Alexandra Connor

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Mindfulness programs at the University of Iowa help participants manage stress

 A University of Iowa graduate student filters into River Room One at the Iowa Memorial Union on a mid-July Monday evening.

He's greeted by Kenny Heitritter and Eric Tvedte, two UI graduate students already sitting in blue plastic chairs near th ... »

Courage Ride honors 11-year-old cancer survivor

KALONA - When hundreds of bicyclists head out of Kalona on Saturday for the 12th annual Courage Ride, Devin Martz plans to be part of the action.

The fact that Devin, 11, of Muscatine, is even able to ride a bicycle might be considered a bit of ... »

Despite limited time and expense, some pool enthusiasts jump at chance to own a pool

CEDAR RAPIDS - Diane McGinnis grew up with a pool.

So it only made sense that when she was looking to buy a house several years ago that it had to meet one of two criteria: the house had to come with a pool, or there had to be enough acreage to i ... »

With back-to-school approaching, some tips to prepare

CEDAR RAPIDS - As parents and children prepare for the upcoming school year, it's important to focus on keeping healthy, establishing academic year routines and conveying values as kids spend more time away from home.

Dr. Dinah Conti has been a pe ... »

All in their 90s, four siblings with a tie to Cedar Rapids planning reunion

Charise Schwarm remembers that whenever a guest was invited to her place for breakfast, it meant one thing: Her parents, Cleo and Charlotte Edwards, were fundraising for a cause and the guest was going to end up opening their checkbook.

Cha ... »

Angler disappointed by McLoud Run fish kill, but happy to know trout are surviving in Iowa’s only urban stream

CEDAR RAPIDS - When Brad Mullin received word that nearly 1,300 trout died Monday at McLoud Run in Cedar Rapids he was disappointed.

But there also was a hint of optimism in knowing that there were at least that many trout surviving in the waters ... »

Gazette archives now available in digital, searchable format thanks to partnership

CEDAR RAPIDS - Millions of pages from past issues of The Gazette, dating back to 1883, are being made available to the public in a digital, searchable format thanks to a partnership between the newspaper, Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, State Hi ... »

Welcome mats: Field of Yogis returns to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Yogis unite.

The second annual Fields of Yogis festival will be held next week on Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13 at NewBo City Market and surrounding district.

Ally Thompson, founder of Fields of Yogis, said s ... »

Young women learning the ropes of firefighting at Cedar Rapids academy

CEDAR RAPIDS - A group of 14 young women stands in the bay of the Central Fire Station in Cedar Rapids lugging their turnout gear from red bags and onto the floor.

All teenagers, each one steps into a pair of steel-toed boots and pulls up the heav ... »

Cornell College student, professor build virtual reality surgery simulator

MOUNT VERNON - Brian Johns likes to compare the research and development in virtual reality he and his engineering student, Nicholas Bieno, conducted this summer to a batting cage.

In the batting cage, one can have just as many misses as hits, yet ... »