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Community

Randall Park reopens, council considers Windmill Estate sewer

Spring is welcomed by City

SOLON– Spring arrived late, Randall Park reopened, and the council prepared to spend more money to support growth at an April 17 city council meeting.
Council members also approved a seasonal, part-time landscaping position for the city as they moved through a packed agenda.
“Randall Park is open and getting used,” said Scott Kleppe, director of public works. “Last Friday there were probably 15 parents and kids down there as we were seeding.”

Solon Women’s Club to host May Day breakfast Saturday, May 3

SOLON– Highlight May 3 on your calendar to remind you to attend the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club May Day Breakfast at the Solon Methodist Church from 7 until 11 a.m. Egg and meat casseroles, homemade kolaches and rolls, fruit, orange juice, coffee and milk will be served.
The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children (ages 5 through 12) tickets are available from GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club members or at the door on May 3. Bring your family and friends and receive a special deal: five adult tickets for $25 and/or five children tickets for $12.

Methodists host Imagine No Malaria Pancake Supper April 27

SOLON– The Solon United Methodist Church will be hosting an Imagine No Malaria Pancake Supper on Sunday, April 27, from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center across from the church.
The evening will feature live entertainment. The menu includes pancakes with a variety of toppings, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. A free will offering will be taken with all proceeds going to Imagine No Malaria, a charity whose goal is to end death and suffering from malaria by providing insecticide-treated bed nets to the people of Africa.

Solon Public Library

Library book sale cancelled

Due to scheduling issues, the Friends of the Solon Library will not be having a used book sale on Saturday, Aug 2, as previously announced.
A new date has not yet been selected. Donations are down, so organizers may not have enough material for a sale until Spring 2015.
Announcement of the new sale dates will be on the library’s website (www.solon.lib.ia.us) and on Facebook.

New fiction arrivals:

“Destroyer Angel” by Nevada Barr.
“Warriors” by Ted Bell.
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark.

New library display window to feature Monet’s Garden

“These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession… I hope that something will come of all my efforts.” –Claude Monet, 1908.

SOLON– This spring the Solon Public Library’s display window takes us to France– 40 miles northwest of Paris, to visit Giverny, the home and garden of the great painter, Claude Monet. Described as the most visited garden in the world, this beautiful setting was the subject of many of Monet’s paintings, including his water lilies, featured in our display.

NL receives green light to move east

NORTH LIBERTY– The City of North Liberty has been given the green light to expand its boundaries.
The state’s City Development Board voted unanimously to approve North Liberty’s application to annex a total of 567.7 acres on the city’s current southeast side.
The city received voluntary annexation petitions from property owners last fall, and North Liberty officials were poised to grant them, due to the anticipated new Iowa City school district high school to be built in that area.