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Eighth annual Bourbon & Blues at Cedar Ridge July 7-9

SWISHER– Join Cedar Ridge Windery & Distillery July 7-9 for its 8th Annual Bourbon & Blues Festival, celebrating the anniversary of Iowa's first bourbon since Prohibition! This three-day festival features live blues music, a specialty BBQ menu, and a new bourbon cocktail menu.

Women of Troy sweep Waterloo’s Trojans

Iowa City West downs Waterloo East 9-5 and 6-3

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy improved to 14-12 overall while getting their eighth consecutive win Tuesday, June 20, with a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Waterloo East Trojans. West High won 9-5 and 6-3 over the 7-21 Trojans and handed their guests their fifth straight loss.

Creek Girls split with Lady Mustangs in doubleheader

CCA falls 5-3 and wins 2-1 at home

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OXFORD– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team broke even on the home diamond in a doubleheader with the Lady Mustangs of Independence after dropping game one, 5-3, and taking the nightcap 2-1 Monday, June 19.

Trojans split with the J-Hawks

Comellas drives in five runs with pair of homers

CEDAR RAPIDS– Iowa City West High’s varsity Trojans baseball team split a doubleheader Monday, June 19, in the Jefferson J-Hawks’ nest at Lower Kingston in Cedar Rapids. West High shelled the blue birds 10-1 in the opener

Creek Girls bombard the Trojans

CCA puts up 31 runs on the road against South Tama in doubleheader sweep

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TAMA– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity softball team shelled the Trojans of South Tama Wednesday, June 21, in Tama, sweeping a doubleheader with a combined 31 runs.

Creek Boys sunk by Indee’s Mustangs

Independence downs CCA 12-0 and 5-2

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TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana’s (CCA) varsity baseball team had a disappointing outing Monday, June 19, as the Mustangs from Independence ran wild in a doubleheader and put up 17 runs total to only two from Cappy’s Boys.
Indee took the opener, 12-0, in five innings with four runs scored in the top of the first, four more in the second and two each in the third and fourth. The Creek Boys mustered only three hits from David Jensen, Tyler Schrepfer and Tyler Hallett while Grant Riggan and Camden Smyka shared the mound.

Water’s Edge firm presents multi-year aquatic study to council

Outdoor, indoor pool enhancements could cost $6-7 million

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NORTH LIBERTY– Does North Liberty need another outdoor pool?
North Liberty City Council members floated that idea and others at their most recent meeting Tuesday, June 13, after hearing from Dave Schwartz, owner of Water’s Edge Aquatic Design.
“What you’ve got is a nice facility, it really is,” said Schwartz. “But your population is challenging. And that’s a good thing.”

More food, earlier start for Blues & BBQ

Volunteers needed for annual festival July 8 at Centennial Park

NORTH LIBERTY– Things may look and feel a little different this year at North Liberty’s annual blues fest.
It all starts with the event’s new logo, a bright yellow and blue guitar, and a greater emphasis on its mascot, Otis the Pig. There’s also the Pig & Pint Prelude dinner, parking and shuttle services, and earlier start times for food and kids’ activities.
“We’re excited for our new logo to last the next several years,” said Jillian Miller, community engagement coordinator for the City of North Liberty. She also praised the event’s new presenting sponsor, Veridian Credit Union.

UI Mobile Museum at NL Summer Lunch & Fun

NORTH LIBERTY– Visit the University of Iowa Mobile Museum and its brand-new 2017 exhibits at North Liberty Summer Lunch & Fun on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Day at the Iowa Raptor Project July 1

SOLON– Visit the Iowa Raptor Project on Saturday, July 1, for its monthly Family Day. Staff will be featuring the Eastern Screech-Owl, and there will be crafts about habitats, some tasty snacks and more.
Family Day is always free and open to the public. Stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Iowa Raptor Project is located at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area at 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE, Solon.

7th Annual Red, White & Bluegrass Fest July 3

NORTH LIBERTY– Located right here in the Corridor, the Red, White and Bluegrass Festival has been bringing you bluegrass for seven years now. Join others Monday, July 3, starting at 4 p.m. for great local and Midwest bluegrass and jam grass bands at Club 76 (The Lodge), 2349 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE.

North Liberty scuba club meeting June 24

NORTH LIBERTY– Openings remain for morning swimming lessons for the session that begins on June 26 and runs weekdays through July 7 (no lessons will be held July 4). For current openings, visit ActiveNet via the Recreation tab on the city website: www.northlibertyiowa.org. For a description of levels, visit the swimming lessons information page.