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Whether you're a lifelong resident of the Corridor area, a University of Iowa student, or just visiting the area, you've come to the right place if you're looking for information about lodging, dining, activities, finding a good mechanic, a lawyer and otherwise in the Metro area! Looking for a refreshing dinner experience? Find a restaurant that intrigues you in Metro Pursuit. Have some relatives coming into town and need some entertaining ideas? Find some in Metro Pursuit. Need to move? Find a house or apartment to your liking in Metro Pursuit. Serving the entire Corridor and the metro areas of Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Riverside, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Marion and surrounding communities!

Cedar Rapids Park Splash Pads Open Saturday, May 28

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will turn on the splash pads in the parks on Saturday, May 28. Splash pads are located at Cedar Valley Park, Cleveland Park, Daniels Park, Greene Square, Hayes Park, Hidder Park, Jacolyn Park, Noelridge Park, Redmond Park, Time Check Park and Twin Pines Park. The spray features are activated when a hand is run across the sensor on the fire hydrant or the button is pressed to activate the water. The water is turned on at 9:00 a.m. each day and turned off at 9:00 p.m. For more information, call 319-286-5566.

Memorial Day schedule announced for City of Iowa City


Recreation Master Plan Open Houses announced to share recommendations, gather input

The logo for Parks and Recreation's Master Plan.

Iowa City residents will have the opportunity to learn about the progress and recommendations of the Recreation Facilities and Programs Master Plan and to offer feedback during two open houses on Monday, May 23, 2022.

Based on input received from the master plan’s various community engagement methods, the open houses will convey recommendations from the study and share initial renderings regarding potential City Park Pool and Mercer Park Aquatic Center design.

Mercer Park Aquatic Center event

Staff will host an open house at Mercer Park Aquatic Center in the P&G Room from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The address is 2701 Bradford Drive.

Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center event

A second open house event will be held at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center  in the Social Hall from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. The address is 220 South Gilbert St.

Both open houses will feature the same information. A brief presentation from the project’s consulting team will be provided at the start of each open house. Department staff will be on hand to gather public feedback.

The public is also invited to visit the project’s website, established to provide opportunities for comment through a virtual format. The website will feature similar content to that of the open houses and will be available for public viewing from May 21 through June 4, 2022. Visit the website to learn more. 

Notice of agenda: Parks and Recreation Commission

IOWA CITY -- A new agenda has been posted for the upcoming special meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission, Monday, May 23, 2022. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in meeting room B at Robert A. Lee Community Recreation, located at 220 South Gilbert Street.

View the agenda for this meeting online.

If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate in this program/event, please contact Juli Seydell Johnson at 319-356-5110 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

News – City of North Liberty

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.

Voter Information for June 7, 2022, Primary Election

A primary election will be held on June 7, 2022, which will nominate candidates for congressional, state legislative and county offices. A list of filed candidates for congressional and state nominations is available from the Secretary of State and for county offices is available from the Johnson County Auditor. Local, state and federal elections throughout…

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Apply Today to Help Make Community Decisions with a Commission Appointment

The North Liberty City Council Chambers

Each year, the Mayor and City Council appoint commissioners to the city's volunteer advisory boards and commissions. The commissions and boards help make decisions about a host of issue facing our community: library policy, if a variance to code should can be allowed, priorities for public parks and recreational amenities and so much more. Volunteers…

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Road Closure: Front Street Between Cherry Street and Frog Hollow

Road Therapy logo over a construction worker.

Beginning Monday, May 23, 2022, general contractor All American Concrete will close Front Street to through traffic between Cherry Street and Frog Hollow at 410 N. Front Street, as they begin the fourth phase of the project. Through traffic on Dubuque Street will be detoured on Zeller, Front, Cherry and Main streets. This phase…

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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.

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The Bachelor on the Cheap guide to making wine selection and food pairing easier - Pinot Noir

Wine FunBy Mike Thayer

This is the sixth of an ongoing series of wines and food pairings

Wine, it's the perfect beverage for a romantic dinner, a go-to for a casual get-together/party and a holiday meal is complimented by it.  Whether it's a meal for two, a small party for friends or a gathering of family, having the right wine elevates the occasion. 

And while most people follow the basic rule of thumb - red wine for beef and white wine for chicken - selecting the right wine can still be challenging.  What KIND of red for that roast beef?  Or, What KIND of white for that lemon chicken dish?  Does dessert call for a different wine?

The choices are many and can be intimidating, with the reds there's Merlot; Cabernet Sauvignon; Zinfandel; Syrah/Shiraz; Malbec; Pinot Noir; Nebbiolo; Sangiovese; Grenache and all kinds of red blends to choose from.

With the whites there's Chardonnay; Sauvignon Blanc; Moscato; Pinot Grigio; Riesling; Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Torrontes, Albarino and yes, white wine has it's share of blends as well.

So you walk into the liquor store in need of a bottle of wine for a dinner date or special occasion... 

Sure, you can rely on the store attendant to help you with a selection but that can be hit or miss.  A good attendant will ask you if you prefer wines on the sweeter or dryer side and what you might be pairing it with.  But keep in mind the attendant's palate is different than yours, their sweet and dry preferences are different than yours and they might try to push a particular brand on you that's in the store's best interest, not yours.  So why not walk in the store knowing what you need?  That's what this guide is for, to help you with food pairings, what is sweet, what is dry and getting a good wine for under $15 a bottle.  That's the Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly thing to do, get something nice, without paying too much for it.

For previous reviews, click on the link below:

Today's featured wine:  Pinot Noir

First cultivated in Burgundy, France, the Pinot Noir grape is now grown all over the world.  The appeal of Pinot Noir is how versatile it is with food pairings, it's a red that can go with just about anything.  Think about that next date, you're at a quaint restaurant, a candlelit table for two...   You're having steak, your date is having salmon, what kind of wine can you share?  Get a bottle of Pinot Noir!  With flavors of cherry, plum, spice, and some earthy notes, this food friendly wine has soft tannins and a bright acidity.  It's a lighter bodied red wine with a smooth finish.  Pinot Noir is an excellent choice for a charcuterie board that includes ham, goat cheese and olives.  And in thinking of the diversity of a charcuterie board and all those great options, think pizza and all the great topping options...  Yes, pizza and Pinot Noir is a great match!  Pot Roast, roast turkey, roast chicken, glazed ham, rack of lamb, the aforementioned steak and salmon, they're all complimented by a glass (or two) of Pinot Noir.  This wine is also excellent with mushroom anything, asparagus and roasted root vegetables.  It pairs well with hummus (w/roasted red pepper is a personal favorite), gnocchi, ravioli, risotto and here's a really good one, spinach & artichoke dip.    For dessert, think chocolate, decadent brownies, chocolate covered strawberries or a chocolate mousse.  And like other red wines, serve it slightly chilled, at 60 - 65 degrees (refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving).

Bread-Butter-Pinot-NoirBachelor on the Cheap Recomendation: Bread & Butter Pinot Noir - $14.99.  Here's the description:  Bread & Butter Pinot Noir is all about that juicy red fruit. Think cherries and raspberries with a touch of cassis. Delicate hints of cedar, smoke, and bay leaf cut the sweetness of the fruit, creating a nicely balanced bouquet. That luscious fruit bouquet continues onto the palate, where it’s joined by soft flavors of oak and savory notes. With a long and beautifully smooth finish, this Pinot Noir will melt in your mouth.

And something to consider, subscribing to a wine club.  Here's one that I've tried and I have to say every bottle I sampled was something I would order again.  WineShop at Home

Next Up in the series:  Nebbiolo

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