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  • Day Trip: Islands shelter unique species revealed in film

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Visitors to the Putnam Museum and Science Center can escape the cold with a side trip to the Galapagos Islands.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Festival 56 show opens Friday

    PRINCETON – Festival 56 will wrap up its fall season with “There’s a Christmas Tree in Terminal C!” running Friday through Dec. 20.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Clinton Symphony Orchestra to perform holiday favorites

    CLINTON, Iowa – Clinton Symphony Orchestra will perform holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Vernon Cook Theater at Clinton High School, 817 S. Eigh ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:25 am
  • Gina Venier to play Saturday at Dixon Stage Left

    DIXON – Second Saturdays Art Happenings, which feature art, music and other cultural events, returns with events from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at v ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Sweeten up the holidays

    For many years, I’ve made cookies for the holidays. Lots and lots of cookies. For gifts, for parties ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • The gift that keeps on giving

    Epic, adj. – Extending beyond the usual or ordinary, especially in size or scope. Epoch, n. – An eve ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Sailboat crew wants to sink perceptions about abilities of people with MS

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A 67-foot sailboat is making a first-of-its-kind journey around the world: using crew members diagnosed with multiple sclerosi ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:34 am
  • Next steps uncertain for women with dense breasts, study shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) – More women are learning their breasts are so dense that it’s more difficult for ma ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:33 pm
  • Hugh Hefner: Cosby allegations 'truly saddening'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hugh Hefner says he “would never tolerate” the kind of abusive behavior Bill Cosb ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 8:54 pm
  • How to check asphalt-shingle roof for winter weakness

    If it’s snowing this morning, do not attempt to do what I’m about to tell you.If it’s not snowing, t ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Top 5 things to do this weekend, Dec. 5-7, 2014

    'Tis the Seasonal Sights and Sounds STERLING – The annual Seasonal Sights and Sounds holiday events ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Day Trip: Holiday finery in place at historic home

    BLOOMINGTON – Visiting an old, grand home is nice, but visiting the same home during the holiday season is even better.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Seasonal Sights and Sounds returns

    STERLING – Seasonal Sights & Sounds kicks off today with a free community concert at 7 p.m. at The Big Red Church – First Congregational Church, 311 S ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Witherspoon loses her vanity and herself in ‘Wild’

    Reese Witherspoon finds a role worthy of her in “Wild,” playing a woman who hikes her way out of a t ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • ‘Finding Christmas!’ performance added

    PRINCETON – With so few tickets left, opening night quickly approaching and a sold-out Sunday matinee, the 2014 Prairie Arts Council holiday musical e ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:55 pm

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