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Davenport’s German American Heritage Center Down Through April 16

March 28th, 2020

The German American Heritage Center is shutting down through April 16, extending their closure as per the recommendation of the governor. The museum released the following statement today: The GAHC wants to do our part in “flattening the curve” to help stop the spread of Coronavirus. We will extend our closures to April 16, as recommended by Governor Reynolds. But we want to let you know our staff is doing well, working from home and checking on our beautiful property daily. We hope you are all doing well too and we want to let you know about a few things we are working on. We can’t... Read More

Delivery, Carry-Out and Curbside Options in the Quad Cities

March 28th, 2020

The times, they are a-changin’. Maybe for a couple weeks, maybe more. Amidst all of the cancellations, closures and ‘social distancing’ demands, one thing rings true: the recent COVID-19 outbreak in our country is forcing everyone to make some adjustments to their daily lives. Adaptation will get us through these times, thankfully. And no one knows adaptation better than local businesses right now. With the latest mandate that all bars and restaurants in Illinois and Iowa cannot open their doors to dine-in customers, some changes have been made. Whether new delivery, carry-out or curbside... Read More

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching, Because They Aren’t, With DJ Shane Brown’s New Mix

March 27th, 2020

Miss getting out on the dance floors at clubs? DJ Shane Brown, the man behind the boards at Billy Bob’s in the Rock Island District, as well as the former DJ for such hot spots as 2nd Avenue and the Stockade in the Village, has come up with a new mix for you to blast in the glorious realm of your own social distancing spot. Shane dropped the new mix this evening, which you can check out here, along with the following note, on his Facebook: “So here’s what I’ve been up to in the basement the past couple of days. This is, without doubt, the most ridiculous, silly, stupid mix... Read More

Looking For Quad-Cities Mexican Restaurants Open For Business? Check Out Our List For Hot Faves!

March 27th, 2020

Looking for some tasty Mexican food or an icy margarita to accompany your binge-watching spree? If you’re down for some south-of-the-border eats and wondering which local hot spots are still open for delivery, carry-out or curbside, well, wonder no more, QuadCities.com has got you covered, with our spicy list of local Mexican restaurants open and ready to take your orders for tacos, enchiladas, burritos, margaritas and more! Here, we offer you a list of local Mexican restaurants, bars and cafes that are going above and beyond to offer the community options to still get their favorite dishes. If... Read More

The Cruelest Cut: Chris Schlichting Meet, Greet, Autograph And Optional Worship Meetup Axed

March 26th, 2020

Sometimes life really, really isn’t fair. According to a post on Facebook, or, as Joe Biden calls it, “you know… that thing… that one thing with the people,” the Official Chris Schlichting Meet, Greet, Autograph And Optional Worship Session originally slated for March 28 at Buffalo Wild Wings, has been — are you sitting down, because you should be — canceled. That’s right. First Uncle Rico’s planned appearance where he was going to throw a football not just over the Mississippi, but over the hill in Rock Island to an NFL scout standing in the... Read More

Mourning The Loss Of A Quad-Cities Theatrical Giant

March 26th, 2020

T.S. Eliot had it all wrong. In “The Waste Land,” the poet wrote “April is the cruelest month.” Well, five days before we can kick it into the dustbin of history, it’s safe to say that dishonor now belongs to March. At least March 2020, which has seen one bone-crushing loss after another for many around the world, me especially. Just one of the latest is from our beloved Quad-Cities theater community – of which I’ve been honored to share as longtime arts reporter for the Dispatch/Argus (and later Quad City Times), as well as piano accompanist and occasional stage performer. The singular... Read More

New Online Support Group Offers Help, Solace In Time Of Crisis

March 25th, 2020

Facebook is intrinsically its own support group, albeit without donuts and coffee. Users routinely share (maybe too much) every aspect of their lives, and their friends respond in kind, with support, suggestions, challenge, or argument. Katie Young of Coal Valley — a married, homeschooling mom who’s already very busy juggling her nine kids — recently saw the need for another  group within Facebook, so she formed the QCA Love Thy Neighbor Coronavirus Support Group, to help others navigate these treacherous, uncharted waters in a surreal sea. Young, who’s homeschooled... Read More

One Human Family QCA Makes Inclusive Statement On Covid-19

March 24th, 2020

With the entire world in crisis over the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural for people to be filled with anxiety and fear over an uncertain future.  This is not the time for blaming, scapegoating and hate. One Human Family QCA is deeply concerned about the recent rise in the number and intensity of hate statements and acts directed against our Asian neighbors as a result of the current pandemic.  One Human Family QCA is dedicated to our mission of welcoming and protecting “the life, dignity, and human rights of ALL people in all places in our community.”  It is in keeping with that mission... Read More

Love And Faith In The Time Of Covid

March 23rd, 2020

Sunday, March 22, was an important day — and not only because it was the 90th birthday of legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, whose moving ballad “No One Is Alone” carries extra weight nowadays. In this crazy, continually changing time of Covid-19, this past Sunday was the first I can remember our church ever canceling its worship service. I have been piano accompanist at Davenport’s Zion Lutheran Church since 1999; performing each week and becoming close to many of its members have been highlights of my life. Among religious congregations nationwide that closed their doors,... Read More

Comedian Andrew King Debuts New Show For The Coronavirus Era

March 22nd, 2020

Maybe he’s just bored and trying to entertain himself. Maybe he’s trying to bring a heapin’ helpin’ of the best medicine — laughter, my friends, laughter — to the masses during this trying time. Maybe a little of both. But regardless, local comedian Andrew King has started up a new show on YouTube to check out while you’re in self-quarantine. According to Andrew, from his Facebook: I put together this experimental thing. A curated Youtube playlist with schtick in between, because fuck algorithms! There’s no personality with that. Included are appearances... Read More

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