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Community

July 21 Turkey Trot event to benefit NL pantry

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Librty Community Pantry will host its first annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 5k Race and Family 1 Mile Event on Sunday, July 21, at 8 a.m., in conjunction with the community-wide food drive that provides food assistance to the hungry. This chip-timed race will begin and end at the pantry, 89 N. Jones Blvd., in North Liberty. Advance registration, due by Monday, July 8, is $25, Late registration July 9 through 21 is $35 and a T-shirt is not guaranteed.

Washing the Blues away

NL blues festival abbreviated by rain

NORTH LIBERTY– Steady rains, high winds and intermittent thunderstorms postponed the North Liberty’s blues festival from its original Saturday date.
And even though Mother Nature still wasn’t smiling the next morning, plenty of people put on sunny dispositions and came out for the abbreviated event anyway.

Turkey Vulture festival June 22

CORALVILLE– The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iowa City Bird Club will hold the Third Annual Turkey Vulture festival on Saturday, June 22, from 8 a.m. until noon at the East Overlook Picnic Area, East end of the dam at Coralville Lake.
Exhibitors will include Iowa City Bird Club, Iowa Ornithologist’s Union, Iowa Young Birders, Iowa Audubon, Johnson County Conservation, Macbride Raptor Project, Songbird Project, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Solon Public Library

Summer Reading Program

Every Tuesday during Summer Reading Program there is a Free Family Night event. On Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., they will have musician Dino O’Dell.
Storytime
Storytime is held every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. It is a program of stories, songs, and rhymes followed by a craft. Younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Themes for the month are related to the Summer Reading Program theme, and June 25 will be “Animals That Burrow.”
Afternoon Adventures

NLFD responds to small fire at Red’s Alehouse

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, June 14, at 7:34 p.m., the North Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to 405 N. Dubuque St.– Red’s Alehouse– for a small fire. The first arriving unit reported smoke coming from a wall within the structure. All patrons and staff were evacuated safely.
North Liberty fire units were able to quickly extinguish the fire within 12 minutes after arrival. The fire was contained to a wall between the restroom and the kitchen. There was minimal smoke and water damage to the wall.

Tiffin sets sights on hunting within city limits

Council will likely take third and final vote June 26

TIFFIN– Local hunters may soon be able to expand their territories into Tiffin city limits, if the council’s reading of an ordinance amendment passes one more time.
The Tiffin City Council has passed two readings of an amendment that will allow hunting on private property inside city limits, with distance restrictions that reflect Iowa’s current law.