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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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Scattergood Friends School seeking bus driver

Scattergood Friends SchoolScattergood Friends School is seeking a bus driver with CDL and bus driver designations for daily morning and afternoon bus routes between our campus in West Branch and a pick-up/drop-off location in Iowa City. Candidates must be reliable, punctual, and able to work with Middle and High School students. This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position with a rate of $18-$20 per/hour, Monday-Friday, September through June. Please contact Jobs@scattergood.org for more information and to apply.


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Iowa City recreation centers return to regular hours

Iowa City Parks and Recreation will return to regular full-time hours on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. 

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 6:15 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturdays 6:15 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Patrons can access pool hours by visiting icgov.org/Pools. The pool at Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center is expected to reopen in late August 2021. 

Registration for fall classes, programs, and events begins at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Patrons can register in-person at either Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. or Mercer Park Aquatic Center and Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr., or over the phone by calling customer service during regular business hours at 319-356-5100, or online


Be aware of road and parking impacts for Summer of the Arts Soul & Blues Festival

The City of Iowa City will be closing a section of Iowa Avenue for the Soul and Blues Festival this weekend. 

The annual music festival organized by the Summer of the Arts brings with it live soul and blues performances and activities for the whole family. This year's event will take place in Downtown Iowa City from Friday, July 30, to Saturday, July 31, 2021. 

Road closure and parking impacts

Iowa Avenue from North Dubuque to South Linn Street will be closed beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, and will reopen to traffic late Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Parking meters on Iowa Avenue between Dubuque and Linn streets will be marked with "No Parking" signs before the event. Cars in violation of these regulations will be towed beginning at 11 a.m. Friday. Metered spots in this area do not allow parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. and these parking regulations will be enforced. Follow all posted parking signs to prevent your vehicle from being towed.

In addition to reduced street parking, some ramp and lot parking will be reserved for festival vendors, artists, performers and service vehicles. Look for posted signs indicating restricted parking. No transit changes will be needed to accommodate this event. 

Soul and Blues Festival info

For more information about the festival, visit the Summer of the Arts' website


City of Cedar Rapids Asks Residents to Select New City Flag

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The City of Cedar Rapids invites Cedar Rapids residents to help pick a new city flag. Residents can visit CityofCR.com/cityflag to view the four designs, read the symbolism descriptions, and rank their top choices. Community ranking will be open through August 31, 2021. The top choice selected by residents will become the new official Cedar Rapids city flag.

A flag unveiling will take place on September 18, 2021 at 10:00 am in the Cedar Rapids Public Library downtown location main lobby area.

In 2019 the City of Cedar Rapids began public outreach asking residents to submit design ideas, colors, shapes and symbols for a new flag. The goal was to create a flag that reflects the city and incorporates citizen input and ideas. The city put the project on hold because of the pandemic and derecho.

After the public input process that launched the project, local volunteer graphic designers helped take the public input and create several possible designs. Members of the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) provided two rounds of ratings, comments and suggestions on the submitted designs. A local committee used NAVA feedback and resident input to select four final designs.

“We are excited to offer the opportunity for Cedar Rapids residents to help select the new flag design,” said Ashley Vanorny, Cedar Rapids City Council Member. “The flag is a symbol that will represent the community, so it’s important that the community feels a connection to the final design. I hope people will really embrace the new flag and we start to see it all over as a point of pride for the people of Cedar Rapids.”

A city flag is a symbol of pride for the community. Cedar Rapids residents will also drive how it is used. All design files will be publicly available for printing and other community uses.

Local businesses interested in creating flag merchandise are encouraged to contact the city at CityFlag@cedar-rapids.org.


“JOSEPH HALL: ELVIS ROCK ‘N REMEMBER” RETURNS TO THE CORALVILLE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 7 AT 7:00 PM

Elvis_2CORALVILLE -- After multiple postponements due to the pandemic, the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to welcome back Joseph Hall and his “Elvis Rock ‘N Remember” tribute Saturday, August 7 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets are $17-$32. Both regular seating and socially distanced seating options are available. For tickets and more information, visit www.CoralvilleArts.org or call the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Box Office at 319-248-9370. The Box Office is open for phone calls Wednesday-Friday 12:00–4:00 PM.

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! This show celebrates the roots of Elvis, yet is a fast-paced concert that makes it difficult for you to stay in your seat. It caters to both the young and the young at heart. He's got the look, the voice, the charm and the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by the flauntingly provocative hip action.

In Hall's Elvis Rock ‘N Remember show, he achieves a powerful flashback experience to the moment when fans fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high-spirited young man that is Elvis Presley. The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits from rock ‘n roll, country, pop to gospel, multiple costume changes and a heartfelt tribute to our veterans. He's even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. A must-see for all ages!

Joseph Hall, born in 1984 has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC's America's Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne impressed enough to tell him, "I've got shoes older than you, but I'd like to try you on!" Also, Piers Morgan quoted saying, " ELVIS IS BACK!" Joseph Hall has performed all over the world! Joseph Hall has won accolades throughout his young career including the "Spirit of Elvis " award. Joseph Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today. Hall says "My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”


Scattergood Friends School seeking bus driver

Scattergood Friends SchoolScattergood Friends School is seeking a bus driver with CDL and bus driver designations for daily morning and afternoon bus routes between our campus in West Branch and a pick-up/drop-off location in Iowa City. Candidates must be reliable, punctual, and able to work with Middle and High School students. This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position with a rate of $18-$20 per/hour, Monday-Friday, September through June. Please contact Jobs@scattergood.org for more information and to apply.


Coralville Transit Layover Change for Iowa City Block Party

Coralville TransitDue to road closures for the Iowa City Downtown District Block Party, Coralville Transit will not serve the following stops all day on Saturday, July 24, 2021:

  • Downtown Iowa City interchange (stop #0001)
  • Iowa Memorial Union (stop # 0125)
  • Macbride Hall (stop # 0120)

All routes will be diverted to E. Court Street between Clinton and Capitol Streets (1 block west of the Court Street Transportation Center) in Iowa City for layovers. No other stops are scheduled to be affected. Service delays are anticipated, and any changes to service will be posted at www.coralville.org/transit.

Route changes, road closures, and traffic delays will make predicted bus arrival times on the Transit app inaccurate on July 24, however, the real-time maps on the Transit app with actual bus locations will be accurate and should be used to locate buses. 

Normal transit service and predicted arrival times on the Transit app will resume on Monday, July 26. For more information, contact Coralville Transit at 319.248.1790.


Register Now for National Night Out

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – July 21, 2021 – Cedar Rapids residents are encouraged to register and plan events to celebrate National Night Out 2021 on Tuesday, August 3. National Night Out is an annual event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

Hosting a National Night Out event is easy:

  • Determine the location and time
  • Go to www.cedar-rapids.org/police to download an invitation that can be customized and sent to neighbors
  • Register your event so that police officers can stop by and meet your neighbors by contacting Sergeant Laura Faircloth at 319-286-5425 or l.faircloth@cedar-rapids.org
  • Invite your neighbors and enjoy the night!

National Night Out is a great way to reinforce the relationship with neighbors and local police officers. You can help prevent crime in the community by getting involved.

To get more information on how to host an event or to register your event so that police officers can stop by and meet your neighbors, please visit www.cedar-rapids.org/police and contact Sergeant Laura Faircloth at (319) 286-5425 l.faircloth@cedar-rapids.org.  Please email Sergeant Faircloth the following information about your event: National Night Out event contact person, address, email, neighborhood association name (if applicable), location, hours of the event/activity, police officers/firefighters requested at the event, and indicate whether media can attend your event.