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February 2019

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center has amazing opportunities!!!!

18003JDJ                   Audio Visual Ops Supervisor

18003JDF                   Starbucks Barista

18003JBO                  Lead Night Auditor

18003JC5                   Guest Service Representative

190000HD                 Restaurant Supervisor

190009CH                 Dishwasher (PM Shift)

19000C7Z                  Banquet Operations Supervisor

19000BEL                  Loss Prevention Officer

19000DP6                  Banquets Event Set-Up

19000AF3                  Server Attendant-Dining Room

19000FCE                  Cook (Breakfast) 

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Blairs Ferry Rd NE Lane Reduction

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Effective Friday, 3/1/19, at 8:00 a.m., traffic traveling eastbound on Blairs Ferry Road NE will be reduced to one lane between Mildred Ln and Crane Ln NE. Mildred Ln will be right-in, right-out only; no left turns onto Blairs Ferry. Work is associated with water main repairs, and is expected to take one week to complete, weather permitting.   

News and Notes from the City of Coralville, February 28, 2019

Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Community Writing Center (March 5)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (March 6), Planning & Zoning Commission (March 6), City Council (March 12)
  • Lunch Club (March 6)
  • Spy School (March 8)
  • Family Night at the Library (March 11)

View all upcoming events


Coralville Accepting Applications for Police Officers

Be part of the team to protect & serve our community

Deadline is Monday, March 4 | 5:00 pm

Are you or is someone you know interested in law enforcement? Have you always wanted to make a difference? Do you excel under pressure? Is service in your DNA? The Coralville Police Department is accepting applications! Make a difference


Plan Ahead for Garden Season

Garden plot registration is happening now

Gardeners looking for a place to plant, grow, and harvest their own fresh produce can register for a plot at the Coralville Community Gardens. Choose between two plot sizes or accessible, raised beds for the upcoming garden season. Community gardens


Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 10

The start of Daylight Saving Time is near: "spring forward" and set your clocks ahead one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 10. When you change your clocks, remember to replace the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and test those devices as well.


Save the Date:
Global Community Potluck

Taste the food traditions of our community

Friday, March 29 | 5:30-7:00 pm

Don't miss out on this free event at the library. Enjoy a sampling of tasty dishes from around the globe, selected and prepared by your neighbors. The event will feature live music, dance, a visual art display, and interactive crafts and activities. Community potluck


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Disney's The Little Mermaid

March 1-3

Presented by Regina High School. Enjoy a stage production of one of Disney’s popular animated stories and support some talented local high school students.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

March 8-10

Presented by Young Footliters. Alice journeys into a world of talking animals, comic royalty, and races where the contestants run in circles.

Kirkwood Elementary Concert

March 11 | 6:00 pm

Students in grades 3-6 will perform.

Regina Bands Concert

March 12 | 7:00 pm

Regina junior and high school band students will be joined by the Iowa City Flute Choir.

Wickham's Got Talent

March 13 | 6:00 pm

Students take the stage with singing, dancing, and comedy.

KidSing Festival

March 14 | 4:00 pm

This singing festival brings together 5th and 6th grade students from across the school district.
What’s on stage


What’s Happening at the Library

Movie night for adults: Some Like It Hot

Thursday, March 7 | 6:00 pm

Two male musicians flee the mob, disguised as women in an all-female band. One of the musicians falls for a band member, and the other has a suitor who will not take “no” for an answer. Fresh popcorn provided. Free movie

Family night

Monday, March 11 | 6:30 pm

A family night may include crafts, games, stories, music, or any combination! Family night

Mystery book discussion: The Fact of a Body

Wednesday, March 13 | 10:00 am

By Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. A lawyer who thinks her ideas of justice are fixed must confront a case that shakes loose many of her previously held convictions.
Book discussion


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Fire at Hawthorne Hills

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Cedar Rapids firefighters were dispatched at 8:30 a.m. to an apartment fire at Hawthorne Hills Apartments, 2255 C Street SW. Firefighters were advised that several occupants were trapped on the second floor of the two-story multi-unit complex. 
Firefighters encountered heavy fire and smoke on the second floor of the complex. Firefighters searched throughout the apartment and used ladders to reach the second floor of the apartment complex to search for victims.  
Firefighters carried one victim out of the complex. The adult male victim had life-threatening injuries. Three other victims were transported by ambulance with injuries, including two males and one female. The victims were all adults. Three other victims were evaluated but did not require transport to area hospitals. 
Firefighters continue to battle the fire as the fire has breached the roof of the complex.  
One firefighter sustained a non-life threatening injury during the fire suppression efforts.
Cedar Rapids is receiving assistance from the Hiawatha Fire Department and the Salvation Army.
There are a total of 16 units in the apartment complex. There is major fire, smoke and water damage throughout.
Photographs of the scene are available at

Iowa suspends McCaffery 2 games over tirade

Iowa has suspended men's basketball coach Fran McCaffery for two games following his profanity-laced tirade against an official after a 90-70 loss at Ohio State on Tuesday night, the school announced.

McCaffery reportedly called official Steve McJunkins a "cheating m-----f-----" and "a f---ing disgrace" as McJunkins walked down a hallway after the game.


Kayak Clinic to be held at Bender Pool March 17

Cedar Rapids, IA – Linn County Conservation and the Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department are offering a kayak clinic, “Paddles in the Pool,” for ages 10 and up at Bender Pool, 940 14th Avenue SE on March 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. The fee is $10 per person. Advance registration for program #304223-01 is recommended, however, registrations will be accepted at the door space permitting. 

Experienced paddlers will share their skill and enthusiasm with beginners and those who wish to improve. Topics to be covered are safety, types of boats, care and storage of equipment, paddling skills and techniques, entering and exiting the water, and where to go kayaking. Boats and paddles will be provided. Participants should bring a life jacket and wear proper swim attire. Children must be supervised by an adult. 

For more information, call Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation, 319-286-5566.

Traffic Alert - S Clinton Street

Weather permitting, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, lanes of traffic will be shifted on Clinton Street between Burlington Street and Court Street to accommodate construction of a building in the area.  Normal traffic will resume by the end of the day.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City,

ICPL announces March classes for adults

During the month of March, the Iowa City Public Library will host classes that highlight the addition of Wacom Intuos graphics tablets to its selection of Digital Media Lab equipment. These tablets will allow users to hand-draw images, animations, graphics, and more on the computer. Library patrons can look forward to these arts-based classes to learn more about this exciting technology.

Have you always wanted to learn brush calligraphy but felt nervous around all those special pens, inks, and papers? With the Wacom pen stylus and tablet, you are free to practice and play. Join us to learn how to start your calligraphy practice with Wacom tablets on March 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on March 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. No previous experience is necessary, though participants may need higher level computer skills to feel successful.

Join us for Portrait Painting with Photoshop Friday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos tablet. We’ll digitally “paint” a portrait for gift-giving or to adorn the walls of your home. No artistic talent is required! Higher level computer skills and comfort may be necessary to feel successful in this class though all are welcome.

Want to use the Digital Media Lab any time the Library is open? Stop by for a brief orientation so you can use the room’s technology to digitize your current photos, slides or VHS collections, or clean up and edit digital images or video, and more. You’ll also need a valid Library Card.

Classes are free and space is limited, so patrons should register early. To register for classes at the Library, visit to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at 319-356-5200. All classes will be held in the Digital Media Lab on the second floor.

Smokehouse/Chophouse Style Challenge: Reviewing a BBQ pizza from Domino's - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

20190225_182147-1I recently wrote about what to look forward to in 2019 from fast food.  Trending, are smokehouse/steakhouse style burgers and sandwiches and the meat of the year is predicted to be brisket.

Consumers are clamoring for something more, creations beyond the ordinary realm of classic burger and sandwich flavors.  People want smokey, they desire more than just ketchup and mustard, folks are calling for cheeses with deeper flavors and buns with a little more tease than run-of-the-mill sesame seeds.  And it's no different when it comes to other meat on bread options, a.k.a., pizza, consumers are looking for more, something beyond the traditional flavors.

For dinner last night, I opted for Domino's, and their Memphis BBQ Chicken Pizza.  Regular readers know that I'm not a fan of Domino's, but in the name of a'hem, food science and this Smokehouse Challenge, I must partake....

20190225_182200-1Here's the description of the pizza from the Domino's website: Memphis BBQ Chicken pizza, we use only premium grilled chicken, crunchy fresh onions, and not one, not two, but three cheeses: mozzarella, provolone and cheddar.

Read the full review at