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EMSSC Spartans Ranked #9 In Illinois!

October 15th, 2019

The latest Illinois Youth Soccer rankings just came out today, and the EMSSC Spartans U12 team has leapt into the top ten, at the number 9 ranking! The team is 16-3 and has only lost to teams ranked in the top three from Illinois and Missouri. Last weekend, they finished second at the Peoria Oktoberfest after a thrilling 4-3 loss to Peoria, which was ranked #1 last year and is in the top three this year, but the road to the championship game included wins against three teams ranked in the top 15 and two in the top 10. The team includes Lawson Zulu, Connor Wehr, Baylor Smith, Elijah Nache, Xavier... Read More

Nominations Sought for Local Nature Conservation Awards

October 14th, 2019

Nahant Marsh, a nature preserve in Southwest Davenport, is seeking nominations to recognize local people who have dedicated their lives (or will dedicate their lives) to protecting our natural world. The honors will be received at the 2nd Annual Oberholtzer Awards on February 29, 2020 at the Bend Event Center in East Moline. The Oberholtzer Award recognizes a nominee’s hard work and leadership in conservation, spreads awareness to the causes they believe in, and inspires others to take action. Recognition categories are threefold—leaders from the past, present, and future, namely, students.   The... Read More

Up, Up, And Away With Balloon Festival This Weekend!

September 23rd, 2019

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a hot air balloon! It must be time for the Quad Cities Balloon Festival! That’s right, the Quad Cities Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds (4200 Archer Drive East Moline) on Friday Sep 27 and Saturday Sep 28. Gates open at 4 p.m. on both days. There are no admission costs for the Balloon Festival. However, it would be appreciate a donation item or cash for Quad City Animal Welfare Shelter. For a list of items needed at this time, please visit https://qcawc.org/how-to-help/wish-list. The Balloon Launch will take place... Read More

Sweetness! Jimmy Eat World Coming to The Rust Belt!

September 23rd, 2019

Can you believe it? Jimmy Eat World is coming to the Quad Cities! Moeller Nights has just announced that Jimmy Eat World will be performing at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline) on Friday Nov 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets to this nostalgic show are only $30 and will go on sale this Friday Sep 27. You can purchase yours online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jimmy-eat-world-tickets-72975887845. Jimmy Eat World is an American alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona, formed in 1993. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick... Read More

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in East Moline!

September 14th, 2019

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day at the East Moline Mexico’s Independence Day Fiesta and Parade! The parade starts at 12 p.m. and the fiesta begins at 2 p.m., at Runner’s Park (742 15th Avenue East Moline) on Sunday Sep 15. LULAC 5285 and the Quad Cities Ballet Folklorico are hosting the fiesta princess contest with QCBF performing later in the evening! There will also be DJ Guerrero and other entertainment throughout the day. Interested in being a vendor or in the parade?  For more information and registration forms, visit: http://bit.ly/EMoFiestaParade. Come... Read More

Iron + Grain Maker Festival Celebrates Creativity and Innovation!

August 26th, 2019

Woodworkers. Blacksmiths. Ceramicists. Glass Blowers. Artisans. Streamline Artisans are giving the Makers in the world a place to shine, at this festival! Don’t miss the inaugural Iron + Grain Maker Festival this Friday Aug 30 from 2 – 8 p.m. and Saturday Aug 31 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline). Admission is FREE! Come celebrate creativity and innovation, enjoy delicious local food and brews, and take in live music-all curated around the Quad Cities’ hottest new concert venue. Bring out the entire family for this fun-filled weekend! Enjoy a bounce house,... Read More

East Moline’s Freedom Fest Back and Better than Ever!

August 14th, 2019

Are you looking for a full day of fun for the entire family this weekend? Then look no further than the 2019 East Moline Freedom Fest! The 2019 East Moline Freedom Fest is happening this Saturday Aug 17 from 2 – 11 p.m. along 15th Avenue in Downtown East Moline. This FREE family-friendly event will provide entertainment for everyone! Enjoy this street festival, which includes a vendor fair, car show, live music, food trucks, Pinup Girl contest and so much more! New this year at the Freedom Fest is the East Mo Food Truck Fest. Food vendors will have the opportunity to enter an item for judging... Read More

Sweatstock Music Festival Will Take You Around ‘The Bend’

August 13th, 2019

In 1969, the original Woodstock Festival brought together half a million people in a celebration of peace, music and love. Fifty years later, there are anniversary celebrations of Woodstock large and small taking place throughout the country and around the world, including right here in the Quad Cities. Presented by All Sweat Productions, Sweatstock Music Festival, is the Quad Cities only tribute to legendary performers from the Woodstock Festival. It will take place at Murphy Park in The Bend (900 Bend Boulevard East Moline) this Friday Aug 16 (gates open at 4 p.m.) and Saturday Aug 17 (gates... Read More

BBQ in the Quad Cities is Back!

August 8th, 2019

“It’s finally here… WE’RE RE-OPENING” News came out tonight that makes many food lovers in the Quad Cities very happy. When thinking of a great place in the Quad Cities to get some delicious BBQ (or barbeque/barbecue, whichever you prefer), most think of the amazing and delectable Jim’s Rib Haven. Unfortunately, the world has had to live without Jim’s BBQ this past month, due to a fire at the 531 24th Street Rock Island location on Tuesday July 2, 2019. Luckily, all of our dreams have been answered. This was the statement released earlier tonight about the future of one of the Quad... Read More

Freedom Run Tradition Continues in East Moline

August 6th, 2019

What started out as a dream and a desire to help the Quad Cities area’s Veteran and active duty Military and their families became a reality in East Moline. Trinity Freedom Run 5k is happening downtown East Moline (733 15th Avenue East Moline) this Thursday Aug 8 at 6:30 p.m. Whether you’re a participant, running, walking, pushing a stroller, a sponsor, a spectator, a neighbor out on the course or a volunteer, come out to support and show appreciation for our men and women serving (or served) in our Armed Forces. From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals... Read More

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