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Rock Island’s Charlotte Boyer Sings Amy Winehouse on “The Voice”

March 23rd, 2021

Charlotte Boyer, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Island High School, made her national television debut Monday night on the final rounds of blind auditions for Season 20 of NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition, which began Monday, March 1. She was featured singing a minute-long rendition of Amy Winehouse’s “Love Is a Losing Game,” and didn’t get the response she hoped for from celebrity judges John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton and Nick Jonas. None turned their chair for her. “I am so sorry we don’t have better news for you today,” Legend told Charlotte on the show. “I... Read More

Quad-Cities-wide Scavenger Hunt Begins This Weekend!

March 3rd, 2021

You can find fun throughout the Quad-Cities this weekend while supporting a new local nonprofit, and some Quad-Cities businesses – and have a chance at winning $500! Annette Clevenger, founder and CEO of Narratives QC, a new organization that provides life skills coaching to at-risk young adults (ages 17 to 24) to empower them to find their path and purpose has organized the first fundraiser for Narratives, a Q-C Scavenger Hunt. “Our mission is to change the culture of the Quad-Cities by changing the trajectory of the next generation,” according to the group, which you can find at Narrativesqc.org. Clevenger... Read More

New Quad-Cities Scavenger Hunt Aims to Support Businesses, and New Nonprofit

February 22nd, 2021

If you’re sick of being stuck at home, want to help support a new local nonprofit, and some Quad-Cities businesses – and have a chance at winning $500, well, Annette Clevenger has got a deal for you. She is founder and CEO of Narratives QC, a new organization that provides life skills coaching to at-risk young adults (ages 17 to 24) to empower them to find their path and purpose. “Our mission is to change the culture of the Quad-Cities by changing the trajectory of the next generation,” according to the group, which you can find at Narrativesqc.org. Clevenger – a Rock Island native who’s... Read More

Looking For Some GOOD NEWS, Quad-Cities? Get Some Positivity Here!

February 22nd, 2021

SuperStorm 2021 (or at least the latest one) is over, but winter’s cold and dreariness continues on. But don’t despair, there are things in the Quad-Cities to smile about! Every month, we at QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present What’s The Good News? A look at some of the positive things going on in and around the Quad-Cities. So, what’s the good news for February? Here ya go… Rock Island Teen Is Headed To ‘The Voice!’ Charlotte Boyer, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Island High School,... Read More

Rock Island Teenager Brings Her Vocal Talent to “The Voice”

February 18th, 2021

Charlotte Boyer, a 17-year-old junior at Rock Island High School, will be featured as one of the contestants in Season 20 of NBC’s “The Voice” singing competition, which begins airing Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. “It was a very long process and I was lucky to even be a part of it all,” Charlotte said this week of her auditions in October in Los Angeles. “I’m not sure what the number was, but there were a lot of auditions, a lot of people that did try out. I was one of the few that got lucky.” “My mom submitted a video of me to the website and I guess someone found it, and I was... Read More

What’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities?

June 29th, 2020

No doubt about it, these have been some tough times we’ve been going through. But even through all of the negative events going on, there has been some good news, and that’s what we concentrate on here, in our What’s The Good News? column on QuadCities.com and KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live.” So, what’s the good news for this month? Creature Feature Creeping In The Quad Cities has a new remedy for all that ails them, as Dr. San Guinary brings his Creature Feature T.V. program to the Saturday night airwaves at 11 p.m. starting on July 4th on COZI 6.3. The one-hour program, hosted by... Read More

What’s The Good News For February?

February 12th, 2020

Valentine’s Day is this week, and we at QuadCities.com are giving you our own gift from the heart with the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the Quad-Cities! So, what’s the good news for February 2020?... Read More

What’s The Good News For January, Quad-Cities?

January 16th, 2020

It’s a new year and a new decade, and everyone is making resolutions for a more positive life, and we at QuadCities.com are sticking to our resolution to give you the most and best positive news about the Quad-Cities! So, in partnership with our friends at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” every month we give you What’s The Good News? A column here on our site written by yours truly, and an on-air segment presented again by your truly on Paula’s show every month. It showcases some of the great things going on in our community, including some great opportunities for young writers in the... Read More

Rock Island Hosts Drill Team Showdown!

September 18th, 2018

You feel them before you see them. It’s impossible not to get up and dance to the beat when they are around. I’m talking about the Metropolitan Youth Program Drill Team! And it’s time for a Drill Team Showdown! Join the Metropolitan Youth Program this Saturday Sep 22 from 10 – 11 a.m. for a Family Fun Parade! The parade will begin at Frances Willard School (2503 9th St. Rock Island) and travel down 9th Street to the Martin Luther King Center (630 9th St. Rock Island). The fun then continues as the Metropolitan Youth Program hosts the annual Drill Team Showdown, Battle@TheRock! Head to Rock... Read More

Live Coverage Of Randle Camp Ready To Hoop It Up

May 30th, 2017

Live coverage of Chasson Randle’s Dream Big Youth Camp will take place on QCSportsNet.com Friday, June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. QCSportsNet.com, the leading provider of high school sports play-by-play in the Quad Cities, is set to bring listeners live coverage of Chasson’s Dream Big Youth Camp, featuring the 2011 Illinois Mr. Basketball, former Rock Island High School star and current New York Knicks player Chasson Randle. QCSportsNet’s Ken Jacoby, lead play-by-play announcer for Rocky sports, and Dallon Christensen will anchor the live coverage, on Friday, June 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00... Read More