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Multi-tasking on the grill

Grilling Tip #10: If you’re grilling two kinds of meat like chicken and steak for dinner, put your chicken on the grill first. There’s no “medium rare” when it comes to chicken, you’ve GOT to make sure it’s properly cooked all the way through. Put chicken near but not directly over the hot spot of the grill first, get that good sear on the presentation side of the chicken and then move it over to the lower temp side of the grill to finish off. Once you’ve moved your chicken to the lower temp side of the grill, put your steaks on the hot spot. By the time the steaks are done, so is the chicken. This method also works well when preparing meats at varying degrees of “doneness” like steaks or handmade burgers. Put steaks to be well done on the hop spot first, get a good sear and then move them over to the low temp side to finish cooking. You can then put your medium rare steaks on the hot spot and by the time those are done, so are the well done ones. The same thing goes for burgers, some people like a little pink running through the middle of a good home made, hand crafted burger. You want everyone sitting down at the same time to eat, so timing is everything and you’ll come off like a real pro pulling medium rare, medium and well done steaks off the grill, all at the same time. You don’t have to deliver that dreaded line of, “People eating chicken, yours will be done in a few more minutes…… Sorry.” And how do I know that steak is done you ask? Give it the finger. No, not the middle one, well, you can use that one if you want….. Poke the steak with your finger. If the meat is soft to the touch and doesn’t bounce back, it’s still pink inside. If it’s got some give but bounces back a bit, it’s medium. If it’s firm when poking, it’s well done.

via www.grillinggoodeats.com


Sunset Street road construction to impact drivers and Transit stops beginning Monday, Aug. 21

Sunset Street detour map

 


Bears show improvement in preseason win

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Solid performances by their No. 1 offense and defense plus an electrifying special teams play powered the Bears to a 24-23 preseason win over the Cardinals Saturday night.

After failing to score while committing two turnovers in the preseason opener against the Broncos, the first-team offense produced a touchdown and field goal on five first-half drives in Arizona.

via www.chicagobears.com


Ian Happ, Jose Quintana help Cubs defeat Blue Jays 4-3

There are no explosives to celebrate home runs hit by Cubs at Wrigley Field.

So Ian Happ settled for a flyover from the Blue Angels against the Blue Jays on Saturday after he hit a 417-foot, tying home run in the fourth inning of a 4-3 victory.

via www.chicagotribune.com


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.


Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

Type in your zip code for your weatherecast

 

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It’s a “Total Eclipse of the Heart Sale!”

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Monday’s Solar Eclipse has many people excited.  The eclipse will last 2 minutes and 23 seconds, during which a total solar eclipse will occur – the sky will turn black, the air will cool, and stars will be visible in the middle of the day.   The last time a total solar eclipse crossed from one coast to the other of the continental United States was June 8, 1918.

So starting at Noon, Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control will be hosting a special adoption event to commemorate this extraordinary and historic phenomenon.

We’re calling it a “Total Eclipse of the Heart” adoption sale!

From Noon to 5:00 p.m. Monday only, black and/or orange altered felines will be available for adoption for just $2!  And because they want to be fair to all the animals looking for a new home, any other altered dog or cat will be available for just $25 – Monday only, purebreds are an exception.

“There are several sale events in the area celebrating Monday’s total solar eclipse,” said Diane Webber, Program Manager for Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control. “But only at the “Total Eclipse of the Heart” adoption event can you find the purr-fect, furry four-legged companion to steal your heart away.”

Adoption fees include:

  • Spay or neuter
  • Initial vaccinations 
  • Deworming
  • Flea/Tick treatment
  • Microchip

“Don’t forget,” says Webber, “when you adopt a pet, you're not only saving a life, but gaining a companion that makes your life complete.” 

About Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control

You can view a list of the many wonderful pets we have available for adoption by visiting our PetFinder website at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IA125.html.


Jake Arrieta, Cubs defeat Blue Jays at Wrigley

CHICAGO -- One day after hitting six home runs in a loss, the Cubs needed four run-scoring singles to post a 7-4 Interleague victory on Friday afternoon over the Blue Jays, who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field since 2005.

Jason Heyward, Javier Baez and Albert Almora Jr. each singled in one run, Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run single and Baez added a two-run homer in the eighth for insurance to back Jake Arrieta, who notched his seventh straight quality start.

via m.mlb.com


Coral Ridge Avenue Crosswalk Repair Near Heartland Drive Intersection - Coralville

At 9:00 am, Monday, August 21, crosswalk repair will begin on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue immediately south of Heartland Drive. 

The repair will be completed in two phases and will require lane closures on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue and westbound Holiday Road for the duration of the repair. 

Semi-trailers on eastbound Heartland Drive will be prohibited from turning right onto Coral Ridge Avenue during both phases. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained at all times. A pedestrian detour route will be signed that utilizes the pedestrian underpass tunnel located just north of this intersection. Work on both phases of the repair is expected to be complete on or before August 31.

Please direct questions to Assistant City Engineer Scott Larson at 319.248.1720 or slarson@coralville.org.

View map for lane closures during the first phase

via www.coralville.org