Families ditch the dine-n-dash and use Sunday dinner to slow down and get together

The text messages usually begin shortly after church. “What's the plan for dinner? What should we bring?” This is the modern beginning ... »

Solutions to summer temptations

Some of my clients who have recently lost weight say that the warmer temperatures have contributed to their weight loss — they say they move ... »

Cook Club: Marinate your meat to add more flavor to the summer grill

Are there happier companions than the month of July and the grill?

We certainly cannot think of one without the other. They are summer soul ... »

Raw food diet gets even sweeter with tasty desserts

Perception is everything.

This is especially true for those who investigate the raw food lifestyle for the first time — an approach t ... »

Cook Club: Quick pickling takes time, guesswork out of preserving produce

Pickling is an excellent way to preserve summer’s bounty, to ensure that nothing goes to waste and produce can be enjoyed in the throes of w ... »

Shell of its former self: Cedar Rapids Municipal Band plays on with aging band shell

Music has been marching through Cedar Rapids summer breezes since the 1890s, and now the city's Municipal Band is hoping the public will jump on th ... »

Vesterheim is one of best places to see Nordic art, artifacts

Each summer the Vesterheim hosts the National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition.

The annual judged exhibition of original wo ... »

Pink popcorn for mud-loving princess is a real treat

When our daughter was born, my husband and I agreed that we were not in love with the color pink.

Just because she was a girl didn’t ... »

“This is My Brave” show focuses on mental illness

“This is My Brave,” a collection of monologues, poetry, essays and music focused on mental illness, debuts Friday at the Coralville Cen ... »

Raddicchio’s bitter flavor balanced by creamy eggs in frittata

Our taste buds — numbering near 10,0000 — act as guard dogs for our mouths. They let us know the instant something hits our tongues w ... »

Seniors can test-drive theater with Over the Speed Limit Players

All the world’s a stage, and it’s never too late to find your spotlight.

That’s the driving philosophy behind Over the S ... »

Kites for Kids Festival taking place in Iowa City, North Liberty

This year’s Kites for Kids Festival will take place this year to North Liberty, in addition to its original location in Iowa City.

The ... »

COOK CLUB: A shortcake treat to make skeptics sweet on rhubarb

It’s appropriate that April — the month that brings us fools and jokes — is also rhubarb season.

Rhubarb is no joke. It ... »

Iowa woman aims to sing at every pro baseball stadium

Manchester native Megan Besler is on her way to completing the goal of a lifetime: singing the national anthem at all 30 Major League Baseball stad ... »

Classic rock band Loverboy to headline Coralville’s 4thFest free concert

CORALVILLE — Coralville’s annual Independence Day concert will keep with its classic rock theme with the announcement that Canadian b ... »