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Sunday, May 22, 2016
Iowa City company aiding organ donations gets state support
DES MOINES - With the aid of state funds, a budding Iowa City company aimed at reducing donor organ loss is nearly ready to launch.Friday, the Iowa Ec ... »
After three years, Wellmark enters Iowa health insurance exchange with new plans, partners
After years of sitting back and watching how things would unfold, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield - the state's dominant insurer - will enter the ... »
Cedar Rapids woman runs into guardianship issues under managed care
CEDAR RAPIDS - Cindy Smothers has been trying since December to be listed as her son's guardian with AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa. So far, she's had lots ... »
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Everybody Eats: Planning for a party can be both stressful, fun
A friend of mine recently spent a week in Spain after another friend texted her to say he found airline tickets for less than $300 - if they left the ... »
Cook Club: Ole! Taste the flavors of Mexico while celebrating Cinco de Mayo
May starts out very early with a day of celebration. Namely, the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo. This holiday which technically commemorates Mexico's ... »
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Made in Iowa: Spring Run Design Co.
Kory Helgens, 36, of Marion, would tell you that sometimes a summer storm can inspire a unique business venture. As owner of Spring Run Design Co., H ... »
A musical mentor gained his chops in the Corridor
Whether playing piano for the first time or playing trumpet for the last time, a love for music permeated Paul Smoker's life as he recorded more than ... »
RAWR! Prehistoric creatures in motion at new Dubuque museum exhibit
DUBUQUE - Dinosaurs stomping the earth, covered in feathers? New evidence suggests the mighty T. rex and other creatures great and small started life ... »
Try paddleboarding Saturday at Ped Mall
Have you always wanted to try stand-up paddleboarding, but never had the opportunity?If so, you may want to make some waves during an event scheduled ... »
Vinton teen to be honored for photography at Carnegie Hall
VINTON - Next month, Sarah Kreutner will head to Carnegie Hall in New York City, after winning a bundle of honors from the Scholastic Art and Writing ... »
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Review: ‘The Ones Who Matter Most’ touches on love, loss and meaning of family
This is my second Rachael Herron book, and I'm becoming quite the fan. I really enjoyed the first book of Herron's I read, "Splinters Of Light," cover ... »
Review: ‘Slow Burn’ author breathes new life in old characters
There's definitely more meat on the bone when Ace Atkins is at the helm of a Spenser novel.Atkins got the nod from the late Robert B. Parker's estate ... »
Review: ‘The Highwayman’ packs a punch with its tight plot
When it comes to classic ghost stories, we tend to think of Victorian authors like Poe or Dickens. But the modern world can be just as spooky - and fu ... »
Profile: Author Craig Johnson makes the West his home, backdrop for wildly popular ‘Longmire’ series
Being decent isn't often considered a secret weapon. But when you're working as a sheriff in the #x201c;least populated county in the least populated ... »
‘Extreme Prey’: Cedar Rapids native uses Iowa as backdrop for latest in ‘Prey’ series
Quite a few years ago, John Sandford told a small group of readers at the Barnes & Noble in Cedar Rapids that he might be wrapping up his popular seri ... »
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Concrete design ideas at northwest Cedar Rapids home
Just a couple years ago, Anne Armitage and Alan Peterka decided they'd had enough of country living.But when they started their search - inside the Ce ... »
From The Ground Up: Pick the right peony for beautiful blooms
Peonies are a garden favorite and easy to grow. They're a very long-lived perennial, providing both profuse spring flowers and nice foliage throughout ... »
Home energy audit finds air leaks, energy inefficiencies
My house is over a century old. I bought it for it's character and charm - the wood floors, the brick fireplace, the craftsman layout. But as any home ... »
From the Ground Up: Finish spring chores before planting new plants
Many gardeners are eager to plants new plants and design new gardens, and the garden centers are bursting with beautiful plants. But don't forget ther ... »
From the Ground Up: Start creating a pollinator habitat with 5 low maintenance blooms
Spring is here and pollinators like carpenter and bumble bees, along with swallowtail and cabbage white butterflies are out. The first spring flowers ... »