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Milan Cancels Labor Day Fireworks Due To Covid, Fire Danger

August 31st, 2021
Milan Cancels Labor Day Fireworks Due To Covid, Fire Danger

Milan has canceled its Labor Day fireworks show originally scheduled for Sept. 6 due to the rise in covid-19 cases locally and because of potential danger of forest fires because of the dry weather. “We canceled the fireworks on July 3rd because of the COVID pandemic,” said Milan Mayor Duane Dawson. “We are canceling again because of increasing COVID numbers and the danger of fire from the dryness of the weather. We hope to resume the show next July.”  Read More

Codfish Hollow Susto Concert Canceled Due To Covid Complications

August 17th, 2021
Codfish Hollow Susto Concert Canceled Due To Covid Complications

Codfish Hollow is canceling their upcoming Susto concert, originally slated for Aug. 21. The venue released the following on its social media today: Due to the growing complications of the Covid-19 Delta variant, we are postponing the upcoming Susto concert. When it’s safe for us all, we will reschedule. We will let you know when we have a new date. Thanks so much for understanding. Please be safe and look out for your neighbors.  Read More

LOLO Concert At Codfish Hollow Postponed Due To Covid Concerns

August 17th, 2021
LOLO Concert At Codfish Hollow Postponed Due To Covid Concerns

Due to the growing complications of the Covid-19 Delta variant, Codfish Hollow Barnstormers are postponing the upcoming Lolo concert. When it’s safe for us all, we will reschedule. We will let you know when we have a new date. Thanks so much for understanding. Please be safe and look out for your neighbors. For more information, see here.  Read More

Ani DiFranco Concert At Codfish Hollow Postponed Due To Covid Concerns

August 17th, 2021
Ani DiFranco Concert At Codfish Hollow Postponed Due To Covid Concerns

Ani DiFranco’s concert originally slated for Thursday at Codfish Hollow in Maquoketa has been postponed due to concerns about the rapid spread of the covid delta variant. DiFranco’s management released the following statement: Due to the growing complications of the Covid-19 Delta variant, we are unfortunately needing to make some changes to Ani DiFranco’s upcoming touring. With the information we are working with, we feel it’s best and safest for all to postpone the show at Codfish Hollow, and hope everyone will join us for our rescheduled date, to be announced soon. Be... Read More

BREAKING: Shakey Graves Concert At Codfish Hollow Canceled Due To Spiking Covid Numbers

August 11th, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: The upcoming Shakey Graves concert slated for Aug. 22 has been canceled, due to the rapid spread of covid, according to both the Codfish Hollow Facebook page, and Shakey Graves’ page. Codfish just announced the following this afternoon: Due to the growing complications of the Covid-19 Delta variant, we are postponing the upcoming Shakey Graves concert. When it’s safe for us all, we will reschedule. We will let you know when we have a new date. Thanks so much for understanding. Please be safe and look out for your neighbors. Prior to that, Shakey Graves had posted the... Read More

Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

December 4th, 2020
Quad City Arts’ Quarantine Exhibit Postponed Until October 2021

Quad City Arts’ plan to help regional artists stay motivated by creating artwork throughout the quarantine — which began in March 2020 — will continue into 2021 with the culminating exhibition of chosen works postponed to October 2021. The plan is to share the artwork with the public when we can safely gather socially, said Dawn Wohlford-Metallo, visual arts director at Quad City Arts. “As the pandemic wears on, it is more important than ever for people to express themselves creatively,” she said. All artists residing within a 250-mile radius of the Quad-Cities are invited to... Read More

Quad-Cities Christkindlmarkt Holiday Event Canceled, Going Virtual Due To Covid

November 28th, 2020
Quad-Cities Christkindlmarkt Holiday Event Canceled, Going Virtual Due To Covid

It is with deep sadness the Davenport Sisters Cities and the Freight House Farmers Market announces the cancellation of the 2020 Christkindlmarkt in its current form.  Christkindlmarkt Quad Cities has grown to be one of the area’s most popular winter-time activities, last year drawing more than 25,000 people to the December holiday event.   Christkindlmarkt Chair Sarah Mullins stated, “While we are disappointed, we, first and foremost, want to do what is best for our community.  Out of deep respect for our healthcare workers, and the health and safety of our guests, we have made... Read More

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

November 23rd, 2020
Quad City Arts Raises Nearly $76K So Far in Festival of Trees

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

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): Illinois Moving Back To Tier 3 Mitigations Starting Friday, All Businesses Impacted

November 17th, 2020
BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): Illinois Moving Back To Tier 3 Mitigations Starting Friday, All Businesses Impacted

BREAKING NEWS (UPDATED): Illinois will be moving back to Tier 3 mitigations starting Friday, closing up restaurants and bars to indoor service, severely curtailing all businesses in the state, shutting down sporting events including youth sports, and more. Governor JB Pritzker announced the move in his coronavirus update at 2:30 p.m. today. “With COVID-19 spread now exponential in every region of the state, our statewide positivity rate at record highs and hospitalizations already surpassing our Spring peak, all 11 regions will move into Tier 3 effective November 20 at midnight,”... Read More

Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

November 17th, 2020
Geneseo's Seth Ernst Soccer Slam Canceled, Will Return In 2022

For 14 years, Geneseo’s Seth Ernst Soccer Slam has been an annual tradition of fun and competition for area kids loving the game of soccer. This year, for the first time since its inception, it won’t be held. Seth Ernst officials announced they’re canceling the event for 2021 due to covid, looking to start it up again in 2022. The following email was sent out to area soccer coaches and team officials: Greetings Fans of Seth Ernst Memorial Soccer Slam! Our Executive Committee met to determine whether our 15th annual Slam could take place, and it was decided that in the best interests... Read More