Friday - November 22, 2019
Quad Cities USA - Guide to Davenport & Bettendorf Iowa and Rock Island & Moline Illinois
 

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

What’s The Good News For September?

September 4th, 2019

We’re falling into fall, but we’re also falling into a lot of great things that are going to make it an awesome autumn in the Quad-Cities! Here’s some of the good news going on around the community! Haunt Opening Friday The 13th! “Haunt,” the directorial debut of Scott Beck and Brian Woods, the former Quad-Citians who go by the name Bluebox Films, will debut in theaters worldwide Friday, Sept. 13. Beck and Woods, who wrote the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” also wrote “Haunt,” which was produced by Eli Roth, popular for the “Hostel” films and his work with Quentin Tarantino. While... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Michael Nunn from Davenport, IA – Professional Boxer

August 25th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Michael Nunn is a former professional boxer hailing from Davenport. Michael was a two time world champion boxer in both middleweight and super middleweight. In 2004 he was sentenced to 24 years in prison for drug trafficking after getting busted for buying a kilo of cocaine from an undercover... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: Jesse Johnson from Rock Island – Guitarist & Multi-Instrumental Songwriter

August 24th, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. Jesse Johnson is a Rock Island native who collaborated with Prince and played guitar in Morris Day & The Time as well as D’angelo’s band The Vanguard. He went on to have a successful solo career including writing a song for the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. A fantastic guitarist... Read More

Quad Cities Icons: June Haver from Rock Island, IL – Early Film Actress, Singer, Dancer

August 23rd, 2019

The Quad Cities Icons Series is a collection of paintings by local artist Jon Burns celebrating people of fame and notable achievement who were raised in, grew up around or spent significant time in the Quad-Cities. A showing of the various artworks will take place at Rock Island’s DeSoto Gallery through August. June Haver was a film actress, singer, and dancer from Rock Island, IL who was at one time referred to as “the next Betty Grable.” June’s filmography includes over a dozen Hollywood films dating through the 40’s and in to the 50’s. June and her family are... Read More

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