June 3, 2024
Beth McGorry always has had the itch to travel. The 49-year-old Director of Donor Relations at St. Mark Youth Enrichment in Dubuque, she also holds a part-time job with Kohl’s for the sole purpose of padding her travel savings account. “My parents were from New York, and they saw the rest of the country as...
From ice-cold brews to flaming hot wings — with a sprinkling of live music and family activities in between — the tri-state area will host a wide array of festivals this summer. Throughout June, July and August, community calendars are packed with events where local residents can enjoy live entertainment, food and beverage vendors and...
Summer is in full swing. And many parents are looking for activities to keep kids’ brains and bodies active as the school year wraps up. Here are a few ideas to check out locally: For budding creatives Dubuque Museum of Art Youth can get acquainted with the museum’s world-class art collection and explore exhibition highlights...
Dubuque County Master Gardeners’ annual Tour of Gardens will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Six gardens will be featured on the tour, as well as three mini educational workshops. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at the Iowa State University Extension office until Friday, June 14. Tickets the day...
Summer has arrived, and everyone’s ready for a vacation. Parents tend to feel the pressure and desire a vacation after vacation. I feel for everyone planning a vacation. There are so many choices, options, experiences, costs, reviews, travel time and methods to get there to consider — not to mention, keeping everyone happy as the...
Spicy tomato salsa gives these light, juicy chicken burgers a hint of the Southwest. Look for ground chicken made from chicken breast meat only. If it says ground chicken, then skin, fat and dark meat can have been added. Helpful hints • Be sure to drain the salsa to keep the hamburgers from being too...
Traveling can be an exhilarating experience, offering opportunities for exploration, adventure and relaxation. However, it’s no secret that travel also can bring about its fair share of stressors, particularly for women juggling multiple responsibilities and expectations. From packing and planning for yourself and your family to navigating unfamiliar environments, the demands of travel can sometimes...
W hether you let your fitness slide or are starting from scratch, here’s how to jump-start a new routine: 1. Get a physical Whether you’re trying a new type of workout or coming back from an exercise hiatus, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor before you begin. You might have developed risk factors...
It’s the season for family vacations. Here are five ideas to consider: Beaches Resorts (Ocho Rios or Negril, Jamaica) Access your slice of sun-filled fun during a family vacation at one of two Beaches Resorts in Jamaica. Both all-inclusive options provide an endless list of activities and adventures to keep every member of your family...
82% of adults in the United States are planning to travel this summer. Among these travelers, 42% plan to embark on multiple trips. 52% plan to fly at least once this summer. 25% of Americans are ready to stamp their passports, with adults between 18 and 29 being the most likely to travel aboard. In...
I “heart” New York! I had never been to New York City before. I had never been on a plane before. The year 2024 has given me so much and continues to give. In January, I shared my 2024 affirmations, and I must say, they are working for me. I’ve gotten a new car, a...


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