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|Project NOW Receives Weatherizing Grant|
|News/Features - City Shorts|
|Wednesday, 09 April 2008 01:49|
Project NOW Incorporated has received an Energy Conservation Home Repair Grant to assist homeowners within a targeted area of Silvis with weatherization. The targeted area encompasses Second/Hero Street to Eighth Street and First Avenue to Second Avenue C. Qualified homeowners will receive assistance with home repairs including furnace work, attic and wall insulation, door and window repair or replacement, water-heater replacement, small plumbing and electrical measures, and minor siding repair. Interested applicants should contact the weatherization department at (309) 793-6391.
The Congressional Pig Book is Citizens Against Government Waste's annual compilation of pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. The 2008 Pig Book identified 11,610 projects at a cost of $17.2 billion in the 12 appropriations acts for fiscal 2008. A "pork" project is a line item in an appropriations bill that designates tax dollars for a specific purpose in circumvention of established budgetary procedures. To qualify as pork, a project must meet one of seven criteria that were developed in 1991 by Citizens Against Government Waste and the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition. Iowa U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Tom Harkin had the eighth and 10th largest dollar amounts, respectively, for pork-barrel appropriations. Illinois U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama were 21st and 70th, respectively. For more information, visit (http://www.cagw.org).
The Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra concludes its 50th season with a concert at the Adler Theatre on Sunday, April 20, at 3 p.m. Adult tickets can be purchased at the door for $8, with seniors paying $6 and students $3. After the concert, a reception is scheduled for the youth orchestra and audience in the Adler lobby, including refreshments and a jazz ensemble made up of orchestra alumni. For more information, visit (http://www.qcsymphony.com).
Rivermont Collegiate ranked in the top 10 percent of schools in Iowa based on the grades graduates earned in freshman college courses, according to the Des Moines Register. Rivermont Collegiate was the only Quad Cities high school in Iowa listed in the top 10 percent. For more information, visit (http://data.desmoinesregister.com/results/index.php?info=iafreshmen_colleges).
The Mike Vax Big Band featuring alumni of the Stan Kenton Orchestra will be performing at Pleasant Valley High School on Monday, May 5. The Pleasant Valley jazz bands will start the concert at 6:30 p.m., with the Mike Vax Big Band taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students 18 and under. Tickets are general admission and can be purchased at (http://www.showtix4u.com) or at the door.
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can register through April 10 to attend the fifth-annual Earth Week Fair on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the QCCA Expo Center, 2621 Fourth Avenue in Rock Island. Admission is free, and all scouts earn a patch for attending. Scouts can visit booths and participate in activities to work toward environmental badges in areas such as: fish and wildlife management; forestry; soil and water conservation; bird, mammal, and nature studies; reptile and amphibian studies; plant science; geology; weather; insect studies; ecology; recycling; and plants and animals. Register by visiting (http://www.qcearthweek.org) and clicking on "Scouts." Advance registration is required so there are adequate supplies for activities.
Concentra Medical Centers has entered into a letter of agreement with Trinity Work Fitness to purchase its two clinics in the Quad Cities. As of April 1, Concentra began offering occupational health care and workers' compensation services, as well as pre-employment physicals, flu shots, and drug testing, at Trinity Work Fitness locations in Moline and Davenport.
The Bettendorf Discovery Shop, 2397 Cumberland Square Drive, will host its 16th-annual cookbook and kitchenware event on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12. For more information, call (563) 355-0824.
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