People & Places

Online registration opens for Cedar Rapids summer programs

CEDAR RAPIDS - Online registration for summer programs offered by the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department begins at 5 p.m. today at crrec.org.A ...

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‘Oprah of Cedar Rapids’ raises funds for African school

CEDAR RAPIDS - Kellie Lala's friends call her the Oprah of Cedar Rapids.Lala, 56, doesn't do a daytime talk show, but like the media mogul, she is the ...

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Iowa was more than a stopover in anti-slavery's Underground Railroad

One of America's most well-known slavery abolitionists spent time in Eastern Iowa preparing for his infamous 1859 raid on a federal arsenal in the Sou ...

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Founder of anti human trafficking group making inroads in Eastern Iowa

Teresa Davidson hasn't taken much of a break since organizing and hosting a daylong November 2016 human trafficking conference attended by hundreds fr ...

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Spring break programs offered for kids in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department is offering several camp experiences at Ushers Ferry Historic Village and the Northwest ...

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International Food Fair draws hundreds to Islamic Center

CEDAR RAPIDS - Organizers say the annual International Food Fair held Saturday had the biggest turnout to date, thanks to a large outpouring of suppor ...

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Alexander G. Clark: Celebrating Black History Month

The Gazette is partnering with the African American Museum of Iowa in Cedar Rapids to celebrate Black History Month. During the month of February, we' ...

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Italian teen headed to Iowa denied entrance

WASHINGTON, IOWA - Lorraine Williams won't get the chance to spend this spring with her niece's son Paolo Amoruso. She won't get to help him learn Eng ...

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With Women’s March momentum. Mount Vernon group questions 2 state legislators

MOUNT VERNON - More than 35 people - mostly women - packed into a Mount Vernon coffee shop Friday night. They were there to talk with two of their sta ...

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Anamosa art gallery owner continues teaching after devastating fire

ANAMOSA - Days after her building in downtown Anamosa was devastated by fire, KC Kiner Wortman said she has no plans to let it stop her from teaching. ...

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Cedar Rapids Restaurant Week starts Wednesday

Looking for a delicious lunch or dinner option? Restaurant Week, which begins Wednesday and continues through March 5, is a great chance to try out a ...

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Food pantries in the Corridor report increased use

CEDAR RAPIDS - Area food pantry officials say they are seeing more people take more food more frequently, while at the same time, in some cases, food ...

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Chalk the Walk to feature giant “Dugout”

MOUNT VERNON - Norman Rockwell's famous Saturday Evening Post cover #x201c;Dugout#x201d; has been selected as the centerpiece for Mount Vernon's Chalk ...

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Jelani Cobb, expert on race in America to speak at Coe College

CEDAR RAPIDS - With a backdrop of how issues of race impact the current political climate in the United States, Jelani Cobb says he plans to discuss h ...

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New organization offers Johnson County seniors tools to age in place

IOWA CITY - Susan Shullaw is a spry 65-year-old with her own strategic communications firm and a beloved home in Iowa City's Northside neighborhood. B ...

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