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January 2nd, 2012

Third grade vocal concert

The third graders have been working hard to prepare a concert showing their ability to sing, read and play the notes in a round. Please join us on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m., in the middle school auditorium to hear their hard work performed. Students have been practicing beginning harmony with their voices and instruments. They will be singing and playing several instruments.

Fourth grade vocal concert

Casey’s asked to keep up with the Joneses

NORTH LIBERTY– When does a gas station not resemble a gas station?
When it sits in the heart of North Liberty, apparently.
At their Dec. 27 meeting, the North Liberty City Council spent more than an hour debating the appearance of a proposed new Casey’s convenience store.

Accepted, not embraced

IOWA CITY— Gary Albrecht was in the hot seat. As the Executive Director for the Joint Emergency Communications Center (JECC), it was his task to bring forth a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors. Albrecht made his presentation Monday afternoon, Dec. 19, during a supervisors’ budget work session, and found himself having to account for some of the accounting.

County to consider special events permit

IOWA CITY– The Johnson County Planning and Zoning Department (P&Z) has written new code for landowners hosting special events. Up to 12 temporary outdoor activities, like music festivals, theatrical exhibitions, speeches or other entertainment, will be allowed per calendar year on properties zoned Agricultural, Residential, and split Ag/Residential.
The new permitting process places burden on the applicant to publish their schedule before receiving a Multiple Special Events permit.

Babe Ruth league early registration begins Jan. 14

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Babe Ruth League will be accepting early registration for the 2012 season starting Jan. 14 at Diamond Dreams in Coralville. Registration is open to residents of North Liberty, Coralville and the surrounding communities. Early registration will be from Jan. 14 through Feb. 18, at a cost of $130. Final registration is Feb.19 through March 23, at a cost of $150. Registration fee includes full uniform (hat, jersey, pants, sox, belt) league fees and insurance.

Tiffin Fire Association to hold annual meeting Jan. 16

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Fire Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Jan.16. The meeting will be held at the Tiffin fire station starting at 6:30 p.m. and includs the appointment of directors. This meeting will be followed immediately by the regular meeting, which includes election of officers.

Midday Connection luncheon Jan. 11

IOWA CITY– The January Midday Connection luncheon event will be held at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at noon. Cost is $15.
“Let’s Piece It Together” is the luncheon theme, which features Peg Griffin-Wood, owner of Common Threads in North Liberty. Griffin-Wood will display old and new sewing machines, fabrics and different ways of quilting.
Doug Peters, of Iowa City, will provide music. Peters is a gifted tenor and composer who accompanies himself on guitar.

January 1st

Masterpiece exhibition extended for five weeks at CR Museum of Art

CEDAR RAPIDS– The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art (CRMA) is pleased to announce the extension of the exhibition “An American Masterpiece: Charles Willson Peale’s George Washington,” through Feb. 5. The exhibition was originally scheduled to close on Dec. 31, but the portrait has been so popular among visitors that the CRMA has coordinated with the Brooklyn Museum to extend its stay.

December 27th, 2011

Food For Thought

I’ve decided that the frantic feeling of being rushed, running out of time, too much to do that we face during the holidays every year is a phenomenon related to nothing more than the calendar. This sense of urgency, and the vague suspicion that we have somehow failed to get it all done, spring from a false assumption that time runs out on December thirty-first, and if we haven’t done as much or as well as we thought we would or should, we’ve run out of time and opportunity. And then there’s a feeling of unease about the coming year.

Walkin'

It’s been an interesting week.
Gretel, our short-term, short-tailed, feline roomer, stayed on a few more days after I last wrote.
She was no trouble at all the first few days as she dwelled inside the kennel Sabra set up for her with great care using feng shui, the ancient Chinese system using the laws of both Heaven and Earth to help improve life by channeling positive qi.