Mother Earth Healing Day is May 1

Mother Earth Healing Day Native American Fellowship of the Peoria Area Dayspring Church(UMC) — Turtle Lodge Community The Native American Fellowship Turtle Lodge Community in conjunction with the Native American Fellowship Dayspring Church (UMC) would like to invite the public…

PreK program accepting students

The PreKindergarten program at Immaculate Conception Convent in West Peoria is currently accepting students. The PreK program is celebrating its 70th birthday this year and was a pacesetter for other early childhood classes in the area. To be considered, students…

Happenings at the Contemporary Art Center

Live At The Five Spot … through 12/31/2010, recurring weekly on Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Admission: Members- $7.00 Non-members- $10.00. This music event features the best regional talent performing jazz, blues and more. It is a smokeless, nightclub…

Proctor May Happenings

May 12th – “The Grieving Process” – The Counseling Center at Proctor Hospital will present, free of charge, “The Grieving Process” with presenter Pamela Shuck-Hoehne, NCC, LCPC, RDDP. The program will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm. in Classroom I of…

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.…