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Thursday, October 01, 2015
Champion character on and off the course

Many would agree that golf is an individual sport, but that’s not how No. 1 golf player in the world, Jordan Spieth, sees it.

If you ... »

Public health advocate to speak at University of Iowa Oct. 8
Byllye Avery has been on the front lines of the women’s health movement since the 1970s — leading grass-roots efforts and exploring the ... »
Commit to Health: Sitting is killing you slowly
You may want to stand up for this. Why? Because sitting down may be killing you. The medical community calls it “Sitting Disease.” It&#x ... »
Commit to be Fit: Exercise to boost creativity
Feeling stumped at work? Bored at home? Neuroscientists would encourage you to stand up and go for a walk. And for good reason — studies are fi ... »
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Cook Club: Fall flavors mix black beans and butternut squash

Butternut squash — a name that is almost pinch-your-cheeks cute — is one tough vegetable. Like most of its winter squash counterparts i ... »

Recipe: Fresh tomatoes make tasty sauce
I’m holding tightly onto the last days of summer if only in my menu. Sugar baby watermelons, crisp and sweet cucumbers and oh-so-juicy and plum ... »
Cook Club: Hummus has a sweet side, can score at tailgate parties
September’s Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club is all about the joys of hummus. We introduced our Hummus Trio Dip last week and this week we want to le ... »
Combine apples, crepes for yummy dessert
A few years ago, I wrote a column about my childhood obsession with crepes. It stemmed from a crepe cookbook my parents received as a wedding present. ... »
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Pants-Free Parenting: Library services as second home for some parents

I spent much of my childhood moving. Every five years and we were off, California, Texas, Minnesota, South Dakota. Each time we settled in, the fir ... »

Get your haunt on in Eastern Iowa
October is upon us, and the Corridor is getting ready for Halloween with hauntings galore. Local haunted house Circle of Ash won't be open this year. ... »
Modern Manners: Don’t check your manners at the airport when traveling
With the recent arrival of the first day of fall, I couldn’t help but feel the holiday season close behind. Somehow another summer has passed a ... »
Clayton County Genealogical Society has new building
ELKDADER — The Clayton County Genealogical Society has a new home.To celebrate, the group will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturd ... »
Rare natural prairie open to public
BUCHANAN COUNTY — There’s a new destination for nature lovers in Buchanan County. The Quigley-Slattery Heritage Prairie, one and a half ... »
Sunday, October 04, 2015
Two new books help students dive into World War II A lesson in history

It’s fall and when kids go back to school, one of the subjects they will learn is history. For kids who are history buffs and like to go abo ... »

Authors, books abound for Iowa City Book Festival
Book lovers won’t want to miss out on all the activities happening in Iowa City in coming days.The Iowa City Book Festival kicks off on Thursda ... »
Idea for best-selling novel grew over time for Celeste Ng
Celeste Ng can identify both a plot seed and a theme seed from which her bestselling novel “Everything I Never Told You” bloomed.The plo ... »
University of Iowa professor examines his passion for Dylan
What does it mean to be a fan? For author, professor and longtime Bob Dylan fan David Gaines, whose debut book “In Dylan Town” is out fr ... »
UI professor shares how Bob Dylan and his music impacted his life
Even after a brief conversation with author and professor David Gaines, it’s clear he’s always been the cool professor or, “more ... »
Saturday, October 03, 2015
At Home: Investing in quality cabinets pays off

A kitchen remodel is one of the best returns on investment a homeowner can make, according to a 2015 report from the National Association of Realto ... »

From the Ground Up: Plant spring blooming bulbs now
Fall is the season for planting spring blooming bulbs. Bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground is cool, when evening temperatures average betwee ... »
Stylish seating: Have fun when choosing an accent chair
An accent chair can spice up a space and provide both style and function. Here are things to consider when choosing just the right chair.UseWhen picki ... »
From the Ground Up: Time to start preparing garden for winter
September is one of the best months in the garden with lots of late summer bloomers still going strong. September is also a month of starts and stops. ... »
Couple uses bargains, personal momentos to transform ROOTS program home
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s a house mantled in a soft sage green shade, sitting in a modest neighborhood on 34th St. SE, traditional appearing o ... »