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Written by Mike Granger   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 09:18
On Tuesday, December 11th , 2012 there will be a “Logging Days”lecture at the Wapsi River Center at 7:00 P.M. ~ Join Clinton County Naturalist Jill Schmidt, as you unfold the logging days of the upper Midwest. Jill will share her experiences living and learning about the historical logging industry in the northern woods of Wisconsin. Discover an original logging camp and enter the life of a lumberjack in the 1800s.

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.

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Written by Steve Hart   
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 14:21

He’s made his list and he’s checked it twice; now Santa’s ready to visit the Davenport Public Library this holiday season.  Santa’s been here once already this year and is making two more special trips to the Main Street Library (321 Main Street) on Saturday, December 8 and 15, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; and from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 pm. each day.  Due to Mr. Claus’ popularity, we ask that all families are in line no later than 2:15 p.m.

Parents can bring their cameras to take pictures, and there will be goodies for the kids.  Make sure to come early for a chance to see Santa pull up in his amazing Santamobile!

Wells Fargo Bank and Davenport Printing Company sponsor this merry event. For more information call (563) 326-7832.


Help Feed the Need! Holiday Train Returns to Davenport on December 6th PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Anne Wachal   
Monday, 03 December 2012 11:30

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolls into Davenport's Florian Keen Parking Lot (W River Dr @ Western St) on Thursday, December 6th.

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Join the community – all in the name of HUNGER. This special decorated Holiday Train will light up the tracks. Once it stops, the door will swing open on the stage car for the Canadian artists to perform.

This is a great way to kick off the holiday season AND help feed the area's hungry. All donations benefit the 24 local food pantries of Churches United.

Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash.

Could your group, business or organization – faith based or not – hold a food drive and bring it to the Holiday Train on the 6th? Be part of the whole community to HELP FEED THE NEED.

For more information, please contact Churches United at 563-332-5002.

QC Residents Drop Banner To Bring Attention to Fiscal Cliff issue PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Veronica Resa   
Monday, 03 December 2012 11:18

Residents ask  Rep. Bobby Schilling to protect middle class tax cuts. A recent CNN poll reports that the public sees the looming “fiscal cliff” as a serious crisis for the nation.

Local residents will drop a large banner today (12-3-12) asking  Bobby Schilling to support extending the middle class tax cuts.

The banner will be dropped at 4:30 p.m. C.S.T. in Moline, Illinois

Location: On John Deere Road (between 7th and 16th Street) along fence at walkway overpass.

Please note:  Residents are not able to speak with Bobby Schilling about important issues such as this because Schilling has chosen to close his Moline Congressional District office.

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Written by Ron Summers   
Friday, 30 November 2012 16:10
Davenport, Iowa, November 30, 2012 – Vander Veer Botanical Park Conservatory’s annual Holiday Floral Show will open tomorrow, Saturday, December 1. The traditional display will feature thousands of poinsettias and many lighted evergreens in the historic and popular conservatory. Show dates are December 1st through January 12th. The conservatory is open Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm, Saturday: 10am - 8pm, and Sunday: 10am - 4pm, closed on Mondays. Admission is only $1 and is free for kids 16 and under. Other sponsors for the show are Friends of Vander Veer, Green Thumbers, and Menards.

The Holiday Floral Show has been a tradition in the Quad Cities for generations. Many parents that will take their children to the Conservatory this holiday season have photos of themselves as children at earlier shows. The festive display is a traditional way for others to kick off the holiday season.

Since its establishment in 1885, gardens and floral displays have been a tradition at this beautiful 33 acre park, inviting visitors to stroll from the Conservatory to the Stone Fountain. The park grounds are home to an extensive collection of gardens and trees, including many planted during the early 1890's New at the park this year is the Enabling Garden. The Enabling Garden is an accessible garden and features plantings that stimulate all the senses, and includes planting beds and containers raised for comfortable reach. This accessible garden can be used by persons of any age or ability and includes garden elements that appeal to all five senses. The gardens are designed to improve and maintain the physical mental and social health of everyone.

Vander Veer Botanical Park is located at 215 W Central Park in Davenport.

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