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Quad City Arts Raises Nearly $76K So Far in Festival of Trees

November 23rd, 2020

Kevin Maynard was as busy as a Christmas elf last Friday afternoon, as he distributed sugar cookies in the area to help promote the 35th-annual Festival of Trees. In fact, the Quad City Arts executive director dressed as an elf to deliver the Olde Towne Bakery treats (topped with the Festival logo) to his home-based co-workers and other Festival supporters. Among Maynard’s cookie run was for Kelly Oberhardt of KONE Spares (a team of the local KONE company), who covered the cost of her cookies and she matched donations of her team – raising a total of about $500 for Festival of Trees. “Things... Read More

Davenport Cancels Music On The River

May 14th, 2020

Davenport has decided to cancel Music on the River. The city released the following on its website tonight: After careful consideration of the health and safety of our patrons, along with the uncertainty regarding future distancing guidelines, the Riverfront Improvement Commission has cancelled Music on the River Summer Concert Series 2020 season. Please enjoy the summer while staying safe. We look forward to this wonderful tradition returning in 2021. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Steve Ahrens.  Read More

Pokey LaFarge At Codfish Hollow Postponed

May 14th, 2020

The Pokey LaFarge concert originally set for Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8 PM – 11 PM at Codfish Hollow Barnstormers has been postponed. For more information, see the Codfish Hollow Facebook page.  Read More

Giles Joslyn Memorial StringFest Going Online

May 13th, 2020

The 11th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest is going to be VERY different this year, with the performance being entirely online, but the spirit of Stringfest remains the same. Students and performers are hard at work prepping for this event. The performance will be broadcast right here on Facebook Live on Friday, May 22nd. The concert will feature student performers from 4th grade to 12th, as well as professional musicians around the community and around the country. There is no admission, but with one of the main missions of Stringfest being to raise funds for students who need it most/ “We... Read More

Quad-Cities Planet Funk Con Canceled Due To Covid-19

May 3rd, 2020

The coronavirus funk draping the planet has canceled the Planet Funk. Planet Funk Con 2020 is canceled, with the event postponed until next year. An announcement was made today on the event’s Facebook: With a heavy heart we have to announce we are holding off until 2021. Due to the growing difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and our desire to bring our attendees the best show possible, the Planet Funk Con Crew has made the hard decision to postpone this year’s convention until 2021. With the COVID-19 situation still in flux we do not feel we can safely, or in good conscience,... Read More

Rock Island Libraries Still Thriving Online!

May 1st, 2020

Rock Island Public Library Buildings are still closed for the Governor’s Executive Order but the Library Services Go On in a Virtual Way. Late last week, the Illinois Governor revised and extended his Executive Stay-At-Home executive order to May 30. For details, see this page from the Illinois Department of Public Health As a result, all Rock Island Public Library buildings remain closed until further notice. The library is working on a phased plan for re-introducing library services to our community, which includes a gradual reopening. This gradual reopening will most likely include... Read More

Moline Library Furloughs All Employees, Future Uncertain

April 22nd, 2020

It’s like rain on your wedding day…Isn’t it ironic? During National Library Week, the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., temporarily laid off all its 29 employees Wednesday. It’s been closed to the public since March 17 because of Covid-19, but Tuesday the library board and city council agreed to remove $450,000 from its 2020 budget of $3.9 million, board president Sue Blackall said. “We’re just gonna adjust to find out how we can recoup the cost of that,” she said, noting the city recommended furloughing employees last Sunday, and the board met at noon Tuesday. The library... Read More