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What To Do!

CALENDAR: Let the Holidays Begin!

It's time for Tree Festivals and Holiday Light Displays and The Nutcracker and all things Christmas  ... read more


Don't miss the grand lighting of the Fairfield square on November 27! • Indie folk-jazz band Mt. Thelonius comes to Cafe Paradiso on November 28  ... read more

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Out of this World

Beautiful Dystopia: Ryan Bentzinger

The Iowa City artist has crafted the story and illustrations for a moving vision of a post-human world ... read more

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The Coworking Trend

Self-Starters Connect at Fairfield CoLab

The Fairfield CoLab lets people at all stages of business connect with and learn from each other .... read more

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Shop Locally

UI Thieves' Market: Art & More!

With hundreds of artworks for sale, plus chef's creations and wine & craft beer tasting, the 2015 Thieves' Market gives you the best bang for your holiday shopping buck ... read more

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Making an Epic Brew

The Art & Science of Herbal Tea

Learn how to use herbal teas for better sleep, reducing mood swings, increasing immunity, soothing your tummy, and much more ... read more

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One World

Lenka Lichtenberg Sings to Connect & Interact

With flavors of jazz, gypsy sounds, Yiddish tunes, and Brazilian arrangements, Lenka Lichtenberg forges her own electic, soulful music ... read more

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Eating Well is Important

Lifehacks for a Clean Diet

Fitness enthusiasts Tanell Pretorius and Amy Van Beek share their tips for eating well on a busy schedule .... read more

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Get Your Daily Dose

Garlic Goodness

Studies are finding what our grandmothers already knew—that garlic not only adds a tasty zing to food, but it also helps to keep us healthy ... read more

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Traveled Heritage

Bajka: Poster Girl for World Music

Bajka has a voice that blends the styles of Erykah Badu and Eartha Kitt, and her music fuses sounds from around the world. ... read more


Singing Cedars

Waldorf-Inspired School Gets Kids Outdoors

Fairfield's Singing Cedars preschool and kindergarten gets kids outdoors every day to interact with the natural world .... read more


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Secondhand Treasures

My Lucky Day: Open at New Location!

Need some inexpensive clothing fast? Looking for a Harmony Stella guitar? Trying to find a cheap blender? This could be your lucky day ... read more

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Blogs from Source Writers

Musings, anecdotes, and stuff that didn’t fit in print

  • Checkmate 
    I will not say who stole rocks from each state she visited, only to place them in a garden or path where their significance or location of origin were forgotten surely as the vitamin pill you swallowed eagerly with your cornflakes this morning. It was not as if she knowingly was disrupting the olde ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Jardain Road and Other Poems by William Kemmett presented 
    Poet William Kemmett was raised in Boston, Massachusetts.  His poems have appeared in numerous poetry magazines and journals, including Yankee Magazine, Cimarron Review, Defined Providence, Poetry Australia, Poetry East, Gargoyle, Mother India, Seattle Review, Calliope, The Café Review, ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Night Progresses 
    The windows darken, a few scholars lean forward, their chins in their palms. Someone shifts weight in a chair and there is a loud crack throughout the hall. I remember film footage of some worker hollowing out the base of a redwood for some legal or illegal logging operation. I waited for somethin ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • The Gods of Randomness 
    I invoke the gods of randomness: a pile of blue, red, and yellow rubberbands; a small magnet that wants to stick to everything; patience; blue ink on fingers; a bag of regular flavor beef jerky; a clock three minutes too slow; the hum of electricity; the silence and blackness of when it suddenly ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Mind/Body Experiment 
    I will not scream, “Tuna!” My mind walks north into the sticks. My planet is yet habitable. Miracles happen involving the speech of animals. A man is found wedged in a cocoon of straw and ice. He walks away unharmed. A moose charges by kicking up huge plumes of snow. When I nap I ... by rustin READ MORE 
  • Black Coffee 
    The well down into which I stare, collaborate you do with local musicians of fox and fur, the jamboree, the jug-jug bird and the juniper. Christ candle of the conscious, the cradled cup cooling slowly, the ceramic clap on sanded cedar, cable spools from ships in the bay turned table in the taber ... by rustin READ MORE