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  • MuscatinesTrolleyPage 8


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    Local Artist

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    Pedaling inPearl City

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    Summer 2012


    Muscatine residents display their green thumbs. Page 4

  • For more information

    Serving specialty coffees, import teas, fresh delibreakfasts and lunches, and homemade desserts.

    Also hand-dipped ice cream and gelato.Catering available

    Starting April 1: Open until 6 p.m. Tues - Fri

    563-263-5043208 W. 2nd St.

    Lunch, Dinner & Carry-OutMon-Sat:11am - 9pm

    Daily LunchBuffet: 11am-2pm

    208 E. 2nd St.Muscatine, IA52761

    Authentic Mexican Dining


    We visit newcomers, newlyweds, & new parents.

    Call Erin Field at:847-927-9027

    316 West 3rd Street Muscatine, IA

    (563) 263-7822

    Color Copies & Offset PrintingMon-Fri 8-5 Sat 9-Noon

    Since 1899


    Helping Young Minds Grow!

    Little Miss Muscatine PageantJune 2nd, 6:30 pm

    Central Middle School AuditoriumAdvance Tickets: $5, At door: $10

    Judi Connor, Director (563)

    Full Service Florist Plants, Silks, & Custom

    Fresh Floral Designs Gi Baskets Home Dcor Unique Gis and

    Collectibles featuringarea artisans

    Wire and area deliveryservice available

    Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm

    Saturday:8:30am-3:00pm131 E. Second St.


    Sandwiches Soups SaladsPotatoes Delivery

    Hours: Monday - Saturday: 11-8 Sunday: 11-5

    113 Iowa Avenue Muscatine

    (563) 288-9999

    Kay L.Chapman, CPA,PC

    Individual & Business Tax PreparationPayroll Bookkeeping Consulting

    563-264-1385119 W. Mississippi Drive, Ste. 3,


    Serving the Muscatine Community since 1997

    Fine Home Furnishings and Decor.

    215 W. 2nd St. Muscatine



  • Change brings growth! As Co-Founder of the Muscatine Magazine, I have been so fortunate to work withMike Shield who is an incredibly talented designer and to work with and serve manyof you in the Muscatine area through this endeavor. Its been a positively rewardingexperience and its great to be a part of this effort to help spotlight Muscatines bestto residents and visitors.

    Some exciting changes are happening in my life and with the magazine due to thefact that my family and I recently moved to the Boston, Massachusetts area for whatmy children call a new adventure. Indeed it is. Its quite impressive how much ofMuscatines characteristics I see within this area rich in history. With the aid oftechnology, I have the opportunity to continue to co-publish the magazine for thenext few issues, after which time the wonderful Janet Morrow-Greene, Co-Publisher,will take over as Publisher and will help take the magazine to new heights. Janet hasprevious experience in advertising sales and in publishing magazines. She also hasexperience in marketing both small businesses and large corporations.

    Janet and Mike will continue to spotlight thebest of Muscatine and I am thrilled to helpfrom a distance in any way I can. Thank you foryour support in spotlighting the best ofMuscatine (past, present & future).

    Muscatine Magazine Summer 2012 1

    In this issue Publishers Corner

    Individuallytailored care.Youre one of a kind, and soare your health care needs.River Rehabilitation PhysicalTherapy takes pride in providingthe highest quality physicaltherapy services designedspecifically for you.

    2023 Cedar Plaza DriveMuscatine, IA

    (next to Dairy Queen)

    Aaron EversmeyerPT, CEAS

    Our services include: Orthopedic Rehabilitation

    Sports Physical Therapy

    Aquatic Therapy

    Industrial Rehab

    Ergonomic Analysis

    Muscatine Art Center . . . . .2

    WiFi Hot Spots . . . . . . . . . . . .3

    Gardens of Muscatine . . . .4

    Muscatines Trolley . . . . . . . .8

    Do it in Muscatine! . . . . . . .10

    Local Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

    Pedaling in Pearl City . . . .14

    Summer Fitness . . . . . . . . .16

    Kids Eat Free! . . . . . . . . . . . .16

    By the Numbers . . . . . . . . .17

    Lots to Do! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

    MuscaFun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

    On the coverBackyard gardens, such as this colorfulflower patch at the home of Muscatineresident, Susan Cradick, are featured onpages 4-7. Photo by Anne S. Olson ofMuscatine.

    Dawnese OpenshawPublisher and Ad Specialist

    3Be seen for longer!Your message is visible for months!

    3 Be part of the buzz!Excitement is building about thisnew publication.

    3Reach a wide audience!5,000 issues distributed in the Muscatine area and by subscription.

    3 Enhance your image!Full color, quality printing includedin all ad rates.

    For advertising info callJanet Morrow Greene at

    (563) 506-2799

    Why Advertise in Muscatine Magazine?

  • 2 Muscatine Magazine Summer 2012

    Civil War ExhibitOn view, in the Stanley Gallery thru May26, 2012, is Muscatine and the Civil War:A Sesquicentennial Commemoration.The exhibition details the role citizens ofMuscatine and Muscatine Countyplayed in the Civil War. It includes letterspenned by Muscatine soldiers Daniel J.Parvin and Charles T. Ruger.

    Closing day there will be a special publicperformance by the Marengo Civil

    War Band from 1:30-2:30 pm onthe grounds of the

    Muscatine ArtCenter. Bring alawn chair and

    enjoy theconcert.Popcorn


    Unique ArtThe Muscatine Art Center proudlypresents two new exhibitions thissummer. Pieced Elegance: Quilts byClara Oleson opens June 24, 2012 with areception for Oleson June 24, 2012 from1-5 pm. Whistles by Connie Roberts willopen July 1, 2012. The reception forRoberts will be from 1-5 PM during theAnnual Ice Cream Social. Both of theseexhibitions close September 2, 2012.

    Clara Oleson has been quilting forthirty-ve years. She is a retired lawyerand adult educator. She is a long-timecommunity activist and the past femalenational president of the Alliance forDemocracy, a member of the Iowa CivilLiberties Union, a past candidate for theIowa House of Representatives andserved on the board of Prairie Fire.

    Oleson gardens, reads and enjoys opera.An adopted Iowan of forty-three years,she was named Honorary Native Iowanby Governor Tom Vilsack in 2002.

    Constance Alyce Westvig Robertscreates carved wooden whistles, butthis isn't always obvious at rst glance.Trained as a gurative painter, Robertscalls herself a thing-maker. In her work,she bridges the realms of ne art andfolk art and tackles many subjects withsharp wit and unrestrained humor.

    Usually, the viewer gets caught uptaking in all the images presented bythese sculptural pieces: a wedge ofchocolate cake with a birthday candlewhistle, a dog angel, or perhaps a bag ofwhistling circus peanuts. One of thesewas a piece for StevenSpielberg commissionedby the wife of well-known composer JohnWilliams,commemorating theten movies on whichhe and Spielbergcollaborated. Otherwell-knowncollectors ofRoberts' workinclude

    celebrities such as Robin Williams, NewYork City Mayor Giuliani and Carol Burnett.

    Ice Cream SocialThe Annual Ice Cream Social is July 1,2012 from 1-5 pm. As usual we will haveice cream and homemade pies andcakes for sale. There will be musicalentertainmentthroughout theafternoon withgames and craftsfor the young atheart. Freddiethe Firetruckwill even make anappearance. The IceCream Social will alsooer an Art Fair on thegrounds this year.

    Art ClassesThe Muscatine Art Centeroers a wide range of artclasses for both adults andchildren. Visit www.muscatineartcenter.orgor our Facebook page for moreinformation and class schedules. You can also nd us on

    The Muscatine Art Center is located at1314 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa.

    Admission is free. Hours areTuesday,

    Wednesday &Friday 10am-

    5pm; Thursday10am-7pm;

    Saturday & Sunday1-5pm. Closed

    Mondays andholidays. Tours by


    Spring/Summer ActivitiesOnce the private home of a lumber heiress, the Musser Museum features many distinctive architectural details of the Edwardian period. The mansions 11 roomshost important collections of paintings, sculpture, Oriental carpets and decora-tive arts. The adjoining Stanley Gallery hosts national, traveling art exhibitions.

  • Summer 2012

    Publishers: Janet Morrow GreeneDawnese Openshaw

    Creative Director: Mike Shield - Shield Designemail: mshielddesign@gmail.comweb:

    Contributors:Amanda Hart Chris SteinbachBill Lindsay David LohrmanAnne Olson Ryno OlsonHarold Wilson Musser Public LibraryHeidi Homan Muscatine Art CenterAlisha Eggers City of Muscatine

    For advertising info, contact Janet Morrow Greene at(563) 506-2799 or

    Contact us: Muscatine Magazine1577 Taylor AvenueMuscatine, IA 52761


    Muscatine Magazine is a quarterly publication focused on Muscatine,Iowa and the surrounding area. The publisher reserves the right to refuse and/or edit any materials submitted for publication. Published articles and advertising do not constitute endorsement. Copyright 2012

    Muscatine Magazine Summer 2012 3

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