IOWA CITY — South African writer Sabata-mpho Mokae’s story of a young black man unjustly shot down by police is a distinctly South African tale. But Americans might recognize elements of their own experiences in Mokae’s writin [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Next summer a few dozen Eastern Iowa children will spend a week at burn camp thanks to the hustle of area first responders and medical staff during the fifth annual Fire Bowl.
The Cedar Rapids Firefighters Foundation ho [...]continue »
IOWA CITY — Salsa dancing spiced up Iowa City this weekend with a celebration of Latin music and dance.
The iCity Salsa Festival, the first of its kind in Iowa City, featured performances, workshops and instructors from around the cou [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — An Iowa City celebration of food and bicycles is expanding this year. For the first time The Culinary Ride will host rides in Cedar Rapids, Ames and the Quad Cities this month.
The Culinary Ride takes participants on a [...]continue »
IOWA CITY — For the Rev. Anthony Smith, establishing a unified community is about taking the first step.
Smith, pastor at New Creations International Church in Iowa City, took that step with a unity service Sunday morning to pray for [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — Weddings are nearly always a family affair.
For Cedar Rapids newlyweds Molly McDonald and Brandon Burgeson, though, their June 14 wedding was particularly so.
Molly, 29, and Brandon, 32, were wed in Prairieburg [...]continue »
IOWA CITY — Piano lessons and soccer camps are fun and educational, but swimming lessons can save your life.
That’s why the city of Iowa City wants to offer free swimming lessons to low-income children.
“Everybod [...]continue »
After a career spent as a freelance pianist, singer and vocal coach in New York and Europe, Steven Vosatka has moved back to his native Cedar Rapids and is eager to return to the musical roots of his Czech heritage.
He is forming the Czech a [...]continue »
IOWA CITY — Peek inside the University of Iowa’s Pentacrest Museums on Thursday at an annual open house from 4 to 8 p.m.
See everything from exotic insects to the greatest moments in Hawkeye football.
Go behind the scene [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s hard to build a public conversation through a wall.
A last-minute architectural element — a ramp — designed to make the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art accessible to all visitors became a little-use [...]continue »
VINTON — As manager of the Palace Theatre in Vinton, Marcy Horst wants to make each movie outing a special experience.
The Palace shows mostly family-friendly movies (G, PG and PG-13) nightly at 7 and also Mondays at 2 p.m.
Sure [...]continue »
IOWA CITY — Hazel Zimmerman, 83, spent this week walking across Iowa, and she hopes to walk much farther — all the way to Washington.
Zimmerman, who lives south of Norwalk, near Des Moines, was the oldest person walking Wednesd [...]continue »
Peruvian royalty of sorts will parade, prance and perform around the Iowa Equestrian Center this weekend.
The 15th annual Fiesta del Norte Peruvian Horse Show — held for the first time in Cedar Rapids — is taking place today an [...]continue »
CEDAR RAPIDS — When the congregation of St. George Orthodox Church gathers this Labor Day weekend to celebrate the church’s centennial, it will be more than a parish celebration.
It will be a family celebration.
“W [...]continue »
Before he became the only president from Iowa, Herbert Hoover was known as “The Great Humanitarian.”
He left his career as a mining engineer to facilitate a massive food aid program for Europe during World War I. He is credited [...]continue »