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Giles Joslyn Memorial StringFest Going Online

May 13th, 2020
Giles Joslyn Memorial StringFest Going Online

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

2020 Quarantine Cruise for Cause in Muscatine

May 10th, 2020
2020 Quarantine Cruise for Cause in Muscatine

Does this beautiful spring weather have you more than ready to take your most prized possession for nice afternoon cruise? MMR Car Meets and Cruises will be hosting the 2020 Quarantine Cruise for Cause this Sunday May 10, and you are invited! The group will meet up at Muscatine Mall (1903 Park Avenue Muscatine) around 1:30 p.m. The cruise will start at around 2:15 (so don’t be late!) and will travel around Muscatine. Back roads included! The group will head down past Sunny Brooks Assisted Living for chance to show off those cars. The cruise will end around 4 p.m. or when everyone starts getting... Read More

It’s Game On For Land of Oz!

September 18th, 2019
It's Game On For Land of Oz!

Mike Rankins is putting the pep back in Pac Man, the thrills into Evel Knievel’s pinball machine and the spring back in Mario’s step. That’s because the Muscatine-born-and-raised 46-year-old is the mastermind behind The Land of Oz Arcade Restoration, 801 Oregon Street, Muscatine, a business dedicated to repairing any and all arcade games, personal video games, electronics and more. Rankins has been restoring video games and related ilk for over 25 years, mostly as a hobby, but after repairing over 200 games over the Christmas season two years ago and continuing to rake in the pixels, he decided... Read More

9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival

September 17th, 2019
9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride & Music Festival

Celebrate life and help spread Organ Donation Awareness in Muscatine this weekend! The 9th Annual Jessica Peine Memorial Ride and Music Festival returns this Friday Sep 20 and Saturday Sep 21, which helps spread Organ Donation Awareness and supports Jessica Faye’s Closet. This year’s event is being held in honor of Organ Donors Austin Gainuss, Nick Hartman and Devin Estabrook. The fun kicks off on Friday night with live music at Missipi Brewing Co. (107 Iowa Ave. Muscatine). Admission is just $5.   Friday Night’s Lineup: 6 – 6:45 p.m.      Vann Britt 7 – 7:45 p.m.     ... Read More

Sal Vitale’s Offers Delicious Authentic Italian Food

June 16th, 2019
Sal Vitale's Offers Delicious Authentic Italian Food

There’s a robust family atmosphere that fills Sal Vitale’s and Sons, with the same richness and flavor of their delicious Italian food. The authentic Sicilian restaurant at 1010 Park Ave has been a family tradition since opening in 1984, said owner Salvatore Vitale, and given how the amiable Salvatore beams with jocularity and pride when speaking about it, it’s easy to see how it’s become so popular. “It’s all about the quality, and the situation is, absolutely nobody has the products and the ingredients we have,” Vitale said, proudly. “Everyone has quality ingredients, but we’ve... Read More

Get Your Kickins At Rustic Pickins!

May 23rd, 2019
Get Your Kickins At Rustic Pickins!

You’ll find quaint, cute, fun and funky products more folksy than a dropped “g” at Rustic Pickin’s, a new store that just moved from its old Park Avenue locale to new digs at 225 E. 2nd St., in Muscatine. The location specializes in the suddenly hot market for repurposed items, furniture, housewares and the like. As owners Jackie Petty and Melissa Lowrey put it on their Facebook page, “We use old, forgotten ‘junk’ in unexpected ways. Come to our next show to see what we’re all about.” So, what are they all about? “We’re all about repurposing different materials into new... Read More

Flamingos Offers Colorful Ice-Cold Creations

May 8th, 2019
Flamingos Offers Colorful Ice-Cold Creations

If you’re drifting through a haze of heat exhausted and you see a painted shack near the side of the road, don’t worry, it isn’t a mirage. It really is nirvana. Nirvana in the form of icy cold refreshment. Nirvana in the form of the Flamingos Tropical Cone stand. For more than five years, Flamingos has been serving up icy cold treats – from smoothies to drinks to Mexican ices to flavored fruit concoctions and more – at its 801 Oregon St. location, and at 1903 Park Ave., right outside Muscatine Mall. Gabby Aguilar, 28, who owns both of the shops, is proud and thrilled to see her dreams... Read More

Blue Flame Burns Bright For Storage Needs

May 6th, 2019
Blue Flame Burns Bright For Storage Needs

Keeping your items safe and secure is what fires up the owners of Blue Flame, a secure storage facility at 18602 County Road in Fruitland, Iowa. How do they achieve that? “We have a very secure storage facility and buildings,” said Rocky Phillips Jr., manager of Blue Flame. “We have one building with temperature controlled units, indoor and outdoor parking, an access controlled gate and cameras all over to keep tabs on everything.” What led them to start up the business? “We noticed there were a lot of storage units in Muscatine and noticed a lot of them were full,” Phillips said. “We... Read More

Nutrition Outlet Bringing Good Health, Good Vibes

May 2nd, 2019
Nutrition Outlet Bringing Good Health, Good Vibes

Right off the riverside hustle and bustle of Mississippi Drive in Muscatine is an oasis of calm. You walk in, and you’re greeted by soft, gentle music, a room painted in violet and blue and filled with the scent of lavender and sandalwood. This is Nutrition Outlet, and it’s not your average vitamin store. The outlet, at 403 W. Mississippi Dr., has been open since 2000, beginning as a sports supplement outlet before morphing, over the years, into something far more. “It’s not just your run of the mill mall store, with stuff that everybody has,” said Shelly Meier, who owns the shop with... Read More

Check Out The McEaster Egg Hunt

March 28th, 2018
Check Out The McEaster Egg Hunt

Hey Muscatine, kids out of school on Friday? Looking for a fun way to kick off the Easter weekend? How about an Easter Egg Hunt? Make plans to spend your Friday morning at the O’Brien Family McDonalds (2520 Park Ave Muscatine) in the Play Place for a fun-filled time with Easter Egg Hunts and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny! The hunts will take place on Friday Mar 30 at the following times: 0-2 years old                 9 – 9:15 a.m. 3 years old                   9:30 – 9:45 a.m. 4 years old                   10 – 10:15 a.m. 5... Read More