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Giving Circle Awards First Grant PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 08 December 2009 10:19

Fifteen area women pooled their funds to increase the impact of their giving, and awarded Hand-in-Hand - an organization that assists local families with special needs - a $1,000 grant. They call themselves the Women of Wisdom Giving Circle and focus on helping women and children in the Quad Cities area. The Women of Wisdom were established in June 2009 and will make grants approximately every four months to a charitable organization or program of their choice. Hand-in-Hand is the recipient of their first award. For more information about giving circles, visit CFGRB.org.

 
Study Ranks States by Coal-Power-Plant Pollution PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 13:05

Illinois had the sixth-most carbon-dioxide emissions from coal power plants in 2007, according to a new study. Iowa ranked 23rd. The Baldwin Energy Complex coal-fired power plant in Baldwin is the dirtiest power plant in Illinois based on carbon-dioxide emissions, and it's the 30th-dirtiest plant in the country, according to a new analysis titled "America's Biggest Polluters: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Power Plants in 2007." For a copy of the report, click here.

 
Christian Care Cuts Staff by Half PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 06:36

The Christian Care Board of Directors, facing an operating-budget deficit, has reduced personnel by close to 50 percent. The faith-based, not-for-profit organization in Rock Island has provided food and shelter to record numbers this year - 42,193 meals and 10,346 nights of lodging to those in need. The organization has two facilities, a domestic-violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men, at which it also hosts a community meal site. The organization does not receive any funding from the state or federal government. To find out more about Christian Care, visit ChristianCareQC.org.

 
Figge to Open Frank Lloyd Wright Gallery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 07:05

The Figge Art Museum will open the "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Art of Living" gallery on Saturday, November 21. The gallery provides a chronological overview of Wright's decorative arts and furniture designs. In addition to being a notable architect, Wright was also an innovative designer of art glass, domestic interiors, and furnishings, an aspect of his career that is less well-known to the general public. This gallery presents in a museum setting Wright's decorative objects and leaded glass, which would normally only be viewable by visiting his many buildings. For more information, visit FiggeArtMuseum.org.

 
Palmer Picks New Chancellor PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Collins   
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 11:19

The Palmer College of Chiropractic Board of Trustees has announced the unanimous selection of Dennis Marchiori as chancellor of the school. His appointment will take effect December 15. Marchiori will succeed William Wilke, a Quad Cities-area businessman and a member of the Palmer board since 1998. In December 2008, following the departure of Chancellor Larry Patten, the board asked Wilke to serve until a thorough search could be conducted. An investiture ceremony is being planned for early next year.

 
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