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Mark Your Calendar for Ranshaw House Concerts on Fridays in June and July

Ranshaw House Concert Series

Catch up with friends and socialize as a community on the Ranshaw House lawn on Friday nights in June and July. Bring a picnic, BYOB and enjoy live music from local artists performing on the historic house’s front porch. Here's everything you need to know.

The event is part of the City Slate, more than 40 free events produced each year by the City of North Liberty. 

The five Ws

  • Who: You! Free and no reservation needed
  • What: A free evening of good company with performances by local musicians
  • Where: Ranshaw House, 515 Community Drive, North Liberty
  • When: Fridays in June and July, with two-hour performances starting at 6 p.m.
  • Why: To enjoy a free show and catch up with friends and neighbors

Summer 2024 Schedule

Learn more about concert series artists at

What to bring

  • Lawn chairs and blankets to relax on while enjoying the performances. To allow everyone to have a view of the porch, we ask attendees to not bring pop-up tents or large sun shades.
  • A picnic from home or a local restaurant to enjoy with family and friends.
  • BYOB. While alcohol is usually prohibited in public parks, this event has been approved for BYOB of wine or beer (cans only, no glass). Alcohol must only be consumed within designated area of the park. Alcohol will not be for sale.
  • Your dog, if you’d like. They are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.

How to 🚗 🚴 or 🚶🏽 to the event

  • The Ranshaw House is located north of the Community Center at 515 Community Drive.
  • Please park at the Community Center.
  • Skip the car and walk, bike or roller blade to the park

You also might be wondering

  • Restrooms are available in the Community Center.
  • Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them.
  • The use of tobacco, nicotine, vape and other electronic smoking devices are prohibited in North Liberty parks, trails and public recreation areas.

Who to thank

This event is part of the City Slate. The yearlong schedule of events is made possible by A2Z Heating & Plumbing, Centro, Inc, Collins Community Credit Union, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Urban Acres Real Estate and Veridian Credit Union.

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We’re committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation at our events for individuals with disabilities.

For accommodations, please reach out to [email protected] or call (319) 626-5755.


Iowa City Housing Authority to close Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist until further notice

The Iowa City Housing Authority (ICHA) will no longer be accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and will close its wait list at 5 p.m. on July 1, 2024, until further notice. The current wait time for a voucher to become available is over four years. Due to this significant wait, the Department of Housing and Urban Development recommends closing the wait list. Once the list is ready to be reopened, a public announcement will be shared.

During this closure, staff will remain focused on efficient and supportive delivery of services to current voucher holders and those on the existing waitlist. ICHA will continue to partner with Johnson County Coordinated Entry and the existing partners that provide specialty vouchers dedicated to persons with a disabling condition, households experiencing homelessness, Project Based Vouchers at the 501 Project and Cross Park Place, and for veterans experiencing homelessness.

Please contact ICHA at 319-356-5400 or [email protected] with any questions.

If you are experiencing homelessness, call Shelter House at 319-351-0326, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shelter House operates a 70-bed Shelter that serves Johnson and Washington Counties.

If you are at risk of homelessness, visit to connect with resources available through Coordinated Entry.

News – City of North Liberty, 05/28/2024

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

Road Closure: Penn Street at the CRANDIC Railroad Crossing

Road Therapy logo over a construction worker.

Beginning Monday, June 10, 2024, the Penn Street will be closed at the CRANDIC Railroad crossing. The closure, to allow Midwest Concrete, Inc, to reconstruct the road around crossing, is expected to last into mid-July with, with incentives for early completion. Traffic will be detoured using Dubuque Street and Ranshaw Way. Drivers are asked to…

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Construction to impact 10-West Iowa City Transit route beginning May 29

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, the 10-West Iowa City Transit route will be impacted beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2024, due to upcoming construction on Newton Road.

The Hardin Library stop (Stop 0254) will close when construction preparation begins May 29. The Veterans Affairs Hospital stop (Stop 0253) is expected to close in late June. Both stops will remain out of service during the duration of the project, which is anticipated to continue through late 2024.

Passengers looking to catch the inbound 10-West Iowa City bus can do so on Newton Road at the Dental College (stop 8201) or on Newton Road at MERF (stop 0256).

Effective May 29, 2024, the existing stop at Newton Road and Valley Avenue (Stop 8200) will be permanently removed. A stop will be added to the existing CAMBUS/Coralville Transit stop at Newton Road and Lincoln Avenue.

.For up-to-date information on transit routes, download the Transit app.

Iowa City Police Department seeking public's help in armed robbery investigation

The Iowa City Police Department is seeking the public's help in an armed robbery investigation.

At 10 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2024, officers responded to 1310 S. Gilbert St. for a victim - an adult man - who reported he had been robbed. The victim said he had been walking north on the nearby railroad tracks when he was approached by a man and woman who robbed him at knifepoint.

One assailant was described as a Black man in his early 30s, approximately 5'6", with short hair and dressed in black. The man was carrying a collapsible knife. The other assailant was described as a Black woman, approximately 28 years old, 5'3", with short, curly hair, and gray clothing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Detective Daniel Boesen at 319-356-5451 or [email protected].

How you can help:

This incident is being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

CASE # 2024004114

Video Update: City Park Pool Design, Party in the Park, and Discovery Garden Parties

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs, and events. Topics this week include a concept design for the new City Park Pool and two weekly summer programs from the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department. Select the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Iowa City Update: City Park Pool Design

City Park Pool Concept Design

Using community feedback to guide the design, City Council has selected a concept that will be used to replace the more than 70-year-old City Park Pool.

  City Park Pool Concept Design

Party in the Park  

Party in the Park

This weekly series will bring neighbors and friends together to enjoy live music and fun activities at different parks around the community.

Discovery Garden Parties

Kids are invited to dive into the world of plants, insects, and soil by attending our Discovery Garden Parties throughout the summer.

  Discovery Garden Parties


News – City of North Liberty, 05/27/2024

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

55+ Connections: Week of 5/27/24

This is the 55+ Connections weekly update. If you would like to sign up to get more updates from the city go to  There is now a paper version of this newsletter available at the library!    THE NORTH LIBERTY LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED MAY 27TH IN HONOR OF MEMORIAL DAY. The Rec Center…

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It’s In the Name

heather cummings owner of north liberty's best academy before and after school, and summer camp program

Childcare is increasingly difficult to come by. Not only is it in high demand with limited availability, but finding the right fit can be a challenge. Heather Cummings, owner of North Liberty’s BEST Academy, describes their before and after school, and summer camp programs, as being focused on keeping kids active and engaged with plenty…

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Update: Missing teen located

Jaylin Brown