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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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ICPL announces April classes for adults

During the month of April, the Iowa City Public Library will host classes that highlight the addition of Wacom Intuos graphics tablets to its selection of equipment. These tablets will allow users to hand-draw images, animations, graphics, and more on the computer. Library patrons can look forward to these arts-based classes to learn more about this exciting technology.  

Did you know you can turn your family photos into a coloring book for all ages? On Monday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, April 26, from 1 to 3 p.m., we will use your family photos to digitally “draw” the pages of your own coloring book. No previous experience is necessary, though participants may need higher level computer skills to feel successful. Please bring several family photos – digital or print – to the class.

Are you a comic artist in the making or do you just love to doodle? Take your artwork from the sketchbook to the screen! Join us on Monday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn the basics of using a Wacom Intuos tablet to digitally sketch, draw, and paint. Higher level computer skills and comfort may be necessary to feel successful in this class, though all are welcome.

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 such as graphics, animations and more using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Wacom tablets. To use the lab, individuals should have a valid ICPL Library Card.

Classes are free and space is limited, so patrons should register early. To register for classes at the Library, visit https://www.icpl.org/events/digital-media-lab to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200. All classes will be held in the Digital Media Lab on the second floor.


Community Garden Plot registration opens April 1

Registration for 2019 Iowa City Community Garden Plot program begins with in-person registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St. Plots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and interested gardeners are encouraged to arrive early on the first day of registration. The Recreation Center building will open at 6:15 a.m. Numbers will be available on the lower level of the building near the customer service desk. Staff will call those numbers in order beginning at 7:30 a.m. These numbers are to hold your place in line only; they do not represent your garden plot number assignment. Registrants will be required to sign a lease agreement to maintain their plot through Oct. 1.

Online registration will be available beginning Tuesday, April 2. Interested in signing up for a garden plot online? Log in or create an account through Iowa City Parks and Recreation's online system at www.icgov.org/activityregistration. Click, "Reserve a Facility" and view maps of the gardens to choose your plot.

2018 Garden Plot renters were notified in late February about reserving their plot from the previous year. 

Garden locations, plot info and fees:

Chadek Green Park, 1920 Friendship Street

  • Fifty six (56) 10' x 20' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-residents

 Kiwanis Park, 1519 Teg Drive

  • Twenty (20) 10' x 20' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-residents

 Reno Street Park, 516 Reno Street

  • Sixteen (16) 10' x 20' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-resident

Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Drive

  • Thirty seven (37) 10' x 50' plots
  • $25.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $30.75 rental fee for non-residents

  • Sixty eight (68) 10' x 23' plots
  • $15.75 rental fee for Iowa City residents
  • $20.75 rental fee for non-residents

Questions? Contact Recreation Program Supervisor Jeff Sears at jeff-sears@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5100.


Fire Department Hosting Adult Resource Expo on March 27

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Fire Department will be hosting the 2nd Annual Adult Resource Expo at the Central Fire Station, 713 1st Avenue SE, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The goal of the Adult Resource Expo is provide older adults with timely fire and crime prevention, healthcare, safety, social service and other pertinent information.  There are nearly 40 vendors participating in the event, including:

·         380 Express

·         AARP/SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)

·         Abbe Health/Aging Services

·         Alzheimer’s Association

·         Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC)

·         CarePro Health Services

·         Cedar Memorial

·         Coldwell Banker Hedges

·         Connect America

·         Cedar Rapids Police Department

·         Curves-Silver Sneakers

·         Encore Cafe' - Heritage on Aging

·         Family Caregivers Center - Mercy

·         Grand Living-Indian Creek

·         His Hands Free Clinic

·         Home Instead

·         Horizons

·         Iowa Long Term Care Ombudsman

·         Kindred at Home

·         KMRY Radio

·         Linn County TRIAD

·         Mercy Hospice

·         Meth-Wick Manor-Home Health

·         PADS (Peer Action Disability Support)

·         Pinicon Place

·         Premier Investments

·         Riders Club of America

·         Ridgeview & Meadow View

·         Right at Home

·         Sunday Drive

·         The ARC of East Central Iowa

·         The Villages at Marion

·         Unity Point-Palliative/Lifeline

·         To the Rescue/Transport/Home Care

·         UnityPoint-Palliative Care

·         Uptown Living

·         Visiting Angels

·         West Ridge Care Center

·         WRAP (Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program)

There is no charge for admission.  For more information about the Adult Resource Expo, including parking maps, please visit our website at www.cedar-rapids.org/fire.


Houser Enterprises, INC. - Coralville, Iowa City

Friendly Rental and Property Management Services in Coralville, Iowa

Houser EnterprisesAt Houser, we believe in value. The value renters find in the beautiful homes they return to at the end of a long day. The value our owners find in working with us, enabling them to let go of some of the burden of managing their investment properties. And the value of good relationships, which we try hard to build with tenants and owners alike.

We live those values in our work. That’s why we offer premier home at affordable prices to our tenants, as well as excellent, responsive property management services to our owners. We’re in business to help people, not to pad our bottom line, and it shows.

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Towing begins at 2 a.m. on March 22, 2019, in Downtown for spring street cleaning

City of Iowa City crews will be cleaning the streets of Downtown Iowa City of sand and other winter-related debris overnight Friday March 22, 2019 beginning at 2 a.m. Vehicles parked in tow-away zones will be removed.

Towing will impact Prentiss Street to Market Street, Madison Street to Gilbert Street, as well as North Clinton Street from Market Street to Church Street. The parking in these areas are metered spots, which do not permit parking from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Follow all posted parking signs to prevent your vehicle from being towed.

Crews will be using street sweepers and leaf blowers throughout the area to clean the sidewalks and streets.

Vehicles can be moved to a Downtown parking ramp, or to on-street parking spaces outside of the area. Be sure to follow all posted signs.

If your vehicle is towed, do not call 911. Contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.

 

Map of downtown Iowa City tow-away zone.


Old Capitol Open Ultimate Tournament at Tuma Sports Complex March 30-31

Cedar Rapids, IA – University of Iowa Ultimate and Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation will again co-host the annual Old Capitol Open (OCO) Ultimate Tournament March 30-31 at Tuma Sports Complex, 3239 C Avenue Extension, Marion. OCO is an USA Ultimate sanctioned college regular season event for open and women’s teams that draws competition from a large number of states including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

This year, registrations have filled two divisions with 30 college teams. The estimated participation will exceed 450 players and coaches.

"OCO is ideal for perfecting your up-wind throws, keeping up your endurance with long points, and very tough but spirited competition. The fields are always in great shape and my team always looks forward to playing in this tournament,” said Michele Siamis, one of Saucy Nancy's (University of Iowa) captains.

Ultimate is a sport born in the 1970s with the advent of the Frisbee®, and was commonly called Frisbee® Football or Ultimate Frisbee®. Now known just as Ultimate and governed by a national body (USA Ultimate), the game has grown in sophistication and popularity both on campus and off. Its fluid motion looks like soccer or hockey, and the field resembles a football field, but it’s played with a disc that is kept in flight. Ultimate combines athleticism and skill at a fast pace, and is extremely fun to watch. In addition, players self-officiate following a concept called “Spirit of the Game” which places the responsibility for fair play on the players themselves.

For more information visit the tournament website http://oldcapitolopen.com or contact Grant Weber, Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Athletics Coordinator at g.weber@cedar-rapids.org or (319) 286-5698.


Deceased Person Found in Iowa City Car Fire - Update

The victim of the car fire on Monday, March 18, 2019, has been identified as Donald Lee Schrader, 72, of Iowa City.  The investigation has determined that no suspicious circumstances or crimes are being considered regarding the cause of the fire, which was determined to have originated in the passenger compartment area. Results from an autopsy to determine the cause of death will not be available for up to several weeks. The investigation remains open, pending those results.


On Monday, March 18, 2019, at 10:49 p.m., Iowa City Police and Fire personnel responded to the parking lot of 1213 Gilbert Court for a report, by a witness, of an occupied vehicle that was on fire.  Firefighters extinguished the fire and confirmed that the vehicle was occupied.  The subject inside the vehicle was deceased.  Iowa City Police investigators responded to the scene and are investigating the incident to determine the circumstances, including whether a crime occurred.  As this is an ongoing investigation, no other information is currently available for release.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275.  Refer to Case# 2019002539.


Compromise advances sports betting bill in Iowa House

DES MOINES — Iowa bettors would not be allowed to make in-game “prop” wagers on contests involving Iowa athletes, their colleges or their opponents under a change expected to be approved Wednesday by a House committee — a change backers say will boost the chances of sports gambling becoming legal in Iowa.

via www.thegazette.com