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New Quad Cities Community Foundation estate gift will promote a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community

January 25th, 2022
New Quad Cities Community Foundation estate gift will promote a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community

Like many American children, Dean and Deb Mathias learned to ride bikes at an early age. Unlike most, however, the couple has cultivated that rite of passage into an enduring passion—one that has introduced them to lifelong friends, been shared with multiple family generations, taken them all over the globe, and guided them to give back to their community. Today, Deb and Dean are two of the biggest champions of bicycling and recreation in the Quad Cities. Deb is secretary of the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, while Dean sits on multiple local committees, advocating for projects that enhance the region’s... Read More

Snowstar Medical Professional Appreciation Day Slides In Sunday

January 21st, 2022
Snowstar Medical Professional Appreciation Day Slides In Sunday

Snowstar is proud to honor and support all the members in the community who work tirelessly to protect us, educate us and keep us healthy. As a small thank-you for their service and dedication, we’re hosting Appreciation Days every Sunday throughout January. All law enforcement, firefighter/EMS teams, medical professionals and teachers with a valid I.D. will receive 20% off ski or tube tickets. The discount extends to their families, and any current military and veterans will also receive a matched discount. January 23 – Medical Professional Appreciation Day January 30 – Teacher Appreciation... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

January 18th, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners at Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners Buzzing In At Nahant Marsh

January 13th, 2022
Winter Beekeeping Class Series for Beginners Buzzing In At Nahant Marsh

Discover the world of beekeeping and learn everything you need to get started on this fascinating hobby. Participants will learn how to assemble a hive, how to care for the hive, and how to harvest honey. Textbook and notes are included in the $180 fee which covers 6 classes. Classes will take place at Nahant Marsh Education Center on Tuesdays from January 25-March 1 at 6-8pm. The course will be instructed by Phil Crandall, Owner/Operator of Crandall Farms Inc., a family owned apiary and farm in Coal Valley, IL. Phil is the founder and main beekeeper for the farm. Beginning his interest since childhood,... Read More

The Quad City Fish Swap is THIS SUNDAY!

January 8th, 2022
The Quad City Fish Swap is THIS SUNDAY!

The Quad City Fish Swap is THIS SUNDAY! 100 tables of ALL THINGS AQUATIC! FREE ADMISSION! Learn more: http://www.qcfishswap.com/  Read More

I-74 Bike and Pedestrian Path Opening Delayed In Moline

December 30th, 2021
I-74 Bike and Pedestrian Path Opening Delayed In Moline

Despite construction work on track to wrap up on the new bicycle and pedestrian path on the recently opened Interstate 74 bridge over the next several weeks, the bridge general contractor and the cities of Moline and Bettendorf have decided to wait until spring to open the path to the public. “We know many are eagerly awaiting the new path,” said communications and outreach coordinator for the I-74 project I-74 Bridge Project Kristina Kuehling. “Construction is anticipated to be completed in the next several weeks, however, after careful consideration, the path will remain closed until the... Read More

Celebrate BioDiversity At Illiniwek Forest Preserve This Weekend

June 24th, 2021
Celebrate BioDiversity At Illiniwek Forest Preserve This Weekend

Celebrate biodiversity at the 6th annual BioBlitz, held at Illiniwek Forest Preserve from 2 p.m. on June 25 to 2 p.m. on June 26. A BioBlitz is an intensive survey of as many species as possible within a specified area during a 24-hour period. This is a rare opportunity to join over 40 scientists and naturalists from around the region as they survey mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, plants, insects, and much more! Friday Public Activities* 6:30 p.m.         Going Native– Niabi Zoo 7:30 p.m.         Birds of Prey– Iowa Raptor Center 8:30 p.m.         Owl Prowl... Read More

TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

June 10th, 2021
TOMRV Rides Into Quad-Cities This Weekend

After its first ride in 1978, the ride known affectionately as “TOMRV” (pronounced tom-rahvv) returns this weekend.  TOMRV stands for Tour of the Mississippi River Valley.  Hosted by the Quad Cities Bicycle Club, it has grown in ridership over the years.  In 2019, most of the 950 riders were from Iowa and Illinois, although 15 other states were represented.  It was cancelled in 2020.  This year 500 people have registered so far. TOMRV is a two-day cycling adventure on scenic paved roads, through rolling Midwest farmland, quaint little towns, and along the big, beautiful Mississippi River. ... Read More

Bison Bridge More Than Half Way Toward Public Support Goal

April 18th, 2021
Bison Bridge More Than Half Way Toward Public Support Goal

One month after Quad-Cities environmentalist Chad Pregracke announced his ambitious Bison Bridge plans, the creative concept has earned over 27,000 supporters online, an endorsement from The Chicago Tribune editorial board, and a strong social-media shoutout from TV’s Mike Rowe. “This is VERY cool. My old friend Chad Pregracke – whom many of you will remember as the self-appointed garbageman of America’s rivers – is on a mission to create a brand new National Park on the Mississippi River,” Rowe (well-known for cable’s “Dirty Jobs”) posted on Facebook late last month... Read More

Bass Federation Swimming Into Quad-Cities With TBF Junior World Championship

March 31st, 2021
Bass Federation Swimming Into Quad-Cities With TBF Junior World Championship

Napoleon Dynamite will have plenty of opportunities to catch a delicious bass this summer in the Quad-Cities. The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) announced today that the 2021 TBF Junior World Championship (JWC) is set for July 28-30 on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities bi-state regional destination in Illinois and Iowa. The 2021 JWC includes a two-person team format and three days of competition, launching from Rapids City, Illinois. The TBF Junior program includes all anglers 8th grade and under at the time they qualified through their home state’s Junior program. Only the top Junior angler... Read More