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Halloween Column Weekend: Is There A Vampire Workout Video?

October 31st, 2020

To celebrate Halloween, I’m dropping multiple columns for your laughs and enjoyment. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday! Is there a vampire workout video? You hardly ever see any fat vampires. They’re almost invariably beautiful, young (or young-ish) and ripped. Even the evil decrepit old vamps are at least skinny. So, I’m wondering, do vampires only “turn” fit people? Or do people make deals with vamps and tell them, “Hey hey hey… let’s wait a minute here, shall we? Give me six weeks to get into shape, and THEN you can suck out my blood and turn... Read More

Halloween Column Weekend Continues: Do Ghosts Fart?

October 31st, 2020

To celebrate Halloween, I’m dropping multiple columns for your laughs and enjoyment. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday! Do ghosts fart? Ever walk into your house after you’ve been away, or walk into a room and notice a strange smell? Of course, once you do, you have to try to find it, to try to get rid of it, because who wants a strange smell in their house? I’ll usually look for some dropped food or something behind or under furniture, and sometimes that’s the case. Some bit of stray potable that tried to escape and sadly discovered its motion was limited to whatever got it... Read More

Halloween Column Weekend: Are There Vampire Businesses That Are Open All Night?

October 30th, 2020

To celebrate Halloween, I’m dropping multiple columns for your laughs and enjoyment. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday! Are there Vampire businesses that are open all night? There are a lot of other businesses that amaze me with their tenacity to stay around. I never see anyone there. There are never any cars outside. They don’t advertise. They don’t seem to be particularly viable. Yet there they are, steadfast, inexplicable. Can these places be potential tax write offs or money laundering enterprises? Or do they have a set of clienteles that I’m not privy to, since... Read More

New Quad-Cities United Way Music Video Urges All of Us to Work Together

October 30th, 2020

Last year, spoken-word artist Aubrey Barnes and singer-songwriter Delores Westbrook-Tingle partnered to make a new song that summarizes what United Way of the Quad Cities is all about – “Together.” That inspiring song – which kicked off the July 2019 unveiling of United Way’s African-American Leadership Society (AALS) and was part of the September 2019 launch of “Amplify Quad Cities: The Soundtrack” – has now been made into a five-minute video to support the nonprofit’s racial equity effort. “We need to stand strong – walking together in this community,” sings Westbrook-Tingle.... Read More

Halloween Column Weekend Begins: Can Zombies Swim?

October 30th, 2020

To celebrate Halloween, I’m dropping multiple columns for your laughs and enjoyment. Hope you all have a happy and safe holiday! It’s Halloween weekend, and along with the tricks and treats, and little goblins and ghouls, there are other things that haunt me. Questions. Queries. Imaginings. Like bumps in the night, especially if they’re really freaking loud, these things keep me awake. And so, in the spirit of Halloween, I’m dropping a handful of columns this weekend like bite-sized candies. And our first very important question to be answered is… Can zombies swim? Whenever... Read More

Celebrate Halloween With Fun Events At Your Local HyVee

October 29th, 2020

Celebrate Halloween with the friendly faces of Hy-Vee! Local Hy-Vees will be providing Outdoor Halloween Events this Saturday Oct 31 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Hy-Vee outside for a socially distanced, kid friendly event with activities, treat, and free giveaways. Moline (John Deere Rd and Avenue of the Cities), Silvis, Rock Island, Milan, Bettendorf and Davenport (W Locust, E 53rd, W Kimberly, Rockingham Rd) locations will all be providing freaky fun for the entire family! Visit your local Hy-Vee’s Facebook page for more information!  Read More

Dogtoberfest Howling This Saturday

October 29th, 2020

Calling all goblins, witches, canines too, grab your best costume for a fun boo! Experience Dogtoberfest this Saturday Oct 31 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Iron + Grain Coffee House (585 12th Avenue East Moline). Dogtoberfest will feature dog-related vendors, doggy trick or treating, puppacinos and a new drink release! You can also enjoy Scratch Cupcakes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Here is a list of vendors: Oakies Designs Contented Canines Rewarded Rescues Francescon Portraiture Loving Paws Bakery A+A Unleashed Heel.Sit Humane Society of Scott County Wags for Wellness Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/366897221104493... Read More

Quad-Cities’ IHMVCU Helping People To Get To The Polls To Vote

October 27th, 2020

The 2020 presidential election is less than two weeks away. Are you ready to vote? Better question: Do you have a ride to cast your ballot? According to data from the 2016 Survey of the Performance of American Elections, more than 15 million eligible voters didn’t make it to the polls during the last election because they had no way of getting there. But IHMVCU wants to help change that. From October 26 through November 3, IHMVCU will pay the fees for its members to use local buses, cabs, Lyft and Uber services to get to the polls. Just keep your receipt and turn it in to IHMVCU to be reimbursed... Read More

After Many Tries, Quad-Cities’ Fourth Wall Films Looking for First Emmy Win in November

October 26th, 2020

Kelly and Tammy Rundle of Moline-based Fourth Wall Films are certainly hoping the fifth time is the charm. After four previous nominations for Mid-America Emmy Awards (but no wins), the veteran documentary filmmakers received three more last week for their first docudrama, “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” and another for their documentary “Becoming Harriet Beecher Stowe.” The Emmy awards (for TV broadcasts mainly in Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois outside Chicago) will be announced on Nov. 21 in an online ceremony. “We believe in the films and we’re glad the Emmy judges believe... Read More

Quad-Cities Actor/Musician Doug Kutzli Given Incredible Honor Of Being Named A Donut Near You

October 26th, 2020

There are awards, and there are VERY SPECIAL awards. Honors, even. And this weekend, Quad-Cities actor/musician/bon vivant Doug Kutzli was verily bestowed with one of the greatest honors that could be graced upon a local performer. Upon a search for “donuts near you,” Mr. Kutzli’s performer page came up, thus putting him in rarified company as the ONLY Quad-Cities entertainer thus dubbed as AN OFFICIAL DONUT NEAR YOU. This is the first time any local entertainer has come close to gaining such a status since actor, singer, and cocksman Russell Lee was handed the Aunt Connie’s... Read More

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