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Rivermont Collegiate Alumni & Friends Reunion PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:47
Always a Lion!


Alumni & Friends Reunion

Tuesday, November 22nd

Stay connected to friends who shared the court & classroom
and the faculty & coaches dedicated to your success!

6:00 p.m. - Women’s Alumni Volleyball Match
7:00 p.m. - Men’s & Women’s Alumni Basketball Game

Alumni cheerleaders are encouraged to join us and cheer!

A reception will follow the basketball game

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Share the Joy of the Season with Your Family While Helping out Your Community PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Elly Gerdts   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:37

WinterFest at the Familly Museum!

Bettendorf — The Family Museum will continue its tradition of WinterFest on Sunday, December 4, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. There will be a host of joyful family activities for everyone including a dance performance from the Family Museum LimeLight dancers, holiday music performed by the Pleasant Valley High School Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble, refreshments, fun activities, and a visit from Santa later in the afternoon. Admission to this event and the Family Museum’s hands-on gallery is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to a local food pantry. This event is sponsored by the DHCU Community Credit Union.

A huge, 300 square foot train set will be set up again this year, and each passenger on the “Polar Express” will be enjoying hot chocolate in their seats, with all of the lights burning bright and the smokestacks going full blast as the “Polar Express” winds its way on its journey to the North Pole.

The centerpiece window dressing is the last set of animated figurines from the Petersen Harden Von Maur store in Davenport.  Created by the (George) Silvestri Art Manufacturing Company, this Santa’s House scene includes a Living Room with a decorated tree and fireplace, a Kitchen with a very busy stove, a Workshop where elves are busy making toy trains, and a snowball battle in the woods among the elves who are gathering firewood.  The display was built in Chicago during October of 1966, and was donated to the Family Museum in 1990 when the store was sold.

The Family Museum is located at 2900 Learning Campus Drive. For more information, please call (563) 344-4106 or visit www.familymuseum.org.


Upcoming American Red Cross blood drives December 1-15 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Theresa Kuhlmann   
Monday, 21 November 2011 15:24
Think outside the box this holiday season.  The perfect gift is at the nearest American Red Cross blood drive or blood donation center.  And, unlike the latest fashion trend, video game or golf club, it costs nothing but an hour of time. When someone donates blood, they give the perfect gift - another hug, another laugh, another smile, another chance - to a patient in need.

All blood types are currently needed. Approximately every two seconds a patient in the United States needs blood. By taking time to donate this winter, you can help the Red Cross ensure a stable blood supply for all patients who need blood products.

How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross
Governed by volunteers and supported by giving individuals and communities, the American Red Cross is the single largest supplier of blood products to hospitals throughout the United States. While local hospital needs are always met first, the Red Cross also helps ensure no patient goes without blood no matter where or when they need it. In addition to providing nearly half of the nation’s blood supply, the Red Cross provides relief to victims of disaster, trains millions in lifesaving skills, serves as a communication link between U.S. military members and their families, and assists victims of international disasters or conflicts.

Blood Donation Opportunities

12/2/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Plumtree Lodge, 15-940 Plum Tree Drive, Lanark

12/4/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, Assumption Catholic Church, 147 Broadway Street, Charlotte

12/15/2011, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm, Lyondell Chemical Company, 3400 Anamosa Road, Clinton

12/2/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Wethersfield High School, 439 Willard, Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/14/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, First Christian Church, 105 Dwight St., Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/14/2011, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Kewanee High School, 1211 East 3rd Street, Kewanee, IL, Henry,

12/15/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, American Legion, 509 N. School Street, Atkinson, IL, Henry,

12/12/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, New Windsor Presbyterian Church, 4TH & Walnut/ Box 245, New Windsor

12/1/2011, 9:45 am- 4:00 pm, CGH Medical Center, 100 E. LeFevre Road, Sterling

12/6/2011, 8:00 am-11:00 am, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

12/7/2011, 2:00 pm- 6:00 pm, Rock Falls Blood Donation Center, 112 W. Second St., Rock Falls

12/7/2011, 9:00 am- 2:00 pm, Fulton High School, 1207 12th Street, Fulton

12/10/2011, 8:00 am-12:00 pm, St. John's Evangelical Church, 703 3rd Avenue, Sterling

12/12/2011, 11:30 am- 5:30 pm, Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tampico CUSD #3, 79 Grove St., Prophetstown

12/13/2011, 1:00 pm- 5:15 pm, Old Fulton Fire Station, 912 4th Street, Fulton

Village Christmas Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karen Anderson   
Monday, 21 November 2011 11:04
You won't want to miss the Village of East Davenport Christmas Walk, Friday night, Dec. 2 & Saturday night, Dec. 3--featuring free horse drawn wagon rides through the Village, living Christmas window tableaus, live nativity--with real animals to pet, Santa, street carolers, musicians and performers. The fun begins each night at 6-9 P.M.. Village Sparkle Fireworks display will light up the Village skies at 9 P.M. on Saturday night, Dec. 3rd. The Village of East Davenport is located at the intersection of East River Drive and Mound Street extending northeast for a few blocks over to Lindsay Park and the McClellan Heights area.

The legacy of the Holocaust includes PTSD(post-traumatic stress disorder) according to an author who is speaking to participants in a teacher institute in Davenport this week PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 13:49
(Davenport, Iowa) The focus of the “Teacher Institute on Holocaust Study” is the Holocaust and the keynote speaker is author, Howard Reich. Heist traveled across the United States and Eastern Europe to uncover why his 76 year old mother believes the world is conspiring to kill her. He claims his mother is reliving the Holocaust six decades later. As he put it--she is once again a 9 year old girl in the small Polish village of Dubno, struggling to survive the Holocaust. His book is called, The Final Nightmare of Sonia Reich: A Son's Memoir. Reich says her mother has PTSD.  There have been thousands of Holocaust stories, but this angle--PTSD--is new.The paperback version of the book just came out and a film, with the same title, is playing on PBS nationally throughout this year.

The teacher institute is being held on November 17th at the Rogalski Center St. Ambrose University in Davenport from 3:30 pm until 7:15pm. Reich will be speaking from 4:30 pm until 5:15 pm. This is the first year the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities is holding the Institute in Iowa.

The Teacher Institute on Holocaust Study is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, the Holocaust Education Committee of the Greater Quad Cities, and the Rauch Family Foundation II. Additional sponsors this year include St. Ambrose University and the Doris and Victor Day Foundation. The goal of the Teacher's Institute is to help provide the tools that teachers need in order to be able to teach the Holocaust in the classroom and how it relates to events today. You do not have to a teacher to attend.  Organizers are hoping for 100 attendees. Graduate credit option available for Illinois and Iowa teachers through Aurora University or Drake University.

WHAT: Teachers’ Institute on Holocaust Study

WHEN: November 17, 2011 3:30 pm until 7:15 pm

WHERE: St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center Ballroom

WHO: Author, Howard Reich


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