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Archive

September 12th, 2011

Spartan Fund Run Sept. 17

SOLON– The Spartan Fund Run is Sept. 17. Both online registration and paper copy are available on the school’s registration website under “Spartan Fund Run,” the event website at www.spartanfundrun.com, as well as in each school office, and at various locations around town. This is the 10th anniversary and to celebrate, the race route has been changed and moisture wick shirts are available. For additional fun, runners can choose to participate as a team and their team name will be printed on each shirt.

Eastern Iowa Brass Band concert Sept. 17 in Solon

SOLON– The Eastern Iowa Brass Band (EIBB) will kick off its 2011-2012 subscription series on Saturday, Sept.17, at 7:30 p.m. at Solon Middle School. Kate Wohlman, the band’s new music director, will take the podium.

St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival Sept. 25

SOLON– St. Mary of Solon Harvest Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A pork and chicken dinner will be served. Adult advance tickets are $9, at the door $10, and children advance tickets are $5, or $6 at the door. The fest will feature a country store, silent auction, baked goods, children’s games and a raffle. Raffle prizes will be drawn at 2 p.m.: first prize $1,000, second prize $750, third prize $250, fourth prize Fat Tire bike.

Candidate filing for city offices ends Sept. 22

SOLON– There’s still time to become a candidate for one of three Solon City Council positions or the mayor’s seat. There will be two 4-year term seats and one 2-year term seat for the city council on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election. The mayor’s seat, which is a 4-year term, is also on the ballot. The candidate filing period ends on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. Filing papers can be picked up at the Solon city office.

Subway: A sandwich and a smile

SOLON– Now appearing in Solon; fresh food and fast, friendly service.
Tom Bueckers has opened a new Subway restaurant in Solon, between Jo’s Roadhouse and Fitzpatrick Family Chiropractic in Jordan Creek Plaza on Windflower Lane. The doors opened only recently, on Friday, Sept. 2, and already, business has been booming.
“It’s been excellent,” said Bueckers. “Better than expectations.”
He gives a lot of credit to the school lunch crowd.
“The school must serve lunch between 11 and noon, because that seems to be our busiest time,” he said with a smile.

Bonding, moving costs added to city hall issue

SOLON– It will take one more meeting to nail it down.
The members of the Solon City Council will hold a special session Wednesday, Sept. 14, to finish up the details on ballot language and repayment of a $1.35 million bond issue to purchase a new city hall.
Council members were expected to approve the ballot language at last week’s regular session (Sept. 7), with a decision repayment to be made Sept. 21.
But council members wanted more information to be inserted into the language, and council member Steve Stange called for a special session to wrap up all the loose ends.

New Teen Advisory Board

The Solon Public Library is looking for seventh-12th graders to serve on the NEW Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Teen board members will share ideas and work together to make the Solon Public Library a great place for teens, have fun and help create teen programs and recommend Young Adult materials (books and movies). Applications are available online and at the library. Applications are due by Sept. 30. Meetings will be held once a month.

Book club is Tuesday

The book club will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. The book club is open to any interested adult readers. If you have any questions about the book club, email Joyce Barta at jebarta@southslope.net. The selection for September is “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, a young combat nurse in World War II, is the main character. It’s the first in a series, so once you’ve devoured this one, you’ll want to have the next three books handy.

One Community, One Book

One Community, One Book: All Johnson County Reads is a community-wide reading project that annually runs from the middle of September through the middle of November. The book is selected by a committee and is announced in the spring preceding the reading project. The book selected for 2011 is “Zeitoun” by Dave Eggers. “Zeitoun” is the true story of one family caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Zeitoun, of Syrian decent, and his wife Kathy have a painting business.

September Storytime

Miss Jen is ready to welcome a new group of preschoolers to Storytime this month as a lot of her previous listeners have moved on to kindergarten. Storytime is open to ages 2 through 5 years old, their caregivers and siblings. Storytime meets every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the big meeting room at the library. One of Miss Jen’s helpers will be reading on Sept. 20, with oceans being the theme. The Sept. 27 theme will be dinosaurs. There are lots of dinosaurs that live in the basement of the library. They were outside for the library birthday party.