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Mississippi Valley Fair Canceled Due To Quad-Cities Leap In Covid-19 Cases

July 14th, 2020

A little more than two weeks after the Mississippi Valley Fair announced it would scale back its offerings this year, including no big-name grandstand acts, on Tuesday it said it would cancel the 101-year-old tradition altogether. The fair, at 2815 W. Locust St., was scheduled for Aug. 4-9. “We have continued to work closely with the Scott County Health Department to ensure that if we put on a fair this year we met all the requirements of the principles shared by both organizations,” MVF general manager Shawn Loter posted Tuesday on Facebook. “Health leaders determined our safety plan was... Read More

Quad City Symphony Riverfront Pops Back at LeClaire Park Sept. 12

July 7th, 2020

The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) plans to reschedule its Quad City Bank & Trust Riverfront Pops event to Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m., back at its longtime home at Davenport’s LeClaire Park. It previously was scheduled for Arsenal Island (for the second time) on Aug. 15. The postponed show will still celebrate the music of Fleetwood Mac, and will close with the traditional rousing renditions of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever,” set to a brilliant fireworks display. “I am so proud of the work that our team is doing in collaboration... Read More

Stomp Over To Long Grove For Strawberry Stampede

June 12th, 2020

The 36th Annual Strawberry Stampede in Long Grove, Iowa is on! This year’s event will be spread throughout three day, Friday Jun 12 – Sunday Jun 14. Participants will pick a day and time that works best for them. Available times can be found on the race form. RACE FORMS can be found at the following locations: Eldridge: Post Office Lobby, Classic Concepts Dental, NS Foods, Eldridge Fitness Center, Snap Fitness, Subway, Hungry Hobo, Eastern Iowa Bakery, New Hong Kong, Commercial Printers, Rudy’s Tacos. Post Office Lobbies: Long Grove, Donahue, McCausland, Princeton, Camanche, Grand Mound,... Read More

Mercado Gets Almost $500K For New Building Project in Moline

June 10th, 2020

Mercado on Fifth in Moline has won a big financial boost from the state of Illinois. The five-year-old nonprofit in Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood was approved by Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) for nearly $500,000 as part of $11 million in state funding for 32 minority-owned businesses and business incubators, from the Minority-Owned Business Capital and Infrastructure Program. These grants will equip minority-owned firms with resources to create jobs, build capacity, increase revenues, and revitalize properties in underserved communities. Mercado’s... Read More

Mercado Está Cocinando Algo Especial Para Su Quinto

April 30th, 2020

A pesar de la crisis de Covid , Mercado on Fifth está avanzando en su quinto año, cocinando algunas cosas muy especiales. Si bien la organización sin fines de lucro con sede en Moline, que trabaja para exhibir la comida, la cultura y los negocios hispanos, puede posponer el inicio de su quinta temporada anual, también está ocupada creando su primer edificio permanente y ha introducido una nueva programación. A fines de 2019, Mercado, con el grupo de desarrollo inmobiliario West Gateway Partners LLC, compró la antigua Car Shop Inc. en 423 12th St., Moline, al lado de la propiedad exterior... Read More

Freedom Fest Offers Fun For The Whole Family

August 17th, 2017

Are you looking for a day of fun for the entire family, this weekend? Then look no further than the 2017 East Moline Freedom Fest! This year’s Freedom Fest will take place on Saturday Aug 19, downtown East Moline. The newly constructed bandshell will be in full swing, along with the 10th Annual Main Drag Car Show, vendor craft fair, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Kid’s Toy Drop and much more! Here the full schedule of entertainment at the beautiful new bandshell: 1 p.m.                      Kate Holson 1:20 p.m.              Nyquist Roundhouse Martial Arts 2... Read More

Get Hooked On Fishing At The Derby

August 4th, 2017

Get those fishing poles ready! It’s time to get some fish hooked! The Rock Island Conservation Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Get Hooked Fishing Derby on Saturday Aug 5 at the Conservation Club, located at 2421 Big Island Pkwy Milan. No fishing license is required for participants! All ages are welcome, but everyone attending must register prior to the event (whether you plan to fish or not). Gates will open at 6 a.m. and fishing will available from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Food, beverages and bait will be available for purchase. Please bring your own tackle gear. The water will be stocked with restaurant... Read More