art & society-may/jun 2008

It’s All About the Hunt
It seemed like winter went on forever this year…but springtime has finally hit, and summer is just around the corner. And with the warmer weather, our thoughts drift away to the great outdoors. I’m no “outdoors-woman”—I don’t consider myself a true adventurer, gardener, fisherman, athlete, golfer or bicyclist. I would call myself more an admirer—a connoisseur, a spectator—of the outdoors, but I have at least tried to make an honest effort at many of these activities.

mo·rel (mə-rěl')

n. Any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella and related genera, characterized by a brownish spongelike cap.

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Then and Now
As a forerunner in the sport—with record-setting cyclists and advanced bicycle production—Peoria has had a huge impact on this great American pastime. Read more »
"They did the race 100 years ago to prove the reliability of the automobile. We want to prove that alternative fuels can be put into any car and make a statement for the environment." Read more »
The Rediscovering Peoria City Hall Committee seeks to preserve the city’s “Grand Old Lady.” Read more »
The praying mantis weighs in at 1,200 pounds. The giant dragonfly, with its 17-foot wingspan, hovers nearby. A trio of ants—each 25 feet long, 12 feet wide and 10 feet high—stalk the Illinois prairieland with spindly legs. Read more »
To keep up with the rapidly growing industry of culinary arts, South Side Mission and Illinois Central College offer excellent programs right here in Peoria for those with a passion for creating tasty masterpieces. Read more »
Philip José Farmer
Some Peorians may be unaware that one of the most creative and brilliant literary minds of our time resides right here in the River City. Read more »
Nationally acclaimed music educator Michael "Hawkeye" Herman brings the blues to Glen Oak Primary School. Read more »
Peoria Bach Festival: June 2-8, 2008
The year 2008 brings the sixth anniversary of the Peoria Bach Festival, as well as the 323rd birthday of its namesake, composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Read more »
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