People & Places

Catwalk coming to Iowa City for Fashion Weekend

Homegrown doesn’t always refer to the food on your plate.

On Friday and May 2, a locally produced feast for your eyes will fill downt ... »

Prairiewoods Spiritual Conference defines spirituality broadly

HIAWATHA — An annual spring conference at Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha broadens the concept of spirituality to go ... »

‘Walking Dead’ game designer, Pixar animator to visit Iowa City

Animation and game design enthusiasts will gather in Iowa City today to hear from big names in the field for the fourth annual EPXCON.

The co ... »

A pair of local Girl Scouts earn top awards

In order to earn a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must plan a sustainable project that benefits the community and complete at least 80 hours of volunteer ... »

Veterans urged to share stories

IOWA CITY — A new program at the Iowa City VA Health Care System allows veterans to include personal anecdotes in their medical records.

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Freedom Festival parade moves to NewBo

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Freedom Festival parade has a new route this year.

Planned construction in Greene Square Park is displacing the an ... »

Pants Free Parenting: How do you raise a boy? Just like a girl

Before I had a boy a lot of people said to me, “What will you do with a boy?”

This comment was probably prompted by my complete ... »

It was in Iowa where he discovered barbershop

Even a pending open heart surgery can’t keep Bob Nance from singing.

For the past 63 years, Nance has made it to nearly every Thursday ... »

New life, look for old Bohemian cabin

ELY — A log cabin that was built in the 1800s is getting a face-lift on Paul Morf’s property near Palisades-Kepler State Park.

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Strong African American Families focuses on goal setting, positive interactions

CEDAR RAPIDS — A new program aims to help African American families set goals, plan for the future and interact in a positive environment. ... »

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.

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Pants-Free Parenting: Despite our fears, kids really are resilient

When I called poison control after my baby ate a cigarette, the woman on the line just laughed. “You’d be surprised at how much nicot ... »

For the trees

While savoring a chicken roulade dinner in Lied Lodge’s Timber Dining Room we watched the setting sun illuminate distant Arbor Lodge, the ho ... »

Library is central to L.A.’s heart

Los Angeles vacations generally include Disneyland, Universal Studios and other attractions with hefty admission fees.

You can, though, vis ... »

Arc building accessible playground in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — The Arc of Southeast Iowa, which works with children with disabilities, is constructing an inclusive playground that will be ope ... »