Sharon Falduto is a Central Iowa native who came to University of Iowa in 1991 and essentially never left the area. She is involved in local community theater, notably as one of the co-founders of Iowa City's Dreamwell Theatre. She has also directed children's plays with the Young Footliters group. Sharon works in with English Language Learners in a support position at Kirkwood Community College.. She lives in Coralville with her husband, Matt, and three daughters Rachel, Samantha, and Piper.

A Guide to AP Classes and College Credit in Iowa High Schools

It's almost time for high school students to register for their next year of classes, and you may be wondering about some of the options available to them in the Iowa City school district. The...

Difficult to Shop For: A List of Gifts for Guys

Holiday ads are everywhere. I always thought it strange that the gifts advertised for women are ornamental — diamond necklaces, tennis bracelets . . . the gifts for guys are utilitarian — shavers, power...

November 1, 1991: Thirty Years Since the University of Iowa Shootings

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Guide to Live Theaters in the Iowa City Area

Guide to Iowa City Area Live Theaters

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Let’s Talk About School Lunch: Bring or Buy?

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A Meal Kit Helped Me Learn How to Cook

This is not a sponsored post — I’ve been on this planet for quite a few trips around the sun, and in that time, I never really learned how to cook. I know the...
Two girls: Iowa City Mysteries

Help Me Solve These Iowa City Mysteries From My Childhood

All right readers, I need your help. Because some of my childhood memories of visiting Iowa City are vague, and not everything is archived on the internet — or at least, it isn't where...
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Big Kids Are Great

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It sure is handy to have teenage kids sometimes, so they can tell you what the latest internet lingo is all about. I sent one of my kids a text just today asking her...

Life During A Pandemic: Reflecting One Year Later

Well, here we go. It’s been a year since the world started to shut down. Did we imagine that all of this — the social distancing, the wariness — would still be ongoing a...