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Community

Miracles in Motions introduces new Equine Services for Heroes program to serve veterans

Making miracles possible for American heroes

SWISHER– When Miracles in Motion began in 1988, it operated with just a few borrowed horses. Today, the non-profit organization has its own 76-acre facility with indoor and outdoor arenas and twelve horses, the majority of which have been donated by generous horse owners.
Miracles in Motion provides equine therapy services to students with special physical, mental and emotional needs, and they are proud to be introducing a new program, Equine Services for Heroes, which caters to the needs of veterans.

Temporary or permanent? Council mulls Windmill sewer

SOLON– The developer is ready to proceed, but the city is not.
An additional phase for Windmill Estates is in a holding pattern as the city decides how best to address sewer needs for the subdivision.
The City Council discussed the constraints of a substantial debt repayment schedule last week when considering how to pay for a new wastewater lift station, trunk sewer line and water tower.
It is a challenge for any government to pay for the wants and needs of services and capital improvements, and the City of Solon proved to be no exception.

Lake Macbride fireworks July 4

SOLON– Celebrate Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Macbride at dark. The Fourth of July boat parade will start at the Lake Macbride causeway at 4 p.m. Please come and decorate your boat. Rain date is Saturday, July 5.
Donations toward the fireworks are welcome and can be sent to: Mark Ramsey, 1598 Spartan Cir. NE, Solon, IA 52333.

Solon FC soccer club seeks players

SOLON– Attention Middle School parents and students! Solon FC is a soccer club for Solon 5th-8th grade boys and girls. The club is currently accepting players for the 2014-2015 fall\spring seasons. This is an exciting opportunity for the youth of Solon to work with high school and college coaches and players to learn and improve their skills, and play in a competitive and fun atmosphere. Registration is now open.
More information about Solon FC can be found on the club’s Facebook page http://www.FaceBook.com/SolonIAFC or by emailing SolonIAFC@Gmail.com.

Solon Methodist Church to host community blood drive June 30

30 until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, at 122 N. Iowa St., inside the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center gymnasium.
To donate, please contact Rick Havel at 319-530-1596 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org.

Solon Public Library

New books

“The Bones Beneath” by Mark Billingham;
“Vertigo 42” by Martha Grimes;
“Save the Date” by Mary Kay Andrews;
“Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovich;
“The Smoke at Dawn” by Jeff Shaara;
“The Hurricane Sisters” by Dorothea Benton Frank;
“All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Class of 1972 reunion July 19

SOLON– Organizers for a Solon Class of 1972 will be hosting a reunion potluck Saturday, July 19, beginning at 5 p.m. at 3028 Westberry Dr. NE, Iowa City.
Current addresses are being sought by organizers. If you have addresses of members of the Class of 1972, please contact hostess Roxie (Wanless) Mitchell at 319-321-7119.

Solon Community Fitness Club hosting trail runs Wednesday nights

SOLON– Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., the Solon Community Fitness Club is hosting community run/walks at the Timber DOME Lodge. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy summer weather with friends and neighbors and train for any road races you are doing this summer. For more information, contact Brian Fitzpatrick at 319-624-5145 or on Facebook.

Solon homebuilder meets DOE energy efficiency challenge

SOLON– A recently constructed home in Solon is really pushing the envelope.
The home constructed by Legacy GreenBuilders at 3978 Macbride Place in west of Solon has earned certification under the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home® (ZERH) program. The home is the first of its kind in Iowa to achieve certification under this prestigious program, and Legacy GreenBuilders is the first homebuilder in the state to build to this standard.

Parade, family event honors Mayor Salm

NORTH LIBERTY– It was a joyful event to honor a somber occasion.
When the news spread that North Liberty Fun Days– the community’s long-standing three-day June event that served as a fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations and ushered in the summer for the last 30 years– was cancelled this year, city staff and administration pitched in with a substitute celebration to honor the late Mayor Tom Salm, who passed away May 18.

First phase of infrastructure estimated at $5.8 million

On top of the city’s east side

NORTH LIBERTY– Mayor Pro Tempore Gerry Kuhl wants people to know; the city is addressing infrastructure needs in anticipation of the coming high school.

Blues & BBQ brings cold brews for all

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Blues & BBQ committee understands July is a great month to sit outside, eat delicious food and drink a cold beer. Blues & BBQ falls on July 12, and the festival will have brewed offerings to fit every taste: hop lovers, cider fanciers, beer snobs and those who just want a cold, refreshing pint.