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November 7th

Gazebo on the Green given 12-month extension

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
NEWPORT ROAD- Gazebo on the Green, the garden tour and wedding spot that has been in a holding pattern for months, has been granted a 12-month extension to host weddings.
Owner Mary Ellen Hill said she typically hosts 10 weddings on her 33 acres with over a dozen different gardens, woods and prairies that attract tourists and bridal parties who walk through the fields, shade and flower gardens each season. Her garden is also used for afternoon teas, baby and bridal showers.

Citizen legislator

SOLON– Earlier this year, legislative districts across Iowa were redrawn with many legislators finding themselves representing new territory and new constituents.
Jeff Kaufmann was one legislator so affected.
Kaufmann, a Republican from Wilton, represents the 73rd District, which now includes Solon and Lake Macbride.

Progress measurement a catch-22

OXFORD– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) school district has released its Annual Progress Report (APR) for the 2010-2011 academic year. Superintendent Dr. Denise Schares presented the report, which is made available to the public, at the Oct. 19 school board work session and regular meeting in the Clear Creek Elementary library in Oxford.

Seeking shelter

JOHNSON COUNTY– If the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center is going to continue to be a resource for the entire county, officials say it’s time for every participant to pony up.
Earlier this month, the City of Iowa City sent a letter to 12 entities in Johnson County that have used the shelter’s services for dealing with stray animals. It originated from the office of Iowa City Chief of Police Samuel Hargadine, because the animal shelter falls under the Iowa City Police Department for budgeting purposes.

Making aging easier

By B. Adam Burke
North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– Livable Communities for Successful Aging, the Johnson County initiative that’s at the forefront of advancing issues on successful aging, held a Fall Celebration on Sept. 23 in Iowa City.
From 2000 to 2030, the county is expected to more than double the number of citizens over age 55, so it’s good news that Livable Communities is leading the charge to organize and develop welcoming programs for seniors.

Seeking shelter

JOHNSON COUNTY– If the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center is going to continue to be a resource for the entire county, officials say it’s time for every participant to pony up.
Earlier this month, the City of Iowa City sent a letter to 12 entities in Johnson County that have used the shelter’s services for dealing with stray animals. It originated from the office of Iowa City Chief of Police Samuel Hargadine, because the animal shelter falls under the Iowa City Police Department for budgeting purposes.

AlphaGraphics expands, relocates to larger facility

NORTH LIBERTY– AlphaGraphics of North Liberty announced that it is has moved to accommodate growth. Operations from the Iowa City facility at 505 Southgate Ave. and the North Liberty facility have consolidated operations at 720 Pacha Parkway #4. This new 3,800 square foot space is just two doors down in the same building of the previous location.
An open house is planned for Thursday Nov. 10, from 2- 6 p.m. with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.

Veterans Day Dinner to include presentation from local veteran

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty American Legion Auxiliary’s annual Veterans Day dinner has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 15, at South Slope’s community room.
The change has been made due to a USO show planned at Riverside Casino on Nov. 11.

First United Methodist Church sponsoring blood drive Nov. 19

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. In order to donate, you must be at least 17 years old (16 if you have a parent’s permission signed). Must bring a picture ID, be of good health at the time of donation, and have a good breakfast the day of donation. To make an appointment, call Laura Bibby at 626-3862 or e-mail at dbibby6347@aol.com. Walk-ins are welcome. 

SHARE now taking Christmas orders

NORTH LIBERTY– In this time of peace and goodwill, North Liberty SHARE is now taking Christmas orders. Buy a holiday dinner for you and your family and give one as a gift. This dinner contains all the fixings for a family of six. Package features 6-lb. honey ham, dinner rolls, potatoes and gravy. A fresh produce assortment will include broccoli, celery, carrots, apples, oranges, topped off with apple pie for dessert, all for $28. Order deadline is Dec. 2. Concact Carmen Dunn at 319-626-3455 or order online at wwwshareiowa.org. Pick up food on Dec. 17 from 10-11 a.m.