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October 17th, 2011

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Serbian Spartan is entrepreneur, journalist

By B. Adam Burke
Solon Economist
SOLON– If you’ve heard there’s a Serbian student at Solon High, you’ve really only heard half the story.
Levente Cipak, 16, has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Hungarian. He’s Hungarian but lives in Serbia, part of a tiny minority of Hungarians that have spilled from northern Hungary into the southeast European country of Serbia. He speaks both languages, some German, and is nearly fluent in English.
But this is not your typical teen, even a European one. Levente (pronounced Luh-vent-uh) is an entrepreneur, a journalist and a camp organizer.

St. Mary youth collecting food Oct. 30

SOLON– Students from St. Mary Catholic Church youth group will be going door-to-door in Solon on Sunday, Oct. 30, collecting canned and non-perishable goods for the needy. All proceeds will benefit the Johnson County Food Bank.
In the case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.

SHS “My Fair Lady” Nov. 10-13

SOLON– 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.

Livable Communities making aging easier

IOWA CITY– Livable Communities for Successful Aging, the Johnson County initiative that’s at the forefront of advancing issues on successful aging, held a Fall Celebration on Sept. 23 in Iowa City.
From 2000 to 2030, the county is expected to more than double the number of citizens over age 55, so it’s good news that Livable Communities is leading the charge to organize and develop welcoming programs for seniors.

Sure Steps to decrease injuries and high cost of falls

JOHNSON COUNTY– A year ago, my mother fell and broke her hip. The accident was painful for her and scary for my sister and I. Luckily, it wasn’t very serious, just a tiny chip. As we waited for the diagnosis, I researched hip fractures and found falls can be the first slippery step in a downward decline.
People who fall and break bones can become dependent on others for food and doctor visits. If confined to bed or unable to get around, overall health can quickly deteriorate when someone’s seemingly small injury affects general health, mobility and independence.

September winner

Congratulations to Judy Kral for being the September winner in the Adult Reading Program drawing. The monthly prize is provided by Friends of the Library. One entry is allowed for every book read by adults, 18 years and older. Be sure to enter your name in the drawing at the circulation desk.

Early out activity Oct. 20

The early out activity for tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 20, will be mask-making from 1:15-2:15 p.m. for all Solon students. No registration is required. Elementary age students participating need to be picked up by their parent or caregiver at 2:15 p.m.
The early out movie “Rio” shown on Oct. 6 was enjoyed by 70-some students in the meeting room. The next early out movie will be “Rango” (PG) on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1:15 p.m.

Halloween Costume Party

The Halloween costume party at the library is one of the biggest events and this year, staff is planning to make it even bigger and better. There will be trick or treating, crafts, games and refreshments. Plans are for the little ghosts and goblins to invade the library on Thursday evening, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Moms and Dads, put it on the calendar now and 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 only 30 families. Registration will begin Oct. 18.
• Habitat for Humanity Tree Decorating Contest trees will again be displayed at the Solon Public Library. Entry forms are now available at the circulation desk. The library staff requests that trees be brought to the library no earlier than Nov. 10. All paid entries must be at the library by Nov. 15.