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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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How can you support local businesses while practicing social distancing?

Community Connection is a video series that highlights community response efforts to the COVID-19 outbreak. In this episode, Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with Iowa City Downtown District Executive Director Nancy Bird about how businesses are adapting platforms and finding creative solutions to get through these difficult times. Click here to watch

Community Connection will be shared on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the City's FacebookTwitter, and Nextdoor accounts, as well as air on City Channel 4

For all Iowa City COVID-19 news updates and resources, visit icgov.org/Coronavirus


Lowe’s Spring Hiring Event – Coralville, IA

CareerFair_1688_Coralville_Mar18EVENT:  03/18/2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

LOWE'S OF Coralville (1688) 2701 2nd St. Coralville, IA

Join Lowe’s Home Improvement as we enter our Spring season. We’re hiring seasonal, part-time, and full-time positions.

To learn more about our Spring seasonal jobs, and to apply, please visit: jobs.lowes.com. Or, visit the store to apply in person.


Advertise on the Coralville Courier

We promote you, constantly. No matter what ad type you decide on below, we also Tweet you, we Facebook you, we LinkedIn you.  

Garage Sales:  Post your garage sale information online, just $10!  Your garage sale ad will have front page online presence daily, from the day you send us the ad and run through your garage sale date(s).  Click the buy now button below to make payment and then simply email us the details on your sale.  Give us up to 10 lines, bold it, italicize it, however you want.  Email your garage sale details to coralvillecourier@gmail.com. We'll post your ad the same day we receive the content.

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Need to make an announcement or sell something?  Post your service, event, announcement, pet for sale, computer for sale, property for sale, whatever! Your ad will get front page online presence daily.  Submit up to 10 lines of text for a 30 day run - just $30.  If you have an image for what you want to sell or announce, you can submit that too at no additional charge!  Image must be in a jpeg or gif format.  Just email it to us, it's that easy.

Your online ad can be up and running in no time!  It's a simple two step process.

1.  Just email us your ad.  Limit it to 10 lines, bold it, italicize it, however you want.  Email your ad to coralvillecourier@gmail.com.

2.  Just enter your ad headline below and then click the 'buy now' button below to submit payment.  Once we receive payment, we'll post your ad!  FYI:  Our online classified ads get picked up by Google, Bing, Yahoo and other major search engines!

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Email: coralvillecourier@gmail.com

 


List Your Business!

Reach the corridor audience with a LOCAL search directory.  Get listed in the Coralville Courier search directory.  It's easy, it's direct, it's cost effective, it's LOCAL and mobile friendly.  And once you're listed, you're always listed.  That's right, no renewals, no sales calls, it's just a one-time $30 set-up fee to get listed forever and take advantage of unlimited updates!  You can change/update/add to your message at any time.   Running a special?  We'll post it.  Holding an event?  We'll post it.  Just want to say you had a great weekend, "Thank you patrons" or "Congratulations Hawkeyes?"  We'll post it!   We promote you online, it's what we do.

Your profile includes:  Your business listed with your logo, a profile narrative and a link to your website.   Then sit back and let your listing go to work for you.  Get your listing today, your new customers are waiting.  

Simply enter your business name, click the 'Buy Now' button to submit payment and we'll get to work on your listing, it will be up and working for you in no time!

Enter your business name

 

Your ad must be paid for in advance. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express through PayPal.    Checks are no longer accepted.

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The Coralville Courier maintains the right to refuse/reject/edit/cancel ads and will not knowingly accept ads that violate the law. We assume all advertisements practice equal opportunity. Errors/omissions must be reported on the first day of posting by email to coralvillecourier@gmail.com. We are not responsible for any loss/expense that may result from the posting of an ad.

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Repair, upcycle, and reduce waste with upcoming series!

Graphic promoting upcycling.

Join in on the waste reduction fun with the Repair and Upcycle Series 2020.

This event series is held in January, February, and March, to offer education, tips, and resources on how to repair and upcycle “stuff” in order to reduce waste. 

With all of these events, the goal is to learn a new repair or upcycle technique(s), and to get started on a project using that newly-learned skill. Some materials are offered, but participants are encouraged to bring their own. 

Events will include: 

  • Rag Rug Making
  • Using Elements of Design to Upcycle
  • Don't Toss the T-Shirts - Creating a T-Shirt Memory Quilt
  • Wine Cork and Bottle Upcycling
  • Upcycling Project Night with ReStore
  • How to Restore Your House’s Historic Windows

All event details can be found at www.icgov.org/reduce. You can also find these events on the City's government Facebook page, and the City's recycling Facebook page

RSVP is required for each event, as space is limited. RSVP to jane-wilch@iowa-city.org, or by calling 319-887-6110. Events are no cost, and usually are about one hour in length.


Reduce food waste this holiday season!

Iowa CityIt's easy for the holiday season to turn into a time with a lot of unplanned waste. Here are a few tips on how to make this season more sustainable. 

1. Plan your shopping list

Take a moment to plan your shopping list; only buying what you know you’ll use. This is especially important when purchasing perishable items like produce, dairy, and meat.

Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!

Looking for a good shopping list template? Try the shopping list template from Food: Too Good to Waste.

2. Skip paper and plastic disposables

Ditch disposable, and go for reusable cutlery, dishware, and napkins. They are better for the environment, and reduce your trash load for the holiday week.

3. Take only what you will eat

It’s easy for your eyes to grow bigger than your stomach. Be mindful of your serving size. Give yourself, or ask for, small portions. You can always go back for more!

4. Don’t throw away food

Eat what you can first, and compost second.

If you have a lot of extra food, pack doggy bags for your guests and/or freeze extra food.

Compost food scraps like potato peels, eggshells, and bones. If you receive curbside trash, recycling, and organics collection services from the City, you can compost at the curb.

5. Recycle as much as possible!

Frying food? Recycle the oil. Place it in a sealed plastic bottle, label it ‘vegetable oil,’ and drop it off in the Oil Recycling Shed at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, or at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Ave. SW.

Glass is accepted at the East Side Recycling Center, Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, and North Dodge.

Wine corks can be recycled at the East Side Recycling Center in the designated bin in the Oil Recycling Shed.

In general, a lot of food packaging is recyclable, so check labels and recycle what you can. Not sure what is recyclable? Check out our Curbside Recycling Guide or our Recycling webpage.

No service reminder: Trash, recycling and organics will not be collected at the curb on Christmas Day, December 25, or New Year’s Day, January 1. If either are your regular collection day, please have materials to the curb the following day by 7 a.m.


Tips on reducing waste this Thanksgiving

A graphic with a tip on how to reduce waste on Thanksgiving.

When hosting a large number of people for a meal, it’s easy to over-prepare.

Consider these reduction tips when planning, cooking, and enjoying your delicious Thanksgiving meal.

1.) Plan your shopping list

Take a moment to plan your shopping list; only buy what you know you’ll use. This is especially important when purchasing perishable items like produce, dairy, and meat.

Don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!

2.) Skip paper or plastic cutlery

Ditch disposable, and go for reusable cutlery, dishware, and napkins. They are better for the environment, and reduce your trash load for the holiday week.

3.) Take only what you’ll eat

On a holiday that is all about eating, it’s easy for your eyes to grow bigger than your stomach. Be mindful of your serving size. Give yourself, or ask for, small portions. You can always go back for more!

4.) Don’t throw away food!

Eat what you can first, and compost second.

If you have a lot of extra food, pack doggy bags for your guests and/or freeze extra food.

Compost food scraps like potato peels, eggshells, and bones. If you receive curbside trash, recycling, and organics collection services from the City, you can compost at the curb.

Check out the Organics: Yard Waste and Food Waste handout for a list of accepted materials. Learn more at icgov.org/organics.

5.) Recycle cooking oil, corks and glass

Frying a turkey? Recycle the oil. Place it in a sealed plastic bottle, label it ‘vegetable oil,’ and drop it off in the Oil Recycling Shed at the East Side Recycling Center, 2401 Scott Blvd. SE, or at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 3900 Hebl Ave. SW.

Glass is accepted at both locations and North Dodge. Wine corks can be recycled at the East Side Recycling Center in the designated bin in the Oil Recycling Shed.

No service reminder: Curbside trucks will not collect on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). If this date falls on your service day, have materials to the curb by 7 a.m. the next day.

Sign up to receive curbside service notices at icgov.org/subscribe.


Kohl's offering 30% discount to Veterans this weekend - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Fila ShoesSo in the need for a new pair of sneakers, I went to my neighborhood Kohl's to do some shoe shopping.

I like Kohl's for this because they usually have the best deals on shoes, I've tried other places, but overall Kohl's has the best selection, shoe quality and pricing.

My budget was $50 and after looking at the various offerings by Nike, Adidas, Sketchers and other brands, I found what I was searching for, another pair of Fila shoes, my go-to brand.  They look good, they feel good on the feet and the price was right.

The regular price for these shoes was $49.99.  I picked them up for $34.99 on sale, but to my pleasant surprise when I got to the check out, was an additional 30% off my purchase because I'm a Veteran.  Kohl's is saying thanks to Veterans this Veterans Day weekend with the special offer.  Walking out the door, my shoes only cost me $26.45, WAY under my budget of $50!

According to the company, the 30% off in-store discount is double what Kohl’s offers year-round for Military Mondays, when all active and former military personnel, Veterans and their families receive a 15 percent off in-store discount.  The 30% discount special is good through Monday, November 11, 2019.

Thanks Kohl's!

$pend Wisely My Friends.....

via www.bacheloronthecheap.com