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Schilling Honors the Rock Island Arsenal's 150th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 14:02
Washington, DC – Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) today released the following statement in honor of the 150th Anniversary since President Abraham Lincoln signed Public Law 37-122, establishing the Rock Island Arsenal:

“The 17th Congressional District of Illinois is home to many remarkable folks and features, one of them being the Quad Cities’ Rock Island Arsenal.  In the 150 years since its establishment by President Lincoln on July 11, 1862, the Arsenal has played an invaluable role in our national security and our region’s economy, directly employing nearly 8,000 folks from both sides of the river and both sides of the aisle.  

“Representing the hard-working men and women of the Rock Island Arsenal is an honor.  I look forward to continuing my work with Congressman Loebsack and the rest of the Illinois/Iowa delegation to preserve the Arsenal’s future and help ensure it can continue providing for our troops and contributing to our region’s economy for another 150 years.”

On June 29, 2012, Schilling and Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) introduced a bipartisan Resolution in the House of Representatives to recognize the 150th Anniversary of the Rock Island Arsenal and its ongoing contributions to our nation’s security and the Quad Cities economy.  In May, they partnered with area senators in introducing the bipartisan and bicameral Army Arsenal Strategic Workload Enhancement Act, which would help to keep arsenals like Rock Island warm and employees’ skills sharp by requiring that the Army produce a plan to ensure they are properly workloaded.  

In the Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Schilling and Loebsack included a landmark provision lifting the cap on the number of public-private partnerships that arsenals are able to enter into, maximizing the possibility for private-sector job growth at installations like the Rock Island Arsenal.  They also included in the 2012 bill a provision designating the Rock Island Arsenal as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence, further improving its ability to enter into public-private partnerships, provide for our men and women in combat, and strengthen the Arsenal’s core skills and manufacturing abilities.  Both provisions were signed into law as part of the comprehensive Fiscal Year 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.  

In the Fiscal Year 2013 House conference report, Schilling and Loebsack built on their prior successes and included language ensuring that the Department of Defense recognizes in its overarching national security strategy the critical manufacturing work done at facilities like the Rock Island Arsenal.  It also reviews how to maintain those skills and therefore the employees doing the work.  They also partnered with area senators in introducing the bipartisan and bicameral Army Arsenal Strategic Workload Enhancement Act, which would help to keep arsenals like Rock Island warm and employees’ skills sharp by requiring that the Army produce a plan to ensure they are properly workloaded.

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Breakfast fundraiser open to the public PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Karen L. Davies   
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 07:44
Breakfast at Brubaker Lodge No 675

Saturday, July 28, 2012

7:0 0 to 11:00 am

511 Veterans Memorial Parkway

(511 East 65th Street)

Davenport

Cost is $5.00 per person

Menu of Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs, Orange Juice, Milk and

COFFEE!!!!

All you can eat!!!!

By supporting local events we all win!!!

Every One is welcome, So, Bring a Friend!

 

 
Art: The Art of Giving" by Glorie Iaccarino PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:22
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. 
www.qcinstitute.org
www.atthephoenix.com
www.themolinecommercialclub.com
www.themolineclub.com

Art: The Art of Giving

Independent Scholars' Evenings presentation is by Glorie Iaccarino. 
will be 
Presenting the benefits of Public Art and the Art of Giving with the purpose to
expose, engage, educate and enlighten public. 
She will be 
Discussing views on the value of art metaphorically and financially. Also,
proposing the idea that because it is “free” it does not have a lesser value. 
During the evening, she will be Introducing the PaperGirl project from Berlin,
Germany. This movement has grown worldwide and soon will be our first local
event Papergirl Quad Cities.

Exploration:

Freedom and Censorship with Art
Getting art into public places
Art in community engagement and sustainability
The benefits of Art giving
Function of Art

About the Presenter:

Glorie Iaccarino is a Quad Cities area artist and educator who has spent over
twenty years advocating, creating, and promoting art as way to educate,
enlighten and entertain the community. She currently works as a facilitator with
the Eco Arts Council of the Quad Cities and formerly was the Director of The
Quad City Girl Power! Club. She has provided programs and events such as
“Celebration of Woman”, “The Mobile Art Clinic”, and served as a contributing
editor with an Eco page with Families First Magazine and as co-host educator
with the “Art with Mr. I” art lesson series on WQPT. From public school
classrooms, local libraries and area non-profit youth serving organizations, Ms.
Iaccarino shares her love, passion, and respect for art as a way of living
promoting the philosophy that there is “Art from Life and Life from Art”.

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 pm 
2nd fl of The Moline Commercial Club
Doors open at 6.30 pm. 

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois. 61265, above the Phoenix Fine Art gallery. 
wine, beverages and light hors devours are provided. 

The Independent Scholars Evenings are sponsored by The Institute For Cultural
and Healing Tradition, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at State and Federal levels since 1996

 
Youthfest Returns July 11th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 09 July 2012 12:28
Youthfest 2012
Wednesday, July 11
10am - 2pm
Fejervary Learning Center
1759 W 12th Street
Calling ALL youth in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas!
Come celebrate with Davenport Parks and Recreation and many partnering organizations at our 19th annual YOUTHFEST!  This year YOUTHFEST will return to Fejervary Park. There will be all types of environmental, cultural and physical activities including obstacle course, bounce houses, basketball, skateboarding, chalk art, recycled kite making, and youth gardening information.

This event if FREE!
There is no reason not to come down to Fejervary Learning Center for this year's popular event!

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport July 6th Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Friday, 06 July 2012 13:23

Weekly Events Header

Hello!

fireworks Thank you to everyone who came downtown on Tuesday for Red, White, and Boom!  The event was a huge success!   A big thank you also goes out to our presenting sponsors, Genesis Health System and the Riverboat Development Authority, as well as all of our sponsors and volunteers that made the event such a great evening.

 

The River Bandits are playing at Modern Woodmen Park this weekend! The Clinton LumberKings come to town for a three game series running Saturday through Monday.  Also along the river this week is Music on the Levee featuring free music in LeClaire Park.

 

Apache Relay One of the best performances and biggest surprises at River Roots last year was Apache Relay.  Apache Relay will return to the QC on Saturday for a performance at RME and tickets to see this up and coming band are just $10!   Additional shows at RME this week include Eisley, MASQC, The Tangents, River Prairie Minstrels, and The Olypmics.

 

Grafitti6 will bring its unique alt-pop to RME via the combination of singer/songwriter Jamie Scott and writer/producer DJ Tommy D. Scott.  Also don't forget to check out Friday Live at 5, RME Guitar Circle, Acoustic Music Club, and Open Mic Night.

 

David Plowden's Iowa features photos capturing small-town America over a twenty year period.  This exhibit at the Figge Art Museum features a wide range of great images, so don't miss your opportunity to see it.  Also at the Figge this week is a sold out Wine & Art event, Art in the Middle, and Figge member's Art Lovers Book Club.

 

The German Immigrant Experience at the German American Heritage Center demonstrates an immigrants' journey by sea, train, and foot to their final destination here in the Quad Cities.  Visit the GAHC to enjoy  Storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis as Wilhelm Grimm performing Grimm's Fairy Tales on Saturday afternoon in the first part of a three part series.

 

See you downtown!

 

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This Week's Events: July 5 - July 11


Thursday, July 5

 

$2,800 Bank It Blackjack Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Registration 5 p.m. Tournament 6 p.m.

Price: $20 entry fee

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12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brady Street Pub Lunch Specials & Happy Hour

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: Lunch specials every weekday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Time: Happy Hour specials every weekday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: Sunday, drink specials all day

Prices: See website

Website

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Lars Rehnberg

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

MASQC

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Million Points Giveaway

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!  Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

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Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wine & Art!

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: SOLD OUT

Website

 

Friday, July 6

 

12 Days of Gifts

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Cellarman's Series: Firkin Friday!

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Eisley

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: $10 Advance; $12 Day of Show

Website

 

Friday Live at 5 Featuring Curtis Hawkins Band Sponsored by Dahl Ford

Where: River Music Experience, Courtyard

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Ren Estrand

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m, and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

The Tangents

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

 

Walker Band

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Saturday, July 7

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A
Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: River's Edge
Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Price: $10
Exhibition: David Plowden's Iowa

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Suds: History of Brewing

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($5), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Waxing Poetic: Exploring Expression in Art

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Kilkenny's Live Music

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Keith Soko

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Clinton LumberKings - Steve Stricker Bobblehead; Jimmy Buffett Night

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

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River Prairie Minstrels

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

RME Guitar Circle
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

 

Storyteller Brian "Fox" Ellis as Wilhelm Grimm

Where: German American Heritage Center

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Price: $5 or less

Website

 

The Apache Relay

Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

UFC 148 - Silva v. Sonnen II

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Price: No Cover Charge

Website

 

Sunday, July 8

 

$1 Deals

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: While hard beverages are served

Price: $1 drink specials

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$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Music on the Levee - The Barehanded Wolfchokers (Good ol' fashioned Dixieland)

Where: LeClaire Park Bandshell

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Clinton LumberKings - Collectible Championship Pennant, U.S. Bank Family Sunday

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and Up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Monday, July 9

 

2 Times Points Plus

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight

Price: FREE

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DAGOBAH

Where: Davenport Public Library - Main Branch

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

 

Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $1 Drink Specials

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Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River Bandits v. Clinton LumberKings - Buck Night

Where: Modern Woodmen Park

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $5

Website

 

Tuesday, July 10

 

Acoustic Music Club

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

Website

 

Happy Hour

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 
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