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Quad City Food Forest

Soon, local residents will be able to gather their own food straight from a forest. On Saturday, the City of Davenport will break ground on the first "food forest" in the Quad Cities. 

Experts from the Quad Cities and across the country will meet in Moline Friday to talk about the effects of alcohol during pregnancy. The "Action Summit on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders," or FASD, will be held at Black Hawk College. 

 Black Hawk College will soon have a new head of money. Tonight, the board of trustees is expected to appoint Steven Frommelt as chief financial officer and board treasurer.  For over a decade, Frommelt has been an auditor, financial consultant, and chief financial officer for several organizations, including PCT Engineered Systems in Davenport.

Frommelt currently serves as director of accounting at Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri.

If the board approves his appointment, Frommelt will start at Black Hawk College on September 29th. 

The nomination process for candidates for the Black Hawk College board of trustees has begun. Starting today, petitions are available for three seats that'll be on the ballot next April.  The board consists of 7 voting members from the college's nine county district in Western Illinois. And voters will fill positions now held by Donna Frye, who's finishing up a six-year term, and for Kylee Fox and John McCooley, who replaced two members who resigned.  To become a candidate for trustee, you must:

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Students at Black Hawk College are writing papers and checking out books from a new library. Today, the college held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Quad Cities Campus Library and Teaching/Learning Center. Renovations began in May and finished in August, just before classes started.

Ashton Trimble, director of Library Services, says the library has a new interior design, including a new elevator, carpet, sound panels, and energy efficient windows.