The public garden is often designed for the eye: hedges shaped gracefully, flowers arranged colorfully. For many, visions of gardens, memories of past gardens, are sight dominant. But the Sioux City Lions Club has envisioned a garden to be experienced by our other senses. As you walk through it, signs with information written in high contrast letters as well as Braille direct you to touch, smell, and listen to the plants and environment. Tom Venesky, Iowa's only blind Master Gardener, gave us a tour. Join us.
Summer commences with Greek Fest in Siouxland. There is lamb, pastry, Greek coffee, and so much more that makes us completely forget about the months we spent burrowed in our coats. Christine McAvoy joins Gretchen to whet our appetites.
A good mystery thriller unravels thread by thread, making it impossible to put the book down. The plot grips you as tension builds, and you wait for the inevitable... sure you know what will happen next!
But a great mystery thriller leaves you doubting even what you were so certain of, and makes you question what you thought you knew about the characters. As I eagerly turned the pages of Allen Eskens's debut novel The Life We Bury by the light of my bedside lamb at 2 a.m., I knew I had found the latter.
For readers interested in downsizing or just minimizing the clutter and chaos in their lives, a useful guide for adopting a minimalist lifestyle is Marie Kondo's book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. She promises that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again.