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Just Place One Foot in Front of the Other

Mental health issues are the often overlooked and frequently misunderstood challenges that can affect any one of us. Whether because of genetics or due to trauma, lasting for a short or long term, mental illness does not discriminate. Karen Smith, who is a Mom on a Mission for Mental Health, knows this firsthand and is…

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Seeing is Believing

It takes a village to raise a child, and nowhere is this more visible than in the efforts of the Lions Clubs of Iowa. Passionate about protecting children’s vision, volunteers paired with the University of Iowa through Iowa KidSight offer free screenings across the state. KidSight Program Manager, Lori Short, was so moved by what…

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Frosting

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake. For this special holiday episode, we’re chatting with Santa Claus, again! Everyone have a joyous and safe holiday, and a happy New Year! North Liberty is the headquarters of local…

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It’s Like Pulling Teeth

At the intersection of science and construction is oral surgery, at least for Dr. Kyle M. Stein of North Liberty Oral Surgery and Dental Implants as he describes his appreciation for the meticulous attention to detail needed while being able to work with his hands. And though his clinic is brand new, Dr. Stein has…

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The Idea Factory

Where might one find a technologist developing a new VR project mingling with a healthcare professional working on their doula certification? This scenario multiplied by many and always evolving is a typical scene at the North Liberty CoLab, where owner/manager, Jeff Schweitzer, says that the best ideas are built out of the diversity of creatives…

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Do Something Big

With a continuously growing list of things to do, insider benefits from partnering organizations, and an extensive support network, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Johnson County does all the hard work for you. Executive Director, Daleta Thurness, and Director of Volunteer Growth and Success, Tyson Wirth, talk about being present and how the positive…

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“A” is for All Things Art

The creative process is for many an act of exploration and self-discovery. For artist Kimberlee Rocca, a self-described “Monday Girl” who loves getting to work, it’s a necessary outlet for a continuing stream of ideas needing release. When not designing custom homes for the family business she’s in the studio piecing together all the elements…

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Street School is Cool

A young person’s education doesn’t stop at the end of the school day, and that’s where United Action for Youth comes in offering safe, communal spaces for this continued learning. Kylie Buddin, Prevention Director, and Tony Branch, Youth Engagement Director, refer to themselves as facilitators and act as guides, tailoring programs to the needs of…

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The Answer My Friend is Wattage from the Wind

Iowa is second in the U.S. for the production of wind energy and stands mightily with the top producers worldwide. For Jesse Bermel, Director of Midwest Developments at Triple Oak Power, this is a point of pride. Having discovered his own passion for conservation through his grandparent’s garden, Jesse works with communities toward responsible development…

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In the Absence of Water

Too often one doesn’t know the value of something until it’s gone. When it’s a large body of water undergoing a long, slow disappearing act it’s easy to understand how something so devastating might go overlooked. But Jon Kounkel, from Friends of Coralville Lake, says if left untreated one day we will wake up to…

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