Archives for July 2012

Zip it UP!

  Have you heard about  Bloomsbury Farm's most recent activity? "The Zip". It is a 50 foot height, 1,400 foot ride over Dry Creek and back. Bloomsbury Farm can boast they are the first to offer a zip line in our Cedar Rapids area AND is one of the highest and longest in the entire state of Iowa! If you haven't visited the Atkins farm, you will need to put that on your "to do" immediately. Boomsbury Farm is only 10 minutes west of Cedar Rapids and last year attracted 40,000 visitors to there farm. They have more than 20 attractions which include TWO FULL corn mazes, a com cannon, … [Read more...]

Another good month for Cedar Rapids home sales!

The Iowa Association of Realtors June 2012 Housing Trends Report has some reassuring news for anyone looking the list their home for sale. According to the report, home sales were up by 13.1 percent with 3,940 homes sold in June 2012 (compared to 3,485 from June of 2011). Home price averages for Cedar Rapids came in at $179,568 last month, which is up 9.8 percent from 4163,557 in June 2011, according to the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors The average sale price state wide jumped up 6.8 percent from June 2011 as well, ringing in at $162,402. June 2011’s average sale price was … [Read more...]

Next week – the 160th Jones County Fair!

Let's go to the FAIR! July 18th through July 22nd! SO much to do!! So much to See!! Grand Stand Entertainment! Thursday July 19th  Lynyrd Skynyrd with Heart Friday July 20th Blake Shelton Saturday July 21st  Toby Keith w/ Thomas Rhett Click here for the daily Schedule My Favorite - Here are the 4H & FFA Schedule  Only $10.00 for a fun packed day!! Check out my Community Calendar for more fair times & dates!! … [Read more...]

Iowa Farmers Markets – There’s an App for that!

Whether you’re gearing up for summer vacation or planning a weekend to visit family on the other side of the state, the Iowa Farmers Market app can help you find a local farmers market no matter where you go! With information on more than 230 farmers markets in the state of Iowa, the app can search for local markets using your GPS location or by entering a city or zip code. The app also provides information on vendors, hours and location, as well as contact information for the market manager. Once you've visited the market, you can leave your photos or reviews for others to see. Download … [Read more...]


Guest Post from PILLAR TO POST, CRS Consumer Article, July 2012 Who hasn’t oohed and ahhed when watching home improvement shows or thumbing through the latest home design magazines? Perhaps no room gets more attention than the kitchen, and deservedly so. It’s where the family gathers for all kinds of reasons – not just cooking and meals, but homework, bill paying, TV watching, and everyday conversation. But beyond the cosmetic improvements everyone talks about, there is real opportunity in upgrading your kitchen appliances. They’ll look great, work better, and save you money and energy over … [Read more...]