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October 2015

22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show with over 150 exhibitors Nov. 7 & 8 at the Coralville Marriott

Arts CraftsMake plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8 at the Marriott Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.  This is the area's largest show, with over 150 talented  exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts.

The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy original affordable arts and crafts.

Among the various products presented at the show are oak furniture, paintings and prints, gourd art, bird houses, bird feeders, ceramics, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, yard and garden art, stained, etched, and fused glass, quilts, photography, pottery, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, dolls & doll clothes, rugs, baskets, aprons, placemats, table runners, purses, wood and metal signs, wall hangings and many more original products.  Exhibitors will also be selling homemade salsa, wines, breads, fudge, coffee cakes, barbeque sauce, jams, dried soup and food mixes.

The Marriott Conference Center is connected to the Marriott Hotel and is located at 300 East 9th Street in Coralville, just off of I-80 at Exit 242.

Admission to the show is $5, with anyone 10 and under free.  Parking is always free.  Show hours are Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4.  For additional information, call 563-652-4529.


New Public Art Matching Fund Program announced

The City of Iowa City Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) announces a new program that provides up to $2,000 in matching funds for public art projects. Funded through the Iowa City Public Art Program, visual, audio, or performance-based art such as sculpture, murals, performances, readings, interactive exhibits, video projections, soundscapes, spoken word, and other mediums will be considered.

To be eligible, proposals must be for projects that will be publicly accessible and viewable within Iowa City city limits. Art may be displayed or performed on private property with  property owner permission.

Proposals will be accepted and reviewed on a quarterly basis. Final selections will be determined by members of PAAC. Applications for the first quarter are due Wednesday, Nov. 25 by 5 p.m. Proposals should be sent to Marcia Bollinger with the City’s Neighborhood and Development Services Department at Marcia-bollinger@iowa-city.org. Subsequent quarterly deadlines are Jan. 22, April 22, and July 22, 2016.

The application and call to artists, which includes additional information on selection criteria, submission requirements, eligible expenses and other conditions for the program, are available at www.icgov.org/publicart.

For more information, contact Marcia Bollinger at 319-356-5237 or Marcia-bollinger@iowa-city.org.


Leaf removal on some one-way streets scheduled Nov. 3

The City of Iowa City's leaf vacuuming program will be operating on some one-way streets next Tuesday, Nov. 3, requiring the Streets Division to utilize a police escort. The following streets are scheduled for pick-up:

  • Market Street: South side, odd-numbered properties
  • Jefferson Street: North side, even-numbered properties
  • Dodge Street: East side, even-numbered properties
  • Governor Street: West side, odd-numbered properties
  • Clapp Street: West side, odd-numbered properties

To ensure the pick-up of your leaves, have piles raked to the curb by 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Leaves should not be raked into the street, into storm drains, or around mailboxes or signposts.

For more information, visit www.icgov.org/leafvacuum or contact Toni Davis with the Streets Division at 319-356-5181.


Raising the wages of private businesses is none of county government's business

Look at the guidelines for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, there's nothing listed there about having the authority to falsely inflate the wages of private businesses.  Their mission is to provide oversight on county government business, they've exceeded their authority.

http://www.johnson-county.com/dept_supervisors.aspx?id=2053

~ Tim Finn, Iowa City


22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show with over 150 exhibitors Nov. 7 & 8 at the Coralville Marriott

Arts CraftsMake plans now to attend the 22nd Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday and Sunday, November 7-8 at the Marriott Conference Center in Coralville, Iowa.  This is the area's largest show, with over 150 talented  exhibitors presenting and selling the Midwest's finest handcrafts.

The show is a production of Callahan Promotions, Inc. and offers patrons the opportunity to enjoy original affordable arts and crafts.

Among the various products presented at the show are oak furniture, paintings and prints, gourd art, bird houses, bird feeders, ceramics, jewelry, metal art sculptures, pet products, yard and garden art, stained, etched, and fused glass, quilts, photography, pottery, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, dolls & doll clothes, rugs, baskets, aprons, placemats, table runners, purses, wood and metal signs, wall hangings and many more original products.  Exhibitors will also be selling homemade salsa, wines, breads, fudge, coffee cakes, barbeque sauce, jams, dried soup and food mixes.

The Marriott Conference Center is connected to the Marriott Hotel and is located at 300 East 9th Street in Coralville, just off of I-80 at Exit 242.

Admission to the show is $5, with anyone 10 and under free.  Parking is always free.  Show hours are Saturday from 9-5 and Sunday from 10-4.  For additional information, call 563-652-4529.


New administrator joins Heritage Specialty Care

Care InitiativesThe staff and residents at Heritage Specialty Care (formerly Heritage Nursing & Rehab Center) welcome David Snyder as Administrator.    

Snyder has been working in skilled nursing and long-term care for most of his adult life after receiving his master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia.    

Originally from Virginia, Snyder and his family have made eastern Iowa home for the past 18 years. Outside of work, he enjoys golf and family time.

Heritage Specialty Care offers skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, long term care, hospice care and memory care.  It owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care and skilled nursing care provider.  With headquarters in West Des Moines, Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 56 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living, independent living and hospice locations throughout Iowa. For more information about Care Initiatives or Heritage Specialty Care, visit careinitiatives.org or call 319.396.7171.


Election day voting schedule

The City Council election is November 3, 2015, and four Council seats will be on the ballot.  All Iowa City voters will have the same contests on the ballot, and may vote on both of the district races and the at large race. 

Person wishing to vote early may do so in person at the Auditor's Office, 913 South Dubuque Street
weekdays 7:45 - 5:30 through Monday, November 2.

 In addition satellite voting is available at the following locations:

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Fountain Lobby
Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Iowa City Public Library
Thursday, October 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 Polls open on Election Day, November 3 at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM.  A complete list of polling places is available at the Johnson County Auditor’s website.


CITY OF CORALVILLE VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY 2015

City Hall and Police Administrative Offices, along with the Library, Parks, Water, Wastewater, Streets and Sanitation Departments, will be closed on Wednesday, November 11.

The Recreation Center will be open normal business hours, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, on Wednesday, November 11. The Indoor Pool will be open normal business hours on Wednesday, November 11. A more detailed Indoor Pool schedule with lap swim and open swim times can be found at www.coralville.org/indoorpool.

Bus service will run normal routes and schedules on Wednesday, November 11.

In honor of Veterans Day, Coralville Transit will offer free rides to veterans on Wednesday, November 11. Veterans will be asked to present their military ID when boarding the bus to receive a free ride. Eligible veterans using ADA paratransit service on Veterans Day will also receive a free ride.

Trash and recycling will be collected as follows for the week of November 9 through November 13: Monday’s route will be picked up Monday; Tuesday’s route will be picked up Tuesday; Wednesday’s route will be picked up Thursday; and Thursday’s route will be picked up Friday.

The Recycling Center will be open 7:00 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, November 11.

As always, trash and recycling should be at the curb at 7:00 am the day of collection. For questions on trash and recycling collection, please call 319-248-1740.