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Meet police officers, firefighters and paramedics during Tunes and Treats at Fairmeadows Park

 

 


Accessing Lower City Park for Riverside Theatre performances

IOWA CITY - Lower City Park will see an increase in visitors Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17 and again Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24, 2018, due to Shakespeare performances by Riverside Theatre at the Riverside Festival StageVisitors are reminded that the Lower City Park access from Park Road and the west remains open during construction of the new Park Road Bridge, however the entrance is limited to one lane of alternating traffic. There are two stop signs that provide sight distance to on-coming traffic that must be observed. Drivers should be patient and cautious when entering and exiting the park.

For those who are able, parking is recommended in Upper City Park and Normandy Drive. Visitors should allow extra time for additional walking or traffic delays when accessing Lower City Park.  

The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation effort that is elevating Dubuque Street while raising and replacing the Park Road Bridge. To receive project updates, sign up for City of Iowa City e-subscriptions and follow the City of Iowa City on Facebook and Twitter using #ICGateway. To learn more about the project, visit www.icgov.org/gatewayproject.


REMINDER: Northwest Gateway & Memorial Plaza Dedication June 13

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The community is invited to join city officials and neighborhood leaders for a commemorative ceremony dedicating the new Northwest Gateway & Memorial Plaza and the privately-funded West Side Rising Sculpture on Wednesday, June 13, at 2:00 p.m., at O Avenue NW and 6th Street NW.

Together with the community, city officials will mark the 10-year anniversary of the flood and its impact on residents, neighborhoods, and businesses.

Speakers include Mayor Brad Hart, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, Northwest Neighborhood Association President Al Pierson, and members of the West Side Rising fundraising committee.

About the Plaza

The plaza features a memorial plaque with historic narrative on the northwest neighborhood, one of the areas hit hardest by the 2008 Flood.  The wall’s highest point was constructed to convey the 2008 river crest; its lowest point is where the waters would have reached during the 2016 Flood, had protective measures not been taken. In the center of the plaza stands a symbolic blue light that will be illuminated at night—a nod to the blue porch lights that were used to indicate that a home was occupied when the 2008 Flood waters receded. The plaza also features a distinctive gateway that will welcome residents or visitors to the site. Nearby, the privately-funded West Side Rising sculpture speaks to the resiliency of the northwest neighborhood and the residents and business leaders who helped bring it back after the 2008 Flood.


Celebrate “Dollar Day for Dads” at the Outdoor Pools and the “Longest Day of Summer” at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation will celebrate Father’s Day and the longest day of summer with special swims. Dads, accompanied by their children, swim for only $1 at all the City’s outdoor pools on Sunday, June 17. Children pay regular admission. The Father’s Day swim is 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Bever Pool, Ellis Pool and Jones Pool. Regular admission is $5.00 or a season pass for these pools. It will be 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center and 1:00-8:00 p.m. at Noelridge Aquatic Center. Regular admission is $5.50 or a season pass for the aquatic centers.

The “Longest Day of Summer” swim will be at Cherry Hill Aquatic Center on Thursday, June 21 from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Along with a little extra swimming time, patrons will enjoy games, relays and more. Regular admission is $5.00 or a season pass.


Rock-N-Read to support ICPL

Toes will be tappin’ when HomeBrewed takes the stage on Tuesday, June 26, for a live concert benefitting the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. 

The music will play from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington St. There will be a cover charge of $10 per adult, $5 per child (17 and younger), with all funds going to the Friends Foundation. 

HomeBrewed is music with a mission, with members playing the songs music that go back to the intersection of blues, gospel and country, also known as the beginning of rock and roll. HomeBrewed uses music to give back to the community by playing fundraisers to benefit nonprofit organizations. All funds raised at Rock-N-Read will support various Library programs, including the Bookmobile and Summer Reading Program. 

For more information, call Development Office Coordinator Patty McCarthy at 319-356-5249.


Join Police Officers for Coffee with a Cop at Iowa City Pride

Meet up with neighbors, friends, and police officers for coffee and a conversation during the next Coffee with a Cop event during the Iowa City Pride Festival. 

Iowa City Police officers will have a Coffee with a Cop booth, featuring free iced coffee from Java House, from 1 p.m. to 6 on Saturday, June 16, 2018. There is no agenda scheduled. This is an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know police officers in a relaxed setting over a cup of coffee.

RSVP to the Coffee with a Cop Facebook event page for updates and reminders about the event.  

Additional information about the Coffee with a Cop program is available at icgov.org/coffeeFor other questions, or to schedule Coffee with a Cop in your neighborhood, contact Officer Colin Fowler at colin-fowler@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5275.

Coffe with a cop Iowa City Pride


Northwest Gateway & Memorial Plaza Dedication June 13

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The community is invited to join city officials and neighborhood leaders for a commemorative ceremony dedicating the new Northwest Gateway & Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, June 13, 2:00 p.m., at O Avenue NW and 6th Street NW.  The ceremony will include the dedication of the privately-funded West Side Rising sculpture.

Together with the community, city officials will mark the 10-year anniversary of the flood and its impact on residents, neighborhoods, and businesses. Speakers include Mayor Brad Hart, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, Northwest Neighborhood Association President Al Pierson, and members of the West Side Rising fundraising committee.

About the Plaza

The plaza features a memorial plaque with historic narrative on the northwest neighborhood, one of the areas hit hardest by the 2008 Flood.  The wall’s highest point was constructed to convey the 2008 river crest; its lowest point is where the waters would have reached during the 2016 Flood, had protective measures not been taken. In the center of the plaza stands a symbolic blue light that will be illuminated at night—a nod to the blue porch lights that were used to indicate that a home was occupied when the 2008 Flood waters receded. The plaza also features a distinctive gateway that will welcome residents or visitors to the site. Nearby, the privately-funded West Side Rising sculpture speaks to the resiliency of the northwest neighborhood and the residents and business leaders who helped bring it back after the 2008 Flood.


Traffic Control for the Four Oaks Golf Classic

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Four Oaks Family and Children’s Services will be holding a golf classic this Monday, June 11, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

No streets are closed for the event however, temporary “No Parking” signs, meeting City specifications, are to be placed along both sides of the following streets for this event:  

27th Street Drive SE from Country Club Parkway to the Cedar Rapids Country Club

Fairway Terrace SE from Country Club Parkway to 27th Street Drive SE

Please see the Four Oaks website for additional information:  https://www.fouroaks.org/you-can-help/event-listing/golf-classic


CBJ publishes limited-edition flood recovery collector’s book, Corridor Rising

CBJ - Corridor Rising (6-8-2018)NORTH LIBERTY – The Corridor Business Journal is proud to publish a 200-page hardcover collector’s book, “Corridor Rising,” which showcases the devastation and renaissance of the region following the 2008 Midwestern U.S. Floods.

One of the greatest natural disasters in the country’s history, the 2008 floods left thousands homeless and caused more than $6 billion in damage in Eastern Iowa. What made the flooding truly remarkable was the way communities came together to protect, clean and rebuild their neighborhoods. More than $1 billion was invested in state-of-the-art business, cultural, housing and campus facilities, resulting in population and economic growth.

The Corridor Business Journal produced thousands of articles chronicling the flood, its damage and recovery. “Corridor Rising” spotlights and preserves not only the progress and improvements since then, but also the strength shown by the people of the Corridor.

“This book is the best thing we’ve published in the last 14 years,” said CBJ Publisher John Lohman. “The Corridor Business Journal took on water just two weeks after moving into our former office in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing … we are just one story among many. We hope this book captures the incredible neighborhoods, community spaces and business projects borne out of the 2008 floods.”

“Corridor Rising” will be unveiled at the CBJ’s Commercial Real Estate Luncheon, June 13 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids. All attendees will receive one copy free with registration. For more information about the event, visit www.corridorbusiness.com/events.

The book is available for pre-order online at www.corridorbusiness.com/corridorrising, or by visiting Prairie Lights Bookstore in downtown Iowa City or Next Page Books in Cedar Rapids after June 13. This is a limited-edition run; of 5,000 copies printed only 2,000 are available to
the public.

About Corridor Business Journal:
The Corridor Media Group Inc. (CMG) is a family-owned media company based in North Liberty, Iowa, and the publisher of the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ), a weekly source of comprehensive business coverage for Iowa’s Creative Corridor. CMG also provides custom publishing, digital news, business data, and hosts the region’s most popular corporate and awards-based events. For more information or to subscribe, visit www.corridorbusiness.com.


Traffic Control for St. Ludmila’s Kolach Festival

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The St. Ludmila’s Catholic Parish will be holding a Kolach Festival , Friday through Sunday, June 8-10, 2018.

On Friday, June 8, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 2nd Street SW between Wilson Avenue and 21st Avenue SW will be closed for the Kolach drive thru.

Please see St Ludmila’s website for additional information:  http://www.stludmila.org/kolachfestival