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  • Celebrate National Oatmeal Day on Oat Street
    Chicagoans celebrate National Oatmeal Day on Oat Street
    Fighting the Chicago commuter gridlock can be tiresome. It can leave commuters lacking the energy to make it through the day. Fight the energy crisis on National Oatmeal Day when Oat Street celebrates the satisfying oatmeal.October 29 is National...
  • Make the Play contest sponsored by Quaker
    Get families active with Quaker Make the Play promotion
    Parents want the best for their children. While kids enjoy downtime playing electronics, a couch potato lifestyle isn’t beneficial to growing up strong and healthy. Quaker Oats is a proud sponsor of Fuel Up to Play 60 to educate families and...
  • Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell
    Elizabeth Blackwell became America’s, and the world’s, first female M.D.
    The third of nine children born to Samuel Blackwell and Hannah Lane, Elizabeth Blackwell was born on February 3, 1821 in her family’s home on Dickson Street in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. In residence with the Blackwells were four...
  • William Penn
    I put down William Penn's sword
    There is a famous Quaker parable which consists of an exchange between William Penn, and George Fox.Penn is regarded as the father of Democracy in the United States. Thomas Jefferson called him "the greatest law giver the world has produced....
  • What is your Energy Crisis?
    Brooke Burke Charvet teams with Quaker at Sundace's Good Energy Lodge
    Any mom understands that having enough energy to tackle daily life is imperative. Many moms suffer from an energy crisis. Celebrity mom Brooke Burke Charvet has teamed with Quaker to share her thoughts and ideas on keeping moms energized...
  • William H. Matchett
    Interview: Noted poet William Matchett on his book 'Airplants" and life at 90
    Quakers do not have a set of beliefs they adopt when they become Quakers. We have four testimonies we try to live out: Community, simplicity, equality, and peace. In poems you would find a number of things referring to (the testimony). We try to...
  • State Comptroller To Release Report On State Of New York's Financial Sector
    'The Richest Woman in America' explores the the much-maligned Hetty Green
    In her book “The Richest Woman in America: The Life and Times of Hetty Green”, author Janet Wallach explores the life of a trailblazer for women in finance. Worth at least 100 million dollars at the time of her death in 1916,...
  • Nathaniel Greene
    Nathanael Greene was known as the 'Fighting Quaker'
    A strong leader with uncommon resolve and a quick, inquiring mind, Nathanael Greene was no ordinary man. His total commitment to the cause of the future United States of America made his service to George Washington indispensable.Born in Kent...
  • Review: Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks ranch flavor
    Review: Quaker Quakes Rice Snacks ranch flavor
    You know the company Quaker for their commercials from the late eighties and early nineties where they spouted about how healthy their oatmeal is and how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast. Quaker does more than just oatmeal, in fact they...
  • Oatmeal Lace Cookies with Cream
    Celebrate National Oatmeal Month
    January is the perfect time to celebrate National Oatmeal Month. With cold weather and precipitation of any kind, holding a hearty, warm bowl of oatmeal by the fire, or snuggled up in bed, is so enticing. There are many ways to enjoy oatmeal and...
  • New Media
    Calls for Truth in Print and Church
    Months ago, my Quaker Meeting was promised full inclusion in a very novel newspaper project. The local esteemed daily,The Washington Post, wanted to showcase who we were and what we believed. Or at least that’s what we were told. In a sign...
  • Goodbye Cap'n Crunch: Quaker's Captain Crunch heads out to sea
    Goodbye Cap'n Crunch: Quaker's Captain Crunch off to sea? [video]
    Why is Cap'n Crunch a top Google trend on March 10? Could it be the sugary cereal that was introduced 47 years ago may be heading out to sea? Maybe. Maybe not.It appears that Pepsico, Quaker's parent company, has stopped marketing Captain...
  • Teaching
    A Life's Work Speaks Louder Than a Million Words
    As we often lament, every minority or marginalized group can be easily stigmatized, slandered, or reduced by what is not factually correct. How one personally deals with it is a matter of individual preference; I would not dictate terms to anyone...