Beginning mid-morning, Tuesday, June 27, the southbound 1st Avenue lane closure will be changed to a northbound 1st Avenue lane closure between 6th Street and E. 7th Street. The northbound lane closure will remain in place until 3:00 pm on Friday, June 30. After that, the northbound lane closure will be in place each week starting at 9:00 am on Monday through 3:00 pm on Friday until further notice. Drivers on northbound 1st Avenue should expect additional delays, especially during the late afternoon rush hour.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – June 23, 2017 – Effective Monday, June 26, Northbrook Drive NE will be closed between Cimarron Drive NE and Nixon Drive NE, for pavement repairs. Work is anticipated to take one week, weather permitting.
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For an additional list of road closures please check: www.Cedar-Rapids.org/Street Closures
In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger. For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there. The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more! There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!
For Day 2, it's a 'Meatloaf' burger for lunch! I know the burger purists out there might say this isn't really a burger, but let me tell you, it's another dose of YUM! Three meats = flavor, the breadcrumbs provide a nice little texture crunch because it crisps up on the grill, the ketchup glaze is scrumptious and the mac & cheese topper just kicks things up another notch. It's comfort food and a burger in one awesome package!
The Meatloaf burger
- One pound ground beef
- One pound ground veal
- One pound ground bacon
- Two eggs
- One packet onion soup mix
- One heaping Tablespoon yellow mustard (for the loaf)
- One Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- One Tablespoon steak sauce
- One Cup bread crumbs
- One package Macaroni & Cheese (prepared as directed)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- One Tablespoon yellow mustard (for the glaze)
- One teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ stick of butter
- Garlic powder to taste
- Hamburger buns
In a large bowl, mix all the meats, eggs, mustard, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, Worcestershire and steak sauce together to incorporate. Form into patties. Keep chilled until ready to grill. When your grill is ready to receive, place the patties over the hot spot to get those great grill marks and a good sear. While those burgers are grill'n, make the mac & cheese per the package instructions. Flip the burgers after about five minutes and over to the lower heat side of the grill and get ready to put the lid on. Before ‘lidding‘, place the butter and garlic in a grill safe dish to melt down on the low heat side of the grill next to those great smelling meatloaf burgers. Check after about five minutes. While the burgers are finish cooking, mix together the ketchup, mustard and brown sugar and brush it on the burgers. As that ketchup glaze warms up on top of the patties, by now the garlic butter should be melted. Apply the melted garlic butter to the hamburger buns and toast. Assemble the meatloaf burgers and serve, topped with the mac & cheese.
Tip: If you don’t like forming patties by hand, a quick way to get those made is by using a round Tupperware/plastic container type lid and plastic wrap. Invert the lid, line with plastic wrap, then press the ground beef into the lined lid to form a perfectly round patty.
Stay tuned for more great burger recipes, classic, "Idaho," "Meatloaf" and more, it's the Bachelor on the Cheap Burger Challenge!
Delays have pushed the reopening of Friendly Avenue to the afternoon on Tuesday, June 27.
Friendly Avenue from Lukirk Street to Pickard Street will be closed to through traffic beginning Thursday, June 22, 2017, weather permitting, to repair a sanitary sewer service.
It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume Friday, June 23.
Drivers should allow extra travel time as delays will occur, and use caution when traveling through the area.
For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit icgov.org/roadconstruction.
July 1 Deadline to File for Homestead, Military, Disabled Veterans Homestead and Business Property Tax Credit
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, June 23, 2017—Property owners are reminded that the deadline for applying for the 2017 Homestead Property Tax Credit, Disabled Veteran Homestead Tax Credit, Military Exemption as well as the Business Property Tax Credit is July 1, 2017. As July 1 falls on a Saturday in 2017, the Assessor will accept applications through Monday, July 3rd.
Homestead Property Tax Credit (Iowa Code Section 425) was originally adopted to encourage home ownership through property tax relief. The current credit is equal to the actual tax levy on the first $4,850 of actual value. To be eligible you must own and occupy the property as a homestead on July 1 of each year, declare residency in Iowa for income tax purposes and occupy the property for at least six months each year. Persons in the military or nursing homes who do not occupy the home are also eligible. The claim is allowed for successive years without further filing as long as eligible.
The Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Tax Credit (Iowa Code Section 425.15) was originally adopted to encourage home ownership for disabled veterans. The current credit is equal to 100 percent of the actual tax levy. Veterans with 100 percent service-related disability status qualify for this credit. Veterans also qualify who have a permanent and total disability rating based on individual unemployability paid at the 100 percent disability rate. The veteran must own and occupy the property as a homestead on July 1 of each year, declare residency in Iowa for income tax purposes and occupy the property for at least six months each year. Persons in the military or nursing homes who do not occupy the home are also eligible. A surviving spouse of a disabled veteran receiving DIC payments also qualifies. The surviving spouse as a beneficiary of the estate of a veteran who received the credit may continue to receive the credit as long as the spouse resides in the qualified homestead and does not remarry. A claim must be filed on or before July 1. A current Benefits Paid letter and a DD214 must be included with your application.
The Military Property Tax Exemption reduces the taxable value of the property for military veterans. To qualify for a military exemption the property owners must be a resident and domiciled in the State of Iowa as well as the equitable or legal owner of the property upon which the claim for exemption is filed. A DD214 (honorable discharge) must be recorded with the Linn County Recorder stating the dates and eligible service period. Each honorable discharged veteran is allowed one military exemption within the State of Iowa.
Properties classed as Commercial or Industrial by their local Assessor may qualify for a Business Property Tax Credit. Property owners that have an existing Business Property Tax Credit and have not changed the ownership, use, purpose, legal description of their property are not required to reapply. This is a one-time filing if there have been no changes. All applications must be in the possession of the Assessor’s office by 4:30 p.m. July 1, 2017, or sooner, to be considered timely filed. As July 1st falls on a Saturday this year, applications for these credits will be received through Monday, July 3rd. Any applications received after that date will be considered an application for the 2018 credit.
Information and applications may be found on the Cedar Rapids City Assessor’s website at cedarrapids.iowaassessors.com. Property owners may also apply at the Cedar Rapids City Assessor’s office located on the second floor of the City Services Center at 500 15th Avenue SW between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the City Assessor’s Office at 319-286-5888 if you have any questions regarding the credits or exemptions.
Property owners outside the Cedar Rapids city boundaries may apply at the Linn County Assessor’s Office located on the second floor of the Jean Oxley Public Service Center located at 935 2nd Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Office hours for the Linn County Assessor’s Office are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and can be reached at 319-892-5220 or visit their website at linn.iowaassessors.com.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity is partnering with TrueNorth and their Casual for a Cause program. During the month of June, TrueNorth employees are raising money for the Police Protective Charity.
The Police Department will be having a K9 demonstration on Wednesday, June 28th beginning at 11:30 a.m. at TrueNorth, 500 1st Street SE. Members of the media are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Police Protective Charity and TrueNorth’s Casual for a Cause program.
“At TrueNorth, we feel strongly about giving back to the community. The TrueNorth Casual For a Cause committee chooses a monthly charity and plans an array of fund-raising activities throughout the month. For the month of June, our activities include a bake sale, a casual day, a police K9 demonstration, and hosting a food truck on site; which will donate a portion of the proceeds. We are also holding a school supply drive throughout the month. To date, for 2017, the Casual For a Cause committee has raised $7,523.51 for 5 different charitable organizations. We are proud to be able to support the Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity for the month of June,” said Teri Krumm, Claims Specialist at TrueNorth.
The Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity is a collaborative effort of Cedar Rapids police officers, community donors, and local businesses to provide assistance to those in need. Each year the organization hosts events like Back-to-School Shop with a Cop and Santa Cop. The charity also provides assistance to the Child Protection Center, Rabiner Treatment Center, Cedar Rapids Firefighters’ Association Fire Bowl, and Special Olympics of Iowa. For more information, please visit www.crpolicecharity.com.
All the offerings of theatre - drama, musicals, comedy, dance, etc. can be found in the corridor and from a variety of venues.
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts with the Jim L. Fausett Theater is a 472-seat auditorium located in the heart of Coralville at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue. Attend full scale performances of musicals and plays by some of the area’s best performance groups; Orchestra concerts, chamber ensembles and solo recitals; Productions by professional dancers and local dance academies.
The Englert Theatre - 221 East Washington Street, Iowa City. The Iowa City theatre provides diverse programming, educational opportunities and exposure to the performing and visual arts. Our focus is on highlighting the talents of local performers, artists and ensembles as well as hosting regional, national and international touring performances.
The Old Creamery Theatre Company is proud to be the oldest professional theatre company in the state of Iowa! The Old Creamery Theatre is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. This year we are celebrating 44 years of bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest. Located at 39 38th Avenue, Amana.
The Paramount Theatre is a 1,690 seat historic theater located in downtown Cedar Rapids and owned by the City of Cedar Rapids. The Theatre’s mission is provide the citizens of Cedar Rapids and the residents of eastern Iowa with the broadest possible range of top quality cultural, educational and entertainment events. Located at 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids.
Riverside Theatre - 213 N Gilbert Street, Iowa City. Riverside Theatre is a professional theatre that connects artists and audiences through intimate, engaging, and provocative productions from the classics to new works, and provides an artistic home for regional theatre professionals.Each year, from September through April we produce a full season of work—including classic plays, new plays, musicals, a monologue festival, and more—at our theatre on Gilbert Street. During June and July, we produce a summer season centered around the classics.
The University of Iowa - Arts Iowa. Art, dance, music, theatre... University of Iowa students put on some great performances in a number of venues in the corridor, to include the jewel of arts & entertainment on campus, Hancher Auditorium.
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts with the Jim L. Fausett Theater is a 472-seat auditorium located in the heart of Coralville at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue.
The Center, which opened in August 2011 and is owned and operated by the City of Coralville, is designed to offer affordable, accessible rental space for performing arts groups, businesses, and residents of the greater Johnson County area.
Concessions are available in the main lobby during most public events.
Dedicated to Serving the Community
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, a space dedicated to serving the community, is designed to host:
- Full scale performances of musicals and plays by some of the area’s best performance groups
- Lectures, presentations, and panel discussions
- Meetings and receptions
- Orchestra concerts, chamber ensembles, and solo recitals
- Productions by professional dancers and local dance academies
- Public and private events
Weekly News & Updates
The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts electronic newsletter is published every Tuesday and provides information about upcoming performances, news and announcements, and more!
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
1301 5th St, Coralville
The mission of The Englert Theatre is to own, maintain and operate The Englert Theatre as a community arts center and performance space, enhancing the vitality of Iowa City’s historic downtown by preserving its last historic theater.
The Iowa City theatre provides diverse programming, educational opportunities and exposure to the performing and visual arts. Our focus is on highlighting the talents of local performers, artists and ensembles as well as hosting regional, national and international touring performances.
Englert Box Office Hours & Information
Mon- Fri: 12PM – 6PM
The Englert box office, located at 221 East Washington Street in Iowa City, is open Monday through Friday, from 12 PM to 6 PM. We are also open one hour prior to most performances. Call us at (319) 688-2653 or email us.
Riverside Theatre is a professional theatre that connects artists and audiences through intimate, engaging, and provocative productions from the classics to new works, and provides an artistic home for regional theatre professionals.
Riverside Theatre in Brief
Riverside Theatre was founded by Ron Clark, Jody Hovland and Bruce Wheaton in 1981. Riverside is now in its 34th season of professional theatre!
Each year, from September through April we produce a full season of work—including classic plays, new plays, musicals, a monologue festival, and more—at our theatre on Gilbert Street. During June and July, we produce a summer season centered around the classics.
As a professional theatre company, we are affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. We employ actors from all over the country and provide housing, salary and transportation to visiting actors and directors during their employment at Riverside.
We’re a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, which means we’re largely supported by contributors—50% of our income comes from contributions and sponsorships. We employ a year-round staff of seven, and within each season we employ over 100 artists. Riverside Theatre is governed by a volunteer board of directors.
213 N Gilbert Street, Iowa City, IA 52245
Box Office Hours:
12:00-4:00PM, Monday-Friday, and one hour before shows