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Archive - 2014

December 3rd

Solon Public Library

Notes from the window display

We want to take the time to thank Toni Russo for her years of service creating beautiful and unforgettable window displays for the library. Toni has decided it is time to move on, and we are grateful we had the opportunity to work with her and be part of her creative process. Thank you, Toni, for sharing your talent with the library and the Solon community. You set an incredibly high bar for future window displays. We’re sorry to see you move on, and we hope you’ll use your skills to brighten new windows elsewhere.

Holiday drawing

‘Chef’ to be screened at ‘Meal and a Movie’ Dec. 5 at library

SOLON– The Solon Senior Advocates Meal and a Movie for November and December will be Friday, Dec. 5, at the Solon Public Library. The movie, “Chef” is a recent release starring Jon Favreau and Robert Downey, Jr., focusing on food and family. The Sam’s Main Street Market catering menu will be Mexican casserole, chips and salsa and dessert.
Sign up at Old Gold Dining or call 319-624-2710.

Bride Meets Wedding online

Solon wedding specialist offers planning tools and inspiration for local brides

SOLON– Aubrey Secrest’s fondness for weddings began at a very young age.
She spent her childhood in her mother’s floral shop and, in high school, began helping her make arrangements and bouquets for brides-to-be. Her brother also owned his own disc jockeying company that often performed at receptions in the area.
“I’ve always been around weddings and loved them,” Secrest said.

St. Bridget’s 120th Birthday Party and Christmas Open House Dec. 7

SOLON– St. Bridget’s 120th Birthday Party and Christmas Open House will be held Sunday, Dec. 7, with entertainment by the West Branch Community Choir at 1:30 p.m. Santa will make an appearance and refreshments are provided. The church is located at 2136 St. Bridget’s Rd. NE, Solon, and will be open at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to join.

Annual St. Mary Catholic Church Cookie Walk, Sunday, Dec. 7

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon will host its Annual Cookie Walk, Sunday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon. Cookies and candies are available for purchase at $5 per pound. A variety of pies will also be available for purchase. 

Our Lord’s Church annual candy and gift sale Fri. and Sat. Dec. 5-6

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will be holding its 10th annual candy sale Friday, Dec. 5, from 3 until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featured are a large variety of homemade candies as well as gifts and homemade items. Enjoy a cup of coffee and work your way around the room and select your items.

Kunkel resigns from city council

SOLON– Solon City Council member Brad Kunkel has resigned from his position effective Dec. 1.
Kunkel has purchased a residence outside the city limits. He made the announcement at the Wednesday, Nov. 19, meeting of the city council. Mayor Steve Stange indicated at that meeting he would prefer to appoint a replacement after taking applications from the community.
The council vacancy was on the agenda for discussion at the regular city council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Finding compromise on a new school calendar

Committee recommendation coming at Dec. 8 meeting

SOLON– Different things are important to different people.
When it comes to the Solon school calendar, students, parents and school staff differ on which has the most impact– the starting date for the school year or ending the first semester before winter break.
The school district’s calendar committee has been working to develop the landmark dates for the 2015-16 school year, and a formal recommendation is expected at the school board’s Dec. 8 meeting.

Vernon J. Zach

Vernon J. Zach, 91, of Swisher, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Services were held Monday, Dec. 1, at First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Private family burial was in Dupont Cemetery near Swisher.
Vernon was born April 3, 1923, on the family farm near Swisher, the son of Joseph and Ella (Bistricky) Zach. He married Martha Dvorak on Oct. 3, 1945, at First Presbyterian Church near Ely. Vernon and Martha farmed near Swisher. Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing, outdoor activities, playing cards, traveling to Arizona and Texas as well as spending time his family.

Hawkeye Sports

Hawkeye men go 3-0

The Hawkeye men’s basketball team bounced back from two losses in New York and won three games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena last week.
They opened up with a 77-61 win over Pepperdine on Monday. They beat Northern Illinois 70-49 on Wednesday and handled Longwood 77-44 Saturday.
Aaron White led the Hawks with 17 against Pepperdine. Anthony Clemmons and Aaron had 14 versus Northern Illinois while Aaron came up with 19 against Longwood.
For the season, Aaron leads the team averaging 16.7 points per game followed by Jarrod Uthoff who averages 11.6.