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November 28th

Friends of the Library Holiday Sale Dec. 2-3

Friends of the Solon Library will be hosting the annual Holiday Sale on Friday, Dec. 2, from 2:30 until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items offered will be the preordered jar mixes, with a few extra for cash and carry. The old favorites will be featured in this year’s jar mixes, including mocha coffee, three soups, three bar mixes and a new peanut butter chocolate chip loaf. Poinsettias that were preordered will be available for pickup as well as a few cash and carries for late shoppers. Joyce’s Greenhouse in North Liberty is supplying the poinsettias this year.

City of Solon announces holiday lighting contest

SOLON– The City of Solon will be sponsoring a Christmas lighting contest for residences and businesses located within the Solon city limits. Get in the holiday spirit by lighting up your home or business for the 2011 Christmas season.
Drop off your $5 registration at the Solon City Office before Dec. 7 to enter the contest. Voting will be from Dec. 19 until 23.
A list of the participants in the contest will be available at the Solon City office or online at the Solon Parks and Recreation page at www.solon-iowa.com, for those who want to drive past the entries over the holidays.

Parks and Rec. youth boys basketball registration

SOLON– Registration for the Solon Parks and Recreation youth boys basketball league is now open. The program will be offered to third through sixth graders and will run Jan. 14, until Feb. 18. Games will be played on Saturday mornings in Solon, Mt. Vernon or Lisbon. Registration forms can be found at the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com, or at the Solon city office. Registration continues through Dec. 9.

Sutliff bids lower than anticipated

SUTLIFF– A drop in the price of steel means a smaller price tag for rebuilding the historic Sutliff Bridge.
Tim McDermott with VJ Engineering presented the six bids his firm had received for the project at a Tuesday, Nov. 22, informal meeting of the Johnson County Board of Supervisors.
The high bid came from Taylor Construction at $2,332,327, which was close to the original estimate. The low bid, which will be formally approved at the next board meeting, came from Iowa Bridge and Culvert for $1,582,097.95.

New downtown boutique opens

SOLON– Fashionista sisters Sondra and Sara Grover met at the University of Dubuque and became good friends. Sara married Sondra’s brother, Casey, and now they live in Solon.
In August they decided to go into business together, putting their passion for fashion on the market.
Their new shop, Le Grove Boutique (206 E. Main St.), is a clothing store with a little more.

St. Bridget’s of Nolan Settlement Christmas Party Sunday, Dec. 4

SOLON– The Friends of St. Bridget’s of Nolan Settlement will host its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Church will open at 1 p.m., with entertainment at 2 p.m. by the West Branch High School Choir, directed by Chris Reed. Santa Claus will make an appearance. Refreshments will be served, all are welcome. The Church is located at 2136 St. Bridget’s Rd. NE, Solon. For more information, www.friendsofstbridgets.org.

Solon Athletic Booster Club clothing open house Dec. 7

SOLON– The Solon Athletic Booster Club will hold its clothing open house Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 4 until 7 p.m. in the Solon High School commons

SEDG urges residents to treasure Solon businesses, shop locally

SOLON– The Solon Economic Development Group (SEDG) is again encouraging local shopping with another “Treasure your Solon Businesses” campaign.
Pick up a card at participating Solon retailers, make six purchases at any of the listed businesses and return it for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.
The six-week, shop-local campaign promotion features 10 Solon businesses: D and D Pizza and Cafe, Dairy Queen, E’s Florals, Fitzpatrick Family Chiropractic, Jo’s Roadhouse, Le Grove Boutique, Pet Memories, Sam’s Main Street Market, Savvy Coffee and Wine Bar, Solon Drug and Solon Hardware.

Holiday sale this weekend

Friends of the Solon Library will be hosting the annual Holiday Sale on Friday, Dec. 2, from 2:30 until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items offered will be the preordered jar mixes, with a few extra for cash and carry. The old favorites will be featured in this year’s jar mixes, including mocha coffee, three soups, three bar mixes and a new peanut butter chocolate chip loaf. Poinsettias that were preordered will be available for pickup as well as a few cash and carries for late shoppers. Joyce’s Greenhouse in North Liberty is supplying the poinsettias this year.

Santa Party this Saturday

The library is beginning a new tradition with Santa this year. In previous years, Santa has made an evening appearance at the library. This year, Santa will be visiting the library on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 until 11 a.m. Bring the kids or grandkids and your cameras for some candid shots as your child has a little one-on-one visit with Santa. There will be a craft to do in the meeting room and Santa will have a treat for all his visitors. Parents and grandparents can pick up their poinsettia orders and do a little shopping at the Friends sale in the meeting room at the same time.