Way of life: Justyna Miranda shares a passion for local food

Quickness and ease are prized qualities in the United States, particularly when it comes to deciding what to eat. Busy schedules compounded by work, parenting, maintaining a home and a host of other activities often find many of us reaching for the fastest food methods possible to feed ourselves and our hungry troops — and […]

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A professional friendship: Trainer and client bond over shared interests and struggles

Sidney Kohl and Amy McDonnell met at a basketball game. “We met seven years ago,” said McDonnell, 49. “We knew each other in passing. Sidney’s husband was an assistant basketball coach at (Dubuque) Senior, and my nephew, Luke, played for him. It was a play-off game.” At some point during the game, the pair ended […]

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Walking the talk: Julia Theisen embraces a greater calling on her health and wellness path

For nearly 40 years, Julia Theisen has walked the path of wellness and healthy living — a path that has led her to a profound sense of spirituality and peace of mind, the love of her life and a thriving local business through Body & Soul Wellness Center and Spa, now celebrating its 16th year […]

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Chelsea Clinton’s next book celebrates women in sports

Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changes the Game” will be published this fall, Philomel Books announced. The latest of Clinton’s best-selling “She Persisted” picture books will include sections on such prominent athletes as Wilma Rudolph, Mia Hamm and Venus and Serena Williams. Philomel also announced that a new series of chapter […]

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What is art? Local creators share their take

In 1897, Russian author Leo Tolstoy published a then-radical treatise titled, “What is Art?” The famous writer of novels such as “Anna Karenina” and “War and Peace” conceptualized art as anything that conveyed emotion. He rejected the aesthetic view of art as simply something beautiful and delved deep into the connections between art and audience: […]

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Taking it to streets: Dubuque Urban Sketchers find creative outlet in downtown community

For many with an admiration for or an involvement in the arts, the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a challenging, if not heartbreaking, time. Gathering restrictions and health precautions have caused some organizations to remain temporarily shuttered, while others have limited reopenings or pivoted to online offerings, from gallery exhibits to play readings and “live” performances. […]

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I am feeling so grateful to have been writing for Her for one year already. Now that we are getting to know each other better, it is time for me to start to share with you a little more about me. Maybe even a few secrets, such as: When it comes to food, I love...
Companies like Blue Apron and HelloFresh became all the rage a few years ago, delivering easy-to-make meals directly to customers each week. The catch often can be the hefty price tag and subscriptions that lock customers into a long-term relationship they might not need. But you can ditch the national chains. Get rid of those...
In the 1980s, a New York bartender named Dale DeGroff became enamored with a 19th century cocktail book written by a bartender named Jerry Thomas. Dubbed “King Cocktail,” DeGroff is credited with a cocktail renaissance of sorts, bringing back the fancy drinks often served in city bars during the early 20th century and coining the...
Anastasia Romanov 1 ounce whipped vodka 1 ounce Kaluha 1 ounce half & half 1 ounce raspberry syrup 2 ounces heavy cream 1 ounce simple syrup 1/2 ounce Los Dos Spanish Red Blend Combine vodka, kaluha, half & half and raspberry syrup. Add ice and shake. Strain into glass and add ice. For topping, combine...
Ordering out for pizza more often during the pandemic? Here’s a pizza that you can make at home and takes only minutes to put together. It has a creamy, garlic sauce and is a nice change from tomato-based pizzas. This recipe calls for a thin crust pizza base you can buy ready-made. I like to...
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