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Enough With The Political Crap. People And Small Businesses Are Hurting. Pass The Damn Stimulus.

October 20th, 2020

I’m sick of the politics. I’m sick of the politicians. With more people struggling than ever, with more businesses closing, with the covid numbers increasing yet again, just like the scientists predicted (amazing how you can listen to intelligent, learned people and get accurate predictions on what’s likely to happen, isn’t it?), IT’S TIME TO PASS ANOTHER STIMULUS BILL TO HELP PEOPLE STRUGGLING FROM COVID. I wrote another story today, one of probably over 100 this year, about a business closing down due to covid. This time it was Big Swing, in downtown Rock Island,... Read More

Rock Island’s Big Swing Presenting 10 Days Of Halloween!

October 20th, 2020

We have been wearing masks for a few months, so let’s bring out our best masks for a Mask-erade Party! Big Swing Brewing Company (113 18th Street Rock Island) proudly presents 10 Days of Halloween, which kicks off this Tuesday Oct 20 and continues through Saturday Oct 31. Events will take place every day, like ‘Fright Nite Flicks with Hot Chocolate & Smores,’ ‘Halloweenie Pet Costume Parade,’ and even a ‘Spooky Dinner Party with Ghoulish Grub.’ The fun wraps up on Saturday Oct 31 with the ultimate Mask-erade Halloween Party. Enjoy great food, live music and even prizes for the... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 18th: Fright Nights, Freaky Fridays, Fair Food and MORE!

October 18th, 2020

Are you feeling the swirls of spookiness in the air? If you’re a lover of all things fall and freaky – there is no shortage of exciting and fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week! QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new FUN10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out FUN10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your... Read More

10 Fun Things To Do Week of October 11th: Creepy Tales, Spooky Spectaculars, Painted Pumpkins and MORE!

October 11th, 2020

QuadCities.com proudly presents FUN10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! It’s no secret that the entertainment industry has gone through quite the transformation over the past seven months. When we began this column at the beginning of March 2020, we foresaw sharing ten (of the numerous) exciting events going on in the Quad Cities area throughout the week. Just a few weeks after launching this new feature, we were all presented with a reality we never saw coming. One thing never changed, however. While the look and feel significantly altered, amazing... Read More

Looking For Some GOOD News, Quad-Cities? Check Out Our What’s The Good News For This Week!

October 8th, 2020

We’re falling into fall, and looking at some of the good news and positive things going on around the Quad-Cities, as we HAVE DONE (foreshadowing there) every month in What’s The Good News, Quad-Cities? Every month around this time, we’ve dropped this column on QuadCities.com and I appear on our media partner show, “Paula Sands Live” on KWQC-TV6 to give you a rundown of some of the cool things going on in and around the area. It’s all good news, all the time. AND… because this has been such a popular feature since it debuted three years ago, we’ve decided to give you... Read More

Downtown Rock Island Is Ripe For A Renaissance

September 11th, 2020

Denny and Brett Hitchcock are the most tenacious of entrepreneurs. For over 40 years, their business, Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse, has endured a handful of recessions, booming and barren economic conditions, and, now, a pandemic. It certainly hasn’t been easy. Especially not in 2020. Both father and son have said, without hyperbole, that their business was very much in danger of going under if pandemic and economic conditions continued. However, this week, they re-opened, after several months of stress and uncertainty. They debuted a new show, “Savannah Sipping Society,” a homey comedy that’s... Read More

Especially During Covid, Quad-Cities Small Businesses Need Your Support

August 7th, 2020

Things are not looking good for this fall in regard to covid-19. Numbers are spiking, the government has been pathetically inept in terms of dealing with the crisis, and the economy is once again on the verge of completely tanking. Unemployment is up, some industries are shut down through the end of the year, and others are teetering on the precipice of being shut down, maybe for good. I don’t know about you, but I’m so pessimistic I’m starting to stock up on toilet paper. That’s why it’s more important than ever to shop at your locally-owned small businesses now. Local... Read More

Big Swing Teaming Up With SCWPro To Bring Pro Wrestling To Rock Island!

July 24th, 2020

Are you ready to rumblllllllllllllle????? Big Swing and SCWPro are! In conjunction with local wrestling academy Black and Brave, owned by Seth Rollins, Big Swing and SCW Pro are bringing the Rock Island In The Sun pro wrestling event to downtown Rock Island Aug. 22. The event rolls 8-11 p.m. Aug. 22 at Big Swing Brewing Company, 113 18th Street, Rock Island (in the old Blue Cat.) Tickets are $10. Click here for more info!    Read More

Rock Island’s Big Swing Teaming With Billy Bob’s For Get Stamp’d Night

July 24th, 2020

Are you ready to get stamp’d? Head down to downtown Rock Island’s Big Swing for karaoke night tonight (and every Friday night starting at 8) and you can line yourself up for some prizes, but getting a Get Stamp’d Passport at Big Swing, and then heading down 2nd Street a bit to get another stamp over at Billy Bob’s Q-C dance club. Both stamps win prizes and the more stamps you collect on karaoke nights wins you a bigger prize. For more info, check out Big Swing’s Facebook page.  Read More

Rock Island’s Big Swing Going Big With Re-opening Friday

June 26th, 2020

The Big Swing is swinging back into business with a big grand re-opening from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday! The Rock Island restaurant and brew pub, located at 113 18th Street, in The District, dropped the following info on their Facebook page Thursday: Since we are some of the last to open, come show your support in Downtown Rock Island! WE WILL BE AWARDING PRIZES FROM OTHER LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES TO HELP SUPPORT LOCAL! ALSO, TEE’S, GROWLERS, GIFT CARDS, VIP POINTS, MARTIAL ART CLASSES, BOWLING, AND MORE ALL DAY!! THEN PIERCED PRODUCTIONS KARAOKE & DJ starts Karaoke at 8pm!!! We have added... Read More

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