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Taste Buds, Avenue Studios, Salon Bardot New Rock Island Spots Celebrate Friday

November 17th, 2016

Renaissance Rock Island will celebrate three businesses with a rolling ribbon cutting on Friday, November 18th. J Wild Marketing, LLC is celebrating a year in the McKesson Lofts building with an official ribbon cutting. Avenue Studios opened at 100 19th Street earlier this year after relocating from another downtown Rock Island location. Taste Buds moved from the College Hill District to downtown Rock Island in August, and is celebrating with a ribbon cutting as well. Attendees will move from business to business during the rolling ribbon cutting, allowing them to see what each new business has... Read More

Augustana Women’s Basketball Shooting For A Huge Season

November 17th, 2016

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Augustana College? Is it the school mascot? The campus? The events you’ve attended or heard about, or is it what the school is better known for in the sports world: the school’s basketball team? Before Christmas, Augustana’s Women’s Basketball Team will have five home games at the Carver Center (3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201, Phone: (309) 794-7000): 11/19 with Monmouth at 5 p.m., 11/29 with Coe at 7 p.m., 12/3 with North Park at 5 p.m. (which also starts their conference), 12/10 with Carthage at 5 p.m., and 12/20 with Whitewater... Read More

Celebrate! Celebrates Anniversary In Shoppes On Second

November 16th, 2016

Celebrate!, a special events and attire consignment shop has now been open in the Shoppes on 2nd, Rock Island’s first retail incubator, for a year. The move to Rock Island meant doubling in size, and have since expanded within The Shoppes on 2nd, doubling the size of Celebrate! once more. “We didn’t think of it as anything more than a tiny boutique and a hobby. However, the Quad Cities really responded well and made it clear a store like ours is needed,” says Celebrate! owner, Sheleigh Martin. Since opening in November of 2015 Celebrate! now has the space for over $100,000 in inventory,... Read More

Fantastic Beasts Roaming At Rock Island Library

November 16th, 2016

The Rock Island Public Library will build on the excitement of the release of the new movie in the Harry Potter world with a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” party for all ages on Thursday. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Party is Thurs, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Bring the whole family and hunt for magical monsters, take part in wizard sparring. enjoy Fantastic crafts, snacks and prizes. The event is for all ages and is free. For more information about Rock Island Library hours, services and programs, visit the library’s... Read More

Wilson’s ‘Khaki’ Named One of 100 Best Indie Novels

November 16th, 2016

Local author Connie Corcoran Wilson is being honored among some pretty elite company. The area scribe’s novel Khaki=Killer, third book in The Color of Evil trilogy, was named one of the 100 Best Indie Novels in a competition sponsored by “Shelf Unbound” magazine that drew more than 120,000 entries. All three books in the series can be purchased from Amazon in both paperback and e-book versions. The first six chapters of Book #1, The Color of Evil, can be obtained free at Connie’s blog,  Read More

Kaplan Named Top Online College In Iowa

November 16th, 2016
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In a 2016 study Kaplan University, Davenport Campus, ranked as the No. 1 college out of 51 schools in Iowa that offer online classes or degree programs. The analysis was conducted by, a website that provides reliable information about top online colleges and degree programs by featuring school rankings, program guides and career outlooks. Kaplan University’s Davenport campus offers numerous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online, including ones in the fields of business, criminal justice, health sciences, education and more. The school also offers several online... Read More

On The Scene At . . . Moeller Nights’ Mr. Little Jeans Show

November 15th, 2016

Quad-Cities music fans packed into the Village Theater in the village of east Davenport Saturday night for the latest Moeller Nights concert featuring headliner Mr. Little Jeans, with opening acts Trace and Liv Carrow. MC Mik Stel loudly whipped the crowd up as music aficionados ages four to 74 checked out a few hours of excellent tunes that ran the gamut from folk to trip-hop to electronic pop. “Pretty cool night,” said promoter Sean Moeller. I’d have to agree, and I’m sure those who showed up do as well . . .  Read More

For An Awesome Show By A Hot Up-And-Coming Act, Try Mr. Little Jeans On For Size

November 11th, 2016

For some incredible music, you’re going to want to try Mr. Little Jeans on for size. The hot up-and-coming buzz artist,  a.k.a. Monica Birkenes, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Village Theater, 2113 E. 11th St., and concert producer and promoter Sean Moeller is stoked about the gig. “This is the last time you’ll see her in a small place like this,” Moeller said. “I first stumbled on her in the middle of last year and was blown away. Really, all you have to do is listen to her one time and you’ll be blown away too. If you like Florence and the Machine or Ellie Goulding,... Read More

Gory Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw’ Is A Bloody Bio But No Oscar Bait

November 11th, 2016

“Hacksaw Ridge” Genre: War drama/biography Director:  Mel Gibson 132 minutes Stars:  Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths Mel Gibson’s first directorial effort in 10 years (since 2006’s “Apocalypto”) is “Hacksaw Ridge,” the true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss, a 7th Day Adventist who served as a medic in WWII in Okinawa and elsewhere in the Pacific Theater. As Gibson said, “He was an ordinary man doing extraordinary things under the most difficult of circumstances.” Gibson went on to explain that, in... Read More

Chicago Fans Can Win Cubs Tickets At Library Fundraiser

November 10th, 2016

“This year” finally came for the 2016 World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, and if you want to see if they can continue their winning streak, the Classic Wrigley Field Rooftop Experience silent auction package at Food For Thought might just be the ticket. The Rock Island Public Library Foundation fundraiser, Thursday night from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Rock Island Main Library, supports the library’s literacy efforts with a wide range of ways to bid and win at the silent auction. The home run item may be the Cubs Rooftop experience for two, which includes watching a Chicago Cubs... Read More