Peoria Park District May activities

ANNUAL DRAMA FESTIVAL – Community Children’s Theatre of the Peoria Park District will present seven award winning children’s plays performed by the students in the Theatre Education for Children Classes at Corn Stock Theatre Tent in Bradley Park on Saturday,…

The Night BeFORE at Lakeview Museum

Gather your friends and leave the kids at home for a fun night of miniature golf, culinary delights, and free drinks at Lakeview Museum Friday, May 21, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Well-known Peoria caterers such as Barrack’s Cater…

Governor and Brady Go Head to Head

Thrust into the November campaign after winning by just 193 votes over his primary opponent, Republican Senator Brady prepares to battle Governor Quinn on platforms he believes will create jobs, lower taxes and demonstrate competent leadership. If you’re looking for…

The Combat Against Childhood Obesity Begins

Fast food restaurants are on every corner, sugar and fat laden lattes are available at anytime of day, and pre-packaged foods are filled with sodium and other additives. It’s no wonder our waist lines are expanding daily. While adults are…

New radio station coming to town

A new radio station will soon be on the air in central Illinois. It’ll be the voice of Illinois Central College on FM 90.7 and will primarily serve the students and faculty. A high ranking school official told me the…

If It Walks Like A Duck…

“It’s ugly.” The lady was having trouble describing a bird that was visiting her bird feeder, but she wanted me to identify it. I asked if she could be more specific. She added, “it’s the ugliest bird I’ve ever seen.”…

Will It Play in Peoria?

By C.E. Gauf, Peoria Heights, IL The question is, whether or not downtown Peoria is ready for a museum (Sear’s block) of this magnitude. With only one half of one per cent of the population in the Greater Peoria area…

Soul Cleaning

It’s spring! Get ready for deep cleaning! April’s “28-Day Challenge” is focused on taking serious action with the junk that we have allowed to stay in the closets of our mind and heart. This particular challenge was inspired by my…

There are no guarantees for tormorrow

Years ago I bought the two plastic bowls with the wooden holder at a craft sale. Our dog, Gucci, was no sophisticated breed so fancy feeding dishes would have seemed out of place.  These were in keeping with her pedigree.…

West Peoria news for April 2010

Waste Management continues to be the trash service provider for West Peoria. The City of West Peoria has not changed its trash service provider. Every resident must sign up for this service and then be billed by Waste Management. Landscape…

Musings for April

Today, Saturday, March 27, looks like another beautiful, sunny day. It’s amazing how a few sunny days can make us feel better, help us forget the long, snowy winter, and put a new perspective on our life. Anything seems possible…

I Wish There Were No Nights

It didn’t take long after high school for Billy Joe Klagmire to discover that work of any kind ‘sorta’ gets in a person’s way of living. Even as a child he despised work with a passion and would always digress…

Forest Park Nature Center Activities

Bird Walk at FPNC on April 10th at 7:30 a.m. – Search for spring migrants and resident birds of Forest Park with a guide from the Nature Center or Peoria Audubon. Bring your binoculars. Ages 10 and up. Donations requested.…