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Kids’ Summer Fun!: Exciting activities for kids in the tri-states

Just in time for warmer weather, 365’s annual list of fun summer classes, activities, camps, and entertainment opportunities to keep the kids active, learning, and having fun is here. So without gilding the lily, let’s get down to the cool stuff...

Kids’ Summer Fun!: Exciting activities for kids in the tri-states

Posted on April 17, 2014

Just in time for warmer weather, 365’s annual list of fun summer classes, activities, camps, and entertainment opportunities to keep the kids active, learning, and having fun is here. So without gilding the lily, let’s get down to the cool stuff...

2014 Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Posted By Mike Ironside on April 11, 2014

April 23-27 in Downtown Dubuque

For those readers wondering why Abigail Breslin appears on the cover of this issue of 365ink, we’ll cut straight to the chase. The young actress will be visiting Dubuque later this month in the official capacity as “honorary chair” of this year’s Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (JDIFF). Like Breslin, probably best known for her role in “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and one of the youngest Oscar-nominated actresses in history, it seems the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in just its third year has arrived.

Live Music Features

Posted on April 11, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Live Music Features

Posted on March 28, 2014

Discover more about musicians coming to the area!

Graham's Style Store Reborn

Posted By Bryce Parks on March 28, 2014

Photos by Bob Felderman, Bryce Parks and Kristina Nesteby

Ed Graham started working at Boston Clothiers in 1905. Who would have thought it would start a one hundred-plus-year family tradition? From there to Kraft’s Clothiers, where he became the General Manager, to finally opening his own store in 1936 across the street where the American Trust’s Trust Department is today. Ed was cementing the roots of tradition. His sons Joe and John Graham helped him open that first store in a long, skinny building that sat flush with the Cottingham & Butler building along Main Street. Though they eventually wanted to renovate, the building owners at the time purportedly did not allow it because he did not want to raise the building’s value and pay higher property taxes. Graham’s moved across and up the street in 1968 to the Fischer Building where Dubuque Religious Goods stands today.

Dubuque TARDIS

Posted By Mike Ironside on March 28, 2014

Photos by Mark Dierker and Sandy Meyer

When you first looked at the cover of this issue of 365ink, you probably had one of two possible reactions. You either thought, “Huh, I wonder what the deal is with that big blue police box thing?” or “OH MY GOD! THAT’S THE TARDIS FROM DOCTOR WHO!” There may be a few readers who fall somewhere in between, but they are probably in the minority as there are apparently two types of people in the world – rabid Doctor Who fans and … others.

Record-Breaking Year For DuRide Highlights Increasing Community Need

Posted Greg Orwoll, DuRide Executive Director on March 24, 2014

When you think about the Sustainable Dubuque principle of Reasonable Mobility, what comes to mind? Riding the Jule? Maybe biking to work? You’d be right. But when community members met in 2006 to develop the Sustainable Dubuque plan, they had so much more in mind.

You Can Help Create A More Sustainable Dubuque

Posted Cori Burbach, Sustainable Community Coordinator on March 24, 2014

Who has the best ideas about how to make Dubuque’s neighborhoods sustainable? The residents that live there, the non-profit that serve those residents, and the business owners and employees that work there. That’s why in 2013, the City Council created the Sustainable Dubuque Community Grants program to fund creative, impactful ideas that had energy behind them but just needed a little bit of funding to be launched.

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