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August 7th

Free meal at Old Gold Diner reset for Aug. 15

SOLON– The Senior Advocate sponsored meal at Old Gold Senior Dining has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 15. This is because the Advocate newsletter is a week late and will appear in the Economist, Wednesday, Aug. 8, consequently seniors will not have time to reserve a meal.
Be sure and call 624-2251 for reservations for the sponsored meal before noon Tuesday, Aug. 14. Doug Lindner from the Solon Economist and North Liberty Leader will be our speaker. Birthday cake and ice cream are always treats on sponsored meal days, cakes courtesy of Jeanne Erhart and Betty Buchmayer.

Benefit to support the Mertka family Aug. 16

SOLON– A benefit for the Abby, Jeff, Brittany and Lily Mertka family will be held at the Celebration Farm, Double Round Barn 4696 Robin Woods Ln. NE, Iowa City, Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Activities include a dinner, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, kids activities, bake sale, photo booth, and more. If you are unable to attend, monetary donations can be made to the Abby Mertka Care Fund at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
For more information, contact Jackie and Steve McQuinn at 319-331-8707.

Sutliff Bridge street dance fundraiser set for Sept. 2

SUTLIFF– The Sutliff Bridge Authority will hold its Labor Day Street Dance fund raiser on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 1 until 5 p.m. adjacent to the bridge with music by the Hot Hand Blues Band. Gates open at noon.
Donation of $5 at gate goes towards future preservation of the bridge.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Please no coolers.

Disappearing ink: e-books open new chapter

SOLON– Although this newspaper has a website with recent articles archived, you’re probably reading this on paper. You’re probably still reading your books by turning physical pages made of paper, hardcover or paperback, bought or borrowed, fiction or non-fiction.

Trout resigns head volleyball position with Solon district

SOLON– The Solon Community School District (SCSD) announced late Monday that its varsity volleyball coach has resigned.

Equipment handout for 7th and 8th football Aug. 16 & 20 at middle school

SOLON– Students interested in playing seventh and eighth grade football will have equipment handouts on the following dates and times:
• Eighth grade, Thursday, Aug. 16, starting at 4 p.m. in the athletic hallway at the middle school.
• Seventh grade, Monday, Aug. 20, starting at 4 p.m. in the athletic hallway at the middle school.

Donations for football team due

SOLON– Anyone interested in sponsoring the 2012 Solon varsity football team should return their donations by Monday, Aug. 13.
Donations of all sizes are welcome, and sponsors who contribute to one of two levels will have their name printed on the 2012 football poster.  The levels are “Orange” ($50) and “Black” ($100 or more). Mail to: Solon Football Club/Shulista, 500 W. Elm St., Solon, IA 52333.

Vendor fair helps bring total to $21,000

Thanks to:
– Joann Phelps for the donation of quilt she made. We made around $400. Donna Shay from Clarence was the winner.
– To all the vendors that supported the vendor bazaar. Great Success.
– To Knights of Columbus for their last fundraiser of $2,000.
To date we have raised approximately $21,000. We are getting closer to our $35,000 goal. Donations can still be made at Solon State Bank, Bridge Community Bank, St. Mary Catholic Church, Our Lord’s Church and Solon United Methodist Church. Thank you all for your support either financially or hard work.

New magazine subscription

Thanks to Coke drinkers who drop off their MCR points, a new magazine subscription, “Bloomberg Businessweek” is the newest addition to the magazine shelves. This weekly magazine promises to deliver the business information you need: surprising and timely perspectives on the most important issues of today and unique stories you won’t find anywhere else. As with all magazine subscriptions, the current issue stays in-library, but past issues can be checked out.

Audio book additions

Movie Clips

There are no new films this week but here are a few older ones you may have overlooked. They are really great films. Check them out.

“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” This poignant documentary chronicles the true story of a modern-day St. Francis of Assisi, a homeless San Francisco street musician by the name of Mark Bittner who adopts a flock of wild parrots as he searches for meaning in his life. With a surprise ending that left festival audiences cheering, director Judy Irving’s film celebrates urban wildness– human and avian– and links parrot antics to human behavior.