The final 2011 shipment of Books for Troops boxes will be sent the first week of November to allow for extra time for holiday mail. The December boxes will be combined with November so there will be no December shipment. Any donations to be included in this final shipment must be at the library by Nov 1. Any donations left in the collection cans at the Legion must also be made by Nov. 1. Please be generous as we mail off the last eight boxes of the year. Needed for this shipment are poker chips, current release DVD movies or cash donations to purchase them.
“Forks Over Knives” (PG, 2011, Documentary) Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
Solon High School will present the acclaimed Broadway musical “My Fair Lady” Nov. 10-13 in the Solon Community School District Auditorium. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
This year, the program will offer reserved seating. Ticket prices are $6, $9 and $12 depending on the seat location; all levels may be reserved in advance of the show. Reserved tickets may be purchased in the high school commons on one of the following dates:
• Oct. 29: 8-10 a.m.
• Nov. 1, 3 and 8: 5-7 p.m.
• Nov. 9: 4-6 p.m.
By Lori Lindner
ELY– A new art gallery and studio in Ely offers not just space for art, but a place where artistic spirits can soar.
It’s not entirely a new gallery; Ely Corner Art Studio and Gallery is a reincarnation of a dream.
The Shueyville Art Gallery opened just one year ago, at the crossroads in the center of the small Iowa community. The vision of Hal Hart, musician and abstract artist from Cedar Rapids, he created the gallery as a beautiful and welcoming space for regional artists to showcase their work.
SOLON– The Lady Spartans gutted out a nail-biter against West Delaware last week to capture the WaMaC Tournament championship and move to 29-1 for the season.
According to Head Coach Kurt Trout, it’s the most wins in a season for a Solon varsity volleyball squad.
The Lady Spartans swept to the tourney title by defeating Central DeWitt, Benton Community and Waterloo Columbus at home Tuesday during pool play; then besting Western Dubuque and Marion in the championship bracket before a title tilt rematch with West Delaware.
SOLON– A win is a win.
The Solon Spartans rode workhorse Cody Fritz and his 165 rushing yards to a narrow 21-19 victory Friday night at home against visiting Washington.
Fritz scored once and quarterback J.J. Hanus broke the plane twice, with all three touchdowns coming in the first half, and the Solon defense held off Washington in the second half for the win.
Colton Dall recovered one fumble and intercepted Washington’s Jake Redlinger twice, the second ending the Demons’ fourth-quarter attempt to steal a win.
MOUNT VERNON– A warm, windy day… a fast start… and another cross country title for Solon’s girls. It was a two-team race at the WaMaC meet Oct. 13 in Mount Vernon. Solon grabbed three of the top eight spots in the 93-runner field to hold off Williamsburg, which used better finishes from its four and five runners to stay close. It was the first conference title for Solon since 1997, when it took the EIHC crown… also in Mount Vernon.