Easy Thanksgiving appetizers: 11 simple recipes and ideas - TODAY.com

1.Slow-cooker snack mix: If you like Chex mix, you’ll love this version from Gimme Some Oven even more — it's almost completely hands off, thanks to the slow cooker. 

2. Cheese plate: There’s a reason a cheese plate is such a classic party snack: It’s satisfying and ever so simple. You can’t go wrong with this trio: a creamy Camembert or brie, a nutty manchego and a quality goat cheese. Serve with apple slices, quince paste and thin crackers.

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Does eating turkey make you sleepy? | Human World | EarthSky

Ah, Thanksgiving Day. You pile your plates with turkey, dressing, two kinds of potatoes, cranberries – all the traditional foods – and dig in. Second helpings? Of course! An hour later, after plenty of food and conversation, you push back and notice you’ve become very, very sleepy. You think, “I’m sleepy because turkey is high in tryptophan.”

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How to Make Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is a must-have side dish for some. According to a recent Yahoo Food survey, most people still prefer canned sauce over the fresh stuff.

MORE: Behind the Scenes at a Cranberry Bog

There are ways to jazz up the store-bought variety, but if canned cranberry sauce isn’t for you, this edition of “Tipline” shows how to make an easy homemade version for your holiday dinner.

By combining a bag of cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and cinnamon, you can make cranberry sauce at home in just a few minutes.

You can make this sauce a day in advance, giving you one less task to do on Thanksgiving Day.

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Kevin's Transmission & Auto Repair added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin's Transmission & Auto Repair to the 'Auto - Transmission Service & Repair' category in the Corridor Search business directory.

We provide the Cedar Rapids, IA area with a complete range of transmission services. No job too big or small, we are trained to provide you with the solutions you need as well as the quality you deserve.

At Kevin's Transmissions & Auto Repair Our Services Include but are not limited to:

  • Rebuilding Transmissions
  • Clutches
  • CV Axle Shafts
  • Domestic & Foreign Transmission
  • External Inspection
  • Free Road Test
  • Manual Transmissions
  • Automatic Transmissions
  • Transfer Cases
  • Transmission Servicing
  • U Joints
  • Auxiliary Coolers 

Honesty, trust, and peace of mind are values not often associated with auto repair. At Kevin's Transmission & Auto Repair those are the values that have people coming back year after year, whether it’s for a routine oil change or major service.  Do it right the first time, come in and have your car repaired by qualified technicians.

Something you will quickly realize is that Kevin’s Transmission & Auto Repair of Cedar Rapids, IA is continually striving to offer the best to our customers, achieving success through clarity and an understanding of our customers’ needs.  You will find what you are looking for with our transmission services as we deliver the satisfaction that matches our strong presence in the business market.

We are here to help with all your transmission services; one call lets us take care of the rest. Please look through our site to get the information you need about the services we provide. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 319-364-7044 any time.

Kevin’s Transmission & Auto Repair
2200 16 Av SW,
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404
Phone: 319-364-7044

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News and Notes from the City of Coralville, November 25, 2015

Upcoming Events

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

  • Thanksgiving hours (Nov. 26 & 27)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (Dec. 2), Planning & Zoning Commission (Dec. 2), Arts Commission (Dec. 8), City Council (Dec. 8)
  • Ceramic bisque creations (Dec. 5)
  • It’s a Mystery book group (Dec. 9)

View all upcoming events


What's Open, What's Closed for Thanksgiving

Trash pickup dates worth noting

City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27. 

Coralville Transit will not run buses on Thanksgiving Day, and on Friday buses will run a Saturday route and schedule.

The Coralville Public Library will close at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday and Friday.

The Recreation Center and Indoor Pool will be open on Friday.
Trash and recycling will not be picked up on Thanksgiving Day; Thursday routes will be picked up the Monday after Thanksgiving. The week after Thanksgiving, all routes will be picked up one day later than usual. 

Learn more


BrrrFest Ticket Sales Begin Friday

Online ticket sales for BrrrFest 2016 begin on Black Friday. BrrrFest celebrates the beers of winter and showcases craft beers by breweries from across the Midwest. A portion of the proceeds benefits Coralville’s 4thFest. Learn more


How to Recycle Holiday Lights

If you have old, burned out, or unwanted holiday lights, don’t trash them – recycle them instead!  Drop off strings of lights at any of the City’s five holiday light recycling locations. Learn more


Recreation Center Hosts Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday, December 5 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Coralville’s annual Holiday Extravaganza is the perfect place to find gifts for family, friends, and teachers while supporting local businesses. Free gift wrapping is available. Learn more


Luminarias Shine on December 13

Coralville's Aisle of Lights tradition continues

Light luminarias on your sidewalks, turn on your holiday lights, and tour Coralville’s twinkling lights from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Sunday, December 13. 
Free sacks and sand to make your own luminarias are available beginning December 7. Aisle of Lights is sponsored by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union; sand is donated by Hawkeye Ready Mix. Many Coralville organizations and businesses will also host seasonal festivities throughout the day! Learn more


On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

Festival of Trees, Breakfast with Santa, & Auction

November 27 & 28

Celebrate the season at the Festival of Trees open house, have breakfast with Santa, or kick up your heels at a tree gala and auction. Events will be held at Brown Deer Golf Club, and support many programs of the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Central Standard Time

November 29

This acoustic folk duo performs their own arrangements of traditional holiday hymns and carols.

Opera Workshop Scenes

December 5

Join the University of Iowa Opera Theatre for a wonderfully diverse evening of opera, free and open to the public. 

Learn more


Stay Informed!

Connect with the City of Coralville and subscribe to City updates on anything from agendas and minutes to community events and more. Sign up and select the topics that interest you at www.coralville.org/notifyme .

New details just released in fatal shooting at Iowa mall | Local News - KCCI Home

Alexander Kozak, 22, is charged with killing Andrea Farrington, 20, inside the mall last June.

According to the documents, Kozak told authorities while being taken to the police station that he shot Farrington after she broke off their relationship via text message on June 12.

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Temporary Iowa City homeless shelter in Iowa City finds space | The Gazette

IOWA CITY — It took a little longer than many would have hoped, but officials with Iowa City’s Shelter House have secured a spot for a temporary homeless shelter this winter.

Crissy Canganelli, executive director of Shelter House in Iowa City, said the temporary, low-barrier shelter could open its doors to those in need of a warm place to sleep as soon as Dec. 14, thanks in large part to what she said was an “incredibly generous” donation from SouthGate Companies, 755 Mormon Trek Boulevard.

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Roscoe's Pizza added to the Corridor Search business directory

The Coralville Courier is pleased to announce the addition of Roscoe's Pizza to the 'Restaurant Guide' and 'Pizza' categories in the Corridor Search business directory.

Roscoe's PizzaThe best pizza there is

We are a family owned and operated pizza joint, dedicated to providing mouthwatering pizza prepared from the freshest and tastiest ingredients available. Choose one from our 4 delicious styles of pizza crust on our menu and, then, add all of your favorite toppings to create your personal pizza delight!

Home of the caramelized crust

Enjoy our infamous caramelized crust that's available in our Motown deep dish or Brookville thin crust. Sit back and relax in our "vintage" sportsman dining room with a glass of wine or beer!

MoTown Deep Dish

Our #1 bestseller, this pizza has a thick and bready crust with cheese all the way to the edge of the pan. This allows a caramelized crust!

Brookville Thin Crust

This crust offers the best of both worlds - thin, but in a pan with the caramelized crust.

New York Thin Crust

It's thin - but not razor thin! Ask for extra thin if you like yours REALLY thin!

Chicago Deep Dish

Our Chicago Deep Dish pizza crust is thick and bready with a thick lip to hold all the fresh ingredients in. A little cornmeal in the dough makes this a hearty option.

Our Menu  - We offer a fantastic selection of specialty pizzas and delicious crusts to choose from.


Tuesday - Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 pm / 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Friday & Saturday
11:00am - 1:00pm / 4:00pm  -  9:00pm

11:00am - 1:00pm / 4:00pm -  8:30pm

Call today to order our crispy, stone oven-baked pizza! 


Roscoe's Pizza
212 Edgewood Rd. NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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Hillary Clinton's anti-Wall Street pitch wearing thin with skeptical liberals - Washington Times

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s populist anti-Wall Street pitch is wearing thin with liberal activists who say her financial reform proposals are too weak and her record is too tainted by millions of dollars in campaign contributions from the financial sector.

After collecting $17 million in donations from big banks over the years, Mrs. Clinton is at risk of being seen as too cozy with Wall Street — an image Sen. Bernard Sanders, her chief competitor for the Democratic nomination, is hoping to capitalize on.

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