Review: Share magic of Children’s Theatre with your family

I had something of a bittersweet experience on opening night (7/23/14) of the Brucemore Outdoor Children’s Theater production of “The Land of Lost Toys” by local playwright Joe Link. My two youngest children attended the show [...]

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Cultural conversations

CORALVILLE — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is listening.

As the organization seeks to revitalize its home base in the State Historical Building of Iowa, its officials are crisscrossing the state to connect with the people it [...]

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Kalona resident to share stories from recent trip to Iran

Corben Boshart is hoping to continue a dialogue that started more than 6,000 miles from his hometown of Kalona.

Boshart traveled to Qom, Iran from May 26 to June 15 and is preparing to discuss his experiences at the sixth Mennonite-Shia inte [...]

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From the pantry: Cucumber makes for a refreshing summer sip

Scorching hot summer days require lemonade. It’s a simple truth. This tart and sweet sunny-colored drink is both refreshing and quenching at the same time. Just the thing you want to greet you after an afternoon of working or playing outsid [...]

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North Liberty plans to start a Penn Landing farmers market

North Liberty will kickoff its first farmers market on August 3 after nearly three years of a market hiatus.

Penn Landing will host the market every other Sunday afternoon through October 26 from noon to 3 p.m. North Liberty’s prior m [...]

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Play offers glimpse into Mary Ingalls’ life

Many people are familiar with the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author famous for the “Little House on the Prairie” books describing her family’s life on the American frontier in the 1800s.

Fewer may realize Laura [...]

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When Disney Called: Nordic Fest in Decorah to feature Frozen ties

Alison Dwyer was in disbelief the first time that Disney called the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah looking for artifacts to be used as reference for a new movie they were working on.

The movie was “Frozen” and [...]

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Town is wonderland for Mount Vernon’s Alice

Editor’s note: Each week we will literally throw a dart at a map of Eastern Iowa. Where the dart lands, we’ll head in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories of people and places we might not ordinarily take note of, [...]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Johnson County Fair

The Johnson County Fair is being held at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City through July 24, 2014.

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Heather A. Merschbrock

Heather A. Merschbrock 7/19/1976 - 10/4/2000 In ways big and small you changed our world and left it a better place. You touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten and you will live on in those hearts forever. Happy Birthday Heather! [...]

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Thank You!

Thank You! I would like to thank everybody for helping raise over $20,000 at my fundraiser! This will help out tremendously with my medical costs. It is great to be part of a wonderful community where so many are willing to help one a [...]

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‘Little Mercies’: Readers will likely grant author mercy over missteps

New York Times best-selling author and Dubuque native Heather Gudenkauf is back with a new novel that’s a perfect read for a summer afternoon.

“Little Mercies” takes place in Cedar City, Iowa, and follows the lives of ve [...]

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Happy 15th Anniversary David & Jennifer Malget Neira

Happy 15th Anniversary David & Jennifer Malget Neira Married June 26, 1999 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, IA. Send anniversary wishes to them at: 215 G Ave. W Walford, IA 52351 — Love, Your Family

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Happy 1st Anniversary Matt and Lauren Doll

Happy 1st Anniversary Matt and Lauren Doll Married 7/6/13 in Memphis, TN. Send anniversary wishes to them at 1711 N. Winchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

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Fick - Vanourny

Fick - Vanourny Rachel Fick and Kyle Vanourny, along with their parents, are delighted to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. Rachel is the daughter of Steve and Jan Fick of Cedar Rapids and Kyle is the son of Paul and Ny [...]

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