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Community

Meal and a Movie moved to Aug. 1

SOLON– Senior Advocates are moving the July Meal and a Movie to Friday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at the library. A movie set in Cornwall by Sea starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith as two sisters who nurse a gifted young Polish violinist back to health after being swept overboard. The young man’s presence tends to disrupt the peaceful lives of the sisters and their community. The meal will be provided by Sam’s Main Street Market catering Shepherd’s pie, rolls and homemade pies. Call 319-624-2710 for reservations, or sign up at Old Gold Dining.

Mercy Iowa City to present free bariatric seminar

IOWA CITY– Dr. Shireesh Saurabh will offer a free seminar to potential bariatric surgery patients on Thursday, July 24, from 6 until 7 p.m. in the first floor conference room at Mercy Iowa City.
Bariatric surgery is surgery on the stomach and/or intestines to help a person with extreme obesity lose weight. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who have a body mass index (BMI) above 40. It is also an option for people with a body mass index between 35 and 40 who have health problems like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or sleep apnea.

Happy Trails to Colony Country Park

Owners of NL campground look forward to next new thing

NORTH LIBERTY– Colony Country RV Park has closed its gates for good, and even though the campground was in operation for 25 years, becoming a part of many family traditions and lifelong friendships, the Colony family does not really view it as the end of an era.

Register now for North Liberty Aquatic Center youth triathlon

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Aquatic Center will present the third annual North Liberty Youth Triathlon, Just Tri, on Aug. 3. Hosted with Tri-Fit Agape, LLC, the event features swimming, biking and running in three distances for kids ages 6 through 14.
The races start at the North Liberty Community Center, with check in beginning at 7 a.m. Races begin at 8 a.m. A health and fitness expo will follow the race.
• Ages 6, 7 and 8 will swim 25 meters, bike 0.9 miles, and run a quarter mile.
• Ages 9 trough 11 will swim 50 meters, bike 2.4 miles, and run one mile.

In a pickle

North Liberty Pickleball mixer grows each year

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s a unique group of people who are delighted to find themselves in a pickle.
Local Pickleball aficionados hosted their fifth annual North Liberty Pickleball summer gathering at the Penn Meadows Park tennis courts, a sort of invitational tournament that is more fun than competition, and includes a potluck picnic and social time. Games are played round robin-style so players mix with others from all over the state.

New Penn Landing farmer’s market to begin Sunday, Aug. 3, in NL

NORTH LIBERTY–Penn Landing and Grand Rail Development, at the corner of Highway 965 and Penn Street, will host the new Penn Landing Market, a farmers’ market, starting Sunday, Aug. 3, from noon until 3 p.m. near Yotopia Frozen Yogurt. The market will run every other Sunday through October and will feature food vendors, family fun and live music.

City of Tiffin releases audit report

DES MOINES– Auditor of State Mary Mosiman released an audit report on the City of Tiffin.
The city’s receipts totaled $9,147,878 for the year ended June 30, 2013. The receipts included $789,586 in property tax, $744,133 from tax increment financing, $188,470 from local option sales tax, $938,713 from charges for service, $194,851 from operating grants, contributions and restricted interest, $52,900 from capital grants, contributions and restricted interest, $46,232 from unrestricted interest on investments, $6,019,792 of bond proceeds and $173,201 from other general receipts.

Still time to donate to local pantrys’ Thanksgiving in July

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Food and Clothing Pantry is participating in Thanksgiving in July food drive activities. All food and funds donated will remain in North Liberty. Please drop-off food and/or financial donations at your local financial institution during the month of July. Financial donations are counted four pounds per dollar. The financial institution that collects the most pounds wins the Traveling Turkey Trophy to display throughout the next year.

Rainy Day Blues

Blues 2014 rained out, but not washed up

NORTH LIBERTY– It’s enough to make one wonder; does Mother Nature have something against the blues?

School board talks attendance areas, magnet schools

IOWA CITY– Chris Lynch presided over his first Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Board of Directors meeting as president on Tuesday, July 8.
His duties included administering the oath of office to the board secretary and treasurer, moderating community comments, and leading the board through a packed agenda.

New school construction fees hinge on agreement

No concrete deal yet for city of Tiffin

TIFFIN– The sidewalk is still on the table.
Last Wednesday, July 9, Tiffin City Council members decided to delay action on agreements with the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) School district until the district’s July 23 board meeting, at which time the district is expected to accept or decline a deal crafted by the city for the construction of a new sidewalk.

NL council to appoint new member July 29

Application deadline July 22

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty City Council plans to appoint someone to its existing vacant seat on July 29.
The council agreed unanimously in its July 8 meeting to appoint a person to fill the vacancy left by Gerry Kuhl, who moved into the position of North Liberty’s mayor by council appointment after the death of Tom Salm in May.