Singing Valentines 2015

Have your sweetheart serenaded by a Barbershop Quartet in Northeast Iowa

Friday, February 13, 2015

Each Package includes:

2 Love Songs

1 Small box of Chocolates

1 long stem rose

$40 Package:

We deliver your Singing Valentine to your sweetheart between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$55 Package

We deliver your Singing Valentine to your sweetheart at a specific time which you determine

(Guaranteed within 10 minutes of the requested time)

Call or text:

Jon @ 319-533-9302


Talk to any member of the Keystone Chorus

Sponsored by: Northeast Iowa’s Keystone Barbershop Chorus

Schera’s January Beer Dinner Features Cider!


News from Schera’s owner, Brian Bruening:
Winter may have settled firmly over Northeast Iowa, but at Schera’s we are still remembering milder times. And it is in this spirit that we are presenting an all cider and perry beer dinner on Monday, January 26. Doors open at 5:30 with seating for dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $32 per person, which includes tax. We will feature ciders and perrys (pear ciders) from Wisconsin, England and New Zealand. Check out the five course menu below. ( Please note, this is the anticipated menu. Last minute changes may be necessary due to ingredient availability; however, the broad outline will remain intact.)

Galettes Bretonnes with Mushrooms
Barn Swallow Cider, Aeppletroew

Pear Poached in Spiced Cider
Hogan’s Perry, UK

Cider and Onion Soup with Stilton Cheese
Zeffer Dry Apple Cider, NZ

Duck Breast with Risotto and Broccoli
Kinglet Bitter, Aeppletroew

Cranberry, Pear & Apple Tart
Appley Doux Sparkling Cider, Aeppletroew

Reservations are required and spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992.


Central Community Hospital Blood Drive Tomorrow

Central Community Hospital, Elkader, IA and the American Red Cross are hosting an blood drive tomorrow, Jan 15th.
Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!
Drive Details:
Site: Johnson’s Banquet Hall
Address: 916 1/2 High St NE, Elkader, IA, 52043
Room Name: Johnson’s Banquet Hall
Date: Thr Jan 15, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Liz Darnell
Click here to make an appointment
The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.
Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

Schera’s Sparkling New Year’s Eve

We have started taking reservations for the big night December 31, 2014. Seatings are every half an hour starting at 5:30pm until 8:30pm, and reservations are strongly recommended.

Here’s the menu:

First Course
Curried Parsnip and Honey Soup
Cream of Celery and Apple

Second Course
Winter Vegetable Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Entrée Course
Duck Breast Wellington
Vegetable Wellington
Steamed Mussels
With Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Candied Carrots

Dessert Course
Panettone Bread Pudding
Vanilla Pots de Crème with Bananas Foster Sauce

$32 per person, excludes tax, tip, and beverages.

Make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992.

Warm holiday wishes!


P.S. The bar will also be open for walk-ins. There will be a very limited appetizer menu available a la carte, otherwise no regular menu that night.

Christmas Lights at Motor

lightsIf you like the holiday lights at Motor Mill, help keep this beautiful tradition going with all the other great projects at the mill by donating to the Motor Mill Foundation.The lights are on 4:30-10:00.

Schera’s – A Classic English Beer Dinner

A letter from Brian Bruening – owner of Schera’s
A Traditional English Christmas…
paired with traditional English beer!

To those in the know, some of our most cherished Christmas traditions come from England. So what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with an English Christmas dinner paired with some great English beer! The event will take place on Monday, December 22 starting at 6pm. Check out our five course menu:

First: Mince Pies, Clotted Cream paired with Adnams Broadside Ale
Second: Salmon Mousse on Melba Toast with Adnams Explorer East Coast Blonde
Third: English Cheddar, Dressed Salad with Timothy Taylor Landlord
Fourth: Cornish Game Hen, Roast Brussels Sprouts, Roast Parsnips, Crispy Potatoes with Adnams Southwold Bitter
Fifth: Plum Pudding, Hard Sauce with Adnams Tally Ho Barleywine

Plus everyone will receive a traditional English Christmas cracker to mark the occasion. Tickets are $36 per person, including tax and tip. Spaces are limited, so make your reservation today by replying to this email or calling 563-245-1992!


Brian Bruening
Schera’s Algerian-American Restaurant

P.S. There will be bottles of all the beers at the event available for sale at the event. They are great last minute Christmas gifts for the beer lovers on your list!

P.P.S. New Year’s Eve is right around the corner. Details will be posted on Schera’s webpage and Facebook page next week.

The Holiday Train is a coming!

December 6, 2014
Lady Luck Marina | Marquette, IA

This year the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train has eight scheduled stops in Iowa; Marquette being the next-to-last stop for our beautiful state! The Canadian Pacific train is adorned with tens of thousands of lights and serves as a stage for live musical performances as well as a transport for Santa. It is an extravagant sight and an event full of holiday cheer.

The brightly decorated Canadian Pacific train will stop at Marquette’s Riverfront Marina at 3:30pm on Saturday, December 6th. This stop will help the community and surrounding area collect food and money for the Clayton County Food Shelf. All are asked to bring a donation of non-perishable food items or a monetary donation to the Holiday Train.

SANTA CLAUSE will make an appearance as he roams through the crowd visiting with as many children as possible. The entertainer on the Holiday Train this year is Kira Isabella.

Postville Holy Walk is Sunday, December 7th

The Postville Ecumenical Holy Walk invites everyone to
Come take a Journey of Love, Back to Bethlehem,  To the very first Christmas…..

Holy Walk 2014;

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

5:30-7:30 pm

Lull’s Walking Trail – Postville, IA

Call (563) 864-6001 or; (563) 864-7699
for more information

Remember this is an outdoor event, dress accordingly

Parking is at St. Paul Lutheran Church Hall and bus shuttle service is available. There are refreshments at the Church Hall.  Refreshments are provided by area churches and groups.

Holy Walk T-Shirts (longsleeve)  Available at the Church Hall the night of the walk or get them ahead by calling Susan @ 563-864-6001