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Archive

January 23rd, 2012

Yogic locals pack new parks and rec. program

SOLON– Many people think yoga is twisting one’s self into pretzel shapes and then trying to untwist back. Flexibility is important to long-term health, but for Ally Thompson and Sandy Kessler, yoga practice goes beyond stretching and twisting.
“Yoga is more than trying to be like Gumby, it’s an awareness of mind and body,” said Thompson, a yoga instructor who has studied around the globe.

Making futures bright

SOLON– For 19 years, Solon Dollars for Scholars has played a big part in many futures for Solon’s graduating seniors.
But many students don’t know of the organization’s financial support beyond high school graduation.
This fall, Solon Dollars for Scholars distributed $25,900 in Continuing Education Scholarships to former Solon students currently attending college.

Pantry organizers seeking storage for non-perishables


City not ready to commit

SOLON– The organizers of a proposed Solon-area food pantry would like to temporarily store non-perishables in the basement of the Solon Public Library.
The members of the Solon City Council did not leap to embrace the idea.
Citing concerns about possible infestation, burdens placed on library staff and the city’s lack of available storage space, the city deferred on a decision until a Feb. 1 meeting.

KC free throw championship

SOLON– All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2012 Knights of Columbus (KC) free throw championship. The local KC Council 12129 competition will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at Solon Middle School.
The KC free throw championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions.

Optimists to hold basketball contests Jan. 29

SOLON– The Optimist Club of Solon will hold basketball contests, including dribbling, passing and shooting, on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 12:30 p.m., at the Solon Middle School gym.
The categories are ages eight through 13, boys and girls divisions, first, second and third place awards to each age group, along with boys and girls champion awards.

Swisher Legion to sponsor ‘Chili Cook-off’ Feb. 5

SWISHER– The Swisher American Legion will hold a “Chili Cook-off” on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5. The entry fee is $5, which includes participants’ all-you-can-eat chili. Entries must arrive at the Swisher American Legion by 2 p.m. One entry per person; one crock-pot per entry. Call Ron for more information at 319-857-4315.

Student parking problems addressed in new policy

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– Safety concerns are the top reason the Solon High School will now require student vehicles to be registered to use the high school parking lot.
Principal Nathan Wear said the change in policy comes in response to some accidents caused by students driving the wrong way.
According to the parking regulations for the school, unsafe student drivers will have their parking privileges revoked.

New library display captures garden in winter

“The moon above the eastern wood shone at its full; the hill-range stood transfigured in the silver flood…” John Greenleaf Whittier.
The Solon Public Library has a new display dedicated to the Solon Garden Club. “Snow-Bound– The Garden in Winter” depicts a winter scene with a frozen garden at the edge of an icy woods. A silver moon shines its cold light on the frost flowers and thistles as the wind battles through the catalpa trees. For a moment the crystal air is fanned by the wide silent wings of a snowy owl.

Remembering Don Ochs

The passing of long time library supporter and good friend, Don Ochs, has brought back many memories and caused fellow library supporters to reminisce fondly. As well as being instrumental in building the new library, Don served on the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Foundation Board. The library would not be where it is today without him. After the Solon Library Foundation board meeting on Thursday, Jan.

Teen ‘Final Fridays Cafe’

The first “Final Fridays Cafe” will be Friday, Jan. 27, in the meeting room of the library. The newly formed Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will host “Final Fridays Cafe” at the library for high school and middle school students on the last Friday of the month from January through May.