PeoriaMagazines.com - Greater Peoria's resource for business, community, lifestyle and art https://www.peoriamagazines.com/rss.xml en Running with the Dogs 5K Race/3K Walk https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-28/running-dogs-5k-race3k-walk <span>Running with the Dogs 5K Race/3K Walk</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-28T12:00:00Z">September 28, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/19/2019 - 13:31</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">PAWS Giving Independence</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Northwoods Community Church</p> <p><a href="https://givingindependence.org/about-the-race/">givingindependence.org/about-the-race/</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14228/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:31:18 +0000 epotts 14228 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Oktoberfest https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-20/oktoberfest <span>Oktoberfest</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-20T12:00:00Z">September 20, 2019</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-21T12:00:00Z">September 21, 2019</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-22T12:00:00Z">September 22, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:58</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">German American Central Society</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Peoria Riverfront Park</p> <p><a href="https://www.oktoberfestpeoria.com/">Oktoberfest</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14227/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:58:03 +0000 epotts 14227 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Morton Pumpkin Festival https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-11/morton-pumpkin-festival <span>Morton Pumpkin Festival</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-11T12:00:00Z">September 11, 2019</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-12T12:00:00Z">September 12, 2019</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-13T12:00:00Z">September 13, 2019</time> </div> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-14T12:00:00Z">September 14, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/14/2019 - 10:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Morton Chamber of Commerce</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="http://www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org/">Morton Pumpkin Festival</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14226/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:29:29 +0000 epotts 14226 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com 2019 40 Leaders Alumni Social https://www.peoriamagazines.com/images/2019-40-leaders-alumni-social <span>2019 40 Leaders Alumni Social</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/12/2019 - 13:00</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The sixth annual 40 Leaders Alumni Social was held on August 1, 2019 at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Congratulations to Steve Thompson of <a href="https://www.easterseals.com/ci/">Easterseals Central Illinois</a> for being named our 2019 40 Leaders Alumnus of the Year! Thanks to everyone who came out, and special thanks to our sponsors <a href="https://www.cat.com/">Caterpillar</a>, <a href="https://www.cullinanproperties.com/">Cullinan Properties LTD</a>. and <a href="https://www.boblindsayhonda.com/">Bob Lindsay Honda</a>/<a href="https://www.boblindsayacura.com/">Bob Lindsay Acura</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-gallery-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="https://www.peoriamagazines.com/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_full_size/public/gallery/9266.jpg?itok=KWXbG38b" title="Anish Dantale, Sarah Kelley" data-colorbox-gallery="gallery-all-nGJcSRWadRc" class="colorbox" data-cbox-img-attrs="{&quot;title&quot;:&quot;Anish Dantale, Sarah Kelley&quot;,&quot;alt&quot;:&quot;Anish Dantale, Sarah Kelley&quot;}"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/gallery_thumbnail/public/gallery/9266.jpg?itok=AEMZZZHu" width="150" height="150" alt="Anish Dantale, Sarah Kelley" title="Anish 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<section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=14225&amp;2=comment_node_image_gallery&amp;3=comment_node_image_gallery" token="1SdfdgiwYwdQ7gLW-Pr3JtoS3FCjV4axEWOM1OTCiMw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14225/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:00:07 +0000 epotts 14225 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com https://www.peoriamagazines.com/images/2019-40-leaders-alumni-social#comments Teen Challenge Peoria Annual Banquet https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-24/teen-challenge-peoria-annual-banquet <span>Teen Challenge Peoria Annual Banquet</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-24T12:00:00Z">September 24, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Mon, 08/12/2019 - 08:48</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Teen Challenge Peoria</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Peoria Civic Center</p> <p><a href="http://www.teenchallengepeoria.org/">Teen Challenge Peoria</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14224/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 13:48:10 +0000 epotts 14224 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Form Shifters, One Purpose: Built for Worship https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-12-12/form-shifters-one-purpose-built-worship <span>Form Shifters, One Purpose: Built for Worship</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-12-12T12:00:00Z">December 12, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/07/2019 - 15:55</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Fine Arts Society</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Peoria Riverfront Museum</p> <p><a href="https://www.fineartssociety.net/2019-2020-lecture-schedule.html">Fine Arts Society</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14223/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 20:55:30 +0000 epotts 14223 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Women's Leadership Panel https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-16/womens-leadership-panel <span>Women&#039;s Leadership Panel</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-16T12:00:00Z">September 16, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Wed, 08/07/2019 - 14:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Community Foundation of Central Illinois</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Peoria Riverfront Museum</p> <p><a href="https://communityfoundationci.org/">Community Foundation of Central Illinois</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14222/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 07 Aug 2019 19:41:55 +0000 epotts 14222 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Peoria Zero K https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-08-24/peoriai-zero-k <span>Peoria Zero K</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-08-24T12:00:00Z">August 24, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Build Peoria</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Heritage Square</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/487591041785617/">Peoria Zero K</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14221/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 20:49:00 +0000 epotts 14221 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com A Tribute to the Arts: A Gospel Musical https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ci/calendar/2019-09-13/tribute-arts-gospel-musical <span>A Tribute to the Arts: A Gospel Musical</span> <div class="field field--name-field-event-date field--type-datetime field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><time datetime="2019-09-13T12:00:00Z">September 13, 2019</time> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/3194" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">epotts</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/06/2019 - 08:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-organization field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Nu Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority</div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Gateway Building</p> <p><a href="mailto:aka.nupiomega@gmail.com" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14.666666984558105px; font-style: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;" target="_blank" title="mailto:aka.nupiomega@gmail.com">aka.nupiomega@gmail.com</a></p> </div> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14220/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Tue, 06 Aug 2019 13:24:00 +0000 epotts 14220 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com Behind the Scenes: August 2019 https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2019/07/31/behind-scenes-august-2019 <span>Behind the Scenes: August 2019</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lead-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/files/behindthescenes1.jpg" width="851" height="315" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/jwright" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jwright</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/31/2019 - 13:05</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><em>Photographer Jeffery Noble with Marcia Bolden and Cheryl Sanfilip of Align Peoria and children from Whittier Primary School, June 26, 2019</em></p> <p>It was a gorgeous, sunny morning in late June when I pulled up to Whittier Primary School in Peoria. Our photographer, Jeffery Noble, was already out front, adjusting letters on the marquee to read “Little Free Library.” Having stopped by the previous evening to scope out the scene, he’d determined a slight shift in the backdrop would make for a more dynamic image. </p> <figure role="group" class="align-right"> <img alt="Align Peoria" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="18106a9f-6c36-4af8-b2a0-6d7db40065b8" height="341" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/behindthescenes2.jpg" width="256" /> <figcaption>The kids at Whittier were excited about books... and the new Little Free Libraries!</figcaption> </figure> <p>Whittier’s Little Free Library is comprised of a pair of small, house-like structures on wooden stands—newly filled with books and gifted to the school by its sponsor, the Moss-Bradley Residential Association. The photo shoot was to include two adults and a half dozen kids, and despite its convenient location near the building’s entrance, the brick wall behind the wooden structures left little depth for such an assemblage of people.</p> <p>With that in mind, the ever-observant Noble quickly shifted gears. Several dozen feet away, the school’s marquee resided beneath a shade tree, offering a vibrant, natural setting with plenty of space for everyone. Borrowing some cleaner from Whittier’s friendly custodian, we brushed off the cobwebs and polished up the sign a bit. We were ready to roll!</p> <p>Marcia Bolden, executive director of Align Peoria, was the first to arrive, followed by Cheryl Sanfilip, a retired administrator who’s been an integral presence on the Align board. This organization is a wonderful example of the power of collaboration—bringing educators, parents, business and community leaders together and leveraging their resources to support the students of Peoria Public Schools. Turn to page 48 to learn more about Align Peoria’s positive impact. </p> <p>Then out came the schoolchildren, and their enthusiasm was indeed contagious. We set them up in and around the tree, with Marcia and Cheryl flanking either side of the marquee. Soon we had our cover photo, and with the help of some amazing natural lighting, the final image was in my inbox before noon that same day. <i>  —Jonathan Wright, Editor-In-Chief</i><br /> <i>   </i></p> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=14219&amp;2=comment_node_blog_entry&amp;3=comment_node_blog_entry" token="gf79wynffH-cmAeb-aeYGd6IhcMwqJ3yUcjma9IT1sI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <strong class="node_view"><ul class="pre_links links"><li class="print"><a href="/node/14219/printable/print" target="_blank">Print</a></li></ul></strong> Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:05:29 +0000 jwright 14219 at https://www.peoriamagazines.com https://www.peoriamagazines.com/ps/2019/07/31/behind-scenes-august-2019#comments