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Community

Tiffin Fire pancake breakfast Saturday, April 9

TIFFIN– The Tiffin Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders invites the public to attend its annual pancake breakfast Sunday, April 9, from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the fire station, 221 Main St.
Chief Brian Detert said the department expects to serve around 1,200 people. The menu includes pancakes, eggs, whole hog sausage and cinnamon rolls. There will also be jam from Clear Creek Orchard for sale. There is no admission fee, but a free will donation is accepted.

A trio of bills could benefit CCA, other school districts

OXFORD– Usually when a school administrator speaks of legislation moving from one chamber to another it is in relation to school funding and the negative impacts anticipated.
Clear Creek Amana (CCA) Superintendent Tim Kuehl addressed two pieces of pending legislation during a presentation to the district’s school board of directors Wednesday, March 22, at its regular monthly meeting at Clear Creek Elementary in Oxford. And, he was encouraged and optimistic about the bills and their benefit to the district.

Transportation Equity

Azul Tequila liquor license denied for health code violations

NORTH LIBERTY– City staff recommended the denial of Azul Tequila’s liquor license renewal at a March 28 North Liberty City Council meeting due to non compliance with food code.
“Azul is working through some issues with the county health department,” said North Liberty City Administrator Ryan Heiar. “We’ve had conversations with the health department and have agreed at a staff level that it makes the most sense to deny the permit until they can get their affairs in order.”

Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at NLRC

NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Optimist Club and the North Liberty Recreation Center (NLRC) co-sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place this year Saturda, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. sharp at the NLRC. Candy is spread on the ground. If inclement weather, the event is moved inside. Don’t be late, the candy vanishes in minutes! This free event is for ages 10 and under.

Road closure: North Liberty Road from Oak Lane to N. Juniper

NORTH LIBERTY– Beginning Monday, April 3, weather permitting, East Penn Street/North Liberty Road will be closed to traffic so crews can regrade the road bed for improved sight lines, improve the shoulder and prepare for future trail and sidewalk additions, and realign the road’s curve for improved safety. Work is expected to last through the fall.
Traffic on East Penn Street and North Liberty Road will be detoured to North Juniper and Dubuque streets, but residents along the construction will have access throughout the project.

Community garden registration open Friday, April 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Plots are available at North Liberty Meade Barn, east of Penn Meadows Park, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each plot is 10-by-30 feet. A hydrant is available on site for water, but no hose hook-ups are allowed. Individuals need to bring buckets to transport water to their plots. Planting may begin May 1, earlier if plots are ready, and plots must be cleared by Nov. 1. Plots are assigned after registration, payment and completed lease agreement.

Muddy Creek clean-up April 8

NORTH LIBERTY– In observance of Keep America Beautiful Day, Boy Scout Troop 216 and Cub Scout Packs 216 and 275, the North Liberty Tree & Storm Water Advisory Board and the North Liberty Parks Department will lead a cleanup day Saturday, April 8, to remove debris along Big Muddy Creek and the North Liberty Recreation Trail.
Public involvement, participation and education of storm water pollution prevention and management is the goal of this event.

TAKO Spring Shed and Scavenger Hunt rescheduled for April 8

NORTH LIBERTY– Hunt for that big rack you’ve been dreaming about on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with Take a Kid Outdoors (TAKO) at Creekside Commons Park in North Liberty. Lunch will be served at 11: 30 a.m., and participants are required to bring their own cutlery.
Be prepared to go on a short hike and possibly walk on some muddy trails to see spring birds, bugs and flowers. Advance registration for this free event is requested, but not required for groups of fewer than six.

Ducks Unlimited Banquet at South Slope April 7

NORTH LIBERTY– Greencastle Gunners invites the public to its Ducks Unlimited (DU) Banquet Friday, April 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the South Slope Community Center.
Tickets are available at http://www.ducks.org/iowa/events/44801/greencastle-gunners-du-dinner for $40 (single), $55 (couple), $25 (greenwing) $260 (sponsor), $275 (sponsor couple) and $320 (table captain). The table captain purchases a table of eight and is entered into a special drawing for an over/under shotgun.

Solon Center for the Arts to host three performances

SOLON– Ariel (Ellen Cross) wants to be part of your world as the Solon High School production of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” debuts Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the Solon Center for the Arts.
Additional performances will be Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m.
Pre-sales are over, but what tickets remain will be on sale an hour before each performance.

Ely American Legion Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday, April 2

ELY– The first Sunday in April is almost here and that means it is time for the Ely American Legion Annual Pancake breakfast. Make plans for American Legion Post 555 (1545 Main St.) to serve you breakfast Sunday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door or from any Ely Legion member and cost $8 for adults and $4 for children. Kids 5 and under eat free. As always, the traditional menu will be served: eggs, pancakes, potatoes, sausage, ham, coffee, juice and milk.

SHS Art Club hosts 8th Empty Bowls Luncheon Saturday, April 8

SOLON– On Saturday, April 8, the Solon High School Art Club hosts the Eighth Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon to End Hunger in the Solon High School commons.