Community

New hours at Yumi’s cater to students

Students can add Yumi’s Bakery & Deli (pronounced “yummy’s”) to their list of midsems study nooks next week and beyond. Yumi’s, located on the corner of 4th Avenue and West Street, has introduced extended hours this semester, gearing towards serving the late-night student crowd—they will now be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and…

Bummin’ Round Burling

Burling, the biggest and baddest of Grinnell’s libraries, offers a ton of unique features. There are a plethora of different study scenes, so whether you want to climb the jungle gym, set up in a study nook or study (read: nap) in one of the bean bag chairs, Burling has you covered. There are also…

Do the Drake

This off-campus haven is filled with super friendly staff and offers a different experience than Burling or Kistle. The focus is on recreational rather than academic reading and has a great local vibe. Head down Park Street, just south of the preschool, and see what the community library can offer you! There are a variety…

Cozying Up in Kistle

The Science Library isn’t just for the science majors. Even though the bookshelves are dominated by dense science texts and journals, Kistle is open to anyone, regardless of major. Kistle is one of the most popular study spots on campus, thanks to its great location and study spaces. There are a wealth of available areas,…

Draw from the well of knowledge

What would you want to learn before you “kicked the bucket”? From Confucianism to Linguistics to Psychotherapy, Bucket Courses integrate the college and the greater community by offering community members opportunities to take courses taught by lecturers from Grinnell College and the community. Since September 2009, Bucket Courses have been available for fall, spring and…

Pumping up water features

This week at Drake Community Library, the Grinnell Area Garden Club (GAGC) got “Excited About Water Features” in a talk by visiting water features expert Jamie Beyer. Grinnell’s green thumbs have been adding to their gardens this year with a series of monthly talks focused on different aspects of gardening. Gene Herman, President of the…

Craving Canary

Of New York Times fame, Prairie Canary is a welcome addition to Grinnell’s dining scene. With its distinctly urban vibe—think exposed ceiling pipes and simplistic furniture— it is easy to forget that one is in Grinnell, Iowa. However, the restaurant places a huge emphasis on being local—much of the food is locally sourced and the…

Pop into the Peppertree

Looking for a good place in town to enjoy a classic Iowa meal with a bit of history? Catch the next train to he Peppertree at the Depot Crossing, on 3rd Avenue and Park Street. The Peppertree resides in the former railroad passenger depot, where the two train tracks through town cross, and the restaurant…

Rewarding Relish

A meal at Relish, located at 834 Park St., is simultaneously steeped in local farm flavors and touches of fine dining. The menu offers a variety of tantalizing choices, from excellent cuts of meat and fresh fish to sandwiches and other vegetarian options. Though Relish is admittedly one of the more expensive restaurants in town,…

IVCC grinnell talks 20th anniversary

Iowa Valley Community College in Grinnell is marking its 20th anniversary of continuing education with a celebratory carnival this Sunday, Sept. 29, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the campus parking lot. The carnival will host activities and attractions, as well as booths for the arts, crafts and food. The carnival is meant for all…