365 Regional Network Circa 2011


365 Regional Network connected the Dubuque, IA communities of people to each other.
This was their website.
Content is from the site's 2011 archived pages providing a brief glimpse of what this site offered its visitors.


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2011 Upcoming Events

DCFAS Elisha Darlin Arts Award

Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Stone Cliff Winery

DCFAS Elisha Darlin Arts Award: Margaret Buhr Award Celebration, Friday, April 29 Stone Cliff Winery Barrel Room Each year, the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society (DCFAS) presents the Elisha Darlin Arts Award in recognition of the contributions of an inpidual or group to the arts and cultural landscape of the community. Past recipients include artists in a variety of media, arts organizers, advocates, educators, patrons, and those involved in the promotion of arts and culture. This year, Fine Arts Society presents the Elisha Darlin Arts Award to Margaret Buhr, director of education at the Dubuque Museum of Art. An Award Celebration to honor Buhr is scheduled for Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m. in the Barrel Room at Stone Cliff Winery in the Star Brewery. 

In her role as director of education at the Dubuque Museum of Art, Buhr has quietly served the area art community for nearly 15 years. Buhr coordinates all classes hosted at the museum, developing the curricula as well as teaching the classes, cultivating the creativity of generation of young artists. She hosts a variety of school groups, coordinating and leading tours of the museum. Buhr schedules programming for the museum’s regular Family Matinee Series, arranging free, family-friendly performances, lectures, and activities by a variety of artists. Maybe most impressively, Buhr has conducted all the background research and writes the scripts for the museum’s very popular Dead Artist Series, providing local actors the tools and background necessary to bring to life a famous dead artist. 

Fine Arts Society will also present a special award to playwright and Clarke University professor Gary Arms for his volunteer service to the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society.  For many years, Arms has spearheaded the management of the Dubuque Fine Arts Players in the group’s annual One Act Play Competition.  

An annual award presented by the Dubuque County Fine Arts Society, the Elisha Darlin Arts Award honors an inpidual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the arts.  Named for the late Elisha Darlin, an educator and founding board member of Fine Arts Society, past recipients of the award include Ruth and Russ Nash, Sue Riedel, Lenore Howard and Doug Donald, Sue Flogel, Bob Woodward, Gail Chavenelle, Sandye Voight, Brian Hughes, Gene Tully, Fran and Ellen Henkels, former Dubuque City Councilwoman Ann Michalski, and the Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee among many others.  Last year’s recipient was musician and longtime radio host of Midwest Music Makers Denny Garcia. 

The arts community and general public are invited to join Margaret and the Fine Arts Society at the Elisha Darlin Arts Award Celebration Friday, April 29 from 7 p.m. in the Barrel Room at Stone Cliff Winery. Kids are welcome, and reservations are not necessary.  Admission to the Award Celebration will be $10 at the door ($5 for kids 12 and under) and will include an hors d’oeuvres reception followed by the award presentation.  A cash bar will be available. 



hollywood comes to the hotel julien

Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Hotel Julien

Join the gents of JIFFD — Christopher Kulovitz and Michael Coty — at the sneak preview gala of the new film The Best and the Brightest, Thursday, April 21st, 2011 at 6 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Julien. Director Josh Shelov and Dubuque-born Actress Kate Mulgrew will be featured guests at the event and will participate in a short Q&A with the audience following the screening. Tickets for the event are already available for pre-purchase at The Bank Bar and Grille, on Main Street, in Dubuque - (563) 584-1729. Cocktails will be served at the event from 6-7 pm compliments of the Bank Bar and Grille. Tickets are $25 a person. Less than 100 tickets remain available for purchase at this time.

On Friday, April 22nd, Mindframe Theaters will host the second screening at 6:15 pm. Following this previewscreening there will be another Q&A, with Mulgrew and Shelov, for the attending audience. Tickets for this event are $12 a person. The film will show for the rest of the night and remaining week at regular ticket prices. Tickets will go on pre-sale on Monday, April 18, at Mindframe and are limited to 300 tickets for the screening and featured guest Q&A on Friday night. Mulgrew and Shelov are present as guests of JIFFD, the Great River Film Initiative and through sponsorship of DreamCatcher Productions and Mindframe Theaters.


An aside: When I first saw the news about the sneak preview gala of the new film The Best and the Brightest, I thought "Oh a film has been made about David Halberstams book The Best and the Brightest which is an account of the origins of the Vietnam War. I called my wife to let her know about the preview. She was on her computer engaged in a search for all Raquel Welch wigs on sale. My wife loves her Raquel Welch wigs and enjoys buying various styles the way other women buy shoes. She said she would call me back having just found an e commerce site that offered 30% off on Raquel Welch brand wigs. Later in the day my wife did call back to let me know that the sneak preview film, Best and the Brightest, was not about the Vietnam War but instead was set in the world of New York City's elite private kindergartens, and the extreme lengths a young couple from Delaware go to in order to get their five-year old daughter into an elite school. Bummer.

We went to the preview screening anyway since my wife wanted to listen to the Q&A. And yes my wife was wearing a Raquel Welch wig and looked great. As far as the film, it was only so so. I do like Neil Patrick Harris. He was amazing on Broadway in Hedwig. But the problem with The Best and The Brightest is that it under-utilized him. The situation that Jeff and Samantha endure while attempting to get their child into school after their move to NYC is so far-fetched that it becomes impossible to enjoy. Though I believe people can be duped, this film comes off like one of those poorly produced National Lampoon or American Pie spin-offs. However, the dead-pan performances from NPH and new-comer Peter Serafinowicz made the film much more than it is. I guess I could spin the film in a positive light by saying it was a mediocre movie with outstanding performances. I've decided to reread my copy of David Halberstams book. Now that is an incredible book.


The Julien International Film Festival Dubuque will offer entertainment and education opportunities that enrich the community through film arts and create a positive economic impact to a multiplicity of local businesses. Following this first inaugural JIFFD screening, additional screenings will be held throughout the year to provide the community film themed events and to raise funds and awareness of the four day JIFFD festival scheduled for April 19 – 22, 2012.

Explore more at JIFFD.com


u.d. performing arts presents sane merritt

Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 7:30 PM
Blades Auditorium, U.D.

The University of Dubuque Fine and Performing Arts Department presents a program of music by Dubuque musician and composer Zane Merritt, Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Dubuque’s Blades Auditorium. The program of contemporary music will include the world premiere of two of Merritt’s pieces: Poison Sawada, commissioned by the UD Band, featuring trumpeter Tiffiney Kavars, and Hot Cola, featuring cellist Jesse Luke. Other compositions to be presented by the UD Band will include Secret Pictures of the Moon, Shards, Obsess, and In Memorium Brooks Frederickson, premiered in 2010 by the Outside Orchestra of Indianapolis. The program will also include Merritt’s several jazz works, including Chris’s Funk and Chris’ Jig, dating back to his study with Bill Rowley, Director of Bands at Dubuque Senior High School, and will feature members of the Crazy Eights, Brad Tigges on drums and sax soloist Chris Healey, from the University of Iowa Medical School. Merritt’s contemporary jazz works Mattock and 9:15 will be performed by the UD Jazz Ensemble. An award-winning composer, Zane Merritt recently received a Presidential Fellowship for doctoral study at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, which “has for decades enjoyed a reputation as one of a handful of departments in North America dedicated to contemporary musical creation at the highest level.” Merritt earned music degrees in guitar and composition from Clarke University and Butler University. He has appeared as guitar soloist with the UD Jazz Ensembles on numerous occasions, and has often been seen sitting in with ‘Round Midnight at their weekly jazz jams.


jazz night with ‘round midnight

Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 9:00 PM

Bank Bar & Grille

Jazz Night with ‘Round Midnight
The Bank Bar & Grille
Every Thursday, 9 p.m.

Keeping both the jazz jam and open mic traditions going on Thursdays, The Bank Bar & Grille hosts the weekly Jazz Night with ‘Round Midnight every Thursday from about 8:30 p.m. A tradition that started on Tuesday nights back in the heyday that was Isabella’s, Jazz Night may have switched weeknights and venues, but is still hosted by ‘Round Midnight and still draws a variety of guest players of all varieties. The rhythm section of Pab Adams on drums, Bill Encke on guitar, and Aaron Pustina on acoustic bass provides the backbone for the weekly excursion which ranges from early jazz classics to more contemporary arrangements – a fine structure on which to add trumpets, trombones, saxophones, or other guest instrumentalists or singers. From established jazz masters to college kids, if you can follow the chart and take a solo you’re welcome to join the jam.



irish dancers

Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 6:00 PM
Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill
Vibrant Irish dance performances live on stage every Friday and Saturday night year- round by delightful Irish dancers ranging in age from 10 to 18.  The vibrant performances are 20 minutes long and consist of soft and hard shoe sets.

Based on the Irish peasant dress worn two hundred years ago, each dancer’s costume features a pleated skirt which is embroidered with interlocking and continuous lines of Celtic designs.

As the dancers move from the soft shoe portion of the show to rhythmic hard shoe dancing, you’ll find yourself clapping along and stomping your feet to the music.

After the dancers have completed their routine, the live entertainment continues.  On Friday and Saturday night, the Pub rings with excitement as talented musicians take the stage.

Two 20 minutes sets between 6:00-8:00 pm (Memorial Day Weekend through end of October)
One 20 minute set between 6:00-7:15 pm (November through weekend before Memorial Day)




line dancing

Thursday, April 21, 2011 @ 7:00 PM
Galena Brewing Company
Get your "Boogie" on with our weekly Line Dancing class. Hosted by dance instructor Jennifer Mulcahey.

Galena Brewing Company
227 N. Main Street
Galena, IL. 61036




Maureen Kilgore

Monk's Kaffee Pub, Dubuque

Singer-songwriter Maureen Kilgore performs her mix of sweet originals and tasty covers Thursday night at Monk's Kaffee Pub.  Have a bee




Dubuque Main Street’s Architecture Days

Around Downtown Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Dubuque Main Street presents Architecture Days, a week-long celebration, inspired by National Architecture Week.

April 18-23, 2011

Dubuque Main Street presents Architecture Days, a week-long celebration, inspired by National Architecture Week. The mission of Architecture Days is to heighten the recognition of architecture as art form and to explore the rich architectural landscape of Dubuque through programming for all ages.

The Week Includes:

Dubuque Comm. School District
Student Art Exhibit, Open Apr. 18 – 28
Opening Reception
Inside the Roshek Lobby
Monday, Apr. 18, 7-8:30 P.M.

Evening Architecture Tour
Tue. Apr. 19, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
Masonic Temple, 1195 Locust
Steve Wilke-Shapiro, a Des Moines area architect, will give a presentation on the uses of historic tax credits in building renovations.
Both the City of Dubuque’s 2010 Ken Kringle Historic Preservation awards and the Dubuque County Historical Society’s 2010 Preservation Awards will be presented this evening. Walking tour to follow.

Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Imagery of architectural elements will be featured in the Telegraph Herald. Find the locations of downtown Dubuque’s historical architectural treasures and enter for a chance to win great gift packages. Look for the first printing of the “Scavenger Hunt” in the Telegraph Herald on Sunday, April 10.

Junior Architectural Scavenger Hunt
Similar to the community-wide scavenger hunt, this contest is targeted towards children grades K-5. Entry forms will be available in person at the Carnegie-Stout Public
Library, or at www.dubuquemainstreet.org.

Lunch Hour Discussion and Tours
(12:10 Each Day)
Architects, property owners, and project managers lead us on tours through downtown’s latest rehabilitation projects with a historical discussion led by Historian Mike Gibson.
Mon. Apr. 18: Mason Dixon Saloon
Tue. Apr. 19: Roshek Lobby Tour
Weds. Apr. 20, Library Tour (Carnegie-Stout)
Thur. Apr. 21: Upper Story Living Tour
Cathedral Loft Apartments, 205 Bluff| (More
info available online or call 563.588.4400)

Free Historical & Arch. Walking Tour
Weds. Apr. 20, 5:30-7 P.M., Meet in Jackson Park, hosted by Mike Gibson & Chris Wand Free Film Showing & Discussion
Thur. Apr. 21, 6 P.M.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library
“The Belly of an Architect” (Rated R)

Free “LEGOs at the Library” Program
Sat. Apr. 23 10-11:30 A.M.
Carnegie-Stout Public Library.
For kids age 7-12. Registration required.
(First session sold out, call to see if they have added another)
Please call 589-4225 ext. 2228.
For a printable version of the schedule
visit www.dubuquemainstreet.org.



Okham's Razor

Galena Brewing Company, galena,IL

Friday, April 22 @ 7:30pm



Our Goal:

The Tri-State Tourism Council embraces a regional tourism approach, marketing Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin under the Upper Mississippi River Valley branding. Tri-State Tourism Council provides and publicizes a variety of attractions/lodging to potential visitors to generate longer and more extensive stays in the Tri-State area.

 Our Mission:

To  continue to form partnerships with local businesses, organizations and communities to promote tourism and travel to the Tri-State area of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. We want to positively impact the overall economic benefit of hosting visitors.

Our Benefits:

The benefits of being a member of Tri-State Tourism can be narrowed down to networking, advocacy, education, marketing, recognition and promotions.

Tri-State Tourism Council publishes a map/brochure of approximately 50,000 quantities annually that is a very popular piece. Our membership allows a free listing in the brochure. Our website: www.tristatetourism.com  offers a free listing, free photos and links to your website and email address. You will also have a free listing though the “StreetJaw”, which is a Smartphone app. StreetJaw is a real time proximity based marketing application.


  • Annual Spring Tourism Conference is put on by the Tri-State Tourism Council
  • Maximize your advertising dollars and increase your promotional opportunities
  • Optimize you reach into key markets and expand your market base
  • Tri-State Tourism Council can help your business or organization showcase your unique and dynamic selling points
  •  Monthly meetings are rotated within the three states of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin to help us stay connected. Members share what is happening with others from all sectors of tourism
  •  Networking opportunities with other members from all sectors of tourism
  •  As a group, Tri-State Tourism will represent your business/organization on tourism related issues
  •  FREE business listing (where applicable) on our website: www.tristatetourism.com including hotlinks to your website and email address
  •  FREE business listing (where applicable) for members in Tri-State Tourism materials
  •  ALL for only the cost of an annual membership of $200


tristate tourism council

Executive Director

Dave Decker


President: Keith Rahe - Executive Director of Dubuque Convention & Visitors Bureau

Vice President: Bob Warren - Executive Director of Visit Galena.org

Secretary: Kathy Kopp - Executive Director of the Platteville Area Chamber of Commerce

Treasurer: Mary LaFoe - Union Hoermann Prress

Tri-State Tourism Council Board of Directors

  • 1 year terms: Patrick Hanniford, Iowa; Ashley Hatteberg, Illinois; Bob Schink and Connie Neal, Wisconsin.
  • 2 year terms: Keith Rahe, Iowa; Bob Warren, Illinois; and Marilyn Hauth, Wisconsin.
  • 3 year terms: Mary LaFoe, Iowa; Mark VanOsdal, Illinois; Sheila Heim and Kathy Kopp, Wisconsin.


2011 Tri-State Tourism Council

  • Mary Lafoe                 Iowa
  • Patrick Hanniford       Iowa
  • Keith Rahe                  Iowa
  • Ashley Hatteberg       Illinois
  • Mark VanOsdal          Illinois
  • Bob Warren                Illinois
  • Marilyn Hauth              Wisconsin
  • Sheila Heim                Wisconsin
  • Kathy Kopp                 Wisconsin
  • Bob Schink                 Wisconsin
  • Connie Neal                Past President

    Mailing Address: Tri-State Tourism Council
                                    P. O. Box 915, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0915


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We all live and work in communities of various kinds, whether social, business, or political. Our 365 philosophy is rooted in the idea that a true competitive advantage is gained by embracing and empowering the community of people around you – your customers, vendors, prospects, neighbors and employees.

At 365 we combine cutting-edge Web & media technology, the science of human behavior and proven strategies in community development to help you create and sustain a competitive advantage in  your marketplace

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So why do we call it 365?

Because we think winning takes everyday effort, 365 days a year.

What exactly is 365Advantage?

365Advantage is a set of strategies about how people connect to the web and how the web can connect communities of people to each other.
365Advantage is a full communications assessment.
365Advantage is an empowered Web-based communications platform created from both proprietary and re-engineered open source software, as well as multiple other media resources, to keep you at the very forefront of communications technology at a fraction of the cost.
Starting with an attractive Web site or Web-based Intranet or Extranet, we add the 365Advantage with:
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