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Hit a Cinematic Homer With Movies at Davenport’s Modern Woodmen Park

September 7th, 2020

The Quad Cities River Bandits 2020 baseball season may have been canceled, but that doesn’t mean the picture-perfect Modern Woodmen Park is sitting on the disabled list. The beautiful stadium at 209 S. Gaines St., Davenport, will be showing classic movie titles on the big screen on select dates through the end of September. They hosted six movies in August, and have four planned this month. All tickets will be just $5 and all the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Genesis Health Services Foundation. “We like to partner with great community entities and the health care industry has been... Read More

Family Museum in Bettendorf Aims to Save $300K, Closes 2 Weeks in August

July 31st, 2020

The Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, will save about $300,000 by closing two weeks in August, furloughing its staff, and leaving nine open jobs unfilled, among other budget cuts. The city-owned museum – which reopened May 22 after closing nine weeks due to Covid-19 — will be closed Aug. 9-23, due to a decrease in attendance and revenue since reopening. The decision by director Kim Kidwell was made with guidance from the city of Bettendorf administration and city finance department, to help ensure the future of museum programs and activities. “Just looking at our... Read More

Documentary on American Nazi Resistance Coming to German American Heritage Center

July 31st, 2020

The harrowing story of the only American woman to be executed by direct orders of Adolf Hitler will return to Davenport’s German American Heritage Center this Saturday. The 2011 documentary “Wisconsin’s Nazi Resistance: The Mildred Fish Harnack Story,” will be shown at 2 p.m. at the center, at 2nd and Gaines streets. The one-hour doc takes a provocative look at a Milwaukee-born, University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate who became the only American woman ever executed on the direct order of Hitler for her involvement in the Berlin resistance movement during World War II. The GAHC displayed... Read More

German American Heritage Center’s “Best of the Wurst” Held Online in August

July 27th, 2020

DAVENPORT — Like many other Quad-Cities events impacted this year by Covid-19, the German American Heritage Center in Davenport will hold its third-annual Best of the Wurst Sausage Competition virtually next month. Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s Best of the Wurst will be a special, socially distanced event, rather than the usual in-person festival. You can support Best of the Wurst vendors throughout the month of August, vote for your favorite vendor, and enter to win special prizes. On Saturday, Aug. 29th at 2 p.m., GAHC will announce the contest winner on Facebook Live. Here’s... Read More

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