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Community

Townsley named Iowa Central Office Administrator of the Year

SOLON– Matt Townsley, director of instruction and technology for the Solon Community School District, was named the 2017 Iowa Central Office Administrator of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI).

May Day Breakfast May 6

SOLON– Highlight May 6 on the calendar to remember to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 to 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for children (ages 5-12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 7. Bring family and friends and receive a special deal, five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.

Be A Hunger Hero, May 13 at SRNA

SOLON– On Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to noon, Be A Hunger Hero at Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
This event is for the entire family to enjoy a morning full of hero themed activities. A super-hero training course provided and ran by Iowa Gym-Nest, cape decorating, Solon firefighters, bounce houses, and face painting are all provided for participating children.
One mile and 5K fun runs will start at 9:30 a.m. The runs take place on the paved trail around the recreation and nature area and partially on the graveled Lake MacBride Nature Trail.

Shueyville blood drive Tuesday, May 2

SHUEYVILLE– Shueyville will host a community blood drive from 3:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at Shueyville Community Center’s inside gym.
To donate, schedule an appointment by contacting Teresa Eadie at 319-848-7626 or visit www.bloodcenterimpact.org and use code 1778 to locate the drive.

Solon senior advocates May newsletter

2017 Advocate Trips

All trips originate at Solon Recreation and Nature Area.
• Thursday, May 18: Kalona; Salina Bontrager, bakery, Stringtown, Country Store, Perry Bender greenhouse. $50.
• Thursday, June 22: Prairie City, Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge. $20.
• Thursday, July 20: Waterloo, John Deere Museum. $25.
• Thursday, Aug. 17: Villages of Van Buren County; cost to be announced.
To make reservations for an Advocate trip, call 319-624-2710 or email sandrahanson@southslope.net.

Restaurant Road Trip May 4

Old Gold Diner - May activities

• April was another good month at The Old Gold Diner. We enjoyed what we learned about bees and beekeeping from Ron Puettmann. Bees are amazing creatures and the beekeepers are doing us all a favor by helping the population of bees grow.

• A big thank you to the George and Gladys Chaloupka family for sponsoring the April meal. What a wonderful way to remember them, friends and family that came enjoyed that time together.

Spring Cleanup Day Saturday, April 29

NORTH LIBERTY– Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 29, from 7-11:30 a.m. is for residents of North Liberty only. Please be prepared to verify that you are a North Liberty resident with a water bill stub or driver’s license. North Liberty residents pay 30¢ each month on their recycling bill for this service.
Miscellaneous large items are to be brought to the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin St.
Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped. Please call City Hall (319-626-5700) by April 27 to make arrangements.

Tiffin citywide yard sale May 5-7

TIFFIN– The City of Tiffin’s citywide yard sale will be held Friday, May 5, through Sunday, May 7. Maps of yard sale locations will be available at City Hall, Casey’s and The Depot on April 28.

North Liberty Farmers Market opens May 7

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Farmers Market will kick off the 2017 season Sunday, May 7, at Pacha Parkway.
In its third full year after a 2014 pilot market, the North Liberty Farmers Market at Penn Landing offers fresh produce, hot food, live music and hand-crafted artisan goods from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday, May through October.
More information and vendor applications are available at pennlandingmarket.org.

2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk May 6 at UICCU

NORTH LIBERTY– Join the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Iowa and its families, sponsors, and community members for a day to celebrate the progress the organization has made, and to fundraise for the breakthroughs it continues to strive for.
The 2017 Iowa City Muscle Walk will be held Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the University of Iowa Credit Union, 2355 Landon Rd. in North Liberty.
Gather your team, join a community team, or register as an event participant at www.musclewalkmda.org/iowacity to get in on the fun.

Pantry Annual golf tournament May 5

NORTH LIBERTY– Dust off the clubs and join the North Liberty Community Pantry for its 7th Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Tournament on Friday, May 5, at Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Dr. in Coralville.
Check-in is 7:30-8:30 a.m., with a tee time of 9 a.m. Team registration is $450 and includes continental breakfast, green fees, carts, catered lunch, driving range balls and team pictures for each player. During the tournament there will be a silent auction. Awards and lunch will be served immediately following the tournament.

CCA approves budget for 2017-18 school year

Tax levy remains the same, but higher valuations will hit property owners

TIFFIN– Property owners in the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Community School District will not see an increase in the tax levy they pay to support the district according to the fiscal year 2017-18 budget approved by the district’s School Board of Directors Wednesday, April 12, in a special meeting at the high school in Tiffin. However, higher property valuations will impact the amount of taxes they pay.