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Girls hammer state

SOLON– When that last point fell against them, tears streamed down the faces of the Lady Spartans’ volleyball team.
They hugged, then they wiped their eyes and stood with the runner-up trophy in the center of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
Solon, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, had taken on the top three seeds in the tournament and had almost run the table, just running out of points to play against the No. 1 team, Charles City, in the 4A final Saturday in Cedar Rapids.

Solon’s Troy Wentzien honored at ICCSD dedication ceremony

IOWA CITY– Area students can thank the pioneering work of an Iowa City Community School District employee named H. Troy Wentzien (pronounced went-zeen) who led the way in bringing ICCSD (and Solon) school technology to the front of the class in Iowa and the U.S.
Starting in 1993, Wentzien built ICCSD’s system-wide network, even updating to fiber optic lines, in a process that continues today as nearly all ICCSD schools are lined with fiber optic networks.

Movie Clips

“Safety Not Guaranteed” (2012, R, Comedy) Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.
“A Cat in Paris” (2010, PG, Animated/Family/Adventure) In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar’s aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster’s clutches. (This film was nominated last year in the Best Animated Feature category of the Academy Awards).

Early-out movies Nov. 19-20

Early-out movies will be shown at the library on Monday, Nov. 19, and Tuesday, Nov. 20, beginning at 1 p.m. The Monday movie is 95 minutes, PG-rated “Madagascar 3,” and showing on Tuesday, Nov. 20, is “Tangled” also rated PG and lasting 100 minutes.
Movies are shown in the meeting room and most attendees prefer to sit on the floor. The library does have a few bean bag chairs but not enough for everyone. Kids are more than welcome to bring in pillows or comfy seat-like things of their own for early out movies.

Help with Turkey to Table for Solon families

SOLON– The Solon Community Pantry is organizing a “Turkey to Table,” ready-to-cook Thanksgiving dinner to be delivered to area families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving meal.
Families who are unable to attend Our Lord’s Church free Thanksgiving meal may call 319-430-8655 or 319-333-5037 to arrange for a meal that will contain a frozen 8-10 pound turkey or larger plus all the fixings for a holiday meal. The meals will be delivered to homes Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Lake MacBride Holiday Vendor Fair Nov. 18

SOLON– The public is invited to the second annual Holiday Vendor Fair, Sunday, Nov. 18, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Lake MacBride Golf Club (3891 Pro Rd. NE). The fair will have chocolate samples, prizes and great shopping from numerous vendors.

Old Gold Diner seeking new site manager

SOLON– The Old Gold Senior Dining Site Council and Elder Services of Iowa City are seeking to hire a Site Manager.  Three hours daily, Monday-Friday.  This individual will deliver meals from Iowa City to the Solon Congregate Meal Site (located at the Solon United Methodist Church) and generally manage the congregate meal site. To find out more about the position, please contact Art Tellin at 319-855-9797 or drop by the Solon meal site before noon.

Our Lord’s Church candy and gift sale Dec. 2-3

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will be holding its eighth annual candy sale Friday, Nov. 30, from 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Featured are a large variety of homemade candies as well as gifts and homemade items. Santa and Mrs. Claus will greet children at the sale from 1-3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Enjoy a cup of coffee and work your way around the room and select your items.

Free Thanksgiving meal at Our Lord’s Church Nov. 22

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will host a free Thanksgiving meal Thursday, Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful. The meal will be served at the church, 131 N. Market St., Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane or Anna at 841-2243 with questions or to make a reservation.

Solon Griefshare session set for Thursday, Nov. 15

SOLON– Have you lost someone and are wondering how you will survive the holidays? That first holiday can be much easier with some guidance and planning. The Solon Griefshare Team will host its annual “How to Survive the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One.” program this month. The Griefshare team is comprised of members from all three of Solon’s church communities.