Pear Fair #10 is headed back to the Hill. Mohair Pear started the annual event in the spring of 2010. They felt hosting an outdoor fair was a great way to showcase local and regional artists to the customers directly. Each year the event has been an outdoor indie fair that bring hand made items to College Hill in Cedar Falls.
We are excited to see you on the Hill for Pear Fair on Saturday, September 25th, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Weekend parking on the Hill is always free to head up and make it a day on the Hill with your favorite beverages and food from any of the College Hill businesses while you enjoy all the amazing art at Pear Fair.
Pear Fair is located in the parking lot on the corner of West 22nd and College Streets. Come visit vendors like: Wild Sky Studio, Mama Mage, Tena & State, and Arctic Summer. La Calle will also be back on the Hill during the event.
College Hill Partnership First Newsletter from 2009
Check out the the newsletter from 2009 with notes from the President, Dave Deibler, CHP Coordinator and UNI student Adam Bentley and more.
“College Hill has changed dramatically since I first encountered it. People shop differently then they did back then. This has affected the businesses located on College and 23rd Streets and retail areas like it all around the country. On the residential side, increased student population has changed the face of neighborhoods through out the College Hill overlay. What will the next thirty five years bring? We cannot be sure, but I feel that it is full of promise. We have a unique opportunity, now more than ever, to shape what College Hill is and what it will become. I strongly believe that the Streetscape construction project mounted by the city of Cedar Falls is the start of a new era for all of us who live, work and play on the Hill.
So, how does the College Hill Partnership fit into all of this? Most importantly, I think, is the fact that we are the first organization to really try and manage and consider College Hill as a whole. Retail and residential as one. We are also locating grants and other funding opportunities that can benefit this area. The CHP is looking to sponsor and stage educational and artistic events through out College Hill (including Seerley Park and our new pocket park). We are working hard to improve communication between students, land lords, businesses, families and anyone having a presence on College Hill.” Dave Deibler, 2009.
2009 was also the year of the College Hill Streetscape. You will find details about the project in the Newsletter below.
We know this year has been complicated (to say the least, am I right?), so we wanted to try to help you complete your holiday shopping. We are hoping to share each week some great gift ideas you can pick up, or order online (or by phone), all while support local businesses.
This week we are helping you get gifts for “the Panther Fan” in your life.
1. Every Panther Fan needs a great start to game day (or any for that matter) and who doesn’t love a donut or a dozen from Icon Donuts & Sweetery? Check out their new website here to order online, or pick up on the Hill. You can also swing by and pick up a gift card for your favorite Panther Fan so they can enjoy donuts & sweets any time they want.
2. This cute cozy hat is a Arctic Summer Handmade Goods design which can be found at Mohair Pear. Mohair Pear carries a whole variety of winter weather gear. Winter hats starting at $10. This purple color is perfect for your Panther.
3. This cute Panther ornament is the perfect gift for any Panther Fan young or younger. You can find a variety of décor for the holidays at University of Northern Iowa Bookstore. Ornaments starting at $11.99.
4. Does your Panther Fan love vintage? Our friends at PRICE CHECK KICKS have you covered. This awesome hat is a blast from the past. They are always getting tons of vintage UNI gear in and have an awesome everchanging selection. Hats starting at $20.
5. Not sure what to get your Panther Fan? We can help with that too. We offer College Hill Gift Certificates. They can be purchased at Copyworks – Cedar Falls (by cash or check) in increments of $20. Gift Certificates can be used at most College Hill Businesses. (See link in details for more information.)
6. All Panther Fans need a bit of extra energy every now and again. A gift card, mug, or coffee beans from Sidecar Coffee will be the perfect gift for any Panther that loves coffee or just needs a little pick me up from time to time.
We hope you enjoyed these gift ideas for “the Panther Fan” in your life. Stay tuned for our next gift guide, and we hope you will #HeadtotheHill to do some of your holiday shopping.
We hope you will join us for Imagine College Hill Charrette Week Oct 3rd – 8th.
What is the Virtual Design Charrette?
A virtual community design charrette focuses on the College Hill area and surrounding neighborhoods. Events will take place on-line, beginning with a Hands-On Visioning session on Saturday morning and wrapping-up with a Work-in Progress presentation the following week.
There will be several other opportunities for public involvement via the web, including daily studio updates, topical presentations, questions and surveys, and opportunities to virtually “drop-in” to the studio to talk with members of the design team. All are encouraged to participate. This effort will lead to a new College Hill Vision Plan, followed by updates to the zoning code for the area.
October 3: 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The week will start with a virtual Hands-on Community Design Workshop on Saturday morning. Participate from the comfort of your own home (or any other location you choose with an internet connection!) City residents will gather virtually to share their ideas about the future of College Hill. The workshop will include on-line facilitated small group discussions. People will share their aspirations for the future — using words and images to discuss topics like urban design; walkability; character and scale of new buildings; areas for change; and areas for protection. Facebook EVENT – With Zoom Information
October 5: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; October 7, Noon – 1:00 pm. Virtual Design Studio. “Drop” by at scheduled times to chat with the design team!! The design team will work remotely all week, building on the ideas from the Hands-On Community Design Workshop, exploring and testing options, getting feedback, and creating drawings and visualizations to help us imagine the future of College Hill and surrounding neighborhoods. The studio will be “open” at several times during the week and you are welcome to “stop by” and ask questions about the teams work. October 5th Facebook Event – With Zoom Information, October 7th Facebook Event – With Zoom Information
October 14: 5:30 pm. Wednesday evening, Charrette Week activities will conclude with a “Work-in-Progress” presentation during the Planning Commission meeting. The design team will share the preliminary work on the College Hill Vision Plan. Facebook Event- With Zoom Information
Why is this important?
Because you want…
a vibrant neighborhood center that provides a wide variety of goods, services, and activities for students and the larger community;
the edges of College Hill to transition to your neighborhoods in a positive way;
walkable neighborhoods with a variety of housing types for people of all ages;
your children to inherit a Cedar Falls that is a great place to live, work, and play;
a community that is designed to manage the growth pressures of today and tomorrow,
a chance to express your opinions on College Hill and future developments.
We hope you will join us for this exciting event to help shape the future of College Hill. Again, for more details head over to https://ourcedarfalls.com/. And if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric & Courtney Jensen own Yellow Table Farm in Tripoli. They sell fresh produce, eggs, and lamb. They got started by growing small gardens in the backyard. The gardens kept getting bigger until they found an acreage for sale. They jumped in with both feet and started learning and growing as they went along! This last year they installed a greenhouse which means more produce and earlier in the season! What do they like to do when they are not at the farmers market or working on the farm? Bicycling, shooting bow, hiking, and enjoying family time.
Bowls of Love
Bowls of Love Christy Stolz & Abigail Stolz (Mother & Daughter) own Bowls of Love! Three years into business they are happy to be joining the market! Abi had the idea while at UNI to start a small Farmers Market business. Her goal was to provide an avenue to assist small charities in our community. Abi bought herself a fancy blender, started working on recipes & applied to the CF Farmers Market. In the first two years of business, Bowls of Love has grown into a food truck & donated $5,500 to local charities.
Upcoming Markets Every Thursday June- October 4-6pm
Head to the Hill for the 41st Annual College Hill Arts Festival on the corner of College Street and West 23rd Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd view artwork from 75 Artists. Artists come from far and wide to display their ceramics, fibers, glassware, graphics, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, and more. Special musical performances during the entire festival.
Stay On the Hill
Local favorite La Calle Food Truck will be present along with many other local food vendors, and community clubs serving delicious foods. Make a day out of heading up to the Hill and enjoy everything from a cup of Sidecar Coffee or a donut from Icon Donuts in the morning to all of the nightlife College Hill has to offer.
Check out the amazing selection of beers at our local bars such as Octopus, The Library, and Social House. Want to rest your feet? And you can take a break and grab something to eat in the newly rennovated Other Place or grab a smoothie to go at the Smoothie Bar, The Shakery or looking for something else sweet check out Insomnia Cookies.
Award Winning Festival
“The College Hill Arts Festival has been named to Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of ‘100 Best Fine Arts & Design Shows’ in the United States for nearly the last decade. Gary Kelley’s Festival posters have won many National contests and awards. In addition, the College Hill Arts Festival was named the “2006 Event of the Year” by the Cedar Valley Tourism Bureaus.”
Moving Out/Moving In? Will You Help us Reduce the Mess?
Here are some moving in/out guidelines:
1. “Garbage” at the curb can only be picked up by the city when placed inside the green garbage cart assigned to your address. You are allowed one extra bag a week on top of your trash cart with a pink bag tag attached to it. Bag Tags can be purchased at our Transfer Station at 1524 State St., Ace Hardware, Fareway, Hy Vee on University. You may also take your extra bags of trash to the transfer station Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or on Saturday’s form 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a $0.75 cent fee per bag or you can weigh it in and our fee per ton for solid waste is $57.50. If you have the smaller cart you can always up-size to a larger size. We have three sizes of carts.
35 Gallon – $9.00 per month
64 Gallon – $17.00 per month
96 Gallon – $26.50 per month
You can call 273-8629 to change your size of
cart if needed. We normally do cart exchanges on your day of
2. Large item pickup is available and scheduled on your refuse collection day for residents with an active Cedar Falls refuse account. To schedule a pickup, call the Public Works Department at (319) 273-8629 between 7 am–4 pm, Monday–Friday. The large items must be placed curbside after 8:00 pm the night before your scheduled collection. This service is limited to large items only and is not intended to be a service for garbage. Residents are charged a $5 per stop fee for bulk collection appointments. The fee is added to your Cedar Falls Utility account.
The following items will be picked up: Couches, Chairs, Recliners, Tables, Carpet and Pad (rolled up), Box Springs, Mattresses, Doors (quantities no greater than three), Windows (quantities no greater than three), Swing Sets (dismantled and no concrete), Grills, Gutters and Down Spouts (sections must be less than 6 feet in length), Bicycles.
This service is only available to
residents paying refuse fees to the City of Cedar Falls.
Charged Items: Picking up the following items will result in a charge of $7.50 each on your utility bill: Washers / Dryers, Refrigerators / Freezers, Dish Washers, Air Conditioners, Water Softeners, Water Heaters, Dehumidifiers / Humidifiers, Microwave Ovens, Stoves, Furnaces, Computers/TV’s $5.
Tires are charged as follows:
Car Tire (off rim): $2.50
Car Tire (on rim): $5.00
Truck / Tractor Tire (off rim): $6.50
Truck / Tractor Tire (on rim): $9.00
Refused Items: The following items will NOT be picked up:
College Hill Welcomes The Finishing Touch Tattoo + Barbershop
Walking in on Opening Day was exciting to see new neighbors and a great new barbershop on the Hill. The Finishing Touch Tattoo and Barbershop opened this past week. It is in full swing. With its seven barbers and three tattoo artists, they are ready to serve you. They will be adding three more barbers soon.
When I talked with Jay and some of his staff he said they were very excited to move to the Hill. “Being so close helps many student access our services.” They say this was a big reason for looking for a storefront on the Hill. Many of their clients mentioned their friends would love the services Jay and his fellow barbers offered at their location in Waterloo. The Finishing Touch staff wanted to make it easy for their clients to access their shop a chose to move to their spot on the Hill.
Appointments and walk-ins are both welcome. Jay and his staff also want everyone to know that all are welcome. They specialize in men’s and boy’s haircuts.
Jay and his staff were very welcoming to us and all the clients who filled their chairs. Walking into the shop the vibe is awesome. A comfy couch lines the big windows, and a pool table is front and center. There is a bar to also wait for your appointment or enjoy a seat as you play some pool.
Speaking of the bar The Finishing Touch has specials like:
Student Tuesday (with valid student idea) Haircuts are just $15
Free Beer Friday (for those who are 21 and up)
The Finishing Touch Tattoo and Barbershop will be open 7 days a week. We invite you to swing by and check them out at 2125 College Street Suite B. They are located right next to The Shakery. Book your appointment by calling (319)-429-4688 or on the Bookys App.
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According to an article on OrganicFacts.net coffee has several health benefits. Benefits range from improving cognition and increase metabolism to improving heart health and protecting your liver. Now we’re not experts on health or coffee but knowing there are some great benefits from our favorite morning beverage just makes us want to drink it more.
So when we heard about an amazing event at Sidecar Coffee we were all in. Held on March 2nd at 10 am the Pour Over Workshop will teach you how to make the perfect cup using a pour over method. Co-Owner Andy Fuchtman (CHP Past President and current Board Member) said their “top reason [for hosting these workshops] is we want people’s coffee to taste better, and to build our local community of coffee fans.” Who doesn’t want their coffee to taste better? And who doesn’t want to meet new people while learning? Our friends and coffee experts are going to teach this method using the Hario V60. Love coffee and want to learn more about it? Be sure to grab your tickets online by clicking here. Your $30 ticket includes a bag of Sidecar Coffee’s March Costa Rica beans to use at home. You will also have hands-on experience learning from one of the experts at Sidecar Coffee. They tell us spots are limited so make sure to grab your ticket today. This workshop will be hosted at the Sidecar Coffee’s Roaster at 325 Commercial Street, Downtown Waterloo.
Whatever your reason for drinking coffee you aren’t going to want to miss this awesome workshop to learn more about how to make the perfect pour over cup of coffee.
UNI Presidential Scholars Take on Bystander Training Development and Bring it to College Hill
History of Sexual Assult Bystander Training
According to Rainn.org, “College Women are three times more likely to experience sexual violence.” A group of UNI Presidential Scholars is creating a project and implementation of a sexual assault bystander training. This training was originally started by the partnership of UNI graduate students and The Riverview Center. Over recent years, many bystander trainings have been created and used in areas adjacent to Universities. “Raise the Bar” a program to help train local bar staff was developed at the University of Iowa and implemented in local Iowa City bars. After researching similar programs a new program was crafted to use locally in the Cedar Valley.
According to BJS.gov, the Midwest region has the highest rate of sexual assaults in the nation. With stats like these, the current momentum around the #MeToo movement, and the passion of Presidential Scholars to help resolve problems affecting the community it is no wonder a group of this year’s scholars would take on the challenge of implementing this bystander training. Programs such as these help address the growing problem of sexual assault and misconduct. They are able to do so by creating awareness.
Program Created for the Cedar Valley:
Before winter break the UNI Presidential Scholars Think Tank Safety Group presented their project and plans to the College Hill Partnership. This group is composed of six sophomores. The Board of Directors voted to put their full support behind the project and the student’s efforts. The CHP Board of directors was impressed by the research and professional presentation the students gave at their December board meeting.
These six college students told the Partnership they wanted a safety-focused project. Much of their preliminary efforts were collecting statistics regarding assaults on campus. They have been identifying what factors (such as alcohol) play into these assaults. The group obtained Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training over winter break and will have further training over the 2019 Spring semester. So they have also developed a partnership with the NISG. They believe this partnership will ensure the project’s longevity. Because of the close proximity to the University and its popular nightlife establishments, the group felt College Hill is would be a great place to test the new bystander training program. Already several bars have already signed on for the training. College Hill bars include Little Bigs, Social House, and The Other Place on the Hill.
Students Hope for Project:
“Our main hope for the project is to decrease the number of sexual assaults that happen at UNI. We hope by providing the bar employees with the necessary tools to potentially intervene in a situation that these numbers will decrease. The group also hopes that training will continue over the following years as there is a high turnover among bar employees.”
The College Hill Partnership is excited to have a group of passionate students. And are happy they chose to start to implementation of their project on the Hill. The group hopes for success on the Hill. After the Hill they hope the program will spread to other nightlife districts.
Students Involved in Training:
Grace Brady (Elementary and Middle-Level Education Major from West Des Moines, Iowa).
Anne Gradoville (Communication Sciences and Disorders Major from Des Moines, Iowa).
Laura Kaufmann (Accounting and Organizational Leadership Major from Harlan, Iowa).
Triet Ngo (Marketing Management Major from Hanoi, Vietnam).
Carter Stochl (Biology and Biochemistry Major from New Hampton, Iowa).
Jordan Weber (Family Services Major from Wadena, Iowa).
Please contact the CHP Executive Director if you are interested in learning more or having your business host training. Graphics are courtesy of UNI Presidential Scholars THINK TANK Safety Group.