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Shop Local Small Businesses At East Moline’s Iron And Grain

December 3rd, 2020

Forget Amazon and Walmart this holiday season, let’s rally around our small businesses! Join us for a new take on pop-up markets as we feature 30+ Midwest Makers and the Iron + Grain Boutiques this season. Join us beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at Iron + Grain, 585 12th Ave., East Moline for local small business shopping. Per the state of IL, masks are required at Iron + Grain and no more than 25 people will be allowed in at a time. Thank you to our sponsor, MetroNet. MetroNet is a customer-focused company providing cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication services, including high-speed Fiber... Read More

Hustle Up For Rock River Hospice And Home With A Virtual 5K Walk/Run!

December 3rd, 2020

It’s time to hustle for a great local charity when you get your hustle on with the Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle through Dec. 5 — location optional! That’s right, you can do the walk or run or combo of each from anywhere! Get the details here. Rock River Hospice & Home is hosting a Festival of Trees Holiday Hustle Virtual 5K Walk/Run. The idea is to set your own goal of doing a 5K and do it at your own pace, completing your goal within a week. Walk around your house, the neighborhood, favorite park or on your treadmill, while maintaining social distancing and still have... Read More

Davenport Author/Illustrator Earns Texas Library Honor for Second Year

December 1st, 2020

Jason Platt, an author/illustrator from Davenport, has once again made the Texas Library Association’s 2021 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for his “Middle School Misadventures: Operation Hat Heist.” The TLA is the country’s largest state library association and Platt’s 2019 debut graphic novel, “Middle School Misadventures,” was named to the 2020 list as well. Released on Dec. 1, the list is a recommended reading list of 83 graphic novels nationwide designed for children in grades K-5. The books were selected by public and school librarians who are members of the Texas... Read More

Davenport Junior Theater Offering Winter Classes For Kids

November 29th, 2020

Davenport Junior Theater is offering a number of winter classes for creatively-minded kids, starting Nov. 30! Here’s a rundown of some of the offerings: Musical Theatre Ages 10+ Got dreams of being on the big (or small) screen? Whether acting in TV, film, or commercials, on camera acting takes a whole new set of skills and focus. Students will learn tips, tricks, and how to translate their theatre skills to create truthful, dynamic on-screen performances. Action! More info here. Beginning Ballet Ages 3-4... Read More

Shop Small With Small Business Saturday

November 27th, 2020

Forget Amazon this year, small businesses need you! Join us Saturday, November 28th from 7:00-4:00 for Small Business Saturday! We have 30+ businesses here for our holiday pop-up shop and the Iron + Grain Boutiques are ready to get you in the holiday spirit. Due to the state of IL mandate, only 25 people will be allowed in at a time and masks are required. Please stay home if you are sick or have been sick. Thank you again to our event sponsor, MetroNet. MetroNet is a customer-focused company providing cutting-edge fiber optic telecommunication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured... Read More

See The Holiday Lights At Fejervary

November 27th, 2020

Join us for seasonal holiday lights display at Fejervary Learning Center! We were so ‘Happy’ with last year’s display that we simply ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ and will be bringing it back with even more lights this year! Shows last approximately 15 minutes with a new show starting every 30 minutes beginning at 5 PM; the last show starts at 9:30 PM. Stop by for Throw-back Thursday when we rewind to our 2019 show (occurring every Thursday through the duration of the show). This is a park and watch event, not a drive or walk-through event. Location: Fejervary Learning Center, 1800 W. 12th... Read More

Even In A Strange And Downtrodden Year, There Are Things For Which To Be Thankful

November 27th, 2020

It was a surreal Thanksgiving. My ex-wife and I alternate years on holidays, and it’s always strange and depressing for me when I don’t get to see my son on those days, especially when I’m reminded of the fun times we had the year before in the memories section of social media. This year was even more downcast, given the dark cloud of covid. Whereas in previous years when I was without my son, I would go to visit family or friends, or have people over to my house, this year there was none of that. I wasn’t going to be visiting my family, nor would there be my usual open door to people to... Read More

31st Annual Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair Coming To Rock Island

November 26th, 2020

Looking to get a start on your holiday shopping? Check out the 31st annual Quad City Christmas Arts and Craft Fair coming to Rock Island Friday Nov 27 through Sunday Nov 29 at QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave Rock Island). For more info, see https://www.facebook.com/events/816468328820280. The Quad City Christmas Arts & Craft Fair is 80% country crafts and 20% fine arts. This is the largest indoor handcrafted fair in the area.  Read More

Need To Find A Turkey Last Minute In The Quad-Cities? TWO Stores Hit The Spot!

November 25th, 2020

All is not lost, procrastinators! If you’ve let your thanksgiving planning go to the very last minute, if you desperately searched around at various spots today for a turkey without having any luck (as we did and reported on earlier!), don’t fret! There are TWO spots in the Quad-Cities where we found turkeys just a little over an hour ago! Moline HyVee, at 4200 John Deere Road, had been dry of turkey earlier in the day, but a few new birds must’ve flown in from the back storage because as of 8 p.m. tonight they had a half-dozen turkeys available for purchase. HyVee also had a... Read More

Quad-Cities’ River Bend Foodbank Seeing Record Demand Since Pandemic

November 25th, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. economy and cost more than 260,000 American lives, it is driving record hunger in the greater Quad-Cities region. “The number of people who don’t have enough food to eat in the QCA has increased by over 50 percent since Covid,” Mike Miller, president/CEO of River Bend Foodbank, said this week. “There are now almost 150,000 in the 23 counties we serve, 1 in 7 people and 1 in 4 children who are food insecure.” “The Foodbank has responded with record-setting food distributions in April, May, June, and July, with over 2 million meals... Read More