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Mon. May 25
Hi: 82 Lo: 66
Chance of showers and storms. Wind: S 5-15.
Forecast Courtesy of KCRG Weather
Construction to install light signals on the corner of Willman and N. Center Point Road are nearing completion. It won't be long before the 4-way stop signs disappear and traffic will once again flow at a normal pace.
Planting a Garden 101
Planting a garden can be a bit daunting to those who have never done it. However, once you understand the ins and outs, it can become a favorite pastime. Many people enjoy gardening, because it is relaxing; but it can rewarding, too. Especially when it comes time to harvest.
Dog Park Nears Completition
It won't be long before our furry, four-legged friends will have a fun place to run and jump! The two fenced-in play areas are located on the east side of the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, near the trailhead on Boyson Road. (Use the same parking for the trail.) The play areas include toys to play on, trails inside the perimeter, and benches for the humans.
The Dave Wright Family Dog Park will open later this summer. For updates, visit the Hiawatha Parks and Recreation Facebook page or the city's website!
Hiawatha Farmers Market Begins June 7!
The Hiawatha Farmers Market will start on June 7 with the following stipulations:
Wearing Masks Slows the Spread of Virus
Wearing a mask for long periods of time can be a pain, but according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing that mask can help keep you, and others, from contracting the virus that has killed thousands in our country alone.
"It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus. CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has
instructions for Sew and No-Sew masks. Learn how to make your own homemade mask here.
(For local COVID-19 information and updates, visit the city's website at hiawatha-iowa.com.)
Virtual Pound with Trisha
Virtual Pound with Trisha is a fun way to get fit! Join Trisha Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays! (Go to Zoom.us and enter the Zoom ID (356 069 4063) and Password (fizz).
Commission Publishing Book on Hiawatha History
Hiawatha is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a book about the city's history. The books are $15 until June 1, with a $5 mailing fee, for those who would like it mailed to their homes. Books can also be picked up at the Commission's both during FunFest in August. Pre-order your copy of the book by emailing Hiawatha History Commission chairperson, Pat Semelroth, at Se_me@live.com.
Library Gearing up for Summer Reading Program
The Hiawatha Public Library's Summer Reading Program is right on schedule to make your summer more exciting!
"Once upon a time… in a world not so long ago… there were stories about fairies, fire breathing dragons, gnomes, elves, enchanted castles, and all things magical. Revisit those stories this summer. Read, create, and imagine what your own story might be. We all have a story to tell - with memories and adventures to share."
To sign up for this summer’s reading program - click the link below:
This program is for anyone, anywhere. You don't need to have a library card to participate. Visit the Library's Facebook page for details.
The Library is working closely with local public health officials and Metro Library Network partners in Cedar Rapids and Marion on a carefully-phased reopening plan to ensure they are following all possible safety procedures and guidelines. The library recently announced that contact-less curbside pickup will begin May 22 at Metro Library Network locations. Details on hours and procedures will be announced early next week. For more information check out the library's website.
Check out the Library's annual report!
The Hiawatha Public Library continues to offer valuable programs to the community, although it remains closed due to the pandemic. Programs for kids are presented daily on the library's Facebook page and can be accessed by clicking here.
The library offers a variety of online programs! Access them by visiting their website or by visiting the library's Facebook page.
Mental Health Services Now Available Online
The Pandemic Crisis Services Coalition, formed in March 2020, may have come about in response to the pandemic, but it is a resource that has been needed for quite some time.
Suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death in Iowa in 2019, for those in the 15-34 age group, and 4th for those in the 35-54 age group. On average, according to foundation2.org, one person dies by suicide every 18 hours in Iowa.
While the statistics are alarming, it can become so much worse if those who are experiencing mental health issues don't have access to the help they need.
For more information about the program, or to access its services, visit the website.