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Another successful year for Rummage in the Ramp

RummageintherampFor the ninth year in a row, the City of Iowa City’s mega-recycle / resale event, Rummage in the Ramp, once again helped keep several tons of still-usable items out of the Landfill. By the end of the 10-day event, 25 tons of goods had been donated, displayed, and sold.

From July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2, Rummage in the Ramp encouraged students and tenants who were moving out of their apartments to drop off household items to the sale rather than leave them at the curb or in the dumpster. The donated items, including furniture, beds, household goods, clothing, books, non-perishable food, and more, were then offered for sale to the public at bargain-basement prices, with proceeds then split among the local nonprofits that helped staff the sale.

Rummage in the Ramp 2015, like all the rummage sales that preceded it, offered an eclectic mix of items, including more than 100 couches, 50 tables, 50 mattresses and box springs, 440 bags of clothing and household goods, 75 boxes of books, as well as workout equipment, holiday decorations, and enough keyboard instruments to create a music room: two upright pianos and an organ. The six tons of items that remained unsold at the end of the sale were either recycled or donated to local agencies. 

Almost 200 volunteers from 36 local nonprofit organizations helped staff this year's event. Profits of more than $17,000 from the sale will be divided among these groups, with each organization receiving $457.

Rummage in the Ramp was organized by the City of Iowa City Landfill and Neighborhood Outreach divisions, and co-sponsored by Aero Rental and Party Shoppe, Fareway Food Stores, and Hy-Vee stores of Iowa City.

Party on the prairie - The Daily Iowan

From the madness of the late-night Pedestrian Mall to endless tailgates as the leaves change colors, it’s not hard to find a party in Iowa City.

On Monday, the Princeton Review published its annual ranking of the top-20 party schools in the nation, and for the second year in a row, the University of Iowa was ranked as the No. 2 school on the list.


Illinois named top party school in U.S.; Iowa second | News | KCRG-TV9

IOWA CITY — Despite ongoing efforts to curb high-risk drinking and the reputation it brings to campus, the University of Iowa has not budged on the Princeton Review’s annual list of top party schools.

It remains in the runner-up position, according to the publication’s new party rankings — released Monday to go with its 2016 edition of the “Best 380 Colleges” book.


Brick Arch Winery Added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Brick Arch Winery to the 'Wineries/Wine Bars' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

Brick arch winery

Fine Iowa Wines and Entertainment in West Branch!

Nestled in a beautifully preserved historic building with lots of character, owners John McNutt and Ilene Lande take great pride in serving you an excellent variety of fantastic wines!  Click here to review their wine list.

The winery not only features great wines, but some great pizza, small plate items and desserts as well.

The Brick Bistro

“Small Plate” items are available every day. Every Wednesday and Friday evening (5:00pm – 8:00pm) and Sunday afternoon (1:00pm – 4:00pm), we will be serving our  12″  pizzas, small plate items, and two different desserts.

Specials may occur without warning! Inquire at the bar or call 319-643-4001 for details. Please feel free to taste our wines at the tasting room bar (2 wine tastings for free or 6 wine tastings for $5.00) and peruse our craft beer list. Place your orders for wine, beer, and food at the bar. We will deliver your food to your table when it’s ready!


Enjoy a variety of entertainment at the Brick Arch Winery, music, comedy, cork and canvas, book club and more.  Click here for the event schedule.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 12 - 6
  • Wednesday & Friday 12 - 9
  • Saturday 12 - 7
  • Sunday 12 - 5
116 West Main Street, West Branch, IA


Today's weather forecast for the Iowa City, Coralville area, Tuesday, August 3, 2015

Mostly Sunny Day: Mostly sunny. Highs around 82°F. North wind 6 to 13 MPH.

Mostly Clear Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 59°F. West northwest wind to 8 MPH.

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 using the link below:

Kalona News > News > Supervisors approve cycling race beginning in Riverside

The Washington County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a road race by the Iowa City Cycling Club that will be utilizing some county roads. Set for Aug. 15, participants will meet south of Murphy’s Bar and Grill on First Street, Highway 22.

Onsite registration is at Hall Park and begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 10 a.m. Online registration is available through Aug. 13 at


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Verne Folkmann, Lepic-Kroeger Realtors


Verne folkmannWhether you’re looking to buy or sell a home, I look forward to serving you. As a REALTOR and EcoBroker with extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, I am committed to providing excellent and effective advice on buying, selling, and renting properties in the Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, West Branch, Oxford and surrounding areas.

Please feel free to contact me for any of your real estate needs. Simply fill out the form below and I'll return your message as soon as possible.

How to contact me:

By Phone: C 319-331-0974
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1701 Brown Deer Rd., Coralville, IA 52241


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