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Archive - Aug 1, 2011

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Food For Thought

My dad’s father had died quite young of tuberculosis, soon after my dad graduated from high school. An immigrant from Norway, as a young man it seems he had been a bit of a dreamer; poetic, musical, a man who made violins as a hobby, and was the only photographer in the small Wisconsin town where my father grew up. He and my grandmother ran a grocery store with the help of their children. A large photo portrait of a handsome but sober-faced man was all I knew of my Grandpa Hanson.

School supply fundraiser in progress through August

JOHNSON COUNTY– Imagine starting school without a pencil or a package of markers like all of the other kids have. For some children in Johnson County, the first day of school is yet another reminder that they don’t have all the tools they need to succeed.
Forever Green Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd., Coralville, will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of plants from Aug. 1-15 to ToGather Together to purchase school supplies for students in need in Johnson County.

Optimists offer summer schedule

NORTH LIBERTY– The “Up ‘N Atom” Optimist Club of North Liberty releases its summer calendar:
July 28: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch. Speaker: TBA
August 8: Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bill & Darlene Smith’s home.
August 11: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch, Speaker: Terrence Neuzil.
August 25: Regular Thursday dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Pizza Ranch, Speaker: Natalie Wilkerson, North Liberty Food Pantry – Socks and Underwear Program.

NL Night at the ballpark Aug. 5

CEDAR RAPIDS– The entire town of North Liberty is invited to the ball park. It’s North Liberty’s Night with the Kernels on Aug. 5. Game time is 6:35 p.m. and there will be fireworks after the game. The fee is $7 per person for game ticket only, and just $9 to purchase a ticket and transportation to the game. North Liberty Recreation Department will provide transportation for at least 40 adults.
Hurry, registration ends July 27.