Katie Mills Giorgio


A different kind of reunion: Classmates pitch in to help clean up Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Catching up with former high school classmates can sometimes be good for more than just a trip down memory lane.

A group of Prairie High School graduates from the early 1980s realized that last week. Prairie alum Linda Skaggs put ou ... »

My Biz: Consignment shop owner adds maternity clothes

Nicole Myers long had been a fan of shopping at consignment stores for quality used clothing for her two young children.

#x201c;I had heard from a neighbor that the original owners (of Polka Dots and Denim, the four-year old children's consignment ... »

Area libraries will convene to show off some of their rare books from their collections Thursday at C.R. library

Rare books are coming out of the woodwork, literally you might say, this week.

As part of a Rare Book Showcase, lovers of old books and good stories are invited to visit the Cedar Rapids Public Library's Whipple Auditorium on Thursday afternoon to ... »

Linn County couple earns induction to Iowa Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame

ALBURNETT - Perry and Kathy Keating of Alburnett have been singing since they were young. Little did they know, they'd one day be singing their way into the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

The Keatings, as part of famed Eastern Iowa band Hampton ... »

My Biz: Iowa City’s Full Kit carries ‘brands you never heard of’

On a hot day in mid-July, the guys at the Full Kit in Iowa City are putting out new merchandise and prepping looks for an upcoming fashion show.

Owner Mitch Dettman opened the men's clothing and footwear boutique in downtown Iowa City some 16 year ... »

My Biz: Iowa City shop has been selling vinyl for 35 years

Working in a record store is pretty much a dream job for Record Collector employee Jordan Adams.

Having visited the store to comb through records since she was 14, Adams officially became an employee at age 16 and has enjoyed every minute since, ... »

Fixer upper: HGTV star Joanna Gaines and her show 'Fixer Upper' inspired local renovation

Kelley Dempewolf watches a lot of "Fixer Upper" on HGTV.

She's not alone in her admiration of the design style and renovation prowess of the Waco, Texas based duo of Chip and Joanna Gaines; the couple has gained incredible national popularity bo ... »

My Biz: Biking, but indoors, at Cedar Rapids fitness studio

CEDAR RAPIDS - Michelle Horak and Stacie Shannon were living in different cities when the sisters discovered boutique spin studios on the East and West Coasts. They soon realized they shared a passion for that type of exercise.

Then in 2014 when ... »

Cedar Rapids tweens on mission to spread kindness this summer

CEDAR RAPIDS - Magic wands have begun popping up in places frequented by tweens in the Cedar Rapids area.

Spotted at local playgrounds and parks, public pools, coffee houses and popcorn shops, the wands were not left by fairies or Harry Potter fan ... »

Author profile: Beloved author Debbie Macomber wraps up OutLoud Author Series

Debbie Macomber is a big name author and a fan favorite.

Calling from her home in the Pacific Northwest - on a #x201c;beautiful, sunshiny day#x201d; - Macomber noted that she's just as big a fan, in fact, of all her fans.

#x201c;From the ver ... »