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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- ... »
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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 ... »
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 ... »
At 90, Cedar Rapids man ready to ride RAGBRAI
CEDAR RAPIDS - As a boy, Clarence Boesenberg shared a bicycle with his two older brothers. He still remembers his first ride.He ended up in a ditch.De ... »
Young Eagles gives kids a chance to fly
IOWA CITY - Cruising high in the sky at 120 mph, siblings Callista and Sebastian Robertson on Saturday got their first look at Iowa City and the surro ... »
New mobile band shell dedication is Sunday in Cedar Rapids
CEDAR RAPIDS - A new, mobile band shell is to be dedicated to the community this weekend - meaning more free concerts are in store.A dedication ceremo ... »
Saturday, July 23, 2016
‘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 ... »
‘Off the Grid’: Newest crime fiction may not be eloquent, but it is fun
I won't say C.J. Box is the most eloquent writer around, but I will say this: While reading about Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett hoofing it across t ... »
Central City native pays ‘homage to roommates’ in new book
Author and illustrator Becky Simpson is one of the lucky ones. She had good roommates. Lots of them. #x201c;I have this whole catalog of memories and ... »
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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, snuggl ... »
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 ... »
Nature Notes: Fewer spring thunderstorms mean abundant cottontails
There is a reason why cottontail rabbits are abundant in the Corridor this summer. There weren't many spring or early summer thunderstorms.A female co ... »