Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Closing out May 31, 2011

We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day on Monday.

We are in the process of working on a couple of new executive house listings this week. In addition, we have two house for rent that we are promoting at the present time.

Let us know, if we can be of service ...


Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memoral Day 2011

We cherish too, the Poppy red

That grows on fields where valor led,

It seems to signal to the skies

That blood of heroes never dies.

inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields,"

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. Here's a link to the history of Memorial Day in the USA. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have given service to our Country and have paid the highest price for that service.

We want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day 2011.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Community Topic for June 4, 2011: Racial Profiling vs. Criminal Profiling Forum

The Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission is sponsoring an open forum/panel discussion entitled “Fostering an Understanding: Racial Profiling vs. Criminal Profiling”.

The forum is June 4 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (1340 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA) and is free and open to the public.

Panel will consist of representatives from the following:

  • Cedar Rapids Police Department

  • Hiawatha Police Department

  • Marion Police Department

  • Linn County Sheriff’s Office


  • Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission

Panel Moderator: Beth Malicki of KCRG

I have attached a flyer with details; please feel free to post in your office or pass on to anyone you think might be interested.

We hope you will plan to attend! Let me know if you have questions.

Information submitted by:

Stefanie Robinson
Investigator and Mediator, Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission
City of Cedar Rapids, 425 2Nd Street SE, Suite 960, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Office: 319-286-5036
Fax: 319-286-5136
E-mail: s.robinson@cedar-rapids.org

Website: http://www.cedar-rapids.org/government/departments/civil-rights/

Homeless is a situation - not a population.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nice 2 bedroom house in SE Cedar Rapids for Rent

Learn more about this home and other homes for rent in the Cedar Rapids area. The above two bedroom house rents for $650.00 per month and will be available for June 2011.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Founder's Day: Happy Birthday to I.L. 'Tommy' Tucker

We proudly wish I.L. 'Tommy' Tucker a Happy Birthday, this 9Th day of May, 2011. For many who know Tommy, it is just another day in the life of a 39 year-old, though Tommy Tucker shares the same age with Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

Tommy likely will share the day with his daughter, since his wife has a busy day on the putting green and playing bridge with her girl friends. Talking to Tommy this morning, we were talking about today's news items and the changes going on in the Cedar Rapids community.

Tommy graduated from McKinley High School in Cedar Rapids and attended Coe College, where he met his wife, LaVerne, of 62 years. Tommy was at Great Lakes in the U.S. Navy, when the first bomb was dropped in Japan.

Tommy began in business in 1940s with his father, I.L. 'Irv" Tucker with Tucker Manufacturing Co., Inc. The business remains in service today in Cedar Rapids, sharing the location of Tommy Tucker Realty Co.

In 1955, Tommy left working with his father full-time to begin a career in the Real Estate industry. In 1958, Tommy founded Tommy Tucker Realty Co. In 1964, Tommy joined Irv as a member of Rotary International and continues in membership. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. In 1988, Robin Tucker joined his father Tommy in business. In 1989, Tommy asked Robin, his youngest son, to join Rotary International, as a member of Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids.

Tommy has served the Real Estate industry at a variety of levels, as former President of both the Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors and Iowa Association of Realtors. He served the National Association of Realtors, as a regional vice president for five states and as a board member, serving on a variety of committees. He helped in the founding of Real Estate Department at the University of Northern Iowa, among his many accomplishments over the years. Locally, he was a founding commissioner of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commissioner, serving 31 years. He was very active in a variety of community activities over the length of his business career paying his civic rent.

Today, Tommy Tucker Realty Co. serves a variety of residents in the Cedar Rapids area.

  • Real Estate Brokerage

  • Property Management

  • Buying

  • Selling

  • Leasing

  • Like-kind exchanges, such as 1031 exchanges

  • Consulting

  • Community Advocacy


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wishing all a Happy Mother's Day!

It's Sunday May 8Th and we want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day!

Have a great day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

We welcome May 2011 and reminder that May 3rd is Voting Day in Linn County, Iowa for Sales Tax Vote



  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage

  • Jewish-American
    Heritage Month

  • Haitian Heritage Month

  • Older Americans Month

  • Labor History Month


  • National Family Week, May 1-7

  • World Trade Week , May 15-21

  • Black Single Parents Week, May 29-June 4


  • May Day, May 1

  • World Laughter Day, May 1

  • Yom Hashoah/Holocaust Memorial Day, May 1

  • Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Club Breakouts, May 2

  • Sales Tax Vote in Linn County, May 3

  • National Day of Prayer, May 4

  • Cinco de Mayo, May 5

  • World Fair Trade Day, May 7

  • VE Day, May 8

  • Mother’s Day, May 8

  • Realtor Robin Tucker's Birthday, May 8

  • Harry S. Truman was born on this day, May 8

  • Founder and Realtor Emeritus I.L. 'Tommy' Tucker's birthday, May 9

  • Buddha Day, May 10

  • Int’l Day of Families, May 15

  • Armed Forces Day, May 21

  • Memorial Day, May 30

We want to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable May. Are you looking for a house to buy or rent? Please consider contact Tommy Tucker Realty Co.