Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition! PNC Winterfest at the Peoria Civic Center

The SMG Managed Peoria Civic Center and PNC Bank are proud to announce the inaugural PNC Winterfest, Peoria’s newest holiday tradition, coming to downtown Peoria on November 27th. This 39-day event will give central Illinois the chance to enjoy outdoor ice skating on the corner of Fulton Street and Jefferson Avenue!  “The Peoria Civic Center … Continue reading Peoria’s Newest Holiday Tradition! PNC Winterfest at the Peoria Civic Center

Professor James Ralph to Offer Historical Perspective on History of Civil Rights in Peoria, September 20 & 21

Professor James Ralph of Middlebuury College, Middlebury, Vermont, will be in Peoria on Sunday and Monday, September 20 & 21, 2015 to offer historical perspective on the history of civil rights in Peoria. On Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Professor Ralph will be the guest of the Peoria NAACP at a … Continue reading Professor James Ralph to Offer Historical Perspective on History of Civil Rights in Peoria, September 20 & 21

Neighborhood House Seeking Winter Wear Donations for Distribution on October 29, 2015

The Neighborhood House needs help collecting new and gently used winter wear for their annual Coat Giveaway. Coats, hats, mittens and gloves are needed for children and adults of all sizes. Last year Neighborhood House was able to give away over 300 coats to people who couldn’t afford to buy them. Businesses, churches, schools and … Continue reading Neighborhood House Seeking Winter Wear Donations for Distribution on October 29, 2015

Holiday Gift-giving Challenge for 2015 — Positive Empowerment for People By Katherine Young

Autumn is such a beautiful season to enjoy: the vivid colors changing on the leaves; bonfires to enjoy with friends and family; Thanksgiving festivities; and of course, let’s not forget the football banter in the air. Unfortunately, though, in the world we live in where so much is fast-paced, it seems once the turkey has … Continue reading Holiday Gift-giving Challenge for 2015 — Positive Empowerment for People By Katherine Young

Common Place Volunteer Orientation and Training Workshop, September 30, 2015

The Adult Literacy Program at The Common Place Family Learning Center will offer a Tutor Orientation and Training Workshop on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 5:30-8:00 p.m. and continuing on Saturdays, October 3 and October 10, from 9:00 to 3:00 p.m. (all sessions at Common Place). To register or find out more about this unique … Continue reading Common Place Volunteer Orientation and Training Workshop, September 30, 2015

“Geno Smith – A Talent Headed in the Wrong Direction” — The Concept of Sports by Mark Hollis

As the 2015 NFL season approaches, the New York Jets are still on the bubble selecting their starting quarterback. Many people are aware of Geno Smith being involved in a locker room incident with Ike Enemkpali, a veteran linebacker on the team, several weeks ago. The two men had an altercation when Smith agreed to … Continue reading “Geno Smith – A Talent Headed in the Wrong Direction” — The Concept of Sports by Mark Hollis

“DEMETER—Barbados Cherry” — Lifestyles by Felicia Hazzard

If you haven’t been on a vacation yet this summer, maybe I have the perfect solution on where to go. Recently, I met two ladies from Barbados who told me about an incredible fruit that is produced in Barbados. In fact, it is a cherry known as the ‘Barbados Cherry’ that is one of the … Continue reading “DEMETER—Barbados Cherry” — Lifestyles by Felicia Hazzard