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Archive

March 5th, 2012

Griefshare will begin Saturday, March 17

SOLON– St. Mary Catholic Church, Solon United Methodist Church and Our Lord’s Church of Solon are co-sponsoring a community support group called Griefshare that will begin Saturday, March 17, at 9 a.m. in the library at St. Mary.  Griefshare is a program to help individuals cope with the loss of a loved one.

New state law pushes gender equity on local boards

SOLON– The board of adjustments and the planning and zoning commission in Solon are 100 percent, totally ruled by men and the patriarchy must end, according to a new state law that seeks to balance the gender makeup of city and county boards and commissions.
The North Liberty and Solon library boards’ female slant must also be righted and the new law, which passed in 2009 and took effect Jan. 1. The new rule gives local governments three months to make a good faith effort.

Plans and perseverance

By Chris Umscheid
Solon Economist
LISBON– As the door opens, three cats– Charlie, Tater and Loca– enthusiastically and lovingly greet their human. While saying good morning to them, he turns on the light. Before his coat is removed, a phone call has to be made to a supplier. Then, a call comes in from a customer.
So begins another day for Solon’s Jason Owen, owner and president of Progressive Agricultural Services.

Sign up now for spring soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its upcoming Spring Soccer season. The recreation department soccer league is open for all boys and girls age fourth through sixth grade. The season runs March 29 until May 3 with games being played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information and registration forms, visit the City of Solon’s website at www.solon-iowa.com and click on the parks and recreation tab on the right hand side.

Coaches needed for youth soccer

SOLON– The Solon Parks and Recreation Department is in need of coaches for its upcoming spring soccer season. Without coaches and volunteers, these programs are not possible for area youth. Parents that have a son or daughter participating in soccer that are willing to help coach will be reimbursed for one child’s registration fee. If interested please contact Recreation Director Travis Young at travis.young@solon-iowa.com or the Solon City Office at 624-3755.

Yoga class to be offered in March

SOLON– The highly-popular adult yoga classes will continue in March as the City of Solon is offering another five-week class in Solon. The class enhances your overall fitness, flexibility and health and is a perfect class for all ages. This session will be taught by two certified and highly-acclaimed yoga instructors. For registration and sign-up information check out the parks and recreation tab on the website www.solon-iowa.com.

Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner on March 29 before musical showcase

SOLON– Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 29, for the annual Solon Spotlight spaghetti dinner. The event will be held in the high school commons immediately before the Solon Musical Showcase concert. Spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert will be available for $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Serving times are 4:45 until 7 p.m. Diners will enjoy pre-concert entertainment by the high school jazz bands, jazz choirs and the middle school show choir. Starting at 7:30 p.m.

World Read Aloud Day is March 7. Share a book with a friend today.

A barking good time

Miss Jen, all the preschoolers and their caregivers are shouting out a big thank-you to the therapy dogs and their handlers for visiting Storytime at the library. Jeanette, Pam and Michelle brought three wonderful dogs, a Newfoundland, a poodle and a yellow lab to visit. The dogs took it all in stride as 65 attendees were amazed with them. Little fan clubs formed among the preschoolers as they tried to decide which dog was their favorite. A fantastically, fabulous good time was had by all as this Storytime went to the dogs. Please come again soon.

Adult computer classes

Beginning adult computer classes are scheduled to start on Monday, March 12. Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. for six weeks. There are no openings left for this session. Call the library at 319-624-268 to register for the next session which will begin on May 21.