Iowa City steel drum band marks first year

IOWA CITY — When her kids attended West High, Barbara DeGroot discovered the school’s steel drum band.

From that day forward, e ... »

University of Iowa Sailing Club celebrates 50th anniversary

SOLON — A group of friends, young and old alike, gathered Sunday at Lake Macbride to spend time on the water celebrating the 50th anniversar ... »

Oak Hill Cemetery Association working to raise money to repair historic Cedar Rapids site

The Oak Hill Cemetery Association is working to raise money for repairs at the historic Cedar Rapids site.

A goal of $20 per burial has been ... »

Antique shows hope to fill void left by longtime Hanson’s Grove show

Three area antique shows hope to pick up where Solon’s former Hanson’s Grove antique show left off last year when it closed for good ... »

Veterans, public safety officials get help with home repairs in Washington County

When it comes to home repairs, veterans and public officials in Washington County are eligible for free assistance.

Volunteers with the Washi ... »

Two quilt shows under one roof this week in Cedar Rapids

The Machine Quilters Showcase and East Iowa Heirloom Quilters are coming together to host their annual events this week in Cedar Rapids.

Lind ... »

“This is My Brave” show focuses on mental illness

“This is My Brave,” a collection of monologues, poetry, essays and music focused on mental illness, debuts Friday at the Coralville Cen ... »

Teen named ‘youth of the year’

CEDAR RAPIDS — The local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club once again is the home of the organization’s State Youth of the Year.

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Cedar Rapids Farmers Market celebrates milestone with new twist this year

The Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market is celebrating its 10th year this summer with a new twist.

The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, ... »

Half-century of tending family trees: Genealogical Society of Linn County turns 50

The Geneological Society of Linn County is marking its 50th anniversary with a special emphasis on the roots of Grant Wood.

A group of 25 peo ... »

Nepalese in Iowa coordinate earthquake relief efforts

Early Saturday in Iowa City, Uttam Gurung learned his hometown — the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu — had been devastated by a massive 7 ... »

‘Schoolhouse brew’ teaches bevy of lessons

MARION — Once a week, the staff at Oak Ridge Middle School is treated to drinks and baked goods, courtesy of about 12 students in the school' ... »

Camp Hitaga alumni work to preserve history

CEDAR RAPIDS — Some women are working to make sure a once-popular camp isn’t forgotten.

Last year, camp leaders made the decisi ... »

A pair of local Girl Scouts earn top awards

In order to earn a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must plan a sustainable project that benefits the community and complete at least 80 hours of volunteer ... »

New life, look for old Bohemian cabin

ELY — A log cabin that was built in the 1800s is getting a face-lift on Paul Morf’s property near Palisades-Kepler State Park.