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October 24th, 2011

City eliminates parking on Haganman Lane-

SOLON– Do we have too many cars or not enough spaces?
Responding to public concerns, the Solon City Council voted last week to prohibit parking in one area of town and look at modifying parking in another.
Council members decided no parking will be allowed on Haganman Lane between Highway 1 and 8th Street, a one-block section on the south side of town; and sought a recommendation from Public Works Director Scott Kleppe on improvements for angle parking on Dubuque Street south of downtown.

City public works department to begin flushing hydrants Nov. 7

SOLON– The City of Solon Water Utility will be flushing fire hydrants beginning Monday, Nov. 7, and should take one week to complete.
This hydrant flushing will take place on weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. For any questions, please contact the Solon Public Works Department directly at 319-624-5037 or 624-3755, or visit the City of Solon website at www.solon-iowa.com.

Halloween at the library

Halloween tales and spooky stories are now available on the Friends book cart in the library’s entry area.  Suggested donations for books range from 25-75 cents
and there is always a wide variety to choose from for adults and children.  Check it out each time you visit.
The Halloween costume party will be Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Ghosts and goblins will enjoy trick or treating, crafts, games and refreshments. Be sure not to miss it. Come in costume, enjoy a fun-filled evening and take home some treats.

Upcoming holiday events

• The Gingerbread House Workshop will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Sign up at the circulation desk at the library. Registration will be one gingerbread house per family to decorate with space available for 30 families. Registration will begin Oct. 18.

Early out Thursday

The next early out program will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, with the showing of the movie “Rango” (rated PG). Movie time will be from 1:15-3:15 p.m. Fun and free early-out activities are for all Solon students. There is no registration. Children under the age of 10 attending the movie need to be picked up by parents or caregivers at 3:15 p.m.

New books to read

Wanda Brunstetter, an author who usually writes books about Amish life, has created something a little different in her Brides of Lehigh Canal series. Book number one, “Kelly’s Chance,” is a fast-paced and uplifting story about a young, hardworking girl determined to escape the drudgery of driving the mules that pull her father’s boat along the canal. Kelly dreams of owning a gallery where she can sell her drawings and paintings and she has vowed to never marry after seeing what her father has done to her mother.

Book Club selection for November

The Solon Area Book Club selection for November is “Any Bitter Thing” by Monica Wood. Raised by a Maine priest, her uncle Mike, since the age of two, Lizzy Mitchell grew up surrounded by his devotion to his ministry. By age nine, her world was shattered again when her uncle was accused of molestation. After being sent to live with relatives, Lizzy is told that Uncle Mike passed away from the weak family heart and died.

Movie Clips

“Page One: Inside the New York Times” (2011, R, Documentary) Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.
“Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” (2011, PG, Family Comedy) Third grader Judy Moody sets out to have the most thrilling summer of her life.
“Bad Teacher” (2011, R, Comedy) Cameron Diaz stars as a foul-mouthed junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague– a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

Storytime activities

At Storytime on Tuesday, Oct. 18, about 50 young patrons, their parents and caregivers came to listen to Terry McAtee from the Solon Fire Department. Fireman McAtee arrived in the fire truck in full gear to the delight of the young patrons. They listened intently as he read stories and talked about the equipment he uses to fight fires. “The kids loved seeing all his gear and getting to explore the fire truck,” commented Children’s Services Librarian Jen Leveck. A big thank you goes out to him and the Solon Fire Department from all of us at the library.

Calendar reminders

Nov. 3: Early dismissal, 1 p.m. for district in-service.
Nov. 21-22: Early dismissal 1 p.m. for K-8 parent/teacher conference, 1:30-7 p.m.
Nov. 23: no school.
November 24-27 – Thanksgiving break, classes resume Nov. 28h