People & Places

Seniors seal packets for Freedom Festival

CEDAR RAPIDS - Work on this year's Freedom Festival is underway.Residents at Evergreen Estates recently finished stuffing, sealing and boxing thousand ...

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Farmers market season kicks off across Eastern Iowa

Fancy a beer while shopping? You're in luck - a new Cedar Rapids farmers market will let shoppers raise a glass to local produce. Lion Bridge Brewing ...

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Savvy Senior: How to downsize your stuff for a move

Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we need to get rid of ...

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Modern Manners: How to kindly navigate health questions while socializing

The prelude of summer always entices people to seek a bikini body or lose that last 10 pounds. I am not striving for a perfect body, but I have recent ...

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Retired doctor a prolific model builder

After practicing medicine for nearly 40 years at Central Community Hospital in Elkader, Ken Zichal has retired and turned his attention to another pas ...

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New Hoover Library exhibit explores world of the gangster

WEST BRANCH - When you think of President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, you probably don't think of jazz, gangsters and Prohibition.But the new ex ...

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Affordable Aspen — yes, it’s possible

Aspen, Colo., conjures images of luxury and uber-wealth. Movie stars, oil sheiks and hedge-fund big boys have homes here, and Prada, Louis Vuitton and ...

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Travel: Miami memories

Five of my closest friends and I are in a boat floating through the Florida everglades, and the captain is trying to convince my friend she should tak ...

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Writer tackles history in “The Houseguest”

#x201c;The Houseguest,#x201d; Kim Brooks' debut novel, began as a story of characters the author loosely based on her grandparents. The dire historica ...

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Iowa Women Lead Change is all about talent

Iowa Women Lead Change - a Cedar Rapids-based not-for-profit focused on improving the lives of women in the workplace and at home - has come a long wa ...

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Iowa’s dilemma: Fixing the culture, not the woman

No matter which way you look at it, Iowa has a problem when it comes to women in leadership. In business, women only make up 22 percent of executives ...

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‘Metal coffin’ at Cleveland Park being covered with mural

CEDAR RAPIDS - An eyesore at Cleveland Park along First Avenue SW is getting a facelift thanks to some talented art students.#x201c;We are always tryi ...

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Tradition in the making: Islamic Center prepares 1,200 meat pies for May 1 dinner

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two-hundred pounds of flour, 100 pounds of ground beef, 50 pounds of onions and tomato sauce, 25 volunteers and 12 hours of labor adds ...

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Exhibit explores Czech perfume bottles popular in 1920s America

In the 1920s, American women were looking for a bit of glamour. They found it in Hollywood, the Flapper era, and in glass perfume bottles imported fro ...

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Pearl Harbor survivors among Iowa’s last

Daniel Kramer will be 100 years old in September. But the events of a clear December morning when he was 25 remains fresh in his mind. "I thought it ...

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