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Community

IHA dog wash fundraiser July 16

NORTH LIBERTY– Local pet owners hoping to avoid the mess, hassle and fur ball-clogged bathtub drains resulting from Rover’s summer bath are in luck. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, the Iowa Humane Alliance (IHA) will host a dog wash, bake sale and microchip fundraiser at Leash On Life, located at 650 Pacha Parkway.
Dogs will receive a $25 wash and nail trim while their owners savor fresh baked treats and sales on select merchandise at Leash On Life. IHA clinic staff will microchip dogs at the event for $25.

NL pantry 4th Annual Turkey Trot July 9

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Community Pantry will hold the Fourth Annual Thanksgiving in July Turkey Trot 10k/5k Races and Family 1 Mile Event on Saturday, July 9, at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the pantry as part of the community-wide Thanksgiving in July (TGIJ) efforts.

Ely Firefighter’s Breakfast July 4

ELY– The Annual Ely Volunteer Fire Department Firefighter’s Breakfast is Monday, July 4. Proceeds from this yearly event support the department’s operational expenses.

Tickets can be purchased from any Ely firefighter or local merchants. Adult tickets are $7 in advance, $7.50 at the door, $3 for children 12 and under, and children 5 and under eat free.

All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, milk, coffee and water will be served. Serving, rain or shine, from 6:30 a.m. to noon at the Ely Fire Department, 1300 Main St. in Ely.

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Takes family to open Ely creamery

Dan and Debbie’s Creamery will sell milk and ice cream, opening July 30

ELY– The opening-soon Dan and Debbie’s Creamery in Ely will sell white and chocolate milk, squeaky cheese curds and homemade ice cream. But it will also sell some things that are non-quantifiable: the security of knowing your milk comes from happy, well-treated cows, the satisfaction of finding a tasty and high-quality product by a local business, and the knowledge that your dollar supports a business built and maintained by an entire family.

Preparing SCSD students for success

Strategic Plan: postsecondary success and lifelong learning

SOLON– The Solon Community School District officially approved its Strategic Plan at the June 13 Board of Education meeting.
The Strategic Plan describes a vision for the district, identifies its beliefs and values, and lays out goals.

Fourth of July fireworks show over Lake Macbride seeks support

SOLON– Help support the community Fourth of July fireworks show over beautiful Lake Macbride.

Council passes sidewalk/street cafe ordinance

The issue
In March, Red Vespa Pizzeria and Wine Bar owners Aziz and Angie Longou asked the city to consider allowing seasonal, outdoor service by leasing a Main Street parking spot in front of their business.
In April, council members agreed and directed city staff to develop guidelines to allow sidewalk and street seating for Main Street eateries.
A draft was presented at a May 4 meeting.

What we knew

cakes on the griddle

Solon firefighter Tom Trump (right) finishes pouring batter onto the griddle at the annual firefighters’ pancake breakfast held May 29 at the fire station. According to the department’s Facebook page, over 2,500 people were served this year. (photo by Doug Lindner)

Old Gold Diner presents A Red, White and Blue Celebration July 1

SOLON– On Friday, July 1, Old Gold Diner will be having a special meal and entertainment to honor the birth of our nation. Mark your calendars to come enjoy an All-American lunch and great entertainment by Larry Fountain of West Branch. Come celebrate with your friends and neighbors.
Call 319-624-2251 for reservations by 1 p.m. June 30.

North Liberty man accused of attempting to hire hit man to murder coworker, family

Verbal tip spurs undercover investigation resulting in arrest

By Shianne Fisher
North Liberty Leader
NORTH LIBERTY– Four individuals, including two children, were allegedly the intended targets of an attempted hit man scheme by a North Liberty man. Justin Lee DeWitt, 36, of 110 Whitman Ave. in North Liberty, was arrested in a commercial parking lot in Iowa City on Monday, June 27, around 7:15 p.m., according to charges made with the Johnson County Clerk of Court.

July activities for Old Gold Diner

Old Gold Diner wishes to thank Mottinger Real Estate Group for sponsoring the June 8 meal. Thanks to Chris Mottinger and Tom Webber for enlightening diners on the local real estate market and trends.
• Bingo is held every Tuesday and Thursday. At 11 a.m. is penny bingo and following lunch patrons play for prizes, with black-out for a free Old Gold Diner meal ticket as the grand prize.

Solon senior advocates • July newsletter

Important notice regarding Senior Advocate trips