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  • Hope Rescues: Because sometimes hope is all the dogs have left
    Hope Rescues: Because sometimes hope is all the dog has left
    Hope Rescues is a state licensed, not-for-profit, no kill animal rescue located near Alton IL. This organization sprang from two compassionate friends who offered help to animals in need back in 2005. Jackie Spiker and Kim Lee took in 17 dogs from...
  • UK: Tens of thousands expected at Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Convention in Alton | #JalsaUK #Jalsa2013
    UK: Tens of thousands expected at Ahmadiyya Muslim Annual Convention in Alton
    Tens of thousands of Ahmadi Muslims from around the world will be on hand today to witness the inauguration of the 47th Annual Convention of the UK's Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.The convention, affectionately known as Jalsa Salana, is expected...
  • The 46th. Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention [Jalsa salana], UK.
    Over half million souls worldwide join Ahmadiyya Islam, 117 new missions
    The Ahmadiyya Mulim Community is now spread across 202 countries of the world with 2443 formal and permanent missions.The progress report – dubbed by the organizers as ‘Bounties of God’ - was presented by the worldwide spiritual...
  • This Weekend: 23  Things to do in Illinois
    This Weekend: 23 Things to do in Illinois
    Spring break, relax, have fun more bang for the buck with kids or adults only fun Illinois has you covered from Chicago to Chicagoland, Elgin, St. Charles to Lake County to Eureka to Southern Illinois. Chicago has a host of kid friendly museum and...
  • Year in Review – Part 2
    Year in Review – Part 2
    New destinations, exciting adventures, delicious cuisine, fascinating arts and cultural events…Oh My! Here are a few more of the wonderful adventures and from the last year that we started to explore (again) in this two-series. To read part...
  • Miles for meso
    Alton Miles for Meso 5K offers $6,200 in prizes
    The Alton Miles for Meso is a 5K fundraising race and fun run/walk that will take place Sept. 24, 2011, less than 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis in historic Alton, Illinois. The 3rd annual event, hosted by the Simmons Law Firm and the Metro...
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 10
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. African American History Runs Deep in the Alton Area What a great adventure this has been, traversing through and learning about the unique history, attractions, accommodations,...
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 9
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. Along the Underground Railroad The Alton area, encompassing the villages of Hartford, Wood River, Alton, Grafton, Elsah and Godfrey, possesses a wealth of African American and...
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 8
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. More “Home Away from Home” Join us as we continue exploring the wealth of accommodation options for guests and residents who desire a “staycation” but still want...
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 7
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. This time around, we’re exploring the wealth of accommodation options for guests and residents who desire a “staycation” but still want to get away from it all....
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 6
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. Unique Attractions One of the most beautiful and unique places to visit in the Alton area is Principia College. A National Historic Landmark and the only Christian Scientist college in...
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    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 4
    To start at the beginning of this feature series click here. The National Great Rivers Museum is a great adventure for people of all ages. A meandering, visually appealing, interactive museum, the facility does a great job of presenting the...
  • Downtown Alton
    All Around Alton, Illinois - Part 2
    In Part 1 of this series, we began our exploration of Alton, Illinois, located just 25 miles north of St. Louis on the banks of the Mississippi River. A little taste of “All Around Alton” One of the best things about exploring the...
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    94th Annual Alton Halloween Parade is this Saturday
    "The most haunted small town in America," Alton, Illinois, will be holding its 94th annual Halloween Parade this Saturday, October 30, 2010, on Broadway in Alton. Normally the parade is held on Halloween, but this year its been moved to...