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Quad-Cities Whitey’s Stores Re-Opening May 11!

May 7th, 2020

Great news today! Whitey’s ice cream is coming back May 11! Whitey’s announced this on their Facebook today: We are thrilled to announce that our stores will be opening again on Monday, May 11! All stores (except North Park) will be open for drive-thru business only and our hours of operation will be Sunday – Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Friday/Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. We have taken extreme caution in reopening to ensure the safety of our employees and customers. For additional information on how each store’s drive-thru is going to operate and more details on... Read More

Rock Island Mom Proves Not All Superheroes Wear Masks

May 6th, 2020

As a working mother, Stephanie Soebbing is expert at multi-tasking and time management. The 35-year-old former native of suburban Chicago is especially busy during the coronavirus crisis, as she’s homeschooling her soon-to-be six-year-old daughter, caring for her three-month-old daughter, and with her husband Adam, running their business – which has a key role in making masks used around the nation. Soebbing is founder and owner of Quilt Addicts Anonymous (QAA), a quilt shop specializing in modern and contemporary fabrics, with a currently closed store at 3416 46th Ave., Suite 103, Rock... Read More

May The 4th Be With You: ALL ‘Star Wars’ Films Ranked! What’s Number One?

May 4th, 2020

Star Wars is the most popular space saga and most exciting adventure film franchise in the world. It captured the hearts and minds of all ages and created an entire community of its own. And, since partnering with Disney, the force and its popularity has grown and become an even hotter brand. I admittedly can’t call myself a major Star Wars geek but I do admire the films and their rock star entertainment value. I love getting lost in their world and as today is Star Wars Day, I put on the Disney +documentary Empire of Dreams (highly recommended) and decided to rank the existing 11 films. Phantom... Read More

Musical Mischievous Mayhem Rockin’ Quad-Cities On Facebook Tonight

May 2nd, 2020

Join Jenny Lynn Stacy-Vieira and the Dirty Roosters tonight for some Musical Mischievous Mayhem! Jenny and her co-host (husband), are presenting a fun filled evening of music (originals and covers), trivia-gift giveaways, stories, belly laughs, drinking games, and all kinds of silly mischief abound on the group’s band page on Facebook. As Jenny says in describing the event, “To add to the excitement, and because I love spooky things all year round, for this show we’ll be in full haunt makeup (surrounded by a set of all things Halloween!) So prepare for scary trivia, and feeI free... Read More

Quad Cities Community Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants

May 1st, 2020

A third round of grants have been awarded to Quad Cities-area nonprofits supporting the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants are made possible because Quad Citizens continue to donate to the Quad Cities Disaster Recovery Fund at the Quad Cities Community Foundation. The fund recently surpassed $1 million in contributions, and provides critical support for basic needs during the pandemic. Nonprofits in the Quad Cities region have requested more than $3 million in support since the fund was activated nearly two months ago. With this round, a total of $695,772 from the Disaster... Read More

Quad-Cities Pride Week Postponed, Figge Opens Pride Photos Exhibit

May 1st, 2020

DAVENPORT – The Figge Art Museum will celebrate Quad-Cities Pride starting Saturday with its first dual virtual/gallery exhibition. Works by Cedar Rapids-based photojournalist Andy Abeyta will be in the Figge’s second-floor Lewis Gallery once the museum reopens, but will also be available Saturday, May 2, for online viewing at figgeartmuseum.org. The exhibit features 11 of Abeyta’s joyous and vibrant images of the 2019 QC Pridefest, part of the QC Pride’s Unity Pride Week, which is being postponed this year. “QC Pride is dedicated to promoting awareness and visibility of the LGBTQ+ community... Read More

Quad-Cities Mom Keeps Daughter’s Memory Alive In New Book

April 22nd, 2020

Four years ago this month, Lindsay Thul was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer, at age 28. Less than 10 months later, she was dead. Lindsay’s mother, Diane Koster – owner of the Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport – honors her life and aims to educate others in a new book, “Lindsay’s Legacy: A Mother’s Memories.” “It’s a story of hope and it’s a story of courage,” Koster said recently. “And it’s a story of a relationship between a mom and a daughter, and it’s very educational about that disease, the different steps... Read More

Iowa Quad-Cities Schools Closed Through End Of School Year

April 17th, 2020

According to an announcement just made by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, all Iowa schools will remain closed through the end of the school year, with distance learning via computer remaining in place through the end of the curriculum year. Chicago’s NBC 5 just broke the story, and QuadCities.com broke the story locally, that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement at 2:30 p.m. today closing all Illinois schools through the end of the current curriculum year. According to the Iowa story posted by KWWL News 7 Iowa City, the state school districts will be required to continue... Read More

Illinois Quad-Cities Schools Remaining Closed For Rest Of The School Year

April 17th, 2020

According to a story released a few minutes ago on Chicago’s NBC 5 affiliate, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be making an announcement closing Illinois schools for the remainder of the school year today at 2:30 p.m. The announcement will be part of Pritzker’s daily coronavirus briefing, which you can watch live here According to the story, distance learning via computer, which was put in place over the past week, will remain in effect through the end of this current school year. There was no information regarding graduation ceremonies, other events, or grading or other policies. The... Read More

Time Traveler Visits Quad-Cities From Past, With Mozz Sticks

April 15th, 2020

Stunning evidence of time travel has been discovered in the Quad-Cities! QuadCities.com has uncovered shocking proof that the past version of area performance artist Khalil Hacker (best known for his socially and politically incendiary controversial devouring of donuts on live video) visited the present local man’s residence, slipped seductively into a Star Wars-themed man lingerie, watched a popular Dustin Hoffman movie, made himself some delicious mozzarella sticks (which he then devoured) and then, in a cheeky, brazen act of unmitigated, magnificent audacity, posted about his activities... Read More

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