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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Commit to be Fit: Turn TV into a treat for yourself

It’s that time of year again. I’m not talking about football season, sweater-weather, or pumpkin flavored everything. This is the tim ... »

Blum an easy sell on benefits of hospice care
HIAWATHA — LeAnn Thrapp didn’t have to apply too much pressure when U.S. Rep. Rod Blum visited the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House ... »
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 were able ... »
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 ... »
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Cook Club: Explore the versatility of butternut squash

Fall is here and to us at Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club it means it is the perfect time to enjoy winter squash. Great for both sweet and savory dishes ... »

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 it b ... »
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 ... »
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Pants-Free Parenting: Learning about yourself through your children

Two weeks ago, while I watched my 4-year-old at dance class, I asked my 2-year-old if he wanted to dance. “Do you want dance lessons, buddy? ... »

Travel: The Flint Hills of Kansas has North America’s largest expanse of tallgrass prairie
Tallgrass prairie once covered much of the Great Plains. In Iowa, only remnants of this verdant landscape remain. But in eastern Kansas, a quirk of na ... »
Iowa All Over: Mines of Spain trace Dubuque’s founder
DUBUQUE — On a clear day, visitors to the Mines of Spain, if standing in the right spot, can take in a picturesque view of downtown Dubuque. Lo ... »
Arthur Collins documentary to premiere
CEDAR RAPIDS — A new documentary premiering this week focuses on the life and entrepreneurial spirit of Arthur Collins, founder of the Collins R ... »
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 first ... »
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Author Nina Revoyr gets readers in touch with nature through her books

Author Nina Revoyr is all about keeping her readers turning the pages of her adventure novels.

“I want to write books that are fun fo ... »

‘Lost Canyon’: Novel’s predictability will throw you a curve
Nina Revoyr’s new novel sends four people of diverse experience and racial background into the Sierra Mountains in California. When they litera ... »
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 above ... »
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 ... »
Saturday, October 10, 2015
At Home: Landscaping for the birds

Watching birds in the yard is a great way to brighten a cold winter day. The same trees and shrubs that provide summer color and screening can attr ... »

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 Realtors. ... »
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. ... »