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Total Solutions Hires Quad-Cities Chamber’s Kristin Glass as New President

August 3rd, 2021
Total Solutions Hires Quad-Cities Chamber’s Kristin Glass as New President

Davenport-based Total Solutions announced today it has hired Kristin Glass as its new president. Glass will replace Melissa Pepper, who has held the position since 2019. Glass currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. She has worked at the Chamber since 2006, where she started as a marketing intern. Over the past 15 years, she has worked in various roles, including Vice President, Membership; Vice President, Investment Relations; and Interim CEO from 2017-2018. In her current role, she oversees the leadership team. She is a Quad-Cities native and St. Ambrose... Read More

Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

August 3rd, 2021
Richmond Hill in Geneseo Re-Opens Thursday After Over Year and a Half Intermission

It’s been an especially long, hard road to reopening live theater for Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Players and company veteran Jennifer Kingry. She last directed at RHP for “The 39 Steps” in August 2019 and was in the midst of rehearsing the comedy “Becky’s New Car” in March 2020, when Covid-19 shut everything down. The Barn Theatre is finally opening their long-awaited 2021 season with John Patrick Shanley’s 2014 romantic comedy, “Outside Mullingar” – directed by Kingry – with performances Thursdays through Sundays, Aug. 5-15, in Richmond Hill Park, Geneseo, within a week of... Read More

Do You Want The FULL Schedule Of Music At The Mississippi Valley Fair? Here It is!

August 3rd, 2021
Do You Want The FULL Schedule Of Music At The Mississippi Valley Fair? Here It is!

There are TONS of bands of all styles and stripes coming to the Mississippi Valley Fair starting tonight! After a covid-marred year in 2020, the Mississippi Valley Fair is back at the Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! There’s so much going on, and so much to see, and here’s a rundown of the schedule of bands for the entire week: PAVILION TUESDAY 4-7 HAP HAZZARD 7:30-12 CORPORATE ROCK WEDNESDAY 4-7 FAR OUT 283 7:30-12 WILD OATS THURSDAY 4-7 MOONSHINE RUN 7:30-12 MEGALORD FRIDAY 4-7 JUST CUZ 7:30-12 NORTH OF 40 SATURDAY 4-7 CROOKED CACTUS 7:30-12 NUCLEAR PLOW BOYS SUNDAY 4-7 STONE... Read More

Get Revved Up For World Series Of Drag Racing Tearing Into Cordova International Raceway

August 3rd, 2021
Get Revved Up For World Series Of Drag Racing Tearing Into Cordova International Raceway

Ready for some racing later this month? Start your engines! Drag Racing legends Don “Big Daddy” Garlits and Arnie “The Farmer” Beswick will serve as the Grand Marshals for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing, August 27-29 at Cordova International Raceway. Garlits and Beswick will participate in pre-race ceremonies Saturday evening. Additionally, they will be available for meet and greets as well as autographs Friday and Saturday. Tickets for the 67th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts World Series of Drag Racing start at just $35 for Friday, $45 Saturday, and $15... Read More

Looking To Adopt A New Dog? Meet Miss Marley, Our Latest Pet Of The Week!

August 3rd, 2021
Looking To Adopt A New Dog? Meet Miss Marley, Our Latest Pet Of The Week!

QuadCities.com is proud and happy to announce we’re partnering with the Quad City Animal Welfare Center! Every week, we’ll be featuring their Pet of the Week, helping for find new homes for great dogs and cats! (And in some weeks, we’ll be featuring extra pets for your perusal on other days as well!) If you’re looking for a new pet, we encourage you to adopt, and please check out the Pet of the Week from Quad City Animal Welfare Center, today and every Tuesday on QuadCities.com! And here’s this week’s Pet of the Week… Miss Marley is ready for her debut! Marley is a Pittie... Read More

Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

August 3rd, 2021
Fresh Films Looking To Teach Filmmaking To Young Quad-Cities Movie Creators

There are awesome opportunities this year for young Quad-Cities filmmakers to gain valuable experience and have fun with Fresh Films! Here’s the latest: Fresh Films Academies Quad Cities – Applications open for host locations! What: Fresh Films will deliver project-based film instruction on professional equipment on site at up to 4 Quad Cities high schools or youth clubs at no cost to the host organization. When: October 2021-May 2022 | Thursdays 4-6:30pm Where: On site at host school or organization Who: 12-25 youth per location, open to all QC high schools and youth organizations... Read More

Jason Aldean Playing Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

August 3rd, 2021
Jason Aldean Playing Mississippi Valley Fair Tonight!

Jason Aldean is the grandstand performer at 8 p.m. tonight at the Mississippi Valley Fair, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! For tickets, CLICK HERE! After almost 15 years at the top of his format, three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Aldean has seen trends come and go. He’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, like a Country-music Columbus making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip-hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul—most... Read More

Mississippi Valley Fair Starts Today! Here’s The Full Schedule Of Events!

August 3rd, 2021
Mississippi Valley Fair Starts Today! Here's The Full Schedule Of Events!

The Fair is here! After a covid-marred year in 2020, the Mississippi Valley Fair is back at the Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport! There’s so much going on, and so much to see, and here’s a rundown of the schedule, along with some handy dandy pictures of all the events today:  Read More

Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

August 3rd, 2021
Western Illinois University Offers Financial Aid Appeals, Additional Financial Assistance

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — COVID-19 has created challenges for many college students and their families across the nation, and Western Illinois University is working to ease the financial stress that is affecting its students as a result of the pandemic. According to WIU Financial Aid Director Bobbi Smith, the WIU Office of Financial Aid has in place the financial circumstance appeal to generate a new review of financial aid eligibility using projected 2021 income versus earned 2019 income. “If students and their families have been financially impacted by the pandemic, we encourage our students... Read More

Opening the Box: Collections about the Historic Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

August 3rd, 2021
Opening the Box: Collections about the Historic Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds by the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center

Join us Friday, August 6th at 2:30 pm to explore and learn about the curious world of archives and manuscripts at the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. August’s topic is an overview of collections about the Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds. Uncover the history and the important role the Mississippi Valley Fair and Fairgrounds had in shaping the growth of Davenport and surrounding communities. This presentation is open to any interested in learning more about our archives and manuscript collections. This program will be held virtually using GoToMeeting. Information about... Read More