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Bettendorf Rotary Launches Iowa And Illinois Blanket Drive for the Homeless

October 4th, 2022
Bettendorf Rotary Launches Iowa And Illinois Blanket Drive for the Homeless

The Rotary Club of Bettendorf is spearheading the second annual Bettendorf Rotary Blanket Drive in the Quad Cities area from October 3 through December 2. The goal is to receive 4,000+ blankets in 2022 which is double the amount from last year. After blankets are dropped off at several drop-off box locations and received from various workplace blanket drives, they will be distributed to dozens of area non-profit agencies that help homeless and low-income individuals and families (including many children) in an effort to help them keep a little warmer this winter. Joe Campion, the Bettendorf Rotarian... Read More

Iowa House Candidate Mike Vondran Holding Harvest BBQ Rally With U.S. Senator Joni Ernst

October 4th, 2022
Iowa House Candidate Mike Vondran Holding Harvest BBQ Rally With U.S. Senator Joni Ernst

Iowa House candidate Mike Vondran will celebrate the beginning of harvest time in Iowa with a Harvest BBQ Rally from Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday October 5th at Sheridan Meadows Park, 851 N 1st St, Eldridge, IA. Special guest at the rally and friend of the campaign, will be U.S. Senator Joni Ernst. The event is free to attend, and a BBQ lunch will be served. Presenting hosts of the event are Tom and Susan Bush, and Karl Lewis.  Read More

The Ballroom Thieves Bring Passion to Davenport October 12

October 2nd, 2022
The Ballroom Thieves Bring Passion to Davenport October 12

THE BALLROOM THIEVES hit The Raccoon Motel stage Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm! The Ballroom Thieves haven’t had it easy. After a rather serious car accident, the chaos of the pandemic, and the departure of a band member, taking them from tip to sup, The Ballroom Thirbrs been learning to roll with the punches. Together, they have learned to navigate complicated situations, including their struggles with depression, which often color their songs. If they can impart anything to listeners, it’s that talking about mental health is not a weakness—and that sharing any of life’s trials can... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes For Additional Support for Ukraine, Afghan Refugees

October 2nd, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Votes For Additional Support for Ukraine, Afghan Refugees

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) voted to pass a bipartisan Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded through December 16th and provide additional support to Ukrainian and Afghan refugees. The package also includes relief for Florida, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Alaska and other communities hit by natural disasters.   “Ukraine is mounting a robust response to Russian aggression and it’s vital that we continue supporting them as they fight to protect their people and democracy,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Today, I voted to pass legislation to keep our government funded while... Read More

‘Why Taiwan Matters’ Historical Presentation Slated For Moline Public Library

September 28th, 2022
'Why Taiwan Matters' Historical Presentation Slated For Moline Public Library

Norm Moline goes beyond the headlines and delves into the complicated past and present of a nation in his upcoming presentation Why Taiwan Matters. This event will be held at the Moline Public Library on Wednesday, October 12, at 6pm. Registration is not required. Taiwan is only one-fourth the size of Illinois but has twice as many people, fascinating landscapes, the World Vegetable Center, and the world’s 20th largest economy providing important exports such as in information-technology. Linked with mainland China for several centuries, it has been independent with special connections to the... Read More

Registration is open for October 5th Live Muscatine Orientation

September 28th, 2022
Registration is open for October 5th Live Muscatine Orientation

The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GMCCI) has opened registration for the October 5th Live Muscatine Orientation. Residents new to the area within the last few years are invited to join us for lunch at the Merrill Hotel to learn more about Muscatine’s rich history, culture, and community resources. There will also be opportunities to ask questions and meet others new to the area. There is no charge to participate in the orientation and lunch is provided. The orientation is part of the Live Muscatine Initiative, a newer addition to GMCCI’s suite of programs, aimed at... Read More

Laugh in LeClaire December 9

September 25th, 2022
Laugh in LeClaire December 9

Laugh In LeClaire is back December 9! Live your best life and head to LeClaire for a night of laughs and cocktails at the new MRDC Celebration Center! Cocktail hour opens at 6:00pm. Comedy will begin promptly at 8:00pm – we ask that you be seated at your table by this time! We will have food available for purchase during cocktail hour. Please plan to join us early! NOTE: We are offering 3 different seating options… -Stage seating is general seating within the first few rows. There are no tables. -4 seat bar tables -8 seat round tables Headliner Sarah Perry Sarah Perry is a Chicago-based... Read More

Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

September 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Youth Music & Art Rescheduled for October 8

QC Rock Academy is partnering with other local youth arts programs for a showcase of the area’s top talent in music, theater, dance, visual arts and more. The event is now being held on October 8! FEATURING: QC Rock Academy bands and solo performers Dynamic Status Gems (dance group) Spotlight Theater ……and more TBA SPONSORS: Rock Island Parks & Recreation Quad City Arts River Music Experience I-Rock 93.5FM Iowa Rock n Roll Music Association The Kelly Team at Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors Illinois Casualty Company Urban Balance Therapy & Consulting Primetime Apparel & Promotions BBG... Read More

Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here’s The Good News For September!

September 12th, 2022
Looking For POSITIVE News In Illinois And Iowa? Here's The Good News For September!

Looking for some positive news? Look no further! Every month, QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live” partner up for What’s The Good News, a look at great things happening in and around the Quad-Cities community. So what’s the good news for this month? Well… Genesis and River Bandits Honor Addy Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits honored Home Runs for Life recipient Addy Hosette, 10, of Charlotte, Iowa at their game Sept. 9. Genesis and the Quad Cities River Bandits have been partnering since 2016 to recognize the success stories of Genesis physical therapy and rehabilitation... Read More

“Random Access Morons” Hits Iowa’s Mockingbird This Weekend

September 10th, 2022
“Random Access Morons” Hits Iowa's Mockingbird This Weekend

Just a game? No actually it’s a play. And not just any play. It’s Haus of Ruckus play. There are rumors on the ancient Internet forums of yesteryear of a fighting game that completely developed itself, capturing innocent players and trapping them inside the game. The game was thought to be lost to time until two losers purchased it on eBay. Run, Jump, and scream as Johnny and Fungus as they battle their way through Battle Mountain Brawlers: The Brawlers of Battle Mountain. “Random Access Morons,” by Calvin VO and TJ Green, is an irreverent sci-fi comedy with electro music and puppets that... Read More