Concrete Gone Wild


We specialize in acid stains and concrete overlays to give that plain 'ol concrete a great new look!

Concrete Gone Wild is your one stop shopping with over 15 years of experience in the business.  If you have old, deteriorated concrete, we can do a complete concrete overlay with numerous patterns and color choices to enhance any home or workplace.

We do a new pour and stamp for patios, driveways and sidewalks to make an impressive piece of artwork.  If you prefer to modernize your concrete, staining is going to give you a new and unique look to your home or business.

We also are able to vertical stamp and stain to decorate your home or business, inside and out, to fit your imagination.  We can turn your lifeless concrete into works of art you can enjoy for a lifetime by adding beauty and value to your home or workplace.

Concretegonewildpic2So whether it be acid stain, concrete showers, pour, stamp or an overlay we can handle the project from start to finish.  No job big or small..... give us a call!

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Lyle Manning Jr.


Tomlinson-cannonOur Mission:

To serve with honor, nobility and integrity… God first, then customers and each other.


We offer the following services:

Contact Information:

3466 Dolphin Drive SE
Iowa City, IA 52240

Toll Free: 800-568-4265

For Davenport, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Cedar Falls

Local Numbers:

  • Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty
  • Cedar Rapids 319-362-1747
  • Waterloo, Cedar Falls 319-234-1223
  • Davenport 563-326-2418
  • Aero-Saw (direct) 319-337-8811

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Jans Lawn Care and Landscaping

Jans Lawn CareJans Lawn Care & Landscaping is owned and operated by Wyatt Jans. We are a family owned and operated company providing full service residential and commercial lawn care.  We are based out of North Liberty, IA and currently serve Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, and Tiffin.  Please contact us to find out what Jans Lawn Care can do for you.


  • Landscaping
  • Lawn Care
  • Retail Store - fertilizers, grass seeds, flower and garden seeds, tools and more!
  • Trees and Shrub Care
  • Winter Services - Residential and business plowing, walk shoveling and de-icing.

Many More Services Available.

Please Contact Us To Find Out More.


Mike & Joan Hazell Write:

"When I walked the dogs earlier this morning, I was amazed to see our yard had been aerated! Thank you so much for your timely application. I want you to know that we are most pleased that we switched from our old service to your Lawn Care service. Our lawn has never looked this good!"

Jans Lawn Care & Landscaping

315 W. Cherry St
PO Box 214
North Liberty, IA 52317
(319) 665-2191
(319) 665-2260

Bye Bernie Voters?: DNC Platform Committee Just Voted Down $15 Minimum Wage - Cortney O'Brien

Hillary Clinton's hopes of gaining Bernie Sanders supporters in the general election may have just been dashed. Unfortunately for her, the DNC platform committee has just rejected one of Sanders' most pertinent goals - the $15 minimum wage.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Drafting Committee member, urged his colleagues to vote for his amendment to ensure Americans have a "livable wage." Yet, when Rep. Elijah Cummings tallied the vote, the members had decided against it in a vote of 8-6.


A2Z Heating and Plumbing

A2z plumbing and heatingAbout Us

A2Z Heating and Plumbing Inc. has been in the business since 2003. We make it a priorty to keep our technicians educated on the most up to date technology and equipment. Family owned and operated small business that can take care of all your needs.

 24Hr Service

When you call A2Z...You get an answer, by a person, not an answering machine, 24 HOURS A DAY! Service technicians answer the phones for emergency calls at night. Our lovely office personnel answer the phone during the day. Office hours are 8am-4:30pm Don't believe me?

Just Call (319)351-2743


From water heaters to faucets to leaking drains, garbage disposals, sinks, toilets, drinking fountains, backflows, small remodels, big remodels, or new construction. We can handle it.


We can install, repair, or replace just about all heating devices. Standard furnace, high efficiency furnace, hot water boiler, steam boiler, and heat pumps. We can do it. No job is too small. System tune ups can save you money.

Call and get yours scheduled (319) 351-2743


Air Conditioning repair that doesn't cost you big time, getting yours repaired or replaced when the time is right is what we do. As a Comfortmaker dealer, we can get you top of the line equipment and great prices. With technicians certified for the SAVE program, We can get you rebates for upgrading your system.


For our commercial customers, we offer a wide range of services for your equipment too. Coolers, freezers, rooftop unit repair/replacement, water heaters, and commercial boiler, just to name a few. Along with service contracts to help maintain and extend the life of your equipment. Just give us a call and we'll get you scheduled for a FREE assessment.


Heating and Cooling
Our staff has worked with everything that's out there. So, rest assured that we have the knowledge to service even the toughest units.

Radiant Heat
Whether its a hot water boiler, steam, radiators, or infloor heat. We can take of it.

Indoor Air Quality Products
With you and your loved ones in mind, we offer air quality products that will help to keep your family safe and healthy.

From drippy faucets to a complete bathroom remodel, we can handle it. Music playing shower heads, new tubs, sinks, residential, commercial, we do it all.

Duct Cleaning
We have full service equipment for cleaning HVAC ducts and drier vents. No matter how big or small your system is, our equipment is compact and portable, and able to handle the task.  

All of our bids for projects and or replacements are free. We will come out and take a look at what you want done and get you an estimate in a timely manner...for FREE.

A2Z Heating and Plumbing Inc.
4218 Yvette Street Southwest, Iowa City, IA. 52240
Phone: 1.319.351.2743
Fax: (319)354-4793

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8
Hills, IA, 52235

Destiny On Xbox 360 And PS3: What Gamers On Legacy Consoles Should Expect : CULTURE : Tech Times

Destiny's next expansion Rise of Iron will be available only to the latest-generation gaming consoles, Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Microsoft Xbox One.

Destiny is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Activision. The game was released in September 2014 for Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3), PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

In a recent announcement, Bungie confirmed that the next expansion for the game, which will be released in September this year, will not be available for legacy consoles Xbox 360 and PS3.


Germany, France press Britain for quick EU divorce | Reuters

Germany and France led demands on Saturday for Britain to negotiate a quick divorce from the European Union, with Paris warning that populism will otherwise take hold after the vote to leave the bloc sent shockwaves around the world.

The European Central Bank added to the pressure by saying Britain's financial industry, which employs 2.2 million people, would lose the right to serve clients in the EU unless the country signed up to its single market - anathema to "leave" campaigners who are set to lead the next government in London.

Britain's decision to leave the EU, the world's largest trading bloc, is the biggest blow since World War Two to the European project of forging greater unity.


Brexit: An often rocky marriage ends in sudden divorce -

London (CNN)As marriages go, 43 years is not bad. But ever since Britain and Europe tied the knot in 1973, the relationship has been a tortured one -- with arguments about money, accusations of infidelity and seeping exasperation on both sides.

It was a Conservative Prime Minister, Edward Heath, who championed the cause of Europe and negotiated Britain's accession to what was then the European Economic Community in 1971. Then too, opinion in Britain was divided, with the center of British politics arguing "join" while left and right resisted. But the lengthy courtship had none of the sulfuric resentment of the divorce that would follow four decades later.


City announces street closures and Transit changes for upcoming Jazz Festival

The Iowa City Jazz Festival, a three-day weekend of live jazz that's part of Iowa City's Summer of the Arts series of festivals, brings the spark back to Downtown Iowa City on July 1-3, 2016. Music by national and international jazz artists and up-and-coming performers will be played on four stages throughout the event. Additional festival fun includes Culinary Row, Artist Row, Beverage Garden, Fun Zone, and the City's fireworks display over the Pentacrest, which wraps up the three-day event on Sunday night.

The Jazz Festival will call for some street closures, parking changes, and alterations to bus routes, as follows:

Street closures

  • On Thursday, June 30, beginning at 2 p.m., Clinton Street (between Washington and Jefferson Streets) and Iowa Avenue (between Dubuque and Clinton Streets) will close.
  • During the festival, the left turn from Clinton Street (northbound) to Washington Street (westbound) will be permitted for all traffic. This portion of Washington Street is typically reserved for buses only.
  • On Friday, July 1, beginning at 7 a.m., Dubuque Street (between Jefferson Street and Iowa Avenue) will be closed.
  • On Sunday, other streets in the area of the Iowa Memorial Union and Hubbard Park will be closed to accommodate the fireworks display.

 The street reopening schedule for Downtown is as follows:

  • On Sunday, July 3 at midnight, both Iowa Avenue and Dubuque Street will reopen.
  • At noon on Monday, July 4, Clinton Street will be reopened from Washington Street to Iowa Avenue, followed by the block between Iowa Avenue and Jefferson Street.

 Downtown parking

  • On-street parking will be extremely limited over the weekend, due to festival-related street closures -- and some of the available on-street parking spaces will be reserved for festival staff and vendors. To avoid being towed, watch for posted signs indicating restricted parking.
  • All five City parking ramps located near the Jazz Festival activities -- Tower Place, Chauncey Swan, Dubuque Street, Court Street Transportation Center, and Old Capitol Town Center -- will be open throughout the festival.
  • On Sunday, the Old Capitol and Dubuque Street ramps will be staffed and parking fees will apply. Chauncey Swan, Court Street and Tower Place ramps do not charge on Sundays.
  • An area for bike parking will be available on Dubuque Street, near the intersection with Iowa Avenue.


  • Free transit service will be available on Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2. The Saturday schedule will operate with festival-related and existing transit detours in effect.
  • There will be no bus service on Sunday, July 3 or on Monday, July 4, due to the holiday.
  • Due to Downtown construction, the bus interchange on Clinton Street has been temporarily relocated to the Court Street Transportation Center at 380 S. Dubuque Street.

 The following bus stops will be closed and not serviced during the Iowa City Jazz Festival:

Outbound bus closures:

  • Stop 7200: Washington Street and Linn Street
  • Stop 7201: Washington Street and Gilbert Street
  • Stop 7400: Clinton Street and Jefferson Street
  • Stop 7401: Jefferson Street and Linn Street  

Inbound bus closures:

  • Stop 7079: UI Lindquist Center
  • Stop 7206: Market Street and Linn Street
  • Stop 7207: Clinton Street and Jefferson Street
  • Stop 7244: Burlington Street and Dubuque Street  

Normal schedules will resume on Tuesday, July 5.


The City’s fireworks display will wrap up the Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 3, following the end of the final jazz performance.

Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and take in the fireworks  from the University of Iowa Pentacrest lawn. The west lawn provides the best view, although the display will also be visible from the east side of the Old Capitol building and Downtown.

Fireworks will be launched from Hubbard Park, at the intersection of Madison Street and Iowa Avenue, and will get underway sometime between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Inclement weather may call for flexibility in the start time. Rain date for fireworks is Monday, July 4, same time, same place.

To accommodate the fireworks set-up and show, streets and other areas within range of the fireworks area will be closed to the public. The Iowa City Fire Department urges drivers and pedestrians to adhere to barricades, caution tape and other street closure/no parking signs, as these are put in place to protect people’s lives and safety. Vehicles parked in the fireworks launch area after 8 a.m. on Sunday may be towed.


Pets who accompany their owners to the festival must be on a leash and under the control of an adult at all times, and must be up-to-date on rabies vaccines. Pets will not be allowed in Culinary Row, the Beverage Garden, or in the playground area on the Ped Mall outside the Library.

A pet hydration station will be set up at the Jazz Festival at the corner of Dubuque Street and Iowa Avenue, where animals can cool off and get a drink.

Before bringing your pet to the festival, please consider the following information from Iowa City Animal Services and Adoption Center:

  • If your pet is not completely comfortable around all sorts of strangers, including children, it would be best for them to stay at home. Watch for signs of stress: fear, excessive panting or vocalization, or exhaustion. If any of these occur, remove your pet from the situation.
  • Keep pets hydrated and make sure to keep the pads of their feet cool, too, by walking them on the grass instead of hot concrete or asphalt streets.
  • A dog’s ears are much more sensitive than a human’s. Do not take your dog close to the festival stage or speakers when music is being played. Dogs should never go to fireworks shows, according to the Animal Center.

Information and assistance

  • For information and assistance, attendees may stop by one of the festival information booths at the east end of Iowa Avenue or the south end of Clinton Street. Festival-goers can also look for City of Iowa City staff wearing "Ambassador" shirts, as well as police officers, for assistance.
  • An accessibility shuttle golf cart will be available to people with mobility issues who need help getting back and forth from the parking ramps to the main festival area. Call 401-584-2787 during festival hours to request a pick-up.

To view the full schedule for the Iowa City Jazz Festival and other Summer of the Arts activities, visit

For more information, contact Shannon McMahon, City of Iowa City Communications Coordinator, at 319-356-5058 or

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So please, have a look around, and contact us with any questions you might have about the Iowa City Real Estate Market or our residential or commercial real estate services. No question is too mundane - we want to help!

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Coralville, Iowa 52241
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