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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!



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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Video Update: One Book Two Book, Spring Break Camp, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include the One Book Two Book festival, Spring Break camp registration, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update


Once Book Two Book

Don’t miss out on this three-day children’s literature festival that recognizes the young authors in our community.

Spring Break Camps

Learn about the different camps that Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department will offer during spring break.

Snow Plow Priority

As winter weather continues, familiarize yourself with the City’s priority ranking system used to determine which streets are plowed first.

Sidewalk Ordinance

Watch to learn the rules for clearing sidewalks after a snow or ice accumulation, as well as how you can report walks that are not cleared.

Iowa City Matters

Get excited for the release of the second episode of the City’s new podcast, Iowa City Matters, which will discuss the use of crisis intervention in law enforcement, healthcare, and social services.

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


News – City of North Liberty - February 18, 2019

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

Food for the Soul

Carol Cater-Simmons and her husband Chad are proud to offer southern-style cuisine that the whole family will love. We talk to Carol about the origin of Sugapeach Chicken & Fish Fry, and how eating at Sugapeach fills more than just your belly. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional financial and national transportation…

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“Barnstormers Weekly” Moves to Mac Shack

Barnstormers Radio Show has new location and date

Iowa BarnstormersDES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League are pleased to announce that Mac Shack will be the official home of the Barnstormers Weekly radio show for the 2019 season. Barnstormers Weekly will air live from Mac Shack on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on KXNO 1460 AM.

Veteran sports broadcaster Joe Stasi will return for his 12th season as host of “Barnstormers Weekly.” Each show will feature live interviews with Barnstormers players and coaching staff, along with a re-cap of the previous week’s game, and a preview of upcoming opponents.

The weekly event will include food and drink specials for Barnstormers fans and season ticket holders along with great prize giveaways all season! Mac Shack will offer half price pizzas and $2.50 domestic pints every Thursday. The first show of the 2019 season will air on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. 

Mac Shack is located at 1551 Valley West Drive Suite 253 in West Des Moines (right inside Valley West Mall!) Mac Shack is more than just a sports bar with a full menu, they have added entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy shuffle board, darts, golden tee, buck hunter, car racing, hoops, pool, and more! Don’t miss a minute of your favorite sports teams! With 16 huge HD TV’s your game is always on at Mac Shack – Pub, Grub, Games!

Join Mac Shack for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony before Barnstormers Weekly at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 and then come back on Saturday, March 2nd for their Grand Opening Extravaganza! The Grand Opening will feature awesome prize giveaways during half time of the Iowa State Basketball Game at 1:00 p.m. and the Iowa Basketball game at 4:00 p.m.

The Iowa Barnstormers kick off for their home opener on Saturday, March 9 at Wells Fargo Arena. Single game tickets are available now. For more information about ticket options, please call the Barnstormers at (515) 633-2255, or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com

 


Crews to remove snow piles in Downtown Iowa City

 

Snow piles

Crews will remove the snow piles in Downtown Iowa City overnight Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Vehicles parked next to the snow piles will be removed in order to clear the area. Streets Division staff will begin removing the snow piles at 2 a.m. 

Snow Piles

Vehicles parked near the snow piles may be towed if they prevent crews from completing their work. The piles are located next to metered spots, which do not permit parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Follow all posted parking signs to prevent your vehicle from being towed.

Vehicles can be moved to a Downtown Parking ramp, or to on-street parking spaces outside of the area.

If your vehicle is towed, contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. Do not call 911. 


House Fire on Dickenson Lane

At 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, February 17th, the Iowa City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1512 Dickenson Lane.  The first fire unit arrived on scene five minutes after notification and found a one-story, single-family home burning.  Sixteen firefighters extinguished the fire in approximately one hour. 

The Iowa City Fire Department was assisted by the Iowa City Police Department, Johnson County Ambulance Service, Johnson County Emergency Communication Center and Mid-American Energy. Off-duty Iowa City firefighters returned to staff fire stations while on-duty crews extinguished the fire.

No civilians or firefighters sustained injuries as a result of this fire. The home experienced considerable fire and smoke damage throughout.  ICFD loss estimates are $60,000.  The ICFD Fire Marshal is conducting an investigation to determine the fire's cause.

For more information, contact the on-duty Battalion Chief at 319-356-5255


Snow Emergency Extended

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Snow Emergency has been extended until 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19.

Vehicles parked on designated Snow Routes after a Snow Emergency has been declared may be ticketed and/or towed.

A list of Emergency Snow Routes can be found on the City’s website: www.cedar-rapids.org.

Parking on Residential Side Streets: February 18 - 19

Starting on Monday, February 18 and ending on Tuesday, February 19, residents are asked to follow the odd/even parking rule in residential neighborhoods. This applies from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Park on the odd-address side of the street on odd calendar days; park on the even-address side of the street on even calendar days.

  • On Monday, February 18, residents should park on the EVEN address side of the street.
  • On Tuesday, February 19, residents should park on the ODD address side of the street.

*This does not apply to emergency snow routes, parking-metered areas, or any street where the alternate side parking rule would conflict with permanently posted parking restrictions.

The odd/even parking rule provides snow plow operators with enough room to safely and efficiently plow residential areas, where on-street parking is common.


Coffee Challenge: Who makes the best hazelnut coffee? - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Cup of coffeeLike so many working stiffs, I've GOT to have my coffee in the morning to get jump started. Traditionally, I'm a Folgers Classic Roast kind of guy and I doctor my coffee with some hazelnut flavored creamer.  So no, I'm NOT a coffee snob.  I don't do the whole beans and a coffee grinder thing, screw that, buying ground coffee works just fine for me.

But in trying to eliminate some sugars from my diet, I've dropped the flavored creamer from my morning routine, switching to real, heavy cream. The various flavored brands of coffee creamer range 5-10 grams of sugar per serving, heavy cream weighs in at 0.1 grams.  But in making that change, my coffee was far less enjoyable. I missed the hazelnut! So during my next visit to the grocery store, I picked up some hazelnut coffee.  On that trip, I picked up a bag of Dunkin' Donuts hazelnut and you can read that review here.  To sum, it was OK, but I enjoyed the way I used to have my coffee, better.  A classic roast + hazelnut coffee creamer is better than the Dunkin' Donuts version of a hazelnut coffee doctored with some simple, heavy cream.  It left me wondering if there wasn't something better out there in a hazelnut grind.  Would such a coffee be Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly, or will I have to settle for something less-than-stellar, something just not as good as how I used to enjoy my cup of Joe? 

Reviewed so far in the Bachelor on the Cheap Coffee Challenge:

Dunkin'

Seattle's Best

Read other great food and drink reviews at www.bacheloronthecheap.com


Crews will tow in and around the Downtown starting at 2 a.m.

 

Tow-away zone

Crews will remove snow in Downtown Iowa City overnight Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, beginning at 2 a.m. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones will be removed.

Towing will impact Gilbert Street to Madison Street, Jefferson Street to Court Street.

The parking in these areas are metered spots, which do not permit parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Follow all posted parking signs to prevent your vehicle from being towed.

Vehicles can be moved to a Downtown Parking ramp, or to on-street parking spaces outside of the area. Be sure to follow all posted signs.

If your vehicle is towed, contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. Do not call 911.