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December 8th

Blue Hearts Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Blue Hearts of Johnson County will host a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Hills Bank and Trust’s Forevergreen Road location, in North Liberty, from 9-11 a.m.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit police officers in need. Have your child’s photo taken with Santa or have them meet McGruff the Crime Dog. Balloon animals, arts and crafts and K9 Barry of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will also be part of the fundraiser, as will an appearance by University of Iowa mascot Herky.

Gingerbread house contest Dec. 1-19 at the library

NORTH LIBERTY– Gingerbread, frosting, licorice and red hots, oh my! Create a gingerbread house for the North Liberty Community Library’s annual Gingerbread House Contest, submissions will be accepted Dec. 1-19.
The only rule for the contest is to have fun. Give your house a fun or festive name and bring it to display at the library by Dec. 19. You can also email a photo of your house to mharrison@northlibertyiowa.org. Images must be clear and close up.

Pancakes and Pajamas at South Slope Dec. 10

NORTH LIBERTY– Organizers behind the Iowa City Moms Blog invite area kids and parents to a morning of holiday fun in their pajamas at the South Slope Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9-11 a.m.
Pancakes and other breakfast items will be served, and sponsors will be on hand with lots of holiday-themed games, activities and crafts. There will also be a fun holiday backdrop for photos.

Daddy-Daughter Dance Dec. 10 at NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– Attend the first annual daddy-daughter dance for the corridor area Saturday, Dec. 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Liberty Recreation Center.
Wedding videographer Diamond Label Films is sponsoring this event, which will include food, games and door prizes. There is a $10 donation collected at the door, which will be donated to the Dream Center of Iowa City, whose focus is bettering the father/child relationship.
Uncles, brothers, grandfathers, etc. are welcome.

Hawks, ex-Hawks read at Van Allen

NORTH LIBERTY– Students in Cindy Flack’s third-grade classroom at Van Allen Elementary pose for a photo with current and former University of Iowa basketball players. The Hawks and ex-Hawks stopped by Van Allen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to read to Flack’s third-graders, answer questions and went to play basketball with the students.

North Liberty Transit schedule adjustment effective Dec. 1

North Liberty Transit schedule adjustment effective Dec. 1
NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Dec. 1, the North Liberty Transit’s midday fixed-route bus service adjusted its schedule, starting five minutes earlier.
The schedule will allow a 5-minute layover at the North Liberty Community Center at 12:25 p.m. The schedule will remain the same after this layover. The updated schedule is below.

All for the little ones’ Christmas joys

Three-year-old Quinn Walker tells Santa what she wants for Christmas while her sisters Brynlie, 6, and Mya, 5, listen and wait for their turn. Kids from North Liberty and beyond visited St. Nick at North Liberty’s annual Breakfast with Santa event held Saturday, Dec. 3, in the North Liberty Recreation Center gymnasium. The event included a pancake breakfast, crafts and a Christmas train demonstration. Photos with Santa will be posted at www.sandispurrellphotography.com. (photo by Shianne Fisher)

Santa at South Slope Dec. 12-13

NORTH LIBERTY– South Slope welcomes community members to attend the annual Santa at South Slope event on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the community center.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera to capture their children meeting Santa. The event will also feature holiday movies and crafts. South Slope has also partnered with the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots to be a toy drop location.

Liberty High academic, arts and athletic plans unveiled

NORTH LIBERTY– When Liberty High School opens its doors next fall, it will be a comprehensive facility with full course and activity offerings for freshmen through seniors.
That’s the plan at least, said Liberty Principal Scott Kibby during an informal conference with area media Thursday, Nov. 3, at North Central Junior High in North Liberty. With registration coming in January, Kibby said he’s received many questions about the new school and what academics, performing arts and athletics it will offer.

Paving Park Road

Developer’s agreement to help accommodate new interchange traffic

TIFFIN– It’s going to take a lot of dirt– 1.7 million yards of it– to make Park Road more driver-friendly before the Forevergreen interchange opens.
And Scott Andersen is ready to break ground.
“That road’s got to be paved before the ramp gets open,” he told Tiffin City Council at a special meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15. “So how do you get there? Are you just going to asphalt what’s there? I don’t think that’s the right answer. I think you guys agreed to that the last time we were here.”