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City Urges Watering of Young Trees

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids urges residents to water young trees due to drought conditions. More than 230 new right-of-way trees have been planted this spring and early summer in conjunction with the Growing Futures program. In addition, approximately 6,000 trees were planted privately through adoption programs since last August. Trees five years and younger are especially susceptible to dry conditions and need five to ten gallons of water every week. The City asks for residents help in watering new trees. If a street tree has a green water bag on it, it can be filled by placing a hose in the smaller opening at the top of the bag. If water comes out the bottom, the hose is not in the correct hole. Trees without watering bags can be watered by taking a five-gallon bucket, drilling a 1/8 inch hole at the bottom and very-loosely tying the bucket to the white tree guard or the base of the tree. Place the bucket so the hole is facing the trunk and fill it with water one to two times a week. The City also recommends spreading a layer of mulch under the tree canopy but one inch from the truck of the tree.


Applications now open for the Iowa City Kids Market

Kids Market Saturday, September 11

It’s back! Our annual Kids Market returns from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

The Iowa City Farmers Market staff would like to invite kids ages 8 to 18 to participate as a Kid Vendor during our 10th annual Kids Market. The event will take place outside of Chauncey Swan Park, along East Washington Street, between Gilbert and Van Buren streets. 

Kids will be allowed to sell items that they have crafted, grown, baked, or produced. Each vendor will be responsible for bringing supplies that they will need to set up a booth, which may include tables and chairs.

There will be no fee for Kid Vendors, but they must fill out an online application.

For more information, or to apply, visit icgov.org/FarmersMarket.


3rd STREET SE LANE CLOSURE

Cedar RapidsCEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Beginning Wednesday, June 23, 2021, the northbound lane of 3rd Street SE will be closed between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue for building repairs at Theatre Cedar Rapids. The southbound lane will remain open; northbound traffic to seek an alternate route. Work is expected to take two (2) days, weather permitting.


“THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE” PERFORMS LIVE ON THE CCPA STAGE THIS FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY JUNE 25-27

CORALVILLE -- City Circle Theatre Company is back on stage for live performances June 25–27 with the wickedly funny musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Tickets are $14-$29. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370.

A delightfully eclectic group of tweens vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime! Wickedly funny, this fast-paced musical romp has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is one unforgettable experience!

Please note: This production contains adult language and content consistent with a PG-13 rating. 

This is a live production at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Regular reserved seating is available on the main floor. Socially distanced seating is available in the balcony upon request. As a City entity, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts no longer requires mask wearing in our facility. Patrons are welcome to wear masks and extras will be available at the entrances of the auditorium. Please call the Box Office for more information.

CAST

Will Adams – Mitch

Maia DeGrazia – Marcy

Reese Hill – Olive

Duane Larson – Panch

Jasper Rood – Coneybear

Chloe Schroeder – Rona

Evan Schroeder – Barfee

Samantha Scheetz – Schwarzy

Austin Wicke – Chip

City Circle Theatre Company

City Circle Theatre Company has been Coralville’s community theatre for over 20 years and is a resident theatre company of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. For information about upcoming performances visit www.CoralvilleArts.org of call the CCPA Box Office at 319-248-9370.

Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office

The Box Office is open for phone calls only Wednesday–Friday 12:00-4:00 PM.

The Box Office is open in person starting one hour before each ticketed, live performance, at 1301 5th Street in Coralville.

319-248-9370

CCPABoxOffice@coralville.org


Update on Fatal Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash on U.S. Highway 100

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – On Friday, June 18 at 11:32 p.m. Cedar Rapids Police officers were dispatched to the area of westbound U.S. Highway 100 and southbound U.S. Interstate 380 for a pedestrian struck on the roadway.  Officers arrived on scene and found a 26-year old male injured along the roadway on westbound U.S. Highway 100.

First responders provided emergency medical care and the victim was transported to UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital.

The victim was identified as Jason Michael Lafler, DOB/05-19-1995, age 26, of Cedar Rapids.  He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle who struck the pedestrian remained on the scene.  The driver of the vehicle was identified as Christopher Lee Christensen, DOB/05-20-1984, age 37, of Cedar Rapids.  Christensen was driving a 2003 Ford Fusion.  Christensen and a passenger were both transported to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and released.

Based on the preliminary investigation by Police Department accident reconstruction specialists, it appears the victim was in the roadway intentionally. 

No charges are pending in this accident.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest and complaint information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.


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.


Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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