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Don't miss the 2013 Healthy Living Fair!
The seventh annual Healthy Living Fair — a celebration of local and natural foods, health and fitness, nutrition and the environment — will take place Saturday, June 15, next to the Freight House, 421 W. River Drive, Davenport.
The fair, which is presented by Radish magazine, will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The nearby Freight House Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
A better burger: A healthy and delicious take on a summertime staple
There is just something about the ritual of grilling and burgers, as if it signals the start of longer days enjoyed on the back patio with good friends and beer. I love the fresh air, the slight chill as night approaches, and the smell of a charcoal grill, fire pit or a good campfire. Between the food, company and weather, summer can't be beat.
Perhaps because of this, I started to realize that my summers were slightly off once I started... More »
Summer scamper: Tips to keep your pet happy and safe in the high heat
Summer fun is on its way for people and pets, but in order to keep pets safe during warm weather, people must take precautions. "In the summertime, dogs and cats can suffer from the same problems that humans do, such as overheating, dehydration and even sunburn," says Patti McRae, executive director of the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in Milan.
Dr. Bruce Benge, a staff veterinarian at Animal Emergency Center of the Quad Cities in... More »
Sweet success: The small farmers and big vision of Kalona SuperNatural
When Bill Evans looks out his office window, he sees green grass, four work horses, and an Amish buggy passing with a woman and young child inside. "It's a nice place to be," says Evans, 52, referring to his home office in rural Kalona, Iowa, home to one of the largest Amish settlements west of the Mississippi.
That Evans and his employees work from their homes is an indication that there's no "business as usual" at Kalona SuperNatural... More »
Discover more ways to go green
When it comes to alternative energy, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. One of the biggest is the idea that there simply isn't space in a city to make alternative energy feasible. Not so, says John Bergoli of the Iowa Renewable Energy Association. We just have to look up, literally.
"There are a lot of rooftops in a city," says Bergoli, explaining that such spaces are great locations to install solar panels. Doing so puts the... More »
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