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WOC’s Jim Fisher Deserved A Better Farewell

January 16th, 2020

I was never a big fan of Jim Fisher’s show. I know him personally, but not very well. I was a guest on his show a handful of times (where we would often disagree, on live radio), and when we ran into each other in social situations, we could get along fine as long as we avoided any hot button topics. As a person, a human being, I got along with him alright because we had a fairly superficial small talky interaction. But I can’t say I was ever a fan of his show. It’s not just that Jim and I often disagreed on topics and politics, it’s that the show, especially in the last decade, went off... Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More

What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities?

December 4th, 2019

With the doldrums of winter weather upon us, there’s a need now more than ever for some journalistic sunshine in our lives, and you’ve come to the right place! Every month we look at some of the great positive news going on around the Quad-Cities, and, in partnership with KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” we shine the spotlight on the GOOD news in the area! Let’s get started!   Like, OMG Becky, We HAVE To Go To This Fest! Crafted QC will be hosting its sixth indie arts festival, OMG Beckyfest, Friday, December 6, 6-9 PM and Saturday, December 7, 10 AM-4 PM,  in the Great Hall of... Read More

QCScene Gets Froggy in Downtown East Moline

November 30th, 2019

A new craft beer festival celebrated their inaugural debut today and successfully jumped ahead in all the competition. Frog Town Craft Beer Festival filled The Rust Belt in East Moline with craft beers, hard cider, delicious food, amazing live music and good vibes all over this Saturday Nov 30. QCScene was on the premises and captured the following images. Stay tuned to QuadCities.com for more info on Frog Town Craft Beer Festival. Have some pictures from today that you want to share? Please send them to Tess@QuadCities.com.        Read More

Festival Of Trees Did The Right Thing By Making Fest Apolitical Again

November 19th, 2019

For the past few months, my Iowa friends have been deeply envious of my Illinois address. Not because of the upcoming legalization of pot, nor because of the lack of flooding, but rather because I don’t have to deal with the constant deluge of politics and politicians dumping on them. With everything from TV and radio commercials to rallies to appearances to door-to-door visits to telemarketing calls and polls, the good people of Iowa have been hit by an avalanche of politics in advance of the caucus next year. And regardless of anyone’s beliefs or sympathies towards any candidate, all of them... Read More

Painting The Ice For Veterans With The Quad City Storm!

November 8th, 2019

The Quad City Storm, your local hockey squad, is honoring veterans this weekend with their Salute To Veterans game Saturday night at 7 p.m.! There will be special deals for customers, special honors for veterans, and various benefits for veterans charities, including a jersey auction of special themed jerseys worn by the team that night! In addition, this week, families and friends of local veterans were asked to come on down to the TaxSlayer to paint the ice with the names of their beloved veterans, with all proceeds from the painting going to charity. It’s going to be a great game for a... Read More

Teen Paranormal Graphic Novel Series, ‘Exorcising Ghosts’ Scaring Up Fans

November 1st, 2019

A teenager who can see the worlds of demons and the paranormal around us that others cannot is the protagonist of Sean Leary’s critically-acclaimed graphic novel series, “Exorcising Ghosts.” The local author will sign copies of the series (five books total) from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Caribou Coffee, HyVee, 7th Street and John Deere Road, Moline. Leary wrote and illustrated the series when he was a teenager and the books seem ripped from the diary of a teen, featuring various perils of growing up, including family issues, relationship breakups, friend... Read More

Happy Joe Was A Legend Who Lived Up To His Name

October 29th, 2019

He really did live up to his name, and lived a life of which anyone could be proud, and honored to follow. Happy Joe Whitty, with his signature straw hat, bright red and blue old-timey attire, wire glasses, mustache, and boundless demeanor of joy, was one of those few people who lived his public and private life at the same wavelength of happiness. He passed away today, leaving behind a grieving family whose lives he blessed and thousands of others who were likewise lightened by his being in their lives. He was a giant in business, building an empire of joy on restaurants and a food which brought... Read More

Quad City Storm Storm Quad-Cities With Awesome Opening Weekend!

October 28th, 2019

The Quad City Storm stormed back onto the ice at TaxSlayer Center Friday and Saturday with two hard-fought opening contests, splitting with a win and a loss, but coming up big winners in providing excitement to fans and helping out local charities with an auction of Peanuts-themed jerseys on Saturday night! As the Storm posted on their Facebook page on Sunday morning: “Thanks for a great weekend Storm Fans! Opening night rocked and we appreciate your energy last night, even though we didn’t get the result we wanted. Our jersey auction for these Peanuts jerseys is open right now. Click... Read More

What’s The Good News For October?

October 15th, 2019

It’s the beginning of the witching season, as Halloween is just around the corner, but there are a lot of treats going on in terms of positive news and people in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community!   Family Museum Earns New Autism-Friendly Designation Family Museum has earned the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation, which is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) and demonstrates Family Museum’s dedication to providing a supportive environment for guests with autism and other sensory... Read More

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