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News – City of North Liberty - June 17, 2019

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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Activity Guide for Fall 2019 Now Available

The seasonal North Liberty Activity Guide is now available online, covering recreation, aquatic, library and community programming and events offered September through December 2019. Hard copies will be available at the North Liberty Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., by the end of June. Registration for most programs begins Aug. 5, 2019. Registration for programs in…

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Community Foundation of Johnson County plans a move to Coralville

IOWA CITY – The Community Foundation of Johnson County will move to a new location in Coralville after 19 years in downtown Iowa City. The Community Foundation will relocate to 12th Avenue, Suite 102, Coralville, in August, with the exact move-in date yet to be determined. The organization’s telephone number, (319) 337-0483, will remain the same.  

Executive Director Shelly Maharry is excited about the upcoming move citing its convenient new location with easy access for donors, volunteers, nonprofit partners, and community members. “Our board of directors was committed to seeking a new office space which would enhance accessibility and allow for the long-term growth of the Community Foundation. Our new space will offer adjacent parking, improved exterior signage and a community meeting room to share with our nonprofit partners.”

The Community Foundation of Johnson County advances philanthropy by connecting those who care with those who need. Launched in 2000, as a tax-exempt, nonprofit philanthropic organization with the strategic goal of building permanent funds to benefit Johnson County residents. The foundation administers more than $30 million in assets and has distributed more than $16 million in grants. The Community Foundation of Johnson County supports more than 200 Partners in Philanthropy including nonprofit organizations, family and business funds and Johnson County community affiliate funds.


Video Update: Juneteenth Commemoration, Downtown Block Party, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include details on the annual Juneteenth Commemoration, the Downtown Block Party, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update


Juneteenth Commemoration

Help celebrate the anniversary of the abolition of slavery by joining together as a community to reflect on the past, celebrate our gains, and focus on the future.

Downtown Block Party

Our friends at Iowa City Downtown District are bringing back the ultimate summer block party. Learn what’s new with this year’s event.

City Steps 2025

Provide input on affordable housing, community needs, and economic development during public meetings discussing the City’s five-year consolidation plan.

“Pawty” at Thornberry Dog Park

The popular Party in the Park series will spotlight our four-legged friends this week. Discover how your family, dogs included, can get in on the fun!

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.


Party in the Park Presents: A ‘Pawty” at Thornberry Dog Park

Bring the whole family out for a one-of-a-kind Party in the Park at Thornberry Dog Park from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.

Visit Thornberry Dog Park, located at 1867 Foster Road, to enjoy doggie play time in the park’s off-leash areas, live entertainment by David Zollo, dog-toy craft making, and squirt-gun watercolor painting.

All dogs must have a park permit tag or a day pass to use the dog park areas. New to the Iowa City Dog Parks? No worries! Single Day passes can be purchased on-site for only $5 with proof of rabies vaccination. Once purchased, dogs and their owners at Party in the Park can enjoy the parks swimming area, a large play area, and small dog yard. Dogs must be accompanied by someone of at least 16 years of age and be on-leash upon entering and exiting the dog park. Tennis balls, doggie bags, and treats will be provided!

Party in the Park is a free event and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, and water bottles.

For more information on Iowa City’s Dog Park passes and rules visit www.icgov.org/dogpark.

For more information on Party in the Park, visit www.icgov.org/pr or contact Recreation Program Supervisor Lyndsey Kent at Lyndsey-Kent@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5213.

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Inclusive Teacher Awards ceremony set for Friday, June 28

To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the Iowa City Department of Equity and Human Rights is presenting Inclusive Teaching Awards at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 in the Iowa City Public Library's Meeting Room A.

Students at each area high school were asked to nominate teachers whom they felt embodied inclusive teaching characteristics.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Cheryl Brown Henderson, daughter of named plaintiff Rev. Oliver Brown. Dr. Brown Henderson will provide personal reflections on her family’s experience, the Brown case, and educational policy. She is the Founding President of The Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, and owner of Brown & Associates, an educational consulting firm. She has an extensive background in education, business and civic leadership.

In the Brown case, the Supreme Court overturned the “separate but equal” justification for racial segregation in public facilities that had been in place since 1896. 

Join us to hear Dr. Brown Henderson and recognize local high school teachers for expanding upon the legacy of Brown by truly recognizing the worth of every child in their classes. A reception with light refreshments will follow, as well as a viewing of the exhibit “In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: Kansas and the African American Public School Experience, 1855-1955,” developed by the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research.

The teachers who will receive awards are:

  • Travis Henderson, West High School
  • Tony Balcaen, City High School
  • Lisa Petrie, Elizabeth Tate High School
  • John Demory, Regina Catholic Education Center

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of Platinum Sponsor the University of Iowa College of Education, Silver Sponsors the UI College of Law and UI Student Legal Services, and Bronze sponsors the UI Center for Human Rights, UICCU, and the UNESCO City of Literature. 


Police respond to two reports of gunshots early Monday morning

Iowa City Police responded to two reports of possible gunshots in the early hours of Monday, June 17, 2019. 

The first report occurred at 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of Benton and Michael Streets.  The reporting person stated that while he was inside his vehicle near this location, one of his van windows was damaged by a gunshot.  Occupants of nearby residences also reported hearing a single gunshot.  (Case# 2019005930.)

The second report came at 3:13 a.m. when emergency calls came in regarding multiple gunshots heard near the intersection of Wayne and Arthur Streets.  (Case# 2019005937.)

There have been no reported injuries from either of these incidents and arrests have yet to be made.

These events are not thought to be random and are being investigated by Iowa City Police investigators as possibly related to the shooting incident that occurred on June 13, 2019 in the 1200 block of Baker Street, near Mercer Park.

Residents near Mercer Park can expect to see increased police presence in the area while the investigations continue.  A neighborhood meeting is being hosted by ICPD at Mercer Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym at 5:30 p.m. today, June 17, 2019, to discuss these recent incidents.

Nearby residents with security cameras are asked to review their recordings and contact Iowa City Police at 319-356-5276 with any potential footage or information.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about these incidents that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers online at iccrimestoppers.org or by phone at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward. 


Transit interchange to move to Court Street due for the Downtown Block Party effective Saturday, June 22, 2019

Starting at 6AM, on Saturday, June 22 the bus interchange will move from Washington and Clinton Street to a temporary location on Court Street between Clinton and Dubuque (adjacent to the Court Street Transportation Center) until the service day is concluded. Normal bus service utilizing the main transit interchange will resume on Monday, June 24, 2019. Iowa City Transit will be operating a normal Saturday schedule on June 22.

The outbound bus stops located at Washington Street & Linn Street (stop 7200), Washington Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7201), Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7400), Jefferson Street & Linn Street (stop 7401), Washington Street and Madison Street (stop 7082) and UI Main Library (stop 7080) will be closed. The inbound bus stops located at Madison Street & Washington Street (stop 7081), UI Lindquist Center (stop 7079), Market Street & Linn Street (stop 7206), Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7207), IC Recreation Center (stop 7243), and Burlington Street & Dubuque Street (stop 7244) will also be closed. Customers who use these stops should catch their buses at the alternate interchange on Court Street.


Parks & Recreation Department To Hold Free Activities at Greene Square

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – June 17, 2019 – For the second year, the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will offer free summer children’s activities at Greene Square. The activities will be held on Thursdays, June 20 through August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on the lawn in Greene Square across from the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Horizons will provide free meals to those ages 18 and under at Noon.

Activities include:

Scavenger Hunt, June 20 – Enjoy a fun scavenger hunt led by Cedar Rapids Public Library staff.

Mascots and Games, June 27 – Play outdoor games on the lawn and win prizes. Listen to music by Sheila Stevens and meet local mascots.

Animals in the Park, July 11 – Meet and interact with animals from Old MacDonald’s Farm.

Lunch Hour Dance Party, July 18 – KZIA Sticker Stop will be at Greene Square and will supply tunes for a summer dance party.

Party in the Park, July 25 –We will bring the bubble machine for bubble fun while you listen to music by Sheila Stevens.

Hunger Games, August 1 – Make some magic with staff from Ushers Ferry as they lead you in games from our Hunger Games Camp.

The library provides additional children’s programs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. All activities are free to the public and do not require advance registration. The event is sponsored by the Linn Area Community Credit Union.