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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Commit to be Fit: Are your efforts Super Bowl quality?
1. Football players in the Super Bowl are the best at what they do. They are "the elite." When we see people performing at their best, it often inspires ... »
WellCare appeals to district judge to keep Iowa Medicaid contract
DES MOINES - WellCare of Iowa, one of the four companies initially awarded a state contract to help manage Iowa's $5 billion Medicaid program, fought ... »
Live 2 B Healthy program aims to keep seniors active
VernAnn Baxter is 101 years old and in a wheelchair, but she doesn't let either of those things stop her from lifting weights on a regular basis. Her ... »
Spread of Zika alarming, 4 million cases a possibility: World Health Organization
GENEVA - Zika virus - linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil - is spreading "explosively" and could affect as many as 4 milli ... »
Health care ideas still divide Democrats
Nearly a decade ago, before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, it was unusual to go to a rally for Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton and not see someone in a purpl ... »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Everybody Eats: Improvising still makes tasty cookies
1. I hate when a recipe has the word easy in the title, especially when I find it anything but.I promised a friend cookies the other day and because we w ... »
Cook Club: Get a taste of Paris with French yogurt cake
Welcome to the launch of our third year of The Gazette KCRG-TV9 Cook Club. In our first year we worked our way through different cooking techniques. L ... »
Chocolate marshmallow cake will warm you up
I cleaned off my bookshelves the other day. I do this every few months; book storage is precious real estate at my house. I subscribe to the Anna Quin ... »
Bone broth trend sweeps the nation
Step aside green juice, bone broth is here. The superfood trend may finally be making it's debut in Iowa, but it's nothing new. Our ancestors have bee ... »
Nina Swan-Kohler believes in faith and food
ROBINS - When she was 19, Nina Swan-Kohler nearly died. Her 1967 Chevy Impala had a malfunctioning accelerator and one day, on her way home, her peda ... »
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
North Liberty Lions raising money to purchase service dog for resident
1. NORTH LIBERTY - Todd Bevans and his service dog, Arvo, had a special bond. Now a local service club hopes to help create a new bond between man and ca ... »
Jefferson High School Academic Decathlon team continues to shine
CEDAR RAPIDS - In Room 38 of the basement of Jefferson High School, students were bent over their binders. They were working on Indian music. Title by ... »
Cedar Rapids man sends books to those in need
CEDAR RAPIDS - Momodu Kamara and his family came to Cedar Rapids 17 years ago after fleeing the civil war in Sierra Leone. In July 2010, Kamara found ... »
Cedar Rapids therapist heals animals with massage and reiki
Gina Hamilton, a licensed massage therapist and spiritual healer, has a special bond with animals. She is able to communicate with animals by "mergin ... »
United Action for Youth art program brings students, teachers together
IOWA CITY - Later this month, University of Iowa students will take on pupils of their own during United Action for Youth's sixth annual School of the ... »
Sunday, February 07, 2016
The mystery of the ghostwriter
1. When Julie Rubini's daughter died at age 10, Rubini and her husband searched for a way to honor their child's memory. Knowing how much their daughter ... »
‘Missing Millie Benson’: Ohio does Iowa a favor in Millie bio
In reading #x201c;Missing Millie Benson,#x201d; you'll discover that the Iowan who brought Nancy Drew, girl detective, to life also lived her own life ... »
‘Lafayette in the Somewhat United States’: Author takes sharp look at American Revolution
Sarah Vowell is sometimes criticized for being overly glib in her various books about American history. I would argue, however, that she wields her gl ... »
‘The Loss of All Things’: Powerful collection is full of emotional depth
Short story writer Amina Gautier has won not one but three different publishing contests throughout her career, including the Flannery O'Connor Award ... »
‘Hour of the Wolf’: Crime novel offers ‘riveting journey’
It's a dark night on a narrow, wet road, and a driver who's had a bit too much to drink veers off and strikes a pedestrian, killing him instantly. Pan ... »
Saturday, February 06, 2016
From the Ground Up: Norfolk pine is not your average pine
1. Holidays are long over and it's time to put away the decorations, but keep that little pine tree, the miniature potted Christmas tree, the Norfolk Isl ... »
Wallpaper making its way back to Midwest fashion, says wall design experts
After ripping down out-of-date wallpaper, most said "never again." But it seems there's been a change of heart. Whether it's due to Pinterest, Houzz ... »
From the Ground Up: Gear up for gardening at Winter Gardening Fair
Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just thinking about starting your first garden this growing season, there is an upcoming garden event that you ... »
From the Ground Up: Grow some common foods inside this winter
Winter in Iowa is long, cold and boring. But it's a good time to have some fun growing common foods as houseplants (especially with children.) Start w ... »
New owners in step with history of early Turner funeral home
CEDAR RAPIDS - A wraparound porch on the front and a wraparound deck on the back reflect the way this historic Mound View home wraps around the past w ... »