Life

All-inclusive playground in Cedar Rapids is ‘gift to the community’

CEDAR RAPIDS - The sun was shining Thursday morning on the gleaming new playground equipment in Noelridge Park. Dozens of parents and children gathere ...

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Witching Hour: DJ Spooky on remixing the sounds of Explorer, Space, and the Van Allen belts

Music was a hobby that #x201c;sprawled out of control#x201d; for composer Paul D. Miller - all the way to outer space.Through a University of Iowa com ...

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Silent Witness Project at ICPL shines light on domestic violence

IOWA CITY - On the second floor at the Iowa City Public Library, a laminated sign in the shape of a police badge shares the story of how a 29-year-old ...

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On love, beautiful music, and a Stradivarius: Joshua Bell to bring celebrated violin to Hancher Friday night

Theirs is a love affair that bridges the centuries and makes audiences swoon, whether they're zipping past in a subway or seated in one of the world's ...

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New doughnut shop, Donut Experiment, coming to Cedar Rapids

Prepare your stomachs, Cedar Rapids.A new doughnut shop will come to the city later this year.Jen Bentley, a Cedar Rapids resident, plans to open a Do ...

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Everybody Eats: It’s not a home meal delivery kit, but it’s a balanced meal ready for any busy weekday

I've been curious about home meal delivery kits for a few years now. A friend of mine, who is single, is an avid supporter. She purchases three meals ...

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ is about learning that you’re not the main character in your own story

Because my colleagues and I were strictly enjoined from telling you much about #x201c;Blade Runner 2049#x201d; in advance of the movie's premiere, I e ...

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Dave Chappelle is back on top — would he really walk away again?

WASHINGTON - Dave Chappelle went back to where it all began.As a teenager, Chappelle worked stages in the D.C. comedy scene. He recorded #x201c;Killin ...

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Public asked to help welcome home Honor Flight veterans today

CEDAR RAPIDS - Today marks a milestone for Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, the nonprofit organization that takes veterans from Cedar Rapids to Washington, ...

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Registration underway for Toys for Tots and Holiday Food Assistance program

CEDAR RAPIDS - Registration is underway for holiday assistance offered to Linn County residents through The Salvation Army.Applications for the Toys f ...

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Secrets of the vice president’s residence revealed in new book

WASHINGTON - Despite its second-banana status, the residence of the vice president, a Queen Anne-style home on the grounds of the Naval Observatory in ...

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Play debuting at CSPS focuses on food insecurity

A hunger pang can refer to more than just an empty belly.It can be the pangs of longing for many things, for safety, for education, for opportunity, f ...

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Falling for apples: Time is right to dig into these sweet treats

Growing up in the rural Deep South, I didn't have the inherent fondness for apples which seems such a part of the Midwestern psyche. The big apple tre ...

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A love letter fell out of an old Paris guidebook — and set a filmmaker on an obsessive quest

Henri loved Betty, and Henri loved Monet. The rest is a mystery.Like all good mysteries, this one features an elusive woman, a love affair and a rando ...

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Coralville congregation goes green with new church building

CORALVILLE - Officials with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City are preparing to open their new church next month, which they say will be ...

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