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Vision 4 Less Opens First Coralville Store, Hosts Grand Opening Event

25 families will receive vouchers for free kid’s glasses

Vision 4 Less, an optical retailer operating under the Eyemart Express family brands providing the fastest provider of quality prescription eyewear in the industry, celebrates the opening of its first store in Coralville, marking the ninth location in Iowa. The new store, located at 1810 North Coral Street, offers a wide selection of high-quality, fashionable and affordable prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Grand opening festivities start on April 22 with special promotions and an event open to the public on May 4.

The Vision 4 Less grand opening celebration on May 4 runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festivities include live remotes with KHAK-FM and KKRQ-FM, prizes from the Wheel of #FrameandFortune, and a special giveaway: The first 25 families at the event will receive a voucher for one free pair of kid’s glasses.

Coralville residents can either visit the independent doctors of optometry next door for an eye exam or they can bring in an existing prescription from their eye doctor. Grand opening promotions provide shoppers with deals on top of Vision 4 Less’ existing affordable prices through May 4:

  • Two pairs of single vision glasses for $19, and
  • Two pairs of progressive vision glasses for $68.
  • Get a free second pair of glasses with insurance.

Vision 4 Less takes pride in providing busy consumers with the right glasses at the right price right now, offering a unique mix of value, style and timely service. The 2,996 square-foot Coralville store carries more than 2,000 frames from brands such as Fendi, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, and Columbia. The store also features an onsite lab so 90 percent of glasses can be ordered and received on the same day — some in as little as 30 minutes. 

“We are excited to bring our vast high-quality eyewear assortment and time-saving optical solution to Coralville with our same-day glasses,” said Paula Blomquist, Eyemart Express chief marketing and merchandising officer. “Our trained associates are ready to help customers find glasses that are the perfect fit for them and their lifestyle.”

The store opening expands the eyewear retailer’s everyday discount programs in Iowa:

  • All veterans, retired, active- and non-active duty military personnel and their families receive an additional 10 percent off the company’s existing affordable prices. A valid military ID is required at the time of purchase.
  • School faculty and staff including teachers, coaches, bus drivers, janitors and more, receive a 20 percent discount on eyewear purchases. A valid school employee ID is required at the time of purchase.

“We recognize military families and educators do so much to shape our future generations,” said Ms. Blomquist. “Our everyday programs allow us to show our appreciation for their hard work and sacrifice.”

For more information about the Coralville Vision 4 Less, visit

About Eyemart Express and Vision 4 Less
Eyemart Express, a leading optical retailer and the fastest provider of quality prescription eyewear in the industry, has been serving consumers for more than 28 years. With 198 stores in 36 states, Eyemart Express ranks among the Top 10 largest optical retailers in the country with its family of brands: Vision4Less, Visionmart Express, and Eyewear Express. The company operates under its motto of Right Glasses. Right Price. Right Now: a unique mix of value, style and timely service. Each store carries more than 2,000 frames from brands such as Fendi, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Ray-Ban, and Columbia. Onsite labs allow 90 percent of glasses to be delivered on the same day. To learn more about Eyemart Express, visit

Traffic Alert - Muscatine Avenue

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Muscatine Avenue will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Washington Street and College Street to accommodate tree trimming activities for MidAmerican Energy Company.  Flaggers will be on site directing traffic through the area.  It is anticipated normal traffic will resume by early afternoon the same day.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City,

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.

Coralville, Iowa, weather forecast

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ICPL announces May classes for adults

During the month of May, celebrate the life of local historian, Irving Weber, by becoming your own family historian. Learn how to get started with genealogy, dig into military records, or uncover your family history with classes provided by the Iowa City Public Library.

Have you ever wondered about your family history? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an introduction to Genealogy on Thursday, May 2, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn where to start your search and how to keep track of the information you find once you get started.

Do you have a family mystery or a gap in your family tree? One of the main ways of uncovering your family’s history is through the database Ancestry. Come to the library on Thursday, May 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and learn how to use our online genealogy resources like to solve your biggest family tree questions.

Military records are great resources when trying to further your genealogy search. Join us at the library on Thursday, May 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. to learn the key information you need to know about using these military records. 

Want to use the Digital Media Lab at any time while the library is open? Ask for an orientation at the Page Station so you can use the room’s technology to digitize your current photos, slides or VHS collections, edit digital images or video, or create new digital work. To use the lab, individuals should have a valid library card.

Classes are free and space is limited, so patrons should register early. To register for classes at the Library, visit to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at 319-356-5200.

Video Update: Drug Take Back Day, Earth Fest, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include the annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Earth Fest, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.

Iowa City Update

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Watch to learn about this annual event that allows you to safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications and needles.

Community Police Review Board Forum

Hear the board, along with members of the Iowa City Police Department, address questions about department policies, practices, and procedures.

Earth Fest

Celebrate our environment while learning about sustainability through fun games, music, and crafts during this family-friendly event.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

As the fire hydrant flushing program begins, learn why this process is important and how it can temporarily cause water discoloration.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.

News – City of North Liberty - April 22, 2019

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

A Future So Bright

Chris Hoffman began working with Moxie Solar when its home office was literally a home. While Moxie has gone from a dining room table in North Liberty to offices as far flung as Texas and Colorado, the fast-growing solar company still calls the 52317 its home. North Liberty is the headquarters of local media, regional…

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Effective Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the bus stop located at Wayne Avenue and Arthur Street (#7261) on the Towncrest route will be temporarily closed for tree removal work.

IOWA CITY -- Effective on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and beginning at 6AM, bus stop 7261 located at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Arthur Street will be temporarily closed due to tree removal work. This closure affects customers using the Towncrest route. Customers who normally use this bus stop can use stop 7262 located at the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Dover Street (stop 7262). The bus stop located a Wayne Avenue and Arthur Street is expected to return to service mid-afternoon on Tuesday, April 23.

Drink Review: Jim Beam Red Stag - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Jim Beam Red Stag
Best used in a mixed drink

Blended and flavored whiskeys are red hot right now, consumer demand for brown spirits continues to rise with American Whiskey in particular seeing some phenomenal sales growth.

Regular readers know that I am a fan of flavored whiskey, I've always got a bottle of something in my freezer for a chilled shot or flavored specialty in the liquor cabinet to enjoy on the rocks.  My favorite in all this tasting fun so far, has been Yukon Jack Jacapple.

Getting a recommendation from a friend and STILL not finding any liquor store around with Royal Crown Peach in stock, for this tasting I opted for Jim Beam Red Stag, their traditional 4-year-old oak aged whiskey infused with black cherry.  This is an 80 proof whiskey, giving it a little more kick.  Most flavored whiskeys are 70 proof.

As usual, I served this up in a straight shot and on the rocks.  You definitely get the cherry sweetness in the nose, but in the swirl and swallow this whiskey came off as a little medicinal for me, a.k.a., cough drop flavored.  You do get the warm base bourbon in the finish but I think this whiskey is best used in a cocktail such as a Manhattan or an Old Fashioned.  I'd rather have a different flavored whiskey in a chilled shot or on the rocks.

Costing me about $17 for a 750ml bottle, the price is reasonable and this whiskey is a borderline repeat buy, as a mixer only.  Jim Beam Red Stag gets 3 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap Stars.

3 stars

$pend Wisely My Friends.....

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