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It’s Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

May 15th, 2021
It's Last Call For Quad-Cities Craft Beer Week Today!

Today is last call for QC Craft Beer Week! Throughout the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 different states have blazed the QC Ale Trail.  The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of the local craft breweries across the Quad Cities region. To close out QC Craft Beer Week, there will be a QC Tap Takeover happening on Saturday, May 15 at Five Cities Brewing.  Starting at 11 a.m., it will be all QC craft beer on tap from our local breweries.  $1 from every pint sold will be donated to the River Bend Food Bank.  Lopiez Pizza will be there from 12-4... Read More

Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

May 14th, 2021
Only Two Days Left To Hit The Quad-Cities Ale Trail!

It’s almost your last day to quaff up some local suds as Quad-Cities serves up QC Craft Beer Week just in time for the second anniversary of the QC Ale Trail. Over the past two years, hundreds of craft beer lovers from 17 states have blazed the QC Ale Trail, according to Visit Quad Cities. The QC Ale Trail invites beer lovers on a self-guided tour of local craft breweries across the region, from Muscatine, Iowa to Geneseo, Ill. The Q-C craft beer community continues to grow, with three new breweries opening last year and Nerdspeak Brewery opening soon at 7563 State St.,... Read More

Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into “Bridge Phase”

May 14th, 2021
Covid Restrictions Lifted On Illinois Quad-Cities As State Moves Into "Bridge Phase"

The Illinois Quad-Cities will open up more today and leave many covid restrictions behind as the state moves into a “Bridge Phase,” dropping many covid restrictions on businesses and the public. Governor JB Pritzker announced the lifting of the restrictions this week, and said that he foresees a full state reopening by June 11, given the increasing numbers of people in Illinois being vaccinated. Under the Bridge Phase: Bars and restaurants: Can now operate within their regular liquor license hours and reopen standing areas at 25 percent capacity. Social events: Indoor events can have... Read More

Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

May 13th, 2021
Watts Named Director of Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety

Derek Watts, the interim director of the Western Illinois University’s Office of Public Safety (OPS), has been named the director of the department, effective June 1. Watts has served as the interim director since March 2019. He becomes the first internal candidate named to the director/chief position. Watts joined OPS in 1998 as a patrol officer. He was promoted to corporal in 2006 and to sergeant in 2009. A 1996 and 2015 graduate of the WIU School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Watts was promoted to lieutenant in 2018. He started his law enforcement career with the Bushnell... Read More

Samantha Klingler Named COAP Employee of the Year

May 13th, 2021
Samantha Klingler Named COAP Employee of the Year

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL — Samantha Klingler, director of the Student Development and Success Center at Western Illinois University, has been named the WIU 2021 Employee of the Year by the Council of Administrative Personnel (COAP). The annual award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of a COAP member who has far exceeded their duties. “Samantha has been a positive role model for their staff and WIU as a whole. Her leadership skills have afforded their unit the opportunity to not only grow, but thrive beyond expectations. The resilience, grit and determination Samantha modeled during... Read More

Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

May 12th, 2021
Moline Centre Partners With Black Hawk College Program on Downtown Parklets

Like many hospitality businesses during the past year, the 113-year-old Quad-Cities institution Lagomarcino’s has had a very hard time since the pandemic. As Wednesday afternoon’s beautiful blue skies blanketed the area, brighter days are ahead with the recent installation of a new parklet outside the ice cream parlor  and confectionary at 1422 5th Ave., Moline. This is the first such parklet in the Quad-Cities area, said Geoff Manis, Main Street program manager for the City of Moline and Moline Centre. It is defined as “a small seating area or green space created as a public amenity on... Read More

Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

May 12th, 2021
Want To Write About The Local Arts Scene And POSITIVE News? QuadCities.com Is Seeking Interns!

Do you have a passion for writing? Would you like to shine a spotlight on the POSITIVE things going on in the Quad-Cities? Would you like to go to concerts and events for FREE and write about them? Well, QuadCities.com is looking for interns for the summer and beyond into the school year! We’re seeking people interested in writing, podcasting and doing vlogs and video shows for our website covering the arts and entertainment scene and positive news in the Quad-Cities.  We’re also looking for potential interns to sell advertising and work with advertising clients, if that’s something... Read More

Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

May 11th, 2021
Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

The long and painful Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the mental health of most everyone, but Katrina Eirinberg has been focusing on helping local families with young children. She is the mental health therapist (and a licensed clinical professional counselor) for SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what’s happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed — and often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear, Eirinberg said Tuesday. “With the pandemic, we’ve had to create a whole new... Read More

YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

May 11th, 2021
YWCA Quad Cities Race Against Racism Racing on May 22nd

A dozen outstanding Quad Citizens will be honored as part of the YWCA Quad Cities 3rd-annual Race Against Racism on May 22, presented by IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union. A special recognition ceremony will be held at the post-race party at Lindsay Park Yacht Club, Village of East Davenport. The race started in 2019, featuring a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun-run; however, the most important part of this event is honoring individuals who are standing firmly and intentionally against racism and doing this through their words, choices and actions, according to a Tuesday YWCA release. “At YWCA Quad... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens For Tomorrow Announces Grants

May 11th, 2021
Quad Cities Community Foundation's Teens For Tomorrow Announces Grants

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—Participants in the Quad Cities Community Foundation’s Teens for Tomorrow (T4T) program, a youth philanthropy group of high school students, today announced the recipients of the program’s annual grants. The grant recipients will direct the money toward programs that support people disproportionately affected by this year’s economic and educational challenges, including refugees, low-income students, and women displaced from the workforce, among others. Each year, T4T students gain first-hand experience in philanthropy and the grantmaking process, from exploring... Read More