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Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

January 31st, 2023
Two community members join Quad Cities Community Foundation board

QUAD CITIES, Iowa / Illinois—The Quad Cities Community Foundation is welcoming two new members to its board of directors. With unique perspectives, professional expertise, and connections in the community, the new members will be important leaders in the Community Foundation’s efforts to transform the region through the generosity of donors this year. “We are so fortunate to have a board of directors that doesn’t just believe in our mission but has an ambitious vision for our Quad Cities community,” said Sue Hafkemeyer, president and CEO of the Community Foundation. “I’m grateful... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Named to House Agriculture & Science, Space, & Technology Committees

January 31st, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Named to House Agriculture & Science, Space, & Technology Committees

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced that he has been named to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for the 118th Congress. “Being named to these House committees puts me in the best position to advocate for Central and Northwest Illinois,” said Sorensen. “On the Agriculture committee, I will be our farmer’s trusted voice in Congress, making sure they have support to expand markets for their agricultural goods and ensure their way of live is sustainable for generations to come. On the Science, Space, and Technology... Read More

Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

January 31st, 2023
Davenport Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ STEM Advisory Council announced Davenport Community School District as one of the 37 school districts joining the STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD (High Demand) Program. The STEM BEST Program brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences, introduce businesses and career opportunities in Iowa and gain career-ready skills. The STEM BEST + HD Program encourages teachers and industry professionals to work side-by-side to develop a work-based learning model that incorporates STEM subjects like mathematics... Read More

Western Illinois University With SBDC to Host BOOST Program

January 31st, 2023
Western Illinois University With SBDC to Host BOOST Program

Western Illinois University, in conjunction with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the city of Moline and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will host a kick-off meeting for the Business Owner Occupied Stabilization Transformation (BOOST) program at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 on the Quad Cities campus in Riverfront Hall. “The SBDC WIU-QC is happy to host the city of Moline and help entrepreneurs start their businesses and local business owners continue to grow their businesses,” said SBDC Assistant Director Ann Friederichs. “This is truly an exciting time for... Read More

Quad City Storm Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting Today

January 30th, 2023
Quad City Storm Host Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Ice Painting Today

Today the Quad City Storm and UnityPoint Health Trinity host the 4th Annual Hockey Fights Cancer ice painting at Vibrant Arena. Quad Citizens are invited to come to the arena between 9AM and 7PM to paint the names of loved ones who have battled or are currently battling cancer on the ice. The names will remain on the ice for the Storm’s February 3rd and February 4th games.   Brushes, paint and all materials necessary for painting names will be provided and the event is free. Officials from the Quad City Storm and UnityPoint Health Trinity will be on location at Vibrant Arena Monday the 30th... Read More

Davenport School Students Learn About Holocaust From Survivor In Interactive Program

January 30th, 2023
Davenport School Students Learn About Holocaust From Survivor In Interactive Program

On Tuesday, January 24, 2023 all 8th grade students at the Davenport Community School District participated in an hour-long once in a lifetime international virtual presentation with Holocaust survivor Sol Nayman from Canada. This educational experience was interactive, allowing students to submit questions prior to the presentation so that Sol could answer them. All 5 of our Junior High schools participated in this incredible experience as Sol Nayman entered their classrooms via Google Meet. Over 1,000 participants listened to the life story of one of the last Holocaust survivors still living.... Read More

Meet The Illinois And Iowa Pets Of The Week!

January 30th, 2023
Meet The Illinois And Iowa Pets Of The Week!

It’s Monday and it’s time for the Illinois and Iowa Pets of the Week! This week, Quad City Animal Welfare Center is doing a “Looking for Love” Adoption promotion starting Wednesday Feb 1st through Wednesday Feb 15th. QCAWC are waiving adoption fees for seven cats and seven dogs who have been “Looking for Love” for way too long and deserve to find their forever home! All dogs in the “Looking for Love” promotion will go home with three FREE training sessions from KindK9s. Dogs: Atticus https://qcawc.org/adopt/pet/2022-0428 Bullador https://qcawc.org/adopt/pet/2022-0920 Sampson https://qcawc.org/adopt/pet/2022-0820 Lil... Read More

Quad City Historian Seeking Buddy Holly Photos

January 29th, 2023
Quad City Historian Seeking Buddy Holly Photos

Dear Quad-City Rock ‘n’ Rollers,   I am Buddy Holly historian and researcher on the lookout for any fans out there that possibly attended one of his very last shows at the famous Capitol Theatre in Davenport, IA on January 29th, 1959. Four days later, his plane crashed soon after a show in Clear Lake, IA killing him, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Don McLean immortalized that moment as “The Day The Music Died” in his rock anthem American Pie. This Davenport stop also happens to be the only show where no photos has surfaced from…yet!   Please reach out to me if you, or someone... Read More

Bounce House Extravaganza Bounces the QC TODAY!

January 28th, 2023
Bounce House Extravaganza Bounces the QC TODAY!

Make plans to take the kids to The Bounce House Extravaganza and you’ll be the hero! 60,000 square feet of bounce house fun for the kids! Just $6 per child for an all day outing and they can play all day long! January 28 – 10:00am-4:00pm QCCA EXPO CENTER – ROCK ISLAND Learn more: BOUNCE HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA  Read More

Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

January 27th, 2023
Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

Rock Island High School student Aline Niyogusenga has a full plate in her senior year. On top of keeping up with her academics, Aline is Vice president of the Student Council, Vice President of the African American Heritage Club, a member of the Culture Appreciation club, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the National Honor Society and Art Club. Her work doesn’t stop there. This year she has the responsibility of representing the entire Black Hawk region (Rock Island County, Henry County, Mercer County) by giving input at the state level on ways to better help students navigate the education... Read More