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Monday, May 14, 2018
CityLink is offering free rides to passengers traveling with a bicycle on fixed route buses during Bike to Work Week starting on May 14, 2018 through May 18, 2018.  May is National Bike Month, and the week of May 14-18 is dedicated to the promotion of biking to work instead of driving. This free ride offer during Bike to Work Week is in conjunction with CityLink’s continued support of the local ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
A $25,000 grant from Ameren Illinois will help ensure that more area youth can participate in Dream Center Peoria after school programs. The funds were utilized by Dream Center to purchase a bus to transport additional young people to and from the facility in downtown Peoria. "We have a saying at the Dream Center: 'find a need and fill it'", said Andy King, Executive Director of Dream Center ...read more
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Monday, May 14, 2018
Are you seeking business solutions?  The Illinois Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester for anyone wanting to participate in the Senior Consulting Project program. Our student-run, faculty-led program has provided organizations with customer solutions for a variety of business needs:      - marketing strategy    - feasibility study    - ...read more
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Monday, January 29, 2018
Cindy Byrd, founder and owner of Image Potential Training and Consulting, and Melissa Smith, founder and owner of Cadence22 Business Coaching, co-hosts of the new Business Minds talk show, are excited to announce their theme and topics for February.  February’s theme, “Infusing Heart into Your Business,” coincides with it being Heart Month, specifically Heart Health month, and they will ...read more
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Each year, the City of Peoria recognizes neighborhood leaders through the Neighborhood Awards Program. James Bryson was nominated and selected to receive the 2017 Pride in Peoria Award.  This is awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to improve the City of Peoria.  He was nominated for his work in partnering and collaborating with many non-profit ...read more
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
On Friday, November 17, the fourth annual “Day of Stuffing” will be held at the Kroger store located at 801 W. Lake Ave. in Peoria. Part of the Stuff-A-Bus food drive, this event is held to encourage donations for the 30th annual campaign that benefits the food pantry at the Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service. The pubic is asked to bring donations, or purchase items at Kroger, and place ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with 11 additional offices in three states, including Peoria, has been recognized by Barron’s as one of the top independent advisory firms in the nation and by Forbes, naming the firm’s CEO as one of America’s top wealth advisors.Barron’s, an American weekly newspaper that reports on ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
The Caterpillar Foundation has awarded Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois a workforce development grant for the Peoria Metro Region. “This grant is about putting people to work through the skills and training needed to find and maintain quality employment,” said Don Johnson, Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois’ President and CEO. “Through this funding we will be able to hire an ...read more
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Monday, October 16, 2017
ICC will kick off its annual Student Sustainability Presentation Contest with keynote speaker Christine Nannicelli, senior campaign representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Illinois, who will discuss “Igniting a Just Transition to Clean Energy.” Her  presentation and the student contest will be held Thurs., Oct. 26 from 2 to 4 pm in the Lecture Recital Hall on the East Peoria ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College will host approximately 200 high school students for its 43rd Annual Power Show. Cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and race vehicles will be on display. Participants will have the chance to hear about career opportunities in the automotive industry. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. At 10 AM, students will participate in automotive ...read more
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Monday, October 09, 2017
Illinois Central College Adult Community Programs will offer a new, noncredit class, “English for Everyday Life,” Tuesdays and Thursdays October 24 through December 5, from 10 am to noon at Hickory Hall 105 on the ICC Peoria Campus, 5407 N. University St., Peoria. The class is geared toward non-native English speakers and is taught by Sally Plattner. Course objectives include: practicing ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
In March of 1957, Melvin Getz started Getz Fire Equipment to satisfy the needs of his customers with the highest quality service and products.  Sixty years later, the same family dedication exists.   Melvin began part-time by selling Red Comet fire extinguishers door-to-door to local farmers in the Eureka area of Central Illinois.  After a few months, Melvin decided to leave his full time job of ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Illinois Central College will host Campus Visit Days from 9:30 am to noon on Fridays this fall to give potential students information on various program options and the chance to see the College up close and personal. ICC will feature the following programs on these dates:Agriculture/Horticulture: October 27, East Peoria Campus, Agricultural & Industrial Technologies Building, Room ...read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017
Due to a scheduling issue, the October 14 Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series event featuring Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show has been rescheduled for Friday, January 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Tickets sold for the original date will be honored at the January 19 event. Patrons who bought tickets but who cannot ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Ameren Illinois has recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center and other OSF HealthCare facilities for their energy reduction efforts over the past nine years by presenting them with the Ameren Illinois Energy Saving Projects Excellence and Environmental Award. The projects have lowered electric and natural gas usage, reducing OSF HealthCare’s carbon footprint, resulting in a positive ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Patrick Taphorn, CIC, CSRM, president of The Unland Companies, recently completed the Certified Insurance Counselors Program, earning his certification for 20 years in a row. The CIC certification assures agents have the most current information in an ever-changing insurance industry. CIC certified agents are trained not only in the most important industry standards like licensing, state and ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse recently welcomed back Safe from the Start, a program that provides services for young children ages 0-5 years old who have been exposed to violence at home or in the community. The Center received a one-year grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for $121,500.   Safe from the Start was initiated at The Center in 2001, but went on hiatus ...read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017
Inked Entertainment has just released the dates for their 2018 Tailgate N’ Tallboys Music Series. It will, again, be held downtown Peoria on the Riverfront. The series will span 6 different days with 2 festivals. June 15 – 17 will be the first festival. July 20 – 21 will be the second and Sep 15 will be the final day of the music series. Each date will have multiple big-name acts, along with many ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2017 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 165 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing the Deiters team among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on funeral service excellence by ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Savant Capital Management, one of the nation’s largest independent registered investment advisory firms, announced today that CEFEX, the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence, LLC, has renewed the firm’s certification to the standard described in the handbook “Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors.” This is the tenth year of certification for Savant, and it was among the first Investment Advisors to ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Goodwill of Central Illinois and Bergner’s will hold their semiannual donation drive from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 30, 2017. During the drive, every item donated to Goodwill will earn the donor a 30% off coupon from Bergner’s. Donors can earn additional coupons during Triple Coupon Days. On the opening day of the sale, September 13, donors will receive triple coupons. ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
 Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist James Frey as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. His portrait and wildlife series, Art for Enjoyment, will be on display through October. His paintings, drawings, and sculptures feature lifelike portrayals of wildlife and famous people. Frey's use of bold colors and his attention to detail harmonize ...read more
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Sunday, September 10, 2017
Illinois Central College is seeking artwork created by area veterans to be displayed in ICC’s upcoming 2nd Annual Veterans’ Art Exhibit, an event celebrating the creativity of local veterans. This exhibit is open to any veteran currently residing in Central Illinois. To allow for the maximum number of participants, only one piece of artwork will be allowed per artist. All entries must have been ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education last week awarded Illinois Central College the TRiO (Turning Roadblocks into Opportunities) Upward Bound grant, which is aimed at providing support for high school students aged 13-19 to enhance their grades, encourage them to complete high school, and put them on track to pursue a college credential. The more than $1.3 million award is spread out over the ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Illinois Central College International Education Dept. recently welcomed Mohamed Mahmoud, of Mauritania, as its Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant in Arabic for the 2017-18 academic year. He will be part of the Language Studies, Government, and Humanities Dept.  Mahmoud will lead various workshops, guest lectures, and language opportunities for ICC students, employees and the local community ...read more
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
General Motors recently donated two vehicles to Illinois Central College for its automotive training program. The 2016 Chevrolet Malibus will be used to train aspiring technicians enrolled in ICC’s General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP). “We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of automotive technicians,” said Rick Jackson, manager for ...read more
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Monday, August 28, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse hosted its 29th Annual Duck Race today at Eastside Centre where 25,000 rubber ducks raced down a giant 750-foot water slide.   Attendees participated in free activities for kids including a photo booth, face painting, bounce houses, refreshments from Papa Murphy’s and Kona Ice before the race began at 2:00 p.m.   The owners of the first 15 ducks to cross the ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting the 29th Annual Duck Race, which raises funds to provide services to help all women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse in Central Illinois. The family fun event has free activities for kids, including bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth, and more. Refreshments are available for purchase from Papa Murphey's and Kona Ice. The ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
September is Ford Mustang month at Wheels O’ Time Museum, 1710 W. Woodside Dr., Dunlap IL (Rt. 40 & W. Woodside Dr.). In honor of the 53rd anniversary of Ford Mustangs, the Early Ford V8 Club has a display of vintage Mustangs from three different decades:   1966 Black Mustang coupe 1971 Red Mustang coupe 2017 new Mustang from a local dealership   Wheels O’ Time Museum has 30,000 sq. ft. of ...read more
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Join Illinois Central College’s “Between the Lines” program as it explores Sinclair Lewis’ novel, It Can’t Happen Here, Can It?, on Tues., September 5 at 7 pm in the Arbor Auditorium on the Peoria Campus.In 1935, with Fascism on the rise and on the march around the world, Lewis wondered how it might come about here, too. Even eighty-some years later, this novel, which was the first American winner ...read more
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Monday, August 21, 2017
School is back in session and Neighborhood House is providing After School Meals when Peoria School District is in session. Children 18 and younger can come to Neighborhood House and receive a free meal and participate in fun activities! Any one is welcome at our open site, beginning August 16, 2017. The After School Meals Program will run from 4:00-5:15. Dinner will be served from 4:00-4:30. We ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Peoria Academy students' artwork will be a featured mural in the Art Park located at C.T. Gabbert Remodeling & Construction in the Warehouse District. What started as a class assignment has turned into much more for four Peoria Academy Alumni.   Each year in Spanish, 8th-grade students learn about the "Mural Movement" which took place in Mexico after the Mexican Revolution. In the Mural ...read more
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Illinois Central College’s 37th Annual Landscape and Garden Day offers a variety of special programs and activities specifically designed for families with young children as well as the usual favorites for local gardening enthusiasts. This year’s theme is “Reclaim, Reseed, Regrow: An Adventure in Urban Horticulture”. The free event is set for Sat., September 9, from 9 am to 3 pm, at ICC’s ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Facet Technologies announces graduation of Jacob Stafford with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Illinois Central College. Pursuing his degree with a focus on electronics technology, Jacob learned how to work on and design a variety of electrical systems. Among other areas, he learned about wiring circuit boards, wiring houses, working on industrial motors and equipment and hydraulic ...read more
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Two new exhibits open on August 23 at the Illinois Central College art galleries, located on the East Peoria Campus. An exhibit of ceramics by Matt Ziemke opens in Gallery 336B, located in the Academic Building. In addition, an exhibit of photography by Jody Brown opens in the ICC Performing Arts Center Gallery, located in the lobby of the facility. A reception for the artist is scheduled for ...read more
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Friday, August 11, 2017
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 by U.S. News & World Report. OSF Saint Francis is ranked 5th in Northwestern Illinois, and is ranked nationally for Gynecology (#47), Pediatric Urology (#29), and Neonatology (#49).   Additionally, the clinical team at OSF Saint Francis is rated high performing, the highest rating possible, in four ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that the following closures are scheduled in the vicinity of the Cedar Street Extension in East Peoria: 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14The right lane of northbound U.S. 24/IL 29 (Main Street) will be closed at Cedar Street. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11 to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14The right lane of southbound U.S. 24/IL 29 (Main Street) ...read more
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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Jakob Loescher, a financial advisor with Savant Capital Management, a leading independent, nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm, has been named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors. The first-ever ranking features 500 millennial advisors, naming Loescher #13. Loescher has spent his entire financial services career with Savant. In 2007, he served as an ...read more
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Wednesday, August 09, 2017
The Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series opens the 2017-2018 season with a concert by Dogs of Society, the ultimate Elton John rock tribute, on August 19 at 7:30 pm in the ICC Performing Arts Center, located on the East Peoria Campus. Driven by the stellar musicianship of the five-member band, including the spot-on vocals of “Elton Juan”--lead singer John Gore-- the all-live, '70s rock ...read more
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Tuesday, August 08, 2017
OSF HealthCare and Presence Health have signed a Letter of Intent for OSF HealthCare to take ownership of Presence Covenant Medical Center in Urbana and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Illinois.   The two organizations are currently finalizing the agreement and will then seek all necessary regulatory and canonical approvals. The transaction is expected to close during the ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Savant Capital Management, a nationally-recognized fee-only wealth management firm headquartered in Rockford, IL, with offices in Peoria, Chicago, Freeport, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Sterling, and Wilmette, IL; McLean, VA; and Madison and Park Falls, WI, has been recognized by Financial Advisor, Financial Times and InvestmentNews as one of the leading Registered Investment Advisors ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse has received a $20,000 donation from CEFCU to help fund the continuance of Prevention Education programming in Peoria Public Schools (PPS). The gift is an annual donation to provide violence prevention education to students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth in Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties.   “We are very pleased to accept this donation from ...read more
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Illinois Central College is offering an expedited way for potential students to get through the steps of enrolling all in one day with its new QuickStart program on Saturday, August 5 from 9 am to 1 pm on the ICC East Peoria Campus. No appointment is necessary. Free parking is available in Lots A and B on the East Peoria Campus, as well as the Visitors Lot.During QuickStart, participants can ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Brave Launch is a business accelerator modeled off of the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps accelerator program and Steve Blank’s Lean LaunchPad. The foundation of the program is evidence-based entrepreneurship and agile development, which pushes teams out into the real world to gain insight and develop their business model through customer discovery. A seven week intensive program, the ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
Board games are now available for checkout at Fondulac District Library. The library’s collection of board games includes more than 70 popular and unique titles, including, but not limited to, Forbidden Island, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Codenames, and Munchkin. Gaming encourages social interaction, improves learning, and entertains players. Studies show that games aid perception, ...read more
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Monday, July 31, 2017
The East Peoria Times-Courier is in search of advertisers for their 2017 Friday Night Fever Football Flyers to be published in late August or early September. Advertisers will receive 25 magents at their business or given out on their behalf. For information on rates and more, click here or call the Times-Courier at 363-4444.
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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Join us at the historic Detweiller Park for Illinois’ favorite cross country style race, Detweiller at Dark powered by Saucony! Following the tremendous success and fantastic participation since our inaugural event, ShaZam Racing is continuing to make this race bigger and better! Last July, we hosted over 1,100 runners from all across the Midwest for one spectacular night of running! What makes ...read more
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
When you visit any Bard Optical between August 1 and September 30, you can donate school supplies to LOCAL PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.  There are over one million students in the State of Illinois living in low-income situations. By simply providing school supplies, we not only help prepare students for a successful school year, but we can also help take some of the burden off struggling parents ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The history of an organization that gives artists with special needs performance opportunities will be brought to life through words and music on stage at Illinois Central College. The Penguin Players, a collaboration involving Illinois Central College and the Penguin Project, presents three performances of Once Upon a Penguin: A Musical History of the Penguin Project on August 4, 5 and 6 in the ...read more
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The Center for Prevention of Abuse now offers services for victims of human trafficking in Central Illinois. Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is partnering with The Center for Prevention of Abuse through an award with the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC) to provide a comprehensive array of services for all human trafficking victims – both sex and labor – identified within the Peoria, Tazewell, ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
The annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day will be Thursday, July 27, 2017.   This is the 12th annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, with $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), including OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois.   The 2016 DQ Miracle Treat day raised $32,305 for OSF ...read more
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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Go Baby Go ride-on toy cars helping kids with disabilities become mobile.   On Saturday, July 22, 2017 five children with spina bifida who receive services through OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois will be presented with modified ride-on toy cars that give them the ability to move around like never before.   Go Baby Go, a national, community-based research, design and outreach ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The 2017-2018 Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series opens August 19 with a tribute to a rock and roll icon. Dogs of Society, an Elton John tribute band, will bring audiences the spot-on sound of classic Elton John music of the 1970s. The show features all the memorable tunes heard on the original vinyl records in an all-live concert experience. The Dogs of Society show is the first of ...read more
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Fondulac District Library announces a new exhibit from local artist Daniel Botkin as the latest installment for its ongoing Fine Arts at FDL program. His mixed media series, Visions of Johanna: The Life and Lyrics of Bob Dylan, will be on display through August. Botkin’s artwork portrays bold and vibrant interpretations of Dylan’s songs, and features thoughtfully executed elements of surrealism. ...read more
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Monday, July 17, 2017
Blue October is known for its shimmering melodies and heartstring pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today is Justin Furstenfeld. Blue October has charted eight Top 40 singles over seven albums with songs like "Into the Ocean", "Hate Me", "Calling You", "Dirt Room”, “Say It”, "Bleed Out" and ...read more
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