Community

Student group volunteers to fight hunger

This Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m., Grinnell students will be gathering at 1013 Broad St. to package meals for Kids Against Hunger (KAH). “Kids Against Hunger is a non-profit international food relief program, which sends dry-packaged chicken casserole meals to malnourished children around the world,” wrote Steven Petritis ’15, a college representative of KAH,…

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Arts Council to host raku workshop

In the middle of downtown Grinnell this weekend, an ancient Japanese art form will create incredibly unique pottery pieces. The art form is called Raku and it is a traditional style of pottery glazing that originated in 16th century Japan. This Saturday, attendees will be able to try it out and take home their own…

Community Meal: A Happy Meal

While Grinnellians back on campus were waiting in the line at the pasta bar, halal station and plat du jour last Tuesday, a couple blocks south of campus a different kind of meal was taking place. “It’s an Iowa favorite: Walking Tacos,” said Erica Kwiatkowski ’15, referring to a dish composed of refried beans, ground…

Grinnell’s Creativity on Display

By Meg Schmitt  schmittm@grinnell.edu Hanging in the windows of Saint’s Rest in downtown Grinnell are some recent works of art, featuring familiar faces under the banner declaring “My art is…”. The poster campaign, presented by the Grinnell Area Arts Council (GAAC), is part of the “Creative Community” initiative. The GAAC Arts Director, Mary Rellergert ’13,…

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Rurally Exciting

By Matthew Huck huckmatt17@grinnell.edu For the first time ever next weekend, the Grin City Collective will host a festival on September 20 and 21 in celebration of art, music, writing and local food. “There’s been a lot of talk for a lot of years about doing a music festival. We thought, ‘wouldn’t it be cool…

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The Art is in the Detail

By Caitlin Beckwith-Ferguson beckwith@grinnell.edu On Saturday, the details will be the center of attention at the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA), where the Center for Prairie Studies (CPS) will be hosting an artist workshop entitled “A Closer View: Seeing Details of the Prairie Through Drawing.” “The landscape at CERA rewards observation of close detail and…

Fresh Pickings from Grinnell’s Farm Crawl

By Isaac Andino  andinois17@grinnell.edu People sometimes mistakenly think that Iowa does not boast exciting, tasty events—but that is because they have not heard of the Farm Ramble happening this Sunday, Sept. 15. The event is an open house for local farms to exhibit their fresh, organic produce and for visitors to learn about the work…

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McNally’s Moves on Main

By Eric Mistry mistryer@grinnell.edu McNally’s Foods, a downtown Grinnell staple for decades, has opened a new location on the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The new store contains more merchandise, a seating area and an expanded deli with hot food options. With an old-school, local grocer atmosphere coupled with modern amenities and services,…

Unlocking Iowa’s Mysteries

By Danielle Huebner huebnerd17@grinnell.edu Ever wondered where the nighttime noises of crickets and cicadas were coming from, what mysteries lie in the stars and stories in the sky or what animals we share Grinnell with? The Nightfall on the Prairie event this weekend is offering the Grinnell community a chance to find out. At 8…