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NFPA and ESPN’s Hannah Storm release PSAs on grilling safety PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lorraine Carli   
Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:31

Sports anchor calls on Super Bowl grillers to play it safe

January 30, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is collaborating with ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Hannah Storm on a series of home fire safety PSAs. As the Super Bowl approaches, these messages encourage the public to take care when using their grills. For PSAs and safety information visit, www.nfpa.org/hannah.

In December 2012, Storm was badly burned while preparing to cook dinner for her children. After wind blew out the flame, propane gas pooled on her grill and became an explosive fireball when Storm attempted to re-ignite it. Only the instinct to close her eyes upon seeing the flame saved her corneas, but her face, neck, chest and hands suffered first- and second-degree burns.

According to NFPA, flammable or combustible gas or liquid was the item first ignited in half of home outdoor grill fires. The course of action to remember in grilling is:  if the flame goes out, immediately turn off the gas and the grill, and wait at least 15 minutes before trying to re-light it.

Storm feels that it is “important to tell and share this story because it was a very simple mistake that I made, but it was a very common mistake. People all over the world grill and they grill all the time, and most of the people that I know really don't understand the proper procedures…”

“Fires and burn injuries are not only traumatic for the person, but for the family and community as well,” says Lorraine Carli, vice president of Communications at NFPA. “Hannah is very courageous to share the personal details of her fire experience and burn injury to remind the public to take steps to prevent fires and avoid injuries.”

February 3rd marks not only the Super Bowl, but also the first day of Burn Awareness Week 2013. The week is an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to spread a message of fire safety throughout local communities. The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors works with those injured by burns, providing a supportive community on the road to recovery.

“Imagine for a moment every single person who is at the stadium at the Super Bowl – approximately 85,500 plus attendees. That’s the number of just children under the age of 14 impacted by a burn injury each year,” said Amy Acton, executive director of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. “We commend Hannah for sharing her story to bring awareness on how you can prevent burn injuries and to connect those who have had an injury to available resources.”

Storm returned to television on January 1, 2013. Her PSAs aim to raise awareness of the potential dangers of grilling, and to ensure safe cooking for sports fans and families alike.

About the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury through peer support, education, and advocacy. Visit the Phoenix Society’s website at www.phoenix-society.org.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

 
Valentine’s Day at the Figge Art Museum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Coffman   
Friday, 25 January 2013 15:40
Compliments of Chef Dave Micklewright

Thursday, February 14th - 5pm-9pm

Chef Dave Micklewright and Figge Art Museum will feature their first annual Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14th from 5 - 9pm at the Museum located at 225 West 2nd St. Davenport, IA. Guests can take in breathtaking views of the Mississippi while enjoying a four course dinner including a delicious choice of steak, fish & chicken entrees and a complimentary glass of champagne or house wine.

Dinner guests will have access to the museums permanent exhibits and will receive a 20% discount in the Museum Store on items that come in pairs. Ticket price is $90 per couple, tax and gratuity is not included. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Make your reservation today by calling 563-345-6647

For more information visit the museums website www.figgeartmuseum.org

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DeWitt Chamber Foundation is holding a New Fund-raiser: Taste of DeWitt! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by DeWitt Chamber   
Thursday, 24 January 2013 17:06

Sample the many varieties of food DeWitt restaurants have to offer.

Participating restaurants(partial list):

  • Barnes Foodland
  • Crossroads Coffee
  • DeWitt Nite Lions
  • Dream Cake Designs
  • Garden Cafe at The CROSSROADS Inspired Living
  • Golden Wok Chinese Restaurant
  • Hall of Fame Pizza & Wings
  • Happy Joe's Pizza & Ice Cream
  • Pizza Hut
  • Sunrise Cafe
  • TC's Point After
  • Whisk Away Cafe & Bakery

Adults: $15 & receives 5 food tickets. Children under 10: $7 & receives 3 food tickets. Extra tickets can be purchased at the event for $2 each.

This is a fund-raiser for future expenses. ALL proceeds benefit new Christmas decorations. Tax deductible amount of adult ticket is $10. Tax deductible amount of children ticket is $4.

Make checks payable to: Chamber Foundation

Tickets available at Chamber office, all Chamber board members and participating members.


 
Rosy's Open for Breakfast PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rosy's Restaurant   
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 08:18

Rosy's Restaurant, 2618 West Locust Street in Davenport (across from the Fairgrounds) is now open early to handle your breakfast cravings!

Daily specials at breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Rosy omelette, Mexican omelette, sandwiches, burgers, salads, Mexican dishes, fish and chicken dinners also found on the menu. Breakfast served all day long. Cash only please.

 
IOWA’S FIRST COMPREHENSIVE PASTRY, CHOCOLATE AND CENTERPIECE COMPTETITION PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Rowatt   
Friday, 11 January 2013 16:09

Bettendorf, Iowa (January 10, 2013) – Spend an afternoon watching talented award-winning chefs from the Quad Cities including the Isle’s own chef’s Matt Meadows and Jason Gomez, Chicago, and Des Moines compete on January 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. during our Winterfest Competition.

View amazing creations in candies, celebration cakes, wedding cakes, centerpieces, and ice carving. There will be an Isle chili sampling from Calypsos, Banquets, Farraddays’, Tradewinds. You can vote for your favorite Isle Chef’s chili. Proceeds from the chili competition voting will benefit Honor Flight of the Quad Cities.

The ice carving competition starts at 1 p.m. in the courtyard behind the hotel. The winner will be announced at 5 p.m.. Enjoy complimentary hot cocoa at our outdoor cocoa bar and stay warm by our outdoor fire pits while you watch professional carvers from all over the Midwest.

All other competitions take place in the Isle Center from 1 – 5pm. Beverages and concessions will be available for purchase. Visit our vodka luge while you are here.

Winterfest is sponsored by Reinhardt Food Service, Loffredo, King Food Service, and Midwest Imports.

This event is open to all ages. Seating is limited and tickets are free. Pick up free tickets for this event at the IsleOne Guest Service Center, Java Bay Trading in the hotel or online. To stay up-to-date on our other great food events scheduled at the Isle visit www.theislebettendorf.com.

Interested chefs should contact Matt Meadows at 563-359-7280 or 800-724-5825 for registration information. Registration cut off is January 20, 2013.

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Isle Casino Hotel – Iowa’s largest hotel complex in Bettendorf, Iowa is located on the Mississippi River with over 500 hotel rooms; three dining venues; and meeting and banquet space that seats over 1,500. The casino features 1,000 slots and 24 table games including live poker. Isle Casino Hotel is one of 15 casinos owned and operated by Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., and is dedicated to providing its customers with an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience.

 
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