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April 24th

Itsy Bitsy:

NORTH LIBERTY– The aesthetic is as cute as its name.
Itsy Bitsy is North Liberty’s first children’s boutique, which opened at 201 Hwy. 965 in Liberty Plaza in March. To say the store sells new, handmade and consignment clothing and other products for children is true.
But it might be more accurate to say it’s a colorful combination of frills and lace, polka-dots and Tiger Hawks, comfy-cozies, booties, bonnets and blankies for everyone’s special sweet peas.

UI DeGowin blood drive to be May 14

IOWA CITY– The University of Iowa DeGowin Blood Center will hold a blood drive at the North Liberty Recreation Center on Monday, May 14, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Gerdin Conference Rooms 1 and 3.
To be eligible to donate blood a person must:
• Be 17 years old or 16 with parental consent.
• Weigh at least 110 pounds.
• Be cold or flu symptom-free for five days.
• Pass a mini-physical and medical history inquiry.
• Have a photo ID.
• Know Social Security or driver’s license number.
• Drink fluids and have a meal prior to donation.
• Bring a list of current medications.

Eastern Iowa Brass Band to recognize winners of 2012 Young Artist competition

MOUNT VERNON– In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Eastern Iowa Brass Band announced its first annual Young Artists Competition in September 2011. Winners of this year’s competition were announced in February and will appear as guest soloists with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band at a concert on Saturday, April 28, at the Mount Vernon District Auditorium. These young artists will also receive music scholarships and gift certificates for their winning auditions.

Making a PITCH for reading

NORTH LIBERTY– Local softball players teamed up for a recent community service project at the North Liberty Community Library, and it was a real hit for everyone.
The 12 girls on the North Liberty/Coralville-based Jaguar 12U softball team were excited when their coaches, Ken Bozer, Kristen Stoll and Mike Drennon, presented them with an opportunity to serve the community by reading to young children during the library’s evening story times.

CCA third in Solon’s Gruber Relays

TIFFIN– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) loaned its track and field to the Solon Spartans Tuesday, April 17, so the Spartans could have their Denny Gruber Invitational. Eight teams participated in boys’ competition with the Clippers placing third in team points.

Clipper girls dominate on Demons’ track at Washington Invitational

WASHINGTON– “At noon today I didn’t think we would have the weather we did,” said Aaron Six, athletic director for Washington High School. A rainy day and the potential for a wash-out turned into a very successful evening for Jane Astor’s Clear Creek Amana (CCA) girls’ track and field team on April 19. The ladies dominated the 38th annual Washington Girls’ Invitational with 172.50 team points.

Varsity results through third place:
Shot put: 3, Mara Jones, 36 feet, 8 inches.
Discus throw: 1, Morgan Cox, 111 feet, 11 inches. 2, Jones, 110 feet, 10 inches.

Boys first, girls second at Forwald/Coleman Relays

IOWA CITY– City High ran its celebrated Forwald/Coleman Relays Thursday afternoon and evening following a day of rain and an ever-present threat of more. The West High Trojans and Women of Troy pulled off a successful if not damp day, with the men bringing home a meet win and the women finishing second in team points.
Varsity results through third place:
Girls 3000-meter run: 2, Ashlynn Yokom, 10:21.13. 3, Molly Leveille, 10:37.16.
Boys 4x800-meter relay: 2, West (Kaleb Greiner, Lincoln Rozeboom, Cole Hatzky, Deshun Nocentelli), 8:04.56.

Women of Troy tennis team earns a 9-0 win on the road at Waterloo East

WATERLOO— Rich Redfern’s West High Women of Troy dominated on the tennis court Tuesday, April 17, as West took on Waterloo East at Byrnes Park in Waterloo and won the match 9-0.
Singles
Brittani Langland (West) def. Cheyenne Custer (East), 10-0.
Megan Jans (West) def. Brenna Goodrich (East), 10-1.
Jenny Clark (West) def. Anna Carrillo (East), 10-0.
Maria Burtch (West) def. Mariah Wilder (East), 10-0.
Erin Weathers (West) def. Aliyan Campbell (East ), 10-1.
Navya Mannengi (West) def. Amber Buls (East), 10-0.
Doubles
Langland and Jans (West) def. Custer and Goodrich (East), 10-1.

April 17th

Help keep Solon beautiful

SOLON– In honor of the state’s Keep Iowa Beautiful initiative, April 2012 is Keep Iowa Beautiful month. Members of the local Octagon Club, the Junior Optimists and the Solon Optimist Club will be working together on April 20, the day before Earth Day, to clean up areas in and around Solon by picking up trash, cutting and hauling brush, pulling weeds and doing other beautification projects.

Senior Advocates host events at the library April 20

SOLON– You will want to join them at the library, Friday, April 20, not only for the movie “Iron Lady” and the always delicious catered meal from Savvy Coffee and Wine Bar; but to be on hand for Louis Picek of Main Street Antiques & Art who will present a show and tell of Czech memorabilia.