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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Preserve Iowa Summit Update

Preserve Iowa Summit

The Preserve Iowa Summit is nearly here. The Newton Historic Preservation Commission has been working hard to put on a great event. A couple of promotional videos have been release to create buzz for the conference:

  • About the Hotel Maytag Rehabilitation: h...
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Community Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

May is Building Safety Month

Building Safety Month

In May 2019, the City of Newton is participating in the 39th annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. First observed in 1980, Building Safety Month...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 30, 2019

National Preservation Month - Help Save Places That Matter

Preservation Month

Every year in May, local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month through events that promote historic places and heritage tourism, and that demonstrate ...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 14, 2019

SSMID Board Update

Blue Bicycle on Bricks

The 10 bike racks approved for purchase by the SSMID Board at their April 8 meeting have been ordered through Mojo Cycle and will be delivered in late May to the Public Works Building for installation by City crews.

Community Development
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Preserve Iowa Summit Coming to Newton

Preserve Iowa Summit - Keynote Speaker - Bernice Radle

The Preserve Iowa Summit is coming to downtown Newton! The conference, taking place June 6 - 8, is the state’s premier conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation. Those who attend will have opportunities to lea...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Nelson Set to Rock Newton Fest on June 8

NELSON  SET TO  ROCK  NEWTON  FEST on JUNE 8

Community members will be seeing double during Newton Fest in June. Newton Fest committee members announced rock band Nelson will be performing their show “An Evening with the Nelsons” on Saturday, June 8.

“With the fifth year...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Newton Community Health Partnership

Newton Community Health Partnership

In 2017, the State of Iowa had the fifth highest adult obesity rate and the 16th highest youth obesity rate in the United States. Initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation and the former Iowa Governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the Newto...

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Community Development
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Getting Started on Nextdoor

getting started on nextdoor

Nextdoor, is a social networking platform for local communities and neighborhoods. Instead of connecting you to users anywhere in the world, Nextdoor narrows your network to those in your surrounding area. According to Nextdoor's website their mission is ...

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Community Development
Posted on: April 16, 2019

To Revive Your Old Neighborhood, Think Small

Preserve Iowa Summit - Keynote Speaker - Bernice Radle

Bernice Radle wants you to think small.

When she comes to Newton this summer for the Preserve Iowa Summit, she’ll encourage hundreds of historic preservationists, developers, architects and community leaders to dream big. But think small. Do smal...

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