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Galena, Illinois, celebrates 28th Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend November 16-17, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Galena Cellars   
Monday, 01 October 2012 08:03

Galena, Illinois - Celebrate the new vintage with wine-inspired lunches, dinners and tastings at the 28th Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend in Galena, Illinois, November 16-17! The weekend starts at noon on Friday, when many area restaurants offer traditional French peasant stew made with Nouveau wine. At 2:30 pm, Cellars Vineyard & Winery releases their Nouveau wine with horse-drawn wagon delivery to downtown businesses and a parade of revelers. Galena comes alive with a multitude of offerings: vineyard tours, wine dinners, wine tasting, lodging, shopping and spa specials throughout the beautiful, relaxing corner of northwestern Illinois. Web:

Revelers join in a horse-drawn wagon parade down Galena, Illinois’s Main Street celebrating the release of Galena Cellars’ limited edition Nouveau wine.

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CLIMB Theatre to perform at Bettendorf Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Patrick Webster   
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:52

CLIMB Theatre is bringing its acclaimed programming to Hopewell and Cody Elementary Schools on Thursday, October 11th and Pleasant view and Riverdale Heights Elementary Schools on Friday, October 12th.  Professional actors will be in residence performing CLIMB’s original plays: Bugs and The Bystander.

“Our programs reached nearly 450,000 students in past years,” reports Peg Wetli, founder of CLIMB.  “I believe the quality of our programming is the best it’s ever been.”

Given the serious consequences that arise when a ‘school bullying’ situation exists, more schools are seeking outside programming to teach appropriate techniques to students regarding how to deal with bullying and harassment in and outside the classroom. Each year, CLIMB brings our plays and classes to over 400 schools throughout MN, IA, ND, SD and WI.   Students learn that kids who bully can be any size, come from any background, and girls can bully, too.

“We want students to understand ways to NOT give their power over to kids who bully,” says Buffy Sedlachek, Producer at CLIMB. “Through theatre, students learn how to effectively take a stand against bullying and they also learn that bystanders can have a big impact on creating bully-free schools.”

CLIMB is Creative Learning Ideas for Mind and Body

For over 35 years, CLIMB Theatre has brought quality character education programming into schools and other educational settings. Its mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other works that inspire and propel young people toward actions that benefit themselves, each other, and the community.  CLIMB's programming is available in a variety of formats, including plays, interactive classroom activities, and professional development workshops for students and administrators.

For more information about CLIMB, visit http://. CLIMB is funded in part by a grant provided the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Schilling Announces Upcoming Mobile Office Hours PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrea Pivarunas   
Friday, 28 September 2012 15:39
Moline, Illinois – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) has announced the schedule of upcoming mobile office hours.  His staff will travel throughout the 17th Congressional District to meet with constituents and address any questions or concerns they may have.  No appointments are necessary.  

“As your representative in Congress, it’s my job to keep in close contact with folks across the district, asking for your input on issues before Congress or notifying you of upcoming events and how we can help,” Schilling said. “My staff and I prioritize constituent service and communications, and will continue working to keep in touch with folks in all corners of our area.  We work for you.”

A field representative will be available in the following locations at the following times:

October 3, 2012
Monmouth City Hall- Council Chambers
100 East Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
9:00am - 12:00pm

Port Byron Village Hall
120 South Main St.
Port Byron, IL 61275
1:00pm – 4:00pm

October 17, 2012
Oquawka Village Hall
507 Schuyler St.
Oquawka, IL 61469
9:00am - 12:00pm

Aledo City Hall – Council Chambers
120 North College Ave.
Aledo, IL 61231
9:00am – 12:00pm

October 31, 2012
Alpha Village Hall
102 South Second St.
Alpha, IL  61413
9:00am – 12:00pm

Constituents are also encouraged to visit the Moline, Galesburg, Canton, and Rock Falls offices during normal office hours:

Moline District Office
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
3000 41st St., Suite B
Moline, IL 61265
P: (309) 757-7630

Galesburg District Office
Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm
Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
185 South Kellogg St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
P: (309) 343-2220

Canton District Office
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30am - 5:00pm
8 South Main St., Suite 200
Canton, IL 61520
P: (309) 649-3307

Rock Falls District Office
Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 9:00am - 4:00pm
1600 First Ave., Suite A
Rock Falls, IL 61071
P: (815) 548-9440

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The 39 Steps opens Oct. 11 at The Old Creamery Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Shelley Klimes   
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:38
Amana – Richard Hannay, usually just an ordinary guy, is suddenly caught up in whispers of espionage, daring escapes and close encounters with beautiful women in this hilarious man-on-the-run play opening Thursday, Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. at The Old Creamery Theatre’s Main Stage, 39, 38th Ave., Amana.

You’ll have fun keeping up with the action in this comic thriller adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan. The 39 Steps is based on the movie by Alfred Hitchcock. The cast consists of Vaughn Irving of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lisa Margolin of Iowa City, Sean McCall of Marengo and Nicholas Hodge of South Amana.

Directed by Tom Milligan of West Amana, The 39 Steps runs through Nov. 11 and is rated Theatre PG. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17.50 for students. Show times are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome if seats are still available. Reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit us online at Student rush tickets are $12. No reservations accepted for rush tickets. Come to the box office no earlier than 30 minutes before a performance for this special rate. For more information or to order tickets, call The Old Creamery Theatre at 800-35-AMANA (352-6262) or visit the web site at

The Old Creamery Theatre Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre founded in 1971 in Garrison, Iowa. The company has been bringing live, professional theatre to the people of Iowa and the Midwest for 41 years.

Schilling: “There is much more work to do” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrea Pivarunas   
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:52
Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) today released the following statement regarding legislative priorities still needing to be addressed by Congress:

“There’s still time to work together and find solutions to the big problems facing our country.  The House has passed a plan to avoid sequestration, a plan to keep taxes low for all Americans, more than 30 jobs bills, the defense authorization bill for next year, and two budget proposals to help change the conversation in Washington from ‘how much can we spend?’ to ‘how much can we save?’  The Senate has failed to act on these priorities, and is scheduled to leave town soon.  The Senate should not leave town until it has taken up all of these important issues.

“It was this Congress that passed a multi-year transportation bill that prioritizes our roads and bridges, three Free Trade Agreements, the Jumpstart our Business Start-ups jobs bill, repealed the health care reform law's onerous 1099 tax reporting requirement and the 3 percent withholding tax on small businesses, passed the VOW to Hire Heroes veterans' jobs bill, the STOCK Act, a four-year FAA reauthorization, and a defense bill that will promote workload and jobs at the Rock Island Arsenal, all on a bipartisan basis.

“In addition, I’ve been working hard over the last several months to advance the bipartisan Farm Bill that passed the House Agriculture Committee.  Legislation I introduced, H. Con. Res. 82, would prevent Congress from leaving town before passing a budget and getting its work done.  I stand ready to return to Washington with willing partners in the Senate and the Administration so we can work together.  There is much more work to do.”

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