People & Places

Suggestions for how to spoil your sweetie this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Do you have a gift for the Hallmark holiday? We have some suggestions.. Treat your taste buds to a Valenti ...

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Feb. 2 also is Hedgehog Day, and Cedar Rapids woman owns one

CEDAR RAPIDS - Today is commonly known as Groundhog Day, but did you know Feb. 2 also belongs to another critter? Yes, move over Punxsutawney Phil. T ...

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Cedar Rapids ranks No. 8 for affordability, survey shows

CEDAR RAPIDS - In Cedar Rapids, the fifth season is free, but that's not why the City of Five Seasons ranks high in a affordability review released th ...

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Cedar Rapids Comic Con planned

CEDAR RAPIDS - Preston Moore is a self-identified lifelong nerd who has collected comic books and merchandise for as long as he can remember. "When I ...

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Public transit a savior, burden for epileptic Cedar Rapids man

CEDAR RAPIDS - Aaron Lynch's overnight shift at Wal-Mart on Blairs Ferry Road ends at 7 a.m. sharp. A minute later, and he could miss his bus, which w ...

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Pants-Free Parenting: Battle against cabin fever goes down in defeat

It happens every time I decide to do something fun and spontaneous with my kids: They absolutely hate it. A few weeks after the holidays, after being ...

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Iowa All Over: Main Street Cultural District home to chocolates, clothing, jewelry

AMES - Along Main Street in Ames, visitors will find a few similarities between all the businesses. Of the 46 businesses, several are family-owned and ...

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Cedar Rapids native helps the ‘The Force’ awaken in 3D

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away from L.A., little Aaron Parry of Cedar Rapids watched his first "Star Wars" film. Never in his wildest dream ...

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Linn-Mar students, Syrian refugees correspond

MARION - Nicole Glanz, a 17-year-old senior at Linn-Mar High School, describes her correspondence with a Syrian girl as #x201c;eye-opening.#x201d;For ...

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‘Travel hacking,’ the key to traveling affordably alone

Like going to the movies or out to dinner, not many are keen to travel alone. But, if you've got the guts, Matt Russell and Kris Ockenfels agree, the ...

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‘Pants-Free Parenting’: Emotions are worth listening to

I was loading the dishwasher, when my four-year-old came storming into the kitchen.#x201c;I am mad at you, because you didn't put my magic hair brush ...

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Iowa All Over: Bettendorf museum emphasizes play and interactivity

BETTENDORF - Inside the Family Museum in Bettendorf, the town of Fox Hollow was bustling with action. At Sal's Pizza Parlor, children prepared pizza w ...

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Girls on the Run program manager shares love for fitness, personal growth

NORTH LIBERTY - Not many people get their dream job right out of college. Holly Reed, 24, of North Liberty, was planning to go to medical school afte ...

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Adult musical ‘Avenue Q’ shocks, delights

CEDAR RAPIDS - The people and puppet residents of #x201c;Avenue Q#x201d; will shock and delight you in equal measure in the Theatre Cedar Rapids produ ...

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