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Harkin, HELP Committee to Discuss Middle Class in Quad Cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:01

Congressman Loebsack, area residents, others to testify

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, January 27, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will convene a field hearing of the Committee to discuss ways to rebuild the middle class.  Congressman Dave Loebsack will join Harkin as part of the hearing.

“For decades, the middle class has been  falling behind,” said Harkin.  “Wages have not kept up with costs, and families’ savings accounts have dried up along with home values and good jobs. Iowans are justifiably worried about the future.

“It does not have to be this way.  It is time to rise to these challenges and face them head-on, as a nation, by remembering what made our country great. Creating good jobs, investing in education, rebuilding our infrastructure, and preparing our workforce for the 21st Century will help to ensure that the middle class has a bright future ahead, in Iowa and around the country.”

Harkin has held a series of hearings in Washington over the past year examining the causes behind the decline of America’s middle class.  Last year, Harkin staff members visited all 99 counties to gather insight into the challenges facing middle class families.  This field hearing will focus on what is working in the Quad Cities to rebuild the backbone of America’s economy.

HEARING: "Rebuilding the Middle Class: What Washington can learn from Iowa"

DATE: Friday, January 27, 2012


12:15 PM: Tour: Prior to the hearing, Harkin and Loebsack will tour the welding room at the Blong Center, which houses a partnership between John Deere, the local schools, and workers.

1:15 PM: Hearing begins

PLACE: John T. Blong Tech Center‎, 8500 Hillandale Road, Davenport


Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Terry Cordingley   
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:29

Author Sharon R. Holub Book Signing Event

WHEN: 1-28-12

TIME: 1 - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Dunn Bros Coffee, 787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA 52722

WHAT: Holub, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of her Children's book, Adventures of the Big Green Van.

When Shayla Christine and Christy Lee want to visit faraway places with their grandfather, they enlist the help of the big green van. With a little magic and a lot of love, the girls begin a journey to see the world with their grandfather in Adventures of the Big Green Van.

For more information, contact Terry Cordingley at 888-361-9473 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Unitarian Church Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mary Thomas   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 15:32

How It’s Going in Cuba

Observations on the communist atheist approach to social justice in Cuba will be the topic of a program presented by Margaret Thomas, Vince Thomas and Emma Carrillo Peters Monday, January 30, at 7 pm in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation building, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport.  In a program sponsored by the adult religious education committee of the Congregation, open to the public, the speakers will show pictures of their recent trip and tell what they learned about Cuba during the 53rd anniversary of the Revolution there.  For more information, call Margaret at 309 786 6944.


Race:  the Power of Illusion

The Rev. Jay Wolin will present a class based on a film of that title in five sessions beginning Wednesday at 7 pm, February 1, in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation meeting place, 3707 Eastern Ave, Davenport.  Discussions in a safe environment will be part of the series, which is open to the public. Attendance at all the sessions is encouraged, but not required.  Other dates are Feb. 8, 15, 22 and 29.  For more information, call the Congregation at 563 359 0816.

Toasty Toes Workshop Planned PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Gerwulf   
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 10:12

On Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center will be hosting a Toasty Toes Workshop. Converting a pile of outgrown or underutilized t-shirts into colorful, cozy rugs has never been easier; especially with the help of a most unique loom – a hula hoop!  Each participant needs to bring about a dozen T-shirts (boy’s size L or equivalent (men’s/women’s size S or girl’s size L/XL) work well, but other sizes can be adapted) and a pair of sharp, fabric scissors.  If you have access to a quilting tool called a rotary cutter, consider bringing it with the mat and ruler.  Looms will be provided.  This program is ideal for beginning weavers, and would appeal to families, scout groups as well as individuals.  Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is appreciated by calling (563) 328-3286.


The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center can be found 6 miles south of Wheatland or 1 mile northwest of Dixon, Iowa by taking County Road Y4E.  Then turn north at 52nd Avenue and follow the signs for about 1 mile.

Toby Mac in Davenport this Thursday! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by New Anthem   
Monday, 16 January 2012 15:35

TOBYMAC UNPLUGGED - A Night of Stories and Songs, featuring special guest Jamie Grace, is coming this Fall to select cities. It will be a totally different TobyMac show, a time where it’s not about the lights, smoke, big stage, numerous musicians… instead it will be more intimate and personal, a “storyteller’s night” where TobyMac will share where the songs came from. The song arrangements will be different… not completely acoustic, but basically acoustic—thus the name UNPLUGGED.

The ascension of TobyMac’s solo career has been nothing short of spectacular.  In an era of declining music sales he has consistently defied the odds and has seen his sales increase with each new album release. Having climbed the mountain once with the group dcTalk, TobyMac knows how difficult the journey can be and how much work the process actually takes.  Upon embarking on his solo career, Toby sought to surround himself with a talented and diverse cast of characters, aptly named the Diverse City Band. The result has been a musical fusion that radiates with an unquenchable energy and a penetrating message.

Tickets available here:
* Adler Theatre Box Office
* Online at Ticketmaster.com
* Charge by phone at 800-745-3000
* and at all Ticketmaster outlets
* Special Ticket Offers available!


Adler Theatre Box Office:
136 East Third Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801
Phone 563-326-8555


Internet Purchasing: online at Ticketmaster.com

Charge By Phone: call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000


Ticketmaster Outlets:
· Bettendorf, IA: HY-Vee, 2900 Devils Glenn Rd.
· Davenport, IA: HY-Vee, 2200 West Kimberly Rd.
· Davenport, IA: Younkers, Northpark Mall, 320 West Kimberly Rd.
· Moline, IL: Mailboxes & Parcel Depot #2, 5202 38th Ave.
· Moline, IL: Younkers, Southpark Mall, 4200 - 16th St.
·Silvis,IL: HY-Vee,2001 5th St.

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