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Kids' Summer Fun: Activities and Adventures for Tots and Teens

There’s a lot to get through so let’s get to it. If you plan this right, you won’t have to deal with noisy kids for more than a few hours all summer long.

Kids' Summer Fun: Activities and Adventures for Tots and Teens

Posted on April 02, 2015

There’s a lot to get through so let’s get to it. If you plan this right, you won’t have to deal with noisy kids for more than a few hours all summer long.

Inclusive Dubuque: Connecting People & Strengthening Community

Posted on January 19, 2015

How can we make Dubuque a more inclusive and equitable community? That is the question local businesses and organizations sought to answer when they came together in October 2013 through the Inclusive Dubuque initiative.

Presentation and Book Signing with The Kindness Diaries Author Leon Logothetis

Posted on January 18, 2015

Monday, January 19 @ 5:30 pm
Grand Harbor Resort, Platinum Room A

by Jeff Lenhart
photos courtesy of Leon Logothetis

Television host, producer, author, traveler, and just an all-around great guy, Leon Logothetis is making a stop in Dubuque on Monday, January 19th, at 5:30 PM at the Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark in Platinum Room A on the 2nd floor. Logothetis is the author of Amazing Adventures of a Nobody and is promoting his newest book, The Kindness Diaries. Leon will be giving a presentation followed by a book signing. The event is free, but free-will donations are accepted and appreciated for the Dubuque Rescue Mission.

Pura Vida! Yoga Wellness Adventure Retreat

Posted on January 02, 2015

February 16-21, 2015
Costa Rica

Maybe you’re dreading the long Midwestern winter following the excitement of the holidays. Maybe you’ve already had enough of the cold and dark. Or maybe you just need a change, a bit of adventure in your life. Meg Rima of Ignite Power Yoga Studio and Kristina Castaneda of Embody Renegade Wellness offer an enticing opportunity–a yoga and wellness adventure retreat in Costa Rica. Hosted by Peace Retreat in the lush surroundings near Costa Rica’s Playa Negra, the trip is scheduled for February 16–21, 2015 and if you’re already thinking about it the answer is yes, there are still spots open and you can go.

Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA: So Much More Than You Know

Posted By Bryce Parks on January 02, 2015

With the new year comes new year’s resolutions, and the #1 resolution most people make every year is to get it shape. Maybe people never get past making the resolution itself. Others get a couple weeks in before they give up. Those who make a real effort at it and those who find success doing so, have a plan. Usually that plan includes some kind of connection with an organized health or fitness facility or group. And when you talk about joining “the guy” there’s one place that’s been in the game of making people healthier longer than anyone and that, of course, is the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA.

Retro Rewind: Cars & Guitars

Posted By Mike Ironside on January 02, 2015

Saturday, January 10 @ Five Flags
Just when you thought there would be nothing to do in the bleak period that follows the holidays, Retro Rewind comes racing into Five Flags with a full day of “Kustom Kulture” and entertainment. Now in its second year, the event which is subtitled “Cars & Guitars” returns Saturday, January 10 with an arena full of vintage hot rods and motorcycles, classic guitars, and live music from 9 AM–7 PM, followed by an evening concert in the Five Flags Theater starting at 7 PM.

Toys for Tots: Winter Concert Tour and Stuff the Truck

Posted on November 20, 2014

Winter Concert Tour: November 20-December 22 at locations across the Tri-States

Stuff the Truck: December 6-7 at Theisen's Home • Farm • Auto

Pinot’s Palette

Posted on November 20, 2014

Paint and sip location opens in Dubuque

by Mike Ironside, w/ photos by Mike and Amber Betcher

Imagine hanging out with your friends, sipping on your favorite wine and listening to music while you all create beautiful paintings on canvas. If you’re thinking the only problem with the scenario is that you can’t paint, you might want to think again. Pinot’s Palette, a national leader in the “paint and sip” industry has just opened in Dubuque and the franchise owner Kerry Bowman is here to say that you can do it.

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Oil train derails in North Dakota, small town evacuated

Wed, 06 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire in Wells County, North Dakota on Wednesday, officials said, just days after the U.S. government announced sweeping reforms to improve safety of the volatile shipments.






Baltimore asks Justice Department to review police practices

Wed, 06 May 2015

(Reuters) - Baltimore will ask the Justice Department to investigate its police department for civil rights violations after the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said on Wednesday.






Florida woman's online order asks for pizza, police help

Wed, 06 May 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Employees at a Pizza Hut in Florida were praised on Wednesday for helping rescue a customer who wrote a message in her online pizza order that she was being held hostage and needed someone to call 911, authorities said.

Day 16 of jury deliberations in 1979 New York missing boy murder trial

Wed, 06 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York jury began its 16th day of deliberations on Wednesday in the murder trial of a former deli worker accused in the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy whose disappearance changed the way the United States responds to reports of missing children.






NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone for storm approaching Bahamas

Wed, 06 May 2015

(Reuters) - An upper-level trough and a weak surface low located over the

Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water

Wed, 06 May 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state's first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region's catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.






Boston bomber's lawyers aim to paint Tsarnaev as teen gone astray

Wed, 06 May 2015

BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will call more witnesses on Wednesday as they seek to spare his life by painting him as a normal teen who went astray when he followed his older, domineering brother in carrying out the attack.

U.S. probing Islamic State claims it was behind Texas cartoon attack

Wed, 06 May 2015

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. investigators were looking into claims by the Islamic State that it was behind a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, but officials said on Tuesday they doubted the militant group's direct involvement.






Police officer dies after shooting in north Idaho

Wed, 06 May 2015

(Reuters) - A police officer died of his wounds after he was shot by a man he was trying to stop in northern Idaho on Tuesday, officials said.

Michigan voters reject $1.9 billion road repair measure

Wed, 06 May 2015

DETROIT (Reuters) - Michigan voters Tuesday rejected a ballot proposal to hike the state sales tax to pay for fixing the state's crumbling roads and bridges.






Entertainment News

Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years in prison for hit-and-run

Wed, 06 May 2015

MUMBAI (Reuters) - An Indian court sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan on Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of one of the country's biggest box-office draws.






Korean pop band Bigbang back with new single after three years

Wed, 06 May 2015

SEOUL (Reuters) - Popular South Korean boy band Bigbang is back on the music scene after a three-year hiatus, with a new single delving into the stresses of daily life.






'Boomtowners' looks to the human side of North Dakota's oil fields

Wed, 06 May 2015

WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Aiming to show the human side of North Dakota's oil industry, the Smithsonian Channel's "Boomtowners" chronicles the highs and lows of transplants to one of the nation's fastest-growing economies.

Rolling Stones' Jagger, Wood record Nepal quake charity single

Wed, 06 May 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have joined forces with British soul singer Beverley Knight to record a charity single in aid of victims of last month's earthquake in Nepal.

Austrian charged for singing in film under Hitler portrait

Wed, 06 May 2015

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian prosecutors have charged the owner of a basement filled with Adolf Hitler paraphernalia as a Nazi sympathizer after his collection featured in a documentary film by cult director Ulrich Seidl last year.






Prince to perform in Baltimore in wake of black man's death

Wed, 06 May 2015

(Reuters) - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Prince will perform a special concert in Baltimore on Sunday, apparently in part to honor the 25-year-old black man whose death from spinal injuries suffered in police custody sparked weeks of protest and a day of rioting.






Actor Martin Freeman joins Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

Wed, 06 May 2015

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After solving murders in central London with "Sherlock" and traipsing through Middle Earth in "The Hobbit," actor Martin Freeman is heading into the Marvel universe, the Walt Disney Co-owned studio said on Tuesday.






Las Vegas battery case against singer Chris Brown dropped

Wed, 06 May 2015

(Reuters) - A misdemeanor battery case against R&B singer Chris Brown has been dropped after the man who accused the performer of punching him during a game of basketball in Las Vegas decided against pressing charges, police said on Tuesday.

'Walking Dead' actor Gilliam arrested for drunken driving in Georgia

Wed, 06 May 2015

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Actor Seth Gilliam, who plays a priest on the hit TV zombie series "The Walking Dead," is facing charges in Georgia of drunken driving, speeding and drug possession after he was caught driving 107 miles per hour (172 kph) on a highway not far from where the show is filmed.






Rocker Noel Gallagher goes for eclectic feel on 'Chasing Yesterday'

Wed, 06 May 2015

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher believes his second solo album, "Chasing Yesterday," includes some of his best ever work with a range of instrumental melodies and an eclectic feel to it.