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Community

Thanksgiving food and fellowship

Volunteers host Thanksgiving dinner in North Liberty

NORTH LIBERTY– On a day when most folks set out to gorge on a large meal with family before an afternoon snooze in the recliner, a handful of community members set aside part of their holiday to provide food and fellowship.
Amanda Engstrom managed the free community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 23, in what has become a staple of North Liberty.

Holiday Craft Fair Sunday, Dec 3,

at Clear Creek Amana High School

TIFFIN– Shop more than 50 local crafters, handmade artists and vendors; get a picture taken with Santa; pick up holiday treats at the cookie walk and enjoy refreshments while completing that holiday shopping. Clear Creek Amana High School hosts a Holiday Craft Fair on Sunday, Dec. 3, in Tiffin, from 1-5 p.m.
Admission is a free will donation to benefit the CCA Marching Band and Color Guard. For a complete list of vendors, please visit the Facebook page at:
www.facebook.com/events/127228661310441??ti=ia

“A Christmas Carol,” performed Dec. 1

North Liberty Community Library

NORTH LIBERTY– On Friday, Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., the North Liberty Community Library will present “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, performed by Ben Carling. Mr. Carling will perform from the original script Dickens used for a public reading in Boston in 1867. This one-man performance will bring multiple characters from the beloved classic to life.

Schedule announced for Beat the Bitter 2018

Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is set to return with a week full of activities Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Registration for winter games and good cheer is available at beatthebitter.com.

North Liberty 2018 Winter Activity Guide now available on city website

Forget hibernating and embrace winter with the passion of Norsemen. North Liberty’s Beat the Bitter is set to return with a week full of activities Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, 2018, for fun on the bleakest days of the year. Registration for winter games and good cheer is available at beatthebitter.com.

Applications for city FY19 social service funding now available

NORTH LIBERTY– Each year, the City of North Liberty funds a number of organizations which offer social services to North Liberty residents. As part of its annual budget planning, the City of North Liberty has asked organizations seeking funding for services in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, to submit an application by Dec. 1, for consideration. These funds are for both annual funding and smaller projects and contributions to innovative programs.

Being of Service

Solon graduate Eric Munson veterans day featured speaker

SOLON– “The most important things that you will do in your life will come from being of service,” Eric Munson told the students.
Munson, a 2004 graduate of Solon High School, was the featured speaker at a Nov. 14 Veterans Day program at the Solon Center for the Arts, and he was passing on the greatest single lesson he learned from his military service.

Ely Road to open from Hwy. 382 to 140th

IOWA CITY– W6E (Ely Road NE) is expected to remain closed to through-traffic from Highway 382 to 140th Street until noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, based on the latest forecast weather conditions and schedule update from the prime contractor, according to the Johnson County Secondary Roads Department. Through-traffic should continue to follow the marked detour from Hwy. 382 to Hwy. 1 to 140th Street and vice-versa.

Council chuckles at UPS golf cart delivery

Shipper sought use of city property for holiday delivery

SOLON– When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a UPS worker at the wheel of a golf cart laden with holiday packages, pulling into my driveway.
It sounded strange, but they talked about it anyway at the Wednesday, Nov. 15, Solon City Council meeting.
The sixth and final item under New Business on the agenda was discussion and possible action on a temporary storage site requested by United Parcel Service’s (UPS) Cedar Rapids office.

Buy a Brick to fund palliative care gazebo

SOLON– In the community, the connections to the past and the desire to leave a legacy run deep. Thousands of families have been touched by the Solon Retirement Village/Solon Nursing Care Center since its inception in 1973. Now there is a unique opportunity to honor that history and invest in its future.

Free Christmas Meal at Our Lord’s Church

SOLON– Our Lord’s Church will serve a free Christmas meal Sunday, Dec. 25. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but would be helpful. The meal will be served at noon at the church, located at 131 N. Market St. in Solon. Rides and deliveries are also available. Call Duane and Anna at 319-841-2243 (a local call from Solon) with questions or reservation.

Ely News by Lenna See

The descendants of Katherine and Anton Netolicky met Oct. 28 at the Ely Community Center. Family members attending were Maxine Netolicky Hofer, of Clive; Tom and Lisa Hofer, of Grimes; Sherlee Peterson, Pam Netolicky, Fern and Warren Fackler, of Cedar Rapids; Scott Peterson and Susan Alexander, of Mount Vernon; Terry and Hobert Flory, of Stanwood; Christine Mangerich, of North Liberty; Ray Helmer, Mary and Gene Wissink, of Iowa City; Gary, Stephanie and Lara Netolicky, of Ankeny; Kenny Hofer, of Swisher.