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Thursday, July 07, 2016
Digging in the healing garden: Classes promote power of working with plants
Jen Kardos has personal experience with the benefits of gardening. When she had postpartum health problems after her third child was born, working out ... »
New body contouring device, SculpSure, comes to Iowa
Sometimes, even with diet and exercise, losing an area of stubborn fat can feel impossible. For those not interested in going under the knife but sear ... »
Heroin's hold: Fighting drugs with drugs
The Iowa Department of Public Health is working to get more doctors trained to prescribe Buprenorphine - a drug that diminishes withdrawal symptoms an ... »
Heroin’s hold: Iowa legislation allows responders to use ‘opioid antagonists’
DES MOINES - Iowa lawmakers took steps this year to better equip emergency first responders and medical technicians to help deal with people experienc ... »
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Everbody Eats: What to make when the oven dies
We're eating a lot of sandwiches at my house. I wish I could say it's because it is July, and it is too hot to cook, but the truth is my oven is on it ... »
Cook Club: Kale Pesto
If you love vegetables, there is no better way to get them than fresh from the farm. Even better when they're delivered by the boxful to a local drop- ... »
Monday, July 25, 2016
Cobble Hill owner returns to Food Network
CEDAR RAPIDS - Andy Schumacher may not be a world renowned celebrity chef, but he's certainly no stranger to being on television.In 2005, the owner of ... »
Thanksgiving in July food drive in Johnson County snares more than 1,500 pounds of food
IOWA CITY - The Crisis Center of Johnson County has about a week left of its Thanksgiving in July program to combat the summer slump at its food pantr ... »
Faith and Values: Cedar Rapids man extolls virtues of being good without God
Alan Diehl didn't wake up one day and decide he no longer believed in God. There was no great plan to disappoint his parents and shock his congregatio ... »
Humanists of Linn County want to make a difference in the community they value
A large group gathers for coffee and breakfast once a week - usually on Saturdays at the Blue Strawberry in downtown Cedar Rapids, but at alternate ti ... »
Continued support of Haiti is aim of Saturday fundraiser in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - An organization focused on helping Haiti recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake is honoring Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett in recog ... »
Sunday, July 24, 2016
‘Midair’: Novel explores the rivalry of teenage girls
Iowa native and University of Iowa graduate Kodi Scheer explores the dark side of female friendship and rivalry in #x201c;Midair,#x201d; her new suspe ... »
Bookstores, libraries prepare for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” release
Morgan Reeves vividly remembers the day her elementary school librarian handed her "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." The year was 1999, her la ... »
‘Love Slaves of Helen Hadley Hall’: Magruder newest novel ends on somber note
James Magruder introduces us to a group of Yale graduate students living and loving in Helen Hadley Hall in the early 1980s. Magruder's #x201c;Love Sl ... »
Iowa native Kodi Scheer shifts from a career in science, medicine to writing
Kodi Scheer's new novel, "Midair," is a dark tale of four teenaged girls on a trip to Paris. The narrator, driven by a need for revenge, plans to take ... »
Author channels young boy, teenage girl in latest family drama
In his ninth book, #x201c;As Good as Gone,#x201d; multiple award-winning author Larry Watson returns to a theme common in his many works: what it mean ... »
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Kramer Flower Farm growers and sellers of daylilies
Day lilies are easy to take care of. They require a minimum of six hours of sunlight, and if it rains once every week or two, you don't even have to w ... »
From the Ground Up: Quick Fire hydrangea offers changing colors
Sometimes you find inspiration for writing a gardening article in the most unsuspecting places. Case in point, the buzz of our office recently has bee ... »
Two story yurt in Decorah is cozy, comfortable and eco-friendly dream home for retired Luther professor
Nestled in Decorah's picturesque Canoe River Valley is a home unlike most. A two-story wooden yurt, built and owned by 73-year-old Craig Mosher, snug ... »
Thrifty Cedar Rapids couple loves old home, quiet neighborhood
CEDAR RAPIDS - Emily Weber and Curtis Stochl aren't your typical twenty-somethings looking to move into a trendy condo. In fact, the Coe College gradu ... »
From the Ground Up: Now’s the time to divide irises
Midsummer gardening chores center around weeding, deadheading and fertilizing those tomatoes that are coming soon. It's not the ideal time to plant or ... »