residents sign up for health insurance on the government exchange.
  • Created in the Corridor: Small Town Non-Profits

    Non-profit organizations can be vital partners in economic development, especially in small Iowa communities where local governments have limited resources. Three good examples can be found in the heart of Cedar County. Follow the above link to the non-profit group working to restore the historic Hardacre Theatre in Tipton. The other two links below will take you to the Facebook pages of the Spear House and Barn Bed & Breakfast and the new Heartland Sports Complex, also in Tipton.

    Heartland Sports Complex:

    Spear House and Barn Bed & Breakfast:
  • Home Base Iowa

    See Job opportunities for Veterans in our area!
  • Mood Disorder Study

    Take part in a study that looks at genetics and mood disorders.
  • Help The Iowa Chairiots Basketball Team

    The Iowa Chairiots Basketball team had their wheelchairs stolen in mid December. The loss is valued at about $40,000. If you would like to help them replace their wheelchairs for basketball, either click here or send a check to - 5915 Decatur St. SW | Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

    For more information call - 319-538-1805

  • I-DOT Blog

    Check out the Iowa DOT's new blog.
  • Created in the Corridor: ClusterFlunk

    A new social media site with an ironic name, ClusterFlunk helps college students improve their learning efficiency by allowing them to easily connect with other students in the classes in which they are enrolled. Just follow the above link to ClusterFlunk's website. It's free!
  • Live Healthy Iowa

    Register for the 10-week wellness challenge.
  • Employ U

    Sign up for free classes on resume writing, interviewing, and more from the Cedar Rapids Public Library and RuffaloCODY.
  • Snowmobile Safety Certification

  • Red Cross Blood Donations

    Help the American Red Cross make up donations, after it fell behind because of severe weather conditions.

  • Online Tax Information

    Click the link to the IRS website, to get copies of tax records from previous years.
  • Norm Parker Athletic Scholarship

    Norm Parker's family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Norm Parker Athletic Scholarship at the University of Iowa. 
  • Habitat For Humanity

  • Created in the Corridor: We Create Here

    There are several initiatives, organizations and individuals who are collectively working to make Iowa's Creative Corridor a vibrant region to live, work and play. It's all about making new things happen. In addition to the above link, here are just a few more available resources to help you join the conversation and share your creative ideas:
  • Cedar Rapids Development Survey

    Let city leaders know your ideas on job growth, professional resources, and ways to make living in the area better.
  • UI Marketing Survey

    Take part in the UI survey to find out what you like about Iowa's cities and what would convince you to take a day trip somewhere.
  • Cedar Rapids Police Dept. Hiring

    The Cedar Rapids Police Dept. is accepting applications for new full-time officers.
  • 1105 Project Donation

    Donate to the 1105 project to help Johnson County nonprofits pay for renovations to the building they use to serve the community.
  • Created in the Corridor: Centro, Inc.

    North Liberty-based Centro, Incorporated is the largest custom rotational molding company in North America...and it's about to become even bigger. To learn what sets Centro apart, follow the above link to the company's website.
  • Save Hardacre Theater Campaign

    Help save the nearly 100-year-old theater, located in Tipton.
  • Linn Co. Christmas Trash Collection Information

    Click on the link for complete information on how to throw away, recycle or bundle up your unwanted waste after the Christmas holiday.

  • Adoption Information

    There are many kids in need of a good and permanent home.  Click on the link to get more information on how you can adopt a child in need of a family.

  • Winter Safety

    Winter driving tips and information on a winter survival kit for your vehicle.
  • Live Healthy Iowa 10 Week Challenge

  • Project Holiday Volunteers Needed

    The Project Holiday food distribution is an enormous undertaking. Greet clients, distribute and bag food items, help families to their cars, even direct traffic in our parking lot!

    Grab your family, co-workers, and friends to volunteer with you or sign-up for a shift and meet new people. Children volunteering must be in 7th grade or above and we require one adult per two children.

  • Stolen Wheelchairs--SportAbility of Iowa

    SportAbility of Iowa wheelchairs used for playing basketball was stolen this morning. If you would like to donate or help them get new ones email them here or call the number below., or call 319-538-1805.
  • Donate Blood During the Holidays

    How to set up an appointment to donate blood to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center
  • Petition to Fund NASA

  • Ghosh Center For Oncology and Hematology

    To learn more about the Ghosh Center's Pre-Hab or "Phase One" program for cancer patients, visit the "Phase One" tab on their website.

  • Stem Application

    Applications for STEM programs in Iowa schools
  • Created in the Corridor: Cedar Graphics

    Hassan Igram has been the owner and operator of Cedar Graphics in Hiawatha since the 1980s. His father actually launched the company in Cedar Rapids under a different name in 1955. The above link will take you to the company's website where you can learn about all the products and services they offer to companies and individuals across the country.
  • DNR Answers Questions

    Thursday, December 19th: 12pm-2:30pm
  • Boy Trying to Save Nasa

    Click to sign the petition.
  • Great Iowa Treasure Hunt

    Bid on unclaimed items from the Iowa Treasury Vault.
  • EPA Fuel Proposal & Comments

    Comment on the proposal to cut the required amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel.
  • Giving Tuesday

  • Holiday Giving Book

    By purchasing items from the Holiday Giving Book starting Small Business Saturday, November 30th until Celebrate the Season, December 8th, Downtown retailers and restaurants have agreed to make a donation to United Way for each item.By purchasing items from the Holiday Giving Book starting Small Business Saturday, November 30th until Celebrate the Season, December 8th, Downtown retailers and restaurants have agreed to make a donation to United Way for each item.  -
  • Salvation Army Toys For Tots

    The annual Toys For Tots collection kicks off Monday, November 7th.  Organizers are counting on community donations to help over 1,700 families in need this year.  Bring new, unwrapped toys to one of the many collection sites across Linn County.  For a complete list of drop box locations, visit and follow the Toys for Tots link.  Also find suggested toy ideas for children of all ages.  The program serves ages birth through 17
  • Small Business Saturday

    Click on the link for information on local shops participating in the annual Small Business Saturday promotion.
  • Created in the Corridor: Mobile Demand

    Mobile Demand is a growing Hiawatha company that's showing success in securing more of the rugged tablet PC market in the U.S. and abroad. Follow the above link to the company's website.
  • Cedar Sounds Sweet Adelines Chorus

  • Volunteer with Project Holiday in Johnson County

    The Crisis Center of Johnson County is organizing its 26th annual Project Holiday.  Click on the link to sign up and help the group accomplish their goal of serving hundreds of local families!

  • Help Track Iowa Weather

    Contact information for those who want to get involved in the volunteer weather monitoring service.
  • Paramount Theatre Events

    Calendar and Schedule for the Paramount Theatre.

  • Virtual Reality and Autism Study

    Information on the study and contact details for anyone who wants to participate.

  • Created in the Corridor: Music Loft/Craig Erickson

    Craig Erickson not only runs the independent Music Loft in Cedar Rapids, he's an international guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer, performer and teacher. To learn more follow the above link to Craig's website.
  • Donate to Norm and the Bullydog

  • Cedar Rapids Author Writes To Fight Bullying

  • Iowa Children's Museum

    Information on day camps at the Iowa Children's Museum, inside Coral Ridge Mall.
  • Created in the Corridor: Blendcard

    Blendcard is a new gift, loyalty and incentive card that consumers can use at a wide array of retailers in the Corridor. It's also a great marketing tool for small business owners. To order or register your Blendcard follow the above link to the company's website. You can also find them on Facebook, and Twitter,
  • Four Oaks PUSH-CR

    Partners United for Supportive Housing-Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) are currently working to furnish apartments for the homeless. Household items are being collected to help more than 125 families. The first drop-off date is Saturday, November 16. Individuals or companies wishing to contribute items to PUSH-CR may do so by following the link for a list of needed items and drop off times/locations.
  • Help Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    Organizations to which you can make donations to help typhoon victims in the Philippines.
  • The Band Perry Tickets

  • Car Booster Seat Reviews

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested this year's models of booster seats.
  • 10 Surprising Foods That Contain Trans Fats

    I thought it would be fun to bring to your attention some of the most surprising foods that, despite what their labels say, actually do contain some amount of trans fat per serving. Here now are 10 of those foods...
  • Iowa City Schools Master Plan

    See what the proposed school construction schedule looks like for Iowa City.

  • Iowa State Flag in Contest

    Vote once per day by November 25th to help Iowa win Best State Flag.

  • Created in the Corridor: Tanager Place Research Center

    Tanager Place takes mental health research to a new level thanks to a generous gift from a longtime advocate. To learn more follow the above link.
  • Volunteer to Help Veterans

    The United Way of East Central Iowa has a number of options if you would like the help area Veterans this month.  Click on the link for more information.
  • Linn County Auditor's Office

  • Johnson County Auditor's Office

  • Fox News Poll Shows Disapproval With Congress

    See why voters are upset with congress over the Obamacare standoff.

  • Iowa Women's Leadership Event: Giada Delaurentiis

    Lunch with Food Network chef and entrepreneur Giada Delaurentiis. 11:30am on November 11th at Kirkwood Hotel.

  • Crossroads Mission

    Crossroads Mission - (319) 365-0707
  • Olivet Neighborhood Mission

    Olivet Neighborhood Mission - (319) 364-7946
  • Rawson Family Home Fire Fund

    The home of Marc and Becky Rawson of Troy Mills caught fire on Sunday October 27, 2013. The home has massive damage. If you're interested in helping the family rebuild, there is a fund set up at the University of Iowa Credit Union in Marion, Iowa. Just make donations to the attention of Sarah Hughes. There is also a fund set up in care of Marc and Becky Rawson at Farmer's State Bank.  
  • United Way Volunteer & Giving Guide

    The United Way issued its new guide to giving during the holiday season.  The guide has suggestions for material, money and donations of volunteer time.
  • Created in the Corridor: Trade Show Marketing

    Trade Show Marketing does exactly what its name implies; help companies put their best foot forward at trade shows. Whether you're looking for a simple banner or a large island display, Trade Show Marketing can help. Visit their website by clicking on the link above.
  • CrimeStoppers of North Central Iowa

    Call with information on fugitives or serious crimes in North Central Iowa.
  • Iowa Sex Offender Registry

    Find out where registered sex offenders are living in your area.
  • "Green Buildings"

    A look at the tax credits given to companies who use green technology, and who benefits the most from them.
  • Cedar Rapids Community Survey

    This survey was created to assist the City of Cedar Rapids in attracting and retaining workers to live and work in our city. We need your help!
  • LIHEAP Assistance Information

    Information on how to apply and get information for assistance in paying home heating bills during the cold winter months.
  • High School Football Playoff Brackets

    The High School Football Playoff season is upon us.  Here is a link to all of the brackets in all 6 classes from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.
  • Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus

  • Cedar Rapids Blue Zones

    Information on Cedar Rapids Blue Zones Project.

  • Created in the Corridor: Creative Week

    Creative Week is an initiative in Iowa's Creative Corridor to explore, promote and celebrate all that we create here; ideas, jobs, art, theater, businesses and so much more. To learn about the Creative Corridor Project and Creative Week click the above link.
  • Paramount Theatre Tickets

    Link to Paramount Theatre's Fundraising Gala and Resurrection Show
    The Mighty Wurlitzer makes it's return on March 1st for orchestra Iowa's resurrection concert.
    A special backstage tour to see the organ and a set of prime tickets to the concert will be auctioned off November 16th at Sight and Sound--Orchestra Iowa's bi-annual fundraising gala with the Cedar Rapids museum of art.

  • FDA Jerky Treats Information

  • Figure Skating Championships

  • Quitline Iowa

    Iowa's free nicotine replacement program.
  • Garrison Haunted House

  • Created in the Corridor: O'Brien's Own Gourmet Granola

    Rick O'Brien grew up in Center Point and after 20 years in the military returned home and started a business with his wife, Belinda. O'Brien's Own Gourmet Granola is growing so fast that Rick recently resigned from Rockwell Collins to devote all his attention to the family company. Follow the above link to their website where you can learn more and even order their products!
  • Hands-Free CPR Training

    The American Heart Association is offering free training for Hands-Free CPR.
  • Foundation 2 Suicide Prevention

    Foundation 2's 24-hour counseling line: (319) 362-2174.
    Information on suicide prevention, including warning signs, statistics, and other resources.
  • Signs Of Kidney Disease

    Find information on chronic kidney disease, to see if you are at risk.
  • Seminole Valley Farm Museum

    Seminole Valley Rendezvous
  • Helping Hands During WIC Freeze

    Head to this Facebook page to donate or sign up for help during the WIC freeze.
    You must live in Linn County.

  • The Stuttering Foundation and "Friends" Conference

    Friends, the National Association of Young People Who Stutter and The Stuttering Foundation along with the Wendell Johnson Speech and Hearing Center of the University of Iowa is holding a stuttering conference for children who stutter, parents and clinicians this Saturday in Des Moines. It's a chance to learn about stuttering and how to deal with it.
  • Iowa Domestic Abuse Hotline

  • Razoo - Help Restore Historic Cabins in Iowa City

  • Cedar Rapids Bacon Fest

  • Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week

  • Created in the Corridor: North Cedar Recycling / Cedar Poly

    North Cedar Recycling in Stanwood processes waste from all over the Midwest with 80% coming from industrial sources. Learn more by following the above link to the company's website.

    Members of the same family also founded Cedar Poly in Tipton, a company that recycles plastic. Cedar Poly's website is
  • IA Lawmaker Contact Information

    Easy access to contact information to Iowa's Senators & Congressmen
  • Wilson's Orchard

  • Sign Up to Knit Tree Sweaters!

    The Iowa City Downtown District is once again calling all knitters to volunteer for the 2013 Tree Huggers Project. The project calls for knitting sweaters for 135 trees in the downtown and Northside business districts.
  • Mercy Dialysis Hosts Keep Healthy Event

    Mercy Dialysis and the National Kidney Foundation offer free kidney health check on Oct. 6


    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Sept. 24, 2013) " Twenty-six million Americans have chronic kidney disease and dont even know it.  Mercy Dialysis-Cedar Rapids and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) are joining forces to help people in eastern Iowa become more aware of the key risk factors for developing chronic kidney disease.  Some of those risk factors include diabetes and high blood pressure.


    Mercy, in partnership with the NKF, is hosting a free public awareness program at the hospitals Hallagan Education Center, 701 10th St. SE, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 6.


    The KEEP Healthy event includes a kidney health risk survey, body mass index (BMI) measurement, blood pressure check, free educational materials and an opportunity to speak with a healthcare professional. The program is designed to help participants become more familiar with key risk factors, and to gauge their individual risks for developing chronic kidney disease.


    Pre-registration is not required for this free public program.  For more information, call Mercy at (319) 221-8878.

  • Sir Stuffington Pictures

    Anyone who wants to buy a picture of Sir Snuffington, the one-eyed pirate kitten, can follow the link for more information.  All donations go toward his medical care.
  • Hancher Progress

  • States Minimum Wage Table

    How Iowa compares to other states when it comes to minimum wage.
  • Free Cedar Rapids Parking

  • Marie Rossiter: Moms Get Real

    A Community of Moms dedicated to helping other moms realize that when life with kids skids out of control and gets a little crazy, they're here to help with stories, advice, giveaways, and recommendations that will make it all a little easier.
  • Cedar Valley Humane Society $30,000 in 30 Days Challenge

  • Iowa City Gateway Project

    See what would change with different plans for Dubuque Street in Iowa City.

  • Green Apple Day of Service

  • Contacting Congress

    Click here to find contact information for your local representatives.
  • Iowa Troop Pantry

  • Paid Parental Leave Petition - Working Mother Magazine

  • Sounds From Space

    Hear what UI scientists do, while following the voyage of the Voyager space probe.

  • Dehumidifiers Recalled for Fire Risk

    Get all the information on more than 2 million units being recalled for fire risk here.
  • Created in the Corridor: Simply Soothing / Bug Soother

    Bug Soother is an all-natural insect repellant created in Columbus Junction, Iowa. It continues to grow in popularity and is being sold in all 50 states. You can learn more about Bug Soother and Simply Soothing's other products by following the above link to the company's website.
  • Honor Flight

  • Linn Co. School Board Election Information

    To learn more about the Linn County school district measures and candidates, just click this link. The election is September 10th.
  • Johnson Co. School Board Election Information

    To learn more about the Johnson County school district measures and candidates, just click this link. The election is September 10th.
  • IDPH Tracking Tool

    A new tool to help you track potential environmental hazards and affects in Iowa.
  • Iowa Fraud Fighters

    Iowa Insurance Division launches "Iowa Fraud Fighters"--a public education program to assist Iowans prevent and report investment fraud.
  • Public Health Tracking

    The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network) is a system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.
  • Braley's Syria Poll

    Let your voice be heard on a potential U.S. military Strike against Syria. Representative Bruce Braley wants to know what YOU think.
  • Marion LOST spending plan

    See where Marion city leaders want to spend the Local Option Sales Tax money, if approved.

  • Chobani Recall Contact

    Chobani Yogurt Customer Loyalty Team. For replacements or refunds after recall.
  • Syria Poll

    Bruce Braley asks, "Should we strike Syria for using chemical weapons?"
    Give your opinion here.
  • HACAP Food Pantry and Service Programs

    If you would like to know more about the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program's assistance programs, click the link.

  • Toyota Safety Recall

    Information on the Toyota recall for September.
  • Kylie Dewees CD

    CBS 2 Hero Kylie Dewees (a Xavier student) has created a CD in honor of the families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.  Copies of the music will be delivered to those victims' families and money raised will help pay for a statue commemorating all lives lost too soon.
  • Donating Blood For a Haircut

    Sports Clips and the American Red Cross are teaming up to boost blood donation in September. 
  • Created in the Corridor: Backrow Studios

    Backrow Studios is an Iowa City-based company that has produced three feature length films in its brief three year history. Writer and director Joe Clarke like to focus on comedies and his latest movie, "The Formula" stars local actors, a few from the 2nd City Improv Group in Chicago and three Hollywood names. You can learn more about Backrow Studios and purchase DVDs of their films by following the above link to Backrow's website.
  • Cedar Valley Humane Society $30K in 30 Days

    Give your donation to the Cedar Valley Humane Society and help them raise $30K in 30 Days!
  • Crop Insurance Payout Information

    Iowa ranked 2nd in the nation in 2012 for the amount of money paid out in crop insurance, much of it related to last summer's drought. See how the payments broke down in each of Iowa's counties by clicking this new resource.

  • Johnson County Jail Commentary

    Tell supervisors what you think the next Johnson County Jail needs, and what you would vote for.

  • Tax Free Weekend

    CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Eastern Iowa parents and retailers are gearing up for this year's tax free weekend.

    On August 1st-2nd, the state's sales tax will be dropped on items like clothing and shoes that are priced under $100.

    State lawmakers approved the tax break in 2000 to help boost the economy.


  • Heads Up Football Program

    New program meant to help student athletes from receiving head injuries.  Find where the programs are sponsored in Iowa.
  • Created in the Corridor: Higher Learning Technologies

    Higher Learning Technologies was formed by three University of Iowa students who are creating study guides and test-prep applications in the health sciences. Learn more about the Coralville company by following the above link to its website.
  • Running for Iowa City City Council

    Iowa City is now accepting candidate paperwork for anyone wanting to run for an open seat on the city council.  Papers are due by August 29th
  • Songs for a Healthier America

    The First Lady is turning to rap music to get her message out about healthy living.
  • CR School Facilities Master Plan

    The Cedar Rapids Community School District has laid out a plan to upgrade and improve buildings district-wide. 
  • Recycle More Linn County

    Recycle More Linn County is a collaborative effort between City Carton Recycling, the Cedar Rapids/Linn County Solid Waste Agency and the City of Cedar Rapids, to increase recycling in Linn County.

  • 21 Makes Sense Campaign

    Iowa City leaders could send the 21 Ordinance, which bans anyone under 21 years old at bars after 10:00pm, back to voters in November.  21 Makes Sense is a group of city and University members who are working to keep the rule in place.
  • Teach Iowa Job Search Website

  • Iowa Centenarian Registry Email

    Email to:
  • Kathlynn's Hope Petition


    Click here for the latest information on Amber Alerts issued in the state of Iowa.
  • Free Credit

  • Iowa Bridge Conditions

  • Driver's License Renewal Online

    You can now renew your Iowa drivers licenses online.

    To use it, you must be between 18 and 70-years-old, a US citizens and your license can't be expired for more than a year.

    You can use it only for every *other renewal because you will eventually need to update your photo.

  • Give Forward

  • The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • CharityWatch

    Here are some tips to help you choose a reputable charity.

  • Iowa Flood Center Maps

    To track flooding in your area, try the Iowa Flood Center's maps.

  • Julien Dubuque Bridge Plan

    See how your trips could be affected.  Deadlines for comments is June 24.
  • Duane Arnold Energy Center Evacuation Plan

    For information on the Duane Arnold Energy Center "Emergency Action Plan" simply click the link. You'll learn about alarms, evacuation routes and find contact information for emergency management agencies.
  • Iowa Flood Information System

    Find out which creeks, lakes, or rivers in Iowa are being reported as flooding.
  • AT&T No Texting App

  • Linn County Food Pantries

    To find a local food pantry in your area to donate to please click on the link above. You can get in touch with the pantry Reporter Josh Scheinblum was at this morning at Westdale Community Church by calling: 319-396-7046
  • Eastern Iowa Airport Flight Information

  • Iowa DOT Road Conditions

    Check out the current road conditions throughout Iowa, from the Dept. of Transportation.

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