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Designing Light

It’s easy to take lighting for granted when it comes to designing a space. Whether it’s a remodel or a fresh start, every detail counts especially in how it will be lit. Kim Miller, of Illuminate, helps clients to develop multi-tiered lighting systems that will serve both as utility and aesthetic to bring out the…

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Hand-Packed Hard Work

Here’s an episode from the archive that will hopefully inspire visions of the upcoming springtime with another winter soon to pass (not that ice cream isn’t delicious any season!). Peggy Cullivan has been working with ice cream for two and a half decades. All of it at Heyn’s, the shop she now owns. She still…

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Best Dressed in the Midwest

It can be difficult when shopping for clothes to find comfort, style, and a full range of sizing. Faced with this challenge herself, LaShanda Wilks started LaLa Boutique first online, then due to its popularity moved into a physical space where she offers thoughtfully selected apparel with all sizes in mind. North Liberty is the…

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What Do You Wanna Do With Your Life?

Imagine a program for middle and high schoolers that helps guide them through future career options. And how in better preparing them with local opportunities those young people are more likely to remain in the area after graduation. What if I told you this program is free? Director Kristine Bullock and Coordinator Megan Lehman talk…

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Bon A-pet-treat!

What began as an effort to provide more holistic, better food options and products to pet owners quickly became a means for connecting with the community. Through donations, fundraising and volunteering, Leash on Life co-owners Julie Phye and Laurie Smith spread around their goodwill to aid in both animal and people causes. Because, as Julie…

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Take a Bite Out of Dine

The delivery economy has only grown over time, though not everyone has their own drivers to run goods and many of the available options are not local. Adam Weeks, co-founder of Chomp, says a better option based in and serving to the needs of the community was overdue. North Liberty is the headquarters of local…

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Workin’ at the Car Wash

Boasting enough fancy high tech to make NASA stop and take notice, and with sustainability and community in mind, Courtney McClellan and Mike Flynn are excited for their debut business venture, Speedy Mike’s Car Wash, to take off. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial and national transportation companies and home to…

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Have Style, Will Travel

What do many of the folks from the MLB Field of Dreams event, Chris Soules from The Bachelor, news anchors from CNN, producers of the Oprah Network, U.S. senators, and even the President of the United States, Joe Biden, have in common? Aubrey Holsinger, the owner of Flip Salon & Spa, has done some styling…

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Take Time to Heal

Remember being young and seemingly impervious to injury, or, if injured, able to just walk it off? Dr. Brittney Davis, at Rock Valley Physical Therapy, says that so often she hears patients say, “I used to be able to do this.” But it takes keeping things in perspective as well as time to correct those…

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With Enough Space to Dream

How many of us can boast our first job as being with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, otherwise known as NASA? Local resident and mechanical engineering student at Iowa State University, Sarah Stewart, was selected for an internship this summer through the Goddard Space Flight Center where she will be putting her skills to…

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