Jeff Pomeranz, Cedar Rapids city manager, has teamed up with the City Council to provide City Hall economic-development incentives for developers willing to invest in new projects. Geonetric Inc.’s new three-story office building on 12th Avenue SE in New Bohemia, pictured here, is one such project. Geonetric, a local and growing health care software and services company, is investing $4.5 million in the project. Photographed on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Cedar Rapids.


Sunrise at the Tree

Cummins Central Power employees Gordon Harrison of Shellsburg (from left), Dave Kirker of Newhall and Lyle Krug of Cedar Rapids walk back up the river bank to the Tree of Five Seasons Plaza after collecting trash along the river on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, in Cedar Rapids. The men were part of a larger group of volunteers helping remove trash from along the riverbank downtown. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)


Off the grid

At the drive-in

Last month I spent a Friday night at the Grand View Drive-In, where, despite the heat, a small crowd still turned out for the evening's triple-feature. Our story focused on the business side of things -- the future of drive-ins as theaters switch to digital. You can see more photos at the link.

Once it was too dark to continue shooting (you know how I feel about shooting available light almost always...), I headed back to my car, where a far-off lightning storm and the field lit by the concession stand's neon lights caught my eye and I stuck around a little longer.