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Community

Family Day at Iowa Raptor Project Nov. 5

SOLON– The Iowa Raptor Project invites the public to the November Family Day featuring the Peregrine Falcon, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Visitors will learn about the history of falconry and hunting with the Peregrine Falcon. The Raptor’s Nest will be open with arts and crafts and activities for kids. There will be staff and volunteers available to answer any questions.
The Raptor Center currently displays over 20 unreleasable birds of prey historically found in Iowa and is located within the Macbride Nature Recreation Area, 2095 Mehaffey Bridge Rd. NE, Solon.

CCA Supper for “Old Folks” Nov. 5

TIFFIN– On Saturday, Nov. 5, the CCA Student Assistance Team and Interact Club hosts its annual Supper for “Older Folks.” In other words, those aged 55 or older are invited to supper. Supper for “Old Folks” will serve turkey, ham mashed potatoes and a potluck of dishes the 30 or so kids bring to share. Serving will start at 6 p.m. at the CCA High School in Tiffin. Call Mark Hovey, Advisor CCA High School SAT/Interact, at 319-545-5623 for reservations.

Early voting at library Saturday, Oct. 29

NORTH LIBERTY– North Liberty residents and all other eligible voters can vote early in the 2016 Presidential Election Saturday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Library.
Those not registered can also register at the library, although an ID and proof of residency are necessary due to a requirement concerning registration 10 days prior to the election.

Scouting for Food Oct. 15

SOLON– Scouting For Food will take place in Solon on Oct. 15. 
Scouts will distribute donation bags Oct. 7-10 and collect filled bags on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations collected in Solon will be delivered directly to the Solon Food Pantry.
A donation drop box will also be placed at Solon City Hall from Oct. 3-14 for anyone not receiving a bag or living in city limits.

Solon Dollars for Scholars 2016 Gala Saturday, Oct. 15

SOLON– They’re providing hope for every student
An exciting evening of great food and lively bidding is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15, as Solon Dollars for Scholars hosts the 2016 Gala at the Celebration Barn, located at 4045 245th St. in Solon. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Registration is required for the event. For online registration, go to solon.dollarsforscholars.org or register by mail with a donation of $45 per guest to: Solon Dollars for Scholars, P.O. Box 551, Solon, 52333.

Solon Archery Team to host open house Monday, Oct. 17

SOLON– The Solon Archery Team is hosting an open house on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the Solon United Methodist Church Family Life Center gym. All current team members, parents and anyone in fifth-12th grades that would like to join the team are encouraged to attend. The archery team will offer forms needed to be filled out by the parents, shirts to be tried on for correct size information and will collect dues during the open house. All information concerning the archery program will be discussed. Any questions will be answered.

Showing their school spirit

Cheerleaders lauded for leadership and talent

SOLON– Solon High School has lots to cheer about since Alissa McAtee became the cheerleading coach for football and basketball last year. A para-educator at Lakeview Elementary school, McAtee coached cheerleading from middle school up through high school varsity for seven years at the North Cedar school district in Clarence.

Register names SCSD one of Iowa’s 2016 Top Workplaces

SOLON– Solon Community School District was awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Des Moines Register. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm specializing in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection, to name a few.

Solon Old Gold Diner planning for Christmas Tree Walk

SOLON– Last year’s Christmas Tree Walk at the Palmer House Stable was such a success, the Old Gold Diner is going to do it again.
With the help of area individuals, businesses and organizations, the Old Gold Diner would like to make the tree walk an annual event. The group is seeking representation from Solon area residents and clubs to serve on a committee to plan the 2017 event with an eye toward adding more features.
“We hope, once again, to have a lot of fun with this project and give people the opportunity to get in the spirit of the season,” said Old Gold Diner Manager Duane McAtee.

Council passes cell tower site to BOA

Verizon designate seeks to site tower on south side

SOLON– It will be left to the Board of Adjustment to decide whether or not a cellular tower can be constructed within the city limits of Solon.
The Solon City Council informally declined to consider adding cell towers as an acceptable use in the municipal zoning code at a meeting Oct. 5.
The city was asked to amend the zoning code to allow for the siting of a tower for Verizon Wireless, represented at the meeting by Brian Kabat of Buell Consulting Inc. of St. Paul, Minn.
The 130-foot tower is planned for a light commercial district on Stinocher Street adjacent to F.J. Krob Co.

High School Performing Arts Fall Fundraiser Oct. 3-23

SOLON– Solon High School Performing Arts is again doing its annual Fall Fundraiser. Oct. 3-23. Eighth-12th grade members of the band and choir are selling holiday greenery, cheesecakes, fruit, meat and cheeses. Greenery is scheduled for delivery mid-November and food items deliver the first week of December. See a Solon music eighth-12th grade student to purchase fundraiser items. Don’t know a music performer but want to make a purchase? Contact Kathy Gourley at 319-848-6046 to have a student make a sales call.

Fall leaf pick up begins Oct. 17 in Solon

SOLON– The Public Works Department will begin leaf pickup on Mondays starting Oct. 17 and will continue through Nov. 30.
Rake leaves in a pile on the City right-of-way area in front of your house (between the sidewalk and the street curbing). Be sure your pile of leaves is no further than 5 feet back from the curb or the edge of the street. The vacuum hose cannot reach the leaves if they are too far back.
Rake only leaves into piles. The vacuum cannot pick up other types of yard waste such as sticks, brush and garden refuse.