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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Commit to be Fit: Take advantage of school routines

The routine of children going back to school can benefit the whole family. Parents also can take advantage of this time of year.

1. Annual ... »

University of Iowa Hospital, Hawkeyes come together to honor Kid Captains
IOWA CITY — On the University of Iowa’s west side, the UI Children’s Hospital and Kinnick Stadium sit side by side. But it’ ... »
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Cook Club: Hummus happiness

We like versatility here at Cook Club — recipes that can do much more than their original intent. This month's focus, hummus, is one of those ... »

Everybody Eats: Get out of dinner rut, try a new recipe
Everyone has a go-to recipe, something they can whip up with little prep, planning or even thought. Mine is a chicken stir fry I made up on the fly ab ... »
Everybody Eats: A friendship and rhubarb pie to remember
During my recent cleaning spree, I discovered a box of stationary in the basement storage area. I’m not just talking about a small box of blank ... »
Cook Club: Crepes good for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Crepes are making an appearance all hours of the day or night. Crepes whip up in a flash and can be stuffed with a variety of tasty and nutritious fil ... »
Trendy Toddies: Cold brew makes a splash among coffee drinkers
Iced coffee is in the middle of a revolution. You may wonder how something seemingly so simple can undergo a change of any consequence but across the ... »
Friday, September 04, 2015
African American Museum of Iowa exhibit celebrates black inventors

A laser to treat cataracts. One of the first gas masks. Refrigerated trucks that make it possible to transport fresh food over great distance.

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Ralson Creek Labor Day Antique Flea Market has new location
IOWA CITY — Now in its 15th year, the Ralston Creek Labor Day Antique Flea Market has a new location this Monday.Sponsored by Iowa City’ ... »
Anamosa playground channels rail history for inspiration
A new train-themed playground is drawing a large number of families to Wapsiana Park in Anamosa.The playground at Linn and Dubuque streets was built o ... »
Critter Crusaders will host benefit concert this month to help pets in need of care
Sometimes an owner no longer can afford to take care of a sick animal or pay for necessary treatment.Enter Critter Crusaders, a nonprofit that raises ... »
‘Pants-Free Parenting: A love letter to my child’s teacher
Filling out school forms is one of life’s greatest sources of anxiety. Perhaps it’s because I spent most of my life home-schooled and I ... »
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tasty ‘Slices’ of a pizza delivery guy’s life

“Slices” is a slim volume Rob Cline put together “so as not to be the one Writing Lad with nothing new” at upcoming boo ... »

‘Prisoner’ takes no prisoners in sci-fi thriller
Dennis Green’s new book opens with a bang when Trav Becker catches a bleeding man in his arms. The man gasps, “They’re coming!&#x ... »
Grinnell professor makes math fun again with new book
Marc Chamberland wants to expand the conversation about math.“Mathematicians are good at talking to each other ... There’s relatively li ... »
A pioneer girl at heart
Pamela Smith Hill first discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books at the age of 10, while living in the Missouri Ozarks, just 50 mil ... »
Review: ‘Memoirs of a Dead White Chick’
Lennox Randon’s new sci-fi historical novel, “Memoirs of a Dead White Chick” (CreateSpace, 322 pages, $13.99), presents an irresi ... »
Saturday, August 29, 2015
From the Ground Up: Tomatoes take hard hit this year

Many gardeners across Eastern Iowa are now enjoying the rewards of the tomatoes planted last spring, but not all of those tomatoes are perfect. Tom ... »

From the Ground Up: What is fragrance?
Have you ever wondered why some flowers, such as lilacs and roses have a lovely fragrance and others, especially some of the newer hybrids, have littl ... »
At Home: Pest prevention
Have an infestation of unwelcome insects in your garden? Want to keep your potted plants safe when you bring them inside for the winter? There are th ... »
At Home: What to consider when buying a new bed
Americans, on average, will buy three or four beds over the course of their lives. So do your research and ask lots of questions to make your mattress ... »
From the Ground Up: What you need to know about the Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer is spreading in Iowa. Should I be doing anything with my ash tree now? And how do I know if it's infected? According to Iowa State ... »