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Deere Wins Preservation Award PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 29 September 2009 08:00

On Saturday, October 3, the Deere & Company world headquarters in Moline will be one of nine historic sites honored by Landmarks Illinois as part of the 15th-annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. Situated on 1,400 acres of land and spanning a man-made ravine, the Deere & Company headquarters was designed by architect Eero Saarinen and is an icon of the Modern movement. Completed in 1964, the original seven-story office complex was the first architectural design to use Cor-Ten steel as a primary building material. For more information on the awards, visit Landmarks.org/awards.htm.

 
Rock Island Identifies 100 Most Significant Unprotected Structures PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009 07:43

The Rock Island Preservation Commission has spent the past nine months surveying post-World War II subdivisions, researching the homes of some of Rock Island's most prominent historical citizens and comparing the architectural merit of hundreds of buildings, all for the purpose of identifying Rock Island's "100 most significant unprotected structures." These 100 structures represent the best of Rock Island's historic buildings that aren't already designated a Rock Island landmark or located in the Highland Park Historic District. The complete list is organized by address and by name and can be downloaded at RIGov.org/pdf/headlines/2009/091709MoSUS.pdf.

 
Demand Jumps for Christian Care Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 15 September 2009 08:14

Christian Care, a faith-based not-for-profit organization in Rock Island, has provided food and shelter to record numbers of men, women, and children this year. So far in 2009, Christian Care has served 32,377 meals to residents and the community and provided 6,177 nights of lodging, a 30-percent increase from last year. Because of limited capacity, there is a waiting list at the Domestic Violence Shelter, putting women and children at risk while they remain in dangerous situations. Christian Care has two facilities, the Domestic Violence Shelter for abused women and children and a Rescue Mission for homeless men, where it also has a community meal site. For more information, contact Margaret Babbitt at (309)786-5734 or visit ChristianCareQC.org.

 
Humility of Mary Shelter Marks Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 05:46

Humility of Mary Shelter invites the community to join it in celebrating its first birthday. Genesis Health System is sponsoring an open house at the RiverCenter's Iowa Room, 136 East Third Street in Davenport, on Monday, September 21, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Talk to Humility of Mary Shelter staff, meet the co-directors, and see a slide show. For more information, contact, Melanie Jones at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (563)322-8065. For more information online, visit HumilityOfMaryShelter.com. The shelter will also host a community meeting on Thursday, September 17, at 2 p.m. People will learn what it will take to keep the shelter open along with having the opportunity to share input. The event will be held in classrooms 1 and 2 at the Heart Institute on the Genesis East Campus, 1236 East Rusholme in Davenport.

 
Education Author Wagner to Speak September 17 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 05:42

Tony WagnerTony Wagner, the author of The Global Achievement Gap, will speak in the Quad Cities on September 17. He conducted scores of interviews with business and education leaders and observed classes in some of the most highly regarded public schools. Wagner concluded that despite the best efforts of educators, many students are leaving high school ill-prepared for post-secondary training and ill-equipped to compete in the global marketplace. Wagner will present his findings and strategies for change during a presentation on September 17. "Choices, Changes, & Challenges: Meeting the Needs of 21st Century Students" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center, 2021 State Street in Bettendorf. The $40 registration fee includes print materials, continental breakfast, and lunch. Register online at SolutionWhere.com/mbaea/cw/main.asp or by contacting Donna Brase at (563)344-6481.

 
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