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Quad-Cities Ranks #79 in National Best Places Report, #6 Most Affordable

October 14th, 2020

The Quad-Cities ranks number 79 among the top 150 best places to live in the nation, and the sixth most affordable, according to U.S. News & World Report. The report, released this week, represents a pretty good win in economic development. U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the U.S. to find the best places to live, based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. The report used 2019 figures, showing the Q-C with a 4.2% unemployment rate (it was twice that as of August 2020), metro population of... Read More

Family Museum Presenting ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Drive-In Movie

October 14th, 2020

Families are invited to the Family Museum parking lot on Saturday, October 17 to enjoy the movie Hotel Transylvania as part of a Drive-In Movie Event presented by the City of Bettendorf Parks and Recreation and the Family Museum and sponsored by the Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the movie will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is $20 per car if registered before the day of the event. Admission is $35 per car on the day of the event if spots are still available. Participants can register at familymuseum.org/movie. Each car will receive three parking spots: one to park... Read More

Writer/Director Dan Partland Guesting On Connie Wilson’s Podcast

October 14th, 2020

Writer/Director/Producer Dan Partland will be guesting on the local podcast Weekly Wilson on Thursday, October 15th, talking about his documentary “Unfit.” “Unfit was the #1 rental on Amazon and brings together many of the nation’s leading psychiatrists to discuss Donald J. Trump’s mental health. Dan Partland has been a director/producer/writer of both documentary films & television for over 20 years. In the 15 years that the Emmys have recognized primetime nonfiction series, Partland’s shows have been nominated for best in class 5 times, and in 3 different sub-genres; Reality,... Read More

Bix Beiderbecke Museum Bestows Two New Bix Lives Awards

October 13th, 2020

Josh Duffee and Carol Schaefer are two Davenport men who are passionate about one of Davenport’s most famous natives. They are the newest winners of the Bix Lives award, given each year since 2007 to people who exemplify what it means to keep Bix Beiderbecke’s legacy alive. Leon “Bix” Beiderbecke (1903-1931) is a legendary Davenport native, cornetist and pianist for whom an annual jazz festival and three-year-old museum in Davenport are named. The Bix Beiderbecke Museum and World Archives (at the lower level of River Music Experience, 2nd and Main streets) announced Duffee and Schaefer... Read More

Lloyd’s Legacy Lives on in Quad-Cities Art Scene

October 13th, 2020

The legacy of an influential early Quad City Arts leader lives on in countless local artists, art supporters, and a huge sculpture in one of the area’s most beautiful parks. The regional nonprofit (based in Rock Island and serving six counties) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Lloyd Schoeneman began working for Quad City Arts in 1978 as a resident artist, teaching art to many groups including children, the elderly, the disabled and the incarcerated. He worked for Quad City Arts for 22 years, including as executive director of the Quad City Arts Council when the organization, along... Read More

Iowa Women’s Foundation Gives Grants to Two Quad-Cities Programs

October 13th, 2020

The Iowa Women’s Foundation (IWF) has announced 2021 Core Grant awards to United Way of the Quad Cities and Lead(h)er, for programs that help young girls and women. The grants are among $100,000 to 13 organizations across the state – raising the total granted to over $1.1 million since the program began in 1997. IWF works to improve the lives of Iowa’s women and girls. Grants are awarded to projects that focus primarily on serving the needs and aspirations of women and girls. Six specific areas have been identified as the most critical barriers for Iowa women and girls: employment, child... Read More

Meet Our Pupper Of The Week… Senor Squeaks!

October 13th, 2020

Got a perfect pupper? A great good boi? A darn awesome doggo? QuadCities.com wants to feature your dog in our new Pupper Of The Week feature! Just send a picture of your pet with their name, your name, and a sentence or two about them and we’ll post their pic and story on QuadCities.com. Message your doggo pics and info to Sean@QuadCities.com. And get ready to check out some cool doggos on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and features, QuadCities.com! This week’s pupper is Senor Squeaks, the doggo of Jackson Leary! Senor Squeaks also goes by the names Senor, Squeeko, Cheeko, and... Read More

Royal Neighbors Urges Everyone To Try a Little Kindness

October 12th, 2020

Royal Neighbors of America boasts a long, impressive legacy of doing good. And as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year, the Rock Island-based, women-led life insurer and fraternal organization is continuing that history in a special way. To celebrate all the ways we can continue to make a difference in our own neighborhoods, Royal Neighbors has launched a 125 Random Acts of Kindness campaign. During October, November, and December, the company is encouraging its 215,000-plus members (and the general public) to do one purposeful, kind thing for someone else. “It won’t cost you much,... Read More

Tales for Tots Online with Bettendorf Public Library

October 12th, 2020

Looking for interactive entertainment for your little ones at home? Then join the Bettendorf Public Library with their Tales for Tots Online! Tales for Tots Online takes place Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. on the Bettendorf Public Library’s YouTube page. Children (birth to age three) and a caregiver are invited to attend these online sessions filled with simple exercises, stories, songs, rhymes, parenting tips and more. Check out the playlist for Tales for Tots here. Follow the Bettendorf Public Library on Facebook for other fun at-home activities. For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library Presenting Presidential Event

October 11th, 2020

The Bettendorf Public Library is offering tickets to a time-traveling presidential event. From October 19th through October 25th, the Library will offer admission to a virtual edition of Community Connections: The Political Lincoln: Honest Abe on Campaigns & Elections. The program welcomes Abraham Lincoln, as portrayed by Kevin Wood, where he’ll describe his campaign and election experiences over his eventful career when the very destiny of our nation was at stake. Admission to the event will be available through the Library’s website at http://www.bettendorflibrary.com. No registration... Read More

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