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Moline Foundation Awards Grant to River Music Experience PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 March 2008 02:14

The Moline Foundation has awarded the River Music Experience a grant of $3,000 to help low-income and at-risk youth participate in its programs. Applicable programming includes The Sound Lab recording classes, Rock Camp USA summer sessions, and individual music lessons. Interested parties may apply for financial assistance by requesting an application form specific to a particular program. For more information, contact Ellis Kell at (563) 326-1333 extension 113 or ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or visit (


Renaissance Rock Island Reorganizes PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 05 March 2008 01:49

Renaissance Rock Island, a consortium of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to revitalizing Rock Island, last week announced that it will reorganize staff. Under the new plan, all staff will work for all three organizations: the Development Association of Rock Island (focusing on commercial and industrial development, especially downtown), Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation (responsible for housing, neighborhood, and community marketing programs), and the Downtown Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District (which markets and organizes events downtown). Under this reorganization, Mike Thoms will resign as president of Renaissance Rock Island, a position he held since 2005. When fully staffed, Renaissance Rock Island will have 12 employees. A national search for a new president has begun.


Ballet Comes to Davenport Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008 02:10

Five teams of professional dancers from Ballet Quad Cities will spend five days delivering interactive educational outreach programs to 1,200 first-grade students in 17 Davenport schools. The outreach includes meeting professional dancers and learning about their career choice and how they spend their work day; the students then take a mini dance class and learn choreography from the ballet The Ugly Duckling. Fourteen first-grade students from Lincoln Academy were also chosen to perform in The Ugly Duckling, which was performed for the public February 16 and 17. A special school matinée for the Davenport schools will be performed at 12:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Capitol Theatre.


Genesis Earns “Top 100” Designation PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 20 February 2008 02:25

Genesis Health System has again earned distinction as one of the nation's top-100 health systems for integrating services to improve quality and reduce costs. The 2008 Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Network is an annual survey compiled by Verispan, a health-care data and consulting firm based in Pennsylvania. Genesis has received the Top 100 honor several times previously. The results of the 11th-annual survey were published in the February 4 edition of Modern Healthcare.


Memorabilia Sought for Centennial Bridge Visitor Center PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 February 2008 02:43

Designers and historians working on displays for the planned Centennial Bridge Visitor Center in Rock Island - scheduled to open late this spring - are looking for three-dimensional memorabilia and historical items. The designers are looking for toll-taker uniforms, clothing items, toll-booth remnants, special advertising items, and even special token-holders that businesses might have created for their employees. If you have items to share, contact Jill Doak at (309) 732-2900 or ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).


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