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Animal Family Veterinary Care Center, Davenport, IA, will host an open house on Saturday, May 19, 2012. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amy Plett   
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:44

May 11, 2012…Animal Family Veterinary Care Center (Animal Family), Davenport, IA, will host an open house on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 11 AM to 1 PM at 6011 North Brady Street, Davenport.

The open house will feature tours of the care center, refreshments and prizes, plus activities for the kids, including games, face-painting and more. There will also be pet care demonstrations and visits with zoo animals. It will be fun for the whole family!

Animal Family offers a full range of veterinary services, including the most up-to-date diagnostic, surgical, dental, and imaging tools and techniques.

Animal Family also provides the very best in pet grooming, dog training, pet boarding and Camp Canine. Camp Canine is a day care that offers a safe place to socialize your 4-legged family members.

For additional information, please call Animal Family Veterinary Care Center at 563-391-9522 or visit animalfamilyveterinarycare.com.


Animal Family Veterinary Care Center  6011 North Brady Street  Davenport, IA  52806-2146  563-391-9522

Downtown Davenport Celebrates 600 Flower Baskets & Mother’s Day Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jason Gilliland   
Monday, 14 May 2012 13:22
May 9, 2012

Downtown Celebrates 600 Flower Baskets & Mother’s Day Weekend

Ribbon Cutting, Beaux Arts Fair, & Mother’s Day Events & Specials

(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - While the robin is evidence of an impending spring, the flower baskets

returning to downtown Davenport signal summer is just around the corner. The Downtown
Davenport Partnership is proud to announce that there will be over 600 flower baskets lining
the downtown streets, ensuring our community looks its best for the summer festival season.

A Ribbon Cutting celebrating this milestone will be held on Friday, May 11, at 4pm at the corner
of 2nd and Main Streets. This event will also serve to usher in Mother’s Day weekend downtown
highlighted by the Beaux Arts Fair.

The Downtown Davenport Partnership is responsible for the maintenance of the flowers, and staff will be hanging the highly anticipated baskets beginning Saturday, May 12.

The baskets are filled with Supertunias with colors ranging from purple and pink to blue and red; the baskets will be in full bloom in July. Green Thumbers assists in growing the flower found throughout the baskets and beds downtown. Residents and tourists alike annually marvel at these gorgeous baskets.

For more information on the flower baskets, contact Adam Holland, Facilities Manager and Director of Downtown Operations at (563) 823-2675.

Beaux Arts Fair
The annual Beaux Arts Fair will also take place May 12th and 13th from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. The art fair is held on the Figge Plaza and on 2nd Street. There are artisans from 7 states in varied media including, pottery, stained glass and copper and brass garden art. Admission is free and a perfect place to take Mom for her special day. For more
information, please visit www.beauxartsfair.com.

Mother’s Day Promotions Downtown
With Mother’s Day on the 13th, many people may be looking for ideas on how to pamper Mom or take her out for a nice lunch. For some great ideas look no further than www.downtowndavenport.com. Here you will find some great ideas and specials for shopping and dining that will make sure that Mom knows you appreciate all she has done for you!


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Written by Cinda Beert   
Friday, 11 May 2012 07:24

Davenport, Iowa — Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, May 19, 2012, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 75 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Davenport Municipal Airport. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.

Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Cinda Beert, spokesperson for the event. “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.” Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.

Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.

Those attending the flight rally on May 19, 2012 are asked come to the Davenport Municipal Airport starting at 8:00AM to register for their flight. Flights will begin at 8:30AM, with registration closing when we meet our maximum of 100 kids.

Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org.

Independent Scholars' Evening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 14:27
May 10th. 2012

Independent Scholars' Evenings.

A discussion of the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual stockholders' meeting, where questions of investing and finance, as well as life lessons, are fielded by Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger.

By Charles Fisher.

Charles has his engineering degree from the University of Iowa and is a published author with books written in the techincal field of computer science. Charles is with Info Systems at Alcoa and is a resident of Rock Island.

Please visit some of the URLs on this topic, as desired, before the presentation.

Here is the biggest URLs of a more controversial topic.


Please attend and join the discussion at

The Moline Commercial Club, 1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix Fine Arts Gallery.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-9202 for The Institute.


Light refreshments, wine and beverages are served, doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 organisation at state and federal level since 1996.

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd.





Schilling Invites Area Heroes to Veterans Forum PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andie Pivarunas   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 12:55

To Ensure They are Getting the Care and Attention They Deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC — Congressman Bobby Schilling (IL-17) will be hosting a forum specifically for veterans this Saturday, May 12 featuring Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago (VARO), and Ms. Dawn Oxley, Acting Director of the Iowa City VA Health Care System.  Director Honeycutt and Ms. Oxley have graciously agreed to meet with area veterans to gather input from them about their needs and provide them with information about veterans benefits and processes.  

The forum is intended to be educational and will address issues pertaining to the operation of the VARO, such as how to properly file a claim, the claim and appeal process, what documents are necessary to file a claim, the length of time to review a claim, and more.  The forum is open to veterans, their spouses, VSOs, and other individuals who may have concerns related to the specific nature of the forum.

“Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much for our country, and it is our responsibility to provide them with the care they deserve,” Schilling said.  “This forum will give our area’s heroes the opportunity to speak directly with VA officials to share their ideas about what can be done both in Illinois and in Washington to improve their access to care.”

  • WHO: Mr. Duane Honeycutt, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Chicago (VARO), Ms. Dawn Oxley, Acting Director of the Iowa City VA Health Care System
  • WHAT: Veterans Forum, to gather input on veterans’ needs and provide information about veterans benefits and processes
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 12 from 10:00am CST – 12:00pm CST
  • WHERE: American Legion, 571 E. North St., Galesburg, Illinois
  • WHY: In an effort to ensure our area’s heroes are getting the care and attention they deserve from the Department of Veterans Affairs

Those interested in attending the forum can contact Schilling’s office in Moline by calling (309) 757-7630.  Due to the sensitive nature of casework the forum itself is closed to the press.  Media should check in with Ken Moffett upon arriving for further information.

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