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North Liberty Leader

Blues and BBQ launches volunteer recruitment

NORTH LIBERTY– In preparation for the ninth annual festival, North Liberty Blues and BBQ, presented by South Slope Cooperative Communications, has launched volunteer signup at northlibertyblues.org/volunteer. The festival will be held July 11 in North Liberty’s new Centennial Park.
The festival requires more than 200 community volunteers each year doing jobs as diverse as setting up and tearing down equipment, assisting kids into inflatable rides, serving craft beer, directing cars to parking and much more.

Full hearts fill empty stomachs

NL’s Holy Trinity exceeds goal in fight against hunger

NORTH LIBERTY– If just 25¢ can buy a child one meal, imagine what $22,000 can do.
That’s how much North Liberty’s Holy Trinity Church members raised, with help from the entire community and 18 area business sponsors, to benefit Kids Against Hunger this year.
West High School senior Mareda Smith, daughter of Pastor Tim Smith and his wife Lisa, along with West High graduate Abby Heller, organized Holy Trinity’s event and led hundreds of congregation members and volunteers in a day-long packing session March 28.

Free container gardening class at pantry Thursday, May 21

NORTH LIBERTY– How do you turn a 5-gallon bucket into a food-making machine using a drill, some soil, and seeds?  Find out at a free container gardening class on Thursday, May 21, at the Growing Together Garden at the North Liberty Community Pantry, 89 N. Jones Blvd.
Container gardening is a great alternative to in-ground gardening for those who do not have the time or land space. Why not have your houseplants grow healthy food for yourself and your family?

May 15 event to promote 1105, services in Johnson County

IOWA CITY– The public is invited to attend a program promoting social services in Johnson County and raise money for the 1105 Project on May 15 from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. at the 1105 Project Building, 1105 Gilbert Ct. in Iowa City. Suggested donation is $10 with proceeds to benefit the 1105 Project. West Bank will provide coffee, rolls, and juice; parking is available at the site or on the street.

Reduce waste, get convenience with curbside composting program

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty’s curbside composting program can take almost anything you throw at it. Fruit? Easy. Meat? No problem. Greasy pizza boxes? You bet. Reduce the amount of trash sent to the landfill each week; it’s good for the pocketbook and the environment.
Participants need to provide a compost bin lined with a yard waste bag, available for $1.65 at a variety of stores in North Liberty. Bins may be placed curbside on collection day for pick up.

Make a date this Friday, May 15, for the North Liberty Community Library’s Neon Prom 2015

NORTH LIBERTY– Drop by the Neon Prom for some Cards Against Humanity, maybe a round of spoons or bags. Kill it at some karaoke.  After a (BYOB) drink, mosey over to the photo booth from Corridor Photo Booths. The adults-only Neon Prom is after hours at the North Library Community Library on Friday, May 15, from 8 to 11 p.m. Don’t forget to deck out in neon for an evening of fun. 
“Yeah, we like to party,” said Melanie Harrison, the library’s program coordinator.

Signals at Penn Street/Highway 965 will be offline Friday, May 15

NORTH LIBERTY — Weather permitting, on Friday, May 15, traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 965 and Penn Street will be offline starting at 9 a.m. so crews can upgrade the signal heads and replace the cabinet that controls the intersection’s signals. The work is expected to be completed by midday. While the signals are down, the intersection will be controlled by a flagger.

North Liberty citywide garage sales to be held June 13

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty citywide garage sales will be held Saturday, June 13. A master list of sales will be distributed on June 11 via the City of North Liberty’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NorthLiberty, and at http://bit.ly/NL-Garage-Sale-List-2015. Those interested in adding a garage sale to the list should visit http://bit.ly/NL-add-a-garage-sale and fill out the online form or email lydiafine3@gmail.com with any further questions.

Top Shelf Volunteers

The Kinzie/Pugh family first heard about the North Liberty Community Pantry when they visited the North Liberty First United Methodist Church. They had recently relocated to Iowa and were looking for ways to get involved in their community and meet people. It seemed like a good opportunity for Dnae and her children.

Penalty kicks give Dubuque Senior the win over IC West

Rams turn gloom to doom for Trojans

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Heavy, foreboding clouds and a cool wind cast an ominous and gloomy atmosphere over the pitch at West High Friday, May 8, as the Dubuque Senior Rams visited the West High Trojans. The gloom turned to doom for West as a 1-1 tie was decided with Penalty Kicks (PK’s) at a 4-2 advantage for the Rams.

Regals sink Clippers’ perfect record

IC Regina wins 2-1 over CCA

IOWA CITY– The streak is over.
Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) Clippers girls varsity soccer team had gone eight games without a loss. The Regals of Iowa City Regina ended that streak with a 2-1 win over CCA in Iowa City on Tuesday May 5.
It was a contest between the No. 2 (Regina) and No. 4 (CCA) teams in Class 1A as ranked by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union on Friday, May 1.

Girls’ shuttle hurdle, Drew Wagner win at WaMaC meet

Clipper girls ninth, boys 13th in conference super meet

North Liberty Leader
MAQUOKETA– The winning ways continued for Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) girls shuttle hurdle relay team at the WaMaC Conference Super Meet Thursday, May 7, at Maquoketa.
Mia Smith, Corrine Schwarting, Megan Lukas and Natalie Brimeyer put yet another win in the books as they completed the event in 1:05.51, a full second ahead of second-place West Delaware.
Overall, the Clipper girls were ninth in team points with 35, while Solon won the meet with 123.