People & Places

Springville student heads to Naval Academy

The moment Andrew Lorimer found out he was accepted into his dream college wasn’t exactly what he had imagined.

Instead of celebrating ... »

Travel: Brown, Indiana

Indiana’s Brown County doesn’t deserve its prosaic name, for this scenic region south of Indianapolis is anything but brown. Especial ... »

Iowa All Over: Schools of the past

MOUNT VERNON — Minutes away from Cedar Rapids, just down Mount Vernon Road, a historic building offers visitors a look at the Abbe Creek Scho ... »

AsianFest returning to Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — The culture of the far east will again celebrated next month during Cedar Rapids’ second AsianFest.

The festival ... »

Artist paints what Iowans often take for granted for past 20 years

CEDAR RAPIDS — It’s not often you hear a preference for Iowa’s landscape to Colorado’s rocky mountains. But if you ... »

Pants-Free Parenting: Mother rethinks, simplifies her wish for her children

Years before I had children, my dear neighbor Natalie, who has five children, told me something I didn’t believe. She said, “All I wa ... »

Etiquette knowledge welds enormous power for everyone

As an anthropologist of modern day etiquette and lifelong Emily Post devotee, I’ve always been interested in observing human interactions an ... »

Pray and serve: Chaplains volunteer with Iowa City police

IOWA CITY — The Rev. Anthony Smith has most of the vestments one would expect to find in a pastor’s office: Bible, robes, Christian l ... »

Dream Factory of Iowa comes to Cedar Rapids,

The Dream Factory of Iowa, which aims to fulfill the dreams of critically and chronically ill children between the ages of 3 and 18, is now operati ... »

Iowa All Over: Preston’s Station in Belle Plaine still a draw for passing drivers

BELLE PLAINE — As Mitch Malcolm sees it, the art of roaming from place to place, in no hurry to get from point A to point B, has been lost. ... »

Cedar Rapids joins global music celebration

CEDAR RAPIDS — The city became part of a global celebration Sunday when it hosted its first Make Music Day.

Non-profit arts group Legi ... »

Dubuque exhibition explores ill-fated ocean liner from conception to conservation

“In place of Titanic we had the level sea now stretching in an unbroken expanse to the horizon, heaving gently as before, with no indication ... »

Pants-Free Parenting: Story time — The good, bad, ugly

Every night, before I fall asleep, I regale my husband with stories from the day. I tell him how our 23-month-old dumped dishwasher soap down the s ... »

Emancipation and civil rights exhibit comes to Cedar Rapids

Emancipation, civil rights and the connections between them are the subject of a national touring exhibition coming to Cedar Rapids this month.

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Veterans, public safety officials get help with home repairs in Washington County

When it comes to home repairs, veterans and public officials in Washington County are eligible for free assistance.

Volunteers with the Washi ... »