People & Places

Arc breaks ground playground inclusive, accessible to all

IOWA CITY — Scott White likes that his daughter Lauren, 18, has a place to go in the afternoons where she can have fun, learn and be support ... »

Off the Map: HUGS tours open to all ages

AINSWORTH — Sherrie Hazen-Hansen has always enjoyed traveling and meeting new people.

Part of her job years ago at the Washington YWCA ... »

Yoga heals veterans’ bodies, minds at Coralville wellness center

CORALVILLE — It’s well-documented that after extended exposure to danger, many U.S. military servicemen and women return home from co ... »

Off the Map: Longtime friends run blog for moms

By Katie Mills Giorgio, correspondent

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a s ... »

Aging in Iowa: Baby boomers poised to change landscape for seniors

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although baby boomers have started turning 65, they aren't old. At least they don't see themselves that way. They certainly ar ... »

Liberty Band of Marion plays songs of the Civil War

MARION — For members of the Liberty Band of Marion, learning new songs hasn’t been as simple as reading sheet music.

The group ... »

Man can’t walk, but he can fly

MARION — Mark Upah thought he was having lunch with his parents on Oct. 23.

His confusion, then, when he pulled up to the Marion Airpo ... »

Manchester corn maze incorporates nursery rhyme

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Digs uncover Iowa’s Native American history

In 2014, 200 or so years after white settlers literally changed the face this region, the story of Iowa’s Native American history is, in man ... »

Friendly spirits walk among the guests at southeast Iowa's Mason House Inn

BENTONSPORT — Abraham Lincoln stops by to chat. Mary Todd Lincoln wants to redecorate. Civil War soldier Harold is the gatekeeper and Mary Ma ... »

World-renowed speaker, minister visits Marion church

MARION — World-renowned speaker and minister, the Rev. Gemechis Buba, will be at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Marion this month to k ... »

Off the Map: Former college displays Delaware County’s history

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Students plant garden in I.C. parking garage

Plants will establish now, ready to thrive in spring

By Alison Gowans, The Gazette

If you’re walking down Burlington Stre ... »

Off the Map: Garden pulls in Vinton youth

Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories ... »

Cedar Rapids couple opens LGBT-affirming church

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Rev. Tony White and his partner, Scott Niskanen, know what it’s like to be turned away from the church, and from t ... »

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